Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Another Twitter Shirt Meme Attempt...More Lessons Learned!

Wow, totally lamesauce! There's always competition on the Internet, even when it's localized and real-time!

Shortly after the quake I tweeted about how it was my first earthquake and got this reply about how I can say I survived the Quake, I rushed as fast as I could (using a slow work comp with an overworked lagging firefox) to make a shirt on CafePress for the lulz. It's been about 2 hours and I'm up to 498 clicks! Tons of retweets and hashtag comments. It's always fun to see how fast it spreads as I've done this once before here. I looked at a number of the retweeters and could tell a bunch were clearly connected to my network, and a few various others that seemed random. It would be cool to see some sort of weblike visualization and I'm sure there is a twitter app for that, but I'm just too lazy to sift through hundreds to find it.

I was about to comment on how it's interesting to see someone I follow retweet me through someone else who isn't following me, so I went to follow the trail and found it went dead 2 people in. I was like hunh? Wait, that's not even my link! Some other dude also made a shirt, but at another site (and with much better skill). Argh, he's a TO guy so he had a huge TO network retweeting it like mad and mucho facebook sharing (which I didn't want to bother spamming). I wonder if he had the same idea, or saw mine and rushed to copy it to compete/look original? Also saw a few replies with others who made shirts. I guess it's a popular meme! The difference in the slogans being that he called it the Toronto Quake, which just goes so well with this tweet:

Toronto's ego is having a hard time letting go of the fact that it wasn't the epicentre of the earthquake.

I guess I'll have to be even more original next time! I should have quickly registered the domain and made a music video instead >:( Goddamn work interfering with my spontaneous plans for 5 minutes of twitter fame!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Like daffodils in motherfucking spring.

What an awesome read, love it! LOVE IT!

Poser Propaganda!

So I was just reading the article: "Asian Anti-Piracy Campaign Kills Music Stars With Illegal Downloads" and was thinking that this is an interesting idea to solve a problem and that they are taking it to the extreme, kind of like those brutal texting ads(except those situations actually happen!). I wonder what artists think of this campaign? I'm sure if it's making them more money then they couldn't be happier!

Once I left the site, it dawned on me, wait this is incredibly stupid! It's almost insulting actually! If these record companies are implying that artists are actually dying or more importantly will stop making music because they can't afford to live off it anymore, than they aren't really artists or musicians at all, they are just fucking pop acts and rappers!

Here's the bands listed in the article: Madonna, White Stripes, and Amy Winehouse, to Blur, Gorillaz, and Kraftwerk.

Well there ya go!

If a band stops playing because people download their stuff too much then there is no fucking doubt that they are posers, they aren't doing it for the love or passion and/or they can't do it without big daddy studio paying for their autotunes and skank videos.

One day when musicians make literally nothing from their music, someone will find a way to make money from nothing, like the bards of old, and no one will remember the golden days, society will just be different by then.

On a completely unrelated note, I've spent over $900 on concerts this year alone...not including merch sales.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Obama knew it was gonna happen years ago...

Haha, betcha didn't think I'd ever be President one day, well Whoomp, There It Is!

Found here

Can be seen at 1:01 in the video here.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Steve Jobs: Just Like In The Movies!

This Happens in a Steve Jobs factory:
Reports suggest the dead man's family claims that he had been suffering from shortness of breath and collapsed following a 34-hour shift.
He claims it's not a sweatshop.

Here is a video clip of Steve Jobs and an employee from a movie called Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999).

Here is another great part of that clip.