July 2012


The continuation of a story told through YouTube videos…
(click on the green or blue (for iPad) video links)

. . .
RECAP of Episode 1

The three little birds and I flew to the moon where we saw a lollipops/lollipops and BlackBerries laden tree but when we went to pluck the pops, some kinda bubbly like thingies oozed up and started popping all around us. And what popped out from those bubbles were…


Episode 2: AN ENCOUNTER WITH MISSILES OF A DIFFERENT KIND

Bobble-heads!!!

All kinds of bobbleheads, like baseball bobbleheads, hockey bobbleheads, Star Wars bobbleheads, ‘N Sync/Conan bobbleheads, hawaiian bobbleheads, Star Trek, Betty Boop, Captain America, KISS… heck, anything-you-can-think-of bobbleheads!

Funny thing was, the moment those bobbleheads popped out of the bubbles, the tree was like, poof! It vanished into thin air, just like that!

Man, just when I was salivating for some sweet/sweet treats.

The thing is, when the bobbleheads popped out they eventually came crashing back down like guided missiles targeting us. We had to scramble for our lives, running in zig zags/zig zags to avoid the once innocent bobbles that shattered on contact into a million pieces. Just like in the movies, the shattered pieces regrouped, morphing into…

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[1.1]Playing For Change – Three Little Birds
[1.2]Julie London – Fly Me To The Moon (1964)
[1.3]spoof of Immortal singing Lesley Gore’s “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows”
[1.4]My Blackberry Is Not Working! – The One Ronnie, Preview
[1.5]How to Draw Trees
[1.6]Roufaida & Pluck – Chapter Closed (Live)
[1.7]Bubbling Springs Nature Preserve uploaded by LTConservancy
[1.8]Funky Lia Popping in Seoul South Korea | R16 Finals | YAK FILMS | Onra Music
[1.9]Justin Bieber – All Around The World (Live at Summertime Ball 2012)
[1.10]Longest Time to Keep the Eyes Popped out of socket – if anyone knows more on this, gimme a holler
[1.11]Giant soap bubbles – Bulles de savon géantes uploaded by toubaboo

Bobble-heads/parody of The Beatles who were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960 that became one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music whose band members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr each pursued successful individual careers

baseball bobbleheads/The Brewers baseball team is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, so named because of the city’s association with the brewing industry

hockey bobbleheads/Nolan Baumgartner bobbleheads were given to the first 5,000 fans in the doors of MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Canada on January 23rd, 2011; Baumgartner is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman, currently an associate head coach with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL)

Star Wars bobbleheads/Star Wars is an American epic space opera film series created by George Lucas first released in 1977 with its last installation in 2008

‘N Sync bobbleheads/’NSYNC was an American boy band formed in Orlando, Florida, in 1995 and launched in Germany by BMG Ariola Munich consisting of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, and Lance Bass; their success was cut short when they announced a “temporary hiatus” in spring 2002, officially declared “definitely broken up” in 2007

Conan/How The 17-Foot Tall Conan Bobble Head Was Made – CONAN on TBS, Published by teamcoco: Conan Christopher O’Brien is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer and performer who hosts Conan, a late-night talk show that airs on the American cable television station TBS

hawaiian bobbleheads

Star Trek, Betty Boop, Captain America, KISS… heck, anything-you-can-think-of bobbleheads/The original Star Trek debuted in 1966, following the interstellar adventures of James T. Kirk and the crew of an exploration vessel, the Starship Enterprise, of a 23rd century galactic “United Federation of Planets”; Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer who made her first appearance in 1930, in the cartoon Dizzy Dishes; Captain America is a comic superhero who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics, an intentionally patriotic creation often depicted fighting the Axis powers during World War II but reprised as a superhero team the Avengers; KISS is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 known for its members’ white and black face paint, flamboyant stage outfits and elaborate live performances featuring fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits and pyrotechnics

