Maurice Sendak is my spirit animal.
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I bet Wes Anderson wet his andersons when he first saw the Things Organized Neatly tumblr.
I don’t care how gimmicky it is. It’s rad.
April 1st is coming.
What a weenie.
“went to short dogs house,
they was watching Yo MTV
Yo MTV RAPS first aired:
Aug 6th 1988
Ice Cubes single “today was a good day” released on:
Feb 23 1993
”The Lakers beat the Super
Dates between Yo MTV Raps air date AUGUST 6 1988 and the release of the single FEBRUARY 23 1993 where the Lakers beat the Super Sonics:
Nov 11 1988 114-103
Nov 30 1988 110-106
Apr 4 1989 115-97
Apr 23 1989 121-117
Jan 17 1990 100-90
Feb 28 1990 112-107
Mar 25 1990 116-94
Apr 17 1990 102-101
Jan 18 1991 105-96
Mar 24 1991 113-96
Apr 21 1991 103-100
Jan 20 1992 116-110
Dates of those Laker wins over SuperSonics where it was a clear day with no Smog:
Nov 30 1988
Apr 4 1989
Jan 18 1991
Jan 20 1992
“Got a beep from Kim, and
she can fuck all night”
beepers weren’t adopted by mobile phone companies until the 1990s. Dates left where mobile beepers were availible to public:
Jan 18 1991
Jan 20 1992
Ice Cube starred in the film “Boyz in the hood” that released late Summer of 1991, but was being filmed mid-late 1990 early 1991 and Ice Cube was busy on set filming the movie Jan 18 1991 too busy to be lounging around the streets with no plans. Ladies and Gentlemen..
The ONLY day where:
Yo MTV Raps was on air
It was a clear and smogless day
Beepers were commercially sold
Lakers beat the SuperSonics
and Ice Cube had no events to attend was…
JANUARY 20 1992
National Good Day Day
Guys, the internet is incredible.
Adventure Time is an animated tv show on Cartoon Network that follows a human, Finn, and his magical dog, Jake on all kinds of surreal adventures. It’s set in the land of Ooo, which is essentially a post-apocalyptic Earth where magic has come back. It’s seriously incredible. I wish I could hug this show. After seeing GIFs and pictures all over the internet, I finally saddled up and started watching it. Now, I’m in deep, man. It’s all I do. Just ask my girlfriend. Thankfully, she loves it too.
The art direction and writing is top-notch. The characters are all wildly imaginative and even self-aware. The voice talents work together just as well as they do in Archer. It all seems so un-forced and natural. There’s a great fart-to-smart humor ratio as well.
Below the fold are a few clips to let you pick up what I’m puttin’ down.
It’s insane to think about how ubiquitous Facebook has become. There are more than 800 million active users right now. That’s more than two and a half times the United States’ population. I imagine that there are some grandparents whose entire knowledge of the internet consists of email and Facebook. That is what the internet is to them. There are kids right now who don’t know a life without it—social networking is as much part of them as television or movies or music is to my generation.
With numbers like that, when Facebook rolls out any kind of change to its site, there are bound to be people who get their collective panties in a bunch. I’ve already seen the little beginnings of revolt, but once Timeline rolls out to everybody, I am bracing for the worst. There will be hundreds of groups that start up saying that if 50,000 people join, Facebook will wise up and revert to an older iteration. My newsfeed will be clogged with people whining about the ‘new Facebook’ and how the ‘old Facebook’ was better. Hell, everybody bitched about the newsfeed when it came out, saying that it was the stalker feed and that it was creepy. If it’s not broke, why fix it?
Henry Ford, who is essentially the inventor of the mass produced automobile, famously said that if he had asked what the people wanted, they would have said a faster horse. People are dumb. A person is smart.
Mark Zuckerberg has a vision for his company, and 50,000 People Against The New Facebook is not going to change his mind. He wants to create a platform that people will enjoy using. If you’re given something for free, you’re not the customer, you’re the product. A platform can give birth to all sorts of new things: applications, games, anything a developer can dream of. If people enjoy using these things, they will continue using the site, which in turn allows Zuckerberg to sell all your coveted personal information to advertisers.
With every little tweak and change, Facebook is making the site more engaging and engrossing to its end users. It wants young and old to think of it as ‘the internet’. Want the news? Head to Facebook. Want to play Angry Birds? Head to Facebook. With Timeline, it has essentially created an interactive journal of your entire life. When I got my hands on the developer preview last fall, I was mesmerized. Going back to 2003 and seeing who I was crushin’ on, who I was just getting to know—it was crazy sauce. It was nostalgic. Any time you can get that kind of emotional response from a user, you’ve done a good job. I realized that Facebook essentially had defined my life with an algorithm. I had knowingly and willingly given Facebook all kinds of intimate personal information. And I’m not even that active of a user. I don’t really update my status, I hardly add friends. I namely just sit back and watch. But as I scrolled through my life, year by year, I realized something. I liked it.
While I don’t really care for Facebook as a platform—I have never felt the need to play Farmville or link everything I do to it, I love the Timeline update, privacy issues notwithstanding. It’s not a website, it’s you.
But for now, nobody will realize that and everyone will whine because change is bad, and then they will get over it because they always do.