YouTube emails me about Rebecca Black/Street Fighter 2 Guile stage music a capella… for some reason

I have a YouTube channel, so I guess this means that YouTube is going to send me emails from time to time. That’s fine (I guess). I also subscribe to a few people’s YouTube channels and sometimes, YouTube sends me a compilation mail of things people I subscribe to have uploaded most recently. Also fine (I guess). But just the other day, I received a mail I still can’t make heads or tails out of A.) it’s content and B.) why they sent it to me in the first place.

As far as I can tell, the one thing that every video the YouTube mail pimped had in common was that they were all music videos. Not sure why I’m a prime candidate for such a pimping, but there it is. Two videos caught my eye:

Street Fighter 2 – Guile Theme Acapella
I like Street Fighter as much as the next guy – in fact, I preferred it to Mortal Kombat (whoa there, let’s settle down – I’m just saying I like SF more; I’m not saying MK is bad), and I kinda dig this weird a capella thing the internet has brought us where people also sing the accompaniment, not to mention that this dude has a look going. But I can’t even hazard a guess as to why YouTube thought that it was so important that I know this existed that they had to send an email out. But they did, now I know – whatever. No harm done.

And here comes the harm…

We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus – (Cover) by Rebecca Black & Jon D
What in the holy mother of fuckness is this? This video generates so many questions…

  1. What does this have to do with me? Why would YouTube send it to me? I’m over 30… surely Google, in it’s all knowingness, is aware of this fact… I wouldn’t even be interested in the original version, never mind a cover version by two kids!
  2. Why would someone cover any Miley Cyrus song? That’s like covering a dog turd with sprinkles.
  3. Rebecca Black is still a thing? I can’t believe she’s still doing this. How much money does her family have, anyway?
  4. Wow, Rebecca Black found someone that makes her look good. That’s amazing! Good for her. (Sorry, Jon – whoever that is.)

There you have it. Bask in the bafflingness.

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