My Contribution to the Wiki World for Tommy Wiseau

May 6, 2008

So I was wondering, ‘what the hell do I know that I can contribute to the wiki inter?’ Well, I don’t know much about nothing but I do pretty much know everything about the cult film THE ROOM. The Room is a truly a wonderful horrible piece of [f]art. It must be the worst movie ever made but it is so damn enjoyable. Now I’m not talking about just a bad movie… this movie fails at everything: editing, lighting, acting, writing, directing, Cinematography (they went through 5 D.P.’s because they kept walking off the set). The only thing that is half way descent is the score. Written, directed, produced, financed, and staring the great Tommy Wiseau, this film has gain cult status for being the next Rocky Horror. Every last saturday night of the month at the Sunset Laemmle The Room plays at midnight to a wild screaming crowd of a hundred plus. Plastic spoons are thrown, call back lines are becoming perfected and continually evolving, people act out moments, throw footballs… and laugh. It is such a experience nothing can be compared to it.So I thought I would put my two cents in on the wikipedia page about The Room and I added a link to a Variety article which I was interviewed and mentioned as being one of the pioneers in the beginning of the terrible cult phenomenom. I saw this film 5 years ago when it was nothing but a terrible drama “with the passion of Tennessee Williams” in a empty theater with two of my friends. Since there was no one else in the theater we didn’t know how to react to this terrible film so… we couldn’t stop laughing.By the near end of the movie I was already on the phone with my friends telling them that they have to come see this film because they will never get a chance to ever again. I was able with my other two compadres to get 25 people snuck into the theater and we watched the second screening immediately after the first. They were all dumbfounded and blown away and I convinced them to come back the next day and bring a shit load of our friends. So the next screening we had close to 60 people and the fourth screening we got over 100.By the time Tommy founded out he was making some inch of a profit from the weeks of negative dollars we investigated and found my review on imdb praising it for it’s comedic brilliance and I called it quote “a quirky new dark comedy” then low and behold after a few months of us crashing the private business test screening and laughing at it Tommy changed labeling the film as an “electrifying film with the passion of Tennessee Williams” to “experience this quirky new BLACK comedy.” He stole my bit just changed a word so he didn’t have to quote me I guess.Oh, well.I am happy to say that after 5 years total strangers are still shouting out my friends and my original call back line from the summer of 03′. I am honored and stunned that it is still going on.It’s funny. All I wanted to do when I first saw it in that empty theater was share it with my friends so they would know what I was talking about when I quote before the movie would disappear off the map but now it looks like the whole world is going to know what I am talking about.Insane. If it weren’t for Imdb and the internet blogs I don’t think this movie would have survived. God bless you Tommy you are more immortal than a vampire.  Here is the wikipedia page on The Room God help us. 


Paper#1 Portfolio

April 30, 2008

3.) My goodness, the internet has taken over! It appears that we have become completely dependent on it for our news, research, our shopping, our socializing and our networking. There is no way to hide the fact that children are getting smarter then their parents in the tech savvy computer world of unexplored ones and zeros.

The odds are greater now that the next great on site journalist may be a twelve year old reporting in his parents basement on their newest blog, posting pictures and videos documenting turning events because they were there first.

The age of digital journalism has arrived in the hands of all in the form of cell phones with cameras and instant Internet satellite link up. If an event happens – whether it be as small and petty as a high school cat fight or as epic as a terrorist attack, it will be documented and discussed by the masses.

Educated or dimwitted everyone now has a digital pedestal to stand on and declare themselves worth comment with their facebooks or myspaces or personal blog page. It is the closest thing to a true democracy in the communication of thought and global ideas.

The Internet is the perfect platform for the 21st century politicians who are trying to “reach the people.” Running candidates can now purchase web domain spaces for their homepage to help represent themselves, spread their ideologies, link their page to other websites that praise their cause, and allow people to ask questions, post comments, open discussion forums, even donate money.

Candidates are even reaching out to supporters (young and old) getting the using to download screensavers or applications like Facebook’s “Election ’08″ where the user can post who the support on their profile page and even send to friends to get them to join their “party. ” But with all this information streaming at us at an incredible rate who can keep track of all this information and help guide the sensitive mind of the internet surfer?

Enter the bloggers. Individuals all over the world who are compelled to let their voices and opinions be heard. There are hundreds of thousands of blogs postings regarding politics and exposing their shady dealings and impolite practices but how does one distinguish a blogger of worth from a blogger of dirt?

