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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

FaceBook - Lifestyle Concept


I was amused by this, a portrayal of FaceBook-style behaviour out of context. By the way, I had a cup of coffee an hour ago, and it wasn't great.

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  1. I too found this rather amusing, chuckling to myself, I showed my wife, she said, "I don't get it?", need I say more?

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    1. Ray - I'm far too scared to make any response at all to that! Your wife may find out where I live. I'm already worried in case my own wife finds out where I live.

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    2. Finds out? Eh? You've figured out how to do that? Could you make a blog post on that please?

      Whatever happened to bread and circuses anyway?

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    3. Panem et circenses - excellent motto for an imagi-nation?

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  2. Love it! And how true. The mundane has indeed become the spectacular, as demonstrated by overuse use of words like 'miracle' and 'hero' in practically every newspaper and TV newscast (at least here in the United States).

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Thanks Stokes - that fantastic. Awesome. Stupefying. Brilliant, in fact. (Did I overdo that a bit there?)

      A propos of nothing, I am reminded that my son and I have a standing joke about different attitudes to language. Viz: Italian - fantastico; German - fantastisch; French - fantastique; English - not too bad, really.

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  3. oh wow man i nreally feel for you that coffee was probably spiked i bet it was made by an imigrant you know they go to the top of the houseing list dont you and they er all commies and they smell bad cos of wat they eated the contry is going to the dogs follow all my opinions on twitter@rightwingtwit dot com!

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    1. Yeah dude that's like totally random - noah mean?

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    2. wivyer man...

      Read this and be er...slightly afraid?;

      http://thewirelesswizard.blogspot.com/2011/12/trojan-horse-in-your-pocket.html

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  4. I DEMAND THE RIGHT TO SHOUT THE INANE DETAILS OF MY LIFE FROM THE ROOFTOP! LOL, ROFL etc.etc.

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    1. Quite right, too.

      As usual, Monsieur Rosbif, I believe you are spot on - you've hit a serious nail right on the head there. Something very strange has happened to society - in Britain, for sure. In a world where schoolchildren, when asked what they wanted to be when they grew up, mostly said "rich and famous", we seem to be obsessed with the idea that, somewhere inside, all of us are potentially "stars" if only someone would notice us. This is not healthy ambition, it is something sleazier and more manipulated than that. The elderly are not taken seriously because they do not have perfect teeth and do not use the right hair products, and are generally an affront to the new global standards of universal beauty. We are assaulted on all sides by shiny things and shiny, shallow people. The endless, unspeakable mediocrity of reality bloody TV - the concept of which appears to be that somehow the people on it, pathetic though they may be, are worth watching because they have achieved the visibility we all desire - the unrelenting public and media focus on unconstructive, slack-mouthed gossip about anyone who is seen as more successful or richer than we are.... aaargh.

      I fear that Facebook and similar wastes of clever technology (probably including blogs, come to think of it!) have a very big appeal in that they take our humble holiday snaps and our half-assed thoughts on this and that, and package them up in a professional, attractive way that somehow suggests we amount to something. Fame and riches. Celebrity. Just imagine - I can put a rude word on YouTube, and the whole world can read it. Like, wow! It's nearly as good as spraying something obscene on the wall of the Houses of Parliament, and it has the advantage that I won't get arrested and I don't have to go out in the rain.

      Sorry - I'm calm now - I'm OK. This whole subject worries the bejesus out of me - something has to change or we are in big trouble. We have to shift attention back towards stuff that matters - at least a bit. Far too much fast wealth is being built out of public stupidity - people who think they amount to something because they spent their welfare cheque on a Blackberry. There just isn't enough money around for us to be able to afford that. Cheers - Tony

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