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BillyBonebrake
04-19-2009, 12:50 AM
Every time I have a problem, I turn to the internet and usually get my answer. When I am bored, I go on the internet. I get music from the internet, I look at animal photographs on the internet. I shop on the internet. I pay bills and communicate with people. I get information about anything off of the internet. It's so fast and easy. The world is at your fingertips. And yet, it feels like I get nothing done and that I have wasted many years on the internet.

I wonder who I would be if there was no internet?

Who would you be without the internet?

How the hell did people get things done before the internet?

enemytopublic2
04-19-2009, 10:36 AM
http://www.ratemyscreensaver.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/fullres2.jpg

sweboy
04-19-2009, 10:47 AM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_X2sjPjJJdH8/R40FCXwMBKI/AAAAAAAADKQ/ckYS2Inh3fM/s400/Animals%2BHugging%2BPictures7.jpg

bradc1988
04-19-2009, 10:59 AM
http://www.mycuteanimals.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/ap_fawns_080606_ssh.jpg

comm
04-19-2009, 11:01 AM
http://www.itsnature.org/wp-content/gallery/platypus-and-echidna/platypus.jpeg

Baked
04-19-2009, 11:50 AM
Seriously though, I think the internet really shaped a lot of the aspects of who I am now. When I was a young adolescent, a time when psychologically kids' identities are being molded by their environments the most, I was present in a lot of internet communities and chatrooms. I think it had a big influence on the personality and attitude I have now, as well as humor and things like that.

I think I'd be a totally different person if not for teh internetz.

Pictures are worth a thousand words, though.

joshmay
04-19-2009, 12:05 PM
yeah we have lived our entire adult lives in a world where the exchange of information has very marginal limits regarding both time and place ... the youth of this generation have more of a worldview as opposed to the geographically bound conciousness of our parent's generation. and within the last decade we have been allowed for the first time to have nearly unlimited access to knowledge beyond what the mass media outlets have granted us. it will be interesting to see how we harness or embrace these powers in coming years ...

Dimmu Burger
04-19-2009, 12:05 PM
I would be very bored and wouldn't have much music to listen to anymore. I used to buy huge quantities of cds cause I had disposable income, but now I don't have any really, so I have to use the interwebz.

joshmay
04-19-2009, 12:07 PM
thats why im trying to download as much music as i can, in case the internet is abolished.

sweboy
04-19-2009, 12:09 PM
The Internet changed my life.

misterfitch
04-19-2009, 12:10 PM
i'd be outside.

thunderzstruck
04-19-2009, 12:26 PM
meh i think my life would be better to be honest

808
04-19-2009, 12:27 PM
I would probably be in prison, for truth. All my childhood friends went on to start a gang, and then their gang merged with a bigger gang. A few of them are in prison now. But I had the internets and I got to chatting with emos and nerds, and now I am here.

808
04-19-2009, 12:31 PM
But then I also had my school friends who were the opposite of the kids in my neighbourhood so probably not. It's hard to say where I would be without the internet.

Dimmu Burger
04-19-2009, 01:44 PM
Not here.

die of starvation
04-19-2009, 01:48 PM
id be a famous rapper

OzzyTornado
04-19-2009, 02:40 PM
id be watching tv

OzzyTornado
04-19-2009, 02:49 PM
what do u mean nads

FattyKnee
04-19-2009, 02:53 PM
i'd be sleeping moar often

FVG27
04-19-2009, 03:00 PM
I've met a handful of really good friends on the internet who I'd have missed out on.

FattyKnee
04-19-2009, 03:06 PM
internet friends are overrated

FVG27
04-19-2009, 04:19 PM
That I've met IRL.

sweboy
04-19-2009, 04:22 PM
IRL friends are overrated.

FVG27
04-19-2009, 04:26 PM
That I've met in my dreams.

Zakath
04-19-2009, 04:28 PM
dreams are overrated

FVG27
04-19-2009, 04:28 PM
oshi i have no friends

:(

hismajestythepope
04-19-2009, 04:36 PM
I'd probably play a lot of basketball and listen to a lot of local hardcore I guess.

Fuqueue
04-19-2009, 05:38 PM
I would be Tex Ranchero, P.I. and I would ride a bad *** motorbycle with flames on the side and I'd get things the fuck done.

