New year, new video, new rules. Just kidding. It's the same rules as the first video and last year's '08-'09 roundup (in a nutshell: be vile on reality TV), except people are saying it more than ever (this only spans the year's time since the last video and it's the longest of the three supercuts) and on non-competition shows like Sober House, Addicted and (my favorite) Ice Road Truckers. Everybody hates everybody! It's a tale as old as time.
You'll notice that like my Under the Bus supercut, I'm Not Here To Make Friends '10 entry has been uploaded to the Videogum player. How's that for irony? I had to call on FRIENDS to upload this video about not making them. Anyway, I did this because when I uploaded the video to YouTube this morning, as I have for the past two years, it took a while to process and then told me that it would be blocked in some regions. Upon further investigation, I found that it would be blocked worldwide, a development that is decidedly new for '10. Here's the screen (click to enlarge):
Fucking Viacom! I'm guessing that this has everything to do with the recent dismissal of Viacom's case against YouTube. How YouTube knew that my video contained bits (seconds at a time!) of Viacom-derived material is anyone's guess, although I think it may have read the titles I put in the actual video (I make sure to keep any signs of contraband out of the tags). I don't know. I'm going to try to upload it later without the title cards, but I feel like they make the video what it is. Mostly, I just want to experiment, toy with YouTube's genitals.
Anyway, it turns out that I can dispute this if I'm so inclined. YouTube recommends that if I want to do so on the grounds of fair use...
...I should employ a lawyer, which is not going to happen, because even though I'm less certain as to why I'm here than the people on reality shows, I'm certainly not here to hire lawyers. Whatever. The whole bitch of trying to get this thing uploaded matches the pain-in-the-ass, bitchy tone of the video above. It isn't justice, but it's almost poetic.