Whining about the Internet and stupid people on it


This has got to be the most sick – yet hilarious – post I’ve read on the blogosphere today. Some poor woman updated her Twitter with something nasty about her daughters, and another woman called the cops on her. Woman A plays victim and blames Woman B for her actions.

Now, I’d like to point out that they were both being, probably, equally stupid. I’m not sure what the Twitter was in the first place, but clearly it was something awful enough to make someone else on the Internet take action. Anything that breaks the Bystander Effect is pretty serious business. Woman B obviously didn’t know Woman A’s style well enough to figure out she was exaggerating, or joking, or something of the sort. Well, that’s a shame.

But how disgraceful of a mother do you have to be to Twitter something bad about your daughter? First of all, you don’t put something easily misinterpreted on the Internet. That’s because it’s the fucking Internet. But secondly – I’d never even dream of putting something bad about my parents or any member of my family on the Internet, simply because they’re my family. We have a bond like that. But to attack someone in my family, younger than I? Come on; that’s new levels of pathetic. Had either of my parents done that to me, I’d think twice about looking up to them.

I don’t care that it was a joke, or sarcasm, either. There’s something pretty low about making sarcastic comments about your own kids on the Internet.

I don’t think anyone can really fully support either Woman A or Woman B here. B acted without understanding A’s perspective; A put something that could, apparently, be misinterpreted, in a public space. However, A playing victim for an entire blog post is a cracking good read. Check it out.

Comments are closed, because my blog isn’t the place to argue about it.

YouTube Comments - YouTube on the American economy.

Speaking as an individual who has only resided on the planet Earth for the past eighteen years, I find it deeply disturbing when people who have been breathing longer than I have can’t grasp the fundamentals of human nature.

Judith Miller’s article about the death of a Wal-Mart worker on Black Friday is one such example of not only missing the point, but hijacking the nearest airplane to sail straight over it. Backstory: Dude gets trampled under a crowd of people rushing to buy stuff. Miller’s opinion: We’re not focusing on this enough and just writing it off. My opinion: And what are we supposed to do about it? Cancel Christmas?

In a situation where there’s no one to blame, media outlets have turned to blaming capitalism and neurotransmitters for the tragedy. Miller takes it one step further by placing the blame on the entire fucking human race, effectively spreading the guilt so thin that everyone on Earth now has a severe case of the Nobody Cares.

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No.

Go find something else to do, you gullible Googlers.

I’m not an excellent writer. However, this does not mean there aren’t people who suck worse than I do, and it certainly doesn’t mean I can’t recognize writing bullshit when I see it.

One such instance of what I would call “bullshit” would be Amy Sterling Casil’s Hardcore Critique Guidelines. The first time I came across this page, I thought it was some kind of sarcastic joke, a clever satire of what most people think is important when it comes to writing. I was sadly proven totally, totally wrong, and humanity in general just got another five points off its score. And it was doing so well, too, what with Obama’s election and all.

Now to examine just why Amy Sterling Casil has no idea what she’s talking about.

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If you thought Conservapedia was bad enough in terms of bullshit, ignorance, and utter lies, have a gander at The Republican Song! The song was written by a Republican, Mike Meehan, who thought it would be a good idea to divide the nation further by spreading hateful messages about Democrats and Liberals. Its actual title is, “Don’t Vote for a Democrat”.

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There’s something of an internet tradition revolving around signing onto the interactive networking site Habbo with a large group of people and blocking the virtual hotel’s virtual pool. To be honest, it’s a bit more complicated than that, but that’s not the funny part.

One man’s reaction is.

This YouTube video, uploaded with the description “ive had enough so im doning something bout it”, just goes to show you that the Internet is Serious Business.

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