Books Read in 2007
"YOU FAT F**K"
30 August 2007
The title of this entry seems to be the name I have acquired on YouTube.
The Internet is a strange thing and one of the things that I find the strangest is the rudeness and vulgarity aimed at someone who has done nothing to you and whom you don't even know.
Here are some comments which have appeared on some of the videos I've posted to YouTube.
A video I made, intended to be funny, about carrying scrapbooks from the living room upstairs, is one of the prime targets for these attacks. If you don't like bad language, stop reading now:
(I'm not even sure what that last one means. I may be a "fucktard" but at least I can spell!)
I made a video to show the distortion I was getting on our Comcast and that sparked a few interesting comments as well.
After Peggy's friend Chris committed suicide, I made a video talking about my thoughts on suicide. I received this note:
A video about one of the demonstrations at City Hall on Valentine's day, when gay couples attempted to get marriage licenses elicited this very confusing comment:
On a video responding to some sort of a dust-up that was going on in a videoblogging group, I got these unlikely messages:
On a video I made when I stopped, driving from Davis to San Francisco, two people commented:
On a video I made showing how to make Mexican won ton:
Those are just the comments that I didn't delete. The "good" ones, as it were. The really bad comments I deleted. But, you know, it just boggles my mind that total strangers can heap all this verbal abuse on someone without knowing them, without having any interaction with them whatsoever. I'm sure most of these posters are kids thinking they are being funny, and I actually don't even mind the insults. Heck, you don't need to tell me I'm fat. It's no news to me. But the comments are designed to be so hurtful.
Is this what our society has come to?
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