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July 12, 2012

Without Facebook

Filed under: Celebrities, News, Technology — Tags: , , , , , — DBNewsWorld @ 12:54 PM

I recently deactivated my Facebook account just to step away from ONE FORM of social media while I prepare for dental school finals. I was wasting my time on Gizmodo when I came across an article titled “Without Facebook, We’d Have No Sense of Self: Agree or Disagree?” and it immediately caught my attention. The article just makes a point or 2 about how Facebook reassures us about our very own existence. What I really liked was a comment made by Andrew Tarantola:

…I don’t think Facebooking prompts any form of meaningful self reflection. Logging the minutia of your life isn’t a self-reflective act, it’s self-adulation. It’s you thumping a virtual chest, screaming into the darkness of the Internet that “Hey, I’m here! I did this! Ain’t it cool?”

Does simply listing every single thing you do help you mature or grow in any manner? Is the cataloging of your existence accompanied by critical thought on those actions with an eye for future improvement? If not, then all you are doing is seeking approval–a cheap slap on the back from your FB friends to convince you that your place in the universe isn’t as insignificant a speck as everyone makes it out to be.

Disclaimer: This opinion is coming from a guy who also was never, ever, never on Facebook until Blam told him that he couldn’t work here unless he got one set up.”

I feel like this is talking about me. Or the other 900 million users. I’m guilty of wanting to convince myself that I’m more than just an insignificant blip on the timeline of the universe. Maybe I just have self esteem issues. Do we have to assume that in 20 years it is the norm to have a Facebook – to have it represent and confirm your very existence the way old photo albums or stories from your aunt about how you broke your wrist as a kid while riding your bike did 15 years ago?

Where are we going with this and is it really making our lives BETTER? I don’t think EASE or CONVENIENCE was ever the issue. If anything, we’re becoming Japan: A socially inept nation who puts priority to interacting with any form of a digital display over making intimate human connections.

[Source: Gizmodo]

January 26, 2012

Haywire

 

I’m super excited to watch Gina Carano in Haywire. Reviews have been good if not mixed. What’s BETTER than watching a very attractive woman beat the shit out of people? Maybe having sex with her. OR letting her beat you up so maybe you can sneak in a feel. The picture is OBVIOUSLY not Miss Carano. I THINK it’s Candice Swanepoel, I stole the picture from the Victoria’s Secret Facebook page, but I’m not sure. In any case, it’s almost Valentine’s Day, so the gentleman-like thing to do is buy your girlfriend sexy underwear. It’s science.

[Source: Victoria’s Secret Facebook Page]

January 27, 2011

Awkward Much?

Filed under: Celebrities, Hot Chicks — Tags: , , , — DBNewsWorld @ 10:05 AM

So it looks like Facebook had some event thrown by it’s “founder” Mark Zuckerberg and Katy Perry was hired to appear. I don’t know if she’s wearing heels or if Zuckerberg is just a troll, but to be fair I think I would be just as awkward around someone with 34 DD breasts. Looks like they had fun and it looks like I fucking hate my life because I don’t work at Facebook serving as Zuckerberg’s personal penis massager. I’m available if Google needs to hire one.

[Source Gawker]

October 29, 2010

Is This Beauty?

I have been using this site to express really sexist, ignorant, and absurd views on women, but all in humor and good fun. You can get the fuck out if you aren’t laughing. But as I’ve said before, despite talking about women like they are objects, like they serve no other purpose than eye candy is all really a big joke to me. It has actually reached the point of some minor concern. Case and point above, Ms. “Leslie Tang.” Now I have NOTHING against her specifically, I don’t know her, it’s really by unfortunate chance that her specific picture got picked. You can read her Tumblr below and enjoy. Just by briefly looking at her and her Tumblr, you may or may not get the impression of what kind of woman she is, was, and will become.

My concern is, “What is our perception of beauty?” How does that perception influence women in terms of how they behave socially, what they aspire to be, what sort of behavior and expectations they promote from their peers, and is it ultimately detrimental? It’s all bad to me. It honestly goes beyond self expression. This isn’t about “MySpace Pictures” anymore. This digital age of social media, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook has set short term goals for women.  It’s not about having huge tits or just being popular. It’s about having fans, followers, 15 minutes of fame, it’s about having a false sense of self confidence and independence.

“Because I have fans, because people like me, because I can express myself, and am ‘beautiful’ I will be successful.” That perception of reality is so skewed and worrisome. Here I am, ranting, commenting on what women should or shouldn’t do. That couldn’t be further from the truth. I have made the observation that all of us have, mostly men, the guys who invented the internet, social media, the ones who let us “express” ourselves behind a computer screen instead of face to face, have assured women, intentionally or not, that they’ll be all right posing in their underwear, lacking any real talent, or without setting any real goals.

Because after all the glitz and glamor, the night life and the drinking, when putting on make-up won’t put food on the table (because you’re good looking, but so are a lot of other people), when your self-expression and rebelliousness won’t pay the bills, and being a gold digger gets harder because you aren’t young anymore, your body isn’t as tight anymore, and someone more beautiful has come along, you’re fucked. The worst part is, it’s not completely your fault. You didn’t fuck yourself, everyone fucked you. When we have sites like “FuckYeahAZNGirls” (link below, enjoy), how are you going to keep up if you aren’t one of them?

Tangent: Girls on that site all look the fucking same. To make it worse, they all look great when the picture icon is small, then I expand it and it’s like, you aren’t very pretty up close. You aren’t really pretty when I see all the flaws that you accentuation by contrasting them with your make-up, hair, trendy glasses, and slutty clothes. You can fight the man, you can fight your parents, you can fight all those “losers” and “ugly people” in your school by being you, by being a gorgeous slut, by promoting self-destructive personalities, by thinking you are unique, but you can’t fight reality and time. What do you look like without all the make-up? Because when it’s all off, when you have to be you with the person you think loves you and you are fucking ugly, and you’re talentless and don’t have a beautiful personality to back it up: You are fucked.

Would I love to sleep with these women? Absolutely. That would be awesome. Would I love to eat a box of jelly donuts? Absolutely. That would be awesome. Would I like to have children with these women? To have good looking kids, sure. To potentially raise talentless children around a potentially worthless mother? Absolutely not. Don’t get me wrong! You know, I know, they know, we know that intelligent, talented, beautiful, caring, kind, compassionate women are out there. I have a feeling a majority of them aren’t posing in their underwear and counting how many followers or hits they have.

Women have worked so hard to get respect, recognition, equal opportunity, and then other women have perverted that right. It went from I can go to college to I can wear this slutty outfit. I don’t know what I’m trying to get across in this post. I will still put pictures up of attractive (some will have talent) people, I will still crack sexist jokes, I will still be in love with beautiful people. But that’s insignificant. I’m trying to follow my dreams, to pay my bills, to have children who aren’t fucking delinquents, to leave this society better off than I came into it. Cliché, I know, but it wouldn’t be cliché if people didn’t keep saying it for a good reason. It’s not about oppression, it’s about concern. You’re beautiful, but are you more than a pretty face? Have we lost a generation of women? Is my penis small? I think that answers itself.

[Source FuckYeahAZNGirls, ShehLovee]

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