Monday, May 7, 2012

Never quarrel with a man who buys ink by the barrel bandwidth by the gigabaud and memory by the petabyte*

In this case, Kim Dotcom, who has turned his bad experiences with John Banks into a satirical rap song "Amnesia". It has "gone mamaviral" as the kids say... picked up in the UK by the Guardian, and Oh look, now it's in the States. The ignorance about New Zealand across much of the world is increasingly leavened by the knowledge that we have a Minister of the Crown who's an inarticulate buffoon with a memory problem about the bribes he solicited, and a Pry Minnyster who's too beholden to the guy to do anything (except make vague threats about demoting him if he ends up in prison).

Evidently the unacknowledged legislators of the world are no longer the poets, but the rap producers and internet tycoons. I have a sad.

Alternative title: An honest politician is one who stays baud.

* Here the original line is traced to an Indianapolis Congressman, c. 1964. Five Lazy Wingnut Mis-attribution points to anyone ascribing it to Mark Twain, H. L. Mencken or Benjamin Franklin. Ten points for Santayana or de Tocqueville

Also, have just corrected 'terabyte' to 'petabyte'. What are 3 orders of magnitude between friends?

7 comments:

Substance McGravitas said...

Gee, it's been a long time since I heard IMPORTANT rapping.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

♫ Nothing to fear
Nothing to hide ♫
~

vacuumslayer said...

This entry is a lie. I heard no "rap," nor did I hear a "song."

Shame on you, Riddled staff. Shame on you.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Evidently the unacknowledged legislators of the world are no longer the poets, but the rap producers and internet tycoons. I have a sad

Sounds like somebody needs a cookie... and a beatbox.

mikey said...

A friend of mine came to me for help. He wanted to start an online cloud-storage company but he needed to come up with a name for it.

Well, I gave it some thought and I figured that we needed to make it sound like there was a LOT of storage, so I was thinking of "Petabytes". And then I figured, what do people want to use it to store? The answer was obvious - their FILES. So I HAD it!

He could call the company PetaFile!

For some reason he won't return my calls...

fish said...

28 petabytes of data. Just wow.

vacuumslayer said...

He could call the company PetaFile!

And your mascot Could be a bear!