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(Daily Mail)   Scientists discover that Facebook causes psychotic episodes and delusions. Looks like someone accidentally stumbled onto the pages about that socialist Kenyan dictator 0bama trying to take our guns and start up death panels   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 36
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2013-05-04 05:28:39 AM  
I don't use Facebook, but I've definitely noticed a decline in my mental health since I joined Fark.
 
2013-05-04 06:55:41 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: I don't use Facebook, but I've definitely noticed a decline in my mental health since I joined Fark.


th03.deviantart.net
 
2013-05-04 07:34:49 AM  
Well, so does watching Rebuild of Evangelion, but you don't see me running at cars while screaming "AYANAMI" at the top of my lungs while I try to rip the windshield out, do you?
 
2013-05-04 08:30:52 AM  
it doesn't cause those things but it demonstrates them well.
 
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2013-05-04 08:37:03 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: I don't use Facebook, but I've definitely noticed a decline in my mental health since I joined Fark.


Yes, we've noticed your decline as well...

: )
 
2013-05-04 10:03:17 AM  
Glad to see politics bleeding over into the geek pages too. There aren't enough Obama socialist jokes on Fark.
 
2013-05-04 10:03:56 AM  
Wow, you could substitute the word "Facebook" with any other communication medium and the article wouldn't skip a beat.  I know why the dailyfail decided to run the story but what I don't get is how scientists would come to such a absurdly short-sighted conclusion...unless...
www.phdcomics.com
 
2013-05-04 10:32:51 AM  

hardinparamedic: Well, so does watching Rebuild of Evangelion, but you don't see me running at cars while screaming "AYANAMI" at the top of my lungs while I try to rip the windshield out, do you?


Those movies have gone completely off the rails. Nice of them to make Shinji a bit less "ignominious whiny brat who can't do jack." Of course, this being Evangelion, they then had to beat his mind into a fine powder. And then set that powder on fire.

/and then nuke it from orbit
//goddamn, Shinji, the universe farkin'  hates you.
 
2013-05-04 10:53:19 AM  

hawcian: hardinparamedic: Well, so does watching Rebuild of Evangelion, but you don't see me running at cars while screaming "AYANAMI" at the top of my lungs while I try to rip the windshield out, do you?

Those movies have gone completely off the rails. Nice of them to make Shinji a bit less "ignominious whiny brat who can't do jack." Of course, this being Evangelion, they then had to beat his mind into a fine powder. And then set that powder on fire.


Am I going to have to watch that shiat now?  Because I always turned my back on it because I never really got the fascination with mecha, but the psychological aspect might be enough to sway things.  But it's got to be some real hard brain-blender stuff, like finding out that you've been torturing someone for years because he took the blame for something in order to make you feel better when you were a little kid.
 
2013-05-04 11:19:03 AM  

Mister Peejay: hawcian: hardinparamedic: Well, so does watching Rebuild of Evangelion, but you don't see me running at cars while screaming "AYANAMI" at the top of my lungs while I try to rip the windshield out, do you?

Those movies have gone completely off the rails. Nice of them to make Shinji a bit less "ignominious whiny brat who can't do jack." Of course, this being Evangelion, they then had to beat his mind into a fine powder. And then set that powder on fire.

Am I going to have to watch that shiat now?  Because I always turned my back on it because I never really got the fascination with mecha, but the psychological aspect might be enough to sway things.  But it's got to be some real hard brain-blender stuff, like finding out that you've been torturing someone for years because he took the blame for something in order to make you feel better when you were a little kid.


If you consider yourself an anime fan, it's probably worth watching once.  But be warned that each 'version' is a bit different.  The version of the protagonist in the TV series is whiny as fark.  It gets pretty annoying at times.  Also, the last handful of episodes feature a lot of WTF, which is what Eva is most remembered for.  Then there's a pair of movies that go into a sort of alternate ending from the TV series.

Finally, there's the "Rebuild of Evangelion" series of films.  These are re-telling the whole story as a series of 4 films.  I've only seen the first two.  So far, they are excellent at stripping out a lot of the annoyances in the TV series.  For one, the protagonist is actually bearable.  I haven't watched the third one yet, but from what I've heard, it leaps head-first into the WTF stuff Eva is known for.

To put it simply, Eva is a good series, but "it insists upon itself".  If it's possible for a show to be pretentious, Eva is that show.
 
2013-05-04 11:19:11 AM  
Facebook always seem to me to be a competition to see who could have the most friends.

Someone I've talked to for 2 minutes at a party shouldn't count as a "friend" in any reality.

