August 28, 2007

SEO is a Lot Like Musical Analysis

The Red Hot Chili Peppers Don't Forget Me Lyrics:
I'm an ocean in your bedroom
Make you feel warm
Make you want to re-assume
Now we know it all for sure

I'm a dance hall dirty breakbeat
Make the snow fall
Up from underneath your feet
Not alone, I'll be there
Tell me when you want to go

I'm a meth lab first rehab
Take it all off
And step inside the running cab
There's a light that knows the way

I'm the rainbow in your jail cell
All the memories of
Everything you've ever smelled
Not alone, I'll be there
Tell me when you want to go

Sideways falling
More will be revealed my friend
Don't forget me
I can't hide it
Come again make me excited

I'm an inbred and a pothead
Two legs that you spread
Inside the tool shed
Now we know it all for sure

I could show you
To the free field
Overcome and more
Will always be revealed
Not alone, I'll be there
Tell me when you want to go

Sideways falling
More will be revealed my friend
Don't forget me
I can't hide it
Come again get me excited

I'm the bloodstain
On your shirt sleeve
Coming down and more are coming to believe
Now we know it all for sure

Make the hair stand
Up on your arm
Teach you how to dance
Inside the funny farm
Not alone, I'll be there
Tell me when you want to go

Lyrical interpretations from songmeanings.net:

i want to fuck with this song in the background. Write when he first starts screaming "OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH" is when i just get inside! Sick. Great fucking song.

and
In an article with Spin magazine Anthony Kedis said "It's about that spirit of universal love and the spirit of God. Whatever they might be to you. I don't mean it in a religious sense at all. Lets just call it an energy, or beauty. That energy is everywhere. It doesn't turn its back on people because they're fuckups, losers and dope fiends. For me, that beauty has always been there, even when I was dying. It's infinite. It's in the jail cells, it's in the oceans. It's in all of us. It's there when you're born and it's waiting for you when you die."

August 23, 2007

What is Wrong in Iraq: the United States

We put a brutal dictator in charge of Iraq, and then hung him for being the person we knew he was. We knew who he was when we put him in charge and when we were giving him biological weapons he used on his own people.

Now we made the country unstable, and under-promoted a local government there which is struggling to rule the chaotic lands. And now we are questioning their ability to rule.

The one recurring theme in the problems in Iraq is US involvement.

August 22, 2007

Iraq VS Iran

The only difference is a letter, a few years, and a few bombs.

August 13, 2007

Why I Still Blog (Though I Would Make Far More if I had Time to do Other Things)

Thank you Aaron. I have spent the past couple of months looking at home business options over the net. It's really been taking it's toll. Everything just seems like a scam. Pressure selling, my email box full of the same shit (just different flavours), and they all want to take what little money I have. To arrive at your site, via About.com, and be treated to your hospitality has, literally, restored my faith in humanity. Your email links, Wikipedia too, advice offer and actual free info. As opposed to F*R*E*E offers with the last minute credit card authorisations. This morning I was in tears, thinking the whole world has gone to hell. Surely I can't join this industry of voltures, and add to it. You have lightened my heart with your thoughtfulness. I wish you every joy in your future, you beautiful person. Yours sincerly, ______ _________
I guess knowing that I give other people hope gives me hope that I can make the world better.

August 9, 2007

Saturating the Infant Mind With Mixed Marketing Messages

If marketing is strong enough consumers draw false conclusions. The NYT reported that US students scored surprisingly well on economics stuff compared to reading and math, but messed this question up

But on a multiple-choice question that asked students to identify one of the policy tools of the Federal Reserve, only 21 percent chose the correct answer, “buying and selling government securities.” Thirty-seven percent incorrectly chose “increasing or decreasing government spending,” and 31 percent chose “raising or lowering income taxes,” he said.

Which yielded this incorrect conclusion
“This means that students haven’t learned that Congress and the president determine federal spending,” Mr. Damasio said.
By giving something a dubious official sounding but bland name and rarely talking about it people can be kept ignorant to what they do.

