News from September 2010

Social Networks

Sep 01, 2010

Social networks were this crazy experiment that took place on the web starting around 2005ish. Nobody in business knew what to do with them, they just knew that people on the internet really liked to fill them with their private information. Why? Because there is something in us that loves to think that our 163 “friends” are really interested in what we’re doing/thinking/watching/pooping at any given second in the day.

The only problem is people were using the ever loving crap out of these free services that had absolutely no revenue streams. So when investors started to throw chairs at board meetings, they had to try and make a few pennies. “Hmmmm,” they thought, “maybe we can take all this private info and serve ads to the people, or we could sell all their likes, dislikes and latitude/longitude to market research companies!”

Long story short, social networks are evil identity stealing websites out to profit from your private information and location. On a completely unrelated note, follow me on twitter or check out the comical concept facebook page.

Nathan

General Tso's Chicken

Sep 08, 2010

I’m not saying that Picard jokes are new thing on the internet. There’s some room to expand and I think it’s a funny idea that Picard/Patrick Stewart is like his character on Extras. In every setting he says, “make it so” like it’s a Star Trek convention and there will be a round applause each time.

Also, if you don’t like General Tso’s chicken, you’re a communist.

Nathan

Modern Musicians

Sep 15, 2010

So it’s a trend I’ve been noticing lately that it’s hard to distinguish a lot of musicians from homeless people. I’m not one to point fingers at someone for not shaving and getting hair cuts, trust me. But the only thing separating the creative musical genius from the poor destitute street man, is a guitar.

Nathan

Bacon and Eggs

Sep 22, 2010

First things first, I’m not a doctor. I don’t think I’m the person you’d go to when you’re looking for advice about your health or well being. I love food and everything about it, but some times you eat a meal and you feel like you might have a medical problem you need to have looked at.

In other news, besides how unhealthy I eat, I’m thinking about getting some stickers made with your favorite illustrations. I was thinking I could sell enough to break even and give away the rest with some silly contest. If you’re interested in a sticker and have a favorite illustration you’d like to slap on your car or laptop send me an e-mail, post on facebook or reply to me on twitter me with a suggestion.

Nathan

That's a Tasty Burger

Sep 29, 2010

I’ve been a little food happy lately, I don’t know why. I think it’s kind of easy to make fun of the ridiculous food we Americans eat because of how fast the next generation of fast food chains keeps upping the ante.

When I was in middle school they showed us some taped episode of some tv show, yeah it was that forgettable that I don’t remember what show it was, and there was an old as hell advertisement for Burger King. They were going on and on with this time lapse history of the burger and announce their latest invention, a cheeseburger with bacon! I was dumbfounded. How could there have been a world where you could not get bacon on a cheeseburger?

Nathan