July 2nd, 2007

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The Memeing Of Life

As seen elsewhere[1] on LiveJournal, a "meaning of life" meme:
  1. Go into the archives of your LJ.
  2. Find your 42nd entry ever. Yes, this may require some counting and basic math. Deal with it.
  3. Link to that entry in a new entry. This is the meaning of your life.

Well, if I'm counting correctly, the 42nd entry in my LJ is my coming back from the church canoe trip three years ago. I don't know that the church canoe trip is quite the "meaning of my life", but I'll agree that it's been pretty important the last few years. (After all, I probably wouldn't be singing in the church choir had it not been for the first canoe trip.)

[1] Usually, I credit those from whom I get these memes. In this case, however, I've only seen this in friends-locked entries, so I'll allow the individual(s) to remain anonymous. Besides, they know who they are ...
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Where does the European Union go for some action? YouTube!

Apparently, the European Union has gotten into the YouTube frenzy. The EU has set up their own YouTube channel (imaginatively enough called EUtube), where one can "Find out more about a Europe of action and results."

So what's the most popular video on EUtube? According to the BBC, it's a video montage of sex scenes from European cinema entitled "Film lovers will love this!":
When the EU opened its own channel on YouTube, no-one could have predicted it would get upwards of 20,000 hits a day.

But while videos on the CAP and road safety are barely getting touched, a clip of sex scenes from European cinema has become a runaway success.

Titled Film Lovers Will Love This!, it shows men and women having sex in different ways and places, and ends with the words, "Let's come together".
There are no visible genitalia, but there's quite a bit of moaning, rattling of beds and orgasmic crying on the soundtrack, so it's not quite what would qualify as work-safe. Plus, some of the scenes are likely to offend the closed-minded; there are a couple of same-gender couples and at least one foursome.

Here's the link, for those who might be curious.