Monday, August 17, 2015

Rantapalooza: That's Nasty


nas·ty
ˈnastē/
adjective
1. highly unpleasant, especially to the senses; physically nauseating.

Synonyms:
unpleasant, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, awful, dreadful, horrible, 
terrible, vile, foul, abominable, frightful, loathsome, revolting, repulsive, 
odious, sickening, nauseating, repellent, repugnant, horrendous, appalling, 
atrocious, offensive, objectionable, obnoxious, unsavory, unappetizing, 
off-putting; YouTube, YouTube, YouTube, YouTube, YouTube, YouTube.

If I'm to survive, I've got to stop looking at the sidebar on YouTube. Its potential for absolutely disgusting information on video is endless. It takes a lot to turn my stomach, but all of the things that will result in a spontaneous rainbow yawn are probably on a YouTube video right now. 

Intentionally, I'm giving far LESS information about this subject than necessary. No, wait a minute...I'm giving exactly the right amount of specific information about the video content: none. 

This started with the Battle of the Bands; oh, sweet irony. Searching for great, beautiful music and equally great covers of songs and one side glance and OH SWEET MOTHER OF SHERMAN WHAT IS THAT? Couldn't the icon picture be something...neutral? Like a caduceus with a plain colored background?  

As much as I would like to get the government's hands off of mostly everything, I think I would be more than willing to make a nice exception in the case of the gross video. Someone should be writing a ticket and fining some of these jokers or creeps, depending on how you look at it. I'm thinking the "second hand smoke" argument could work here, too. It's affecting me negatively and I can't get away from it. 

Funny pranks? I'm down with that. In fact, there's a whole show devoted to funny, harmless videos (I think...is America's Funniest Videos still on?).

But gross? I'm talking universally gross. Who wants to watch that? 

Pull out your book of tickets, officer, and start writing. Instead of quoting a specific law, it would suffice to hand stamp it with big blue letters that say THAT'S NASTY.  Fine: $50. 

The government may be too busy looking out for us (that was a joke...). Vigilantes may be necessary. 

If you want to be part of this video policing vigilante group or avoid getting ticketed and fined, let me spell it out:
  • If you're filming anything that would normally be covered by clothes. THAT'S NASTY
  • If you're raising money for a certain disorder; that's okay. But it you're filming proof that you have a disease or disorder: THAT'S NASTY
  • If there's anything inside of your body...and now it's coming out, you have my sympathy. But, buddy: THAT'S NASTY
  • Wounds belong under a bandage, no matter how many stitches you have; if you're filming that: THAT'S NASTY
  • I don't want to see what your pet found: THAT'S NASTY
  • Walking the dog? Wholesome fun. Recording his bathroom break?: THAT'S NASTY
  • Any hygienic task...put away the camera, people: THAT'S NASTY
  • If you're taking a video camera in the bathroom for any reason, if can't be good.: THAT'S NASTY
  • If you did something to your roommate because you were furious with them, it's probably NASTY

America, this could ease our deficit and put a lot of people to work writing tickets.

Also, if elected, I will not serve.

24 comments:

  1. I am so naïve sometimes because who would bring a camera into the bathroom to film....that!? We are supposed to be the most intelligent animals on earth but from what you write and we all can see including what is called "entertainment", I think we are lower down the list than many animals.

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    1. I just want some psychologist to explain to me why anyone would want to watch that junk.

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  2. So when you see NSFW you don't automatically click on it?

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    1. Uh...I had to google that acronym...I work at home.

      Actually, I'd like to get a warning on some of this stuff.

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  3. >>... Vigilantes may be necessary.

    Where do I sign?

    But be forewarned: I ain't doing nuttin' if my Smith & Wesson doesn't get the first and final word.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Against Un-American-Americans'

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    1. You'd be an excellent vigilante but I'm not sure you could sneak up on 'em too well.

      But you don't need the Smith & Wesson, just the THAT'S NASTY stamp, a pen and tickets. Pretend it's an autograph. :-)

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    2. Oh, you take ALL THE FUN out of it!

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  4. Some YouTube videos would have been better not posted. And they sometimes get featured. Why!

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    1. I don't understand it, either. But just think how great it could be with a wee bit of monitoring (someone is crying freedom of speak right now...but it's not the speaking that bugs me, folks!).

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  5. I don't want to see any of that either. Bring on the nasty fine.

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    1. Glad to have you on the team. Of course, you'll be a ninja...

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  6. Good morning, dear Cherdo!

    YouTube makes me sick in so many ways. If, heaven forbid, you upload an old favorite song recording of the past because you don't want it to be forgotten, you run the risk of having your account suspended for copyright violation. Yet, you have YouTube's blessing to upload as much filthy, sleazy, disgusting material as you like, as long as it's ORIGINAL. (Is that what is meant by "original sin"?)

    Have a happy Monday and a wonderful week, dear friend Cherdo!

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    1. Boy, you hit the nail on the head once more.

      I totally understand copyright and the concern artists may have but sometimes I feel it's the fan base that's the only thing keeping some of those things alive. Whoever promoted their career at one time (PR, agent, agency, record exec...), they have long been asleep on the job.

      Hey, I've fell in love with music that I'd never have found without an admirer bringing it to the forefront. So, what's the beef? They should be thrilled!

      Have a good week - it's a super busy one for me and I'm elated. Take care, friend!

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    1. Will you be my artsy VP? You could do the campaign signs.

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  8. Can I be your deputy? I have the boots and gun- all I need is the badge. I am in complete agreement with you! Then lets fine the idiots that continue to share the nastiness on FB with their friends. I cant stand to see it in my feed. Drives me nuts!
    Have a great day lady!

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    1. You ARE my deputy; who would want a deputy that wasn't from Texas? It makes no sense. And I have to be able to trust the deputy, so score two for you.

      Why can't we block more? All these advances in technology and they still make me see that junk?

      Sweet friend, go forth and conquer!

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  9. And that's why I usually confine mydelf to music videos. Not even safe there, sometimes...

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    1. Oh, but I saw the grossest thing while searching for old music...yuck. It must have been because I was looking for live performances and there weren't many - so the rest of the visible feed was NASTY. Maybe it was because they saw Simon and GarFUNKel. They focused on funk.

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  10. Cherdo, I cannot stand the nasty comments I often see on YouTube. For goodness sake, if someone doesn't like a video or song, either stay quiet or if they do comment try to be kind and constructive! As you know I share a fair amount of videos on my blog and I get them from YouTube. I try to ignore the comments on the videos I share, because I know that each person has his/her own taste, and just because someone doesn't like any given video, it doesn't mean that someone else won't enjoy it. :)

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    1. I imagine there's people out there that just live to say something awful, but the nasty content of some of the videos are ridiculous. Let me block them, YouTube!

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  11. I only use Youtube to look for music, so usually the sidebar is only related to the song or band I'm searching. I would definitely be skeptical about clicking on any other video.

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    1. I want a permanent block on nasty stuff...

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  12. Agreed on every point, Cherdo. Were it not for my time-consuming schedule as Lt. Governor of several states which do not have that office, I would gladly assist your cause --especially in eradicating those supposedly "funny" videos where people obviously got hurt.

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo