don't piss me off art!

i socialize on networks because i like to giggle and because - for the most part - i love people and the joy and diversity they bring into my life...

.... so yesterday i am on my least favorite social networking site checking out what may - or may not, depends how much they pad the truth - be happening in the lives of my friends and relatives, god bless em all**...

and i am sensing a pattern which i find highly disruptive to my visual, emotional and general well being...

i was visually bombarded by highly explicit photos surrounding religious, political, moral and personal issues intending to solicit my sympathy.  photos that when shown on the nightly news, come after a disclaimer saying; "Some viewers may find the following photos highly disturbing. Please remove children and those faint of heart from the room."

if you know me, you know that i am not a cynic nor am i blind to causes, but i don't solicit and i don't appreciate being solicited.  i run under the assumption that we all have our own value system that shows in our daily life - if others want  explanations, they are free to ask, and we are free to share.  (note that i said share not solicit or recruit )    

normally i simply overlook the one or two solicitations that sneak onto my page, but yesterday was an exception...

yesterday there were far too many of them and, even though i tried, it made not seeing them impossible.  instead, silly me, i tried hiding them one by one but doing that seriously made me feel guilty for something i did/do not do and extremely nauseated...

and then it made me angry - which surely isn't the response they were hoping for i'm sure.  why should i have to hide pages full of explicit violence that i didn't post?

though i tried to contain it, there it was;  extreme pissoffedness...

extreme pissoffedness that finally forced me to post this warning on my timeline;

if you are going to post photos of dead children and/or partial abortions or anything resembling abuse in any form please add my name to your blocked list. i am not here to share that sort of shit with you. 

though once it posted i truly wished i would have been more thorough AND added if you do not i will block you accordingly - because i certainly will.  of course, as we all know, our best thoughts come long after confrontations...

then, to add to my already emotional state, private messages started piling up in my email box;  hey, are you talking about me and my photos? 

my answer to that; - an answer i did not send back and won't because, as they say; 'ignorance is bliss' -  if you felt compelled to ask if my posting was because of your photo/s, you probably already know the answer....  

rude?  yes, more than likely it was and is.

a complete and total "bad" on my part?  according to some, yes. without a doubt.

do i care? no.  i don't.  and i won't "should" on myself for it either.

because this kind of thing seriously affects the quality of my life and - one way or another - my life will be better for it.

**note: i sat through a sermon once wherein the minister said: "One should not gossip or speak ill of anyone, however if you really need to and don't want it to be counted as sin always use the words "God bless her/him/them" before or after your statement... 

surely the minister must have asked God before and been assured this was true or he wouldn't have made such a bold statement....  right?

....kudos if you recognized my title - its a quote from a movie we use often in this house - dysfunctional families make me feel right at home.  ;)


  1. Anonymous4/17/2012

    ha! this went over like a fart in church...

  2. This is bang on the mark as far as I'm concerned. I look on Facebook or Twitter to be amused/fascinated but please don't try to shock me. 1) You can't. 2) I'll block you.

    1. Anonymous4/20/2012

      indeed. :)

      rule 437.2: "You have the right to remove yourself far away from anyone in your life that no longer makes you smile."

      or maybe that is rule number 1?

      *gets a huge eraser*

  3. I must confess I don't get this kind of crap, but then I have so few friends/followers/follows (who are nice or history) that it's a pretty good filter. After three years? 30 of each on Twitter. And I regularly prune. I'm probably waiting for an anti-social networking site. I think Max's proposed "ArseBook" (TM, PatPending) may be spot on. Roth x

  4. And that's why I call it Facepest and don't play.

    Sits back with a smug grin.

  5. Yeah...I don't like to be assaulted with that sort of thing either. I mainly go on FB to see photos of a 'lovely day at the wetlands' or for funny posts and photos. A writer friend did exactly the same thing you did recently. Sometimes we just have to...and let the chips fall where they may!