Tears in My Beer

Now that the holidays are over and we are all in the icy grip of winter, a bit of seasonal affective sadness is beginning to creep into our lives. And there’s nothing more effective at chasing the blues away than seeing other people who are sadder than you. That’s why it’s a good time to check out a site that’s an oldie but a goodie.

Crying While Eating was originally posted in 2005 as part of a contest to create viral media. It got a lot of notice but was ultimately beaten by a site about panties (go figure). Anyway, like a lot of sites unleashed upon the world and then forgotten, this simple little site still exists to give us pleasure.

It consists of nothing more than videos of people having a nice cry while consuming some tasty food. The best part is the captions, which descibe what is being eaten and why the person is crying. Hank and Earl are eating pudding, peaches, and whiskey and crying because NASCAR was preempted. Alina is eating a boiled egg and water and crying because she is surrounded by tempation. Archimedes is eating birdseed and crying because no one visits his website. If you go, make sure to check out Anne and Sydney and their very special reason for tearing up.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go eat some soup and weep because the schools are closed for a snow day again.

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