Nobody Likes Watching YouTube Videos, Unless They Are Mine
I send a lot of links and videos to my friends in the course of a day. This makes little sense, in light of the fact that I usually dislike watching these videos. The not-so-secret problem with youtube is the sheer volume of crap it hosts. The sharing and posting of this crap numbs my will to care. Disclaimer: There are a few individuals with taste and a worthy sense of humor whose videos I do watch. The rest is noise. It is noise which people post all over blogs and message boards and email threads.
My dirty little secret, I henceforth confess to you, oh internet, is that I rarely click the motown, robot, monkey, and Japanese gameshow links (no offense to the author of this link. I chose it from a random pool of 3 million blogs) you set before my eyes. I like you internet, and you contain lots of videos well worth my attention. I have not given up on you. This is why I perch in the grass on sites like digg and reddit, waiting for others to filter the noise before I leap from hiding and kill the wildebeest.
I thus live a strange (normal?) dichotomy; I want to show-and-tell with you, but often think your show-and-tell is vastly more boring than mine. I believe the technical word for this phenomenon is “jerk.” I also believe it’s human nature. At least I admit it.
These words in mind, here is a youtube video worth your time. I don’t expect you to click it. Nay, I don’t even want you to click it. No, but seriously, click it.