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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Getting revenge is the new awesome

After our last post touching on all the politics of linking to eachother on our blogs, I started thinking about all the ways that the internet is changing our public/private interactions with one another, and how funny it is that we are the first generation really to be discovering these things.

Think of all the things that all of a sudden get to have a whole new spin on them; dating someone always has to manifest itself somehow, but you used to declare your relationship by giving a girl your pin to wear, or having the conversation about officially calling eachother 'boyfriend' and 'girlfriend' and then announcing it to your friends ... add the internet, and now we also have to have discussions about when we are going to change our status on linkup from 'single' to 'in a relationship.' We used to have best friend necklaces, but now the myspace Top 8 makes you define who your best friends are to the world. It used to be possible to just snub people by not talking to them, but now you can not add their link to your blog as a public statement! It's all still stuff every generation has dealt with, we just get the internet spin on it.

One of my favorite things that the internet has also opened up is a whole new sort of revenge. I found a random blog one day called "too much awesome" and since I felt an obvious "awesome" connection to this stranger in chicago, i began reading his blog and found this great post where he talks about some guy in highschool that didn't invite him to his graduation party five years ago, and how pissed he still is about that. He started off his rant by just calling this party-invite-perpetrator "Mitchell", but by the end of the post he had worked himself into such a angry state that he decided to use "Mitchell's" full name. This is what toomuchawesome.blogspot says:

"Also, the reason I wrote this post is because I'm going to use Mitchell's full name. I have no way of contacting him and yelling at him drunkenly over the phone (nor would I have the balls to). However, I am extremely passive-aggressive and writing this blog is doing just the trick. One day, I hope that MITCHELL AUSTIN will Google his name and find this, just so he realizes that he is a huge douchebag. That's right: Mitchell Austin is a douchebag."


This is my new favorite form of revenge. Dropping a googlebomb on someone! Internet slander. This is the equivalent of writing mean things on the bathroom walls about your nemesis in elementary school, but now the whole world can read it.



You heard it here - Mitchell Austin is a douchebag.

Now lets start posting some photos again. This doesnt even feel like the new awesome. So many words!

13 Comments:

  • At 2:07 AM, Blogger gretel said…

    you are so right. the internet is a blessing and a curse..

    i am not on your link list so should this tell me something? ;)

     
  • At 9:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    great post

     
  • At 9:46 AM, Blogger marshall p said…

    I'm glad you put a link to an actual douchbag.

    of course you read that thing that George Clooney said after someone dissed him on their blog, about how blog's are totally irresponsible blah blah blah. I think he sued that person for slander or whatever it is. so keep that in mind when you're calling random people douchebags. George Clooney might sue you. or try to date you. gross.

     
  • At 10:19 AM, Blogger bets said…

    Today our blog says balls and douchebag! It's like rebellious teenager!

     
  • At 10:17 PM, Blogger Cache said…

    hey how do you get it so that when you click on a link it opens in a new window instead of opening in the exhisting window?

     
  • At 2:02 AM, Blogger Cache said…

    how do i feel about your blog getting 6x as many hits as mine? well first of all there are two of you... so per person you are getting ONLY 3x as many as i am. and you put up tons of pictures of your girl selfs. and you live in san fransisco. so really your 120hits/day compared to my 20hits/day are relatively equal. (120hits/2 people = 60hits - 20 for being chicks - 15 for living in san fransisco = 25hits/day!) your 25 per day compared to my 20? i'd say we are staying pretty competitive.

    ...wait a second, did marsha say "gross," to george clooney dating you? (i guess that asking that doesnt really work when you can see that she wrote it...) but is that really gross?

     
  • At 9:48 AM, Blogger aaron d.w. said…

    call me old-fashioned, but i still think it's important to have friendship credit cards if you're truly bff.

    cassian, i just add target="_blank" to get new windows to pop up. but you weren't really asking me.

     
  • At 10:51 AM, Blogger English said…

    Wow. A mighty post!
    What a graphic too!
    An Impressive essay. Can I post is on my page?

     
  • At 4:40 PM, Blogger bets said…

    Wait, gross. Is that really what a douche bag looks like?

     
  • At 4:43 PM, Blogger Cache said…

    yeah, one time i saw one hanging in my friend's shower. their family had only one shower... they might have had more than one douche?

    thanks aaron

     
  • At 9:06 PM, Blogger Brig said…

    Isn't that an enema?

     
  • At 11:17 PM, Blogger bex said…

    keith - feel free to post away! plus, remember how much fun it was to hang out last night for four seconds?

    and brigham, and anyone else wondering about that photo, this is what wikipedia tells me about douching:

    A douche (IPA /du:ʃ/) is a device used to introduce a stream of water into the body for medical or hygienic reasons, or the stream of water itself. A douche bag is a bag for holding the water or fluid used in douching. Sounds like that could be pretty much an enema too, right? But apparently to avoid transferring intestinal bacteria around, the douche bag must not be used for an enema...so maybe they look the same but you have to keep their functions seperate.

    and cassian, i hope your friends family had more than one douchebag. everyone ought to own their own.

     
  • At 12:43 PM, Blogger bets said…

    the new awesome is how brigham is the one who got called out as having questions about the douchbag picture.

     

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