Monday, November 06, 2006

Hooked on YouTube

This is a video from LisaNova, probably one of the more popular "YouTubers". She is pretty funny, and this video is about addictions. I am fighting an addiction to YouTube. You can go on for a minute, then clicky-clicky, and hour passes, and you have done nothing. What is worse is that most of the videos are very amateur. I am not talking about amateurs getting down and dirty. I am talking about bad production. Sort of like really bad television. Think of "Saved by the Bell" without the laugh tracks and Screech. Funny is that he is the only character I remember from that sit-com.

Paris Hilton is on YouTube – that's how bad some of the videos are. TheHill, another one of my favorites, is more popular than her, though.

How lame is it that I know some people on YouTube – lonelygirl15, TheHill88, LisaNova, and others. Oh, how lame can I get?

You know the only phrase in French I know is "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?" I don't know what the heck it means, but apparently it makes me pretty popular when I say it at parties.

You know, the American experience has changed so much over the years. When I was growing up, there were three big channels, and most people watched certain shows. We all wanted to know who shot JR – there were so many that could have. I really don't remember the show, but at the time, I did. Even though I did not watch the show each week, I certainly watched that episode.

You know, I have been using GMail this last week, and it is so much better than my current email I am so in love with GMail. And I would never have tried it, had one of my friends not had a new Blogger site. Blogger beta.

You know, the other day, I noticed that each time I commented on others' sites, I had to log on again from Blogger. It was like Google is trying to force me to go from Classic Blogger to Blogger Beta. Maybe not, but really I think it could be happening.

Similarly, Microsoft is pressing us to use IE 7.0. Notice that when you do the Windows Updater, it comes back with IE 7.0 as a "High-priority update". It almost sounds like a critical update, but it is not. Windows will not crash (any more than it already does) if you don't install the update. It is a bit of a trick. Now I am not a techie, so I don't know if IE 6.5 or IE 7.0 is better. What I do know is that most sites will do okay with IE 6.5, but my national security work may be interrupted under IE 7.0.

Okay, I am closer to a crack whore than someone who works for NSA (come on, guys, I am not close to either one). But I don't want to be the first to change. That was with IE 7.0, Beta Blogger, or GMail. I like to ride behind the wave – that way, I normally don't get caught in the wake of something unexpected.

Okay, Monday randomness. Have a great Monday!


mal said...

I am pretty certain Bill Gates is the Anti Christ. Everytime something locks up and windows asks if I want to send a report to Microsoft, I answer "NO". I suspect that Bill finds those reports funny bathroom reading.

I heard tell he has "666" tatooed on his butt

mal said...

wow! I am first? WOOOO HOOOOO!!!


Anonymous said...

You Tube is totally mesmerizing, if not addicting. I once spent hours watching belly dance videos -- like I have nothing better to do. . .

Leesa said...

mal: yeah, the Anti-Christ has stock options. Son of a gun!

mrs. joseph: funny.

Bruce said...

Since Google bought YouTube, they've become the Lars Ulrich of the dot com entities; dumping all videos with copyrighted material in them. I thought 1984 had already happened...
I have the feeling that, eventually, only people with Blogger accounts will be able to comment on Blogger, which means, well, not a lot really...

Cookie Monster said...

Love You Tube... Paris Hilton oh boring and give us a yawn! Great post

Tony said...

You know, randomness Monday might be a good way to start the week, you know? :)

Prata said...

Yes, Bill Gates is King Nero. I needn't explain that one.

And IE7 is actually just a theft of mozilla/firefox technology. Firefox had tabbed browsing long before IE even thought about it. Which is really the only obvious thing you'll note in IE. There is the anti-phishing thing, but FF2 (note it's version 2 vs. 7, it's taken IE that long to figure out how to do something semi-correct?) has a similar technology.

IE still doesn't manage to do CSS correctly. How do you manage to NOT for the last 10 years not support standards.....*boggles*

Nero can suck one.

LarryLilly said...

"Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?"
means Do you want to sleep with me (tonight)?"

so.....Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir? LOL

It was first used by E.E. Cummins, (this is taken from a google)

Cummings made himself a leader in the revolt by describing, explicitly and often, the act of sex. Thus, in his second book of poems, &, there are nine rather labored sonnets recording visits to various prostitutes, including "Cecile . . . Alice . . . Loretta, cut the comedy, kid . . . Fran Mag Glad Dorothy."
You should read his work, very randy indeed.


Cinderella said...

I refuse to give in to blogger beta...hang in there, stay strong girl! lol

I have yet to get into You-tube, maybe I will check it out...sounds like fun!

Glad you are enjoying your new email account =)

~Deb said...

I always get hooked on Youtube, in fact my mother loves it. We typed in "people falling" and watched videos of people falling down the staircases which were hysterical...sort of a bad version of America's Funniest Videos.

What was that famous girl's name that was from the UK--somethinggirl13, who made it to the Jay Leno show? She got famous off this, and pretended to be 17 when she was like 28 or something.

My story is so botched up it's not funny!

Leesa said...

I upgraded to 7.0 and I had all kinds of problems. I went back to 6. Maybe if I hear changes or some good reports I'll try again.

l'amoureux de KT said...

Firefox is the best browser, currently. I use it on both Mac and Windows machines.

Youtoob is a drug. So are Blogs.

Gmail also has the chat option, which i use to communicate with several people internationally.

You can also use it to store files - with Firefox and a plugin.


Voulez-vous - Deja vu?


kathi said...

I had the same problem as leesa, and went back. Maybe I'm not good with change. I do like what I've seen with the gmail, though. I've not started it yet, but signed up and just been slow on using it.

I don't do youtube much, but when I do I'm like you and stay on forever.

I remember you mentioning that french phrase before, and I'd looked it up, but can't remember what it was now. Now I'm all curious again.

Leesa said...

bruce: I sometimes wonder if Google is getting too big.

cookie: thanks, sweetie.

tony: I actually have Randomness Tues, Wed, Th, and Friday, too.

prata: yeah, Nero, 666. Numerology.

larry: You are right. The phrase actually came from and ee cummings poem and was repeated popularized) in the 1947 play "A Streetcar Named Desire". Most now know it from the song ("Lady Marmalade", sometime in the 1970s) you mentioned though. The phrase is formal (for those who know French) - because it concerns a prostitute, both in the poem and in the song.

cinderella: power to the original blogspot!

~deb: I like people singing songs on YouTube.

leesa: I will resist 7.0 until lots of people have problems and someone solves said problems.

l'amoureux de KT: yeah, Deja vu.

kathi: the phrase is a formal way to say, "Do you want to go to bed with me tonight?"

Advizor said...

I love YouTube but they block it at work. I can only do it when it is embedded in a blogger post, so there is one more reason to fall in love with Leesa. The coffee sketch is just hilarious, I'm sending it to all of my friends who are addicted to Starbucks and Pete's.

And I absolutely love Firefox.I've been using it at home and at work for two months and it is the most wonderful change from IE. With tabbed browsing I can get 15 to 20 screens of porn and sports going at the same time, come on now, who wouldn't love that?