Prince Declares The Internet Dead. Help The Internet Declare Prince Dead.Posted: July 12, 2010
Last week Prince declared the internet dead. The direct quote is that the net is “completely over”.
Interesting. Before last week, if you’d have asked me if Prince was alive or dead, I’d have picked dead.
I Believe, Sir, We Had An Agreement
I know there are no firm, written rules on this, but I hope we can all agree that up until this point there was an unspoken social more regarding declaring a phenomenon dead. The expectation, if you intended to declare something dead (or “over”) has been that you must be culturally relevant. People thinking you’re dead is not really an indicator that you’ve maintained relevance.
Milli Vanilli apparently recognizes this expectation of relevance. When is the last time you heard either of those guys trying to decide for the rest of us what is “dead”. They respect society too much to do something like that. Prince apparently does not have that level of respect for you.
Since Prince is apparently making it OK for people without influence on popular culture to declare things dead, I am going to seize the opportunity. I am going to ask you to join me, likely the most irrelevant person I know, in declaring Prince dead.
I Agree, Omawarisan, You Are Irrelevant. How Can I Help Declare Prince Dead?
Thank you for the validation and for your eagerness to help!
Our first step is to establish Prince’s irrelevance. We can do that with your answer to one simple question. That question is…
That Was Fun, What Else Can We Do?
Let’s face it, no one has been buying the man’s music. The only time you’d hear his music is when a DJ decided to go “old school”. He was completely absent from the public eye. He could have been dead and we wouldn’t have noticed. So, our next question is…
If No One Was Buying His Music, And We Thought He Could Have Been Dead.
I am declaring Prince dead and completely over because I have not bought his music and I had no real evidence he was alive. Will you join me?
Friends – given my irrelevance, I need your help to spread the word that Prince is “over”.
Link, Tweet, Facebook… do whatever it is you do here on the net to help get the word out that the artist formerly known as Prince is now the artist currently known as “No One Cares”.
Here are some buttons to make it easy to help –