Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Vacations, Discounts, Magnetic Tape & My Newfound Boredom With Myspace

Duck I have to apologize for the lack of new posts here on the blog, but I'm in a bit of a slump right now. I'm basically forcing myself to post this just so I can say that I at least posted something new.

Duck I went to Fredericton about two weeks ago to visit some old friends. It was a good opportunity to catch up with people and visit all my old haunts. I got to go to my favorite pawn shop, Digital World. The good folks there were happy to see me and they even gave me my old 20% discount.

Duck I've been buying a lot of VHS lately. While I was in Fredericton, I went to the local Jumbo Video. They were selling off a considerable portion of their old VHS stock to make room for their DVDs. I was able to pick up a few sweet titles, most of which have yet to see the light of day on DVD. It kind of pisses me off that video stores are getting rid of their old VHS selections because I'm such a big fan of old movies, but at the same time it usually means that I can get my hands on the old titles as they're being purged from the shelves.

Duck If you haven't already noticed, I've become a bit smitten with You Tube. As much as I love it though, I have to admit that the site is far from perfect. I can't tell you how many times I've clicked on a link to what I thought was going to be something cool, only to find out that it's been removed due to copyright infringement. What is odd though, is that most of the time I'm on You Tube I'm watching commercials. Not ads forced on me by the site, but actual commercials like Devo's Honda Scooter commercial, Jack White's Coca-Cola ad and Wes Anderson's awesome American Express ad.

Goose I'm officially bored of Myspace. I still use it to keep in touch with friends (at least the ones I've actually had face to face conversations with) but I no longer want to spend more than five minutes on it. It's become just another inbox for me. I check it everyday to see if anyone's written me or if I have have any new friends and then I get bored. I blame the kids of today, what with their stupid haircuts and their lousy emo music.


Janarama said...

I must admit I was a bit confused about the Wes Anderson American Express business. I mean, I fucking love this man and all of his quirky glory... so why did he have to go and make an ad that tarnishes his artistic purity?

Not that I'm going to judge the man for earning a little extra coin. Really, it's not a crime to like money. But seeing him in that ad just tickled me in a way that I would not recommend to the kids at home. Sigh.

Shauna said...

MySpace is creepy. How is it that Rudy is friends with a very hot bisexual porn star chick from Brazil? I mean, Rudy does know how to woo the ladies, but that's redonkulous. Also, nobody needs another inbox. You Tube stresses me out because I'm forever clicking on things I think will be funny, only to find out it's a guy getting hit by a train or something. Never really got the whole reality-death-humor thing. Ah, well.

Janarama said...

Yeah Shauna, you should have seen the crap the kids in my class used to watch at recess back in ol' highschool. I'm not going to lie, there is actually a video in existence of a man taking a crap in a field, only to be chased, pants around his ankles, by a horney donkey. A very horny donkey.

Now. This raises several questions: was this man intentionally videotaping himself pooping in a field? Or was he getting someone else to videotape him pooping? Because that would be strange enough. But isn't it also possible that the whole donkey thing was in fact set up by the producers of this video? Frightening. But then... I guess we'll never know.

The internet is a strange and wonderful place.