August 24th, 2017

* - Elephant of Life

The devil works in mysterious ways.

I incurred a crippling headache today which was 10.5 on the Richter Scale. Hit the rest of my body, especially the heart. So, got nothing done today. Retired to watch, "The Social Network," which was undeniably good. It showed the good and the bad. Despite it jumping back and forth, and all the fast yapping, it was amazingly easy to follow, yet often taking new turns. I contrast this with, "Logan Lucky," which was often difficult to follow, despite it trying to spoon-feed itself to a slower audience. But more on that one later.

It done me proud to see "The Social Network" begin with Zuckerberg blogging on LiveJournal - with it's old design.  Even though I deliberately never got a FB, this movie took me back to the days when I was a part of the growing internet - when I was on LJ and MS, AOL, etc., even before some kid in Missouri informed me of FB in the mid 2000's.  I actually go way back to the beginning, having invented the internet myself with a couple of coconuts.  Anyway, those were the days, of the brisk, upward arch, when we all caught fire over stupid petty stuff.

Hopefully the day has come when the great mundane swarm of consumers finally come to see FB for what it is: a boring Satanic Perversion, institutionalising perpetual adolescence. It is sad how the internet has swerved and changed over the years, now o0verseen by the controllers of the normative masses and their moneys. So much of modern networking is just a conspiracy of loneliness facilitating personal denial and hurt. Of course, I am not saying that many promises of the past have not been fulfilled, bringing amazing progress as well. I just long for the days before emojis, and then before emoticons, and before icons were either user pics or avatars, and before we even had to use odd text characters like this - :/ - to convey emotion - Yes, I long for the days when we would actually wince at each other, or poke each other in the eyes, and joke, as we sat across the table from one another, face-to-face, eating our electron soup.

"Zuckerberg" still isn't in LJ spellcheck.