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When Disney bought up Times Square, the death bell for the grindhouse cinemas of 42nd Street rang loud and clear. Today, as NBC and other major media outlets get in bed with YouTube, our little videos of pop culture past have once again been deemed "inappropriate."

Your video "Deadly Weapons Trailer" has been rejected due to its inappropriate nature. This is the second video rejection for your account—if you receive one more video rejection, your account will be permanently disabled and all of your previously uploaded videos will be taken down.

Please refer to our terms of use for more information on what video material is not permitted on YouTube.

— The YouTube Team

Copyright © 2006 YouTube, Inc.

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I've never been "Form Spanked" before, but I know they mean business because they didn't even sign off with a salutation -- no "Sincerely" or even a "Regards!"

Deadly Weapons was, of course, the film that launched the Grindhouse here at YBNBY and had been freely available on YouTube for over five months.

Since this was "strike 2" I took some precaution and removed some of the more risqué trailers, such as The Curious Dr. Humpp, Nude on the Moon, and Invasion of the Bee Girls so the other trailers can stay up for a spell.

On Monday I will launch the final Grindhouse trailer, in a special YouTube edition. Better try to catch it fast, as I'm betting the folks at YouTube do not have a sense of humor about themselves and will remove it and my account pretty quick.

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10 Comments

It sounds to me like a write in campaign is in order. We should write and remind You-Tube of their beginnings least You-Tube becomes the former Them-Tube.

said Thunder Bucket on July 2, 2006 12:52 AM.

Such a shame...YouTube was the only way to reliably watch video on my install of FireFox. But, I guess you have to play by their rules, eh? Too bad they couldn't figure out a way to gracefully handle adult stuff.

said John on July 2, 2006 1:43 AM.

I've acccessed adult material on YouTube before... they ask if you are over 18, then warn you that your filter has been opened. Whats the problem?

Surely there is another video-hosting service for adult material. No, probably not a free one, come to think of it. Its all about the money.

said Miss Cellania on July 2, 2006 1:07 PM.

Why don't you just leave TheirTube and upload it on Yourfilehost.com? The bad thing is that you can't embed the movies. But anything is "appropriate" to them.

said Steve on July 2, 2006 4:42 PM.

Miss Cellania, that's how I thought they were handling more adult material, but I think there has been a policy change. Surely the Deadly Weapons trailer, with over 175,000 views and a couple of days on the most viewed pages didn't escape their notice for 5 months...

Steve, I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for another service. I like the instant gratification of clicking a button and seeing the trailer that YouTube provided, but beggars can't be choosers, I guess.

said TheMuggler on July 2, 2006 6:43 PM.

You know, You Boob has a nice ring to itr. maybe we ought to find some venture capital and get it going ourselves :)

said Scaramouch on July 2, 2006 6:46 PM.

Have you seen this?
http://www.pornotube.com/
Surely you could post it there.

said John on July 2, 2006 7:35 PM.

I was thinking about that, Scaramouch. Seems to me that YouTube's new policy is really just an opportunity staring us in the face!

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