Monday, March 22, 2010

yell about what you don't understand because you don't understand it

I want to stray far from political issues of any sort on Dislike Abundant. I think dissecting this video is a little easier to swallow however:

I'm not going to talk about the cynical viewpoints being echoed here. I think a lot of it is sad and skewed. What I will say is the only smart guy here is the one in the United States flag shirt. He states flatly: "I watch Fox News because it has a conservative viewpoint and that's what I'm interested in. I'm not interested in MSNBC because it has a liberal viewpoint." Bravo for him. This is important as he is speaking the straight truth. There isn't any journalism going on, only media. The problem is when the viewer thinks otherwise. The real issue going on elsewhere, where the sneering liberal cynicism comes from is because the people being portrayed in the video don't know any better. But that pendulum can easily swing both ways.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

the sun is out, the birds are singing

It's a lovely day in Minneapolis (no joke).

The sun is shining and there are birds chirping away.

But, I'm inside for at least the next 2hours or so which means the internet has my attention.

Someone pointed me to this site:
and I'm still digging through the "freebies" on it. Newseum is a Washington D.C. museum that has a lot of interactive pieces hosted in their directories such as: Commissar Vanishes

and this treasury: of all their past online exhibits!

I could do to have access to all of the museum's content. Then I could search it a bit more easily other than "e-happenstance" browsing.

It sure would beat out strolling through a glowing gift shop just to see some bottle caps...

I'd be interested in seeing just how well Newseum does online (admittedly not taking the time right now to e-search what affiliations they have).

For the moment though, I do like the idea. Some of the videos seem good enough to be comparable to TED talks and the interactive exhibit tidbits I've gotten to sift through are better than a lot of the interactive exhibit sites that seem to take their queues from Geocities and Angelfire circa 1996.

By the way if you didn't know: I think that shit is dead now?

Either way, definitely worth a look.