I quit Facebook 5 years ago.
 
2013-05-04 11:25:19 AM  

NeoCortex42: Mister Peejay: hawcian: hardinparamedic: Well, so does watching Rebuild of Evangelion, but you don't see me running at cars while screaming "AYANAMI" at the top of my lungs while I try to rip the windshield out, do you?

Those movies have gone completely off the rails. Nice of them to make Shinji a bit less "ignominious whiny brat who can't do jack." Of course, this being Evangelion, they then had to beat his mind into a fine powder. And then set that powder on fire.

Am I going to have to watch that shiat now?  Because I always turned my back on it because I never really got the fascination with mecha, but the psychological aspect might be enough to sway things.  But it's got to be some real hard brain-blender stuff, like finding out that you've been torturing someone for years because he took the blame for something in order to make you feel better when you were a little kid.

If you consider yourself an anime fan, it's probably worth watching once.  But be warned that each 'version' is a bit different.  The version of the protagonist in the TV series is whiny as fark.  It gets pretty annoying at times.  Also, the last handful of episodes feature a lot of WTF, which is what Eva is most remembered for.  Then there's a pair of movies that go into a sort of alternate ending from the TV series.

Finally, there's the "Rebuild of Evangelion" series of films.  These are re-telling the whole story as a series of 4 films.  I've only seen the first two.  So far, they are excellent at stripping out a lot of the annoyances in the TV series.  For one, the protagonist is actually bearable.  I haven't watched the third one yet, but from what I've heard, it leaps head-first into the WTF stuff Eva is known for.

To put it simply, Eva is a good series, but "it insists upon itself".  If it's possible for a show to be pretentious, Eva is that show.


Not only that, but it borrows heavily from Jewish Mysticism and obscure Christian works - especially the biblical apocryphia.
 
2013-05-04 11:29:12 AM  
An actual socialist wouldn't have fought to save the Bush tax cuts for the rich from expiring this year or appointed a cable television and cellular phone lobbyist to be in charge of regulating the cable and cellular industries at the FCC, as Obama did a couple of days ago.

The phrase you are looking for is "sekret Republican".
 
2013-05-04 11:37:35 AM  
POORLY EDUCATED MOST LIKELY TO BE ADDICTED TO FACEBOOK BELIEVE THINGS FROM THE DAILY MAIL

Fixed that for you, Daily Fail.
 
2013-05-04 11:58:10 AM  

BullBearMS: An actual socialist wouldn't have fought to save the Bush tax cuts for the rich from expiring this year or appointed a cable television and cellular phone lobbyist to be in charge of regulating the cable and cellular industries at the FCC, as Obama did a couple of days ago.

The phrase you are looking for is "sekret Republican".


Yeah, that's what you'd LIKE for me to believe, isn't it?
 
2013-05-04 12:05:11 PM  
I didn't accidentally stumble on it! I have it bookmarked to keep me infromed when something changes.

/I made no spelling errors
 
2013-05-04 01:37:48 PM  

jso2897: BullBearMS: An actual socialist wouldn't have fought to save the Bush tax cuts for the rich from expiring this year or appointed a cable television and cellular phone lobbyist to be in charge of regulating the cable and cellular industries at the FCC, as Obama did a couple of days ago.

The phrase you are looking for is "sekret Republican".

Yeah, that's what you'd LIKE for me to believe, isn't it?


There's also the part where a socialist wouldn't be pushing for cuts to the social safety net programs only weeks after saving the Bush tax cuts for the rich from expiring.

Heck, Senator Sanders is our only avowed Socialist in Congress and he was pretty clear that he thinks the fraudulent bankers who destroyed our economy should be prosecuted for their fraud instead of receiving slap on the wrist fines and not even having to admit guilt.
 
2013-05-04 01:40:26 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Wow, you could substitute the word "Facebook" with any other communication medium and the article wouldn't skip a beat.  I know why the dailyfail decided to run the story but what I don't get is how scientists would come to such a absurdly short-sighted conclusion...unless...
[www.phdcomics.com image 600x667]


That's ridiculously accurate.
 
2013-05-04 01:47:07 PM  
I see your zero subby, and raise...


a pint of ale to your health
 
2013-05-04 03:17:27 PM  
And here I thought the crazy conservative crowd went off to start their own FB clone?
 
2013-05-04 03:20:56 PM  
"Facebook causes 'psychotic episodes and delusions.'"

BAN It!

How can you not be thinking of the children?
 
2013-05-04 03:21:35 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-04 03:36:09 PM  
97% of your friends won't repost this.
 
