Okay, so I spend a lot of time here in blog land. I love to read and reply to comments. I love coming up with wacky ways to make people laugh. I like being my outrageous self at times, and I super enjoy writing. Well, I have to enjoy something people; I suck at sports.
Sometimes it's fun (mostly not, I'm trying to be optimistic) to hit the 'next blog' button at the top of the page. Occasionally I'll stumble across something really interesting. Mostly though, I either get lead to a) the long distance bicycle enthusiasts, or b) the religious blogs. No, I'm not trying to start an argument, or be a jerk, or anything, I just find it interesting, that if I hit the 'next blog' button long enough, these are the sub-genres I will always fall into. This is kind of funny in a way, because it almost feels like I'm being sent some sort of cosmic messages:
A) GET OFF THE BLOG AND GET MORE DAMN EXCERCISE
B) TAKE IT, HEATHEN, TAKE IT!!!!
Recently, in a blog writers' site that I follow, I saw a blogger who was being featured that week and clicked said blogger's link. Okay, it was the typical thing: tons of followers, lots of outrageous humour peppered liberally with the salitiest language, some talk of dicks and boobs, some snark, etc. Fine, fine. Whatever.
On the side of this blogger's page were the blogger's "blog awards." Blog awards are tokens of appreciation from other bloggers. This one particular blog award really stuck in my craw though:
It was a school picture of the girl who made the award from the 60's or 70's, with a few missing baby teeth. It was called "The Award of Pedophilia", and the caption on it read something to the effect of "because you TOUCH me where I pee"
I'm not a prude here people. I'm also not a tight ass, or a stick in the mud. I don't often need to "loosen up." I'm hip...relatively. I like a good outrageous laugh.
That's not funny.
Why is pedophilia ever funny? Even if this is shock humour. Even if this is meant to be over-the-top.
Can someone explain to me why this is funny?
But, the girl who made this blog award has a ton of followers. And her blog seems to follow along that whole F*CK YOU IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT YOU CAN SUCK MY $%&!* kind of tone. I don't know when it became cool to lose all sense of decency or respect to one another in order to get that slurpable laugh.
It kind of got me the same way that Elmo On Crack video that my innocent son stumbled across by accident on youtube did that time. The kid was looking for Elmo video's for f*ck's sake because he liked Sesame Street.
What the world needs are more funny, tasteful posts on weekend romances with whisky. Now THAT, my friends, is class.