The Definition of Non-Tangential by Austin Islam and you, the friend


                Austin Islam’s work deals with friendship. Without his friends this wouldn’t be possible, literally. The book is a series of well-planned out and articulate screen shots. Over the course of years and decades Austin has honed this craft. By now his selection is exquisite. For what is culture to a person besides that which interests them? Here Austin shows that the consumption of culture can create new forms through the power of Flarf, screenshots, and errors. 

                It begins with beans, that magical fruit. From there it goes onto the trials and tribulations of childhood. Kids have it hard, being all small and stupid. Adults mess with kids all the time. Poor kids have no way of defending themselves against these large intellectual bullies. So they take it out on society, trying to make the world a better place and writing essays about it. 

                Hell is Satanic and so is Flarf. When one uses Flarf one uses the language of the Devil. All the Devil wants to do is utter nonsense and have fun. That’s why he has that big pit of fire in the center of the Earth. Hell logically leads to Facebook chat. Clearly Austin is big into connecting with people on a deep meaningful personal level. Daniel Alexander explains how to make various kinds of pizza using only the power of moustaches. One can find that kind of pizza in Detroit, in Pittsburg, and across this great land of America. 

                Moms appear on screen. Some people think moms are mythical creatures, living only in real life, never showing themselves on the internet. Of course this is untrue somebody needs to check up on their kids’ Facebook profiles and it certainly isn’t going to be Dad. Austin is clearly into one of the moms in the photo. Bloggers would vote for Austin Islam. Thanks to bloggers America is experiencing economic growth. Content farms are always hiring new content farm hands. 

                Beach Sloth appears in Twitter feeds, in Facebook Fan Pages, really anywhere on the internet. Look above these words. See that name? That is the owner of this moderately sized web domain. Get into it. Shelby Stevens attacks Mitt Romney’s detractors. Of course Austin Islam has a mature response of ‘At least I don’t do lines of coke off Hannity’s peen’. Trolling Republicans is an official sport. What makes it fun is due to the extreme age and lack of humor of most online Republicans they’ll earnestly believe anything. 

                 Rap games are necessary. Somebody’s got to rap someday. Here Drew Boston goes into the depths of Paul Ryan’s personal beliefs. They are clearly nuanced. Paul Ryan’s views veer from ‘Kill Yourself’ to ‘Go Kill Yourself’. Yep this is political season indeed. Drew Boston is no fan of Paul Ryan, much to Paul Ryan’s chagrin. 

                “That was the best salad” is a line of dialogue according to Cassandra Gillig, of King Crab fame. Many barely know what salads are. People are out there, smart people, who do not know what croutons are. America has a problem. America needs more salads. What America also needs: more Marie Calloways! Here Austin tags Marie to let her know he’s thinking about her. Everybody in alt lit thinks about Marie Calloway. For her benefit this post will be tagged with ‘Marie Calloway’. Hope she finds it okay. 

                Beauty is only Facebook deep. It takes a whole social media presence to really know somebody. Check out Austin. He is the chillest of the bros.

The Definition of Non-Tangential by Austin Islam and you, the friend

                Austin Islam’s work deals with friendship. Without his friends this wouldn’t be possible, literally. The book is a series of well-planned out and articulate screen shots. Over the course of years and decades Austin has honed this craft. By now his selection is exquisite. For what is culture to a person besides that which interests them? Here Austin shows that the consumption of culture can create new forms through the power of Flarf, screenshots, and errors. 

                It begins with beans, that magical fruit. From there it goes onto the trials and tribulations of childhood. Kids have it hard, being all small and stupid. Adults mess with kids all the time. Poor kids have no way of defending themselves against these large intellectual bullies. So they take it out on society, trying to make the world a better place and writing essays about it. 

                Hell is Satanic and so is Flarf. When one uses Flarf one uses the language of the Devil. All the Devil wants to do is utter nonsense and have fun. That’s why he has that big pit of fire in the center of the Earth. Hell logically leads to Facebook chat. Clearly Austin is big into connecting with people on a deep meaningful personal level. Daniel Alexander explains how to make various kinds of pizza using only the power of moustaches. One can find that kind of pizza in Detroit, in Pittsburg, and across this great land of America. 

                Moms appear on screen. Some people think moms are mythical creatures, living only in real life, never showing themselves on the internet. Of course this is untrue somebody needs to check up on their kids’ Facebook profiles and it certainly isn’t going to be Dad. Austin is clearly into one of the moms in the photo. Bloggers would vote for Austin Islam. Thanks to bloggers America is experiencing economic growth. Content farms are always hiring new content farm hands. 

                Beach Sloth appears in Twitter feeds, in Facebook Fan Pages, really anywhere on the internet. Look above these words. See that name? That is the owner of this moderately sized web domain. Get into it. Shelby Stevens attacks Mitt Romney’s detractors. Of course Austin Islam has a mature response of ‘At least I don’t do lines of coke off Hannity’s peen’. Trolling Republicans is an official sport. What makes it fun is due to the extreme age and lack of humor of most online Republicans they’ll earnestly believe anything. 

                 Rap games are necessary. Somebody’s got to rap someday. Here Drew Boston goes into the depths of Paul Ryan’s personal beliefs. They are clearly nuanced. Paul Ryan’s views veer from ‘Kill Yourself’ to ‘Go Kill Yourself’. Yep this is political season indeed. Drew Boston is no fan of Paul Ryan, much to Paul Ryan’s chagrin. 