Funny/UFJ Tsubasa Securities (aka Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Co., Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan) is the investment banking arm of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), a financial services company which is the largest in Japan measured by assets

bobbleheads/Nicholas Paul “Nick” Rimando is an American soccer player who currently plays for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer and the United States national team

bubble/www.stevespanglerscience.com

tree/Miracle Tree in the forests of Andhra Pradesh

poof/Playhouse Throwback – Woof Poof Invades NYC! – “The World Freerunning Parkour Federation is dedicated to the safe and respectful advancement of the Parkour Movement throughout the world. Inspired by the creativity and mental discipline embodied by Parkour, the athlete/founders of the WFPF and their partners will faithfully bring this philosophy of movement to the growing numbers of optimistic young people around the globe who believe that through camaraderie, self-expression, and service to others, there is no obstacle that cannot be overcome.” [disclaimer: by all means necessary, be safe]

vanished/Magic Performance – Vanishing Scarf – Uploaded by videoshow2011

air/Air – La Femme D’Argent – Uploaded by vlmxs

just like that/KRS-One JUST LIKE THAT OFFICIAL VIDEO Prd.By MAD LION – KRS-One (acronym for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone; aka Teacha) is an American rapper is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2008 BET Awards, for his work and efforts towards the Stop the Violence Movement as well as overall pioneering of hip hop music and culture

Man/Homeless Man Under Pressure.mov – Uploaded by Maxmailbag

salivating Digby: drool machine – Published by Ozymandyus

sweet/The Sweet – Love Is Like Oxygen – Sweet (aka The Sweet) was a British rock band that rose to worldwide fame in the 70s as a prominent glam rock act, with their most prolific line-up: lead vocalist Brian Connolly, bass player Steve Priest, guitarist Andy Scott, and drummer Mick Tucker

sweet/The Sweet documentary All that glitters (1/2) – Uploaded by halemay

The thing/Girl Talk – Here’s the Thing – from Feed the Animals album by Girl Talk (Gregg Gillis), released on Illegal Art composed almost entirely of samples taken from other artists’ songs, plus minor original instrumentation by Girl Talk

bobbleheads/Bobblehead-landia – Published on Mar 27, 2012 by cat5surfphotos

popped out/3d Stereogram Animation 3dw100522.mpg – Uploaded by xyoureyes

crashing/|| MWS || Your World is Crashing Down! – Published by MangaWorksStudio

missiles/World’s Weirdest : “Missile” Birds – National Geographic

scramble/Paul McCartney And Jimmy Fallon Sing “Scrambled Eggs” – Published by latenight: Sir James Paul McCartney is an English musician, singer, songwriter and composer who with John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles; Jimmy Fallon is an American actor, comedian, singer, musician and television host currently hosting Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, a late-night talk show but is best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998–2004

lives//To Life: Vanessa’s Wedding Surprise – Uploaded by usnavi whose surprise for his wife Vanessa on their wedding day comprised of all of Vanessa’s close friends and family who rehearsed for a month in secret, leading up to the reception

zig zags/Girl I love you – MC Magic ft Zig Zag – Uploaded by unangeldark: Marco Cardenas (aka MC Magic) is a Mexican rapper, songwriter and record producer, known for rapping and singing, both in English and Spanish; Zig Zag is a Phoenix AZ/Chicano rapper, former NB Ridaz member (as was MC Magic although there was a contentious breakup)

zig zags/ZIG-ZAG im Scheelesaal Vol.5 Text by: Roland Krispin – Sternenmeer, Uploaded by Thommy61187: Zig Zag, a band from Berlin, is comprised of Ille Hamma and Sascha Sinisa Licanin, both who sing and play various instruments

innocent/Ghost in the Shell: Innocence – Opening – Innocence is a sequel to Ghost in the Shell (literally “Mobile Armored Riot Police”) which is based on the Japanese seinen manga series featuring counter-terrorist organization Public Security Section 9, led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, in a futuristic Japan

shattered/”Shattering Time and Space” – Original Music – Uploaded by i1ikerice

million/Lego Star Wars – For the millionth time, i didn’t make this – Uploaded by 21danil

pieces/Janis Joplin – Piece of My Heart (live with Big Brother & The Holding Company) – Janis Lyn Joplin (1943 – 1970) was an American singer and songwriter from Port Arthur, Texas who in her youth was ridiculed by her fellow students due to her unconventional appearance and personal beliefs but got her comeuppance when she rose to fame in the late 60s as lead singer of psychedelic-acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, later becoming a solo artist with the more soulful and bluesy backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band



