I decided to delete all of my social media accounts, because I haven’t been feeling all that sociable for a while now. I feel stressed. I feel like everybody’s problems are my problems, and everybody’s business is my business, and that’s not good. I need some breathing room, because I CAN’T BREATHE. I need to hit the reset button.
Social media isn’t for everyone. If you are suffering from anxiety and depression, being around a bunch of hostile, ignorant, bigoted people is not the move. You need to get as far away from that negativity as possible or it will infect you, and you will become like them. Dead inside. I have to make my mental health my #1 priority, so I’m walking away. Right now, I don’t know when or if I’ll go back to social media.
I deleted my Facebook account a few years ago. I’ve just deleted my Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit accounts. I’m already feeling that knot on the back of my neck start to dissolve. My brow is starting to unfurrow. What is this on my lips? Oh, that’s a fucking smile. I haven’t had any of those in a while. ‘Know what? The next sunny day we have, I’m going for a walk in the park. I hear they have air there.
If you’ve ever wondered about the origin of popular internet memes, wanted to know what happened to the people in the memes after they went viral, or wondered where they are and what they’re doing nowadays, check out one of my favorite YouTubers, wavywebsurf.
There are 3 reasons why I like him: 1. He’s a great storyteller. 2. His videos are well-produced and easy to watch. 3. He always researches every meme thoroughly, and he has the ‘receipts’ to prove it. I especially enjoy his “Whatever Happened To…” videos, where he provides witty amd informative commentary on classic memes like Afro Ninja, Rappin’ for Jesus, Man’s Not Hot, Scumbag Steve, and Technoviking. Do yourself a favor and go check out wavywebsurf on YouTube. I frequently binge-watch his videos because they are that good. I’m a longtime fan of the man. – DJ
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Because I prefer to walk to get some exercise and fresh air rather than ride either the bus or the subway, I have not used NYC public transportation in over a decade. I was walking down the street the other day, and I happened to look up just as an MTA bus passed by me. I stood there with my mouth open as I saw the WiFi and USB symbols on the side of the bus. I gushed, “WHAAAT?! When the hell did this happen? That is so cool!”. Just then, a young man walked by, failing miserably at hiding the big smirk on his face. I pointed my finger at him, squinted and hissed, “Don’t you DARE say ‘Ok Boomer’ to me!”. He laughed and shook his head. All jokes aside, I’m psyched about this new discovery of mine! From now on, I will blog about every FREE WiFi Hotspot and FREE Charging Station that I find here in NYC. I will tell you where it’s located, what the place looks like, how fast/strong the WiFi signal is, whether it’s secured or not, and what time it is available to the general public. If there’s anything else important you should know (like rules), I will tell you that as well. If you know of any places in NYC that offer FREE WiFi and/or FREE Charging, please let me know! – DJ
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Nathan Apodaca’s truck would NOT start, and he had to go to his job at the potato factory, so he pulled his longboard out of the trunk, grabbed his Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice, put on Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 song “Dreams”, and lip-synced to the song as he recorded himself skating to work. Nathan uploaded the video to TikTok on September 25, 2020, and he uploaded the video to YouTube on September 28, 2020. The video quickly went viral on both social media sites. Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), Tom Hayes (CEO of Ocean Spray), and many other people have posted their own versions of the video online since then. Things have “blown up” for Nathan Apodaca since going viral. So far, he has received donations of over $10,000.00 from fans, and Ocean Spray surprised him by showing up at his RV in Idaho Falls, ID with a brand new truck full of Cran-Raspberry juice! – DJ
“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night, who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat up smoking in the supernatural darkness of cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities contemplating jazz[…]” – Allen Ginsberg
“[…]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”.” – Jack Kerouac