Friday, September 30, 2016

Digitally twisted

I’m feeling twisted and I suspect the digital world brought it on. Today I noticed gadgets missing from my blog sidebar. (wow could you imagine calling that into 911)

Could I’ve accidently deleted stuff from my sidebar?

After lots of checking and pondering, (also a bit of scratching but that’s probably not related and don’t ask) I think this “https” change within the blogger system may have made two of my sidebar gadgets incompatible. Just a guess. If not that then possibly Russian hackers.


I’m moving on. Not in any better direction necessarily but they say you should keep moving.

While looking over this digital stuff, my old blog games (meme wannabes) page appeared full of digital dust and needing of an update. I blew off some dust but the page is still there.

One of the ideas I had years ago for this blog was “Believe It Or Not, I Posted This”. It was short lived. However I did markup an old picture for it.

An even older idea with shorter initials was "Lisleman's Left-over Laughs". There were a few of those.

I can’t blog

I can’t blog

So here I am thinking about old blog ideas. What would Bonzo do?

Wait, I know. Now I remember, I wrote a post about that once. "What would Bonzo do"

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Uh eeh uh ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang

I think I was sick at home the week they introduced phonetics at school. I've always had trouble pronouncing words. Also, my shortcoming did not improve with age.

Now I creating a long post title is a cakewalk (easy as pie, breeze, picnic, walk in the park, easier than saying Joaquin Phoenix, no-brainer).

Should I have used "oo ee" instead of "uh eeh"?  

uh eeh uh ahh or is it oo ee oo aah ahh?

In my last post I researched a meme I found on youtube. Research? I suspect you are questioning if that should be called research. Have you notice what passes as research these days?

Researchers from Switzerland have confirmed what most of us already know - drinking a single glass of beer can make people more sociable.

After a big "duh!". I realized I need to contact these scientists about further research ideas. I love my beer.

The lead researcher said there had been little previous research in this area. Really? Perhaps the lead researcher spent most of his/her time during college deep in text books and little time in pubs. Yes I know not everyone drinks but I suspect even those that don't probably have noticed the lower inhibitions of those that had too many. Did they ever just walk around the popular clubs on a Friday night?

Here's a link to an article about this "research".

research by the pint

Back to that research wonderland called youtube. During a bit of searching my old posts I found one from years ago in which I had referenced the song verse from this post title. I went to youtube hoping to listen to this phonetically inspiring song another time.

I was awe struck. No, I was mystified. All right, I discovered yet another thing that didn't make any sense to me. It could be because I'm not on drugs.

There on youtube is a clip (see below) of this song that goes on for 10 HOURS!

Not only did it's existence baffle me, it has been viewed over 2 MILLION times. Hopefully most of those views were not the full 10 hours. Who knows. Then of course, the "psychic" youtube suggested more clips that were 10 HOURS long. Who out there wants 10 hour clips? There is weird one called "When Mama Isn't Home Club Remix 10 Hours". I did put in about 3 or 4 minutes of research on that one.

Nice dancing bear?

Monday, September 26, 2016


There's a feeling I get when I look to the youtube,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In those videos I have seen strange things through the clips,
And the voices of those who comment weirdly.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

What is really making me wonder is the meme I stumbled on (stumbling on youtube doesn’t hurt my bones unlike my other stumbling) during a recent youtube excursion.

So what was the meme that caused this bustle in the hedgerow? Don’t be alarmed now. It’s really just an very odd thing in my opinion.

The video gamer subculture created a meme using the beginning of the Yes song, “Roundabout”. (for your listening pleasure which you might need after this reading displeasure, you'll find the song clip below)

Are you as confused as I am? Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven has do wah diddy to do with the Yes song. They might only be related in my mind’s playlist. Led Zeppelin just filled their song with great phrases so it often pops up in my thoughts. (Note last year I discontinued all my telepathic services so maybe this doesn’t confuse you at all)

Even though I know better, while I was listening to the “Roundabout” clip I browsed the comments (it is a very long song). If you find my blog posting odd, then you should read youtube comments sometime. They are a whole level worse than fakebook comments.

You'll find about 20,000 comments on this clip. That seems odd and many of them are very recent. The song came out in 1971.

I noticed references to “GTA”, “JoJo”, and "To Be Continued” in many of those comment threads. Hmm, what odd things are these?

So with time on my hands and fingers on the keyboard I went searching. GTA is Grand Theft Auto which in my opinion is one of the worst games for impressionable teens (why they flocked to it?).

When the badass player steals a car in GTA the radio plays a radio station. Now there are tens of stations loaded in the GTA cars. The song “Roundabout” is played on one of those stations.

JoJo and To Be Continued are related to the same Japanese anime, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. Apparently in that series they play the intro to this song, freeze the scene and flash, “To Be Continued”. Fans took to their smartphones and started creating clips of some odd action about to happen. They added this intro music then shared their “creative” clips on the various video sharing services. It became a meme for others not me. I’ll admit I found a few were America’s-Funniest-Videos funny.

I find all this meme stuff very bizarre. All of this reminded me of another song, “Look What They’ve Done To My Song, Ma” but I’m not going off on that tangent today.

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