Matt Powers is writer for ClickHole. His work has appeared on The Onion, Adult Swim, and other places that are good. He has been asked several times but refuses to leave your driveway.

 

Enough existential inquiries on the nature of being, YouTube! Just play my video already!

Enough existential inquiries on the nature of being, YouTube! Just play my video already!

Youtube’s Ongoing Indiscretions Toward The Bare Naked Ladies

I wanted to listen to “Brian Wilson” by the Barenaked Ladies on Youtube the other day. Because Youtube censors it’s “auto-complete” search bar, searching for the Bare Naked Ladies yields

"Bare Ladies Brian Wilson"
"Bare Ladies One Week"
"Bare Ladies Million Dollars"

And so on. The second you type “BareN”, all the auto-completes immediately vanish, saving what I can only assume is hundreds of thousands of youths from the corrupting influence of soft core pornography on the largest video sharing site on the internet.

People looking for actual bare naked ladies on Youtube?
Thwarted.

People looking for easy nineties listening on Youtube?
Inconvienienced.