Thursday, May 21, 2009

I feel like I just viewed the Matrix

I was a resident camp counselor for a summer in college. One week a little girl who'd spent the whole week crying but suddenly didn't want to leave when it was time to go home asked me what I was going to do after she left. I explained that more campers were coming and that we held a new session every week. Her jaw dropped in shock that camp would go on with or without her. Well, at 25 years old I just had a similar moment of revelation:

I clicked that 'sign into AIM option' in gchat and signed into aim for the first time in almost 4 years.

It Blew My Mind.

I felt like I just opened a porthole to another dimension. There's a whole other world of people who are online at the same time as me that looks sort of like the world that I'm used to, but slightly different. Kind of like the goatee-ed evil people in the mirror universe in South Park.

It was too much for me and I quickly logged back into my comfy gchat dimension. My aim name is a little too uncool to drag into my mid-twenties anyway.

In other news, people still use AIM?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Same old

New educational methods aim to guilt trip kids into saving energy: TellEmoting Polar Bear

I think we've seen this before, anyone else remember Frank the Fish? To this day I don't leave the faucet running. I can't remember if Frank gets that credit or my parents or DuckTales.

To be fair, a polar bear affected by global warming is a lot more high concept than a fish who's lake is directly draining through my faucet. Maybe kids today are smarter than we were.

(As a slight aside: I do think these marketing campaigns work on kids to a certain extent but more as general reminders than direct messages. I don't think I ever believed my faucet was rapidly lowering sea level. I did understand that keeping the faucet running was wasteful and maybe bad for the environment, so it was something that I didn't want to do.)

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Damn Straight

Last night (well I guess two nights ago now, I should really be in bed. Why is not staying up late watching television so hard?) Stephen Colbert confirmed what I have known all along: cilantro consumption just ain't right.

Here's the video:

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I think by "soap" he means "grossness."

Monday, May 04, 2009

Dear Walk-in Hair Salon People,

Please stop trying to thin my hair without my permission. That is the work of tools.