Happy Thursday everyone! I don’t even know how many times I’ve mentioned this, but I love the Internet. Specifically Youtube. Lately, I have found the Youtube channel MirandaSings08 to be especially hilarious.
MirandaSings08 is a channel run by Colleen Ballinger, an American comedian, actress, and singer. Ballinger created the character Miranda, the star of her channel, in 2008 as a parody of egotistical singers on Youtube who post bad videos expecting to become famous. Miranda’s signatures include her incredibly bad voice, her aversion to porn and the devil, baggy collared shirts, catch phrases such as “yeah right” and “thanks a lot,” and finally, her red lip stick.
MirandaSings is certainly an acquired taste. Her videos make me feel uncomfortable because she’s so awkward, but I can’t stop watching. Ballinger commits so wholeheartedly to the character that it is hilarious! The first time I ever saw a MirandaSings video was before I really knew much about Youtube, so I didn’t realize that people posted skit-type videos, and I thought she was serious and it skeeved me out. Thank goodness I have seen the light and can now appreciate the greatness that is MirandaSings08. Check out some of her videos for an uncomfortable laugh.
P.S. Click here, here, and here for some of my other favorite Youtube channels!
Have a great end to the week, and thanks for reading
“Starships” Music Video
Happy Friday everyone! I was not too sure what to write about today, so I decided to share some random thoughts that I have had recently.
1. Ke$ha makes me want to vomit. I heard “Die Young” yesterday for the first time in a while, and it reaffirmed how much I hate that song. It just makes me angry whenever I hear it. If Ke$ha can be a famous musician, so can I.
2. Putting something in quotations and adding a “…” to the end makes it seem far more dramatic than it needs to. For example: I ate the last cookie. Verses “I ate the last cookie…” The second option seems much for mysterious. Who is the “I” that ate this cookie? Why was this cookie eaten? So.Much.Mystery.
3. Starting a phrase with “and” or “because” adds an infinite number of Internet feels. For example: “I will always love you.” Verses “And I will always love you.” (For extra feels, add a “…” to the end. Oh so dramatic.
4. I would really hate to be a stick of deodorant. This is a strange thought to have, but honestly, what a horrible existence that would be. Sure you would smell nice, but your face would constantly be shoved under someone’s smelly underarms. Ick.
5. I can’t get over the fact we can’t see our own faces. You can see the rest of your body, your arms, legs, torso, etc., but the fact we can’t see our face, one of the most identifiable things about humans, boggles my mind. Yes, you can see your face in the mirror, but it really isn’t your face. It is just a reflection. What if your reflection as you see it is different from how people see you? What if it is similar to how hearing your voice as you speak is different than hearing it on a recording, even though everyone else insists you always sound the same?
WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN A LIE?!?!
I hope you reflect on some of these thoughts and reassess your lives. Have a great weekend and thanks for reading
Happy Wednesday everyone! A lot of strange things exist on the Internet, and I have seen something a little odd these past two days. Since yesterday afternoon, I have seen two articles about people who impersonate mermaids. Totally casual.
I saw the first article about real-life mermaids yesterday on Yahoo.com. A woman named Linden Wolbert works as a mermaid at various parties and charity events, and can even hold her breath for up to 5 minutes (she used to be a freediver). While “mermaiding” as a job might seem justifiable, Eric Ducharme dons a mermaid tale for fun.
Wolbert in action.
I saw the article about Ducharme this afternoon, and after seeing my second mermaid article in two days, I thought this was too strange to ignore. Ducharme can also hold his breath for minutes at a time, but he “mermaids” for fun. When I was younger, I used to lay on my bedroom floor with a pillowcase around my legs and pretend that I had a mermaid tail, so I’m not gonna say that I wouldn’t want to swim around with a sparkly tail on in my spare time…
Have a wonderful rest of the week and thanks for reading
Happy Friday everyone! The first day of spring officially started on Wednesday, and as a result, the weather today is glorious! Huzzah! Do you know what else is glorious? The Internet.
Over spring break, I was officially introduced to a website called BuzzFeed.com. BuzzFeed is basically a website that has funny articles about pop culture, celebrities, and other ridiculous happenings on the Internet. One of my favorite articles I have read so far is “42 Things That Prove That Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the Perfect Man.” So great.
I stumbled upon an article yesterday about Butler basketball player Andrew Smeathers. During the game against Bucknell, after an exciting three-point play, Smeathers clapped, giggled, and threw up “the three monocle.” For some reason, everybody freaked out (in a good way) when he did this.
This image has been all over Facebook, showing up as people’s cover photos, and as gifs being posted on people’s walls. I’m not sure what the fascination is, but I do think it’s pretty cool that BuzzFeed wrote an article about it.
Anyway, Buzzfeed has plenty of articles to choose from, and is a definite winner for anyone who enjoys pop culture or the Internet. If this appeals to you, check it out man!
Have a great weekend and thanks for reading
Happy Thursday everyone! It is no secret that I love the Internet. It is a vast resource of information, accessible at any moment of any day. The Internet is so great because it provides us with the opportunity to discover and learn new things, and sites like YouTube have allowed people a platform in which they can share their talents with the world. Although the Internet is an incredibly wonderful place, I am confident that it is making us all dumb.
The sad world we live in.
The greatest strength and weakness of the Internet is that anyone can post anything for anyone in the world to see. Although this serves as a great opportunity to discover things that bring much joy to our lives, society’s inability to exercise proper grammar has ruined it all. Whilst scrolling through your Facebook or Twitter feed, I dare you to count the number of grammatical errors you see. There are probably so many that you would lose count. Seeing their, there, and they’re, to, and too, as well as your and you’re constantly misused, hurts my heart. These simple mistakes are made on a broader scale than just social networking posts. I stumbled upon a blog the other day, and within one paragraph, every use of the word “your” was misspelled/misused. Being surrounded by these errors honestly makes me take a minute to make sure I am using the proper word when I am typing something on the computer. Before I became internet addicted, I could use these words without second-guessing myself. Now that I am bombarded with misuse of grammar, I am indeed vulnerable to its forces.
Speaking on a broader scale, technology in general has made us stupid. The people producing these technologies, and the technologies themselves, are getting smarter, while the consumer using these products is becoming dumber. Who needs to know how to spell “definitely” if autocorrect will change it for you? Who needs to know how to read a map if your GPS will just tell you where to go? Who needs to know how to properly prepare a fish if your iPhone will just tell you what to do? (have you seen that commercial? It makes me sick!) I have honestly noticed my spelling has gotten progressively worse because of autocorrect, and that is SAD! Although technology is great and we are making advances in our world by using it, we are so incredibly dependent on technology that we are losing our smarts. I guarantee you that you cannot spend an evening with anyone without them either having their phone on the table/in their hand the whole night, or without them constantly checking it. Get your faces out of your phones people, and live in the real world! Use your brain! If you don’t know how to spell a word, don’t Google it, look it up in the dictionary! As I said before, I truly do love the internet, but I do agree that it is slowly ruining us all. On that happy and positive note, have a wonderful week and thanks for reading