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Fucking Facebook Fallout

So, you may have read the last post about how I defriended someone on the facebook. This has had grave repercussions worldwide. The last weeks of summer 2010 will be known to future generations as “The Great Defriending”.

I prefer, unfriending, but during this crisis, Webster’s added the word “defriend”.

Okay, this was the most recent facebook post that had me “frosted”.

This whole global warming Fraud just frosts me. Do they leave water vapor
out of the equation because it’s “Traditional” to do so?
No, they leave
it out because it’s 95% of the green house gases, That reduces the tiny
changes in the other 5% to noise
.

Okay. Whatever. I disagree. I’m sure that the 5% of noise is meaningless. Just like having a blood alcohol level of 5% would be. Not .05%, which is buzzed, but 5%. Stone cold dead. But I digress, because we’re not to talking blood alcohol, and to be honest we’re not even really talking about the global warming aspect of this post.

A mutual friend did comment (I did not, I was not caring too much at the time). I do not have his comment available as he fell during the Great Defriending. But he commented, simply that he wished the other friend would post something friendly and/or sweet, and mentioned me by name with something like…

“Or ‘I miss Mondo, I should visit.”

The comment that followed was:

Yeah ****, stop picking on the “Mesiah” and his deciples…its not PC….

I assume that I am the ‘Mesiah”. Which is disappointing, because I wanted to be the Messiah. I don’t even know what a Mesiah is, but I assume it is similar, though lesser. And my deciples? I was unaware of this. I hoped it wasn’t a medical condition. My disciples would be concerned if anything were to befall me. Me being the Mesiah and all.

Okay, yes, I’m being a fucking douche over spelling errors. I can do this. But the point is the content of the message. The next comment went…

nothing is PC anymore. people dont want to hear the truth or alternatives to thier reallity no matter the subject.

The PC issue is a big point with these folk. They hate PC. The guy who posted the status update rants about how sick he is of people being PC quite often. It’s not part of his reallity.

Yes, I’m still being a douche about spelling.

His girlfriend later replied…

I think there’s something to be said about having convictions to something, or many things. Sure you could chatter on about the small stuff, but you’re dedicated and speaking your mind. I suppose if you wanted to go on about every movement you’re making you could always get yourself a Twitter account — then again, it’s going to be a bit more difficult to explain away the red tape via twitter. Heh. Speak on Lovey! Speak on!

Sure. Everything is spelled right.

But wait? Is this about me? I do go on about every move I make on twitter. My sister calls me a twitter whore. I actually took this a little personally, but not much. Because I know how they feel about my twittering. Maybe they were talking about someone else. I don’t know. There’s too much red tape for me here. I can’t explain it away with twitter.

So… see the last post. Go on back and read it. It fits here, because here is where we are. I defriended the guy, wrote a blog post about it because I felt strongly about it, and settled back and watched some TV.

Did you read?

Ok. Here was his facebook response.

UnFriend Me,,Its apparently the New Black, Its cool.
Do not agree with what I say? fine. Don’t READ IT! Hide my status updates (yes its a FB function, go look) or “Gasp” Do not comment then.

Huh? I didn’t think it was cool. I was actually bothered by it a little, to be honest. And yes, I know that Hiding updates is a FB function. But I felt that why hide them? What’s the point? To be PC? You hate PC. I was intentionally not being PC. I thought that was the cool part. Or “Gasp” do not comment then. Yeah. I don’t comment. Because your friends attack me and judge me because I don’t agree, or heaven forbid, ask where you get your information. It’s not a discussion. It’s a rant. And a rant would be cool if you called it for what it was. And you attempt to make folk feel like they’re ignorant for not agreeing. “Educate yourself”, “Stop believing the lies”, etc. Those are paraphrased quotes, BTW.

Then he commented on his status.

BUT
Do not unfriend me on here and then post a blog, putting me down, demeaning my beliefs or what I believe in and just blatantly state that Im wrong while bitching that all I do is post about “Issues”. I do post about things that are important to me. Last I checked it was MY Fucking page, not yours.

Well, why not? I used to blog about all sorts of shit. Just like I tweet about all sorts of shit. When someone else was the subject, it never bothered you. And where do I blatantly state that you’re wrong? That’s what you do whenever anyone tries to tell you anything you don’t like to hear. On anything, not just political issues. Yes, you post about things that are important to you. Good. I post about things that are important to me too. Defriending someone I cared about was important to me. You may have noticed if you did more than skim the blog.

And it’s MY fucking blog, not yours. Whereas facebook, is OUR fucking facebook. It’s a Social Network that is owned by others that let US play there. I own my domain name, I rent server space. I pay for bandwidth. MY fucking blog, baby. Please, continue…

Everyone has a right to their own opinion except of course if it falls outside of you or your friends thoughts, you just proved that with your actions and words.

Yep. That’s what I said. Oh, wait! You paraphrased me! Sorry! Because I paraphrased you. No, it’s cool man.

So, the Global Warming thing is your opinion. That’s good to know, because I was afraid you were backing it up with facts. Not that I would know, since you almost never post them. And if I ask where you were getting your facts, you and your friends got very, very pissy. Odd behavior for people who claim to be very concerned about truth.

Do you think I agree with all of my friends? Fuck no. Argue with them all the time. And I always leave them the right to their opinion. And they, mine. Shouldn’t stop us from trying to discuss them, though.

Continue…


Hope Ive been a good source of conversation and bitching with you and other people cause GOD forbid you don’t look cool in front of your “Real” friends while your all posting hours of useless drivel screaming “Look at me, Look at ME!!”

“I know it was cold there in my shadow…” Heh. Bette Midler said it.

