Sunday, October 14, 2007

Smells like Eid Spirit

This is the Ramadaan-Eid post. The sort of mention it lest you feel like you've missed an important obligation of sorts (guilt trip into submission type) one.

Warning: Semi-vacuous rambling to follow.

I kept all my fasts, helped around like the domesticated pet that I am, and generally behaved. I'm almost disqualified from the realm of childhood due to the fact that I have a signed employment contract. But I'm still young enough (for now) to be considered Eidi-worthy. I've missed several birthdays and anniversaries tags in between. One of which was Anne Rice's on the 4 October. Happy Birthday bitch, lotsa love, rah*.

Following the whatseemstobeaanannualRamadaan spider spotting spree (the one I described last year was about the same size), herewith are the pictures (circa Ramadaan 2007) of the mofo I somehow found chilling out on my room door.

(Apologies for the quality, it was the best I could do considering the semi-darkness and not wanting to go paparazzi on the Celebrity Spider's ass.)

I just left it alone as usual, it vanished, Lord knows where to, but it did. I haven't seen it since, and neither have I spawned any extra superpowers. Well at least not any more than the ones I already possess.

Re: Facebook. It bloody sucks, it's glorified email. (We will not go into details regarding it's complexity to use and the fact that I can barely use the freaking thing or the way it clogs your inbox with merde soos Person X has inhaled click this link to view more.; Person Y has exhaled click this link to view more.)I've possessed it for the last week and I am dubious as to it's importance on the Internet and life in general. And as for all the "omg it's so kewl, you can liek write on people's walls and stuff!!!!! you HAVE to get Facebook". It is my very un-humble opinion that the wall phenom is nothing more than Instant Messaging for voyeurs. (I just don't respond to stupid messages and I don't have lots of time to spare, so I'll reply sometime or the other if you left a non-stupid message)

Perhaps weblife's greatest irony is that the very same people who insist you get with the web 2.0 vibe, have /quit Facebook (including the same people who create your account -_-). There are also other twits who insist on telling you how amazing it is, and who begged you to get on,but they have absolutely no interaction with you (according to quite a few of my Facebook baccalaureates this is quite de rigueur, it's nothing personal (and I'm guilty to a certain extent of it too),which I suppose is fair enough). We've come to the conclusion that they've added you as a "friend" purely to increase their friend count.You serve no other purpose there.Shallow and fickle are not the only words I could think of to cover this trend.

I have stated this before, and I think I should restate my case.People who mean anything to anyone and who are of any importance and consequence in and to your life(be they people you know in real life or from the vast and infinite black and white pixels of the /Online Realm) don't need/shouldn't need a website to alert you to who they are. I made a mental list of some of these people the other day. And I am grateful to have these folk in my life in whatever form they take.

Okay, sure there've been obscure people from a life lived long ago, who've found me.Through a fake name and alles! Nice to see them, nice to know that they just needed to take one look at my display pic and see my 'name' for them to know that it could only ever be yours truly. But for all the miles and memories in between, is there anything left there to touch base with again? I certainly do not have the time or the will to want to write detailed biographical tales of all my major life epics spanning the last almost 2 and half decades.And I don't suppose they do either.

My point is, is that whilst some people are just merely acquaintances they find themselves on your list of friends as though they are of integral importance to your life. It might be a matter of semantics, but queen_Lestat is not the sort to leave such matters be. She tends to suffer from a debilitating syndrome called Overthought. Most of her inner circle, would agree that this condition is better than Underthought, though that's a whole other debate. Ponder and Muse... sounds like a good name for a cosmetic brand./me trademarks it!

But ye, web 2.0 is a capricious vagrant, with about as much ability to discern between antipodean elements as a drunk-whilst-parallel-parking-female-on-a-cell phone. The queen Declareth it such.

I should call this post finito now. I've infringed on my own disclaimer.

I assume I need no conclusion.

PS (there's possibly only 5 people reading this now, who will instinctively know where *that's* adapted from.Those 5 are not on Facebook ;) )

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Anonymous Tired cobain said...

yeah I agree, I told you I'd bet you'd be bored in 2 days. But regarding facebook addicts, you know what they say "small things, amuse small minds..." lol

blogger won't let me sign in again. I was better of with no account I think. I've got something to say on the topic of shallow, when I find time that is.

October 14, 2007 10:36 pm  
Blogger The Organ Harvester said...

i tried facebook, twice, i even gave it the proverbial second chance, you know being the born again, messiah finder i am. and no deal. i just dont need to know that much about people, and after the wall has been defaced there is just too much pressure to come up with something profound considering how many people might be reading my inane ramblings. eid mubarak.

October 14, 2007 11:13 pm  
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October 14, 2007 11:14 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mmm spiders.

I won't say 'I told you so' just coz I'm cool like that [and the sleep deprivation is hitting me hard].

Eid gets me thinking about Khaled Mardam-Bey. He gave up his Masters in Info Systems to dedicate his life to mIrc.

Htf does me make a living when no one I have ever met has regged mIrc?

okay, enough randomness, baai.

October 15, 2007 6:03 am  
Blogger Waseem said...

Beyond the millions of horrid apps, the loading time akin to widget filled blogs, the incessant, inane 'pokes', the absolute worst part of facebook is the invites from people who consider you friend, because they were in your class, or some other random encounter, when in reality they do not even deserve the badge of acquaintance.

On that note, to avoid hypocritical status, I see Facebook as a passtime, nothing more, nothing less.

Thanks for the chuckle cujo :)

October 15, 2007 9:34 am  
Blogger The Organ Harvester said...

People on face book always have good reasons for being there. Like bleeding smokers.

Sure you can quite anytime.

October 15, 2007 11:25 am  
Blogger The Organ Harvester said...

I meant quit. All this sugar is getting to me. I need a smoke.

October 15, 2007 11:26 am  
Blogger Muhammad said...

Wha? Blasphemy!!! what planet you on? Facebook is so cool, now you can send ppl beers and shit and also, you can start up groups hating people and showing everyone exactly who you are and what a fuckin twat you are.

LOL... seriously, i think the idiots on facebook fucked up somewhere, because it's like IRC, but these idiots forgot that the privacy element was removed.. I mean, they'ved got their freakin pictures on it and their real names...

God, they suck. I use facebook as a marketing tool to get more coverage on my shit, vain I know, but shit, the more the better, I do feel I have a better philosophy to spread and that is good right? or am I just a vain bastard. shit, probably both.

Miss Anduril, Web 2.0 is only gonna get worse. we need a policy on it and an exit strategy, let's discuss.


October 16, 2007 3:12 pm  
Blogger Muhammad said...

P.S. Spiders RAWK!

October 16, 2007 3:12 pm  
Blogger Libra said...

You need no conclusion, Queen. Anne Rice concluded aburptly and without ceremony and so shall you. Because no bloggers under the ironic tutelage of Anne Rice are as you are, none so like yourself.

October 16, 2007 11:07 pm  
Blogger Priya said...

being an arachnophobic, the spider gave me a case of the screams.

October 28, 2007 2:27 pm  

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