On the other end, saturating the infant mind with marketing messages works well at educating the public. Google recenlty suggested HMOs educate the public by spamming the web with their messaging via the Google ad network.

Google recently created a feature for Google News that allows people in the news to comment on the news. One of their seed stories was about the damaging effects of McDonalds marketing. How fitting that Google, the biggest online ad broker highlights the damaging effects of advertising and marketing. This comment from Dr. Vic Strasburger, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico is worth repeating over and over again

How far does a civilized society go to protect its youngest members? How far does a capitalistic society go to make money? Those are the questions.

In the U.S., we spend $250 billion a year on advertising....more than any other country in the world. And clearly, advertising works! In this case, on 3-5 year-olds!

Research has shown that kids under the age of 7-8 years are psychologically and intellectually incapable of understanding what advertising is. Several European countries disallow advertising to young children.

What do we do in the U.S.? We allow advertisers to spend $10 billion a year advertising junk food and fast food to children and teens. Then we scratch our heads and wonder why there is an epidemic of childhood and adolescent obesity. We continue to spend $12 billion a year on cigarette advertising, and 3,000 kids begin smoking every DAY! We spent several billion a year on alcohol advertising and then wonder why we have such a problem with drunk driving. We spent nearly half a billion on advertising drugs for erectile dysfunction, but we tell kids "abstinence only." So....we advertise a whole variety of products which are harmful to kids' health, but we seem perfectly willing to make money off of them. The question is (like the Golden Oldie from the 1960s, "The Limbo Rock"), how low can we go?


The Church - Under the Milky Way Tonight Song Lyrics

Bagpipes and a banjo in this one. Just about as good as it gets, especially for 80s stuff...

Song Lyrics

Sometimes when this place gets kind of empty
Sound of their breath fades with the light
I think about the loveless fascination
Under the Milky Way tonight

Lower the curtain down on Memphis
Lower the curtain down all right
I got no time for private consultation
Under the Milky Way tonight

Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might have known what you would find

And it's something quite peculiar
Something shimmering and white
Leads you here despite your destination
Under the Milky Way tonight

Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might have known what you would find
Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might have known what you would find

And it's something quite peculiar
Something shimmering and white
Leads you here despite your destination
Under the Milky Way tonight

Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might have known what you would find
Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might have known what you would find

August 1, 2007

Information Pollution

amongst the pollution
nothing will ever be complete
and if it is, it will only be for a split second
then it is aged and well referenced, but no longer accurate

not sure if it really matters what surfaces though
people who know less are generally happier

Search


Archives
September 2009
April 2009
November 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
Recent Entries
SEO is a Lot Like Musical Analysis
What is Wrong in Iraq: the United States
Iraq VS Iran
Why I Still Blog (Though I Would Make Far More if I had Time to do Other Things)
Saturating the Infant Mind With Mixed Marketing Messages
The Church - Under the Milky Way Tonight Song Lyrics
Information Pollution
Categories
Aaron (269)
art (1)
brain (17)
business (43)
communication (2)
economics (28)
Food & Drugs (82)
friends (6)
funny (11)
humanity (12)
Internet (61)
Literature (15)
Marketing (115)
Mikey (3)
Military (30)
movies (3)
Music (12)
my logos (7)
Peanut Butter (5)
poems (102)
Politics (210)
poor form (10)
video games (1)
Movies Worth Watching
The Corporation
Cosmos
Manufacturing Consent
McDonalds Movie
Meeting People is Easy
The Money Masters
Tom Delay Movie
Wal Mart Movie

Friends
Brad Talmir
Gift Cardster
HIV Blog
John Scott
JOHO
Lawrence Lessig
Steven Berlin Johnson
Seth Godin's Blog
Smart Mobs
Talking Points Memo
The Memory Hole
This Modern World
Webkinz World
Werty

Help Fight Wars
Support Our Troops

Syndicate this site (XML) © 2003 - 2013
Creative Commons License
This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.