An odd thing happened the other day. I got contacted by an alien. Here’s the story: He/She/It emailed me asking if it could contribute posts at Twindie.net. I was like… what? The thing is, he wants practical experience blogging, because he is doing his thesis on human Internet culture. Why he chose my blog, I wouldn’t know… he didn’t explain why… I however welcome new bloggers joining Twindie.net. Simon, ain’t posting here anymore, so I guess why not let him post here. His name is Tebmud, but he has adopted a local Internet slang name, Teh Mud. He was serious as well.
I think having Teh Mud here will be a good way to expand Twindie.net, but also improve intergalactic relations. His posts will usually involve trying to analyse the Internet and Blogging culture. Bless him if he fails. He is From Space nonetheless. Say hello to Teh Mud. The time difference is a bit off, but he will post some blogs very soon.
I listened to the official World Cup 2010 tune, Waka Waka by Shakira featuring Freshlyground. At first I was quite excited starting to listen…
But then I was like…
And then I thought of…
It was a late Sunday afternoon with a beautiful sunset casting its colours on chilly sharp wispy clouds and then… It was unbearable. It pains me to talk about it… but, suddenly websites started dropping like flies. Twitter was first. Then Facebook. Wam, bam! It came out of nowhere like a newfound craze for fag vampires. I tried to resuscitate the sites. F5, F5, F5 and another one pressed harder just make sure the Internet understands me… F5! BREATHE! But nothing happened. Connections were lost. Cars were still driving, but it puts to me tears thinking about the horror they’d receive at home.
For a moment, we were left with only mobile internet. The last salvation of communication. However, back at home, the bastion of our civilization was still alive, but only barely: Google. It helped us through this tough time, providing us with nourishment. Wikipedia also seemed to work. God bless knowledge. Another, horrible side-effect of this Internet Outage, was the lack of procrastination material. It felt odd. I couldn’t function without procrastination. My friends on Twitter, were mere small smudges on phone and those Facebook photos, teases with a memory of times gone by. Good times. Good times.
Now, I’m saved. Three days later. South Africa might be the final resort in 2012, but for now, it was the 90′s all over again. My condolences to those still affected. By midnight tonight order will be restored. Listen for radio broadcasts and imagine you’re in a disaster movie until then. Stay safe. May Virus Scans be with you.
I’m a big fan of Archie Comics… not so much today, ’cause they cost a fortune here in South Africa, but I used to read them cover to cover when I was in primary school. It has now come to my attention that Archie comics will get a gay character. Now, I’m kinda in two camps (ha, get it?) on this one. Firstly, yeah, freshen up the series. Archie Comics has got one of the weirdest canons ever. They’re stuck in high school forever. Feels like a Twilight Zone episode and they go through the same Christmas (+ other holidays) every year, yet they never finish school. So, please yeah, introduce a new character. It’s one step in the right direction.
Secondly, why? Everyone is becoming so PC lately. Apparently, Veronica will fall in love with the gay dude, while he bats her. lol fail. I really don’t mind gay characters, but introducing one for the sake of new social standards feels like selling out, and by the way, in my opinion Jughead is a closet gay. Who runs away from chicks? C’mon!?
(thanks for the tip @Nico_Gous)
Ok… is this for real? My Buur Vrou. Either Piet is one creepy mofo, or this is just extremely boring staged voyeurism. A part of me wants to believe that there are creepy guys out there willing to post stuff like this online. Another part of me wants to think that this is one overly complex roleplay game between a couple. You tell me?
Also, for some reason, just ’cause it’s in Afrikaans makes it kinda funny.
After a long look at Gizmodo’s article/controlled leak, I’ve come to conclusion that the iPhone 4G is in fact a weak mirror. I watched this video over and over trying to figure out what the 4G actually does. Where did Apple go wrong? They were on the cusp of innovative technology, now they’ve taken vanity to the next level. It’s like the thing doesn’t do anything, it’s not even big enough for a proper coaster.
Apparently, Gizmodo, paid $10,000 for it… hahaha. That’s an expensive mirror dudes, totally screwed on the deal, hahaha… classic fail. Anyhoo, now, the iPad, that’s a different story. Period.
[Disclaimer: I'm lying. The real reason why I won't buy an iPhone is 'cause I don't have the cash]
Facebook has done the impossible. When you thought Facebook could no longer control society more, it outright goes and creates a new kind of person. Facebook has suddenly changed the zealous people called “fans” into something that still needs a word. You can no longer “become a fan” which when first introduced was a breeze… HA get it. Anyway.
Now, you are becoming a “person who likes this”. This new kind of person doesn’t even have a name. Me being a studying linguistic thinks we should call them “likers”. Easy right. Like. Facebook, should give these people a name, for soon havoc will set in among page owners across the interwebs trying to figure how to call their new “people”. What was Facebook thinking making such a premature move. But I bet it would work for the biking industry. Has Facebook been bought by the biking industry? Rumours abound, but for now we must stick with “likers”. America, however should quickly adapt, for like, like is already, like, to much, like part of their, like vocabulary. Do you wanna become a like?
In other news, the rest of the world struggles to pronounce Eyjafjallajökull.
Ok, so here’s the deal. Die Antwoord rocked Coachella. The reviews so far have been good. And just by looking at that vid, it seems pretty awesome. The Internet made these guys. Die Antwoord is a rare example, not only for the international scene, but also the local scene.
They came out of nowhere, they became famous due to their “hype” not the normal route of bands getting fans via live gigs and slow generation of word of mouth. Die Antwoord skipped the queue, but to the international stage. The anticipation for live acts will definitely maintain them for a while, but will they keep their “weird zef freshness”?
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