2013-05-04 03:49:38 PM  
See oh two killed the naked apes.
 
2013-05-04 04:41:11 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: "Facebook causes 'psychotic episodes and delusions.'"

BAN It!

How can you not be thinking of the children?


Yes, good point.

Intercultural ineraction has extreme effects on individual people? How can this surprise anyone? This is nothing extraordinary or new. As for "ban it" responses, sometimes they are not bad ideas, like when one culture's artifact (say, a facebook page) creates major panics or contradicts the emotional or epistemological stability of local people. What western science calls "psychosis" in these circumstances has special names in every culture. A more mild form is "culture shock" but some things simply do not translate. This is one of the limiting factors of globalization: it is nearly impossible for an item like facebook to be something that is harmless in every culture on earth.
 
2013-05-04 06:23:36 PM  

NeoCortex42: Mister Peejay: hawcian: hardinparamedic: Well, so does watching Rebuild of Evangelion, but you don't see me running at cars while screaming "AYANAMI" at the top of my lungs while I try to rip the windshield out, do you?

Those movies have gone completely off the rails. Nice of them to make Shinji a bit less "ignominious whiny brat who can't do jack." Of course, this being Evangelion, they then had to beat his mind into a fine powder. And then set that powder on fire.

Am I going to have to watch that shiat now?  Because I always turned my back on it because I never really got the fascination with mecha, but the psychological aspect might be enough to sway things.  But it's got to be some real hard brain-blender stuff, like finding out that you've been torturing someone for years because he took the blame for something in order to make you feel better when you were a little kid.

If you consider yourself an anime fan, it's probably worth watching once.  But be warned that each 'version' is a bit different.  The version of the protagonist in the TV series is whiny as fark.  It gets pretty annoying at times.  Also, the last handful of episodes feature a lot of WTF, which is what Eva is most remembered for.  Then there's a pair of movies that go into a sort of alternate ending from the TV series.

Finally, there's the "Rebuild of Evangelion" series of films.  These are re-telling the whole story as a series of 4 films.  I've only seen the first two.  So far, they are excellent at stripping out a lot of the annoyances in the TV series.  For one, the protagonist is actually bearable.  I haven't watched the third one yet, but from what I've heard, it leaps head-first into the WTF stuff Eva is known for.

To put it simply, Eva is a good series, but "it insists upon itself".  If it's possible for a show to be pretentious, Eva is that show.


Heh...watch 3.33 and let me know what you think. Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiind fark
 
2013-05-04 06:37:17 PM  
So, if someone gets accused of being psychotic and deluded for deleting their FB profile. . .???
 
2013-05-04 06:47:34 PM  

ceredonia: Heh...watch 3.33 and let me know what you think. Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiind fark


That's what I figure.  I read a review when it first came out in theaters that said pretty much the same thing.  I won't have a chance to watch it for a couple weeks still, though.  I don't mind it being a mind fark as long as it's good.
 
2013-05-04 07:51:31 PM  

Old enough to know better: And here I thought the crazy conservative crowd went off to start their own FB clone?




They have, and members of SomethingAwful have been joining it to unmercifully troll them.
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2013-05-04 08:02:51 PM  
i42.tinypic.com

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i39.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-04 08:35:56 PM  

Repo Man: [i42.tinypic.com image 693x514]

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I know Conservatives that post this stuff aren't exactly big into fact-checking, but the Thermopylae thing bugs me.

There were more than just 300 Spartans. Hundreds from other groups were there fighting as well.

The Spartans lost that battle.

I wonder if they know how the Alamo fight ended?
 
2013-05-04 09:50:46 PM  
Dear Subby,

You say "death panels" like it's a bad thing.
 
2013-05-05 06:34:30 AM  

BullBearMS: The phrase you are looking for is "sekret Republican".


Ohh you mean the guys you will never say a bad word about. Good to hear.
 
2013-05-05 08:33:04 AM  
Like this post if you think America and grandmothers and apple pie are good.

Ignore if you want your grandmother to die by gang rape and love the Taliban.

/...and that's when I quick checking FB
//That, and the dozens of likes and comments
 
2013-05-05 12:55:57 PM  

Repo Man: Old enough to know better: And here I thought the crazy conservative crowd went off to start their own FB clone?

They have, and members of SomethingAwful have been joining it to unmercifully troll them.
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Your Facebook handle is Predator Drone.
 
2013-05-05 03:02:46 PM  

Old enough to know better: And here I thought the crazy conservative crowd went off to start their own FB clone?


They tried to start their own "Daily Show", with (un)hilarious results
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_1/2_Hour_News_Hour
 
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