Tubers = Vegetables?

I belatedly realize that a distinct problem with using YouTube as a place to host videos is the onset of witless and actively idiotic comments that surely follow. Take, for example, the video I posted recently to allow critique and elevated discussion of the song "My Date with the President's Daughter", by the Presidents of the United States of America. This has to date garnered about a half dozen comments.

And what new insight do these comments bring? We learn that hatemeifuwant and rockonup both enjoyed this. xxxmeganxxxxxx asks a particularly mindless question about the song. Apparently unable to use even the most basic of resources to find the answer (it took me two seconds to type some lyrics into a search engine to find the song's credentials), she is equally non-plussed by my attempt to be helpful. Yet even more staggering is crassness of MichaelPicard412: given the staggering obviousness of the question, he insists on again demanding the answer. Then he, coolkidsthatlikecake and rockonup all demand the violation of several international treaties and national copyright law for the entire film to be made available to them, presumably for free. I do not understand these scofflaws; is this some kind of joke? Are they unaware of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) which so clearly outlaws such behavior? Is their idiotic repetition of questions genuine imbecility, or is this some new form of ironic humour that is lost on the ears of anyone above the age of twenty, like some kind of high pitched dog whistle?

I do not understand these YouTubers; in fact, I am fearful of them, and therefore they must be exterminated.

1 comment:

AC said...

When I first read your title, I thought of potatoes. Scary or what?