                “That was the best salad” is a line of dialogue according to Cassandra Gillig, of King Crab fame. Many barely know what salads are. People are out there, smart people, who do not know what croutons are. America has a problem. America needs more salads. What America also needs: more Marie Calloways! Here Austin tags Marie to let her know he’s thinking about her. Everybody in alt lit thinks about Marie Calloway. For her benefit this post will be tagged with ‘Marie Calloway’. Hope she finds it okay. 

                Beauty is only Facebook deep. It takes a whole social media presence to really know somebody. Check out Austin. He is the chillest of the bros.

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HAVE FUN IN LIFE ALWAYS [NEW VIDEO]

WITH Austin Islam & Luke Borlase Midworth

                Man Daniel Alexander is the fun-lover of alt lit. This video is the happiest thing ever uploaded to YouTube. Nothing can compare. Right from the very beginning is it so cheerful. If there is ever a bad day out there, a frown that needs to be turned upside down, this is the medicine. Everything in this is perfect from the music to the sheer level of enthusiasm. Austin Islam and Luke Midworth make it worth it too. In fact Daniel Alexander takes up only a small part of the video.

                The beginning shows the three of them in a big beautiful building. High ceilings, lots of history, they are happy. Luke calls it ‘top notch’. Indeed it is. Luke is really happy. Austin Islam, the living MEME legend, appears. Now Austin Islam has a well-documented love of life. Many quotes attributed to Austin Islam reflect his positive outlook. Austin Islam is in rare form. To celebrate his love of life Austin Islam does his ‘happy dance’. He gets up on his two hind legs and dances hard. 

                Bikes appear. Here they ride bikes through this giant building. This is a lot of fun to watch. Daniel has the camera unusually steady. Countless halls are gone through as they reach the sunny exterior of the building. Outside is celebrated. They are making it out to be one with the sun. Indeed their joy melts to become one with the sun. Smiles are all around. For the celebration Luke even dressed up in some fine-looking boots. Yes they are truly in Texas. 

                 While the path is easy the destination is easier. They bike down the road to find happiness. Of course happiness is a public fountain. Humanity feels the need to create artificial wildlife refuges. These are known as ‘parks’. Daniel continues taking footage of the sheer splendor of Mother Nature’s funny valentine, the city park. City parks are the valentine humanity gives to feel better about all that green grass paved over. However it is still more environmentally friendly to live in the city versus living in the country. 

                Austin dances a rain-type dance outside after some ‘punk child’ leaves. The kid is sullen. Austin, Luke, and Daniel have re-discovered the happiness of life. People can lose this as they get older. Others find it once again in a ‘second childhood’. Happily the thing ends with them once again at the old building with their dancing shoes (and boots) getting a serious workout.

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IS IT OVER? WHAT THE HEK IS HAPPENING *i love dogs - austin islam*  

                Vlogtober comes to an end. This is sad. Daniel Alexander loves the internet. His face shows the pain of someone who is very truly sad. As he speaks to the anonymous viewer he feels nothing but regret. October is such a long month. For a while Daniel thought Vlogtober would last forever. Unfortunately November cares little for vlogging. November is all about NaNoWriMo. By now the internet just wants people to pump out novels. Yet Daniel Alexander already wrote a book and it is rad. The title is ‘RADDDDD’ to indicate additional measurable radness. 

                Snacking happens on cam. One whole month without any snacking drove Daniel’s fans crazy. Without snacks Daniel created a new persona. This new persona helps others. Before Daniel helped America out by purchasing snacks but now this is something new. He boosts. Yes that rare form of helping others is greatly appreciated by those on the internet. People who spend vast quantities of time on the internet can become sad. Interaction requires a certain level of ‘internet clout’. Normally this is calculated through twitter followers, twitter ratios, Facebook friends, and Tumblr Followers. Daniel Alexander doesn’t care about internet clout he interacts with people because he likes people. It is that simple. The internet can be a caring place. All it takes is a favorite, a re-tweet, or at reply. Little features exist to make the internet a better place. It is up to the user. Does the user want to boost or would the user rather roost?

                Many remember where they were when the first video came out for Vlogtober. They were on the internet watching YouTube clips. A clip came on. They watched it all the way through. It could have been a Steve Roggenbuck video. It could have been a Daniel Alexander video. Either way the game or potentially their entire life was forever changed. That’s how both of them operate. One moment they are talking about some silliness. Next moment they hit a profound deep truth. Yep a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down. And America is divided. Election year brings out the most divided opinions of people. Good thing Steve and Daniel tried to bring people together to laugh. 

                Out of nowhere come some snacks. Daniel resumes his snacking lifestyle. A few snacks are mentioned. Some get up close and personal. This is due to Daniel moving them towards the camera. Snacks haven’t become anthropomorphic…yet. Daniel mentions his book. For the finale he brings out a rare guest of Austin Islam. At the end Austin does a 360 shot of Daniel behind his computer. It is a glimpse of the artist hard at work on the internet. It is sad to see Daniel and Steve end this Vlogtober. Vlogtober is only once a year. Vlogtober is highly bloggable. While various bloggers will miss this outpouring of bloggable material it is okay. Life will continue. Snacks will be eaten. And life shall be lived.