Apparently takeout.google.com allows you to download all of your Google history.
Like, all of it.
Everything you’ve ever done through Google or a Google product.
So let’s give it a go and see what jives.
My collected data was big enough that it had to be split into four downloadable zip folders.
Oh shit, is this a list of every YouTube video I’ve watched while signed into my Google account? I think I started this account back in 2011 (when I moved to London), so…that’s a lot of videos. This could prove interesting.
Oh good lord, all my Google searches? This one took forever to load ‘cause there are like 8 billion searches. The above picture is the first search I did after getting my Gmail account, apparently.
There’s…there’s actually not as much stuff as I thought there would be. Maybe I just don’t do too much other than YouTube and Google searching. I’m sure my every move on this planet is in there somewhere as well, but it’s not super obvious where it is or what it’s called.
Google, I am disappoint.
(Google, I am not disappoint. Please do not sneak into my bedroom at night and implant a tracker under my skin.)
HEYOOOOO so I’ve been in a nostalgic mood lately (what else is new?) and wanted to re-live the Old Tubes via early YouTube videos and AlbinoBlackSheep.
So here were are. Let’s reminisce.
The ultimate oldie. I had a friend in high school who looked just like this dude.
Another classic oldie.
AlbinoBlackSheep was a fantastic website for Flash animations like this. “OHIOOOOOOOOOO!”
Can’t forget this one, either.
GOD, WE ARE OLD
I have this song. I can’t unhear these lyrics.
Maddie, how often did we quote from this when we were at U of I? I still say “let’s get ‘em” in my head when I’m buying something expensive.
This one too, oh my god. Benny Lava is a legend.
I think Aaron found this one. We were shouting “WHAT?!?!?!” at each other for months after we first watched this.
Al Gore getting murdered by earths is the funniest thing in this whole video.
This was another one we quoted a lot in the house. “DON’TYOUFUCKINGLOOKATME!”
I still love this so much.
A THREE HOUR FINAL.
A THREE HOUR FINAL.
AND THIS WAS WHAT WAS STUCK IN MY HEAD THE WHOLE TIME
‘Cause I’m sad and I want something to make me less sad.
Why are we like this?
Baseball is serious.
This one line in this MST3K short is, like, always on my mind. Anytime I hear someone say “X is hard” or “Y is awful hard” I’m like “life is awful hard” in my mind. I’ve been corrupted.
I have 2,947 videos on my “Watch Later” playlist on YouTube.
Do…do I have a problem or is everyone’s “Watch Later” playlist this obnoxiously big?
Also, happy birthday, husband!
So when I do anything for work that does not require much concentration, such as formatting notes, writing up problem solutions (I usually do a messy version first, so writing up the nice version is just copying what I’ve already done), I like to listen/watch makeup reviews and tutorials on YouTube. I’m not sure why, but these types of videos are really relaxing to me and help me concentrate, even more than listening to something like plain old music does.
So if anyone else would like to check out some good makeup review channels, here are my current favorites:
HEYOOOOOOOOOOO so remember back in June when I mentioned that my mom had brought back with her a bunch of my old USBs from way back when (like 2011/2012 stuff)? Well, one of the things that was on one of those USBs was my old bookmarks list from back when I used Firefox.
So as a demonstration of just how fleeting things can be on the Tubes, I went through all 255 bookmark links to see just how many of them still worked.
Only 165 of the 255 links worked.
That’s about 64%, yo.
Kind of sad, considering there were a lot of good and interesting sites I’d bookmarked.
Notables (links that I had forgotten about but are fun and still work)
- http://5secondfilms.com/ (these guys are still hilarious)
I was unaware that this was a thing.
I’m cool with it being a thing.
(Sorry, I’m really busy and frustrated and stressed, so the blog shall suffer as it does in these times.)
Yes, I know it’s “pigs in space”…bear with me here.
Two videos from two opposite sides of the YouTubes.
Video 1: Piiiigs
I’d buy 80 of these things if this was how the actual infomercial had aired, haha.
Video 2: Spaaaaaaace
This is, on some level, art. I’m sure of it.
HEYOOOOOOOOO so I’m not bored (I’m actually obscenely busy) but here’s some dumb n’ short internet crap anyway because I don’t even care anymore.
(Not usually an ASMR person but that crackling sound is heaven)
That last one is referencing this beautiful piece of internet history, by the way:
That Can Be My Next Tweet a website that generates tweets based on the tweets you’ve already made.
deGrom is totally my phone.
The sad thing is that these are about the same coherency as my actual tweets.
Why? Because every time I go to my Tumblr page, this damn post is right there and I subsequently have to go watch this and get it stuck in my head for hours:
Remember AlbinoBlackSheep? Fun times.
Man, it’s been a while since I’ve seen something that made me just go “HAH” out loud. I love it.
It’s Darwin Day today!
So of course Wolfram Alpha makes a cool thing.
My name as species:
- Mammal: MARMOTA CAUDATA
- Bird: ALAEMON ALAUDIPES
- Reptile: ANOLIS CALIMAE
- Amphibian: DENDROBATES CLAUDIAE
- Insect: CHRYSENDETON CLAUDIALIS
- Arachnid: AMAUROPELMA CLAUDIE
- Crustacean: ANTILLESIA CARDISOMAE
- Fish: APHYOLEBIAS CLAUDIAE
Amphibian is my fave.
Sorry, today I gave a 90-minute calculus midterm at 6:00 and then spent like three hours grading it afterwards. Fun times.
So remember sometime last year when I made that compilation of my favorite Vines?
I made a new one.
It’s basically the same as the old one, but I added a few new Vines that I’ve discovered since then and took out a few that I no longer really laughed at.
SO HERE YOU GO AS IF YOU ACTUALLY GIVE A PISS
“But moooom, all the cool kids are doing it!”
Unlike about 10% of the fads on the internet, this one isn’t deadly. You just post a pic of yourself from 2009 and compare it to one from the current year (2019, obviously).
One thing to note about these comparison pictures (for myself and probably most people doing it) is that the first picture was probably taken with an actual camera, while the second was taken with a phone camera. So that might affect things.
- My poor industrial piercing is gone.
- I am legitimately more tan than I was in 2009. 2009 me thought walking was a stupid waste of time and only really went outside to catch the bus to campus. 2019 me spends 4+ hours per day walking outside.
- I think I look better with bangs, but those goddamn bangs were so hard to deal with.
- No gray hair yet! I’m shocked.
- My facial structure looks a little bit different in every aspect except for my lips. My lips look exactly the same.
- Mo’ glasses, mo’ problems.
- My eyes look waaaay darker in the 2019 version, though I’m pretty sure that’s mostly lighting. My eye color does vary from day to day and they’re rarely as green as they are in the 2009 version, but they’re definitely not that 2019 dark in all lighting.
(THERE NATE I USED IT AS A BLOG TITLE, HAPPY NOW? Haha.)
I think I’m going to get off of Facebook for a while. It’s all cringy drama and people announcing pregnancies anymore. And I don’t give a crap about either of these things.
So I’ve been having a really shitty time as of late, but this video brought me much joy. What’s better than one meme? An older meme. What’s better than an older meme? A new meme and an older meme mashed together in glory.
(Sorry, I’m boring.)
Appropriate at 4 AM? No.
Reeeeeeeeeally not having a good month, y’all.
Not good at all.
So I’m going to bring this back, ‘cause I need its hilarity to keep from jumping off the balcony.