If you want to defeat your enemy, sing his song.
Let's say you had developed a really cool finger picking style on the guitar. You go on a guitar playing board and take the time to describe it. people read about it.
Some people choose to ignore it.
Some people tell you to fuck off, they already have their own style of guitar playing and they are sticking with it.
Some people take the time to try the finger picking style and incorporate it into their own playing.
One of the latter people likes the way your finger picking style works with a Bruce Cockburn song. They post a link to it for you and others to listen to his version of a Cockburn song using your finger picking style..
Here is where it gets interesting because you really don't like Bruce Cockburn. Do you:
tell this person to fuck off, you can't believe they have taken your precious finger picking technique and wasted it on someone like Bruce Cockburn
let them know you are glad that they have taken the time to learn the style even if you don't think you will be hanging out and jamming any time soon
I find the concept of keyword hijacking very interesting. Mr. Wins obviously places a great deal of importance on this topic.
One example he has cited concerned a man named "Nacho del Valle".
"I've given examples of how the dirty war in Mexico is being shielded from American youth by using a movie title, 'Nacho Libre,' so that jailed activist, Nacho Del Valle, won't become another Che figure among the millions of Latin American immigrants in this country who have lots of cultural solidarity due to suffering from US imperialism in their home countries."
I considered this for a while and took into account the millions of dollars it would cost to make a film like "Nacho Libre", but also took into account the billions of dollars that are on the line for corporations down in Mexico to maintain the status quo down there. I was able to get into a head space where it seemed feasible that the CIA [or some other power structure] might indeed get Hollywood to change an already written script and have a pre existing character re-named Nacho for this purpose. Indeed, in "Mulholland Drive", David Lynch alludes to the fact that forces in Hollywood make all kinds of demands for all kind of reasons [as in "this is the girl"].
But here is the thing.
Once I am in that head space, it is still my head. My head knows there is a guy in California very near Hollywood who goes by the name of Nacho Vidal. Nacho Vidal is a porn director. So, I replied to Mr. Wins.
"Hugh your comment regarding “Nacho Libre” and Nacho Del Valle reminded me of an interview I read with one of the biggest names in the Porn industry right now, Nacho Vidal. Mr. Vidal was upset about the Jack Black movie because he himself was planning on calling one of his future “releases” “Nacho Libre” but Hollywood beat him to it [pardon the pun].
And this got me to thinking, another huge star in Porn right now is curvy starlet Alexis Texas.
What if the CIA bankrolled the popularity of this particular woman? Because you see Hugh, Alexis Texas sounds a lot like Lexis-Nexis, the powerful search engine, and people out there might use Lexis-Nexis to search for items about Texas, at which point they might find out things about Dallas, like what Debbie really did there behind the Grassy Knoll. But if the porn watchers got confused by the generous assets of Alexis Texas, they might never discover the enticing aspects of Lexis-Nexis.
So, by funding the career of Alexis Texas [who has a really Hugh Jass, by the way], the CIA is diverting a lot of porn watchers from finding out the Truth. The CIA really are a bunch of wankers."
Mr Hillshoist appeared to agree with me about the Nacho similarities.
"I have often wondered of the popular food nachos is an attempt to distract people from learning about Nacho del Valle.
Especially the nacho hat.
"Nacho nacho man
I want to be a nacho, man."
Of course a porn star called nacho puts that song in whole new light.
BTW Ianeye. Nacho Vidal and Nacho del Valle sound rather similar don't they. You might be onto something with porn based keyword hijackoffing."
Who knows? Perhaps others saw the similarities as well.
Here is the thing Mr. Wins. I am able to get into the frame of mind that allows me to consider the possibility that the CIA would spend millions of dollars on a film called "Nacho Libre". But if they were willing to do that, why wouldn't they spend just one million to bank roll Nacho Vidal?
How much do you think the average Mainstream movie costs?
How much do you think the average Porn movie costs?
For one Nacho Libre film investment the CIA could get from Senor Vidal how many of the following titles? - Warning: porn link
I am willing to bet that for the budget of Nacho Libre the CIA could at least get the entire "She Said Blow Me" series financed. So why wouldn't they? Do you honestly think that none of the "millions of Latin American immigrants" you care so much about don't watch porn? To be fair, many of them might not like to watch "straight" guys blow trannies, but Senor Vidal is a versatile guy and this isn't the only kink in his oeuvre.
Mr. Wins, once you have hipped people on this board to the concept of keyword hijacking, they are free to look for keyword hijacking wherever they see fit.
If they come back to this board and describe an instance where they think they see keyword hijacking, that is a win for you Mr. Wins. You would be well advised to not discourage them, even if you don't see what they see.
Otherwise, the next time you try to force a connection between the military naming a mine after a particular gastropod and Hollywood naming a "bee"-movie after the same gastropod, when anybody who has visited the ocean in the past two centuries has also pointed to some shiny rocks and said, "Look! a limpet!" well you open yourself up for some satyrization, my friend.
You have commited yourself to this concept, anybody who brings up the concept, in any fashion, satirical or otherwise, is helping you validate the concept.
But you do not own the concept.
In part 2, I will describe how I have decided to try a little bit of this keyword hijacking myself. Because after all:
if you want to defeat your enemy, sing his song.