the twitter experiment.

I'd like to think of myself as an individual well-versed in internet communities. digg, facebook, reddit, 4chan, hypem, blog, to name a few. BUT theres one internet community that I've refused to participate in (besides youtube and yahoo, those guys are morons) and that is twitter. but recently, its popularity has EXPLODED, making me question if there is something more to twitter than just facebook status updates, considering the fact that...

1. future Best Buy managers are required to have 250+ "friends" on twitter (for some outreach bullshit I guess)
2. popular news anchors/journalists/24 news channels have their own twitter accounts
3. twitter has integrated itself with many video games, such as city of heroes and champions.
4. there don't seem to be as many "fake" celebrity accounts on twitter

SO to answer my many questions about twitter, I decided to sign up for an account myself, just to see what the fuss is all about. I predict that twitter is just a dumbed-down version of facebook, made for older/less technologically savvy individuals that still want to take part in the "internet revolution".

update 1. twitter's website is lagging. fabulous.
update 2. apparently my full name is too long. why the hell did they limit your full name to 20 characters?!
update 3. twitter is over capacity to upload my picture.
update 4. I already hate twitter.
there is only one man that could express my anger in a meaningful, yet articulate way. Hitler.

found this gem at

Now Playing - "Tick Tock (P. Diddy)" - Kesha ♫

Now Playing: "I'm Shakin'" - Rooney ♫

to all your environmentalists out there.

great job George Carlin I couldn't agree with you more.

coolest USB devices.

the thinkgeeks over at came up with a top 10 list of the coolest gadgets that were pretty inclusive, I mean who doesn't want a USB foam rocket launcher, or a USB rechargable battery, or even a portable George Foreman grill? but the list was missing a couple essentials that are CRITICAL to any geek's collection of USB toys.

1. transforming USB flash drive
yeah you read that right. boring old flash drive? imagine having a USB flash drive that TRANSFORMS!!! and actually looks balla when its transformed, not like some horribly disproportioned kids meal toy.
ravage (black panther)
tigatron (white lion)

2. the USB powered chainsaw
sudden zombie invasion at work? annoying boss/coworkers got you thirsty for blood? do you need to cut down tiny office trees? or do you want to equip your ravage USB flash drive with a weapon? look no further. the USB powered chainsaw is as deadly as it sounds. maybe even more. and yes you read it right. a USB. powered. CHAINSAW.
I present to you. the i.Saw

3. the USB fridge
a little more practical for those hot summer days and less "texas chainsaw massacre (or texas chainsaw instruments?)" plug it in and wait a couple minutes to reach the desired temperature, and this fridge will keep your can of soda (or anything relative to its size) cool so you won't ever have to drink warm diet coke again (it tastes rancid).
USB fridge

4. USB desk vacuum
what better way to say "my desk is the apex of cleanliness and organization," this USB desk vacuum has a cool retro feel that keeps your desk free from "crummies"
USB desk vacuum

♫NP: "the boy who blocked his own shot" - Brand New

p.s. the new Brand New album entitled "Daisy" will be released on September 22, 2009 aka first day of fall, aka my birthday. best gift ever. unless the album sucks. but not like the vacuum.

bonus round.

so I wake up today and find that there is a giant gross orange "WILL BE TOWED" sticker on my car and my immediate reaction is. "uhhh" (I was still wayyy groggy) anywho, the sticker says that my car license plates are about to expire (expire at the end of June) and my car will be towed this Saturday if I don't get that fixed. and guess who's threatening to tow my car? the Ashburn Village Homeowner's Association. now I'm pissed, what kind of legal rights to they have to tow my car because of plates that will expire 2-3 weeks after its tow date? luckily my mom had the stickers, she just never bothered to tell me. so I slap the stickers on no problem, I'm good to go.

so I email the Nazis (what I'll call the Homeowner's Association) and they reply with.

"We will check your car in the next 3-4 work days. If the plates are updated and that was the only problem you should be fine. If there were other problems such as no/outdated Loudoun or inspection stickers, then you are still subject to be towed."

1. 3-4 work days is not good enough, my car is going to be towed in 2-3 workdays.
2. so you're telling me that you guys are going to come back in 3-4 days to check if you guys could tow my car for other reasons.
3. "should be fine" means nothing to me.

so I shoot back an email to them saying if they could come back and check the legality of the car before tow date that would be great, and if they could notify me before they tow it of any other legal issues. and they reply with.

"No. You are required by the laws of Virginia to keep the county and inspection stickers current. It is your responsibility, not that of the Association, to insure your vehicle is legally compliant."


2. they never answered the question of "will my car be towed even though it is legally compliant because you guys don't want to come and check it before the tow date"


I tell this story because it reminds me of another story. one of high-ranking Nazi officials happened to be in my AP Literature class back in high school. she told us a story about how her father made up a BS rule on the spot forbidding individuals to "display aquatic vehicles in plain view (aka the driveway" BECAUSE his neighbor had an expensive boat sitting in the driveway that made his expensive car look like he got it from the flea market.

things I want to accomplish before I die but probably won't.

everyone has the "things I want to do before I die," but I had to one-up them and make my own ridiculous list. its a work in progress, and they all have their own cute little stories that explain where they came from, so here we go.

1. be famous enough so random people/strangers will give me... stuff
inspiration: interview of John Cho from this month's GQ [excerpt below]

How often do people call you Harold?
Any perks?
People always offer me... stuff.
Any by stuff do you mean weed?

2. learn echolocation. its definitely doable. at least for this blind kid.

Wtf blogger why do you have formatting issues?