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Date: 2008-08-31 01:04
Subject: teh internets
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Music:cats, wandering about
I've mentioned, here and there, how impressed I've been with the sheer amount and obscurity of stuff that you can find posted on the internet, but the Guardian has just posted the 50 greatest YouTube videos currently available.
This includes Billie Holliday singing the heartbreaking `Strange Fruit,' Marlon Brando's screen test for Rebel Without A Cause, Kurt Russell's audition for Han Solo, and Kerouac reading from On The Road (surely the `baseline') performance.
Short of a catastrophe, this stuff - and much, much more - will never go away now it's online. And I for one think that's marvellous. What an extraordinary world we live in.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2008-08-31 01:30 (UTC)
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"What an extraordinary world we live in."

What a different world we live in.
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User: hutch0
Date: 2008-09-01 22:32 (UTC)
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But one full of wonders still.
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User: rou_killingtime
Date: 2008-09-01 18:49 (UTC)
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I once tried to read 'On The Road', but had to put it down after a handful of chapters. It felt like the literary equivalent of one of Grandpa Simpson's long, rambling tales that ultimately lead nowhere. I'd been looking forward to reading it after having various people recommend it, and I was so disappointed.
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User: hutch0
Date: 2008-09-01 22:35 (UTC)
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I read it at university and my first reaction was how quaint and literary it seemed. These beatniks, destroyers of Civilisation, frozen in time before they even had a chance to get old. For what it's worth, I think Big Sur's a better book.
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