Milana is HERE

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ET 44

Editorial Thunder presents…

Milana is HERE

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by Andrew Roller

Where to find videos by, and about, Milana from Minsk.

Plus: Popular “Danatar”.

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Recently, You Tube terminated the channel “Milana Chasingsun”. This wasn’t the first time You Tube terminated a channel by Milana from Minsk. You Tube has terminated every channel Milana has created on You Tube. Every channel by a member of Milana’s family has also been terminated by You Tube.

Milana is 14 years old. Her videos are innocuous. She and her family have been making videos since 1989. It’s a family hobby.

You Tube has never publicly said why they treat Milana so atrociously. I can only assume it’s because Milana wears a bikini in some of her videos. Milana looks fabulous, including in her bikini.

You Tube’s horrific treatment of Milana has benefited my WordPress site. That’s because many people on the internet love Milana. They are searching for her on the internet. Their searches lead them to articles about Milana that I have written. Articles about Milana are, by far, the most popular ones on my WordPress site.

You might be wondering how to boost traffic on your internet site. The answer is: write articles about Milana from Minsk. You Tube’s content keeps me extraordinarily busy. So do You Tube’s arbitrary and capricious deletions of videos, and terminations of channels. With regard to beautiful girls, I am, so far, only able to cover girls on You Tube. That leaves the rest of the internet for you to write about.

When Milana was on You Tube, I went to the “HOME” page of one of her channels. There, I checked the “ABOUT” section of her “HOME” page. According to that page, Milana is on several internet sites. If you do a search on the internet, you may find other sites featuring Milana.

Don’t hesitate to write about girls on You Tube. As one person, with many obligations, I am, sadly, limiting my exposure to You Tube’s content. There are only so many girls I can keep up with there.

On my WordPress site, my articles about Dana Taranova ( Danatar ) are quite popular. Dana is 12-years-old. If you write about Dana, you’ll attract readers to your internet site.

Currently, there is one source of videos by, and about, Milana on You Tube. These are at the channel “Milana Mermaid”. This is a fanboy channel.

I viewed a video by Milana at the “Milana Mermaid” channel today. It is:

“Milana strolls on the beach”.

As best I can tell, I hadn’t seen this video before. Milana is in Egypt, in her marvelous yellow string bikini. I made a screen recording of this video. It’s a great video. I’m wondering if I should record it again, in slow motion.

( See my earlier articles to learn how to record videos on You Tube in slow motion. I also have information, in earlier articles, about how to send screen recordings to Apple’s app iMovie. This is an app on Apple’s iPad and iPhone. )

You Tube has forced the channel “Milana Mermaid” to turn comments off for the video, “Milana strolls on the beach”. It’s possible that comments are turned off for every video at the “Milana Mermaid” channel.

Many You Tube channels that feature lovely young girls now have comments forcibly turned off by You Tube. This is the case for the various You Tube channels by Dana Taranova. This being You Tube, of course, other You Tube channels featuring lovely young girls have comments turned on. You Tube is an arbitrary and capricious beast. This being 2020, You Tube’s censorship is ridiculous. Most lovely young girls on the internet are on various platforms. My understanding is that Dana answers comments on Instagram. ( I was banned from Facebook a year ago. Since Facebook owns Instagram, I’m banned from Instagram too. I’ve never been on Instagram. )

I reviewed a new video by Dana today. The video is “OAECCA ( etc. ) / Danatar Life”. It’s not possible for me to render the video’s long Cyrillic title in English. Hence, go to the You Tube channel “Dana Tar Life”. There, look for her video with the title that begins: OAECCA.

My review of “OAECCA” is below. In my review, I mention two other videos by Dana. The first is her tour of Kiev, Ukraine. It’s called, “Bnor ( etc. )”. It’s at her channel “Dana Tar Life”. Dana filmed this video when she was 11 years old.

The second video is called “Dance trends Likee”. It’s at Dana’s You Tube channel “Danatar Tar”.

( Dana’s Likee ID is: danatar )

Subject: Your Fabulous Fair!

Dear Dana,

Thank you for your video, “OAECCA ( etc. ) / Danatar Life”.

It amazes me how superb your videos are. They are very high quality films. I loved going with you ( via your video ) to the amusement park.

Of all the wonderful things to look upon at an amusement park, you are the star attraction! You are so beautiful! I continue to worship your very long hair. Your fingernails are amazingly long! They look very pretty. Thanks for wearing a super cute outfit! Your legs are fabulously long.

You might wonder if I have any criticisms. I do. I realize that girls your age love using makeup. However, you don’t actually need makeup. Your unadorned self is lovely. You have big, beautiful eyes. My criticism is this: don’t wear too much eye makeup. In my opinion, you were wearing a bit too much eye makeup in this video.

Watching “OAECCA”, and listening to its soundtrack, I was fooled by you. Your soundtrack was a song about California. I live in California, in San Diego. We have several amusement parks here. Most are by the ocean. As you rose high in the air on various rides, I thought you were in San Diego! I figured the big, broad stretch of blue behind you was the Pacific Ocean. Finally, I noticed a thin ribbon of green on the horizon. I decided your backdrop must be the Dnieper River. That’s a big river! It’s also famous. I read books about the Eastern Front in World War II. Your area played a crucial role in that world-changing conflict.

I loved watching the sun set in “OAECCA”. The night scenes are magical!

This video reminds me of your wonderful tour of Kiev, which you provided last summer. You’ve grown a lot since then!

I very much enjoyed your video that compiles your various “Likee” dance videos. Thanks! You are super beautiful in that compilation!

I used to visit something called “The California State Fair”. It’s held every August, for a month. At that time, I lived within driving distance of that fair. Daytime at the fair was dreary, but the nighttime was great. I went at night. Every night ended with fireworks. I must say, if I’d seen you at the fair, as a girl I didn’t know, I’d have been blown away! “Who’s that superb beauty?” I’d have wondered. It’s fabulous that I can enjoy the illusion of being with you at a fair, for the whole day. It sure beats trailing you as a lurking “stranger”. ( On the assumption that I’m “too old” to visibly notice that you exist. )

Thanks for being your stunningly wonderful self!”

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

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and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 44

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 44, version 5.0

Date Written: September 21, 2020.

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This has been a presentation of A R S E news.

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Table of Contents

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Table of Contents for

Andrew Roller

Stories and Essays

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This is a blog post web site. My posts are “stacked” on top of one another. They go from the first super-exciting post, at the bottom, to the most recent, at the top.

A rewritten post may wind up above one that was written later in time.

Posts above this Table of Contents may not be included in it.

Please check my “Addendum” post for updates to the articles listed below.

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90. Milana is HERE. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 44.

Where to find videos by, and about, Milana from Minsk.

Plus: Popular “Danatar”.

89. Enslaved to Abuse. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 43.

You Tube lies about its appeal process. Worse, it demands that its customers collaborate in its abuse.

Plus: A true beauty, gone!

And: Advice for girls: turn on, tune in, drop out.

88. Down the Rabbit Hole. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 42.

A lone You Tube staffer answers for You Tube’s abuse.

Plus: California Attorney General and Federal Trade Commission complaint forms.

87. Screwed Again! ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 41.

I am once more bullied by a lying You Tube employee.

86. Milana Chasingsun BANNED. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 40.

You Tube’s atrocities against art continue.

Plus: Danatar’s “Official site”!

And: Bikini videos by Danatar and Nastasya Lebedeva.

85. Damage Report. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 39.

You Tube terminates more channels, deletes more videos.

Plus: Fourteen-year-old Mari does “the toilet roll challenge”.

And: YouTube policies > Child Safety on YouTube, The Parody.

84. Nevertheless, She Persisted. Until Terminated. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 38.

You Tube kills two more channels.

Plus: “Googled” or “googled”?

And: Does America have “law”?

83. Your Mind Isn’t You. CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 13.

Achieving sleep through meditation.

82. Goodbye, Civilization. Hello, Cuties! VD, Video Delights, issue number 3.

A pedophile’s opinion of the film Cuties.

Plus: ARSE Terms of Service.

81. Deathwatch. CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 12.

Well deserved final days.

80. Embarrassed! CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 11.

A showoff’s comeuppance.

Plus: Help from the devil.

And: Why newborns should vote.

79. Poll Finding Revealed! CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 10.

Where women buy cosmetics.

Also: How to read boring, but required, texts.

78. Apple Goofs. AI, Apple Info, issue number 12.

Apple’s “Files” app has limited memory.

Plus: Beauties, young and younger!

And: A test for you.

77. Sexism and Racism for You. BO, Book Observations, issue number 3.

A requiem for the reader.

76. Age 10 and Naked. AI, Apple Info, issue number 11.

Brooke Shields in the bathtub.

Plus: Stephen King’s best for free.

And: Effective killing.

75. Goonish Google. AI, Apple Info, issue number 10.

How to steer clear of Google censorship.

Plus: Disposing of great but useless prose.

74. Importing Porn. AI, Apple Info, issue number 9.

Send any screen recording to Apple’s “iMovie”.

73. Sins of the Flesh. CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 9.

My schoolboy pursuits of beautiful women.

72. Nature Farts. CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 8.

Typhoon Pamela strikes a balmy island.

Also: Why your writing disappears in Apple’s “Pages” app.

71. I Have Sinned! CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 7.

Racism, drugs, and candy.

70. Your Grave, My Bathroom. CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 6.

“Another shitty day in paradise.” – bumper sticker.

69. Salvation and Pizza. CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 5.

Captain America, Gustav, and me.

68. Bradbury Censored. BO, Book Observations, issue number 2.

A discussion of Amazon Kindle versions of Bradbury and Pasternak books.

67. Help for “Molesters”. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 37.

“Stop lying about my record”. – Bob Dole.

66. The Joy of Pathos. ASS, Andrew’s Super Songs, issue number 7.

Game robbery, and a great tune.

65. Capeci on Race. Apple Info, issue number 8.

Learn about African American history, and more, enjoyably.

64. Bullied by You Tube. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 36.

You Tube hides behind form letters, letting bullying employees flourish.

63. Milana’s Family Channel BANNED. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 35.

Why Steve Jobs was right about Google.

62. Who is Milana? ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 34.

Finding the real Milana of Minsk, Belarus.

61. You Tube Trouble. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 33.

If You Tube is again blocking my comments, they’ve failed.

60. Litzy Mini Top Model BANNED. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 32.

You Tube’s crimes against art continue.

59. A Fabulous Video! BS, the Basement Stud news service, issue number 5.

“a small lifes..” by Milana Chasingsun.

58. “Comments” Silenced. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 31.

Silence is golden at censorious You Tube.

57. Danatar2 BANNED. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 30.

You Tube attacks a 12-year-old girl.

56. COVID Alert! BS, Breaking Story, issue number 1.

CDC: Wiping your ass is essential to preventing infection.

55. You Tube Abuse. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 29.

You Tube destroyed one of my Playlists.

54. Silenced by You Tube. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 28.

You Tube destroyed all my Comments.

53. Terminated? How to Appeal. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 27.

Read this before You Tube kicks you out.

52. WAR at You Tube. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 26.

You Tube has rogue employees.

51. You Tube’s Bad Conduct. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 25.

How You Tube stifles complaints.

50. I am Terminated. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 24.

You Tube came for me.

49. Saved by COVID-19! CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 4.

Why you need me ( girls ).

48. Facebook is Spying on You! ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 23.

Mark Yuckerberg profits by snooping on you.

47. Kelly Kutie Channel Killed! ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 22.

Google destroys more information.

46. Dumb and You Tube. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 21.

You can still paste comments into You Tube.

45. Michael Bloomberg:  Liar and Thief. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 20.

How Bloomberg funds his presidential run.

44. Yale is Free! AI, Apple Info, issue number 7.

Enjoy courses at iTunes U.

43. Phone Freedom! AI, Apple Info, issue number 6.

Comfortably read your phone while you eat.

42. Safari Saves Apple News! AI, Apple Info, issue number 5.

How to save news stories to your own files.

41. Google Drive gets porn to iMovie! AI, Apple Info, issue number 4.

Help for jerkoffs and writers.

40. Fun Girl Web Sites. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 19.

Look at girls without getting arrested!

39. Ignored by Amazon. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 18.

Amazon’s worst enemy is itself.

38. Amazon Lies. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 17.

Amazon lies to cover up for its shoddy merchandise.

37. Big Tech Blacklist? ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 15.

If one Big Tech company bans you, all the other Big Tech companies might too.

36. Youth & Art Destroyed by You Tube. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 16.

Big Tech, not our Constitution, is deciding what we can say.

35. Instagram Lures Child Labor. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 14.

Mark Suckerberg exploits children, globally.

34. The Worst Days of the Year. SS, Super Songs, issue number 6.

I prove to Dana Taranova that I’m the real Grinch.

33. F.B.I. Warning!

The Federal Bikini Inspectors put you on notice.

32. Music, apes, and bathroom noises. SS, Super Songs, issue number 5.

Dana Taranova’s misfortune is to again be my muse.

31. Winter’s Eve. CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 3.

To quote Alice Cooper: “Welcome to my nightmare.”

30. Bewitched by Danatar! CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 2.

Dana Taranova, and her abuse by You Tube.

29. American Social Media: Sell now! ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 11.

American social media companies claim they’re improving. They’re actually digging their graves.

28. Nashamasha Hits One Million! ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 13.

Nashamasha triumphs, despite You Tube’s censorship.

27. Be Hip! ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 12.

Hate is an essential part of being “hip”.

26. Rock songs, and Dana Taranova! SS, Super Songs, issue number 4.

Dana Taranova enhances this rock music playlist.

25. Up Yours, You Tube! SS, Super Songs, issue number 3.

My_ Home’s ( near ) destruction gets some justice here.

24. Confessions of a Stud.

I bare my soul to Dana Taranova, and you.

23. You Tube Lies. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 10.

Are you jerking off while You Tube abuses girls?

22. Blocked by You Tube. SS, Super Songs, issue number 2.

You Tube’s prudes force-feed a post to my blog.

21. You Tube Censors My_ Home. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 9.

Find out why You Tube is, in my opinion, the new Nazis.

20. Danatar Victimized by You Tube. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 8.

Google’s You Tube violated COPPA for over two decades. To make up for this, it now abuses young creators.

19. Slop Sells. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 7.

Post “slop” and live forever.

18. Screwed by You Tube. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 6.

To “better protect the family”, You Tube screws young creators.

17. Back from the Dead. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 5.

You Tube fails to kill my comments.

16. Victorian Style Erotica: Meeting Frosty. ER, Erotic Romances, issue number 1.

Bedtime reading.

15. Apple Erases My Videos. You Tube Deletes A Channel, and Many Videos. BS, the Basement Stud news service, issue number 4.

Malfeasance by Apple and You Tube nearly overwhelm this article. It’s about the most beautiful girl in the world, Icy Tenshilcy.

14. Can Search Engines Find You? ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 4.

Why Microsoft does not have the best search engine. (Bing can’t find me).

13. Sneaky Apple. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 3.

Be (at least) a sub-moron. Don’t implement Apple’s Touch ID, or Face ID.

12. Sex (stories), and Making Web Archive Documents. AI, Apple Info, issue number 3.

How to obtain stories from the website asstr.org. How to enjoy internet stories and photos offline.

11. The End Point of All Human Achievement? BO, Book Observations, issue number 1.

Book Reviewed: On the Beach. The main purpose of a nuclear armed submarine. Why earth won’t end in a nuclear war, but you will.

10. Apple Screws Kindle. AI, Apple Info, issue number 2.

Free literature from Gutenberg.org. iPAD OS 13 can no longer obtain books from Gutenberg, and put them into Kindle. How to obtain books from Gutenberg, and put them into Apple’s “Books” App.

9. Apple’s iPad OS 13.1.2 FILM Downloads, PDFs, Hymens, and more! AI, Apple Info, issue number 1.

iPAD OS 13 can finally download biblical films from the internet (and naked girl films from Pornhub). How to PDF in OS 13 (at Teen Vogue). Tips on Apple’s “Pages” app, in OS 13. (And a complaint.)

8. BANNED by Facebook. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 2.

What happens if Facebook kicks you out of their web site? It happened to me. I expose Facebook’s lies.

7. Porn film Reviewed: Sloan. VD, Video Delights, issue number 1.

Where to get the best version of the film “Sloan”. How to put a film into the app “iMovie”. How to find “Sloan aka Ivey aka Lilly Anne” photos on the internet, at free and pay-for-it web sites. How to identify an incoming virus attack. How to (hopefully) stop an incoming virus attack. How to PDF in iPAD OS 12. The star of “Sloan” in magazines. Why “Sloan” is the greatest porn film ever.

6. Why Facebook will Die. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 1.

My unbiased opinion on why Facebook is a bad stock market investment. Why Facebook is a horrible choice for a writer.

5. Porn film Reviewed: The Nightmare From the Headmaster’s Study. VD, Video Delights, issue number 2.

A list of the top free internet porn sites. Also, (alleged) “me-too” babes get theirs.

4. Andrew Roller’s Rock Music Playlist. (Mick Jagger’s was unavailable.) SS, Super Songs, issue number 1.

Some of my favorite songs, from “White Rabbit” to “Cherry Bomb”. (In versions you might not have heard.) Why the band “The Byrds” corrupts children’s morals.

3. The HOTTEST Girls on You Tube. BS, the Basement Stud news service, issue number 3.

Ten-year-old Maya Burns is introduced by Grace Slick, and sings “White Rabbit”. Twelve-year-old Maya’s superb “Someone to Love” video.

2. The HOTTEST Girls on You Tube. BS, the Basement Stud news service, issue number 2.

The Disney XD channel’s Rachel Gage. (This is the fabulous blonde you’ve seen in commercials!)

1. The HOTTEST Girls on You Tube. BS, the Basement Stud news service, issue number 1.

Dana Taranova, Mari Kruchkova, Nashamasha, and Lilliana Ketchman revealed! Blame these beauties if you don’t like my web site. I couldn’t resist posting about them!

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Arcana: This is Table of Contents issue number 78, version 1.0

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Addendum

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“Addendum” sounds boring, huh? However, that’s where I put breaking news, relating to my previous posts. If you want my latest news on lovely young girls, as well as other previously reported topics, check here.

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Addendum for

Andrew Roller

Stories and Essays

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This is a blog post web site. My posts are “stacked” on top of one another. They go from the first super-exciting post, at the bottom, to the most recent, at the top.

A rewritten post may wind up above one that was written later in time.

Posts above this Addendum may not be included in it.

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A sage once wrote, “You can’t step in the same river twice”. This saying confused me for some time. Of course, you can step in a particular river more than once. However, that river is never exactly the same as it was, when you first stepped in it. The river’s water flows ever on. Fish in the river eat, are eaten, and go to the bathroom.

The internet is always changing. This addendum page updates my previously posted articles. The word “NOTE” will indicate such a change.

90. Milana is HERE. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 44.

Where to find videos by, and about, Milana from Minsk.

Plus: Popular “Danatar”.

89. Enslaved to Abuse. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 43.

You Tube lies about its appeal process. Worse, it demands that its customers collaborate in its abuse.

Plus: A true beauty, gone!

And: Advice for girls: turn on, tune in, drop out.

88. Down the Rabbit Hole. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 42.

A lone You Tube staffer answers for You Tube’s abuse.

Plus: California Attorney General and Federal Trade Commission complaint forms.

87. Screwed Again! ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 41.

I am once more bullied by a lying You Tube employee.

86. Milana Chasingsun BANNED. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 40.

You Tube’s atrocities against art continue.

Plus: Danatar’s “Official site”!

And: Bikini videos by Danatar and Nastasya Lebedeva.

85. Damage Report. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 39.

You Tube terminates more channels, deletes more videos.

Plus: Fourteen-year-old Mari does “the toilet roll challenge”.

And: YouTube policies > Child Safety on YouTube, The Parody.

NOTE: You Tube deleted at least one video by “TheAngelPoli” ( Anghelina Policarpova ).

84. Nevertheless, She Persisted. Until Terminated. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 38.

You Tube kills two more channels.

Plus: “Googled” or “googled”?

And: Does America have “law”?

83. Your Mind Isn’t You. CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 13.

Achieving sleep through meditation.

82. Goodbye, Civilization. Hello, Cuties! VD, Video Delights, issue number 3.

A pedophile’s opinion of the film Cuties.

Plus: ARSE Terms of Service.

81. Deathwatch. CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 12.

Well deserved final days.

80. Embarrassed! CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 11.

A showoff’s comeuppance.

Plus: Help from the devil.

And: Why newborns should vote.

NOTE: shakespeareswords dot com is a pay site after the first 20 views. Had I known that, I would likely have left it unmentioned. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare ( 37 plays, 160 sonnets, and 5 Poetry Books With Active Table of Contents ), by William Shakespeare, with wonderful illustrations, is available from Amazon dot com for 49 cents. Gutenberg dot org is a free source. So is Apple’s “Books” app. Use its “Search” function.

For modernized spelling in Shakespeare’s works, I recommend: Delphi Complete Works of William Shakespeare ( Illustrated ) ( Delphi Series Two Book 26 ) Kindle Edition. It costs $2.99. Amazon reviewer “GtWtShark” warns: do NOT buy the “LITE” version of this book. He calls it “worthless”.

79. Poll Finding Revealed! CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 10.

Where women buy cosmetics.

Also: How to read boring, but required, texts.

78. Apple Goofs. AI, Apple Info, issue number 12.

Apple’s “Files” app has limited memory.

Plus: Beauties, young and younger!

And: A test for you.

77. Sexism and Racism for You. BO, Book Observations, issue number 3.

A requiem for the reader.

76. Age 10 and Naked. AI, Apple Info, issue number 11.

Brooke Shields in the bathtub.

Plus: Stephen King’s best for free.

And: Effective killing.

75. Goonish Google. AI, Apple Info, issue number 10.

How to steer clear of Google censorship.

Plus: Disposing of great but useless prose.

74. Importing Porn. AI, Apple Info, issue number 9.

Send any screen recording to Apple’s “iMovie”.

73. Sins of the Flesh. CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 9.

My schoolboy pursuits of beautiful women.

NOTE: A quality contemporary sex novel is “Lessons in Obedience”, by Lucy Golden. It is available only as a used paperback. Amazon reports the following: Publisher: Black Lace. Date: January 1, 2001. Series: Nexus. Other books are credited to the author. They are available as Amazon Kindle editions. However, I only like “Lessons in Obedience”. “Lucy Golden” may be a pen name used by various authors.

72. Nature Farts. CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 8.

Typhoon Pamela strikes a balmy island.

Also: Why your writing disappears in Apple’s “Pages” app.

71. I Have Sinned! CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 7.

Racism, drugs, and candy.

70. Your Grave, My Bathroom. CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 6.

“Another shitty day in paradise.” – bumper sticker.

69. Salvation and Pizza. CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 5.

Captain America, Gustav, and me.

68. Bradbury Censored. BO, Book Observations, issue number 2.

A discussion of Amazon Kindle versions of Bradbury and Pasternak books.

67. Help for “Molesters”. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 37.

“Stop lying about my record”. – Bob Dole.

66. The Joy of Pathos. ASS, Andrew’s Super Songs, issue number 7.

Game robbery, and a great tune.

65. Capeci on Race. AI, Apple Info, issue number 8.

Learn about African American history, and more, enjoyably.

NOTE: Subscribing to a course in iTunesU will take up memory on your iPad, even if you don’t download the lectures. This loss of memory is most noticeable in your Files app. To free up memory in your Files app, unsubscribe from one or more courses at iTunesU. The courses will still be available at iTunesU, unless Apple removes them.

64. Bullied by You Tube. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 36.

You Tube hides behind form letters, letting bullying employees flourish.

NOTE: You Tube now states that the video “Back to school.Try on haul.” by Mari Kruchkova was deleted because of a copyright claim by IOnNR KpIO4KOBa. ( A Cyrillic name, rendered in English by me. The surname is likely “Kruchkova”. )

63. Milana’s Family Channel BANNED. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 35.

Why Steve Jobs was right about Google.

NOTE: Milana’s new You Tube channel is: Chasingsun Family / Minsk

62. Who is Milana? ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 34.

Finding the real Milana of Minsk, Belarus.

NOTE: Pointing your web browser to “boosty.to/milana” now gives you the following message: “Page suspended [ no period ] Unfortunately, the page was suspended due to a violation of the terms of use.” The message is by “boosty.to”. Milana discusses this matter on her You Tube channels “Milana from Minsk”, and “Milana Chasingsun”.

61. You Tube Trouble. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 33.

If You Tube is again blocking my comments, they’ve failed.

NOTE: milanafamily.com is now limited to friends and family. This includes the “Contact Us” function. milanafamily.com is the web site of Milana’s older sister Olga.

60. Litzy Mini Top Model BANNED. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 32.

You Tube’s crimes against art continue.

59. A Fabulous Video! BS, the Basement Stud news service, issue number 5.

“a small lifes..” by Milana Chasingsun.

NOTE: Milana now has a third You Tube channel: Milana Chasingsun.

58. “Comments” Silenced. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 31.

Silence is golden at censorious You Tube.

57. Danatar2 BANNED. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 30.

You Tube attacks a 12-year-old girl.

56. COVID Alert! BS, Breaking Story, issue number 1.

CDC: Wiping your ass is essential to preventing infection.

55. You Tube Abuse. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 29.

You Tube destroyed one of my Playlists.

54. Silenced by You Tube. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 28.

You Tube destroyed all my Comments.

NOTE: As of this writing, You Tube has restored my past Comments.

53. Terminated? How to Appeal. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 27.

Read this before You Tube kicks you out.

52. WAR at You Tube. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 26.

You Tube has rogue employees.

51. You Tube’s Bad Conduct. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 25.

How You Tube stifles complaints.

50. I am Terminated. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 24.

You Tube came for me.

49. Saved by COVID-19! CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 4.

Why you need me ( girls ).

48. Facebook is Spying on You! ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 23.

Mark Yuckerberg profits by snooping on you.

NOTE: For more on this, read the “Epilogue” of the book, “The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the revolution that swept virtual reality, by Blake J. Harris.”

47. Kelly Kutie Channel Killed! ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 22.

Google destroys more information.

46. Dumb and You Tube. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 21.

You can still paste comments into You Tube.

NOTE: You Tube no longer crashes every several minutes.

45. Michael Bloomberg:  Liar and Thief. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 20.

How Bloomberg funds his presidential run.

44. Yale is Free! AI, Apple Info, issue number 7.

Enjoy courses at iTunes U.

NOTE: If all the icons in Materials are gray, you are not connected to the Internet.

43. Phone Freedom! AI, Apple Info, issue number 6.

Comfortably read your phone while you eat.

42. Safari Saves Apple News! AI, Apple Info, issue number 5.

How to save news stories to your own files.

41. Google Drive gets porn to iMovie! AI, Apple Info, issue number 4.

Help for jerkoffs and writers.

NOTE: This process now stalls when one reaches the “Upload” step. Re-start the process at the “Upload” step to finish the job.

NOTE: The problem stated above no longer occurs.

NOTE: Google Drive will not send a screen recording of a You Tube video to iMovie.

40. Fun Girl Web Sites. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 19.

Look at girls without getting arrested!

NOTE: “Most adolescents 9 through 14 years of age should get HPV vaccine.” – HPV ( Human Papillomavirus ) Vaccine: What You Need to Know, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The HPV virus is a sexually transmitted disease. Any “adult” over age 26 is denied this vaccine. Such a person is declared to be “Aged Out”. In America, “innocent” children in elementary school are sexually active, but not adults. The same “Aged Out” restriction applies to the Meningococcal MCV4 Vaccine, and the Polio Vaccine.

As you may have noticed in the first sentence of this note, the word “the” is apparently unknown to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“Aged Out” citation: UC San Diego Health After Visit Summary paperwork, the Health Maintenance Summary section. If you have not contracted the above maladies, and have not been vaccinated, you are at risk of getting these diseases.

NOTE: I have been informed that “the Meningococcal MCV4 Vaccine” is in fact two separate vaccines. These are:

Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine.

Meningococcal B Vaccine.

NOTE: Teen Cover Girls ( teencovergirls.com ) is a new legal website. It features girls ranging in age from 13 – 17.

39. Ignored by Amazon. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 18.

Amazon’s worst enemy is itself.

38. Amazon Lies. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 17.

Amazon lies to cover up for its shoddy merchandise.

37. Big Tech Blacklist? ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 15.

If one Big Tech company bans you, all the other Big Tech companies might too.

36. Youth & Art Destroyed by You Tube. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 16.

Big Tech, not our Constitution, is deciding what we can say.

35. Instagram Lures Child Labor. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 14.

Mark Suckerberg exploits children, globally.

34. The Worst Days of the Year. SS, Super Songs, issue number 6.

I prove to Dana Taranova that I’m the real Grinch.

33. F.B.I. Warning!

The Federal Bikini Inspectors put you on notice.

32. Music, apes, and bathroom noises. SS, Super Songs, issue number 5.

Dana Taranova’s misfortune is to again be my muse.

31. Winter’s Eve. CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 3.

To quote Alice Cooper: “Welcome to my nightmare.”

30. Bewitched by Danatar! CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 2.

Dana Taranova, and her abuse by You Tube.

29. American Social Media: Sell now! ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 11.

American social media companies claim they’re improving. They’re actually digging their graves.

28. Nashamasha Hits One Million! ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 13.

Nashamasha triumphs, despite You Tube’s censorship.

27. Be Hip! ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 12.

Hate is an essential part of being “hip”.

26. Rock songs, and Dana Taranova! SS, Super Songs, issue number 4.

Dana Taranova enhances this rock music playlist.

25. Up Yours, You Tube! SS, Super Songs, issue number 3.

My_ Home’s ( near ) destruction gets some justice here.

24. Confessions of a Stud.

I bare my soul to Dana Taranova, and you.

NOTE: On You Tube, you can tap on this icon: “My_ Home View channel”. You will now find one ( new ) video there. All previous videos were erased by You Tube.

Subscribing to My_ Home is not sufficient. You won’t find any My_ Home videos if you merely subscribe. You must tap on the icon, “My_ Home view channel”. ( After you’ve subscribed to My_ Home. )

If you use You Tube’s “search” function ( the magnifying glass ), you will be told that My_ Home has two videos. This is incorrect. Only one video is available at My_ Home.

23. You Tube Lies. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 10.

Are you jerking off while You Tube abuses girls?

22. Blocked by You Tube. SS, Super Songs, issue number 2.

You Tube’s prudes force-feed a post to my blog.

21. You Tube Censors My_ Home. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 9.

Find out why You Tube is, in my opinion, the new Nazis.

20. Danatar Victimized by You Tube. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 8.

Google’s You Tube violated COPPA for over two decades. To make up for this, it now abuses young creators.

1. NOTE: As of this writing, Danatar and Mari Kruchkova are again able to accept comments to their videos.

2. NOTE: Comments are turned off for Dana Taranova’s latest videos. However, comments are turned on for Mari Kruchkova’s latest video.

3. WANTED: MEN. (Even if you’re in your mom’s basement.) For now, like the Wicked Witch of the West, You Tube has won. It is functionally impossible to post any comments to the You Tube channels, “Danatar”, and “Mari Kruchkova”.

4. NOTE: Occasionally, one can post comments to “Danatar”, and “Dana Taranova”. One can sometimes post comments to Mari Kruchkova’s new channel. Mari’s new channel has the same name as her first channel: “Mari Kruchkova”.

5. Many viewers of “Danatar”, “Dana Taranova”, and the two “Mari Kruchkova” channels comment during the Live Chat Premiere of a video.

19. Slop Sells. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 7.

Post “slop” and live forever.

18. Screwed by You Tube. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 6.

To “better protect the family”, You Tube screws young creators.

17. Back from the Dead. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 5.

You Tube fails to kill my comments.

NOTE: Mari Kruchkova’s video, “Back to school. Try on haul” has been reposted. The title is now solely in Cyrillic. Rendered in english, it reads, “CKOPO B WKONY”. The cover image of this video no longer features Mari in a bikini. (The video itself is unaltered).

NOTE: Mari Kruchkova’s video, “Back to school. Try on haul” has been restored to its original title and cover photo on You Tube.

16. Victorian Style Erotica: Meeting Frosty. ER, Erotic Romances, issue number 1.

Bedtime reading.

15. Apple Erases My Videos. You Tube Deletes A Channel, and Many Videos. BS, the Basement Stud news service, issue number 4.

Malfeasance by Apple and You Tube nearly overwhelm this article. It’s about the most beautiful girl in the world, Icy Tenshilcy.

1. NOTE: I have found my missing “screen recordings”. They are at Photos > Albums > Videos. My apologies to Apple.

2. NOTE: Kill Apple! In iPAD OS 13.1.3 “screen recordings” no longer records a video’s sound.

3. NOTE: Call me a moron. To turn on the sound for a screen recording, tap the bullhorn icon at the upper right of your screen.

4. NOTE: Icy Tenshilcy has two You Tube channels: icy_tenshi, and Icy Tenshi.

5. NOTE: I am having difficulty finding the channel icy_tenshi.

6. NOTE: Icy Tenshilcy was formerly known as Nordic Alien.

14. Can Search Engines Find You? ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 4.

Why Microsoft does not have the best search engine. (Bing can’t find me).

NOTE: Bing now knows I exist. Hopefully, I’ll be hearing from “Bill G” soon. Some of my WordPress articles now appear on Yahoo.

13. Sneaky Apple. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 3.

Be (at least) a sub-moron. Don’t implement Apple’s Touch ID, or Face ID.

12. Sex (stories), and Making Web Archive Documents. AI, Apple Info, issue number 3.

How to obtain stories from the website asstr.org. How to enjoy internet stories and photos offline.

11. The End Point of All Human Achievement? BO, Book Observations, issue number 1.

Book Reviewed: On the Beach. The main purpose of a nuclear armed submarine. Why earth won’t end in a nuclear war, but you will.

10. Apple Screws Kindle. AI, Apple Info, issue number 2.

Free literature from Gutenberg.org. iPAD OS 13 can no longer obtain books from Gutenberg, and put them into Kindle. How to obtain books from Gutenberg, and put them into Apple’s “Books” App.

NOTE: As of Apple’s iPad OS 13.3, it is again possible to download books from Gutenberg, and put them in Kindle.

9. Apple’s iPad OS 13.1.2 FILM Downloads, PDFs, Hymens, and more! AI, Apple Info, issue number 1.

iPAD OS 13 can finally download biblical films from the internet (and naked girl films from Pornhub). How to PDF in OS 13 (at Teen Vogue).

NOTE: Making a web archive document is now better than PDFing.

Tips on Apple’s “Pages” app, in OS 13. (And a complaint.)

NOTE: Apple has fixed its “Downloads” folder. It now appears when one attempts to move files.

8. BANNED by Facebook. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 2.

What happens if Facebook kicks you out of their web site? It happened to me. I expose Facebook’s lies.

NOTE: For more on this, generally, read the “Epilogue” of the book, “The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the revolution that swept virtual reality, by Blake J. Harris.”

7. Porn film Reviewed: Sloan. VD, Video Delights, issue number 1.

Where to get the best version of the film “Sloan”. How to put a film into the app “iMovie”, in OS 12.

1. NOTE: In OS 13, it is not possible to put a downloaded internet film into iMovie.

2. NOTE: In OS 13, I have now managed to put one downloaded internet film into iMovie.

3. NOTE: In OS 13.1.3, I am able to put any downloaded internet film into iMovie.

How to find “Sloan aka Ivey aka Lilly Anne” photos on the internet, at free and pay-for-it web sites. How to identify an incoming virus attack. How to (hopefully) stop an incoming virus attack. How to PDF in iPAD OS 12. The star of “Sloan” in magazines. Why “Sloan” is the greatest porn film ever.

6. Why Facebook will Die. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 1.

My unbiased opinion on why Facebook is a bad stock market investment. Why Facebook is a horrible choice for a writer.

5. Porn film Reviewed: The Nightmare From the Headmaster’s Study. VD, Video Delights, issue number 2.

A list of the top free internet porn sites. Also, (alleged) “me-too” babes get theirs.

4. Andrew Roller’s Rock Music Playlist. (Mick Jagger’s was unavailable.) SS, Super Songs, issue number 1.

Some of my favorite songs, from “White Rabbit” to “Cherry Bomb”. (In versions you might not have heard.) Why the band “The Byrds” corrupts children’s morals.

3. The HOTTEST Girls on You Tube. BS, the Basement Stud news service, issue number 3.

Ten-year-old Maya Burns is introduced by Grace Slick, and sings “White Rabbit”. Twelve-year-old Maya’s superb “Someone to Love” video.

2. The HOTTEST Girls on You Tube. BS, the Basement Stud news service, issue number 2.

The Disney XD channel’s Rachel Gage. (This is the fabulous blonde you’ve seen in commercials!)

1. The HOTTEST Girls on You Tube. BS, the Basement Stud news service, issue number 1.

Dana Taranova, Mari Kruchkova, Nashamasha, and Lilliana Ketchman revealed! Blame these beauties if you don’t like my web site. I couldn’t resist posting about them!

1. NOTE: The channel, “supper Gymnastics Angles”, has been “terminated” by You Tube.

2. NOTE: The notice, “Video was removed”, now plagues my You Tube library of downloaded videos by Dana Taranova, and Mari Kruchkova. My best guess is that this is blue-nosed bullying on the part of You Tube’s staff. No You Tube video that I’ve ever seen, by anyone, was legally objectionable in any way.

3. NOTE: Dana Taranova lives in Kiev, Ukraine. Mari Kruchkova, formerly of Kaliningrad, Russia, now lives in Moscow, Russia. Nashamasha continues to live in Odessa Oblast, Ukraine. Lilliana Ketchman lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in the United States of America. I derived this information from publicly available sources. I have not released it until the girls themselves did so, to the general public, in public forums.

4. NOTE: Dana Taranova now has two You Tube channels: “Danatar”, and “Dana Taranova”. ( The displayed quote marks are mine. ) Dana Taranova makes “Likee” videos. These appear at the “Likee” website. Dana also posts “Likee” videos to the You Tube channel, “Fantastic Gymnastic”. Dana Taranova is on Mark Suckerberg’s “Instagram”.

Mari Kruchkova now has two You Tube channels. The icons for these channels are slightly different, but each has the same name: “Mari Kruchkova”. Mari Kruchkova is also on Mark Suckerberg’s “Instagram”.

5. NOTE: The You Tube channel “Dana Taranova” was renamed by Dana as “Danatar2”. About two weeks later, “Danatar2” was terminated by You Tube. Dana’s current You Tube channels are: Danatar, Danatar Backstage, Dana Tar Life, and Dana Tar Gym.

6. At my You Tube channel, you’ll find complete information on the various channels that girls on You Tube post to. This information is provided for girls that I have chosen to follow.

NOTE: The information on girls is complete through May 2020. “[ Deleted video ]”, due to censorship by You Tube, is driving me crazy. I hope to bring all the girls’ information up to date soon. Other videos are continually being added, including music videos that I like.

7. NOTE: ( September 8, 2020 ). Dana Taranova’s current You Tube channels are: Danatar Tar ( formerly Danatar ), Danatar Backstage, Dana Tar Life, and Danatar Gym ( formerly Dana Tar Gym ).

NOTE: My understanding is that Dana Taranova is now on Twitter, with the address: #danablogger However, I have yet to find #danablogger.

Mari Kruchkova’s current You Tube channels are Mari Kruchkova, Victoria Baez ( formerly Mari Kruchkova ( 2 ) ), and Mom&Mari.

The channel “Victoria Baez” is devoid of “Mari Kruchkova ( 2 )” videos. The extant videos of “Mari Kruchkova ( 2 )” are, however, available in my playlist titled “Victoria Baez”, at my channel “Andrew Roller”. I simply have an old playlist. I don’t know how or why the change occurred. One must assume that some sort of You Tube censorship was involved.

8. NOTE: ( September 8, 2020 ). According to her “Official site”, www dot danatar dot best, Dana is on the platforms You Tube, Instagram, Likee, and Telegram Messenger.

9. NOTE: ( September 21, 2020 ). Dana’s Likee ID is: danatar

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This is Addendum issue number 85

Arcana: This is Addendum issue number 85, version 1.0

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Enslaved to Abuse

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ET 43 Boner-fide double issue. Collector’s edition!

Editorial Thunder presents…

Enslaved to Abuse

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by Andrew Roller

You Tube lies about its appeal process. Worse, it demands that its customers collaborate in its abuse.

Plus: A true beauty, gone!

And: Advice for girls: turn on, tune in, drop out.

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On September 10, You Tube removed my playlist called “kids area”. On September 11, I appealed You Tube’s removal of my playlist. An article on You Tube, written by You Tube, states:

“After you submit an appeal.

“You’ll get an email from YouTube letting you know the result of your appeal request.”

( Page title: “Appeal Community Guidelines actions”. )

This is a lie. On September 10, You Tube removed my playlist called “kids area”. You Tube put a “warning” ( a pre-“strike” ) against my You Tube account, “Andrew Roller”.

I appealed the removal of my playlist, and the “warning”, on September 11. I have never heard anything back from the You Tube Appeals department.

In March, You Tube removed my playlist called “part unnumbered”. You Tube put a “warning” ( a pre-“strike” ) against my You Tube account, “Andrew Roller.”

I appealed the removal of my playlist, and the “warning” at that time. I never heard anything back from the You Tube Appeals department.

On September 16, I received another letter from “Antoinnette”. She identified herself as working for “the YouTube team”. By this, I assume she means she’s an employee of “The YouTube and Play Music Team”. She has always maintained that, by writing to her, I was writing to the wrong You Tube department. Hence, Antoinnette does not work for You Tube Appeals.

On September 16, Antoinnette wrote the following to me:

“If you haven’t done so, I would recommend that you appeal the community guideline strike using this article [ a link ] as a guide. I apologize as I can’t do this on your behalf.” Hence, Antoinnette is unable to forward my complaint to You Tube Appeals.

As noted above, I complained to You Tube Appeals about the removal of my playlists. I did this in March, and in September. I never heard anything back from You Tube Appeals.

In the article ( mentioned by Antoinnette ), You Tube writes:

“You may appeal each strike only once.”

( Page title: “Appeal Community Guidelines actions”. )

In my experience, the ability to write to You Tube Appeals vanishes once you submit an appeal. It is physically impossible to contact You Tube Appeals a second time, regarding the strike that has been issued.

The “article” ( mentioned by Antoinnette ) follows You Tube’s usual practice. The “article” is, in fact, a maze of linked web pages. Each page has multiple web links. Many of these pages are new to me. This is the case despite the fact that I’ve roamed through You Tube’s “guidelines” many times. My only sure path back into these pages is via Antoinnette’s link. However, as usual, her e-mail to me keeps disappearing in Google’s Gmail app.

Many pages in this maze of an “article” CANNOT be converted to PDF files. This, again, is the usual situation with You Tube’s “guidelines”. I don’t think this is sloppy work on You Tube’s part. In You Tube’s “guidelines”, a page that looks important is usually a page that one can’t PDF. Perhaps You Tube feels ashamed of its “guidelines”, as it should. An inability to PDF You Tube’s pages of “guidelines” makes my job of reporting on them harder.

If you have an Apple iPad, capture pages in You Tube’s “article” by converting them into “Web Archive” documents. You’ll need the free app “Documents”, by the “Readdle” company, to open a “Web Archive” document. “Documents” by “Readdle” is available at the Apple App Store.

It is more cumbersome to deal with a “Web Archive” document than a PDF file. That’s because you have to send a Web Archive document to “Files”, on your iPad. Then, you have to send the Web Archive document from “Files” to “Documents” by “Readdle”. The Web Archive document will automatically open there.

However, in “Documents” by “Readdle”, it’s best to save your Web Archive document. Follow the steps to do this.

Once you’ve saved the Web Archive document in “Documents”, it’s best to create a folder in “Documents” to hold your Web Archive document. Follow the steps to do this.

Here’s more from the “article” that Antoinnette referred me to. It reads:

“Don’t post playlists on YouTube if they fit any of the descriptions noted below. …

“Playlists that include multiple videos that have been removed for violating our guidelines. If you notice that multiple videos in your public playlists have been removed or deleted, please take some time to remove those videos from your playlists as well.”

Huh? The following questions are raised:

1. Is You Tube speaking of actual videos? Or is You Tube speaking of icons that read, “[ Deleted video ]”. A “[ Deleted video ]” icon isn’t a video. It’s an icon.

2. If You Tube is speaking of icons that read, “[ Deleted video ]”, why would You Tube fear people finding out what it’s done? For instance, You Tube gutted Mari Kruchkova’s channels. It deleted many of her ( utterly innocuous ) videos. Presumably, You Tube attacked Mari’s channels to “protect” her, as a 14 year old “child”. Why would You Tube want to hide the fact that it is “protecting” Mari?

You Tube terminated every one of Milana’s You Tube accounts. ( I’m speaking of Milana from Minsk. ) You Tube terminated every You Tube account by members of Milana’s family. As this must have been done to “protect” 14-year-old Milana, why wouldn’t You Tube want this known?

I’ll tell you why. Because every video by Milana, like those by Mari, Danatar, and so many others, were innocuous. You Tube’s employees are capricious hypocrites. You Tube deleted a one minute video of Milana, fully clothed, playing a piano. You Tube deletes bikini videos ( and much else ) by one girl, but leaves similar videos by other girls untouched.

More questions arise, in regard to You Tube’s playlist “guideline” ( shown above ). The questions are these:

3. A creator can upload videos, and then put those videos into a playlist. Is this the sort of playlist that You Tube is speaking of?

Or

4. A fan of videos can put videos into a playlist. I do this all the time. None are videos that I’ve uploaded. I’ve never uploaded any videos to You Tube.

You Tube is constantly attacking the videos in my playlists. You Tube does this by attacking the You Tube accounts of others. That is, You Tube attacks the creators who uploaded the videos. You Tube’s attacks are reflected in my playlists. How in God’s name am I supposed to clear all the “[ Deleted video ]” icons from my 200-odd playlists?

One can’t do a wholesale removal of “[ Deleted video ]” icons. Each icon must be discovered and removed in turn.

5. Apparently, You Tube wants me to conceal their abuse of their customers. You Tube wants me to do this by constantly digging through my playlists to find “[ Deleted video ]” icons.

6. Recently, You Tube changed its software. A playlist used to display 1,000 videos. That is, if you scrolled down a playlist, you would see 1,000 icons representing 1,000 videos.

Now, a playlist only displays 500 videos, or less.

If you scroll down a playlist now, the playlist begins to “stall” at somewhere around the 200 video mark. A little wheel spins on your screen as You Tube’s software labors to display more video icons.

7. A “[ Deleted video ]” icon can mean any number of things. You have to click on the “[ Deleted video ]” icon to find out what it represents. For instance, “[ Deleted video ]” could mean:

A. The video violated You Tube’s Community Guidelines.

B. The video violated You Tube’s Terms of Service.

C. Someone filed a copyright claim against the video.

D. The video is private.

E. The video was removed by the uploader.

F. The You Tube account was closed by the ( now former ) You Tube customer.

In my experience, “[ Deleted video ]” always means You Tube’s goons attacked a You Tube account. The only exception is a copyright violation filed by a stated entity.

For instance, Sony asserted its copyright over a video that someone had uploaded to You Tube. Two recent, separate, marital disputes resulted in videos being removed over asserted copyright claims. That is, dad and mom broke up. Each claimed their share of the videos starring their lovely daughter.

8. If I click on the same “[ Deleted video ]” icon twice, I get shut out of You Tube. In order to get back on You Tube, I have to quit the You Tube app. Then I have to reboot the You Tube app. This slows any attempt to remove “[ Deleted video ]” icons in playlists.

9. My playlist, “Milana from Minsk memorial”, once held 425 videos. Since You Tube terminated every account by Milana from Minsk, my playlist now holds 425 “[ Deleted video ]” icons. Imagine trying to rid yourself of all those icons! My oldest playlists, with videos on various subjects, are marred by numerous “[ Deleted video ]” icons. It’s as if You Tube’s staff fired at my playlists with a shotgun.

10. Why shouldn’t I honor a You Tube account that’s been terminated? I don’t agree with You Tube’s actions. The terminated You Tube channel’s videos are gone. I’m stuck with “[ Deleted video ]” icons. By keeping my playlist, I’m commemorating a You Tube channel that I feel You Tube treated unfairly. Even the Nazis let their military foes honor their dead. The Nazis didn’t let slaughtered civilians, like Jews, honor their dead. Is You Tube an internet platform, or a death camp?

11. Perhaps, in the past, the following was possible. You, or I, would create a playlist. If set to “public”, the playlist would circulate on You Tube. Other people would encounter it.

Not any more. You Tube has hard-wired its own playlists to most every video on You Tube. If you watch a Danatar video, you’ll see an advertisement for a playlist that has been created by You Tube. The playlist holds Danatar videos. The advertisement appears as a still photo to the right of the Danatar video that you summoned.

What you won’t see is an advertisement for my Danatar playlist. Or yours, if you’ve made one. The same result occurs for nearly every video on You Tube.

To see a playlist of mine, a person has to search for my playlist by name. Do this using the “Search” function on You Tube. Hence, a playlist riddled with “[ Deleted video ]” icons ( which You Tube imposed ) shouldn’t be regarded as “not ready for prime time”. That’s because no one on You Tube will randomly encounter my playlist.

The notion that You Tube doesn’t want, say, “unprofessional” playlists circulating on You Tube is nonsense. Such playlists don’t circulate. So why does You Tube complain about playlists with lots of “[ Deleted video ]” icons? The answer is: to destroy the evidence of their abuse of girls. By this I mean: the evidence that You Tube abuses girls by deleting the girls’ videos, and terminating the girls’ accounts.

( You Tube often uses the word “channel” interchangeably with the word “account”. If you’re an average person like me, and You Tube terminates your account, You Tube has terminated your channel. Only true You Tube pros, like Danatar, can survive endless attacks by You Tube, yet maintain multiple You Tube channels. Milana ( from Minsk ) was another such pro. Now, of course, Milana has been annihilated ( yet again ) from You Tube, by You Tube.

( You can always enjoy my extant playlists by visiting my You Tube channel, “Andrew Roller”. Due to the damage my channel sustains, on a regular basis, I often hide from my channel! I don’t want to get snared into blowing endless hours fixing what You Tube has wrecked. There are only so many hours per day that a guy can occupy himself on the toilet. ) ( I’ll buy a chair someday. )

( In this era of the Wuhan virus ( COVID-19 ), I do occasionally leave my room. That doesn’t mean I escape the work my You Tube channel requires. Have you ever visited a public toilet, with a need to relieve yourself, only to find some jerk locked in the sole stall? Consider the sacrifice of your dignity as a contribution to my art. You don’t need to donate money to support art like mine. Just keep a pair of spare underwear handy. )

The section of You Tube’s “article” on playlists ends with the following statement:

“Please note this is not a complete list.” ( Of playlist “violations”. )

( Page title: “Policy on playlists”. )

Recently, I got a pamphlet from the ( United States ) Social Security Administration. Written on the first page is this:

“Follow the Social Security Administration at these social media sites.” The icons for Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube are displayed.

I’m banned from Facebook. As Twitter is censorious, I’ve never bothered to join it. Apparently, if I don’t spend hundreds of hours finding and removing “[ Deleted video ]” icons in my playlists, I’ll be banned from You Tube. I’ve already been attacked numerous times by You Tube’s employees, for false and malicious reasons.

I’m a veteran. I get literature from “The Navy Exchange”. The literature invites me to view entertainment for U.S. soldiers, and veterans, on Facebook. Being banned from Facebook, I can’t enjoy any of this.

Facebook never gave me any clear reason why they banned me. I can, however, guess why Facebook banned me. An ( anonymous ) Facebook employee didn’t like something I wrote on Facebook, on my own Facebook page.

Note that a Facebook page always asks, “What’s on your mind?” It asks this of the owner of the Facebook page. I told Facebook what was on my mind, on my Facebook page, and got kicked out.

I’m deeply concerned that Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube are going to become quasi-governmental agencies in America. Once, I called “TRICARE”. It is a medical service for soldiers, their families, and veterans. I didn’t understand something about my medical care. What did the clerk at TRICARE tell me? “Look it up on You Tube. We have videos there.” ( By Tricare. ) I didn’t understand something about my Apple iPad. I called Apple. What did the clerk at Apple tell me? “Look it up on You Tube. We have videos there.” ( By Apple. )

Milana from Minsk may own Apple products. Since she and her family have been banned from You Tube, they can’t view You Tube videos. Nor will I be able to, if I refuse to collaborate in You Tube’s abuse of girls, by removing “[ Deleted video ]” icons.

Richard Trumka is a union leader. He is the president of the AFL-CIO. ( The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations ). Trumka once made a remark about Scott Walker. Walker had just ceased to be the governor of Wisconsin.

Of Walker, Trumka said,

“Scott Walker is still a disgrace, just no longer national.”

( Source: “thehill.com”, via Google. )

My opinion is similar, with regard to You Tube. Based on my experience of its conduct, You Tube isn’t a company. It’s a disgrace. But not a national one. You Tube is a global disgrace.

THE CYBER-UNION MAKES US STRONG

Unions used to be illegal. Workers had to fight to gain the rights that some may now take for granted.

As customers of Big Tech, we should form a union. Let’s call it a cyber-union. Our union will then negotiate with various Big Tech platforms, with regard to what rights we’ll have on those platforms.

You Tube must not be allowed to abuse its customers, as it is doing. Rights like the First Amendment aren’t worth a damn when it comes to You Tube. That’s because courts have decided that the First Amendment only prevents abuse by the government. You Tube, under this interpretation, can deny its customers the right to speak as much as it pleases.

I feel You Tube’s abuse goes beyond denying its customers’ speech rights. If I were an attorney, I’d pursue claims against You Tube for inflicting emotional distress on its customers. However, my experience of lawyers is this: the average lawyer only takes a case that is a sure bet to win.

Let’s not wait for lawyers to act. Let’s not assume that politicians will help us, either. Big Tech showers politicians with money, in the form of campaign contributions. So waiting for politicians to help us is like waiting for the next ice age.

Customers of Big Tech need to engage in collective bargaining. Then, You Tube’s vague, ever-malleable “Community Standards” won’t be just what You Tube decrees. You Tube’s “Community Standards” will reflect an agreement reached by mutual consent. If You Tube fails to bargain with our cyber-union, we’ll go on strike. You Tube will be stuck with a platform that has advertisers, but no viewers. You Tube will cease receiving monthly fees from its customers.

The same will be true if Facebook, Twitter, and other Big Tech platforms fail to negotiate with our cyber-union.

When the Declaration of Independence was signed, Benjamin Franklin said this:

“We must all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”

Without a cyber-union, we’ll continue to suffer at the hands of the “Tech Gods”, and their jackals, for decades to come.

AND IN THE END…

“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.”

– Thomas Paine

Source: A letter from “The Future of Freedom Foundation”. “fff.org”

NEWS KEEPS BREAKING! ( below )

MY FIRST COMMENT!

My WordPress site received its first comment today. Instantly, I was seized with the notion of referring to myself by “the royal we”. That is, calling myself “we” instead of “I”. Tucker Carlson does this all the time on T.V. He does it on his Fox News channel show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight”.

In response to the comment I got, I penned an article. It’s titled:

Why I’ll probably love your comment, but keep it private.

The comment for my WordPress site came in the form of an e-mail. The e-mail was from WordPress itself. Their e-mail said the following:

“[ Andrew Roller ] Please moderate: “Danatar2 BANNED”

“New comment waiting approval on Andrew Roller

“Niles commented on Danatar2 BANNED

“I think some YouTube employee is extortion Dana and she rejected [ no period ].”

I take this comment to mean:

1. A You Tube employee attempted to extort money from Dana Taranova.

2. Dana Taranova ( at age 12 ) refused to pay money to the You Tube employee.

3. Hence, the You Tube employee terminated ( some of ) Dana’s You Tube channels, and deleted ( many of ) Dana’s You Tube videos.

My response:

1. I don’t agree with you. How do you account for the fact that so many other girls have been abused on You Tube, by You Tube? Did the employee attempt to extort money from 14-year-old Milana from Minsk? From 14-year-old Mari Kruchkova? From 10 or 11-year-old Ustina Abramova? From 15 or 16-year-old Anghelina Policarpova? From the 11-year-old owner of the channel “My_ Home?” From 10 or 11-year-old Daniela Lapovok? All of these girls have had videos deleted by You Tube, or worse.

I think You Tube’s abuse stems from bile. It disturbs some women to have to “compete” with “little” girls. These witches don’t want “men” paying attention to “little” girls. They want men chasing after them ( the witches ). Hence, some women on You Tube abuse girls by deleting the girls’ videos, and terminating the girls’ channels. I can’t imagine the trauma this causes each individual girl. These witches also do their utmost to screw guys like me, plus many others, for whatever reason. I imagine some male staffers collaborate with You Tube’s witches. I’d call these prudes “bitches and fags”, but I don’t want to unfairly tarnish lesbians and gays. I try always to remember the following maxim. Don’t shoot someone ( metaphorically ) who might agree with you. Also, don’t shoot someone who’s persuadable. And, don’t shoot someone who’s just trying to stay out of the way.

2. Thank you, Niles, for sending your comment to me!

3. I wish WordPress allowed comments on my blog site to be unmoderated. Unfortunately, WordPress doesn’t. WordPress is requiring me to decide whether or not a comment that is sent to me, via my WordPress site, will be publicly posted.

4. When I write, I try to adhere to an old-fashioned standard of journalism. I’m happy to receive any comment. However, many comments that I see, on the internet, consist of little more than a sentence. The sentence doesn’t always adhere to the best grammatical standards. I realize I have many readers for whom English isn’t a first language. Poor English doesn’t concern me. I’ll post a comment that is written poorly in English. However, I’m not going to take responsibility for a comment that is vague, and that makes assertions that I feel aren’t adequately supported. Niles’ comment, much as I welcome it, is that sort of comment. It is a single sentence, does not adhere to the best grammatical standards, is vague, and makes a potentially libellous claim. I’m happy to read it. I don’t want to take responsibility for posting it, publicly, on my WordPress site.

5. Send me any comment you like. However, in most cases, I’ll probably just enjoy your comment as a private one. I won’t be posting it publicly.

6. In the United States, rules governing the internet are likely to change in the future. Libel law may well apply to internet platforms. It’s best if I apply an old-fashioned journalistic standard now. I’ll probably have to apply such a standard in the future.

ALERT!

A True Beauty, GONE!

Who is the loveliest 12-year-old girl to ever grace Earth? In my opinion, it’s “La princesse Didi”. She joined You Tube on April 2, 2016. Didi is now about 16 or 17 years old. In the past year, Didi posted few, if any, videos to You Tube. Now every video in her You Tube channel has been relabeled “[ Private video ]”. The lone exception is a video which “contains content from SME, who has blocked it in your country [ the USA ] on copyright grounds.”

A “[ Private video ]” cannot be viewed by most, if any, You Tube customers. I visited Didi’s You Tube channel. It has no videos. All that remains at her channel is a handful of commercial videos, like music videos, under the heading “PLAYLISTS”.

My experience with regard to “private” videos, on You Tube, is the following. In every instance, the owner of the video didn’t want to make her video private. You Tube forced her to. I’ve learned this by following other girls on You Tube.

Some months ago, You Tube’s censors attacked Didi’s channel. Clumsily, they forced some of Didi’s videos into the kids’ section of You Tube. These videos remained on Didi’s channel. However, it was no longer possible to put these videos into a playlist.

Or so You Tube wants you to think. To get around this:

Method 1. Go to your “Subscriptions” page. To the left, you’ll see an icon for each channel that you’re subscribed to. Tap on the relevant channel icon. This brings up a list of that channel’s videos. On the right side of your “Subscriptions” page, you’ll see three vertical dots. Tap on the dots. That brings up an informational box. In the box, you’ll see “Save to playlist”. Tap on “Save to playlist” to add the video to one of your own existing playlists.

NOTE: Usually, the “Subscriptions” page does not have every video by a particular channel. Some videos are missing. To see those, look to the top of your “Subscriptions” page. Here, you’ll see “[ channel name ] View channel”.

The second method of adding a “forbidden” video to your playlist follows.

Method 2. On your “Subscriptions” page, you’ll see an icon for each channel that you’re subscribed to. Tap on the relevant channel icon. This brings up a list of that channel’s videos. It also displays “[ channel name ] View channel” at the top of your “Subscriptions” page. Tap on “[ channel name ] View channel”. That will take you to the home page of the relevant channel. There, find the video that you want to add to your own playlist. Watch the video. You only need to watch a few seconds of it. Now, go to your “Library” page. Here, tap “New playlist”. Follow the steps to create a new playlist. If you want your playlist to be available to the public, make sure you choose that option. You won’t be able to switch a “private” playlist to “public” later. ( If you screw this up, start over. )

You will now have a new playlist containing the “forbidden” video, the one that wan’t supposed to be put into a playlist. From this point, you can swap the “forbidden” video to any playlist that you’ve already created.

By prohibiting some videos from being added to playlists, You Tube is pandering to the prudes of this world. They are catering to people who insist that some girls are “too young” to have their videos added to playlists. You Tube implemented this prohibition some months ago, as its censorship rampage intensified.

As a result, some of Didi’s videos, that she’d made at age 11 or 12, were forced into the kids’ section of You Tube. These were videos that she’d had on You Tube for years, for the public to view, comment on, and add to playlists.

As mentioned above, You Tube’s attack on Didi’s channel was meant to deprive others of adding some of her videos to playlists. For these videos, You Tube turned comments off. ( One could no longer comment on her videos. ) Furthermore, You Tube bullied Didi into turning comments off for many videos at her channel.

However, after You Tube’s attack, some videos by Didi, that she’d made when she was 11 or 12, remained unmolested. These videos were not forced into the kids’ area of You Tube. Anyone could add the videos to a playlist. That is why I say You Tube’s attack on Didi’s channel was clumsy.

This returns us to the subject of Didi rendering all her videos “private”. Probably, this week, You Tube made new demands of Didi, regarding her videos. For instance, You Tube now prohibits any video that is filmed in a bedroom. Of course, any “little” girl joining You Tube is going to make a bedroom video right away. The only space that she ( nominally ) controls in a home is her room; that is, her bedroom.

Didi had a number of videos on You Tube that she’d filmed in her bedroom. They were the usual fare that girls on You Tube create. In one or more of these videos, Didi gave a tour of her room. ( The appearance of her room changed over time. ) In other videos, Didi spoke intimately into the camera, on issues that mattered to her. Or she’d answer fan mail, or do various girl activities.

I loved having Didi speak directly to me from her bedroom. Sure, her video was, in fact, several years old. Didi herself was off doing whatever. But the illusion that her video birthed was fabulous. It remained fabulous even though she speaks French, a language I don’t understand.

In the past year, Didi “aged out” of her infatuation with You Tube. She didn’t post anything new. She merely left her videos available for public viewing, commenting, and adding to playlists.

If You Tube made new demands of Didi, the following might have happened. Didi was no longer an active creator on You Tube. She may have said “fuck it” ( in French ) and rendered every video that she’d made private.

Didi’s videos were utterly innocuous. She didn’t shoot swimsuit videos. I don’t recall any “try on haul” videos by her. She was simply a stunningly beautiful 12 year old, who remained a great beauty in her elder years. Now, her You Tube channel is effectively terminated.

NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED

Don’t give up on You Tube yet. Despite horrendous censorship by You Tube, girls on You Tube continue to upload wonderful videos. Laura Ingrate, of the Fox News channel, spent the week damning the movie “Cuties”. She did this on her cable T.V. show, “The Ingrate Angle”.

I couldn’t care less about “Cuties”. I haven’t watched the film, but it looks to be a boring movie about a girl’s relationship with her mother. As best I can tell, two of the young female stars of “Cuties” aren’t attractive. The girls’ dancewear is boring.

Head to You Tube to see beautiful young girls, and their fabulous videos.

You Tube has “Comments” turned off for every video on Dana Taranova’s ( Danatar’s ) channels. I guess the geniuses who work at You Tube have never heard of the internet. Here’s my review of Dana’s latest video.

“Subject: ‘HILARIOUS’ is OMIGOD!

Dear Dana,

Thank you very much for your video, ‘HILARIOUS VIDEO CLIP / Danatar Backstage’.

‘HILARIOUS’ is utterly riveting. It is a marvelous work of art. The part of this video where you pull the record out of its sleeve is, well, sexy. That’s the only way I can describe it. That includes the sound of the record as it exits the sleeve.

The part of the video where your shadow dances on the wall is very creative.

I love your beauty, your long hair, and your outfit in ‘HILARIOUS’. Dana, your dancing in this video is mesmerizing. You are so lovely! Truly, you are a living goddess.

I recorded ‘HILARIOUS’ in super slow motion, so I can savor your every dance move.

I like Lenny Kravitz very much. Guess what? Lenny was born just four years after me.

On You Tube, ‘La princesse Didi’ just made all her videos ‘private’. That upset me quite a lot. I imagine You Tube did something that caused her to render her videos private.

Fortunately, you are still posting public videos on You Tube. Thank you so much!

I was, truly, blown away by ‘HILARIOUS’. I will treasure it forever. Your beauty and talent equals that of every angel in Heaven.”

If you want to watch “HILARIOUS”, go to the channel “Danatar Backstage” on You Tube. Find the video:

HILARIOUS VIDEO CLIP / Danatar Backstage

In the past day, I’ve found other great videos by girls on You Tube. They are:

1. A video by Ustina Abramova, on her channel “Tina”. It is:

HOW GYMNAST IMPROVISES / Tina

2. A video by Ustina Abramova, on her channel “Tina”. It is:

HOW I MADE a MOVIE for Likee / Tina

3. A video by HaRLi Queen, on her channel “HaRLi Queen”. It is:

Kak R cnnIO

The full name of HaRLi Queen’s channel is:

[ Unintelligible Cyrillic ( to me ) ] HaRLi Queen

If you have trouble finding these videos on You Tube, search in my You Tube channel, “Andrew Roller”. I’ve tried to give a prominent place to each of these videos. You Tube could, of course, strike at any time, deleting these videos. Make a screen recording of videos that you cherish.

For decades, life in America has been awful for so-called “pedophiles”. I sense the same is true of other parts of the world. Thankfully, “the times they are a-changin’”, as Bob Dylan sang. The 1960s were sometimes called “The Age of Aquarius”. This decade, that of the 2020s, may be one of “little” girl overload! Girls, perhaps “Cuties” inspired, will upload ever more videos to platforms on the internet.

The 2020s may rekindle 1960s attitudes of free love and youth liberation. You Tube can censoriously abuse some girls. You Tube cannot censor every girl in the world.

My advice for today’s girls updates that given by Timothy Leary, in 1966. It is:

Turn on ( your camera ).

Tune in ( by uploading your video ).

Drop out ( of restrictive mores ).

AND IN THE END…

“I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together …

“Boy, you’ve been a naughty girl, you let your knickers down”

– The Beatles, I Am The Walrus ( LOVE Version )

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I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

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I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 43

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 43, version 2.0

Date Written: September 18, 2020.

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This has been a presentation of A R S E news.

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Down the Rabbit Hole

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ET 42

Editorial Thunder presents…

Down the Rabbit Hole

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by Andrew Roller

A lone You Tube staffer answers for You Tube’s abuse.

Plus: California Attorney General and Federal Trade Commission complaint forms.

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The Wuhan virus ( COVID-19 ) continues. Are you stuck at home, feeling bored? Friend, I have help. You can stop feeling bored by joining Google’s You Tube. The videos on You Tube may interest you, or they may not. Don’t worry! You’ll be kept busy by You Tube. That’s because, in my experience, everyone who joins You Tube gets hazed. This is especially true of “children”, girls who are preteens and teens.

You may think I’m speaking of bullying. That is, bullying of one You Tube customer by another You Tube customer. In my experience, that does not happen on You Tube. Girls do get abused on You Tube. You Tube’s staff abuses them. The girls are bullied by You Tube’s staff for any number of reasons, none of which make sense.

I, born when Eisenhower was president, have been ruthlessly hazed and bullied by You Tube’s staff. Much of this happened in March. I’ve seen others like me bullied by You Tube’s staff too.

I have written, here on my blog site, about You Tube’s abuse of its customers. You’re free to read as much of this as you like, in the form of past articles.

On September 10, You Tube “removed” ( deleted ) my playlist “kids area”. I’ve written about this on my blog site.

With regard to the removal of my “kids area” playlist, I complained to the following:

1. You Tube Appeals.

2. You Tube Support.

3. The YouTube and Play Music Team. Unfortunately, I can no longer find this department on the You Tube platform.

My sole means of communicating with “The YouTube and Play Music Team” is by replying to their existing e-mails in my Google Gmail app. There, letters from “Erika B.” and “Antoinnette B.”, of “The YouTube and Play Music Team”, keep disappearing. They also wind up in the “Trash” file on Gmail.

You might wonder what You Tube did in response to my complaint, sent to their various departments.

1. I’ve heard nothing back from You Tube Appeals. They have not returned my “kids area” playlist.

2. I’ve heard nothing back from You Tube Support.

3. “Erika B.” told me she was unable to read what I wrote to “The YouTube and Play Music Team”.

“Antoinnette B.”, of the “The YouTube and Play Music Team”, has written to me twice. Her first letter follows:

“Hi Andrew,

This is Antoinnette with the YouTube Team.

I’m chiming in for Erika, who’s currently out of the office. I just want to let you know that you’ve contacted the support team for watching and purchasing paid content and subscriptions on YouTube ( like movies or YouTube Premium ).

Unfortunately, I’m not able to help with the community guideline violation strike that you received. However, I found this page [ a link ] on our Help Center that explains how you can appeal the community guideline strike, if you feel that it is not justified.

Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns about YouTube or Play Music paid content and I’ll be happy to help. Take care!

All the best,

Antoinnette B.

The YouTube Team”

All writing in this article by others is printed verbatim.

Note that in her letter, above, Antoinnette B. identifies herself as being a member of “The YouTube Team”. In her second letter to me, Antoinnette B. identifies herself as being a member of “The YouTube and Play Music Team”.

Note that “Erika B.” and “Antoinnette B.” both claim to have surnames that start with “B.” This raises the possibility that the claimed surnames are fake. I’m not trying to insult these employees. I’m attempting to divine how You Tube, the company, interacts with its customers.

I replied to Erika B. and Antoinnette B. on September 13. Excerpts from my letter follow:

“Dear Erika and Antoinnette,

Thank you very much for writing to me.

In Gmail, your messages to me keep disappearing. They also wind up in the “Trash” folder. Hence, I’m writing to both of you with the same letter, because I’m concerned that I’ll lose my ability to write to you at all.

The only You Tube staff people who have replied to me are yourselves.

Antoinnette writes: “ … you’ve contacted the support team for … subscriptions on You Tube ( like… YouTube Premium ).” I am a You Tube Premium member.

Here is a summary of what you can read below:

1. I was bullied by an anonymous You Tube employee in March.

2. I was bullied by an anonymous You Tube employee on September 10.

3. The bullying event of September 10 is in regard to my playlist titled, “kids area”.

4. The playlist “kids area” once held videos that were uploaded by the You Tube channel “kids area”.

5. The “kids area” channel was terminated by You Tube’s staff some months ago.

6. I was left with a playlist titled “kids area” that contained no videos. Instead of videos, there was a list of icons. Each icon read, “[ Deleted video ]”.

7. In my “kids area” playlist description, I wrote: “Update: ‘kids area’ has been terminated by You Tube.”

8. On You Tube, I found the following video:

“Buffalo Springfield-For What It’s Worth 1967”. It is a 1960’s video of a band singing on a stage. The clean-cut lead singer wears a cowboy hat.

9. I put “Buffalo Springfield-For What It’s Worth 1967” into my “kids area” playlist.

10. When You Tube deleted my “kids area” playlist on September 10, it held one video. The video was “Buffalo Springfield-For What It’s Worth 1967”. My playlist also held a number of icons reading, “[ Deleted video ]”.

11. The video “Buffalo Springfield-For What It’s Worth 1967” remains on You Tube. Anyone can view it, download it, and put it in a playlist.

12. When a You Tube staffer deleted my “kids area” playlist on September 10, the staffer accused my playlist of the following violations:

A. Violates copyright law.

B. Constitutes a deceptive practice.

C. Constitutes spam.

D. Endangers children.

As you can readily see, this is rubbish.

“You Tube Appeals” limits the length of what I can write to them. I sent them the following message on September 11:

“I have never uploaded any content to You Tube. My playlist “kids area” contained one video. The video was “Buffalo Springfield-For What It’s Worth 1967”. This music video remains on You Tube. I am ( once again ) being bullied by someone on your staff. As a disabled veteran, I am outraged by your staffer’s conduct. Your staffer is accusing my ( one video ) playlist of being “unsafe for children”, “spam”, “a deceptive practice”, and “a copyright violation”. This is rubbish. …”

I also wrote to You Tube Support. I would like to add the following, to clarify certain points in this letter.

1. The bullying You Tube employee that I speak of in this letter didn’t just terminate my You Tube account twice. He, or she, also generated a new You Tube account to replace it. What was wrong with that? The new account did not have any of my subscriptions, notifications, Library information, comments, or playlists. This event occurred in March.

2. That same employee also terminated my Google account. I had no access to Gmail or my Google browser. This event occurred in March.

3. That same employee, in addition to tampering with my You Tube password, demanded my Apple password. The employee did this using the You Tube platform. This event occurred in March.

4. That same employee also deleted one of my playlists, calling it “inappropriate”. The playlist held 1960s songs. This event occurred in March.

5. I know all the bullying, in March, was done by a single You Tube employee. That’s because of how the events occurred in time, and the grossly unethical, and illegal, nature of the employee’s actions. …

6. My current concern is in regard to what occurred on September 10.

7. I have never uploaded any content to You Tube.

I sent the following letter to You Tube Support on September 11:

“Dear You Tube Support,

First, I’d like to thank you for your assistance. Last March, one of your staffers wrongfully terminated my You Tube account twice, and then tampered with my password. When I wrote to you, this bullying stopped.

I have a new problem. I had a playlist labelled “kids area”. It merely held videos from a You Tube channel, called “kids area”, that has long since ceased to exist.

My playlist did not hold the actual “kids area” videos, once the “kids area” channel was terminated. My playlist held icons reading, “[ Deleted video ]”.

For many months, my “kids area” playlist has held one video. It is a music video that remains on YouTube. The video is “Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth 1967”.

Today, I was notified that my “kids area” playlist has been removed. My account is charged with a “warning”. The accusations made against my playlist are varied. All are false. My playlist is accused of being “unsafe for children”, “spam”, “a deceptive practice”, and “a copyright violation”. This is rubbish. There is nothing unsafe about this 1967 music video. It isn’t spam, or a deceptive practice. It isn’t a copyright violation, as I simply added it to my playlist. You continue to offer this music video.

I have never uploaded ANY content to You Tube. I merely watch videos, comment occasionally, and make playlists. … I also maintain a WordPress blog where I report on issues of concern. As an unobtrusive customer of YouTube I am, frankly, outraged by how YouTube is treating me. …”

… I sent a copy of my ( latest ) article on WordPress, about You Tube’s actions, to You Tube Support. I preface my article with a comment.

“Dear You Tube Support,

As promised, I have now written an article on WordPress about my current experience with You Tube. I respect whoever at You Tube is reading this. I hope you don’t take my comments personally.

As with my other articles, I expect it will outlive me. My articles regarding how America Online abused me, posted to the internet in the 1990’s, remain available to the public. …

Thank you for reading my message.

[ Editorial Thunder issue number 41 is reproduced at this point. ]

I would like to enclose my letter to You Tube regarding the bullying, by a You Tube staffer, that I experienced in March. It is below.

“Dear Google,

My You Tube account is [ Andrew Roller at Gmail ]. In the early morning of March 24 I got knocked off of You Tube. When I tried to get back on to You Tube, I was presented with two accounts.

The icon for [ Andrew Roller at Gmail ] had a line crossed through it, and was white. The second account was [ Andrew Roller at iCloud ]. This is my Apple e-mail address. I provided it to You Tube when I signed up to You Tube last year. To my knowledge, [ Andrew Roller at iCloud ] was not a You Tube account.

Since [ Andrew Roller at Gmail ] had a line through it, I clicked on the account [ Andrew Roller at iCloud ]. This proved to be a new You Tube account. It did not have any of my subscriptions, notifications, Library information, comments, or playlists.

I soon discovered that all my Google services had been terminated ( except for the You Tube account [ Andrew Roller at iCloud ] ).

When I went to Google.com with my Safari browser, I was told to create a new Google.com account. I could not do searches at Google.com.

I had no access to my Google Gmail account. I was told by the Gmail app to create a new Gmail account.

My Apple e-mail still worked. An e-mail there told me, of [ Andrew Roller at Gmail ], that “It looks like it was being used in a way that violated Google’s policies”. I investigated this in the You Tube app. Information there said, of [ Andrew Roller at Gmail ], that “We’ve detected unusual activity on this account.”

