I figured I might as well go with the obvious numerology and tear off on a "beast" of a rant...
I haven't been on ATS that much at all over the past few weeks... truth be told, I just haven't been online. I "unplugged" for awhile.
"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
J. Robert Oppenheimer is quoted as saying that in relation to the first atomic bomb test.
I think Steve Jobs and Bill Gates should get more credit for generally pantsing our happy world, and giving us all the swirlies and wedgies they
suffered as kids... in the form of our digital world.
Gone is the morning paper over breakfast, and the evening news as our media sources... news is more about keeping the masses entertained and garnering
ratings... and keeping us plugged in. "A hippo ate a native today in Lower Kreplakistan"... like I really need
to know about this poor schmucks
fate... or "Katy Beaver singing superstar arrested for smoking crack and wrecking her Mercedes... again". Don't care. Never did. The ones who do only
care because the tabloids tell them to. Or Facebook or Twitter, Myspace, blah blah...
Here is a really freaking neat idea. Want to know what your BFF did this weekend? Call them. Drive to their house with a six pack... you get better
intel that way
Or, my favorite, "I don't know how we ever survived before Angie's List"... it's called the Yellow Pages
. Want to know a good contractor? Talk
to your neighbors... how many of us even know our neighbors anymore? "Hey Angie... put me down for a big fat "F" for customer service... and you know
what the "F" stands for."
The "information age" is turning the bulk of our population into a bunch of drooling idiots that will panic and throw themselves into the sea if the
power ever goes out for a few days.
I guess that's just a few more Twinkies for the ones left behind.
So, yes, I unplugged and got away from my computer for awhile. It was nice. Got ALL of my TV viewing caught up
The kids these days have no idea... the closest thing we EVER saw to what Miley Cyrus pulled on TV was reading the National Geographics in the school
library... and the good stuff was always in black and white
And now we have the freakin NSA poking around our computer's collective backsides, anal-yzing every little thing we say. What good is having a private
room to violate anatomically correct therapeutic dolls if the NSA has cameras in it? Perverts.
I was just about to swear off the internet for good, then the cable company called to let us know that we were getting more bandwidth. Bastards. They
pulled me back in...
It is nice to get a break from the interwebz for awhile. Gave me some much needed time to work on my marriage... by doing things to "spice" things up.
I taught my cat to fart on her. I hid dead spiders in the toilet paper. I hooked an alarm to the toilet lid. Sometimes she can't sleep, so I dress in
all black and sneak up behind her at 3 AM. Then I started rewarding her correct behavior with treats ala Sheldon Cooper...
She is actually the one that wanted me to start spending more time in my office and on the computer... well, more "demanded" than "wanted"...
Sooooo, I guess I will spending a bit more time on ATS for awhile... it's either this or an eventual restraining order... or chalk outline if she
finds that one last dead spider I hid...
I have decided not to post for at least a little while... at least while the numbers are funny
You will get it...
In all seriousness... get away from your computers for awhile... it's nice
. Its cathartic
. Go to the mall... be surprised by what movies
are playing. I think that is why so many of us miss the Reagan era... we were still digital virgins... innocence lost...
edit on 18-10-2013 by madmac5150 because: My cat demanded clarity!
edit on 18-10-2013 by madmac5150 because: Springer gave me
4 hours to further annoy!!!
edit on 18-10-2013 by madmac5150 because: My wife is so HAPPY that I am back on ATS!!!