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(CNN)   The internet is really just one big junior high school. Now quit whining, and take your wedgie like a man, nerd   (cnn.com) divider line 10
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4340 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Mar 2013 at 5:47 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-03-27 05:58:04 PM  
5 votes:
If the Internet is junior high, then Fark is the group of wanna-be hippies playing hacky-sack in the hallways and putting Grateful Dead stickers on their trapper keepers, without understanding what they represent.   They're eager to embrace new ideas, without fully comprehending them, but it angers their parents so they get on board quickly.  They quickly become a mindless clique of drones, eager to satisfy each other, without actually contributing anything new of their own.
2013-03-27 05:53:06 PM  
5 votes:
Yeah, it's like a big junior high school, but on the internet, the nerds are the bullies.
2013-03-27 07:03:34 PM  
3 votes:
I'm that guy (except I'm a girl) that puts articles up on Facebook that only 2 of the same people read because nobody else wants to read anything longer than a paragraph.  The last couple of weeks I have been doing an experiment in which I update my status with crap like, "I made shrimp fettucini alfredo" with a picture, and a picture of a dog.  That crap got all these farking "likes."  I have been wondering why I keep in this very shallow form of contact with these people.
2013-03-27 06:17:16 PM  
2 votes:
Fark is the endlessly scrolling boys room toilet wall.
2013-03-27 05:45:28 PM  
2 votes:
Junior high must have gotten a lot more stupid since I was there
2013-03-27 08:18:41 PM  
1 votes:

XMark: Yeah, it's like a big junior high school, but on the internet, the nerds are the bullies.


Everyone thinks they're a nerd now, because they own a computer, or have an iPhone.

Most intellectuals don't mix with the borderline retarded masses online at all. Them being able to completely avoid them is one major difference between the net and school.
2013-03-27 08:09:31 PM  
1 votes:

ReapTheChaos: "If life is just like high school, then the Internet might be an age group lower."

Who the fark says life is just like highschool?

The one piece of advice I gave all my kids as they went through highschool is not to make such a big deal out of it because the day you graduate, everything changes and none of that bullshiat matters anymore.


That's a nice notion, but sadly not true.

The cliquishness, bullying, abuse of position and power, cults of personality, and aggressive ostracism never actually leave for many people. They just diversify into wider venues.

I've met, or seen others suffer, far too many people who never outgrew that phase of their lives to believe in your optimistic viewpoint.

If anything, it has taught me to despise mankind.

With that in mind, my serenade to a species I'd annihilate if I could:

Run and hide again
I want to wait this time
Don't wonder why you can't clear this final sin
You know this story was over before it began
This is a battle
You're not gonna win
Welcome to the end

I've spent a lifetime planning out your destruction
You're never gonna witness another day
Alone in my mind, planning out your destruction, with no other function
You really don't know how long I've waited for your destruction
I'm telling you, you just can't get away
A whole lifetime planning out your destruction, with no other function
You really don't know

You better run

Ask me why again, nowhere to go this time
Revenge will be mine again
Say goodbye, my friend
Don't run away this time and die like a man
There is no escape from my plan
Welcome to the end

I've spent a lifetime planning out your destruction
You're never going to witness another day
Alone in my mind, planning out your destruction, with no other function
You really don't know how long I've waited for your destruction
I'm telling you, you just can't get away
A whole lifetime planning out your destruction, with no other function
You really don't know

There is no reprieve
You don't dare to look in my eyes
We'll turn their gaze away in time
You better run!

I've spent a lifetime planning out your destruction
You're never going to witness another day
Alone in my mind, planning out your destruction, with no other function
You really don't know how long I've waited for your destruction
I'm telling you, you just can't get away
A whole lifetime planning out your destruction, with no other function
You really don't know

Welcome to the end

Run and hide again
I want to wait this time
Don't wonder why you can't clear this final sin
You know the story was over before it farking began
2013-03-27 07:58:44 PM  
1 votes:
Kids are growing up in this social media environment.

The downside is that all the trolls, assholes and losers all have internet buddies now. Their behavior cannot be regulated in the usual fashion i.e. real life social sanctions or consequences. A bunch of assholes all reinforcing one anothers' bad behavior makes for some really persistent, haughty, and narcissistic trolls.

Maybe I'm hanging out in the shiatty parts of the internet and/or getting older and crankier, but I've never seen this caliber of anti-social behavior in the past. Fortunately Fark attracts an older crowd so it is relatively immune to this.
2013-03-27 06:13:08 PM  
1 votes:
If this is junior high, should I be writing "Free Bird" on my Vans with Marks-A-Lot?

/for the over-40 crowd.
2013-03-27 06:10:27 PM  
1 votes:
Your blog sucks and you sound fat.
 
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