Today is April 30th. It’s a significant day for two reasons:
- April 30 is apparently Time For Jason to Churn Out a Silly, Ridiculous, Half-Joking, Last Minute Blog Post Day, and
Look, I’m not even going to try and make the outrageous claim that I came up with this particular pun(?), even if I had thought to do it last year when there was still a bit of a novelty factor. Basically, as my weird annual obsession with Bill Nye, Snoop Dogg and Randy Savage* mashed up via their respective theme songs that somehow fit together perfectly with What Is Love seems to show, I’m more or less perpetually stuck in the Internet of Yesteryear.
*Side note: I’ve recently learned that after Randy Savage’s death, Charles Barkley has risen up to take his place as the (literal) face of the Space Jam theme song, and all its respective mashups:
I’m pretty certain this association stems from the game Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, or at least its amazing trailer:
So is the fact that today’s post opens with a reference to a meme that apparently only just surfaced last year on here a sign of progress? Then again, the meme itself references a song from 13 years ago–perhaps if I keep moving backwards with my references the Internet will catch up with me? Or I’ll catch up with the Internet? Considering the nostalgic obsessions of youth were the 80s when I was in high school, the 90s when I was in college, and the early 2000s now, perhaps in just a couple more years the Internet will catch up to my beloved circa-2005-06 Snoop Nye the Slam Guy mashup and latch onto that, bringing everything full circle. On like the fourth or fifth hand, that mashup pretty much references All the 90s Ever.
Wow, I really wasn’t planning on making today’s post into such a long, confusing reflection on nostalgia, references, The Internet, and Charles Barkley. (Another side note: “The Internet and Charles Barkley” sounds like the title of an awesome short story, play, musical, and/or film, possibly as a sequel to ”The Devil and Daniel Webster,” which by extension I know about because of the Simpsons Halloween episode co-written by Conan O’Brien.)
The actual purpose of this post was again, for two reasons:
- To alert readers that no, I haven’t forgotten this blog and yes, I am planning on posting more regularly starting in May. There’s been quite a lot going on job-wise, apartment-wise and life-wise, and I’ve simply had to put this particular blog and its childish illustrations on the back-burner, sadly. When I have to focus on things like eating and paying the rent first, this is the most expendable thing I have going on. Not that I enjoy expending it. In the coming weeks I’ll share some more about some of the crazy things that have been going on, as well as some silly posts about GIFs or something.