I think the 21st Century some envisIoned years ago isn’t what they thought they would get. In many ways people are holding on to a past that is more advantageous to their situation and agreeable to their mindset. There is technological advances but socially and culturally it doesn’t seem we are very advanced. This isn’t a ultra modern age like we saw predicted years ago. We still struggle with ignorance and fear. People are are resistant to change. It seems more like the wild west. Sometimes I dream of utopia, where is that?
Completely Surreal Photos Of America’s Abandoned MallsLink
An inside look at nine abandoned malls. There is nothing creepier and more fascinating.
It’s interesting how things have changed in retail. Going to the mall was a big deal. Not only were malls a place of shopping but a place to eat and gather with friends. You can still do that in some areas but things have definitely changed. Now people are likely to shop online or in open air shopping centers.
The Most Annoying SongStandard
There’s a song, a tune, a jingle that gets in your head and stays there. They call them ear worms which is a very good description.
For me it’s What Does The Fox Say, its annoying and just strange (although I am strange too) but in a good way.
Thanks to hypernaturalism for inspiring the following question.
What is the most annoying song that gets in your head and you wish would go away?
Twerk is a word that can be retired anyday now, reallyStandard
Some words are just ridiculous. Twerk is one of them.
Age Is Just A NumberStandard
There is a time in life where age is just a number. However we live in a society that reveres youth and older folks seem to be lame and boring. Well my friends Peter Capaldi the new “Doctor” on “Doctor Who” is 55 years old and is the second oldest person to play the role. Its pretty remarkable that they chose to go older in the role considering the relative youth of David Tennant and Matt Smith.
As for me I am in my 40’s and getting older isn’t a big deal. Older people can chose to be stuffy or perhaps it would be good to relate to younger folks. However you don’t want someone my age going to a frat party or trying to fit in and making a fool of themselves.
Blogging has provided me the opportunity to get to know younger folks who are smart and mature. These folks also are creating the cultural environment we are seeing today. All the things happening now aren’t the invention of people my age but those who have new ideas and possess the energy to implement their creativity.
I might be twice as old as some of my followers but you know that’s cool. They can learn from me and I can learn from them.
Without Tumblr I would only be 10% culturally aware. With Tumblr I am 50% culturally aware. I guess I still have work to do.
I love a good obscure cultural reference…makes the folks say huh?
The Oxford English Dictionary Adds Retweet, Sexting, Cyberbullying And MoreLink
I am very glad we have added these new words so some folks will know what they mean. The English language is growing like moss.
The Oxford English Dictionary Adds Retweet, Sexting, Cyberbullying And More
Your Tumblr Experience?Standard
I have been using Tumblr pretty heavy (at least for me) since June and have found it to be a pretty good all-round blogging and expression system. I wanna know what you think about it. Does it do the job you need for long-form blogging, media posting, cross posting to Facebook and Twitter and more. I have found it easy and quite cool. With the BlackBerry app I have on my phone I can view Tumblr as well as post to it with ease. Click on my “ask” button to reply if you wish. Thanks for your feedback.
Watching Duran Duran on TV sing “Hungry Like The Wolf” in concert. The performance was in 2000 from London’s Wembley Arena. They were one of the biggest acts on the planet in my youth (which was the 1980’s). Oh my gosh where has time gone. Seriously!