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Old 10-10-2006, 12:02 PM   #1
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http://www.google.com/press/pressrel...e_youtube.html

For 1.65 billion in stock. I wish I worked there I knew it was coming, just was a matter of time.
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:21 PM   #2
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Bye Bye Youtube.

Now that it's part of "the man" do you think it will lose it's popularity. Google will clamp down on some of it's content.

It will no longer be "cool".
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:26 PM   #3
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Doesn't matter. YouTube's video quality has been extremely dodgy. I find I prefer everything I see in video format to be on Google Video anyway.

However, yes, the corporate aspect is a little creepy. Except that YouTube has been bowing to pressure on content for months anyway. At very least, the copyrighted stuff has all pretty much been yanked, except for the really old music videos.

And anyway, Google has been selling out a little, but they're not as bad as AOL and the like.
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< arranges a sex change op for the Squink >
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Excellent. Everything is going according to plan...
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Yes, if the plan is to get an imitation phallus made from a square of your stomach skin and fat.
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Merde. I've created another monster.
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Stop talking about yourself and prepare to be anesthetized.
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< brings in the gas >
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Did anyone see the video of the two founders of YouTube thanking the community for getting them this far?

If they were going to share their new-found wealth with "the community" I'd have found it a lot less sickening. As it was it sounded more like a thinly veiled "so long suckers" speech to me.
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We're going to have to ask you to leave, we don't trust you around a sedated Squinky.
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She said she likes facial hair. Well, she raised her hand to it anyway.
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< gives Squinky a quick snog while she's still "the woman" and not "the man".
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< takes a snapshot, and mails it to Mrs Urhan >
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Alright, Squink. I've just come back from consulting with the surgeon who'll be working on you. He said you have three choices for the 'style' of male organ available:

1. The George Costanza (the cheapest and least painful because it requires very little skin and fat)

2. The Bill Clinton (moderately expensive, almost impeachably so)

3. The John Holmes (the most costly - hope you won't mind the skin on your entire behind taking a year to grow back; however, it's also practically instant liposuction, you certainly won't miss most of the fat around your midsection)

Please choose now before the gas takes effect.
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Hey, keep the snogging down to a minimum......you better get your snog in while you can, only a few more minutes and she will be a he.
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