A Lot of Crap

So much has been going on in my little life these past few weeks, and I have hardly been in front of a computer except to write boring, long-winded articles about cold, uncaring corporations such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Xerox. Nothing against Xerox, really. Our very own Jay V might end up there some day.

It all started around my birthday, which is also Valentine’s Day. I decided to dress up like a kangaroo and go visit my girlfriend Jeannette who, believe it or not, also considers herself a Metblogger. That went well and I promise you I will get around to putting up the pictures from the event some day soon. The reason I haven’t will become more evident in a moment.

That same day, Jeannette bought me a small Napster subscription. I have long resented the RIAA and the record industry in general for calling those who use services such as Limewire and Kazaa thieves. There IS a difference between sharing songs with other users and stealing them from a record store. Because — regardless of how you came to acquire a bunch of songs (whether legit CDs or bootlegged MP3s) — you should be allowed to share your personal music collection with whoever you want to share it with. That’s all these free sites are — sharing with a large network of other music fans.

Source: archives.thedaily.washington.edu

I could go on all day about this.

But, basically, Jeannette bought me a Napster subscription by signing me up for a 30 day trial and buying 60 additional songs for me to download. Great gift, baby, thanks. But I have a dialup connection. Which means that since my birthday, my computer at home has been running almost non-stop downloading song after song after song. I hope to have the entire Weird Al anthology before I sign off for the final time in a few weeks.

Meaning less time for blogging.

But I wanted to say one other thing.

Peter Forsberg sucks.

Source: divealanche.com

I resent the hell out of him and the other Flyers who went over to the Olympics despite being injured. And I plan to write more about that later. So stay tuned. Because I’m back.

And I want to help Philly get back to making money on this damn thing.

2 Comments so far

  1. Marisa (unregistered) on March 7th, 2006 @ 11:36 am

    Glad to hear you are back!

  2. Jay V (unregistered) on March 7th, 2006 @ 5:15 pm

    dude! don’t ever mention companies bloggers work for! it’s like a major no no!
    what if xerox googles my name and finds this?!
    what if they find out about my seedy internet past?!
    i’ll be fired for sure!!!!!!!!

    well i’m going to SFO now

    see y’all in a week!

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