Boohbah

Boohbah is (well was) a children’s Tv show. I didn’t see it until I was no longer a child. I (and people on Youtube) wonder how actual children in the age group it was meant for would view it. This is a Wikipedia page on the show. It tells you the basic facts about the program. It was intended for children ages 3-6, it started playing in the UK before it started playing in the US, Boobah is Hebrew for doll…

That’s not what’s interesting about it though. You’d have to see it to understand, so here’s the intro.

If you couldn’t be bother to click, you’re not going to get the same feeling from a description, but basically it starts out with a ball of light which the Wikipedia page calls the Boohball. That ball of light travels to bunch of different countries and plays with the children there. Then we are led inside the ball of light to see five pods in which the Boohbahs sleep. Their heads look (a little) like babies heads and their bodies appear round and sparkly. (like some sort of strange sweaters is what I always thought) Each is a different color. They only have three fingers and their mouths are not visible. They wake up one at a time as children call their names and then they look from side to side. Only their eyes move when they do this, and their eyebrows (which are a series of dots) light up. They then fly up and out of the ball, join hands in circle and float down to into a mostly blue, somewhat sparkly world. They then run about like mad people until children call their names.

That’s only the intro though. The dancing is next.

When I first saw the show I was curious because I’d never seen it before. I must have been about 14, I think. It seemed normal enough at the start. Only there were these strange colorful pod people, and then they started dancing. If I’d known about a particular meme at the time I would have said: “What is this I don’t even…”

I didn’t know though. I just watched in fascination. The dancing was vaguely mesmerizing. It would get slightly more normal, this show. There were real people in it too. However, they behave oddly. I could never really follow the storyline. In case you’re wondering why I was watching a show for 3-6 year olds when I was 14, it was because I was watching a small group of  toddlers at the time. Though they may have been napping…

Anyway, I found it to be addictive, sort of. I think it was the colors. Or maybe the idea that the whole show seemed to be on an acid trip. I don’t really know. What I do know is that I was quite pleased to see it, instead of the Teletubbies. I hated the Teletubbies. Except Po. I liked Po. According to Wikipedia, the same person who made the Teletubbies made Boohbah. I think they went a bit nuts the second time around.

And yet oddly enough Boohbah isn’t on this list, which features two shows that have always made perfect sense to me. Those two were Wishbone and Teletubbies. I said I hated Teletubbies, and I did. But I understood it just fine. It didn’t freak me out, I just disliked it greatly. Wishbone makes sense to this day. I will still totally buy the concept of a talking dog who goes on adventures through books, and I still like the idea. It just makes sense to me. Boohbah does not make that kind of sense. Maybe it’s because the Boohbahs don’t talk. They mainly dance, and the way they move their eyes is a little creepy. I swing between really liking it, and being completed freaked. It’s just really really trippy. You’d have to be on something (or a 3 yr old apparently) to get it. I keep wondering if it would have made sense if I’d seen it when I was five. However, it does console me to know that I’m not the only one who has had this reaction.

Also this:

And this:

Boobahs

See? Trippy as all get out.

Basically, the only equivalent I can  think of  for semi-grown people would be FLCL.

That’s all for right now though. I’m past 700 words, which makes this tl;dr prone. For those tl;dr people: Boohbah is a great show to watch when you’re high or hallucinating.

Next Time: Is Sagwa next? Will the blog be about something grown people care about instead?

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Profit!

Watchmen, amongst other things.

I read Watchmen recently. The whole thing. (insert annoying, but amusing internet meme reference here) I suppose I could say that I found it to be life-changing or that I think it’s the most awesome thing ever, and everybody should read it, but none of those things are true. I don’t think it’s the most awesome thing ever, and maybe I should, but I just don’t. (picture me shrugging here) I thought it was good, and thought provoking, despite the fact that I compared the villain/hero to Light Yagami after reading the ending.  That  little tidbit probably says more about me than it does about the graphic novel though.

I don’t think everybody should read it because it just doesn’t seem like it’s for everybody. It doesn’t really read like other comic or graphic novel I’ve ever gotten my hands on, and not everybody is likable, or even cool, even though most of the characters are supposed to be heroes. Take Rorschach’s character, for example. Hell, take any of the Watchmen characters. They’re all kinda messed up, and not in that cool, they’re so misunderstood with their dark and mysterious pasts kinda way. They’re just the regular kind of messed up. Like the kind of messed up people you meet in real life. Rorschach is the worst in this respect. Not that he’s a bad character (he’s my personal favorite) he’s just really really messed up. Also, I found the ending to be a bit horrifying. The very end soothed me a little, but I found the first part of the ending to be a bit horrifying. I think that was part of the point, though. If you’ve read Watchmen, you know. If you haven’t, maybe you should. The ending is important in more than few ways. It makes you think.