00 – introduction
01 – pick your ePoison
02 – plug in or be obsolete
03 – eJunk in the trunk
04.1 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 1: IN THE BEGINNING
04.2 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 2: STRANGE MISSILES
04.3 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 3: HUNGER
04.4a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 4a: ANOTHER DIMENSION
04.4b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 4b: SPOTTED!
04.5a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 5a: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
04.5b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 5b: SEE WHAT I SEE?
04.6a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 6a: DARKNESS
04.6b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 6b: LIFE AND DEATH
04.7a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 7a: LIFE IS SUFFERING
04.7b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 7b: FREE WILL
04.8 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 8: LAY IT ALL OUT/FINALE
05 – kDrama: Arang and the Magistrate/Reply 1997/The Great Doctor
06 – jDorama: Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
07 – the evil that lurks behind the web curtain
08 – back to the future: The King of Dramas 드라마의 제왕
09 – of turkey and vampires: Let the Right One In vs Twilight


. . .
Everyone knows the story of how YouTube became the behemouth goto place on the web (like where Justin Bieber got discovered) but if not, no biggie–this post is not the place that’s gonna go into detail about that. Here, we’re going to try an experiment and have you link/click your way through a story made up of the legions of videos on YouTube.
. . .
Here it goes…
(don’t forget to click on the green (blue for iPad) video links)


Episode 1: IN THE BEGINNING

It was a dark and stormy night. I’d just had some ice cream and cake and was about to go to sleep when I saw three little birds looking in through the mirror so we packed up and flew to the moon.

There, we saw a tree with lollipops/lollipops and BlackBerries dripping down its branches. Yeah, we were all over the moon and in heaven for sure. But just as we went to pluck some pops, a bunch of what looked like bubbles oozed up from the ground and then like popcorn, started popping all over all around us.

And guess what popped out of those bubbles. They were…


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Stay tuned for new episodes of-once upon a time in YouTube.” If you know of any cool YouTube videos that might go with the flow of the story or that moves the story in other directions, just comment with a link and tell me about how/where you think your YouTube video ought to go.

I’m shooting for nothing over a PG rating which brings me to a disclaimer: 1) while I’m trying to restrict the vids to those from YouTube, I’m realizing that some of the links don’t work on iPads for which I will try to find a way to resolve so sorry until then; 2) everything but the last video fits in this PG rating category but once in a while, something’ll slip through although usually not heavily emphasized.

For more information about the links, click on the “Links 04” tab on the navigation bar. I tried adding “footnotes” in the text but it was too distracting; it’s easy to figure what goes with what anyway. If a link goes bad, please send me a note, via the comment box below.

Enjoy…

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[1]DARK AND STORMY NIGHT Trailer: 2009 independent film
[2]Frankie Muniz dancing to Buckwheat Boys’ “Ice-Cream And Cake”
[3]Sleeping Dogs – Story Trailer (UK)
[3]Lupe Fiasco – Go to Sleep
[4]Playing For Change – Three Little Birds
[5]Through a Mirror Darkly: Steve Bogaerts cave diving
[6]Eliza Doolittle – Pack Up
[7]Julie London – Fly Me To The Moon (1964)
[8]How to Draw Trees
[9a]spoof of Immortal singing Lesley Gore’s “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows” – Uploaded by Noor Whayeb
[9b]Street Artist Makes Caramel Dragon Lollipop – Uploaded by NEWSofNOW
[10]My Blackberry Is Not Working! – The One Ronnie, Preview
[11]Three Branches Rap – Smart Songs
[12]Cher Lloyd – Over The Moon
[13]Emeli Sandé – Heaven
[14]Roufaida & Pluck – Chapter Closed (Live)
[15]”POP IT” by Fire Rave [Dance Skool]
[16]Bubbling Springs Nature Preserve, uploaded by LTConservancy
[17]Chakra Clearing Meditation: Music & Video Production by Eliud
[18]Popping Popcorn in super Slow Motion – The Slow Mo Guys
[19]Funky Lia Popping in Seoul South Korea | R16 Finals | YAK FILMS | Onra Music
[20]Justin Bieber – All Around The World (Live at Summertime Ball 2012)
[21]Guess – Something’s different about me… | Written by Danny Jolles; Directed and Edited by David Sidorov; Starring Danny Jolles and Ilana Glazer
[22]Longest Time to Keep the Eyes Popped out of socket – if anyone knows more on this, gimme a holler
[23]Giant soap bubbles – Bulles de savon géantes uploaded by toubaboo





