Monday Dec 10, 2012

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'THE THREAT OF SURVEILLANCE COINCIDES WITH THE OPPORTUNITY OF SELF-BRANDING'

That's the nightmare of the web.

This is an amazing article about the celebrity mind-trap, how social media turns you into an observed person etc

http://thenewinquiry.com/essays/hi-haters/

Some random segments:

"Every time you tag anything or respond to anything or link to anything, youre informing on your friends.

"Britney Spears' meltdown...
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Saturday Dec 31, 2011

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2nd blog today. Here's a link to the whole Alan Partridge Christmas Special, for anyone who wants to keep the Christmas spirit going and enjoy some quality cheesy 1995 British humour.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA3uHlxqIJ8
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bixton:

Woa that a was a neat little article. Thank you for that <3

venom:

I'm not necessarily tying to "help" animals. At one point when i had my own house and the property to do so I definitely was. But right now its just a matter of my personal animals, who have already been consolidated.
I understand what you are saying, however I am not trying to save any animals, just keep the ones i still have! hah

Saturday Dec 31, 2011

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The problem with becoming mature is that you grow more inclined to think about what does or doesn't seem to work, and less able to envision what is still possible.

Friday Dec 30, 2011

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A second movie-related post for today.

This promised to be the most awesome forum thread ever. People on the forum of 'I am Jesus' consipiracy nut David Icke discussing uber-warped films Eraserhead and Naked Lunch. Eraserhead is cinematic perfection, to me, and far less complicated than some people leapt to assume.

However they failed to be as amusingly faux-deep as I hoped:
http://forum.davidicke...
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Friday Dec 30, 2011

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I've just been enjoying listening to Mark Kermode taking the piss out of Guy Ritchie's explanation of the character Jake Green in his movie Revolver:

"The color green is the central column of the spectrum and the name Jake has all sorts of numerical values."

Tuesday Dec 27, 2011

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It's a bit naff starting my SG blogging this way - impersonally. But here's a link to a gorgeous animation over the top of Charles Bukowski reading his poem The Genius Of The Crowd. I've copied the full poem below it.

It says a lot about the social world being red in tooth and claw.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13nZ9blr4Z0


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tnicole29:

I much prefer the 10th doctor sonic screwdriver but they didn't have it so he got me the next best thing. David Tennant is my doctor so that would have been amazing but I'm in love with this one too.

zeigh:

very interesting!! smile i still like my curvy girls smile

Tuesday Dec 27, 2011

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Hi everyone. I'm here now, so put away the Twister mat and get out the malt whiskey.