Ho-hum

  1. If I had myself videoed on a busy day I might look like this too, minus the car, best friend, and lover: http://www.adbusters.org/media/flash/slow_down_week/
  2. Tom Hodgkinson expounds the evils of Facebook: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jan/14/facebook
  3. He says: “Doesn’t it rather disconnect us, since instead of doing something enjoyable such as talking and eating and dancing and drinking with my friends, I am merely sending them little ungrammatical notes and amusing photos in cyberspace, while chained to my desk?”
  4. And “Facebook appeals to a kind of vanity and self-importance in us, too. If I put up a flattering picture of myself with a list of my favourite things, I can construct an artificial representation of who I am in order to get sex or approval.”
  5. Slightly sorry that I’m still using it. Am too exhibitionistic and bored.
  6. Heard of Benrik yet? Found it yesterday when I was supposed to be doing sodding assignment. http://www.benrik.co.uk/content/
  7. “Benrik’s mission is to introduce a welcome element of branded anarchy into our predictable lives. Benrik’s books are thus instruction manuals for warped living.”
  8. And “This Diary Will Change Your Life is a recipe for permanent revolution in people’s imaginations, encouraging them to reinvent themselves every day of their lives. It has spawned a worldwide cult and is now in its fifth year.
  9. They’re the epitome of inanity and promote careless abandon for the world and its stifling rules. LOVE IT.
  10. Activities it encourages its followers to do include “Befriend A Customer Care Person”, “Watch Someone Sleep” or “Discipline Other People’s Children”. A group of lunatics follow these tasks religiously and blog about them here. Horribly distracting. I’ve just added its Facebook application.
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