Another banned YouTube video is now available via Vimeo

I reported on an earlier YouTube banning of my work in a blog I posted in September, and shortly after I’d written that YouTube pulled another video of mine, Nude In Melbourne. The point of the second piece, which was clearly lost on YouTube’s half-wit censors, is that I may or may not be nude in this short: you can’t tell because anything that might break the YouTube rules is hidden by a camera… but that didn’t stop the platform from banning it. However, the video is now available again via Vimeo:
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Due to the hassles I’ve been getting from YouTube, I decided to post my recent video Two Strippers straight to Vimeo:
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Nonetheless I’m continuing to amuse myself by posting selected pieces to YouTube. Recent additions to my profile there include I Wanna Die In The TV (which realises my desire to bring back the test card back), William Burroughs In Hell (two jokes with some groovy visuals) and In The Street Today – Paris (a psychogeographical exercise inspired in part by the camerawork of Stephen Dwoskin).
Raymond Anderson recently pointed out that ‘you tube’ is a common insult in Scottish playgrounds, and thus a very appropriate name for a platform that has its brains in its arse as far as understanding its own rules on forbidden material goes. While all corporate web 2.0 operations are selectively blind, deaf and dumb, when it comes to appraising content it seems that YouTube is consistently dumb, thick and stupid….
I’ve also found it curious in recent weeks how frequently both YouTube and Facebook have been either down or failing to function properly. While I don’t want to completely ignore those whose web use is largely restricted to corporate social networking platforms, we still need to get it on with web 2.0 software on our own sites: which is, of course, one of the reasons this blog is to be found here.
And talking of corporate platforms that don’t work, the Technorati overhaul last month resulted in some major glitches. My own entry has lost all my fans, comments, and it now links to the homepage of my website instead of this blog (with the result that the feed has lost all my blog entries and all my ‘authority’). I’ve emailed Technorati to tell them this, since I’m unable to do anything about it by logging-in, but of course they’ve done sweet FA about it. I always thought Technorati was a waste of time anyway, and this just serves to underline that!
And while you’re at it don’t forget to check – – you know it makes (no) sense!


Comment by Zen Master K on 2009-11-03 10:18:46 +0000

“Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven”

Comment by Oleksiy on 2009-11-03 12:04:51 +0000

coffee thing

Comment by dave Kelso-mitchell on 2009-11-03 12:31:53 +0000

Maybe you should follow this up now with a video of your cock, and give it an inoccuous title like ‘A Day In The Life Of Will Self’ or something…

Comment by The Undead Valerie Solanas on 2009-11-03 13:04:23 +0000

get your cock out for the lesbian vampires from hell and we’ll bite it off, you know you want it|

Comment by George A. Romero on 2009-11-03 13:49:43 +0000

Forget slasher and zombie movies, it looks like corporate capitalism is the real horror show!

Comment by Marc Bolan on 2009-11-03 14:04:15 +0000

Can you make me a music video if I channel you the tune I just wrote?

Comment by northern uproar on 2009-11-03 17:17:48 +0000

Hail Bright Daisysaint!

Comment by raymond anderson on 2009-11-03 18:22:12 +0000

so are they saying in a deafeningly silent yet arrogant way that you are being SUGGESTIVE as you skirt the rim of this conceptual hole?
oo i need to go now

Comment by Christopher Nosnibor on 2009-11-03 21:07:01 +0000

Well Facebook may have different functionalities from MySpace, but as you rightly observe, it’s still just a huge corporate platform, and by and large, huge corporate platforms suck from a user perspective for much of the time – but for some reason, everyone just accepts it, beefs a bit and gets one with it, thus proving the myth that the customer is king and that corporate operations are in any way driven by demand. The public wants what the public gets, etc..
The worst thing about Facebook (apart from the fact that I find it hard to navigate, counter-intuitive and populated -in the main, excepting the people I have as friends on there by tossers. Oh but then that’s just a microcosm of society, then…) is that you don’t even get a prefabricated figure of loathing like you do on MySpace, and hence have no-one to blame or call a cunt when the technical glitches render the site virtually inoperable…

Comment by The Killer Elite on 2009-11-04 00:13:47 +0000

We don’t want you people starting up these mini-social networking platforms of your own. We prefer you all together on Facebook, that way you’re easier to keep an eye on.

Comment by Psychedelic Sid on 2009-11-04 00:48:33 +0000

Far out man! Fly me to the moon!

Comment by Willliam Burroughs on 2009-11-04 11:13:41 +0000

I am in hell and it’s a groove sensation! Join me!

Comment by The Dude With The Lube on 2009-11-04 11:58:35 +0000

Beam me up Scotty!

Comment by Mark Smith on 2009-11-04 12:38:52 +0000

What’s any of this got to do with serious drinking?

Comment by mister dog on 2009-11-04 14:31:30 +0000

What were you eating in melbourne, stew? I reckon youtube pulled this one because you can clearly be heard farting on it – TWICE!

Comment by mistertrippy on 2009-11-04 18:55:26 +0000

You need to listen more carefully, there are a lot more than two toots – I’m actaully farting the strip tune on the soundtrack, which is more than most people could manage on a tin of beans, a couple of slices of toast and a can of Australian lager!

Comment by raymond anderson on 2009-11-06 01:49:24 +0000

hey Christopher have you ever thought Facebook and the like are just big dealers and we are all getting habits..i can beef about my man but if he is holding i keep on coming back…

Comment by Old Rope on 2009-11-09 17:34:48 +0000

Get your cock out for the wags

Comment by Old Rope on 2009-11-09 17:35:32 +0000

Get your cogs out for the clocks

Comment by Old Rope on 2009-11-09 17:37:25 +0000

Get your clocks out for the wind-up merchants

Comment by Old Rope on 2009-11-09 17:39:05 +0000

Get your merchant out of my clog

Comment by Old Rope on 2009-11-09 17:39:27 +0000

Get off me

Comment by Rob La Frenais on 2009-11-16 15:34:43 +0000

Have a look at this Simon Faithfull ripoff on youtube. Toshiba and Grey Ad company getting a bit desperate here. A case for Mr Trippy?

Comment by mistertrippy on 2009-11-17 01:26:30 +0000

You seem to be doing a pretty good job on that yourself Rob. But what a load of jerks talking up their originality when they’re such blatant plagiarists…. Hope they don’t delete the comments you and other’s have added setting the record straight!

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