Mystery Blog PostJust so you know, I had written an absolutely delightful post about Lerner and Lowe's classic Broadway musical Camelot for this week's Musical Moments feature. However, the post appears to be lost in cyberspace limbo. You see, YouTube.com has a very irritating little glitch occasionally. To their credit, the good folks at YouTube have made it as easy as possible to post a video to your blog. They accommodate a variety of blog hosts and all the information for your blog is preloaded with your account registration so it literally takes one click to make a video appear on your blog. Once you make that one click a confirmation message comes up that says "This video will appear on your blog shortly." You then click "okay" and that's that. (Okay, technically that's two clicks--but still pretty easy.)
The only problem with this system is the word "shortly" in the confirmation message. Shortly. It's so vague. Shortly as in a few minutes or a few days? Apparently it can be either of these. In most cases the video will appear on your blog in a few minutes but once in a while it won't show up till a day or two later. This of course prompts you to try posting it again and again thinking it didn't take for some reason so that when it finally does show up, it will appear as many times as you tried re-posting it. Say, oh, 17 times. So this is what must have happened with the Camelot post. It could show up any day now--four times. It's a shame, too, because it was to be the 200th Manhattan Chowder blog post, but instead this stupid post is number 200. Whoop-de-doo.
UPDATE: Okay, thanks to Gavin (YOY) I have solved the mystery of the missing blog post. It seems the "embed" feature of the particular video I wanted to post has been disabled by FunStuff1623, the person who put it on YouTube originally. The question is why? Why, FunStuff1623, why disable the embed feature so others can't share it? There's no fun in that stuff. You misrepresent yourself.