Since it is the word that will set the world on fire, the only way a blogger can be judge is by the merit of their facts, insightfulness of their opinions, inspiration of their ideas, and text personality. A twelve-year-old blogger may have just as much to add to an eyewitness account as a veteran CNN news correspondent and during a political election it is anyone’s game.

The line of journalism is being blurred and I intend to help obscure the field by following and adding my own ramblings about the joys and pitfalls of being an observer and voter in the 2008 Presidential Elections.

1.) Arianna Huffington is a prestigious journalist turned blogger. Updated fairly daily on her website www.huffingtonpost, Arianna Huffington present political news in an enlightening and analytical manner sprinkling bits of wit and humorous observations. Once a right-wing conservative, Arianna started shifting towards the democratic party through the years when she realized that “the republican party cared little for the less fortunate.”

The shift towards the democratic party turned more into a more liberal political standpoint. This is what makes her blog so interesting and engaging, she has seen both sides of the political fence and lived to tell the tale. Her blog persona is not cocky or self-righteous but handles itself in a professional tone with a fun flair for wit making her political blogs highly regarded and entertaining for both their frank analysis and amusing quips.

“I’ve been struck by the public’s frustration at the mainstream media’s Attention Deficit Disorder — the failure to pursue important stories that, once exposed, are quickly forgotten,”

Arianna states in a blog post about a Pentagon Iraq War Propaganda Scandal cover up story that no one is following. This attitude is what makes her an admirable true journalist.

The Huffington blog report has been posted and running since May 2005. The post have several topics that generally revolve around politics and world influence; from elections, energy crisis, laws, political scandals, and art that contain a political slant. Perhaps it is Arianna’s past involvements with both journalism and the entertainment industry that give her blogs an easy read.

Blogs are original thought to be very impersonal and can be passive reads most of the time if the writer is not sparking any thought or emotional connotation with it’s reader. Arianna has an ear for good stories and how to tell them. It is amazing how her passion can seep through the story and jump out off the screen at you; when she’s playful her blogs are fun and witty but when she is angry the news story enrages the reading because of the writings empathy.

When reading any blog there are always concerns about the legitimacy of facts in the digital post; a wonder about whether or not the sources are reliable do cross the readers mind while reading a Huffington post. She is a true journalist and her blogs are at times even more reliable than any news on the television.

Since Arianna’s posts are on her own private webpage and does not require any support from an outside source she has the independence to be completely honest in her political critiques without having to worry about answering any editors or sponsors; something that feels lacking on today’s news channels. We wonder “are they telling us what they really think?” Arianna Huffington, tells it like it is and with her sense of political grace and comedy that makes the reader feel more like a friends then a blank consumer.

She does carry fan base from her work with comedian Al Franklen and Bill Mayer on “Politically Incorrect” and along with NPR radio “Right, Left, and Center,” which maybe be responsible for the large click rate on her web sight. She has a strong sense of self-identity that makes her opinions worth reading, discussing and taking seriously.

In comparison, Andrew Sullivan, a writer for Time Magazine and now Atlantic Monthly, is considered one of the most prestigious and highest viewed bloggers in the world earning 40 million hits in one year according to its homepage. Where Arianna Huffington posts a blog once every day or every other day, Andrew Sullivan posts nearly a blog every hour from the early hours of the morning to the late hours of the night. Posting a blog nearly every hour of everyday seems like it would be psychological taxing because, well, it is. Sullivan actually had to take a month off from blogging saying

“In deference to my relationship (and my sanity), I’m not blogging in the early hours any more… I blog when I feel like it… The pressure to promise something every day first thing no longer haunts me…“

Having over 300,000 unique visitors a month can put a lot of stress on any blogger to keep up their wit and interesting findings and to find something every other hour seems like their personal life would not exist. Sullivan is a true blogger in the sense that he is always online looking for stories of interest and importance.

Unlike Huffington, who does not manage the entire site by herself, Andrew Sullivan’s blog are maintained by him and he pulls posts from other journalists from around the mainstream media. Sometimes Sullivan will just post a small blurb or an opinion followed by either a large article of a photo he discovered online other times he might relish in a long thorough opinionated comment. Either way, Andrew Sullivan has earned a very strong and prestigious platform amongst the bloggers of the world. He is truly respected and admired for his contribution to the information super highway.

