This video, shot on March 11, 2010 at the Inferno Nightclub, gives
you an idea of what burlesque is like here in the Bondage Capitol
of the World. It shows the mad rope skillz of Ms. Behavin' as she
ties, teases, titillates, and tears off the shirt of Foxy Veronica
(leader of Foxy Veronica's Peach Pies).
There's a couple of interesting things about this video. First,
those of you familiar with my performances may find this to
be...well, familiar. That's right, this is the same number that
I've been performing for years - in fact, the same music is used as
when I used to do this act with Ms. Behavin' when I performed with
Am I mad that they're using my act? Are you kidding?!?
watch the video! They are, conservatively, 3654% hotter than I ever
was performing this routine. Yet it's still mine. I look at it the
way a playwright might watch his writing brought to life by
talented actors - I created it and gave it to people who could
express my vision better than I could.
However, YouTube, in its infinite wisdom, decided it was far too
hot for general consumption, taking it down just a day after it
went up, and sending me a stern slap on the digital wrist:
Most nudity is not allowed, particularly if it is in a sexual
context. Generally if a video is intended to be sexually
provocative, it is less likely to be acceptable for YouTube. There
are exceptions for some educational, documentary and scientific
content, but only if that is the sole purpose of the video and it
is not gratuitously graphic.
To which I give a thoughtful "uh-HUH..." and go ahead and
post it here, complete with embed code available on the handy-dandy
Wizzard Player which you can use to put the video up on your web
page. And since I pay for unlimited bandwidth from this fine
company, I invite you all to put the code up on your sites, as
Meanwhile, I'll be over here watching some of YouTube's
Now, I like all those videos. Really. I just find
YouTube's policies capricious, arbitrary, hypocritical, and
That's ok. From Apple to Wikipedia, it's been a rough few weeks for
the Ropecast. I'll just keep putting out the content, and trust
that the people who want it will find it, support it, and spread
the knotty word.