I was just randomly looking around YouTube for some music to listen to and I stumbled upon “On The Rocks”, who according to their website are “the University of Oregon’s premiere all male a capella ensemble”. After watching quite a few of their videos I have to say, they are pretty good!

Looking into it a bit further, I discovered a whole a capella university thing with hundreds of these groups in universities all around America. America really does seem to know how to make university awesome fun…

My favourite so far of the “On The Rocks” performances is definitely this video in which they Rick Roll the NYC Subway:

The first video I saw of theirs which was also pretty good was their cover of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”:

Here’s another group called Discord from the University of Pennsylvania singing Everything by Michael BublΓ©:

Overall I’m pretty impressed. I love finding people making music through talent and great voices rather than auto tune and digital touch ups.

Reward for those making it to the end of the post – UC Santa Cruz sing “I’m on a Boat” (for those who’ve never seen the original clip – it is hilarious):

Noticed this on the TV Tonight article about the cancellation

Channel Ten have had way too many mentions on this blog already but they have really really frustrated me now.

Here are the stages leading up to my frustration (all dates approximate from post dates on TV Tonight):

  • Sept 11, 2009 – Channel Ten announced its return.
  • Sept 16, 2009 – Changed their mind.
  • Dec 16, 2009 – Return for season 5 on Ten announced.
  • Dec 21, 2009 – Returned on Channel 10 during the non-ratings Christmas period.
  • Dec 30, 2009 – Removed again after poor ratings in the non-ratings period.
  • Jan 8, 2010 – It is reported in new timeshifting figures that Supernatural is one of the top shows Australians are recording and watching later.
  • Feb 17, 2010 – Announced that Supernatural is renewed in America for a sixth season with the creator stating fans are β€œone of the most loyal audiences of any show on television and does heroic work in a perennially tough time period.”
  • March 29th, 2010 – Supernatural returns on Ten.
  • April 12th, 2010 – Supernatural’s removal is announced again due to poor ratings after episode 9 aired. Channel Ten say only that it will return “later in the year”.

After finally putting Supernatural back on, Channel Ten have taken it off once again after only 3 episodes. Meanwhile the show continues without any issues in America and for all of those downloading it off the net. Channel Ten are up to episode 9 while America are up to episode 17 (18 this week).

People watch Supernatural. I don’t care what the ratings say, if a channel truly cares about its audience it would leave shows on for the whole season and not keep taking them on and off. Sure, other shows get huge ratings which surpass Supernatural’s quite easily but who is to say the measurement of the ratings is truly accurate? Every time I mention Supernatural I find people saying they are fans of the show.

There is talk of Supernatural appearing on Channel Ten’s new channel later in the year. Honestly, I think that isn’t the way to treat viewers. Put it on for fans to watch now before the season finishes in America. If the proper method of getting the series is also the most unpleasant and difficult way to watch it, why wouldn’t people just watch it on the internet?

Stranger: WHY DID U CHEAT ON ME U DIRTBAG? SHE’S MY SISTER! THATS IT I WANT A DIVORCE
Me: because your hunger for human flesh just doesn’t do it for me anymore
Stranger: but im a vampire. what do u expecT?
Me: you aren’t a vampire, you’re a zombie.
Me: vampires don’t eat human flesh you tool.
Me: what are you a twilight fan?
Stranger: sorry kinda tired
Me: maybe that’s why i left you.
Stranger: HELL NO
Stranger: i hate taht crap
Me: good
Me: now get out of my omegle.
Your conversational partner has disconnected.

New person, didn’t get to the end but was pretty entertaining for us both it seems.