I have never shared my Google password, or any Google products, including You Tube, with anyone.

I received a new e-mail in my Apple e-mail account. This e-mail said, of my [ Andrew Roller at Gmail ] account, the following: “Account recovered successfully”.

( I received the same e-mail regarding my ( new ) You Tube account of [ Andrew Roller at iCloud ]. )

I tried to get into my Gmail account again. I was able to get into my Gmail account as [ Andrew Roller at Gmail ]. There, I was told of [ Andrew Roller at Gmail ], “Account recovered successfully.”

Prior to the time of this e-mail, there was another e-mail. This e-mail predates the “Account recovery” e-mail. I will quote the relevant portions of this prior e-mail ( from my Gmail account ):

“ … due to repeated or severe violations of our Community Guidelines your YouTube account Andrew Roller has been suspended.”

I have never received any word from You Tube that I had violated You Tube’s Community Guidelines. The notion that I committed “repeated or severe violations” is nonsense. I have never uploaded a video to You Tube. I rarely comment on videos.

The e-mail continues: “ … we determined that activity in your account violated our Community Guidelines, which prohibit spam, scams or commercially deceptive content.”

I have no idea how someone would “spam” on You Tube. I have never engaged in spam on any platform, or by using e-mail. I have nothing to spam about.

A scam is a crime. I have never engaged in scamming, and never would. If you think someone has scammed people, you should report that to the police.

Commercially deceptive content is probably also a crime. I do not have a business. I loathe any commercial deception. Right now, I’d say, with respect, that it is You Tube that is engaging in commercial deception, with me. You sold me an account, [ Andrew Roller at Gmail ], and now you are blocking me from using it. You are making false accusations against me.

Please restore my You Tube account of [ Andrew Roller at Gmail ].

Thank you very much for your attention to my message.

Sincerely,

Andrew Roller”

Thank you for reading my e-mail. It is easy to dismiss one person’s complaint. However, in my experience, You Tube’s staff is abusing many You Tube customers. This does not bode well for You Tube’s future.

I was once a customer of Compuserve. I survived there, despite some abuse by its staff. Compuserve is dead.

I was once a customer of America Online. I was summarily banned from America Online, for a spurious reason. America Online is dead.

You Tube is in danger of going the way of Compuserve and America Online. In their time, both of those companies were, like You Tube, dominant platforms. That did not prevent their demise.

Sincerely,

Andrew Roller”

On September 14, Antoinnette B. wrote to me a second time. Her letter follows:

“Hi Andrew,

This is Antoinnette chiming in for Erika as she is currently out of the office. I hope this email finds you well.

I understand that you have received violations or warning from YouTube which you are not intended to do. I also understand that you are a YouTube Premium subscriber, however, this violation is beyond our scope of support since this is not included on your subscription’s features.

To my understanding, your playlist “kids area” ( if set to public ) can be misleading as this does not contain kid’s videos or contents. You might want to rename your playlist. Also, the videos that have been deleted is not within our control as they might have also violated the community guidelines which we can’t check as we are only limited to what we can do.

One more thing, your account could have been hacked by someone which caused this trouble. You may want to check our YouTube’s community guidelines through this link [ a link ] in order for you to know how the YouTube community works.

I wish we can have your channel restored, however, we only support paid contents on YouTube such as subscription’s billing and features, movies and channel memberships ( monthly subscription ).

Thank you so much for understanding and feel free to reach out to us again if you have any other questions or concerns.

All the best,

Antoinnette B.

The YouTube and Play Music Team”

I replied to Antoinnette B. today ( September 15 ). Excerpts follow:

“Dear Antoinnette,

Thank you for your letter to me of September 14, 2020. … My responses follow.

1. You write: “I understand that you have received violations or warning from YouTube.”

My response: A You Tube employee wrongfully and repeatedly terminated, and attacked, my You Tube account in March 2020. However, from a functional standpoint, I consider that matter resolved. I have access to my You Tube account.

My current concern is with:

A. The removal of my playlist “kids area”.

B. The wrongful charges made by You Tube against me regarding this playlist. You Tube’s charges are that my “kids area” playlist:

a. Violated copyright law.

b. Constituted a deceptive practice.

c. Constituted spam.

d. Endangered children.

My response to these charges are:

a. I have never uploaded any content to You Tube. My “kids area” playlist contained one video. This video was:

“Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth 1967”. This innocuous video, from the 1960s, features young men singing a song. The clean-cut lead singer wears a cowboy hat.

This video remains on You Tube. Anyone can view this video, download it, or add it to a playlist.

b. This music video is not “a deceptive practice”. It is a music video.

c. This music video is not “spam”. It is a music video.

d. This music video does not “endanger children”. As mentioned above, it shows young men singing a song, on a stage.

2. You write: “I also understand that you are a YouTube Premium subscriber, however, this violation is beyond our scope of support since this is not included on your subscription’s features.”

My response: If the violation is not included in my subscription’s features, then I should not be getting the violation! It should be removed at once.

3. You write: “To my understanding, your playlist “kids area” ( if set to public ) can be misleading as this does not contain kid’s videos or contents.”

My response: Here are the lyrics from “Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth 1967”:

[ Verse 1 ]

There’s something happening here

But what it is ain’t exactly clear

There’s a man with a gun over there

A – telling me, I got to beware

[ Chorus ]

I think it’s time we stop

Children, what’s that sound?

Everybody look what’s going down

[ Verse 2 ]

There’s battle lines being drawn

And nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong

Young people speaking their minds

Are gettin’ so much resistance from behind

[ Chorus ]

It’s time we stop

Hey, what’s that sound?

Everybody look what’s going down

[ Verse 3 ]

What a field day for the heat ( Ooo – ooo – ooo )

A thousand people in the street ( Ooo – ooo – ooo )

Singing songs and a – carryin’ signs ( Ooo – ooo – ooo )

Mostly say, “Hooray for our side” ( Ooo – ooo – ooo )

Note the following in the lyrics:

“Children, what’s that sound?”

“Young people speaking their minds”

Hence, obviously, the music video is addressing “children” and “young people”.

Also, note the following in the lyrics:

“A thousand people in the street”

“Singing songs and a – carryin’ signs”

These lines don’t just speak to events in the 1960s. They address what is happening in America’s streets right now. Young people are “in the street” and “a – carryin’ signs” in, we are told, pursuit of racial and social justice.

Hence, the music video “Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth 1967” speaks to “children” and addresses the concerns of “young people” today.

I was alive in the 1960’s. My age in that decade ranged from 0 to 9. All children and young people like myself were highly interested in music by bands like Buffalo Springfield. Buffalo Springfield was a youth band, like the Beatles, the Monkees, the Rolling Stones, and countless other bands of that era. My parents were absolutely opposed to such bands. They were not the audience for such bands. I was.

4. You write: “You might want to rename your playlist.”

My response:

A. I no longer have my “kids area” playlist. It was “removed” ( deleted ) by You Tube. Please return it to me.

B. If my “kids area” playlist is returned to me, I will rename it. The playlist will be called “kids area memorial”. That’s because it was once a playlist that held videos uploaded by the You Tube channel “kids area”. When that channel was terminated by You Tube, I was left with a playlist called “kids area” that held no videos. At that point, my “kids area” playlist only held a list of icons. Each icon read, “[ Deleted video ]”. Hence, I did the following:

a. In the description for my “kids area” playlist, I wrote: “Update: ‘kids area’ has been terminated by You Tube.”

b. I put the following into my “kids area” playlist:

“Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth 1967”. ( The music video. )

I have no relationship with the former You Tube channel “kids area”. It is simply one of many You Tube channels that You Tube has terminated.

5. You write: “Also, the videos that have been deleted is not within our control as they might have also violated the community guidelines which we can’t check as we are only limited to what we can do.”

My response: I appreciate the fact that you wrote to me. Apparently, you feel that You Tube’s “removal” of my “kids area” playlist is outside your area of jurisdiction.

You Tube Appeals never writes back to me, despite publicly promising that they will do so. Nor do they return my “removed” playlists. One of my playlists, containing 1960s music videos, was removed in March. It was never returned to me. My “kids area” playlist, containing one 1960s music video, was removed on September 10. It has not been returned to me, and I have heard nothing from You Tube Appeals.

You Tube Support never writes back to me. I was being bullied by a You Tube staffer in March. You Tube Support never wrote to me, but my assumption is that they were the ones who stopped the bullying by the You Tube staffer.

6. You write: “… your account could have been hacked by someone which caused this trouble.”

My response:

A. The issuance of the “warning” ( a pre-“strike” ) looked very official to me. I was unable to access the You Tube platform until I acknowledged the warning.

B. It is You Tube’s responsibility to prevent hacking of You Tube accounts. If you honestly feel that a hacker is operating within the You Tube platform, you should report this.

7. You write: “You may want to check our YouTube’s community guidelines through this link in order for you to know how the YouTube community works.”

My response:

A. I have read You Tube’s “Community Guidelines” and “Terms of Service” many times.

B. You Tube’s “Community Guidelines” and “Terms of Service” amount to a maze, consisting of numerous pages. Many pages are structured so that they cannot be converted into a PDF file. This is a non-standard practice. With regard to such pages, I am forced to scroll down them, taking multiple screen shots. Some links on the pages don’t work.

C. You Tube uses the phrase “Terms of Service” and “Community Guidelines” interchangeably. It should stop doing that.

D. If You Tube truly wanted its customers to access and understand its “Terms of “Service” and “Community Guidelines” it would put each on a single page, of whatever length, so that one can simply read down the page.

Since You Tube uses the phrases “Terms of Service” and “Community Guidelines” interchangeably, You Tube should combine both on a single page. The page could extend to whatever length is necessary. A customer could then simply read down the page.

E. You Tube needs to begin acting in an ethical manner toward its customers. It must stop randomly terminating channels, deleting videos, and removing playlists.

When You Tube terminates a channel, deletes a video, or removes a playlist, it should provide an adequate public reason for doing so. Merely claiming that a channel or video violated You Tube’s “Terms of Service” or “Community Guidelines” is not informative. That’s because You Tube uses the phrase “Terms of Service” and “Community Guidelines” interchangeably. Also, You Tube’s “Terms of Service” and “Community Guidelines” extend over many links and multiple pages. Some links don’t work.

8. You write: “I wish we can have your channel restored.”

My response: I assume you are speaking of my “kids area” playlist. At this moment, there is not a problem with my You Tube channel.

9. You write: “… we only support paid contents on YouTube such as subscription’s billing and features, movies and channel memberships ( monthly subscription ).“

My response:

A. I have a You Tube Premium membership. I pay for it monthly, as a subscription, through “Apple iTunes”.

B. Some months ago, two separate You Tube Chat staffers told me that my You Tube Premium account did not include the “Comments” feature. ( The ability to comment on a video. ) They were wrong.

Please be careful when telling a You Tube customer that you can’t help him. If you feel that a customer’s complaint is not within your jurisdiction, you might want to forward that complaint to the correct You Tube department.

10. You write: “… feel free to reach out to us again if you have any other questions or concerns.”

My response: Google’s Gmail is awful. In Gmail, your current letter keeps disappearing. That also happened with a previous letter of yours. In the case of that letter, it also wound up in Gmail’s “Trash” folder. I had to fetch it back.

If you write to me again, you might want to send a copy of your letter to:

[ Andrew Roller at iCloud ]

That is my Apple e-mail. Apple’s e-mail app works much better than Gmail.

If you write to me again, please send a copy of your letter to my Gmail account, as you are doing. I check my Gmail account for mail from You Tube. It is not a pleasant experience. Except for your letters, I get nothing but abuse from You Tube. I once loved Google and You Tube. Sadly, I now loathe both. Google and You Tube need to embrace their customers and free speech.

Conclusion:

My concerns with regard to my “kids area” playlist follow.

1. My “kids area” playlist was removed for reasons that do not apply. My playlist did not:

a. Violate copyright law.

b. Constitute a deceptive practice.

c. Constitute spam.

d. Endanger children.

2. I am concerned that the wrongful removal of my “kids area” playlist was the first in a series of invented “strikes” against my channel, “Andrew Roller”. A You Tube staffer can issue a “warning”, followed by three “strikes”, in a short period of time. Then the You Tube customer’s account is terminated.

In March, a You Tube staffer terminated my channel, “Andrew Roller”. My channel “Andrew Roller” had never been given any warnings or strikes. My channel “Andrew Roller” was terminated twice in this way, in March. My Google account was terminated by this same employee. When my channel “Andrew Roller” was restored, in March, the You Tube staffer then did the following. He, or she, tampered with my You Tube password. He, or she, demanded my Apple password, which is a crime. He, or she, removed one of my playlists, calling it “inappropriate”. The playlist contained 1960s songs. As it was a work in progress, its title was “part unnumbered”.

I have seen other You Tube channels attacked by multiple strikes which soon resulted in their termination. The strikes You Tube issued were, in my opinion, unethical and wrong.

I am not wedded to my ( now former ) “kids area” playlist. My concern is not with the playlist itself, but with the fact that I stand accused of violating copyright law, engaging in a deceptive practice, engaging in spam, and endangering children. I have done none of this.

As mentioned before, I maintain a WordPress site. You Tube can act wrongfully against me. However, I will report You Tube’s actions toward me, and others, on my WordPress site.

If You Tube did not treat me, and its other customers, in such a disgusting manner, I would stay “logged in” to You Tube continuously. However, I mostly stay off You Tube, despite paying for it. That’s because, on You Tube, it is an ongoing ordeal to find myself, and other customers, abused by You Tube’s staff.

Thank you for writing to me. Except for Erika’s brief letter, saying that she was unable to access what I wrote to her, you are the only You Tube staffer who has taken an interest in my complaint.”

A summary of my experience with regard to the removal of my “kids area” playlist follows.

1. You Tube wrongfully removed my playlist and made false accusations against me.

2. By removing my playlist, You Tube has made my You Tube account more vulnerable to being terminated by You Tube.

3. No relevant person has responded to my complaints about the removal of my playlist.

4. You Tube employee Erika B. said she was unable to access my complaint.

5. You Tube employee Antoinnette B., claiming to act on behalf of Erika B., says that she can’t help me. She says I have written to the wrong You Tube department. She has failed to forward my complaint to the correct You Tube department.

6. Antoinnette B., claiming to act on behalf of Erika B., says that my You Tube account might have been hacked. This is rubbish.

HELP ( or not )

You Tube, and its parent company Google, are located in California. This means that their conduct is regulated by the State of California Department of Justice. As United States companies, You Tube and Google are also regulated by the United States Federal Trade Commission.

The website “oag.ca.gov” is operated by the State of California Department of Justice. California’s current attorney general is Xavier Becerra. The website’s title page reads, “Consumer Complaint Against A Business / Company”. A complaint form is here.

The website “ftc.gov” is operated by the United States Federal Trade Commission. A column on the right side of its title page reads, “TAKE ACTION File a Consumer Complaint”. When clicked on, that link takes you here: “ftccomplaintassistant.gov”.

In a column on the left side of “ftccomplaintassistant.gov”, you’ll find, “Internet Services, Online Shopping, or Computers”. This is a link. Click on it. An informational box appears. Click on “Internet Services”.

An informational box appears. A link titled “Social Networking Services” is here. Click on this link to go along a path that eventually results in a complaint form.

Unfortunately, both the California website and the United States website are structured to help people who have lost money. Much of You Tube’s abuse escapes liability under this view of wrongdoing.

INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS

Is You Tube guilty of inflicting emotional distress on its customers? ( A criminal offense. )

Is You Tube liable for inflicting emotional distress on its customers? ( A civil wrong. )

“Infliction of emotional distress” is categorized in various ways. These are:

1. Criminal. A crime can be defined by the “common law”. America inherited the common law from England. Or, a crime can be defined by statute. A statute is a law passed by a legislature.

A crime has parts, or “elements”. A person, or company, that deliberately inflicts emotional distress on someone can be found guilty if it “meets” all the elements of the crime.

2. Civil. This is categorized in two ways.

A. Intentional. It must be proven in court that the person, or company, intended for their conduct to inflict emotional distress on someone.

B. Negligence. Here, emotional distress is inflicted on someone by accident. However, the person, or company, that inflicts the distress should have foreseen that their conduct would have that result.

Negligent infliction of emotional distress is difficult to pin on You Tube. That’s because:

1. Negligent infliction of emotional distress is a new legal concept. At the time I attended law school, decades ago, the wrong of “negligent infliction of emotional distress” was viewed with suspicion by many jurisdictions.

2. “Negligent infliction of emotional distress” is an “add-on” wrong. It requires, first, that a victim suffer a physical impact. Second, those seeing the impact cannot, generally, recover. An award for infliction of emotional distress is limited to those in a close family relationship with the victim. Those in a close family relationship with the victim must have witnessed the physical impact.

Example: A mother sees her daughter hit by a car.

I am not a lawyer. I am unable to keep abreast of all legal changes that continue to occur.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 42

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 42, version 9.0

Date Written: September 15, 2020.

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This has been a presentation of A R S E news.

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Screwed Again!

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ET 41

Editorial Thunder presents…

Screwed Again!

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by Andrew Roller

I am once more bullied by a lying You Tube employee.

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Some months ago, a new channel appeared on You Tube. It was called “kids area”. The channel’s owner uploaded videos that showcased still photos of girls. The photos were innocuous. As best I could tell, the girls featured in the videos liked them.

I liked “kids area”. On You Tube, I made a playlist that contained some of its videos.

Giving no public reason ( as usual ), You Tube terminated the channel “kids area”. This happened awhile ago. Every video in my “kids area” playlist was replaced by a gray icon. This read, “[ Deleted video ]”.

I have a practice of honoring channels that You Tube has terminated. At that time, my playlist’s description read as follows. “The lovely girls of ‘kids area’. I am not responsible for deleted videos. All views are credited to the channel ‘kids area’.”

To the above, I added this: “Update: ‘kids area’ has been terminated by You Tube.”

Then I added a music video. I did not upload this video. It was, and is, posted on You Tube. The video is:

“Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth 1967”. This innocuous video, from the 1960’s, features young men singing a song. The clean-cut lead singer wears a cowboy hat.

On September 10, You Tube informed me that my channel had been hit with a “warning”. A “warning” precedes three possible “strikes” that lead to a channel being terminated. At my channel, my “kids area” playlist had been “removed”. That means You Tube deleted it.

On the You Tube platform, I was given the following notices:

1. “Your content was removed due to a violation of our Community Guidelines.”

2. “Channel violations [ no period ].

“0 of 3 Copyright strikes [ no period ].

“Your copyright violations are listed below.”

No violations were listed. The number zero, above, is there because a “warning” precedes a channel being hit with a strike.

“0 of 3 Community Guidelines strikes [ no period ].

“Your community guidelines violations are listed below.”

Again, no violations were listed. However, next to the sentence directly above was a clickable link. It read, “See details [ no period ]”. I clicked on the link. It took me to a new page. Here, I read the following. It detailed my supposed “violation”.

3. “Reason: Violation of You Tube’s policy on spam and deceptive practices.”

In my Gmail account, I found the following:

4. “Andrew Roller, your content violated YouTube’s Community Guidelines and has been removed [ no period ].

“Hi Andrew Roller,

“Our team has reviewed your content and, unfortunately, we think it violates our child safety policy. We’ve removed the following content from YouTube:

“Playlist: kids area

“We know that this might be disappointing, but it’s important to us that YouTube is a safe place for all. If content breaks our rules, we remove it. If you think we’ve made a mistake, you can appeal and we’ll take another look.”

In March, a bullying You Tube employee deleted one of my playlists. He, or she, did this after failing, twice, to terminate my You Tube channel. I appealed my deleted playlist. Despite a publicly posted notice by You Tube, that they’d respond quickly to my appeal, I never heard back from them. Nor did I get my playlist back.

The notice of September 10 continues:

“How your content violated the policy [ no period ].

“All content that depicts physical, sexual, or emotional mistreatment of minors, or that contains titles, descriptions or other metadata of this nature, including aggregation within a playlist, is prohibited on YouTube. This may include, but is not limited to, content featuring minors engaging in provocative dancing, dares, challenges, and harmful or dangerous activities, such as fighting, child abuse, or inappropriate content targeted at minors.”

Huh? How does a video of a 1960’s group singing on a stage do any of that?

How does my playlist, with its one video, do the following:

1. Violate copyright law.

2. Constitute a deceptive practice.

3. Constitute spam.

4. Endanger children.

Obviously, a You Tube staffer is trying to hit me with a warning followed by three strikes. Then my channel will be terminated. As occurred in March, the charges against me are lies.

I have never uploaded any content to You Tube. Nor do I plan to. Note the first message that I received on September 10. You Tube tells me, “Your content was removed”. I have no content on You Tube. I simply use playlists to organize videos that I like. Doing this, I found that people were subscribing to my channel. So, like one finding visitors at one’s door, I’ve worked hard to make my channel presentable. But I’m working solely with content by others, that they’ve posted to You Tube, that You Tube allows.

I don’t like being lied about. I don’t like being bullied. In March, among other bullying tactics, You Tube’s staffer screwed with my You Tube password. This included demanding my Apple password! That’s a crime.

I’m deeply disappointed by You Tube. I’ve seen many innocent You Tube customers bullied by You Tube, including children that You Tube claims to protect. My opinion of You Tube continues to decline. I’m ceasing to regard the company as bad. Rather, its vile.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 41

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 41, version 7.0

Date Written: September 11, 2020.

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This has been a presentation of A R S E news.

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Milana Chasingsun BANNED

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ET 40

Editorial Thunder presents…

Milana Chasingsun BANNED

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by Andrew Roller

You Tube’s atrocities against art continue.

Plus: Danatar’s “Official site”!

And: Bikini videos by Danatar and Nastasya Lebedeva.

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“… have you … no sense of decency?” a critic once asked Senator Joseph McCarthy. McCarthy made his name staging witch hunts in 1950’s America in search of communists.

Modernly, I want to ask You Tube what the critic asked McCarthy. You Tube, owned by Google, continues to bully children. It specifically targets young girls. In each instance, the only information that You Tube provides, to the public, is that it has “deleted” a video, or “terminated” a channel.

When my You Tube channel was terminated, twice, by You Tube, I got little relevant information from them. The same was true when You Tube deleted one of my playlists. What You Tube said about its playlist appeal process turned out to be a lie. I never heard back from the playlist people. This despite a publicly posted promise by them to answer appeals quickly. Nor did I get my deleted playlist back.

The channel “Milana Chasingsun” was the latest attempt by Milana ( from Minsk ) to establish a presence on You Tube. She has been trying to do this for longer than I’ve known about her. All her videos are, as she says, “normal family videos”. Nonetheless, You Tube’s staff has terminated every one of Milana’s channels. They also have terminated channels by members of her family.

Sadly, Milana sometimes feels America, the country, is attacking her. She figures Americans are prejudiced against the people of Belarus, where she proudly lives. According to ( American ) political theorists, a strength of America is its “soft power”. Folks abroad may feel threatened by America’s “hard power”. That is, by its huge military. Yet foreigners like American culture. Who doesn’t feel affection for Coca-Cola, Disneyland, and Hollywood?

Or You Tube? Nope. I’ve watched, shocked, as You Tube has tormented many girls on its platform. Dana Taranova, Mari Kruchkova, Ustina Abramova, Daniela Lapovok, and Milana ( from Minsk ) are among You Tube’s many young victims. You Tube isn’t just psychologically abusing girls. It is gutting the goodwill that America is said to have built in the world. “Fuck You, America” gets very easy to say if You Tube keeps screwing you.

YOU TUBE – HIDING THE TRUTH

I have been on You Tube for a year. In the past, when You Tube terminated a channel, that channel’s icon would linger in a list of channels on my “Subscriptions” page. No longer. Now, when You Tube deletes a channel, such as “Milana Chasingsun”, that channel’s icon vanishes from my “Subscriptions” page. It is as if “Milana Chasingsun” never existed.

The same is true on my “Library” page. Today, You Tube deleted a Mari Kruchkova video. The “cover photo” ( only ) for this video remained on my “Library” page for a little while. ( Under “Search watch history”. ) Then it was gone.

Obviously, You Tube wouldn’t be hiding their actions if they felt proud about them. Some idiot staffers at You Tube are probably proud of their censorship. After all, Nazis proudly killed Jews. However, the people who manage You Tube’s operating system must feel ashamed of what is happening. That’s because You Tube is inflicting psychological harm on girls. This abuse surely has a physiological impact. If nothing else, some girls must cry about this abuse. Hence, just as the Nazis tried to erase all evidence of the Holocaust, You Tube is hiding its tracks as it abuses girls, and its other customers.

BAD CHANGES AT YOU TUBE

Recently, You Tube changed the function and design of its operating system. When I saw this, I said, “Uh oh”. I was pretty sure a bad organization like You Tube would make changes that are bad. They did. The changes follow:

1. The playlist limit has been reduced. Formerly, I could put 1,000 videos in a playlist. That is now cut to somewhere under 600 videos. I trusted You Tube to maintain the 1,000 limit. Now, although my playlists might have 1,000 videos in them, I can only access several hundred videos. The remaining videos exist as “ghost” videos. They are present, but I can’t see them. I will only be able to access them when I get rid of the videos that I can see.

Is there a nefarious reason for this change to the playlist limit? As Sarah Impalin’ would say, “You betcha!” When You Tube deletes a video, I leave the “[ Deleted video ]” notice in my playlist. Soon, it becomes glaringly obvious to anyone looking at my playlist how cruel You Tube is. My playlists of Mari Kruchkova videos have been gutted by You Tube. The gutting continues. You’d think Mari was a fish, and You Tube a seafood butcher. ( You Tube deletes the videos from Mari’s channels. My playlists reflect the damage. )

Now, with the lower limit on how many videos a playlist can hold, I’ll have to delete all the “[ Deleted video ]” notices. ( Numerically, a “[ Deleted video ]” notice counts the same as a video that hasn’t been deleted. )

You might suggest that I simply put the “excess” videos into a new playlist. That would show you’re at the “grasshopper” level in divining You Tube’s deviltry. That’s because:

2. The number of allowable playlists has been reduced. It is still possible, over time, to create as many playlists as you want. Until, that is, it comes to putting videos into your playlists. To add a video to a playlist, you click open an informational box. That box holds the name of every one of your playlists.

Until, that is, you have “too many” playlists. ( Whatever that number is. You Tube doesn’t say, and I haven’t tried counting up all my playlists. ) When you have “too many” playlists, the informational box won’t hold the name of every one of your playlists. If you can’t see the name of a playlist, you can’t add any videos to it.

( Technically, you can still put a video into a playlist. However, you can’t do it by using the informational box. If you want to arrange your videos among playlists, it is essential to be able to swap them between your playlists, by using the informational box. )

Given the limit on playlists, guess what you have to do? Get rid of playlists! Only then will you be able to see the name of every one of your playlists in the informational box.

I just spent many hours getting rid of playlists from my channel. I dumped a number of disparate playlists into a single playlist. I did this for a number of my once ( tidily separate ) playlists. Videos about the movie “Planet of the Apes” now reside in the same playlist as videos about the movie “The Terminator”. Videos about “Star Trek, The Starlost, and Star Wars” are now all smooshed into the same playlist. How many videos a playlist can hold has been drastically reduced.

Hence, the upshot is this:

A. You Tube hides the evidence of its censorship rampage.

B. You are reduced to a consumer. You Tube wants you to binge on videos. Don’t think! Just gorge. Can’t recall what you watched when your binge is over? That’s great! Just consume, consume, consume, and pay You Tube its monthly fee, or watch lots of ads. You Tube, used as Google intends it to be, is the new opiate of the people.

IS YOU TUBE SPYING ON YOU?

If you own an iPad ( or, likely, an iPhone ) I’d like you to try something.

1. On your iPad’s home screen, tap on “Settings”.

2. In “Settings”, look to the list on the left side of your screen. I am speaking of the list under the word, “Settings”.

3. Scroll to the bottom of this list.

4. Here, you’ll likely see:

A. YouTube.

B. YouTube Music.

C. YouTube TV.

D. YT Kids.

5. Tap on “YouTube”.

6. A large informational box opens to the right. It is titled, “YouTube”.

7. Under “YouTube” is written: “ALLOW YOUTUBE TO ACCESS”.

8. Under this is written: “Photos”. Tap on “Photos”.

9. This takes you to a second informational box. It is titled, “Photos”. Under “Photos” is written: “ALLOW PHOTOS ACCESS”. Note that the word “TO” is conveniently omitted. This obscures what You Tube is up to.

10. Under “ALLOW PHOTOS ACCESS” is written:

Never

Read and Write

Guess what the default position is? Yep! I discovered that You Tube, owned by Google, has been secretly filching every photo and video I’ve ever made, with my iPhone and iPad. ( As best I can tell. If the situation is otherwise, You Tube can supply me with an instruction manual for their service, for which I am paying a monthly fee. )

Fortunately, I don’t have any photos of, say, Brooke Shields naked at age 10. I only have photos of Kamala Devil Harris.

11. Tap on “Never” to stop You Tube from stealing your photos and videos.

HOT OFF THE PRESS

You Tube’s ongoing censorship rampage is so fierce that it’s running ahead of my ability to report on it. However, I have some changes to report that aren’t directly related to You Tube’s Prude Blitzkrieg. They follow.

Dana Taranova now has an “Official site”. It is:

www dot danatar dot best

Dana’s current You Tube channels are:

1. Danatar Tar ( formerly Danatar ).

2. Danatar Backstage

3. Dana Tar Life

4. Danatar Gym ( formerly Dana Tar Gym ).

Mari Kruchkova’s current You Tube channels are:

1. Mari Kruchkova

2. Victoria Baez ( formerly Mari Kruchkova [ 2 ] ). I added the [ 2 ] for my own use.

None of the “Mari Kruchkova [ 2 ]” videos are at the channel “Victoria Baez”. They linger in a “Mari Kruchkova [ 2 ]” playlist that I made some time ago. I have no idea how this is possible. I retitled my “Mari Kruchkova [ 2 ]” playlist as “Victoria Baez”. You Tube censorship probably caused this odd situation.

My “Victoria Baez” playlist is at my channel, “Andrew Roller”. Today, You Tube deleted ( yet another ) Mari Kruchkova video from the channel “Victoria Baez” ( somehow ). This deleted Mari’s video from my “Victoria Baez” playlist.

3. Mom&Mari.

Ustina Abramova’s current You Tube channels are:

1. Tina

2. Tina Backstage.

HELP WITH FOREIGN NAMES

Do you have difficulty remembering foreign names? I do. My suggestion: deconstruct a foreign name into English cues. With regard to Ustina, one can do the following:

1. Ustina equals the words “Us” plus “tina”.

2. Abramova equals the words “A” plus “bra” plus “mova”. “Mova” reminds me of pidgin English in Hawaii. If I were considered speedy there, someone might say, “Andrew Roller is a fast mova”. The ‘word’ “mova” would be meant as an equivalent for “mover” in English.

NEW GIRLS!

New girls continue to appear on You Tube. I’ve added a few of these to my You Tube channel, “Andrew Roller”. I’ve added them as “mirror” playlists. That is, I hope to one day collect all that channel’s videos. ( Any playlist credits views of a given video to the channel’s creator; that is, the girl. ) As yet, my new playlists function as bookmarks. They contain just one video each. If you see a girl you like, head from my channel to hers to enjoy all her videos.

Update: You Tube now limits the number of playlists that one can create. As a result, I had to destroy a number of my “bookmark” playlists, that I mention above. I had to dump most of the new girls into my playlist titled, “Girls, women”.

With regard to any girl’s channel, You Tube now routinely makes its own “Mix” playlists of such. Formerly, You Tube’s playlists were a jumble of allegedly related videos from various channels. Now, probably due to me, such “Mix” playlists are pure. That is, a “Mix” playlist of Ustina Abramova videos contains 50 or so videos featuring ( only ) Ustina Abramova.

As far as I know, I was the first person to create “pure” mirror playlists on You Tube. At least, I was the first to do so for the channels of beautiful young girls!

WHEN THEFT IS OK

I have a playlist called “My_ Home”. It is a tribute playlist to the benighted girl who owns the “My_ Home” channel. You Tube’s censorship rampage brutalized this 11 or 12-year-old girl a number of times. ( As of today, she’s about 12-years-old. )

Logging onto You Tube one day, I saw my “My_ Home” playlist on You Tube’s “Home” page. Every video I’d put in my playlist was there, in the order I’d chosen. Except, the playlist was credited to You Tube! A few days later, You Tube rearranged the videos I’d chosen, and added their own choices.

My own “My_ Home” playlist was not tampered with by You Tube. They simply stole it, and gave themselves credit for it. I took their theft as a compliment. I didn’t complain about it.

This act gave me an insight into You Tube. Some people who work there are artists like myself, and other creators. They admire what You Tube’s customers are able to do. These are the folks who looked at what I’d done with my “My_ Home” tribute playlist, and copied it.

Then there is a different group of people who work at You Tube. They are You Tube’s censors, led by You Tube’s CEO Susan Woj-kickme. These folks are straight out of Hell. They are the Nazis of the modern art world. They’ve caused an untold amount of emotional distress to bright, productive ( and beautiful ) young girls. It’s a shame that a bucket of water can’t rid us of this gang of witches. Perhaps their innate evil will cause them to melt, like Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West. These folks might want to remember that every day they get older. So do their victims. The girls Susan Woj-kickme is abusing are her future medical care team.

NEW FROM “DANATAR”

“OTAbIX ( etc. )” is a new video from Dana Taranova. The video is on You Tube. It is impossible for me to render this video’s lengthy Cyrillic title in English.

You might wonder why Dana ( and other girls, like Mari ) write their titles in Cyrillic. Each is a native speaker of a Cyrillic language. However, Dana and Mari were giving their videos English titles until a year ago. That’s when You Tube’s latest censorship rampage began. Hoping to avoid You Tube’s ire, girls like Dana and Mari began giving their videos Cyrillic titles.

Go to Dana’s You Tube channel “Dana Tar Life”. Look for the following video ( cover image ) of Dana. She’s in a bikini, sitting on an inflatable unicorn, in a pool. This is just one of Dana’s awesome new videos. You’ll want to move fast. You Tube’s Censorship prudes will likely delete Dana’s video, give her channel ( another ) “strike”, or terminate her whole channel.

Dana’s video is, of course, innocuous.

Dana’s “unicorn/bikini” video has a watermark on it, throughout the entire video. The watermark is smack in the middle of the screen. It reads, “www.danatar.best”. I complained to Dana about the watermark. However, the watermark does put You Tube on notice. Now, however much they abuse her, they can’t terminate her “Official site”.

Currently, “www.danatar.best” appears to be akin to a “billboard” site. My hope is that it will one day hold all of Dana’s videos.

A WONDERFUL VIDEO!

I just discovered a new girl on You Tube. She is:

Nastasya Lebedeva – HaCTaCbR Ne6eAeBa. This is also the name of her channel. The latter part of her name, and channel, was rendered from Cyrillic into English by me, on an English language keyboard.

Nastasya is blonde. About 13-years-old, she’s another lovely ambassador from Cyrillic lands. I adore Nastasya’s video, “TRY ON HAUL MY FAVORITE SWIMSUITS”. Catch this video while you can. Given You Tube’s nuthouse censorship campaign, this video won’t be on You Tube for long. Make a screen recording of Nastasya’s video to save it for your later viewing. See my earlier blog posts for information on how to make a screen recording.

WHOM TO HATE

1. Child Molesters.

2. Police Officers.

3. White People

4. Etc.

This constitutes “the pursuit of happiness” in America in 2020.

AND IN THE END…

“If you want to control a population, use fear.”

– Adam Carolla, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox News Channel, September 8, 2020.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

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I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 40

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 40, version 2.0

Date Written: September 10, 2020.

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This has been a presentation of A R S E news.

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Damage Report

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ET 39

Editorial Thunder presents…

Damage Report

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by Andrew Roller

You Tube terminates more channels, deletes more videos.

Plus: Fourteen-year-old Mari does “the toilet roll challenge”.

And: YouTube policies > Child Safety on YouTube, The Parody.

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“Unfortunately, I have to file a complaint with practically every newly posted Video after a short time so that it is reactivated because the Videos never violate the Guidelines as YT first claims, the whole Game is slowly becoming too tedious for me ..!”

– Milana of Minsk, Belarus. Posted on her You Tube channel “Milana Chasingsun” at her video, “a small Lifes”. This is a new “Milana Chasingsun” You Tube channel. You Tube terminated the old “Milana Chasingsun” channel.

I’d been away from You Tube for awhile. Now, I’m back. It appalls me to report that, in my absence of several months, You Tube has annihilated more art.

It is only possible for me to report what I know. Below, I tell what is gone. Also, I share what replacements are available on You Tube, if any. A “replacement” may be little more than a video or two posted by someone, for whatever reason, to You Tube.

1. The channel “Milana Chasingsun” was terminated. A new “Milana Chasingsun” channel is now available. Most of its content consists of new videos. Milana’s old videos are, apparently, lost from You Tube forever.

2. The channel “Milana from Minsk” was terminated.

3. The channel “Milana – Minsk – benapycb” was terminated.

4. The channel “Milana Phoenix” was terminated. This was a fanboy channel. The channel “Milana Mermaid” is now available. My assessment of “Milana Mermaid” is that it is owned by the same fanboy who owned the “Milana Phoenix” channel.

I do not know anything about the fanboy, including his gender. I can provide a theory, based on my research. This theory is prefaced by the word, “allegedly”.

The fanboy makes screen recordings of Milana’s videos. Then, he posts Milana’s videos to his own You Tube channel. ( Allegedly, his theft is widespread, covering many girls and internet sites. )

Milana is infuriated by the fanboy’s actions. So are some other girls who post videos, on You Tube or elsewhere.

However, some videos that the fanboy posts appear to be ones that he put together himself. The images that he uses, of Milana, are stolen. However, he is a brilliant compiler of photos of Milana. If you are in need of a photo editor for a website featuring young, beautiful girls, you should hire this fanboy right away.

My great fear with regard to this fanboy is that he will come to some sort of tragic end. Such is often the case for troubled geniuses who fail to find proper appreciation in life.

5. The channel “867-5309” was terminated. Prior to his termination, the owner of “867-5309” invited viewers to join him on “Mega”. I tried finding this site. All I located was “mega-millions dot com”, a gambling site. I asked “867-5309” for information about “Mega”. He did not provide me with further guidance.

Searching today, I brought up this:

“MEGA is a secure, user-controlled end-to-end encrypted cloud storage and communication service with 50 GB* free storage space. This extension will allow you to install MEGA into your browser to reduce loading times, improve download performance and strengthen security”.

The star ( * ) in the above paragraph was not inserted by me. Google search term: mega.

Pursuing “MEGA” further is beyond my ability at this time.

I do not know anything about the fanboy, including his gender. However, “867-5309” strikes me as quite a confident fellow. He is a genius at commenting on girls’ videos. If you’re looking to hire someone with a choice sense of humor, this is your man.

6. The channel “Julia Majewska” was terminated. A replacement is the channel “Javier Flores”.

7. Every video in Dana Taranova’s channel, “Danatar Backstage”, was deleted by You Tube. “Danatar Backstage” continues with new videos. In addition, many other Dana Taranova videos, on her various channels, were deleted by You Tube. In the case of a number of videos, You Tube forced Dana to relabel them as private. Such a once public video is now called a “[ Private video ]”. Many of Dana’s terminated and “private” videos had existed on You Tube for years.

Dana’s channel “Dana Tar” no longer exists on You Tube. Given You Tube’s ongoing censorship rampage, which has lasted for over a year, a reasonable conclusion is this: You Tube terminated “Dana Tar”.

Dana’s channel “Danatar” has been renamed “Danatar Tar”.

8. Mari Kruchkova’s channel, “Mari Kruchkova [ 2 ]”, has been, in effect, terminated. It was probably terminated by You Tube’s staff. If you created a playlist of this channel, you have its extant videos. These are now credited to the channel Victoria Baez. If you did not create a playlist of “Mari Kruchkova [ 2 ]”, you do not have access to its extant videos. That’s because none of the videos are, in fact, available at the channel Victoria Baez.

NOTE: The “[ 2 ]” in “Mari Kruchkova [ 2 ]” is something that I inserted in my own playlist’s title of “Mari Kruchkova [ 2 ]”.

NOTE: My playlist “Mari Kruchkova [ 2 ]”, now called “Victoria Baez”, is available at my You Tube channel of “Andrew Roller”.

NOTE: As I was working on my You Tube channel today, You Tube deleted ( yet another ) video from my playlist of “Mari Kruchkova [ 2 ]” videos. That is, You Tube deleted it from my playlist that is now called “Victoria Baez”. You Tube claimed Mari’s innocuous video violated their “Terms of Service”. In her video, Mari sat on a sofa in a dress. She unwrapped a package. Then she displayed and discussed the packages’s contents, which consisted of girl-themed items.

NOTE: You Tube did not delete Mari’s video from my channel of “Andrew Roller”. You Tube deleted it from the channel “Victoria Baez”.

9. “Tina” ( Ustina Abramova ) had at least one video deleted by You Tube. It is important for me to point something out. A “[ Deleted video ]” notice only remains for so long. Then it disappears.

10. “Daniela Lapovok” had at least one video deleted by You Tube.

I’ve learned several lessons researching this article. They are:

1. You Tube is horribly prudish. Someone needs to tell its vandals of culture that this is the 21st century. We aren’t living in the Victorian era. Also, You Tube, and its parent company Google, are American companies. They are not located in a theocracy like Iran.

2. You Tube’s censorship is arbitrary. A Milana ( from Minsk ) video that was deleted featured her, fully clothed, sitting at a piano in her home. She played the piano for one minute. Then the video ended. In that instance, the video itself was deleted. Later, it was deleted again, when her entire channel was terminated.

A video featuring Dana Taranova in a blouse and long pants was deleted. In the video, Dana performed innocuous gym exercises. In another deleted video, Dana was wearing a knee-length skirt. She did a brief dance routine in a store, before browsing the store’s merchandise, and buying some clothes.

Videos of Dana in various two-piece outfits were deleted. Other similar videos remain. The same is true of Dana’s bikini videos.

A video of Ustina Abramova, in a knee-length dress on a swing, was deleted yet again, this time for good. ( A new video of Tina on a swing has now been posted. I suppose this is due to the fact that Tina remains Tina, and the swing remains in her home. )

You Tube claims that it is enforcing its “Community Guidelines”. It isn’t. Which video is deleted is determined by which bullying You Tube staffer is on the job.

Writing this article, I felt like an idiot. I should not have to waste my time parsing which innocuous video ( or channel ) dies, and which lives.

3. You Tube’s censorship regime is bound to fail. Prudery on the scale that You Tube is practicing it never works. It collapses from its own hypocrisy, while inviting its demise.

4. You can’t stop a preteen or teenage girl. I get the sense that girls who’ve been active on You Tube age out of it by about 16 years old. However, until then, such girls are very determined to maintain, and expand, their social media platforms. This includes clawing their way back into You Tube no matter how abusively the company treats them. Much is said about “Girl Power”. I have never seen girls practice it so vociferously as they do on You Tube. Such willpower would have confined Hitler to Munich, and would have kept Attila the Hun beyond the Danube.

THE BEAT THAT BEATS THEM ALL

Many professional journalists occupy themselves with a “political beat”. At the pinnacle of this beat, a journalist covers Donald Trump, or Joe Biden. But ask yourself this. Would you want to see Trump or Biden in a bikini? I shudder at the thought.

That’s why, as an unlearned “journalist”, I prefer the “girl beat”. Sure, I’m unpaid, but I get to pursue, I mean, cover beautiful young girls. Girls in bikinis! I even get You Tube hearts from them sometimes. I’ll take a heart from a lovely girl over a politician’s autograph any day!

Mostly, You Tube hearts are no longer available. That’s because You Tube has turned off the ability to post “Comments” on girls’ channels. However, You Tube is not the internet. Most girls on You Tube have a variety of social media platforms.

Working alone, I am unable to keep up with, or even know about, all the beautiful girls on all the internet platforms. For no reason Facebook ever explained, I was banned from Facebook a year ago. This also banned me from Instagram, where I’ve never been, since Facebook owns Instagram.

That’s where you come in. We are told today that many journalists are unemployed. Also, I hope I’ve shown that one doesn’t need much talent to be a self-styled journalist. Indeed, working for a propaganda outfit like CNN or MSNBC doesn’t make one a journalist. Also, I’ve seen instances where Fox News hosts are ignorant. A space probe recently left our solar system. A published, venerable Fox News host claimed, on air, that the space probe had “left our galaxy”.

Many more reporters are needed on the “girl beat”.

ROLLER’S STYLEBOOK

A person is “on” a television channel.

A person is “in” a You Tube channel.

Speaking generally, one should say, Dana Taranova is “on” You Tube.

However, I’ve often found it best to say that someone is “in” a particular You Tube channel.

Let’s say I’m creating a playlist of a channel. I start on the page called “Subscriptions”. There, I tap on a channel’s icon to call it up. I add that channel’s videos to my playlist. I am still on the page called “Subscriptions”.

Have I added all that channel’s videos to my playlist? Nope. Still on the “Subscriptions” page, I then tap on “View channel” at the top of the page. That takes me to the channel’s home page. There, I tap on “VIDEOS”. This is at the top of the page. I then have to go through the entire list of videos again. Inevitably, there will be videos here that weren’t on the “Subscriptions” page.

Am I done now? Nope. Next, I must tap on “PLAYLIST”. This is at the top of the channel’s home page. Now, I have to go through every video in every playlist. I usually add more videos to my own playlist here.

As you can see, I was not interacting with the videos of someone “on” You Tube. I had to dig through multiple layers of a single You Tube channel to find all the relevant videos. That’s why, on You Tube, I say that someone is “in” a particular You Tube channel.

AND IN THE END…

The bikini is an old-fashioned swimsuit. It was invented in 1960. That was six decades ago. Every day, weather permitting, girls wear bikinis.

Traditionally, Milana ( of Minsk ) wears bikinis in her water-themed videos. However, in a recent video, she’s wearing a one-piece swimsuit. It has vertical black and white stripes. She looks like a zebra. I can’t stand seeing her that way. I don’t think she likes it, either. She’s bowing to the sexually frustrated ladies, and their male collaborators, who run You Tube. ( And who are running it into the ground. )

Many of Dana Taranova’s videos featuring her femininity were deleted by You Tube. At least one of her channels was terminated. In the wake of that, Dana mostly uploaded gym videos. Instead of her usual feminine gym outfits, she wore boyish clothing. In essence, You Tube was forcing her to dress and act like a boy.

On the channel 867-5309, Mari Kruchkova was uploading ballet videos, and other such modest fare. ( She was nonetheless repeatedly attacked by You Tube’s staff. ) Mari’s “generic” videos are OK. However, after I’d seen a billion of these, I was wearying of them.

Then I saw a Mari video on the ( now banned ) channel 867-5309. I call this video “the toilet roll challenge”. It begins with Mari holding a roll of toilet paper. She takes it in both her hands. Holding the roll, she stretches her arms straight above her head. Then, she drops the toilet roll, and hopes to catch it by stooping and reaching for it between her legs. The result? Her bottom strikes the toilet roll.

You’d think that Mari would accept this as a fact of nature. If you stoop and reach between your legs, your bottom is going to jut backward. It will strike the toilet roll before it ever falls to the level of your hands.

Mari refused to accept this fact. She kept repeating the challenge. It was hilarious to watch her become angrily dismayed every time she failed to catch the toilet roll.

However, Mari is 14 years old. A persistent girl might overcome Nature at that age.

In her video, an interlude follows. Here, Mari puts the toilet roll on top of her head. With it there, she does a short, benignly sexy dance.

A God somewhere must have noticed. The next time Mari tried to catch the toilet roll, she succeeded! Thrilled with her success, Mari celebrated by strutting out of the room. ( Looking incredibly beautiful. )

Mari’s video, as posted, ran at a ‘fast forward’ speed. However, using an option on You Tube, I ran Mari’s video at 0.25 speed. At that speed, I was able to study and ( greatly ) enjoy her video.

Mari’s toilet roll video reoriented my view of You Tube. “No more ballet videos”, I told myself. “I want to see these girls as they really are, not Victorian era versions of them that You Tube mandates.” That’s the main reason I quit following girls on You Tube.

After a few months, I began to feel lonely. I started to wonder if I should relieve my loneliness by using “race” as a cover to rob, loot, steal, burn buildings, and shoot the odd Trump supporter. Plus meet future rape victims in a “CHOP zone”.

So, I’ll be watching more of Mari’s videos, and those of other girls on You Tube. It irks me to be stuck with prude videos from girls who can be, well, super hot. Nothing any of these girls are doing is remotely illegal, when shown in a video. It would be nice if the girls had an internet platform where they could express their true selves. I have trouble lighting a building on fire when Mari is dancing on my iPhone.

You Tube isn’t the only internet platform that abusively censors. Milana ( of Minsk ) was terminated by an outfit called “boosty dot to”. A “boosty” site is, at best, functional in a rudimentary way. Yet their employees lord themselves over their customers, in an abusive manner, like You Tube.

Facebook was reprehensively abusive toward me. As of the time Facebook kicked me out, they had no appeal process at all. Apparently, they still don’t. Instagram exists solely at Mark Fuckerberg’s whim. I heard that Fuckerberg is attempting to financially starve Instagram. Fuckerberg doesn’t buy companies to help them grow. He buys them to kill them, so that Facebook will dominate the internet.

Hence, an internet platform is needed where people can communicate without censorship. If it’s a company located in America, the only limitations should be those of the First Amendment.

Sadly, internet censorship extends beyond internet platforms. One must find an internet host on which to build a platform. I researched this about a year ago. Many internet hosts ban anything that is “harmful to minors”. None of them define what that means. I could post a video about the Second Amendment, and an internet host might ban it as “harmful to minors”. Or, I could post a video about race, and find that banned as “harmful to minors”.

Hence, one needs both an internet host and an internet platform that don’t censor.

A POSTSCRIPT…

( A parody of “YouTube policies > Child Safety on YouTube” )

You Tube’s Rules for Girls’ Videos:

1. Don’t film anything in a bedroom. Any bedroom. Sit on mommy’s lap, in your formal dining room, and tell us a Bible story. ( Not Adam and Eve. )

2. Be safe! Wear a potato sack. Better yet, wear a burka. After all, children are made to be seen and not heard. Except on You Tube. There, girls are made to be unseen and unheard.

3. Don’t perform any “bodily contortions” ( gymnast moves ). Don’t do ASMR. ( ASMR entails listening to natural sounds, like birds chirping. ) Sit as still as possible. In your world, only mommy’s voice matters. Ignore everything else.

4. Repeat after me. “I am not a girl. I am a boy.” Always strive to be as much like a boy as possible. You might wonder who gets to act like a girl. Well, boys, of course! This is modern America.

5. Love Google. Since Google owns You Tube, Love You Tube. Don’t ask for presents for Christmas. Only rich white men like Larry Page and Sergey Brin need ( yet more ) presents, like multiple private jets. Susan Woj-kickme needs presents too. Tell mommy, “I want Google stock for Christmas”. ( Called “Alphabet” by stock brokers. )

( I’ve been on You Tube for a year. While one’s imagination can run wild with supposed “dangers” to children, I’ve never seen anything on You Tube that is the least bit objectionable. You Tube is vociferously “policing” a problem that doesn’t exist. What does exist is the ongoing glorification of the egos of You Tube’s staff, at the expense of its customers. )

ABBREVIATIONS

1. YT. To the uninformed, this stands for “You Tube”. To the enlightened ( and abused ), this stands for “Yuck, Totally!”

2. CHOP zone. This does not stand for “Colored Haters of Police”. Nor does it stand for “Caucasian Haters of Police”. Though, by the conduct of those involved, one might think that CHOP does stand for hating police.

When it ceased being the CHAZ zone, whatever that was, CHOP meant, “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone”.

I’m still waiting for a zone called the Pedophile Utopian Kollective Environment.

3. ASMR. “Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response”. Right after famine, disease, and war, comes Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. That’s why girls can’t do it on You Tube, but women can.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 39

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 39, version 2.0

Date Written: September 10, 2020.

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Nevertheless, She Persisted. Until Terminated.

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ET 38

Editorial Thunder presents…

Nevertheless, She Persisted. Until Terminated.

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by Andrew Roller

You Tube kills two more channels.

Plus: “Googled” or “googled”?

And: Does America have “law”?

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President Ronald Reagan once said, to an opponent, “There you go again.” Work on my WordPress site has kept me from spending much time on my You Tube channel.

Another reason I haven’t spent much time on my You Tube channel is this: You Tube is constantly bullying creators. I add a creator’s video to my You Tube channel. Later, I find that the video has been deleted by You Tube. If a You Tube employee can delete three videos from a channel, that channel is terminated. This isn’t difficult for a bullying employee to achieve.

My You Tube channel is up to date as of the end of May 2020. Now, I’m afraid to visit it. I look at the facing page, but don’t venture far inside. I know that a number of deleted videos and terminated channels await me. ( One can create a “mirror” of a channel by putting its videos in a Playlist. The channel’s creator is credited with all views of her videos. )

Peeking into my channel, I immediately ran into two terminated channels. They are: 867-5309, and Julia Majewska.

867-5309 was a variety channel. It featured videos of various girls on You Tube. A girl might contribute a video, or have a video contributed on her behalf. The owner of 867-5309 might do a screen recording of a girl’s video, and re-work it a bit. From my perspective, 867-5309 was a huge success with girl creators and the channel’s fans.

867-5309 was attacked by You Tube. All its videos were summarily deleted. The owner persevered. Now 867-5309 has been terminated.

Julia Majewska is an 18-year-old girl who lives in Poland. She posted videos of herself as a child model. Photos of her, as a child model, are available on a number of You Tube channels. Julia also posted videos of herself at age 18. Her videos mostly celebrated the area in which she lives. They were utterly innocuous.

You Tube attacked Julia’s channel. Many of her videos were summarily deleted. Julia persisted. Now, Julia’s You Tube channel is terminated.

Google owns You Tube. Both companies are extremely wealthy, and getting more so by the day. Their power likewise increases. Sadly, that didn’t stop them from attacking a ( possibly ) impoverished girl living in a ( possibly ) impoverished area of Poland. Nor did it stop them from terminating a channel that celebrated work by various girl creators.

A POSTSCRIPT

On You Tube, you might see a video labelled, “[ Private video ]”. Amazingly, this might not represent a choice by the creator who posted the video. Sometimes, You Tube forces a publicly posted video to be relabelled “private”. The alternative is to have the video deleted, and a “strike” leveled against the channel. Three “strikes” causes a channel to be terminated.

SECOND POSTSCRIPT

I continue to add videos to my You Tube channel. Mostly, I’m adding music videos. I put a lot of videos into my “Disney girls” Playlist today.

ROLLER’S STYLEBOOK

“Google” if speaking of the company.

“google” if speaking of locating something on the internet by using Google.

The problem with using “Google” as a verb is the following. Capitalized, “Googled” attracts too much attention to the act of finding. What matters is what is being found.

AND IN THE END…

“To be governed is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censored, commanded by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be governed at every operation at every transaction, noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished, under the pretext of public utility in the name of the general interest to be placed under taxes, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, poached, and robbed. At the slightest resistance or the first word of complaint to be repressed, fired, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed, and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government. That is its justice. That is its morality.”

– Pierre-Joseph Proudhon.

Source: “Radicals” lecture by John Merriman. Course: European Civilization, 1648 – 1945. Yale University. Apple iTunes U.

MY OBSERVATION

In America, there is no “law”. There is only the ruling class. This consists of the Democratic and Republican parties. Until now, both parties saw the looting, rioting, and arson happening in America as being in their favor. The liberal media called such activity “mostly peaceful protests”.

Democrats figured the “protests” would oust Donald Trump from office. ( Possibly in a mass-induced coup. ) Republicans figured the “protests” would spur voters to vote Republican. Only now do both parties see the threat of summary mob violence as a problem that must be stopped.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 38

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 38, version 3.0

Date Written: August 30, 2020.

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Your Mind Isn’t You

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CS 13

Confessions of a Stud presents…

Your Mind Isn’t You

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by Andrew Roller

Achieving sleep through meditation.

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An Air Force colonel once said to me, “I’m a worrier.” He probably didn’t know what was implicit in his statement. He wasn’t in charge of his thoughts, his mind was.

This may strike you as odd. Let’s begin with the Western view of ourselves. Each of us has a body. Each of us has a mind. The two are seen as separate. This view of ourselves has, in recent decades, been criticized. My goal isn’t to resolve that debate. It’s to use this view of ourselves as an analogy to explain what’s happening in your head.

If I were you, I’d be quitting this page about now. I’d say to myself, “This is an essay written by a mental case, or a drug addict.” Try to bear with me. Our subject is meditation.

Against my nature, I once attended a support group meeting. It was for kidney transplant patients. My fellow patients were eager to partake of the free nutrition bars and bottles of water on hand. Sadly, when it came to the purpose of the meeting, listening to a professor, they didn’t pay him a great deal of attention. I know this because, during his lecture, the professor asked how many of them had let their minds drift off while he spoke.

The professor’s lecture was on meditation. He said the standard text in this field is the following:

Full Catastrophe Living, by Jon Kabat-Zinn. This book is described on its cover as, “The mindfulness-based stress reduction … program used in medical centers worldwide”.

I attempted this book. My favorite line in it is the author’s description of how he came upon the title for his book. He quotes lines from the movie “Zorba the Greek”.

Anonymous: Zorba, have you ever been married?

Zorba: … I’ve been married. Wife, house, kids … the full catastrophe!

– Location 731. Amazon Kindle edition.

A more useful text for me was one the professor didn’t mention. It’s this novel:

The Traveler, by John Twelve Hawks.

A quote from the book:

“He remembered the transcripts from the interrogated Travelers … There were … barriers that blocked his access to the other realms …

– Page 299. Amazon Kindle edition.

I found the book “Catastrophe” to be a prolix exercise in navel-gazing. The book “The Traveler” is a fairy tale. ( Properly defined, many fiction stories are fairy tales. They involve powers and realms beyond our ken. Jack, who climbs the beanstalk, is a fairy tale figure. But so is Captain Kirk, and Captain America. )

I’m going to approach the subject of meditation from the point of view of someone going to sleep. You lie down. You close your eyes. What happens now?

I once knew a nurse who talked to herself while she worked. Every thought she had came out of her mouth. It’s possible that you do the same thing. Probably, you don’t speak your thoughts aloud. Instead, your thoughts chatter away in your head. You don’t merely have a thought. You put it into words. English words, if English is your primary language.

Attempting to sleep, you may find this self-talk continuing. “What a jerk Harry is. If he ever says that about me again I’ll …” And so it goes. Sentence follows sentence in your mind. One thought triggers another. If peace obtains for a moment, more chatter soon ensues. If you’re not particularly tired, you can spend hours talking to yourself in your head, waiting for sleep to arrive.

You must quell this self-talk. If you’ve never done this before, it’s going to be very difficult. It took me years to rid my mind of this chatter. However, I accomplished it.

The next barrier you’ll face, as you lie waiting for sleep, is nonverbal. The professor who’s lecture I attended provided a very useful example regarding this. Paraphrased, he said,

“Imagine yourself sitting in a field. A cloud comes along, bearing a memory. Look up at the cloud and say, ‘Hello, little cloud.’ Then let it pass by.”

Lying abed, I proceeded to do the following. I set up a ray gun in my mind. A thought would appear. I’d blast it away with my ray gun. Another thought would appear. I’d blast that away with my ray gun. Eventually, I didn’t need my ray gun anymore. I simply watched, like a cat awaiting a mouse, and quashed thoughts as they arrived.

Quashing a thought will consist of one of two things:

1. Labelling the thought. You’ll remember when Fred shoved you in the fourth grade. You didn’t like it. Tell yourself, “Oh, yeah. There’s that grade school memory again.” By labelling the thought, you can get rid of it.

2. Simply recognizing the thought, without labelling it. This is something I do. I see the thought. Without having to label it, I kill it.

Let’s return to the split we Westerners see between our body and our mind. Your mind is actually divisible. The first part is your mind. You should view it as a tool, like a hammer or a nail. The second part is yourself. You aren’t your mind.

What is your mind? Have you ever taken a dog for a walk? If left to himself, the dog will sniff most everything he finds: trash, dried urine on lamp posts, dog poop.

As you lie abed, you’ll find your mind is like a loose dog. I’m not speaking to the quality of the thoughts that will assail you. But assail you they will. Like a wandering dog, your mind will recall thought after thought. You’ll react emotionally to many of these thoughts. Lying abed, you’ll find yourself furious that Fred pushed you in grade school. Then, after other thoughts come and go, you’ll be furious about what Harry said of you.

If sleep claims you, the thoughts vanish. However, if sleep proves elusive, the thoughts continue to well up.

You must be like the cat awaiting the mouse. You’re the cat. Your mind is the mouse. View yourself, in your head, as crouching outside a door. When a thought arrives, kill it.

However, thoughts are sneaky. You won’t see the door open and the thought come out. Rather, the thought will well up about you. You must immediately rid yourself of the thought. If needed, tell yourself you’ll consider the thought at another time. That could be when you’re taking a shower, driving somewhere, or out for a walk.

If you lie in wait, like a cat, for thoughts to appear, they’ll soon stop arriving. You’ll see nothing inside your head. You’ll feel nothing. This is an ideal condition for sleep. In my experience, in such a state, I can’t keep sleep at bay. Sleep, which is what I want, carries me off, so I can, in the words of the “My Pillow” company, “Awake more rested in the morning.”

Sometimes, you’ll find your body rebelling against sleep. My boyhood friend Dean solved this problem for me. It was night. We were lying in sleeping bags in his backyard. We’d exhausted the subject of girls. Particularly, the girls in Playboy magazine, and in James Bond movies. I’m sure I’d spoken of the prepubescent Coppertone girl, who once graced huge billboards in beach locales. ( Good news! She pops up as an image for sale if you google “Coppertone”. ) Dean and I had gazed unschooled at the stars. We’d pissed on his backyard’s bushes.

“Rock back and forth,” Dean told me. Lying in my sleeping bag, I tried this. It is very helpful for calming your body and achieving sleep.

A summary of meditation for achieving sleep:

1. Kill self-talk. Speaking sentences in your head as you try to sleep keeps you awake.

2. Kill nonverbal thoughts. You’ll find yourself reacting emotionally to prior events in your life. You’re trying to sleep, not refight past battles. Whoever upset you isn’t present anyway. You probably haven’t encountered the person who hurt you in decades.

The exception being something my brother once told me:

“At least when you go to bed, Andrew, there isn’t someone already in it.”

Dealing with someone who’s sharing your bed is beyond the scope of this article.

3. Await new thoughts. Label them as they occur, if necessary, or simply shoo them off as they appear.

4. By awaiting new thoughts, you achieve a thought-free environment. This is your goal.

5. By achieving a thought-free environment, you achieve sleep.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  CS, Confessions of a Stud, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 13

Arcana:  This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 13, version 5.0

Date Written: August 24, 2020.

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Goodbye, Civilization. Hello, Cuties!

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VD 3

Video Delights presents…

Goodbye, Civilization. Hello, Cuties!

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by Andrew Roller

A pedophile’s opinion of the film Cuties.

Plus: ARSE Terms of Service.

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Thanks to Tucker Carlson, on the Fox News Channel, I was made aware of the film “Cuties”. The film stars an 11-year-old black girl who joins a dance company that consists of girls her age.

Cuties isn’t yet available in America. It will air in September on Netflix. However, in America, there is outrage over this film. The main complaint seems to be, “Andrew Roller will like this movie.” That’s because I’m a pedophile.

I suppose I’m obliged to weigh in on this issue. I’ll begin with a thought, and follow with items I found on the internet.

Cuties is a French film. If you only speak English, you’ll need to read the subtitles to understand what the people in this film are saying. I think my American readers will know what “a French film” means in this country. In the 1980’s, I recall watching the French film “Pauline at the Beach”, on Home Box Office. A woman diverts a man’s attention by getting him interested in 15-year-old Pauline. The main question in the film is whether Pauline will ‘lose her cherry’ to the man. So, that’s “a French film”, my fellow Puritans.

I am reading about Adolf Hitler. Culturally, he was a conservative. He’d likely decry the films “Pauline”, and “Cuties”. After all, they’re French films, not German. Also, “Cuties” stars a black girl. Hitler was a racist. Yet a question must be asked, in light of the current hysteria over Cuties. Did we, as Americans, fight the wrong side in World War II? Defeating the French would have rid us of a future Cuties and brought Cutie-hating Adolf into our ambit.

Comments on Cuties from the internet:

1. “In the defense of this movie Netflix said that it won a Sundance. The co founder of sundance was found guilty of child sexual assault of a 9 year old. Now its kinda suspicious that this film that sexualized children would win an award from them”

So writes Llama King on You Tube. Channel: Netflix. Video: Cuties | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Omit the periods when searching for this video. Llama King’s comment is copied verbatim. For legibility, I’m putting two spaces after each period in a comment, regardless of whether the author did.

Cuties won the “World Cinematic Directing Award” at the Sundance Film Festival this year. I doubt Puritan critics of Cuties could win any award at Sundance.

Cuties’ critics reflect an America that’s been flooded with anti-pedophile bile for four decades. Hand-in-hand with this hate has been the subjugation of female “children”. Gwen Stefani’s 1995 song, “I’m Just a Girl”, illustrates this:

“I’m just a girl …

“don’t let me out of your sight …

“I’m just a girl …

“don’t let me have any rights”

( Stefani was singing with the band “No Doubt” at the time. )

The verdicts of more judges of Cuties follow. Never mind that no one in America, except professional critics, has seen Cuties.

2. “What the hell! My daughter won’t be watching this. They look like their 10 and 12 years old. … Usually when they make movies like this the girls are 16 maybe 17. This is disturbing.”

– Joanna. You Tube channel: Netflix. Video: Cuties | Official Trailer | Netflix.

My answer: Wikipedia describes Cuties as a “French teen coming-of-age … film”. You might argue that 11-year-old girls aren’t teenagers. However, a quarter century ago, feminists created the age category known as “tween”. This consists of 10 to 14-year-old girls. Being a “teenager” was said to not start until age 15.

However, that argument cuts both ways. It heralds the notion that a 10-year-old girl is similar to a girl who’s 14. Traditionally, girls 13 and up are teenagers. So, if a 10-year-old is similar to a 14-year-old, and a 14-year-old is a teen, then a 10-year-old is a teen too. Since the era of Britney Speared, it’s been obvious that a 10-year-old girl is a teenager.

Hence, my verdict on Joanna’s comment is this:

A. Of course the girls in Cuties look 10 and 12 years old. The film stars 11-year-old teens.

B. “She probably hasn’t been, since at least age 14.” I overheard a nurse saying this in a hospital’s emergency room. She was speaking of a female “child”. Had the child, at age 16, been struck by a car? No. Her father had discovered her having sex with her boyfriend. The father rushed his daughter to the emergency room. He then dashed about the emergency room demanding to know if his daughter was still a virgin. The nurse’s comment ( to a fellow nurse ) was that daddy’s “child” probably hadn’t been a virgin since at least age 14.

How does one make a “coming-of-age” film about 16 and 17-year-old girls, Joanna? They haven’t been virgins for a number of years. PBS did a documentary years ago about affluent white children in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. These “lost children”, as 12 year olds, attended self-hosted sex parties. They were asked if there was any sort of sex they had yet to engage in. “Bondage”, the girls answered. ( PBS “FRONTLINE” episode 1804. Air date: October 19, 1999. Title: The Lost Children of Rockdale County. )

3. “This show sexualizes very young girls beyond their physical or emotional maturity.”

– Anonymous. Google > movie: cuties

My answer: If 12-year-olds are holding sex parties, a film about 11-year-olds dancing does not “sexualize [ them ] beyond their physical or emotional maturity.” Also, a girl who poops in her diapers is “very young”. Eleven-year-olds aren’t toddlers. ( Nor are they “babies”, as idiot women sometimes claim. )

4. “This movie / show is disgusting as it sexualizes an ELEVEN year old for the viewing pleasure of pedophiles and also negatively influences our children. There is no need for this kind of content in that age group, especially when sex trafficking and pedophilia are so rampant! There is no excuse, this is dangerous content!”

– A petition, as reported by vulture dot com.

My answer:

A. Eleven-year-old girls, even ones who dance, aren’t disgusting.

B. A girl who dances is not “sexualized”. Critics describe the girls in Cuties as “twerking”. I had to look up the definition of twerking. It’s this: dancing, a person semi-squats and wiggles her hips. That’s how Rome fell. Too many girls wiggled their hips while they were dancing.

In the 1990’s, at an “all ages” dance, I saw a white girl who was 10 or 11 years old. She was dancing with a boy. The girl was rubbing her crotch on his thigh. So, a racier version of twerking has been practiced by dancing children for quite awhile. Cuties doesn’t show girls masturbating on boys as they dance.

C. Just because a film has girls in it doesn’t mean pedophiles want to watch it. The black star of Cuties is very attractive. However, I’m not into black girls. The other black girl in the film isn’t attractive. The brunette girl looks hot – until she dons lipstick and glasses. Then she looks awful. I don’t think Cuties could have found an uglier blonde for their dance company. I’m sure the girls in Cuties are wonderful people. However, as I’m not a Netflix subscriber, I won’t be watching Cuties.

And if I were a Netflix subscriber? I’d record Cuties, and never watch it.

D. Sex trafficking and pedophilia are not rampant. I live in downtown San Diego. Some years ago, a hullaballoo arose about sex trafficking in San Diego. The F.B.I. said it was rampant. I’ve never encountered a prostitute in San Diego. The only person I’ve seen who might qualify as “a prostitute” was a squeaky-clean black woman. She was dressed in banal civilian attire. The woman tried meeting an old Chinese man walking ahead of me. Failing with him, she tried meeting me. It was 8 a.m. on a weekday morning. Hurrying past her on my way to the grocery, I thought, “That’s a policewoman.”

E. Dancing 11-year-olds aren’t “dangerous”.

F. Pedophilia, sadly, has vanished from America. It’s been replaced by whining Puritanical boobs.

5. “I Want Netflix to remove the new movie Cuties as it promotes child pornography”

– A ( different ) petition, as reported by vulture dot com.

My reply: Child pornography consists of the lascivious exhibition of the genitals, or sex. The model must be an actual “child”.

The U.S. Supreme Court erred in 1982 when it banned so-called “child pornography”. The court said the state had a compelling interest in protecting children. That’s fine. However, intergenerational sex isn’t dangerous. Since intergenerational sex isn’t dangerous, “children” don’t need to be protected from it.

Outlawing a “lascivious” presentation of the genitals is ridiculous. I’ve jerked-off to many legal models who look younger than 18. Would it matter if they were in fact younger than 18? No. The girl is having fun, and so am I. Sadly, we’ll never meet. Many young models I jerk-off to are, today, thanks to the passage of time, women in their 40’s or older. Some Playboy Playmates are dead. I’m delighted that, at age 18, such girls created immortal “pornographic” images of themselves. They’ll always be goddesses to me.

6. “The active sexualization of children is all this movie is.”

– Anonymous, on vulture dot com.

My reply:

“[ It’s ] a story about family, womanhood, growing up, and the clash between Amy’s Senegalese heritage and the freedom craved by anybody who was ever an 11-year-old girl.”

– Writer and director Danielle Dash. Reported on vulture dot com.

So, the truth is revealed. Cuties sounds like it’s very boring. It isn’t a film for pedophiles. Cuties is a film for women and girls.

7. “A new low for the entire cinema industry, the authors, Netflix, Sundance, parents of the actresses / dancers. And whoever claims that this is artwork should be jailed.”

– Anonymous, on vulture dot com.

My response: Cuties is a modern version of the movies that Walt Disney Studios used to crank out for mommies and their 8-year-old daughters. I suppose Walt Disney Studios still cranks out movies for such folks. Walt Disney Studios failed to fund the 1977 film Star Wars. Now, despite becoming painfully politically correct, they’ve missed out on Cuties.

Here’s the answer Netflix gave to hung-up Americans:

“We’re deeply sorry for the inappropriate artwork that we used for … Cuties. It was not OK, nor was it representative of this French film which won an award at Sundance. We’ve now updated the pictures and description.”

– Reported on vulture dot com.

My answer:

A. I’m outraged! Why do companies, even big ones, always cave to our “cancel culture”? The bigots damning Cuties will be on to another crusade in a week. “Child pornography” is catnip to them, but they’ll always find something to damn.

B. The artwork for Cuties isn’t “inappropriate”. It merely shows the dancers in their dance costumes. As a boner-fide pedophile, I should give my opinion on the girls’ costumes. They look like crap. Even dull girls like the ones in Cuties deserve to dance in string bikinis. The film Cuties also needs better locales. Who wants to see girls in a parking lot, or on a street, when there are nude beaches available?

C. Regarding the word “inappropriate”, anyone using it should be jailed.

D. “It was not OK.” Huh? Is this what the English language has sunk to? What happened to that venerable phrase of our forefathers: fuck off.

Ernest Greene, who makes bondage films, once said the following of himself and his wife. “We’re just like everyone else, except for our interest in kink.”

The same is true of pedophiles. A pedophile is just like you. The difference is that he’s seen the light in Plato’s cave. If you’re not a pedophile, you’re staring at shadows there. I find “little” girls magical and entrancing. Women, on the other hand, bore me. So do most teenage girls.

I can be more frank. I regard men who prefer women over little girls as being mentally ill. Hopefully, America will one day have quality mental health care.

One need only refer to the biblical patriarchs to validate what I’m saying.

First, let’s note that, in the Jewish faith, a 12-year-old is a man. All the biblical patriarchs, and their generations of offspring, were Jews. Nobody was a Christian until Jesus Christ came along, circa 30 A.D.

The Bible tells us that men of the patriarchs’ time, who were successful, had a dozen or more wives each. Do you think such a man of God married a dozen 40-year-old women at once? A dozen 20-year-olds? No. When he was 12 or so, he married a girl who was 11 or 12 years old. When this same man was 15 or so, he married another girl in the age range of 12. When he was, say, 25, he married another 12-year-old. When he was 37 years old ( Humbert Humbert’s age, in Lolita ), he married another 12-year-old.

Why age 12? Because the “lost” children of Rockdale County weren’t the only ones hot for sex. So were 12-year-olds in ancient times. A girl who wasn’t married by age 12 was having sex, in an unmarried state. There was no birth control at that time.

Birth control ( invented by men ) has allowed feminists and religious nuts to impose Victorian era morality on America, with regard to “children”. Oddly, it’s OK if “children” have sex with “children”, just not with “adults”. All this is a fiction which birth control has made possible.

Albert Einstein said, “I don’t know how World War Three will be fought. However, I know how World War Four will be fought. With sticks and stones.” ( Due to the destructiveness of nuclear weapons. )

Let’s say you’re a dad. Let’s say you’re Tucker Carlson, of Fox News. Despite getting in trouble for statements he made to “Bubba the Love Sponge”, a radio host in Florida, Carlson claims to hate pedophiles.

Tucker, are you concerned about your daughters? If there’s a nuclear war, do you hope to survive it? Guess what? In that ‘sticks and stones’ world, there won’t be any birth control. As you oppose abortion ( another name for infanticide ), you’ll need to marry your daughters off at age 12. ( I’m available. )

A comment I made on You Tube might serve as a summary of Cuties:

The movie “Cuties” explores the issues that are being quarreled over, with regard to this film. However, if you find “Cuties” unacceptable, watch 12-year-old Brooke Shields in the 1978 film “Pretty Baby”. She plays a child prostitute. Hollywood knew how to make movies then.

You might also watch the Disney Channel. I watched it a lot in the past decade. I don’t see much difference between my memories of the Disney Channel and “Cuties”.

– Andrew Roller. You Tube channel: Netflix. Video: Cuties | Official Trailer | Netflix. ( I’ve rewritten my comment somewhat. )

Abbreviations:

PBS stands for the Public Broadcasting System. It is partly funded by the United States government, and serves United States viewers.

F.B.I. stands for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. When not trying to overthrow the United States government, or convicting Americans of the “crime” of supporting President Donald Trump, it persecutes pedophiles and their loved ones.

Additional Research:

1. The PBS show “INDEPENDENT LENS” aired the following episode in September of 2012: “Half the Sky: Intergenerational Prostitution in India”. The specific air date is listed as September 25 in one place, and as September 30 in another place.

My local PBS station failed to air this episode, without giving any explanation. Hence, I’ve never seen it. At the end of a prior episode of INDEPENDENT LENS, however, I saw an ad for this episode. Happy 12-year-old female “child prostitutes” were getting into a car with happy men. Everyone was very well dressed, and the car looked very nice.

The episode was filmed in Mumbai, formerly Bombay. The episode is listed as being “Season 1, Episode 1” of INDEPENDENT LENS.

