Saturday, December 09, 2006

Dear NewMindSpace: You are de-linked.

i'm winning you with words because i have no other way says:
I'm also kind of annoyed

Alex says:
why?

i'm winning you with words because i have no other way says:
I had a run-in with the New Mind Space kids tonight.

Alex says:
i dont know what that is

i'm winning you with words because i have no other way says:
The socially and environmentally irresponsible ravers who aren't aware that the rave scene died when they were still in elementary school
http://www.newmindspace.com/

Alex says:
hahahahaha. fucking ravers
i'm not going to that website now that you said ravers

i'm winning you with words because i have no other way says:
They organize the giant capture the flag fights etc.
And do a lot of "public meets private space" type stuff
they do all the streetcar and subway parties.

i'm winning you with words because i have no other way says:
Previously I thought it was kind of cool, especially as an outlet for teenagers who don't really have one or whatever. I like that they're trying to do something different
but I realized tonight they're kind of idiots.
Picture this: I'm waiting for a streetcar for 20 minutes in the biting wind, when I finally see one coming. I get really excited, then out of nowhere this mob of people runs in front of the streetcar (there was seriously at least 300 people, no exaggeration) and starts throwing these LED lights at the streetcar.

i'm winning you with words because i have no other way says:
Half of them were obviously cracked out on something because they all think they're ravers.*

Alex says:
thats pretty stupid

i'm winning you with words because i have no other way says:
And they were running in front of a moving streetcar. Which, by the way, continued to roll past me, so I had to walk halfway home in the freezing cold by myself.

i'm winning you with words because i have no other way says:
Anyways, this is what annoyed me. Kevin, who is one of the organizers (I recognized him from pictures I've seen) talking to Laurie (his girlfriend and co-organizer, who permanently has these sparkly fairie wings attached to her back and was wearing what happened to be boots that made her legs look like an animal out of Narnia) and he's like "The cops are trying to stop us!"
He was shocked and appalled that the police should have a problem with people a) disrupting public transit and b) being cracked out and running in front of a moving train
like, seriously, are they completely stupid?

Alex says:
these people sound incredibly stupid

i'm winning you with words because i have no other way says:
I just didn't get it. Disrupt traffic all you want.

i'm winning you with words because i have no other way says:
But disrupting public transit? Doesn't that go against everything they stand for?

Alex says:
exactly

Alex says:
although, public transit is nothing special in my mind

i'm winning you with words because i have no other way says:
Public transit is special in my mind when it's like -20 out, and I want to get home. Also, annoying: at easter they organized this massive easter egg hunt
Anyways, they bought 5000 (!) fake plastic eggs and hid them around the Kensington area
and I'm like, "Um, that's about the stupidest thing I've heard in terms of being environmentally concientous ever. Thanks for contributing to the problem."

Alex says:
i already hate these people and i first learned of them 2 minutes ago

i'm winning you with words because i have no other way says:
Yes, so that is why I'm annoyed.
I just want to slap them upside the head.

i'm winning you with words because i have no other way says:
I think they've got good ideas.
But the thing is, they brought out a crowd of 300 people, a lot of whom are young teenagers and are easily influenced and still figuring out shit.

Alex says:
they're following what they've been told are good ideas, and going about it in a way that is as stupid and useless as an average ignorant fool

i'm winning you with words because i have no other way says:
And I don't think they're aware of the power they have. They're just kind of attention whores.

Alex says:
and they're probably pretty self-righteous

i'm winning you with words because i have no other way says:
probably. who knows

i'm winning you with words because i have no other way says:
also, I was checking out the website, and apparently they're hosting a free after-party

Alex says:
you should go

i'm winning you with words because i have no other way says:
but it's an illegal party on private property, so people could get charged for trespassing
which they totally fail to mention in their invite.

Alex says:
hahahahah. i can see that you are rightfully annoyed
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*I'm basing this opinion upon what I witnessed from these people surrounding me. I'm not applying a stereotype; I'm stating a fact.

Also, am I the only msn user to always capitalize "I" and use periods?

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[Edit- Saturday afternoon] So I was checking out the comments on the Newmindspace page earlier today, and at least one other person who had also been waiting for the streetcar with me was also annoyed. They left an exceptionally polite comment informing Kevin and Lori that perhaps they should consider not disrupting public transit when people are trying to get home, and that they should consider becoming more socially concientous.

After thinking about it, I was also going to leave a polite comment in agreement with this individual.

That is, until I went back a couple of hours later and noticed that Kevin and Lori have since deleted the one negative comment from their page.

Annoyance has escalated further. Even I don't delete the meanest comments I get, let alone bother deleting the justifiably negative but polite comments.

5 comments:

  1. My punctuation is rather good on msn too. Also, sorry about missing your call last night, I worked a double until 2. I suck lately. But I got the e-mail, and I am on it! Love you.
    pps. Sad you can't be here this weekend!

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  2. >> Also, am I the only msn user to always capitalize "I" and use periods?

    No, I'm from the old school of written communication as well. It drives me crazy when I'm chatting with someone and I get the canned response that includes the abbreviations of "u" "r" or "2"

    "u r 2 cool"

    Really? I am too cool? Well your've got the lyrical capacity of a potted plant! If you're the future, then God help us all!

    As for the self-proclaimed "ravers", I bump into them all the time in the "jamband" scene. People wandering around with fairy wings and pacifiers -- and it wasn't even close to Halloween!

    But the thing that really annoyed me was the fact that they were usually hanging around the shallow end of the Entheogen pool. They're more than happy to gobble up handfulls of the latest untested designer pill du jour, but they're scared to death to cross the rubicon of Ego Death with flora that have been used for millenia to expand consciouosness.

    Be sure to put your water wings on, kids. You'll need 'em!

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  3. Anonymous1:44 PM

    thanks for dissing me after i allowed you to put my words on your blog i really don't see the problem with laziness in msn after all it's just msn besides i used three different types of puncuation in that conversation so now i will boycott both

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  4. Comma, period, question mark. Yup, you sure did.

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  5. I try as much as possible to use correct punctuation/capitals on msn (but I do have to say I might tend to over use the "!" haha) I figure if I am going to be typing so much I should try being as correct as possible at all time so when I have to write a paper, I am not completly screwed.

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