Stranger: heya πŸ˜€
Me: hi
Me: do you have brown hair?
Stranger: yeah πŸ˜›
Stranger: why??
Me: yes or no only πŸ˜›
Me: do you have brown eyes?
Stranger: haha. yeah πŸ˜›
Me: are you wearing a hat?
Stranger: nup
Stranger: who wears hats anymore? πŸ˜›
Me: your turn
Stranger: hehee
Stranger: are you a guy?
Me: yes
Stranger: cool πŸ™‚
Stranger: how old are you?
Me: only yes or no questions!
Stranger: haha..
Stranger: are you a teenager?
Me: no
Me: my turn
Me: are you a girl?
Stranger: ok?
Stranger: nah. i’m a guy
Me: ok ur turn
Stranger: hehe
Stranger: umm.
Stranger: are you over 20?
Me: no
Me: my turn
Me: do you have a beard?
Stranger: haha. no ::P
Stranger: i like this game πŸ˜€
Stranger: this is sooo fun!!
Me: ur turn
Stranger: are you under 13?
Me: no
Me: do you have a moustache?
Stranger: no πŸ˜›
Stranger: i wish..
Stranger: ook.. how do you work??
Stranger: you’re not under 13.. you’re not a teenager. and you’re not over 20??
Stranger: you have to fit into one of those!!
Me: lol i don’t
Stranger: O.o !
Me: think my friend.
Stranger: i don’t understand!!!
Stranger: are you serious??
Stranger: hmm…
Stranger: nooo.. how does that work?
Stranger: hmm…
Stranger: O.o
Stranger: o.O
Me: think.
Stranger: so you’re not under 13… therefore you’re over 13
Stranger: am i right so far?
Me: yes
Stranger: ook.. you’re not a teenager. so you’re over 19?
Stranger: that’s right?
Me: yes
Stranger: but you’re not over 20??
Me: no
Stranger: you’re 20?
Stranger: exactly?
Me: yes
Stranger: >.< Me: my turn
Stranger: stupid logic
Stranger: haha.. i love you πŸ˜›
Me: does your name start with a P?
Stranger: hehe no πŸ˜›
Stranger: you’re by far the most interesting guy i’ve spoken to on here πŸ™‚
Me: y thankyou
Stranger: so my turn?
Me: yes, i got it wrong so its ur turn
Stranger: oooh…
Stranger: ok πŸ™‚
Stranger: do you have a girlfriend?
Me: no
Stranger: ok
Me: i don’t see how that will help you but no
Me: does your name start with an S?
Stranger: no πŸ˜›
Stranger: do you have a boyfriend? πŸ˜›
Me: no
Me: do you have a horse named greg?
Stranger: hahaha!
Stranger: no πŸ˜›
Stranger: unfortunately
Stranger: would you like to keep talking after this convo? πŸ™‚
Me: yes
Stranger: AWESOME!!!
Stranger: on msn? πŸ˜›
Me: no
Stranger: awww πŸ™
Stranger: ok
Stranger: your turn πŸ™‚
Me: do you have a monocle?
Stranger: lol.. no πŸ˜›
Stranger: do you want to talk through email?
Me: no
Me: does your name start with a C?
Stranger: ok
Stranger: no πŸ˜›
Stranger: do you want to talk through some internet medium?
Me: yes
Stranger: πŸ™‚
Stranger: umm.. you don’t mean omegle do you?
Me: yes

The game didn’t get further than that because I had to go eat dinner. Maybe we’ll continue the game some day if (and only if) he finds this blog post.

So… out of nowhere I decided to start playing Guess Who with people on Omegle. Here’s the first game that actually got to the end.

Me: do you have brown hair?
Stranger: Yes
Me: do you have brown eyes?
Stranger: Yes
Me: do you have glasses?
Stranger: No
Me: ok your turn
Stranger: Are you a guy?
Me: yes
Stranger: are you tall?
Me: yes
Stranger: Do you have colored eyes?
Me: gotta be specific.
Me: that’s cheating
Stranger: How?
Stranger: Just yes or no?
Me: gotta say a colour
Me: yes
Stranger: Ooh ok
Stranger: Do you have brown eyes?
Me: yes
Stranger: Ok your turn
Me: its your turn until you get one wrong
Stranger: And I asked you three just like you did
Stranger: Ooooh I see
Stranger: Um, do u play sports?
Me: yes
Me: i don’t see how that will help you but yes.
Stranger: Hahah just curious
Stranger: Are you tan?
Me: yes
Stranger: are you from the u.s?
Me: no
Me: my turn
Stranger: Ok
Me: are you wearing a hat?
Stranger: Does a beanie count?
Me: yes
Stranger: Then yes
Me: don’t give too much away!
Stranger: Sorry!
Me: do you have a moustache?
Stranger: No
Stranger: My turn again
Stranger: Do u have a mustache?
Me: no
Me: my turn
Me: are you a girl?
Stranger: Yes
Me: do you have earrings?
Stranger: yes
Me: ooo
Me: hmmm
Me: are you rachel?
Stranger: No
Stranger: My turn
Stranger: Do u have piercings?
Me: no
Me: my turn
Me: are you megan?
Stranger: No
Stranger: My turn
Stranger: Are you dave?
Me: no
Me: my turn
Me: are you rebecca?
Stranger: Nope
Stranger: Are you conner?
Me: no
Me: are you kayla?
Stranger: No
Stranger: Do you have dimples?
Me: no
Me: my turn
Me: hmmm
Me: are you penny?
Stranger: Eww no
Stranger: Are you gabe?
Me: no
Me: are you jill?
Stranger: No
Stranger: Does your name start with an A?
Me: no
Me: does your name start with an A?
Stranger: No
Stranger: Does your name start with a B?
Me: no, does your name start with a B?
Stranger: No
Stranger: How about a C?
Me: no
Me: C?
Stranger: Yes
Me: is your name Carla?
Stranger: No
Stranger: How about a D?
Me: no
Me: Connie?
Stranger: No
Stranger: a E?
Me: no
Me: caitlin?
Stranger: No, an F?
Me: no
Me: camilla?
Stranger: nope
Stranger: G?
Me: nope
Me: candice?
Stranger: No, H?
Me: no
Me: candy?
Stranger: no, I?
Me: no
Me: cara?
Stranger: No, J?
Me: no
Me: carly?
Stranger: no, K?
Me: no
Me: carmen?
Stranger: No, L?
Me: no
Me: carol?
Stranger: no, M?
Me: no
Me: carrie?
Stranger: No, N?
Me: no
Me: casey?
Stranger: no, O?
Me: no
Me: cassie?
Stranger: No, P?
Me: yes
Stranger: Phil?
Me: no
Me: catherine?
Stranger: No, paul?
Me: no
Me: cathy?
Stranger: no
Stranger: Hmmm
Stranger: Pablo?
Me: no
Me: christina?
Stranger: No
Stranger: Paden?
Me: no
Me: cecilia?
Stranger: No
Stranger: Patrick?
Me: dammit!
Me: you win.
Stranger: Yay!!!!
Me: who were you?
Stranger: I’m cynthia
Me: dammit, i would never have gotten down to cynthia in time.
Me: nothing against your name though, it’s a lovely name

