Friday, October 23, 2009

Clearly a typo

AT posts some good news, and look what happens:

oh, I *get* it.  I just really want to be a dick right now.

So, clearly President Obama declared this month "Artstober", not "Artsober". Two people immediately jump on the typo, shooting off at a tangent that hamstrings the initial good news with record speed. When AT tries to correct the mistake, it's too late.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Never give someone a soapbox

Sonoma County has a Facebook page. From time to time, they ask for feedback from 'friends' for their publicity and for other articles. As you will see from the initial posting, they were looking for "fun facts"--which is different, I would think, from "things you like" or "things to do". Apparently the 'friends' of Sonoma County don't think the way I do. (Surprise, surprise.) This is a huge post, but there was too much good stuff here to edit it:

wait--what was the question again?

Right off, you can see how many asses we have in the corral here. Most of them are of the variety I mentioned in the intro--"I like to do such and so" instead of "Luther Burbank developed the Gravenstein apple here." But there are some key highlights not to be missed:

Post #2 likes the "friendly people". Like the guy who says, "Sonoma people, not Sonoma County." Yeah, the same guy who goes on to say, "The only thing to complain about are the gangs that are getting closer from Agua Caliente." And of course the woman who passive-aggresively referred to the gang guy as "Debbie Downer". Otherwise, friendly people. Pretty much.

With its first reply, Sonoma County changes from target to ass itself, by jumping on the diverging track with everyone else. ("One of my faves is Jack London state park." Was there a fact in that statement somewhere?)

Two posts after "Jack London", we find one of the greatest things about Sonoma County, ever: the Philadelphia Phillies. (Wha?) "Phillies in 5! Go Phils!"

Apparently, a fun fact about Sonoma County is that posters there like free advertising. Whether you make bread, movies, or run a restaurant, this is apparently THE post to place your free marketing.

And finally, the best for last: "Sonoma? Humm...great place to begin an affair. I did...haven't regretted it since!!!" Now THAT is a 'fun fact' I didn't know.

Friday, October 16, 2009

"Born free", or "born again"?

PBS posted a photo submission competition for the cutest wild animals picture, with this image as a sample. Check the oversharing that follows by the very first poster:

Jesus loves Chachi

Whoa--a shout out to her peeps, with a special naming of the baby, then praise to the Lord. Is she accepting an Oscar, or excited about the competition? Perhaps something completely different. (BTW, if you are 'friends' with PBS, the link to this status is here. I highly recommend you read the rest of the comments--it just gets funnier from here down.)

Monday, October 12, 2009


JF is having a bad week, and it's only two work days in. Check the compassion from his friends:

who needs enemies?

Three people 'like' this? Perhaps he is unhappy because he has "friends" like these.

Thanks to Jon, for another great submission!

Friday, October 9, 2009

P.S. I love you

A model of sincerity, D lets the target know she is in her heart. And that is all. Or, wait--that isn't all:

Everybody loves Resa

Thanks, Jon, for the submission!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Wrapped around my finger

Another emergency, but this one in real time--the target posts a status update about her crying newborn:

OUCH, Charlie

Just as a point of reference, the ass-in-question is--drumroll, please--the target's sister. A "phase", you say? I don't recall losing a finger as part of my growing up, but if that's how they do it in your house...

Friday, October 2, 2009

Someone's undersensitive

The backstory behind this one is that the status poster had just had a fire in his house. After frantically putting it out and dealing with the fire department and All Else Entailed with having your house catch fire, he posted this a few days later:

repercussions of house fire

SE, what is it about this that you 'like' so much? Is it that the vacuum broke, that the man's son has clothes that were very likely ruined for good, or the fact that your friend is crying?