00 – introduction
01 – pick your ePoison
02 – plug in or be obsolete
03 – eJunk in the trunk
04.1 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 1: IN THE BEGINNING
04.2 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 2: STRANGE MISSILES
04.3 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 3: HUNGER
04.4a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 4a: ANOTHER DIMENSION
04.4b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 4b: SPOTTED!
04.5a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 5a: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
04.5b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 5b: SEE WHAT I SEE?
04.6a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 6a: DARKNESS
04.6b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 6b: LIFE AND DEATH
04.7a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 7a: LIFE IS SUFFERING
04.7b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 7b: FREE WILL
04.8 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 8: LAY IT ALL OUT/FINALE
05 – kDrama: Arang and the Magistrate/Reply 1997/The Great Doctor
06 – jDorama: Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
07 – the evil that lurks behind the web curtain
08 – back to the future: The King of Dramas 드라마의 제왕
09 – of turkey and vampires: Let the Right One In vs Twilight


(Click on the green or blue (for iPads) links)

. . .
Is your desktop teeming with icon clutter gone wild? Okay, maybe the files, folders and shortcuts to your apps are placed strategically to blend in with the aesthetic of your wallpaper but maybe not. I bet there’s a bunch of files you parked on your desktop all the way back from who knows when and for who knows what.

On top of the population explosion overflow on your desktop, maybe your download folder is bulging at the seams with hundreds if not thousands of files that you knew you needed at some point in time but how far back in time are we talking about?

Downloading things may be a hobby (like collecting fusion hip hop/fusion hip hop[1] from wherever you can find it) or it’s stuff that you need to get a job[2] or paper[3] done but whoa Nellie(!)–before you can shake a stick at it, it’s become a habit and you’re just downloading anything left and right and that’s probably not a good thing.

Why? Because that blackhole now known as your downloads folder has no rhyme nor reason; there may be doubles, heck, files-in-triplicate (or more) lurking around in your downloads folder of that one download that you wanted a bunch of times only you didn’t remember you’d already downloaded it way back when. And then again. And yet again.

If consistency has any meaning here, then your amount of email–or emailssssss, for the many who amass multiple emails for their multiple online personalities–is equally over the top.

You may see this at work when you repeatedly get messages from the IT department that your emails are near maxing (or have already maxed) the limit of allowable storage space. Personal email services are more generous enabling Inbox emails to grow exponentially. Hey, anytime you wanna trip down memory lane all you gotta do is just go back to your first emails–sometimes you’ll find gems from old picture attachments or set your mind to thinking about so-and-so you haven’t heard from in a million years.

Speaking of pictures, now that digital cameras and cell phones have unleashed the inner photographer in us all, how great is it to know you can take pictures until the cows come home[4] and not have to worry about running out of film since memory cards are a dime a dozen (sorta) or you can upload your shots on the multitude of photo storage sites and start over again with a blank slate.

Maybe you can live with mountains of data but perhaps your CPU prefers otherwise regardless of how many external hard drives or cloud storage you connect to.

Whatever.

If you decide enough is enough, you can find all sorts of tips or apps online on how to cut the clutter. Then again, one man’s clutter is another man’s treasure. That thing from way back when that you obviously didn’t need all these years, well, might be okay to have now…

Or not.




00 – introduction
01 – pick your ePoison
02 – plug in or be obsolete
03 – eJunk in the trunk
04.1 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 1: IN THE BEGINNING
04.2 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 2: STRANGE MISSILES
04.3 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 3: HUNGER
04.4a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 4a: ANOTHER DIMENSION
04.4b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 4b: SPOTTED!
04.5a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 5a: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
04.5b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 5b: SEE WHAT I SEE?
04.6a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 6a: DARKNESS
04.6b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 6b: LIFE AND DEATH
04.7a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 7a: LIFE IS SUFFERING
04.7b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 7b: FREE WILL
04.8 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 8: LAY IT ALL OUT/FINALE
05 – kDrama: Arang and the Magistrate/Reply 1997/The Great Doctor
06 – jDorama: Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
07 – the evil that lurks behind the web curtain
08 – back to the future: The King of Dramas 드라마의 제왕
09 – of turkey and vampires: Let the Right One In vs Twilight


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[1]Gotan Project – Mi Confesion by Lunatico
[2]U.S. National Library of Medicine
[3]The Wittliff Collections
[4]cows & cows & cows, music available at http://cyriak.co.uk/music.html


. . .
Jeez, how the heck did people survive way back when, in the dark ages, when there was no web, no smart phones, no iPods or iPads…

True confessions: I do know some folks who can only access the web at the public library. Yeah, the library. When’s the last time you’ve been? The library with all the print-on-paper books, DVDs, music tapes and CDs you can check out–same kinda stuff you can probably read, watch and listen to right on the web.

