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.
— The YouTube Team
Copyright © 2006 YouTube, Inc.
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.