Absolute philistines, the lot of them

typed for your pleasure on 28 November 2006, at 12.35 pm

Sdtrk: ‘It’s all forgotten now’ by The caretaker

Heh. Just read this charming, heartfelt missive from the generous and open-minded souls at YouTube:

from: YouTube Service
to: pulsedemon [at] gmail [dot] com
date: Nov 28, 2006 12:21 AM
subject: Video Rejected: Inappropriate

YouTube

After being flagged by members of the YouTube community and reviewed by YouTube staff, your video “A.I.Doll flexibility 005” has been rejected due to its inappropriate nature. This is the second video removal for your account—if you receive one more, your account will be permanently disabled and all of your previously uploaded videos will be taken down.

Please refer to our Terms of Use and the Community Guidelines for more information on what video material is not permitted on YouTube.

— The YouTube Team

Copyright © 2006 YouTube, Inc.

*lengthy seething pause*
A bloke named Lorsch commented the other day on one of my videos, and it was a breath of fresh air.

What kind of (probably american-english speaking) idiot marked this video as “inappropiate”? There´s absolutely nothing to be seen. There are thousands of vids of crushing bones, cruelty and war at you tube. But as it refers to a plastic vagina, that probably has anybody killed yet, you weird puritan americans get completely nutty. Post from a german, where tits and vaginas can be seen on televesion nearly everyday.

I responded with

Nice to see another sensible response. 🙂

Unfortunately, that’s how it is over here in the States. The few Americans left that aren’t scared into blind puritanism have to put up with the millions that are. Because of that, I’ve had a couple of videos marked as ‘inappropriate’. It’s ridiculous, and more than a little frustrating.

To which he responded with

Up to the late eighties or early nineties, the US were regarded as a really cool, open, free and liberally minded people.Time went by and it seems to an outsider (never visited your country)that the country that´s proclaiming freedom and liberty like no other, has invented it´s own ways to limitate itself.I appreciate your point of view and please,please never lose your ability to see the relations/dimensions of things.

Well said Lorsch, well said.
So more than likely, my videos probably won’t be up much longer, so you’d be advised to go view them now, before they ‘mysteriously’ disappear.
Anyone out there know of any similar videohosting sites? Preferably based in Europe?

EDIT (2.50 pm): Just found one that looks promising. Although further investigation is required, I seem to have the lock on a certain subject commodity — i.e, Synthetiks

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5 have spoken to “Absolute philistines, the lot of them”

  1. SafeTinspector writes:

    Vidilife, probably, would work. I think they’re Russian. So as long as you don’t say anything that’ll have Putin sending you a Polonium cocktail, you’ll be OK.

    Puritanism?!? Violence is fine, sex is taboo. That’s not puritanism (which would also eschew the violence, but be just as asinine otherwise) that’s insanity.

    PS:I absolutely love the word, “LIMITATE.” That is so appropriate to today’s culture of copy-cat prudishness… Although how does one explain the mysogenous raunch of hip-hop and beer commercials? Girls Gone Wild, anyone?

  2. Davecat writes:

    Now that you mention it, ‘limitate’ is actually a really ace word.
    ‘Popular culture, particularly in America, goes out of its way to limitate itself.’
    Very nice! I like!

    I’ll have to look into Vidilife, but I think the one I’ve spotted might suit my dark purposes rather well. If not, there’s Vidilife…

    And yours is the second mention of polonium I’ve seen in as many days. (The first was on 4chan.) Is polonium the new cesium-235 or something?

  3. SafeTinspector writes:

    nah, some ex-KGB Russian ex-pat in London got done-in by some Polonium sent courtesy of Vlad Putin last week.
    They’ve been finding the radioactive shit all over London for days now.

  4. Davecat writes:

    Wow, Putin doesn’t fuck around.
    ‘POLONIUM: It’s what’s for dinner.’

  5. PBShelley writes:

    Well doesn’t that just figure? YouTube sells out and the next thing you know its little scissors-wielders go out of control. Whodathunkit? :-O

    I think the guesstimate of early nineties as being Where Everything Went Wrong is pretty close; I recall it being sometime around the glorification of Pro (hah!) Wrestling and the sudden amping up of violence into the mainstream, which saw an equal edging toward Puritanism. Funny, that… but typical of what an unashamedly hypocritic Society is in place.

    Good luck with the vid-hosting site search!

    By the way, I’ve been experimenting with bit-torrents (still quite a n00b about it tho), and saw the Guys and Dolls show as being available on it. Lost the link though *cries*. Still not sure if I’d recommend it; steep learning curve.

    Anyways, regards to you and the luverly Missus 🙂

    PBS, Lily, & Eden

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