To my english friends who somehow haven’t heard yet: I was banned from facebook. I dont have any idea why, one day i tried to log in and i was simply banned. I mailed facebook and they said ‘I violated the facebook rules’ and ‘they couldnt be specific about it’ and ‘it wasnt possible to appeal’. Oh really. Well, bye-the-bye then. I’m obviously not gonna waste my time with an institution that cares so less about my work they’d delete it without blinking their eyes. Moreover, I’d be very careful with organisations that think they can ban known writers ‘without giving reasons’ and ‘without chance of appeal’. It sounds like China or Iran, or even worse – I’m sre in those countries one still has some sort of possibility to appeal.
Anyway it was a good boost to get rid of that stupid addiction where you constantly wonder what others are doing and constantly have to spread information about yourself, thus weaving a network of consent that actually imprisons the soul. I have decided that I wont use social networks anymore unless I build one myself and control it – which is exactly what I am currently doing.
Today I wanted to watch the dutch soccer team play against denmark in the worldcup. I was zapping through turkish channels to see where it was on air, and to my surpise there was a game going on Holland-Danmark with already 3-0 for Holland on the scoreboard. I blinked my eyes and saw that it was actually some turkish channel letting a guy play his playstation game full screen and putting soccer commentators next to it, like it was the real thing. They probably couldnt get the broadcasting rights and thought this is a good way of getting some viewers anyway.
Elia was the star of the game, of course, and the wobbly ball some jerkoff thought would perform better. In Europa there’s 10 advisors and spindoctors for every journalist asking questions. There;s probably a whole crew of geniusses employed to design special balls for the world soccer championship. Knowing europe these will be people who know zilch about football but got that position because they have a wonderful resume filled with other wonderful positions they got in the same way: by having wonderful references. And in the end these are the guys that come with the wobbly ball, climate change, biodiesel and other unintelligable nonsense.