I would like to start this piece with a one man play entitled:“Using Facebook.” Me: “Hmm, lets see what’s going on in Facebook.” Me, literally ten seconds later and three swipes into my feed: “I immediately regret this decision! What the fuck is wrong with you fucking people? How could I know this many stupid … Continue reading Dueling Echo Chambers
So, millennials, huh? What went wrong there? And golly, Enid, those flappers sure were a real menace, what with their reefer and jazz music and sex in motorcars. And then with the beatniks! And don't get me started on those dirty hippies! Punks! The world is going to hell in a handbasket! Hmmm, now that … Continue reading Millennials are Garbage
When hyperbolical postures are taken, liberties are sure to follow. Meat is murder, is it? An animal's soul is the equivalent of a human's, you say? If I look perturbed at this point it is only because it odd to me that you could believe those things, and tell me so over a lunch where … Continue reading People Who Make Hyperbolical Attacks Should Be Shot
As long as you're having fun alienating people from the cause you profess to be fighting for, that's really the most important thing.
It's the outrage scavenger hunt! Hooray! It's time to get offended! Time to get outraged! What fun! What's this? Is that a white woman wearing a kimono? Appropriation! Let's all pile on and ruin her life! It's time to make a difference. Did someone ignorant share an extreme opinion you don't like? We can't just … Continue reading Scavengers
Pick a side. Doesn't matter which; it is about as relevant as the name on a concert t-shirt. The important thing is that you have a brand to engage your tribalism with. Now that you know what side you're on, it's time to go hunting! Get out there and scour the web for the stupidest, … Continue reading Pick a Side
In social media the user is simultaneously the consumer and the product; just as we are both the audience and performer. It does not end there, though. In this modern economy of commodified outrage, the offended are so often offensive in turn. It's a cycle that self-perpetuates and enriches the host of the arena. Free … Continue reading Blurred Lines
If you deal in absolutes, you are going to have to betray one sooner or later.