Archive for May 30th, 2008

7 Things I Learned On The Interweb This Week

May 30, 2008

I think this week is sort of a wash. I mean, I think there’s some good stuff. But honestly, there wasn’t much to learn this week. Sure, there’s more on the Gambert debacle, but I wrote about that yesterday. Lesson learned – people are assholes. Though, can you really learn something you already knew? Then there’s a few people still trying to drag out the whole Lyndon Antcliff incident, which makes me scratch my head a little. Is there really anything left to be said about that? Really? And sure, fired him, which, in my opinion, is pretty chickenshit. I mean, you (speaking to my imaginary editorial board) either knew what he did and went along with it or didn’t know, which means you people should have been paying more attention. Or, the third way – they knew the potential for fallout and Antcliff and Company were paid to fall on the knife. Which is less chickenshit and more, I don’t want to say awesome, but it’s certainly something. But while theorizing and name-calling is fun, I didn’t really learn much from it.

One thing that is better about this week -vs- last week is that I actually checked the links. Yes, I made an effort! So Mel, Matt, you all have at it.

1. Dunkin’ Donuts and Rachel Ray are apparently cozying up to those hardliner, religious zealots – the Oompa-Loompas.

2. Some men make it hard for the rest of us to argue that we’re not just a bunch of stupid pigs that think with what’s behind our zippers and not under our hats. C’mon guy! You know that’s a total bullshit story made up to not make it look like you were wanting to bang her! Sure you didn’t watch her in the bedroom . . . and she didn’t wear clothes so as not to leave lint all over the place when dusting . . . jackass. Somebody is sooooo gonna’ get taken to the cleaners.

3. Clay Aiken and Michael Jackson have more in common than just being creepy, white pop-stars.

4. sleeping baby in onesy = cute. grown man in onesy = fucking hilarious. Now there’s a fetish you don’t want to have to explain to grandma.

5. There are some things worse than getting drunk and going to bed at two with a ten and waking up at ten with a two. For instance, getting drunk and waking up with a swayzaur.

6. I’m inspiring innovation. Or I’m an annoying pain in the ass that someone is trying to prove wrong. I’m happy either way.

7. The Twitter is still sucking, but at least they’re sucking hard with a cute picture of birds lifting a whale. I don’t have anything (well, not much) against the Twitter, but with all these ups and downs and talk of “getting funded”, I know we all want to be as close to the edge as possible, but now perhaps we can have honest conversations about Twitter’s real potential? Interesting how the chatter about Twitter has dried up as the ups and downs drag on. Perhaps Twitter’s lovers are a fickle bunch?

Alright, so there it is. Perhaps I’ll catch you all next week.