In today’s edition of Stuff That’s Not Important But Is Irritating Nonetheless…
I’ve had it with these Facebook posts telling me to “like” a photo or share it in order to support some cause. You know the ones: ”Show your support in the fight against [insert cause here] by sharing this! 97% of my friends won’t do it so let’s see who really cares!” Fuck you. Clicking a button on a website or sharing a photo does nothing but make you feel better. If you want to be part of the solution, make donation or volunteer your time, asshole. Don’t imply that I don’t care about cancer just because I didn’t click your picture. And let’s not even get into the arbitrary percentages of friends who will or won’t what they say! Where do people come up with this stuff? Are their lives really this empty? I posted about this a couple of years ago when people were trying to end child abuse by sharing Facebook photos, and my attitude hasn’t changed. (I’m quite proud of that post. )
Here’s one of the worst ones I’ve seen in ages:
Noble intentions, but come on. How pointless is this? This silly clicking-to-feel-better business is super annoying, especially when someone posts something like it every other day. Yeah, I could mute this person on my Facebook feed…and yet, part of me loves seeing what will be posted next.
But wait, there’s more! This one (from the same person) made me laugh my ass off.
Wow, two Likes in an hour? That’s a long way from your goal of 100. I guess ya failed to wish cancer away. Too bad.
Anyway, I’ve been wanting to create a parody graphic of these for a while now, so tonight I finally got around to it. I poured myself a goblet of wine and opened MS Word, and… Behold, the baby guilt FB graphic!
Originally I had it written as “your crack whore mother” but I thought that might be a bit harsh. I’ll have to come up with more of these–maybe something in support of a nonexistent disease. This one’s obviously a joke, but if they’re written convincingly enough maybe they’ll spread by people too dumb to know any better. Hmmm, I’ll have to see what I can come up with.