I just don’t understand it. The Two Bruces are so damn busy they can hardly keep up with basic life needs. We need to make appointments months in advance simply to have lunch together. It is very sad. And, now with football season and the NY Giants just a month away, our schedules will get even worse. So, how do people find the time to be “Facebook Stupid”?
First, I would like to propose some thoughts about Farmville; you know, the farming simulation social network game developed by Zynga in 2009. Essentially, it features gameplay involving various aspects of farm management such as plowing land, planting, growing and harvesting crops, harvesting trees and bushes, and raising livestock. Folks, seriously, if you live in a city and are 50 years old, you should not be playing Farmville. You should be reading the NY Times once a week, thinking about how to recover your 401(k), and deciding whether reverse mortgages are right for you (they are not). If that is not enough, how about thinking about serving meals to the poor, picking up a National Geographic, cleaning the inside of your car, or picking weeds out of your front lawn, all time better spent than virtual farming. Are you not embarrassed by this? I mean, seriously; real farmers say, in Peoria, IL, are dealing with a real life drought and losing their corn crops, and you are likely sitting in your air conditioned bedroom or in your cubicle playing a virtual game involving farming? Phooey on you. And, are you not embarrassed by asking me to “Join Me In A Game Of Farmville”? Sorry, I am busy; but maybe sometime in the year 2052, my likely death year.
Second, let’s talk about the stupid act of constantly posting political signs, political leanings, and nasty comments and themes about the opposing candidate in the presidential election. Let me look you in the eye and say that if you truly believe that this type of posting is going to sway my vote, you are likely a dummy and insult my intelligence.
Oh, thank you Facebook friend and sometimes moron. I just changed my vote based on your newest posting for Mitt Romney. Thanks for your important information on him. I had no clue about his political platform nor did I know anything about the opposing party. I had no clue the Senate was f*****ed up. I have been playing Farmville all day and just got a little stupid.
Finally, people, who has the time to find and post those stupid and silly touchy feely quotations and inspirations all day long. You would think that with all of those postings, the people in this country would be rich, thin, beautiful, spiritually enriched, at peace, in love with their neighbors, and just in a good place. NOT! Here is an example:
I happen to love Maya Angelou. I happen to not believe in hate. But what benefit did Facebook readers get when the poster let the world know that he or she does not believe in hate. Come on; does anyone truly believe that the suicide bomber sitting in some broken down shack, or, the Aurora, CO movie bomber, was moved by this Facebook posting?
Here is another one posted on my page this morning:
Oh, you must be kidding! Carlos, your words were much more meaningful when you were smoking doobies at Woodstock. I would have actually listened to you then, rather than on some stupid Facebook posting!
Bottom line, people, don’t be “Facebook Stupid”. Use this valuable service to provide me with useful information, not to involve me in a game of planting corn on someone else’s computer.