Saturday, December 12, 2009

Damn YouTube

I got nothing to say these days, and no pictures to post, so I thought I'd look up some tunes on YouTube and basically coast a bit. Doesn't look like it's gonna happen tonight. For some strange reason I can watch videos that are embedded (so it seems) everywhere except on YouTube. When I go there and click a video they tell me that I need the latest version of Flash. I've downloaded and installed the piece of shit about 20 times now, but I still can't watch a video at YouTube. This also means, of course, that I can't embed anything.

Now I'm left with writing about how I've got nothing to post about. It's like the Seinfeld of blogs: a blog about nothing. A more clever person might use this as an opportunity to complain about YouTube, but I don't really see the point. I mean, it's not like we pay for the fucking thing, so why complain if it's an utter piece of shit once in a while? Well, it's really an utter piece of shit more than once in a while, isn't it? But it's free, so complaining about it probably comes across as being a bit ungrateful. And seriously, shouldn't we be grateful for all the wonderful things YouTube has given us?

Wow. I'm already tired of talking about YouTube. Lucky I wasn't posting about American Idol or something! Speaking of shit, isn't American Idol a bit like three (now four?) losers sifting through a pile of shit and debating which one is the tastiest? And I thought teaching English in Japan was a tough gig! Just goes to show, no matter how bad off you think you are, there's somebody in a worse situation. I mean, I have the luxury of changing the channel, but those poor saps have to act like they give a shit... And that fucking "music"... Please...

I can see this post beginning to degenerate. Soon I'll be railing against people who hum to themselves as they walk down the street or something. You can't really hear them, but you just know they're humming some awful tune... This time of year probably some Christmas tune... Damn them... If you're going to walk down the street humming tunes there should be a law that says they have to be White Zombie tunes or something... I could live comfortably in a world like that...


  1. I distrust hummers, have two in my extended family.

  2. Susan,
    I don't think they mean evil. Still...

  3. Writing about having nothing to write is ok. I have tried it several times as a means to write something when nothing would come into my mind and it usually worked (although the outcome would not always be of supreme quality). I am happy to see I am not the only one to use it.

    By the way, very nice photos!

  4. Hi Psephis,
    Thanks for dropping by and commenting. I'll be over for a visit soon!

  5. Well, at least they seem to be doing something "reasonable". I talk to myself trying to figure out how to organize my day, and my students laugh at my back for that. They are absolutely convinced I'm crazy!

  6. Usual Stuff,
    Hmm... Talking to yourself in the presence of students? Sounds like "teaching" to me! ;-)

  7. Wow. My profession had never been described so accurately.
    Thanks for giving me 5 minutes of good laughter.