Author Topic: "you need to get off facebook " by Ross Gardiner  (Read 24204 times)

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Re: "you need to get off facebook " by Ross Gardiner
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2011, 12:09:50 am »
What a cutie! If only I could "friend" him.  :-\ ;D

Actually, I had two less-than-wonderful Facebook experiences ... just yesterday!

First, this woman who lived across the street from me 25 years ago -- this kind of creepy, stalkerish woman who used to watch when I went in or out of my apartment and call me the moment I came home -- sent me a friend request out of the blue. She also sent a note, that said, all in caps "DID U USED TO LIVE ON" with my street and town from back then. Back then, she was just sort of a druggie. Now, apparently, I subsequently learned from a mutual acquaintance, she has become a conservative Christian outspoken homophobe.

Shudder. I didn't friend her.

Later in the day, I posted a status update that referred, obliquely, to the fact that I'm divorced. And this OTHER Facebook "friend" who is actually a total stranger -- I usually try not to friend people I have never even met, but this is one I let slip through -- responded by asking, "Do you mind being divorced?" As if I would get into a big discussion of something so personal and complex on my Facebook wall. I made a little joke trying to get past it. And she, apparently realizing I might have been put off, wrote a long response about how she didn't mean to get too personal but she thinks that divorce is always harmful to the children involved, blah blah blah.

I may have to unfriend that one.



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Re: "you need to get off facebook " by Ross Gardiner
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2011, 12:18:15 am »
I'm glad I've never been on Facebook.

And I presume "interfering with himself" (ref. the bio) means just what I think it means.  ;D
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Re: "you need to get off facebook " by Ross Gardiner
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2011, 12:24:21 am »
Watching this video put me in the mood to watch Bob Dylan's card-flipping "Subterranean Homesick Blues" video. I couldn't find it on You Tube, for some reason, but I discovered there's a whole genre of parodies, including this classic Weird Al one below. Plus of course the commercial Google made from the original when Dylan sold out.


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Re: "you need to get off facebook " by Ross Gardiner
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2011, 12:25:06 am »
I'm glad I've never been on Facebook

I should clarify that, those two unpleasant experiences notwithstanding, mainly I love Facebook.



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Re: "you need to get off facebook " by Ross Gardiner
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2011, 12:45:23 am »



Watching this video put me in the mood to watch Bob Dylan's card-flipping "Subterranean Homesick Blues" video. I couldn't find it on You Tube, for some reason, but I discovered there's a whole genre of parodies, including this classic Weird Al one below. Plus of course the commercial Google made from the original when Dylan sold out.


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nej4xJe4Tdg&feature[/youtube]




You might find this 'interesting,' Katherine....    ::)



[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFUEgFdP5zE&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/youtube]
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Re: "you need to get off facebook " by Ross Gardiner
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2011, 03:06:40 pm »
You might find this 'interesting,' Katherine....    ::)

Thanks, John! I did. I liked "Sax solo" especially.

You know, though, I just realized that there's this small, finger-wagging part of my subconscious that gets distressed when I watch this genre of video, from Dylan on forward. At some deep level, I keep thinking, "Oh no! They're littering!"



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Re: "you need to get off facebook " by Ross Gardiner
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2011, 08:43:56 pm »
here's another one...

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo14J7qqDPw&feature=related[/youtube]
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gedenke, daß ich der Meister bin!

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Re: "you need to get off facebook " by Ross Gardiner
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2011, 09:27:22 pm »


here's another one...

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo14J7qqDPw&feature=related[/youtube]




Thanks very much, Heiðabýr; I wonder if the use of musical flash-cards now constitutes a meme??

(LOVE the 'thorn'  'edth'  'eth'  in your name, by the way--and the interesting possible layering of the name!)


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Hedeby (Danish pronunciation: [ˈheːðəby], Old Norse Heiðabýr, from heiðr  = heathland, and býr  = yard, thus "heath yard"), mentioned by Alfred the Great as aet Haethe  (at the heath), in German Haddeby and Haithabu, a modern spelling of the runic Heiðabý(r) was an important trading settlement in the Danish-northern German borderland during the Viking Age. It flourished from the 8th to the 11th centuries.




Map of Viking Denmark with Hedeby at the southern edge.


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Re: "you need to get off facebook " by Ross Gardiner
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2011, 11:20:49 pm »
 :o
i thought Heiðabýr was as cryptic and inscrutable as possible for everyone who reads it.
damn you, google!  >:(

but thanks for your research - nice illustration!
it's viking denmark and i'm in the middle of it!  ;D
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Re: "you need to get off facebook " by Ross Gardiner
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2011, 11:49:15 pm »



:o
i thought Heiðabýr was as cryptic and inscrutable as possible for everyone who reads it.
damn you, google!  >:(

but thanks for your research - nice illustration!
it's viking denmark and i'm in the middle of it!  ;D



Oh, Heiðabýr, I always http://justfuckinggoogleit.com/ !!





I also took a freshman year course on Norse sagas--though nearly long ago as the sagas were first written!--and as a result, I always did  like the look of   and !

 ;D



"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
(and you know who I am...)


Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
and Pee-wee in the 1990 episode
"Camping Out"