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09/22/2006:"Put A Bottle Rocket In Your Butt"
And put the video on YouTube
(that link requires a user log-in). I've been spending WAY too much time on "social networking" sites doing informal marketing research lately, and have found that Bruce Sterling was right in his now-dated book Islands in the Net
when he said "The Net was a lot like television, another former wonder of the age. The Net was a vast glass mirror. It reflected what it was shown. Mostly human banality."
Anchored by a frightening abundance of concept-of-reality-impaired teenage girls and boys, the vast majority of what you see on YouTube can be just as boring as being a part of that person's life. You also see a lot of "copycatting", like "I took a pic of myself every [insert time unit] for X [insert time unit(s)]
" or variations on the"Numa Numa Guy
"or "Isn't my cat cute
" kind of stuff. I found this user's profile especially telling - User:
[deleted out of courtesy] Age:
US Channel Views:
44,177 Video Views:
5,137 Member Since:
2 months ago Videos Watched:
EXCUSE ME, that's EIGHTY FIVE VIDEOS A DAY!!!
And they wonder what's wrong with today's youth. Puh.