Want to watch it? “The full episode is no longer available for online streaming,” PBS says. No relevant reason is given.

The real reason is probably the same one that my PBS station used ( within itself ) to not air this episode. In the ad, the announcer did not preview the show by speaking, say, of “the horror of child sexual abuse”. The intergenerational relationships in the show were merely called “controversial”. ( To Americans, one would presume, not those in Mumbai. )

Diversity isn’t our strength when it offers truth ( happy girls and men ) instead of pedophobic propaganda. America’s cultural imperialism must conquer all!

2. Tucker Carlson and Bubba the Love Sponge ( Google search term ) brings up two articles:

1. Fox’s Tucker Carlson’s ‘Bubba the Love Sponge’ comments …

www dot usatoday dot com > news > politics > 2019/03/11.

2. Who is Bubba the Love Sponge? Tucker Carlson’s Shock DJ …

www dot vox dot com > who-is-bubba-the-love-sponge-tucker- [ March 13, 2019 ].

The headlines above are as shown on the Google search results page. They aren’t the headlines of the actual articles.

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I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is VD, Video Delights, issue number 3

Arcana:  This is VD, Video Delights, issue number 3, version 9.0

Date Written: August 21, 2020.

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Deathwatch

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CS 12

Confessions of a Stud presents…

Deathwatch

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by Andrew Roller

Well deserved final days.

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“Can you picture what will be …

Desperately in need

Of some strangers hand

In a desperate land”

– Jim Morrison, The End.

She’s going to die. I managed, at last, to kidnap her. I accomplished this a day or two ago. Like the watchers in the sky in Special Deliverance, by Clifford D. Simak, I now watch her with “mingled contempt and pity”. ( Pg. 157 ).

I’d managed to kidnap her twice before. Both times, she escaped. The first time, Miss Fly landed on a plate. As I recommended in a previous article, I put an inverted party cup over her. The cup snared her as she tried flying away.

The cup is clear plastic, short in height, and has a broad “mouth”. I had Miss Fly trapped under my cup on the plate. The plate was a quality paper plate. Having no place to put it for the several days that it would take Miss Fly to die, I put the plate in my bathroom sink.

The sink is not as broad as my plate. The plate was wedged between the sink’s sloped sides. Rather than resting on the bottom of the sink, the plate hung in mid-air. This bowed the plate slightly downward. That created a minute amount of space between the surface of the plate and the rim of my inverted cup. Miss Fly slipped to freedom through this space. She was flying around soon after I’d trapped her.

Later, I noticed a tiny brown speck on my white kitchen wall. Inspecting it, I realized it was Miss Fly. I grabbed my cup. I planted it against my wall, trapping Miss Fly. However, as I reached for tape to bind the cup to the wall, I squeezed the cup slightly. To my astonishment, as I began taping the cup to the wall, I found Miss Fly resting on the wall outside of my cup. By squeezing my cup, I’d created a trifling space between my inverted cup’s rim and the wall. Miss Fly had once again eluded me. I tried to recapture her, without success.

In this time of COVID-19, I don’t go out much. I stack my trash in garbage bags inside the door to my room. For two weeks, Miss Fly tormented me. I couldn’t get rid of her. Worse, since it’s moderately warm in San Diego ( for the sole time this year ), I was sweating. I perspired as I typed. I also perspired as I ensured that my porn remained as arousing as I recalled it being a few hours before. I’m careful to keep any flies from my food. However, Miss Fly decided I’d be her food. I think she found my sweat, and other aspects of myself, quite tasty. I regarded her as a damn nuisance.

I suppose Miss Fly might actually be Mr. Fly. If so, he’s a very gay fly. But I’ll hasten on to tell how I caught this small devil yet again. Washing my hands at my sink, I saw Miss Fly on the wall. I grabbed my cup. I trapped Miss Fly against the wall in my cup. I made sure I pressed my cup firmly to the wall, without squeezing it. Then I proceeded to carefully tape my cup to the wall.

To do this, I placed a long strip of tape that ran from the side of my cup to its rim. Still handling this piece of tape, I ran it from the cup’s rim onto the wall. Then I stuck another strip of tape to my cup and the wall. I did this repeatedly, until about eight strips of tape extended from my cup onto the wall. This is how I trap any fly to a wall.

If a fly is large, my work is done. However, Miss Fly is small. So, I proceeded to put strips of tape along the cup’s rim. Half of each piece of tape was applied to the cup, and half to the wall. This trapped Miss Fly absolutely.

At first, Miss Fly took her kidnapping in stride. There was a piece of tape already on the wall when I trapped her. That is, it was a “legacy” piece of tape, probably from some porn photo I’d once hung above my sink. The legacy tape caught Miss Fly’s interest. At one end, it was folded back on itself. This allowed Miss Fly to get at the tape’s adhesive. I guess adhesive tastes good to a fly. For awhile, Miss Fly consoled herself by eating the adhesive.

Tonight, I cooked T.V. dinners. They were simple discount dinners, but Miss Fly must have smelled them. She became frantic inside the cup. Poor Miss Fly. I guess she’s hungry. However, all her zipping about did her no good. Miss Fly is mine until death do us part.

It’s amusing to watch a trapped fly. Miss Fly is following in the footsteps of my prior victims. A trapped fly marches about inside a cup, inspecting every part of it, plus the surface it’s taped to. The fly is sure there must be a way to escape. It takes angrily to flight in the cup. It slams into the cup, by accident or design, seeking the wider world. Hitting the sides of the cup must hurt.

At times, I’ve felt sorry for Miss Fly. However, were I to open the door to my room, I’ve no guarantee that Miss Fly would leave. I’m sure she got in through my window screen, since she was tiny when we first met. Either she squeezed through a ( factory made ) hole in my screen, or she got in where the screen meets the window frame.

On several occasions, I opened my window while Miss Fly was free in my room. I did not remove the screen. All the same, I hoped Miss Fly would exit the way she’d come in. A boy fly would surely have impressed her more than I do. Probably, a boy fly, being young, wouldn’t be cutting as much cheese as this old fart. Then again, Miss Fly was smitten by my bowel movements. Like when I was looking at porn, I had trouble keeping her from my important parts.

If you trap a fly in a cup, against a surface, you can have fun tormenting it. Before you tape the cup down, slide it across the surface. The fly will go nuts. It zips angrily about in the cup, as the cup implacably slides. The faster you move the cup the angrier the fly gets. Flying, inside the cup, it gets slammed repeatedly by the moving cup’s sides.

A dead fly shrinks in size. A human is mostly water, and I guess a fly is too. Even a fly of a respectable size will become anhydrous, an emaciated corpse.

Other Miss Flies will surely come my way. I’m ready to give them funerals like Miss Fly’s impending one. She’ll be flushed down the toilet.

Source for Morrison’s ( slightly rearranged ) lyrics: Google > LyricFind. ( Morrison sang in the band, “The Doors”. )

And in the End…

“[ Literarily, ] Andrew Roller is like a Pop-Tart vending machine.”

– Dick Chow, fry cook and communist.

( I have altered the above name to protect the guilty. )

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  CS, Confessions of a Stud, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

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I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

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This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 12

Arcana:  This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 12, version 6.0

Date Written: August 19, 2020.

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Embarrassed!

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CS 11

Confessions of a Stud presents…

Embarrassed!

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by Andrew Roller

A showoff’s comeuppance.

Plus: Help from the devil.

And: Why newborns should vote.

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In the 1960’s, the citizens of Lebanon were given a choice. They could approve a bypass. When built, it would be a highway that avoided their town. Or, they could reject the bypass, and watch me. I was about 9 years old at the time. Along with my friend Dean, who was 8, we stood ready to entertain all who drove by with our homoerotic roadshow. That’s because Dean and I lived along Everlean Road ( not its real name ). Everlean Road would be the substitute road for travelers if the bypass wasn’t built. It was a rural road without sidewalks.

Never let anyone tell you that America, in those days, had no pedophiles. It had enough to veto the bypass in favor of boy-watching.

Admittedly, the Lebanese ( of Pennsylvania ) may not have known they were voting like pedophiles when they nixed the bypass. They were, however, soon thrust into the ambit of Dean and I.

Our homoerotic roadshow began innocently enough. I’ll pause here to say that I recall mostly my own behavior. Being an artist, I was likely more of a showboat than Dean.

Dean loved “Hot Wheels”. A T.V. cartoon promoting the toy cars, at that time new from Mattel, was airing. Dean also loved trucks. Many passed daily along Everlean Road. Dean’s front yard sloped sharply upward from Everlean Road. Dean and I decided to stand at the foot of his yard, by the road.

When a truck came by, Dean and I pumped our fists in the air. ( It is a motion that begins with the arm outstretched, making a fist. You then yank your arm down, rapidly, bending it at the elbow. ) In response, nearly every passing truck driver would toot his horn for us.

We also watched for pretty teen girls, who might drive by in their cars. None tooted their horns for us. After all, we were small boys. The girls, being 16 or so, were obviously adults. ( One could get a learner’s permit at 15, and drive with a regular license at 16. )

Lebanon is Amish country. Such folks would pass us. Some went by in horse-drawn carriages. Others drove cars. However, ridiculously, in the opinion of Dean and I, being Hot Wheels fans, the Amish put black paint over any chrome on their cars. Chrome bumpers and such were considered ungodly ostentation.

Dean and I pitied the ( unseen ) girls of the Amish community. As Dean and I adored Playboy, and dreamed of Dean’s newborn sister becoming a Go-go dancer, we made a solemn pledge. We made it to ourselves. When we turned 16, and could drive, we would each buy a car that looked like a Hot Wheel. We’d stuff our cars with Playboy magazines. Then, looking like Peter Fonda in the film “Easy Rider”, we’d drive into Amish country. At some farmhouse that was unhefnerly modest ( but had Playboy-worthy girls ), we’d get out of our cars. We’d find those Amish girls and hand them copies of Playboy. Enlightened, the girls would drive off with us, to enjoy America’s era of sexual liberation.

I think Dean and I had yet to hear this story:

Three salesmen showed up at the home of a farmer. They asked to spend the night. The farmer ( ignorant of this story ) agreed. You might wonder if there’s any more to this story. Well, the farmer had a beautiful daughter. I don’t think she was a newborn Go-go dancer. She was older. So, the salesmen slept over in the farmer’s house, and with the farmer’s daughter. It goes without saying that before the salesmen tucked in for the night, the farmer warned them to not spend (ahem ) the night with his daughter.

Morning came. The farmer discovered that, as with Rose on the Titanic, his daughter now had something “missing”. He was furious with the salesmen. Armed with his shotgun, he ordered the salesmen out of his house. They were to go into his orchards and fields. Each salesman was to pick one piece of fruit. Then they could return to the house. The farmer said this as his daughter prepared breakfast.

The salesmen left the house. Beyond the ken of the farmer, they had a good laugh. What a rube this farmer was! They got the use of his daughter, and all the farmer wanted was fruit? This struck them as an exceptionally good deal. Of course, as salesmen, they chalked it up to their salesmanship.

The first salesman returned to the house. The farmer still had his gun at the ready. At the breakfast table, his daughter was eating for two.

The first salesman was named Alf. He presented his piece of fruit. It was a cherry. To Alf the farmer said,

“Shove it up your ass.” Alf proceeded to do this with discomfort. Adding something to his ass seemed like a better deal than getting his balls shot off.

The next salesman to return to the house was Bluto. Seeing Alf in some distress, he presented his piece of fruit. It was an orange.

“Shove it up your ass,” the farmer demanded. To the farmer’s amusement, and that of his daughter, Bluto somehow accomplished this. He did not see the humor in his ordeal.

Suddenly, Alf started to laugh. Bluto began laughing too. This startled the farmer and his daughter. As both salesmen clearly remained pained, the farmer asked what was up. Weeping with laughter, the salesmen replied,

“Well, it’s Charlie. He’s out there picking a watermelon.”

Dean and I continued to stand along Everlean Road. Cars went by. Dean and I tried to get the cars to give us a toot. Sadly, most drivers of cars were stingy with their horns. Dean and I rewarded this niggardliness well. With ever more cheeky moves, Dean and I saluted the passing cars with our Hot Boy Erotic Roadshow.

To this day, I recall the approach of a particular car. Dean and I were ready for it. Our brash performance began. Abruptly, Dean cut off his act. Mine continued. Perplexed at why Dean had stopped, I heard him say, “It’s my mom!”

I was horrified. Obviously, this victim of our antics wasn’t going to sail by. I tried to run off as the car’s speed slowed. Faced with the steep hill that was Dean’s yard, I found it was too late to escape. I knelt on the ground, with enormous embarrassment. I did so in a near fetal position that had my forehead on the ground and my ass in the air. It stuck toward the road. I did this spontaneously, without any gay agenda.

The car did as Dean and I had once hoped. It began honking its horn. I didn’t want any honks now, I just wished I was elsewhere.

The honking continued. It was loud and insistent. To my further humiliation, I realized I wasn’t kneeling on Dean’s lawn. I was in his driveway. His mother couldn’t pull into her garage because I, and my upturned ass, was in the way. I managed to recover my will to move. The Hot Boy Erotic Roadshow was over. I scuttled home like a rat loosed from an onerous cage.

No doubt, you’ve had an embarrassing moment in your life. That was mine.

HELP FOR WRITERS

Perhaps you know the word “alliteration”. I learned it when I was in college, reading a book by J. R. R. Tolkien. His book contained the medieval tale, “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”.

“Gawain” is considered a jewel of English literature. To that end, I recommend downloading two books from Amazon dot com. You can preview them for free on Amazon. Or, download them to the Amazon Kindle app, on your iPad or iPhone, as free samples.

( Amazon’s Kindle app is a free app at the Apple App Store. )

1. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeo ( not Oreo! ), translated by J. R. R. Tolkien.

2. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, translated by Simon Armitage. Separately, you can download his translation of “Pearl”.

In “Gawain”, Armitage explains alliteration. That enabled me to enjoyably read Tolkien’s translation. Each line in “Gawain” opts to alliterate on a particular sound. As in:

( A ) Andrew Roller is an awesomely active asshole.

( B ) But, boy, those beans he ate will be embarrassing him soon!

At gutenberg dot org you can download, for free, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, by Richard Morris. This book provides the original text. A heading appears every few lines. This is not a line by line translation.

On an iPad, the best destination for a Gutenberg book is now Apple’s “Books” app. Gutenberg books don’t always make it into the Amazon Kindle app.

At Gutenberg, choose the “EPUB” download option. ( Not “Kindle”. ) Once you’ve downloaded the file, go to your iPad’s “Downloads” folder. Open the folder. Look for an icon that’s a near twin of Apple’s “Books” app icon. Tap on this downloaded EPUB file. That sends it to Apple’s “Books” app. It opens automatically.

I jump in and out of the books listed above. I read slowly, comparing both translations with one another, and with the original text. In this way, I improve my alliterative abilities and my vocabulary. I also learn how to place words in a sentence to make a seemingly inexpressible idea live.

If you’re having writer’s block, it might not be because you don’t know enough words. It may be due to the fact that you’ve yet to learn all the ways words can be arranged in a sentence. Another helpful book on this point is Paradise Lost, by John Milton. It stars Satan. Don’t read Paradise Lost to find out what happens, although that’s fun. Read it for the sheer joy of the words, and how they can help you write texts that Google, You Tube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter forbid.

INTERESTING WEB SITES:

writing2 dot richmond dot edu

This website is titled: “University of Richmond Writing Center, Writer’s Web”. Plunging briefly into this site’s many sections, I found a plethora of apparently useful material.

shakespeareswords dot com

A website by English language experts David and Ben Crystal. All Shakespeare’s works are here. An iPhone displays Shakespeare’s words in translation. An iPad displays Shakespeare’s words in translation and in their original form, side by side. You have no excuse now to say you don’t have time for Shakespeare. If you poop, and you have an iPhone, you have time.

A website with a very similar name is crap.

VOTE AT BIRTH

Recently, the idea of lowering the voting age has been mooted. The Democrats’ Vice Presidential candidate, Kamala Devil Harris, has said she wants to have “a conversation” about lowering the voting age to 16.

I propose lowering the voting age to 0. If you’re born, you can vote. You may think I’m nuts. However, consider this: in America, we allow post-birth abortion. A baby born alive is allowed to die. This happens because the baby is given no liquids. It dies of dehydration.

In America, during the Vietnam War, 18-year-olds were being drafted. Sent involuntarily to war, they were getting killed. At that time, the voting age was 21. Hence, folks said, “If you’re old enough to die, you’re old enough to vote.” As a result, America lowered the voting age to 18.

Today, live babies are being killed, by post-birth abortion. I say, if these babies are old enough to die, they’re old enough to vote.

Other age limits need to be lowered too. However, those are outside the scope of my present proposal.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  CS, Confessions of a Stud, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 11

Arcana:  This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 11, version 7.0

Date Written: August 16, 2020.

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Poll Finding Revealed!

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CS 10

Confessions of a Stud presents…

Poll Finding Revealed!

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by Andrew Roller

Where women buy cosmetics.

Also: How to read boring, but required, texts.

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He always pronounced validity as “valadity”. I’ll call him Professor Minerva. In addition to being my teacher in a college political science class, he ran a polling firm with his wife. We students were to conduct a poll as part of our coursework, for his firm.

The location of our poll was Ala Moana Mall. ( It is now called Ala Moana Center. ) At that time, around 1980, Ala Moana Mall was Hawaii’s premiere mall. It is on the edge of the area known as Waikiki Beach. Tourists visited the mall. So did many residents of Hawaii.

As a pollster, my job was to interview women. The goal was to discover where women bought cosmetics. Professor Minerva told the class to not interview girls younger than 12. As the U.S. Supreme Court did with the Due Process Clause, to legalize abortion, I took an expansive view of age 12. If one or more girls were going about in the mall, I made sure I interviewed them. A number of 10 and 11-year-old virgins to polling had me as their first pollster.

My finding follows. Where a woman buys cosmetics is determined by her level of income. I soon knew what answer a 10-year-old would give before I polled her. To the extent she purchased cosmetics, or considered doing so, thanks to me, Woolworths was where she’d buy them. Woolworths, now defunct, was a discount store.

Grudgingly, I polled adult women. “Sears” was an answer some gave. “Liberty House” was a frequent answer. I’m not sure all the women I polled actually bought their cosmetics at Liberty House. However, the store was generally perceived as being classy. It was known for having high prices, and had the most expensive cosmetics.

We pollsters were strung out along the mall’s main part. I’d see girls approaching whom a female pollster deliberately avoided polling. The girls were “too young”. As the girls approached me, I made sure they got polled.

If you’re in college, I recommend taking a class on polling. This may require you to go elsewhere than to your campus to pass your course. ( Which is cumbersome, if you are both a student and an employee somewhere. ) You may have to conduct the poll on a weekend. ( Which is cumbersome, if you use mass transit, which provides less service on the weekend. ) Nonetheless, I enjoyed my polling class very much.

Professor Minerva had advice on how to read a book, especially something that was required reading, academically or for one’s job. “Read it as fast as you can,” he said. “Then read it again.” In this way, you’d learn all that was necessary.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  CS, Confessions of a Stud, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 10

Arcana:  This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 10, version 6.0

Date Written: August 15, 2020.

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Apple Goofs

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AI 12

Apple Info presents…

Apple Goofs

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by Andrew Roller

Apple’s “Files” app has limited memory.

Plus: Beauties, young and younger!

And: A test for you.

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In 2019, I wrote to an 11-year-old girl. ( Instagram’s @kaiajjames, a former columnist in the magazine “Girls’ World”. I wrote to Kaia by U.S. mail. Her actual surname name is “James”. )

I had just bought my first smart phone. It’s an Apple phone. However, having been absent from the world of computers for about two decades, I had no idea what my phone was doing. How Apple gets away with selling a very complicated product without a user manual is beyond me. Apple’s online user manual had type that was too tiny for me to read on my phone. The phone was the only computer I owned.

I live in a small room. However, my room has a big window. I told Kaia I was ready to “sail” the phone out my window. The parking lot, three storeys below, would have ensured a satisfying end to my frustration with my phone.

Little about my phone interested me. I decided I would just use it to make phone calls. I make almost no phone calls, and receive none. My phone would wind up where my dumb phone had been kept. That phone was in a plastic bag, which was in another plastic bag, which was in a box. It rarely interfered with my 1970s lifestyle.

One day, still hoping to make my smart phone useful, I made an amazing discovery. It was like finding out that the earth wasn’t flat, but round. I happened upon pornhub dot com. Naked people were on my phone! Suddenly, my vexing phone became my most precious possession. I became a huge fan of pornhub.

Slowly, my phone’s battery charge drained away. I tried plugging it in to a wall socket to recharge it. I couldn’t figure out how to do this. I had all the right parts to recharge my phone. I was pushing the proper prongs into the proper holes. However, I wasn’t pushing hard enough. My battery was expiring. My phone was dying. This happened as I stood next to an electrical socket, phone in hand, recharging items in hand, watching pornhub. I was watching in agony, for my phone was going through desperate measures to try to save itself from losing all battery power. Did I mention I wasn’t wearing pants? I’ll skip further details on that.

My phone died. Eventually, I figured out how to plug the damn thing in. ( “Just stick it in”, as a girl, having sex, said in a movie. ) However, for months afterward, I was unable to properly plug in my phone’s earbuds. I called Apple, complaining that my earbuds’ jack kept popping out of my phone’s earbuds’ hole. Apple was unable to help me.

The solution turned out to be the same as with the electrical cord, and its several parts. I wasn’t pushing hard enough. Shove that jack into the hole! Unlike, say, products in the 1970s, you won’t break anything.

Well into 2019, Apple prohibited downloading videos to the iPhone. The same ban applied to the iPad. This caused me enormous frustration. My phone had proven useful to me because I could use it to jerk-off. However, I had no way of retaining the internet videos that I liked. That’s because I couldn’t download them. Various third parties sold unauthorized apps to download videos to an iPhone. I never found one that consistently worked.

I guess someone at Apple is a jerkoff. That’s because, in 2019, Apple began permitting downloads to the iPhone and iPad. They even provided an Apple means of doing so. I was thrilled. At last, I could visit any porn site, and download their videos. ( Provided I met whatever requirements the porn site imposed. ) ( Pornhub dot com is always trying to charge me money. I recommend xhamster dot com and xvideos dot com. They’re free. )

When I download a video, it goes into my Apple “Files” app. Specifically, it goes into the “Downloads” folder. Tap on your “Files” app. On the left side of your screen, you’ll see a column. If you look down that column, you’ll see “Downloads” there. If you tap on “Downloads”, it will open your “Downloads” folder.

However, your “Downloads” folder actually resides in “iCloud Drive”. Where is “iCloud Drive”? In the column where you found “Downloads”, gaze upwards. You’ll find “iCloud Drive” at the top of that column.

Tap on “iCloud Drive”. It will open. Within, you’ll find everything that you’ve put into “iCloud Drive”. The “Downloads” folder is there.

I like Apple. Apple likes me. However, I got kicked out of Facebook. Since Facebook owns Instagram, that means I can’t access Instagram either. A You Tube employee did everything she could to kick me out of You Tube. While I’m still on You Tube, many people have been “terminated” by You Tube. Hence, I’m alert to the fact that, much as I like Apple, I might one day get kicked out of Apple. That would bar me from accessing my data in “iCloud Drive”.

The answer? Download all my educational porn films from “iCloud Drive” to “On My iPad”. “On My iPad” is in the same column that holds the access options of “Downloads” and “iCloud Drive”.

I bought an iPad last August. It has a terabyte of memory. I’ve used about 600 gigabytes. That means I still have 400 gigabytes left. “Settings > General > iPad Storage” confirms this. ( The symbol > means, “tap here”, starting with the “Settings” app. )

Guess how much unused memory I have in my “Files” app, in “On My iPad”? Two gigabytes. This number will vary a little, because Apple caches material that I’ve recently viewed. The cache clears itself over time, replacing material that I viewed awhile ago with material that I’ve looked at more recently. I have no control over Apple’s cache. Nor do you.

If you own an iPad, check how much unused memory you have by looking in your “Settings” app. Then, check how much unused memory you have when you look in your “Files” app. It is highly probable that your “Files” app will have much less unused memory than your iPad as a whole does. This is the reason for my article.

( In “On My iPad” > “Files”, the amount of unused memory in “Files” is located at the bottom of your iPad’s screen. Press your finger against the screen. Holding your finger there, drag your finger up. This will scroll the “Files” window down, revealing the amount of unused memory. )

Apple’s Goof can be summed up as follows:

1. Apple permitted downloading of videos to an iPad or an iPhone.

2. At least one jerkoff ran around the internet downloading lots of porn videos.

3. Long ago, Apple limited the amount of memory available to their “Files” app. This was because, long ago, an iPhone had little memory. Apple didn’t want the “Files” app to have as much available memory as the whole iPhone. That’s because a jerkoff would fill up the “Files” app with porn videos. Once that happened, the iPhone would be out of memory. It would no longer operate as Apple wanted it to, as a computer that could do many things.

Apple was selling a phone. They weren’t selling a masturbation device. It was for this reason that Apple also forbid downloading videos to an iPhone. A jerkoff would fill up his iPhone’s memory with porn videos.

( For the purpose of this article, an iPhone is interchangeable with an iPad. Both use a similar operating system. Until recently, both used an identical operating system. )

4. As of today, Apple permits downloading of videos to an iPad or an iPhone. However, Apple forgot about the memory limit on its “Files” app. Apple needs to allow “Files” to have more memory. They are selling iPads, and iPhones, with lots of memory. However, this becomes a ripoff for Apple’s customers. That’s because the “Files” app doesn’t have much memory allotted to it.

One can just leave downloaded videos in “Downloads”, in “iCloud Drive”. However, there’s no guarantee that Apple will always like me. That’s why I move my videos from “iCloud Drive” to “On My iPad”. In doing so, I’m moving them into the “Files” app in “On My Pad”. But the “Files” app has limited memory. What the hell do I want with a terabyte of memory, if I can’t put videos into my “Files” app, in “On My iPad”?

I haven’t found other places to put my videos that I feel wholly comfortable with. If I put them in, say, “Documents by Readdle”, I have no guarantee that Readdle, a company, will always be in business. I bought my first Apple computer in the mid-1980s. Lots of companies of that era no longer exist. The safest place for my porn videos is in the “Files” app, in “On My iPad”.

Today, I called Apple. I spoke with a senior adviser. He agreed with me that my theory is probably correct. He’s “escalated” the matter to Apple’s engineering department. I wrote this article because I’m confident that this problem isn’t unique to me. Also, Apple’s adviser told me he found 60 other complaints about this problem.

Hence, Apple goofed. They permitted downloads, but failed to expand the amount of memory that “Files” can use.

I’ve discovered that “iCloud Drive” steals memory from “Files”, in “On My iPad”. This seems ridiculous. I pay Apple a monthly fee for two terabytes of memory in “iCloud Drive”. My iPad has only one terabyte of memory. Some time ago, an Apple employee told me that “iCloud Drive” is deceptively named. He said “iCloud Drive” isn’t something that exists far away from my iPad. It’s a “synching” device that resides on my iPad.

Some Apple apps steal memory from the “Files” app. The app “iTunes U” steals memory from “Files”. I think Apple’s “Books” app steals memory from “Files” too.

To recover memory in “Files”, delete stuff from “iCloud Drive”, “iTunes U”, and “Books”.

BEAUTIES, YOUNG AND younger!

Jessica Albanka, AKA Alisa I, looks like social media ( You Tube et al. ) star Mari Kruchkova. Jessica is 23 years old. Many of her photos and videos date from an earlier time. Mari is 14 years old. Jessica is Hungarian. Hungary borders Ukraine, which at times has been part of Russia. Mari is Russian.

Kay J looks like social media ( You Tube et al. ) star Dana Taranova ( Danatar ). Kay is 24 years old. Many of her photos and videos date from an earlier time. Dana is 12 years old. Both Kay and Dana are Ukrainian.

A GROUP DEFINED

I read this today:

“… the pedophile [ is ] cold-hearted, shameless, and calculating …”

If you’re “normal”, you probably agree with this sentiment. It would pass unremarked upon on any media outlet that I’m aware of: Fox News, CNN, et al. Do you know who said this? Adolf Hitler. Okay, he wasn’t talking about pedophiles. He was talking about “the Jew”.

See how you feel about this line: “Organized groups worked tirelessly to spread hate against pedophiles and young Hitler became an avid reader of the trash literature which filled the newsstands.”

I’m talking about today’s America, don’t you agree? America does have organized groups who work tirelessly to spread hate against pedophiles. As a pedophile, I regard such bigotry in the media as “trash”.

As with the line that begins with “… the pedophile”, I’ve substituted “pedophiles” for “Jews”. I’ve done this in the line that begins with “Organized groups”. I left “Hitler” in that line. I did not put in your name.

Don’t worry, I’m not trying to insult you. I’m hoping to provide you with a way of perceiving the world that you might not have considered. Both quoted lines are from the book “Adolf Hitler”, by John Toland, pg. 71. ( Amazon Kindle. )

AND IN THE END…

ON HITLER

“He could have … been overwhelmed by Roller’s fame and feared meeting him.”

– John Toland, on Adolf Hitler and ( okay ) Alfred Roller. Adolf Hitler, by John Toland, pg. 53. ( Amazon Kindle. )

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  AI, Apple Info, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have 99 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is AI, Apple Info, issue number 12

Arcana:  This is AI, Apple Info, issue number 12, version 5.0

Date Written: August 13, 2020.

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Stay in my A R S E:    Andrew Roller Stories and Essays

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Sexism and Racism for You

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BO 3

Book Observations presents…

Sexism and Racism for You

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by Andrew Roller

A requiem for the reader.

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“Are [ my ] stories any good? I hope so. Will they help you pass a dull airplane flight … or a long car trip … ? I really hope so.”

– Stephen King, Just After Sunset, pg. 3.

At regular intervals, I go to medical appointments. These appointments occur in various places. Thanks to Covid-19, the buildings I have to enter now treat arriving patients as criminals. A patient is forced to wait outside the building, while wearing a mask, in the day’s weather. ( San Diego, where I live, is cold throughout the year. ) No access to a bathroom is allowed.

My own conduct at such venues is especially suspicious. I’m a lone male. Worse, I arrive early for my medical appointments. I do so because I ride the bus. Public transit of all types has been curtailed during Covid-19.

Despite being “the worst of the worst” ( a lone male who’s white, and a pedophile ), I don’t like to poop in my pants. Peeing in my pants isn’t fun either. Nor is being made a convicted sex offender, for public exposure. That’s a felony, if a school is in the vicinity. One is guilty of “public exposure” if one takes a whiz outdoors. ( Omigod! That man has a penis! )

Arriving at my appointments, I don’t loiter outside the building. Not, anyway, if I can help it. I do my best to sneak indoors, or muscle my way in.

Often, I go to a particular hospital. Prior to Covid-19, the public could freely enter it at an early hour. That’s no longer the case. A side door remains unlocked, but entry is forbidden to non-employees. A black, middle-aged janitor is often working inside that entrance. He’s there when I arrive. The janitor is very suspicious of me when I enter the hospital. However, by wearing a safety vest, and looking harried and bored, I’ve managed to get by him.

At another medical building, before Covid-19, early access was provided through an unlocked side door. That door is now locked. Only employees of the place can open it. Recently, I was waiting by that door when a Caucasian nurse came along. I hoped to enter the building with her. She refused to let me in. In this era, white ladies are always a pain in the ass. However, a Hispanic nurse soon came along. My presence scared her, but she didn’t refuse me entry. That’s one great thing about diversity in America. Some minorities still respect white privilege.

At both buildings, I didn’t remain on the ground floor. My trespass would be too obvious there. Instead, I took an elevator to an upper floor. Nowadays, most indoor chairs provided for public use have been removed. In any event, I figured I’d better hide in the bathroom. Sitting on a toilet, in a stall, I remained there until the “proper” time for patients to be present in the building arrived.

Stuck in the toilet stall, I got out my phone. I have Amazon Kindle on it. Larry Page, of Google, “despises latency”. With regard to latency, Page “is always trying to remove it”. ( In the Plex, by Steven Levy, pg. 184. )

Latency is the length of time between your request, and technology’s fulfillment of your request.

Jeff Bozo, of Amazon, is oblivious to latency. Every time I open his damn Kindle app the thing takes a full minute to load. Why? It’s sending me ( yet again ) “ANTIRACISM BOOKS TO READ RIGHT NOW”, and “QUICK READS FOR YOU”. If Bozo took a moment to learn about me, his customer, he’d know I don’t want his “antiracism” books.

I did buy “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”, which Bozo doesn’t recommend. Here’s an excerpt:

“I don’t know how many forty- and fifty-year-old errand boys went down the Hill dressed like ambassadors in black suits and white collars, to downtown jobs ‘in government’, ‘in finance’, or ‘in law’. It has never ceased to amaze me how so many Negroes, then and now, could stand the indignity of that kind of self-delusion.” ( Pg. 49. )

I have no interest in a book that I can read quickly. My preference, aside from every sex book on Amazon, is for long history books. Such a book should require me to resort frequently to a map. ( If you’re wondering, 99 percent of Amazon’s sex books are worthless. )

The other day, I was again hiding in a toilet. Sadly, it wasn’t a girls’ bathroom in a grade school. I was stuck in a medical building. By chance, I began reading “The Carpetbaggers”, by Harold Robbins. I was soon reading it with my mouth open. ( Exhaling, no doubt, deadly Covid-19 germs, at least in the imagination of anyone who might have encountered me. )

The protagonist of The Carpetbaggers is a man. Not a gay man. Not a politically correct man. Not an androgynous man, who wishes he was a woman. The personality of Jonas Cord, Jr. might be summed up thus:

“Nevada’s lips broke into the familiar mirthless smile. ‘You took the girl to the hospital. They sent for her folks. She told them before she died.’

‘How much do they want?’

‘Twenty thousand.’

‘You can buy ‘em for five.’”

( Pg. 7. )

I’m not saying I’d behave as Jonas does, if I were him. But, wow! What relief I felt to read about a real Man, who takes this obstreperous world by the hair and commands it to his will. I doubt I’d find Jonas hiding in a toilet because he’s “too early” for his medical appointment.

When I eat, I read. That gives me an advantage over folks who do other things while they eat. I even read while I’m masturbating. ( Okay, during that time, I’m reading the aforementioned sex trash from Amazon. )

When eating, I read serious books. Currently, I’m re-reading Adolf Hitler, by John Toland. An excerpt:

“Adolf Hitler was probably the greatest mover and shaker of the twentieth century.” ( Pg. 7. )

As I hid in the toilet, it occurred to me that I’m one of a dying breed. Stephen King, quoted above, speaks of people passing the time by reading. ( His second reference is, admittedly, to someone “listening on CD”. ) But who reads anymore? Everyone now totes a phone with them. However, most everyone I see killing time with a phone isn’t reading. They’re tapping on it, repeatedly. They’re browsing and clicking, browsing and clicking; not reading.

If you write, you’re probably harboring a dream of following in King’s financial footsteps. But King succeeded in a world that no longer exists. In his world, as a rising author, there were two types of readers. They were:

1. Deliberate readers.

2. Hostages.

A hostage was the salesman who didn’t fancy reading, but bought a Harold Robbins paperback in an airport to kill time on his flight. A stewardess might do the same. So might a boy who would become a reader, if he was forced into books by life’s circumstances. I took up reading because there wasn’t much else to do. My parents’ home was one without any meaningful access, for me, to the T.V. or the radio. The internet was decades away. On an airplane, I read because that’s all there was. My parents never paid for the headphones required to enjoy an in-flight movie.

As authors, we no longer have “hostage” readers. It’s also possible that we won’t have deliberate readers, since those are made, not born. Somewhere, I read that reading is a skill we humans weren’t meant to have. I’m speaking from the point of view of biology. A human’s ability to read is acquired through deliberate effort.

Being a person who writes, I’m worried about the future of people like me. In “On Writing”, King says,

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things … no shortcut.” ( Pg. 144. )

King also says,

“… if you’re just starting out as a writer, you could do worse than strip your television’s electric plug-wire, wrap a spike around it, and then stick it back into the wall. See what blows, and how far.” ( Pg. 34. )

Reading and writing help me to think. I see issues more deeply when I read about them. I flesh out my ideas best when I write about them, instead of just brooding on them. A society that eschews reading and writing may be one that ceases to adequately think. Maybe that’s why folks in our era pass inane laws, and respond credulously to media histrionics.

This problem isn’t going away. I adore girls’ internet videos, but I worry that the girls are spending too much time filming and viewing themselves. Film is a wonderful medium of expression. It is not, however, long-form reading and writing. As best I can tell, the best route to true knowledge, of life’s most important issues, remains inside the covers of books. Real books. Not “Quick reads for you”. Or, frankly, “Quack reads for you.” ( Bozo’s “antiracism” books. )

And in the End…

“[ It was ] a book judged so dangerous in the Soviet Union that not only the manuscript but the ribbons on which it had been typed were confiscated by the state.”

– The publisher’s description of Vasily Grossman’s book, “Life and Fate”. New York Review Books Classics, Amazon Kindle edition. ( The quote accompanies the advertisement for the book at Amazon.com )

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  BO, Book Observations, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is BO, Book Observations, issue number 3

Arcana:  This is BO, Book Observations, issue number 3, version 5.0

Date Written: August 7, 2020.

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Age 10 and Naked

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AI 11

Apple Info presents…

Age 10 and Naked

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by Andrew Roller

Brooke Shields in the bathtub.

Plus: Stephen King’s best for free.

And: Effective killing.

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I continue to be struck by life as it is presented in the media, and as I experience it. For instance, in the media, high school is a sex-besotted version of Archie comics. I did not experience high school that way.

I attended plenty of them. I did so in two widely separated locations: Guam, and later Hawaii. In total, counting a semester when I attended college as a high schooler, I went to four high schools.

For me, high school was a wasteland. I recall riding my bicycle in the Hawaii community of Manana Town. ( Not its real name. ) I was looking for children, especially girls. There was no one around. I don’t know what Manana Town is like today. However, in 1976, and for at least a decade thereafter, Manana Town was a bedroom community. Adults slept in Manana Town, but they commuted to Honolulu to work. Honolulu is a city that sprawls along the southern coast of Hawaii’s island of Oahu. Manana Town, a considerable distance away, is located in the mountains. It was being constructed amid sugar cane and pineapple fields.

At that time, I didn’t have a job. This was okay with me, but not with my parents. They got me a job at a military base north of Manana Town. Soon, I was commuting there each afternoon, and every Saturday, courtesy of my mother.

The job involved bagging groceries. It was unpaid. We baggers worked for tips only. This eventually became a problem for me. I would diligently pack numerous grocery bags for soldiers shopping as a group. I would transport these bags in a grocery cart to the soldiers’ car. I would load them into their car. The soldiers would ignore the fact that I had labored for them. I would remind them that we baggers worked for tips only. The soldiers would say,

“If you want money, join the Army like we did.” I was too young to join the Army. My understanding is that the soldiers tipped the teenage girl baggers quite well.

Probably, you’re accustomed to plastic grocery bags. Those didn’t exist in the 1970s. Our grocery bags were the traditional kind, made of heavy brown paper. If you’ve ever worked with these bags in quantity, you’ll soon notice how much paper dust gets in your eyes. It isn’t pleasant.

Nonetheless, I worked at the Army Commissary ( a grocery store ) for several years. We baggers consisted mostly of teenage males. I soon learned a sad fact about grocery stores, which still holds true today. Teenage girls don’t shop at grocery stores. Young women shop at grocery stores. At the Army Commissary, this meant mens’ wives. Little girls shop at grocery stores. At the Army Commissary, this meant girls from about age 6 to 11.

Hence, I had a choice. Working at the Army Commissary, I could gawk at mens’ wives. Or, I could gawk at little girls. Most of my fellow baggers chose to gawk at mens’ wives. However, my father was a pastor. This meant that I never missed a church service. I had been warned by the Lutheran religion, innumerable times, to never covet mens’ wives. I decided to gawk at little girls.

Mostly, I never saw a girl more than two or three times. The vast majority of girls arrived in cars, with their parents. A car has a license plate. In Hawaii, on an Army base, such information is relatively useless. Many military cars have out-of-state license plates. Furthermore, license plate information did me no good in this pre-internet era.

Nonetheless, I began recording the license plates of the prettiest girls. To this day, I still know the license plates of the three girls I liked best. I have their license plates memorized.

High school wasn’t the only wasteland experience of my life. College turned out to be the same. At that time, at the University of Hawaii, there were no fraternities or sororities. I doubt such groups improve a college. However, to illustrate the wasteland nature of the University of Hawaii, I point this fact out. By 1 p.m. at the university, on any school day, the place was devoid of life. It remained so until the following morning.

The University of Hawaii is located at the far end of Honolulu. That is, it’s at the far end of Honolulu if you’re me, traveling there from Manana Town. I went by city bus. Such were not the epitome of timeliness in 1970s ( and 1980s ) Hawaii. I was always puzzled by Scholastic Aptitude Tests that asked,

“If the bus leaves at 7:05 a.m., and travels south at 53 miles per hour, against a breeze blowing at 9 miles per hour, when will the bus arrive?” Implicit in the question was the notion of a timetable. A Hawaii city bus often ignored timetables. It arrived when it arrived.

At the Pearl Ridge Mall, there were two bus stops. There was a bus stop by the Sears store. White people like me, including tourists, tended to frequent this stop. A second bus stop serving the mall was frequented by locals. Many times, a city bus would zip right by the first bus stop. It would not stop to pick up a “fucking howlie” ( white person ) like me. The city bus would always stop to pick up locals at the “local” bus stop. This problem wasn’t confined to the Pearl Ridge Mall.

I eventually learned to favor bus stops used by locals. Much as a driver might curse my existence, he couldn’t let a bunch of locals onto his bus and exclude the “fucking howlie”. ( Me. ) I will tell you a secret about how to catch the bus in Hawaii. First, figure out where you’re going. Then figure out how many bus lines go in that direction. For instance, I needed the number 55 bus to get from Honolulu to Manana Town. This did not mean that I got on the number 55 bus in Honolulu. I got on any bus that went to the “local” bus stop at Pearl Ridge Mall. ( Say, the number 52 bus. ) At the “local” bus stop at Pearl Ridge Mall, I got off. There, I waited for the number 55 bus. That bus then took me to Manana Town.

In fact, I didn’t have much trouble catching a Manana Town bus from Honolulu. I had a great problem catching a Manana Town bus at intermediate points along its route. For instance, on Sundays, near my father’s church, it was useless to wait for a number 55 bus. Most any driver of a number 55 bus would zip right by me, based on the notion that his bus was too full of people to pick anyone up. I had to resort to boarding whatever bus came along that would get me to the “local” bus stop at Pearl Ridge Mall.

When in doubt, in Honolulu, make your way to Ala Moana Mall. It serves as the terminal for many buses in Hawaii. ( At least, it did in the 1970s, and 1980s. )

At that time, it cost a child 10 cents to ride the city bus. An adult paid 25 cents. As high school was a wasteland, I started college early. One day, not near the college, I boarded a city bus. Being 17-years-old, I put in my dime. The driver told me to put in a quarter. I was, in his opinion, an adult.

One night, I decided to see the film “Pretty Baby”. It stars Brooke Shields at age 12. She plays a child prostitute. “Pretty Baby” was rated R, and I was 17 years old. You only need to be 17 to see an R-rated movie. Guess what? The lady who sold the theater’s tickets told me I couldn’t see “Pretty Baby”. I was obviously a child, and too young.

On that night, I discovered the worth of a college education. I got the clerk to sell me a ticket. I watched “Pretty Baby”. When the movie ended, I wanted to see it again. I had a plan to do this. It didn’t involve buying another ticket from the fucking lady.

I went to the theater’s bathroom. In a toilet stall, I stood on a toilet. I stooped, so my head wouldn’t stick out of the top of the stall.

Soon, a theater employee came into the bathroom. He wasn’t there to “void”, as the doctors say, or defecate.

“Halooo!” he yelled, in a surly manner. “Is anyone in here?” A local, he made some effort to inspect the bathroom, to ensure no one was robbing the theater of its admission fee. However, he did not inspect the bathroom adequately to find a “fucking howlie”. Especially one who was in college.

I returned to the viewing section of the theater. For free, I educated myself once more on the benefits of a pedophile lifestyle, by watching “Pretty Baby”.

Sometime thereafter, I bought “The Brooke Book by Brooke Shields”. It’s primarily a collection of photos from her ( then ) youthful career. Sadly, I wasn’t yet a boner-fide pedophile. I later threw away “The Brooke Book”. A used copy of this now sells for close to $1,000.

For decades since, I’ve pined for “The Brooke Book”. However, buying a “Used, Good” copy for $1,000 does not strike me as wise. That’s because I want the book for its photos of Brooke. If any photo is marred, that means I have to buy a second copy. So I’d be shelling out $2,000 for two copies of the same book. When I bought my copy, in the 1970s, I did so from a pile of them on a discount table. The copies were new, but being sold at a sale price because not enough people wanted them.

This was not due to the fact that nobody was a pedophile in the 1970s. Then, men could date 12-year-old girls. Also, in that era, 12-year-old girls could go to “adult” nightclubs. Such clubs even had areas for coital enjoyment. Naturally, being a nerd, I missed out on all this. Also, the farther one travels from regions of the world that are traditionally caucasian, the less one finds girls who resemble Brooke Shields.

“The Brooke Book by Brooke Shields” was first published in 1978. I have seen different versions of its publication information. One seller dates the book to January 1, 1978. Another seller dates the book to August 1, 1978. A seller lists the publisher as “Pocket Books”. Another seller lists the publisher as “Wallaby”. I don’t have the book. I don’t want this article to devolve into research on the topic, since I have something more fun to share. Here’s my understanding of “The Brooke Book”:

1. The first version was published in 1978. A paperback, it’s about the size of a standard magazine. It’s thicker than a magazine. This is called “perfect bound”.

2. A second version was published in the early 1980s. A paperback, it’s about the size of a standard magazine. It’s thicker than a magazine, and “perfect bound”.

By the 1980s, pedophobia was sweeping America. ( Apple’s “Pages” app regards the term “pedophobia” as a mispelling. However, perhaps because Apple’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim Cook, is gay, “Pages” has no problem with the word “homophobia”. “Pages” refuses to learn the spelling of pedophobia. )

In the second version of “The Brooke Book by Brooke Shields” all the raciest photos of her, as a little girl, were removed. These were replaced by boring photos of her as a teenager. I’m not saying any photo of a teenager is boring. However, I didn’t like the ones the publisher chose, given what they were replacing.

In theory, much of the second version of “The Brooke Book” is unchanged from the first. However, much of the first version may be only so-so in terms of photographic interest.

The problem of two different versions of “The Brooke Book” is detailed by an anonymous “Thriftbooks dot com User”. He writes:

“A Highly Sought After Collectible.

“The Brooke Book is one of the most popular Brooke Shields memorabilia items. I own one myself. But mine is the ( I suppose you could call it the “revised” edition ) second edition book. On my edition there is a headshot photo of brooke from around the early 1980’s. The 1978 Edition shows her sitting on a floor.”

You might guess what happened to me, in the 1990s. I bought “The Brooke Book” for $300.00. I bought the wrong copy. That is, I bought the 1980s version. The mistake was mine.

However, tonight I was reading about a seller offering the 1978 edition of “The Brooke Book” on Amazon. In reviews of this seller, a customer complains that he was sent the wrong edition of a particular book. My fear is that this seller will send me the 1980s “Brooke Book”, even though the seller is offering the 1978 “Brooke Book”.

Amazon has a photo of the 1978 “Brooke Book”. In places, the cover is slightly marred. I’ve seen this exact same photo attached to copies of “The Brooke Book” offered by sellers at abebooks dot com. Their copies of the 1978 “Brooke Book” are listed as “new”. So why do their “new” copies show Amazon’s photo?

The 1978 “Brooke Book” is pricey but a good value. The 1980s “Brooke Book” is nearly worthless. The prices on the used book market reflect this difference.

Some photos from “The Brooke Book” are available on the internet.

A fine photo of Brooke, from the 1978 “Brooke Book”, is available from Amazon dot com. I bought a copy of this photo. It’s great, and arrived in excellent, new condition. Look for:

“Brooke Shields 8 X 10 GLOSSY Photo Picture IMAGE #8”. The photo rates as five ( out of five ) stars. Its price is “$9.95 & FREE shipping”. If you want this photo for free, simply tap on it at Amazon. The photo will enlarge. Take a screen shot of it.

The above photo is an example of those deemed too racy for the second version of “The Brooke Book”.

The July 1978 issue of “Photo Magazine” features Brooke on its cover. The photo of her is from 1975. Brooke, at age 10, is posing nude in a bathtub. I don’t know if the issue contains more photos of Brooke.

Brooke’s bathtub photos were taken with her mother’s permission. Brooke was photographed by Garry Gross, who was often her photographer. You can read more about this at the website: iconicphotos dot wordpress dot com. Tag: Brooke Shields. Here, you’ll find photos of Brooke nude in a bathtub at age 10. However, this site has only a few of her photos from this session with Gross.

The writing is nice: Brooke is described as “bejeweled”, “glistening”, and “oiled … in a steaming, ornate bathtub”. In some photos, Brooke is wearing a god-awful amount of makeup. I could have done with less of that.

Using the search term “brooke shields in bathtub”, you can Google more of her bathtub photos. They are legal under United States law. ( They were litigated some decades ago. )

If you’ve ever wondered if morons exist, you’ll find proof Googling these photos. Morons have marred these photos, eliminating Brooke’s anatomical charms, and then uploaded them to Google. Fortunately, if you keep looking, you can collect a set of unmarred Brooke bathtub photos. The rarest seem to be those of her facing the camera nude, and one with her ( adorable ) nude bottom toward the camera. ( By “nude”, I mean without soap bubbles and water in the way. Whoever heard of ruining a girl’s bath with soap bubbles and water? )

My advice is to skip paying money for “The Brooke Book”, especially as you may wind up with the wrong edition. Brooke is not nude in “The Brooke Book”. It doesn’t seem worthwhile to track down “Photo” magazine. This is an instance where the internet does truly offer the best of something for free. You’ll want to take a screen shot of the photos of Brooke that you like. ( Each screen shot will consist of multiple photos of Brooke on a single browser page. ) Then, expand the part of each screen shot featuring Brooke naked until it’s a respectable size. To do this, put your fingers against your iPad’s screen. Then, as they say in a porn film, “spread ‘em”.

Googling Brooke, you’ll find photos of other nude girls. All the girls I saw were caucasian. The girls may or may not be under age 18. As best I can tell, none of the photos meet a United States definition of “child pornography”. That’s because none of the girls are lasciviously displaying their genitals. Also, none of them are having sex. Unfortunately, none of these girls are as beautiful as Brooke Shields. Of the few that I saw, all were older than age 10.

Bear in mind that it’s not uncommon for a girl who is 18 years old to look younger. I have old ( legal ) porn magazines with sting ads for child pornography. The photos of the girls in these ads look “too young”. However, I have pictorials of the same girls, at the same age, nude in ( legal ) porn magazines. So yes, I’ve happily jerked off to “child pornography” which was, properly speaking, legal.

In my opinion, the word “porn” is a misnomer. I regard “porn” as being a truly marvelous form of art. It is sad that this society values “fine art” more highly than photos of beautiful naked girls. Of course, as with anything, quality varies. There can be great porn, and porn that amounts to little. Also, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

In the 1970s, the word “children” had been banished from everyday usage. There were no “children”. People below an unspecified age were “young people”. This term included anyone below, say, age 30. It could include older people who shared young people’s values.

Hence, “little girls” weren’t called such. Most any girl, of whatever age, was a young woman.

Somewhere, I read an interesting item about race in America. The author said that white and black people, especially those who were poor, once got along fine in America. Rich white people didn’t like this state of affairs. So they introduced racism, to separate poor whites and blacks. This meant that rich whites could retain their control on society.

My view of pedophobia follows this logic. Pedophobia was imposed on America to drive a wedge between like-minded people of diverse ages. Hence, “young people” could no longer form a unified group. They were to be divided between “children” and “adults”. Any “adult” associating with a “child” without a parent’s permission was a “molester”. Furthermore, a parent allowing a child to associate with an adult could be jailed for “child endangerment”, or worse.

Abraham Lincoln said, “A house divided … cannot stand.” Hence, “young people”, as a unified group seeking political change, was destroyed. Nobody wanted to be a “molester”. “Molesters” were sent to prison, usually for life, and with lifelong civic impairments, including the loss of the right to vote.

My use of the term “the 1970s” can include the latter part of the 1960s. In total, this free-spirited era lasted from the 1960s into the early 1990s. Imposing a Soviet Gulag on America, in the name of age segregation, has not improved this country.

STEPHEN KING’S BEST FOR FREE

The last time I mentioned author Stephen King in an article, the number of visitors to my blog post site exploded. Hence, I’m not shy about mentioning Stephen King again. In fact, I’m thinking of changing my name to Stephen Ring. My first book will be, “Carrion”. Successor novels will be, “The Shitting”, and “Salem’s Blot”.

As a reader, I’m not a horror fan. However, I adore King’s short story, “Willa”. ( First published in “Playboy” magazine. I’ve jerked off to the issue many times. However, I’ve never read “Willa” in Playboy. )

King’s short story collection “Just After Sunset” contains the story “Willa”. It’s the first story in the book. The Amazon Kindle version of “Just After Sunset” costs money. However, at Amazon, you can download a free sample of the book. The free sample contains all of “Willa”. In fact, “Willa” is the sole story that’s worth reading in the book.

EFFECTIVE KILLING

Summer is here, and with it comes flies. Gnats, too. Sitting here on my toilet, typing, I was plagued by two gnats. It did not please me to contemplate that they were likely having sex, while I was stuck jerking off.

However, I have a method for killing flies and gnats. Years ago, I lost my fly swatter. ( No, I didn’t lose it while perverting it to an S&M use. ) I don’t have much money. To compensate for this, emotionally, I drink out of party cups. Such a cup is clear. It is a reasonable size, but short in height. ( Like me. ) It has a broad “mouth”.

To kill a fly or a gnat, put a party cup over him. A fly or a gnat is very quick to launch into flight. However, it’s nearly impossible for such an insect to evade a party cup. You will capture the insect inside your inverted ( not perverted! ) cup.

If you’re lucky, you’ll trap the insect on a table. With a small insect, you needn’t do anything more. Just slide the cup to one side. The insect won’t be able to displace the cup to escape. I live alone ( sadly ), so I don’t have to worry about beautiful naked little girls investigating my cup, and releasing the trapped insect.

You might trap the insect against an interior wall of your abode. If so, have tape handy. A roll of Scotch tape works fine. Make sure the tape is on an office dispenser, so you can access it one-handed. Having trapped an insect to your wall in a cup, tape the cup to the wall. Leave the cup taped to the wall until the insect dies. This will take several days. ( If you have visitors, your party cup, taped to your wall with a fly inside, should make for an interesting conversation. I’ve had several cups taped to my walls during a single period of time. ) ( I’m not eccentric, I just like little girls and hate flies. )

AND IN THE END…

Real Stickers ( Improved by me )

“WARNING

“Age roles are an outdated and damaging social construct.”

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“WARNING

“Your perception of reality may be distorted by pedophobic social conditioning.”

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  AI, Apple Info, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have 99 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is AI, Apple Info, issue number 11

Arcana:  This is AI, Apple Info, issue number 11, version 6.0

Date Written: August 3, 2020.

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Stay in my A R S E:    Andrew Roller Stories and Essays

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Goonish Google

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AI 10

Apple Info presents…

Goonish Google

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by Andrew Roller

How to steer clear of Google censorship.

Plus: Disposing of great but useless prose.

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I have a detractor. Recently, this person posted the following: “Be aware that Andrew Roller writes on the toilet.” I felt disgraced. Obviously, I’m not standing up while I’m typing on my iPad. What difference does it make where I sit?

Does my race matter? ( Honkey. ) My ethnic origin? ( German, not Nazi! ) My religion? ( Godless atheist. ) My disability? ( The boy can’t make it with girls. ) My age? ( Old fart. ) My nationality? ( Satan America. ) My veteran status? ( Couldn’t shoot straight. ) My sexual orientation? ( Pedophile. ) My gender? ( Patriarchal male. ) My gender identity? ( Huh? ) My other characteristics that are associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization? ( I’ll think of some soon. )

So, if I’m not a victim of discrimination, according to Google’s “Policies and Terms”, why should it matter if I’m writing to you from my toilet?

My detractor also said: “Roller sometimes runs out of toilet paper. That’s why some of his articles are so long.”

This really stung. If I’m sitting on the toilet waiting for toilet paper from Amazon, what am I supposed to do with myself? A guy can only jerk off to porn for so long. I figure, the rest of the time, while I’m on the toilet, I’ll write to you.

I’m a thoughtful person. I don’t just think of you when I’m plagued with diarrhea, or have constipation. I sometimes think of you while I’m looking at porn. Anyway, I think my detractor was most unkind. A guy has to do something while he’s stuck on the toilet.

My source for Google’s “Policies and Terms” is their “Google Photos” app. I finally managed to find, and read, their “Google Photos User Content and Conduct Policy”. Google doesn’t just prohibit illegal conduct, in the use of their “Google Photos” app. They impose their usual liberal-left agenda, intent on culturally engineering America. This from a company that, by law, is supposed to be a neutral platform.

The primary purpose of “Google Photos” is as a photo backup service. Nonetheless, Google trumpets their desire to police what is privately uploaded with the “Google Photos” app. They are very intent on regulating what is shared through “Google Photos”, even if it’s meant to be private.

Illegal activity is, of course, in a separate category. The government prosecutes illegal activity, as it reminds us every day. Generally, it does this as zealously as it once pursued runaway slaves.

Google is determined to impose its own views of content and “conduct” on each of its users, even those who mean to keep such things private.

Here was my problem with “Google Photos”. Every time I opened the app, it was backing up my photos from my Apple “Photos” app. Google was grabbing every one of my photos. I couldn’t figure out how to turn the damn thing off.

The way to turn “Google Photos” off follows:

1. Boot up “Google Photos”.

2. A page displays your latest photos. Google got these from your Apple “Photos” app. Scroll down to see more of your photos.

3. In the upper right corner of your iPad’s screen, you’ll see an icon. The icon represents you. ( In my case, the icon is of the sun, since I’m le Roi Soleil. )

4. Tap on your icon.

5. Now comes the tricky part. You’re taken to a new page. It’s blank. An image of a poorly formed circle spins and spins. You wait for the page to finish loading. You wait. And wait…

6. I did the above a number of times. Whatever was supposed to load never did. Finally, I noticed a “Settings” wheel icon in the upper right corner of my screen. It resides on this blank page that won’t load.

7. Tap the “Settings” wheel. You’re taken to another page. There, you’ll find a page titled, “Back up & sync”. The title is in the left hand corner of the page. The page is otherwise untitled. Deceptively, next to “Back up & sync” is a leftward pointing arrow. It tries to get you to return to where you came from.

8. Stay a moment, on that page. Far on the right, you’ll find a blue toggle. You’ll see that it’s in the “on” position. Tap it to turn it off. You have now stopped Google from grabbing each of your photos, so they can ban your Google account, or try to put you in jail.

The “Google Photos” app will continue to collect every photo from your Apple “Photos” app. However, it won’t be merrily sending them to Google’s staff so they can abuse you.

Like everyone, I used to love Google. In the 1990’s, Google was a great company. It wasn’t a great big company, as it is now. It was just great. Today, Google is infested with bullies who intend to impose their will on America. One way to avoid that is to limit your use of Google’s products.

To read my blog, I use the search engine “DuckDuckGo”. It’s owned by Gabriel Weinberg, age 36, who lives near Philadelphia. “DuckDuckGo” loads my blog post site faster than Google does.

My site, on the “DuckDuckGo” page, is easier to read than it is on my “WordPress” bookmark page.

( You can make a “WordPress” bookmark page by doing the following. In Safari, tap the box icon. I’m speaking of the box icon that has an arrow sticking out of its top. When you tap this, an informational box will appear. In it, tap the phrase “Add to Home Screen”. The informational box changes. Tap “Add” in its upper right. You’ll be returned to your iPad’s home screen. There ( somewhere ) you’ll find a WordPress bookmark icon. Whenever you tap it, you’ll be taken to your “WordPress” site.

Note: if every screen on your iPad is full, your icon will exist as a ghost beyond the final screen. Collect the icons you are able to see into folders. Do this until the ghost icon materializes as a visible icon on your iPad. )

I doubt Google will ever improve, in terms of their approach to their users. Sadly, we’ll have to wait until they go the way of such once dominant companies as CompuServe, and America Online.

HELP FOR WRITERS

As writers, we can spin some wonderful prose. However, sometimes the lines we write don’t work in the essay we’re typing. What to do?

I have a folder called “cut ends folder”. In this folder is a document. It’s titled, “cut ends”. When I cut immortal prose from one of my essays, I paste it into the “cut ends” document. You may think I sometimes consult this document for the brilliance of my former thoughts. Actually, I don’t. However, after I’m dead, humanity will probably cherish what I cut, and incorporate it into their holiest books.

Get rid of prose you adore, but that’s functionally worthless, in your own “cut ends” receptacle.

AND IN THE END…

“The eagle should permit the small birds to sing and care not wherefor they sang.”

– Winston Churchill.

– The Last 100 Days, by John Toland, pg. 89. ( Amazon Kindle. )

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  AI, Apple Info, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have 99 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is AI, Apple Info, issue number 10

Arcana:  This is AI, Apple Info, issue number 10, version 2.0

Date Written: July 30, 2020.

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Importing Porn

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AI 9

Apple Info presents…

Importing Porn

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by Andrew Roller

Send any screen recording to Apple’s “iMovie”.

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Do you like porn films? Perambulating on the internet, you’ve probably acquired two types of porn films. They are:

1. Sick porn films.

2. Illegal porn films.

Actually, I’m kidding. Let’s try again. You’ve acquired:

1. Porn films that are actual, downloaded videos.

2. Porn films that are screen recordings. These are stored in your Apple “Photos” app. ( I am writing from the perspective of someone who has an Apple iPad, an Apple iPhone, and nothing else. )

Let’s say you’re watching a downloaded video. You can send it to Apple’s “iMovie” app. ( See my earlier blog posts on how to do this. )

However, within Apple’s “Photos” app, you cannot send a screen recording to Apple’s “iMovie” app. ( In an earlier blog post, I explained how to send a screen recording to “Google Drive”, and then to “iMovie”. However, “Google Drive” refuses to do this for a screen recording of a You Tube video. ( Google owns You Tube )).

Today, I want to tell you how to do something within “iMovie”. Inside “iMovie”, it is possible to import any screen recording that’s in your Apple “Photos” app. This includes screen recordings of You Tube videos.

You will be copying your screen recording into “iMovie”. Your original screen recording will remain intact.

Stupidly, I once made a four hour long screen recording of a bunch of You Tube videos. I’m eager to import that screen recording into “iMovie” and get rid of the parts of it that I don’t want.

Also, I like watching porn films in slow motion. I can do that in “iMovie”.

Here’s a quick review of how to watch a porn film in “iMovie” in slow motion:

In “iMovie”, a film appears as a filmstrip. I put my finger against my iPad’s screen. Then I drag the filmstrip along at any speed that I wish.

Sometimes, the filmstrip “snaps back”. It jumps to its starting point without being asked to.

In an attempt to avoid this, I don’t put my finger right on the filmstrip to drag it. I put my finger in the black space below the filmstrip. However, the filmstrip still sometimes “snaps back”. I have no way to solve this problem. I called Apple about it, but they were unable to help me.

Let’s say you’re watching a filmstrip, by dragging it along with your finger. Your finger is on your filmstrip. Suddenly, your filmstrip is embraced by a gold border. That can be trouble, in this situation. Your filmstrip is now ready to be edited. Do you want to edit it? If not, tap the black space under your filmstrip. That will get rid of the gold border.

To deliberately trigger the gold border in this situation, double-tap it with your finger.

( Farther on in this article, a gold border turns out to be a wonderful thing. I’ll explain that soon. )

The “iMovie” app comes in three sections:

1. The “Projects” page. This page displays all your movies. Each movie appears as a square. These squares are akin to icons. Sadly, you can’t drag them around on your iPad’s screen. Also, over time, the squares rearrange themselves. Apparently, they rearrange themselves to give you ready access to the films you want to watch most. ( In Apple’s opinion. )

I find this “feature” irritating. I’d prefer it if each square remained where it belongs. The “iMovie” app assigns a number to each square. I feel each square ought to be in its numbered order, from 1 to 1,475,862.

Of course, in Apple’s opinion, you’re not using “iMovie” to watch movies. You’re especially not jerking off to them as you watch them in slow motion. You’re editing a movie you took of your grandmother’s 87th birthday, where her present was a new set of false teeth.

Here are the remaining sections of the “iMovie” app:

2. The “My Movie” page. When you tap a movie on the “Projects” page, you’re taken to this page. The word “Edit”, in a circle, appears near the bottom of this page.

3. The filmstrip page. When you tap “Edit” on the “My Movie” page, you’re taken to this page.

Let’s import a screen recording ( from Apple’s “Photos” app ) into “iMovie”.

1. Boot up the “iMovie” app. Probably, you’ll find yourself on the “Projects” page. If not, tap your way to it, inside “iMovie”.

2. You’re on the “Projects” page. At the upper left corner of this page is a black box. It has a plus sign ( + ) inside it.

3. Tap on the plus sign.

4. An informational box appears. It is labelled, “New Project”. Beneath “New Project” are two options:

A. Movie.

B. Trailer.

5. Tap on “Movie”.

6. Whoa! You’re taken to a big new page. At the top, in the center, it is labelled, “Moments”. On the left side is a column. It is labelled “Media”.

7. Under “Media” the following are listed:

A. Moments.

B. Video.

C. Photos.

D. Albums.

8. Tap on “Video”.

9. A new page appears. WAIT for it to finish loading all its data. At the top, in the center, it is labelled, “All”. Various screen recordings are present. Resembling filmstrips, they are stacked on top of each other.

10. Scroll down through the screen recordings until you find the one that you want.

11. Tap on the screen recording you want.

12. Wow! The screen recording you want ( of a girl orgasming? ) is now embraced in gold! A little informational box is now present just under this filmstrip. It features:

A. An arrow.

B. A checkmark, inside a circle.

13. Tap on the checkmark.

14. The checkmark turns light blue. At the bottom of your screen you see, written in light blue, “Create Movie”.

15. Tap “Create Movie”.

16. Wow! You’re taken to the filmstrip page in “iMovie”. The screen recording you chose is there! You can now watch it at any speed that you wish, by dragging it along with your finger. Or you can just watch it play through at its normal speed.

You can also edit the filmstrip. However, that’s beyond my level of knowledge.

17. In the upper left corner of your screen is the word “Done”. Tap “Done” to go to the “My Movie” page. There, the word “Projects” is in the upper left corner of your screen. Tap “Projects” to get back to the “Projects” page.

My first attempt to import a screen recording into “iMovie” failed. I didn’t tap the checkmark. I did tap “Create Movie”. That took me back to the filmstrip page in “iMovie”. The page was blank. No filmstrip was there. “Select media to insert in the timeline.” was written on the page.

Assume you wind up on this page. To succeed, do the following:

1. Look to the right of the page. A column there is labelled, “Media”. Under “Media” is written:

A. Moments.

B. Video.

C. Photos.

D. Albums.

E. Files. ( Note that “Files” is a new addition to the options listed under ( 7. Media ) above.

2. Tap “Video”.

3. You remain on the same page, but the column to the right changes! It is now titled, “Video”.

4. Various things are written under “Video”. The first thing written under “Video” is “All”.

5. Tap “All”.

6. WAIT as screen recordings appear under “All”. They resemble a stack of filmstrips.

7. Scroll down through the screen recordings until you find the one that you want.

8. Tap on the screen recording you want.

9. Wow! The filmstrip you want ( of a girl orgasming? ) is now embraced in gold! A little informational box is now present just under this filmstrip. It features:

A. A plus sign ( + ) inside a circle. ( No checkmark is present, this time. )

B. An arrow.

10. Tap on the plus sign.

11. The screen recording you want is now sent to “iMovie”. In this situation, you get to watch the screen recording fly across your screen and into “iMovie”.

12. In the upper right corner of your screen is an “X”. Tap this to get rid of the column of screen recordings that are on the right side of your screen.

13. In the upper left corner of your screen is the word “Done”. Tap “Done” to go to the “My Movie” page. There, the word “Projects” is in the upper left corner of your screen. Tap “Projects” to get back to the “Projects” page.

My “failure”, detailed directly above, has brought me enlightenment. When I “screw up”, the “iMovie” app presents me with more screen recordings! Apparently, the “correct” way of importing screen recordings into “iMovie” omits my most recent screen recordings.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  AI, Apple Info, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have 99 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is AI, Apple Info, issue number 9

Arcana:  This is AI, Apple Info, issue number 9, version 5.0

Date Written: July 29, 2020.

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Sins of the Flesh

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CS 9

Confessions of a Stud presents…

Sins of the Flesh

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by Andrew Roller

My schoolboy pursuits of beautiful women.

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Visiting my WordPress site, I discovered something. My site is most popular at four o’clock in the morning. This puzzled me, until I found out who my vampire-like visitor is. It’s me.

And here I am, up after midnight, at a time Stephen King, in Lisey’s Story, writes off as null-time. Stephen gets up in the morning and goes to his barn to write. He even walks through snow to do this. I’m asleep when Stephen is writing. I would never go trekking through snow to write. Were I not condemned to write at hours frequented by the undead, I’d probably be a best-selling author.

Playboy magazine has ceased publication. Apparently, a digital version of the magazine continues, but the paper version is dead. In the 1960’s, Playboy was an international sensation. It wasn’t just a hot magazine. It was the hottest thing on the planet. Males adored Playboy. Females wanted to be in it. Given a choice, at 9-years-old, I’d have taken a Playboy over a Coke.

I was alive in the 1960’s. At age 9, I was living in Pennsylvania. My father was not a fan of Playboy. For him, America’s culture ended somewhere around the year 1950. Everything after that was an ever deepening spiral of decadence. My mother agreed with my father.

However, I had a friend. Dean was a year younger than me. Dean lived next door. Much to the delight of Dean and I, Dean’s dad subscribed to Playboy.

I found at age 9 that I make a poor conspirator. Julius Caesar would have survived an assassination attempt by Dean and I, thanks to me. I was, however, a clever plotter. One day, Dean and I were hard up for Playboy. ( Sorry, moralists, but even boys in grade school want what Adam desired. )

Doubtless, I was hungrier for Playboy than Dean. He had access to the magazine. I didn’t. We were outside in Dean’s yard on a cold winter day. The warmth of female flesh, even frozen on a magazine’s page, was distant indeed.

Like many homes in the area, Dean’s basement was carpeted and furnished. The family T.V. was there. On a low shelf in the basement, Dean’s dad kept a pile of Playboys. I suggested to Dean that he bring the Playboys outdoors.

“How can I?” Dean asked. “My mom will see me.” The steps from Dean’s basement ended, at his home’s first floor, in an open vestibule. ( It served as a mini hallway. ) If you continued straight on from the top of the stairs, you went outside. To the right ( indoors ) was the kitchen. To the left ( indoors ) was a bathroom.

Dean’s mom was always in the kitchen. She was there as I was hatching my plot. Being an intelligent masturbator, I conceived a good plan. Dean, like me, was wearing a winter coat. I told him to go indoors and down to his basement. “Stuff the Playboys under your coat.”

“What about when I come up the basement stairs?” Dean asked.

“Turn left into the bathroom,” I told him. “Stand on the toilet.” The toilet was by a high window. “Open the window. Chuck the Playboys out the window, and I’ll catch them.”

Dean did as I asked. Eagerly, I stood outside the bathroom window.

Sure enough, Dean soon appeared at the window. He was standing on the toilet. Sadly, I like cartooning. That proved my undoing. I beheld Dean, standing on the toilet, his face at the window. I started to laugh. Dean opened the window. He asked me if I was ready to catch the Playboys. I laughed harder.

Dean’s mom, alert to the machinations of Playboy-starved boys ( notably me ), quickly divined what was up. Dean was caught standing on the toilet with an armload of Playboys, about to toss them to me. It didn’t help that my father was a pastor at a big local church.

Time passed. I moved to Guam. I lived on Guam from 1970 – 1976. On Guam, I lived on a beach. It resembled the sort of beach one finds on a desert island, plus humanity’s detritus. Up the beach was a rusty crane. It stood beside a pair of big sewer pipes.

Joe Muffler was a boy my age. He lived some distance from my house. Sometimes, he visited me. We were playing on the crane one day when we came upon several Playboys. Their date was the relatively recent one of ( about ) 1970. Joe and I were thrilled. I still recall my favorite pictorial from our find. It was called, “Scuba Do”. I don’t know if I caught the title’s meaning, but the girls in the pictorial were worthy of masturbation. In fact, recently, I found photos from this pictorial on Playboy’s web site. One of the photos still ranks as 100 percent proof in terms of jerk-off quality.

My luck and Joe’s got better. At a later date, exploring farther, we snuck into someone’s home. It was a single storey building, with multiple rooms. It stood amid semi-cropped jungle. From the outside, the home and its surrounds were not atypical of this beach area.

The home would never have made the pages of “House Beautiful” magazine. Its prosaic amenities were spartan. There was little furniture. However, Joe and I were, uh, blown away by the home. Its entire interior was covered with Playboy centerfolds. Every wall had them in spades. Each centerfold was different. The centerfolds weren’t crammed together. Each was given its due space, as in a museum.

Much as Joe and I loved the house, we never returned there. It was obvious that someone lived in that den of self abuse. However, forever after, we’d say to each other, in awe,

“Remember that house?”

“Oh, yes!”

Joe and I agreed that, absent a harem, that jerkoff dungeon was about the best a guy could achieve.

Hungry for Playboy, I haunted stores on Guam in my later years there. I was often too fearful to look at the magazine. I was terrified to try buying it. I also feared purchasing paperbacks with girlie cartoons or narrative sex scenes. However, the paperbacks I looked at on Guam were racked among conventional books. I found that store clerks would let me browse their books for hours. I figured they didn’t know what I was looking at. I usually bought a G-rated paperback to cover my iniquity. I have always loved conventional books, magazines, and comics. ( Plus worthy sexual material. )

One day, I was in a little mall. I entered a store there. I often frequented this store with my mom and my ( then ) puritanical younger brother. That day, I was without my family. Sadly, I wasn’t with liberal-minded Joe Muffler. My companion in imminent sin was Mormon Shawn Lehman.

In this store, the Playboys were on a shelf that faced the shop’s big picture window. This area was considered by Shawn and I to be forbidden to boys our age. Nonetheless, feeling boldly mature, at about age 15, we went there. The clerk didn’t hassle us. Our backs were to the shop window. Shawn and I weren’t too worried about being noticed. Hardly anyone was in the mall. Our bodies blocked a ready view of the magazines we were “reading”.

By 1975, Playboy wasn’t the only men’s magazine that was available. Others were too. Shawn and I were devouring the still photos of pulchritude when Shawn’s conscience bit him. This wasn’t unusual for Shawn. Flinging down his magazine, he began yelling religious themed statements. He may even have sung them. As in:

“Lord of the Heavens, keep me free!

“From sin and pornography!”

You get the idea. Already nerd-nervous about my porn viewing, I was humiliated. Also, Shawn had just clued in the store’s clerk to what we were doing. Both Shawn and I rushed out of the store. Shawn was still bleating his religious bromides as we passed through the mall.

I have been booted from stores for looking at porn. The first time, I was with Dean. We decided to ride our bicycles far from home. Our reasoning was this: at a store far from home, we’d get to “read” Playboy.

Consummating our manly ride, Dean and I entered a store. We did our best to resemble morally upright grade schoolers. Nonetheless, we proceeded directly to the magazine rack. Reaching high, we grabbed a Playboy.

The store’s clerk was an old hag. She probably waited all day, every day, for boys like Dean and me. The hag came running at us with Olympic speed. I don’t recall what she was screaming. It wasn’t pleasant. Dean and I were promptly ejected from the establishment.

I guess I should add a note here for younger readers. Until about 1985, no magazine was shrink-wrapped in plastic. If you were deemed to be a suitable age, you could flip through Playboy, or any sex magazine, as easily as you did TIME. Also, Playboy and its ilk were racked like normal magazines. They weren’t segregated from other publications.

Some stores continued this practice long after 1985. When I was living in the city of Sacratomato, I shopped at the ( now extinct ) Tower Books. Here, the magazines were segregated, but merely by subject matter. None were banished to a forbidden zone. The magazines weren’t shrink-wrapped.

