Grouped together, however, they became a Roman mob and had to be handled carefully.
I never thought I would make it onto the YouTube homepage, never ever in one million years.
So when I logged onto my computer Sunday morning and my In box was packed full of messages from YouTube, I figured it was another channel page feature. I had to blink repeatedly when I clicked to the homepage and there we were.
All day cabaret rehearsal and Stuck in Vermont 75: Jr Iron Chef views went from 374 to 130,000. Currently they are at 180,000 and our rating is 3.5 stars.
Many of the 300+ comments are vicious. Debating how gay VT is or isn't and how much VT sucks or does not suck. Pointing out how hideously unattractive I am with my googly eyes, greasy skin, bad table manners, annoying delivery...etc.
Molly did a nice recap of some of the more interesting comments. I have only waded through the comments a couple of times. It's rather painful.
Not all the featured videos get knocked so hard. The recently featured video of a cat playing with a theremin already has 800,000 hits, 4.5 stars and 3000 adoring comments along the lines of, "Awww, cute!" I can't compete with a cute kitty and the mob knows it.
Times like these make me glad I grew up without the internet. I can't imagine how I would have dealt with this sort of surreal ego-beating when I was an awkward teen. Thank goodness I am now an awkward middle-aged VTer where greasy skin is not a sin.