The comments section for our "30 Teenagers Saying 'I Hate My Mom' on Facebook" has become an angry teenager mom-hate lounge
In case you don’t know what that post is all about, it’s screenshots from Openbook in which teenagers whine about their mothers, but in shitty, inarticulate ways you couldn’t anticipate. One example:
"READONG"! Teenagers are the best at being the worst! Thanks for the laughs while you go through a very difficult part of growing up, ya goofballs!
This post is about 7 months old now, but a weird thing’s been happening: every month or so for the last 5 months, we’ve been getting a couple comments on that post that basically repeat the same type of blunt, mom-hatin’ sentiments we shared as a joke. Stuff like this comment from “Katia”:
My mom is a bitch,she don’t let I do anything I want in that fucking house.Fuck you mom.
O… kay. Is this person making fun of the post? Like, maybe they decided they’d post a comment as one of the teenagers? If so, then why did we get this similar comment from “Anthony” a month later?
But these comments? I don’t think it’s someone messing with us. These comments are too spread out, and they’re too on-the-nose to be a joke. I think teenagers are googling “I hate my mom” and ending up on our page. And then, in their rush to blurt out whatever angry thought is on their mind, they’re just jumping to the comment section and dumping their rage there.
I think that’s what’s happening. Our comments section has become an angry teenager mom-hate lounge.
This is like when a popular blog wrote about Facebook logins, and it became the top result for the Google search “facebook login”, so suddenly that post got hundreds of confused comments from people thinking that page was the new facebook login page.
Some more choice comments that showed up long after the post went up and therefore I don’t think are jokes:
my mom is such a bitch! im not alowed to go on youtube and she took away all miah electronics! i ucken wish you were dead!!! (from “maango89”)
OMG MY MOM IS A BITCH. FUCK OFF. YOU SOCIALLY RETARDED ANTISOCIAL BITCH. (from “g”)
damn why u no steal no food and go have ya own life??? (from “kappa torpa”)
my moms is such a bitch she always complains and cant control her emotions I think of committing suicide just to get away from her. (from “thatguy15”)
my mom took away my xbox (from “sadman”)
And then last but not least, we got a comment that I think is from a mom, but then the mom didn’t finish her thought before she submitted her comment?
"bad daugther not deserving in this world l" (from "joan may")
That’s like a @horse_ebooks tweet. I wish you the best, concerned mom.
We got a little over a dozen weird comments in total, so you can always read all the comments for that post if you want more. (Though I realize from this point forward we’ll probably start receiving more troll comments because of this very Tumblr post, and I accept that.)
The Hobbit has broken box office records and, as with every hit movie, those in the know have already begun reflecting the trends from the big screen in the way they dress.
Here’s one example:
Sandals, heels, flats, espadrilles, flip-flops, boots, sneakers, and those weird running shoes that are like gloves for your feet are all definitely “pre-Baggins.” No more spending hundreds on a single pair of shoes! Walking around barefoot is not only economical, but also good for your back, or something probably. Maybe you’ll step in dog shit, maybe you’ll step in broken glass, but beauty is pain (and animal feces).
Secret errors on the backs of “Magic: The Gathering” cards
The collectible card game Magic: The Gathering includes over 10,000 unique types of cards. But the backs on all those cards are exactly the same. To keep a deck’s contents secret, nothing could be changed from the original back design from 1993. So several errors introduced in that first printing are “locked in” forever. For instance:
1. There are ballpoint pen marks in the “Deckmaster” logo (itself a remnant of an abandoned naming system).
2. The logo now bears the ® of a legally registered trademark—except on the card backs.