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Onlookers Flip Out Over Accident
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-- Yeah, so people are pretty mellow in Buffalo. I believe it is because we live so close to Canada and I for one have deemed it the "Canadian Field".

Trying Something Different
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Okay, let's try this.

In 2018 I am going to try summarizing my previous week's web activities here at my personal blog. This is part of my quest to understand where blogs can matter any more, if they can at all.

Here's the idea: My digital life is spent generating spurious spot content on Twitter, Facebook, and in countless discussion forums online. There's a ribbon above with icons that link back to my profiles on these forums -- it is in those places where I am actually digitally active each day, not here on the blog.

In some cases my comments at those sites read like full-fledged blog posts which are not, for some reason, posted here at the blog.

I know the reason of course. A large part of it is that I want the instant reaction in an active traffic stream (the forum I'm posting in) because narcissism, a want of validation and attention, a need to be seen and heard, like anyone. If I'm on stage with a comedy act and there's nobody in the audience, there's nothing in it for me. No reward, no dopamine release.

There's no audience here at the blog. I might be polite to myself and say "there's no audience like the audience at those places", but no, there's literally nobody hitting this blog on a daily basis for weeks or even months at a time.

So maybe the blog still has relevance in the context of an expression vehicle as a sort of "home base" to all that other stuff I'm putting out there, in a role that doesn't fan for attention, but rather, exists as a node for discovery among the interested. Who would "the interested" be? You can never tell. Old friends, new friends, potential clients and employers, the media, researchers, who knows really. But as this roadmap or archive of things I'm doing to keep the open web alive as just one person, it's important that I find out and keep tweaking to find where it matters.

Those facing the same internal question and struggle, keep an eye on this effort to see if it pans out.

Blogging Versus Facebook

With that being established, here's an embed response to a comment I just posted while searching for insight on the question of blogging versus "Facebooking". The search took me to this 2015 piece by Mitch Joel, The End of Blogging, and one commentator of the dozens and dozens hit the nail on the head insofar as I was concerned.

Here you go:

House Fire Down the Street

Early this afternoon a house caught fire down the street. When I'm at home I keep a police scanner running nearly all times. I'm keenly aware of what's happening in Buffalo at any given moment. It's a life long habit wherever I'm living.

Periscope Capture of Fire on Amherst Street

Today the call went out about the fire just a block or three up from me. Fullfilling my duty as a "content journalist" (known pre-web as "fucking nerd with a scanner showing up and getting in the goddamned way") for my BuffaloScan Twitter feed, I raced to the scene and began broadcasting.

Here's a link to the BuffaloScan Periscope "Fire Amherst Street Live".

Doing Education "As You Go"

In Disqus I waded into a thread with my recounting of how I managed to earn a college degree with very little, easily paid-back-within-a-few-years, debt. If you don't look too closely at what I've done with my college education, the achievement itself is one of my life's pride points. You can digest it here.

The gist otherwise:

So, I don't know how people get themselves into a situation where they wind up owing tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars unless they literally believe that living responsibly to pay rent and to buy toilet paper, must somehow be a separate endeavor from living in a dorm for four years doing nothing but going to classes. To me anyone's post-graduation loan situation can be dramatically improved if they don't mandate a quick classical 4-year graduation timeline (one downside to my experience, but more because I'm a bit "slow" than anything, is that it takes longer to get a degree) for themselves and instead patiently pay for it bit by bit with current earnings and maybe a few short-term textbook loans as they go

I really believe in this college stuff mostly because if an actual idiot like myself can pull it off on the cheap, anyone can. What fundamentally spurred me to elevate myself this way back in my 20s? You'll just have to read that long-ass post in its entirety.

Fist Bump to the Online Slut I Admire

This one kind of hurts. There's this woman online I started following maybe a year or go or so on Twitter - @NYorNothing.

I followed her because she's "into" her life in New York City, something that sits well with my own experience and future aspiration to one day return. She totally gets it and embraces the awe and achievement of existing there day by day.

But it turned out, in time, that that wasn't the half of her online schtick. Turns out that embedded in her adorations of Gotham living she cranks out off-colored remarks about her sex life and retweets others doing the same. I mean, it's totally like I hit another kindered spirit kind of thing but, like, she has actual talent or something while keeping her nose to the grindstone on the docks of New York City of all places -- and if you take her tweets literally, maybe other places. I'm totally out on both - I left the city when I quit my boring desk job, and comedy did not save me! So yeah, I totally came to admire her rants.

