'Social Commentary' Posts

            

I skipped halloween this year. No costume, no party, nothing (although I did see Nero on Thursday night and about 80% of people were in costume... maybe that counts?). So, naturally, on Nov 1st I went creeping on Facebook to see what ghoulish, funny or (especially) sexy costumes my peers were sporting this year. Much to my dismay my news feed was not filled with the drunken, half-naked debauchery I was hoping for. Quite the opposite, actually: Pumpkins, Dogs in costume, Kids and *sigh* BABIES. FML.

            

I had this Idea to create a Rap Parody about popped collars and become famous on youtube. The song would have a bombastic beat and a catchy melody to back up lyrics something along the lines of:

Pop-popped collars, collars; e'rybody holla holla; If you wanna be a balla', all you gotta do is just pop yo' collar...

Then someone informed me that the 'popped collar thing' has been done. I went online and sure enough, there it was. Although I was surprised to only find one full-on parody... There are a surprisingly large number of somewhat serious songs about popped collars... Here are some of the highlights of that search:

            

Sometimes I find it funny to go back and reflect on thoughts I had a long time ago and revisit how I feel about the subject. I wrote the post below just after Mark Zuckerberg turned down 1 billion dollars from Yahoo. It was in response to the number of people using Facebook as their only method of organizing and inviting people to any type of event. It's funny because little has changed. It's especially funny because some people I know who have a book group recently were one person short because one of their members doesn't have Facebook! No one even noticed until the meeting!

            

Well I guess I knew I would have a blog-type site eventually. I always kind of hated the idea of a blog. Seemed like too much pee in the swimming pool, you know? Either way that hatred was always fighting with my need to express my opinion in some sort of open forum (god forbid I should use an internet forum... I hate those the MOST). Blogging was the natural choice so here I am... 10 years late... Oh well. I've cleverly masked this site as a blog / personal portfolio site (see the 'videos' or 'music' section)