Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Idiocracy


I watched IDIOCRACY when it first came out and thought it was ok.  While I thought parts were funny, it felt over the top.  Lately, I've come to change my opinion.  

I'm not the kind of person that starts hating on something once it becomes popular.  Everybody hates Myspace now because everyone is on it.  I love Myspace because everyone is on.  It's help create a second income for me by letting more people know how to get their hands on my sketchbook, art, etc.  But there is a new thing happening that I can't figure out and it makes me believe that IDIOCRACY is here in a big way.

TWITTER.  Are you fucking kidding me.  People hang around on a site updating people on what they're doing.  Well, I guess that's the intent of the site, but it seems that it's becoming somewhat of a forum/chat room thing.  We've become so retarded that we've forgotten that we created things for that...FORUMS and CHAT ROOMS.  Are you fucking kidding me.  

I recently read about battle on twitter by fully grown men.  I'm paraphrasing here, but it read something like this:

manchild01:  You did stupid stuff, you are a stupid head!

iWouldKillmyselfifIcouldfindawebsitethatdiditforme69:  you are stupider head...burn!

manchild01:  Your head are totally more stupider than mine so burn that burnded face head.

iwouldkillmyselfificouldfindawebsitethatdiditforme69: Your head is the stupiderest head of all the stupidheads in the stupid world. 

manchild01: You are being so childish, I'm done with this

manchild01: oh yeah...you're a stupid head...bye.


Seriously, I wish that was far off but it's not.  I will state here, I will never be on Twitter.  I can't bring myself to swallow that pill.  No offense to those who choose to do it, I just don't quite understand it.

By the way, this is another piece done on my Cintiq.  Still loving the shit out of it.

s.


26 comments:

Project Director said...

The four people I know who use Twitter are blessedly losing interest. Better no blog posts than their Twitter ass scratchings.

DAN-VAN-COOL said...

Never heard of the site, after reading this Im not even curious.
I should be use to this by know, but I cant stand people who argue on the net from the comfort of there own home.
Thanks for the warning :D
Glad your diggin the Cintiq, Im half way to being able to getting one myself.

spiderjarb said...

skottie,esta muy bueno el dibujo ,pasate por mi blog,te espero!!!


the J A R B 08

Alex "Toon" Deligiannis said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Marcus of The Greater Future said...

yea I have to agree with all of that. By the way that Cintiq is fuckin awesome.

Len Diggity said...

I hate Myspace solely because it's cluttered and slow...but that's because millions of people are on it. ah well. And Twitter seems to be the new "it" thing although I don't know if that's a good thing. Keep up the frequent posting. Good shit bro'.

Rick Lacy said...

Fuckin' A! I'm not on it, but I hardly understand Titter. I kept expecting it to be this fantastic vessle. But its not. Its like peaking at someone's text messages.

Big whoop.

On a sweeter note: Can't wait for Oz, Skottie! Looks hot.

Anonymous said...

That's amazing! I especially love the shirt that the guy has on. Though, i can't believe you didn't like Idiocracy, granted, the humor is kinda mediocre and really, most of the jokes only appeal to the people it's mocking. But the premise is just sheer genius.

................................. said...

fuck yeah skottie! I want more angry blogs!

Christian said...

While Twitter certainly could be used as status updates like: "Peeing." I much prefer the ones that go for the haikus or the short anecdotes. It's much better used for short witticisms than anything else.

Casey McKinnon said...

Hey Skottie,

I've been on Twitter for a year and a half and think it's awesome. I only follow people if I'm interested in what they have to say. For example, I currently follow 81 people (all witty friends and colleagues), but I am followed by 2100 people (some I know, some I don't).

Obviously I don't follow anyone like the two losers you described in your blog post. But, that is a misconception about what Twitter is all about. What you read on Twitter completely depends on who you choose the follow.

Even if you're not interested in real-time updates of what your friends are doing or thinking about, Twitter can still be used as a priceless marketing tool. As soon as I post a video I've made, I link to it on Twitter and in a matter of minutes it's already been seen a few hundred times.

Seriously, don't discount the site... just unfollow anyone you find annoying.

And, if you do join... you can find me here, http://twitter.com/caseymckinnon If you write a message to me starting with @caseymckinnon , I'll follow you back. Unless you don't write anything interesting, in which case I'll totally unfollow your ass! :P

PS: BrianReed and Templesmith are both fucking hilarious, you should follow them for a good laugh.

Jay said...

