Posts Tagged ‘Allie Ditkowich’

Not the day, silly, but the incredibly terrible, awfully annoying, yet oddly catchy song and viral sensation by overnight tween superstar Rebecca Black.

Though the song, and super duper music video, has been on YouTube since early February, it has only recently become trendy-hence why I am covering it now.

The song, written and produced by Ark Music Factory (a company that, for a steep price, will write your teenage girl a “hit” song and create a “sensational” music video to accompany it…and then throw in a random, unknown rapper for a verse or two) spread like herpes at a Playboy party over the past few weeks. Now, with over 50,000,000 hits on YouTube (30 of which were my contribution) Rebecca Black is receiving a lot of attention. In addition to her video’s success, the song itself is now available on Itunes, has been downloaded thousands of times and has been floating among the top 20 songs on the site. Rebecca Black even held a trending topic spot for over a week on Twitter—the devastating news in Japan didn’t even trend as long as the blossoming pop-star.

Though much (well, mostly all) of her success is due to the pathetic, unrealistic and poorly written lyrics of the song leading to viewers cackling over the cacophony of lyrics and shrieking, Rebecca Black has become the talk of the town. She’s been on Jay Leno, Good Morning America, On Air With Ryan Seacrest and in the heads of millions of people who just cannot seem to kick the “Friday” habit. It’s just so damn catchy—that’s why we hate it. We hate that we somehow find ourselves singing, humming, whistling, parodying, and dubbing such an atrocious song when we least expect it, and just when we get it out of our heads, someone else comes along to remind us that “yesterday was Thursday” and it’s back all over again. (more…)

Multitasking at its best.

It’s 4:35 p.m. and you just got out of your last class on Thursday. It’s officially the weekend—but now what? You decide to call up one of your best buds to catch the “low-down” on the night ahead. You whip out your iPhone and dial her number. As the phone rings you plug in your headphones and carry on. You are on the phone with your BFF but to the rest of the world you are talking to yourself.

So next time you decide to be a slacker and keep your hands, and phone, in your pocket by utilizing you super-duper headset/ear phones, remember what you look like to those around you…and that there’s an invention called gloves.

The same goes for Bluetooth headsets. Come on, this isn’t Avatar, Star Trek or some other galaxy, far, far away. There’s no reason why you need to look like a robot with an electronic growth growing out of your ear. When you’re driving, of course use the headset. But when you are not in the car, take the damn headset off. It just looks stupid and makes it seem like you believe you’re an exception to some kind of rule. Just leave it in the car. You can do it, I promise.

***Please note that I encourage the use of said devices WHILE DRIVING.

-Allie Ditkowich

Meet the Jerk Bloggers: Allie Ditkowich

Posted: February 16, 2011 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives

Allie Ditkowich, Trends We Hate

Hi-diddly-ho Jerks! My name is Allie Ditkowich, but you can call me Ditk. I enjoy people watching, writing and squeezing uncomfortable laughs out of otherwise serious situations. I’ll be dishing on the “Trends We Hate” weekly, but before I dive into what really grinds my gears (thanks, Peter Griffin) allow me to introduce myself:

Major: Dual in Television, Radio & Film and Writing & Rhetorical Studies
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lynbrook, NY (Long Island FTW)
Favorite Breakfast Cereal: Reese’s Puffs
One Lie I Got Away With: That’s Wasabi. It’s just Japanese mint sorbet to cleanse
your palate between courses, go ahead–try some!
Two Things On My Bucket List: Have a Newhouse classroom named after me and win an Oscar/Emmy for writing
Three Celebrities I Love: Miley Cyrus, Sarah Silverman, Conan O’Brien
Feel free to follow me on Twitter ( @a_ditk ) and my own, personal, incredibly unfortunate mess of a blog, “The Life of A Ditk” (