Even as an alleged “adult”, I remained anxious about reading sex mags in public. I had, however, become more skilled in the art. I would put a sex mag inside an innocuous one. For instance, I’d put Playboy inside TIME. To the casual observer, I’d be reading about current affairs, not drooling over bosoms and butts.

I took another precaution. Instead of “reading” in the magazine area, I’d move to an adjacent part of the store. Next to the magazine area at Tower Books was the section that held children’s books. I read my smut there.

I was taking a further precaution. I shopped for smut at Tower Books during the workday, when decent Americans weren’t prowling bookstores for porn. Usually, I shopped in the afternoon.

In the kids’ area of the store, I’d decide which sex magazines suited me. I have good taste. If a magazine is pure filth, I won’t buy it.

I also like “giving back” to society. I haven’t forgotten my younger years. Any smut magazine I didn’t want I’d leave in the kids’ area of the bookstore. As the internet was still in its infancy, I’m sure a boy ( or “Sleeping Beauty” inspired girl ) was soon thrilled. If their Mom had parked them there and gone off, their good fortune was even greater. ( As to “Sleeping Beauty”, I’m speaking of Anne Rice’s version. )

In college, I was a federal employee. I worked at Honolulu’s United States Federal Building. We got an hour for lunch. Being federal employees, we could stretch this a bit. About the farthest I could walk from my job, at lunch, was to the Fort Street Mall. It was a broad sidewalk flanked by shops. At a store almost too distant to reach during my lunch break, I would browse smutty paperbacks.

Or, I’d try. Unfortunately, this stores’s clerk was a witch. The dirty books were racked among conventional ones. They were far from the store’s front. However, they remained in the line of sight of the clerk. She had supernatural smut radar. No sooner would I pick up a volume lacking serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value, than the bitch would be on me.

Dashing in my direction, she’d cry, “Are you old enough to read that?! Are you 21?!” I’d get kicked out of the store. A persistent perv, I made several visits there, over time. The result was always the same.

I tried eating outdoors at the Fort Street Mall. A bird pooped on me. Declaring the whole mall cursed, I ceased going there. Fortunately, a store well within my pedestrian range was Honolulu Book Shops ( a local chain ). The store didn’t sell pure smut paperbacks, but I did learn to appreciate Pauline Reage’s “Story of O” there.

At this store, I conceived a grand plan for myself. I’d heard tales of various men, in older times, reading every book in a library. I decided to do the same. Beginning with “A” in the fiction section of the Honolulu Book Shops, I would read every book. High-mindedly, I took the first book from the relevant shelf.

It was by “Anonymous”. Within moments, I’d discovered the world of Victorian era sex novels. I still read them. I’ve memorized large sections of the best ones. I have yet to execute my grand plan beyond the “Anonymous” part of “A” in the fiction section. I don’t think Honolulu Book Shops still exists. I now live far from Honolulu.

If you’re wondering, the best Victorian era sex novels are:

1. Arabella, by Anonymous.

2. Emily: Or, the Voluptuous Delights of a Once-Innocent Young Lady, by James Jennings.

3. First Training, by Anonymous.

I’m skeptical of the author attribution for “Emily”. My hunch is that all three of the above books were penned by the same anonymous person. Probably, it was a man.

4. Beatrice, by Anonymous.

All the above are available as Amazon Kindle books.

5. Gardens of the Night ( The Victorian Era ), by Felicia Plessey.

Again, I’m skeptical of the author attribution. Probably, the real author is an anonymous man. Gardens of the Night is available solely as an expensive, out of print paperback. Publisher: Blue Moon Books.

A 2008 film is titled “Gardens of the Night”. If you do a cursory search on the internet, you’ll get pages of crap on this piece of shit. ( I haven’t seen the film, so I shouldn’t judge it. However, as best I can tell, it reflects America’s hysteria over “protecting” children that has plagued the world for the past 40 years. A girl named “Leslie” is the film’s main character. “Lesley” is the main character in the Victorian era sex novel. )

As a book, Gardens of the Night has some beautifully written prose. I’m speaking of nonsexual passages. Of course, all the books I recommend have wonderful passages on sexual themes. Gardens of the Night is rather cruel. I find its cruel parts unsettling. However, one gets both the baby and the bathwater in any work of art.

A prequel to Gardens of the Night is “The Days at Florville, or the Ravishing of Lesley”, by Anonymous. I haven’t found this book to be worth reading. It is an Amazon Kindle book.

6. Ironwood, by Don Winslow. This is another expensive, out of print paperback. Publisher: Running Press. I recall buying this book in the 1980’s. I’m pretty sure the publisher at that time was Blue Moon Books. The paperback being offered on Amazon dot com is a later one than I own. ( Sadly, I don’t have access to my copy at this time. )

Don Winslow wrote in the 1980’s and 1990’s. He wrote several Ironwood novels, but I recall his first ( “Ironwood” ) as being the only one worth reading.

A more famous author named “Don Winslow” will confuse your search efforts. He writes conventional novels.

In Sacratomato, I once bought Playboy at a military base. This proved to be a tragic error. I became so excited, standing at the magazine rack, that I had diarrhea. I was now in a quandary. I didn’t want to buy the Playboy later. However, my briefs were diaper-full of shit.

I got in line at the Air Force Exchange. ( An Exchange is like Walmart. ) Did you know that prices at an Exchange are low? Well, everyone knew it that day. The line for each of the cash registers was long.

I waited in line. I began to smell myself, and not in a good way. Some of my poop had already seeped through my underwear. I could feel it staining my trousers. Glancing rearward, I saw that a gap had occurred in my line. There was a big space between my shit-laden self and the person behind me.

The gap grew.

I finally arrived at the cash register. I bought the Playboy. Going outside, I was confronted by the problem of my Eddie Bauer edition of Ford’s Bronco II. ( A truck. ) It had plush designer seats. How in hell was I going to drive home with shit in my pants? I took off my light jacket and my shirt. I laid them as liners on my Bronco’s seat. I drove home shirtless. Did you know that a shoulder-style seatbelt irritates bare skin? I found out on that day.

Arriving home, I would like to think that I took a shower before “reading” my Playboy. I’m not sure I did.

My base forays in stores are now history. Print magazines, and the stores that sell them, have mostly vanished. An Exchange no longer sells sex magazines. I find myself increasingly buying e-books instead of real ones. E-books are searchable. One can easily highlight them and, equally usefully, remove highlighting.

I bought my first Playboy when I was 16-years-old. At the time, I lived in Hawaii. Our high school “Current Affairs” class went to Hawaii’s Capitol building. There, my friend Gary lit a joint in the bathroom. As he did, a voice blared from a speaker in the bathroom. Shocked, Gary was sure he was caught. Actually, the voice was summoning Hawaii’s legislators to a vote.

In the basement, a blind woman sold magazines. She sold Playboy. Despite the fact that the woman was blind, I remained terrified to buy Playboy. I gave Gary money, and he bought a Playboy for me. I had to repay Gary for his effort, of course. Walking home with my Playboy ( and Gary ) I was desperate to “read” it. However, having braved the blind woman to buy Playboy for me, Gary insisted on his right to “read” it. I stood over him in a park while he sat on a bench. Gary enjoyed Playboy before we parted; he to his pot habit, me to my ( new, improved ) literary pursuits.

Today’s schoolboys live in a world far different from the one I endured. I find the excess of porn on the internet annoying. Not in the absolute sense, but in a practical one. For instance, I’ll like a “porn” actress. I’ll look her up on the internet. Might there be any photos of her there? Oh, yes. There are a jillion of them. I’ve spent many hours imaging what I’ve found. It is laborious. By the time I’ve captured many photos of a girl, I’m feeling jaded. It can be awhile before my former interest in her is restored.

And, searching too deeply on the internet for porn actress photos can give you viruses. Thanks, “Sloan aka Ivey aka Lilly Anne”. ( Every Eve, I suppose, has her apple. )

Arcana: Miss April 1977, Lisa Sohm, was the Playboy Playmate in the first Playboy I bought. ( Via Gary. ) In her pictorial, she poses in a bed that resembles an infant’s playpen. In April 1978, the film Pretty Baby was released, starring Brooke Shields. We didn’t have much in the 1970’s, compared to today, but it was America’s best era. That’s why I remain an adherent of “old fashioned” American values.

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If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 9

Arcana:  This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 9, version 6.0

Date Written: July 25, 2020.

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Confessions of a Stud presents…

Nature Farts

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by Andrew Roller

Typhoon Pamela strikes a balmy island.

Also: Why your writing disappears in Apple’s “Pages” app.

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I read somewhere that many white missionaries didn’t go forth to convert the natives in faraway lands. The missionaries’ job was to cater to the spiritual needs of those lands’ white colonizers. Such was the case with my father. In 1970, he moved our white family from rural Pennsylvania to Agana, capital of the Pacific island of Guam. We traded the cornfield in our backyard for a beach.

The beach had a rural aspect. Ocean life dwelled in the lagoon separating the beach from a reef. Such life included dangerous sea bottom creatures, akin to plants, that had long spikes. Similar denizens lurked there. A small submerged space abutting our beach was sandy. Beyond it, nature ruled, in all its perilous splendor. Big starfish were commonplace. So, along the strand, were little shell-dwelling crabs. Ocean waves met the reef at a distance. A bit down the beach, there was a tall rusting crane. It stood watch over two big sewer pipes that carved the beach with their occasional effluence.

Our back yard was flanked on the east by a car lot. There, behind an auto body shop, was some acreage that was overgrown with tall grass and weeds. To the west was a plot of land inhabited by natives. They lived in ramshackle wooden quarters, raised some feet off the ground to keep the sea from flooding their homes. The land that they lived on was owned by the state. So was our back yard. Many of the natives next door had been sired by a white serviceman. Marrying a Guamanian woman, he’d lingered on Guam after World War II. Their brood consisted of many children, and assorted relatives.

Our property had sea walls. Some of these were on state land. Although the land was the state’s, our sea walls separated this land, which was our back yard, from both our neighbors. That is, they ran from our ( legal ) property to the sea. Another sea wall ran across our rear property line. It divided our legal property from the state’s. This wall was in two sections. Between them, broad steps, facing east, gave access from the legal part of our yard to the state’s land. The legal part of our property was higher than the state land fronting the beach. If a kind of stately colonial dominance comes to mind, the yard’s arrangement was that.

We did not live in a house. We lived in a two storey concrete building. Our family inhabited the upper floor. At the rear of this floor was a veranda. Called a “lanai” on Guam, it was long and wide. Along the west side was a wall. It ran to the lanai’s concrete roof. The rest of the lanai was open to the gorgeous Pacific view. When it rained, which can happen daily on Guam, especially during its rainy season, water collected on our lanai’s concrete floor. This meant that, often, much of the lanai’s floor was covered with ineradicable green slime, known as “algae”. ( A Ghostbuster’s fan would have been thrilled. At least, until he slipped and fell on the concrete. The film Ghostbusters didn’t exist then. ) Standing water was often present on the lanai. The water and algae collected along the lanai where it abutted our living room. Broad floor-to-ceiling glass doors separated our living room from the lanai. Thus, from within the living room, we were continually graced with wide views of the sea.

The midsection of our yard was walled off from our neighbors. Our tall building’s western wall divided our property from the adjoining land. From the building’s northwest corner, to the connecting sea walls, was a high freestanding wall. To the east, a wall of some height separated us from the auto body shop.

Our front yard was a parking lot. A high firewall to the west divided our land from Jesse’s Store. This was a tatty, but quite popular, general store. Jesse was the name of the localized white owner.

“Diamond Jim’s” bar was to the east. It fronted the auto body shop. I guess that property had an auto showroom, but I don’t recall ever going inside. Ricardo “Ricky” Bordallo, who became Guam’s governor in 1975, owned the car lot. I recall him as being a localized white man. His life ended years after our departure from Guam. Bordallo, convicted of corruption, wrapped himself in Guam’s flag and shot himself.

In sum, the shape of our property was rectangular. So was the building on it. Our building bordered the western side of our property line. As for the lot, its north side abutted the sea. Its south side abutted a road. To the east was Bordallo, to the west natives. The last 50 or so feet of “our” property, leading to the sea, was state land. In theory, Guam’s government owns the last 50 feet of the entire island. That is, it owns the last bit of land before one is wading in seawater. What Guam’s government doesn’t own is owned by the United States government, on federal plots of land. An example of this is a military base.

My “missionary” father was in fact a Lutheran pastor. The building we inhabited had spent the post War War II years as a servicemens’ center. It ran from the parking lot to its north-facing beach view. Much of its lower floor was wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glass doors. An exception to this was the building’s western wall, which was solid concrete. It connected to the fire wall in the front yard and the sea wall in the back yard. All the walls, including the sea walls, were concrete. Like the building, they were painted white.

A spiral staircase ran up the north-facing end of the building. It did so from the yard to our lanai. A huge rubber tree held sway by the stairs. Left to itself, this spooky, spider-laden tree would have made the stairs impassible.

Upon our arrival on Guam, much of the yard had become a jungle. If one imagines Mowgli’s jungle, one wouldn’t be far off base. However, no charming megafauna graced our jungle. After my father managed to clear it, my brother was stung by a swarm of bees. They inhabited bushes alongside our building. The bees went unnoticed due to a concrete sidewalk. It surrounded our building on most sides, sheltered by the overhang of a roof. One could step off our lanai and walk on the sidewalk’s sheltering roof. That’s because it ( the roof, above the sidewalk ) jutted out of the building. It did so at the height of the first storey’s ceiling.

A big friendly tree grew in our front yard. It was on the eastern third of our front yard. This section of our yard was grass. “Marine Drive”, which I understand now to be called “Marine Corps Drive”, ran in front of our home, beyond the parking lot. Marine Drive was Guam’s main road. Running through our part of Agana, called Anigua, it joined the Air Force base at Guam’s north end to a Navy base farther south. On the opposite side of this wide road was cropped jungle and homes. Rising high to the south were cliffs. Ages past, the ocean had abutted the cliffs. At that time, our property was some 100 feet underwater.

Our family lived on Guam from 1970 until 1976. When we arrived, the servicemens’ center had just been converted to a church. It was converted without any change to the building. Then, as now, the place is known as The Lutheran Church of Guam.

A few years into our stay, a Sunday school building was added to the main structure. A high chainlink fence was also installed. Both were built in our yard’s midsection. The Sunday school building doubled as a kind of wall abutting our front yard. It, and and the connecting chainlink fence, divided the front yard from our yard’s midsection. One reason the Sunday school building was built was because my mother didn’t like people ignoring my father’s sermons. The existing building’s main part housed a library. It held well used paperback books. The library was paneled and enclosed by dark wood. It had some glass windows. This enclosed space was equipped with speakers that carried in sound from the church service. On Sundays, during the church service, the library served as a nursery. In my mother’s view, people, particularly teenage girls, sat in the library during the service. She imagined them making fun of what my father was saying. When the Sunday school building was built, its use included a nursery. The library was demolished.

Our church didn’t have pews. We sat on folding chairs. Before and after each church service, the chairs had to be dealt with. They were set out before a service, and put away afterward. Our altar was portable. It usually remained where it was. In my later years on Guam, I and another boy became the janitors of the church. It wasn’t a very enjoyable job. The church bathroom, in my view, was too small. I think space was taken up by a single-person shower. This dated from the building’s days as a servicemens’ center. The kitchen was always inhabited by roaches. You’ve surely seen a roach. However, you may not have seen a Guam roach. They’re big. One could not enter the kitchen, or an adjoining storeroom, at night, without encountering dozens of roaches. Our family attributed this to parishioners making use of the kitchen but not cleaning it well.

Throughout my six years on Guam, I was the church’s gardener. We had hired Guamanian help at the start. Their view of labor was not my father’s. Nonetheless, he got good use out of them, before letting them go. My father supervised my work. He also pitched in. My brother, who was 4 years old when we arrived on Guam, helped. So did my mother. I am pleased to say that I didn’t work for free. My father proposed the following to the church council: “My sons will do the work of the hired Guamanians, for half the money.” The church council agreed. My former allowance of 25 cents a week vanished. It was replaced with a sizable weekly sum. I was never short of comic books after that.

Guam’s climate can be divided into two six month seasons. It has a rainy season, followed by a dry one. Guam is not Africa. We don’t become parched during our dry season. Rain can come any time, often torrentially. Such a torrent can be brief. Rain-laden clouds, crossing the ocean, are surprised by Guam. Its modest height liberates the clouds of their rain.

Speaking of the sea, the Marianas Trench is Earth’s deepest point. It’s just north of Guam. As a child, I imagined that an island floats on the ocean. In fact, Guam is the top of a mountain. You’ve heard of landslides on mountain slopes. Part of Hawaii’s Big Island has, in the past, slid into the sea. More will do so in the future.

Guam’s average temperature is 89 degrees Fahrenheit. The humidity is high. Often, it rains every afternoon. Water is dumped from the sky. Locally, this is known as “liquid sunshine”. It is common for the sun to keep blazing away as it rains. One needn’t worry too much about getting soaked. At the time, I marveled how, ten minutes after a rainstorm, I was totally dry. Even the spaces between my toes, inside my sneakers and socks, were dry. Generally, on Guam, there is no noticeable wind. Such breezes as do exist are warm. At night, unless you’re wet, you feel like you’re wrapped in a warm blanket, while standing outside.

I am quite familiar with being wet on Guam at sunset. So is my brother. For some years, our parents dropped us off for daily swim team practice. This took place at a Navy swimming pool in Agana Heights. For some reason, my parents never provided my brother and I with towels. We were always the last children to be retrieved from the place. Standing outside a locked pool, my brother and I would freeze in the dusk. We would hug ourselves, with chattering teeth, in weather that must have been north of 80 degrees. Such is heat’s effect on the body. I read of sailors on U.S. Naval vessels in World War II. For security reasons, even at the equator, the vessels were kept sealed. These ships were not air conditioned. Inside, they were very hot. Sailors working inside them emerged topside into the equatorial heat. They complained of being cold on the ship’s exposed deck.

Arriving on Guam, I wasn’t acclimated to its heat. Our family was from Pennsylvania. There, I suffered from hay fever. ( I ditch this ailment west of Missouri. ) Summer was when I suffered from hay fever most. I was best acclimated to fall, winter, and spring. There are no four seasons on Guam. Imagine being stuck in an open boat, in the baking sun, on the ocean. Geologically, Guam is about the size of a lifeboat. Much of Guam, including all the schools I went to, weren’t air conditioned. Our church was. ( Both upstairs and down. ) For years on Guam, I suffered from massive headaches. I now attribute these, in part, to the heat. ( Racial violence at the schools I attended was another source. )

As our family continued living on Guam, we began to endure the weather well. Our church, and its upstairs quarters, had a single large air conditioning unit. It ran all the time. The Sunday school building had its own large air conditioner. Though the buildings were joined, it’s possible that the Sunday school building’s air conditioner was sometimes turned off.

Acclimating to Guam, our family eventually began opening the windows of our second floor residence. We did so to ameliorate the effects of the air conditioner, which stayed on. We would carry jackets with us when we left the church. “Take your jacket,” my mother would warn my brother and I. “The bank is air conditioned!” By “bank”, she meant just that, at a local one storey mall. When I speak of leaving the “church”, I mean where we lived. Most people don’t get to live above God, represented by our building’s downstairs altar. I did.

Googling The Lutheran Church of Guam in 2020, I find that its parishioners are mostly Guamanians. I regard this as a great success. In the 1970’s, the parishioners were all caucasians. In Guamanian terms, they were transients. They were civilians on short contracts from “the states”, as America is known on Guam. Or the caucasians came to church from various military bases. In that era, America’s military bases were inhabited mostly by white people. My father wasn’t indifferent to the Guamanians. Guam was Catholic. His job was to offer church services to those on Guam who were Lutherans. At that time, no Guamanians were Lutheran.

In that era, America’s Lutheran churches consisted of three synods. They were:

1. The American Lutheran Church ( ALC ).

2. The Lutheran Church in America ( LCA ).

3. The Missouri Synod.

All three synods owned my father’s employer. His employer was The Division of Service to Military Personnel ( DSMP ). Functionally, our church on Guam likely served people of various denominations. A religious service on a military base is short and generic. Our church offered an actual denominational service; Lutheran.

Our church, and its one Sunday service, encompassed the beliefs of all three synods. For a time, Jews rented the downstairs of our building on their Sabbath. I only glimpsed them. From what I saw, they were all caucasian.

The upshot is this: The Lutheran Church of Guam was a kind of “watering hole”, mostly on Sunday mornings, for Americans who regarded themselves as being far from their native land.

Governmentally, Guam was a trust territory of the United States. It had been liberated from occupying Japanese forces during World War II. When our family arrived, a Guamanian government had just been installed. Black pens bearing the phrase “Government of Guam” were everywhere. I don’t think I was ever without one, if I wished to use one of the government’s pens. Our family had no relationship with Guam’s government.

Typhoons ( known elsewhere as hurricanes ) assailed Guam at various times. I recall none of these. Until, that is, nearly the end of our family’s stay on Guam. It was late spring, and our time on the island had dwindled to a handful of months. We were to leave in August. In May, a typhoon approached. My father laboriously installed big aluminum storm shutters over all our buildings’ windows. ( By “windows”, I include here our many glass doors. ) Each shutter had to be put against the window and then affixed with aluminum pegs. Dad did this both upstairs and down. Upstairs, he stood on the roof that overhung the ground floor sidewalk. Also, he stood on the roof of the Sunday school building.

The typhoon proved ineffectual. It passed. Soon after, another typhoon barreled toward Guam. My father wondered whether it was worth the effort to protect our building from Typhoon Pamela. Unusually for him, he proved delinquent in doing so. We were, after all, becoming islanders. “I’ll do it tomorrow” is a common phrase on Guam. This is called a “manana” psychology.

Finally, when Pamela was proving to be dangerous, Dad undertook the task of installing the shutters. I recall the final hours of this. Age 15 at the time, I tried to help Dad. He refused. I will never forget the image of his tall figure standing on the roof, in a strong wind, trying to get the shutters installed. He stood on the roof overhanging the sidewalk, and that of the Sunday School building, as he installed shutters for our upstairs residence. Each shutter was, in that wind, akin to a sail.

My father likes to think of himself as a military man. He was in World War II. However, later on, he declined an offer to serve. This was when he was a pastor. Soon, Dad regarded this as his life’s greatest mistake. He made up for this, as best he could, by joining the Air Force Reserve. What military duty he got on Guam granted him occasional commissary privileges. ( A commissary is a grocery store on a military base. ) As Pamela approached, Dad was able to buy food at the commissary. This was before he knew what the storm would entail. Dad loaded up on steak. This was stored in the church’s big freezer downstairs.

Pamela neared. It became obvious that it was no ordinary typhoon. The last big typhoon to strike Guam, bearing immense wind and rain, was Typhoon Karen. That had stormed through in 1962. It was now 1976. Schools closed. This became the school year’s end. People fled to shelters. As our church was concrete, we remained there. With some insouciance, we heeded warnings to fill our bathtubs with fresh water. We filled some containers with the same.

Pamela arrived. I recall being on the floor of my bedroom at night. Our concrete building creaked under the force of Pamela’s winds. The next day, I went downstairs. Passing through the church, I went to its kitchen. This adjoined our family’s garage. A door opened from the kitchen into the garage. Looking through the length of the garage, and beyond a closed accordion gate made of iron, I watched the storm rage. Our church had erected a large metal sign. It was held aloft by flanking steel poles. During the storm’s course, the sign was blown all the way over. That is, its steel poles were bent by the wind until the top of the sign, and the tops of the poles, touched the ground. Pamela’s wind direction changed as it passed. The sign was blown entirely in the opposite direction, until it again touched the ground.

The Navy’s wind equipment had been destroyed during typhoon Karen. The Navy resolved to never let such a thing happen again. Rebuilding their equipment, to a stronger standard, they clocked Pamela’s winds at 225 miles per hour. Then Pamela’s winds destroyed the Navy’s wind equipment. In Pamela’s aftermath, nobody knew how strong the typhoon’s winds had been over Guam. As a result, I chuckle when I hear warnings about hurricanes in America. The media will be in a tizzy because some storm threatens “the states” with winds over 100 miles per hour. That’s nothing compared to what we endured on Guam.

And, I was outside in the middle of Typhoon Pamela. The storm’s eye had arrived. It was right over our church, and its surrounds. Standing on our lanai, I noticed water gushing on the neighbor’s property. It was fresh water, soon to be a precious commodity. It was escaping from a faucet that had been left on. The faucet was adjacent to our building. ( Some distance behind Jesse’s store. )

Getting to that faucet would be no easy task. I asked my parents if I could go. I am forever grateful that they said yes. The experience is one of the most memorable ones of my life.

I descended our lanai’s stairs. The day was generally sunny. No rain was falling. No wind was blowing. However, all about me, in every direction, was Pamela. The storm looked very ominous as it raged. I was in Hell’s bowels, minus the flames.

The storm had blown the sea inward to the wall that defined the rear of our ( legal ) property line. However, in the storm’s eye, the ocean had receded. From our yard’s midsection, I ran to the beach. I went around the flanking sea wall onto the neighbor’s ( that is, the state’s ) land. I dashed up this property to the faucet. I turned the faucet off. Then I retraced my steps to our lanai. We soon went inside. Whatever storm shutter that we’d removed to get onto our lanai was replaced. ( One could do this by exiting the church, downstairs, and then going up the spiral stairs to the lanai. )

Sometime during the storm, we lost access to fresh water. That is, no water came when one turned on the taps. We also lost our electricity. Both services would remain off for a long time to come. The rest of the island was similarly afflicted. Modernity, in terms of fresh water, and power, had departed from Guam.

Structurally, our building survived Pamela unharmed. However, the roof of the auto body shop blew onto our property. It slammed into the roof of the Sunday school building. That was concrete, and undamaged. However, the body shop’s metal roof displaced the air conditioning unit atop the Sunday school building. This exposed an access hole in that building’s roof. As I recall, the damage remained unrepaired when our family departed from Guam. Pamela destroyed much on the island.

By the time of Pamela’s passing, our family had made good use of our preserved bathwater. It was filthy. Having survived much rain, we now had none.

For six days, our family went without fresh water. You might wonder how we flushed our toilets. Using one or more buckets, we brought water up from the sea and dumped it in the tank at the back of each of our toilets.

I recall sitting on the lanai with my parents. Desperate for a bath, I was holding a bar of soap. I gazed at the sky, hoping for rain. None came.

Then, early one Sunday morning, rain arrived. Naked, I yanked on a swimsuit. I grabbed my soap. I knew just where to go. At a point where the Sunday school building met the church, water gushed down from the roof that sheltered the sidewalk. This was because the Sunday school building’s ( overhang ) roof met the ( overhang ) roof of the church. The two roofs met at a 90 degree angle. I had a glorious shower in this fresh water effluence. The water was warm like the surrounding air. I was the only one in our family to take advantage of the roof-borne shower. The rain itself wasn’t strong enough to give much of a bath.

We ate a lot of steak after Pamela. We had to consume it before it rotted. For 31 days, our building was without electricity. I remember with delight when a lineman finally ascended the telephone pole fronting our property. The pole had survived the storm, but its transformer hadn’t. Much of Guam remained in ruins.

While we were without electricity, our family did what we could to salvage our food. This involved buying ice. Agana had a single facility that made blocks of ice. My understanding is that it was the only such place on the island. Daily, hundreds of people congregated about this facility. There was a long line of people, outside the facility, waiting to buy ice. Each person was allowed to buy one block of ice. My family assigned me to wait in line. There was much joy in our family on the days when I finally brought a block of ice to our waiting car.

Life passed without air conditioning. More or less Guamanians now, save for the pigment of our skin, our family endured the heat without complaint. I recall leaning back in a chair with my feet propped on my bed. Munching beef jerky, I read paperback books. My preference was for science fiction. I read the best authors ever, in my view at that time: Asimov, and Bradbury.

July 4, 1976 was America’s 200th birthday. The celebratory parade passed on a Sunday morning down Marine Drive, in front of our church. I recall being troubled by a new parishioner standing too close to me as I watched the parade. The girl, Cheryl, was 14 years old. I soon realized that she liked me. Sadly, like all our church parishioners, she lived far away. Nothing came of our ensuing friendship except a few words and smiles, exchanged on Sundays at church.

Our family’s time on Guam ended. Although we’d arrived by a commercial flight, Dad decided that we’d leave from Andersen Air Force Base. We’d take a military flight out. These are free, but no tickets are sold. You have to “wait for a hop”, in military lingo. I suppose Dad was saving money on airfare.

Every day, our family sojourned the lengthy distance to the base. Forget whatever mileage you see on a map. This was Guam, not Los Angeles. Our trip to the base, as I recall, took about an hour. This was true at any time during our stay on Guam. We loitered at the military airport. If no flight was available, we went “home” to the church. The next day, we’d try again to leave Guam.

Finally, we left Guam on an Air Force flight. We did so on a chartered commercial jetliner. You might wonder what my last memory of Guam was. It took place not far from the island, in midair. I opened a door on the jet to use a toilet. Inside, behind the unlocked door, was a Vietnamese woman. She was sitting with her dress upraised on the commode. At that time, Vietnam and Cambodia had recently fallen to conquering communists. The whole region was flooded with refugees from those countries. As I stared into the toilet, America’s day was beginning. That’s because Guam, on the far side of the international date line, is the first American territory to see the sun.

Postscript: I was 9 years old when I arrived on Guam. Occasionally, I’d find a book written by some white guy who’d once been to the island, or a similar locale. If anyone had told me then that I’d be a white guy writing a similar ( if shorter ) treatise, I’d have said he was nuts. Now, I find that Guam is a rich store of memories.

Arcana: In our back yard, the east wall was extended to the sea during our stay on Guam. This was built to keep plant growth on Bordallo’s untended back lot ( which was actually state land ) from continually invading “our” land.

The Lutheran Church of Guam now has a street address. During my time there, it did not. There was no mail delivery to our church. I imagine the same was true of our neighbors. At that time, if you wanted mail, you rented a post office box at the Agana post office. This was a United States Postal Service facility, manned by locals. It was big and modern. ( It was not air conditioned. ) Many post office boxes were located there. P.O. Box 2332 was the post office box for The Lutheran Church of Guam. It was also the post office box for our family.

Across the street from the Agana post office was a park. It had, among other things, ancient Chamorro Latte Stones in it. Each tree in the park had a broad stripe of white paint around its base. The paint had been applied by the United States Navy, which governed Guam until the island’s administration was turned over to the Guamanians. An epithet dating from the Navy’s era converted the letters GUAM to: Gooks Under American Management. However, having lived in Guam from age 9 – 15, I find I prefer Guam’s ( sometimes murderous ) disorder to the invasive order imposed on Americans living in “the states”.

The same is true of Guam’s weather. While it took me years to adapt to it, I still can’t abide weather elsewhere. This is my experience of the Eagles’ warning: “You can check out any time you like / But you can never leave”.

Since my departure from Guam, its capital of Agana has been renamed “Hagatna”. The new name comes with two pronunciation marks. Formerly, it had none. I suppose “Hagatna” suits some need of Guam’s Chamorro people. As one who never mentally left junior high, I must admit to having a merry time with the name. “Hagatna” can be swiftly reduced to “Hag at Na.” The question becomes, “Where’s Na?” Such a sound evokes the noise one makes when one is teasing.

Technical postscript: Several times, as I typed the above, Apple erased sentences that I was typing. I became so frustrated that I reviewed Apple’s “Pages” app at its Apple App Store. Pages didn’t fare well in my review. It is below:

Headline: Pages destroys what I’ve typed!

Writer Alert: Pages is a fine app, except for one glaring problem. It is due to this problem that I am giving Pages one star. My hope is that Apple will notice the one star and fix the problem.

I do all my writing on an Apple iPad. I type on Apple’s “Folio” keyboard for the iPad. My writing program is Apple’s “Pages” app. At times, when I’m typing, Apple erases sentences that I’m composing. This problem has afflicted me often. I’ve finally figured out how to reproduce it.

1. Type anything. Type a sentence or more.

2. Hold down, simultaneously, your keyboard’s right “shift” key and your keyboard’s left-facing “arrow” key.

3. A blue line appears on your iPad’s screen. Beginning from your last typed character, the blue line begins moving left. It moves like a highlighter pen across what you’ve typed. This continues indefinitely, as long as you hold the two keys down. Let the keys rise to stop the line. Like a highlighter’s mark, it will sit over the text.

4. Now, type any key on your keyboard. Whoa! Every character that the blue line encompasses is erased!

Functionally, this “feature” occurs when I press the right shift key while I’m typing my story. I’m trying to capitalize a letter. By accident, my right hand’s pinkie finger presses both the right shift key and the left-facing arrow key. My left hand types the letter I want to capitalize. Instantly, my prior two lines ( or so ) of type are erased!

As you can see, avoiding this problem is nearly impossible. My right pinkie finger is going to mistakenly press both the shift and arrow keys sometimes. Typing, I think straight into My iPad. Losing my last two sentences is jarring. My whole train of thought is exploded. It is difficult for me to recall the words I’ve just typed. I’m a careful writer. I don’t want to just say what I think. I want to do so artfully. If Apple doesn’t fix this problem, I’ll be forced to abandon them.

And in the End…

“Humans are God’s entertainment.”

– Spoken by some guy who lived in a church on Guam.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  CS, Confessions of a Stud, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 8

Arcana:  This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 8, version 16.0

Date Written: July 19, 2020.

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I Have Sinned!

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Confessions of a Stud presents…

I Have Sinned!

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by Andrew Roller

Racism, drugs, and candy.

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It was lunchtime. In the school cafeteria, the drug dealer was making his usual rounds. He sold cocaine. His customers were about his age, 13.

Our cafeteria doubled as our school’s gymnasium. I sat in the bleachers with one or more boys. If the boy was Shawn Lehman, we were soon engaged in a dialectic. The subject was often evolution. Was it true, or must one believe in creationism?

Shawn, like me, was white. He was much brighter than I. However, I was the one who defended evolution. Shawn held out for creationism. He, perhaps unlike his family, was a Mormon.

Our junior high school was located on Guam. It is an island in the Western Pacific. At that time, the early 1970’s, Guam was a trust territory of the United States. It would not gain the right to vote on its future until some decades later. America was losing the Vietnam War.

The school had over 2,000 students. Most were Guamanians. There were a handful of other minorities, such as Filipinos and Chinese. Whites were a tiny minority in the school. Except, that is, for the teachers. Much of the teaching staff was imported “howlies”, on two year contracts, from “the states”. ( America). (“Howlie” means a white person. )

At the end of each school year, “kill howlie day” was celebrated. Whites were involuntary victims of the Guamanians. Whites, and minorities, were victims of the Guamanians on other days. Every school day, Shawn had a shoe print on his back, from being kicked. It was the locals’ way of letting him know that his physical safety was their plaything. Once, he was punched in the face by a local wearing a ring without a gemstone ( real or faux ). The ring’s prongs had been twisted outward. Although the person who punched Shawn aimed for Shawn’s eye, he missed. Shawn’s cheek was gouged by the ring.

I was kicked from behind. Guamanians favored sharp pointed hard soled shoes. That was the case with my Guamanian assailant. He aimed to castrate me, by kicking me in the scrotum. He missed, nailing my ass. I turned around. A dozen Guamanians were trailing my assailant, as his supporters. I had no choice but to walk on to my bus. ( Given the disorder general to life in Guam, I was having trouble finding my bus. It was a school bus, parked in the school parking lot. )

Once, I was on the school bus, when a white friend of mine was attacked. He was standing just outside the bus’ open front door. Guamanians attacked him. My friend fell to the ground. He wound up in a fetal position, with Guamanians kicking and punching him. The Guamanian bus driver blithely watched, doing nothing. This happened in the school parking lot.

On a particular day, I was waiting in a shelter on school property. The shelter adjoined the road. I was waiting for my mother to pick me up in her car, to go somewhere. The school buses passed out of the school, along the road. Each was loaded with mostly Guamanian pupils. From every bus that passed me, I heard, “Fuck you, howlie!” It was directed at me. None of the insults were personal to me as Andrew Roller. They were hurled at me because I was white. Hence, when I hear about “white privilege” in America, I have to laugh. People who fling that accusation haven’t seen enough of the world.

I realize that race is a difficult subject. I considered omitting much of what I’ve typed above. However, I feel if it happened, I should mention it.

Someone firebombed the records office of our junior high school. Unlike most of the school, which was concrete, the records office was a “portable” building, made of wood. It was where students’ grades were kept. The firebomb burned the records office to the ground.

A similar thing happened to a high school I attended in Hawaii. Racial tensions were less there, but present. Being white, I was only able to use one bathroom at that school. It was by the school principal’s office. If I tried to use any other bathroom in the school, as a white person, it was made clear to me that I was going to get beat up.

At the Hawaii high school, someone firebombed the records office. It was where students’ grades were kept. However, at this school, the records were kept in a classroom that was part of a large concrete building. The records room was torched, but the building was unaffected. Mimeograph paper was stored in a filing cabinet in the records room. The paper was singed by the flames, but not burned. For the rest of the year, whenever we students received a mimeographed handout, the edges of each page were singed brown from the fire.

I don’t have only bad things to say about the Guamanians. The white vice principal at my junior high was obnoxious and worthless. When I was in ninth grade ( regarded as junior high on Guam ) we got a Guamanian vice principal. He ably assisted me when I was attacked by Guamanians in a school bathroom.

Drug deals went down in the bathroom that I used at my Hawaii high school. The drug dealer, who peddled bags of marijuana, was my friend. He was the sort of friend whom one could call either a “friend” or an “acquaintance”. Gary worked with me as a bagger of groceries at a commissary. ( A grocery on a military base. ) He was always late to school. The first class of my eleventh grade year was “Current Affairs”. The teacher would be teaching ( or not ), and the students would be assembled. Suddenly, the odor of marijuana would come wafting into the room. In Hawaii, a classroom has open windows and an open door.

Laughter would break out in the classroom. “Here comes Gary!” someone would announce. Gary didn’t appear immediately. Although he was steadily approaching the classroom, on foot, it would be another half minute or so before he arrived. He would do so reeking of marijuana. I’m happy to state that no authority figure ever disciplined Gary for this.

Nor did anyone discipline our Guam junior high’s 13-year-old drug dealer. He was always very well dressed. He was the most polite person in the school. Even though he was Guamanian, and I was white, he always treated me very well. I suppose he hoped I’d be his customer. I was more interested in debating evolution with Shawn.

Debating Shawn, I would find him making some point or other. If our topic was theological, I’d ask Shawn to show me evidence for his point in the Bible. His answer was often: “It isn’t in the Bible, but it’s in The Book of Mormon.” As The Book of Mormon was written in America by Joseph Smith, and published in 1830, I didn’t consider Shawn’s source to be credible.

Citing The Book of Mormon, Shawn claimed that God lived on a particular planet, that orbited a particular star. That struck me as odd. Why would the Almighty confine himself to a worldly locale?

Shawn was a devout Mormon. As such, he prohibited himself the use of stimulants. We’re not talking marijuana or cocaine here. We’re speaking of wine, beer, soda ( which contained caffeine in the 1970’s ), and coffee.

One day, Shawn was riding in the back of a pickup truck with a number of boys. Shawn liked to eat. Someone passed around candy. Shawn got his share. Soon, someone asked, “What do you think of the candy, Shawn?” Shawn said it was very good. “It’s coffee candy,” a boy told him. Shawn was horrified. Hurling himself to the back of the truck, he leaned out over its rear. Everyone watched as Shawn spit on the road, and did his best to vomit. I’m sure the driver following this truck wondered what was up. Everyone in the back of the truck, except Shawn, had a good laugh.

I eventually left Guam with my parents. Shawn’s parents, whom I never met, left at the same time. Apparently, Shawn didn’t get along with his parents. So, at about age 16, he became an emancipated minor. He moved in with a Mormon ( and probably white ) family on Guam. I’m glad Shawn found a better family to live with. However, I think he might have been better off moving back to “the states”, given the racial violence against him on Guam.

I had a Guamanian friend. Altering his name somewhat, as I’ve done with Shawn’s, I’ll call him Joe Muffler. Joe was remarkably good at chess. He studied the subject at length. As I debated Shawn high in the bleachers, Joe commanded a bench low in the bleachers. Among intellectuals at that time, a wooden, magnetic, portable chess set was de rigueur. We all carried one. Various boys tried to beat Joe at chess. Some gave Joe competition. Often, Joe won a game in a very few moves. He always did so against me. Joe was an expert at rolling dice. This caused me consternation when I played Risk against him, with three other boys ( including Shawn ), on Saturdays.

Having pierced the shibboleths of some, why stop now? I’ll conclude with a story about Joseph Smith. Shawn told me that Smith was the pastor of a church. At that time, the church held communion services by serving wine.

Needing wine, the congregation gave Smith money to go buy it. Smith went off to a town somewhere ( in the 1800’s ). Later, Smith returned. He had no money. He also had no wine.

Smith told the congregation that he’d bought the wine. However, while crossing a bridge over a river, the Lord spoke to him. God told Smith, according to Smith, to throw the wine in the river.

“We must remove all stimulants from our lives,” Smith instructed his congregation. That meant wine. And beer. And, whenever it was later invented, soda. Coffee was banned too. That’s why Shawn had to upchuck his coffee candy from the back of a truck on Guam.

As a Lutheran ( who’s an atheist ), I feel obliged to correct the record for Shawn. Smith didn’t throw the wine in the river. He took the congregation’s money to town and spent it on wine, women, and song. His story about throwing the wine in the river was an excuse. Actually, I shared my view of Smith’s prohibition with Shawn at the time. But, if only for humor’s sake, it bears repeating.

Arcana: “Haole”, which evokes “a-hole” in my mind, is what Google provides as a first choice for “Howlie”. I detect a politically correct objective in this offering. urbandictionary dot com and thefreedictionary dot com offer “Howlie”.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  CS, Confessions of a Stud, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 7

Arcana:  This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 7, version 2.0

Date Written: July 18, 2020.

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Your Grave, My Bathroom

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Your Grave, My Bathroom

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by Andrew Roller

“Another shitty day in paradise.” – bumper sticker.

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The farther one travels east in America, the larger Hawaii looms in Americans’ minds as paradise. Even in California, Hawaii is a luminous fantasy, sure to be free of trouble. Happy natives await the white man’s arrival.

Actually, Hawaii is owned and controlled by Japanese-Americans. The “natives” are tolerated. White folks have to go through a visible process of assimilation before they are regarded as something other than intruders. As a ( supposedly ) “local” female once told me,

“There are only three things wrong with the white people in Hawaii. They are over paid, over sexed, and over here.”

As of the 1980’s, Hawaii remained a place of distinct races. There was some racial tension. ( If you were white, you were unwise to travel to Oahu’s western side. ) I realize that race is a touchy subject. Having lived for years in Hawaii, I can only “tell it like it is”. You’re free to post your own opinions, including to “correct” mine. The fundamental point that I wish to make is that Hawaii is like any locale, with its provincial particularities. It is no better or worse than where you live. That is, it is no better or worse than where you live, if you reside in Hawaii for a long time, as I did. Every place has its detriments and its charms.

This story takes place some decades ago on Oahu, Hawaii. My brother and I lived with our parents. We’re white. Having arrived in Hawaii from living six years on Guam, a Pacific island, we were inhabitants of the tropics for a long time.

On Oahu, we lived near a military base. One day, by means that escape me, my brother, Pierre, bought a car. ( Pierre isn’t his real name. However, the name Pierre does nicely evoke a theme of this story. ) My brother bought his car from a soldier who lived on the military base. ( Likely, the soldier was moving from Hawaii back to “the mainland”, as it’s called in Hawaii, or “the states”, as it’s called on Guam. ( One lives “in” Hawaii. Due to its small size, one lives “on” Guam. ))

There was an oddity with the soldier’s car, now Pierre’s, with regard to its ignition. It was otherwise a workmanlike vehicle. The 1978 movie “I Spit on Your Grave” was in theaters. Pierre and some friends of his saw the movie. It is not hard to imagine what these teenagers soon chose to do.

One night, Pierre drove his friends in his car to a graveyard. This being Hawaii, the graveyard’s inhabitants were, in the main, Japanese-Americans. I’m sure many of the deceased were honorable folk. They were also, on this night, prey to the influence of American media on teens. Pierre and his friends spit on the graves. They must have used such as their bathrooms as well, for, until tonight when I Googled the film, I thought “I Spit on Your Grave” was titled, “I Piss on Your Grave”. ( I myself never saw the movie. ) ( For what it’s worth, I did see, in a Waikiki theatre, the 1978 film Pretty Baby, which Pierre didn’t watch. )

Pierre and his friends had a merry time spitting and pissing on graves. Their consciences soon prevailed. Spitting and pissing on the abodes of the dead, in the dark of night, didn’t seem like a great way of staying alive. Pierre and his friends piled back into his car. Pierre put his car key into the ignition. He turned the key. His car didn’t start. He tried again. No luck. As Pierre repeatedly attempted to start his car, his friends grew very scared. They were stuck in a graveyard at night, having violated the dead. This wasn’t a graveyard on some American version of Main Street. It was out in the hills, at a distance from civilization.

Pierre’s attempts to start his car with the key were futile. His friends watched him roll down the driver’s side window of his car in desperation. Sticking his head out the car window, Pierre yelled, “I love you, Satan!” Amazingly, this did the trick. Pierre’s car started at once. His friends were now terrified. It was as if Satan was breathing down their necks in a graveyard. Pierre drove his friends home.

As I mentioned above, there was an oddity with the soldier’s car, with regard to its ignition. A key could be inserted and turned. However, that form of ignition was broken. To start his car, Pierre had to reach farther down along the steering column. A button was there. When Pierre pressed it, his car started. Hence, though his friends were panicked, Pierre was always calmly aware that his finger on that button, not Satan, started his car. All else was an act. ( But for the spitting and peeing. )

Perhaps you’ll find this story offensive. Which raises a question: since this story is true ( according to Pierre ) would you rather never have known that it happened? Is ignorance bliss? I report, you decide.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  CS, Confessions of a Stud, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 6

Arcana:  This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 6, version 4.0

Date Written: July 17, 2020.

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Salvation and Pizza

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Salvation and Pizza

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by Andrew Roller

Captain America, Gustav, and me.

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I think he was dead by the time of this tale. His name was Lynn Hansen. I nicknamed him Lynn Handjob. Lynn provides the nickname for our setting: the city of Sacratomato.

It is said that Noam Chomsky spends two hours a day grinding his teeth. He does so while reading the New York Times. In the 1990’s, I found myself doing the same with the local paper. I’ll nickname it the Sacratomato Pee.

Grinding my teeth, I read a classified ad. It wanted people to join the exciting world of media and communications. Being unemployed, I figured I had it made. I don’t think I succumbed to the notion that this classified ad would make me a movie star. I did imagine that, in a short time, I’d be an advertising magnate.

I soon found myself at the place of employment. Curiously, the boss in the rented office suite was distinctly younger than me. So were his employees. I was designated by this boss as a possible hire. Before I could hope to join the ranks of the media world, I’d have to accompany some employees on an assignment. Perhaps I envisioned myself embarking on some James Bond style mission.

The rented office suite had an outer office. I was urged to join the boss and his employees in an inner sanctum. That inner office, as well as the outer one, weren’t plush. Both looked as if the boss had set up camp in the place a few days before, with a lack of means for furnishing it. I understood there was to be some sort of business style worship service in the inner sanctum. It would involve shouting. Not being very holy myself, especially in a business sense, I managed to linger beyond the sanctum.

The boss and his employees held their brief revival meeting for Mammon. Forming an inward facing circle, they engaged in a series of morale boosting cheers. This evidently satisfied Mammon. The boss’ true believers were sent on their evangelical way. I found myself assigned to two young males. Our mission? To sell coupon booklets. The main salvation of the execrable “discount” booklets ( “get one item free when you buy three” ) was pizza.

At the time, I owned a Ford Bronco. Not the big, masculine version, that Ford once sold; the effete Eddie Bauer version. A smaller model, it had lovely beige seats. A 6-year-old girl, who rode in my truck once or twice, was greatly impressed by the green pine trees printed on the seats.

My truck was not involved in our mission. Instead, I was required to join the two males in a car that one of them owned. ( The other male, from Northern Europe, had no car. ) The names of my comrades in salesmanship now escape me. I’ll call the car’s owner Captain America. The European I’ll name Gustav.

Trouble arose at once. At least, it did in my mind. I was wearing a Men’s Wearhouse suit that I regarded as expensive. It was definitely expensive to dry clean, for someone who was unemployed. It was also my only suit.

Captain America’s car must have dated from the 1950’s. It was proudly enormous: long and wide, with front and rear bench seats. I was invited to sit on the car’s front seat. Captain America relegated Gustav to the rear one.

I don’t know what shape the car’s back seat was in, but the front seat was hideous. I actually can’t speak to the condition of the seat itself. That’s because the front seat was covered by a big white shag carpet. No kidding. I guessed the carpet hadn’t been cleaned in the last decade. Nonetheless, step one of my mission was to sit on this seat. I’d rather have been James Bond, trapped in a snake pit. With a girl attired in a bikini, of course!

I sat on the seat. Captain America drove off into the sun with myself and Gustav. It was early afternoon.

Captain America was in love with our country. He was sure that America was the best land in the world, and especially better than Gustav’s.

“Do you have McDonald’s in Europe?” Captain America asked Gustav. “Do you have Burger King?” Gustav assured Captain America that Europe benefitted from such amenities, which disappointed Captain America. The Captain’s line of questioning continued. Gustav was obliged to answer for every nickel and dime food joint that the Captain could think of, and much else. Europe had them all.

Captain America looked like a cowboy: reasonably tall, and slim. Gustav was about the Captain’s height, but burly. I look like Steve Urkel. I’m the middle of the Oreo cookie, without the sandwiching chocolate halves.

Gustav was an international bodyguard. I recall the young guy telling us this more than once. He wouldn’t state this “fact” as I just have. Rather, Gustav would say, “I’m an international bodyguard – for women.” I don’t think he’d actually found a woman to guard yet.

Gustav was terrified of dogs. Having grown up with dogs, I found this hilarious. I didn’t tell Gustav that, being a bodyguard, the menacing thing he’d most likely encounter was a dog. Not a pointed weapon, not someone with Kung Fu skills, but a dog. Indeed, we encountered a barking dog on our mission. We never saw the dog, but Gustav was quite fearful of it.

Our mission’s locale? A neighborhood. I’d never been to the locale before. However, having been falsely accused of child molesting, in a neighborhood I rarely frequented, I wasn’t thrilled with wandering about in one. Our team of three would do so trying to foist “discount” coupon booklets on people.

Captain America parked in the neighborhood. We went to an anonymous home’s front door. Someone answered. I might have been dreaming that a bikini clad girl would answer. If one had, I would have been humiliated. For, as that door opened, Captain America dropped all his coupon booklets on the door mat.

“Oh, I’m so sorry!” Captain America told the adult who’d opened the door. “I didn’t mean to drop these.” ( His booklets. ) “I’ll pick them up!”

As I soon learned, the Captain’s gaffe was no accident. He’d dropped the booklets on purpose. His hope was that the person who’d answered the door would pity him. Doing so, our “customer” would buy one of our booklets. Also, while the Captain was picking up his refuse, he could gab about the booklets’ benefits. “Did you know you can get a fourth pizza, for free, if you buy three? The coupon’s in this booklet! The booklet only costs $19.99.” ( In 1990’s money. )

It was an African-American fellow who’d invented the ‘drop the booklets’ scam. He’d sold lots of booklets doing so. However, we Three Stooges weren’t African-Americans. The pity factor didn’t work well for us.

We wandered on, knocking on doors, dropping booklets on people’s doorsteps. We sold little. However, we did attract the notice of the local constabulary. A pack of boys, on bicycles, came zooming down the street. We were their target. Being an arrested “child molester” armed only with dirty discount booklets, I was worried. However, the younger Musketeers with me weren’t. Being within age range of the boys, by a decade or so, they answered the boys’ harassing catcalls. Captain America was notably vociferous in doing so. After all, this was his country. ( I, being a supposed “molester”, felt excommunicated. ) I will say that the boy leading the pack was the ugliest creature I’ve ever seen. If Hell has an official bigot, it looks just like that boy.

I did not become an advertising magnate. Perhaps this is solely due to the fact that I declined to take a position with the boss’ “media” firm. I drove home feeling abused. Having sat in Captain America’s filth wagon, I was worried about the cleanliness of my suit, and my Bronco’s car seat.

Finished with my own tale, I’ll now relate a story I heard. Supposedly, this is a true story. ( Like mine! ) The setting: a classroom. The era is likely the 1950’s. Having received a lesson about American history, a pupil had a question for his teacher. The boy ( or perhaps it was a girl ) asked,

“What about black people’s history?”

The teacher answered, “Black people don’t have a history.”

Today, of course, we can pat ourselves on the back. ( Even as white people. ) We can now proudly acknowledge that, indeed, black people do have a history.

But what about pedophiles’ history? Do “child molesters” have a history? Or are they just human excrement, who deserve to be enslaved, by chucking them in prison?

Probably, you’re not a pedophile. That’s too bad. Probably, when you croak, you’ll just be some guy who told a story. ( If you did. )

However, based on society’s assessment of me, in an official capacity, I can lay claim to being an ( arrested ) “child molester”. Today, I’m contributing to the history of pedophiles. I’m providing primary source material. Someday, one or more PhD candidates will read me, and include my ( otherwise worthless ) missives in their dissertation. I might even make it into The Norton Anthology of Pedophile American Literature. The Library of America, needing to offer a book by a pedophile, might publish my collected works. If you’re normal, count yourself out of that. You’ll need to be a great writer, not just a “molester”, to make it into a work of distinction.

Does that make you feel bad? Friend, I have good news! There is still time! If you repent of your normal ways, you too can be labelled a pedophile, and a “child molester”. Don’t die as a nobody. Seek salvation today! Immortality ( and maybe heaven too, if you meet a bikini clad girl ) awaits!

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  CS, Confessions of a Stud, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

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I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 5

Arcana:  This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 5, version 5.0

Date Written: July 15, 2020.

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Bradbury Censored

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BO 2

Book Observations presents…

Bradbury Censored

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by Andrew Roller

A discussion of Amazon Kindle versions of Bradbury and Pasternak books.

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I wasn’t allowed to go. My parents saw the movie “Doctor Zhivago”, but didn’t take me along. I’m frankly surprised that dad and mom saw the movie at all. My father, born in 1927, clings to the Great Depression as being the apex of American culture. My mother, born in 1931, believes that America should have a World War Two style command economy, complete with rationing. Deprivation, in the view of my parents, makes people moral. And my parents’ morality, however homespun, should be, in their view, the goal of all human effort.

Hence, in our household, America’s culture of the 1960’s and 1970’s was mostly verboten. Our television was black and white. I was permitted to watch it one hour per week, and my parents chose the hour. I watched “The Wonderful World of Disney”. The T.V. show “Lassie” preceded it, but I was not allowed to watch “Lassie”. Functionally, this meant that my mother allowed me to watch the last 10 or so minutes of “Lassie”, followed by the “Wonderful World of Disney”. Then the T.V. went off.

I was not allowed to watch “Star Trek”. My mother considered “Star Trek” too “mod”. ( Slang, at the time, for “modern”, in a way that was objectionable. ) Mom disliked the fact that the women on “Star Trek” wore miniskirts. She may have been disturbed by the fact that there was a black actress on “Star Trek” in a miniskirt. Worst of all, in my mother’s view, “Star Trek” featured men and women in a non-family setting. There aren’t mothers and fathers on “Star Trek”. The show features single men and women, who interact. Who knows what they get up to on the starship Enterprise at bedtime? Captain Kirk becomes romantically involved with alien women, but I’m not sure my mother knew about that. It was the crew of single, sexually available men and women that disturbed her.

Despite my parents’ one hour limit on the T.V., I was allowed to watch “Lost in Space”. That featured a family in space. I also saw a handful of Saturday morning cartoons, and a bit of the daily “Captain Kangaroo” T.V. show before school in the mornings.

I realize the above has nothing to do with you. This column may be helpful to you if you download books from Amazon dot com. My goal is to discuss Amazon’s Kindle offerings of “Dr. Zhivago”, and some Kindle books by Ray Bradbury.

There are two Kindle versions of “Dr. Zhivago” at Amazon dot com. They are:

1. Doctor Zhivago, by Pasternak Boris [ Boris is his first name ], no translator listed. Publisher: Print On Demand; 1 edition ( October 19, 2018 ). Price: $2.99.

2. Doctor Zhivago, by Boris Pasternak, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. Publisher: Vintage International; Reprint edition ( October 4, 2011). Price: $12.99.

Doctor Zhivago was written in Russian. Authored during the era when Russia was known as the Soviet Union, the book’s path to us was tumultuous. Its author risked being shot for publishing Doctor Zhivago.

Regarding this book, all of the customer reviews at Amazon dot com seem to be accurate. The book has a vast sea of characters. It may have no plot. It has the feel of an imitation of works by great nineteenth century Russian authors, rather than a work worthy of joining their ranks. Doctor Zhivago is, nonetheless, regarded as a great twentieth century novel. It won the Nobel Prize.

Some years ago, I saw part of the movie Doctor Zhivago on PBS. It was excellent. It’s mostly because of the outstanding quality of David Lean’s 1965 film that I have an interest in attempting the novel.

The question is: which Kindle version of Doctor Zhivago should I buy? The answer: both.

The version translated by Pevear and Volokhonsky [ not Volokhonky! ] comes highly credentialed. This team has translated the works of many great Russian authors. However, the Pevear / Volokhonsky narrative is not as well composed as the uncredited translation by Print On Demand. An example:

Print On Demand: “Talk of it? The peasants have been spoiled-treated too well. That’s no good for the likes of us. Give the peasants rope and God knows we’ll all be at each other’s throats in no time.-Get along, there!” ( Loc 98. )

In context, the above passage makes clear that, at the end of his statement, the carriage driver is telling the horses to hasten their pace. Such is not clear in the Vintage International edition.

Vintage International: “What’re they saying? Folk got free and easy. Spoiled, they say. Can you do that with our kind? Give our muzhiks their head, they’ll throttle each other, it’s God’s truth. Gone to sleep, eh?” ( Page 6. )

However, one can’t simply buy the Print On Demand version. In a nearby passage, the translator describes the landscape. He speaks of “fields … forming a narrow border around the woods.” ( Loc 99. )

Vintage International’s translators offer the correct view. They speak of “fields spread out wide, with woods embracing them in front and behind in a narrow border.” ( Page 6. )

The Print On Demand version was input into a computer via a scanner. As a result, it has obvious typographical errors. An Amazon reviewer promises that there aren’t too many of these.

What clinched my preference for the Print On Demand version was this passage: “The horses were like horses the world over: the shaft horse pulled with the innate honesty of a simple soul while the off horse arched its neck like a swan and seemed to the uninitiated to be an inveterate idler who thought only of prancing in time to the jangling bells.” ( Loc 88. )

Vintage International: “But the horses pulled like all horses in the world; that is, the shaft horse ran with the innate directness of an artless nature, while the outrunner seemed to the uncomprehending to be an arrant idler, who only knew how to arch its neck like a swan and do a squatting dance to the jingling of the harness bells, which its own leaps set going.” ( Page 6. )

Vintage International explains that the horse’s “own leaps” set the bells going. As this is obvious, Print On Demand leaves this unstated. Print On Demand’s translator follows this rule elsewhere. I don’t criticize him for this. Print On Demand’s translator has rendered Doctor Zhivago in straightforward American prose. I sometimes wonder if English is the first language of Vintage International’s translators, due to their rather opaque narrative.

Print On Demand: “Russia, with its fields, steppes, villages, and towns, bleached lime-white by the sun.” ( Loc 202. )

Vintage International: “Past them in clouds of hot dust, bleached as with lime by the sun, flew Russia, fields and steppes, towns and villages.” ( Page 11. )

The Print On Demand version reads with the clarity of a story by Ray Bradbury. The Vintage International version doesn’t.

Modernly, one must worry about politically correct censorship. So, far, I’ve found what appears to be censorship in both translations.

Print On Demand: “Such children were precocious.” ( Loc 398. )

Vintage International: “Young ones from the people develop early.” ( Page 21. )

Print On Demand: “Lara was only a little over sixteen but she was well developed.” ( Loc 402. )

Vintage International: “She was a little over sixteen, but she was a fully formed young girl.” ( Page 22. )

Two of the relevant passages above remind me of Biblical translations, where certain versions attempt to hide sexuality. ( In fact, my hunch is that the Print On Demand statement, “Such children were precocious”, is not censorious. It’s an accurate rendition of the Russian text. The question is: in this sentence, was Pasternak referring to mental development, physical maturity, or both? Someone once remarked that reading a translated book is “like kissing through cellophane”. )

As a writer, I’m finding it stunningly useful to compare the two Kindle translations of Doctor Zhivago. I read the Print On Demand version. When I hit a passage that I don’t understand, or one that promises greater enlightenment, I close the Print On Demand version. Then I open the Vintage International version. I compare the two versions.

It may be possible to do a “split screen” on my iPad, and keep both versions open. However, I’ve had problems with the split screen feature in the past. My normal iPad screen was constantly trying to split itself in two. I found a way to turn the split screen feature off, and did so.

It is possible to open one version on my iPad, and another version on my iPhone. However, I tend to eat while I’m reading. Putting two electronic devices at risk of spilled food and drink is not something I’m willing to do.

My iPad has a “Folio” keyboard. ( Sold separately. ) When I eat, I read my iPad as it sits in the Folio keyboard. The keyboard keeps my iPad raised at a readable angle. To protect my keyboard, I fold two paper towels in half. I put each paper towel over my keyboard. I don’t put the towels directly on top of each other. I put one over the keyboard itself, and the other one somewhat forward of the lower towel. That’s because the keyboard is a little wider than a single folded paper towel. Recently, I spilled soda on my keyboard. However, a single folded paper towel saved it. If you protect your keyboard with paper towels, make sure you buy quality ones, that absorb well. Such brands include Kroger paper towels, Bounty, and Brawny.

“Don’t get this version!” warns R. R., of “The Martian Chronicles”, by Ray Bradbury. R. R. is speaking of the Kindle version at Amazon dot com. Other reviewers echo his sentiment. In the Kindle version, all the dates have been modernized. By dates, I’m speaking of the date that accompanies the title of each chapter. I sympathize with objections to this change. However, I find it irrelevant. The reviewer Crystal H. warns that “Certain other parts of the book have been updated to comply [ with ] the modern era.” That is a very serious charge.

How can one address such a charge?

1. I hope that, in this particular, Crystal H. is wrong.

2. Ray Bradbury appears to have provided an introduction to this edition. If so, he may have been the person who rewrote the changed parts.

My hunch is that nothing in The Martian Chronicles was altered except the dates fronting each chapter.

With one exception: the story “Way in the Middle of the Air” was removed. Currently, I don’t have access to this story. However, in an article now missing from the internet, a teacher stated that she got in trouble when she assigned The Martian Chronicles to her class. She assigned a version of The Martian Chronicles that included the story “Way in the Middle of the Air.” She did not choose this version to the exclusion of others. It was the version that was available at the time.

According to her, “Way in the Middle of the Air” includes the words “negro”, and “nigger”. I was re-reading The Martian Chronicles some decades ago. When I got to the story “Way in the Middle of the Air”, I hated it. The story struck me as jarringly anachronistic. In the Martian chronicles, one is reading about ( presumptively caucasian ) astronauts exploring an alien world. Suddenly, in “Way in the Middle of the Air”, one is reading about poor blacks emigrating to Mars from a racist South. The story is not as compelling as it may sound. I was unable to finish reading “Way in the Middle of the Air”. I ceased re-reading The Martian Chronicles.

I wish the Kindle version of The Martian Chronicles included the story “Way in the Middle of the Air”. However, it may be just as well that the story is absent. Somewhere, someone remarked that Bradbury sends blacks to Mars, in “Way in the Middle of the Air”, and then never mentions them again. That’s unsurprising for a book written in 1950, for a white majority culture, by a white author. Also, The Martian Chronicles isn’t a novel. It’s akin to one, but actually a collection of short stories, written for various magazines.

Bradbury was ahead of his time in penning “Way in the Middle of the Air”. His story precedes America’s civil rights era. If Bradbury has sinned, he atones for it in his book “The Illustrated Man”. There, in the story “The Other Foot”, blacks are the sole colonizers of Mars. Then white people begin to arrive. ( The reason for the censorship of “Way in the Middle of the Air” is undercut by the ( single ) presence of the word “Negro” in “The Other Foot”. )

Wondering whether to buy Kindle versions of The Martian Chronicles, and The Illustrated Man, here’s what I found:

1. “Way in the Middle of the Air” was removed from The Martian Chronicles. To make up for this, the story “The Fire Balloons” was included.

2. “The Fire Balloons” was removed from The Illustrated Man. To make up for this, the story “The Illustrated Man” was included in the book The Illustrated Man. That last statement sounds odd. However, the illustrated man in the story “The Illustrated Man” may be a different person from the illustrated man referenced at the book’s start.

The upshot? Go ahead and buy the Kindle versions of The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man. The only story you’ll lose is “Way in the Middle of the Air”, which I didn’t like.

You’ll want a great cover for The Martian Chronicles. I recommend the following:

Download a free sample of “The Martian Chronicles Jumbled”. Or, download a free sample of “The Martian Chronicles Scrambled”. What use the Jumbled and Scrambled versions have eludes me. However, each of these pieces of crap have the same great cover. The cover once graced a ( normal ) paperback version of The Martian Chronicles.

The Kindle version of Bradbury’s book, The October Country, includes illustrations by Joseph Mugnaini. He was Bradbury’s favorite illustrator. I’ve always immensely enjoyed Mugnaini’s illustrations.

Mugnaini illustrated many of Bradbury’s books. The publisher of the Kindle version of The October Country ( William Morrow / HarperCollins ) sells many of Bradbury’s Kindle books. Unfortunately, Mugnaini’s illustrations are omitted from their other Kindle versions of Bradbury’s books.

Booted up, the Kindle version of The October Country has an awful generic cover. One can only view the ( admittedly crap ) actual cover of The October Country when the book is sitting among other titles in your Kindle library. The real covers of the Kindle versions of The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man do appear when each book is booted up.

When I was in the sixth grade, Glen asked me to sleep over at his house. There, he asked me if I wanted to read The Illustrated Man. I saw that it was an “adult” novel. That is, a general interest paperback sold in a store.

“No,” I told Glen. “I only read Scholastic books.” Scholastic books were sold through schools, to children.

Glen prevailed. I read The Illustrated Man. Bradbury killed my interest in Scholastic books. From then on, I viewed Scholastic books as inferior. They were for children. Since I proceeded to read all of Bradbury’s books, I obviously was an adult.

In fact, many Scholastic books that I read are today considered classics. I still have considerable admiration for them. My offhand recommendations are for:

1. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle.

2. The Forgotten Door, by Alexander Key.

3. The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster. ( Not Jester! )

Though it’s not a Scholastic book, I also recommend “House of Stairs”, by William Sleator. All the above are available as Kindle books.

I suppose my favorite book of all time is “Donald Duck and the Hidden Gold”, by Jane Werner. Sadly, this is available solely as a hardcover book, published by Sandpiper in 1951. I bought a copy of this book on Amazon dot com. The four most important pages of the book, in its middle, were missing.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  BO, Book Observations, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is BO, Book Observations, issue number 2

Arcana:  This is BO, Book Observations, issue number 2, version 8.0

Date Written: July 13, 2020.

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Help for “Molesters”

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Editorial Thunder presents…

Help for “Molesters”

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by Andrew Roller

“Stop lying about my record”. – Bob Dole

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As best I can tell, financier Jeffrey Epstein was murdered. He was murdered while he was in jail on pending criminal charges. The government appears to have no actual interest in who murdered him. The government is eager, however, to spend time and money prosecuting an associate of Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, even though she’s never been accused of murder.

Maxwell is accused of enticing a teenager to travel to engage in sex. According to the government, Maxwell may have done this more than once. Maxwell’s “offense” is hardly a violation of the Ten Commandments. Nor is it one of the Seven Deadly Sins. According to Harvey Silverglate, in his book Three Felonies a Day, most of us commit several federal crimes a day. Every year brings a host of new laws.

Epstein was a “convicted sex offender”. In describing Maxwell’s alleged offenses, the government claimed that Epstein “pretended to take an interest” in one or more girls. The word “pretended” greatly annoyed me. It is possible for “a man” to actually like “a girl”. Hence, for any guy who is accused of “molesting” a girl, because he liked her, I have some helpful statements. You can offer these if you’re accused:

The prosecutor’s view of this case is a toxic mix of lies and omissions.

The prosecutor’s view of this case is a web of lies. All perspective is removed, every virtue is obscured, every motive is twisted, every fact is distorted, and every flaw is magnified until the reality of what happened is disfigured beyond all recognition.

Sources:

The first helpful line ( “toxic mix”, above ) was inspired by words spoken by Tucker Carlson on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox News Channel, July 6, 2020. The changes are my own.

The second helpful line ( “web of lies”, above ) was inspired by words spoken by President Donald Trump in his Mount Rushmore Speech, July 3, 2020. ( Quoted on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox News Channel, July 6, 2020. ) The changes are my own.

“pretended to take an interest”. In my notes, I copied the line as “…pretending to take an interest in them.” I copied this down from the Fox News Channel on or about July 3, 2020.

Epstein a “convicted sex offender”. Apple Siri Knowledge.

“Stop lying about my record”. Senator Robert ( Bob ) Dole to President George H.W. Bush on February 16, 1988. ( Google, July 6, 2020, quoting www(dot)youtube(dot)com, quoting “NBC News interview”. ) Search query: “stop lying about my record”.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have over 100 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 37

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 37, version 1.0

Date Written: July 6, 2020.

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The Joy of Pathos

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Andrew’s Super Songs presents…

The Joy of Pathos

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by Andrew Roller

Game robbery, and a great tune.

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I didn’t take anything myself. I stood by Bob while he stole, blocking the view of someone who might see him stealing. The booty? Dungeons and Dragons books. Over time, Bob accumulated a number of them.

From a legal perspective, I now see the criminal nature of my conduct. I didn’t at the time. As for the morality of the situation, that’s harder to discern.

It was the 1980’s. Bob didn’t have any money. His father had enrolled him in a Catholic school. To justify the expense, dad enrolled Bob in a daunting curriculum. Bob was supposed to master the languages of Latin and Japanese at the same time, plus other courses. Bob had no prior experience with either language.

Given his gender and age, Bob was in the gunsights of the company that published the Dungeons and Dragons books. Bob was an intelligent male in his early teens. However Dungeons and Dragons had begun, by the 1980’s it had become a plethora of expensive books. To play the game well, one had to buy all the books, and related material. Or so a novice like Bob was gulled into believing. So, regarded as too young to hold a job by the state, and burdened by impossible schoolwork, he stole. He didn’t just steal Dungeons and Dragons material. He began stealing whatever moved his heart, as a consumer. Stealing became something he did with me or alone, as a test of his manhood. Until, of course, he got caught.

I had opinions regarding his thefts. One of my opinions was tactical. Of a particular store, I told him, “Don’t steal there. It’s too tight.” By “tight”, I meant that I viewed the store as being very well managed, from the standpoint of preventing theft.

That store is where Bob got caught. I wasn’t with him. Bob was loading merchandise into his backpack, which was his school bookbag, when an old man saw him. Of the old man, Bob later told me, “I didn’t think much of him spotting me stealing. He was just some old man.”

It turned out that the old man was the store’s plainclothes security guard. He apprehended Bob. Bob was taken to the store’s office. There, Bob was shocked by what he saw posted on the office’s wall. There was a photograph of a man. By the man was written, “If you need anything ( regarding some aspect of supplying the store ), call Mr. A—-.” Mr. A—- was Bob’s father.

I first heard of Dungeons and Dragons in the 1970’s. A boy told me about it at a church. My family lived far from the church, even though my father was its pastor. I have no idea where the boy lived. He spoke of the game, but didn’t have anything regarding it on his person. Listening to him, I found Dungeons and Dragons incomprehensible. I only knew of games as items one bought in a store, that came with dice and a pasteboard gameboard.

In the 1980’s, I met a boy who was 11 or 12 years old. He lived nearby. He had a panoply of Dungeons and Dragons material, mostly consisting of pamphlets. Daniel had bought this material before the Dungeons and Dragons “game” had become an endless conveyor belt of expensive books. Behind Daniel’s back, I and one or two boys agreed that, were Daniel a girl, he’d be very beautiful. Bob seemed to have a crush on Daniel for awhile. Then again, Bob, like me, lacked a girlfriend.

Armed with his Dungeons and Dragons material, Daniel became our Game Master. My mother’s dining room table served as our play space. ( My mother and father were absent that summer. ) The table was made by Ethan Allen. It had fake wormholes bored into its surface. If you put a sheet of paper on the table, and tried to write on it, your pen would soon hit a worm hole, under the paper. Writing in this manner marred the table’s surface.

Nonetheless, we played Dungeons and Dragons there. I found it jarring that Daniel, as our Game Master, could make up everything about our adventure as we went along. He nonetheless proved to be a good Game Master. We played several times. Then our interest waned. The board game Risk superseded Dungeons and Dragons. However, if one has played Risk often, and reasonably well, one finds that game annoying. I knew a fellow who, somehow, could roll the winning number of six with one or more dice multiple times. Also, good Risk players wind up in a stalemate. The game grinds on for hours until someone wins.

In the 1990’s, I discovered the game NetHack. It is a computer version of Dungeons and Dragons. The 1990’s version of NetHack that I found was the original 1970’s version, ported to the Macintosh. The gameboard consisted of ASCII characters. So did the characters in the game.

Last year, I finally bought an iPhone. My saleslady, startled by my ignorance of internet devices, said to me, “Welcome to 2019”. With my iPhone, I was soon searching Apple’s App Store for NetHack. In that regard, here’s what I found at the App Store. The information is shown below. I’m listing these Dungeons and Dragons type games in the order of their appeal. That is, their appeal to my mostly ignorant self.

As I write this, all of these games are now on my Apple iPad.

1. Pathos. Free. Today, I booted up this game. To my surprise, the game began playing music. I don’t recall the game doing this last year, when I last tried it.

The music plays on the “home page” of the app. By “home page”, I mean the first page of the app that you encounter, when you boot it up. The same music also plays on similar pages. When the music ends, it restarts at the beginning, in a loop that you can let play for as long as you like.

When this music first starts, there is an ( intentional ) odd noise that I don’t like. However, when the music replays, the odd noise does’t occur.

I’m writing this article because I love the music at the “home page” of Pathos. Someday, Pathos won’t exist. That’s too bad, because the music will then, presumably, vanish forever.

2. iNetHack2. Free. The “original” NetHack, updated to our modern computer environment. It is no longer an ASCII experience.

3. DungeonsLite. Free. A more in-depth version is available for a small one-time fee. At Apple’s App store, DungeonsLite is called “Dungeons & Such Lite”. The in-depth version is called “Dungeons & Such”.

4. Black Archery. Free. This has nothing to do with Dungeons and Dragons. However, it’s a fun way to waste a few minutes, trying to shoot an apple with a bow and arrow. At Apple’s App store, Black Archery is called “Archery Black”.

Perhaps you’ve tried the above games on your iPhone. Pathos and iNetHack2 require a keyboard that the iPhone doesn’t have. On the iPhone, the iPhone’s onscreen keyboard blocks a large part of the gameboard. You will need at least an iPad, preferably with the iPad Folio keyboard, to enjoyably play Pathos and iNetHack2.

For the purpose of this article, Apple’s new iPad “Magic” keyboard is functionally equivalent to its Folio keyboard. Or so I presume. Both keyboards lack “function” ( or “F” ) keys. That’s not a significant issue in Pathos. iNetHack2 doesn’t use function keys.

And now, afflicted with diarrhea, I’ve perhaps authored something of interest.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ASS, Andrew’s Super Songs, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.

ASS, Andrew’s Super Songs, continues the former title, Super Songs. 

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have 99 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is ASS, Andrew’s Super Songs, issue number 7

Arcana:  ASS, Andrew’s Super Songs, issue number 7, version 6.0

Date Written: July 1, 2020.

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Capeci on Race

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AI 8

Apple Info presents…

Capeci on Race

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by Andrew Roller

Learn about African American history, and more, enjoyably.

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Much is being said about race at the moment. Sadly, a lot of what is being spoken, or written, suffers from one or more flaws.

1. It is asserted for political advantage.

2. It is asserted for corporate advantage.

3. It’s dumb, boring, or both.

Is there any way an intelligent person can learn more about race in America? Yes! I recommend the following course on Apple’s “iTunes U”: “History of the US Since 1877”. This consists of lectures given by Dr. Dominic Capeci, Jr. The course is offered by Missouri State University’s Department of History. The university is located in Springfield, Missouri.