2.) Sullivan and Huffington are news journalist who do not need to rely on a gimmick to get their blogs read, their personas themselves are enough. But what about the poor blogger who is an unknown and must find a method or gimmick, if you will, to rise above the heap? One page that is delivering a unique and fresh method of critique and political attacks in a fresh and fun manner is Political Limericks.

That’s right, political poetry. Not like there is any poetry in the actually primaries and candidacy but in expressing political frustration and ideas through poetry is something like finding a jewel in a bite of chocolate mouse cake (alarming at first but charming in observation.) Limerick Savant at: http://www. limericksavant.blogspot.com/ is a political blog site devoted to the authors humorous limericks aimed to inform and mock the political situation. Who is this author…? well, they were nameless (as far as I could find) and only referred to themselves as “The Jester” and they reside in Cleveland, Oh, and they are young.

This mysterious nameless Jester quips about their purpose in their profile:

My aim is to needle and pester

Til puns I inflict start to fester.

And now it appears I have four more years,

Self-elected, to serve as court jester.

Since there is a joke of a president in the white house it be suiting that a jester be the leader in political observation. Yet, this isn’t any ordinary jestering, this is witty and playful. It goes in circles around it’s prey (Bush) and mock it’s subject with intellectual superiority using puns, rhymes, and subtle grace of opinion. Unlike most liberal political blogs this sight has a warm fresh feel unlike anything I can find online.

How frustrating it is to find only angry banter and frustrating opinions where the discussion and blogs seem like a place just to let off steam instead of artistic influence. It is always one thing to attack with angry prose but to attack with poetry is something enlightening. The Jester has been “jesting” poetry for almost 4 years which is impressive because all of the limericks are unique compared to one another.

The posts are fairly consistent and only add to the admiration of the author. Such a playful idea. It would be nice if these poems could be emailed to you everyday… if they were to be read to me I would imagine that the poems should be recited by an old mac robot voice… I don’t know why but I think the words and limerick would have a more devastating feel coming from an artificial voice.

In my quest to find an interesting and entertaining manner to express political thought and news this web page opens some ideas for me about how I could present my thoughts. If this author wanted to they could connect some of these limericks and compose a song out of some of them. The addition of musical notes would stress the message further… dissonance and organized chaos in treble cleffs and flat notes. Make a republican shudder with the blue note on poetry.

I wonder how many republicans read poetry… let alone write it? Maybe during their prepubescent stage to get their angst out. I wonder what Condoleeza Rice poetry would sound like… probably very angry and sexually frustrated. George Bush poetry???? Probably about a pet goat. Such a refreshing political blog. I hope that more post come out as the election evolves. I would love to post some poems (with the authors permission of course) on some topics if they relate. How I would love to see some of this poetry graffitied on walls all around cities. Get the message out in interesting manner.

Whether you are a political journalist, a columnist who has way too much time on his hands or a young kid who likes to write political limericks, the internet is the new wall that everyone is reading and writing on. Online, everyone has a voice and an opinion and as hard as it may be to search through the hundreds of thousands of websites before you find that one literary gem it is still comforting to know that there are still a hundred thousands of people out their that are expressing their thoughts and concerns of the world in every conceivable manner. Hey if I can get a blog anyone can get a blog!


My SlideShare!

April 28, 2008

One thing I worry about a lot is whether or not these damn kids are becoming more and more clueless and stupid to what is going on in the world. They are more likely to waste their time on facebook then even accidentally stumble on a news page god forbid a Presidential Election page. But now thanks to the Political Applications available on facebook there can be hope. The Election 08′ Application now enables them to “vote” online, show their support for a candidate, get latest updates on the election, engage in a bulletin discussion, and even invite other friends to join which is the most important part. Democracy doesn’t work if it is kept to one man.

The origins of this Application was in January 2008 during the peeking rise of the election. This application gives everyone an apportunity to express something more personal then just their favorite movie and band… it enables people to get an idea that you care.

My Slide


Facebook’s Balls Drop

April 22, 2008

Tired of stalking all your old girlfriends from Facebook? Well, now there is something a little more relevant that can you can defend your use of Facebook for: following the Presidential Elections. Facebook has added a new application that now allows Facebook members to voice their favored political party on their profile walls.

This is a fascinating new tool. Once you join its application you an see how many people have voted for which candidate and if they choose to make their vote public to other Facebook members you can even find out who voted for who. It even offers news feeds that users can click on to stay updated in the goings-on of the political election.

