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So much for No Child Left Behind...


Posted by DanFan | May 20, 2008 1:50 PM

All I know is Playboy has gone downhill for quite a while ... to the point that most normal hetero guys don't even bother buying it.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 20, 2008 1:55 PM

Every video on YouTube has some variation of these comments on it. YouTube is like this crazy wasteland of cat videos and dudes talking about how they'd like to bang the ugly chick.

Posted by Jessica | May 20, 2008 1:56 PM

So, you're happy to turn it into a post but you "donít recommend going and taking a look".

Trolling, admitted.

Posted by Non | May 20, 2008 1:57 PM

Youtube comments in general make me sad for humankind. That and the "soundoff" comments on the PI, which make we want to withdraw from the human race altogether.

Posted by rb | May 20, 2008 1:58 PM

Youtube comment sections frequently represent the deepest, most loathsome recesses of the male psyche laid bare for all the world to see. In most cases, they sorely test the reader's commitment to freedom of speech.

Posted by shub-negrorath | May 20, 2008 2:01 PM

Looking for a self-esteem boost on the internet is just a bad idea in general.

Posted by Mike of Renton | May 20, 2008 2:02 PM

Like people watching American Idol or Next Top Model aren't catty.

Posted by elenchos | May 20, 2008 2:03 PM

I agree. This is actually slightly above par for YouTube comments.

Posted by Fnarf | May 20, 2008 2:03 PM

word. a more effective (and time saving) way to keep people from taking a look would be...

Posted by Postum | May 20, 2008 2:04 PM

What? A vast reservoir of tasteless and idiocy in a loosely moderated Internet venue? I can't imagine such a thing.

Posted by tsm | May 20, 2008 2:04 PM

Soundoff is a cesspool of humanity. I thought the PI's reader base was smarter than that. But, I usually think the same thing about Salon readers and am consistently proven wrong there as well.

Oh yeah, this Playboy/YouTube thing. Needs more Latina. Enough with the blondes.

Posted by laterite | May 20, 2008 2:08 PM

There is nothing to be gained from staring into the abyss of YouTube comments.

Posted by Greg | May 20, 2008 2:09 PM

This is simply another example of how far down the evolutionary ladder most people - well, most males anyway - are willing to descend when given the opportunity to do so without being held responsible for their words or actions.

Cynical? Me? Noooooooo...

Posted by COMTE | May 20, 2008 2:15 PM

The unholiest of Venn diagram intersections: YouTube comments and Playboy correspondence.

Posted by mattymatt | May 20, 2008 2:20 PM

My favorite part is how they don't seem to realize that if there were YouTube videos of the girls that are actually IN Playboy, the photoshopping would be apparent, and none of the girls would be "Playboy Hot" anymore. "Playboy Hot" is, of course, a plasticene farce.

Posted by Ari Spool | May 20, 2008 2:25 PM

Would these be the people without college educations that Sen. Clinton wants to choose our next president? I had to. I'm sorry. But on a day when the story is that it was sexism that cost her the nomination - and feminist say they won't support the Democratic nominee if it's Barack Obama, I'm a little fed up with everybody. You think YouTube comments are sad, try reading what follows a political article. You'll lose the will to live

Posted by Stella | May 20, 2008 3:00 PM

Not nearly as bad as my High School's allumni forum on Myspace. *Shudder*

Posted by tabletop_joe | May 20, 2008 3:04 PM

Youtube comments are frightening to be sure. I have learned a lot about which countries in Europe hate each other, though.

Posted by Abby | May 20, 2008 3:08 PM

Welcome to reality 2008. This article about YouTube comments for the laughing baby video was funny, and sad

@17 My reason today for losing the will to live is people who hate their suck ass jobs and take it out on me. I'm sorry you are working in a minimum wage service job but, dude, DO YOUR FUCKING JOB and don't act all surprised when it gets pointed out that you haven't actually done it and you have to do WHAT YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO DO IN THE FIRST PLACE.

Posted by PopTart | May 20, 2008 3:17 PM

YouTube comments are all like that, it's sad.

Posted by yb detsoP | May 20, 2008 3:42 PM

Surely this has something to do with Hillary, and how this is oppressing her, or how these must be typical Obama supporters!

Posted by MR. Language Person | May 20, 2008 4:03 PM

@2 - Why pay for milk when you can get it for free?

Posted by Smade | May 20, 2008 4:26 PM

@23 - Those big round gravity-defying boobies look like they have a lot of milk in them but their owners tend to get annoyed when people take it without paying.

Posted by Kerry | May 20, 2008 4:39 PM

Commenter snobbery is unbecoming.

Besides, beating up random youtubers is analogous to poking the caged, low IQs with a stick.

Posted by jackie treehorn | May 20, 2008 5:01 PM

paul, remember, YOU ARE A MAN. chicks won't fuck you just because you blog that you're offended by misogyny.

better to shut up about it.

Posted by maxsolomon@home | May 20, 2008 5:02 PM

@26: ?

Posted by Greg | May 20, 2008 6:10 PM


Will, did we ever think the day would come? I think people are actually reading it for the articles.

Yes, comments sections of youtube, or AOL news pages, frighten the hell out of me. It's the scary side of "democratic with a small d." OTOH, it makes me more impressed by wikipedia's quality. Some things on the 'net get better with time, other places are just rooms of people shouting at/past each other.

Maybe slog is, too, but it's my kinda folks. : )

Posted by CP | May 20, 2008 6:23 PM

oh, mr. constant, spare us! i was perfectly happy not knowing any of this. yuk.

Posted by ellarosa | May 20, 2008 7:52 PM

@27: i assume you've kept up with mr. constant's worries about insufficient manliness?

Posted by maxsolomon@home | May 20, 2008 9:46 PM

I am up to date with that, yeah. I was still baffled by #26.

Posted by Greg | May 20, 2008 10:48 PM

Until proven otherwise I'll remain convinced that every one of those guys is too fugly to fuck any of those women they're criticizing.

Posted by keshmeshi | May 20, 2008 11:26 PM

I smell a new reality show for fox!

Posted by Sad Comment | May 21, 2008 12:15 AM

You think those comments are bad? My e-mail account is through AOL, and you should see the crap people post below political news stories.

You know the statistic that says roughly 10 percent of the population still thinks Obama is an Al Quaeda sleeper agent? I think every single one of them posts there. Scary.

Posted by Georgia Guy | May 21, 2008 6:42 AM

@26 FTW!

seriously, if comments like this "make you sick" who's got the issue, the (obviously) retarded idiots who made those posts or Mr SNAG?.

as for the comments themselves, as dumb as they are, are actually pretty tame and polite when it comes to youTubers.

Posted by Wurm | May 21, 2008 7:21 AM

Paul, it's because you read books. Don't become the Stranger's gaming critic! Or the tech guy! Those sites tend to be as bad, or worse.

Posted by Gloria | May 21, 2008 7:37 AM

and the purpose of this post was....?

Posted by tiffany | May 21, 2008 11:18 AM

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