Saturday, March 4, 2017

Amazing video watching website thingie

     I don't know if any of you have noticed, but there's this website where you can share your own videos and watch other people's. Pretty cool, right? It's called YouTube. Okay, fine. You've heard of it. But did you know that it's only been around for 12 years now? Founded in February of 2005, then sold to Google a year and a half later for 1.65 BILLION dollars. In contrast, Mrs. Snarky and I founded The Snarky Couple in 2011 and probably couldn't sell it to anyone for 1.65 dollars. That's not what I wanted to talk to you about tonight though. 

How about a buck? Anyone? Anyone??
    According to Wikipedia (which can be scary, I know, but I think most of what I'll offer here hasn't been messed with) YouTube was created because of two major events occurring in 2004 of which the founders couldn't find online videos. The second of these two occurred on December 26th, that being the horrific Indian Ocean Tsunami. Less than 2 months later, the three founders had purchased their domain name and began working on the site. The next time I have a great idea, I'm buying up the site name I want and running with it. That's all there is to it.

    The earlier "major event" that helped YouTube come into being was this:

Who knew that something good could come out of such... debauchery!

    Of course, every red blooded American male needed to be able to watch Janet Jackson's nip-slip over and over and be able to pause at exactly the right spot! How did we live without this technology? It's inconceivable! 

   But seriously, I'm not sure we could live without YouTube any more, and not JUST for the nip-slip videos. Want to learn how to make a loaf of bread from scratch? There are at least 7 pages worth of video demonstrations. Need to change the thermostat on your car? As long as you have a late model car from a major automaker, there's a video showing you how to do it. How about tips for being better in bed? There are cartoons showing things to do, sex toys to use, and exercises to help you better satisfy your partner. Ewwwwww!!! 

Mr. and Mrs. Snarky could definitely use THIS video to get better in bed

    Again, according to Wikipedia, as of 2014, YouTube users were uploading 300 minutes of video every minute of every day! That's an insane amount, isn't it? If you think about it, YouTube contains just about the entire history of mankind's knowledge and people are constantly adding to it. It's incredible. A person could learn just about anything. I'm sure the most watched video on the site is something amazing, like, "How to save millions of lives by using this one weird trick!" No? Hmm. Maybe it's something about how to solve the drought in Africa. Not that either, huh? Okay, then what is it?

    Oh. Great....

With over 2.7 BILLION views...

wait for it......

not yet.....

okay then.....

here it comes.....

Gangnam Style? Really? WTF!!!???!!!

You people make me sick!

Mr. Snarky

P.S. Please comment with your favorite videos from YouTube. I'd love to watch everything there is on the site, but I'm pretty sure I'll never catch up. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Getting old is really getting old

    I sometimes wish that I could go back to being a kid for just one day in order to remember what it was like when I didn't have a hundred different aches and pains. Then I realize how bad that would suck if it only lasted one day because then I'd remember what it's like to feel good and relatively pain free and I'd probably want to end it all and that would really suck because if I were dead, I wouldn't get to know who wins the World Series. It's important to have priorities, don't you think?

    Anyway, I'm not telling you this because I'm a complainer. Nope. I moan a little in my sleep, but try not to bitch too much whilst awake. I'm sharing this with you as a public service. If you are young and haven't experienced this yourself, consider yourself warned. It's coming.  I know, I know... you have no intention of listening to old Mr. Snarky. He's old as dirt and I'm still WAY younger than him and so I won't have to worry about that for years. Well, let me tell you, one day, you too will wake up and wonder where the heck all the time went. Everyone older than you is just a kid in an older person's body. I think I heard that in a movie once. Or maybe it was in a fortune cookie. I dunno.


    When you get older, doctors want to stick things or their fingers in places you'd really rather they didn't stick anything. They have other people working for them who will stab you (repeatedly if you're Mrs. Snarky) and then, they have the nerve to charge you money for it. WTF!!! It's even worse if you have to go to a specialist. It's nearly guaranteed that the Doc will want to do a "procedure" on you. This just gives them the chance to use more medieval torture devices on you AND charge you LOTS of money. Sounds great, Doc! Sign me up.

Bend over and say, "AHHHHH!!!" 

     Well, Mr. Snarky is getting tired (another sign of aging) and doesn't feel very funny tonight, so let's just call it good. I didn't promise I'd always be hilarious... just that I'd try. Maybe tomorrow, eh?

Good night and good luck,
Mr. Snarky.
BTW, The Mrs. and I both quit smoking almost a year ago! We've got it made this time. Yay us!!!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Where Have You Gone Mr. Snarky-O

Joltin' Joe has left and gone away. Hey hey hey.

     People stop me on the street all the time and ask me, "Aren't you Mr. Snarky?" So I say, "Why yes. Yes I am the famous and enormously attractive Mr. Snarky. Thanks for reading." And then I wake up.

     The fact is, I've been asked many times by some of my former readers just why I don't post anymore. Well, the answer is, I don't know. I guess I've just been waiting and waiting for the mood to hit me. It finally did. Isn't that exciting? No. No it isn't. Honestly, if I wait until the mood hits me, I'll probably never write another thing. With that in mind, Mr. Snarky has decided (yes, Mr. Snarky plans on using third person quite often when talking about Mr. Snarky) to post something every day for the next 30 days, in order to try to make this a habit. Now that IS EXCITING. At least, it's exciting to Mr. Snarky.

     The hope is that you, dear reader, will come along with me on this journey of self discovery... No. that's not right. Mr. Snarky discovered himself a long time ago. Let's try again... Please join me, Mr. Snarky in this, our time of need of love and laughter and... Aww crap, who am I kidding?

     Mr. Snarky makes the following promises:

1. There will be NO politics on this page. None. Zero. Zip. Nada. Zilch. The big donut. I think you get the idea. There are plenty of places to find political posts, and this will not be one of them.
Just in case you actually didn't get the idea.

2. There will be a post every day for the rest of the month of March.

3. We will try not to be boring. (Mr. Snarky says we in the hope that Mrs. Snarky will have a little something to say every now and again.)

4. There is no 4th promise.

5. We will be as snarky and funny as we can. We hope you will join us.

 Wishing all of you the best this non-holiday season,