Thursday, May 04, 2006

Boing Boing jumps the shark?

So, I'm poking around the ridiculousness posted by gstdog, when I encounter the lock-up of my Firefox from the fighting brothers website link (see below somewhere). A quick browser restart asks me to get the Firefox upgrade (which I dutifully did) and then dumped me at their homepage.

That pissed me off.

In a completely unrelated turn of events, I'm suddenly asked about Hong Kong Disneyland from across the room. After some discussion, I decide to answer the questions with high res photos once and for all with the new site from Microsoft. I assume I need Explor-whore for this, so I fire up the MS dino-browser. Lo and behold, my long lost Boing Boing is holding vigil as my trusty old school home page. (I long ago replaced BB with an assortment of other sites due to BB's increasingly narrow slant on topics and increasing nerdiness of the entire staff).

"Hey let's talk about DRM - FOREVER! - At the expense of all other topics!"

Plus, Xeni just really isn't all that hot, no matter what the NY hepcats think. You know what, I take that back. NY Hepcats are assholes for thinking that. You should be ashamed of yourselves..and your weirdly spelled nickname.

(FYI - is a big no-go in the HK picture department.)

So, to my point - Let's give Boing Boing another chance. Sure, some of their posts are a little late to the blogosphere, and others are just plain lame, but holy fuck of holy potato:

Spelling out Camus's "Myth of Sisyphus" in cookies

the artist will spell out Camus’ existential essay “The Myth of Sisyphus” in cookies, one word at a time. each word will be installed in a public location and constructed from a different kind of cookie, locally-purchased or prepared. each word of the essay, 1406 in total, will appear in a different city. the project will continue indefinitely until the improbable event of its completion. link of death

Yes, I'm trying to get it. "It's absurd." It's just gay. And by gay I mean stupid, because gays are stupid. But not really. It's still gay. I hope the link to Boingboing makes her commit to this gay project due to the attention and it only serves to torment and bankrupt her for attempting such a gay thing.

I'm not sure what is a bigger waste of my (and your) time, reading that post or blogging this? Well, I lied. I do know. Blogging this.

It seems I'm not alone on this one.

ASCII NEMO anyone?


Gstdog said...

The fact that you keep making flash animations is pissing me off...I feel very inadequate.

Yojay said...

The fact that they are animated gifs and not flash animations must piss you off even more.

gstdog current status: grasshopper.