For political analysts this is another interesting tool to see what demographic is voting for who?

Finally after all the mindless applications that Facebook offers this is the first one that is a credit to the Facebook system. This application is going to make politics and important issues more widely available to younger generations.

So now when people are giving you guff for checking your profile you can defend your intelligence by claiming to be reviewing the current news of the election. Now you look smart.

In hope what could be the beginnings of the slow death of political apathy amongst young teens this facebook application is bringing with it the air that it is “cool to talk about politics” and be passionate about real world issues other than which celebrity is sleeping with who and who is getting fat.

By adding the application and posting it like a badge on their profile it sends the message to friends that you are getting involved and they can too.

To load the Election application is very simple. You just click on the link and then click add. It gives you a few privacy options such as whether or not you want your profile to be added with you vote so others can see it and if you would like to invite other friends to this application.

On getting the usual list of boring mundane applications that will collected digital dust on your sidebar this application is something that will be useful all the way to the presidential elections. The political news feed is updated hourly and you can also subscribe to the RSS Feed and post it on other personal websites.

The Election Application was first launched in January of 2008 in the wake of the growing interest in the presidential elections. It was designed as a social tool to get young voters more aware and involved. It seems to be working. With 56 million people logged onto Facebook the percentage that are using this application is in the thousands and inviting other friends to download the application increases every hour.

This reinforces the my topic of discussion because it is the continual evolution of the political word because of the world wide web. The candidates are making more of an effort to reach voters in every possible venue (even going on RAW Wrestling to get the WWE votes).

The beauty of the internet is that it is a two-way discussion. It is not like a TV ad or a letter where the dialogue is impossible. Now voters can literally be heard. Everyone, anywhere can have immediate access to all the information available and express their opinions. It is involving.

Facebook started as a social network amongst colleges, then it incorporated High Schools and soon after the general public. Predominately the demographic of people that se facebook are in the majority under 25. The applications that have been made produced and download are generally fun games, amusing greetings, and time killers. The Facebook Election Application is a mature step for the network.

What this application is doing letting the youth know is that politics is the business for the people and that means them as well. Some may argue that the Election application may be predominantly used with younger unregistered voters and therefore may have no impact at all on the election. Yes, that may be true but the beauty of it all is that this application is getting the awareness of the interactivity possible with politics and is instilling this in their minds at a young age. So that they may be more likely to vote when they are of age.

Facebook to me was the ultimate tool of apathy and boredom. Sitting on a webpage, updating your profile about your ego, deleting photos of yourself that you don’t like, and giving weak and halfhearted greetings to people you wouldn’t normally talk to in person. But now this may be the first step towards a maturing network of discussion amongst young thinkers.


Facebook Becomes Useful!

April 21, 2008

Tired of stalking all your old girlfriends from Facebook? Well, now there is something a little more relevant that can you can defend your use of Facebook for: following the Presidential Elections. Facebook has added a new application that now allows Facebook members to voice their favored political party on their profile walls. This is a fascinating new tool. Once you join its application you an see how many people have voted for which candidate and  if they choose to make their vote public to other Facebook members you can even find out who voted for who. It even offers news feeds that users can click on to stay updated in the goings-on of the political election.For political analysts this is another interesting tool to see what demographic is voting for who?Finally after all the mindless applications that Facebook offers this is the first one that is a credit to the Facebook system. This application is going to make politics and important issues more widely available to younger generations.So now when people are giving you guff for checking your profile you can defend your intelligence by claiming to be reviewing the current news of the election. Now you look smart.    


Sources and Lit review

April 10, 2008

Writing about politics is a pretty tricky field. I have been trying to follow and study the events that have unfolded in the campaign trail only to get nauseated and dizzy from all the hoopla and misadventure of the donkeys and elephant party. To make matters even more complicated I have decided to write about race and politics in the current presidential primaries. This is like opening a horrible can of worms. Writing about race is a touching subject and even analysing race can even be more troubling and difficult because not only does the writer have to review all the information presented and postulate theories but also has to put their own ethnic identity aside. It is hard to write about race when you only can really be preaching from oneside –the race you were born into.

I am focusing my paper on Barack Obama and how his race is either being ignored, tip-toed around, or barely analyzed by the media. Barack Obama’s heritage is very interesting, he is a child of a black father and a white mother. This makes Obama a very fascinating subject to study because what does this say about his success as the presidential candidate. Obama is able to move through both worlds of the white and black community. To whites he appears as “non-threatening” and to blacks he appears as a voice for them. On top of a smooth character, good looks, and smart talking Obama may well be the very first black president of the United States of America.