Capeci is caucasian, and proudly Italian. He lectures on more than just race. Capeci covers America’s history from 1877 through the early 2000’s. ( As best I can tell. I am still listening to his lectures. ) When Capeci asks, of a factory, “…who controls the plant floor?” he brings a canny view to his subject. One can imagine a character in “The Godfather” assessing the situation.

Apple’s “iTunes U” is a standalone app. It is not associated with Apple’s “Music” app, where “iTunes” resides. All the courses on iTunes U are free.

iTunes U is an app that comes preinstalled on Apple’s iPhone and iPad. ( In my case, my AT&T salesperson regarded me as an ignorant oldster. She “helped” me by deleting applications that I “wouldn’t need” from my iPhone. One of her victims was iTunes U. I had to boot up the Apple “App Store” app and redownload the iTunes U app.

In iTunes U, subscribe to as many courses as you like. However, be cautious about downloading lectures in the courses. The benefit of doing this is that you won’t have to stream lectures off the internet. If your Wi-Fi goes down, you’ll still be able to listen to lectures. ( And watch them. I mostly listen to them, with wireless headphones. I do this while I’m doing mundane chores, like folding laundry, or putting away my porn magazines. Who got my magazines out, and dumped them on my bed, eludes me. )

Also, once, one of my courses “got lost”. I was moving it on my iPad’s screen when it vanished. It vanished within the iTunes U app. I was only able to recover the course by searching for it by name, in the iTunes U app.

I had downloaded every lecture in the course that got lost. If I had forgotten the name of the course, it would still be lost. However, it would be occupying memory on my iPad’s hard disk.

That’s the detriment of downloading lectures. Every lecture you download occupies memory on your hard disk. Downloading lectures from iTunes U is a great way to occupy a lot of valuable memory on your hard disk. I now just stream courses off iTunes U. ( That is, over the internet, using Wi-Fi. )

Summary: You subscribe to a course. Having done this, you can stream individual lectures in the course from iTunes U. Or, you can download individual lectures within the course. To “undownload” lectures, you have to delete the entire course. You can then immediately resubscribe to the course, if it is still available on iTunes U. I will now explain how to do this.

Note: If you want to learn about iTunes U from a logical starting point, read my post, “AI 7: Yale is Free!”

Today, we’re going to delete a course that has downloaded lectures. We’re doing this to free memory on your hard disk. Then, we’ll resubscribe to that course, but not download its lectures. The result? You’ll enjoy lectures on iTunes U by streaming them. The courses, and their lectures, won’t take up any ( significant ) memory on your hard disk.

To quote 12-year-old internet star Dana Taranova, “Let’s go!”

1. Boot up iTunes U. The icon is orange. A white graduation cap is printed on it.

2. In iTunes U, tap “My Courses”. This is printed at the bottom of your iPad’s screen, on the left side. The accompanying icon is a graduation cap.

3. A new page appears. It contains every course that you’ve subscribed to. You won’t have to worry about courses with lectures that you haven’t downloaded. Those courses aren’t taking up memory on your hard disk. You will have to worry about courses with lectures that you’ve downloaded.

4. Find courses with lectures that you’ve downloaded. To do this, look at each course that you’ve subscribed to. Using your finger, or a cursor, tap your way into each course.

5. You’ve tapped your way into a course. Across the bottom of your screen, you’ll see four options: Info, Posts, Notes, and Materials. The only option that matters is “Materials”. Tap “Materials”.

The icon for “Materials” is a cardboard file box. It is at the bottom right of your screen. If your iPad gets a virus, “Materials” won’t open when you tap it. However, when Apple updates your system software, that will likely kill your virus.

6. You tap “Materials”. The “Materials” page appears. Here, every lecture is listed. To the right of each lecture you may see a thundercloud. If you do, that’s great! You have not dowloaded this lecture. It is not taking up memory on your hard disk. If you don’t see a thundercloud, that’s “bad”. It’s “bad” in the sense that this downloaded lecture is occupying memory on your hard disk.

Summary: A course that you’ve downloaded in its entirety won’t have any thunderclouds in the “Materials” section. You don’t have to download each lecture. You may have downloaded just some of them. Any lecture that you have not downloaded will have a thundercloud.

7. You have now found a course with lectures that you’ve downloaded. I’ll assume you’re in the “Materials” section of the course. Look to the top left of your screen. The word “Library” is there, printed in blue.

8. Tap “Library”. You’re now returned to the “My Courses” page.

9. Let’s make sure the course you intend to delete is still available on iTunes U. If it isn’t, and you delete your copy of this course, it will be gone from your life forever.

10. On the “My Courses” page, tap on “Featured”. This is printed at the bottom of your screen, in the center. The accompanying icon is a star.

NOTE: in the Apple world, there are usually several ways to do something. On the “My Courses” page, you could have tapped on “Top Charts”. This is printed at the bottom of your screen, on the right. The accompanying icon looks like an abacus.

On the “Top Charts” page, you can scroll to the bottom of the page. There, tap on “See All >”. That will display every course at iTunes U.

11. At the “My Courses” page, you’ve decided to tap on “Featured”. You are now on the “Featured” page. I’ll tell you a quick way to access the content on this page. First, know the name of the university sponsoring the course that you want to find. Next, look to the top right of your screen. A search field is there. The accompanying icon is a magnifying glass.

12. Type the name of the relevant university into the search field. Hit your keyboard’s “return” key.

13. Every course by that university is now displayed on the “Featured” page. Scroll through the course icons to find the course that you want. You won’t delete the course here. You’re simply checking that the course is still available from iTunes U.

14. Have you found the course? Great! America’s “cancel culture” hasn’t gotten the course removed. Nor has some misguided functionary removed it. We’ll now return to the “My Courses” page, and delete this course. Then we’ll resubscribe to the course.

15. Tap “My Courses”. You are returned to the “My Courses” page.

16. Find the course that you want to delete. With your finger, tap and hold that course’s icon. The course’s icon enlarges in size.

17. Slide the course to the top of your screen. Be careful: when I slid one of my courses into the top of the screen, it disappeared. I had to find the course by searching for it by name. It wasn’t on the screen anymore at the “My Courses” page. Even when I found the course, there wasn’t any way to return it to the “My Courses” page. I rid myself of the problem by deleting the course.

18. The course you want to delete is now among the courses in the top row of your “My Courses” page.

We have now reached a significant reason that I’m writing this post. You want to delete a course, but you can’t find any way to do that! Worse, this course is hogging memory on your hard disk!

19. Put your finger against your iPad’s screen. While pressing it there, pull down. ( Don’t worry! Illegal images of nude little girls won’t appear on your screen, unless you work for the F.B.I. ) The word “Edit” appears ( along with a search field). “Edit” is printed in blue at the top right of your screen.

20. Tap on “Edit”.

21. Now, tap on the course you want to delete. The course, represented by an icon, will turn gray. A blue circle will appear on this icon. The blue circle has a white checkmark in it.

22. “Delete”, written in red, now shows at the top left of your screen.

23. Tap “Delete” to get rid of the course. An informational box appears. Choose the option that suits you in this informational box. You are now rid of this course.

24. But wait! Let’s now get this course back! We’ll resubscribe to it. However, to save memory on your hard disk, we won’t download any lectures in this course.

25. You’re on the “My Courses” page. Tap “Featured”. You’re taken to the “Featured” page. Enter the relevant university’s name, in the search field on the “Featured” page. All the courses that university sponsors appear. You may have to scroll through these courses. Tap the course that you want to subscribe to. ( It’s the course that you just deleted. )

26. You tap the course. An informational box appears. On this page, a blue box contains this word, written in white: “SUBSCRIBE”.

27. Tap “SUBSCRIBE”. The blue box changes into a green box. The green box contains this phrase, “GET COURSE”.

28. Tap “GET COURSE”. If all goes well, the course you want now pops into your “My Courses” page. The “My Courses” page appears on your screen as this happens.

29. If the above doesn’t happen, do it again. Keep doing it until the course you want appears on your “My Courses” page.

Naturally, the most intellectual app in the Apple world isn’t perfect. I guess Apple doesn’t pay much attention to “iTunes U”. Who wants to be educated in America, especially about race? Racism is more fun. So is looting, rioting, and political and corporate pandering.

Some lectures, from various universities, won’t load properly in iTunes U. The problems include these:

1. The audio will play, but no picture appears.

2. A lecture you previously viewed, visually, with sound, may now only play sound.

3. A lecture will begin to play, and then stop. You won’t be able to see or hear the rest of the lecture.

4. If you call Apple, you’ll be directed to three different departments. The third department will be Apple’s “Education” department. They will refuse to help you unless you’re a professor, calling about your own course.

5. Some courses are screwed up. This is the case with an otherwise fine course from the University of Virginia. It is titled, “The Modern World: Global History since 1760.” This course has the problems listed above. ( However, every lecture in this course does play through, with at least the sound working. ) The lectures in this course are not in the right order. After months, I realized that the lectures are numbered. Start with the lecture numbered “1.1”. Its title is “The Study of History”.

There is no need to settle for junk on your television that purports to educate you about race. Try Capeci’s course at iTunes U. Then, explore more courses at iTunes U. Folding laundry ( and stowing porn magazines ) no longer needs to be boring.

And in the End…

Kristallnacht was bad. Rioting, looting, and arson in America in 2020 is good.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  AI, Apple Info, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have 99 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is AI, Apple Info, issue number 8

Arcana:  This is AI, Apple Info, issue number 8, version 4.0

Date Written: June 15, 2020.

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Stay in my A R S E:    Andrew Roller Stories and Essays

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Bullied by You Tube

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ET 36

Editorial Thunder presents…

Bullied by You Tube

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by Andrew Roller

You Tube hides behind form letters, letting bullying employees flourish.

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It has become sadly obvious that Big Tech platforms aren’t neutral. Platforms like Facebook and Google censor their users. These platforms claim to do so for reasons that are altruistic. However, their interference in users’ lives is likely opprobrious. One reason these platforms censor is to advance their cultural agendas. They are, to poach a phrase from former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, engaged in “social engineering”.

It gets worse. Big Tech platforms likely harbor bad actors. Employees of such platforms bully users for reasons personal to themselves.

Take the case of Mari Kruchkova. Mari is Russian, and likely 14 years old. She has two eponymous channels on You Tube. Mari has suffered grievously at You Tube’s hands. You Tube has deleted many of her fine, unobjectionable videos. The reason given for this was that Mari’s videos violated You Tube’s “Terms of Service”.

Recently, You Tube deployed a new tactic against Mari. You Tube deleted one of her most popular videos. You Tube’s claim was the following:

“This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by a third party.”

I have seen copyright claims on You Tube before. In each case, the third party making the copyright claim was named. Hence, I have the following questions for You Tube:

1. Who made the copyright claim?

2. How do you ( You Tube ) know that the claim is valid?

Mari’s video was called, “Back to school.Try on haul”. You Tube had deleted this video before. However, Mari had apparently appealed her video’s deletion. Her video had been restored to her.

Now, her video is gone forever.

Mari’s video, “Back to school.Try on haul.” featured only herself. It was filmed in her home. Mari only uses free, generic music as the soundtracks to her videos. Hence, one must ask, how could You Tube delete Mari’s video due to “a copyright claim by a third party”?

I can answer that question. In my opinion, no one filed a copyright claim against Mari’s video. Someone who works at You Tube is bullying her. The bully used an invented excuse of a copyright claim to delete Mari’s video.

A person who has a presence on a social media platform is called a “user”. I detest the word “user”. Hence, I shall now speak of the next person that You Tube is bullying as what she really is: a customer.

The customer is Milana Chasingsun. She is 14 years old. Milana has been repeatedly bullied by You Tube. She states that, in the recent past, a number of channels that she created on You Tube were terminated. Milana says that, each time, You Tube claimed that her channel was terminated for violating You Tube’s “Community Guidelines”.

This week, You Tube terminated Milana’s channel “Milana’s Family Channel”. I was at once suspicious of this termination. A number of Milana’s videos, on her several channels, had been deleted by You Tube. However, Milana apparently appealed each deletion. Each time, she must have won her appeal, because You Tube restored each of her videos.

Why was I suspicious of You Tube’s termination of “Milana’s Family Channel”? Since she’d won her appeals, her channel couldn’t have had any strikes against it. A channel is supposed to have three strikes against it before it can be terminated.

Milana lives in Belarus. English is not her first language. When “Milana’s Family Channel” was terminated, Milana thought the reason was ( once again ) that she had ( allegedly ) violated You Tube’s “Community Guidelines”.

Milana and her family did their best to interpret what You Tube told them. They reached out to the company for an explanation. They got little back. My own experience in this regard is that You Tube barricades itself behind form letters. It is difficult to discern the reason for You Tube’s actions. ( This, of course, makes bullying by a You Tube employee all the easier. )

Milana was shocked by what amounted to You Tube’s answer. Her channel had not violated You Tube’s “Community Guidelines”. Apparently, “Milana’s Family Channel” was terminated for attempting to hack into You Tube, and tamper with You Tube’s equipment. Alternatively, her channel was accused of engaging in illicit activities, such as gambling, or selling narcotics. You Tube’s explanation is so vague that either interpretation is possible. ( Hacking, or illicit activity. )

Right away one senses injustice. “Milana’s Family Channel” had nothing but innocuous family videos, such as “Stefania and the Hamster”. Any comments consisted of praise from her fans. Big Tech loves to cite bullying by customers of other customers as a reason for censorship. I saw no bullying at all on any of Milana’s channels. Indeed, I’ve only seen one instance of bullying. Someone, probably someone quite young, once posted this to a Danatar video, “Danatar, I hate you.” That’s a commonplace playground-type insult.

Here’s Milana’s statement of what You Tube told her:

Quoting You Tube: “We have received a complaint about technical precautions by using your Milana Family Channel YouTube account. As part of the review, we found that certain activities in your account violated YouTube’s Terms of Service. As a result, your account has been closed”.

A link was included with this message. Milana provided the link in two separate places. She gave it at her brother’s channel, “Milana Chasingsun”, at the video titled, “Stefania and the Hamster”. ( It is in the “REPLIES”. ) Milana also gives the link at her father’s channel. Her father’s channel has a Russian name. I am only able to partially translate the name. It is, “Milana – Minsk – [ something ].” Once again, the link is in the replies. The video the link is posted to is titled, “Milana and Stefania – the Hamster”.

At both places, I clicked on the link. In each case, I was taken to a web page. The web page is titled “youtube.com” in my browser’s search field. On this page, there is a cartoon depiction of a monkey. Under the monkey is written: “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

Milana provided additional information about what You Tube told her. She writes, “‘Circumvention of technical Arrangements’ is simply a Standard Argument of Youtube for the blocking of an Account, which when we asked Today what that was supposed to be like only the answer how to complain the blocking could do that shows that Youtube can accuse us of no Violation of the Community Guidelines at all.”

There is the fact that is most telling. You Tube, or a bully who works there, was able to terminate “Milana’s Family Channel” abruptly. The bully had failed in her quest to delete a succession of Milana’s videos, and thus terminate her channel by giving it strikes. So the bully made a false accusation against Milana, and terminated her channel outright.

Milana has more to say: “… with baseless reasons, we are blocked again and again on Youtube as soon as we have posted a lot of Videos and [ have ] many 1000 Subscribers and Followers, even though we only ever post NORMAL Families and Vacation Videos, so NEVER against any Community Rule violated ..!” ( Source: the You Tube channel “Milana from Minsk”, in replies posted to the video “me.. and Stefania”.

Milana fears that she may be getting bullied by You Tube because she is Belarussian. She writes: “We simply suspect that Youtube has something against Belarusians.”

I follow a number of female You Tube creators. It is the citizens of “greater Russia” that I have seen suffer the most number of deleted videos, and channel terminations. The victims include:

Dana Taranova ( Danatar ). Many of Dana’s videos have been deleted by You Tube. Her channel “Danatar2”, formerly called “Dana Taranova”, was terminated. Dana resides in Ukraine.

Ustina Abramova ( Tina ). New to You Tube, Tina has already had a number of her videos deleted by You Tube. Ustina lives in Ukraine.

Mari Kruchkova. Mari, a Russian, has had a huge number of her videos deleted by You Tube.

Julia Majewska. An 18-year-old Polish girl, she has had many of her videos deleted by You Tube.

I have seen the vast bulk of videos produced by these girls. No video was illegal. No video was objectionable.

One must draw a conclusion regarding such facts. In doing so, I fall back on my own experience with You Tube. Twice, my You Tube channel was terminated. It never accumulated any strikes. My channel was abruptly terminated for “spamming”. Then it was abruptly terminated for “suspicious activity”.

I had to appeal each termination. The first time my channel was terminated, I lost all access to Google services. I had no Gmail. Even my Google browser was rendered inoperable. I had to regain access to my Gmail account before I could appeal my channel’s termination.

Of course, I had no experience with filing an appeal. The process is cumbersome. You Tube provides little space to make a statement on their appeal form.

In my case, I felt I had been bullied. I have no interest in spamming anyone. I don’t know how someone would do so on You Tube. Engaging in “suspicious activity” is equally uninteresting to me. That is something worth emphasizing. I don’t want to spam, or engage in suspicious activity. I never reach the moral aspect of the matter. I simply find such conduct boring, and not worth pursuing.

The same applies to the creators I follow on You Tube. Milana likes posting her videos. She has no interest in violating You Tube’s “Community Guidelines”. Of course, she isn’t hacking into You Tube, or selling drugs.

One wonders if You Tube’s censors are looking for a reason to justify their existence. In my perambulations on You Tube, I’ve found nothing remotely illegal. I haven’t even found anything offensive. Probably, You Tube is paying way too many employees to police a service that has no problems.

Or, You Tube is engaged in social engineering. Their self-made content strikes me as distinctly far left. It is “normal” content by the most recent standards. But it is only normal by the most recent standards. ( I myself have no objection to the content per se. )

My conclusion is that creators on You Tube are being bullied. I have noticed certain facts:

1. The bully who works at You Tube will never say that she ( the bully ) is the originator of the complaint. The bully always claims that an ( anonymous ) member of the You Tube community is the complainant.

2. The bully may cite a “review” of the ( baseless ) complaint. Likely, no review occurred. The bully was the channel’s judge, jury, and executioner.

( I have no fact regarding the gender of the bully. I can only conjecture. )

You Tube can take steps to resolve the issues discussed in this article.

1. By law, You Tube is required to be a neutral platform. You Tube should police its own conduct to ensure it is a neutral platform.

2. If You Tube wants to make its own content, it should confine its content to “You Tube TV”. You Tube itself, on the app and the web, should be for independent creators.

3. You Tube should not delete any video unless it is illegal. You Tube should fight any government order to delete a video in court.

4. You Tube should quit referring to people on its platform as “users”. Each “user” is a customer.

Two maxims apply to customers:

1. The customer is always right.

2. The customer is king.

Years ago, I was kicked out of America Online. I was kicked out for a spurious reason. Subsequent to that event, America Online proceeded to kick out many young customers of its service.

Today, America Online is dead. However, I am still here. So, presumably, are the ( once young ) customers that America Online kicked out. America Online assumed it was a company. Presumably, it made a profit, for awhile. Ultimately, it turned out that America Online wasn’t a company. It was a fad.

You Tube needs to heed this lesson of history. You Tube assumes that it is a company. However, it too may be a fad.

Twenty five years from now, Milana and other young customers of You Tube will still be here. Will You Tube?

UPDATE

Since writing the above, I have obtained more information on Milana’s plight. You Tube told Milana that “certain activities in your account violated YouTube’s Terms of Service”.

At her father’s channel, “Milana – Minsk – [ something ]”, “Mapko Pamnyc” ( a Cyrillic name, that I’ve rendered in English ) asked,

“Did they [ You Tube ] mention what ‘certain activities’ these [ violations ] are?”

Milana’s father replied:

“… no and YT [ You Tube ] does not answer either and only refers to the Community Guidelines !”

In the past, I “chatted” twice with You Tube’s support personnel. I found You Tube’s support personnel to be stupid. That’s not an insult. They were utterly uninformed.

One of the You Tube staffers went to the trouble of e-mailing me, later, with his wrong answer. The answer involved the simple matter of posting a comment to You Tube. Giving various false answers, the You Tube staffers told me that my Premium You Tube account did not have any ability to post comments to You Tube. This was, they said, something that all You Tube Premium accounts were denied. The You Tube staffers also claimed that their job did not cover the matter.

UPDATE #2

In the above article, I write: “My own experience … is that You Tube barricades itself behind form letters.”

I can now offer a quote from a book on this matter. “Denise Griffin … was the person charged with handling complaints [ at Google ].” Of these complaints, Griffin says, “‘We had a few different canned responses that we would send people, trying to explain, and when they would write back cursing, then we would try again with a slightly different version and then a slightly different version.’”

– In the Plex: how Google thinks, works, and shapes our lives, by Steven Levy, page 173. ( Amazon Kindle. ) Google owns You Tube.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have 99 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 36

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 36, version 4.0

Date Written: May 27, 2020.

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Milana’s Family Channel BANNED

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ET 35

Editorial Thunder presents…

Milana’s Family Channel BANNED

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by Andrew Roller

Why Steve Jobs was right about Google.

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“Welcome to my new and last Channel on Youtube, I’m really tired of creating a new Channel again and again because Youtube deletes my Channel and claims that I would violate the Community Guidelines with normal Family Videos ..!” So wrote 14-year-old Milana of Minsk, Belarus on April 4, 2020. ( Source: the “ABOUT” page of her You Tube channel, “Milana from Minsk”. )

On May 26, 2020, You Tube struck again. You Tube terminated the channel “Milana’s Family Channel”. Perhaps you’re a subscriber to the channel “Milana’s Family Channel” on You Tube. There, at the page called “Subscriptions”, you might tap on the icon for “Milana’s Family Channel”. If you do this, one of two things will happen:

1. You get the listing of videos for “All channels” that you’re subscribed to.

2. You get a blank page.

So much for transparency by You Tube, regarding its actions.

You might have a Playlist that includes a video from “Milana’s Family Channel”. I do. Where Milana’s video should be, there is a grey rectangle. It reads, “[Deleted video]”. If you tap on the rectangle, an informational box appears. It reads, “This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated.”

Milana comments on her channel’s termination at the You Tube channel “Milana Chasingsun”. Her comment is pinned to the video, “Stefania and the Hamster”. It reads, “Note: unfortunately YouTube hit again Today and blocked our Family Channel with the claim that we had violated the Community Guidelines and that with NORMAL Family Videos ..!!”

You Tube is owned by Google. I am reading a book about Google. The book is, In the Plex: how Google thinks, works, and shapes our lives, by Steven Levy. ( Amazon Kindle ) Quotes from the book follow:

1. Google’s most basic values

“Censorship [ is ] something that runs counter to Google’s most basic values and commitments as a company.” – Elliot Schrage, Google’s vice president of communications and policy. Schrage said this in sworn testimony before the United States Congress. He said it in regard to Google’s censorship of dissident views in China. – Ibid. page 286.

2. Leach on Google

“[ Google is ] the company that should symbolize the greatest freedom of information in the history of man.” – ( now former ) Iowa Congressman Jim Leach in a congressional hearing on Google’s censorship of dissident views in China. – Ibid. page 286.

3. Google on censorship

“Writing about Google’s views, author Steven Levy speaks of “the evil of censorship”, and “Google’s determination to eventually decrease censorship [ of its web site in China ]”. Levy writes: “Google had some ideas on mitigating the abhorrent practice of censorship.” Levy tells of a search result strategy that Google deployed. Of this strategy, Google supposed that “maybe rubbing the censorship in the faces of the Chinese users would make them so mad that they would no longer tolerate it.” Ibid. pages 279, 280, and 284.

4. Larry Page on users

“They teach you in human computer interaction, which is my branch, that the user is never wrong.” – Larry Page. Ibid. page 23. Larry Page is the co-founder of Google.

5. Sergey Brin on freedom

“His personal saga left him [ Brin ] with a visceral appreciation of… personal freedom… – and the burden suffered by those whose freedom was constrained.” – Ibid. page 274. Sergey Brin is the co-founder of Google.

6. Sergey Brin on beliefs

“I feel like I shouldn’t impose my beliefs on the world,” he [ Brin ] said. “It’s a bad technology practice.” – Ibid. page 275.

7. Craig Walker on Google

“We’re not going to screw you. We want to have a bunch of happy users. We want you to enjoy being on the Google properties and loving Google for it.” – Craig Walker of Google. Walker founded GrandCentral, which became Google Voice. Ibid. page 236.

8. Google on you

“We want to make you happy.” – Linus Upson, Google engineer. Ibid. page 211.

9. On users

“The user is always right.” – Donald Norman, in his book The Psychology of Everyday Things. “On [ the ] desk [ of Larry ] Page and permeating his conversations was … Donald Norman’s classic tome The Psychology of Everyday Things.” – Ibid. page 12.

10. Author Steven Levy on Page, Brin

“Larry and Sergey’s mission to gather and organize *all* the world’s information – and the messianic buzz that came from making it happen – bound all Googlers together.” – Ibid. page 130. ( Emphasis added. )

11. The world’s knowledge

“Page and Brin [ wanted ]… Google… [ to ] instantly provide you with the world’s knowledge.” – Ibid. 232.

12. Vic Gundotra on Google

“It [ is ]… about… making the world’s information accessible and available.” – The head of Google’s mobile division Vic Gundotra. Ibid. 219.

13. Google on Google

“Making all the world’s information accessible was a fairly disruptive goal, with particularly low appeal to authoritarian regimes.” – Ibid. page 273.

14. Google and censorship

“[ Qiang ] Xiao told them [ Google ] that Google’s presence could help fight censorship.” Google’s Andrew McLaughlin to Google: “Don’t go into countries that are going to force you to censor.” – Ibid. pages 277, 279.

15. Google on cognitive heuristics

“‘Eric and Larry want *anybody* to be able to tell someone, “You’re wrong”, and give ten reasons why.’ Titles [ get ] in the way of that.” – Ibid. 259. ( Emphasis in original. ) Eric Schmidt was Google’s Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2011.

16. Mayer on Brin, Page

“Their attitude is just like, ‘We’re Montessori kids,’” said Mayer. “We’ve been trained and programmed to question authority.” Thus it wasn’t surprising to see that attitude as the foundation of Google’s culture.” – Ibid. page 122. Marissa Mayer once worked for Google.

17. Google’s key criterion

“To Brin and Page… all [ was ] secondary to what they saw as Google’s key criterion: benefit to the end user. Time and again… they would say that their yardstick was not revenues, advertisers, or even their own employees. ‘We started this company to bring this technology to the user,’ Brin said.” – Ibid. page 241.

18. Author Steven Levy on Google

“Google would be a shining beacon for the way corporations should operate: …[ its ] workforce… lavish[ing] all its wit and wizardry on empowering users.” – Ibid. page 145.

19. Larry Page on pleasing users

How does Larry Page feel users should be treated? Here’s a clue: “With his obsession on pleasing users, Page was interested in people’s impressions about Google search.” – Ibid. page 76.

20. Google philanthropy

“Google… set aside 1 percent of its equity to philanthropy. …About $918 million… spread over twenty years, would be devoted to its social goals. These would… include beneficiaries such as investments in ‘socially progressive corporations’ and money spent ‘influencing public policy’.” – Ibid. page 257.

21. Steve Jobs on Google

“[ Steve ] Jobs felt compelled to reveal his impression that Google itself was a fraud – that beneath the warm and fuzzy exterior was a company that could not be trusted. What’s more, he felt personally abused by what he considered its misbehavior.” – Ibid. page 237.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have 99 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 35

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 35, version 4.0

Date Written: May 26, 2020.

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Who is Milana?

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ET 34

Editorial Thunder presents…

Who is Milana?

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by Andrew Roller

Finding the real Milana of Minsk, Belarus.

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Fourteen-year-old Milana of Minsk, Belarus, is quite popular! She’s so popular that people pose as her on the internet. Folks make screen recordings of her videos. They then upload the videos as their own work. One website charges money to show you videos that, allegedly, are stolen ( via screen recording ) from Milana.

Here’s my understanding of which are the real, and the fake, Milana channels and websites:

( Every period that follows a channel or website name is my own punctuation. )

On You Tube:

Milana’s Family Channel. This is owned by Milana’s family. “Milana Chasingsun” is at the home page.

Milana from Minsk. This is owned by Milana herself. “Milana Chasingsun” is at the home page.

Milana Chasingsun. This is owned by Milana’s brother. “Milana Chasingsun” is at the home page.

MinaH – MiHCK – benapycb ( Milana – Minsk – untranslatable by me; written in Cyrillic. ) This is owned by Milana’s father.

Milana Phoenix. This is owned by a fanboy. Here, every video depicting Milana is, allegedly, stolen from the real Milana ( via screen recording ). All hearts, thumbs ups, and comments by Milana Phoenix are from the fanboy.

On Instagram:

Milana Phoenix. I am told by “Andrew Badart” that this is owned by the real Milana. ( I do not have access to Instagram, having been banned from Facebook. Facebook owns Instagram. )

On boosty.to:

boosty.to/milana. This is owned by the real Milana.

boosty.to/milanafan. This is owned by a fanboy. It is possible that Milana Phoenix, on You Tube, owns this website. This website charges money to view videos of Milana that have, allegedly, been stolen from the real Milana ( via screen recording ).

On the internet:

milanafamily.com. This is owned by Milana’s family.

Milana is beautiful, and a talented filmmaker. My favorite video by her is on You Tube, at the channel “Milana from Minsk”. ( You may find it on her other channels too. ) The video is: “a small lifes..”

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have 99 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 34

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 34, version 2.0

Date Written: May 18, 2020.

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You Tube Trouble

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ET 33

Editorial Thunder presents…

You Tube Trouble

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by Andrew Roller

If You Tube is again blocking my comments, they’ve failed.

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Probably, you’ve heard of You Tube. Ten percent of all internet traffic goes there. And no wonder: You Tube is owned by Google. Probably, when you do a search on the internet, you use Google. I find that Google often recommends viewing a video on You Tube as the answer to my search.

But what is You Tube really like? Below, I detail the real You Tube. I wrote this to Milana Chasingsun of Belarus.

Dear Milana,

Please do what you can to ensure that I can post comments to your channels on You Tube.

I am having trouble posting comments to your channels on You Tube. I tried posting to:

Milana’s Family Channel

Milana From Minsk

Milana Chasingsun

In the past, I have been bullied by an unknown person who works at You Tube. This person:

1. Terminated my channel for “spamming”. ( I was not spamming. When I appealed, my account was restored. )

The bully then:

2. Terminated my channel for “suspicious activity”. ( I was not engaged in suspicious activity. When I appealed, my account was restored. )

Note: my channel was never given any “strikes”. It was simply terminated outright. The termination of my channel also terminated my You Tube account. Furthermore, the first time my channel was terminated, both my You Tube and Google accounts were terminated.

The bully then:

3. Deleted one of my Playlists. ( I appealed. I never got any answer from You Tube Appeals. )

The bully then:

4. Caused problems with my password. As I dealt with these problems, You Tube’s system demanded my Apple password! Eventually, my password problems disappeared.

Earlier, I was blocked by You Tube from posting to the channel “Danatar”. You Tube never told me that they had blocked me, they simply did it. Some days later, the block disappeared. I am able to communicate with “Danatar” outside of You Tube, so I know she didn’t block me.

If you don’t want me to leave comments on your You Tube channels, that’s fine. However, my hunch is that you don’t mind me leaving comments.

I realize that you hold comments in order to read them before they are posted. However, in the past, I was always able to read any comment I posted to your channels, as soon as I posted it. Later, after you approved my comment, it became available for the public to read.

That no longer happens. I post my comment to one of your channels. I quit You Tube. I reboot You Tube. My comment is gone!

I did manage to “Reply” to one of your replies to a comment. I call this “the Reply trick”. If I’m blocked by You Tube from posting new comments, it may be possible for me to stick a comment in as a “Reply” to someone else’s comment.

In the future, I may be limited to “the Reply trick”. If you wish to read my new thoughts, you may have to check the replies. I may have stuck my new thoughts in as a “Reply” to someone else’s comment.

Keep being your wonderful self!

That concludes what I wrote to Milana. You might wonder how I contacted her. I did so at the website milanafamily.com

Milana is also available at boosty.to/milana

If you wish to sign up at boosty.to/milana, you’ll need to do so through a social media platform. You’ll be given a choice of platforms, including Google and You Tube.

In the past, I’ve had extraordinary problems with my Google password. These problems were separate from those caused by a bully who works at You Tube.

Never take Google’s “security checkup”. It won’t check that your current Google password is valid. The “checkup” will invalidate your Google password, and force you to create a new one. Attempting to do this, I was told by Google that I wasn’t me.

My suggestion: at boosty.to/milana, choose to sign up via the social media platform vk.com

You won’t see the words, “vk.com”. You’ll be presented with a palette of social media platform icons. Pick the icon in the upper left hand corner of this palette. It is vk.com.

The vk.com icon is blue. It has “vk” written in it. However, the letters are stylized. This made them unintelligible to me. This was so since I had never heard of vk.com.

vk.com will want your phone number. Vk.com recognized me as being from the United States of America, and added the “1” country code for the United States of America in advance. Hence, I only had to type in my nine digit phone number, starting with my area code.

vk.com then called me. I received the call, but vk.com did not recognize that.

I had vk.com send me a text message. That worked.

Note: logging in to vk.com later, I had to input my “1” country code, for the United States of America. Vk.com did not add this code in advance, on this occasion. Hence, if you’re an American, you’ll need to enter:

1 … area code … your seven digit phone number.

Do not enter the little dots. I put those in to help you understand. Do not put in any spaces, parentheses, or dashes.

vk.com has my e-mail address. However, when I tried to log in with my e-mail address, vk.com refused to recognize it as valid.

Having signed up at vk.com, you’ll need to sign up at boosty.to. I don’t recall how I transitioned from vk.com to boosty.to, but I did.

boosty.to sent me an e-mail. The e-mail was in Russian. However, a bright button was present in the e-mail. I pressed the button. That made my sign up at boosty.to successful.

By now, you may have forgotten what this is all about. I was signing up at boosty.to/milana. My sign up there was at last complete.

With regard to “milanafamily.com”, I created an account there. However, I am now unable to log in there. Fortunately, any visitor to milanafamily.com can send them a message. At milanafamily.com, tap the “Contact Us” button in the lower right corner of your screen.

Sending a message via “Contact Us” is a fiddly experience. Hitting your keyboard’s “return” key will send a message. Hence, I wound up sending unfinished messages, when I tried to start a new paragraph as I typed.

My advice is to type your message in a writing program. Then paste it into “Contact Us” at milanafamily.com

If you can’t post comments to a channel on You Tube, try other platforms. This is more difficult if you’ve been banned from a platform like Facebook, as I have been. ( For no stated reason by Facebook. ) The problem is that Facebook owns Instagram. Being banned from Facebook causes one to be banned from Instagram too. ( I’ve never been on Instagram. )

America’s social media platforms act as if they are the world. They aren’t. Other social media platforms exist beyond the twisted, censorious worlds of Google, You Tube, and Mark Yuckerberg’s platforms. Explore them to the extent that you’re able to.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have 99 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 33

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 33, version 10.0

Date Written: May 18, 2020.

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This has been a presentation of A R S E news.

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Litzy Mini Top Model BANNED

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Editorial Thunder presents…

Litzy Mini Top Model BANNED

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by Andrew Roller

You Tube’s crimes against art continue.

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Perhaps you remember ISIS. Not the Egyptian goddess, but the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. ( A terrorist group. It briefly held land in Syria and Iraq. ) ISIS was famous for two things: killing people, and destroying ( invaluable ) art.

Thankfully, ISIS is gone now. But destroyers of art still exist. In fact, from my perspective, today’s terrorists of the art world take pride in “deleting” art, and “terminating” channels devoted to art.

I’m speaking of You Tube. Google owns You Tube. Google once sought to obtain, and save, all the world’s information. Based on how Google runs You Tube, those days are long gone.

“Litzy Mini Top Model” is the latest channel to be “terminated” by You Tube. ( You Tube’s term for killing a channel. ) I hadn’t visited “Litzy Mini Top Model” for some time. However, I had made a Playlist of some of their videos. My Playlist included videos by Dana Taranova ( Danatar ), and Mari Kruchkova.

I’ve only been on You Tube since September. However, in that time, I’ve seen You Tube delete many videos. I’ve watched as You Tube has terminated a number of channels. No video that You Tube deleted was illegal, or even objectionable. No channel that You Tube terminated was illegal, or even objectionable.

Who are the victims of You Tube’s deletions, and terminations?

1. Individual girls. The channel “Danatar2”, owned by 12-year-old Dana Taranova, was terminated by You Tube. So was the teenager owned channel “Kelly Kutie”. “My_ Home”, owned by a girl Dana’s age, was repeatedly bludgeoned into having no self-made videos.

2. Girl anthology channels. Such a channel works like this: a girl sends her video to an anthology channel. The channel’s owner then posts the girl’s video. Any number of girls send in their videos. Usually, such a girl also has a presence elsewhere on You Tube, or on the wider internet.

An anthology channel may also, at times, make its own videos.

“Litzy Mini Top Model” was an anthology channel. So were the channels “Teen Fashion Club”, “THE TTL MODELS”, and “MICRO BIKINI MODELS”. Other terminated anthology channels include “Fantastic Gymnastic” and “Supper Gymnastic Angles”. ( “Supper Gymnastic Angles” was spelled with two p’s. The creator of this channel apparently lived in Ukraine. English was not his ( or her ) native language. )

3. Girl tribute channels. Such a channel works like this: the owner obtains still photos of various girls, probably by watching their videos. ( One can take “screen shots” of videos. ) The owner then creates his own videos, using the still photos. The result is a video that resembles a slide show. Such a practice is common on You Tube. My understanding is that it is regarded as acceptable. That is, if you made a slide show video of transvestites, that in itself would not get your video deleted by You Tube. It would not get your channel terminated. ( More on transvestites below. )

The channel “kids area” was a “slide show” channel. So was the channel “Hrnydad13 Please”.

A person might post videos of girls that he fetched from various sources. In this case, I’m speaking of “videos” that have movement, as in a T.V. show. Such a channel was “Youth & Art”. Another was “Poringa error”.

( I’m speculating as to exactly how each channel worked. )

By law, You Tube is supposed to be a neutral platform. In fact, it is a political actor, with a social agenda. In 2016, Donald Trump won America’s election for President of the United States. A video has since surfaced of a meeting at Google. It featured Google’s top bosses, standing on a stage before Google’s employees. Google’s bosses were grief-stricken that Hillary Clinton had lost to Donald Trump. Two implications could be drawn from this video:

1. Google, as a company, had worked to promote Hillary’s campaign, at the expense of Trump’s.

2. Google, as a company, would continue to push Democratic party candidates, and causes, while proscribing Republican ones. ( Such a proscription might include libertarian or alt-left causes, like the campaign of Bernie Sanders. )

Some Republican office holders have reported being “shadow banned”. Conservative personalities have voiced the same complaint. Shadow banning is a method of reducing public access to a person. The shadow banning was done by Google and other Big Tech companies.

All shows by Alex Jones, of “Info Wars”, have been obliterated by Google and other Big Tech internet platforms. Alex Jones is a news personality. ( Source: various episodes of Tucker Carlson Tonight, on the Fox News Channel. )

Recently, You Tube has been deleting a number of videos about the COVID-19 virus. In these videos, people advocated for reductions in COVID-19 “shelter in place” restrictions. At least one video that You Tube deleted was by a pair of credible doctors, offering a scientific perspective. ( Source: three episodes of Tucker Carlson Tonight, on the Fox News Channel. )

One night, at a gym, I had a conversation with the desk clerk. I mentioned to the clerk that a certain customer looked awful. I wondered if the customer was ill. ( This was before COVID-19. ) The clerk assured me that the customer wasn’t ill. “He’s not wearing his eye makeup,” the clerk told me. We both agreed that the customer looked much more attractive when he wore his eye makeup. I say this by way of a preface. I don’t dislike gays, lesbians, bisexuals, or transvestites.

Here’s what I hate. I hate it when You Tube abuses girl creators. I hate it when You Tube then shoves down my throat its social agenda. Currently, You Tube’s social agenda is glorifying one “James Charles”. Described as a “makeup mogul”, James Charles is showing up constantly on You Tube. Here’s how: on You Tube, when I click on a video, advertisements for three other videos appear. They appear on the right side of my iPad’s screen. Inevitably, the top ad is for James Charles. Mr ( ? ) Charles is the host of a series on You Tube. It’s called, “Instant Influencer”.

“Instant Influenza” is described as a “You Tube Originals” series. Obviously, videos by James Charles won’t be deleted by You Tube. His channel won’t be terminated. In addition to all the ads I see for Mr. Charles, You Tube sent me an e-mail extolling him.

As far as I’m concerned, James Charles is either gay, or a transvestite. Probably, he’s both, and bisexual too. He may even be a lesbian. Perhaps he’s a woman who became a man, and then became a woman again. ( Or vice versa. )

That’s You Tube’s world. That’s the world they’re shoving down my throat, and yours. It’s a world where girls are bullied and terminated, but androgynous sexuality is exalted. In other words, as a man, I’m perverted if I watch videos of beautiful young girls. But if I castrate myself, wear womens’ clothing, and partake of the little girls’ bathroom, I’m normal. However, being “normal”, I shouldn’t define myself as “a man”. My sexual identity should be hermaphroditic. Because that’s what’s truly normal, meet, right, and salutary. Increasingly, at Google’s You Tube, that’s the law.

Don’t like it? You’re terminated.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have 99 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 32

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 32, version 8.0

Date Written: May 9, 2020.

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A Fabulous Video!

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BS 5

the Basement Stud news service presents…

A Fabulous Video!

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“a small lifes..” by Milana Chasingsun.

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Perhaps you thought it was dead. Probably, if you ever knew it existed, you’d long since forgotten it.

I’m speaking of my BS news service. The mission of this august news provider isn’t to cover Donald Trump or the Democrats. The Basement Stud news service is about beautiful girls.

Ten percent of the internet’s traffic goes to You Tube. Now I know why. I’ve discovered Milana Chasingsun there. Fourteen-year-old Milana lives by the Pripyat River, in Minsk, Belarus.

Milana Chasingsun has two You Tube channels. They are:

Milana from Minsk

Milana’s Family Channel

There is also a fake Milana You Tube channel. It’s called “Milana Phoenix”. The owner of Milana Phoenix ( apparently ) makes nice slide show videos of Milana. ( A video that shows images of still photos. ) Sadly, Milana Phoenix does more than than. His sins are detailed below.

Watching ( the real ) Milana, a thought occurred to me. On You Tube, guys send her comments. However, I wondered if Milana had ever received a comment from a paragon of rectitude. Unsure of this, I tasked myself with writing a comment to her. It follows:

Dear Milana,

Thank you for your video, “a small lifes..”

I have seen thousands of videos on You Tube. “a small lifes..” is the best ever! I’ve watched it many times over the last day or so. ( Sadly, I did this at the channel “Milana Phoenix”. I’ll watch “a small lifes..” on your channel now! )

I’m stunned by how fabulous “a small lifes..” is. You’ve spliced together clips from your life in a superb way! I’d like to go through your video step-by-step.

1. The opening shot, of yourself as a baby. ( With your mother and brother. ) Starting with a clip of yourself as a baby is excellent. What amazes me is that this is a clip of yourself in a cable car. You’re high in the air!

2. The shot of you at about age five, waving to the camera. Anyone can film a child waving. The wonderful aspect of this clip is that you’re seen from below, waving down from a bed.

3. The shot of you all grown up. You are so beautiful! I love your long golden hair, and white blouse.

4. Your look of shock. Wow! I don’t know what you encountered, or where you found it, but this makes for a fabulous clip. Thank you for sharing this ‘disaster’ with your fans!

5. The shot of you falling backwards onto the bed. This clip is amazing! Your already wonderful video kicks into high gear with this clip!

6. I love seeing you play the piano. You look lovely. Artwork is in the background. Is it by you? I’m impressed by the art depicting gnarled trees. If I had the space, I’d love to hang that art in my room! ( I live in a hotel room in San Diego. The building, once known as a hotel, is now called “an apartment complex”. In my opinion, it’s still a hotel. It just lacks certain services now. )

7. You’re drawing at an easel. Your drawing looks quite professional!

8. You’re atop a tank. I love your blue, star-adorned headband. Being a guy, I love the tank too, and its big gun.

I’m choosy about watching videos on You Tube. There are tons of videos. All of them are fine. However, I only have so much time.

I will speak of when I watched “a small lifes..” for the first time. I was at the Milana Phoenix channel. How did I get there? You, and the various channels featuring you, were discussed in the Comments section of a Dana Taranova ( Danatar ) video.

I knew nothing about you. I wound up at the Milana Phoenix channel by chance. His copy of your video, which he calls “Milana’s short report”, was the first time I’d seen you.

At the clip of you on the tank, I was thinking, “This is a very good video.” I wasn’t yet committed to watching all of it, since I didn’t know how long it would run.

I was about to be amazed beyond all expectation.

9. After the fine clip of you on a bicycle, I’m watching you on a boat. This is a superb shot of you as a tourist. You look so pretty and precious!

10. Next, you’re in the Egyptian temple. This is a fabulous shot. The age of the temple is deeply moving. So is its lingering beauty.

What blew me away was when the organ music cut in. My father is a pastor. I’ve spent a lot of time in churches. Organ music has a special attraction for me. ( As in the 1968 rock song, “IN-A-GADDA-DA-VITA”. )

Suddenly, in the temple with the organ music, I wasn’t watching another fine You Tube video. I was watching something very, very special! I was also eager to know everything I could about the wonderful person in this video ( you ).

11. Next, I’m watching you in the lobby of an Egyptian hotel.

Wow! What a superb clip this is! You’re gorgeous! You look like an Egyptian princess. The setting is fabulous, and I love your white dress. Your dress is simple yet elegant. I notice, on repeated viewings, that you’re wearing your bikini under your dress. That’s an excellent segue to the next clips!

12. You’re in your bikini, walking on the pier.

I love how you’re walking in the same direction as in the previous clip. You’re stunning to behold in your bikini!

13. You pass the two men, and look back.

Thank you so much for putting this clip in your video. It’s nice that you allow yourself to be seen looking vulnerable.

14. You walk farther out on the pier.

( wow ) You’re superbly fine to watch.

15. Next, you’re dancing in front of the fountains.

Here, your already fabulous video becomes yet more awesome. As you dance, the accompanying music is a counter-point to the organ’s magisterial sound. I love this clip very much! You are again in your white princess dress. The spurting fountains behind you, in this exotic locale, seem to be paying tribute to you.

16. You brave the sea, in your bikini and clutched-close princess dress.

17. You splash into the sea as cymbals crash on the soundtrack. That’s a wonderful touch.

18. You’re going down the waterslide.

I love your expression! Also, you’re in your wonderful yellow bikini. Of all your swimwear, I love your yellow bikini the best! If you’re wondering, a girl looks her finest in a drawstring bikini that is yellow or white.

19. I love the closeup shot of you by the waterfall!

This clip is especially nice because the waterfall is varied in its appearance. I like seeing the water gush over the waterfall’s jagged edge.

20. You’re bicycling to the river in your yellow bikini!

Sitting by the waterfall, you were looking toward the right of my screen. ( Before looking at me. ) Now, you’re bicycling to the right of my screen. That’s an excellent segue!

21. You’re running to the right of my screen, to jump in the river.

Again, your direction of motion segues superbly with the prior clips.

I notice that you always hold your nose when you jump into water. If you hold your breath, just prior to hitting the water, you won’t need to hold your nose. I simply pass this along as information.

22. Your video ends as you sail away on a zip line.

This is a wonderful ending.

However, I have a suggestion to improve it.

A. Freeze the final image. ( Make the last image a still photo. )

B. Film the still photo for about 30 seconds ( or more ).

C. Attach this still photo to the end of “a small lifes..”

D. Upon this still photo, you can place other, smaller still photos. These smaller still photos would be from your other videos. In this way, at the end of “a small lifes..”, you can advertise your other videos.

If you wish, each of these advertisements can be a clickable link to one of your other videos. I don’t know how to write the code to do this. However, Dana Taranova of Kiev, Ukraine, has clickable photos at the end of her videos.

Dana is a bit younger than you. Her You Tube channels are:

Danatar

Danatar Backstage ( This appears as “Danatar…” in a list of subscribed You Tube channels. )

Dana Tar Gym

Dana Tar Life

I’ve mentioned you, and your channels, to Dana Taranova.

New Subject:

I agree that “Milana Phoenix” shouldn’t be stealing your videos and uploading them to his own channel.

He should just make a Playlist of your videos. In a Playlist, you would get the views, and the money, every time someone watched one of your videos in his Playlist.

Milana Phoenix has made a Playlist at his channel. Unfortunately, it is a Playlist where every video is credited to “Milana Phoenix”! Hence, “Milana Phoenix” gets the views, and the money, when someone watches the videos.

You can file a copyright claim with You Tube. You Tube will then remove your videos from the channel Milana Phoenix.

The You Tube notice will read something like this:

“[Deleted video]. This video has been removed due to a copyright claim by Milana Chasingsun.”

New Subject:

I understand why you need to put notifications about “Milana Phoenix” into your videos. However, I have a request. When you’re no longer troubled by “Milana Phoenix”, would you please re-upload your videos? Upload them without the notifications. I hate seeing your wonderful videos marred by these notifications.

[ Milana runs notices about “Milana Phoenix” as her videos play. This is an attempt by her to prevent “Milana Phoenix” from poaching her videos. However, the notices mar her videos. ]

New Subject:

I thought I’d mention how a ( real, legal ) Playlist works on You Tube.

In a ( real, legal ) Playlist, a fan puts your videos into his Playlist. However, your videos in his Playlist remain credited to you.

You get every view when someone watches your videos.

You get the money when someone watches your videos.

Your videos remain credited to “Milana from Minsk”, or “Milana’s Family Channel”.

New Subject:

Yesterday, I noticed that some of your videos vanished from You Tube. Thankfully, all of your videos are now back on You Tube.

[ I’m being discreet. You Tube attacked both of Milana’s channels. You Tube removed a number of Milana’s videos. You can imagine which videos You Tube’s prudes targeted: the ones where she wears a bikini. And you thought You Tube was in America, not Iran … ]

New Subject:

The song I mentioned above is available on You Tube. It is present in various versions. My favorite version is:

IRON BUTTERFLY IN- A-GADDA-DA-VITA IN HD BEST FULL VERSION

posted by: joy laughter

New Subject:

I’m watching your other videos. They are very impressive. I love the videos of you swimming at night. The music in these videos is very nice. ( Some of the music is awesome! ) Your brother is handsome. ( He’s also lucky, to have you as his sister! )

Thank you for all your hard work making your videos. I cherish them! You’re a beautiful, talented, wonderful young lady!

And in the End…

Susan Wojcicki, Take Note!

“Larry and Sergey’s mission to gather and organize ALL the world’s information – and the messianic buzz that came from making it happen – bound all Googlers together.” – In the Plex: how Google thinks, works, and shapes our lives, by Steven Levy, page 130. ( Amazon Kindle. ) ( Emphasis added. ) Larry Page and Sergey Brin are the co-founders of Google, which owns You Tube.

Susan Wojcicki is the Chief Executive Officer of You Tube. Given You Tube’s propensity to destroy videos by young creators, and others, I call her “Susan Kickme”.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  BS, the Basement Stud news service, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have 99 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is BS, Basement Stud, issue number 5

Arcana:  This is BS, Basement Stud, issue number 5, version 2.0

Date Written: May 1, 2020.

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“Comments” Silenced

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Editorial Thunder presents…

“Comments” Silenced

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by Andrew Roller

Silence is golden at censorious You Tube.

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Every video on You Tube has a section where “Comments” can be added. It is a section below the video. ( If you access You Tube on the World Wide Web, using your phone, you’ll need to scroll down to find the “Comments” section. )

You Tube’s censorship rampage continues. One part of You Tube’s censorship regime is denying comments to channel owners. Many young creators now turn “Comments” off for their videos. They don’t want to do this. You Tube’s new “Terms of Service” oblige them to. ( As in any tyrannical regime, various forces are at play, including hypocritical enforcement and dissent. )

A creator might allow “Comments” for a short period of time. Having gotten some comments for her video, she’ll turn “Comments” off. After that, as much as you, a viewer, like a creator’s work, you won’t be able to praise her. Nor will you be able to offer suggestions.

In my experience as a viewer, You Tube has never had a problem with young creators being bullied. The vast majority of comments that I’ve read have been effusive with praise. That’s the problem. “Adults” praising a video by a “child” violates You Tube’s segregationist, Neo-Fascist mission. As a 1990’s slogan on a Minute Maid juice carton put it,

“Adults only speak to adults, never to children.”

You Tube is supposed to be a neutral platform for speech. The U.S. Congress gave You Tube an exception in law because it promised to be such a platform. You Tube claims it is neutral. So does Facebook, which has the same exception in law.

However, You Tube is not a neutral platform for speech. Nor is Facebook. You’ve doubtless seen the various news stories showing that You Tube and Facebook are political actors, intent on forcing their “norms” on America, and the world.

You may think segregation is a thing of the past. Race segregation may be a thing of the past. However, in America, segregation by race has been replaced by segregation by age.

You Tube’s view of young creators is Neo-Fascist. This is my phrase for left-wing social conservatism. You Tube’s “Terms of Service” and “Community Guidelines” reflect its Neo-Fascist agenda. You Tube routinely deletes videos by young creators. Any number of these deletions are pointless. The rest seek to impose Neo-Fascist views in regard to a girl’s actions and attire.

Let’s say you watch a girl’s video on You Tube. Braveheart that you are, you decide to comment on the girl’s video. A jungle of obstacles lies in wait. I detail the obstacles below. Think of them as different states of matter. Water can be a solid (ice ), a liquid ( water ), and a gas ( steam ).

1. “Comments are turned off” ( no period ). No comments are present. No one can add a comment to the video. ( Often, comments were present earlier, but they aren’t now. )

2. “Add a public comment…” You add a comment. It does not appear. This occurs despite the fact that other people’s comments are present. This means that the channel owner has ceased accepting comments for this video. No new comments can be posted.

3. “Add a public comment…” You add a comment. It appears. However, the number by “Comments” doesn’t change. Quit the You Tube app. Reboot it. If the number by “Comments” is still unchanged, this means that the channel owner has set “Comments” to “private”. You can read what you posted. The channel owner can read what you posted. However, no one else can read what you posted.

The You Tube app is different from You Tube on the World Wide Web. Your comment on the You Tube app might be “private”, but your comment on the World Wide Web may be “public”. Or the reverse of this may be true.

4. “Add a public comment…” You add a comment. It appears. The number by “Comments” increases. ( From, say, 8 to 9. ) ( You may need to quit and reboot the You Tube app first. ) If you can read your comment, and the number by “Comments” increased, your comment is readable by you, the channel’s owner, and the public.

FACEBOOK DEFINED …

“From the moment that [ false ] ‘Daily Beast’ article went live, there had been nothing but obfuscation, doublespeak, and question dodging from the management team at … Facebook. What kind of bullshit was that? Where was that famous Facebook ‘transparency’ that we’ve all been hearing about for years?”

– Blake J. Harris, summarizing the thoughts of Facebook employee Christopher Dycus. The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the revolution that swept virtual reality, page 521. ( Amazon Kindle. )

( For the falsity of the ‘Daily Beast’ article, see, among other references, pages 481, 529, and 539. )

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have 99 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 31

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 31, version 2.0

Date Written: April 30, 2020.

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Danatar2 BANNED

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ET 30

Editorial Thunder presents…

Danatar2 BANNED

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by Andrew Roller

You Tube attacks a 12-year-old girl.

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Once again, Google has destroyed information. Google owns You Tube. You Tube has terminated the channel Danatar2.

Dana Taranova is a 12-year-old girl who lives in Kiev, Ukraine. She has over half a million followers on the internet. Dana has a presence on the social media platforms Likee, Instagram, and You Tube.

On You Tube, Dana had four channels. They were:

Danatar

Danatar2 ( Formerly known as “Dana Taranova”. )

Dana Tar Gym

Dana Tar Life ( Also known as “Danatar Life”. )

Recently, I noticed that You Tube’s staff was attacking Dana’s videos. They did this on a daily basis. Here’s what happened:

At about 9:30 a.m. United States ( Pacific ) time, two of Dana’s videos were deleted by You Tube. The [Deleted video] notice stated the following:

“This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s Terms of Service.”

Or, the [Deleted video] notice stated:

“This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines”.

I have read You Tube’s Terms of Service. You Tube’s Terms of Service direct the reader to You Tube’s Community Guidelines. Hence, in terms of a [Deleted video], violating You Tube’s Terms of Service is interchangeable with violating You Tube’s Community Guidelines.

At about 2 p.m. United States ( Pacific ) time, Dana’s deleted videos reappeared on You Tube. The inference I drew from this was that Dana appealed the termination of her two videos, and won her appeals.

This happened every day during the week of April 20 – April 25. It even happened on Saturday. It may have been happening prior to this, but I either didn’t notice, or my memory of the prior week has merged with my memory of the week just gone by.

None of Dana’s videos were objectionable. One video that You Tube deleted is called, “7 minutes Stretching the feet of a professional gymnast. Dana Tar Gym”. In this video, Dana is about 10 years old. She is wearing a blouse and long trousers. She spends the video on a gym mat, flexing her legs and toes. Dana is doing this as a professional gymnast, performing the exercises of such.

“7 minutes Stretching the feet” returned to You Tube several hours after it was deleted. This followed the daily practice of You Tube deleting two of Dana’s videos, only to have Dana win her appeals.

The attacks on Dana’s videos were hypocritical and mean-spirited. They were the actions of one or more adult You Tube employees bullying a child.

On Monday, April 27, You Tube declared at least one of Dana’s videos to be in violation of You Tube’s Community Guidelines. The “[Deleted video]” that I noticed with this designation was “MODEL IN BLACK. Full version.” In this video, Dana is modeling a black outfit. It consists of a top, shorts, and leggings. Dana is modeling this outfit in a professional modeling shoot. Nothing Dana is doing in this shoot is any different from her usual movements, in her various videos. Nor are her movements different from those of other models, or girls on You Tube.

“MODEL IN BLACK. Full version.” was a video on the channel Danatar2. It is possible that You Tube attacked this video in order to terminate the channel Danatar2.

My belief is that a single employee at You Tube decided to bully Dana. I say this because a similar event happened to me. Nonetheless, the culture at You Tube is horrid. You Tube has been attacking young female creators since at least last September, when I joined You Tube. I have seen many girls on You Tube pointlessly victimized by You Tube’s employees.

Political commentator Pat Buchanan once made a remark about the National Endowment for the Arts. Of it, he said,

“Shut it down, padlock it, and fumigate the building!”

This is what needs to be done to You Tube. Even Pat Buchanan would have no objection to the videos that You Tube’s staff is deleting. God knows what psychic pain they’re inflicting on young creators, globally.

Nevertheless, she persisted. Dana Taranova has begun a new channel on You Tube. It is called, “Danatar Backstage”. My hunch is that it will feature videos of her professional modeling shoots. Who films these “backstage” shoots? Her mother and father. They film many of her videos, including at the gym. If you’re an average reader, and watch one of Dana’s gym videos, you’ll discover an amazing fact. At age 12, Dana can lift more than you can. She can also do amazing gymnastic feats.

And in the end…

Wake up, Larry Page!

“They teach you in human computer interaction, which is my branch, that the user is never wrong.” – Larry Page. ( In the Plex: how Google thinks, works, and shapes our lives, by Steven Levy, Loc 461. ( Amazon Kindle. ) Larry Page is the co-founder of Google, which owns You Tube. )

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have 99 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 30

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 30, version 3.0

Date Written: April 28, 2020.

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COVID Alert!

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Breaking Story presents…

COVID Alert!

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by Andrew Roller

CDC: Wiping your ass is essential to preventing infection.

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New guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend wiping your “buttocks, including the area of the anus,” at regular 15 minute intervals.

The guidelines were released today in a joint news conference by Anthony S. Fallacy, M.D., D.D.S., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ( AIDS ), and Robert R. Deadfield, M.D., C.R.E., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( BCE ).

“Wiping your buttocks and anal area is proving more effective than wearing a mask,” Fallacy said. “Based on new studies, the locus of the COVID-19 infection begins at the anus. From there, it spreads through the body.”

“Wiping your ass really works,” Deadfield agreed. “We’ve decided that wearing a mask is no substitute for attending to the area of your anus.”

“Of course, social distancing remains important,” Fallacy warned. “Given the locus of COVID-19 invasion, that is, your anus, washing your hands will be more important than ever.”

At today’s press conference, the need for regular anal attendance raised questions.

“How will someone wipe their ass every 15 minutes?” a reporter queried. “What if the person is in, say, a grocery store?”

“We’ll just have to get used to it,” Deadfield replied. “This is going to have to be the new normal, if we want to protect our most precious resource, old people in old folks’ homes who are waiting to die.”

“That’s putting it rather bluntly,” Fallacy remarked. He elaborated:

“Everyone should wipe their ass, I mean their buttocks and anal region, every 15 minutes. This is essential to bending the curve. Women should do this as well as men.

“It simply can’t matter if you’re in public,” Fallacy continued. “You’ll need to stop, drop [ your skirt or pants ], and apply baby wipes to your buttocks.”

“Do a thorough job wiping your ass,” Deadfield said. “You won’t feel embarrassed doing this. Not even if you’re in, say, the fruit aisle of a grocery. That’s because everyone else will be regularly wiping their ass in public too.”

Fallacy and Deadfield were asked if people already exposed to the COVID-19 virus should wipe their asses, including in public.

“Having a uniform policy on combating COVID is critical,” Fallacy said. “If everyone wipes their ass, every 15 minutes, we’ll bend the curve more.”

“Wiping your ass sends a message,” Deadfield agreed. “By participating in this gesture, even if you’ve already had the virus, you show solidarity with your fellow Americans.”

“It’s the virtuous thing to do,” Fallacy said. “We’re all in this together.”

“So we all need to wipe our asses together,” Deadfield said.

“But remember to do so 6 feet apart,” Fallacy said.

“And wash your hands!” Deadfield admonished.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller. BS, Breaking Story, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have 99 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is BS, Breaking Story, issue number 1. Collector’s Edition!

Arcana:  This is BS, Breaking Story, issue number 1, version 2.0

Date Written: April 13, 2020.

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You Tube Abuse

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ET 29

Editorial Thunder presents…

You Tube Abuse

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by Andrew Roller

You Tube destroyed one of my Playlists.

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Have you ever been lied to? I’m being lied to by one of the world’s wealthiest companies. Specifically, I’m being lied to by an employee of Google’s You Tube. The lies are meant to victimize me. It has taken time for me to figure out what is going on. However, as Judas says, in the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar,

“My mind is clearer now.”

You Tube is allowing a single employee to repeatedly attack me. You Tube is doing this despite my repeated complaints about this person.

Consider:

I’ve been an active “Premium” ( paying ) member of You Tube since September. I’ve had Playlists on You Tube throughout this time. At no time, until March 24, did anyone tell me that I was breaking any of You Tube’s rules.

On March 24, my You Tube account was abruptly terminated. I didn’t get any “strikes”, as You Tube promises. My You Tube account was terminated without notice, while I was using it.

My You Tube account isn’t the only thing that was terminated. My use of every Google product was terminated. I had to figure out how to restore these.

Meanwhile, a new You Tube account had been created for me, by the You Tube employee who’s bullying me. I had immediate access to that You Tube account. However, it lacked the Subscriptions, notifications, Library information, Playlists, and Comments of my Premium You Tube account. As best I can recall, this “junk” You Tube account was a Premium account, but without You Tube Music. That would soon change.

I appealed the termination of my real You Tube Premium account. On March 24, my real You Tube Premium account was restored. I was unaware of this restoration. Hence, I did not use my real You Tube Premium account. I wasn’t on You Tube at all.

Nonetheless, on March 25, my real You Tube Premium account was terminated again! I couldn’t possibly have done anything to deserve this termination, as I hadn’t even been on You Tube. This termination barred me from Google’s Gmail. However, I somehow was able to use Google’s Gmail with little trouble. I do have a notice from Google stating that my Gmail account had, once again, been “recovered”.

Like you, I have other things to do besides use You Tube. I had to buy toilet paper and food. ( Yes, all the toilet paper was sold out. )

On March 27, I appealed the termination of my ( real ) You Tube Premium account.

Meanwhile, the “junk” You Tube account no longer operated at the Premium level. It now forced me to watch ads. ( That was actually a good thing. You Tube’s bully hoped I’d forget about my normal You Tube account, and use the junk one that lacked my Subscriptions, notifications, Library information, Playlists, and Comments. Of course, You Tube’s bully was at liberty to destroy this account too. )

On April 2, You Tube restored my ( real ) You Tube Premium account. That didn’t mean that the bully at You Tube was going to stop bullying me.

On April 3, about twelve hours after my ( real ) You Tube Premium account had been restored, I got this e-mail:

“Hi Andrew Roller,

“The YouTube community flagged one or more of your playlists as inappropriate. After reviewing the content, we’ve determined that the playlist violates our Community Guidelines. As a result, we removed the following playlist from YouTube:

“Best songs! ( Part unnumbered )

“Please note that this removal has not resulted in a strike on your channel.”

[ You Tube’s policy is to give no strike, followed by three strikes in turn. Then the user’s account is terminated. ]

“We encourage you to review all playlists in your account to make sure they are in line with our community guidelines. Additional violations could result in strikes on your account, or even lead to account termination. If you believe this was a mistake, we’d like to hear from you. To appeal this removal, please submit this form. [ The word “form” is a link. ] Our team will thoroughly review your appeal and will contact you again soon.

“For more information please visit the YouTube Help Center.

“Sincerely,

“- The YouTube Team”

( You Tube uses only a single space between sentences. For readability, I’ve reproduced this e-mail using two spaces. )

Let’s start with the lies this e-mail contains:

1. “The YouTube community flagged one or more of your playlists as inappropriate.”

No one in “the YouTube community” flagged my Playlist, “Best songs! ( Part unnumbered )”. The bully sent me this e-mail. How do I know this?

A. I’ve had Playlists on You Tube for seven months.

B. It is highly suspicious that a member of the You Tube community would “flag” my Playlist just twelve hours after my You Tube account was restored.

2. “After reviewing the content, we’ve determined that the playlist violates our Community Guidelines. As a result, we removed the following playlist from YouTube”

A. “We” didn’t review the content. You Tube’s bully viewed my Playlist.

B. “We” didn’t remove the Playlist. You Tube’s bully took sole action against me.

Now let’s look at the rest of this e-mail:

“To appeal this removal, please submit this form.”

Previously, I’ve bemoaned the small amount of space that You Tube gives for letters of appeal, regarding an account termination. That space allows about three short paragraphs.

You should see the tiny amount of space that You Tube gives to appeal removal of a Playlist! Space for three short sentences is allowed. When I was appealing my account termination(s), I was able to break up my letter and submit it in parts. That isn’t possible when making a Playlist appeal. You get one chance. If you screw it up, too bad. You Tube’s Playlist appeal form only lets you touch the “Submit” button one time. Then, while the page remains, the Playlist appeal form disappears. If your appeal is denied, no further appeals for that Playlist are allowed.

Just finding You Tube’s Playlist appeal form was a trial. In their e-mail, I tapped the link marked “form”. That took me to a page on You Tube.

At this page, I couldn’t find the Playlist appeal form. It wasn’t there. Eventually, I realized that this page was for my junk You Tube account. When I realized this, I then had to figure out how to switch to my normal You Tube account. I accomplished that. However, I still couldn’t find the Playlist appeal form. I was at a page that showed my existing Playlists, of which I have 99. Why would You Tube show me my existing Playlists? That isn’t going to help me write about my Playlist that You Tube destroyed. I had no access to that Playlist.

Eventually, I found the Playlist appeal form, on some adjoining page. I’m not sure how I reached that page. Later on, however, when I tapped “form” in You Tube’s e-mail, in my Google Gmail account, I was taken directly to the Playlist appeal form. I sent You Tube three short sentences there, as my appeal, in You Tube’s tiny Playlist appeal box.

I decided to see if I could send “feedback” to You Tube Support. I’d done this once before. When I did, You Tube Support blocked me from posting Comments to a You Tube channel. They never sent me any notice acknowledging this. I was simply blocked, for contacting them. Some days later, I was unblocked.

Girding my loins against another sneaky backlash, I sent “feedback” to You Tube Support. I sent them a longer version of what I’d put in the tiny You Tube Playlist appeal box. Here’s an excerpt: ( For readability, I’m limiting use of quotation marks. )

“Dear You Tube,

You write,

Hi Andrew Roller,

The YouTube community flagged one or more of your playlists as inappropriate. After reviewing the content, we’ve determined that the playlist violates our Community Guidelines. As a result, we removed the following playlist from YouTube:

Best songs! ( Part unnumbered )

My response is as follows:

1. I have never uploaded any video to You Tube.

2. My Playlists are constructed entirely with videos that You Tube has allowed on You Tube.

3. Every video that was in my Playlist ‘Best songs! ( Part Unnumbered )’ remains on You Tube.”

I complained ( again ) about being bullied.

As of this writing, I’ve not heard back from anyone at You Tube. No further bullying has occurred, yet. Today could be the bully’s day off.

I’ll now discuss another problem I’ve had. On April 2, my You Tube account was ( again ) restored. However, every time I logged in to my normal You Tube account, You Tube demanded that I provide the password to my junk You Tube account. I complied, repeatedly. However, every time, You Tube declared my current, valid password to be no good. Fortunately, Apple’s software provided the word “Cancel” in You Tube’s password box. Having failed to convince the password box of my legitimacy, I began tapping “Cancel” each time the password box appeared.

Some hours on, that method stopped working. I was hit by You Tube’s password box repeatedly. It demanded a valid password to my junk You Tube account. Nothing could get rid of this password box. Failing to satisfy it, I was barred from using my normal You Tube account.

My hunch is that this was more bullying by You Tube’s rogue employee.

Finally, You Tube’s password box told me to input my Apple password, followed by my password for the junk You Tube account. This was odd, as only one password space was provided inside the password box.

I did as the password box demanded. I put the two passwords in it. How did I do that? I put my Apple password in the single space that was present. When the box ( immediately ) reappeared, I put in the password for my junk You Tube account.

How did the password box reply? It told me ( of course ) that I had failed.

A minute or so later, You Tube’s password box disappeared. I haven’t been troubled by it since.

On reflection, it’s possible that You Tube’s bully now has my Apple password. As I use that password for other online accounts, a big problem could be looming for me. However, as yet, I have no idea what to do about this. Am I supposed to now run around on the internet, changing all my existing passwords? I don’t even know how to change my Apple password. I’ve researched this, and found nothing relevant. My Apple iPad only lets me change the passcode that inhibits access to my iPad, the physical device.

Trying to change my password at a host of internet sites would likely result in me locking myself out of those sites. The same is probably true of my Apple account. My refusal to bank online now works to my advantage. I don’t even use ATMs. ( Automatic Teller Machines. ) The real tellers at my bank are cute!

Currently, my normal You Tube account is up and running. However, I doubt this is the end of the matter. You Tube cites the Covid-19 virus whenever I send “feedback”, or an appeal. However, You Tube’s bully is swift to attack me anew. The first time my You Tube account was terminated, it was early Monday morning. Not, say, 6 a.m., but just after midnight. Functionally, my You Tube account was terminated late on a Sunday night. Who’s even awake at that hour? You Tube’s bully. Later, the bully terminated my account before I even knew it had been restored. However, my second appeal to You Tube, regarding the second termination of my You Tube account, took nearly a week to be answered.

What if, during this time, I’d had the Covid-19 virus? I would have had no ability to respond to attacks by You Tube’s bully. I’ve needed my full mental strength to even understand what is happening. Not just who’s attacking me ( an anonymous rogue You Tube employee ), but how to respond. I can’t easily figure out how to restore a destroyed Google Gmail account, and a destroyed Google browser. I can’t write as I’m doing now if I’m feverish and short of breath.

About a month ago, I was repeatedly knocked off of You Tube. I’d be on You Tube for about two minutes, and then I’d get ejected. This happened again and again, for several weeks. Was You Tube’s bully doing this to me? Did You Tube’s bully then choose this period, of the Covid-19 crisis, to ( repeatedly ) attack my You Tube account? I can only speculate.

If you’re looking for a way to summarize my current troubles, it’s this:

Though my conduct on You Tube has been the same since I’ve joined, I am getting hit, now, with repeated terminations of my account. One of my Playlists was abruptly destroyed.

You might wonder what was in my Playlist. This is difficult for me to answer, as I have no access to this Playlist! You Tube destroyed it without warning. As best I can recall, my Playlist had about six songs in it. They were 1960’s era songs. Most of these songs were not in the form of a moving video. A single image showed as the song played.

My destroyed Playlist had a Lenny Kravitz video, “American Woman”. Is You Tube’s bully a racist? I top most of my Playlists with a video by an attractive female. My destroyed Playlist may have had a video of Dana Taranova dancing. She was dancing to music.

I’ve spent long hours making my Playlists. As ( poor ) luck would have it, my Playlist “Best songs! ( Part unnumbered )” had several changes of title. Most recently, I found I had two Playlists with the same title. That’s how “Best songs! ( Part unnumbered )” wound up with an odd title.

You Tube is in the middle of ( yet another ) censorship rampage. It has been deleting videos by young creators. Some of these topped my various Playlists. Hence, “Best videos! ( Part unnumbered )” had several headlining videos, in turn, destroyed by You Tube.

I imagine I’ll get kicked out of You Tube somehow. This is too bad, as I was monitoring their treatment of creators, particularly young creators, on You Tube. I was reporting on You Tube’s conduct here at my blog site. I won’t be able to perform that watchdog function if You Tube kicks me out. It is impossible to monitor You Tube using what You Tube puts on the World Wide Web. That version of You Tube is very truncated. I have 99 Playlists on You Tube. On the World Wide Web, you’ll find just 15. The same is true of videos posted by creators. You’ll find just 15 videos at the channel “Dana Taranova” on the World Wide Web version of You Tube. More are available on the You Tube app, which I likely won’t have access to.

In the 1980’s and 1990’s, I visited various BBSs ( Bulletin Board Services ). Each BBS was, mostly, run by a single individual. I posted my writings to all sorts of BBSs. Most accepted my content. A few BBSs did not. Some of these went to flamboyant lengths to let me know that my writing wasn’t wanted. I also mailed out xeroxed pamphlets. One of these came back to me in an envelope. Inside, I found my pamphlet, torn to small pieces.

Hence, I’m used to rejection. However, You Tube isn’t a BBS. It isn’t some guy who doesn’t like a pamphlet in his mailbox. It is said, of American companies, that some are “too big to fail”. You Tube is too big to be allowed to attack individual creators as it is currently doing. In my opinion, all these big social media platforms, like You Tube and Facebook, should be designated as utilities. The electric company might not like what I write. However, it isn’t allowed to cut off my electric service, so I can’t power my iPad. The same should be true of You Tube. Unless someone is violating a relevant American law, the user should be allowed on You Tube.

Let’s consider the word “user”. I suppose it comes from America’s drug culture. Possibly, it was repurposed to the world of computers, to validate drug use. One “uses” cocaine, and is a “user” of a computer. In the 1990’s, I chuckled at the word “user”. It was akin to the word “gay”, which destigmatized homosexuality, and even celebrated it.

Today, one is a “user” of social media platforms. I now loathe the word “user”. I don’t consider myself a “user” of You Tube. I’m a paying customer of You Tube. And we know the status this brings:

“The customer is always right.”

“The customer is king.”

A customer is important. An employee of You Tube takes money from You Tube. ( Presumably, for services rendered. ) However, a customer of You Tube brings money to You Tube. I pay You Tube nearly $200.00 a year. I’m not doing this to be bullied.

Specifically, I’m not paying for a campaign of harassment to be conducted against me by a lying You Tube employee. The bully attacks my account, and then sends me a form letter representing “The YouTube Team”, and “The YouTube Community”. Google’s You Tube is allowing a lone employee to repeatedly terminate my account, with no notice, and abruptly destroy one of my Playlists.

If this can happen to me, it can happen to you. I hope we can reform social media platforms like You Tube and Facebook. I fear that Big Tech may one day be our “overlords”, as they’re already boasting of becoming. Do you want to be a stifled prole in a world run by “tech gods”?

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.

The World Wide Web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this link, you’ll be taken to a World Wide Web You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

My advice: on this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my World Wide Web You Tube channel. However, I have 99 Playlists, that I created, at my You Tube app channel. The World Wide Web version of You Tube will only serve you 15 of my Playlists.

( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 29

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 29, version 16

Date Written: April 6, 2020.

