The Book of Blog

It's 3am and it's been a really strange day so I'm going to blog. Blog, if you didn't know, is the sound a frog makes underwater, but only when nonplussed at the idea, not when he's excited. It's also the sound that is made when you stomp your large-booted foot in and out of a bucket of water (the reason for which is lost on me). It's also (in my case) the manifestation of my innermost musical meanderings, as well as an absurd amount of alliteration and awe-inspiring aural activity. Blogblogblog. Here we go...

1. Seen on a myspace bulletin the other day: "wow, I almost forgot to post a bulletin today!" Well thank the LORD for that, fella. In fact, why are you on my friend list? clickclickdeleted. Problem solved.

2. An old high school friend added me on myspace today. Her "About Me" section read as follows: "HOT Myspace Layouts } table, td { background-color:transparent; } table table table { background-color: EBD7CE; border-color: 650100; border-style:double; border-width:5px; } table table table table, table table table td { border-style:none; } body, div, p, strong, td, .text, .blacktext10, .blacktext12, a.searchlinkSmall, a.searchlinkSmall:link, a.searchlinkSmall:visited { color: A5695D; font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-family: verdana, tahoma, arial, sans-serif; } .orangetext15, .lightbluetext8, .whitetext12, .nametext, .btext, .redtext, .redbtext { color: 643906; font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-family: georgia, times, verdana, arial, sans-serif; } a, a:link, a:visited, a.navbar, a.navbar:link, a.navbar:visited, a.man, a.man:link, a.man:visited, a.redlink, a.redlink:link, a.redlink:visited { color: 643906; font-size:8pt; font-weight:bold; font-style:normal; font-family:verdana, tahoma, arial, sans-serif; text-decoration: none; } a:hover, a:active, a.navbar:hover, a.navbar:active, a.man:hover, a.man:active, a.searchlinkSmall:hover, a.searchlinkSmall:active, a.redlink:hover, a.redlink:hover { color: A5695D; font-size:8pt; font-weight:bold; font-style:normal; font-family:verdana, tahoma, arial, sans-serif; text-decoration: none; } .caption { color: D2E6D5; font-size: 8pt; font-weight: normal; font-style: italic; font-family: verdana, tahoma, arial, sans-serif; text-align: center; display: block; }" I just found it funny that she was trying to "pimp" her myspace, but couldn't even do that right. Made it much worse (and shameful!) in fact.

3. In staying with theme, let me vent about the fact that myspace is a multi-million-dollar company (probably billion in the near future, if it's not already), the 6th most-visited site on the internet (3rd in the USofA), and mentioned pretty much everywhere you go: the line at Starbucks, on the 6 o'clock news, after seeing a preview in the cineplex, and at any rock concert. It's basically a brilliant idea (one of many on the internet) that has adjusted to wants and needs of the public since the very beginning (one of very few) and become a juggernaut as a result. The thing is, it's so big that it's a liability. The server power and amount of code necessary to keep something like myspace going completely boggles my mind. So there are errors and error corrections and viruses and fraud and identity theft and all sorts of general mayhem that occurs on a daily basis. And yet, we still love it somehow. Knowing all of this, would it be so difficult to provide some kind of live support for the massive technical application that is myspace? I was just locked out of my account and the site in general for two complete days for no apparent reason and had to dig through google just to find out how to e-mail someone about it...then I waited 24 hours for a response...which was a standard "please try these obvious things you've no doubt tried 1000 times, if you have any more problems, respond to this e-mail with a picture of your hand with an extended middle finger. Please verify that this is your hand by making your face plainly visible in the background. Have a nice day" kind of e-mail. I responded as was asked of me and have still not heard back. I don't know about you, but myspace has easily usurped e-mail as the most important thing I check every day. I get business e-mails on myspace consistently. It's a big deal to a lot of people for more reasons than just "hey, it's so fun to stalk people" kind of reasons. Is it too much to ask for some live support? A 24-hour live chat? A freaking phone number? Why should myspace be any different from any of a number of other billion-dollar technical companies we trust with our time and information? Am I being ridiculous?

4. I slept for 15 hours last night. Which is probably due to sleeping fewer than 4 hours the previous two nights combined. Which is probably due to having my heart broken? Fix me.

5. Assignments forthcoming. I fought the urge to be a terribly sad bastard of a blogger.

6. I leave you with this amazing video of Prince's halftime performance at the Superbowl. Holy lord yes.


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