Geriatric blogger is Web sensation

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If you’ve become addicted to YouTube “” the online video sensation “” you faced a temporary withdrawal on Tuesday after the site unexpectedly went offline for technical reasons.

YouTube said the problems were related to database issues, but maybe … just maybe … Geriatric 1927 had something to do with it.

That’s the nom de screen of a 79-year-old British widower who has become a bona fide international sensation within a week of posting his first personal video blog on YouTube.

“I got addicted to YouTube, a fascinating place to go to see all the wonderful videos that you young people had produced,” Geriatric 1927 said in his first appearance. “So I thought I’d have a go at doing one myself.”

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