Thursday, March 28, 2013

A round-up of curiosities

Just some things.

  • My love/hate relationship with Facebook continues. A woman I'm friends with posts an adorable photo of her daughter crawling and one of her friends comments that he hopes the floor is clean. I mean. Why? 
  • Oh boy, you guys. Word on the street is Vicky (of Real Housewives of Orange County infamy) has gotten a chin implant! I really cannot wait. It premieres Monday.
  •  Attitydinkontinens: A Swedish word that describes one's inability to keep one's opinion to oneself. I wish there were an English version. 
  • Another issue with Facebook this week: the inevitability of ignorance and intolerance rearing its ugly head as a number of people changed their profile photos to equal signs and voiced their support for gay marriage. One friend's family member compared gay marriage to bestiality. Words fail me.
  • Here's something I think is weird. People who want to adopt kids have to undergo rigorous mental and physical health screenings, and pay an ass-ton of money. But people who can have kids naturally can be broke-ass crackheads. I'm not saying people who want to adopt shouldn't be screened, I'm just saying something is jacked. 
  •  Justin Bieber is crashing and burning so hard right now. How strange to have peaked at 18 and be having a total drug-addled breakdown at 19. My prediction is rehab for our little Bieb, soon.
  • Ok, riddle me this. The sleeping selfie. People who take photos of themselves ... "sleeping." And then post to Instagram or Facebook or whatever. What the ...?!?!?! I am once again at a loss.

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  1. Facebook = totally agree. I am one of those crazies who changed their profile picture, and therefore had to UN-FRIEND two people who made ridiculous comments. All I could think as, um, its MY PAGE, let me do what I want. Not to mention its 2013, get with the program people. Gay marriage and bestiality ARE. NOT. THE. SAME.

    EVER.

    I have yet to see the sleeping selfies. I'm sure theyre just around the corner tho...

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    1. I didn't change my profile photo but I can only imagine what would have happened if I had!

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  2. "... one of her friends comments that he hopes the floor is clean." Sorry to be crass, but fuck that lady.

    Seriously. That makes me feel alllll kinds of stabby.

    Also: Agree on paleo. Crap-tastic.

    And, do you know people who post sleeping selfies? I thought it was a teenager thing.

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  3. There's a way to make that clean floor comment that's funny and charming. I'm sure that person didn't make it that way.

    Already checked out the chin implant photos last week! That woman is the wooooorst. Stop trying. Some people aren't meant to be pretty.

    I'm only half-aware that anything's going on with The Biebs. Does this mean CNN has been reporting actual news in the mornings?

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    1. OMG Vicky looks SO WEIRD. I can't even begin to describe it.

      Since I watch the Today Show, I wouldn't know anything about quality morning news!

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  4. totally agree on the intolerance thing and the crackhead parents thing. The people who say that if we legalize gay marriage then people can marry their dogs or cars (I saw that one last week - cars? really, people?) should just be shot for pure ignorance and stupidity. I am also in constant amazement at the number of people who have children who shouldn't have, especially in consideration of all the wonderful people who would make amazing parents and can't get pregnant (I know far too many). What can I say? The world is a fucked up place.

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    1. We are in agreement that the more ignorant people who would spontaneously die, the better. Some people are wastes of oxygen. And oh hell yes on the people who have kids and shouldn't and vice versa. Probably my top pet peeve of all time.

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  5. Watched that TED talk and it was awesome! I briefly considered Paleo when all my friends jumped on the bandwagon (along with Crossfit - those two seem to go hand in hand) but I was grossed out by how much meat there was in that diet. I think i swing more toward the vegetarian end of the meat eating pendulum. The talk was great though.

    Since giving up cable, I have been completely out of touch with pop culture (and it's kinda nice!). Now all my knowledge comes from the 4 minutes in the grocery store line. Must do a little research on the Biebs!

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    1. For me it was not only the amount of meat, but the kind of meat they want you to eat. With skin, on the bone ... retch. I prefer my meat as sterile-seeming as possible, de-skinned and de-boned.

      I would like to give up cable, but I'm a full on addict.

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  6. I'm still hopeful for Bieber.

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    1. The evil part of me hopes he crashes and burns really hard. But my nice side knows I would just feel bad for him if that happened. Poor multi-millionaire teenager.

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  7. i hate the sleeping selfie. they are all over instagram. and they actually think we believe them? if you need your rest so bad after the day youve had, why not actually sleep? instead of taking photos of you sleeping, that we know you had to take more than one to get a good one, then edit it, then post it, then wait for the likes and comments, just go to sleep!!!!!

    ok, done. sorry :)

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