YouTube Search Results Are Fishy

Why does YouTube always seem to insert some right-wing political bullshit into the search results and “related” videos. Like, when I look for a MUSIC video?

And why is it ALWAYS right-wing shit that I’m seeing there, no matter if I’m logged in or not? Bashing Obama, Mueller, Clinton, Democrats, etc. etc.

Why do I NEVER see anything inserted there that would be against Trump & his vile henchmen? Are “liberals” not good enough at gaming YouTube’s algorithm, or do they not pay YouTube enough to promote their content?

And why is there no “I don’t want to see this” function on YouTube, why no “I think this is fake news” to report on YouTube?

Fishy.

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Imagine

Imagine cars had a little device that would indicate where the driver intends to go. Something like a little orange light on each side that can be turned on and off. For added visibility, I could imagine it flashing at a certain interval too. That would be so cool.

Sunday Punday

His name was Cory Ander and he really liked Cilantro.


English separates the herb Cilantro and its seeds – Coriander – with separate words. The German word for both the seeds and the fresh herb is “Koriander”. To distinguish between the two, the herb is sometimes called “Fresh Coriander” – but it is not a very common herb anyway.

Personally, I’m one of the ~20% of the population who passionately dislike Cilantro because “it tastes like soap”. I always joke that to describe it more accurately, it tastes what the freshener “stones” in urinals smell like and then people of course ask me whether I tried them… no, I didn’t! 😛

Safari Park Animals

Southern Gerenuk Kissing (Litocranius walleri), Safari Park, Escondido, California, March 2018.

Some of our friends had a spare guest pass for the San Diego Zoo – and gave it to me! That was a nice surprise. The pass was good for both the zoo itself and the Safari Park in Escondido – the latter is relatively close to where we live so I decided to go there.

I brought the camera with me, but found the zoo animal photos so far outside of everything that I normally photograph that I decided to share them here, on my personal blog. It was interesting to realize how clearly I can draw the line in this case – even though I think I’m quite generous and flexible when it comes to adding photographs to my online photo archive… 🙂 Continue reading “Safari Park Animals”

Escape from Halloween

Crow and Elephant Seals photo by Alexander S. Kunz

Halloween never was an issue in our old neighborhood in 4S Ranch. Two or three groups of little kids rang our doorbell in the evening, they were cute, and we gladly gave them some treats. Watchful parents made sure that the little hands of their kids wouldn’t grab too much out of our candy bowl. And I had the rest of the sweets for myself (it is an important aspect of Halloween that there’d be leftovers). 😀 Continue reading “Escape from Halloween”