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Dear Google ~ The Hubbers' Lament

  1. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    (I am amazed at how such a large part of these lyrics fit...)

    Dear Google,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDTjio-Ks94

    Sincerely,

    Hubber Land

    UPDATE: The damned ad they're sometimes playing is obnoxious as hell and totally destroys what would otherwise be a truly synchronistic experience. So be prepared to turn the sound off until it's safe.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Bumped for the heck of it. Traffic continues to drop. I'm still amazed about how almost all the lyrics are a perfect fit for a "dear google" and as to how many of us feel.

      Stay tuned for a second video.

      What is the purpose of this thread? How about for posting videos and memes about our traffic situation? However, the videos must give the viewers goosebumps. And the memes must be funny or invoke something beyond just surface thoughts.

      What is the purpose of the purpose of this thread? How about camaraderie, philosophy, entertainment, and making this a pleasant Sunday? That's my goal for the day anywho.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    (lyrics)

    Dear Google,

    I don't know when I've been so blue
    Don't know what's come over you
    You've found someone new
    And don't it make my brown eyes blue

    I'll be fine when you're gone
    I'll just cry all night long
    Say it isn't true
    And don't it make my brown eyes blue

    Tell me no secrets, tell me some lies
    Give me no reasons, give me alibis
    Tell me you love me and don't let me cry
    Say anything but don't say goodbye

    I didn't mean to treat you bad
    Didn't know just what I had
    But honey now I do
    And don't it make my brown eyes
    Don't it make my brown eyes
    Don't it make my brown eyes blue

    Don't it make my brown eyes
    Don't it make my brown eyes
    Don't it make my brown eyes blue

    Don't it make my brown eyes
    Don't it make my brown eyes
    Don't it make my brown eyes blue

    Sincerely,

    Hubber Land

    1. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      When I first started getting involved with writing anything on the Internet I came to "the Internet world" with eyes that were already blue.  Well, they were blue under certain circumstances, depending of what was going on around them.  There were also times when they were more gray or "pale mixed looking", again, depending on where they were and what was going on around them.  At other times, they looked just a little green.  I like to think that green was "green as in inexperienced" - not "green as in 'with envy'" because I don't have a shred of envy in me and never have.

      In bright sun, though, they're pale enough that they start to almost look clear, rather than colored.   It's funny how the sun can make things clear, isn't it...     

      Anyway, my eyes have never been brown and never will be.  They're that mix of pale colors that mean they have something in common with a whole lot of other people (except for those brown-eye folks), and yet are too mixed to have their own, clearly established and never changing, color.  While I, as a person at this stage in my life, certainly don't change "as a person" the way my eye color keeps doing over the course of any given day; the eye-color thing makes a great metaphor for my online stuff - although these days with the online stuff/Hubs (etc.) there is far less blue, little clear, a lot less green, and mainly gray - dull, non-colorful, that is occasionally washed out enough by bright sunlight that the "color" seems temporarily clear for brief snippets of time.

      In any case, although the "brown-eyes-blue" song is, of course, a good one the "all-algorithm'ed-out" among us; the song that comes to mind for me isn't so much about only Google, but is also about all a lot of things, practices, efforts, etc. that I just kind of got into the habit of going with; no matter how much I've kept thinking they're either incorrect, misguided; or else not what I want or like with regard to my own writing efforts.

      Here's the song that comes to mind for me:

      Keep in mind that the lyrics to the song are things I relate to in terms of Internet writing - NOT in terms of myself and/or my own life.  Keep in mind, too, that mood of the song doesn't reflect the "mood" or seriousness with which I view internet writing (particularly in the "scheme of all of life").  The lyrics are so applicable, though (well, except for that one reference to "forgiveness" toward the end, which doesn't apply for most people).

      In any case, here's the song that, to me, reflects my own attitude toward the online stuff.  (One more time, the mood of the song doesn't indicate the "mood of me".  It's just that - boy - those lyrics can strike a chord.   smile    ):  (Of course, the "out-in-the-cold" image on the video just further a. "enhances the mood" but also b. does kind of apply to a lot of the online-traffic situation.   smile

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaS7R3rlyE8

      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        WOW! I'm not kidding. That is going to hit home with a lot of people.

        1. Lisa HW profile image82
          Lisa HWposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Some of the lines especially.   smile     "I've sold what I could and packed what I couldn't" kind of struck a real chord for me.

      2. LillyGrillzit profile image79
        LillyGrillzitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        LisaHW that is perfect. Wow. I played it a few times liked and subscribed because it says it all. Thank you.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    With this one, think allegory...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_swaxOidGU

 
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