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February 25, 2011

Cirrus: Updating Facebook status to “evaporating”

Altostratus: Trying to find smoking baby footage on YouTube

Cumulonimbus: Searching Monster.com on keyword “precipitation” and frantically clicking on company home page link as boss walks by

Cirrocumulus: Still waiting in eBay Live Help queue

Stratus: Registering on Twitter as “therealstratus” since “stratus” is already taken

Cumulonimbogenitus: Googling itself

Funnel: Trolling the Storm Chasers message board

Cumulus: Creating fake postive reviews for its self-published book on Amazon.com

Nimbostratus: Looking for last Thursday’s cute warm front in Craigslist’s “Missed Connections”

Altocirrus: Planting acorn squash on Farmville and frantically clicking on company home page link as boss walks by

Mammatocumulus: Checking its latest score on Ratemyvapor.com

Cumulostratus: In the middle of an edit war on Wikipedia’s “List of Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes”

Stratocumulus: Wondering if the Web has lessened its ability to reflect; then live-blogging Jersey Shore on Gawker

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. infinite monkey theorem permalink
    June 15, 2011 3:21 pm

    OMG, Totally love Mammatocumulus! The puffy little underbelly of the supercell! Springtime in Texas baby, and the last thing you will ever see is horrible/beautiful!
    As for cloud computing…I think I like your version better than the real one. There’s a little Altocirrus in us all! Thanks for the laugh!

  2. June 15, 2011 3:40 pm

    the last thing you will ever see is horrible/beautiful!

    “The Last Thing You Will Ever See” would make a terrific title for something. (And, for that matter, so would “Horrible/Beautiful”–maybe your first solo exhibition!) And there’s something strangely moving in the idea that this last thing would be a huge, puffy pair of cloudy knockers. Mother Earth carries you back home.

    As for the “cloud” … I already think it’s insane when people basically expose their entire lives online, often in excruciating (to me) detail, and revel in the lifestyle of a goldfish. But the idea of storing your most important/valuable information “out there” in the ether … well, nothing can possibly can go wrong, can it?

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