I found some literature that surprising has been written and published despite being so recent which also might hurt the books credibility because the events are still unfolding and issues are slightly being altered through the times.

A Bound Man: Why We are Excited for Obama and why he Can’t Win is written by Shelby Steele who shares the same race make-up as Barack Obama, he has a white mother and a black father. In the book Shelby talks about his own feelings about being a mixed race and not believing he truly belongs to one ethnic group or the other and how Obama’s success relates in the election. It is an interesting book although it does feel as though Shelby is just projecting his own thoughts and beliefs into Obama’s.

Another source is a book called Barack Obama: The New Face of Politics by Martin Dupuis and Keith Boeckelman which talks about the statistics of race in politics over the years and specifically focuses on Obama’s previous elections for the Senate and how race played a role. It tells some interesting tales, one specifically about how once Obama was in the lead for Senate for the democrats the republican’s pulled their leading member and replaced him with an African American in an attempt to compete with Obama. It was a poor move and the black community saw right through it as “tokenism.” It is an interesting book and has a lot of valued statistics and research.

The last book I have is Barack Obama’s book “The audacity of Hope” which is his biography on his life in the senate and it’s campagin, his family, his wife, his thoughts on race etc. It is a touching and inspiring book and is loaded with wonderful anecdotes and stories. In one chapter he focuses on race and his views on who he is and how he came to find himself despite being put down by both sides of black and white. What is so interesting and welcoming about Obama’s book is that he is not afraid to address his flaws and fears. It feels like a very personable book and most importantly it is honest and when do we get to hear that.

Writing about race and the media for this election, these books will only get me so far. I have to find the controversy’s and arguments that both sides of that party are flinging at each other. So several of my sources are going to be internet stories from MSNBC, CNN, BBC, FOX News, etc. And they all have their own bias.

What a can of worms I have opened in my paper.


What does it mean!!!?

March 25, 2008

Studying my little pageflake http://www.pageflakes.com/mrMoogShoes/ I have come to notice that I have a lot of news feeds such as: BBC, CNN, USA Today, New York Times, CBS News, and The Onion (the fake news), Buzz News & OffBeat News (the more random real news of oddities and the strange)… on top of having a few science feeds like MSNBC Science, Live Science, Science Daily, Science Now and Discover Magazine.This makes it so my little Pageflake is my instant window to the world and it makes me wonder is this a bad thing? Am I missing some real news out there? Is there some magical news feed that would be giving me the real whole truth? Is 13 news feeds enough? I have found that I am a news junky. I need news. I can’t get enough. I can’t wait for more news.  If I was feeling really dirty I would go to TMZ but that is worse than porn, at least porn is more honest to humanity.My original topic of the pageflake was a focus in politics and I do have some of those politic feeds but overall my flake has more of an overall sense of what is going on in the world. Which is good because as an American I should learn that we are not the soul center of the universe. So as a news junky I am on the continual hunt for more news! 


Wiggiddy Wiggiddy Widget Yo!

March 12, 2008

Yo! Word! Kick it… like wiggy… yeah. Slow grind.Widgets are addictive and they blend between being useful and totally useless. What would be better than to drop some acid and watch an animated squirrel chase your mouse cursor for hours and hours on your computer screen?Or you can find widgets that may be considered useful and convenient like searching for a Zagot rated restaurants in your city, search movie times, weather, directions/maps or oil prices in your town.For useful widget I posted on my site oil prices because there is nothing more useful and depressing than that –realizing how much money you are wasting… if only they had an Iraq War death toll and billing widget. That would be stimulating.For “useless” widgets I thought I’d have some fun and post a Zappa search widget (still can’t believe this exists, rare) which is for all those “Zappa Heads” out there because we all know that he is one of the most important and underrated classical composer (and rock star) of the 20th century. For those that know Zappa, they are a higher breed of intellect as oppose to the conservatives that wonder what a penguin could possibly be doing in bondage or the significance of electronic toy laser gun in an full blown orchestra?To those I say, “rub it.”Support your local blog and make love to a widget.


Paper DOS!!! (the “i” of Dios is missing)

March 11, 2008

My RSSSSSSS Feeeeeeds!!!!!