These days, most libraries have an ebooks collection although last time I checked it wasn’t a heck of a lot.

Lots of homeless go to the library–most of them are the ones using the library computers to get online an hour at a time.

Dunno why it seems funny to see the homeless connected with cell phones. Sometimes you just don’t feel it for some folks when stuff happens but other times you can’t help but see how thin a line it is for the folks who can’t help that they got on that track and it sure helps that family, friends, docs, social workers, prospective employers, who-the-heck-ever, can get in touch with the housing-challenged and vice versa…

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Photograph by Emeline Mann Sanchez

More E.M. Sanchez photos can be found on the 2nd floor of Caffe Bianco, 39 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA, off of Market; the pieces have been hanging there a little over a year so the yelper’s review of the art from 2007 doesn’t apply…




00 – introduction
01 – pick your ePoison
02 – plug in or be obsolete
03 – eJunk in the trunk
04.1 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 1: IN THE BEGINNING
04.2 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 2: STRANGE MISSILES
04.3 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 3: HUNGER
04.4a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 4a: ANOTHER DIMENSION
04.4b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 4b: SPOTTED!
04.5a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 5a: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
04.5b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 5b: SEE WHAT I SEE?
04.6a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 6a: DARKNESS
04.6b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 6b: LIFE AND DEATH
04.7a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 7a: LIFE IS SUFFERING
04.7b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 7b: FREE WILL
04.8 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 8: LAY IT ALL OUT/FINALE
05 – kDrama: Arang and the Magistrate/Reply 1997/The Great Doctor
06 – jDorama: Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
07 – the evil that lurks behind the web curtain
08 – back to the future: The King of Dramas 드라마의 제왕
09 – of turkey and vampires: Let the Right One In vs Twilight


What you do on the web is nobody’s business but your own.

Not.

Unless you purposely go into hiding, everything you do on the web is up for grabs. Ad blocking, cache clearing, private/anonymous browsing and other under-the-radar methods can only cover so much. But let’s save all that for another chapter.

For now, let’s just say your web comings and goings aren’t being used by shameless data gatherers testing the limits of the law while trying to make a buck, and cops won’t be coming anytime soon knocking on your door for some nefarious online activity that would put your mother to shame.

For now, let’s slip on rose colored glasses and just see what’s out there without a shadow of the dark side.

Like…
– Researching that obscure but eye opening factoid that may put your paper over the top for the class that could be just the thing to get a leg up on your future prospects

– Looking for a job out of the millions of job search sites listing billions of jobs that don’t seem to make a dent on unemployment

– Finding a diagnosis your doctor missed since you weren’t able to go into all the details of the symptoms during the visit that went by in a blink of an eye (even though waiting in the waiting room was way long)

– Catching the latest next-best-thing/drama on TV (programs from all over the world and you get to do subtitling on the fly in any language, even Esperanto) that can now be viewed on the web from sites that increasingly show ads though still not as many as on TV

– Listening to music you otherwise would never in a pre-www world listen to

Hanging out with folks to chat, get tips, or play voyeur to the stupidest (self proclaimed) and coolest things people do all over the world who want the whole world to see them do it whether it be on YouTube, Facebook or other social nooks and crannies of the web

– Gawking at all kinds of paintings, sculptures, photography, whatever the heck they call art without all the pretense

– So many other things: news, answers to all your questions, reviews on anything under the sun, you name it…


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This is a work in progress. The links used in this chapter (a links-only list is below) may periodically change depending on the vagaries of the web.

