Friday, August 20, 2010

Thanks for making me hate the internet, Internet Guy

So I just had a real fun exchange with a guy (on freaking facebook of all places) with a guy pretty much accused me of needing counseling to deal with my sexual attraction to children and then kind of suggesting that I should be in prison maybe.  I'm not going to go into the specifics of the argument but suffice it to say that the guy is a) totally wrong b) a complete douchebag c) probably projecting some of his own weird issues onto me.  (Just so we're totally clear here, the attraction he was talking about?  All made up in his head.  He wasn't remarking on something I actually did, he was just making stuff up and then slamming me for it.)

Sometimes I float along thinking the internet is a nice, cozy, happy place.  It's like a beautiful house that you're comfortable in and that you love and then you look over in the corner and there's a crazy person shitting on your brand new rug and even though you try to ignore it, it's A LOT of shit and you just know it's going to leave a stain.

Please, good people of the internet - help me out there.  Help me cover up the stain.  Give me some love.  Leave me a link to your favorite happy-making youtube video.  Link to a blog post that made you laugh.  Point mme towards a picture of puppies rolling in a field of flowers.  Heck, I'll even take a lolcat right about now.

One year ago today Elle was headed to Disney World.
Two years ago today I talked about a sad manicure.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

How did he get on your facebook page in the first place?? I admit I am facebook challenged in that I don't know a whole lot about it, but I thought you had to "friend" people before they could leave comments on your page....but maybe I have that wrong. Anyway, have a warm snuggly day!!

MIL--Judy

Suzanne said...

The internet is also the kind of place where someone emails you a link to a blog where you find the author actually writes another blog where you start reading and commenting only to find a funny comment by someone else which leads you to add their blog to your Google Reader so one day when they feel like crap you can leave a smiley face for them.

Like this :)

Also, if you need somewhere on the internet to get lost for a while, I highly suggest Regretsy (http://www.regretsy.com/) or Passive-Aggressive Notes (http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/). Oh, or the "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks! (http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/)

Michele said...

Google the end of the world video if you haven't seen it. Hell, even if you've seen it.

Ben said...

Sorry, me, Nate Dogg and Warren G had to regulate. (He was just a tad bit late dropping the yelling.)

LibraryGirl62 said...

Wanna feel good about yourself? The highest self-esteem people on the planet are www.peopleofwalmart.com
They all think they look gooooood!

susan said...

Well there's always the kitty cat dance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP_tfVGKxdE) or Charles Has A Licking Problem (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lBQWUR3u7U). They're oldies, but they always make me smile.

dancing_lemur said...

Ugh, how annoying. Does it help to know that I'm like a totally non-threatening, friendly stalker, in that I totally love your blog and your writing and think if we met in person we'd totally be bffs? And not just because you help me with my farmville farm? (now I think I should have made the effort to capitalize "BFFs," because now it just looks like "biffs," which wtf? But I've typed all this on my Droid, so I'm so not editing.)

Yes, this was my feeble attempt to cheer you up at 11pm on a friday night.

Belinda said...

http://thereifixedit.com/

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/

http://questionablecontent.net/

http://www.simonscat.com/

Shannon said...

Aww! I'm sorry that happened to you! What a douche! My favourite youtube videos of the year are here:

-I've Got the Clap (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bw2X1oq_js)
-If I Didn't Have You by Tim Minchin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeZMIgheZro)

They will make you laugh. Guaranteed. :) And both have a lot of other funny videos on Youtube so there is potentially hours of giggling! Good luck!

Jennfactor 10 said...

I'm sorry, Jen, that sucks donkey. My link doesn't make you laugh, but it reminds me of the ten kinds of awesome that you stumble on by staying online. I wish I could summon an OUNCE of this creativity day to day...

http://milasdaydreams.blogspot.com/

Stimey said...

Dude. Lame. I'm kinda in a "hate the people of the internet" phase right now too, so I don't have much for you. Stupid lame asses, shitting on our rugs.

MJ Tam said...

Seriously? Wow! That's some weirdo.

Anyway, thanks for leaving a comment in my blog. I love reading in yours :-)

MJ Tam said...

Seriously? Wow! That's some weirdo.

Anyway, thanks for leaving a comment in my blog. I love reading in yours :-)

susan said...

Two more:

http://www.shitmykidsruined.com - Has the added bonus of not only making you laugh in horror, but makes you appreciate your own little monsters.

http://oddstuffmagazine.com/extraordinary-art-on-pencil-tips-by-dalton-ghetti.html - Not so much a funny thing as a "Damn, how do people come UP with this stuff?" thing.