March 12, 2006

couldn’t you have just shot me?

It’s the kind of thing you hear in the news, but never really believe can happen in your own home, to those closest to you. Deep down I’m aware it’s happening in the shadier corners of the planet, but in the room right next to mine? I’ve heard again and again that all the other kids are doing it, but it won’t happen to my friends. My friends know better than that.

The topic was recently brought up in a conversation between Kris and I; he guiltily and in hushed tones confided that his own sister had asked her brother (her own related-by-blood brother for pete’s sake!) for his help with this task. Simultaneously horrified and embarrassed he claimed he was unaware of how to accomplish such a thing. To the best of my knowledge, they haven’t spoken since.

This morning…

*deep breath…*

This morning… Byron added a song to his myspace page. This song plays without asking for your permission.

Byron Clamor, you’re violating commandment number six, you’re killing the Internet. I know you explained that you “just caved in,” but if your so called friends jumped off the Brooklyn bridge, would you be walking on air with them, or would you try to grab their ankles to stop them from going over like a sane man? If you had implemented a piece of javascript that allowed stabbing in the face, I would be less repulsed as I recognize there is a time and a place for face stabbing over the Internet. This would would have a plethora of ethical uses for both digg and the World of Warcraft Forums. But forcing unsolicited songs from my speakers? Man… that’s just plain wrong.

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  1. myspace is the devil…

    and i really mean it!!!

    Comment by nicole — March 12, 2006 @ 10:55 pm

  2. Common is worth listening to, even on myspace.

    Comment by Byron — March 13, 2006 @ 4:05 pm

  3. Oh. I get it.

    Comment by Kris Kowal — March 16, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

  4. […] Judging by this, the creator of xkcd and I have similar views concerning myspace. […]

    Pingback by Red/Brian » my heart will go on — November 15, 2006 @ 6:46 pm

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