Tuesday, 5 August 2014

An Incomprehensible Connection.


The following post contains one rude word, one very naughty word, and a concept which is (as far as I’m aware) a little unconventional.

YouTube always gives me a long list of recommended videos which are, or so I always assumed, based on my watch history.

Well, you know what sort of things I watch; heaven knows I’ve posted rather more of it than is conducive to keeping a readership. It’s things like Irish folk, classical, old pop and rock classics, art rock, Chinese dance, Buddhist mantras, Will Hay comedies, Father Ted clips, Maddie’s shoes walking through the snow in a graveyard (which I’ve never posted because I thought Maddie’s videos – and shoes – might be exclusively intended for readers of Maddie’s blog, but I watched it a lot.) And then there’s Maddie’s lovely late Mr Dog, bears rescuing crows from drowning (or maybe just being irritated at having some avian upstart splashing in its private pool,) Golden Brown… You know, things ranging from the nice to the exotic to the quirky to the slightly subversive. I always thought it rather eclectic for one of my generation. Ah, but how do you account for this:

I’ve started getting a recommendation, the still for which shows an attractive young woman with a guitar standing in front of a microphone, and the caption reads:

Fuck me in the ass because I love Jesus.

The thread of connection is lost on me, and my reaction suggests that there’s a strongly conservative side to my nature. (And I haven’t dared watch it, just in case I die and somebody boots up my computer to see what I’ve been looking at. A reputation in ruins at the final hurdle. No eulogy for JJ.)


Madeline said...

That's actually a music video by the duo Garfunkel & Oates, and is a satire poking fun at the hypocrisy of religious types and the lengths they will go to in order to have sex while technically remaining "virgins." I'm not sure if you have such types in the UK - usually they're born-again Evangelicals - but they make an easy target for humor among the non-religious or even the not-that-religious in the US.

YouTube probably recommended it to you because you were watching comedies and music - Garfunkel & Oates are rather folksy-sounding and might be described as "quirky" and more than slightly subversive.

JJ Beazley said...

Ah, got it now. I've heard of such a movement in America, but I haven't heard of anything similar here. What I need now is a way of putting a message on my computer screen that reads 'The Garfunkel and Oates video isn't what you think it is.'

Thank you for putting me right, Maddie. What a mine of information you are, and what a woman of the world. (Personally, I blame responsible parenting.) How is your mother, by the way?

Madeline said...

She is good, thanks! I believe she still lurks around here.

And FYI I believe the video is available under the inoffensive title "The Loophole."

JJ Beazley said...

Then please give her my best wishes. I'm glad she still lurks. 'The Loophole' is much better. I like subtle humour.

Couldn't reply earlier, by the way. Blogger was badly indisposed.