For an engineer with a YouTube channel – who did bachelor programs at BYU – the frustration of losing a package became an opportunity to shine bomb those who were willing to take things outside the porch.
Mark Rober's video also touched a nerve with publicity, pushing up to number 1 on YouTube's trending list, collecting more than 9 million views on a single day – and counting fast.
At first glance, it seems hard to believe that anyone could construct a glitter bomb that would spread sparkly goodness and record the experience when porch pirates finally open that package and still allow Rober to restore the recordings. After all, without a view of the experience of the clear thieves, the gloss of the glitter would be lost.
But as he explains in his video, he took over these design challenges and produced a package that records video from four sides of a box that then spins glitter into the obvious thieves' cars or homes, glittering that bombards their personal lives. Rober added a speed response from the package to add insult to non-injury in 11-minute video.
"You're just a kind of feeling offended," he said to have packages removed from the porch. "When they open the package, I will only celebrate their choice of profession with a shine."
When online stores collect their Christmas presents in the last days of shopping, the thought is resonated with viewers who shared and looked and looked at.
In the recorded footage, Rober shares his videos, most of the thieves do not have to bite cuss words and get rid of the package – but after glittering the distributor is already recorded, the movie sent the cloud to laughter and posterity.
Rober's YouTube page has an "about" section that says he studied at BYU and then received a master at the USC.
"I worked for NASA JPL for 9 years, of which 7 worked with the curiosity rover (I made a video about what you should watch because it's probably my favorite of all my videos)."