“It gives me great pleasure to be part of the Beatles/Apple and Harmonix/Rock Band partnership. The Beatles continue to evolve with the passing of time and how wonderful that the Beatles’
legacy will find its natural progression into the 21st century through the computerized world we live in. Let the games commence.”—Ringo Starr, who then blew his conductor’s whistle and disappeared to the Island of Sodor
“We are seeking a LITTLE PERSON, MALE HOST for an innovative pilot that will be seen by executives at MTV, G4, Mark Burnett Productions, etc. “Original Gamesters” is an exciting new game show that is all about video games - from trivia questions to action-based challenges.”—Los Angeles Craigslist
“There’s been a mackerel economy in federal prisons since about 2004, former inmates and some prison consultants say. That’s when federal prisons prohibited smoking and, by default, the cigarette pack, which was the earlier gold standard.”—WSJ - Isn’t it weird how personal property is hardwired into our brains, so much so that in the absence of nearly all ownership, units of exchange materialize organically?
So Hipster Runoff (alt culture pisstake blog extraordinaire) does a funny post where the author rhapsodizes at the end about stuff he has to do before he dies. I quote a chunk of it because it’s amusing, Britt reblogs it, two other tumblrs pick up on the thing, take it seriously, and lulz ensue…
Excerpts are below, full posts are linked above.
“I want to have two children, and live with them in Argentina. I want to marry a thoughtful, honest, loving man that no matter what will love me until the end, even if we could not stay together as a couple. I want to visit London, New York, Brussels, Israel, Paris and Tokio. To travel sometimes alone, and sometimes with some good company…” “I want to be a eternal student. I want to study Philosophy, English, Maths and Physics. I want to have a large bookshelf and also a big closet…” “I want to meet interesting people. I want to have sex on airplane. I want to have at least three honest best friends. I want to keep my childhood friends. I want to feel like a child my whole life…”
And the other.
“I want to start my own teen magazine! I want to change who people assume teenage girls are, what they can accomplish, what their interests are and what they represent. I want to be an agent for inspiration and dream-making. I want to be good at being self sufficient! I want to learn how to make one really really delicious meal (from the appetizer to dessert). I want to go through life without having made enemies. I want to do something to warrant a TED invitation. I want to be able to keep a houseplant alive for longer than a month. I want to be brave enough to allow myself to experience something tumultuous. I want to be that really rad old person with badly applied lipstick and a noggin full of stories. I want challenge, I want stress, I want a-ha! moments, I want love, I want adventure, I want a lot of things actually so it’s a good thing I’ve still got time.”
LOL. These people will work data entry jobs and never leave their home state, all the while alternating Garden State and Harold and Maude quotes on their Facebook walls.