a new law of nature should be:
The time it takes for a database to become larger than all human beings combined can read in their entire lifetimes, is equal to the time it starts filling up with pornography.
Anyway you can get to some fairly kinky videos a few clicks away from this one.
I used to collect a kind of audio recording called phonograph records. Invented by a madman named Edison in the 19th century, by the time I came along, the technology had evolved, to where it nearly surpassed the ability of humans to hear it. It had also provided the more sadistic of them, among younger humans, with the ability to annoy large numbers of people. It had not, however, yet reached the level of sophistication shown later, in the early digital age, when older humans could make some extremely annoying sounds, that only younger humans could hear.
But I digress. There was, in the latter part of the 20th century, a phenomenon called 'bootleg records'. These were audio recordings on discs, similar to the original phonograph records, but made and manufactured outside of copyright laws, which existed at the time. These laws were the antiquated rules used before the scientific discovery, that man will exchange anything in his power to control, for money, and that he is capable of either side of this type of transaction. This was followed, of course by the discovery by eBay scientists, that anything worth copying, has already made it's originators wish they had never had anything to do with it, by the time it is copied outside United States jurisdiction. And a lot of things that aren't. Like the hydrogen bomb.
Digressing, again. I used to own a bootleg (we called them that because of the boot shape of many of the legs of phonograph reproduction systems, which had wings and a long snout as well.
Even *that* is a freacking digression -- to go on, this bootleg, as well as having the recording (which was, I believe, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, live, an early hip-hop group), also contained parts of another recording, which I have never since heard anywhere else. The other recording I am referring to was of audio outtakes from the original Star Trek television show (seen now in every fourth-year kindergarten class).
I recall that they were profane, but funny. Captain Kirk said 'fuck' a lot, due to his frustration with the medium, and possibly his own failure to adapt to it. In that show, you will recall, they had teleporters already, but it was filmed (another digression I'm unwilling to make) in times before the widespread use of the teleprompter.
This show was also the original source of the phrase, now part of the language, used by commentators in every NHL hockey game: "He's dead, Jim."
Will someone please operate the boo/applause sign? I'm finished.
now this is a GREAT post!