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October 21, 2008 1:39 PM   Subscribe

Internet Overdose Song (SLYT)

I watched this and related to it. Enjoy...
posted by pearlybob (23 comments total)

 
That man's facial hair is an offense to humanity.
posted by Dr-Baa at 2:01 PM on October 21, 2008


I dunno. Lurking below that trickle of Internet-overdose penitence is a vast reservoir of self-satisfaction.
posted by bicyclefish at 2:03 PM on October 21, 2008


Maybe it's just the lopsided slackjaw look he adopts with it while he's singing.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 2:03 PM on October 21, 2008


Could be.
posted by Dr-Baa at 2:12 PM on October 21, 2008


Too long by half, but not completely unclever.
posted by rokusan at 2:15 PM on October 21, 2008


(And before someone else does it.... MetaFilter: Too long by half, but not completely unclever.)
posted by rokusan at 2:16 PM on October 21, 2008


Man rokusan, you beat me by a smidge!!
posted by pearlybob at 2:17 PM on October 21, 2008


They sure do look mighty pleased with themselves, no?
posted by owtytrof at 2:26 PM on October 21, 2008


They even made the blogspot blog as mentioned in the song.

I need a full time password guy.
posted by cjorgensen at 2:33 PM on October 21, 2008


love it, totally. i relate because a year ago i would not have known about any of those sites but now i'm king - or mayor.
posted by LiviaLive at 2:46 PM on October 21, 2008


Robo Blog is not about remote control cars.
posted by Korou at 2:56 PM on October 21, 2008


I prefer this Internet Overdose Video from earlier this year.
posted by explosion at 2:58 PM on October 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


When are us lurkers going to get our social networking site?
posted by Elmore at 3:31 PM on October 21, 2008


Oh fuck.
posted by Elmore at 3:31 PM on October 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Gaah! I don't like these guys.
posted by Pecinpah at 4:00 PM on October 21, 2008


Fans of They Might Be Giants, I presume. I like it.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 4:22 PM on October 21, 2008


Good for a chuckle. And they have a mailing list you can subscribe to at the end of the video. Oh, the irony.
posted by spoobnooble at 4:59 PM on October 21, 2008


Decent as far as original youtube music goes, and rather funny. I think it appropriately captures the internet insanity. Nice.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 5:36 PM on October 21, 2008


Meh. There are some of us internet users (like me) who don't care one iota about Facebook, Twitter and Myspace. Although the general notion of "what the fuck did I do before the internet came along" is still true.
posted by Effigy2000 at 5:54 PM on October 21, 2008


It's funny how easy it is to go from "not caring one iota" to "when did everyone but me get on facebook and only posts their photos there and doesn't even check emails dammit!"
posted by smackfu at 6:08 PM on October 21, 2008


Kids today. Back in my day, we overdosed on the Internet in 2003.
posted by DU at 6:34 PM on October 21, 2008


As someone who started overdosing on the Internet before there was one to speak of (yay 300 baud modems and Usenet), I actually find it hard to relate to this. There's more people doing it now -- and it's more complex -- but its been around to waste entire days on for most of my life. I rather prefer e-mail, IRC, and the occasionally well-moderated forum to "wisdom of the masses" (no such thing) and the friend-collector sites. Twitter is the most retarded thing to come along so far and totally distills the essence of these tools. It drops the pretense of being anything other than narcissistic wankery, something I feel similar sites of yore like Friendster were never really honest about.

I'm waiting for the moment when everyone collectively realizes that no one gives a shit what they're doing every minute of the day except stalkers and the whole thing is abandoned in shame. I can dream, anyway.

Summary: My lawn, etc. The video is cute though.

(Full disclosure: I do sorta like Facebook, I managed to track down some friends I haven't seen in years and probably would be lost to the ravages of time otherwise. It is extremely well done and not an affront to good taste like MySpace. But even so, I only update my "status" rarely.)
posted by cj_ at 7:08 PM on October 21, 2008


This is not for me. I knew about RSS feeds in 2006.
posted by saturnine at 2:37 PM on October 22, 2008


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