I'm with Casey on this one, Skottie. I thought Twitter was lame until I realized you could use it to tell jokes. And a lot of people do, brilliantly. It's a frickin' comedy goldmine. I do not post about sandwiches I eat.

Sean C said...

Definitely what Casey said -- if you think people aren't having those same types of conversations on MySpace comments, Facebook wall-to-wall, or on people's blogs, you're not paying attention to those things.

Twitter isn't what caused those people to start spouting those inanities -- sure, you could argue that the 140-character limit keeps people from expressing themselves in any meaningful way, but there are a ton of people on Twitter that not only express themselves really well and create compelling content that's worth following, they're actually using the brevity to get to the freakin' point instead of blathering endlessly.

Are these people the exception? Maybe. But then look at those Myspace pages that are filled with flying baloney (endless auto-playing YouTube embeds, flashing backgrounds, etc) and ask yourself if they're not the norm on Myspace, rather than the exception. Each of these tools is really what you make of it.

Ultimately if you're seeing a bunch of ridiculous crap on Twitter, UNSUBSCRIBE from that person's feed. If you keep following someone long after they've demonstrated they are an idiot, well, you're probably being a stupid head too.

Eric Susch said...

Yea, everything Casey said...

And you shouldn't discount things you "just don't quite understand." If you don't understand it, how do you know it's crap? I didn't understand Twitter when I started using it. Now I love it. I can follow or un-follow anyone I want. How good Twitter is depends on me, not the other people on Twitter.

Try it, you'll like it.

Casey McKinnon said...

In case you're wondering, I posted about this blog post on Twitter :P

Link: http://twitter.com/caseymckinnon/statuses/862246428

Skottie Young said...

hahaha. I wondered why there was a Twitter brigade on here.

Look, I understand the site. Really. I just don't understand it's appeal. It's a site that I sign up for that allows me to read sentences and write sentences...short ones. It's just another site trying to distract me in a world of too many distractions. I am willing to bet that as much as I like some people, I could care less what they're "doing" or "thinking" at any given moment of the day. And I certainly don't think that I'm interesting enough to share the same with other people...and I'm insanely interesting...haha!

Thanks for sharing and getting involved over on my blog, really. I appreciate the banter.

Sean C said...

No offense meant, Skottie, but the tenor of your original post (not helped by the drawing) was that Twitter makes you stupid. But what it really boils down to is that you don't want another attention sucker, and that's fine. I understand that.

I think what keeps getting on people's nerves when people take potshots at Twitter (and I'm not just speaking of your post...I've seen it quite a few times), it's that they don't simply say "This method of communication doesn't work for me". They invariably say something to the effect of "The people on Twitter are stupid and say stupid things, therefor Twitter will make YOU stupid too." And yeah, that kind of pisses me off.

Skottie Young said...

haha, I never said people on twitter were stupid. The character..."CHARACTER" that I drew (based on a real fight I read abou) I created was made stupid by using it. LIke I said, it's silly to me. I can't help that. It's a silly site, just like others think blogs are silly. Let's not take this thing too personally people, it's a site that I'm talking about, not people on it. It's nothing more than an inspiration to make a funny picture. I"m not waging a war...haha.

Skottie Young said...

haha, I never said people on twitter were stupid. The character..."CHARACTER" that I drew (based on a real fight I read abou) I created was made stupid by using it. LIke I said, it's silly to me. I can't help that. It's a silly site, just like others think blogs are silly. Let's not take this thing too personally people, it's a site that I'm talking about, not people on it. It's nothing more than an inspiration to make a funny picture. I"m not waging a war...haha.

Michael Jungbluth said...

No twitter?! Then how are we supposed to stalk you in complete internet fashion?

messytimbo said...

urm...i've never heard of the site before...i'm strickly a blogger, coz i get to see updates from my favourite artists work.

all that aside, love the drawing skottie! i can't wait till OZ comes out.

i am thinking of joining this new super cool site, it's called
my-face-twitter-space-book

Skottie Young said...

hahahaa. that's good.

Javas said...

I seriously need a Cintiq! great job master

Anonymous said...

