“What’s this?” you ask! “A Tube of the Day where the post date ACTUALLY coincides with the email date?!” you utter in astonished disbelief. “And where are all of my intervening words? I’m missing all of November and December and most of January!”
It’s true. I noticed that Dictionary.com has started choosing their words of the day alphabetically. I decided to begin fresh with the next cycle. I would ignore all that has come before and start anew with bringing you my odd little pickings from the YouTube detritus using my oddly chosen filter of Dictionary.com’s word of the day. I’ll do my best, but from now on, if I miss a day, I’ll miss a day. Too often, these long lapses are caused because I felt impelled to post continuously and so if I missed a day, I would not post until I could get to that word, causing an insurmountable backlog in pretty short order. Also, sometimes the WOTD doesn’t come until later in the day. Unlike a webcartoonist, I am distinctly not in control of my own content.
Also, frankly, sometimes the word just doesn’t give me anything worth posting. On those days, I’ll try to post the word anyway and then will let you know that there was nothing to find, and I’ll just post some unrelated funny video so you still get a somewhat daily dose of humor. All that out of the way, on to today’s word!
Acclaim \uh-KLEYM\, verb:
1. to welcome with loud approval; praise highly
2. a shout or show of approval
A day after abandoning his proposal to give driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, Gov. Eliot Spitzer won the kind of wide acclaim from elected officials that he could not win for the proposal itself.
— Nicholas Confessore and Raymond Hernandez, New York Times, 2007-11-15
H. Igor Ansoff, a retired educator and author whose visionary theories on strategic business manage-ment inspired worldwide acclaim died Sunday in Escondido.
— Jack Williams, The San Diego Union-Tribune, 2002-07-16
c 1320 from Latin acclamare “to shout” from medieval Latin acclamare “to claim.”
The first video is a flashback to anyone who grew up watching Saturday morning cartoon shows on the big three networks in the ’80s. This commercial was on serious heavy rotation. Obviously, Acclaim being the name of a major video game company, the majority of the videos had something to do with video games, but an unfortunate number involved the song Critical Acclaim for Rock Band or Guitar Hero, I’m not sure which, or else for some Avenged Sevenfold song. And I hate putting music on this blog. It has to be pretty awesome, I think, for me to want to share it with you. Yes, I suffer for you.
This link is accurate from up to 30 feet away!
Now this … This … I’m not sure what this is. It amused me, but I can’t quite figure out what they’re trying to do. I believe this is a regular channel, but the name YouTube Poop was enough to scare me away from further investigation. There is a limit to how much I’ll suffer for you. Didn’t see THAT comin’ didja?