5 More Pieces Of Crap On Facebook


There is a lot of crap on Facebook. It’s bad enough that Facebook often doesn’t work. That Facebook doesn’t let followers of your “like” pages see half your shit. That Farmville and Cafe World still exist. But man there is a lot of other crap on there – crap people use and share and burden us all with.

They should really just call it Crapbook already.

The “hide all updates from…” feature is pretty much my favorite feature on Facebook now. That’s really saying a lot. And I’m sure many of you have used that on me; in fact, I’m sure many people that should be taking a lesson in crap on Facebook aren’t even reading this blog because they’ve used that feature on my updates, and thus have forgotten that I even exist.

In any case, there are five more pieces of crap on Facebook – beyond your excessive foodie posts and Farmville goat requests; five more pieces of crap on Facebook that have begun to grate at my ability to keep my mouth shut in an effort to keep my enemies to a minimum. What I’m saying is that as I scroll through my Facebook Newsfeed every day, I say aloud to myself “crap… crap… who cares… no one gives a fuck… more crap… seriously, get a fucking life…” and I wish I could say that all out loud in the comments and not lose friends, but obviously I can’t do that. People don’t often take truth well.

For now it will be in the “hide all posts from…” feature. And, of course, this blog post. Here are the five more pieces of crap on Facebook, as I see them from least offensive to absolutely most atrocious.

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#5 Keep Calm… Memes

keep_calm_and_derp_on_by_sakiera-d4leus4Can we just all agree to stop with these fucking Keep Calm… memes? The Keep Calm and Carry On was cute at first. Then a couple of the spin offs were sort of adorable. I will admit that I bought a package of the Keep Calm and Carry On kleenexes at World Market.

But at some point it got old. Really really … really old. As in if I see another one of these Keep Calm… memes I may go postal. I may just tell the person to get a brain. To get some originality, you know? How about you come up with something new? Or even a meme that has been more recent than, say, a year ago.

Until then, I’ve had to “hide all posts from…” about five people that just won’t stop with the Keep Calm…s Ironically, they are the last people on the planet that take their own Keep Calm… advice. All five of them. Interesting.

#4 TMI Photos

Some of my friends have posted the most horrifying photographs recently.

I still harken back to when my friend Kristin posted a photograph of her baby’s shitty diaper. Not sure what that was all about, and I continue to have nightmares about the image nightly. But some of the recent posts have beaten that into the ground, in terms of TMI factor. Ten hundred fold.

The worst are the ones that elude to a TMI update. You know, like it doesn’t outright say what is really going on, but it’s obvious by virtue of the image and the vaguebook caption included in the liner notes. For example, the six boxes of Preparation H that were posted in a photo with the caption “rough night” from one of my gay, male friends. Could have done without that one. Another was a photograph and a check in at some oyster house from one of my pregnant friends. The caption said “hopefully this plate of oysters will help him keep up … pregnancy hormones are making me wild!”

Seriously, bitches. No one needs to know any of that shit. Any of it.

#3 Status Updates About Vaginal Itch

When did it become socially apropos to post about your vaginal issues on Facebook?

Maybe it’s because so many of my friends are becoming moms, and babies are coming out of their vaginas (most of them). Since everyone knows you just squashed a human body out of your lady hole, I guess now it’s OK to ask everyone publicly about conditions that may follow?

I’m a pretty personal person when it comes to my vagina. As well as anything that goes in or out of it, and it’s surrounding areas. Maybe that’s just me, but I think I speak for most of society when I say that I never want to log onto my social network of choice to see updates asking questions like:

I think I just pooped out of my vagina. Is this normal?

Not the thickest pad in all the world could control this flow! Anyone else go through this when you get your first period after having your baby?

Any new moms experiencing postpartum itching down there?

I will hold while you all go vomit. I sure did when I read those – actual questions posted by friends on my Facebook page.

#2 Sad Cancer Shit

Look. We all know that cancer exists. We do. It sucks. Hard. Many blog about it often. Many have lived through it. MANY have lost loved ones to it.

And I know, I know: people with cancer don’t get a day off. They live it all the time. Every moment of every day. At least that’s what the sad cancer shit posted on Facebook says. Must be true, right?