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Silenced by You Tube

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ET 28

Editorial Thunder presents…

Silenced by You Tube

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by Andrew Roller

You Tube destroyed all my Comments.

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Recently, my account was suspended by You Tube. I appealed. You Tube unsuspended my account. Before I was even aware of this, You Tube suspended my account again. I appealed. About a week later, You Tube unsuspended my account. Their e-mail in this regard is as follows:

“Hi there,

“After a review of your account, we have confirmed that your YouTube account is not in violation of our Terms of Service. As such, we have unsuspended your account. This means your account is once again active and operational.”

There’s just one problem. Every comment I made on You Tube, over the last seven months, has been erased.

If you’d like to read my comments, I’m providing two of them here.

Channel: Dana Taranova.

Video title: [ In Cyrillic. ]

Subject: Eleven-year-old Dana Taranova gives a summer tour of her city: Kiev, Ukraine.

My comment:

Dear Dana,

Someone once said, “Gentleman don’t read other gentlemen’s mail.” I agree with this.

However, you’re a ( wonderful ) girl. I went through your replies, to other people, who’d commented on your gym video: “One more real training in the gym. December 12, 2019.”

I saw a reply from “Dana Taranova.” Not “Danatar”. The icon was different, too.

I tapped the strange icon. That led me to your new You Tube channel!

I knew you had super powers. But your powers are truly amazing — you’ve banished winter from where you live!

Guess what? Your city is much more beautiful than where I live, in San Diego. I’ve lived in other places too, like Honolulu, Hawaii. Your city is prettier than Honolulu.

I love your Old World architecture. At the same time, you have modern structures. I love how your city lights itself at night!

Your mall is the most beautiful I’ve ever been in. The people in your land have a true sense of beauty, that Americans have yet to achieve.

I adore your cute voice!

You startled me when you stuck your tongue out at me, in the elevator! Thanks for keeping the elevator ride interesting, as you pretended to be one of the ballerinas that are suspended in the air in your mall. I get the sense that your mall is underground. Canada, which is a cold place, also has underground malls, as does Russia.

( Malls are built in the open air in San Diego. That’s because people here think San Diego is warm. I dislike San Diego’s open air malls. I find them unbearably cold! )

You have a fabulous sense of style. When you showed me the earrings you were about to buy, I was unsure if they’d look good on you. In fact, they look wonderful! Their red tassels go superbly with the red sunglasses you wear, in this video.

( Truly, if I saw you walk by me in a mall, I would be blown away! I’m afraid I’d trail after you, like a hungry wolf. )

I loved your store, with all the girl items in it. I was intrigued by how you decided among them. I figured out, from this video and another that you did, that you like pretend slime. Other than that, your choices remain a mystery to me. Then again, beautiful girls like you remain a mystery to me.

I love your charm bracelets.

Your backpack is the prettiest I’ve ever seen!

Your outfit is excellent. I love your white top and white shorts!

Your long, adorned ponytail is a delight.

I love the lily pads in your mall’s pond.

Lunch looked very healthy. Are you sure you don’t want an American cheeseburger, with french fries?

Thanks for the shots of the big clock, atop the tower. The clock always told me what time it was, as you were shooting outdoors. Conveniently, your clock displays what is known here, in America, as “military time”. That is, time is measured on a 24 hour basis. In America, civilians have yet to learn “military time”. As with American inches, miles, and pounds, civilian time in America remains on a 12 hour basis: 1300 in the U.S. is simply 1 p.m.

I adored the clock with the roman numerals, in the grass. It looks like something from Alice in Wonderland!

I love sunset photos. Thanks for showing me the sun as it set in your city, and the gorgeous nightfall.

You perhaps wonder what America is like. I will tell you:

1. Beauty is a throwaway item. To the extent it exists, people ignore it.

2. Americans at a mall are interested in one thing: maximum consumption. They buy as much as possible, as quickly as possible. Consumption, while avidly pursued, is considered a burden. Much that is bought is soon thrown away. Or, it is donated to charities for the ( despised ) downtrodden.

3. Hand in hand with maximum consumption is this: maximum suspicion. No one trusts anyone, especially a lone “man” like me. ( Otherwise known as “a stranger”. ) Such attitudes do not improve our society.

So much for my social commentary. Thanks for your fabulous city, and for being your awesome self!

Thanks for your kiss at the end! So far, I only have to share your kiss with 118 other subscribers to your new channel.

You remain my favorite girl in the galaxy!

Channel: Mrwcginwash.

Video title: Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band ( 1976 ).

Subject: A music video. However, I’m replying to a comment made by another viewer.

When you read a Comment in You Tube, it’s possible to Reply. Hence, at this video, in reply to a Comment, you’ll see this: “VIEW 267 REPLIES”.

Do you think anyone will see your reply if you leave one? I doubt it. Hence, I recommend this: Don’t Reply, in the manner that You Tube provides. Instead, leave a Comment. Your Comment will be in a list of Comments under the video. Any Reply is hidden inside someone else’s Comment.

When you reply in this fashion, mention who you’re replying to. Summarize what that person said. Then your reply will make sense.

My comment:

Of the 1970’s, Denny Hutsell writes, “it [ was ] a time that was pretty cool. The culture back then was laid back and humble.”

I completely agree. Recently, a T.V. commentator wrote off President Gerald Ford as a nonentity. What did that commentator prefer, I wondered. A moral crusade by Ed Meese, Reagan’s Attorney General?

Another pointless war in Vietnam? In Iraq? In Afghanistan?

Another war on drugs, like marijuana?

America was a great country in the 1970’s. A person was free to do as he or she pleased, especially once Gerald Ford took office, followed by Jimmy Carter.

Sadly, Americans couldn’t handle being happy and free. Change was needed. Today, America is struggling to make the globe conform to its view of proper behavior. America’s debt has exploded. Humanity is more capable of destroying itself, with cruise and hypersonic nuclear missiles.

Americans should wish Ford was back in the White House. He didn’t feel a need to tear the country apart, and remake it in his ideological image. Nor did Ford justify his presidency by strutting America on the world stage. The country was at rest, and at peace, and remained so during the time of Carter.

USE FOR A JUNK YOU TUBE CHANNEL

During my troubles with You Tube, I somehow acquired a junk You Tube channel. I call it a “junk” channel because it forced me to watch ads. Also, since it wasn’t my normal channel, it lacked my Subscriptions, notifications, Library information, Playlists, and Comments.

Now, I have my normal You Tube channel again. However, every time I launch it, my normal channel demands the password to my junk channel. I input this password. You Tube tells me it is the wrong password. There is no way, that I know of, to correct this problem.

Fortunately, Apple’s iPad gives me the option to “Cancel” You Tube’s password request. Hence, I Cancel the request.

I have some things to say about this problem.

1. I don’t want the junk You Tube channel.

2. However, during my troubles with You Tube, the junk You Tube channel was the only thing that kept me from having to access You Tube on the World Wide Web.

You Tube, on the World Wide Web, is crap, compared to the You Tube app. On the World Wide Web, I’ve gone to the channel “Dana Taranova”. I know what videos this channel has. On the World Wide Web, You Tube does not display all the videos available at “Dana Taranova”.

3. When my account was unsuspended by You Tube, I used the junk You Tube channel ( on the You Tube app ) to recover my normal You Tube channel. You Tube’s e-mail to me, restoring my normal You Tube channel, included an e-mail link. The purpose of this e-mail link was to restore my normal You Tube channel. However, in You Tube’s various e-mails, I’ve found e-mail links that don’t work.

In summary, if you wind up with two You Tube channels, don’t delete the junk one. It could be essential to the recovery of your normal You Tube channel.

If your normal You Tube channel gets suspended, you’ll want access to the junk You Tube channel. Trying to watch You Tube on the World Wide Web isn’t just awful. What You Tube provides on the World Wide Web is incomplete.

AVOID RECORDING ADS

If you have a junk You Tube channel, you may want to do a screen recording of a video. However, there is a problem. The video will be preceded by an advertisement. Obviously, you don’t want to waste valuable memory on your iPad recording an ad.

Let the ad play. The video will start after the ad. Stop the video. Rewind the video. ( Pull the red ball, at the bottom of the video, all the way to the left. ) Set yourself up to do a screen recording. ( This is covered in another article I’ve written. ) Now, start the video that you want to record.

FIX YOU TUBE’S POOR VIDEO QUALITY

With regard to watching You Tube videos, in the You Tube app, as a Premium member, a new problem has arisen. You Tube delivers poor video quality. You Tube may do this even if the video was recorded at an excellent video quality. Here’s how to fix this problem:

1. Start the video.

2. Tap the video, the actual moving picture, to stop it. The area where the video plays will turn black.

3. In the far right corner of this black area, you’ll see a line of three vertical dots. These dots control how your video plays.

4. Tap the line of three vertical dots.

5. An informational box appears. At the top of this box is an icon. It looks like a wheel. By this wheel you’ll read, “Quality – Auto”. A measure of the video’s quality is then given. For instance, 480p, or 1080p60.

6. Tap the highest video quality available. You Tube will now play the video at the highest quality level.

In the past, I always left the setting on “Auto”. You Tube gave me the best video quality available for that particular video.

Unfortunately, I’ve now had repeated instances where You Tube did not give me the best video quality. If you’re going to do a screen recording of a video, tap on that line of three vertical dots. Make sure you have the best video quality before you begin to record.

DON’T TAKE GOOGLE’S “SECURITY CHECKUP”

If you have any affiliation with Google, as a user, you’ll get a bi-monthly “Security Checkup”. This arrives in the form of an e-mail. My advice: ignore this security checkup. You Tube isn’t going to give you a security checkup. What will Google do? They’ll tell you that your current, valid password is incorrect. You’ll be forced to create a new password.

In my experience, something went wrong with this process. Trying to create a new password, I nearly locked myself out of all Google’s products. Google claimed I wasn’t me. Google kept claiming this, to my immense frustration. Google provided no phone number allowing me to speak with a human being.

It is ridiculous for Google to send out a bi-monthly “Security Checkup”. Google consists of the following services:

1. A search engine. ( Like “DuckDuckGo”. )

2. An e-mail service. ( Like Apple’s e-mail service, or the many e-mail services on the internet. )

3. Google Drive. ( Like Apple’s iCloud Drive. )

4. You Tube. ( Like Mark Yuckerberg’s Instagram. )

Do you see anything unique about Google? Sure, I like having access to Google’s products. However, time will show that there wasn’t anything crucial about them. Google’s assets aren’t England’s crown jewels. You’re not going to launch a nuclear missile with a Google product.

MORE YOU TUBE CENSORSHIP

You Tube’s censorship rampage continues. The latest victims are videos by numerous You Tube creators. Also, You Tube has terminated the channel “Poringa error”. This channel had videos starring Zhenya. ( A beautiful young model. ) The existing You Tube channel Fernando Cabure has Zhenya videos. However, these videos are different from the ones that Poringa error had.

COMPLAIN ABOUT YOU TUBE

America’s big social media platforms are notorious for censoring people. Facebook, which owns Instagram, is the worst offender. Unlike You Tube, Facebook provides no opportunity to appeal an account termination. Being kicked out of Facebook means one can’t ever access Instagram. ( Note to Facebook: many internet platforms now encourage sharing with friends. You no longer have a “ring fenced” platform. ) ( A “ring fenced” company is one that is so unique that little competition with it is possible. For instance, Arnold Schwarzenegger, as a personality, remains “ring fenced”. No bodybuilder has attained his god-like status. )

Let’s say you get screwed over. The offender might be Facebook, or You Tube. Assume that whatever appeals the company gives you fail. Do you have other options? Yes!

oag.ca.gov This is an internet link to Xavier Becerra. He’s the Attorney General of the state of California. ( Google, You Tube, Facebook, and Instagram are located in California. )

I’ve seen Xavier Becerra many times on the Fox News Channel program, “Tucker Carlson Tonight”. I recall voting for him. Xavier is a very nice man. ( If you’re wondering, Xavier is a Democrat, and Latino. )

At oag.ca.gov, there is a web page. It’s titled, “Consumer Complaint Against A Business/Company”. I was ready to fill out this form, complaining about You Tube, when I found that You Tube had unsuspended my account.

There is a problem with this form. In one part of the form, you have to put in a United States ( U.S. ) address. However, elsewhere, the form says this:

“Please include the following information in the text of your message if relevant: If you have a foreign ( non U.S. ) address.”

So, while Xavier Becerra wants to hear from you, his form isn’t quite able to do that ( for a person with a non U.S. address. ). Nonetheless, if you’re a foreigner, you’re using You Tube, and paying You Tube money. I’ll continue on this subject from the viewpoint of a foreigner complaining about You Tube.

If you need a U.S. address, to get Xavier Becerra’s form filled out, I suggest this: use any U.S. address. Don’t know one? Enter the address for President Donald Trump’s White House.

Filling out Xavier Becerra’s form, you’ll put President Trump’s White House address into the form’s required fields. Then, in your message, you’ll write in your own non U.S. address. This should ensure that Xavier Becerra’s computer accepts your complaint.

You can also write to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. They regulate U.S. companies, including You Tube.

Here are two addresses for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission:

Federal Trade Commission

10990 Wilshire Blvd., #400

Los Angeles, CA 90024

USA

I added “USA”, since you’ll be writing from a foreign address.

Here’s another address for the Federal Trade Commission:

Federal Trade Commission

600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20580

United States

In this case ( above ), I did not add “United States”. It was printed on their web page. That means that the Federal Trade Commission definitely wants to hear from you, at your foreign address, if you have a complaint against a United States company, like You Tube.

The web page for the Federal Trade Commission is: ftc.gov

LAUNCH THE MOVEMENT

I would like to see a movement begin. Its mission would be to end harassment by companies like Facebook, or You Tube. A title for such a movement might be, “Stop Big Tech Censorship.”

Sadly, companies like Facebook and You Tube have a limited interest in being platforms for videos. What really interests them? Social engineering. Worse, these companies have an ill-defined agenda. The agenda may be defined by whichever employee at these platforms is working that day.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like. The web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

If you click on this internet link, you’ll be taken to a You Tube page. Here, You Tube displays a cartoon image of a monkey. The page says, “This page isn’t available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.” My advice: On this page, search for “andrew roller”. By doing so, you’ll get to my You Tube channel. However, I have about 40 Playlists, that I created, at my channel. You Tube will only serve you 15. ( Hence, access You Tube via its app. The You Tube app, like the WordPress app, is available for free at the Apple App Store. )

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 28

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 28, version 5.0

Date Written: April 3, 2020.

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Terminated? How to Appeal

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ET 27

Editorial Thunder presents…

Terminated? How to Appeal

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by Andrew Roller

Read this before You Tube kicks you out.

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Are you a member of You Tube? On You Tube, how often have you seen the following:

“This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated.”

I’ve seen that notice a lot. What happens to a poor soul whose You Tube account is terminated? What will you do if your You Tube account is terminated?

Furthermore, what if getting kicked out of You Tube also gets you kicked out of your Google gmail account? And your Google Drive? And even the ability to use Google’s web browser? That’s what happened to me. I’m going to approach getting kicked out of You Tube from this perspective.

Let’s get the lingo down first. You Tube uses two words that mean the same thing. In an e-mail, You Tube will refer to your “terminated” You Tube account as being “suspended”.

In an e-mail, Google will refer to your “terminated” Google gmail account as being “disabled”.

( Google owns You Tube. )

If your You Tube account is terminated ( “suspended” ) it is possible for you to file an appeal. You will file this appeal with You Tube. Sadly, You Tube doesn’t make it easy for you to understand when you’re filing an appeal. Let’s go through You Tube’s appeal process.

1. If you get kicked out of You Tube, you will get e-mails from Google and You Tube. These e-mails are from two entirely different sources. E-mails from Google are about your Google gmail account. E-mails from You Tube are about your You Tube account. Furthermore, You Tube will only send e-mails to your Google gmail account.

2. When I got kicked out of You Tube, I was also kicked out of all Google’s services. This made my Google gmail account inaccessible.

The only way to file an appeal with You Tube is if you have access to your Google gmail account. Fortunately, my Apple e-mail still worked. Also, for whatever reason, it turned out that I had two You Tube accounts. Using my Apple e-mail and a junk You Tube account, I restored my Google gmail account.

Let’s go over this again. If your You Tube account gets terminated, you won’t be able to file an appeal with You Tube unless you can get into your Google gmail account. That’s where You Tube sends the e-mail that allows you to appeal. You Tube will NOT send an e-mail to your Apple e-mail account, or to any other e-mail account.

What will you get in, say, your Apple e-mail account? You’ll get an e-mail from Google. ( Not You Tube. ) The e-mail from Google, that comes to your Apple e-mail account, will only help you restore your Google gmail account. It will NOT help you file an appeal with You Tube. You Tube only sends e-mails to your Google gmail account.

In sum, let’s say you’re a bad employee at You Tube. You want to screw a You Tube member. Here’s what you do. Along with terminating the member’s You Tube account, you terminate all of that person’s Google services. That’s what happened to me.

3. Okay! By whatever means, you get back into your Google gmail account. You did NOT create a new Google gmail account. ( As I was invited to. ) Nothing will be in your new Google gmail account.

4. In your Google gmail account, look for the e-mail telling you that your You Tube account has been terminated. At its start, it will say,

“We’d like to inform you that due to repeated or severe violations of our Community Guidelines…”

At the end, this e-mail will say,

“Please be aware that you are prohibited from accessing, possessing or creating any other YouTube accounts.”

Wow! Sounds like you might wind up in prison, huh? Guess what? That is a sentence written by You Tube. It applies to You Tube. The sentence is not quoting some law passed by the government. It is the equivalent of wishing a guest wouldn’t eat with his elbows on your dining table.

I got kicked out of You Tube, but had another You Tube account. I told You Tube this. Did they get angry with me? No. You Tube “unsuspended” my “suspended” You Tube account. ( The one I’m accustomed to using, which has all my subscriptions, notifications, Library information, Playlists, and Comments. ) ( My other You Tube account is new. Hence, it has nothing in it. It is the equivalent of a new, empty Google gmail account. )

5. We remain on the subject of the e-mail that reads, “We’d like to inform you that due to … violations”.

6. Look to the very bottom of this e-mail. Find the sentence that reads,

“If you would like to appeal the suspension, please submit this form.” ( “this form” is a link ).

7. There it is, in black and white: “If you would like to appeal the suspension, please submit this form.” What could be clearer?

I can speak from experience on this point. You’ll read that sentence, and you won’t understand it. Why? The Google e-mail that arrived in my Apple e-mail box came with a warning. This e-mail was about my terminated Google gmail account. It mentioned that I might restore my Google gmail account. However, it also said,

“You’ll need to do this soon, because disabled accounts are eventually deleted, along with your emails, contacts, photos, and other data stored with Google.”

So, you’ll be rushing about ( on your computer ) like a chicken without its head. That’s why you’ll click on You Tube’s appeal link and send an appeal without realizing you’ve done so.

Meanwhile, if you have access to You Tube ( as I did, with the junk account ) you’ll have sent hurried messages to You Tube already. I can’t remember who all on You Tube I fired off hasty messages to. Guess what? If your You Tube account is terminated, all of those messages will be ignored. No one at You Tube is going to help you except You Tube’s appeal staff. ( The folks you reach from that “We’d like to inform you…” e-mail in your Google gmail account. )

Also, meanwhile, you’ll be busy restoring your Google gmail account, and getting your Google browser to work. Since I rarely use my Google Drive, I only dealt with that later. It worked. The reason my Google Drive worked is probably because, by then, I’d restored my Google gmail account. ( The original one. )

Note: If you open a new Google gmail account, it’s possible that you’ll destroy your old Google gmail account. This will almost surely destroy your old Google Drive, that has all your photos and videos in it. Why? Since you didn’t restore your old Google gmail account, Google regards you as a bad person. Your Google gmail account was terminated for violating Google’s policies.

8. Being smarter than me, you won’t immediately click that e-mail link in your Google gmail. ( On the e-mail that reads, “We’d like to inform you…” )

9. Feel free to poke around on the internet. Don’t open any new accounts. Don’t waste your time sending messages that You Tube will ignore. Visiting You Tube, and other internet locales, learn as much as you can about your situation. When you’ve done that, you’re ready to file your appeal with You Tube. ( On the e-mail that reads, “We’d like to inform you…” )

10. In this e-mail, click on the link that says, “this form”. ( “this form” is in blue. ) Your click will take you to a place that resembles You Tube. It’s a page titled, “Unable to access a Google product” [ No period. ]

This form is not properly named. The only thing it relates to is You Tube. It won’t help you with any other Google product. On this page, all you’ll be able to do is file your You Tube appeal.

11. Fill out the form. Let’s go over it step-by-step.

12. “Your full name”

Whether you provide You Tube with your full name, as the form asks, is up to you. That’s my opinion. Don’t take it as gospel.

With regard to your middle name, I have the following recommendation. Just type your middle initial. You Tube apparently has bad employees. It’s awful enough that these people kick out You Tube’s members, without a legitimate reason. ( As defined by You Tube. ) You don’t want You Tube’s bad employees opening bank accounts in your name.

13. “Email address you use to sign in to your YouTube channel”

This sentence doesn’t just lack a period. It’s poorly written. You don’t sign in to your You Tube channel. You sign in to your You Tube account. Actually, if all is well, You Tube will sign you in every time you boot up You Tube’s app. You don’t physically sign in at all.

Which can be a problem, if you have to fill out this appeal form. Keep your relevant e-mail addresses, user names, and passwords in your Apple “Contacts” app. ( That icon that looks very boring. ) Your Apple Contacts app is meant to hold phone numbers. However, it works great as a place to put passwords.

Let’s say I’m creating a new contact in Contacts. That is, I’m going to keep my information about my You Tube account here.

In Contacts, I tap the blue plus sign + to create a new contact.

An informational box appears. It is a blank Contacts form. It is titled, “New Contact”.

On this form’s first line, I write my ( relevant ) e-mail address.

On this form’s second line, I write “You Tube”. Why does “You Tube” go on the second line? Because Contacts uses the second line to alphabetize your contacts. If I put “You Tube” on the first line, and “Andrew” on the second line, my information about You Tube will be alphabetized under “A”. I’ll have to go to the “A” section of Contacts to look up information about You Tube.

On the third line, I write my password.

14. Let’s return to that You Tube appeal form!

15. “Email address we can use to contact you”

Do you have access to this e-mail account:

““Email address you use to sign in to your YouTube channel” ( You just wrote it on You Tube’s appeal form. )

That e-mail ( above ) is your terminated You Tube channel! If you have access to the E-MAIL account, type it in. Very likely, the e-mail account is a Google gmail account. By typing it in, you show You Tube that Google allowed you to restore your Google gmail account. You can’t be Satan if Google let you do that. So, hopefully, You Tube will now restore your YOU TUBE account.

16. “URL of your suspended YouTube channel”

This is the You Tube appeal form’s most difficult question. I didn’t know what You Tube was talking about. What You Tube wants is the name of your You Tube account. If it’s “Hot Scooter”, write that. If it’s your own name, write that.

Here’s the answer I used to successfully answer this question:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

Let’s investigate this further. If you haven’t been kicked out of You Tube, tap the icon in the upper right corner of your iPad’s screen. ( Having just an iPad, this is my only point of reference. ) An informational box will appear.

The informational box is labelled “Account”. On the very next line, you’ll see something akin to a name. ( The name of my junky new You Tube account is “Andrew Roller”. The name of my terminated You Tube account is also “Andrew Roller”. )

The name of your You Tube account will be the name of your You Tube channel.

“Andrew Roller” is what I needed to tell You Tube regarding the “URL of your suspended YouTube channel”

( Under “Andrew Roller” is what I needed to tell You Tube regarding the “Email address you use to sign in to your [ terminated ] YouTube channel” )

You can see how nasty a bad You Tube employee can be. I have no access to my terminated You Tube channel. I have no access to that valuable informational box. If I couldn’t recall the information ( in the box ) from memory, I wouldn’t have been able to file an appeal with You Tube. Remember: you can send messages all over the place, on You Tube, if you wish. ( To You Tube staff. ) However, the only way to restore your terminated You Tube account is to file the You Tube appeal form.

17. “Please briefly explain why you think your channel was suspended in error …”

This is the worst part of You Tube’s appeal form. In my case, I felt it was important to tell You Tube that I wasn’t just kicked out of You Tube. I was kicked out of all Google’s services. What had I done to deserve that? Also, You Tube’s e-mail terminating my You Tube account contained a number of allegations. It was important that I answer each one.

You Tube gives you 1,000 characters to explain yourself. That is not enough room. It’s especially not enough room when You Tube has bad employees, who kick paying members off of You Tube for no reason. ( As defined by You Tube. )

18. Write your appeal letter. Be as brief as you can, but don’t omit any information that’s in your favor. Also, don’t omit anything that shows someone at You Tube is mistreating you.

Don’t piss off the person tasked with reading your appeal. I have no idea whose job it is to read appeals at You Tube. However, in a large organization, the person reading your appeal should be an unbiased person who isn’t best friends with the person who kicked you out of You Tube. In this era, of course, “best friend” extends to those who share another person’s political leanings. Perhaps a You Tube employee kicked you out because she hates Republicans. If the guy who reads your appeal hates Republicans too, your appeal might be denied.

Writing your letter, be calm and rational. Proceed in a straightforward manner. If you feel your rights as a consumer have been violated, tell You Tube that. Try to be firm but polite when you do so.

19. Your letter may well exceed 1,000 characters. If necessary, break up your letter into multiple parts. Do this after you’ve written it. Don’t break up the master copy of your letter. You’ll ruin your letter, doing that. Copy each section of your master letter onto a separate document.

20. Label each part of your ( broken up ) letter.

21. If you break your letter into multiple parts, you’ll have to send each part separately. This means you’ll be filling out You Tube’s appeal form multiple times. The appeal form will get suspicious. It will try to claim that you’re a robot. Endure. Hopefully, you’ll get to file all the parts of your appeal. This is also why you don’t want to hurriedly file five or six appeals with You Tube before you figure out what you’re doing.

22. Good luck! Your appeal may be successful. You may get your You Tube account back. Does that mean you’re in the clear? Nope. My appeal was successful. My You Tube account was “unsuspended”. The next day, it was “suspended” again, on the same baseless grounds. This is what caused me to conclude that You Tube has bad, rogue employees. ( Who hate Republicans, men, girls, or whatever. )

It is sad that some You Tube employees are gratifying their egos by terminating members’ accounts. That is the world we live in today. It is surely the reason I got kicked out of You Tube. An employee didn’t like something about me. I should have known such a fate was in my future. I saw many You Tube members getting abused by You Tube’s employees. That my turn would come was inevitable.

AND IN THE END …

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out –

Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out –

Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out –

Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me.

– Martin Niemoller

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

If my account is reinstated, I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like. The web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

NOTE: The sun icon is my You Tube channel. You may see a channel called “Andrew Roller” whose icon is a brown circle, bearing a white “A”. That is the junky channel that You Tube’s bad employee imposed on me. It has no content.

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 27

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 27, version 3.0

Date Written: March 27, 2020.

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WAR at You Tube

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ET 26

Editorial Thunder presents…

WAR at You Tube

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by Andrew Roller

You Tube has rogue employees.

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Today, I wrote to internet star Dana Taranova about what’s happening at You Tube. That saves this report from being a bleak one, on bullying by You Tube’s employees. If you don’t know of lovely Dana, you will now!

Dear Dana,

On March 23, my You Tube account was suspended.

On March 24, the YouTube Team wrote me the following:

“We have re-reviewed your account and have concluded that it is NOT in violation of our Terms of Service.” (Emphasis added.) “Therefore, we have unsuspended your account. This means your account is once again active and operational, and in good standing.”

On March 25, before I was aware of this e-mail, my You Tube account was suspended again.

I think a single individual on YouTube’s staff has decided to harry me with wrongful suspensions. What does this mean for other You Tube members, like you?

1. If You Tube gives you trouble, appeal the decision.

2. Consider what you want to say before writing your appeal. It is possible that You Tube’s appeal staff will read every letter you send them. However, they may not. Their rules only require them to consider the first appeal letter that you send.

3. The length of your letter may exceed the space that You Tube allows. If so, you’ll have to break your letter into several parts. Label each part of your letter. I recommend something like:

( Part 1 of 2 ) at the top of each part of your letter.

At the bottom of each part of your letter, write something like:

( Please see Part 2 )

One of my letters to You Tube’s appeal staff had five parts.

4. If You Tube gives you trouble, you may think you’re in trouble with You Tube, the company. My experience indicates that this isn’t the case. Someone at You Tube is a rogue employee. That person is bullying You Tube members. Perhaps this bully has friends. There may be a cabal of rogue You Tube staffers, bullying You Tube members. In that case, a war is occurring at You Tube. There are good You Tube staffers, who follow You Tube’s rules. There are also bad You Tube staffers. They bully You Tube members who, for whatever reason, they don’t like.

It is possible that You Tube is having technical problems. Recently, their app was crashing a lot. It is also possible that You Tube has been infiltrated by outsiders who are trying to ruin their business.

However, given what’s happened to me, and what I’ve seen happen to other You Tube members, I think You Tube has staffers who are bad actors.

Currently, I’m waiting for my You Tube account to be reinstated. I have no idea if it will be. You Tube’s appeal staff may consist of good and bad people. It too may have an ongoing war. Sadly, one only gets one appeal. If mine is shot down, what will I do?

Some e-mail from You Tube comes with a physical address. It is:

YouTube, LLC

901 Cherry Ave.

San Bruno, CA

94066

USA

( “LLC” stands for limited liability company. “Ave.” is an avenue. “CA” is the state of California. )

You Tube is owned by Google. E-mail from Google comes with a physical address. It is:

Google LLC

1600 Amphitheatre Parkway

Mountain View, CA

94043

USA

If my You Tube account isn’t reinstated, I’m going to write a letter to You Tube’s physical address. I’ll send a copy of this letter to Google. So much for You Tube’s appeal app, that limits an appeal to 1,000 characters. So much for only getting one appeal. Someone at You Tube, and Google, will have to at least read what I mail them.

Being in America, I have two senators and a congressman. I’ll write to them. You Tube’s bad staffer is violating my rights as a consumer. This is blatantly obvious. Why? If what I’m accused of were true, when my account is “suspended”, I would not have access to You Tube. I still have the junky new You Tube account that the bad staffer imposed on me. By the language of You Tube’s “suspension” notice, I’m not supposed to be on You Tube at all.

You Tube operates in your country. That means your government allows You Tube to do so. If You Tube gives you trouble, consider writing to people in your government. You Tube can lose its right to operate in your country if it’s abusing its members.

I’ve investigated You Tube. Both it and Google are headquartered in San Francisco.

The Chief Executive Officer of You Tube is Susan Wojcicki. She’s the sister of Anne Wojcicki. Anne is married to Sergei Brinn. Who’s that? The co-founder of Google. ( The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution that Swept Virtual Reality, by Blake J. Harris, page 393. Amazon Kindle. )

From this I conclude the following: A handful of people call the shots at You Tube and Google. These might be big companies with high stock prices and lots of employees. But, really, they’re mom and pop shops. The few people at the top decide what billions of users of You Tube and Google can do. That, at least, is my current opinion.

Add to this You Tube’s ongoing censorship campaign. Now throw in bad actors on You Tube’s staff, and one has a nasty brew.

Regarding You Tube, wikipedia.org reports the following:

“[ You Tube’s ] enforcement policies have been criticized as censorship. Some YouTubers argue that the demonetization system is way too strict, causing any remotely ‘edgy’ content getting demonetized and in some cases even resulting in the creators [ sic ] channel being removed.” ( Article: Susan Wojcicki. )

On You Tube, I watched a video by a woman. An American, she routinely reports on life in Germany. People in Germany frequent saunas. Doing so, they don’t wear clothes. The American mentioned this in her video. You Tube demonetized it.

This morning, I noticed the Premiere photo for your video, “PHOTOSHOOT MODEL FOR SPORTSWEAR SHOP. Danatar” Dana, that Premiere photo is your most fabulous ever! Your other Premiere photos are wonderfully engaging too.

I loved your “PHOTOSHOOT” video. You’re a superb actress. It was fun when you exploded in giggles. I love your bikini! Your very long hair is awesomely lovely. You remain as mysterious and bewitching as when I first encountered you on You Tube.

Don’t forget to sometimes talk to me! ( And your tens of thousands of You Tube subscribers. ) It is wonderful when you look into the camera and tell me about your life.

In your video, “HOLIDAY ON THE BEACH DUBAI. Danatar” you wrote “DanaTar” in the sand. When I write to you, I call you “Dana”. However, when I’m talking to myself, I invariably call you “Danatar”. I try to break this habit. I’m unable to. Even though your real name is “Dana”, I guess I’ll always think of you as “Danatar”. Congratulations on coming up with such a fine pseudonym!

( I’m hoping people will call me “Emperor Roller”. So far, I haven’t had any luck with this. )

You are truly an awesome young lady. I remain enthralled by you!

Keep up your fabulous videos!

Dana Taranova has two channels on You Tube: Danatar, and Dana Taranova. She appears on the You Tube channel Litzy Mini Top Model. Dana is also on Likee, and Mark Yuckerberg’s Instagram.

Some people play video games. A guy seeking a date is supposed to be an outdoorsman. Thankfully, I mostly sit indoors. What do I do here? I read and write. If I hadn’t done this much, I wouldn’t be able to write about my problems, hoping to solve them. Hence, I urge you to read and write. Reading and writing are the most useful skills that I have.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

If my account is reinstated, I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like. The web address for my You Tube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/andrewroller

NOTE: The sun icon is my You Tube channel. You may see a channel called “Andrew Roller” whose icon is a brown circle, bearing a white “A”. That is the junky channel that You Tube’s bad employee imposed on me. It has no content.

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 26

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 26, version 2.0

Date Written: March 27, 2020.

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You Tube’s Bad Conduct

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ET 25

Editorial Thunder presents…

You Tube’s Bad Conduct

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by Andrew Roller

How You Tube stifles complaints.

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You Tube terminated my You Tube account. They did this abruptly. At no time had they told me that I violated their policies.

Simultaneously, You Tube replaced my “old” You Tube account with a new one. Unlike a new car, you don’t want a new You Tube account. It doesn’t have any of your subscriptions, notifications, Library information, Comments, or Playlists.

Below, I detail my sojourn since my “old” You Tube account was terminated. I do this in a letter to Avon.

If you’re a member of You Tube, what happened to me could happen to you. Here, I show what happened to me in a step-by-step fashion. You’ll also learn how You Tube stifles complaints.

I have changed my e-mail account names to avoid getting spam.

Dear Avon,

Earlier in the day, I sent You Tube various complaints. No human being at You Tube has responded to me.

Their mail program sent me a response. It claimed that I’d sent them “an appeal”.

“Please wait for the result of your current appeal,” that e-mail said.

I decided to send You Tube a letter of substance. ( A long letter. ) So, I wrote one.

Guess what? The You Tube app won’t accept a letter of substance. It only allows a complaint of 1,000 characters.

In my opinion, it is bad conduct by You Tube to limit a complaint about a terminated account to 1,000 characters.

Of course, I’m not easily deterred. I broke my letter of substance into five parts. I filled out You Tube’s complaint form five times, and submitted each part of my letter in turn.

The You Tube app was suspicious! It kept hitting me with the notification that I might be a robot. However, it let me send all five parts of my letter.

Probably, the You Tube app is as stupid as the people who work at You Tube.

I thought you might like to read my letter of substance. I still remember the trouble that You Tube gave you last year.

Here is my letter of substance:

Dear Google,

My You Tube account is cyclone@gmail.com. In the early morning of March 24 I got knocked off of You Tube. When I tried to get back on to You Tube, I was presented with two accounts.

The icon for cyclone@gmail.com had a line crossed through it, and was white. The second account was andrea@icloud.com. This is my Apple e-mail address. I provided it to You Tube when I signed up to You Tube last year. To my knowledge, andrea@icloud.com was not a You Tube account.

Since cyclone@gmail.com had a line through it, I clicked on the account andrea@icloud.com. This proved to be a new You Tube account. It did not have any of my subscriptions, notifications, Library information, Comments, or Playlists.

I soon discovered that all my Google services had been terminated ( except for the You Tube account andrea@icloud.com ).

When I went to Google.com with my Safari browser, I was told to create a new Google.com account. I could not do searches at Google.com.

I had no access to my Google gmail account. I was told by the gmail app to create a new gmail account.

My Apple e-mail still worked. An e-mail there told me, of cyclone@gmail.com, that “It looks like it was being used in a way that violated Google’s policies”.

I investigated this in the You Tube app. Information there said, of cyclone@gmail.com, that “We’ve detected unusual activity on this account.”

I have never shared my Google password, or any Google products, including You Tube, with anyone.

I received a new e-mail in my Apple e-mail account. This e-mail said, of my cyclone@gmail.com account, the following: “Account recovered successfully”.

( I received the same e-mail regarding my ( new ) You Tube account of andrea@icloud.com. )

I tried to get into my gmail account again. I was able to get into my gmail account as cyclone@gmail.com. There, I was told of cyclone@gmail.com, “Account recovered successfully.”

Prior to the time of this e-mail, there was another e-mail. This e-mail predates the “Account recovery” e-mail. I will quote the relevant portions of this prior e-mail ( from my gmail account ):

“ … due to repeated or severe violations of our Community Guidelines your YouTube account Andrew Roller has been suspended.”

I have never received any word from You Tube that I had violated You Tube’s Community Guidelines. The notion that I committed “repeated or severe violations” is nonsense. I have never uploaded a video to You Tube. I rarely comment on videos.

The e-mail continues: “ … we determined that activity in your account violated our Community Guidelines, which prohibit spam, scams or commercially deceptive content.”

I have no idea how someone would “spam” on You Tube. I have never engaged in spam, on any platform, or by using e-mail. I have nothing to spam about.

A scam is a crime. I have never engaged in scamming, and never would. If you think someone has scammed people, you should report that to the police.

Commercially deceptive content is probably also a crime. I do not have a business. I loathe any commercial deception. Right now, I’d say, with respect, that it is You Tube that is engaging in commercial deception, with regard to me. You sold me an account, cyclone@gmail.com, and now you are blocking me from using it. You are making false accusations against me.

Please restore my You Tube account of cyclone@gmail.com.

Thank you very much for your attention to my message.

Sincerely,

Andrew Roller

That ends my letter of substance.

The junky replacement channel that You Tube gave me still works.

Don’t worry, I’m not crying on your shoulder. I reported on the internet about my getting kicked out of You Tube.

Writing my letter of substance to You Tube, I visited what I’d written on the internet. I did this to inform myself about what to write to You Tube!

Guess which search engine took me to what I’d written on the internet? The Google search engine!

As has been said:

“The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.”

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 25

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 25, version 4.0

Date Written: March 24, 2020.

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I am Terminated

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ET 24

Editorial Thunder presents…

I am Terminated

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by Andrew Roller

You Tube came for me.

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You Tube, which is owned by Google, has terminated my You Tube account. I’ll share my story with you in the form of two e-mails I sent to “Avon”.

Subject: I am Terminated

Dear Avon,

I’m stunned. I was in the “Subscriptions” section of You Tube when Google terminated my “Google Account”.

I investigated this. I got an e-mail from Google saying that I had “violated Google’s policies”.

The e-mail says my “Google Account” is “disabled”. It then adds that my account will eventually be “deleted”.

I investigated further. On You Tube, Google ( the company ) told me, “We’ve detected unusual activity on this account.”

I’ve never shared my Google password or “Google Account” with anyone. Also, no one but me has ever used my You Tube account.

I, of course, went through all the things Google says to do to try to “restore” my “Google Account”. Nothing worked.

Since Google ( the company ) terminated my “Google Account”, everything associated with my “Google Account” was terminated.

My You Tube account was terminated. As a result:

1. My You Tube Playlists were deleted.

2. Comments I posted to You Tube were deleted.

3. My You Tube subscriptions, notifications, and “Library” information was deleted.

My Google e-mail account was deleted. Hence, I lost all my e-mails from my “former” Google e-mail account.

I barely used my Google e-mail account. I prefer my Apple e-mail account.

When I tried to use the Google browser, I was unable to. I have since gotten the Google browser to work.

I never did anything objectionable with the Google browser.

Entirely on their own, You Tube created a new account for me. You Tube used my Apple e-mail address to create this new You Tube account.

My belief is that my new You Tube account was created by whoever terminated my “former” Google account. ( Including my former You Tube account. ) I believe this because:

1. When I was knocked off of You Tube, I tried to get back on to You Tube. My “former” You Tube account had an icon with a diagonal line drawn through it. ( The universal symbol for “no”, as in “no smoking”. )

2. I was presented with a new You Tube account that I could use to sign in with. The new You Tube account showed my Apple e-mail address. Being a new account, it was devoid of anything I’d done with my “former” You Tube account.

I couldn’t find any way in my new You Tube account to “chat” with You Tube help, or to phone them.

About two weeks ago, I “chatted” with You Tube Help. I “chatted” with You Tube Help about posting Comments to You Tube. Sadly, I found You Tube Help to be ignorant. To cover up for their ignorance, You Tube Help told me multiple lies.

Today, I sent You Tube multiple messages in the You Tube app. I sent You Tube multiple messages about my Google account being “disabled”.

You Tube’s app says “[ We ] will contact you ONLY if we have additional information to share”. ( Emphasis added. )

( In other words, You Tube won’t be answering any of my complaints. )

No one at Google ever told me that I was violating any of their policies. Also, no one at You Tube ever told me that I was violating any of their policies.

In my experience, there is no such thing as “strikes” at You Tube. My entire “Google Account” was abruptly terminated.

Google has not given me any meaningful reason for why my “Google Account” was terminated.

You Tube has not given me any meaningful reason for why my You Tube account was terminated.

For a long time now, I’ve simply been building Playlists on You Tube. I haven’t been doing much else.

I have never uploaded any videos to You Tube.

Here is my second e-mail to “Avon”.

Subject: Guilty: You Tube

Dear Avon,

Google sent an e-mail to my Apple e-mail address. The e-mail is about my Google account “cyclone”. The e-mail says, “Account recovered successfully.”

My Google gmail account now works again.

In my Google gmail account, I found an e-mail. This e-mail is also from Google. It too tells me that my Google “Account recovered successfully”.

An earlier e-mail in my Google gmail account is from YouTube. This e-mail from YouTube was sent prior to the e-mail from Google telling me that my Google account has been recovered.

The e-mail from YouTube reads,

“We’d like to inform you that due to repeated or severe violations of our Community Guidelines your YouTube account Andrew Roller has been suspended.

“After review we determined that activity in your account violated our Community Guidelines, which prohibit spam, scams or commercially deceptive content. [ This sentence ends with a broken internet link. ]

“Please be aware that you are prohibited from accessing, possessing or creating any other YouTube accounts. For more information about account terminations and how our Community Guidelines are enforced, please visit our Help Center. [ The phrase “Help Center” is another broken internet link. ]

“If you would like to appeal the suspension, please submit this form.”

I submitted the form, and others, multiple times. YouTube sent me two separate e-mails in response.

The first e-mail reads:

“Hello,

“We have received your account appeal and will get back to you as soon as possible.

“Sincerely,

The YouTube Team”

The second e-mail reads:

“Hello,

“We have looked into your request and found that you have recently sent an appeal. Please wait for the result of your current appeal. If it has already been decided, please refer to that outcome. Note: You cannot appeal a second time.

“Sincerely,

The YouTube Team”

Google, which owns You Tube, is a multi-billion dollar company. Did you notice something about You Tube’s e-mails? They’re stingy with their spaces. That is, instead of putting two spaces after a period, and after a colon, You Tube only puts one space. I’ve heard of the importance of saving, but being stingy with spaces is ridiculous.

You Tube never told me that I was violating their Community Guidelines. The allegation ( above ) that I engaged in “repeated or severe violations” of their Community Guidelines is a lie.

You Tube accuses me of engaging in “spams, scams or commercially deceptive content”. This is another lie. I dislike spam as much as everyone else. Furthermore, I have nothing to spam about.

Scams are illegal. If You Tube thinks I engaged in a scam, they should have the government prosecute me.

Commercially deceptive content is, as I understand, also illegal. You Tube should have me prosecuted for that, if they think I did it.

Of course, I loathe scams and commercially deceptive content as much as anyone. Also, I have nothing to scam or be commercially deceptive about.

In my opinion, a single You Tube employee took umbrage at me, or my channel, on You Tube. I was building a huge You Tube channel with many Playlists, on a wide variety of topics. In essence, I had my own You Tube within You Tube.

I called my You Tube channel my “Bat Cave”. I did very little out on the main part of You Tube. Whenever I logged into You Tube, I did two things:

1. I added any of your new videos, plus those of Mari Kruchkova, to my Playlists. If I had time, I’d add videos from other channels, like Fantastic Gymnastic or Daniela Lapovok.

2. Then I went to my “Bat Cave”. I watched movies there, and videos, and listened to songs. It was great! I didn’t have to search on main You Tube for what I wanted. It was all in my “Bat Cave”. Anyone with my interests could go to my “Bat Cave” too.

Maybe that was the problem. You Tube didn’t want competition from me. In the last several days, my subscriber numbers had been surging. They jumped from 25 to 35. Compared to your numbers, that’s paltry. However, for me, it was a great success. Also, people probably visited my channel without subscribing.

For now, I’m still on You Tube. I have a crappy channel that has nothing.

I have resubscribed to your channels.

I’m still waiting to hear from You Tube about my “appeal”. Here are my expectations about this:

1. I won’t hear anything from You Tube.

2. Some ignoramus at You Tube will give me a stupid answer, unrelated to anything meaningful.

3. I’ll get more lies from You Tube about why they terminated me. ( The notion that my former account is “disabled” or “suspended” is a lie. Functionally, it is terminated. It is as dead as a corpse. )

4. You Tube will kick me off of You Tube entirely.

Based on my experience with Facebook, You Tube may kick me off of You Tube. When I got kicked off of Facebook, Facebook’s app asked me for more information. It was as if Facebook was going to help me restore my account. Facebook’s staff then used the information that I provided to further block me from ever getting on Facebook again. Since Facebook owns Instagram, I can’t sign up at Instagram.

These Big Tech Internet companies are arrogant. They do just as they please.

One can have this reaction to being kicked out of You Tube, or Facebook:

Be scared. Never do anything that violates the “conventional wisdom”. If everyone followed this policy, there would be no United States of America. The USA would still be a colony of Great Britain. There would be no Christian religion. Jesus would have stuck to carpentry.

Or, you can do what you think is right. If you get kicked out, so be it.

Of course, I tried to be discreet on You Tube. I tried to live by their policies, while still doing what I thought was right. Apparently, You Tube didn’t want me to be discreet. They wanted me to be a scared chicken. I am not going to be a scared chicken.

AND IN THE END …

“If you want a revolution, and you think you are capable of contributing, you should be actively pushing it forward.”

– Michael Abrash.

( The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution that Swept Virtual Reality, by Blake J. Harris, page 342. Amazon Kindle. )

Editor’s notes:

1. I reproduce things like e-mails exactly. Since “YouTube” sent me e-mails, I write “YouTube”. When I’m writing on my behalf, my preference is to write “You Tube”. ( Putting a space between “You” and “Tube”. Interestingly, when “YouTube” sends out legal documents, they are from “You Tube”. )

2. “Avon” is a pseudonym. Using it made this article easier to write.

3. My e-mails to “Avon” have been lightly edited in my ongoing quest for authorial clarity.

4. My terminated You Tube account was not “cyclone”. I chose this name because my actual You Tube account is an e-mail address. I am trying to avoid getting spam e-mails.

5. The You Tube channel “Fantastic Gymnastic” has been terminated by You Tube. I don’t know the owner of this channel, but I was very familiar with the channel’s content. There was absolutely nothing objectionable on “Fantastic Gymnastic”.

Interestingly, You Tube no longer states when it has terminated a channel. Here’s what happens now:

A. If you click on a “deleted” video, You Tube states that the video has been “removed for violating You Tube’s Community Guidelines”.

Or, You Tube will say that the channel that uploaded the video has been “terminated”.

However, You Tube does not say which video has been removed.

Also, You Tube does not say which channel has been terminated.

B. Let’s say you’re a subscriber to a channel. In “Subscriptions”, on You Tube, you click on that channel’s icon. One of two things will happen.

a. You will get a large blank space on the right side of your computer screen.

b. Or, You Tube will load the most recent videos for “All channels”.

Put bluntly, You Tube is now too chicken shit to say when it has deleted a channel.

Or, You Tube is trying to dupe its users. A user might think there is a temporary issue with a particular channel. Likely, some users will simply click on another channel.

My experience with You Tube is akin to my experience with America Online, a quarter century ago. One is supposed to simply consume these services. You Tube will take videos from you that, in the words of the Economist magazine, are “scrubbed clean for advertisers”. However, You Tube doesn’t really want your contribution as a human being.

You Tube wants your money. For your money, they’ll let you be an anonymous consumption machine on their service. Consume, consume, consume. Don’t contribute.

What You Tube really wants is just enough consumers on its service to keep their stock price high, and rising.

( The Economist quote, as I recall, was about Facebook. )

( You Tube is owned by Google. Google, the company, is now actually called “Alphabet”. )

I have been kicked out of Facebook. Since Facebook owns Instagram, I can’t sign up at Instagram. I have been kicked out of You Tube. You Tube may let me linger there, with a crappy channel that they imposed on me. Or You Tube may kick me out entirely. ( Of course, I still have to pay You Tube nearly $200.00 per year, as a “Premium” member, as long as I’m there. )

I have not had any trouble from WordPress. My advice is: support internet platforms, like WordPress, that allow free speech.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 24

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 24, version 5.0

Date Written: March 24, 2020.

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Saved by COVID-19!

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CS 4

Confessions of a Stud

Saved by COVID-19!

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by Andrew Roller

Why you need me ( girls ).

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Short, fat, and bald. That’s me. I don’t get to go on dates. In fact, when most females see me, they loathe my existence. That’s true even if they have no idea who I am.

You’ve probably been stuck at home lately. That’s not a new experience for me. A few years ago, I sometimes left my room. I went to the gym. I’d spend the whole night there. Sometimes, I exercised at the gym. Mostly, I watched the Disney channel. The Disney channel used to be loaded with beautiful girls. Then the Disney channel became politically correct. The girls I liked ceased to appear on the Disney channel. As a result, I stopped going to the gym. I stayed home, alone.

Recently, I got sick. My body temperature shot up. I had body aches. Labored breathing soon followed. I called my doctor. She determined that I had COVID-19. My doctor told me to stay away from her. She pointed out that if I came to the hospital, I might get everyone there sick. As I recall, she said,

“Andrew, we have handsome guys at the hospital. We don’t want you to show up here and make all the studs sick.”

So I stayed home, alone.

Being sick, I had plenty of time to think. I reflected on my life ( if feverishly ).

I reached a conclusion. Recovering from COVID-19, I decided to end my life. Being alive was no longer worth it.

I live on the third floor of a building. My room has a window. Opening my window, I hoped the fall from the third floor would kill me. Bravely, I jumped.

And flew through the air. No, not down, as you’re probably hoping. I flew up, up, and away!

I was quite amazed.

Momentarily, my flying faltered. I began to plummet toward the ground. I groped for something to grab onto, and spider-like webbing flew from my hand! The webbing caught onto the side of a building. The next thing I knew, I landed safe on the building’s side.

And remained there with ease.

I climbed to the building’s roof. In the distance, I saw trouble. Someone was robbing the Thirteenth National Bank of San Diego!

I flew to the scene of the crime. The bank robbers were getting away! As I tried to stop them, one of the thieves shot at me. He didn’t use a pistol. He fired a Tommy gun at my chest!

I think you can guess what happened.

Yes, I somehow got blamed by the police for the bank robbery. As a result, I now only go outside at night. I wear dark clothing. I’m super quick, so if you glimpse me, you might mistake me for a bat.

A big bat. I’m not short, fat, and bald anymore. If you do get a good look at me, you’ll probably mistake me for Arnold Schwarzenegger. ( Thank God my spell checker knows how to spell “Schwarzenegger”. )

I now look cool wearing just underpants. ( Plus boots and gloves. ) ( I still need to buy a cape. )

Yes, Andrew Roller is now COVID-19 Man. Girls, don’t let my name, COVID-19 Man, deter you from bearing my children. My ( new ) world-class brain assures me that I can’t give you the virus. I can only get you pregnant. ( With my super DNA! )

That’s right, girls. You don’t want ordinary DNA from a sports or rock star, do you? You want Andrew Roller’s COVID-19 Man DNA. Contact me for a date. Do it quick, because lots of other girls are going to be super smart like you. They’ll want to breed with me too.

I’ll do my best to handle ( ahem! ) every request. However, being super popular now, as a super guy, my incredible powers may sometimes flag. Don’t get stuck dating someone like the Patriots’ Tom Brady. I read that Brady is now with the Buccaneers. That’s what happens when a guy isn’t sure what he wants to do with his life.

I am proud to be America’s greatest hero, COVID-19 Man. Pretty soon, my ( new ) world-class brain will make me wealthy, like most superheroes are. Then, when it’s time to turn in for the night, we won’t have to go to your place, instead of my room.

The police are still after me. Please don’t reveal my secret identity. ( Except to other fabulously beautiful, super smart girls like yourself. )

Have you ever been bitten by a spider? Did it turn you into Spider-Man? I ask this to warn you away from acquiring COVID-19. No one but me, whose gotten COVID-19, has become endowed with super powers. I got a lucky break. Other sufferers from COVID-19 probably won’t be lucky like me.

Probably, you’ll soon see a drop in America’s crime rate. That’s because, when I’m not busy siring ( super ) offspring, COVID-19 Man will be protecting our land. I can assure you, if there’s a Nazi invasion, or if a green goblin should go zooming around, I will intervene!

America ( and girls ), COVID-19 Man is now on the job!

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  CS, Confessions of a Stud, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.  

This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 4

Arcana:  This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 4, version 3.0

Date Written: March 20, 2020.

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Facebook is Spying on You!

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ET 23

Editorial Thunder presents…

Facebook is Spying on You!

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by Andrew Roller

Mark Yuckerberg profits by snooping on you.

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Last September, I joined Mark Yuckerberg’s Facebook. A week and a half later, I got kicked out of Facebook. Okay, Yuckerberg doesn’t want me on his site. Fair enough. So long, Fuckerberg. ( I mean, Yuckerberg! ) I stay off your site, and you stay out of my life. That’s just how things are sometimes, right?

Wrong. Today, I found out that Mark Yuckerberg is spying on me. That’s not just my problem. It’s yours, too. Why? If you’re an ordinary internet user, Mark Yuckerberg is spying on you too.

I got an e-mail today. It’s from the web browser company Firefox. The e-mail says,

“Get the ‘F’ Out

“Keep Facebook off your trail

“You see them everywhere: those little ‘F’ buttons from Facebook. Sure, they let you share things quickly to your profile.

“But they also let Facebook follow and collect information about you without your consent – even if you don’t have an FB account.

“So we built the Facebook Container extension. It keeps FB out of your business when you’re not in their app. Not on FB these days? It works with Instagram, FB Messenger and Workplace, too.

“Get Facebook Container” [ This line is written on a clickable button. ]

In sum, if you use the web browser Firefox, you can now add the Facebook Container to your Firefox browser.

The address of the Firefox company is listed in the e-mail as:

mozilla

331 E. Evelyn Ave.

Mountain View, California, USA 94041

You might figure, “Oh well, Yuckerberg knows my business. So what?” If Yuckerberg knows your business, so does the United States government.

How? There is a department of the United States government called the National Security Agency ( NSA ). Each year, the NSA pays billions of dollars to Big Tech companies like Facebook and Google. The NSA pays this money to buy customer ( or user ) information from Facebook and Google. If you’re on Facebook, or use Google, those companies are selling what they know about you to the U.S. government. As Firefox informs us, Facebook is also snooping on internet users ( and, hence, selling that information as well ).

Is this fair? I have nothing to do with Facebook. Yet Facebook is following me around the internet, and snooping on me. It is then selling this information to the United States government. Doubtless, the U.S. federal government shares this information with state and local entities.

Perhaps you live in a foreign country. That doesn’t mean you’ve escaped the consequences of Facebook’s snooping. The United States government shares information with other countries. Probably, what Facebook sells about you to the U.S. government is then shared with the government of your country.

How much do you know about Mark Yuckerberg? I know that he likes wearing hoodies, and that he’s married. That’s all I know about him. Why should someone who kicked me out of his web site months ago be able to follow me everywhere on the internet, while I know almost nothing about him?

Do you know where Mark Yuckerberg goes on the internet?

ROLLER’S STYLEBOOK

Having weighed in, formerly, on the all-important word “jerkoff”, I’ll now add my two turds ( cents! ) on the following unsettled terms:

e-mail versus email: I prefer e-mail. I feel e-mail is easier to read.

Techies prefer email, since that’s their favored form of communication.

internet versus Internet: I prefer internet. The custom in print journalism is to eschew capitalization. Internet, in the middle of a sentence, might trick one’s eye into thinking a new sentence has begun.

Techies prefer Internet, since they deem it important to differentiate between the global Internet, and one of more limited scope.

My maxim in such matters is: what makes my article easiest for you to read? ( Other than my not writing the article at all. )

AND IN THE END …

“Dossie’s daughter … at the time of this story was about six [ years old ].

‘I found my daughter in her bath after she had obviously just finished masturbating. Beaming up at me from her heap of bubbles, she asked, “Mom, when you’re in the tub, do you ever put your fingers in your vagina and daydream?” When I agreed that yes, I certainly did, she explained, “I’m daydreaming that I’ve been kidnapped by sexists.”

– the new Bottoming Book, by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy, Loc 140. Greenery Press, 2001. Distributed by SCB Distributors, Gardena, California, USA. ( Amazon Kindle. )

[ Hi, Mark Yuckerberg! Happy reading! ]

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.  

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 23

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 23, version 2.0

Date Written: March 11, 2020.

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Kelly Kutie Channel Killed!

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Editorial Thunder presents…

Kelly Kutie Channel Killed!

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by Andrew Roller

Google destroys more information.

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Google, which owns You Tube, once sought to possess all the world’s information. My understanding was that Google wanted to possess this information so they could share it with the world.

I guess the nerds who founded Google had never heard of copyright law. More likely, they chose to ignore it. ( They flouted COPPA for over two decades, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. ) Copyright owners who wished to soon brought Google to heel.

Yet many creators want Google, and You Tube, to carry their work. One of these was Kelly Beltran. A teenager, she lives in the country of Columbia. The name of her You Tube channel was “Kelly Kutie”.

Today, I discovered that You Tube has destroyed more information. I visited a You Tube Playlist I’d made. It once held all of Kelly’s videos that were extant on You Tube. From the time that I created this Playlist, one or two of Kelly’s videos had been deleted. The reason given by You Tube was, “This video has been removed by the user” ( No period. )

Sound familiar? That’s the same excuse You Tube gives whenever it destroys videos at the channel “My_ Home”. I’ve seen You Tube use this tactic when they’ve forced other creators to remove videos.

All Kelly’s videos have been destroyed by You Tube. The Playlist I’d made now holds nothing but icons bearing the all too familiar name, “[Deleted video]”.

Worse, my Playlist of Kelly videos had films of her from four channels. The other channels were “Teen Fashion Club”, “THE TTL MODELS”, and “MICRO BIKINI MODELS”.

The news gets more reprehensible. Kelly’s channel, “Kelly Kutie,” has been obliterated by You Tube. Her channel no longer exists. I am a subscriber to “Kelly Kutie”. When I try to visit her channel, in the “Subscriptions” section of You Tube, I get this lie: “Sorry – there’s a temporary issue loading your subscriptions. Please revisit this page shortly to try again.”

You Tube has a nasty surprise here. There is no way to exit this page. I can tap from “Subscriptions” to, say, “Home” on You Tube. However, when I tap “Subscriptions” again, I get the “Sorry – there’s a temporary issue” page. The only way I can get rid of this page is to quit the You Tube app, and then relaunch it.

You probably figure the news can’t get worse. “Kelly Kutie” isn’t the only channel that’s been obliterated by You Tube, in relation to this event. You Tube has also obliterated the channels “Teen Fashion Club”, “THE TTL MODELS”, and “MICRO BIKINI MODELS”.

I am a subscriber to “Teen Fashion Club” and “THE TTL MODELS”. When I tried visiting them, in my “Subscriptions” section of You Tube, I got the “Sorry – there’s a temporary issue” dead end page.

I guess I never subscribed to the channel, “MICRO BIKINI MODELS”. It isn’t in my “Subscriptions” section of You Tube. I did a Search on You Tube for “MICRO BIKINI MODELS”. No luck. The channel is gone.

I also did a Search on You Tube for the channels “Kelly Kutie”, “Teen Fashion Club”, and “THE TTL MODELS.” Those channels are gone as well.

At my Kelly Playlist, I can tap on the “[Deleted video]” icons. Some take me to a page reading, “This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated.” ( Whoa! You Tube ended their sentence with a period! At least one of their nerds is literate. )

Other “[Deleted video]” icons at my Kelly Playlist take me to a page reading, “This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.”

Of course, You Tube never says which video they deleted. Nor do they say which channel they terminated.

As best I can tell, the messages reading, “This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines” lie by omission. Videos weren’t simply removed. All four channels in my Kelly Playlist were destroyed by You Tube.

Can it get worse? Maybe. Using You Tube Search, I found a video titled, “Very Hot Micro Bikini Girl”. It was posted two weeks ago by the channel, “Hot & Sexy”. This video has 9,405 views. It has 192 thumbs up, and 5 thumbs down. Twenty people have commented on this video. I tapped on this video’s icon, to watch it. I was taken to the place where I should have been able to see the video. In the box where the video should have begun to play, I got this message:

“This video is unavailable on this device”.

Huh? I’ve watched thousands of videos on You Tube. I have never encountered this message before. It makes me wonder if You Tube is censoring my ability to watch videos.

Could it get even worse? Yep. Big Tech, like Google and You Tube, already controls much of what people watch on the Internet. Recently, I heard something on the Fox News Channel. It was this: companies like Google are interested in “community involvement” in our offline world. In other words, having kicked people’s asses on the Internet, Google now wants to impose its “standards” on our offline lives.

Using Google, I searched on the Internet for Kelly Kutie. The top hit was my own fucking Playlist. ( Of Kelly’s now deleted videos. )

Then I got smarter. ( If you can remember the 1960’s, you’re not really here, in the 2020’s.) I searched on Google for kellykutie.com. I found her! Kelly’s web site still exists, even though her You Tube channel has been destroyed.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.  

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 22

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 22, version 4.0

Date Written: February 29, 2020.

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This has been a presentation of A R S E news.

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Dumb and You Tube

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Editorial Thunder presents…

Dumb and You Tube

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by Andrew Roller

You can still paste comments into You Tube.

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On a girl’s channel on You Tube, I was unable to leave a comment.

Okay, she’s 12-years-old, I told myself. Maybe You Tube doesn’t want people leaving comments on her You Tube channel. No one else had left a comment.

Today, I checked back at this channel. Lots of people had left comments. I tried leaving a comment again. No luck.

Next, I tried the You Tube channel of an older girl. As I understand it, she’s “an adult”. Other people had left comments at this girl’s channel. I, however, was unable to.

I next tried leaving a comment at the You Tube channel for Fox News. If ever there was a place for an odious old(er) white male to comment, Fox was surely it.

Guess what? I couldn’t leave a comment on the Fox News channel. I soon realized that I couldn’t leave a comment on any channel on You Tube.

I’ve learned to stay away from the “Support” staff at Internet social network sites. As an odious old(er) white male, I may as well hand those folks a gun, and invite them to shoot me.

However, I was angry. You Tube’s “Support” staff had screwed me in the past, without ever telling me that I’d done anything “wrong”. Why were they screwing me now?

I tapped “Help and feedback” on You Tube. In my experience, “Help and feedback” isn’t easy to find. I first tapped my sun icon, at You Tube, which is my channel’s icon. An informational box appeared. It took me awhile to realize that I was able to scroll down inside this box. When I did, I found “Help and feedback”. Tapping that connected me to You Tube Support.

You might have noticed the headline for this article. It’s a riff on the movie title, “Dumb and Dumber”. I “chatted” with You Tube Support. I’ll give You Tube credit for one thing: I didn’t have to wait to obtain a You Tube Support person to chat with. I was connected to someone right away.

Unfortunately, I didn’t screen shot my chat session with this person. A chat session runs for some time, and the comments sprawl down an endless length of virtual paper. Since I didn’t make screen shots of my chat, I can’t tell you the name of the You Tube Support person that I chatted with. Nor can I quote, verbatim, what he told me.

This person turned out to be a moron. I told him that I was a You Tube Premium member. This is the highest level of membership that You Tube offers. I told this moron that I was unable to leave a comment anywhere on You Tube.

His answer? “This is out of my scope [ of responsibility ].” I pressed the moron on this point. Who the hell was he being paid to help, if not me?

The moron said his job was only to help “creators”. That is, people who post videos to You Tube, and then get their asses kicked by You Tube for what they posted. ( As a result, I’ve never become a “creator” on You Tube. )

The moron said he had one other area of responsibility. It was helping people who purchase paid content on You Tube, such as a movie, or who sign up for You Tube T.V. ( A sort of Internet cable television service, with a bill to match. )

The moron told me to contact You Tube’s Technical Support department. I thanked him ( not mentioning that he was a moron ), and our conversation ended.

As soon as I left the “chat” area of You Tube, our conversation was erased. Realizing the moron’s comments might be useful for this article, I returned to the “Support” area, but my “chat” was utterly gone.

In a few minutes, I resolved to try chatting with a You Tube support person again. I got another moron. As I am unable to give the first Support person’s name, I’ll spare the second Support person publicity. I’ll call him Stupid.

I told Stupid about my problem. I’ll quote his answer:

“And this issue is already out of my scope since this is no longer a part of your subscription.”

Stupid’s answer is totally wrong, as I’ll explain below.

I continued to chat with Stupid. Here’s what he said next:

“I do understand your concern that you can’t leave any comments on the videos that you are watching in YouTube, but leaving comments on videos is not a part of your YouTube Premium services.”

Stupid was soon resorting to obfuscation, about leaving comments:

“And this would really depend on the owner of the channel on what are their requirements before someone can post a comments [ sic ] on their videos.”

Some of the comments that I’ve posted to You Tube could be regarded as incendiary. I have yet to be blocked from commenting by any You Tube channel owner.

Stupid continued his obfuscation:

“Others sometimes require a viewer to be subscribed to their channel first before they can leave a comment.”

This is bullshit. I have yet to encounter this problem.

Stupid also made this claim:

“We [ You Tube ] do not have the option to block a viewer in leaving a comment on videos in YouTube.”

This is also bullshit. Stupid may not be able to block a customer, but people higher than himself, at You Tube, can. I learned this when I first joined YouTube. I contacted customer support with what I regarded as useful advice. As a result, I was blocked by You Tube from posting to a particular channel for a number of days. Naturally, You Tube has never notified me about why this block occurred. Lesson: Big Tech won’t just kick your ass, they’ll sometimes do it in a sneaky way.

My conversation with Stupid ended. Having spoken with two Support people at You Tube, I was no better off.

Allow me to tell you about my problem in specific detail. Having watched a video on a You Tube channel, I now attempt to comment on it. I do the following:

1. I tap “Add a public comment”.

2. A comment box appears, for me to type in.

3. A tall blue bar is in this box. It is where I’m to begin typing.

4. Suddenly, the tall blue bar becomes short. This is the problem.

5. I paste in a comment, from my iPad’s clipboard. This is how I’ve always commented on You Tube, since becoming a member about eight months ago.

6. ( I have pasted in my comment. ) However, my typed letters appear odd. I can scroll up and down inside the comment box, but the box behaves strangely. It is as if my comment is just lolling loosely around in the box.

7. Crucially, there is no blue You Tube “Send comment” arrow. Without this arrow, I have nothing to tap, to send my comment.

Considering this problem, an idea occurred to me. It was, “never mind pasting a comment into You Tube. See if you can type directly into the box, and post that.” This worked.

However, I shy away from leaving short comments on You Tube. Telling someone she’s beautiful, when she already knows that, is a waste, in my opinion. This is especially so since every guy commenting on You Tube does exactly that. Every comment a girl on You Tube gets can be boiled down to, “You’re beautiful.” Or, to quote the comedian Chris Rock, every guy is basically asking the girl, “Want some dick?”

I try to leave a comment that provides useful information. I hasten to add, however, that you’ll want to tell the girl she’s beautiful. For some reason, based on my observations, females love to be told that they are beautiful. In fact, every female wants to hear that every day. ( You gotta remember, this is the half of humanity that thinks flowers are important. )

Here is how I solved my problem, of being unable to leave comments on You Tube:

Before I can paste anything into the comment box, I first have to type in it.

1. I type: “Comment to follow:” This causes the blue “Send comment” arrow to appear. In fact, I could type anything. “Comment to follow:” seems the most useful thing for me to type.

2. I paste in my comment. The blue “Send comment” arrow is still present.

3. I tap the blue “Send comment” arrow. My comment is posted to the video.

If you merely want to type in the comment box, you can do that. As soon as you physically type in the comment box, the blue “Send comment” arrow appears.

In summary, you can no longer just paste a comment into You Tube. First, type in the comment box. Then paste in your lengthy oration that asks, “Want some dick?”

If you’re on You Tube, you might have noticed that the app now crashes a lot. I don’t mean something occasionally goes wrong. I like listening to songs on You Tube. Short songs. Before a single song ends, the You Tube app has crashed. This happens repeatedly.

At other times, I can use You Tube for about two hours before it crashes.

Given that You Tube is staffed by censorious morons, I didn’t contact their Support department about the app crashing. However, after about two weeks of crashes, the app itself asked me to join a program that allows me to send You Tube “anonymous crash reports”. I joined this program. The You Tube app continues to crash.

You Tube has imposed a new censorship regime. If you’ve read other posts in my ARSE ( Andrew Roller Stories and Essays ), you’ve read about the channel My_ Home.

My_ Home is owned by a girl who’s about 12-years-old. She lives on the other side of the globe from America, and speaks a Cyrillic language. Young girls get to do all sorts of things on You Tube: accept comments, host live chat sessions, and wear bottom baring thongs.

Not the owner of My_ Home. I’ve witnessed her being beaten up by You Tube’s staff on more than one occasion. “Beaten up” is the best way to describe it. First, she was denied the ability to accept comments. Probably, she didn’t understand why. ( New You Tube censorship rules, which continue to change. )

Unable to get comments, or for whatever reason, this girl hosted a live chat session. She simply spoke into her computer, in her language. She very much resembled a politician, giving a speech. In the midst of this, You Tube shut off her live chat session. Then You Tube deleted all of her videos. The poor girl had only posted three videos.

More recently, My_ Home’s owner posted a new video. No one was allowed to comment on it.

Now, that video has been deleted. The notice given is, “[ Deleted video ] … This video has been removed by the user” ( No period. )

You Tube’s notice is probably a lie. When You Tube destroyed My_ Home’s other videos, they gave the same lie.

I’m subscribed to My_ Home. Formerly, when I tried to access My_ Home, I would be taken to a page on You Tube. It would tell me the following lie:

“This channel has no videos.”

At the top of this page, there was an icon of the channel My_ Home. I would tap on this icon. That would take me to the channel My_ Home, where I could view its videos.

That doesn’t happen anymore.

Now, when I try to access My_ Home, I am taken to a page which says:

“Sorry – there’s a temporary issue loading your subscriptions. Please revisit this page shortly to try again.”

The above is a lie. I’ve been getting this lie, on this page, for at least a month. Also, on this page, there is no icon for the channel My_ Home.

How does one access My_ Home now? On You Tube, look for the search icon. It is a magnifying glass. In the search field, type: My_ Home. This will take you to the channel My_ Home. Unsurprisingly, having been beaten up a number of times by You Tube’s censorious morons, this channel’s young owner hasn’t posted any new videos. Her channel merely has a short playlist of videos by other people.

In the past, I made a playlist of My_ Home’s videos. My playlist is titled, “My_ Home”. It is available at my You Tube channel, “Andrew Roller”. My playlist had only one video, as that is all the extant videos that the My_ Home channel had.

That video has now been deleted, as stated above.

As a result, I converted my My_ Home video playlist into a tribute playlist. The tribute playlist holds You Tube videos, by other channels. These are music videos. They form what I have the audacity to call a “Rock Opera”.

( If you’re wondering, the owners of the videos get the credit, and the money, when people watch their videos in my playlist. I do not profit in any way from their videos. Unless, that is, someone wants some dick. )

A cursory look at my Rock Opera may reveal little. However, it contains the universal themes of death, remorse, resurrection, love, vengeance, more vengeance, death ( again ), and the afterlife.

The playlist can be viewed as having the following chapters:

1. Prelude.

2. Deleted.

3. Overture.

4. In Memoriam.

5. The End.

6. Sheol.

7. SOS.

8. Resurrection.

9. Aphrodite.

10. Echoes of Lament.

11. New Awakening.

12. Love and Resilience.

13. Lament and Celebration.

14. The Call.

15. Vision of Utopia.

16. Venus and Mars.

17. Avenger.

18. Victim and Avenger.

19. Thunder.

20. Lightning Strikes.

21. Aftermath.

22. Requiem.

23. Omega Meets Alpha.

I can hear it now: “That sounds nice, dude. Maybe I’ll check it out someday.” Please remember: this Rock Opera has been created with what, in the art world, is called “found materials”. Videos get posted to You Tube, and they get deleted. Every video in this playlist was posted by a You Tube customer. If a person fails to pay his You Tube bill next month, his video will be deleted from my Rock Opera.

Worse, You Tube never tells which video was deleted, anywhere on You Tube. The viewer simply gets this message: “[ Deleted video ]”.

Hence, if you have any interest in my Rock Opera, I encourage you to enjoy it today. It won’t exist, as it does now, in the future.

And in the End…

“There’s an implicit understanding that we had no part in making the rules, and that many of them are meant not to protect us but to keep us in line. Our intrinsic desire for freedom and autonomy rankles at this sort of … coercion, and we instinctively recognize that the goal of “the law” is often not just order but conformity, even oppression. The suspicion is that there is ‘rot at the top’ and that corruption is the rule, not the exception.”

– David Corbett, “No More Mr. Nice Guys”, Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market 2020, Loc 228.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.  

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 21

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 21, version 2.0

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This has been a presentation of A R S E news.

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Michael Bloomberg: Liar and Thief

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Editorial Thunder presents…

Michael Bloomberg:  Liar and Thief

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by Andrew Roller

How Bloomberg funds his presidential run.

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I’m unemployed.  I could use a job.  According to Tucker Carlson, if I signed up to work for the Michael Bloomberg campaign, even as a volunteer, I would receive the following on my first day with them:

1.  An Apple MacBook Pro.

2.  An Apple iPhone 11.

I would receive these items for free, to keep as my own.

( Source:  Tucker Carlson, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox News Channel. )

I only have an iPhone 6, and an iPad.  I would love to have a MacBook Pro, and an iPhone 11.

However, I’m not going to sign up with the Bloomberg campaign to get these goodies.  Instead, I’m going to tell you why I consider Michael Bloomberg to be a liar and a thief.

Micheal Bloomberg is worth 60.1 billion U.S. dollars.  ( Source:  Google, February 6, 2020.  Search term:  net worth of michael bloomberg. )

Micheal Bloomberg is running to become the next president of the United States of America.  He’s not running as a Republican, the party traditionally associated with the rich.  Bloomberg is running as a Democrat.  That’s the party of the little guy.

Once, I subscribed to Bloomberg’s magazine.  It’s called, “Bloomberg Businessweek”.  ( If you’re old(er), like me, you’ll recall this as the erstwhile magazine, “Businessweek”. )

My subscription to Bloomberg Businessweek expired in December 2019.  I did not renew it.  I was not enrolled in any “continuous service guarantee” program.  Bloomberg Businessweek ceased to arrive in my mailbox.  It did so as soon as my subscription expired.

In January of 2020, I got a letter from Bloomberg Businessweek.  I did not view it as a bill.  I viewed it as an invitation to reinstate my subscription, if I wished to.  I was, however, no longer a subscriber to Bloomberg Businessweek.  The magazine was no longer arriving.  Hence, I threw the letter away.

Today, on February 6, I got this from Bloomberg Businessweek:

“[ NOTICE OF OVERDUE ACCOUNT ]

“Dear Andrew Roller,

“We extended you the privilege of paying later for your subscription.  By accepting this option, we anticipated that you would remit a payment when billed.  The balance outstanding is now due.

“We have sent you numerous bills.  We now request that you send us your payment immediately.

“ > Pay the $65.00 amount due now <

You can make your payment online at

businessweekmag.com/pay –

pay by credit card, or mail your check for 

$65.00 in the reply envelope provided.

“Upon receipt of payment, your subscription will be reinstated, and you won’t miss another issue.  Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter.  Send your payment of $65.00 today.

