Fuck YouTube’s banner ads. Fuck them long and fuck them hard. Fuck them painfully. Fuck them violently. Fuck them with twelve and a half inches of enameled steel, Johnny Holmes style. Fuck them in the ear. Fuck them in the eye. Fuck them and piss on their faces. Fuck them, then ignore them.
As of late, I’ve been confounded with a very annoying, frustrating issue on YouTube. That issue is: a large, thick, obnoxious banner appears at the top of the YouTube homepage. The banner is an advertisement; what it’s for is always changing, but the size of it is usually the same. When I move the mouse pointer over my account, in order to bring up the drop-down menu to access my “Favorites” section so I can see the videos I like, this vile and evil banner ad actually BLOCKS the drop-down menu.
“Accounts” and “My Videos” are visible and clickable. But “Favorites” and “Playlists” are covered over by this fucking foul, satanic, disgusting banner, in this particular instance an advertisement for the hideous “RUGBY by Ralph Lauren” clothing line, which makes a mockery out of the noble uniform that I fought, sweated, and bled in on high school rugby pitches all over southern and central Indiana. But that is a tangent; the content of the ad is not really what matters. What matters to me is that I can’t access my fucking favorites without waiting for four or five seconds and then clicking the X box on the banner ad which appears after said period of time.
You think you’re so clever with this stupid new tactic of yours. Maybe next you can be like IMDB and have pop-up ads with unfindable close-buttons that move around all over the screen when you scroll up or down, getting in the way of the content you’re trying to access. Fuck you! Fuck you! Fuck you!