Boating through the web I discovered many personal pages which contained beautiful websites and RSS Feeds that seemed to mock me intellectually. The pages seemed to boast “look at me I have a cool personality because of all my awesome websites. Don’t you want to RSS Feed me?” Well, to that I say “Fuck You!” I have now become empowered by my teacher, the fantastic Dr. Coach Mark to create my own pageflake. Finally I now have a place to stick it to the web-man! Well, not really… but I have a really cool webpage that contains a lot of sites that I think pertain to my immediate interest and necessity for information. The principle idea is that by accessing my own page I shouldn’t have a need to go anywhere else.

All these devices are what I need to get through my every day and they are all one page. Such as CNN http://www.cnn.com and BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk which instantly makes me look smart because I want to know how depressed I should be about the state of the world. I find BBC to be more reliable than CNN because they are not owned by Ted Turner. Plus whenever I read stuff from the BBC I cannot help but imagine it with a British accent which always makes news easier to digest. On top of that I have the wonderful blog of Arianna Huffington http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington to help me keep tabs on the political movements going on in the colon of the campaign trail plus a wonderful RSS feed that connects me to several other relavant political blogs http://www.2008-presidential-election.info/blog/2008/ this is a fantastic collection of blogs and very supportive in the drunken cloud of campaign information overload.

To level out the depression on the heavy handed news I have the sanctuary of the absurd and comedic wit of The Onion http://www.theonion.com/content/index . Granted The Onion News may not be plausible or even PC it is still a fun side of the news that can level out the melancholy gloom of the real news. And of course there will always be YouTube www.youtube.com … ahhh, the many hours and days I have spent surfing through YouTube to collect and save my sanity while working my jobs when the boss isn’t looking. Yet, let it not be forgotten that there are still educational videos dealing with the Presidential Campaign such as debates and campaigning. It is instant access to the TV minus the commercials.

ZOTERO!

A powerful research device which has been instilled into my mind is Zotero http://www.zotero.org/ which is a cataloging system for your computer where you can store articles and book information for referencing and bibliographies. When doing research online this toolbar can be invaluable… once you get the hang of it. On tackling the issues of politics, finding a good book can be incredible hard. Who could cover a campaign and not make it sound boring? Well, the answer is none other than the Doctor of Gonzo Journalism himself Hunter S. Thompson.

  1. Thompson, Hunter S., Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie (New York: Random House, 1994).
  2. Hunter S Thompson, Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’72 (London: Flamingo, 1994).

These books are inspirations and trailblazers for the legion of on sight journalist who now hold true that if they don’t tell it like it is who will? Then again, many people have argued that there is a danger in reporting with subjectivity because true journalism is being an “objective professional,” we have all learned that this is bullshit. It is important to expose the objective facts but it is also important to enter the human aspect of digesting the information and if need be shitting it out so others can either be offended or empowered.

Another book that is inspiring in its humor and wit in educating the American people about the democratic system in their country is:

3. Jon Stewart et al., America (the Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction (New York, NY: Warner Books, 2004)

This is more of a mock textbook which presents the absurdities of the system in a colorful manner compiled by the brilliant writing staff of The Daily Show. When fake news crashes with real news opinions and nostrils start to flare.

DIIIIIIIIGO!!!

With the power of Diigo I can surf the web pages and not only bookmark pages I find interesting and relevant but I can also highlight and add sticky notes of comments that I and other members of the Diigo Community can easily access and discuss. This adds more steroids to the standard web bookmarking technique. Instead of having a huge list of bookmarks which i cannot remember what they are anymore I can ad tags, make sub-categories and share with other members with my same interest. Plus, it has a beautiful name… DIIIIIIIIIIIGOOOO! If only a computer can echo so all my imaginary friends online can hear it.

DIGITAL SOULMATE

What’s that you say? I’ve gone mad with webtool power!? Well, you may be right, I don’t have an imaginary friend to talk to about wonderful new lightweight inventions. But I do… at least I like to imagine him as my friend. Zetawave, at http://del.icio.us/zetawave , is a member of del.icio.us who has been maintaining hundreds of fascinating bookmarks regarding politics and interesting news. His interest are sharp and relevant to the madness of the current rat race of the election and if I want to know what interesting is going on in the world today, or if there might be something I missing from the news sites I can go to del.icio.us and check out Zetawave’s network. Granted we have never met but I think would have some good conversations of a pint of ale.