“Sincerely, 

[ Signed ]  Courtney Martens

C. Martens

Account Services”

Guess what my response was, when I got the above in the mail?  I said to myself, “This is a load of garbage.”  I threw the “bill” ( above ) away.

You can imagine what popped into my mind next:  “Wait a minute.  This is Micheal Bloomberg.  This fucker is running for president.”  Worse, he’s not doing so in a fair way, with ideas, speeches, and handshakes.  Mostly, Bloomberg is blowing billions of dollars.  He’s doing it to massively outspend his rivals in the Democratic primaries.

I yanked Bloomberg’s “bill” out of the trash.  Let’s unpack its lies:

1.  There is only one way a person can find himself obligated to pay for the renewal of an expired subscription.  It’s if, in the past, he signed up for a “continuous service guarantee”.  A “continuous service guarantee” is mainly a scam invented by the magazine publishing industry.  It may not, in fact, create a legal obligation.

With regard to Bloomberg’s “bill”:  Do you see the words “continuous service guarantee” anywhere?  I don’t.  Nothing about any “continuous service guarantee” is written on the back of Bloomberg’s “bill” either.  

2.  Bloomberg as much as acknowledges that he’s trying to pull a fast one.  He writes:  “We extended you the privilege of paying later.”  Huh?  What does that mean?  My subscription expired.  I did not renew it.  End of story.

3.  Bloomberg speaks of extending a ( nonexistent ) “privilege”.  He then tells me, “By accepting this option, we anticipated that you …”  Huh?  I know something about contract law.  Bloomberg cites a nonexistent offer ( in contract law language ), then claims that my inaction constituted an acceptance ( in contract law language ).  Under this logic, not voting for Bloomberg for president would mean that I somehow did vote for him.

Examine Bloomberg’s “bill” closely on this point.  I didn’t mistype anything.  Does Bloomberg’s language of offer and acceptance look tricky to you?  It does to me.  Bloomberg never clearly states that he made an offer, and that I accepted it.  He writes, “By accepting [ Huh?  Who accepted? ] WE anticipated …”  

You, Bloomberg, accepted AND anticipated?  That barely makes sense.  ( Italics added, as the capitalized “we”. )

Note that Bloomberg doesn’t say I accepted his “offer”, which might legally bind me.  He implies that I accepted his “option”.  The word “option” carries no legal obligation in this context.

In fact, under contract law, Bloomberg’s “bill” is advertising literature.  Let’s say I now sent him money.  My money would be, in contract law, the “offer”.  Bloomberg, under contract law, would be at liberty to accept, or decline, my offer.  

( Were Bloomberg’s “bill” an “offer”, under contract law, everyone on earth might accept it.  If Bloomberg couldn’t fill all the orders, he’d be in breach of contract. )

4.  Bloomberg writes:  “The balance outstanding is now due.”  By your logic, Bloomberg, I guess my vote for you is now due as well.  Can I stick my vote up your ass?  I’d pay $65.00 to do it!

5.  Bloomberg writes:  “We have sent you numerous bills.”  As I stated above, I had received an invitation to reinstate my subscription, if I wished to.  I didn’t.  Since I bought an iPad, and joined You Tube, I’m letting all my magazine subscriptions expire.  A year ago, I was subscribed to nearly 50 magazines.  I’m letting them all expire, since I have no time to read them.

6.  Bloomberg writes:  “Upon receipt of payment, your subscription will be reinstated, and you won’t miss another issue.”  What does Bloomberg fail to mention?  He omits saying that I’d be paying him for past issues that he never sent me.  What moron would sign up for that? 

7.  Bloomberg writes:  “Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter.”  Why is the expiration of my subscription an urgent matter?  Why is it “urgent” for a man worth $60.1 billion dollars to have my $65.00?

Of Donald Trump, Mitt Romney once said, “He’s a phony and a fraud.”  Polish your rhetoric, Romney, and use it purposefully ( for once ).  The “phony and fraud” is Democrat Michael Bloomberg.  Are you willing to tell us that?  Or do you only denounce members of your own ( Republican ) party?

A side note:  You might wonder what I thought of the magazine, “Bloomberg Businessweek”.  Once, I subscribed to the pre-Bloomberg “Businessweek” magazine.  As I recall, it was one of many sister magazines published by TIME magazine.  

“Businessweek” was crap.  I haven’t opened “Bloomberg Businessweek” for at least a year, but it was better than “Businessweek”.  It had some very good articles.  These included long articles, with excellent photos, about culture.  The cultures I read about were ones in the United States, Finland, and India.  These articles covered business themes, or societal ones, like a guaranteed minimum standard of living. 

However, “Bloomberg Businessweek” could also be described as a jumbled mess.  I never knew where I was in the magazine.  I suppose there was some order to it, if one wished to figure it out.  I didn’t have the time.  

A better magazine is “The Economist”.  It covers themes similar to “Bloomberg Businessweek.”  The Economist is well organized.  However, the Economist’s “Lexington” column, which I once loved, is now junk.  “Lexington” called former F.B.I. Director James Comey “heroic”.  I’ve wasted little of my life reading “Lexington” since then.  Compared to the Economist magazine of the 1990’s, today’s Economist can be gratingly liberal.

AND IN THE END…

“Donald J. Trump is our commander in chief.

Shit Romney is our traitor in chief.”

– from the book, “The Rise and Rise of Donald J. Trump”, by William L. Shirer.

Of the book, Bookfist magazine writes:

“Shit Romney has gone down in history, with the emphasis on down.”

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  ET, Editorial Thunder, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.  

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 20

Arcana:  This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 20, version 3.0

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Yale is Free!

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Apple Info presents…

Yale is Free!

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by Andrew Roller

Enjoy courses at iTunes U.

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Even Apple doesn’t know you have it. I’m speaking of iTunes U. It is an Apple app on your iPhone. It’s totally free.

When I bought my iPhone, I knew nothing about it. That included the app, iTunes U. Being stupid, I spent a month or two calling Apple almost every day. Often, Apple was able to help me. However, iTunes U proved to be a stumper for them.

Here’s what happened, whenever I called Apple about iTunes U:

1. Someone at Apple would speak with me.

2. He, or she, would transfer me to another person, who was elsewhere at Apple.

3. That person would transfer me to yet another person, who was elsewhere at Apple. This third person would be in Apple’s “education” department.

The third time that I went through this process, I was mistaken for someone I wasn’t. The tech support person in Apple’s education department thought that I was a professor. Specifically, he mistook me for a professor who had a course on iTunes U.

I explained that I was not a professor. I did not have a course on iTunes U.

“Oh!” I was told, by the person at Apple. “We’re not allowed to speak to you. We only answer questions, in our education department, for professors who have a course on iTunes U.”

ATTEND iTUNES U

I have figured out how to use iTunes U. I use iTunes U on my iPad. Let’s check out its offerings:

1. Go to your iPad’s “Home screen”. Look for an orange icon. Printed on this icon, in white, is an image of the hat I wear every day. It’s a graduation cap. ( Yes, people who see me in my graduation cap ask where I graduated from. I tell them: “PU”. I explain that PU stands for Pedophile University. Oddly, few people ask me anything after that. )

2. Tap on the iTunes U icon. iTunes U will open to “Featured”. Look at the bottom of your iPad’s screen. You’ll see a horizontal white bar. “Featured” is in the middle of the bar. To the left is “My Courses”. To the right is “Top Charts”. What do these options mean?

Featured: This is a splash page meant to lure you into learning at iTunes U.

Top Charts: Many courses are listed here, in a matter-of-fact way. Look to the bottom of your iPad’s screen. You’ll see: “See All >”

If you tap “See All >”, you’ll see all the courses that iTunes U currently has. ( Courses may come and go over time. )

My Courses: If this is your first visit to iTunes U, you won’t have any courses here.

Note: Once you do have courses in My Courses, you can move them around on that screen. Touch the icon for the course that you want to move. Slide it anyplace on the screen. I mention this since, being a graduate of PU, it took me awhile to learn it.

Let’s find an iTunes U course to put in My Courses:

1. In iTunes U, tap on Top Charts. Scroll down to the course, “The Modern World: Global History since 1760. University of Virginia. Modern History.”

2. Tap on “The Modern World”. Whoa! A large box appears, in the center of your screen. It is titled, “The Modern World”.

3. Look for a blue button in the upper part of your screen. Written on this button is: “SUBSCRIBE”.

4. Tap “SUBSCRIBE”.

5. The blue button changes to green. What is written on the button now? “GET COURSE”.

6. Tap “GET COURSE”.

7. Wow! Tapping the button sends you to the screen labelled, My Courses. What do you see there? An icon for the course, “The Modern World”. ( You have copied “The Modern World” from Top Charts to My Courses. )

Note: On the top right corner of the “Modern World” icon is a red dot. The number “14” is written in the red dot. I have yet to figure out what that number means.

Continuing:

8. In My Courses, tap on “The Modern World”.

9. You are taken to a new screen. It is titled: “Modern World: The Modern World: Global History since 1760.” To the left of this screen, written in blue, is “Library”. Tap there if you want to go back to the My Courses screen.

To the right is written, in blue, the word, “Edit”. By it are three icons. Ignore this bullshit. None of it has anything to do with enjoying courses on iTunes U.

10. Look to the bottom of your screen. Four icons are here. Only two are important, but they’re crucial. Let’s go through all four icons, from left to right.

Info: Tap this to see what course you’re enjoying.

Posts: Irrelevant.

Notes: Irrelevant.

Materials: Super important. When you tap Materials, you’ll be taken to the videos for this course. As you’re probably not a graduate of PU, you likely haven’t been scouring the Internet for porn.

Scouring the Internet for porn can give you a virus. If you tap Materials, and it doesn’t work, you have a virus. Here’s the good news: you probably won’t have to do much to get rid of this virus. When Apple updates your System file ( Settings > General > Software Update ) the virus will be killed.

Continuing:

11. Tap Materials. Wow! You’ll see a number of different icons here. They’ll be in a vertical line. Ignore everything here except the videos. The videos are all you’ll want. An exception to this might be if you’re enjoying a course in a subject like computer programming.

12. With regard to “The Modern World”, look for the first video in the vertical line. It is titled: “14.7 The Global and the Local”. Tap the video’s icon.

13. The video begins to play. You’ll now hear a lecture.

Note: If you haven’t downloaded this course, you’ll be streaming this video. If your Wi-Fi goes down, the video will stop streaming.

To download this video, look to the right of your screen. You’ll see a thundercloud. Tap on the thundercloud for “14.7 The Global and the Local.”

Note: Some courses are audio only.

Note: Sometimes, a video’s picture won’t be displayed. You’ll only be able to hear the video. This problem may vanish the next time you play the video. Or it might not.

Let’s look at the screen where the video plays.

< This is at the top left of the screen. Tap here to go back to Materials. ( Where the course materials are in a vertical line. )

A slider bar is along the top of your screen. Slide this bar to move ahead, or back, in the video.

An icon of a sheet of paper is on the top right of your screen. Ignore this. If you tap on it by accident, tap it again to get out of the screen that appears.

On the bottom left of your screen is a slider bar for the video’s volume. You can also control the volume using your iPad’s steel buttons, on the side of your iPad.

The bottom of your screen has standard VCR ( Video Cassette Recorder ) controls. These include Play, Fast-Forward, and Rewind. Are you wondering what the icons are that display the number “15”? Well, if you want to enjoy this video with a 15-year-old girl, just tap here. PU will provide one. Actually, tapping the correct 15 icon moves the video 15 seconds forward, or back.

Likely, you’ll stop the video at some point. You’ll do this even though the video hasn’t ended. When I come back to a video, I tap the ‘go back’ 15 icon four times. This takes the video back a whole minute. I begin watching from that point.

If you tap the rewind button, the video will instantly rewind. It will rewind to its starting point. If you do this by accident, remember that slider bar at the top of your screen! Adjust it until you find your former place in the video.

When the video ends, it will send you back to the Materials screen. A problem can arise here. You won’t remember which video you were watching. My advice: when you start a video, write down what video you’re watching. Then, unlike me, you won’t watch the same video two or three times before you realize you’ve already seen it.

On the screen where the video plays, ignore the icons at the bottom right of your screen. ( I, at least, haven’t needed to fool with them. )

HOW SHOULD I LISTEN?

What do I want from iTunes U? I want someone to talk to me. I don’t actually watch the video much, I just listen. To listen, I use Apple’s “Beats Studio 3 Wireless” headphones. I like the “Matte Black” color.

I highly recommend wireless headphones. I can accomplish many tasks, while I’m enjoying an iTunes U video, because my headphones are wireless.

Let’s examine the “Beats Studio” headphones.

1. The headband for the headphones can “break” inward. If this happens, you haven’t broken your headphones. Just snap the “broken” part of the headphone back into place.

2. My headphones came with a charging wire. They did NOT come with a charging plug. ( The thing that goes into an electrical socket, on the wall. ) I talked to an Apple store employee about this, some months after I’d bought my headphones. He claimed that a charging plug is no longer included with Apple’s headphones.

How do I charge my headphones? I use the charging plug that came with my iPhone.

According to the Apple store employee, no charger plug is sold as a separate item at the Apple store. If my iPhone charging plug goes bad, do I have to buy a new iPhone?

3. The headphones can be worn however you like. Arbitrarily, I’ll speak of their “left” earphone. It has an ‘on / off’ button. When I first began using my headphones, they did not want to turn off. Now, they readily turn off. I have no explanation for this variance in their behavior.

If you have a problem getting your headphones to turn off, turn off anything they might connect to, via Bluetooth. In other words, turn off your iPad and iPhone. If you don’t want to turn off your iPad and iPhone, then take your headphones as far away from them as you can. Now, you should be able to get your headphones to turn off.

4. On the “right” earphone, you have three options:

1. Volume up: Tap on the upper part of your earphone. Make sure you’re tapping INSIDE the circular disk embedded in your earphone.

2. Volume down: Tap on the lower part of your earphone.

3. Off. Click on the center of your earphone. This action does not turn your headphones off. It stops the video that you’re playing. It also shuts off the video’s sound. Click here to start the video in the place where you stopped it. ( Or, if you’re now listening to music, use the same actions to start and stop your music. )

When I bought my iPad, I wanted to move everything on my iPhone to my iPad. A ( non-Apple ) technician accomplished this for me. First, he erased my new iPad. ( He erased all the software on it. ) Then, he moved all the software from my iPhone to my iPad.

As a result, I may lack a piece of software for controlling my “Beats Studio” headphones. I have not suffered as a result.

Nonetheless, let’s cover this topic: connecting your headphones to your iPad.

1. Turn on your iPad.

2. Turn on your headphones. To do this, press AND HOLD the ‘on / off’ button on your headphones’ left earphone.

3. Hold your headphones close to your iPad. Often, I wave my headphones up and down in front of my iPad. If my iPad is busy jerking-off to all the porn I put on it, this gets my iPad’s attention.

4. An informational box appears on your iPad’s screen.

5. This informational box will now display “Connect”. Tap on “Connect”.

6. The informational box will now display “Connecting”. You simply watch as it does this.

7. The informational box will now display “Done”. Tap “Done”.

Note: During this process, the informational box will tell you how much of a charge is left in your headphones. ( Your headphones need to be charged, just like your iPad and iPhone. )

WHAT DO I WATCH ON iTUNES U?

My answer is simple: watch the videos for courses from Yale University. The dominant color on a Yale course’s icon is blue.

Why Yale?

1. In their videos, you’ll be in a real classroom, with real students. This makes a huge difference. You’ll enjoy the course much more with the illusion that you’re in a classroom with other people. ( Sadly, you won’t get to see any of the students, unless a tardy student walks in front of the camera. )

Note: All iTunes U videos are pre-recorded. iTunes U does not offer live online courses.

Continuing:

2. Real, unplanned things happen in a Yale classroom. During one lecture, a student demanded that the teacher “Set my people free!” ( I may be paraphrasing. I’m not going to chase that moment down amid two dozen hour long lectures. )

3. Sometimes, a student won’t be paying attention. The teacher will reprimand the student. ( This has happened in several Yale courses I’ve watched. )

4. At times, a teacher will ask a question. No one in the classroom answers it. Of the unspoken answer, the teacher says, “C’mon, guys, it’s in the reading!” Nobody did the assigned reading.

I am grateful to Yale for including these moments. I’m sure Yale was tempted to edit them out. That, however, would have harmed the feeling that one is in a real classroom.

If you’re wondering, I had no prior disposition to favor Yale. The only thing I knew about Yale was that Hillary Clinton went there. Hillary was cute in the 1960’s. However, I have no interest in Mrs. Clinton.

Thanks to Yale, I’ve enjoyed the following courses:

1. Early Middle Ages: This is my favorite iTunes U course, so far. The course follows the path blazed by Edward Gibbon. In the year 1776, Gibbon began publishing his monumental ( and very enjoyable ) book, “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.”

2. American Revolution: A female professor provides a fun, erudite history of this era.

3. The Civil War and Reconstruction Era 1845 – 1877: A fine orator delves into this subject. The Civil War is mentioned. However, this class is mostly about African American slavery. Near the end of this course, some of the videos are not in the correct order.

4. Introduction to Political Philosophy: It takes this professor awhile to hit his stride. ( Instead of constantly asking “O.K.?” of his class, in a threatening manner, he should ask, “Questions?” As in, “Do you have any questions?” )

I just completed the Political Philosophy course. ( Skipping all the homework and reading! ) In retrospect, I can say that this is a fine course. Don’t let it bore you. Stick with it. The professor improves as the course proceeds.

I have watched, or listened to, courses from other colleges. West Point provides some videos. None of them feature lectures. As such, West Point’s videos were a big disappointment to me.

West Point has an excuse. They say, ‘Our professors don’t lecture, here at West Point’. If I were America’s president, I’d call up West Point right away. Guess what I’d tell them? I’ll be joining you tomorrow. I expect to hear a full day’s worth of lectures.

You can guess what West Point’s professors would say, among themselves, upon hearing that: “Oh, my God! What am I going to say in my lecture? I’ve never lectured on this subject!”

STUPIDITY IS PAINLESS

Having written the above, I wish to add a caveat: this information is only for pedophiles. Are you a normal person? Do you, maybe, hate “child molesters”? Please! Don’t benefit from the courses at iTunes U. Just keep on with your ordinary life, and your societally approved thoughts. The next Stupor Bowl, after all, is only a year away! I recommend that you busy yourself popping popcorn for it right now.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  AI, Apple Info, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.  

This is AI, Apple Info, issue number 7

Arcana:  This is AI, Apple Info, issue number 7, version 2.0

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Phone Freedom!

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AI 6

Apple Info presents…

Phone Freedom!

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by Andrew Roller

Comfortably read your phone while you eat.

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“I’ve used drugs in the past.”

– Charlie Sheen, interviewed on the erstwhile Piers Morgan T.V. show, on CNN.

“I’ve looked at little girls in the past.”

– Andrew Roller.

There I stood. I was on the sidewalk. Although I was looking at a girl, as a stranger, I noticed something else.

I was by a restaurant. What I noticed, besides the girl, was something that wasn’t there.

It was the newspaper box. It was missing. In fact, a total of three newspaper boxes had once stood outside that restaurant. All of them were gone.

Today, I went by that restaurant again. The newspaper boxes were still missing. The restaurant seats some of its customers outdoors. Some of the restaurant’s customers were reading as they ate. Of those who were reading, no one was reading a newspaper. No one was reading a book. Every reader was reading his phone.

Some people now check my ARSE ( Andrew Roller Stories and Essays ) when I post something new. I can hear it now: Fucking A. Holer, I checked your ARSE and found this?! Do you think you’re making a profound observation? Are you so old that you think its 2002, and not 2020?

Wait! I wrote this column to help you. Of those who were reading their phone as they ate, they did so as follows:

1. The person ate with one hand.

2. The person held his phone with his other hand.

I sometimes eat at Kentucky Fried Chicken. I read my phone while I’m doing this. ( Did you know that the book, “Playboy: the Complete Centerfolds” is now an Amazon Kindle book? ) It is impossible for me to eat Kentucky Fried Chicken food without using both of my hands.

To keep my hands free while I eat ( or, admittedly, jerk-off ), I made a container for my phone. Here’s how I did it:

1. I bought a box of Kleenex brand tissue ( ultra soft ).

2. I wiped my ass with its contents. ( You think Charmin is soft? Try Kleenex! Use two Kleenex per wipe. )

3. I emptied the Kleenex box. ( Not all in one shit. )

4. I got a large, standard pair of scissors. ( Not the kindergarten kind that my girlfriends use. )

5. Starting at the top of the Kleenex box, where the tissues come out, I began to cut. I cut toward one of the box’s long edges.

6. Reaching the edge, I cut toward the base of the Kleenex box.

7. I cut far toward the base of the box. However, I didn’t cut all the way to the base of the box.

8. Leaving a lip near the bottom of the box, of about half an inch, I cut horizontally.

9. I cut horizontally until my scissors neared the far end of the box.

10. I cut upwards. This upward cut mirrored my prior downward cut.

11. Having cut back to the top of the box, to its long top edge, I cut once more to the place where the tissues come out.

12. This completed my task.

If you want a more precise measurement of the “lip” of the box, it’s about 5/8” of an inch. ( Slightly more than half an inch. ) ( I didn’t bother to measure anything, I just cut as best I could. )

When I eat, I place my ( modified ) Kleenex box before me. I set my phone in it. The base of my phone rests against the lip of the box. My phone leans back at an angle. The top of my phone rests against ( what remains of ) the place where the Kleenex come out.

There are few geniuses in this world. How do I know this? I’ve never seen anyone reading his phone using something he once used to wipe his ass. Especially, I’ve never seen him doing it while he’s eating.

I have an Apple 6s iPhone. Yours may be newer, and bigger. Test your phone in the Kleenex box first. If your phone is heavier than mine, it may cause the Kleenex box to tip backward. Your phone will fall out, and land elsewhere. Then you’ll blame me for breaking your phone.

I always carry a bottle of water with me. It’s usually half empty. I carry it in an open Hefty brand “Slider” type baggie. ( The gallon size. ) This bag, holding the bottle of water, is in a second “Slider” bag.

When I eat, I put my water bottle, contained by its bags, behind the Kleenex box. There is actually no possibility that my phone could tip over the Kleenex box. However, I put the water bottle behind my Kleenex box due to an excess of caution. If my Kleenex box were to tip backwards, it wouldn’t fall over. It would merely bump against my bottle of water. Unless, of course, I’ve drunk all the water. Then, a tipping Kleenex box would knock over an empty water bottle.

The water bottle serves another purpose. It is a large object. The twin bags holding it add to its visual size. My bottle, in its bags, helps to hide my phone. No one is going to steal a used water bottle in used Hefty bags. They might steal my phone. ( Especially if they knew how much porn I have on it. ) However, a person can’t steal something they don’t know is there.

Probably, there is something you can buy to hold your phone, as my Kleenex box does. However, my method is free.

You might wonder how I carry my phone around. I live in a small room. Although it has a lot of porn in it, it doesn’t have a dishwasher. It doesn’t have a sink with two basins, to facilitate the hand washing of dishes. ( As if I would ever do that. ) ( Though I do spend hours – okay, days – masturbating. )

The upshot is, I use plastic silverware. Even though the guards at Kroger give me a hard time, since I look like a jerkoff, I buy Kroger plastic silverware. Specifically, it is “Kroger home sense ( take note, girls! ) Elegant Plastic Dinnerware Sets”. The “Sets” equal “150 Pieces”.

( If you’re wondering, I do not use my Elegant Dinnerware on the toilet. )

The plastic silverware comes in a clear plastic box. The box is divided into three internal compartments. These are for forks, spoons, and knives. This box is eternally reusable. Absent malice, it will be usable long after I’m gone.

A box full of silverware can’t be put to another use. One must empty it. This is the method I followed: First, I ate my T.V. dinners. Since I needed the silverware box for my phone, I didn’t worry about dieting. I kept eating as often as possible ( when not masturbating ) until that box was empty!

With my empty silverware box, I did the following:

1. I put my phone into a Hefty brand “Slider” bag. ( Gallon size. )

2. I put my bagged phone in the silverware box. I put it into the box’s center section.

3. I put an optometrist’s wipe cloth into the silverware box. ( Someone once said to me, of my glasses, “that’s optical glass”! She was disturbed that I was wiping my glasses with a ( paper ) Kleenex. Kleenex will mar optical glass, over time. )

4. The optometrist’s wipe cloth isn’t for my glasses. Its for my phone. I like to keep my phone’s screen in like-new condition, since I use it to look at the naked girls on my phone.

5. Having loaded my bagged phone and, separately, my wipe cloth, into the silverware box, I close the box.

6. Once the silverware box lid is on, there is no chance of it popping off of the box. It fits as snugly as a Tupperware lid. It is always virgin tight.

7. My phone, being in the box’s center compartment, is immune from damage. My phone naturally sits at an angle in the box. It is, in essence, surrounded by air, yet within the protective box. You could play soccer using my box as the ball, with my phone in it. Unless the lid of my box got knocked off, my phone wouldn’t be damaged. That is my understanding of the situation.

In conclusion:

1. Don’t stress yourself by holding your phone while you eat. Let a Kleenex box hold your phone for you.

2. Carry your phone in a silverware box. My phone lacks any protection, except for the silverware box. ( It does not have a shield for its screen, or armor for its body. )

You might say, of my silverware box: I need my phone! I can’t be yanking it out of a baggie, that’s inside a box. This means you don’t have enough porn on your phone. If you were worried about seeing, to their best advantage, Tiffany Taylor’s bare boobs, you wouldn’t give a damn that your boss was phoning you.

Ask Not for Whom the Bell Tolls

Having proven that I’m smarter than people who hold their phones while they eat, I’ll now prove that I’m smarter than Jim Cramer. Cramer appears on the American cable channel CNBC. CNBC covers the stock market.

“I want people to own Facebook,” Cramer said, about three months ago. He said this on the CNBC show, “Squawk on the Street”. I discussed this fact elsewhere, in my ARSE. I wondered if Cramer had lost his mind.

Today, on January 31, 2020, I listened to Cramer on “Squawk on the Street”. He and his co-hosts mentioned a recent story about Facebook.

Facebook’s Mark Fuckerberg had hosted a conference call. Cramer, and others, had been unhappy with this call. ( That usually means Facebook reported earnings that analysts found disappointing, or worse. )

Which raises the question: when Cramer said, three months ago, “I want people to own Facebook.” – was he right? Nope.

Here’s what Cramer said today:

“People hate Facebook. People don’t hate Colgate.” In other words, invest in Colgate, not Facebook.

In his conference call, according to Cramer, Fuckerberg said, “The nice guy phase of my life is over.”

Cramer did not like Fuckerberg’s comment. Of it, Cramer said, “That’s the dumbest thing he said.”

I can add a comment: Fuckerberg was never a nice guy. People thought he was a nice guy. On an emotional level, he is akin to a swindler. People like a swindler, until they find they’ve been fleeced.

One of Cramer’s investing maxims is this: “I don’t care about being nice. I care about making money”. ( I’m paraphrasing. ) Before I got kicked out of Facebook, I found the platform to be disappointing. I discuss this elsewhere in my ARSE.

As a writer, I found the Facebook platform to be horrific. Comments by strangers, on “my” Facebook page, kept obliterating what I put there. When I tried to unfollow the strangers, Facebook terminated my account.

Of the startup Oculus, Blake J. Harris writes, “their CEO had a piece of art in his office that was just the Facebook logo on a pack of cigarettes; and employees routinely mocked Facebook for being ‘lame’, ‘poorly designed’, ‘privacy averse’, or ‘just plain parasitic’.”

– The History of the Future, ( Prologue ) Loc 259.

Blake is detailing an event that occurred at Oculus in 2014. Using Facebook in 2019, I found it to be lame. It was also poorly designed. And it was parasitic, to the extent that I was, essentially, forced to friend strangers, who then ruined my Facebook page.

( All that happened before I got kicked out. Getting kicked out obliterated my Facebook page altogether. Facebook never returned my content to me. )

Blake continues:

“ … millions … were increasingly concerned about how Facebook operated, why it operated that way, and what this all meant for the future of privacy, social interactivity and even liberal democracy.”

Here’s my opinion of Facebook, as a stock market investment: I don’t think you should own it. I feel it is a bad investment.

Would you like to know, from an investor’s perspective, the worst thing I experienced on Facebook? Facebook didn’t cost me any money. As the great sales trainer J. Douglas Edwards said,

“Always ask for the order.” Fuckerberg never asked for the order. He did have to pay his employees who got rid of me. And he has to keep paying people, to keep me out.

Currently, Facebook is wealthy. They may buy their way out of any trouble they’re in, by acquiring a company that performs well. More likely, as with Instagram, they’ll turn whatever they buy into a clone of “Fuckbook”, in terms of how the company behaves.

On to Heaven!

I don’t wish to end this column on a down note. I’ll pass along a comment from You Tube, about the lovely TheAngelPoli. The comment, though new, is about her when she was approximately 13-years-old. The commenter stated, with appreciative pride, that TheAngelPoli was a member of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee.

Why someone would be looking at a 13-year-old girl’s breasts is beyond me. ( No, I’m not the commenter. ) Like Charlie Sheen’s drug use, my viewing of ‘little’ girls is in the past. As, indeed, your reading of this article’s opening line is now in the past.

But Wait! There’s More!

Somehow, for me, the subject of little girls brings up the subject of masturbation. Specifically, how does one spell “jerk off”? I have done extensive research on jerking-off ( plus how to spell it ). Erudite opinions vary on this crucial subject.

Here’s mine:

1. When using “jerk off” as a noun, spell it: “jerkoff”.

2. When using “jerk off” as a verb, spell it: “jerk-off”.

Example:

How can that jerkoff A. Holer hope to be our next president, if he spends all his time jerking-off?

Executive ( washroom ) Summary:

There you have it! Without mentioning Trump’s impeachment, we covered many subjects: How to read your phone while you eat. How to carry your phone. How to wipe your ass. TheAngelPoli. Stock tips. Plus, we discovered the proper spelling of Mark Fuckerberg, Fuckbook, jerkoff, and jerk-off. ( Plus jerking-off ).

A hint was even dropped about who you could vote for to be our next president. I assure you: if nominated, I will run. If elected, I will serve. I will try to do so without jerking-off.

Were I to be your president, I realize you’d have high expectations of me. A president has to give speeches. He needs to sound wise. I’ll take a stab at this tonight:

My fellow Americans ( with the emphasis on “fellow” ):

Don’t ever get hung up on a girl.

After all, new girls are being born every day.

– Your president, A. Holer

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  AI, Apple Info, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.  

This is AI, Apple Info, issue number 6

Arcana:  This is AI, Apple Info, issue number 6, version 2.0

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This has been a presentation of A R S E news.

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Stay in my A R S E:    Andrew Roller Stories and Essays

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Safari Saves Apple News!

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AI 5

Apple Info presents…

Safari Saves Apple News!

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by Andrew Roller

How to save news stories to your own files.

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In my ARSE ( Andrew Roller Stories and Essays ), I’ve complained vociferously about Google’s You Tube.  However, tonight, to paraphrase James Agee, “Let us now Praise Famous Websites”.

The “Search” function at You Tube’s “Music app” is awesome!

Case in point:

I vaguely remembered a song, from decades ago.  I thought the name of this song might be “Games People Play”.  A search using that phrase brought up nothing relevant.

There was only one other word I remembered for sure, from the song.  The word was:  “Hitler”.

I tried this search term:  “Hitler bonfire”.

Guess what?  I learned that the word “Hitler” never appears in the song that I hoped to hear.  Only “bonfire” does, in the lyric,  “Adolf builds a bonfire.”

Despite my poor search term, You Tube delivered the song that I wanted:  “Games Without Frontiers”, by Peter Gabriel.  This song was You Tube’s top hit.  ( The first item that a search returns. )

On You Tube, you have a choice:  You can purchase a “You Tube Music app” membership.  Or, you can purchase a “You Tube Premium” membership, which includes the “You Tube Music app”.  The difference in price between the two memberships is $3.00 per month.

Note:  Information on Google about You Tube memberships is out of date.  I pay $15.99 for “You Tube Premium”.  The “You Tube Music app”, as a standalone app, is $12.99 per month.

Here’s what You Tube won’t tell you:  ( Or, anyway, never explained to me. )  If you buy just the “You Tube Music app”, you can create “Playlists”.  However, you can’t arrange the items in your Playlist.  To do that, you need to have the “You Tube Premium” membership.  ( There, you’ll see “New playlist” in the “Library” section of “You Tube Premium”. )

It gets more complicated.  On You Tube, you might want to share your favorite music with others.  Those others ( for me, anonymous people ) won’t be able to listen to your Playlists if you have just a “You Tube Music app” membership.  You can only have followers of your Playlists if you have a “You Tube Premium” membership.  ( On You Tube, followers of your “channel” are called “subscribers”. )

My advice:  don’t get stuck with just a “You Tube Music app” membership.  Even if you have no interest in, say, the oodles of gorgeous young girls on You Tube, you’ll want a “You Tube Premium” membership, in order to use your “You Tube Music app” well.

Now let’s discuss today’s headline story ( in my ARSE ).  The headline is, “Safari Saves Apple News!”

Who will be the most successful news provider, in the future?  Me? CNN?  Fox News Channel?  MSDNC ( Microsoft Democratic National Committee )?

I say, none of the above.  Likely, it will be Apple News.  A new edition of Apple News arrives in my e-mail box every day.  ( In addition, Apple News continually updates itself, on my iPad’s “Home screen”. )

I’ve read some stories in Apple News.  I’ve wanted to keep some of them.  Apple News does offer the option of saving a news story within Apple News.  But what if, somehow, you lose access to Apple News?  What if, in other words, you get kicked out of Apple’s ecosystem?  Wouldn’t it be best to have, independently of Apple News, a copy of an Apple News story that you want to keep?

Today, I’ll tell you how to save an Apple News story outside of Apple News.  The news story will become a PDF or Web Archive document, that Apple can’t block you from reading.

1.  On my iPad, I start on my “Home screen”.

2.  I tap on my “Mail” app.  ( The one Apple provides, on the iPad. )

3.  Here’s the top story in Apple News on January 18, 2020:  “Terrible Secrets in Amish Country”.  It begins:  “A yearlong investigation uncovered 52 official cases of child sexual assault …”

Naturally, this story is emblematic of our times.  At least America isn’t obsessing over black men sleeping with white women anymore, or “fags”.

The provider of this story is that paragon of moral virtue, Cosmopolitan magazine.

Continuing:

4.  “READ NOW IN COSMOPOLITAN”, Apple invites.  An image of an arrow is helpfully provided.  Tap anywhere on the article.

5.  You are whisked to “COSMOPOLITAN”.  “The Amish … [ are ] Hiding a Horrifying Secret”, you’re told.

6.  You could save this news story within Apple News.  Let’s save it to your files instead.  Look to the upper right hand corner of your iPad.  You’ll see a red icon there.  It’s an icon of a box, with an arrow sticking out of the top of it.  Tap on that box.

7.  An informational box appears.  In the middle of the informational box, you’ll see a row of colorful icons.  Scroll along in that row until you get to the last icon.  It consists of three horizontal black dots.  The icon is labelled “More”.

8.  Tap on the icon labelled “More”.

9.  A new informational box appears.  It is titled:  “Apps”.  Scroll down in this box until you see “Safari”.  ( Apple’s web browser, that came with your iPad. )

10.  Tap on “Safari”.  

11.  “Safari” launches, and takes you to “cosmopolitan.com”.  The news story about the Amish is presented to you.

12.  In the upper right corner of your iPad’s screen, you’ll see a blue icon.  It is that box again:  the one with the arrow sticking out of the top of it.  

13.  Tap on the box with the arrow.

14.  An informational box appears.  Near the top of the box, you’ll see this word, in blue:  “Options”.

15.  Tap on “Options”.  A new informational box appears.  It is titled, “Options”.

16.  “Send As” is written in the box.  You have four choices:

Automatic

PDF 

Reader PDF

Web Archive

In the past, I made PDFs.  However, when Apple introduced its iPadOS 13, I began having problems making PDFs.  Example:  I went to the Playboy Plus website.  I made PDFs there.  To my horror, portions of Playboy Playmate photos were cut off.  This fact was especially troublesome as, when I made this discovery, I only had the use of one of my hands.

I tried making Web Archive documents instead.  I was successful with those.  To view a Web Archive document, you’ll need a free program from the Apple App Store.  It is called “Documents by Readdle”.  In my experience, this app works perfectly.  Readdle provides prompt, and excellent, customer support.  

I used the basic version of “Documents by Readdle” for months.  A “Professional PDF Editor” version is available.  I bought it, but haven’t used the functionality that it provides.

Continuing:

17.  In the informational box, I choose “Web Archive”.  Tap “Web Archive”.  

18.  A blue checkmark appears beside “Web Archive”.

19.  How do you get out of this informational box?  Look to the upper left hand corner of the box.  You’ll see, in blue, the word, “Back”.

20.  Tap on “Back”.

21.  We’re back to the original informational box.  “Options” is written, in blue, near the top of this box.  At the top of the informational box is this:  “Sex Abuse Crisis in Amish Country”. 

( Of course, a “crisis” only exists, and is regarded as “abuse”, because intergenerational romances are currently prohibited in the U.S.  One could speak of a “crisis” of “anal abuse” among males, if gay liaisons were prohibited. )

Continuing:

22.  “Save to Files” is in the center of this informational box.  By it is an icon of a file folder. 

Note:  You will need to have a file to store your news story in.  My file is titled “aINFO folder”.  I created it some time ago.  

Example: In the “iCloud Drive” window, put your finger against your iPad’s screen.  Tug down.  You’ll see an icon of a blue file folder.  Tap on that to create a file.  

You can also do this in “On My iPad”.  To find that, go to your iPad’s “Home screen”.  Tap on the icon labelled “Files”.  Look to the left.  Tap “On My iPad”.  When its window opens, tug down in the window.

Continuing:  ( I’ll repeat instruction 22., as a reminder. )

22.  “Save to Files” is in the center of this informational box.  By it is an icon of a file folder.  Tap on “Save to Files”.

23.  Whoa!  A huge informational box appears.  It will probably display all sorts of files that you could send your news story to.  In my case, I’m going to look in this box for “iCloud Drive”.  I’ve found it!  Guess what’s in my “iCloud Drive”?  A file titled, “Leak of F.B.I. Photos of Child Porn”.

Oops!  Let’s skip that one.  Here’s a file:  “Photos of Me Taking a Leak”.

Let’s skip that file too.

Ah, hah!  Here it is:  “aINFO folder”.  Are you wondering why I put an “a” at the start of this file’s name?  I’ll tell you.  The “a” in “aINFO folder” sends this file to the top of my “iCloud Drive” window, where I can easily find it.

Note:  This is true if my files are arranged by “Name”.  Tug down in any window in “Files”.  You’ll see that you can arrange the window’s files by “Name”, “Date”, “Size”, etc.

Continuing:  

24.  Tap on “aINFO folder”.  ( Or whatever you’ve named your folder. )

25.  We are still in the big informational box.  In the upper right hand corner of this box, you’ll see this word:  “Save”.

26.  A new informational box may now appear.  It asks, “Replace Existing Items?”

You are offered three options:

Replace 

Keep Both

Stop

Last summer, on the Internet, I was tracking down every free photo of the porn star “Sloan aka Ivey aka Lilly Anne”.  Very often, I’d get the box asking me if I wanted to “Replace Existing Items?”  Here’s the problem:  there weren’t any existing items!  Every PDF that I was making, of Sloan’s photos on the Internet, was new and different.  

If you get this box, and it isn’t relevant, tap “Keep Both”.

Continuing:

27.  You tapped “Keep Both”.  Whoa!  The informational box vanished!  You find yourself looking, again, at the Amish news story at cosmopolitan.com.

28.  Go to “aINFO folder” ( or whatever you named your file ) to find your news story.  The story will be titled, “Andrew Roller’s Exploits in Amish Country.”

Hmmm.  Wrong title.  Your story will be titled, “Sex Abuse Crisis in Amish Country”.  You’ll see an icon that looks like a sheet of paper, with a blue propellor on it.

29.  Tap on this “propellor” icon.

30.  You’re whisked to the app, “Documents by Readdle”.  You can read the news story here.

31.  The news story, as a “propellor” icon document, is already saved.  It’s saved in “aINFO folder”.

32.  Likely, you’ll want to save the instantly readable version of the news story.  You’re viewing that in the app, “Documents by Readdle”.

33.  Look to the upper right corner of your iPad’s screen.  You’ll see an icon.  It consists of three horizontal white dots.

34.  Tap on the icon with the three dots.

35.  An informational box appears.  In that box you’ll find the phrase, “Save to Documents”.

36.  Tap on “Save to Documents”.

37.  A new informational box appears.  You can alter the displayed title.  Or, you can just tap the word “Done” that you see in this box.

Note:  the displayed title may strike you as too long.  However, the word “webarchive” won’t appear in the title, once you’ve tapped “Done”.

38.  Tap “Done”.  

39.  A small informational box appears.  All you can do is sit and look at this box.  It reads, “File saved”.  That’s good!

40.  You find yourself still staring at the news story.  How do you exit from here?

41.  Look to the upper left hand corner of your iPad’s screen.  You’ll see a white arrow:  <

42.  Tap on the white arrow:  <

43.  You are now whisked to the “Home screen” for the app, “Documents by Readdle”.  At the top of this screen you’ll see, “My Files”.

44.  Scroll down.  Keep scrolling.  You’ll leave a section of blue folders, and scroll on to a section of yellow icons.  Each yellow icon resembles a sheet of paper.  On it is an image of Mick Jagger’s ( zipped ) trouser fly.  ( The yellow icons are zip files.  The blue file folder icons are unzipped files. )  ( You’ll see these if you’ve downloaded zip files from the F.B.I.’s secret child porn site.  You’ll also see them if you’ve downloaded zip files from a website like Playboy Plus dot com. )

Continuing:

45.  Wow!  There it is:  “Sex Abuse Crisis in Amish Country.”  This is an icon of a blue sheet of paper.  The paper has an image of two chain links on it.

Probably, you’re not using your Apple e-mail to run a sex hotline for 12-year-old girls.  However, if you are, no worries!  Even if Apple terminates your e-mail account, you will still have access to the Apple News stories that you’ve saved to your personal folder.  That folder will be named “aINFO folder”, or whatever you’ve decided to call it.  

Note:  please do not name your folder, “Illegal photos sent to me by Andrew Roller.”  Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Continuing:

If you rely solely on Apple News to save your stories, Apple can screw your ass.  Big Tech is infamous for booting ordinary Americans out of their various ecosystems.  If Apple kicks you out of their ecosystem, you won’t have access to Apple News, or your saved news stories there.

I was kicked out of Facebook.  As a result, I’m barred from joining Instagram, which Facebook owns.  Hence, I’m distrustful of “Big Tech”. 

Which raises the question:  how should we view “Big Tech”?  Long before Tech was Big, Bill Buckley had an answer.  Here it is:

“The largest cultural menace in America is the conformity of the intellectual cliques which, in education as well as the arts, are out to impose upon the nation their modish fads and fallacies, and have nearly succeeded in doing so.”

– William F. Buckley Jr., National Review’s mission statement.  ( Quoted in a year 2020 direct mail piece from National Review magazine. )

With “Big Tech” controlling an ever larger share of our news flow, the danger that Buckley warned of is greater than ever.  It may be time to storm the Bastille of “Big Tech”.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller.  AI, Apple Info, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.   

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com    

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/    

I’m on paper at:  https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew 

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew  

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”.  Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”.  That will take you to my You Tube channel.  Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it.  That will also take you to my You Tube channel.  There, you can see songs and films that I like.  

This is AI, Apple Info, issue number 5

Arcana:  This is AI, Apple Info, issue number 5, version 3.0

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This has been a presentation of A R S E news.

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Stay in my A R S E:    Andrew Roller Stories and Essays

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Google Drive gets porn to iMovie!

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AI 4

Apple Info presents…

Google Drive gets porn to iMovie!

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by Andrew Roller

Help for jerkoffs and writers.

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Nine months ago, I was an Internet virgin. I hadn’t been on the Internet in nearly two decades. Thanks to an attractive blonde at a kiosk, I bought my first smartphone. It was an Apple smartphone.

Apple is the only brand of computer that I understand. All the same, I found my Apple iPhone to be very frustrating. I wrote to a 12-year-old girl that I felt like throwing my Apple iPhone out the window.

One day, I made a discovery. Naked people were on my iPhone. I’d found pornhub dot com. I was deeply impressed.

I hadn’t, however, figured out how to properly plug in my iPhone. It was running on the original battery charge that Apple gave it. There I was, watching Pornhub videos, as my phone’s charge drained toward zero. It reached one percent. Then, with the last bit of charge ebbing, my phone went through various ‘salvage’ modes, until it ran out of power altogether. My phone was dead. I couldn’t watch the naked people anymore.

Exerting great mental effort, I finally figured out how to properly plug in my iPhone.

Another problem remained, for several months. I was unable to figure out how to properly plug in the earbuds for my iPhone. I even called Apple about this. Eventually, I solved this problem too. To quote from a Hollywood movie, where a girl is in bed with a guy,

“Just stick it in!” That was my problem, regarding both my earbuds and my iPhone’s two part electrical cord. I wasn’t pushing hard enough.

Problems, I’ve found, are part of owning an iPhone. ( Or an iPad, which is what I use now. ) Today, I hope to help you solve problems that I’ve encountered.

Pornhub dot com is the best porn site on the Internet, free or otherwise. It is also the most frustrating. They are constantly changing the terms by which one can become a free member.

Pornhub doesn’t make its own content. It is the MTV of porn. ( Speaking of MTV in its original sense. ) A music video on MTV is an advertisement, supplied by a singer or band. A Pornhub video is an advertisement, supplied by the person or company that made the porn film. Sometimes, the video on Pornhub is just a clip from a longer video.

Currently, I can watch videos on Pornhub. However, I can’t download them. To overcome this, I make a screen recording of the video.

A screen recording doesn’t have sound. You can access the sound of a screen recording in “Slideshow”. However, Apple plays its own ( worthless ) music as your screen recording’s music is playing.

Also, in “Slideshow”, the screen recording’s image is shoved to the top of the screen. A second ( worthless ) image appears below the screen recording.

To access “Slideshow”, go to your iPad’s “Home screen”. Find the icon for the “Photos” app there. Tap on the “Photos” icon. Find your screen recording. Tap on your screen recording.

Your screen recording will begin playing at once. You can let the screen recording play, or stop it.

HOW TO PUT YOUR SCREEN RECORDING INTO “SLIDESHOW” ( IF YOU WISH )

In the screen recording mode, you’ll see a blue icon in the upper right hand corner of your iPad’s screen. The icon resembles a box, with an arrow sticking out of the top of it. Tap that icon.

An informational box appears. Scroll down in that box until you see the word, “Slideshow”.

Tap “Slideshow”.

“Slideshow” now displays your screen recording. Your screen recording is shoved to the top of your iPad’s screen. You’ll be able to hear your screen recording’s sound. At the same time, you’ll hear crappy music by Apple.

Want to get out of “Slideshow”? Tap your iPad’s screen.

Now, tap the word “Done” in the upper left hand corner of your iPad’s screen.

Next, tap the blue arrow < in the upper left hand corner of your iPad’s screen.

( That takes you back to the Apple “Photos” app, on your iPad. )

I have covered how to make a screen recording in another article. Today’s mission: move a screen recording to iMovie.

I like watching porn movies in slow motion. In iMovie, a filmstrip appears at the bottom of the app. By tapping there, I can scroll the movie along at my own pace.

There is a problem: often, the movie will snap back to its opening shot. I then have to laboriously scroll back to the scene in the movie that I want to watch. I’ve called Apple about this problem. Apple was unable to help me.

Probably, Apple doesn’t want you to do anything that I’m going to tell you about today. For decades, I’ve found that I’m expected to be nothing but a conformist consumer. I’m supposed to thoughtlessly gorge on content, created by others. My views must be whatever “the community” approves of, at any given moment.

In another article, I covered iMovie in detail.

Let’s get a screen recording by porn star Mia Khalifa into iMovie.

Note: If you want free movies featuring Mia Khalifa, visit xvideos dot com, and xhamster dot com. Both are free porn sites. By joining, you can download videos from these sites.

GO TO MIA KHALIFA DOT COM

1. Boot up Apple’s web browser app, Safari.

2. In Safari’s search bar, type: miakhalifa dot com.

( Note: If you’re brand new, I am choosing to not link directly to this web site. Remove the word “dot”, plus the spaces. Put a period in their place. )

Continuing:

3. Tap your keypad’s return key.

( Note: The Apple “Smart Keyboard Folio” is sold separately. It is sold for the Apple iPad. The Apple Smart Keyboard Folio works very well. It is detachable.

When you reattach the Folio, you’ll want the Folio’s keyboard to work. I had to learn about this. Make sure, once you’ve reattached the Smart Keyboard Folio, that your iPad slips into one of the slots on the keyboard’s surface. There are two slots to choose from. Each angles your iPad back from you, as your iPad rests on the keyboard’s surface. )

Continuing:

4. You are now at miakhalifa dot com. Read as much of this screen as you wish. Then, tap “ENTER HERE”. Paradise awaits!

5. If you want the videos here, you’ll have to pay. Let’s just watch the free welcome video. As we do that, we’ll make a screen recording of it.

MAKE A SCREEN RECORDING

6. Tap “PLAY WELCOME VIDEO”.

7. Set yourself up to make a screen recording. To do this: place your finger at the top right of your iPad’s screen. Now, drag it down from there. This produces your iPad’s “Control Center”.

8. ( I like to adjust my screen’s brightness. I do this in “Control Center”. To do this, fiddle with the vertical bar that has the sun icon in it. Usually, maximum brightness is the best setting. )

9. Start recording what is on your iPad’s screen. To do this: tap the bullseye icon, in your “Control Center”.

10. Let’s make the video player box at Mia’s web site as large as possible. In the lower right corner of her video player, you’ll see four arrows. They are an icon. They emulate an explosion. Tap this explosion icon.

11. Start Mia’s video. How? In the lower left corner of her video player, you’ll see a single arrow. It points to the right. Tap this arrow.

12. Mia’s video plays through to the end.

Note: where I live, I can hear people beyond my room. They can hear me. Turn down your iPad’s volume before you begin playing one of Mia’s videos. If you adjust the volume as her video is playing, the volume adjustment will appear as an image at the top of your iPad’s screen.

13. Mia’s video plays through to the end. Tap the bullseye, in your iPad’s “Control Center”, to stop recording your screen.

14. At the top of your iPad’s screen, a notice should appear. It will read, “You have accessed illegal porn. Turn yourself in to the F.B.I.”

Actually, the notice informs you that your screen recording has been saved to Apple’s “Photos” app. If you don’t see this notice, your screen recording wasn’t saved. You’ll need to start over. This was a big problem in the past. It now looks to be solved.

Continuing:

15. Mia’s film is at an end. You’ve made a screen recording of it. Flick your finger up from the base of your iPad’s screen. This gets you out of the Safari app.

Note: To fully close Safari, drag your finger up from the base of your iPad’s screen, but stop your finger in the middle of your iPad’s screen. Every app that you currently have open will now appear on your iPad’s screen. Each app resembles a rectangle. Tap a rectangle. As you do, flick your finger to the top of your iPad’s screen. This will whisk the rectangle, and that app, away. This is called a “force close” of the app. “Force close” as many apps as you wish.

FIND YOUR SCREEN RECORDING

16. Go to your “Photos” app. To do this: on your iPad’s “Home screen”, tap the icon for your “Photos” app.

17. Your “Photos” app opens. Make it show your various photos. Probably, your new screen recording, of Mia’s video, will be near the bottom of your iPad’s screen. It will look pretty much like any photo in your “Photos” app. However, it will have the video’s length, in time, printed on it.

You can also find your screen recording in the “Photos” app by tapping on “Albums”. In “Albums”, scroll down to “Videos”, or “Screen Recordings”. Your screen recording will be in both “Videos” and “Screen Recordings”.

Continuing:

18. Tap on your screen recording of Mia’s video.

19. Your screen recording will begin playing at once. My advice: stop the screen recording from playing, so it doesn’t distract you. ( Mia has a lovely face, and big, beautiful breasts. ) To stop the screen recording, tap on an icon in the upper right corner of your iPad’s screen. The icon is blue. It features two vertical lines.

SEND MIA TO iMOVIE

20. Let’s send Mia’s screen recording to Apple’s app, iMovie!

21. At the upper right of your iPad’s screen, you’ll see a blue icon. It resembles a box, with an arrow sticking out of the top of it.

22. Tap the box with the arrow.

23. An informational box appears. Near the midpoint of this box is a row of colorful icons. Scroll along this row. Tap on the final icon, labelled “More”.

24. A new informational box appears. Scroll down in it.

Where is the icon for iMovie? There isn’t one. You have now reached the entire point of this article.

SEND MIA TO GOOGLE DRIVE

25. If you tapped on “More”, you caused a second informational box to appear. “Done” is written in the top left corner of this box. Tap “Done”.

26. You are now back at the original informational box. Once more, scroll along that row of colorful icons. Find the icon labelled “Drive”. The image that accompanies “Drive” is a triangle. The triangle is green, blue, and yellow. It stands for “Google Drive”. Tap “Drive”.

27. A new informational box appears. “CANCEL” is written in the upper left hand corner. “UPLOAD” is written in the upper right hand corner.

( Previously, I signed up for “Google Drive.” You will need to have already done this. I’ll say more on this point later.)

Continuing:

28. You are in an informational box. Tap “UPLOAD”. Now, sit and wait. You’ll see your screen recording being uploaded. Don’t quit out of this area while the upload is occurring. If you quit out of this area, the upload won’t be successful.

( I do quit from ongoing projects, like this upload, when I’m doing other things on my iPad. However, this upload is courtesy of Google, not Apple. Apple is quite flexible, but Google isn’t.

On the other hand, what we’re doing today is only possible because of Google. )

Continuing:

29. The uploading is done. Your screen recording has been saved to “Google Drive”. Quit out of your Apple “Photos” app. To do this, swipe your finger up from the bottom of your iPad’s screen.

FIND MIA IN GOOGLE DRIVE

30. On your iPad’s “Home screen”, find the icon labelled “Files”. It resembles a blue file folder.

31. Tap “Files”.

32. “Browse” appears at the top left of your iPad’s screen. Run your eye down from there to “Google Drive”.

Note: Likely, you’ve tapped many times at “On My iPad”. Previously, nothing could lie loose in there. Everything had to be in an app folder. I had many documents, of various sorts, trapped in the app folder for the Aloha browser. When I deleted the Aloha browser, I lost everything in that folder.

Now, items can lie loose in “On My iPad”.

Note: You should be a regular user of “iCloud Drive”. It is like a second, free hard disk for your iPad. ( If you’re wondering, “On My iPad” is akin to a hard disk for your iPad. )

Sometimes, you’ll go looking for something in “iCloud Drive” and “On My iPad”. The item will be “greyed out”. You’ll have no access to it. What to do?

Let’s say the “greyed out” item is a nude picture. Likely, it will be a PDF document. This PDF document will NOT be in your “Photos” app.

On your iPad’s “Home screen”, tap on the “Files” icon. This will give you access to all your nude PDF pictures, and other PDF documents.

Let’s say the “greyed out” item is a “Pages” document. On your “Home screen”, tap on the “Pages” icon. This will give you access to all your “Pages” documents.

Continuing:

33. Let’s enter “Google Drive”. Tap on “Google Drive”.

34. In “Google Drive” you’ll see a blue icon. It resembles the thing that is used to begin and end a scene, when making a movie. I don’t know what this thing is called. Think, “Cut!” and you’ll probably understand. The “Cut!” icon is your screen recording of Mia’s video!

35. Tap on the “Cut!” icon.

36. The word “LOADING” appears. Something resembling a wheel spins around. Sit and wait. Don’t quit out of this area while “LOADING” occurs, or you’ll botch “LOADING”. If you do botch “LOADING”, simply begin again at 35., above.

SEND MIA FROM GOOGLE DRIVE TO iMOVIE

37. Your iPad’s screen is now displaying your screen recording of Mia’s video. It fills your iPad’s whole screen. Look to the top right corner of your iPad’s screen. You’ll see a blue icon. It features the box with the arrow sticking out of the top of it.

38. Tap the icon of the box with the arrow.

39. An informational box appears. At the midpoint of this box, there is a row of colorful icons. Scroll along this row.

40. Tap on the last icon, labelled “More”.

41. A new informational box appears. Scroll down in this box.

42. Wow! The icon for iMovie is there!

43. Tap the icon for iMovie.

Note: Writing this article, I quit from “Google Drive”. This presented a problem. I wasn’t sure where I was on my iPad. To get back to “Google Drive”, tap the “Files” icon, on your iPad’s “Home screen”.

Continuing:

44. Everything on your iPad’s screen vanishes. You find yourself in the iMovie app. You’ll be looking at an informational box. It is titled, “Select Project”. Under “Select Project”, tap on “Create New Movie”.

WATCH MIA IN iMOVIE

45. Your screen recording of Mia gets dropped into iMovie. Your screen recording is now a filmstrip along the bottom of the iMovie app. You are at the end of this filmstrip. How do you get to the beginning? You’ll see two arrows in the middle of your iPad’s screen. Tap the small arrow. It points to the left.

46. Your movie zips to its starting frame. Use your finger to control the filmstrip. You can watch your movie at as slow a pace as you wish. Want to see the guy “shoot off”? You can enjoy every second of this.

47. Beware! The filmstrip will often snap back to its starting frame. There is no way to solve this problem.

TAKE A SCREEN SHOT IN iMOVIE

48. Would you like to take a screen shot ( a still photo ) of your movie? Stop the movie. In iMovie, there won’t be any stupid arrow, inside a circle, that shows up in the middle of your iPad’s screen. You can now take a screen shot.

Note: to take a screen shot, do the following:

1. At your iPad’s edges, briefly press and hold both the iPad’s “On” button, and its “Volume Up” button.

2. You’ll hear a camera’s clicking sound. This is merely a sound effect. As the clicking sound occurs, you’ll see a photo appear on your iPad’s screen. This is your screen shot! It will be in the bottom left corner of your iPad’s screen.

3. Tap your screen shot.

4. Your screen shot will grow big! The word “Done” appears, in the upper left corner of your iPad’s screen.

5. Tap “Done”. At the upper left corner of your iPad’s screen, a menu drops down. In this menu, tap “Save to Photos”.

6. Your screen shot is now sent to the “Photos” app, on your iPad. If you’ve signed up for “Google Drive”, your screen shot is also sent to Google.

Continuing:

If you’re brand new, I can hear your complaint: the part of the screen shot that I like, from iMovie, is small!

ENLARGE YOUR SCREEN SHOT

A. Go to your “Photos” app. Find your screen shot ( a still photo ) there. Tap your screen shot to “boot it up”.

B. You are now looking at your screen shot. It will fill your iPad’s screen. Put two fingers to your iPad’s screen. Spread ‘em! Your screen shot will get larger.

C. When your screen shot is large enough, take a screen shot of it. You are taking a photo of a photo, by doing this.

D. Now, go to your new photo. Put two fingers to it. Spread ‘em! Take a photo of this photo.

E. Repeat this process until your screen shot, from iMovie, is as big as you wish.

ABOUT GOOGLE DRIVE

“Google Drive” appeared on its own on my iPad. To sign up to use it, I tapped on “Google Drive”. Then I followed some simple prompts. So far, I’m quite happy with “Google Drive”.

I have 16,000 photos. All of them are screen shots, or screen recordings. I decided to upload these to “Google Drive”. That took an entire day. I had no access to my iPad during this time. My iPad sat on my desk, which is also my kitchen table, uploading over Wi-Fi.

Now, any screen shot that I make goes directly, and immediately, to “Google Drive”. A screen shot is a still photo. Sending Google every screen shot I take, on the spur of the moment, could be a problem.

What to do? If you come upon a questionable image, don’t make a screen shot of it. Instead, make a PDF of it, or a “Web Archive” document. I’ve written how to do this in another article. The ‘quick and dirty’ instructions are: on the Internet, in Safari, do ‘blue box with the arrow’ icon > Options > PDF ( or Web Archive ). Here, the > means: proceed to the next step.

PROOFREAD YOUR F.B.I. CONFESSION

If you’re a writer, proofreading your work is essential. Here’s a handy way to do this:

1. In “Pages”, change the font size of your article’s type to 18 point. ( Or 24 point, if you prefer. )

2. Do “Select All” ( in white space, in your document).

3. Copy your document’s text to your iPad’s Clipboard.

( You’ll never see “Clipboard” mentioned, in regards to an iPad. It is an Apple Macintosh term. Also, there isn’t any way to view your iPad’s Clipboard. Nonetheless, your iPad has a Clipboard. Your text, copied from your document, goes to it. )

Continuing:

4. Your document’s text is now on your Clipboard. Open your iPad’s “Mail” app.

5. Probably, someone’s e-mail will be open and visible. There, look for the blue icon in the upper right corner of your iPad’s screen. The icon resembles a box with a pencil.

6. Tap the icon of the box with the pencil.

7. An informational box appears. It is titled, “New Message”.

8. In the “New Message” box, tap BELOW the grey line, that is under the word, “Subject:”.

9. Paste in the text from your document.

( I use “command V” on my keyboard to paste. Hold down, simultaneously, the keys marked “command” and “V”. )

10. You can now proofread your article in a font that is considerably different from the fonts “Pages” offers.

A WRITER’S COMPLAINT

I’ll be typing on my iPad’s “Smart Keyboard Folio”. Banging away, I’ll suddenly lose the last sentence or two that I’ve typed. They simply disappear. I’ve tried to figure out which combination of keys, when tapped, causes this problem. No luck. I banged away on an Apple Macintosh for years. No such problem ever occurred. Why does it occur on the iPad? Is it so I’ll be forced to buy the more expensive Macintosh?

TURN YOUR iPAD UPSIDE DOWN TO VIEW PORN PHOTOS

Courtesy of a friend, a have a tip for you, if you’re a jerkoff.

Detached from the “Smart Keyboard Folio”, my iPad can stand upright. That is, instead of being horizontal, my iPad becomes vertical.

My friend has made a discovery. He has found that many images, from web sites like Playboy Plus dot com ( pbp-ma dot playboy dot com ) look best when his iPad is in the vertical position.

I am not going to say that my friend masturbates for a long time. However, he does masturbate for a longer time than the capacity of his iPad’s battery, on a single charge.

Guess what? You can’t plug an iPad into an electrical outlet while it is in the vertical position. Why? Because the iPad’s electrical socket is on the bottom of the iPad. That is where the electrical plug goes.

Here is my friend’s discovery:

1. Detach your iPad from your “Smart Keyboard Folio”.

2. Leave your iPad resting in your “Smart Keyboard Folio”. HOWEVER, lean your iPad, in your “Smart Keyboard Folio”, against something heavy. ( Otherwise, the iPad will fall over. )

3. Turn your iPad upside down.

4. Your iPad’s electrical socket will now be at the top of your ( upside down ) iPad. Plug in your iPad’s electrical cord, and connect that to a wall socket.

5. Your iPad will operate normally, even though it’s upside down. You, and my friend, can now jerkoff as long as you want.

Meanwhile, I’ll remind my friend to change his phone number. It is the same as my own phone number.

CIRCUMVENT YOU TUBE CENSORSHIP

Sadly, videos at some You Tube channels can no longer be added to You Tube playlists. This is due to censorship by You Tube. Example: videos at the You Tube channel “Fantastic Gymnastic”. If you go to a particular video there, “Save” is greyed out. Also, the video image now takes up nearly all of your iPad’s screen.

You can get around this.

1. On You Tube, tap “Subscriptions”. It is an icon at the bottom of your iPad’s screen.

2. In “Subscriptions”, tap the icon for the channel you want. Example: tap “Fantastic Gymnastic”.

3. A list of videos at “Fantastic Gymnastic” appears. To the right of each video, you’ll see three vertical dots.

4. Tap the three vertical dots. An informational box appears. In this box, you’ll see “Save to playlist”.

5. Tap “Save to playlist”. That will add the video you like to your playlist.

Google’s You Tube can be extremely slow to respond to your taps.

AMAZON’S HYPOCRISY

My travails with Amazon dot com are detailed elsewhere. Here’s a quote from “Community Guidelines” that Amazon e-mailed to me:

“We do not allow profane or obscene content. This applies to adult products too.”

Recently, I found a book on Amazon dot com. The book is titled, “Two Happy Holes”. The book, about a woman’s sex life, is an Amazon Kindle Edition. Here’s a quote from the book’s description, on Amazon:

“Meg … is introduced anonymously to the world of sex parties by two glory-holes and the huge cocks looking to fill them and her!

“Masturbation with toys

“Anonymous group sex

“MMF Threesome / Deep Throat

“Simultaneous Oral and Vaginal Penetration”

FACEBOOK DEFINED

My travails with Facebook dot com are detailed elsewhere.

Note: If one gets kicked out of Facebook, one can’t join Instagram, either. Facebook bought Instagram some time ago, to eliminate Instagram as a competitor.

Recently, I was reading a book. It is, “The History of the Future”, by Blake J. Harris. The book describes a visit by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to the start-up company Oculus. The visit by Zuckerberg took place six years ago, on March 25, 2014.

Zuckerberg made a speech to Oculus’s staff. Then he took questions from them. Here is a question that was asked:

“Hey, Mark,” began Chris Dycus, Oculus’s very first employee. “Some people – not me, of course – but some people think Facebook is evil.”

The quote is from the first page of the book’s prologue.

Let’s look at another quote from the same part of this book:

“… Though everyone in the room was thinking about the public reaction to this acquisition in some abstract way, [ Oculus’s CEO Palmer ] Luckey was already dealing with tangible repercussions: from dozens of tweets along the lines of ‘FUCK YOU, you fucking SELL OUT’ … to proposed customer boycotts and even a few death threats.”

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg wants to replace the dollars in your wallet with his own currency. His currency is called Libra. What do you think of a company that some regard as “evil” owning the money that you earned?

In my own experience, I found Facebook to be a fistful of lies. I am not in favor of my money belonging to a lying, “evil” company.

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Copyright 2020 by Andrew L. Roller. AI, Apple Info, and ARSE, Andrew Roller Stories and Essays, are trademarks of Andrew L. Roller.

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/

I’m on paper at: https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”. Use You Tube’s magnifying glass icon to search for “Andrew Roller”. That will take you to my You Tube channel. Or, on You Tube, tap my sun icon, if you see it. That will also take you to my You Tube channel. There, you can see songs and films that I like.

This is AI, Apple Info, issue number 4

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Fun Girl Web Sites

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ET 19

Editorial Thunder presents…

Fun Girl Web Sites

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by Andrew Roller

Look at girls without getting arrested!

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Where can a guy see beautiful girls? My first answer would be, You Tube. However, You Tube is restrictive in what it allows. Other web sites on the Internet offer more, without violating U.S. law.

It seems to be in the nature of humans to persecute. Pagan Rome tortured and murdered Christians in public displays. Later, Rome became Christian. It then proceeded to persecute pagans. Hitler gassed Jews. Never mind that Hitler himself may have been Jewish. ( According to reputable historians. )

Similarly, America persecutes so-called “pedophiles”, and so-called “child pornography”.

In America, so-called “child pornography” was not illegal, until a U.S. Supreme Court decision, in 1982. ( New York v. Ferber. ) There followed two decades of widespread persecution, by the U.S. government, plus state and local entities, of so-called “child pornography”.

In that era, we were told that “child pornography” extended to fiction, banged out on a typewriter. Statues and paintings could be labelled “child pornography”. I know of a case of a young man sent to federal prison for buying, through the mail, a video tape of girls in swimsuits.

We were told that any photo of a “child” could be labelled “child pornography”. A photo of a girl wrapped in a parka was “child pornography”, if a jury deemed her to have a coquettish expression.

The U.S. Supreme Court defined “child pornography” in 2002. ( Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition. ) “Child pornography” is one of the following:

1. A lascivious exhibition of the genitals.

2. A depiction of someone under the age of 18 having sex.

Never mind that 11-year-olds, in U.S. elementary schools, are routinely inoculated against the HPV virus. ( The Human papillomavirus. ) That is because these “innocent children” are expected to become imminently sexually active. ( Not all of them, presumably, but some of them. )

“Anyone who is sexually active can get HPV and genital warts. … A vaccine that prevents the HPV strains most likely to cause genital warts and cervical cancer is recommended for boys and girls.”

– Google, December 25, 2019. Search term: hpv virus.

“HPV vaccine … is routinely given at 11 or 12 years of age.”

– HPV ( Human Papillomavirus ) Vaccine: What You Need to Know. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

As Americans, we are deeply concerned about protecting our children. That’s why we practice “post birth abortion”. In a “post birth abortion”, a live human being, a baby already delivered from the womb, is “set aside and kept comfortable”, according to Ralph Northam, the governor of the great state of Virgin( ia ). Northam is a physician. A white man, he’s been known to dress in blackface.

What happens when an infant is murdered by “post birth abortion”? The infant is left to die from dehydration. Does anyone in Virginia attend Christian religious services? Does this sound familiar to you?

“I’m thirsty!” – Jesus Christ, as he was being executed, on the cross.

The U.S. Supreme Court says that the government has a compelling state interest in the safety of children. Apparently, a child is not unsafe if that child is having sex with other children. The “child” is only unsafe if that “child” is having sex with an “adult”.

Someone in the U.S. is deemed to be a “child” until that person is 18-years-old. Never mind that Hillary Clinton called African-American youth ( children ) “superpredators”.

“Did Hillary Clinton call African-American youth ‘superpredators?’ …

“Fact check by PolitiFact: Mostly True”

– Google, December 25, 2019. Search term: super predators.

Here in America, we treat children as such, and not as adults. That’s why we try 250,000 children as adults every year.

“How many kids are tried as adults each year?

“Currently an estimated 250,000 youth are tried, sentenced, or incarcerated as adults every year across the United States.”

– Google, December 25, 2019. Search term: children convicted as adults in usa.

“In at least one instance, in North Carolina, teenagers in the United States have been prosecuted as adults for possession of images of themselves.”

– wikipedia.org, Child pornography laws in the United States.

Footnote 28: “… Teen prosecuted as adult for having naked images – of himself – on phone.”

Footnote 29: “ … Teen’s probation for nude selfies includes accepting warrantless searches.”

Bill Bennet, American moralist, believes in “constructive hypocrisy”.

“Bill Bennet wrote about constructive hypocrisy as key to social … “

– Google, December 25, 2019. Search term: constructive hypocrisy.

( Infuriatingly, Google fails to supply the remainder of the quoted sentence, even when one clicks on the link. )

Here’s an example of constructive hypocrisy:

Murder is wrong.

However, it’s okay to gas Jews.

Want another example?

It is wrong to demean and dehumanize others.

However, it’s okay to demean and dehumanize “pedophiles”.

Girls are nonetheless quite beautiful to behold, in my opinion. Here are some fun girl web sites where you can do that:

Angels-Story.net

Wild-Kitty.net

kellykutie.com

teenbeautyfitness.com

I visited the home, or external, web pages of each of the above sites. All claim to be in accordance with U.S. and international laws. All the sites are, in my opinion, legal web sites for U.S. citizens to view.

I was unable to access the following web site:

http://www dot candydoll.tv [ Replace the word “dot” with a period. ]

A video by candydoll.tv was, for a time, on You Tube. The video featured a girl modeling a swimsuit. The video did not violate U.S. law.

I do not agree with the current U.S. laws regarding so-called “child pornography”, or so-called “child molesters”. I feel such laws are far too restrictive, and mostly wholly unneeded.

However, with regard to the web sites referenced above, I am, for the time being, merely reporting this story. The content of these sites is not of sufficient interest to me to join them. I hope such web sites flourish and prosper. Perhaps one day I’ll join some of them.

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Note: When copying quotes, I do my best to copy them verbatim. Hence, the quote mark is outside the question mark, in this line:

“Did Hillary Clinton call African-American youth ‘superpredators?’

Note: I write on an Apple iPad, using Apple’s “Pages” app. A quote mark will sometimes appear reversed in the Pages app: “. There is nothing I can do about this.

Further reading: Google “Mike Diana”.

Diana “is the first person to receive a criminal conviction in the United States for artistic obscenity”.

– Google, December 25, 2019. Search term: mike diana.

I had the privilege of seeing the comic book which got Diana convicted. At the time, I reviewed self-published, xeroxed comic books. These were mostly small pamphlets.

Diana’s comic book consisted of various line drawings. These drawings followed the “distorted human being” school of artistic representation. Though such drawings might not be beloved by a conventional stereotype of “grandma”, they were otherwise unobjectionable.

No further legal appeals are available to Mike Diana. Such is life in “the land of the free”.

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Copyright 2019 by Andrew L. Roller. ET, Editorial Thunder, is a trademark of Andrew L. Roller.

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/

I’m on paper at: https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”. On You Tube, tap my sun icon to see songs and films that I like. You can listen to and view this material there.

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 19

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Ignored by Amazon

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Editorial Thunder presents…

Ignored by Amazon

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by Andrew Roller

Amazon’s worst enemy is itself.

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Some time ago, I bought a book from Amazon.com. The book was, “The Foundation Trilogy ( Foundation ( Publication Order # 1-3 )” This edition of Isaac Asimov’s classic has a very poor typescript. The text is riddled with typos. Paragraphs are squashed together. Some bits of the book are apparently missing.

I have found reviews, by others, confirming this fact. They are on Amazon.com. I had not seen these reviews earlier. If you wish to read them yourself, look up The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov, on Amazon.com. Go to the page where you have the option to purchase the book. Then, scroll way down on the page.

Excerpts from the reviews I found follows:

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“Not worth the price,” writes Bonnie G. “Many ( as in MANY ) typos and totally messed up formatting means I’m going t o [sic] return this version.”

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The only other versions are the three books, of the Foundation Trilogy, sold as individual copies. Buying this way is more expensive.

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“Irritating Errors” writes Mike. “… this Kindle version is filled with so many transcription errors it is really distracting.

“I lost count of the number of times ‘fight’ was substituted for ‘right’. Similar erroneous word substitutions are found throughout this … version … Formatting errors are also on almost every page. Paragraphs are run together, frequently two or even occasionally more separate paragraphs [ are jammed together ]. And I feel like some text is flat out missing. Also some what [sic] irritating is the table of contents that appears to be hyperlink[ed] into the [ book ]. [ The hyperlinks ] do not work. If you want to turn to a specific page in the [ book ], good luck. It is not indexed like that. Somehow you will need to know that the page you want is at Location 6723 …”

“ … the formatting is … pretty bad,” writes NatCh. It’s clearly ( and unsurprisingly ) an OCR [ Optical Character Reader ] scan of a paper text from somewhere, but it doesn’t appear that anyone actually proofed it. ‘Corner’ is commonly rendered as ‘comer’, ‘torn’ as ‘tom’, [ ‘sir’ as ‘sit’, ‘stern’ as ‘stem’ ], you get the idea. The paragraphing is equally egregious, dialogue runs together more often than not, making the reader work to keep track of who’s saying what.

“Sure, I saved some money over buying the ( presumably well-edited ) single books, but I’m more than making up for it in frustration and time/effort correcting the text.”

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I sent Amazon’s “Community Guidelines” staff my article, “Amazon Lies”. ( Available at this very website. ) Amazon has now responded to me.

Once more, Amazon lied. They claim I sent them “an image”. I did no such thing. They said that my review was rejected because “we couldn’t perceive a connection between the image and the product you reviewed”.

Here’s the kicker. Jasper C., of Amazon, writes: “We won’t be able to provide further insight or assistance for your request.”

In other words, Amazon is telling me, “Shut up, and go away.”

“The Foundation Trilogy ( Foundation ( Publication Order # 1-3 )” remains for sale on Amazon.com. Nowhere does Amazon warn future buyers of the book’s shoddy typescript.

Amazon rejected my review, which pointed out the errors in their typescript. Amazon has ignored the reviewers who have done the same.

Frankly, I find Amazon’s “Community Guidelines” people scary. In their first e-mail to me, rejecting my review outright, they did not say anything about “an image”.

Here’s part of what they did say:

“We do not allow profane or obscene content. This applies to adult products too. [ i.e. Amazon sells adult products, but doesn’t want “profane” or “obscene” reviews of them. ]

“Advertisements, promotional material or repeated posts that make the same point excessively are considered spam.

“Please do not include URLs external to Amazon …

“Any attempt to manipulate Community content or features, including contributing false, misleading, or inauthentic content, is strictly prohibited.”

How would you like getting an e-mail like that?

In the 1990’s, Amazon was a fun company. I guess it was nimble too, as it grew to be globally dominant.

