Sunday, December 23, 2007

Beauty of YouTube

voice over: the small sailboat is about to cut in front of a large ferry boat
  • man 1: ooh, look at him. Look at him
  • man 2: what are you crazy?
  • woman 1: nice
  • man 2: what??
  • man 1: holy smokes are you crazy?
  • man 3: Jesus Christ
  • woman 2: holy F#@K
--sounds of wood splintering--
  • camera man: holy F#@k
The beauty of YouTube and it's addictive, instantaneous response to your desires. It delivers whatever you throw at. Who needs television, when you can watch unscripted disasters unfold before your eyes.

This video is only 17 seconds and listen to this riveting tale but the narration by the ferry boat passengers is riveting.

What's just as interesting and maybe more so to me are the Comments & Responses on YouTube. You can really get a feel for the subject you are getting into, even without knowing anything about it. I spent 4 hours last night reading over 800 comments about the South Korea Next Generation Main Battle Tank XK2 .

Let me tell you, it was Tank 101. These people knew their shit and were passionate about it. It was fueling heated dialog between tank aficionados pitting their knowledge against the other in their own little battlefield.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Natural Phenomenon

This ain't a test
I'm naked and abreast
With my mind in this state
It's impossible to rest
Storming like a hurricane
Brain waves never crest
Guantanamo interrogations
Making me confess
It was dress right dress
Now I'm filled with stress
Never wanting to be like the rest
Now I'm living like a pest
Just a mess
That can't be cleaned up
Without a bless from the sess

Somebody help
I'm running round in circles
Driving on the belt
Nightmares burning in my mind
Make me wanna melt
My fears can't be smelt
Emotions pushed aside
Can't be felt
Sticks and stones will break your bones
Words don't leave a welt
People always asking me how it felt
To be skinned like an animal just for a pelt
I guess it's just the card's I've been dealt