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Bieber Fever

I can’t believe I am going to write this piece and give even more airtime to that chick, Justine Bieber.

You know who she is. Of course you do. She has dominated your online world for the best part of two years now. She has polluted your twitter timeline. Well not her, but all of her fans….

Hang on, hang on, I am being disrespectful to the teen sensation. Of course Justin Bieber is a 17 year old boy and I gotta tell you, after watching the interview from Michael Usher on Australian 60 Minutes this week, I gotta say my opinion of the Biebs has somewhat changed.

I did joke about him being a ‘her’ and not calling him Justin but Justine.  I did this based on nothing at all except knowing that he was occupying vital cyberspace which I would have much preferred be given to – well anyone!

I didn’t really know any of his songs but I knew his story. Well I thought I knew his story. I thought he was some kid who knew he could sing, and had an ok boyish look and charm about him and went online to sell himself as the next big thing.

I thought you pretentious little shit.  Most stars wait to be discovered. You went online to be found.

Then I watched the interview.  As it turns out, Justin had loaded the video onto YouTube so that his family could see him sing and dance.  That’s ok I thought. I’ve done the same with my kids so far away friends and relatives can see what they’re up to.

He doesn’t quite know how they became viral and in turn created an internet sensation.  Long story short, he was discovered by a producer, signed and his star rose rapidly.

He also came from a broken home and certainly didn’t have the advantages that a lot of kids have today.  It appears as though his life wasn’t cookies and cream but he loved to sing and play the drums (which he was shown doing at a very young age rapping out a beat on some chairs).

He seems very down to earth and I gotta say, he’s pretty likeable.

When I heard about his hair being auctioned off a couple of weeks ago I thought this kid is so up himself that he thinks people want his hair but he explained that he thought he could sell it off for charity. Better off doing that than throwing it in the bin!  He’s right. If he can auction off his do and raise money for a worthwhile charity, well why the hell not? Who am I to judge?  Maybe I was jealous that he had hair to auction off and I don’t!

I guess I can learn to appreciate the Biebs a little more now.  After all, his new documentary style movie is called Never Say Never and he ended his interview with Michael Usher with this:

“It gives people hope and at the end of the day….if you focus and keep your dreams in front of you….never give up. Never say never. Anything is possible”

It’s a great attitude.  Anything is possible with the right attitude. That’s how I try and live my life.

Justin Bieber, you’re alright kid and I’m going to give you a break from my cruel taunts and jokes.

That doesn’t mean I’ll be buying your songs though! But it also means I won’t be stopping my teenage daughter from buying them either.

Good luck mate. I hope it doesn’t go to your head and that in 20 years time, you’re not the current day Charlie Sheen.

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,900 times in 2010. That’s about 19 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 83 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 95 posts. There were 116 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 93mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was April 11th with 302 views. The most popular post that day was Tiger Woods New Nike TV Commercial.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, golf.fanhouse.com, alphainventions.com, and refzip.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for jack mcclane, great movie speeches, 9 11 people jumping, step brothers sweet child of mine, and amazing race australia.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Tiger Woods New Nike TV Commercial April 2010
8 comments

2

FB T.rolls July 2010
15 comments

3

I Remember – 9/11 September 2010
11 comments

4

Weight Loss Journey February 2010
22 comments

5

I was only 17: Part 1 – Basic Training May 2010
9 comments