Today, Big Tech companies like Amazon are lumbering dinosaurs. They’re infested by people who mistake themselves for ( mortal, vainglorious ) gods. Amazon sells shoddy merchandise. Amazon ignores reviewers who point this out. Amazon, when it’s awake, rejects reviews it doesn’t like, by lying. ( In my experience. )

Despite the horror that Big Tech has become, I remain hopeful regarding our free enterprise system. A company that treats its customers badly, like Amazon, Facebook, or Google’s You Tube, is beatable in a free market. ( The question, of course, is: do we in fact have a free market? )

Giant companies of the past have gone by the wayside. International Business Machines ( IBM ) once made personal computers. It gave that up long ago. General Electric ( GE ) is a shadow of its former self. Here’s a headline from Google, today:

“General Electric ( GE ): Stock Sinks As Market Gains.” Source: Yahoo Finance, December 17, 2019.”

Where, one might ask, is the search engine Yahoo today? On December 18, 2019, Google reports: “Today, Yahoo puts its core Internet business on the auction block.”

To conclude this point: when is the last time you used Kodak film?

Hopefully, a company will come along that gives Amazon real competition. Until then, I guess someone like me, who values books, is stuck with Amazon. Guess who is Amazon’s most potent competitor now? Itself. Crap merchandise, haughty employees, and mistreated customers will send Amazon to the grave.

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Copyright 2019 by Andrew L. Roller. ET, Editorial Thunder, is a trademark of Andrew L. Roller.

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/

I’m on paper at: https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”. On You Tube, tap my sun icon to see songs and films that I like. You can listen to and view this material there.

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 18

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Amazon Lies

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Amazon Lies

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by Andrew Roller

Amazon lies to cover up for its shoddy merchandise.

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Some time ago, I went looking for a book on Amazon.com. Amazon is easy to use. Neglecting the maxim, “the road to hell is broad and easy,” I found what I wanted on Amazon.

It was an Amazon Kindle book. The book was “The Foundation Trilogy,” by Isaac Asimov. It had a nice cover. I ordered a free sample of this book.

The free sample provided the first 10 – 15 pages of this book. The typescript in that section of the book was good.

I bought “The Foundation Trilogy”.

Whoa! As I read the book, beyond the section that had been the free sample, I ran into problems. The typescript became bad. Many times, because of the poor typescript, I had to deduce what should have been typed, as opposed to what appeared on the page.

In this typescript, paragraphs appear to be squashed together.

Some bits of this book appear to be missing altogether.

I am a slow, careful reader. If Amazon continues to sell this shoddy edition, and you buy it, don’t skim the book. Especially, don’t skim it just to see if I’m lying. Someone who skims the book might not notice the errors.

“The Foundation Trilogy” isn’t the only Kindle book that Amazon has sold me with typescript problems. I have found typescript problems in other Amazon Kindle books. For some reason, I know passages from the Victorian sex novel “Beatrice” by heart. The first word of Chapter Ten of “Beatrice” is “I”. That word is missing.

I had never complained to Amazon about their shoddy typescripts. Even though the typescript for “The Foundation Trilogy” was the worst I’d encountered, I didn’t complain about it.

Last week, Amazon sent me an e-mail. Their e-mail solicited me for a review of “The Foundation Trilogy”. I provided a review. My review was rejected outright.

( If you wish to read my review, it is in my article, “Big Tech Blacklist?” on this very website. )

In my review of “The Foundation Trilogy”, I mentioned the book’s shoddy typescript.

When Amazon rejected my review, I troubled myself to try to find out why. This wasn’t an easy process. Figuring out how to contact Amazon at all took me some time. I was then passed between, literally, a dozen people. The last person I spoke to filled out some sort of form. ( After I said I was unable to. )

Amazon has now told me how I violated their “Community Guidelines”. Amazon’s response: “…the image on your review titled ‘Asimov’s classic marred by typos’ for ‘The Foundation Trilogy ( Foundation ( Publication Order # 1-3 )’ doesn’t comply with our guidelines.

“We couldn’t perceive a connection between the image and the product you reviewed. To meet our guidelines, the image must be relevant to the product.

“For more information about acceptable image content, see the Sharing Your Own Customer Images page.”

Amazon is lying. I didn’t provide an image. Why would I provide an image for a book review? Who would even want an image to accompany a book review? The subject in a book review is:

1. The quality of the written work.

2. The book’s cover. ( An image of which Amazon itself provides. )

3. The quality of the typescript. ( The quality of the typescript was never an issue, when books were sold on paper. )

Amazon is a multi-billion dollar company. It would cost them little to hire people to read the Kindle books they produce, and identify typescript errors.

Amazon sold me an Amazon Kindle book with shoddy typewritten content. Apparently, Amazon prefers lies to the honest work of selling quality books.

I have never asked Amazon for a refund on “The Foundation Trilogy”. Although this book only costs $4.95, Amazon has never offered me a refund for it.

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Copyright 2019 by Andrew L. Roller. ET, Editorial Thunder, is a trademark of Andrew L. Roller.

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/

I’m on paper at: https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”. On You Tube, tap my sun icon to see songs and films that I like. You can listen to and view this material there.

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 17

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Big Tech Blacklist?

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Big Tech Blacklist?

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by Andrew Roller

Some time ago, I was kicked out of Facebook. Facebook gave no meaningful reason for why I was kicked out. Facebook owns Instagram. Recently, I tried to join Instagram. I was refused.

One would think the problem ends there. A few days ago, Amazon solicited a book review from me. They solicited this review by e-mail.

I submitted my review to Amazon. My review was rejected outright. Amazon claimed that my review violated their “Community Standards”.

Uh Oh.

The reason I eventually pried out of Facebook, for my being kicked out, was that I violated Facebook’s “Community Standards”.

The e-mail address that I have on file at Facebook is the same e-mail address that I have on file at Amazon.

So, why did Amazon reject my review? I can hear it now: that’s your problem, dude.

Is it? What if Facebook put me on a Big Tech blacklist? What if Facebook shared its blacklist with Amazon?

What if you’re Big Tech’s next victim?

I spoke with Amazon, via e-mail, and chat. ( Amazon did not provide a telephone contact. )

Using Amazon chat, I was passed among a dozen people at Amazon. No one had any answers for me. Supposedly, someone at Amazon will get back to me, in the future, about my rejected review.

I am forced to the following conclusions:

1. Big Tech has a blacklist. Even though Amazon and Facebook are separate companies, they share information about me, and you.

2. Your e-mail address is one of the things that Big Tech uses on its blacklist.

3. If one Big Tech company bans you, all the others will too. This won’t affect web sites that you’re currently a member of. However, you may be unable to join other web sites that Big Tech owns.

4. Alex Jones, of Info Wars, was banned by all the Big Tech companies. He was banned from them all in a single day.

( I have never followed Alex Jones. However, his plight was reported in various places, including on the Fox News cable T.V. show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight”. )

I have stated the problem. What is the remedy? Vote for Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. Warren feels that Big Tech has far too much power, and far too little competition.

I am not pitching for Ms. Warren. I am simply saying, for those who demand an answer in an essay, that’s your answer. Warren promises to “break up” Big Tech.

As for myself, I am extremely annoyed by how cozy the Big Tech companies are, with one another. “Sign in with Facebook!” one is told, at a web site that is, supposedly, a competitor to Facebook. The same cozy relationship exists between alleged competitors like Apple and Google.

Such power is dangerous. In China, the government assigns a person a “social score”. If your “social score” is low, you are prohibited from doing a variety of things. You aren’t prohibited as a convicted criminal, after a trial. You’re prohibited as an ordinary person.

It is one thing for a government to set up something like a “social score”. It is quite another for a company to do so, and then disgrace you across the Internet.

Big Tech has brought some benefits to our lives. However, the bill for those benefits is now coming due. We pay that bill to unelected people in Big Tech, in the form of our freedom.

For the curious, my review that Amazon rejected is printed below. As Bill O’Reilly would say, “Hide the kids!”

Headline: Asimov’s classic marred by typos.

Book: The Foundation Trilogy ( Foundation ( Publication Order ) #1-3. This is an Amazon Kindle book.

Author: Asimov, Isaac.

Review: This edition contains the following, by ( now deceased ) science fiction author, Isaac Asimov.

1. Asimov’s Foreword to the fourth novel in his Foundation series. The fourth novel is titled, “Foundation’s Edge”. It was written decades after Asimov’s classic “Foundation trilogy”.

2. Asimov’s trilogy:

Foundation

Foundation and Empire

Second Foundation

My observations:

1. I believe that George Lucas’ original film, Star Wars, and its two immediate sequels, were influenced by Asimov’s Foundation trilogy.

2. Asimov’s Foundation trilogy is compulsively readable.

3. I first read this 1940’s trilogy in the 1970’s. It seemed eminently up to date. Now, it is woefully out of date, in terms of some of the technology portrayed in the book. Don’t fight the technology. Stick with the overall story, and you’ll enjoy this book very much.

4. Foundation’s Edge was released in about 1983. I read it then, and didn’t like it. My advice: enjoy Asimov’s Foundation trilogy. You can’t consider yourself a proper fan of science fiction unless you know this book. As for the later books: I may, or may not, attempt them again.

5. You may want this Kindle edition for Asimov’s Foreword. The cover of this book is nice too. However, this edition is horribly marred by typos. Paragraphs might be squashed together, as well. I wonder if some bits of text were left out completely. This edition needs to be completely revamped, in terms of the typewritten text.

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Copyright 2019 by Andrew L. Roller. ET, Editorial Thunder, is a trademark of Andrew L. Roller.

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/

I’m on paper at: https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”. On You Tube, tap my sun icon to see songs and films that I like. You can listen to and view this material there.

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 15

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Youth & Art Destroyed by You Tube

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Editorial Thunder presents…

Youth & Art Destroyed by You Tube

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by Andrew Roller

A month or so ago, a new channel appeared on You Tube. The channel’s name was “Youth & Art”.

The owner of “Youth & Art” posted videos of young girls. Often, the girls were featured in beautiful natural settings.

As best I could tell, the owner of “Youth & Art” didn’t make these videos. He, or she, collected videos from various places. The person then posted these videos on his You Tube channel.

As best I could tell, the owner of “Youth & Art” had permission, from the relevant copyright holders, to post the videos.

Nothing I saw on the “Youth & Art” channel violated any United States law.

You Tube has now destroyed the channel “Youth & Art”. Every one of the “Youth & Art” videos was deleted. The reason given was: “This video has been removed by the user” ( No period appears at the end of the sentence. )

I watched videos on “Youth & Art”. I learned enough about the channel to know that the owner would not have voluntarily removed his videos.

The “Youth & Art” channel itself remained, for a few days. Visitors to “Youth & Art” were given this lie:

“This channel doesn’t have any content” ( Again, You Tube omits to end its sentence with a period. )

“Youth & Art” had content, until You Tube demanded that all its videos be removed.

As of this writing, the channel “Youth & Art” no longer exists on You Tube.

Big Tech companies create information about us. Apparently, Big Tech companies then share that information, that they created, among themselves. One Big Tech company can decide that you’re a “bad” person. You have almost no chance to appeal this decision. The company that created this information then shares it with its ( supposed ) Big Tech competitors.

Big Tech is also regulating our speech. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees us free speech rights. Big Tech is stripping us of those rights. As most communication now flows through one or more Big Tech platforms, it is these companies, not the Constitution, that is regulating what we say.

When is the last time you voted for a Big Tech company to regulate your speech? When is the last time you voted for some weenie, working for a Big Tech company, to decide what you can say?

It is time to “break up” Big Tech. Your liberty should not be the plaything of Big Tech.

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Copyright 2019 by Andrew L. Roller. ET, Editorial Thunder, is a trademark of Andrew L. Roller.

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/

I’m on paper at: https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”. On You Tube, tap my sun icon to see songs and films that I like. You can listen to and view this material there.

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 16

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Instagram Lures Child Labor

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Instagram Lures Child Labor

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by Andrew Roller

A few months ago, I got kicked out of Mark Suckerberg’s Facebook. That taught me a lesson. The lesson is this: Facebook is a nest of lies.

You would think that’s as bad as a company can get. Not when Mark Suckerberg is involved.

Mark Suckerberg owns Instagram, as well as Facebook. It turns out that Instagram is hoping to enlist children, around the world, to engage in child labor, to boost its advertising revenue.

Mark Suckerberg is a billionaire, many times over. Nonetheless, he hopes to exploit children, to make himself even richer.

Read my letter to my acquaintance, Avon, to find out everything I know about this sick story.

Dear Avon,

You’re on Instagram. Instagram is removing “likes”. Instagram says they’re removing “likes” to reduce “cyber bullying”.

This is a lie. Today’s Apple News reports a different story.

Source: Apple News, December 6, 2019. 6:01 a.m.

Apple News should be in “Mail”, on your iPhone.

If you would like to read the article in Apple News about Instagram, do the following:

1. Tap “Apple News” in “Mail”.

2. Tap on the actual “Apple News” document.

3. Scroll down on the left side of the “Apple News” document.

4. Tap on “Technology”, on the left side of the “Apple News” document.

5. If you don’t see “Technology”, type “Technology” into the Search field, at the top of the page.

6. On the “Technology” page, look for this story: “CNBC: Instagram Testing Theory…”

( CNBC is the originator of this news story. CNBC is an American cable T.V. channel, about the stock market. )

CNBC’s story can be summarized as follows:

1. Instagram hopes that by hiding likes, users will post more original content. If you post more original content, you’re spending more time on Instagram.

2. If users, like yourself, post more original content, Instagram can sell more ads.

Conclusion: Instagram isn’t trying to protect you from “cyber bullying”. Instagram is trying to get you to spend more time on Instagram, and post more content, so they can sell more ads. ( You are, essentially, being induced to become child labor for Instagram. )

Below are relevant quotes from the CNBC story:

“Inside Facebook’s growth and data science teams, there is a hypothesis that getting rid of ‘likes’ may be an effective tactic for getting users to post more original content on Instagram, three former employees told CNBC.

“The theory goes that by hiding like counts, users may feel less self-conscious when they post photos or videos that don’t receive many likes. This in turn may serve as a catalyst for getting users to post more often. …

“More posts means users spend more time on Instagram, and therefore grows the company’s ability to show more ads. Instagram is a critical part of Facebook’s future. It is the most popular social app among teens. …

“In recent years, as Instagram content became more polished and saturated with content from professional influencers … the platform began to see more users delete or archive their original posts – especially posts that did not receive many likes, one of the former employees said.

“Facebook’s growth and data science teams developed a hypothesis that getting rid of likes would make users feel less self-conscious when their posts don’t receive much engagement, spurring them to post more. …

“Under the changes, users will no longer be able to compare their posts’ like counts to their peers, but they’ll still receive a notification for each individual like. Those notifications could serve as an additional catalyst to get users to post more often.

“In addition, people on Instagram tend to mimic the behaviors of their close friends and family, so getting a few users to start posting original content more frequently could create a viral effect, the former employees told CNBC.

“[Head of Instagram Adam] Mosseri once briefly acknowledged removing likes could increase engagement, tweeting “It’ll likely effect [sic] how much some people engage on Instagram, probably liking a bit less and posting a bit more…”

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Copyright 2019 by Andrew L. Roller. ET, Editorial Thunder, is a trademark of Andrew L. Roller.

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/

I’m on paper at: https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”. On You Tube, tap my sun icon to see songs and films that I like. You can listen to and view this material there.

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 14

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The Worst Days of the Year

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Super Songs presents…

The Worst Days of the Year

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“Danatar”, otherwise known as Dana Taranova, is my muse for this music playlist. She is “Danatar” on You Tube. Dana is also on Mark Suckerberg’s Instagram, and she’s easily found on Google. ( Unlike me. )

“The question isn’t, ‘How do you get on Roller’s mailing list?’

“The question is, ‘How do you get off?’”

– Rick Howe, circa 1990.

The Worst Days of the Year

by Andrew Roller

“Ain’t no hangman going to

He ain’t gonna put a rope around me.”

– Jimi Hendrix.

“Don’t say ain’t.”

– My father.

Dear Dana,

I don’t recall the exact decade in which this incident occurred. As is my habit, I woke up at noon. I found that I had something in common with the tall, muscular, manly Odysseus. I was hungry.

Like any respectable young person, I proceeded to McDonald’s. Whoa, on this weekday, there were lots of open spaces in McDonald’s parking lot. In fact, I seemed to be the sole customer. I was pleased – no waiting in line today, to eat!

I parked my car. ( Okay, maybe it was my dad’s car. Having once gotten hold of his car keys, I went to a store with them. I had a duplicate set of keys made, for my dad’s car. I don’t think my dad found out about this. )

I walked to McDonald’s front door.

I found out I was too early to eat at McDonald’s, on this day. A sign on the door read: “McDonald’s is closed today, so that our employees can share Thanksgiving with their family and friends.”

You can imagine my response, as I stood there. What family? What friends? ( In later years, when I was young, my parents had a habit of absenting themselves. This left me in my usual condition in life – alone. )

I was not pleased to find that McDonald’s was closed. I had yet to master the art of buying groceries. Likely, on that day, the grocery was closed too.

Thankfully, you are spared Thanksgiving. It is an American holiday. The only holidays worse than Thanksgiving are Christmas, and New Year’s. Everything closes. A guy like me finds himself standing at a place like McDonald’s, or the post office, or the bank, with nobody there.

Also, if one follows the news, such as on T.V., there is little real news during the holidays.

The most one can hope for is to watch a movie, but not at a theatre. The theatre is closed, “so that our employees can share Thanksgiving with their family and friends.”

Perhaps you would like to know more about Thanksgiving. I’ll spare you a saccharine version of the holiday. Try the film, “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.” This 1987 comedy stars Steve Martin and John Candy.

I can hear it now: “Andrew, are the people in this film dead?” Okay, John Candy is dead. Steve Martin is alive, but he no longer considers himself to be a movie star. ( His best movie is his first important one: The Jerk. Many later films by Steve Martin are nearly worthless. )

“Planes, Trains and Automobiles” is a realistic portrayal of Thanksgiving, as it is experienced today. ( And in the 1980’s. ) The movie was a huge hit in America. Crucially, given that I’m the one writing this, I liked “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.” Like “Planet of the Apes” ( in the Nixon era ), the film has the A. Roller seal of approval. ( That’s A. Roller; not, as some would say, A. Holer. )

As an aside, I can propound further on the Nixon era “Ape” films. Five films were made during this time.

1. The first film was based on a novel, “Planet of the Apes”, by Pierre Boulle. ( Yes, he is now dead. ) I have not seen the modern “Ape” films. However, none of the Nixon era films present the huge shock that awaits one who reads the “Ape” novel. As I recall, the “Ape” novel was rather boring. However, if you’re willing to wade through it, you will be rewarded at the novel’s last page.

2. “Conquest of the Planet of the Apes” is the fourth in the series. Despite the snazzy name, I found it the least interesting of the films.

3. The final film, “Battle for the Planet of the Apes”, is probably underrated. It has the feel of a Saturday matinee movie. However, what audiences longed for throughout the “Ape” films is finally delivered. ( If you’re thinking of lots of gunfire, you’re “hot”, as one would say, in a guessing game. ) Do you ride in a school bus? There is a ghastly scene involving a school bus in this movie. ( Yeah! It’s the 1970’s! Nothing was sacred then. God help the modern moviegoer, who thinks a superhero film qualifies as a cinematic experience. )

By this winding path, we now come to Andrew Roller’s rock music playlist. Every song is currently available, for free, on You Tube’s Music app.

1. Song: Hey Joe.

Artist: Jimi Hendrix.

Album: Experience Hendrix: http://www.jimihendrix.com [ This is a song that includes a video. This is how the song / video is presented on the You Tube Music app. Ed. ]

[ I have discovered the song lyric website “genius.com”. As needed, I’ll supplement You Tube’s information with that at genius.com. Hence:

Album ( genius.com ): The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced [ US Version ]. [ Check out that way – cool 1960’s record album cover! Ed. ]

One who is uninitiated to American culture may think this song is about a man who “gave” his “old lady … the gun”. This legendary song, by America’s most famous African-American musician, touches on several other themes:

a. The easy availability of firearms in America.

b. The past tradition, in America, of enforcing white supremacy by “lynching” ( hanging ) black men. ( There is always a “threat” to “moral society” in America. The “perpetrator” designation changes, but the violence goes on. )

c. The racism that persisted in America, in the 1960’s.

( Some will argue that guns remain too available in America, and that racism remains. )

2. Song: Cry Little Sister.

Artist: Marilyn Manson.

Album ( genius.com ): The New Mutants.

To me, this song evokes a perverted religious hymn. Having endured too many ordinary hymns, in church services, I couldn’t resist recommending this.

3. Song: Video Killed The Radio Star.

Artist: The Buggles.

Album: The Age Of Plastic.

This 1979 song foreshadowed the dawn of music videos. Such videos came of age in 1981, when MTV ( Music Television ) began broadcasting. MTV was a huge success in the 1980’s. Simply listening to a song, without watching its video, became passe.

In MTV’s early years, if you got on MTV, as a singer or band, you became a star. In my opinion, a lot of crap won acclaim as “music”, thanks to endless play on MTV. This happened to such a degree that I have trouble damning such music. I, too, wound up being exposed to such songs, so often, that I came to accept them as “music”.

Last I checked, MTV has mostly abandoned music videos. They don’t appear at all on MTV’s main channel. They may have been dumped by MTV’s alternate channel too. If you do find videos on an MTV channel, there are a lot of ads. This is annoying, since a music video is itself an advertisement, for the singer or band in it. )

You Tube’s most popular fare is music videos. What does that say about You Tube? If your most popular item is something that most people ( including MTV viewers ) ignore, you can’t have much of a future.

My source for the above comment is on You Tube. It is this video: Top 10 Most Viewed Videos on YouTube. Channel: Top Trending.

Here’s an interesting fact. You Tube is conventionally spelled “YouTube”. However, when You Tube sends me a ( garden variety ) legal document, the company calls itself “You Tube”.

4. Song: Chatterbox – Live

Artist: Sid Vicious.

Album: Sid Vicious Selected Favorites.

Here, my advice is the opposite of that given in a previous playlist. On this album, I recommend the song, “Chatterbox – Live”, NOT “Chatterbox – Alternate Live”.

Who can get through the day without some unbridled punk rock? Annoyed by your neighbors? Spare them Joe’s gun. Sid Vicious will have your neighbors begging for mercy.

You might wonder what 1960’s dancing was like. I didn’t get to partake of the activity. However, I have seen it, in documentaries and movies. Like much that was then consigned to “the past”, 1960’s dancing spurned choreographed dance moves. To dance, you simply wiggled your hips around, and swung your arms some. Want more? Say, “Groovy, baby!” and, “Let’s go back to my pad.” I’ll admit it: for myself, I still scorn “dance moves”. Maybe that’s why I never find myself dancing. In my view, “break dancing”, and its offspring, are blasphemy. ( However, I love watching you dance. )

5. Song: Cherry Bomb.

Artist: The Runaways.

Album: The Runaways: Featuring Joan Jett, Sandy West, Jackie Fox, Cherie Currie, Lita Ford. [ I have always known this album as “The Best of the Runaways”. Ed. ]

“Cherry Bomb” is the best song by The Runaways. It was on their first album. Here’s a truth about many bands: their first album is often their best. If you want to make a quick assessment of a band, listen to their first, or first commercially successful, album.

6. Song: I Turned Out A Punk ( lp ).

Artist: Big Audio Dynamite.

Album: Big Audio Dynamite.

I tend to have friends who I never actually meet, face to face. This was true in the 1980’s, and 1990’s. I sold xeroxed pamphlets through the mail. So did others. Perhaps due to my involvement, the “small press movement” was soon engulfed in endless warfare. This consisted of writing, drawing, and publishing. Specifically, writing, drawing, and publishing in a way that certain others might find obnoxious.

Even with someone I know ( whom I’ve never met ) I can be a pain. Such a person loved “BAD”, or Big Audio Dynamite. I promptly named his favorite band “Big A—hole’s Diarrhea.” He was not pleased.

However, I’ve loved “I Turned Out A Punk” from the first moment I heard it. ( As a “low rotation” video, on MTV’s show, “120 Minutes”. )

This song does not have a lot of musical variety in it. But, God! I feel like heaven has arrived, when it begins to play. I ( literally ) turn up the volume on this song.

7. Song: Dream Police.

Artist: Cheap Trick.

Album: Cheap Trick | Dream Police.

In college, I volunteered at a student radio station. I never got to be a disc jockey ( DJ ) there. One person who was a DJ was a fat, middle-aged woman. ( Heaven knows, she might have only been 30-years-old, but I was younger, so she was “middle-aged”. )

In fact, age can be defined thus:

Age 0-25 equals youth.

Age 26-50 equals middle age.

Age 51-75 equals old age.

Google lists the average human lifespan at 79 years. Hence, one can add a year or two in regard to what I’ve listed, above, but the result is the same: age 55 is not “middle-aged”. It is old age. ( For humans, not vampires. )

As for the “middle-aged” woman, she had a nightly broadcast. This was on the college’s ( very low-wattage ) student radio station. Every night, when starting her show, this woman played the same song. It was by Cheap Trick. The song may have been the one I’ve recommended, above. Having little experience with American culture, this was my first exposure to Cheap Trick.

8. Song: Bad Reputation.

Artist: Joan Jett.

Album: Joan Jett: Bad Reputation.

Joan Jett is my favorite singer. I love her as a member of The Runaways, and on her own. ( She was also known as, “Joan Jett and The Blackhearts”. As such, Joan Jett was the sole star, of many fine songs. “The Blackhearts” amounted to nothing more than backup singers. )

“Bad Reputation” is Jett’s best song, as a post-Runaways singer. It is on her first album.

As time went by, Jett relied increasingly on “covers”. She re-recorded songs that had been released, previously, by others. I was not pleased by many of Jett’s “covers”. “Everyday People” is a classic example of a crap “cover” by Jett. I am speaking of the version on her album, “Album”.

Try annoying your neighbors with “Everyday People”. You can’t. ( Perhaps if the volume is turned up high enough, someone will complain, but solely for that reason. )

Disappointed by Jett, I quit buying her albums. Like the Ramones, in their day, Jett never had much commercial success.

9. Song: Somebody To Love. ( Mono Single Version ).

Artist: Jefferson Airplane.

Album: Surrealistic Pillow.

Jefferson Airplane was a top band in the 1960’s. They continued, with some success, as “Jefferson Starship” in later decades. “Somebody To Love” is their second most famous song, after “White Rabbit”.

10. Song: Legend Of A Mind.

Artist: The Moody Blues.

Album: The Moody Blues: In Search Of The Lost Chord.

When I first saw this band, some decades had passed, since their formation. They were old men. Singing “Legend Of A Mind,” they became visibly exhausted. I watched this as a program on Public Television ( PBS ).

Timothy Leary is the star of this song. A psychologist, he advocated using the drug LSD in pursuit of mental enlightenment. This was made illegal in America. As Leary continued his work, U.S. President Richard Millstone Nixon called Leary, “the most dangerous man in America”.

Leary also experimented with marijuana. This, too, was made illegal under American law. ( Today, recreational marijuana use is increasingly legal, on a state by state basis, in America. )

“Turn on, tune in, drop out”, became a prime slogan of “the dope decade”, as the drug-loving 1960’s are now called. Leary was eventually sent to prison for possessing marijuana.

Sadly, LSD does not expand one’s mental abilities. LSD turns off parts of one’s mind. This results in the “colors” people reportedly experience, while on LSD. Users of the drug complain, in later years, of “acid flashbacks”, which they dislike. Hence, my advice: skip LSD’s pretty colors. Watch the film “2001: A Space Odyssey” instead. It’s a great film, with lots of pretty colors, near the end. ( The film was released in 1968. )

As for marijuana, one has only to watch the film, “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”. Actor Keanu Reeves plays a heavy marijuana user in this 1989 film. Reeves’ character is a fun guy, but nobody would mistake him for a genius. In real life, such a person winds up, at best, as an assistant manager at a chain store. Nothing truly matters to a “pothead”, except the next “joint”.

“We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.” This is the classic opening line of the top novel of “the dope decade”. The novel is “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, by Hunter S. Thompson. I highly recommend this book, and the movie, of the same name. The movie stars Johnny Depp. He is best known as Captain Jack Sparrow, in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films.

I am still entranced by your Christmas shopping video: “HOBOrOAHNN (etc.)” Today, much of what one once had to pay for, such as records, are free, or nearly so, on the internet. As are videos of beautiful girls, like you!

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Copyright 2019 by Andrew L. Roller. SS, Super Songs, is a trademark of Andrew L. Roller.

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This is SS, Super Songs, issue number 6.

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Music, apes, and bathroom noises.

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SS 5

Super Songs presents…

Music, apes, and bathroom noises.

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by Andrew Roller

Dana Taranova is my muse for the music playlist that follows. Dana Taranova can be found on Google, on Google’s You Tube service as “Danatar”, and on Mark Suckerberg’s Instagram.

“And the people bowed and prayed

To the neon god they made.”

– Simon and Garfunkel.

Dear Dana,

Once, I mentioned to you that I had been in the United States Air Force. You might wonder what my job was. My job was to kill your parents.

I realize I sound like someone who’s seen the film, “The Terminator” ( #1 ) too many times. However, in the 1980’s, Russia encompassed more land than it does today. My job was, if ordered, to shoot off nuclear missiles. As the U.S. and U.S.S.R. ( Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ) were locked in a nuclear – armed “Cold War”, it is not difficult to surmise where my missiles were aimed. ( My actual targets were classified. )

I could not do such a job today. As you, and Mari Kruchkova, are my favorite girls in the world, I wouldn’t want to blow you up. I much prefer you and Mari to my fellow Americans. ( I wouldn’t mind sending a nuclear missile in the direction of Google, which owns You Tube. )

If you wish to view a horrific use of a nuclear missile, watch a “Nixon era” Planet of the Apes film. ( Richard Millstone Nixon was the President of the United States when these particular “ape” films were made. ) The film I recommend is the second in the series, “Beneath the Planet of the Apes”. Should you wish to not have a gigantic spoiler plopped in your lap, do yourself a favor. Begin your film odyssey by watching the first “ape” film, “Planet of the Apes”. A total of five “ape” films were made in the 1970’s.

I think you and I like different music. Don’t worry! Disinterest, on the part of my intended audience, doesn’t impede me. I will say this: I love your music when you are singing or dancing to it. Otherwise, I’ll stick with rock music, such as Ozzie Osbourne’s song, “Thank God for the Bomb”. Album: The Ultimate Sin.

I actually know more about you than I do about any American girl. However, I do know, from observation, a song that American girls love to dance to. ( Or, anyway, I know this as of the year 1999, when I last saw American girls dancing live. ) ( Yes, life in “the land of the free” is very fun. It’s so fun I wonder if I’d be happier six feet underground. )

American girls love to dance to a gay song. It is, “Y.M.C.A. ( Single Version )”, by the Village People. Album: 20th Century masters, The Best Of Village People: The Millennium Collection. “Y.M.C.A.” stands for the Young Men’s Christian Association. Traditionally, the Y.M.C.A. provided short term lodging for men, in an uplifting moral atmosphere. Being a homosexual, or “gay”, at the Y.M.C.A. was not an approved mode of behavior.

Hence, like much in 1970’s America, “Y.M.C.A.” was a taboo-breaking song. Check out these lyrics, which do not refer to a traditionally Christian view of male behavior:

“It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A. …

You can hang out with all the boys!”

A reason girls like to dance to “Y.M.C.A.” is because of the letters: Y M C A. The girls like to form each letter, as they dance, with their arms. ( Exactly how this is done is beyond me. I’m too old to pay attention to what beautiful young girls are doing. )

In a video game, what I’ve written above, about the song “Y.M.C.A.”, is called “an Easter egg”. It’s something you get, that you didn’t expect. I haven’t included the song “Y.M.C.A.” in this music playlist. However, you might enjoy listening to it, if you get tired of, say, listening to Ozzy Osbourne’s song, “Straight to Hell”. Album: Straight to Hell.

Now let’s proceed with:

Andrew Roller’s rock music playlist. Every song is currently available, for free, in You Tube’s Music app.

1. Your music choices influenced my pick for the first song in my playlist. That song is,

Song: The Safety Dance ( Extended Dance Version ).

Artist: Men Without Hats.

Album: Rhythm of Youth.

I was in missile school when this song became popular in the U.S. There was not much worthwhile music to listen to in that era, but I did like this song, and bought the album.

2. Song: 867-5309 / Jenny.

Artist: Tommy Tutone.

Album: Radio Hits Of The 80s.

The internet became popular in America in the mid-1990’s. Some in the public were shocked that one could write “blue” material on the internet. As a figure in a cartoon said, “I used to have to walk through the snow, to write that on bathroom walls.” Now, one could do so in comfort, in one’s pajamas, for all the world to read.

The song 867-5309 hearkens back to the days when a bathroom wall was a prime transmittal method for “blue” material. In this instance, an earnest young man, viewing a phone number on a wall, feels he’s met the girl of his dreams. He is eager to connect with her. I divine a sly joke in the song. In my opinion, the girl of this fellow’s dreams is probably a man, who likes to pose as a woman. ( Not, as the T.V. show Seinfeld would hasten to add, that there’s anything wrong with that. )

867-5309 is one of the most fun songs in the American musical oeuvre.

3. Song: Paint It, Black.

The Rolling Stones.

Album: the rolling stones singles collection * the london years.

Doubtless, there are many experts on American music. Perhaps they’re sending you music playlists. If not, you’re stuck with me, and my opinions.

I’ll give you my erudite judgement on The Rolling Stones. As best I can tell, they remain fine performers, on stage. However, every song The Rolling Stones have put out since the 1960’s is crap.

I’m not providing you with crap here. “Paint It, Black” is from the days when The Rolling Stones were at the top of the music world, in terms of their songwriting ability.

4. Song: Tales Of Brave Ulysses.

Artist: Cream.

Album: Disraeli Gears.

I’ll confess: this song came and went before my time. I was alive. However, my parents were doing their utmost to “channel, raise, and rear” me – beyond the bounds of contemporary American culture. As far as my father is concerned, America must always remain, culturally, in the 1930’s. ( Specifically, in The Great Depression. No kidding. )

As far as my mother is concerned, America is to always remain, culturally, in the 1940’s. ( With World War Two rationing. No kidding. )

This has sparked a maxim by me:

“The parent channels, raises, and rears.

The child renders the verdict.”

You Tube might keep that in mind, as it seeks to “protect” its young creators, by fiercely censoring them.

Which makes the next song in this playlist most apt:

5. Song: The Sound of Silence ( Electric Version ).

Artist: Simon and Garfunkel.

Album: Sounds Of Silence.

In my early years, I was stuck with listening to church music. ( My father is a pastor. Should you ever be in need of a two hour sermon, call him. After two hours, he’ll ask: “And how are you doing?” ) ( Now you know why, if left unleashed, I can probably fill up your You Tube channel with comments. )

When I was in the sixth grade, my teacher brought a record album to school. To my delight, it was not a record album consisting of church music. ( My father didn’t actually play record albums in those days, of any sort. However, we were, as a family, in church on a frequent basis. That’s why I’m so holy today. )

My teacher’s record album consisted of music by Simon and Garfunkel. Perhaps the album was the very one I’ve mentioned above. Simon and Garfunkel was a highly successful musical duo in the 1960’s. Their fame continued into the early 1970’s.

6. Song: Pictures of Matchstick Men ( Mono Version ).

Artist: Status Quo.

Album: Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo.

I can hear it now: I love this guy. He sends me music that’s over half a century old, and expects me to listen to it.

My response: In America, the 1960’s was about the best decade ever. Consider: a U.S. president was assassinated. His assassin was assassinated. A prominent U.S. presidential candidate was assassinated. A civil rights leader was assassinated. America put its all into the Vietnam War, only to realize that victory was likely impossible. America put a man on the moon. Who can top that?

As one weighs history, a decade isn’t confined to a set number of years. In America, the 1960’s began in 1963, with the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. The 1960’s ended in 1974, with the resignation of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon. From such a perspective, the “1960’s” includes the U.S. “Watergate” scandal, and an Arab oil embargo. The oil embargo caused America, “the land of plenty”, to ( literally ) run out of gasoline.

Not all my time in church buildings was spent in religious services. I have memories of children ( mostly girls, as I recall ) banging out the song, “Pictures of Matchstick Men” on a piano. The entire song wasn’t played, as these girls were likely eight-years-old. Instead, the opening notes to “Matchstick Men” were favored. Another favorite song, or part thereof, was the theme song of the T.V. show, “Batman”.

What do I like best about the song, “Pictures of Matchstick Men”? The singers’ British voices. They remind me of the accents of the men who composed the band, and children’s television series, “The Monkees”. The Monkees are an American band. Nonetheless, I find a similarity in their voices to that of British singers. ( Yes, senility looms, in my life. Pretty soon, I’ll think a young You Tube star can be my girlfriend. )

7. Song: Incense And Peppermints.

Artist: Strawberry Alarm Clock.

Album: The Strawberry Alarm Clock.

Whoa! Look at the cover on this record album. Dana, these guys are cool. No, I’m not joking. First, they have long hair. This is a total outrage to “the older generation”, in 1960’s America. Second, these guys are barefoot. This is a total outrage to “the older generation”, in 1960’s America. Third, these guys are wearing Bell Bottom trousers. This is a total outrage to “the older generation”, in 1960’s America. ( Hi, dad! )

I was too young to get away with long hair, bare feet, and Bell Bottoms. ( For which I am eternally grateful, as I am for a quarter century of non-stop religious services. )

Notice the big wicker chair, on the album’s cover. Such a chair was hugely popular, in the early 1970’s. So, once again, Strawberry Alarm Clock is the essence of cool, since they had their big wicker chair in 1967.

8. Song: Hurdy Gurdy Man.

Artist: Donovan.

Album: the hurdy gurdy man.

I love the full, rich sound of this song, and the cacophony of background noises.

9. Song: Spirit In The Sky.

Artist: Norman Greenbaum.

Album: spirit in the sky.

To quote U.S. President Bill Clinton, “I feel your pain”. You don’t want to hear any more songs from the 1960’s. Okay, okay. Your wish is my command. Hence, “Spirit In The Sky” is from “late 1969”, according to Google. I probably didn’t hear it until 1970. Good enough?

By the early 1970’s, America’s hippie culture was wearing thin, among some young people. They wanted more than the proverbial “sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll” that hippiedom offered. ( Some folks are never satisfied. )

A number of hippie dissidents became “Jesus freaks”. Still sure of their moral superiority, as they had been when hippies, they now claimed to have God on their side. The movie “Godspell” catered to the “Jesus freak” culture.

I recommend listening to the album Godspell. Various versions exist on You Tube. If you see hippies dancing atop a roof, you’ve found the right version. The person who posted this version to You Tube is apparently “liddlmausi”.

I’m sure he, or she, obtained copyright permission to post Godspell. Just like I’m sure I’m Tom Cruise.

That’s meant as a criticism of You Tube, not the person who posted Godspell. You Tube never saw a copyright violation it disapproved of, but it is always finding an original video, by a young creator, that must be destroyed.

Google, You Tube’s owner, once sought to obtain all the world’s content. It is now a major destroyer of content.

10. Song: While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

Artist: Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison, & Prince.

Album: Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum.

The word “museum”, in this album’s title, greatly annoys me. It’s as if these idiots think the 1960’s are over. Does my rock music playlist sound like the 60’s are dead?

“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” was originally a Beatles song ( from the year 1968 ). Rather than belabor you with that version, I’ve belabored you with this one. It’s at least a decade or two younger than the other version. Yes, a number of the singers in this version are now dead.

11. Song: Panic Switch.

Artist: Silversun Pickups.

Album: The Singles Collection.

Wow! This song is from 2009. Dana, you were alive when this song came out! See? I can be a modern guy, sometimes.

I heard “Panic Switch” while I was working out at the gym. As my gym’s music was generally awful, this song was a breath of fresh air. ( Okay, I was on the toilet when I first heard “Panic Switch”, but I needed some fresh air in the bathroom. )

When I worked out in a gym, in the 1960’s – I mean, recently – I stayed all night. In the morning, I hadn’t eaten in many hours. I was not in great need of a bathroom.

That wasn’t the case for others. I called those folks “the normal people”, since they worked out at a respectable hour. ( Five o’clock in the morning, for a gym. )

The normal people charged into the gym, and began exercising. Soon, they needed to use the bathroom. All of them needed to use the bathroom, and all at once. It was their first major bathroom visit since the night before.

My God! I don’t know what the ladies’ lavatory was like, but the men’s room was a factory of odious smells and noises. The sounds were so spectacularly awful, that I fantasized about recording them.

I’ve always wanted to be someone who speaks on the radio, as a “call-in” show host. I’d wait for, say, someone to phone in, and claim that You Tube’s censorship is a good thing. Then, bam! I’d play those bathroom noises. So long, buddy. Call again with your stupid opinion. I’ll have more noises ready for you.

On such an edified note, my rock music playlist concludes.

P.S. I have a photo of you, from Google. In it, you’re wearing a string headband. A diamond-shaped pendant hangs over your forehead. Though you’re not wearing flowers, you resemble, to me, a 1960’s “flower child”. I love that photo.

( Yes, my collection of photos of you begins with my favorite shots from your video, “Dana Taranova fun beach”. Like the 1960’s, “Dana Taranova fun beach” will never die. )

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Copyright 2019 by Andrew L. Roller. SS, Super Songs, is a trademark of Andrew L. Roller.

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/

I’m on paper at: https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

This is SS, Super Songs, issue number 5.

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Winter’s Eve

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CS 3

Confessions of a Stud

Winter’s Eve

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This is a missive that I belabored somebody with. I have altered the recipient’s name, to protect the guilty ( me ). I don’t know how to post my photo on WordPress. If you want to see me, just check the F.B.I.’s “Most Wanted” list. I’m told that if I’m not there yet, I will surely be there soon.

Dear Avon,

I figured that I owed you at least one photo of myself. The trouble was, I didn’t know how to use my iPhone’s camera. I just taught myself how to use the camera today.

I was worried. Since I say things like, “some decades ago,” I feared you’d think I was a creaky old man. I’m not, yet.

I have, however, been alive a long time. Those of us who are “creatures of the night” tend to be that way. You should have seen me, when I woke up in this century. I was moldy. Somehow, spiders had made cobwebs inside my coffin. Then, being as I was asleep in my coffin, some idiot went and buried me. Digging my way up through six feet of earth was no easy job. Then I had to go bite some folks, to get my strength back. After that, I needed directions to my castle. The person who gave me directions was surprised when I turned into a bat. What did she expect, that I’d walk all the way to my castle?

You’ll be pleased to know that all is well here, at my castle. At least, it is as it was, in 1969, when I decided to take a nap.

I have lots of ghouls to feed from, in my castle, when I get hungry.

Frankenstein is up and walking about. He seems to resent the fact that I’ve brought him to life. I tell him,

“Frank. Appreciate what you’ve got. If you only knew how many body parts I had to sew together, to make you!” He says he wants his own body parts, not those of other people. The trouble was, some of him had rotted away. Frank says I forgot parts of him. I tell him to make do with what he has.

Mr. Skeleton is, as usual, complaining that he is naked. I tell him,

“You’re a skeleton. You’re not supposed to have any flesh.” He’s another ingrate.

Mr. Ghost is unhappy. He loves Halloween. Now, however, Christmas is coming. Everything in the nearby town is gaily alight at night. People are too happy to be scared by something that looks like a bedsheet. Mr. Ghost moans in my cellar, waiting for fall to return. ( He hates summer. )

Sometimes, I leave my castle. ( Not in an unwanted hearse. ) I mingle with my future victims, otherwise known as “the public”. I pretend I’m not a vampire, but an ordinary mortal. A guy who likes hamburgers, instead of blood. ( I just can’t get into salads, no matter how hard I try. )

In conversation with my ( future ) victims, people sometimes ask,

“Is there a Mrs. Vampire?” They don’t put it that way, of course. They think I’m a schmuck like them.

There is no Mrs. Vampire. I am waiting to meet a very, very beautiful woman. Preferably, someone with long, dark tresses. For whatever reason, I’m partial to females in pink bunny pajamas. If you know anyone like that, please pass along their vitals to me. ( Sorry. That’s vampire talk. I mean, curriculum vitae. )

Count on me to send you a new e-mail in the next century, if not sooner.

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Copyright 2019 by Andrew L. Roller. CS, Confessions of a Stud, is a trademark of Andrew L. Roller.

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/

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I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 3.

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Bewitched by Danatar!

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CS 2

Confessions of a Stud

Bewitched by Danatar!

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by Andrew Roller

Like Hitler’s grip on a conquered Europe, You Tube is subjecting its young creators to ever more censorship.

That gives this ephemeral series, Confessions of a Stud, a new purpose. It may be here that I find myself praising the girls I like watching on You Tube. Superfluous comments by me, meant for You Tube, now become the locus of a resistance. This is how revolutions are born.

Below are several posts meant for the You Tube channel, “Danatar”. ( A channel owned by Dana Taranova. ) I managed to place one post on Dana’s channel. I was not successful in posting the others. My posts are presented here in reverse order. That is, the last written post is the first you will read. I have rewritten some posts for clarity.

Dana’s videos are written in Cyrillic script. I have rendered them in english typography here.

Subject: Danatar video title: 16HOR6pR 2019 r.

My Description: This is a pajama try on haul.

Dear Dana,

You Tube has become horribly frustrating! Several minutes after your video ended, I tried posting another comment. I was unsuccessful in accomplishing this.

Thank you for a truly fabulous video. I love it when you’re “crazy Danatar”. You are endlessly watchable. I love your attitude, and your dancing! ( You’re beautiful, too. )

( I think jordi escarp might have a crush on you. )

( Then again, so do I.)

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Subject: Danatar video title: 16HOR6pR 2019 r.

My Description: This is a pajama try on haul.

Kenneth Davenport comments, “I was not ready for that to be over.” I agree. I was trying to:

1. Watch Dana.

2. “Chat” with my keyboard.

3. Not make an ass of myself, as I chatted.

I could have watched Dana dance much, much longer. Who knew she could be so delightful in a pair of pajamas? Each pair of pajamas that Dana tries on is, essentially, a coverall. On the other hand, those coverall pajamas are very cute, like Dana! She makes them come alive with her wonderful dancing.

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Subject: Danatar video title: 16HOR6pR 2019 r.

My Description: This is a pajama try on haul.

Additional information: I wrote this as I awaited the premiere of Dana’s video, 16HOR6pR 2019 r.

In this post, I am commenting on another premiere that Dana held. It was for her video titled, 3OOeKTNBHaR HeCTaHAapTHaR TpeHNpOBKa. PeanbHO KpyTaR TpeHNpOBKa. [ If you doubt my love for Dana, try typing all those Cyrillic letters! ]

In “3OOeKTNBHaR HeCTaHAapTHaR TpeHNpOBKa. PeanbHO KpyTaR TpeHNpOBKa.”, Dana performs nontraditional exercises, at a gym. This includes walking ever higher up the side of a wall.

Dear Dana,

Wow! You look very beautiful, in this premiere photo!

Guess what? I haven’t slept since your last premiere. You put out movies faster than Hollywood!

I haven’t been to a movie theatre, to watch a Hollywood movie, since before you were born. However, I eagerly watch your You Tube videos!

Your premiere, yesterday, was my first. I did not realize how exciting it would be. This might surprise you: I enjoyed having to wait. It was fun listening to the music play, as I waited for your film to begin. It was like being in a real movie theatre!

The numerical countdown to your film surprised me. That made your premiere even more wonderful! I have been thinking about this experience all night, all day, and now ( in San Diego, near the real Hollywood ), in the night again!

I think that, if it is possible, you should release all your new videos with a premiere presentation.

I’ve watched a lot of your workout videos. You may wonder about my current workout regime. I will tell you about it.

1. I have a computer keyboard.

2. At one end of my keyboard, there is a letter: “a”.

3. At the other end of my keyboard, there is a letter: “l”.

With strenuous effort, I reach all the way from the “a”, to the “l”. Amazing, huh? Thankfully, I have two hands to do this with.

Currently, I don’t have a car. This can be a problem, when one owns a Rolls Royce. People claim that a Rolls Royce is reliable. Not when you’re a Workout God, of a computer keyboard, like me. Let’s just say I have a lot of admirers. I throw parties for them, to keep them happy. This puts wear and tear on my Rolls Royce. So, for a few years now, my Rolls Royce has been getting repaired.

Then again, too much partying can addle one’s mind. Perhaps I only thought I owned a Rolls Royce. But I am a Workout God of my computer keyboard.

I had to buy groceries today. I don’t use a computer to do this. I ( shudder! ) leave my room. Yes, it’s painful. Sometimes, however, one must brave San Diego’s harsh climate.

I was, in fact, disturbed by a cold wind today. It is now cold at night, too. Right now, I’m having to wear a pair of socks. Sadly, that brings closer my date with doing my laundry.

I try to limit washing my clothes to once a year. Did you know a guy can wear the same underpants for a month? A “He-Man” like me can, anyway.

To make a long story longer, I made about ten trips to the grocery today. I did this on foot. I felt like a human donkey. The whole job took about six hours. Then, since it was my first time in a month that I’d left my room, I had to tramp to the bank, the post office, the telephone store, and other places. I hate doing this sort of thing, but I toughed it out. For once, I did not bring my three favorite stuffed animals with me. They were missing me by the time I got back to my room.

I saw a bum today. He looked happy, if very dirty. He probably wears his underpants even longer than I do. I thought to myself,

“Why don’t I be a bum? Then, I wouldn’t have to worry about leaving my room. That’s because I wouldn’t have a room! ( Yes, I have a high I.Q. )

Guess what thought popped into my mind?

“Andrew, you can’t be a bum. Dana Taranova wouldn’t approve.”

Okay, I won’t be a bum.

I loved your video where you walk high up onto a wall. Have you ever seen the Tom Cruise movie, “Interview with the Vampire?” A vampire walks high up onto a wall in that film. If you haven’t seen the movie, a surprise awaits you. I’ll say no more, except this: you’re awfully talented, for an ordinary mortal. Perhaps you’re more than you appear…

I will watch your new video closely, to see if I detect further hidden powers you have.

Mortal, or more than that, you remain the most fabulous girl in the galaxy!

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In my post, you read the following sentence: “I think that, if it is possible, you should release all your new videos with a premiere presentation.”

“If possible” refers to this: You Tube destroyed one of Dana’s videos, and declared that she’d violated You Tube’s “community standards”. You Tube may have done that because Dana held a live chat premiere. Or, You Tube may have attacked Dana because she allowed viewers to post public comments about her video. In the video, Dana appears as a Gollum-like creature.

As usual I, as a fan, never received any word on why You Tube destroyed Dana’s video. I will say this: there was no copyright violation in Dana’s performance. She became a Gollum-like creature, not Gollum.

You Tube now admits that their “community standards”, which are part of their “Terms of Service”, did not advise users correctly. I, like other users, received an e-mail from You Tube, on November 8, 2019. This e-mail is titled:

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“Changes to You Tube’s Terms of Service”

It reads:

“We are updating our Terms of Service (“Terms”) to improve readability and transparency. …

“We’ve provided a summary of key changes but here’s what you can expect: …

“Better alignment between our Terms and how You Tube works today.”

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The key phrase is: “how You Tube works today.” In other words, You Tube’s staff was punishing users, when their own “Terms of Service” were out of date.

You Tube’s destruction of Dana’s video is “how You Tube works today.” I’ve read, and written about, You Tube’s “community standards”. Nowhere, there, does it forbid a young creator from holding a live chat premiere. Nor is a young creator prohibited from receiving publicly posted comments, about her videos.

You Tube is, in the main, a collection of unlawfully pirated copyrighted materials. It is a resurrected Napster. This is my best assessment of You Tube.

Dana Taranova ( Danatar) creates and posts her own videos. Since she isn’t a pirate “creator”, you’d think You Tube would value her, not abuse her.

You Tube is owned by Google.

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Copyright 2019 by Andrew L. Roller. CS, Confessions of a Stud.

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/

I’m on paper at: https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 2.

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American Social Media: Sell now!

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ET 11

Editorial Thunder presents…

American Social Media: Sell now!

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by Andrew Roller

You probably know Jim Cramer. He presides on the American cable channel, CNBC. ( A news channel, about the stock market. )

Recently, on CNBC, Kramer said this:

“I want people to own Facebook.” I nearly pooped in my pants. Facebook? Facebook? Jim’s smarter than I, but I’ll give you my advice anyway.

My advice is, sell Facebook. Now. You should probably do the same with Facebook’s subsidiary, Instagram. You’ll eventually want to sell You Tube as well.

( To save your eyesight, I break You Tube into two words. ICAAN ( the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ) is the reason You Tube is one word. Prior to the dot com era, there was not a convention to create a company name that consisted of two words squashed together. That is, absent a merger of two preexisting companies. )

This article was not, in fact, inspired by Kramer’s stupidity. I read an article elsewhere, with which I disagree.

The website renegade7x.com features an article titled:

“Why is Instagram hiding likes a good thing?”

Like You Tube, Instagram is changing its rules. The changes are, apparently, similar to what You Tube is doing. More prudery is needed! For safety! Or, in 1990’s parlance,

“We must do this, to protect the children.”

Never mind abortion. Never mind that nuclear weapons are primed to launch on a hair trigger.

renegade7x likes Instagram’s changes. She says:

“Instagram culture is out of control. …We do it for the likes and that shit is messed up. …The constant need to be liked is incredibly harmful.”

God, yes! Humans survived ancient climate change, predators, starvation, disease, and war. But likes on Instagram? Buy a gravestone for your kid. She’ll probably need it this month.

I’ll let you read renegade7x’s article for her full discussion. As I mentioned, I disagree with renegade7x. Here’s why:

I follow young people on You Tube. I don’t see the problems renegade7x speaks of. The girls I follow post videos when they want to. I don’t see them being under any pressure. “My” girls post quite frequently. It is difficult for me to keep up with them! I always download and like their videos. I also “screen record” their videos, in case You Tube deletes them, for God knows what reason.

On You Tube, “thumbs up” is meaningless. The number of “thumbs up” always vastly exceeds the number of “thumbs down”. A handful of malcontents always stomp through and click “thumbs down”. Post a video, and someone will click “thumbs down”. Everyone else clicks “thumbs up”.

Lately, I’ve been striving to comment on each new video posted by the girls I follow. Others comment as well. Every comment I’ve ever read is positive, and complimentary.

The girls I follow love their comments. They also love dispensing “thumbs up”, and hearts, to the deserving. That is far better than what girls used to do: sit for hours in front of a T.V. It also beats gabbing mindlessly on a telephone, for hours on end.

On You Tube, “views” means the number of times a video has been viewed. It is a measure of how relevant a video is, to fans of a channel. If you’re a girl, put on a bikini. You’ll get lots of views. Put on farmer’s overalls, you’ll get less views. Don’t like that? Complain to God. He’s the one, we are told by religion, who created two sexes. ( Even a flower, which is supposedly “asexual”, contains dual sexual parts. )

Girls don’t just post bikini videos. They also post gym workout videos, ballet practice videos, dance videos, unboxing gift videos, etc. The girls I watch post what they feel like.

Girls with “competing” channels aren’t a problem for “my” girls. So-called “competing” girls on You Tube collaborate with each other.

Let’s consider, on You Tube, a channel’s total number of subscribers. This is a function of how long a channel has been on You Tube. Nashamasha, of the You Tube channel HAWA MAWA, is now 11-years-old. She’s been on You Tube since she was about six. Guess what? Nashamasha has nearly a million subscribers. Count her second channel, HAWA MAWA Bnor, and she has over a million subscribers. Girls who’ve joined You Tube more recently have less subscribers. Longevity on You Tube equals subscribers. It’s as simple as that. Every channel on You Tube has quality content.

On You Tube, the only problem the girls I follow have is You Tube’s staff. You Tube’s staff nannies their members to an extreme degree.

In my experience, nobody likes You Tube’s nannying. Channel owners don’t like it, nor do fans.

Would you like to know why You Tube and Instagram are changing their rules? One word: Disney.

The Disney company has been shockingly tardy in getting a web site going. However, “Disney+ is now live!” my mailbox informs me.

I’m old enough to recall the days of Blockbuster-type video stores. Drive by one, and you were impressed by the big posters for big budget Hollywood movies. The same was true if you walked into one of those stores.

Here’s the dirty secret of those days. Nobody rented the big budget Hollywood movies.

What actually happened? Let’s take that august pair in American politics, to which every politician ( and now You Tube, and Instagram ) bow.

Yep. That paragon of virtue: mom and dad.

What did mom and dad rent at Blockbuster? They rented a cartoon for their children. They rented a porn film for themselves.

Watch this video on You Tube: “Most Popular Websites 1996 – 2019”. It was posted by the You Tube channel, “Data is Beautiful”.

The video covers the lives, and deaths, of the top ten internet sites over time. Which sites are in the top ten varies.

Recently, two new websites joined the top ten: Pornhub.com, and XVideos.com.

My prediction? Those websites won’t be leaving the top ten anytime soon.

Can you guess which other website will be in the top ten? http://www.disneyplus.com.

Blockbuster may be dead, but human nature isn’t.

I have read that parents are using You Tube to babysit their children. I’ve seen some of the children’s offerings on You Tube. Not being the target audience, I can’t judge the content precisely. It did, however, strike me as underwhelming.

Disney isn’t. I’ve spent many hours watching the Disney channel at the gym. It’s a fun channel. It’s way better than the oddball assemblage of “kids” content on You Tube.

According to “Most Popular Websites 1996 – 2019”, You Tube’s total views are now falling. Facebook is collapsing. ( Good riddance. )

Facebook owns Instagram. Total views on that web site are still rising. Mark Suckerberg owns both Facebook and Instagram. Since Suckerberg blew it with Facebook, he’ll likely blow it with Instagram too. ( I hope “my” girls will pardon me saying this, since they post content on Instagram: Again, good riddance. )

( Suckerberg will live to rue the day he blew $100,000,000 on the Newark school system, to impress Oprah. ) ( Newark totally misspent the money, according to Fox news. )

Angering its customers won’t save Instagram. Nor will it save You Tube. I was kicked out of America Online ( AOL ). Where is AOL today? According to Google, America Online is dead.

I’m still here. I hope to be here when You Tube and Instagram have joined America Online in the grave.

Admittedly, You Tube will survive longer than Instagram. Google owns You Tube. Google is free, hugely popular, and it works extremely well. I doubt that it’s possible for Google to keep people from surfing to it. Users of Google find themselves referred to You Tube.

I pay nearly $200.00 per year to be a member of You Tube. I was also a member of Facebook. Facebook never figured out how to even ask me for money. Then it kicked me out. When I try to use Facebook as an outsider, I can see very little. I can’t see anything on Instagram without signing up. By contrast, You Tube is available, in full and for free, in any web browser. I doubt it’s possible to be banned from visiting You Tube with your browser.

When I was on Facebook, I tried to “friend” Dana Taranova. ( I follow her on You Tube. ) Facebook had no idea who I was asking about, even though Dana Taranova fan pages are on Facebook. Dana is probably there too.

On Facebook, I was only offered “friends” ( strangers, actually ) who were at least 18-years-old. On You Tube, I can subscribe to any channel I want. The age of the channel owner is irrelevant. ( Dana Taranova is under 18-years-old. ) You Tube regularly invites me to watch videos of girls who are under 18. Did Facebook do that? Nope.

Being kicked out of Facebook, I’m loath to sign up for Suckerberg’s Instagram. Also, as I’ve reported elsewhere, Facebook lies. ( So does You Tube, as I’ve also reported. ) Facebook never gave me any meaningful reason for why I got kicked out. One thing’s for sure: I didn’t get kicked out because of someone who was under 18-years-old. The only “friends” ( strangers ) I met on You Tube were stupid fucking adults, like me. I don’t want more of me. I have quite enough of me, thank you.

Robert L. Johnson founded BET, the Black Entertainment Television channel. ( On cable T.V. ) Some years ago, Johnson was asked about companies like You Tube, Instagram, and Facebook. His answer was blunt:

“If your business model depends on free content, by users, don’t screw it up.”

To the dismay of AOL, it found that nobody actually needed their “walled garden”. The internet is a big place. Nobody actually needs You Tube, Instagram, or Facebook, either. Options loom.

Now is the time for a new You Tube-like channel to arise, overseas. Be nice to your channel owners, and fans, and you will win, where prudish American companies failed.

Or, to paraphrase Robert Johnson:

“If you’re handed a chance to eat You Tube’s lunch, don’t screw it up.”

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Copyright 2019 by Andrew L. Roller. ET, Editorial Thunder, is a trademark of Andrew L. Roller.

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/

I’m on paper at: https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 11.

Arcana: This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 11, version 3.0

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Nashamasha Hits One Million!

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ET 13

Editorial Thunder presents…

Nashamasha Hits One Million!

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by Andrew Roller

You Tube has banned all comments to channels owned by young creators. This is an outrage. It is also frustrating, as some videos ask for comments. That is, under “Comments”, the You Tube app says, “Add a public comment…” So, a person like me posts a comment.

The You Tube app then acts as if it has accepted my comment. It displays,

“Comment added.” However, when I go back a few minutes later, my comment has not, in fact, been posted.

This is yet another example of You Tube, and other such “services”, like Facebook, being liars. I agree with the Democratic Party presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren. Big Tech needs to be broken up. Instagram was probably a fun website, at one time. Then Facebook’s Mark Suckerberg bought it. Now, Suckerberg is torturing his users, by removing the features ( such as “likes” ), that they enjoy.

No company like Facebook should ever again be able to buy, and ruin, a potential competitor like Instagram. America needs less big tech, and more competition.

Today, Internet star Nashamasha reached one million subscribers. She reached this figure on her You Tube channel, HAWA MAWA.

On You Tube, Nashamasha owns these You Tube channels:

1. HAWA MAWA

2. HAWA MAWA Bnor.

The channel names are in Cyrillic script. I’ve rendered them in english typography here.

Nashamasha can also be found on Instagram. ( For which Mark Suckerberg, like You Tube, should be eternally grateful. Remember, Suckerberg, and You Tube: You rely solely on content created by your users! )

I will wish Nashamasha here what I could not wish her on You Tube. You Tube would have been the best venue for me to do this.

Dear Nashamasha,

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on reaching one million subscribers!

You are fabulous!

Congratulations on your eleventh birthday, as well! In one more century, you’ll be my age. Don’t worry, I’ll still be around then. Have you ever dated a vampire?

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Copyright 2019 by Andrew L. Roller. ET, Editorial Thunder, is a trademark of Andrew L. Roller.

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/

I’m on paper at: https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 13.

Arcana: This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 13, version 4.0

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Be Hip!

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ET 12

Editorial Thunder presents…

Be Hip!

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by Andrew Roller

If you wanted to be hip in the 1960’s, you listened to rock ‘n roll. You grew your hair long. Needlessly, you probably smoked dope ( or worse ). You believed in free love, and youth liberation.

Not any more. Today, one must adhere to the gospel of the nuclear family. There’s dad, mom, and 2.5 kids. ( Who gets stuck being the .5 is left unclear. For the sake of our economy, however, we mustn’t just replace our numbers. Growth is essential. )

Yes, “mom” can have “three legs”. Yes, “dad” can have “two legs”.

Purveying the gospel of the nuclear family, you must feel, if not precisely express, this phrase:

“We must do this, to protect the children.”

It really doesn’t matter what needs to be done. Nancy Pelosi is the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Recently, Pelosi said that Donald Trump must be subjected to an impeachment inquiry. Why? “…for the children”.

You must not be a “climate denier”. ( Never mind that we’re at the end of an interglacial period. Earth, unaffected by humans, has been getting progressively colder. It only emerges from repeated ice ages for brief 10,000 year periods. )

You must “be okay with”, if not idolize, a disparate number of groups.

Except one. Life wouldn’t be fun if there wasn’t a societal villain, right?

No, you can’t hate black people. That was 1950’s America. ( Note: the word “black, as in “black people”, came into use in about 1970. )

No, you can’t hate homosexuals. ( Oops! Was I required to say, “gay”? )

You can’t hate the Irish, Indians ( Oops! ), Suffragettes, etc. But:

You must hate, and absolutely loathe, so-called “pedophiles”.

Got it? ( If you don’t, you’re in trouble. )

You must never, ever, be suspected of being a pedophile. Your number one duty in life is to be “normal”. ( However “normal” is currently defined. )

You can’t just hate pedophiles. You must engage in “virtue signaling”. You must let everyone know that you hate pedophiles. Need help? Practice saying the following:

1. They’re perverts.

2. They’re sick.

3. He’s probably a child molester.

If you say these things, then you are hip. You get a gold star. You can now be invited to cocktail parties, where, cued correctly, you can say,

1. They’re perverts.

2. They’re sick.

3. He’s probably a child molester.

But wait! According to history, there will be changes. Remember, you can’t disparage blacks ( etc. ) any more. Be alert to new mandates from whoever creates and enforces them. You’ll then be obliged to mouth the ( new ) conventional “wisdom”.

Meanwhile, make sure you’re part of a nuclear family. ( Before you get roasted by some country’s nuclear weapon. )

Do you have a ( socially appropriate ) spouse? No? If you’re a guy, you’d better get one. You don’t want anyone to think you’re a child molester! In fact, until you do have a ( socially appropriate ) spouse, you’d better pretend you don’t know kids exist.

If you’re a lady, and unmarried, I guess you’re okay. Being unmarried, at a certain age, simply means you’re a feminist. Or a lesbian. That’s hip.

Next: you’ll need 2.5 children. Guys, you might not have known kids existed before, but you will now! Also, you’ll need to be a feminized man. That means you get to change your daughter’s diapers. Amazing, isn’t it? You never knew there was a girl ( under age 18 ) living next door to you. Yet now you’re obliged to behold and fondle a nude female baby, changing her diapers. Hey, you’re hip, so it’s okay.

Today, hipness is more essential than ever. Make sure your actions conform to your hipness. Otherwise, as is said, “we have a place for you, here.” ( With Bubba, behind bars. )

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Copyright 2019 by Andrew L. Roller. ET, Editorial Thunder, is a trademark of Andrew L. Roller.

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/

I’m on paper at: https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 12.

Arcana: This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 12, version 1.0

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Rock songs, and Dana Taranova!

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SS 4

Super Songs presents…

Rock songs, and Dana Taranova!

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by Andrew Roller

This is a newly edited version of one of my previous posts. That post was solely about songs that I like. This post is graced by lovely Dana Taranova, of the You Tube channel, “Danatar”. Dana can easily be found on Google. There, you’ll find enchanting photos of her, plus other internet locales where she may be found ( such as Instagram ).

Dear Dana,

Call me an addict. I love sending you comments! Thanks for your latest video, “Bonocbl TaHeu. (etc).” ( I hate writing (etc.), but it is difficult for me to type so many Cyrillic letters, on an english language keyboard. I am, however, starting to learn certain Cyrillic words. That makes my task easier. )

( Strangely, no school I attended offered classes on how to speak Russian. Classes were offered on French, Spanish, Japanese, ancient Greek, Latin, etc. But not Russian. It turns out that Russian is the language I needed to learn! )

If you like, here’s another Andrew Roller rock music playlist.

Surprise: I like songs by girl singers best. Have you considered becoming a singer? I’d love to see you as a punk rocker. ( Skip the heavy eye makeup, tattoos, piercings, and dyed hair. You are perfect, just as you are. )

“Hey, ho, let’s go!”

– The Ramones

“Are you a rocker?” someone once asked me. I don’t recall my response to that person. I’m not sure I had one. To another person, I once said,

“I like pop [music].”

That’s how awful music was, circa 1980. Rock had been annihilated by disco. What followed, in the 1980’s, didn’t appeal to me. The “hit” band, Duran Duran, comes to mind. I regard them as the most insipid band in music history. However, in their time, their music played ceaselessly on MTV (Music Television). Perhaps that’s why, today, MTV is a shadow of its former self, and doesn’t play music videos on its main channel.

I am now a rocker. To prove it, I’m offering some songs. All are available, for free, in You Tube’s music app. This list doesn’t include rock’s best known ballads. I’ve heard those too many times. If you don’t know much about past music, and are bored with what you’re getting now, try these songs.

Note: A particular song might start in a “ho hum” fashion. This is true of “Sick As Your Secrets”, by Veruca Salt. Don’t turn your headphones up too loud. Your ears will soon be getting blasted by a transcendent rush of voices and guitars.

1. Rejoice in the Sun, by Peter Schickele. This is the theme song for the 1972 science fiction film, Silent Running. In this future, more than comments have been banned from You Tube. This ( english speaking ) society has banned nature itself. Bruce Dern watches over earth’s last forests, now consigned to ships in outer space.

2. White Rabbit, by Emiliana Torrini. This is a song from the 2011 movie Sucker Punch. I love the cover of this album. Emiliana’s version of White Rabbit is a very creative orchestral version of the classic song.

3. Cherry Bomb, by Wannabeastar. I’d call this the ultimate rock version of The Runaway’s most famous ballad. Prepare to be run over by blaring guitars and vocals.

4. Cannonball, by The Breeders. If you love girl rockers, this is your song. (And mine.)

5. Seether, by Veruca Salt. In the 1990’s, Veruca and other rockers consigned 1980’s music to the grave. Seether is Veruca’s top song. These are girls armed with amped-up guitars. I love all the buzzy feedback.

6. I Think I’m Paranoid, by Garbage. At one time, older folks called rock “garbage”. This “sonically perfect” band (according to a rock critic) capitalizes on that insult.

7. In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus), by Zager and Evans. Perhaps this still happens, in America: in elementary school, a magazine is distributed to the pupils. It is called, “The Weekly Reader.” Students can order Scholastic Books from The Weekly Reader.

The Weekly Reader was distributed to me.

Sometimes, records were offered. I became excited about buying an album by The Byrds. At home, my mother told me to report to my father with my request. (Uh oh).

I can still recall my father, reposing in his study. I tremulously presented him with my request. His scowling answer came in a near rage that threatened physical punishment.

“They have long hair,” he said of The Byrds. I managed to escape, alive, from my father’s study.

There was little to no modern music in my life back then. I recall seeing a T.V. ad, many times, advertising the song, “In the Year 2525”. I had no hope of hearing more of this song than the short bit the ad played.

Now, I can listen to this song as much as I want. The song might strike you as old-fashioned. However, it’s from “my” era, that I had little chance to participate in.

8. Go Go’s – Our Lips are Sealed – Live in Central Park – May 15, 2001. jonnyghoul is apparently the person who posted this song/video on You Tube.

The Go Go’s is a 1980’s band. (One of the decent ones of the decade.) Don’t worry, your friend won’t rat you out, according to this song. After all, “Our Lips are Sealed.”

(For decades, I thought that lyric was, “All except for you.” I suppose, as with the theme song for the T.V. show “All in the Family,” the Go Go’s made an effort to sing the lyric more explicitly in this live version.)

9. Glycerine (Live) (feat. Gwen Stefani), by Bush. Recently, I read that 1990’s music critics reviled Bush, when the band first appeared. That was in 1992. The bozo critics wanted “modern rock” (late 1980’s music) to continue forever.

Thank God for Bush! MTV refused to play this band, except late on Sunday nights, in a program called 120 Minutes. The same fate befell Nirvana, and Smashing Pumpkins. These bands soon slayed 1980’s music. I did feel very special watching 120 Minutes, once a week, and ignoring MTV all the other hours that it was on. I had become a rocker!

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An improved version of what I managed to post to the web site Nazis Inc. follows. ( I mean, You Tube ).

( For the moment, You Tube is somewhat better behaved. Perhaps their top prude retired. Or expired, gracing a proper locale with his or her presence: Hell. )

Dear Dana,

Thank you for your video, “Bonocbl TaHeu. (etc).”

I am slowly learning the letters of the Cyrillic alphabet! Feel free to make some videos on the Cyrillic alphabet, and how to speak Russian, if you wish.

“Bonocbl TaHeu. (etc).” is one of my favorite videos ever! Currently, I’m reading a science fiction trilogy by author Isaac Asimov. Asimov is considered an American author. However, he was born in Russia. Unfortunately, Asimov is now dead. He is regarded as one of the greatest science fiction authors of all time.

Do you know what the Star Wars movies are based on? My opinion is that they are based on Asimov’s “Foundation” trilogy: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation. ( Skip later books Asimov wrote in this series. Sadly, they aren’t worth reading. )

If you’re wondering, the above is a prelude to my saying this:

Dana, you are my favorite dancer in the galaxy! I will also say you’re my favorite actress. I like the different moods you evoke in “Bonocbl TaHeu. (etc).”

The setting for this video is fabulous. I saw the ( now ) famous wall of white, dangling Hershey kisses type objects in the background. Am I viewing the ocean through the picture windows? Anyway, the view is wonderful.

You are beautifully lit throughout this video. The music in this video is excellent.

Your dance, and try on haul, videos are superb. ( So are your videos where you both dance, and do a try on haul, too! ) I hope you do lots more of these videos.

Thank you for your very professional gym video: “PeanbHaR TpeHNpoBKa Ha HorN, (etc).”

One suggestion: If you put your hair in a ponytail, please let your hair cover your ears. You have lovely ears. However, I love your hair very much, so don’t hide all of it!

Thanks for being the reason I subscribed to You Tube. I hope You Tube appreciates you.

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Copyright 2019 by Andrew L. Roller. SS, Super Songs, is a trademark of Andrew L. Roller.

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/

I’m on paper at: https://www.abebooks.com > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

This is SS, Super Songs, issue number 4.

Arcana: This is SS, Super Songs, issue number 4, version 3.0

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Up Yours, You Tube!

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SS 3

Super Songs presents…

Up Yours, You Tube!

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by Andrew Roller

Once again, lovely Dana Taranova, of You Tube and elsewhere, has inspired me to compose a rock music playlist. This playlist takes note of the troubles imposed on the You Tube channel, “My_ Home”.

I considered deleting my posts to Dana’s You Tube channel, “Danatar”, from this WordPress article. However, I love promoting Dana, in my negligible way. If you’ve never heard of Dana Taranova, reading my posts to her, here, might inform you.

And now, it’s time for:

Andrew Roller’s “Up Yours, You Tube!” rock music playlist.

“Step outta line

The man come and take you away.”

– Buffalo Springfield

Dear Dana,

The You Tube channel “My_ Home” has been restored to You Tube. However, only one ( new ) video exists there. All other videos remain erased, by You Tube’s staff. Also, as usual, I can only access the video at My_ Home by clicking on the icon, “My_ Home View channel”. No videos show up if I merely subscribe.

I’m thrilled that you’re surviving on You Tube. You probably like You Tube. My opinion of You Tube is: Up Yours, You Tube! I’ve created a music playlist to accompany my view.

Don’t worry! My playlist isn’t just a collection of songs meant to allude to You Tube’s damnation. If it were, I’d have included this song:

Song: Round and Round

Artist: Ratt

Album: Out of the Cellar

Some songs on this playlist are there just for fun. Once again, I’ve tried my best to focus on male singers, since you’re a girl. This playlist begins with a fast beat. Later, since you need to cool off after your workouts, the playlist slows.

I’ve been unemployed for 35 years. With this playlist, I couldn’t just rely on a sixth sense to get each song to segue into the next. I ( ugh! ) had to work at getting these songs to segue. I even had to stop eating Ding-Dongs to do this. Now that my work is done, I’ll pop open a bag of Cheetos, and eagerly await your next workout video.

Andrew Roller’s “Up Yours, You Tube!” rock music playlist.

I will always recall how You Tube destroyed a young girl’s You Tube channel, My_ Home. I won’t overlook the fact that the girl only speaks Russian, and likely had no idea why You Tube had targeted her. ( The real reason: She’s young and lovely, and You Tube’s “child safety” staff is a bunch of prudish old hags. )

Hence, we begin this playlist with:

Song: Violet

Artist: Hole

Album: Live Through This

“Violet” is the only song, that I know of, by Hole, that is worth listening to. However, “Violet” blows the doors off any venue that plays it. The gym I sometimes go to played “Violet” – once. I never heard “Violet” there again. That’s because, of course, “Violet” is real rock music. Like most establishments, my gym prefers wimpy music ( or rap ).

“Hole” essentially consists of one person: Courtney Love. She was married to rock legend Kurt Cobain, until that musical sage decided to improve his looks, by pointing a shot gun at his face. ( He pulled the trigger. )

*****

As for You Tube, one bad turn ( With My_ Home ) deserves another. Hence, let’s trigger this song:

Song: Search and Destroy – Alternate Live

Artist: Sid Vicious

Album: Sid Vicious, Selected Favorites

Note: The song I chose is NOT “Search and Destroy – Live” (from the same album). Perhaps you’ll prefer that one; I don’t.

I bet you’ll agree with this: Wow! Sid looks great on this album cover.

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You Tube thinks it can act with impunity. I bet it didn’t count on this song:

Song: Children of the G