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FACEBOOK: The comb-over of 2009


I’m going to go out on a limb here.

I think FACEBOOK is the comb-over of 2009. There. I said it.

Don’t get me wrong. I think that there are some major upsides to Facebook as well. You can see what people are up to without actually talking to them. You can drop “status bombs” on people and leave them wondering what the HELL is up. “Susan is wondering where to bury the body” or “Tim wondering if he’ll still have a wife tomorrow” – items like that. This is ideal for attention hounds looking for words of hope and cheers of “HANG IN THERE!”

There are good things about Facebook. No flashing backgrounds like MySpace, for one. I’m old. I know it when I look at my daughter’s MySpace page when she’s working on it and I feel like I’m going to have a seizure a la the 111 people that went into fits back in 1997 watching Pokemon! “YES! I see the flashing! Stop it!” At least Facebook lays there and pretends to be more adult. A façade of maturity. Of course, all that’s blown to hell when someone posts pictures of themselves at a party doing keg stands in a dress. “Oh, hi there.”

Am I just getting older? Am I losing my cool – what little there ever was of it. I drive a Yaris now and love it. I am at work right now listening to music from the 80s on imeem and thinking back to “the good old days”. The 80s was over TWENTY years ago. Twenty.
Ronald Reagan. The median household income in the US was $23,618. Madonna was on “The Virgin Tour” albeit a few years too late. And…British scientists reported that there was an opening of an enormous hole in the earth’s ozone layer over Antarctica. That was all 1985. It all went a little more nutty after that.
In 1986 we had the Challenger explosion, Chernoblyl had it’s little slip, and The Oprah Winfrey Show hit national television. Clearly the beginning of the end.

To hell with Facebook.

I’m not even going to update my status for another hour.

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