Thursday, March 25, 2010
OK so I am a music addict. Who isn't really. I go through Music phases where I get super focused on one artist, or genre, or soundtrack, or mood of music and am stuck on that for like a week. I just was talking to a friend and he mentioned the Cardigans, which is one of my favorite bands from the 90's. Most people know "lovefool" (Love me, love me, say that you love me, fool me, fool me, go on and fool me) you know it. SO i downloaded some of their old stuff, and then saw No Doubt, "Spiderwebs" which i love too. SO i rummaged through some drawers and found my old CD collection and am now wrist deep (cds are not that thick) in 90's music. I am on an import frenzy! Don't try and stop me! Unless you have a foo fighters album...
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Social Networking sites have been embraced by white people since their inception. Because these sites use profile pages, white people can more efficiently judge friends and future friends on their taste in film, books, music, and inspirational quotes. Advanced level white people, fearful of being judged on their tastes from last week, will often only list one or two ironic things as their favorites. For example under music they would simply list “P.M. Dawn” or under films they would choose only Armageddon. In both cases these ironic answers serve as protective shields from the harsh gaze of other white people.
However, it is important to remember that the “where” is often as important as the “who” when it comes to social networking. As noted in earlier posts, white people are obsessed with being in the right neighborhood and the Internet is no exception.
In the early days, white people joined a social networking service called Friendster where they could connect with old friends and make new ones. Eventually, white people started to notice more and more of their friends on MySpace, so they closed their Friendster accounts and migrated to the new service. It was like living in a neighborhood that was pretty good but kind of far away, so you might have to miss out on a few parties. Needless to say, this was unacceptable.
For a brief period of time, MySpace was the site where everyone kept their profile and managed their friendships. But soon, the service began to attract fake profiles, the wrong kind of white people, and struggling musicians. In real world terms, these three developments would be equivalent to a check cashing store, a TGIFridays, and a housing project. All which strike fear in the hearts of white people.
White people were nervous but had nowhere else to go. Then Facebook came along and offered advanced privacy settings, closed networks, and a clean interface. In respective real world terms, these features are analogous to an apartment or house with a security system/doorman, an alumni dinner, and a homeowners association that protects the aesthetics of the neighborhood. In spite of these advances, some white people still clung to their old MySpace accounts. That was until they learned that Facebook started, like so many things beloved by white people, at Harvard.
Within a matter of months, MySpace had gone from a virtual utopia to Digital Detroit, where only minorities and indie bands remain.
If you plan on befriending white people, it is essential that you join them in the digital suburbs and open a Facebook account immediately. It’s also a good idea to make up a story about how someone from high school sent you a friend request and after accepting you discovered that they were fat and unsuccessful. White people love these stories.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I went with my mom and dad to the STL home and garden show. There were a few cool booths, but for the most part it was like being stuck in an infomercial hell. We had fun people watching, and wine tasting, but after a few hours, I was having sarcasm overload and had to get out! I felt like we were the three classiest people in the whole convention center. Here are a few of the cool pictures.