Death of the Digital DaVinci

Come with me
And you’ll be
In a world of
Pure imagination
Take a look
And you’ll see
Into your imagination

We’ll begin
With a spin
Traveling in
The world of my creation
What we’ll see
Will defy
Explanation

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanna change the world?
There’s nothing
To it

There is no
Life I know
To compare with
Pure imagination
Living there
You’ll be free
If you truly wish to be

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanna change the world?
There’s nothing
To it

There is no
Life I know
To compare with
Pure imagination
Living there
You’ll be free
If you truly
Wish to be

Thank You, Steve Jobs
Eternal Peace

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U$3R N@M3

User names allow the clean slate needed to gain the respect that is elusive in the land of 3D.

User names allow morphing into the very best and the very worst that we’ve never been.

Is that a sin?

User names make you happy,mad,
sad, ferociously bad, then raging with self-grandiose satisfaction, you’re an Internet cad.

Catch me if you can screams the newest me! MaryCa$anova, temptme20, and thugimmortal5EEe.

With insults hurled and gossip spread, there’s never time to worry -never the need to dread.

It hideth me-or so I, you, we’ve been lead to believe.

What’s all the fuss about? How did they know-how can they see?

A small matter, an address of the ip.

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Yes, I Deleted Your Comments

Doesn’t it seem a tad bit disingenuous to proclaim that this is “Jones, My Opinion,” then ask-“what’s yours,” only to delete ALL of the comments made here?

Yes, but so what. 

At the time I felt justified, even a bit empowered by hitting TRASH comments. I wanted to start with a clean slate and indeed that’s exactly what it seems to be now, save for the two comments that I just approved.

What’s the reasoning, the rationale for such comment carnage, such a Savonarola moment of absolute blog participation destruction? Well, at the time I felt like a change in blog formatting. I no longer wanted this to be a blog with comments and so I searched and searched to TURN OFF comments. Queen of the universe that I am, I couldn’t find it. (insert laugh here)

I missed the window of opportunity to return all of the comments to the blog and so rather than immediately stating the obvious, I’ve said ZIP.

At this point, I’m not sure of the direction this blog will take, or even if it will exist tomorrow. In the interest of my “mission statement,” let’s keep the comments rolling for the time being.

We’ve got until October 21, right?

Jones, My Opinion

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I’ll Be Right Back After These Messages

Remember those days of great commercials? I was born in the mid-1970’s and growing up in the ’80’s, I experienced the golden age of tv commercials. This is not my opinion. This has got to be a fact, somewhere.

Our generation may have been the last to actually enjoy playing with toys. Yes, TOYS and not video games.

In the manufacturer’s attempts to sell toys, they waged an awesome campaign of tv commercials, the likes of which have not been seen since. Come on now, remember My Buddy, Kid Sister, Cabbage Patch Kids, Transformers, Jem, Barbie, Legos, G.I. Joe, Thundercats, My Little Pony, Pound Puppies, Rainbow Brite, Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Teddy Ruxpin, and the most fun of all-Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head?

The marketing geniuses of the ’80’s didn’t have the Internet as a medium to push their wares.

TV commercials were big business, and the suits knew exactly how to get sales. They appealed to the kiddies via these colorful and imaginative commercials. More and more of us kiddies were latchkey kids, and I can totally believe that a certain parental remorse accompanied that. As a result, buying things for your kids became indicative for how much you “loved” them.

Get the hell out of my way, I’m getting that Cabbage Patch Kid for my daughter. I promised her she’d get it!  Merry Christmas!

What did we care? We were kids and we loooovvvveeedd those commercials.

Whoever came up with Lite Brite should be inducted into the Hall of Fame of Hypnotism. Really. Making pictures on the wall with multi-colored mini-lights?! What a stroke of genius. Aside from being reminiscent of the movie Pollyanna, where she made pictures on the wall using chandelier crystals catching sunlight, who would think of that being fun?

The Game of Life, Operation, Hungry Hippos, Mousetrap, and other board games would by today’s standards be just that-bored games.

It’s funny how one minute we’re kids waiting on the next commercial and the next we’re adults peeved at the thought of another interruption and solicitation to buy.

Jones, My Opinion

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The Curious Case of the Google “e”

First of all, I would like to begin this post with the declaration that I do not imbibe or indulge in mind-altering chemicals.

That said, this morning, as I viewed my Google homepage, something struck me as very odd. The lettering of the Google logo has a very strange font, to me anyway.

Rather than the classic sans Serif or New Times Roman, this curious slant of the upper portion of the letter seems to be as striking as anything.

It’s almost like the “e” is laughing, as it’s positioned center screen, tilted slightly upwards, awaiting your query.

The other letters don’t jettison out of conformity. It’s only this “e.”

Knowing the science behind a monolith such as Google, there is certainly more than a stylistic reasoning for this.

Again, I hearken back to the font almost making one think of laughter.

Who’s laughing?

Google?

Isn’t Google supposed to be our “friend.”

As you might’ve guessed, I Googled  “the Google “e” ” and found nothing relative to my questioning.

Maybe the “e” is for eye, as in the all-seeing eye of the Internet.

How curious a case…

 

Jones, My Opinion

 

 

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Ella Ella Ella

No, I’m not referring to the chorus of Rihanna’s song, “Umbrella.”
This is an homage to the Lady herself, Ella Fitzgerald.

  Photo Courtesy: pbs.org

Ella, The First Lady of Song, is-as far as I’m concerned, THE Lady of Song.

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POEtry Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe ((Happy Belated))

Hidden within this wordplay is a play on words.

If you can’t see the answer, then your logic is absurd. That’s right.

Absurd

I hear everything, yet nothing is spoken, not a word.

How much space can time hold; if eternity is the bird,

we all chase, why does it fly away? Her wings span, only to fall from the

sky one day, not money.

Time

is everywhere and nowhere. It’s plentifully scarce and

fleetingly final.

 Or is it?

Ascribe my curiosity to be requisite.

 

Jones, My Opinion

 

Inspired by: Edgar Allan Poe

 

 

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