One night they’re learning to start fires with flint, the next they’re shooting stop-motion karate sequences and Zoolander spoofs. The kids asked tonight, in passing, if my Mac could make videos, and the evening turned into an hours-long marathon date with Photo Booth. They enthusiastically uploaded their efforts to youTube, which tells the story best. This is the best one. I was behind the scenes, starting and stopping and turning the music on and off. Oh, and doing the blood. I provided NO other direction. The most demanding part of my job was to not laugh audibly, so I spent 100s of filming minutes with one hand clamped over a splitting grin, shaking with laughter. Cleverly, they made the soundtrack with one earphone of a Shuffle rested by the mike of my computer, but it meant they could hardly hear the sound. Again, boggled at the wild creativity of children, how well they cooperate and improv, and how transparently they filter their influences: hiphop videos, action movies, and Ben Stiller. Apologies to the eight people out there who haven’t seen Zoolander- the finale will completely escape you- well, so might the whole thing.