I get a kick out of reading the comments people post on the Interwebs. They range from rotflmao funny to infuriating; from well-thought-out to I'm-embarrassed-for-you.
My husband and I don't like being force fed the stories the FOX or CNN pundits think we should digest, so unless there is something truly riveting going on, like someone seeing the Virgin Mary in their limburger, we prefer to pick and choose our current events online. For me, the comments at the bottom of the articles are an added bonus.
Sometimes reading these comments makes me despair, to the point of feeling guilty, that I brought innocent children into this world. The spew of hatred and bigotry is bad enough, but what really makes me cringe is the shocking number of commentators who cant spel, dont know no grammer and! have, never herd? "of punktooashun?). Other times it is gratifying to see how united we are given the fractures of politics, religion and race.
Typically, the more offbeat the news is, the more entertaining the comments are likely to be; or, if you want to get all scientific-like about it: the entertainment factor is directly proportional to the whackadoodleness of the news. Being blessed (or cursed, depends on your perspective) with a warped sense of humor, I'm drawn to the offbeat and weird, anyway.
Today, the Interwebs was agoogle over a woman who got herself tased (tasered?) at a McDonald's drive-thru. According to reports, she cut in front of the line by bypassing the order station and the first window where payments are made. When restaurant employees declined to serve her and requested that she go to the back of the line, the woman refused to move and blocked the drive-thru for 20 minutes until the police arrived. She was described as "defiant" and "threatening" to law enforcement. The sad part is her young daughter was with her and apparently witnessed her mother getting tased and "flopping like a fish" out of the car. Below is a sampling of some of the hundreds of comments left by readers:
Billions and billions served and 1 not.
I cannot wait to see what Jack in the Box does with this in their next commercial.
I'm loving it!
You want FRIED wit dat?
I hope the judge super sizes her sentence.
Show no taste and that's what you get.
There was another story about a young man who decided to give up all electronic communication for 90 days: email, Facebook, Twitter, texting, even his cell phone. He called it The Amish Project. Here's one comment on that story written exactly as it appeared, comma for comma:
i am glad i lived thru the good old days,i had no clue that people are so emty inside ,and think that everyone wants to know that they are shopping at publix ,or what they are wearing ,and gossip ,i even see them texting at church service,so sad no one interacts with one another anymore ,i have friends like that ,you go to dinner there texting under the table,to let them know where there at,take those cellphone from them ,and the psychiatrists offices would be booming,dont you agree ? well if you are in your teens you wont agree.................
The above is just plain scary, but it still amused me that the writer could spell psychiatrists correctly....don't you agree?
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