So my dad has had cancer. He is still in treatment to keep him in remission from prostate cancer after a total prostate removal back in the late 90s. When you ask my dad about his cancer, though, he says that it isn’t who he is, it doesn’t define his life, and even when he was first diagnosed and going through surgery and treatment, he thought about it infrequently. You know why? Because people with cancer don’t obsess over it. They obsess over living life to its fullest while they have the remaining chance to.

Stop posting your sad cancer shit on Facebook, people. Please. I just had to delete a friend from Facebook because of it, about a month ago! I just couldn’t take it anymore – her constant guilting and posting that people should be doing more. She’d comment on my Facebook page and always bring up cancer, how this and that is irrelevant as long as people have cancer. I’m not talking about people that have cancer and post progress updates, or people that participate in fundraising drives. I mean the people that post those shitty memes or the bullshit awareness statuses that no one gets. The “97% of people won’t repost this… will you?”s.

On the most serious note I will probably ever make on this blog, I think we should all take a lesson from those with the actual disease: stop letting it control our lives and every waking thought. And that includes on Facebook.

#1 Candy Crush Saga

You know who you are.

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20 Comments on “5 More Pieces Of Crap On Facebook

  1. How about people who post pictures of severly abused and dead animals? I love animals- don’t get me wrong. But I have a friend who constantly posts pictures of elephants with missing trunks, dogs that were burned alive, emaciated animals, animals with no eyes, cows that have had their eyes poked out and dead pigs who are having their blood drained so they can be butchered. I don’t need to see this- EVER. I know animal abuse exists, and it makes me very very sad- but I hate getting bombarded with it. Anywho, great post! Oh, and the vagina stuff would be my number 1… just sayin’

  2. Ugh, the worse is how much it perpetuates stupid spellings like “ty” to the point of acceptance. I can’t help but feel it is the reason behind a supervisor at my job that can only spell “please” as “pls”. Even in a hand written note.

  3. Reblogged this on 223c and commented:
    “Of course there is everyone wants to tell their story”! some are very Inspirational and some are just plain Bullsh*t, Facebook is free on the Social Media side but mess with the games and here come the Ads!

  4. Your humor is fabulous! Made my day… Can you stand one more stinking cute “kitty” picture??? Do I need permission to post this on FB? Hope not… done. Maybe I will be unfriended by those it offends. One can only hope!

  5. Well, since you’ve asked about my vagina… I will share that: I think I’ve forgotten where it is. There. I feel so much better. I am SO glad I don’t Facebook. I knew it was getting bad when I had to send my page private, then unfriend all of my family members, then change my phone number, then cancel my account entirely. Facebook is a hemorrhoid… at least on my arse it is.

  6. To each his own. If everyone limited what they posted on FB due to the particular dislikes of others, that would be a barren site.

  7. I would totally have to defriend anyone who talked about vagina itch on my feed.

  8. I deactivated for 8 months because of the monumental stupidity. The worst part of it for me is the one dimensional politics. Everything is pre-packaged like processed food. It is a petrie dish. It also did not change in 8 months.

    • I am still fighting with that every day. A lot of these stupid ass “pre-packaged” political statements about guns and religion in schools and other stuff… it’s making me feel like I don’t really like a lot of my “friends” anymore. :/

      • I routinely unfriend when the volume is too high. There is so much to talk about that matters.

      • It’s really hard for me not to respond to those things sometimes, because they are just so blatantly smug and condescending and self-righteous… and often based on misinformation or incomplete info.

      • Yeah. Sometimes I’m in the mood to argue, but most people are so sensitive about their misinformation that I have to act like a parent and ignore. There are tons of cool people on there though, so I stick around.

  9. Like I just said, I love your blog. I read so many blogs and can barely get through a post. This one makes me wish there was more. 🙂

  10. Eff, yes. If I see one more stupid thing from the page entitled “Your body isn’t ruined, you’re a goddam tiger who earned her stripes” I’m going to make like a goddam tiger and rip somebody’s face off. I just hate Facebook in general. I’m only on it to make sure all my family members are still alive because nobody freaking let’s me know when something happens. Also, because I’m a know-it-all, and it’s a fantastic platform for schooling morons.

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