Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Best Generation Ever?
Weiner, Weiner, Weiner. Would this story be half as awesome if his name was Smith or Anderson? Definitely not. I am dreaming of the day when Speaker of the House, John Boehner starts sexting Nancy Pelosi. And BTW, I don't care what you say, your
name isn't "BAH-NER", it's "BONER". I could care less about your politics. If you went by "Boner", aka, the best friend of Mike Seaver on the 1990's sitcom Growing Pains, or that slang term for something else..., I would totally support whatever you say. Change our National Anthem to the theme song to M.A.S.H., sure! Force all babies to be a subject in an Anne Geddes photo shoot, of course! Have Charlie Sheen become the official OBGYN for all woman with U.S. citizenship? DONE, BONER, DONE!
But I digress.
As a 25 year old, I feel as though I am the constant source of information about how facebook works, what twitter is, that dang-flabbened YouTube, and how to turn on the computer. I get it. My generation was the first to be raised with computers. It all started with a black screen with green little blobs that somehow were suppose to represent a buffalo and a covered wagon as I attempted to forge the river instead of float, which ultimately would kill my entire fictional pioneer family. But while we are all being studied to figure out if we somehow forgot how to communicate, and how we ultimately are dumber for our use of social media, I believe we missed one epic corner-stone in this new internet world: Sexting.
Think about it. There are really only two groups of people who do this: middle schoolers (gross), and old politicians (double gross). At 25, I have seen what happens when you sext. A jilted ex either sends them out to every person in their phone book, or even goes the whole mile and posts them to websites such as, Thedirty.com.
Personally, I don't get it. Fully clothed pictures that one takes standing in front of the mirror are really dumb. So when you add nakey in front of a mirror taking a picture = really dumb, and gross. At the minimum, hide your face cause not matter what, the pictures are never seen by one person.
So while Weiner goes down (ha, zinger) in history as the man with the "gray bulging undwear" (the media's words, not mine), I stress to all 40+ year olds, and 16- year olds, don't do that. We all think it's gross, and actually a little laughable, even the person you're sending it too.
The moral of this story; being raised on the Oregon Trail (the game, not the actual Oregon trail bc I would be dead in the first Cholera outbreak), implimented and maintained my moral and ethical values.