Alf™
04-19-2009, 05:51 PM
the internet made me lose 10 pounds!

funluvinhobo
04-19-2009, 06:27 PM
Iduno I guess I wouldnt have listened to alot of the music I listen to now, same goes for tv shows and films.

(*The Noonward Race*)
04-19-2009, 07:45 PM
yeah we have lived our entire adult lives in a world where the exchange of information has very marginal limits regarding both time and place ... the youth of this generation have more of a worldview as opposed to the geographically bound conciousness of our parent's generation. and within the last decade we have been allowed for the first time to have nearly unlimited access to knowledge beyond what the mass media outlets have granted us. it will be interesting to see how we harness or embrace these powers in coming years ...
pretty much.

and its not just data information it's true human emoting, like music, i think is interesting because unlike face to face communication it perfectly translates across distance, time/geography of the networks

notedly, compare the sheer amount of musical styles we can't help but be exposed to in every aspect of techno-cultural convergence not just, but especially the internet, compared to any fraction of the relative time communication has been around.

it's pretty mindblowing to imagine the unimaginable unpredictable precedents being set in so many areas of life these days

Pwntendo
04-19-2009, 07:46 PM
i would probably have a life

horseypie
04-19-2009, 07:48 PM
maybe a steve or a john

(*The Noonward Race*)
04-19-2009, 07:49 PM
also personally, it has been a place where i could get creative and social urges out that i wouldn't have been able to get out of the way as quickly and be able to focus on other things like i have

die of starvation
04-19-2009, 07:51 PM
i would own more dresses

horseypie
04-19-2009, 07:52 PM
without the internet we wouldnt have people constantly saying 'fail' in real life

die of starvation
04-19-2009, 07:54 PM
more or less mall goths

handoman
04-19-2009, 07:54 PM
i wouldnt know what a pussy looks like

die of starvation
04-19-2009, 08:08 PM
hard hittin honesty rite thur

Baked
04-19-2009, 09:35 PM
I'd also probably be less of an a--hole.

Majesty
04-19-2009, 10:51 PM
I would weigh 20 pounds less.

DonMancini
04-19-2009, 10:52 PM
So wait, mods need to approve threads now? the fawk.

Why isn't this place called the pit anymore? geez.

(without the internet, I'd be playing video games)

Led_Zep_Bonham
04-19-2009, 10:53 PM
I'd probably have given up on my dreams and stayed in the coffee shop.

comm
04-19-2009, 11:07 PM
Actually since Sputnik officially turned queer I've been quite fine without the internet

RouteOne
04-19-2009, 11:08 PM
probably doing work idk

Titan50
04-20-2009, 01:56 AM
A successful businessman

die of starvation
04-20-2009, 02:06 AM
i would be starting center for the 76ers

MattSharpIsCool
04-20-2009, 02:13 AM
It's crazy to think when I was a little kid the internet didn't really exist. That makes me feel old.

I used to go outside and play and stuff but now I don't.

Without the internet I would probably have been somewhat successful in life. But I would have to beat off to old national geographic magazines so I like that trade-off.

Puma
04-20-2009, 02:18 AM
Since I moved, I haven't really had access to Cable TV or the internet. You'd think I'd be doing something more productive with my time... but I'm just not.

Unless you count going to college. Which I don't.

die of starvation
04-20-2009, 02:21 AM
i would be in the beach boys

Alf™
04-20-2009, 02:23 AM
I would weigh 20 pounds less.

well you surely need to get off the internet lol

die of starvation
04-20-2009, 02:24 AM
i would go to australia and live in the outback and kill and eat random ppl

MattSharpIsCool
04-20-2009, 02:24 AM
well you surely need to get off the internet lol

brutal

horseypie
04-20-2009, 03:46 AM
i would go to australia and live in the outback and kill and eat random ppl

they call people like you aboriginal

die of starvation
04-20-2009, 03:47 AM
i would be ****ing horseman right now

(*The Noonward Race*)
04-20-2009, 03:47 AM
i would rip through my exterior grow my hair long and wear loin clothes every day and never wash like forever and then my mom comes in say like woah dude

horseypie
04-20-2009, 03:58 AM
no way tway

(*The Noonward Race*)
04-20-2009, 04:13 AM
i would be in a ditch burning up
desperately trying to boot my auxiliary systems
fire would sweep the deserted highway of all the tumbleweeds
today would be a new beginning
a new life
i would apply the nanobots to my circuits and
replace my main mecha exoskeleton and
id be a robot

if i didnt have internet

kitsch
04-21-2009, 08:16 AM
I would be very bored and wouldn't have much music to listen to anymore. I used to buy huge quantities of cds cause I had disposable income, but now I don't have any really, so I have to use the interwebz.

pretty much.


it would be like we grew up in the 80s

sweboy
04-21-2009, 10:59 AM
god, the 80s, that would have been horrible

DBoons Ghost
04-21-2009, 11:18 AM
god, the 80s, that would have been horrible

I disagree more than you can imagine. It was the greatest of times.

