You Say You Want a Revolution?

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  • Bastille Day
  • Ron Paul’s first 24 hours live on JTV
  • The JTV Launch/Justin Kan Birthday Bash

Which one of these is more revolutionary? Let’s see:


  • Bastille dayIt commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; the storming of the Bastille was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern French “nation”, and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution. (Courtesy of Wiki)


  • Ron Paul’s First 24 Hours Lifecasting Texas Congressman (R), Presidential Hopeful, nickname — “Dr. No.” Born and Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania begins lifecasting his campaign — Oh gosh! Did he know iJustine? She IS the internet, you know. Oh nevermind, he moved to texas well before iJustine was even a thought — 1968.


  • The JTV Launch/Justin Kan’s Birthday Bash at Mission Rock Could be seen to some to be revolutionary. There are other companies out there providing people the ability to stream their lives 24/7 to the internet,” butdo they give you the flexibility to do so while being away from home? I haven’t found one yet.

It seems to me as though the word Revolution is applicable in all 3 of these choices. The creation of a new nation certainly ranks up there in the #1 spot. A relatively little known presidential candidate garnering more viewers than iJustine or Justin, or all other channels combined, especially on a Saturday afternoon in summer appears to be revolutionary. Even if Paul supporters spent the entire night manning the phones asking for supporters to show up at today’s events. And of course, we can not leave the Big Bash at Mission Rock for the JTV Launch and Justin Kan’s birthday off the list.

It will be interesting to see how this party shapes up. The boys are busy ordering pizza for dinner. What a surprise, it turns out they could not get a reservation for dinner anywhere because as Justin said, “We waited until the last minute.” Wow, he’s known his birthday was coming up for 365 days and yet, even though it involved food, he or the other fratboys could not get it together to determine where they wanted to go and then to pick up the phone and make a reservation.

You know, it’s funny. I never tune into the Justin or Officecam streams anymore, but after 114 days (I started watching on day 3) nothing, I mean nothing has changed. It’s such a disappointment. You’d think after all this time, after the successes, the failures, the excitement and the disappointments — they would have learned something.

Which one of these revolutions would I like to see succeed? Well, the French Revolution is long over and appears to have been successful for the long term. I’m not inclined to be ready for a 2008 Presidential Campaign revolution — yet, and Justin Kan or JTV revolutionizing our world, well, for this blogger, the process is well underway.

Now — let them eat cake — and for God’s sakes, get back to coding!


3 Responses

  1. I enjoy the comparative format of this blog entry. Way to go, Justopia. The “let them eat cake” reference is terrific. And the CSNY music playing as your audio version ends is icing on that cake. Far out.


  2. Thanks Codi! I really wanted to be able to embed the Beatles song, but couldn’t find it for free.

  3. […] year I did a whole Revolution-themed post on Bastille Day and I thought I’d repost it here so that those of you that haven’t been reading Living […]

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