One of the most fascinating aspects of the Youtube end-user experience is the multifaceted approach in the creation and sharing compelling videos. As users enjoy the latitude to combine pop-culture with politics, searching for specific content can transform a mundane day into an intriguing, educational and in some cases a disturbing journey. Thanks to Youtube algorithms, a simple and forthright request can evolve into a treasure hunt marked by innumerable trivialities.
During a recent search for Steely Dan’s song “Kid Charlemagne”, the following gem appeared as the #10 search result. All hail Youtube video creator “The Squonk’s Tear” and his or her inherent ability to produce a cohesive and witty narrative of the Clinton’s involvement with drug smuggler Jorge Cabrera and synced brilliantly with an underrated song.
While Steely Dan’s tune and lyrics were intended to portray LSD producer Owsley Stanley’s drug life cycle, “The Squonk’s Tear” wins the multiple awards for creative username (apparently, Squonks are Pennsylvania’s version of Bigfoot) and illuminating storytelling.
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