Wow. Just. Wow.
I’m uploading a video to myspace and something is just not going right. The form looks properly completed but every time I hit continue to get to the upload screen it kicks me back to the form. WTF (he wrote, trying to be hip)! After a couple of go-rounds I noticed that there was a none-too-obvious note next to the tag box saying that I had invalid tags and I needed to fix them. Ok. I looked them over and they didn’t look invalid – no commas or anything like that. Here they are.
bbn billy bob neck muslims hate jesus god iraq terror war GOP
Seems pretty whatever.
Maybe, I thought, the ALL CAPS threw off the system. So I deleted GOP. Nope. That wasn’t it. Feeling somewhat cynical, I tried my next choice and it worked. The culprit?
Now, if I was Rush Limbaugh or Mike Gallagher, I could say something like, “Once I got rid of the “muslims” the problem was solved.” I wouldn’t do that. That would be cheap.
I know that MySpace is owned by Fox which makes it weirder because you’d think that Murdoch would be more than happy for users to throw rampant anti-Muslim statements around just like they do on FoxNews. That doesn’t seem to be the case, though. Maybe his new pastor, Rick Warren, convinced him to be nicer. Probably not since Warren’s an asshole, too.
I held off posting this until I had a chance to try it again. The voices in my head (other people’s, thankfully) reminded me that I have, on occasion, made mistakes and jumping to conclusions never helped anybody. So I did another video. This time the keywords were
bbn billy bob neck muslims osama bin laden jesus god iraq terror war
I submitted it and, viola, the same thing happened – I got kicked back to the form. I removed “osama” and it didn’t go through. I reinstated “osama” and it still didn’t go through. I took out “muslims” and it didn’t go through. I took out “osama” and “muslims” and, bingo, I could upload the video.