Saturday, April 11, 2009

Not quite enough monkeys

After being on something of an impromptu country break for the last few days I sit awake now, late at night, catching up on the many things that I might or might not have been reading over the last week or so, had I been online at all.

And I despair at so much of it, I really do. The vacuous nonsense that accumulates over a six day period is truly terrifying.

Not because I think I'm above it, but because I realise how much time and ever-crumbling brain space must be stolen from me every single day by this mulch.

10 comment(s):

C'est La Craic said...

Par for the course, I think.

Catherine said...

Four words. Mark All As Read.

There are still two more days of weekend to be filled with far more important Stuff.

Andrew said...

CLC - Yeah, I know. I guess i was just musing out loud about whether it's really worth playing this course. But i woke up this morning feeling slightly embarrassed at having written this post. it only serves to play its own tiny part in increasing the volume of the white noise that's already out there, and that's not what I want to do.
More than anything, I think my observation was that when you don't go online for a while, all the accumulated fluff starts to really resemble a giant ball of crap, and i wonder what the average casual reader of blogs makes of it all. Life's too short to be reading tha majority of stuff out there.

Catherine - Yeah, you're dead right. After a couple of hours i still hadn't cleared my feed-reader. I'm far too wary of missing out on something good, Time for a cull, methinks.
Having said that, plenty of the pointless crap was bloggers who really should know better indulging in ludicrous squabbles.

B said...

I agree, all this internet crap has prevented me from being a decade further on on football manager.

I wanna get to the day when the news informs me that I die or when world war 3 cancels a few seasons.

C'est La Craic said...

Andrew, your dead right in many respects. White noise, sure. Ball of crap, depends what you read.
This blog isn't crap (except when you say you like Dido, but that's your problem). Sure there's loads of shit out there, sure there are better and more constructive ways to spend your time but I have one word for you that should, hopefuly, put things in perspective.


Andrew said...

B - I'm still waiting for it to tell me that my star striker has been caught selling coke to 12 year-olds and is going down for 5-7.

CLC - I said i liked Dido?! I would've been taking the piss out of the girlfriend when I said that. her musical taste is pretty much impeccable aside from a fondness for Dido, and her insistence that David Gray's albums are still good. Still, it's forgivable.

jothemama said...

Hoi there. Tread softly lest you tread on my dreams, y'know.

Andrew said...

Jo, I'm not sure if you're taking exception to my pop at David Gray and Dido or my swipe at the entire fucking internet. Either way, i'm right and you're not. 60% of the time I'm right every time.

C'est La Craic said...

I was referring to this;
I just saw on MTV a few minutes ago that Dido has a new album coming out. I, for one, am salivating at the prospect of this. There's new tracks on that link and everything! Apparently, she's been "experimenting". Mmmmm.

Doesn't seem too much of a piss take to me. Go on, admit it, and for my part I'll admit I actually like David Gray's early stuff (Sell, Sell, Sell and Lost Songs, none of that electronic shit).

Oh, hang on, "experimenting". Ok I see it now.

jothemama said...

I'm taking exception to your swipe at MY internet,thank you very much.

Quality, it is, total quality!