A poor, Canadian teenager's dirty little secret has been making the rounds on the Internet.
If you're Internet savvy, you've probably heard something about the Star Kid, a chubby high schooler in Montreal who taped himself "reenacting" a fight scene from the "Star Wars" prequel, "The Phantom Menace."
Using a golf ball retriever, the boy fights the air twirling the pole and spinning himself around in a small room.
The video wasn't meant for anyone's eyes, but some of his classmates found the tape and posted it on the Internet for all to see.
Now, the video has been an international sensation, with video-editing nuts adding special effects to make the Star Kid look as though he's fighting in scenes from "The Matrix," or with "Star Wars" character Chewbacca.
Star Kid and his parents are currently suing the classmates who violated the boy's privacy by stealing the tape. The reason for the lawsuit is apparently because the boy has been traumatized by the incident and is now seeking psychiatric help.
I don't doubt that he's going through a rough time, you see, I have my own Star Kid moments.
Sometimes, I like to play music in my apartment, but not just like anyone else. When I'm listening to someone like The B-52's or Deee-Lite, I pretend that I'm one of the singers. I even dress up a little and put on high-heels.
For The B-52's I have dance routines that I've been "performing" since I created them in high school.
Those moments are very private to me. The last thing I want is for someone to see my chunky butt wiggling around to "Rock Lobster."
There's no doubt that I should probably be seeking psychiatric help just for doing that, but I couldn't imagine what it would be like having millions of people looking at me without my knowledge.
Psychiatric help wouldn't begin to help me get over something like that.
But because I'm not as stupid as the Star Kid, I can play the hypocrite and say he needs to get a spine and get over it.
The next time you, and this is for everybody, get caught up in your own delusions of grandeur and idiocy, unplug the phone, wear a clean pair of underwear, and, for God's sakes, put the video camera away.
Trina Trice is the education reporter for News Daily. Comments should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.