Friday, February 27, 2009

Twitter and why you should too.

So many of my friends ask me, almost daily, "what's up with this Twitter thing?" I've been working on a sentence-long description, but Twitter can do so many things, it's hard to summarize in such a small amount of words. Most of the time, they move on thinking, "eh, not for me", "just another website to clutter my inbox" or "this thing isn't any more useful than Facebook". I really love Twitter and have gotten some interesting information that I would regularly just more or less bypass as a result of using it. When I see the benefits of Twitter almost daily and can't seem to convince others of the usefulness therein, my friends' reactions naturally make me feel like I'm a terrible advocate. Today, however, I found a video of Twitter founder Evan Williams explaining Twitter at TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design conference). I'll make due with this while I come up with the one-sentence explanation:

Monday, February 23, 2009

Jazz Funeral

I want a jazz funeral. Please give me one when I die. This is a living will of sorts. That is all.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It's Wilco DVD Time!!

Ashes of American Flags, due out April 18th.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Tribute to Jim Henson

I thought it appropriate to honor one of the great fabricators of my childhood wonderment: Jim Henson. Kermit, Miss Piggy, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock. How can you deny the greatness? Thank you, Jim Henson. Thank you.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Strange Puppet Video

Love Beck and also this video.

Thanks to Radiohead for posting it and making me aware of its existence. :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tongue in Cheek is My Favorite Type of Humor

Seth Godin, you are hilarious.

Fairly certain that my parents homeschooled me to avoid about 50% of these side effects of public education.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Welcome, World!

I've been blogging since October, but today is the first day that I have seen the direct effect of some of the more niche audiences discovering me. Earlier today, I posted a video from an old cartoon called Really Rosie. The cartoon was animated by Maurice Sendak and music was by Carole King. Take a look at the following reponse I received:

Now, I can only speculate at how this has happened. I'm assuming that some major Carole King fanchick (or dude!) has Carole King's name on Google Alert or something similar. Upon my post, and seeing Ms. King' name so close to Mr. Sendak's, the fanchick decided to check it out. Of course, I thought this was a random little video clip of a cartoon that many have long forgotten. I overlooked, however, the dedication and loyalty some fans have (I myself have a similar fandom in regard to Mr. John Mayer). I was shortly rebuked by Ms. Anonymous and she has scampered away as quickly as she happened upon me in the first place, I am sure. (Though I hope she continues to come around and perhaps reveals herself at some point!)

And so begins my journey into the world of technology and interwebs. I was on a footpath before, but I'm now at the edge of a uncharted internet forest. I cannot say ever again that I'm aware of all of my viewers. That's a very interesting matter-of-fact for a 22-year-old blogger with no stakes yet to lay claim to. I think it's probably one of the more interesting things about the blogosphere that it is so unpredictable. I relish the idea that many eyes belonging to many people I will never meet might be reading these words right now. As they say, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. So, without further ado...

Welcome, World!

"I don't care," said Pierre.

I know about 5 people who will remember this and all it's glory:

Maurice Sendak and Carole King. Does it really get any better?

I heart Twitter

Please add me (malloryking86).

Currently envisioning a Twitter/AIM/Skype/Blogger/Facebook monstrosity. If only I knew how to build software... But it would probably be illegal.

Scott, any help?