Sad Sam, Facebook, and The Bearded Marxist
Facebook is basically a waste of time
So at the urging of friends and kids I signed up for a Facebook account two weeks ago. I’m shutting it down today. Christ Almighty what a waste of time. If we all wanted to act like 13 year old girls I guess it is a fine thing, but I passed though that phase awhile ago (joking about the last part, so if I run for Congress will Glen Beck please not say “Sad Sam wished he was a 13 year old girl*”).
All these people I don’t care to be “friends” with want to be friends. And the incessant postings of “I got my hair done today, how do you like it?” ”Bob likes the Bears win over Green Bay”……blah blah blah blah blah.
Don’t people have real lives to live? Who wants to have hourly updates on their “friends” lives? I don’t.
I’m pretty good friends with “Sad Sam’s Friend Jeff” and if we talk every few months and say, “How’s the kids? How’s your golf game? Anything new?” After 5 minutes we are pretty much good for another few months. That is how it should be.
My 15 year old daughter must go through 100 texts a day with her friends, I’ll stick to a couple of calls per year with my buddies, and the regular stream of topless emails and consider myself “connected” enough.
* So the Democratic Senate Candidate writes a satirical piece for his college newsletter years ago called “Confessions of a Bearded Marxist” basically saying how he’s a liberal and his roommates tease him about being a Marxist, so Fox News is all “he’s a Marxist, run for the hills.” Meanwhile Christine O’Donnell is nutty as a fruitcake with a completely false resume, witchcraft, never held a job, and she’s the Tea Party hero of the hour…..but I digress…..