When I left Hamtramck I pretty much lost my computer. I eventually managed to cobble another one out of spare parts but it's basically a potato and can't run anything more graphically challenging than minesweepers without smoke pouring out of it. So that means no gaming at all this past year and more time spent watching SciShow and reading Snopes.
Along the way I became very frustrated with all the garbage on YouTube and the net in general and developed certain rules about browsing which I will now share thus:
1) Never click on anything with a "Top X" in the title. Which wipes out about 2/3rd of the entire internet right there, and nothing of value was lost.
2) Never click anything that begins with "You won't believe."
3) Never click anything that contains the word "Epic" unless you're researching Greek mythology.
4) Never click on anyone that uses "destroys" when something in not being literally smashed and/or blown up into it's component parts.
5) Never click anything that contains the world "Miracle" unless, again, you're researching mythology.
6) Avoid clicking anything that contains the world "Amazing" unless it's from a very, very reputable source.
7) Never click a video that has some asshole in headphones talking to a cheap monitor camera with bad lighting. That person is not a professional anything.
8) Never click anything in all caps. That is the worst sign of desperation there is.
9) Never click anything with an unbelievable photograph for it's display piece. Obvious fake insert is obvious.
10) Never click anything that contains the words "simple trick" and "don't want you to know." These are snake oil advertisements pretending to be content.
Armed with this I spent several months mercilessly torturing YouTube's pathetic algorithms, banning channels on the first offense without a single view, over and over for what felt like eternity, but in the end I won: I haven't had a single top ten list, miracle cure for eye-boogers, stupid conspiracy theory, or other such idiotic and obvious garbage show up in my suggestion list for over a month, now.
I don't know how or why, but apparently I managed to finally teach that damn program what cheap clickbait is and, more importantly, to stop trying to get me to watch it.
Now if only I could do the same for the rest of the internet... oh well.