Are you surprised that Google paid so much cash for YouTube? I've mixed feelings on this.
I'm not surprised that people are making up brands like Gootube. This surprises me though - at work one of our technical search managers checked gootube.com (smart man) and it was bought in 2005.
2005 - a fluke? Or someone thinking ahead? Or just standard domain hoovering tactics?
Gosh - even LiveJournal has a poll function. Blogger has some catching up to do.