I Am Gary Hampton.

Family Matters is weird.
December 29, 2009, 12:09 pm
Filed under: Blogs

I just watched the first and last 5 minutes of an episode of Family Matters, but missed the middle.

The Start: It’s Christmas. Carl and Steve are on the subway. Carl is very upset at Steve for ruining their shopping experience. Steve is very festive but nobody else on the train is, and everyone seems to hate Steve, or just hate life in general. An old lady yells at him and a man in a Santa suit reveals himself as a drunk. The train loses power and stops. Everyone is scared and/or upset.

The End: Everyone is huddled around a Christmas tree, still on the broken down subway train. I’m not sure where they found the tree. Everyone is happy now. The power comes back on and everyone starts shaking each other’s hands exchanging festive greetings. After shaking hands, Carl begins a spontaneous group choir rendition of ‘Hark, The Harold Angel Sing’. Everyone on the train sings along while exchanging pleasant glances. After the song is finished, Carl and Steve go home and the Winslow’s invite Steve into their yearly family group hug. Steve is honored.

How did that happen?


Christmas with the Audio Blood Family
December 7, 2009, 11:18 am
Filed under: Blogs, Video

Go to the show and celebrate with the Audio Blood family!


How I Will Explain Current Technology to my Future Children
December 2, 2009, 5:19 pm
Filed under: Blogs

How I Will Explain Current Technology to my Future Children.
(or: An Explanation of Current Technology for the Elderly in the Past Tense)

Blogging was for sending a long message to anybody.

E-mail was for sending a long message to certain people or a single person.

Twitter was for sending a short message to anybody, or to a single person publicly.

Texting was for sending a short message to a single person, privately.

Instant messaging was for sending a short message to a single person.

Facebook was for sending messages, photos and videos to people you know.

YouTube was for posting videos to anybody.

We used to do these things on computers, but then we started doing these things on our phones. This was around the same time phones stopped being used as phones.