obscure but eye opening factoid/”If you hold your eyelids open while sneezing, will your eyes pop out?” answered by Cecil Adams in The Straight Dope: Fighting Ignorance Since 1973

job search sites/get your dream job… or any job (country listings from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe)

diagnosis/”The Doctor Will See You-If You’re Quick” by Shannon Brownlee for The Daily Beast: Read This Skip That, Illustration by Jason Lee

next-best-thing/drama/Viki was born as a joint class project between Harvard and Stanford graduate students who wanted to remove barriers to popular entertainment, regardless of language or country of origin with a diverse core of contributers including entrepreneurs, technologists and pop-culture fans from China, Egypt, England, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam and the United States

music/King Kapisi – Screems From Tha Old Plantation: of Samoan origin, King Kapisi is the first Hip Hop artist in New Zealand to receive the prestigious Silver Scroll Award at the APRA Awards for Songwriter of the Year for his single Reverse Resistance in 1999, which followed on the popular release of his debut single Sub-Cranium Feeling

Hanging out/Limbless Association provides information and support to the limb-loss community

to chat/Batman Arkham Asylum Eidos Forum

get tips/The Daily Headache: a candid look at managing and living with headaches & migraines, helmed by Kerrie Smyres

stupidest/Episode 9: The Ped-Mouse from Stupid Inventions, the channel where practicality has absolutely no bearing on what they create

coolest/2010 Mavericks surfing competition, Photographer: Shalom Jacobovitz

paintings/Philadelphia Phillies ‘Dream Scene,’ Artist: Jamie Cooper

sculptures/Equation, Sculptor: Andrew Baxter

photographyAn Abyssinian Colobus baby yawns at the Nogeyama Zoological Gardens in Yokohama, Japan (Itsuo Inouye/Associated Press)

whatever the heck they call art/You Call That Art?!-Promo: hosted by Professor John T. Young



00 – introduction
01 – pick your ePoison
02 – plug in or be obsolete
03 – eJunk in the trunk
04.1 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 1: IN THE BEGINNING
04.2 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 2: STRANGE MISSILES
04.3 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 3: HUNGER
04.4a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 4a: ANOTHER DIMENSION
04.4b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 4b: SPOTTED!
04.5a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 5a: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
04.5b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 5b: SEE WHAT I SEE?
04.6a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 6a: DARKNESS
04.6b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 6b: LIFE AND DEATH
04.7a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 7a: LIFE IS SUFFERING
04.7b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 7b: FREE WILL
04.8 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 8: LAY IT ALL OUT/FINALE
05 – kDrama: Arang and the Magistrate/Reply 1997/The Great Doctor
06 – jDorama: Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
07 – the evil that lurks behind the web curtain
08 – back to the future: The King of Dramas 드라마의 제왕
09 – of turkey and vampires: Let the Right One In vs Twilight





Proceed when the first and last stop of the day and night precipitates in front of the computer monitor and suggestions that some sort of web addictions anonymous group might be in order. Pay no mind–there are much too many links* than there are people to attend to.
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*updated periodically

Note: While the contents of this blog demonstrate my web addiction, it is thanks to all the world wide webbers who post the addictive content, that this blog exists. To those of you who venture into this journey with me: enjoy the ride, leave a comment to tell me the good, the bad, the whatever the heck that pleases or displeases you…





00 – introduction
01 – pick your ePoison
02 – plug in or be obsolete
03 – eJunk in the trunk
04.1 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 1: IN THE BEGINNING
04.2 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 2: STRANGE MISSILES
04.3 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 3: HUNGER
04.4a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 4a: ANOTHER DIMENSION
04.4b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 4b: SPOTTED!
04.5a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 5a: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
04.5b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 5b: SEE WHAT I SEE?
04.6a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 6a: DARKNESS
04.6b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 6b: LIFE AND DEATH
04.7a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 7a: LIFE IS SUFFERING
04.7b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 7b: FREE WILL
04.8 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 8: LAY IT ALL OUT/FINALE
05 – kDrama: Arang and the Magistrate/Reply 1997/The Great Doctor
06 – jDorama: Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
07 – the evil that lurks behind the web curtain
08 – back to the future: The King of Dramas 드라마의 제왕
09 – of turkey and vampires: Let the Right One In vs Twilight



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Photograph by Emeline Mann Sanchez

ceaseless–shades of Sisyphus!–excavation of cyberspace ad infinauseum
eyes, mind, body balled and chained to the glowing window
timeless ticking tocking to no end
whaddaheck
embrace the beast
ignore misguided naysayers
click discerning links that scatter your way
stuff your mind, fill your ears, dazzle your eyes with bits and bytes