Amy Poehler Discusses Viral Vids and The Boston Bombings in ‘Ask Amy’ Ep. 20

Usually poking fun or messing around with her buddy Tina Fey, Amy Poehler uses her Ask Amy series – posted on YouTube – to discuss some of the more serious matters in life. This week, she tackles Millie’s question on popular videos.

"I've been thinking about what these images do to our brains and to our heart and how we should look at them, and when we should look at them," she tells Millie. "What do I want my eye to see? How can I keep myself informed and connected without exploiting people and harming myself?" Nowadays, disasters are reaching an unprecedented level of coverage, given the accessibility of new media technologies. The meteorite in Russia was the most-videoed aerial even t in history, as they all have cameras on their dashboards over there. "It's been tough, hasn't it?” Poehler continues. “Doesn't it feel like we're just bombarded with stuff now? That everywhere we go there's just some picture that's worse than the one before?" "It's okay not to be looking at what everyone else is looking at all the time, and be okay with letting some things rest in peace," she concludes.

Addressing the bombings that happened during Monday's marathon in Boston, the 41-year-old funny lady says, "I don't know if this makes any sense, but this has been a weird week, hasn't it?" She thanks Millie for her question and adds, "I love you Boston."

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No offense Amy... none meant at all. But the fact is, getting past the obvious horror of what happened is a sad reality that there exists a large body of people in this county, who CLAIM (not assigned, but claim) a mantle that puts always puts them in one accord. That group has shown up this week as beyond embarrassingly ignorant, foolish, and plain stupid in their comments that reveals their mindset. Amy... you and you "buddy' TIna Fey are members of the group. It would be best in my opinion for those people to shut their pie holes at this point and not try to transparently pretend that they are something and think differently than they are and do. Look in the mirror Amy and see what's really there and don't get ticked off at me or all those "enemies" of yours for the true image that appears in it.

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