And so ends the first Omegle Guess Who game which got all the way to the end. Also happened to be my first loss. Dam.

Stranger: hi
Me: hey
Me: sorry
Me: don’t mean to bother you
Stranger: …?
Me: but did you see a guy about this high run past?
Stranger: wth?
Me: guess not
Me: sorry
Me: he just took my valuable russian dancing hat
Me: if you see him, could you let me know?
Stranger: how would i see him?
Me: oh sorry
Me: i didn’t know
Me: well, if you hear him maybe?
Stranger: russian dancing hat?
Stranger: sure
Me: ok thanks
Your conversational partner has disconnected.

Me: stop
Stranger: hammer time
Me: yes!
Me: *high five*
Stranger: whoop
You have disconnected.

Stranger: hello
Me: hi, i can show you the world
Stranger: Shining shimmering splended
Me: tell me princess, now when did you last let your heart decide?
Stranger: I can open you eyes
Me: take you wonder by wonder
Stranger: over side ways and under on a magic carpet ride
Me: A whole new world!
Stranger: A new fantastic point of view
Me: No one to tell us no
Stranger: or say we’re only dreaming
Me: *cough* or where to go
Me: or say we’re only dreaming
Me: a whole new wooooorrrlllllldd
Stranger: A dazzling place I never knew
Me: but when i’m way up here
Stranger: It’s crystal clear
Me: that now i’m in a whole new world with you
Stranger: Now i’m in a whole new world with you
Me: Unbelievable sights
Stranger: indescirbalble feelings
Me: soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Me: through an endless diamond sky
Stranger: A whole new world
Me: Don’t you dare close your eyes…
Stranger: A hundred thousand things to see
Me: hold your breath it gets better…
Stranger: I’m like a shooting star
Me: i’ve come so far
Stranger: I can’t go back to where I used to be
Me: A whole new woooorrrllllldd
Stranger: Every turn a surprise
Me: with new horizons to pursue
Stranger: Every moment red-letter
Me: i’ll chase them anywhere
Stranger: There’s time to spare
Me: let me share this whole new world with you
Stranger: A whole new world
Me: that’s where we’ll be πŸ™‚
Stranger: A thrilling chase
Me: A wondrous place
Stranger: For you and me
Me: πŸ™‚
Stranger: epic
Me: i love you jasmine.
Your conversational partner has disconnected.

I’ve started to get in the habit of going onto Omegle, it’s a text-based chat roulette. It connects you randomly to someone else and you start chatting with them. I’ve pretty much gotten into the habit of going on there and messing with people. Having a bit of fun really. I have had some really good normal conversations too but sometimes it’s fun to just be as random as possible.

It can get quite entertaining, so I thought I’d start posting the best bits on my blog. Then I thought I’d put it in a separate section, just so it doesn’t crowd this main blog. I’d also like to avoid looking totally insane so I prefer to hide it within a link.

Enjoy – The Insanity and Randomness section (it’s also a category on the right).

Stranger: hello. 19 m us. looking to chat with a girl. up for anything.
Me: anything?
Stranger: sure
Stranger: what do you have in mind
Me: well, what wont u do?
Stranger: haha. why dont u run an idea by me?
Stranger: im pretty open
Me: ok πŸ™‚
Me: are you hot?
Me: do u have abs?
Stranger: i like to think so.
Stranger: umm no six pack, but toned
Me: good! This is perfect
Me: how would u like to hear a little offer? πŸ™‚
Stranger: go for it
Me: for only $199 plus postage and handling you could get the ab king pro, it works both ur upper and lower abs and obliques and takes only minutes a day πŸ™‚
Your conversational partner has disconnected.