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Counseling in the age of the internet


(via This Isn’t Happiness)

Life sucks for the guy named Jorge Zimmerman

Not the real "George Zimmerman"

Not the real “George Zimmerman”

Many may hate George Zimmerman, but I think we can all feel sorry for poor Jorge Zimmerman. The Rhode Island man has literally been chased off the Internet after his Facebook account was flooded with hate messages following the verdict of the other Zimmerman. “I didn’t know who these people were,” Jorge said. “I got messages like … watch your back, just watch yourself.” Apparently these people were too angry to realize that this Zimmerman’s first name was spelled differently, he doesn’t live in Florida and he looks nothing like the man whose face has been broadcast nonstop for the past few weeks. “I had to deactivate my [Facebook] account,” he said. “I just wanted to be left alone.” (via MSN vi Source)

Girls joke about 9-11 on Facebook

These idiots need to visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

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On photographing food


Patton Oswalt’s Facebook Post After Boston Bombing

Patton-Oswalt Boston Marathon

Patton Oswalt; image at @PattonOswaltFacebook

Patton Oswalt wrote that while violence such as Monday’s tragedy exemplifies the worst of humanity, it’s easy to lose track of the bigger picture.

Here’s is what he posted to his Facebook page. Well said I think.

Boston. Fucking horrible.

I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.” But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.

But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness.

But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.

So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.”

Your honor student

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Three new flavors of Lay’s potato chips

Three new flavors of Lay’s potato chips enter grocery stores across the country this week, but only one will earn a permanent place on chip aisle shelves.

Cheesy Garlic Bread, Chicken & Waffles and Sriracha.

In late 2012 Frito-Lay launched its “Do Us a Flavor” contest, encouraging potato-chip fans to dream up a new flavor for Lay’s chips. The three finalist flavors were announced in early February: Cheesy Garlic Bread, Chicken & Waffles and Sriracha. The contest continues as Frito-Lay asks consumers to vote for their favorite of the three via a Facebook app (and you gotta be logged in to do so). The winning chip flavor will join Lay’s line of potato chips, while the losers, we imagine, will end up on eBay.

Father pays daughter $200 to quit Facebook

Rachel Baier, a 14-year-old high school student from Wellesley, Mass., struck a deal with her dad that would require her to completely walk away from the popular social network for five months. In exchange, her father Paul will pay her $200. (from Daily Dot)

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From story: To ensure fulfillment of the signed agreement, the elder Baier has access to the high schooler’s Facebook account and can change the password to avoid reactivation. Given that this was the 14-year-old’s idea in the first place, that shouldn’t be a problem.

Paul Baier, a vice president at a Boston-area energy firm, posted a photograph of the signed contract on his blog, which usually focuses on energy technology and sustainability.

“It was her idea,” Baier told the Daily Dot. “She wants to earn money and also finds Facebook a distraction and a waste of time sometimes. She plans to go back on after the 6 months is over”

Dad Fail

When parents friend you on Facebook…

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