The internet has made me lazy, and it's made America even fatter.

The internet is merely a time killer for me. If it was gone tommorrow I wouldn't miss it at all.

You guys who were raised in cyberspace would do well to take long long breaks every now and again.

sweboy
04-21-2009, 11:20 AM
but my inbox would get flooded by penis extension offers!

die of starvation
04-21-2009, 11:21 AM
i would be hunting sweboy to death righ now

sweboy
04-21-2009, 11:29 AM
okay that's not unusual or anything

die of starvation
04-21-2009, 11:31 AM
i will find u

DBoons Ghost
04-21-2009, 12:04 PM
but my inbox would get flooded by penis extension offers!

Maybe they are trying to tell you something?

(*The Noonward Race*)
04-21-2009, 12:11 PM
im from the future and im a email

guitarded_chuck
04-21-2009, 12:57 PM
I'd probably be a huge scenester and go to shows in town all the time due to boredom and lack of access to better music.

0zzyTornado
04-21-2009, 01:02 PM
id b yurkin my gurkin

guitarded_chuck
04-21-2009, 01:05 PM
prolly spend a solid 55% of my budget on magazines of different subjects

hismajestythepope
04-21-2009, 01:07 PM
Iduno I guess I wouldnt have listened to alot of the music I listen to now, same goes for tv shows and films.

Yeah, I'd probably hate half the music I listen to were it not for the internet.

IE: anything with breakdowns.

horseypie
04-21-2009, 04:44 PM
god thats a good reason to not have the internet

Klekticist
04-22-2009, 01:39 PM
i would most likely become a mall goth... i'd spend all my time away from the house, maybe stealing.

listening to terrible music. my life would suck without the internet. :D

Glitterati
04-23-2009, 12:14 PM
I would be a successful, happy, wealthy person.

uncus_my_son
04-23-2009, 12:16 PM
nothing would change except id have to buy music instead of get it free and i wouldnt have the pleasure of knowing you fine folks

EaterOfUterus
04-25-2009, 10:18 PM
http://www.mycuteanimals.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/ap_fawns_080606_ssh.jpg

baby deer
never fear
open up
for your pap smear

here comes the bird flu
04-25-2009, 11:00 PM
i would be the same person that i am right now

EaterOfUterus
04-25-2009, 11:06 PM
i would be the same person that i am right now

you'd be a joke? you'd still be a joke?

bird flu is a joke... swine flu is teh shizznits

0zzyTornado
04-26-2009, 12:08 AM
id be a guitar god

Mikedrummer
04-26-2009, 12:13 PM
it's like theres two worlds, the internet world and the real physical world

MusicMaker00
04-26-2009, 02:32 PM
Hey I just came across this site that just launched called musiklot and its pretty cool... I love the internet

sweboy
04-26-2009, 05:31 PM
it's like theres two worlds, the internet world and the real physical world

i call bs on the second world - do you have a source?

RouteOne
04-26-2009, 05:37 PM
articles, only

sweboy
04-26-2009, 05:40 PM
not fukn wikipedia because anyone can write there

RouteOne
04-26-2009, 05:43 PM
footnotes, only

oathfbass
04-26-2009, 10:31 PM
I'd be sitting around waiting for the internet to get invented so I can get on it.

Sideshown Boob
04-26-2009, 10:58 PM
I would most likely be someone slightly more behind on baseball statistics without the internet.

Jaundice
04-26-2009, 11:14 PM
I'd only listen to like six bands because I'd have to actually buy CD's.

die of starvation
04-26-2009, 11:52 PM
not fukn wikipedia because anyone can write there

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantida_(ancient_city)

Xplisit
04-27-2009, 06:29 PM
bottom of the ocean

swhere i'd be

(*The Noonward Race*)
04-27-2009, 06:35 PM
lol water good one

FattyKnee
04-27-2009, 06:36 PM
i'd be world champion