Facebook

Wasting time being random. EDIT: I last edited this draft in December 09 so all the stuff about Watchmen is hella old now. For me, any way. Facebook stuff is new.

Facebook is…the same. I’m not stuck on any games at the moment. Losing the internet or a hiccup in the schedule does that, I find, but I’m thinking about becoming re-stuck on some. Only a few though, and only a little bit. Don’t need a Facebook addiction at the moment. Not a serious one, anyway. I’m mostly focused on playing catch up with some games (friends scores have seriously spiked, to the point of concern) and…other wise I don’t know. I notice that I’m rarely on my Facebook if I’m not checking a game…I don’t use it for much. I’m considering actually using it to… (cue dramatic music)…connect with people. Yeah. That’s a novel thing to do for me. I never did get Facebook, and  I have said that before.

Twitter. Yes again.

Twitter is still odd. Following more people; trying to figure out what to do with it. That’s all it is, I guess. I’m tweeting, at least when I remember to tweet. Much like here, when I blog when remember that I have a blog and that I should blog in it. I’m behind on a ton of blog reading here now that I think about it….

Anyway, I don’t know what to use Twitter for anymore than I know what to use my little-read blog for. I’m considering linking my accounts up. I already linked on other account to this one. It’s on my about page. Maybe I’ll link twitter up to the account I’ve got linked here…or not. I may link my twitter to this, provided that I ever tweet anything of interest. For now though, I just have it. It’s just there. And I tweet on occasion.

The internet. All of it.

The internet is the biggest time suck I’ve ever come across. The whole thing. It’s just vast… and the links are so many…I never get bored with it. That’s my problem. I don’t ever get bored with it. I’ve got this blog…thing… accounts for other things all over the damn place, twitter included. I wandered around stumbleupon recently and found some interesting stuff. I couldn’t stop clicking that “stumble” button though. That messes me up for hours, I notice. Facebook does not help. Blogsites prompt archive binges, (search tvtropes for that one) all browsers support tabs now, which really does not help, Youtube is filled with interesting weird people, and Tv shows now, apparently…

Most times, I have two Firefox windows upon, with an untold number of tabs in each. I count thirteen in this window alone. If  I open another browser all bets are off. This might simply be a reflection on my lack of ability to close tabs, so really it’s not the internet’s fault. The internet can be useful and might be able to help me with some other things though. Some things that are productive, for a change. Like typing properly. I currently type….wrongly. I think the internet may help me fix this. I may also want to learn a language. I hear the internet can help with that too. It’s nice to know that it’s not just good for wasting of time. Nice to remember, more like it. I did know that before, but back then I used it to waste time too, which I suppose means that old habits die hard. I am tempted to use an emoticon here. Goodness knows I can. It is my blog. I won’t though. I mustn’t…

Next time: Will my struggle against my use of emoticons prevail? Will the next post have more structure? Stay tuned.

Or don’t.

I’m back, I guess…

I haven’t wanted to be here for a while.  Blogging ain’t really my deal. I blog about inane nonsense mostly, and the rest of the time I can’t think of inane nonsense to blog about. I guess I owe the internet an apology for having a blog and not blogging, but I don’t think anyone cares. Even if people read this, I don’t think my blog is particularly interesting. Oh well. Sorry, internet people.

Yesterday, (previously earlier tonight, now yesterday) I saw something on the youtube that made me happy. Happier than it should have made me, probably. “What did you see”, you ask. (You didn’t, but prepare to be told) I saw the pinball counting animation from sesame street. For the number twelve. Like I said, it made me happier than it should have. I was also reminded of my five year old life goals, one of which was to have a rubber ducky just like Ernie.

Moving on, life is the same, except I now have unfettered access to the internet. This is bad for me. Problem is, I get so distracted by it that I never get anything done. (like now) I’ve got some things I’m supposed to be doing right now, but because of the internet I’m now distracted. It’s not like I did any better when I had limited internet access though. My mind wanders, sometimes without my permission, sometimes by my orders. Life is annoying sometimes.

I’m thinking about reorganizing my playlist. It’s not out of order exactly, but the order it’s in annoys me. It used to be that I could listen to the whole thing from beginning to end without a problem. I just added new songs to it, though. So right now my problem is putting it in order so that that each song follows the one before it and doesn’t throw me off my groove. (Fallout Boy following Disturbed anyone?)

I have too much time on my hands, none of which I use constructively. Example: [Link]

Only click the link if you can afford to lose ten hours. It’s to a Tvtropes page I was reading. I don’t know how it does it, but that site is addictive. More addictive than pistachios. (The previous sentence is quote from something, so comment if you know what)  I have work to do, so I’m going to stop typing. Hopefully I won’t actually end up rearranging my playlist today. I’ll lose hours doing that mess.