Anyway, she's a slut humorist. Not that she is a slut (I mean, she could be, that material probably comes from somewhere though when it comes to comedy it's usually supposed to be a place of pain). What I meant was that there is a topic field of sluttiness , and she is a comedian in that field, apparently and effectively. Like Joan Rivers on steroids.

Anyway, on some impulse of affection and general pathetic-ness I begged her for Twitter re-tweet love and baited her by calling her -- a slut humorist.

I just wanted to join the fun!

She got it -- yeah she actually did! And I knew that she would. And she did re-tweet my remark which reached her audience who got it...not so much.

So I got a lot of flack for it. The only other time I had to endure Internet hate was when budgeteers (parakeet enthusiasts) lambasted me for running a webcam back in the 90s on two of my parakeets in a cage they noted was too small for them. I fixed it with a mammoth cage, and they were happy. In this case, I kind of apologized to her but figured I'll just leave the audience remarks alone. Internet hate is a lot more vicious in 2017 than it was in 1999.

Tweetdeck capture of my remark to Twitter comedian.

Tweetdeck capture of apology to @NYorNothing

So that's my digital week in review.

Somewhat to a lesser extent, you might be interested to know that I touched up WBRAIL and Tampa Rail too a bit.

If I can keep this theme up I'm changing the tagline to something like "A Blog About Me Talking About the Things I Talk About Online".

Total narcissism.

Selling is Service Video is Good (Admit It)
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The "Selling is Service, Service is Selling" video is good , not bad. That is why it is a viral sensation.

People are loathe to admit that a non-professionally composed video leaves them tapping their toe and humming the tune, hours and days later after first exposure to it. But that's why they are fascinated by the video, not because it is "campy".

Which of course it is.

Saying things like it is a video "so bad you can't stop watching" is just our mental excuse to keep watching it.

The video demonstrates a remarkable talent and the resourcefulness of its producers. The participants are spot on in their timing and facial expressions. The entire video is one happy personality after another, somehow brought to an actor's polish despite their obvious lives as the otherwise nameless change-givers in the wayward stores.

You have to imagine at least a few were not camera-happy (ever try to compose a video comedy sketch with your family or friends? It's why we can't have Skype things) so right off the bat its creators not only had the talent to keep the final product snappy and fun, they were able to encourage their workers, or whoever they are, to get on camera in the first place and "do the camera well". The interactions between each other are flawless.

The New York Daily News piece link below sheds light on the people behind it. Apparently it's a "Once in a Blue Moose" gift shop franchise training video in, of all places, Alaska.

The article doesn't get into the specifics of its producers, director, or the editing team, but it does cite Hillary Fisher, an office manager of the Blue Moose who explains the genesis a little.

Fisher said the small family business makes all of their videos in-house, each of which is designed to bring on the laughs.

....which it does, but only because that's how we permission ourselves to enjoy something that doesn't orginate from billion-dollar studios curating eugenically approved people to act in them. The people who actually sat down with video editing software to create this video are special and it would be great to know more about them and to what degree they are professionally involved in the field of video production.

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Area Walmart Jewelry Center
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Area Walmart Jewelry Center Stocked for High Volume Traffic #theonionlike

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Police Eggs...
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Am I really a prophet?

Kind of - maybe. A guy got in trouble for hurling eggs at traffic police in Brooklyn. Two or so years ago I predicted it would happen, albeit, the other way around.

First, here's the story.

Now, here's the Headline Prophet prediction I made back (hey! the Headline Prophet entry doesn't include a "posted date" - how the frig did I miss that in the coding!?) some years ago.

Take nothing from the fact that the post is made by "anonymous" - anonymous is me. I frequently made postings without logging into Headline Prophet which results in "anonymous" as the username. Oh, and yes, that's me replying to my own anonymous post as a doubter because the site was new and needed forced examples of how it worked.

So, while I'm telling you to visit a website that proves I talked about a concept only for you to find apparently me naysaying the said concept actually posted by an anonymous someone else, without a timestamp proving any of it wasn't posted just yesterday, trust me, it's me and it was about two years ago.

Dammit.

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