Yeah. You, poor paranoid man. You weren’t. And do you know me? Apparently not. You think I ever worry about looking cool in front of my real friends? Those are the people I don’t need to look cool for. That is why they’re my real friends. I will admit that you were a good source of conversation and bitching tonight. Maybe you’re psychic! That would be cool! But that was even due to actions you took. And as for the “posting hours”? Dude, that’s why I use twitter. Because it takes seconds. For someone who has a website called “fuckinginternets” I spend little time there any more. It takes me seconds to post a quick tweet while doing stuff in the real world. I’m sorry twitter offends you. I’m sorry if you think it’s “Look at me! Look at me!” I mean, it is. That’s twitter. That’s facebook. People post shit to be amusing, informative or because they’re bored. I know you’re better than everyone else. I know that when you post on facebook, you post just for you.

That’s what fridge magnets are for, man.

Had you defriended me because of my constant use of the word “fuck”, I wouldn’t have been bothered a bit. Even if you had blogged about it. Don’t believe me? Then you didn’t know me. Please continue…

Fuckin Pathetic.

Pathetic? Yes. Defriending everyone who has ever disagreed with you and who is connected to me (with a few exceptions) was very fucking pathetic. People who never argued with or upset you. Defriend my daughter, my friends, and prove that your pride is more important than people who, even if they didn’t agree with you, or were your friends on the fucking internet, would have taken a fucking bullet for you. And some still would, but you don’t care. You got pissed, probably very embarrassed that I blogged about it, and went… batshit insane.

I feel betrayed, especially after hearing and reading constant views for years of being “understanding of other peoples opinions and view” and to then have myself and what I believe in ripped apart by a “Friend”.
Tolerance is apparently a One-Way Street viewpoint for some people

Dude, you rip apart your own beliefs. I am understanding of other points of view. I just want to discuss them. I’m sorry that didn’t work for you. I don’t want to see your point of view if I can’t discuss it with you when I don’t quite agree. Man, you should see me and my other friend (who you also defriended) argue about stuff. And we even get a little fucking pissed at each other, agree to disagree and move on. He doesn’t hold a grudge. And neither do I. And if he facebooked it, I know that we would have a discussion and end it without agreeing. And move on.

Apologize? Practice and implement what you preach, then maybe you wouldnt need to.

I’m sorry, did you think I apologized? I didn’t apologize. I said I was sorry that you were hurt so bad by the whole thing. And then said I wouldn’t be making apologies.  As I said on twitter, when I first read this, and again, I paraphrase… (that’s the right thing to do by the way… three periods is an ellipsis. Three commas is just really poor punctuation. I know, I’m being a douche again) “Being sorry is not the same as apologizing. I can be sorry you fell down a well. I wouldn’t apologize if I didn’t push you.”

What do I preach that I do not implement? I’m sure there are things. But this stuff? I preach this, baby. And I implemented it.

I was sorry. Still kind of am, but I have a feeling that our relationship will never recover from this foul, base betrayal. Really. Sorry until you started defreinding everybody in some mad attempt to make sure that you were the cooler one. The newer, badder black. Children were defriended, people who never had a bad word to say about you were defriended. Maybe you thought to hurt them. Maybe you just wanted to make sure I couldn’t see your wall (you can hide that too, you know. It’s an option. Look for it.) Oh! BTW, we decied that being defriended was cooler than being the defriender, so we kinda win there. We’re the new, newer black.

We’re cool.

So, yeah, we kinda had fun at your expense tonight. And I did feel kind of sorry about that too. I think most of us did, and comments were even made that people still liked you, though they were concerned for your brain.

I don’t have the time. I’m busy blogging about it.

As a bonus, I’m posting his girlfriend’s post to me from facebook. I won’t reply, because I honestly don’t know what “it is”. I mean, I thought my blog post was clear. I will post my friends reply, because it works for me.

Why’d ya go an do that? If “it” didn’t matter, and “it” shouldn’t be a problem, than “it” wouldn’t have had you sitting for half an hour, not knowing what to respond with or ignore. Apparently, it does matter to you, and from the looks of it, from several others who likewise, aren’t capable of discerning “friendship” from a man that enjoys following political hot topics … doesn’t mean you have to comment, agree or even understand b/c first and foremost, he’s a friend. Shame, it’s a real shame

My friend replied…

It is a shame that someone who has been friends for so long doesn’t know his friend well enough to know he would be bothered. It is a shame that we are all from NY and do not like to keep our opinions to ourselves when they are put in front of our faces.It is a shame that he had been so tied up that he has forgotten how HIS friends handle these sorts of things and a damn shame that instead of saying lets agree to disagree he accused HIS friends of being ignorant.The old saying goes amidst friends never speak politics or religion it makes for a bad night. Just because I did not want to hear what **** had to say on political issues did not mean that I cared for him any less. That also did not mean that I would not be there in a time of need or that I did not see him and his family as my own. I am sure that Mondo felt the same.
**** is a great dad a hard worker and a caring friend. However I also think that he is silly in taking a defriendment from fb as an insult. If anything he should be amused that we as his friends decided that we would rather speak to him about his and our crises, the new tricks the dogs learned and how well or badly our kids are doing. I have no interest in the fact that he does or does not care for illegals, I do not want to know that he believes we should still have Bush in office and I really am not to keen on hearing his ideas on how the economy was ruined by the working man. Politics is like sex we all know that our parents and friends are involved in it but do we really want to know the details. You are right **** it is a damn shame that over something so silly HE would be ignorant enough to turn his backs on the only people who were there for it all. Girlfriends,kids,court cases,bills,broke down cars,babysitting,letting the dog
out, meeting exes while exchanging children during visits, weddings, graduations, birthday parties and BBQs. You’re right it is a damn shame and a complete loss for all involved. So good luck with that.

She’s right. A damn shame.

But, moving on…

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