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YouTube keeps adding more interrupts for ads to try to get me annoyed enough to pay for YouTube premium. Paid ads marked as such don't bug me that much. I'd upgrade tomorrow if Premium promised to disable Autoplay, remove all the automated recommendation crap, and gave me *back* a sensible to watch my subscribed channels, intermingled, in chronologic order, with none of this whoops haterade video, oops nazi propaganda video bullshit of their "algorithms" and "machine learning".
Smeap is the honk of a flamingo. Smeap was also at least once, a storybook land at the weird intersection of TV ads and the worlds they seem to inhabit. It was a place where wars were fought over sodas, and talking polar bears had very good reasons to guard soda machines. It was a place where rainbow color candies were harvested for electric power. It was a place where a prairie dog might move to big city inhabited mostly by Pink Flamingos to follow her dream to be private investigator, only to get slowly entangled in the seedy underbelly of crime and prohibited soda trading of the Neon Flamingos and their syndicate. Social media at times lately feels like it has become almost entirely seedy underbelly with very little upside. Maybe it needs more storybook worlds.