Maybe if I’m lucky I can meet some new friends! Maybe I can get drunk with them online… we can iChat and pound shots while arguing about our rescources and problems of lack of communication. The internet is the most important game of telephone ever invented. We are all strung together by 1′s and 0′s and we have to constantly now check over our shoulders to make sure that what we are writing is accurate. Information spreads fast. Sometimes so fast that the truth is only dovetailing behind it until everyone feels like letting it catch up by slowing down and talking about it.

And what would my pageflake be without a connect RSS Feed to my very own EduBlog. Hopefully this edublog which connects my pageflake (hopefully I can figure out this digital connect4 game). http://rousselet.edublogs.org/

Wait… Now I am getting weirded out… If I am writing this about Pageflake on my blog and you can access my blog through pageflake than that means… we are all going to suck ourselves within a contiunal link! My god… the future is now! Hazah! I won! No. We won!

Pageflake is amazing site which everyone can access and put up their favorite websites that express their interest and the best part is that the webpages are constantly being update by the feed. So maintenance isn’t very demanding which is great because I have a terrible problem with keeping ahead of the kids.

Damn kids.

If I find another laptop on my roof I’m keeping it!

http://www.pageflakes.com/mrMoogShoes/


Delicious Flakey Page!

March 6, 2008

Boating through the web I discovered many personal pages which contained beautiful websites and RSS Feeds that seemed to mock me intellectually. The pages seemed to boast “look at me I have a cool personality because of all my awesome websites. Don’t you want to RSS Feed me?” Well, to that I say “Fuck you!” I have now become empowered by my teacher, the fantastic Dr. Coach Mark to create our own pageflake. Finally I now have a place to stick it to the man! Well, not really… but I have a really cool webpage that contains a lot of sites that I think pertain to my immediate interest and necessity for information.The principle idea is that by accessing my own page I shouldn’t have a need to go anywhere else. All these devices are what I need to get through my every day and they are all one page. Such as: CNN and BBC News which instantly makes me look smart because I want to know how depressed I should be about the state of the world. I find BBC to be more reliable than CNN because they are not owned by Ted Turner. Plus whenever I read stuff from the BBC I cannot help but imagine it with a British accent which always makes news easier to digest. To level out the depression on the heavy handed news I have the sanctuary of YouTube… ahhh, the many hours and days I have spent surfing through YouTube to collect and save my sanity while working my jobs when the boss isn’t looking. Gigglesugar is a fantastic site for the abusrd humor in all of us. What makes this page so wonderfully hilarious is that it is a community page where everyone posts hilarious photos, videos, and comments. It seems that maybe most of the post on the page are by clearly insane people but that only tickles me more… an appropriate tickle…(pervert). Since I am a film nerd and a cinema junky it is vital that I have all the info I need about what flick is playing where and what time. I have a tool that hangs on my page and whenever I get the filmmaking shakes and need to calm them down I just check out a flick. BAM!! Right then and there. So one moment I can be reading about a Daniel Day Louis performing the role of his lifetime on the news and then I can just click two inches away and find out where There Will be Blood is playing. Nice. Now I don’t have to call moviefone and talk to my animatronics ex-girlfriend (never fall in love with a voice… it will only break your heart.) AND!!!! If I need directions I have a tool on my pageflake that can get me to that theater in a fast effective manner. If only I had a tool that could transport me there so I wouldn’t have to use my feet. I am in current talks with my imaginary friend about creating a labtop that floats and carries you away like a magic carpet. I am thinking of calling it the macbookAir but I think I might have to face some legal problems. What’s that you say? I’ve gone mad with webtool power!? Well, you’re right, I don’t have an imaginary friend to talk to about wonderful new lightweight inventions. I do have a fat friend though who I harass about the new technology that is getting lighter and lighter while he is getting fatter and fatter, which makes me think… I can put an RSS Feed on my pageflake for recipes. I just need to hunt the web for a delicious website that can handle my food eating habit. Such a filthy habit. And what would my pageflake be without a connect RSS Feed to my very own EduBlog. Wait… Now I am getting weird out… If I am writing this about Pageflake on my blog and you can access my blog through pageflake than that means… the future is now! Hazah!  I won! No. We won! Pageflake is amazing site which everyone can access and put up their favorite websites that express their interest and the best part is that the webpages are constantly being update by the feed. So maintenance isn’t very demanding which is great because I have a terrible problem with keeping ahead of the kids. Damn kids. If I find another laptop on my roof I’m keeping it!http://www.pageflakes.com/mrMoogShoes/