The internet never forgets. And it is especially fond of remembering comments that you made on YouTube when you were up late at night working on a complex project, and while on a brain break, viewed something that set off your irresistible comment reflex.
This fact came home to roost with me today, but thankfully, it was all good fun and no one lost an eye or their job.
I was about to call it a day today, and in my “social” tab of Gmail, this appeared:
What? Really? My go-to oddballs? They like me?
For those who don’t know, Glove and Boots is a goofy web series with puppets that are deeply concerned with pop culture and modern society: Fafa is the knowing groundhog, Mario is the inquisitive red guy with strange facial hair, and … well … there’s also an inarticulate gyrating gorilla that I adore . I have had a life-long weakness for puppets (but not the creepy kind, like Punch and Judy or ventrioquist dummies, ). And I have been a big fan of G&B for a couple of years, because at the end of a day of developing strategy or writing any number of things for clients, you just need some reliable nonsense to refresh the brain, yanno?
And nonsense is what I got that night 10 months ago, when I saw their really bizarre riff on my beloved Dr. Seuss. (You can watch it here. If you are a Seuss fan, be prepared, it’s weird … don’t say I didn’t warn you.) It caught me off guard, but I love their deranged humour, so I commented:
Today, they called me on it in front of 130,000 subscribers (even though only 4 intrepid people gave that comment a thumbs up.). The link is below. They generously give examples of weirder things they have posted. Ok ok ok, I sit corrected. I concede, boys, you have done many varied weird(er) things over time, and that is all part of your charm. Thank you for reminding me.
Lots of people are getting a great laugh from what G&B did with (what I thought was) an innocuous comment. I am glad that I can stand by the words I post online (you never know when they will come back to haunt you.)
The moral of my story, friends: before you hit that enter key, be sure you say what you mean, and mean what you say.
And dear Jennifer Katchur, wherever and whoever you are … girl, I hope you are having fun with it.
My name is Lisa N, and I support this message.