It’s Friday………..GTFO

Posted: August 3, 2012 in GTFO Fridays
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Fridays are reserved for days with little to no care. Less work is done, detail is not a priority, and a general laisssez-faire attitude is common across the board. So in celebration for such a day I will be dubbing these installments of my blog GTFO Fridays. The title is my attempt at avoiding alliteration aggressively although actually attaining an adequate amount of alliteration.  So now that introductions are done and I am now sick of words that start with ‘A’, lets move on to this weeks topic……………E-CARDS.

For someone like myself who spends more time on social media sites than nerds spend alone (I am a nerd also) I am someone who is constantly exposed to internet trends. These come and go like today’s rappers; but every now and then there are the ones that stick and refuse to go away. Most I can stomach and am able to just brush them off and move along my timeline but sometimes trends come along that annoy me to the core of my soul. Enter E-Cards.

Now I am not sure what level of hell these were birthed from or what brainstorm of failure caused this but I do know that they need to go directly to jail and not pass GO. They have gotten to the point now that they have completely replaced people even being able to speak for themselves. They have taken over cerebral reality and became a spokesman for the inability to form actual thought. Now I will not deny that they are cleverly written and as a comedian I would love to snag a gig writing these but my point is not to bash the content of them but the idea as a whole. I can understand not being able to put what you feel into words at times. I can comprehend the transitional phase of the thought to word process being halted every now and then. What I can’t understand is having the E-Card people speak for you 100% of the time. When your only contribution to the Facebook/Twitter universe are E-Cards then that is what I have a problem with. I am not sure if they are used because people actually feel the way the cards state or if they enjoy people belonging to a collective thought they posted and someone else actually created. Is it one of those, “I have always thought that” kind of things or do they just agree so haphazardly with a quip on a colorful background with antique people that the thought manifests and they feel it is their own? Since those are questions I don’t have answers to all I am left with is judgement. So in my head the people guilty of only posting a funny statement that was written with no thought of them are promoters. They are advertisers and champions of a movement that garners no rewards. Now if likes and re-tweets are rewards to you then I ask; what do you get out of bed in the morning for? Why post propaganda in the light of continuing mindless updates on your actions? How can someone speak for your life and your life’s events that is not in your life?

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Comments
  1. Andrew Wisdom says:

    Frighteningly funny and frankly factual my friend, Facebook feeds fill ferociously fast from figments found formulated for false forwarding or flapjawing feelings felt from friends freaked to fabricate fact foregoing fairytales.

  2. Sarah says:

    lol..It’s funny that you spoke on this because I use E-cards alot myself. They have taken over..I guess when you see one that pertains to your life or how your feeling at that moment then you just like it and share it. I don’t just post E-cards I also say what’s on my mind and how I’m feeling, but for those people that do..like you said I guess they have no thought process or don’t know what the hell to say so they just E-card it all day..lol Oh well moral of the story..don’t just post E-cards have a mind of your own!! Good Blog Marcus!! 🙂

  3. Krystle says:

    This is so true, and i am guilty of sharing them, but I have a couple friends that post nothing but pictures as thoughts…..”copied and pasted feelings”

  4. …reading this gave me “milk nose”

    -theG005E

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