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I learned yesterday that thanks to Chatroulette it gets possible to make art talk to you. I got Michelangelo’s David as a chat partner last night. I googled and even found a chat pic of him here. David lives in Florence right around the corner from the Uffizi at the Piazza della Signoria I think. And you get to see him every time, night or day there – unlike the Botticelli Venus that you have to queue for. Kind of unfair for the guys if girls get to see a naked guy anytime. Anyway, the good news is that he actually likes to be looked over. He told me in the chat. He just tries to act as if he couldn’t care less. Because listening to the girl passing by, he realised that being easy is a sure way to be ignored. You have to pretend not to be interested. Then everybody stops to stare at you. And I have to say, that he really succeeded there. Whoever meets him next, ask him about Medici-style dating and soccer!
It is ok to do weird and experimental online when you go into a chat. But really some guys seem to think dressing up in a fur hat and glasses from the sixties makes up for lack of ideas. Like this guy here in a Omegle clip. His grandmother must have come over from Siberia and kept this terrible hat as a reminder of the things she does NOT want to go back to. Too bad her grandson in his sexual identity crisis thinks he has to broadcast it to everybody in this day and age. And the glasses must be something his mother took out in the sixties or so. Taken together the whole ensemble makes an even worse impression. I do admire the two girls fro hanging in there for that long. Who has the patience? Or rather, this clip goes to show that far from losing one’s manners and the ability to concentrate, young people still possess both of these qualities or virtues. Maybe it is some deep psychology experiment on how people relate to weirdoes that this guy is doing. But it does seem boring.
Here is a cute video two French kids who obviously want to have a good time and have some fantasies about becoming the big bad wolf. My first question is: Can I have a mask like that too? It’s not just a monster on one side but both. A two-way monster personality. I love the idea of that. You can have two kinds of identities. Of course, the classical thing would be to do a Jekyll and Hyde. With a good guy and a bad guy outlet. But this way is perfect for this duo, because they are two cute teenagers just messing around. So the mask had to have a bad face for each of them even if you only see one of them wearing the monster mask. But the really fun thing here is that they made a three minute clip that includes a section about the Making Of their monster chat session. (Funny reactions by the way as well). And the cutest thing is all is that at the very end you see the editing instructions across the screen (ralenti – slow down). Or rather: DON’T!
End of June Google presented the newest addition to its family: google+. Google+ is meant to get Google into the social media league big time. For those of you chat addicts: Google+ offers the possibility of group chat. In the section Hangouts anybody can start a chat and anyone can join in. Up to ten people can get to chat there about anything they like. So it seems a great thing: something like a panel on what was so good about last night or so terrible about today and the camera goes on to the person speaking in one chat window (rather than ten). But there is one thing that some of you might not like: anyone can join a chat but before that you have to get registered at google+. So it means a bit more organization than chatroulette or omegle etc. It also, of course, means a little less anonymity. At the moment you can join it by invitation only (like gmail in the early days, remember). And while google Buzz did not work out, gmail did and google+ might one of these days.
A lot of people meet a lot of people every day on Chatroulette or Omegle etc. And sometimes there is a famous dude online as well. But it is not that often that TWO famous people meet. Like here Obama meeting Batman. The talk starts very classical comic mode. Superheroes always meet up again with former opponents or friends. Nice touch. I wonder what they spoke about after the opening. I’m sure Obama asked Batman about tips for surviving a huge economic crisis. I don’t think Batman was around in 1929 for the first big one, but there were plenty of crashes later. And he always saved Gotham city, so why not the entire country? And Obama could swap money advice for some tips on a good PR campaign. So Batman could somehow boost his general popularity. He always comes across as too rich and too arrogant for the likes of John Doe. Or, the total PR disaster: he gets taken for the bad guy. Now that would never happen to Big O.
There are a number of things that really make me angry about the fact that Amy Winehouse is dead. Most of all there is the question why somebody as famous and talented as she was has to die so young and so alone. Amy Winehouse died yesterday and apparently had been dead for some hours before a bodyguard found here. Doesn’t that say it all? She wasn’t even found by a friend or a partner or somebody from her family. The only guy around was a bodyguard. It’s really sad. She must have been a difficult person, those stories about her physically abusive marriage don’t sound happy AT ALL. But if she has such problems about opening up or having a relationship, why doesn’t she try out some online anonymous therapy? There are lots of people who have felt better just because the told their story to a stranger online (these days you don’t get to talk to strangers on trains anymore…). And if you’re famous, you can just do text chatting or wear a mask or so. Well, her website currently only features s a black and white photo of her. Let’s see when there is more (sad) news about Amy.
I really had a laugh last night when I went online just for a bit of chatting to strangers. There was this guy who had done a real fun show number acting out wizard school as in Hogwarth of Harry Potter. He must have put up some huge poster because in the background was a sort of highland landscape in the fog (of course!). And you could just barely make out the shape of a gothic building on a hilltop. The wacko wizard himself was wearing the expected gear: long darcloak with black clothes underneath and a pointy hat on the table next to him. He was just making himself a magical cup of tea waving his wand over a mug (empty) next to the hat. Then he dropped it in the hat and let hot steaming (and bright green) tea drip out at the end – into the cup. He even fishes a cookie from behind his ear. And I swear I saw the hat all the time. I hope he has several of the cups, because when he threw the hat backwards it sounded like something like a cup breaking
There are some celebrity spottings happeing on Chat, but most of them are just jokes someone is playing on others. Or they’re a star promoting his clients. But you never get to see the ones you want: like George C. Ashton Kutcher was doing that for his movie and well, ok, but what’s the point? And the Jessica Alba is just dead boring. What’s the difference between just staring at a film star on chatrt and staring at a photo or just watching the movie. You’re not going to get any reaction from them. I’d like to chatrt George Clooney, because I think he’s real funny and even manages to be that when he’s live, like on the Letterman show and such stuff. You can see that in the Youtube clips. Other film stars are just so boring in comparison. So I think if he feels lonely these days cause his girlfriend is not around anymore, there are a lot of us willing to have a joke with him. Eye to eye, because that’s what a chat is supposed to be two people just talking as equals. And NOT just one guy staring at the other one.
These two girls did a fairly small time video letting their pet monkey take the mike in a Chatroulette session, filmed it and then put it on Youtube. That’s ok, but is it fun? I can see that the two of them rather liked it, but then I think if they want other people to like it they may want to come up with some more lines or some clever dialogue so that their chat partners are not immediately bored. The monkey sitting on his chair actually is a quite funny setup. And the distortion in the voice via some mike is also not too bad for a joke. So I can understand that people stay and wait for what’s up next. But then the two girls seem to have exhausted their creative energy. They have a flair for set design, but they still have to work on a script with dialogue. And maybe get an animated monkey. Some strings there that make him shuffle a little and give the monkey something to say!
Hi, this is a really cool clip about a guy playing the DJ on Chatroulette. He’s playing Liquid Stranger Bully at his turntables and made a video of it. The really cool thing about it is that he is doing it with two cameras. One is the webcam of the chat itself and the other is set up so that you can see the turntables he’s just working at. Sometimes when he gets close to the buttons on the control panel then you see his fingers entering the chat frame. I think that’s really doubling the effect. And the people he’s chatting with seem to really like the song too. The only strange thing about it is that those who like it best fast forward to the next chat than those who don’t. I would stay on for longer if I like the guy and especially if I like the song. Anyway, I think it is a good song, a good idea and a coolly made video. Tnx!
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