Cable, Virtual, Cyber, World Wide Web, the transfer from a world without internet into the fast paced world of living online has occurred mostly in my lifetime. I don’t know if I’m too old or too young, but a lot of the time it doesn’t make any sense to me. It’s getting harder to understand what’s real or true anymore. Some things are getting lost because they are hard to translate into pixels. This has led me to many questions about modern life. This is the first installment of what I hope will be a recurring blog feature.
John’s Questions on Modern Life
What’s that glass box that Superman used to change in?
Will all commercials eventually be “webisodes?”
Is Google search really anything more than a popularity contest?
How many pages deep into the search results does “ironic guy” have to go to make sure that what he is looking for isn’t too trendy?
If the anonymity of an online persona makes you feel free, does that mean it’s closer to the real you than you’d like to admit?
If you eat your lunch before taking a picture of it, does it still make you full?
Do you remember when it wasn’t cool to have a special needs diet?
Are there really that many men who are attracted to ducks?
Why aren’t half the videos on “funny or die,” snuff films featuring the makers of the videos that weren’t funny?
Which contains more actual history, “The History Channel,” or “Epic Rap Battles of History?”
Who knew that the cold war was doing such a good job of limiting the amount of vampires, zombies, and Nazis in our movies?
Is it possible that the rise in bullying is because it’s trendy to be a victim?
Every time Skrillex drops the beat, he eventually picks it back up again, why hasn’t he ever picked up a melody?
Why aren’t rage comics divided into two groups, “funny to teenagers,” and “actually funny?”
Is making things easier making us all a little sloppy?
Do you remember when it wasn’t cool to have a mental health disorder?
Would starving children care if their meals were all organic?
Why hasn’t some store in Beverly Hills cut out the middleman and just started making handbags out of Chihuahuas?
Has anyone else noticed the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man in the World,” never has anything to do with anything online?
I have no authority, why are you reading this?