…been listening to a song. That doesn’t end.
Okay, so long story short, brilliant Australian performer and activist and “your Internet mum” Jordan Raskopolous decided to celebrate #wearitpurpleday by breaking the world record for the longest stint singing The Song That Doesn’t End.
And she went for it on Twitch.
As of press time, we were at 1 hour 20 minutes, and her plan is to smash the record so there’s still plenty of time to check in and drop a donation. I should warn you though, Twitch is a lot. I think this is the first time a social media service has made me feel old.
Oh well, back to work. Just taking a little coffee break before returning to the office laptop, while in the background the song goes on and on my friend…
I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends.
Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages?
I am Hatboy.
Madness is setting in.
Five and a half hours, the record long since smashed, and still going strong.
And she just dropped off. A solid new record is in place.
She sells pins and these are just perfect for my collection (at least the allysaurus). I’m in.