Whereas if you use Google you get ads; if you use Wikipedia to research you get whatever fabrication it amused the last contributer to append.
Worth repeating are Bill & Sam’s “Kwanzaa Song” just to teach you the evils of the computers and leisure time.
“Wikipedia Chanukah” samples Leonard Nimoy for Jonathan Coulton’s own comedic means to explain the history of this Jewish holiday. It adds his usual puckish electronica for full play. Not a song. But hella fun.
The World Wide Web is basically the world today. Can’t live without out it. It’s the door opening to the singularity. Let’s go in!
“Dot Com All Ye Faithful” is that old fashioned parody that still thinks online services are just for shopping. The Christmas Pranksters aren’t nearly as menacing with their prophecy as they think from 2009.
If it’s on the internet is it real? Time to rewrite that letter, Virginia, ‘cuz “(I’m Only an) Internet Santa” is the jazzy easy listening supposition from Cybercats. 30 year old glee club sound, so pretty chill.
Skooma Cat reveals the gloom and doom of those who celebrate “Christmas on the Internet.” Hard driving lonely guy pop. Plug in, turn on, unfocus.
Domain 7 parties out electronica-ly with “Merry Christmas, Internet.” Most all the latest fads are noted here for you to dance to: ‘they put that Rudolph on the Doodle.’ Get download, get fun-keyboard.
A handy dandy means of communique since the 1970s (for some), the elctronic-mail didn’t quite bury the USPS but it has become the default unfiltered word vomit for our age. Whatever you think–there it is! (It’s replacement is in the works.)
The future was ours in the ’80s with pagers and home videogames and… the telefacsimile. Now, like in Star Trek, messages could be beamed through wires to be recreated onto what seemed like paper for a lucky recipient miles away. Only a dollar five per page at the Kinkos to get that info to your landlord–don’t forget the cover sheet.
Some 1990s school assembly song touted this wild technology with pop dance party disco in “Fax the Facts.” It’s not your father’s letter to Santa!
The Global Positional Satellite system is more military development we have co-opted for our own miserable little lives. Sorry, but the masses are so greedy and will twist all the killing tech for mod cons. You know how you are.
“Santa’s Solar Sleigh” is Bryant Oden’s Songdrop’s kidsong to caution us about abandoning traditions (Rudolph) for the convenience of new stuff–like laser lights and GPS. Blame it on Santa’s brother, Bob.
Amateur front room murmuring from Suzanne Bautista also bewarns that when “Santa’s Got a GPS” then something something something.
The Krimas Kookies get barbershop quintet country for their “Santa’s Got a Garmin.” (If you’re not sure what that brand is for, perhaps a scary commercial will help you out.) Turns out the doddering oldster needs help finding your insignificant person for gifts. Hokums up with this stuff?