看房子,買房子,建商自售,自售,台北新成屋,台北豪宅,新成屋,豪宅,美髮儀器,美髮,儀器,髮型,EMBA,MBA,學位,EMBA,專業認證,認證課程,博士學位,DBA,PHD,在職進修,碩士學位,推廣教育,DBA,進修課程,碩士學位,網路廣告,關鍵字廣告,關鍵字,課程介紹,學分班,文憑,牛樟芝,段木,牛樟菇,日式料理, 台北居酒屋,日本料理,結婚,婚宴場地,推車飲茶,港式點心,尾牙春酒,台北住宿,國內訂房,台北HOTEL,台北婚宴,飯店優惠,台北結婚,場地,住宿,訂房,HOTEL,飯店,造型系列,學位,SEO,婚宴,捷運,學區,美髮,儀器,髮型,看房子,買房子,建商自售,自售,房子,捷運,學區,台北新成屋,台北豪宅,新成屋,豪宅,學位,碩士學位,進修,在職進修, 課程,教育,學位,證照,mba,文憑,學分班,台北住宿,國內訂房,台北HOTEL,台北婚宴,飯店優惠,住宿,訂房,HOTEL,飯店,婚宴,台北住宿,國內訂房,台北HOTEL,台北婚宴,飯店優惠,住宿,訂房,HOTEL,飯店,婚宴,台北住宿,國內訂房,台北HOTEL,台北婚宴,飯店優惠,住宿,訂房,HOTEL,飯店,婚宴,結婚,婚宴場地,推車飲茶,港式點心,尾牙春酒,台北結婚,場地,結婚,場地,推車飲茶,港式點心,尾牙春酒,台北結婚,婚宴場地,結婚,婚宴場地,推車飲茶,港式點心,尾牙春酒,台北結婚,場地,居酒屋,燒烤,美髮,儀器,髮型,美髮,儀器,髮型,美髮,儀器,髮型,美髮,儀器,髮型,小套房,小套房,進修,在職進修,留學,證照,MBA,EMBA,留學,MBA,EMBA,留學,進修,在職進修,牛樟芝,段木,牛樟菇,關鍵字排名,網路行銷,PMP,在職專班,研究所在職專班,碩士在職專班,PMP,證照,在職專班,研究所在職專班,碩士在職專班,SEO,廣告,關鍵字,關鍵字排名,網路行銷,網頁設計,網站設計,網站排名,搜尋引擎,網路廣告,SEO,廣告,關鍵字,關鍵字排名,網路行銷,網頁設計,網站設計,網站排名,搜尋引擎,網路廣告,SEO,廣告,關鍵字,關鍵字排名,網路行銷,網頁設計,網站設計,網站排名,搜尋引擎,網路廣告,SEO,廣告,關鍵字,關鍵字排名,網路行銷,網頁設計,網站設計,網站排名,搜尋引擎,網路廣告,EMBA,MBA,PMP,在職進修,專案管理,出國留學,EMBA,MBA,PMP,在職進修,專案管理,出國留學,EMBA,MBA,PMP,在職進修,專案管理,出國留學,婚宴,婚宴,婚宴,婚宴,漢高資訊,漢高資訊,比利時,比利時聯合商學院,宜蘭民宿,台東民宿,澎湖民宿,墾丁民宿,花蓮民宿,SEO,找工作,汽車旅館,阿里山,日月潭,阿里山民宿,東森購物,momo購物台,pc home購物,購物,手機,手機王,數位像機,衛星導行,GPS,小筆電,機油漢高資訊,漢高資訊,在職進修,漢高資訊,在職進修,住宿,住宿,整形,造型,室內設計,室內設計,漢高資訊,在職進修,漢高資訊,在職進修,住宿,美容,室內設計,在職進修,羅志祥,周杰倫,五月天,住宿,住宿,整形,整形,室內設計,室內設計,比利時聯合商學院,在職進修,比利時聯合商學院,在職進修,漢高資訊,找工作,找工作,找工作,找工作,找工作,蔡依林,林志玲

freefun0616 said...

酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店經紀,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店工作,
專業酒店經紀,
合法酒店經紀,
酒店暑假打工,
酒店寒假打工,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店工作,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店經紀,
專業酒店經紀,
合法酒店經紀,
酒店暑假打工,
酒店寒假打工,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店工作,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,

,

hangeng said...

If you are selling diamonds or jewelry online, thomas sabo
offer articles, tips or even a free guide on "How do I angebote thomas sabo anhänger
choose the right diamond for me?" thomas sabo glaube liebe hoffnung
or "20 ways to spot fake jewelry." angebote thomas sabo armbänder
If you operate a job search or career database, thomas sabo 2010
offer a wealth of guides and tips such as "20 ways angebote thomas sabo ohrschmuck
to improve your resume," "what to wear at a job interview," or "how do I know if a job is right for me." thomas sabo online shop
If you are selling health related items, thomas sabo kette
don't simply throw up ad copy, a few product images and an order form. thomas sabo online
Educate your customers on the benefits of each ingredient sabo uhren
and how it can improve their well-being.