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The New Am I The Only One Thread

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by MikaelaMuppet, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Here's one I feel like venting about.

    Am I the only one who gets SO annoyed when women give birth to their first child and then they literally SHOVE the fact that they're now mom's down our throats like "OH MAI GAD LOOK AT MY NEW BABY HE/SHE IZ MY EVERYTHING!!!!11111!!!" Blah blah. It's like, we get it, you're proud to be a mom, congrats on the new child, MOVE ON! Especially because it feels like those mom's end up spoiling their kids later on in life.

    Even men are guilty of this as well, constantly being like "I'm so proud to be a dad!" Blah blah and this is why I have no intentions of having kids.

    I have my own issues in life and I don't need another piece of life coming in being like "Wah, wah! Feed me! Change my diaper! I'm an infant, I'm an infant, I'm special! Wah!"


    Okay, my rant is over.
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  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but I mean, it's a lot like lovesick teenage girls who won't shut up about their new boyfriends, and often shoehorn them into the conversation just for an excuse to talk about them. Just like this current discussion, they would be like, "Ohmigawd, I hate that too, and my boyfriend has a friend who just had a new baby and he says she's always like that, but then my boyfriend also has a cousin who's getting ready to have a baby and he says blah-blah-blah, oh, and also my boyfriend yada-yada-yada. . . ."
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  3. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    Facebook perpetuates this. People posting "Look at MY perfect baby! No trouble at all! He's going to be a genius and save the world!"

    It's one thing to be proud of your kids when they do well in school, get married, whatever.
    But when you parade your kid around like you got a new car, you're full of yourself.
    @LittleJerry92 , "Wah! Feed me! Change my diaper! Where's my Binky?!"
    You never put your parents through that, did you?

    Yes, kids are a huge commitment for the first 18 years of their lives.The way you feel about kids now? Ten years or so from now your feelings might change.
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  4. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I hear that from everyone, believe me. I'm definitely not convinced that will change, but you are right. Only time will tell.
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    As far as Facebook goes . . . yes. I see some people out there who literally post like thousands and thousands of pics of their kids a year. . . . Some of them even use pics of their kids as their own profile and cover photos.
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  6. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Heh, my mom uses an old baby picture of my little brother as her profile pic.
  7. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    The Facebook myth that people like to lead people to believe is "MY kid is perfect, MY kid never acts up or throws tantrums, MY kid never poops his pants, MY kid is going to Harvard on a basketweaving scholarship, MY kid is my best friend!"
    What they're trying to promote is "I AM THE PERFECT PARENT!!!"
    Nice load of crap if you're willing to believe it.
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  8. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Am I the only one who finds it incredibly annoying when people are just like "meh" or "who cares" when a guy is fat-shamed, but as soon as it's a woman, "OMG SHAME ON U! UR SUCH A PIG!"

    I mean, two wrongs don't make a right after all.
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  9. ErinAardvark

    ErinAardvark Well-Known Member

  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm more bothered by the fact that fat-shaming and skinny-shaming are such a double standard.

    Fat-shaming someone is apparently hilarious, because fat people always make great targets for comedy. The earth trembles when they walk, chairs break when they sit down, they can't get through the door, etc.

    Skinny-shaming someone is apparently the worst thing you can do and makes you scum of the earth. You don't know what kind of problems they have that make them so skinny. They could have anorexia, they could have bulimia, they could have some kind of illness or disease that prevents them from gaining weight, you should be ashamed of yourself for speaking oll of them!

    I mean, yeah? Well, y'know, some people could be fat because of similar problems: they could have a slow metabolism, they could have a bad thyroid, they could have genetic problems, it may run in their family (oh, but nobody runs in their family, they all just waddle, ZING), they could have a larger bone structure. In my case, I don't deny that I'm fat, I've tried everything under the sun you can imagine to try to lose weight for over seventeen years and nothing works, but I have another issue as well: I have a birth defect in my lower back that causes my lower spine to curve inwardly when it's not supposed to (like a woman's spine), so because of that, it pushes my gut forward and makes my belly look even bigger than it actually is. This is why I naturally walk everywhere with my gut sucked in all the time: it's uncomfortable, and it's difficult to keep up for long periods of time, but it at least helps my gut look like it doesn't stick at so far.
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  11. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I can imagine how frustrating that must be.

    But yeah, fat shaming seems to always be a target for comedy. Granted, if it's intended to be put in something purely black comedy like Family Guy or South Park then I'm fine with that because the shows are intended to be offensive in a humorous way. But if someone is just trying to be a straight up ***hole like "Haha he's fat lolololololol!" Then that's where I draw the line.

    Sadly I'm a bit out of shape myself from stress eating in college and trying the best to lose weight as well.
  12. ErinAardvark

    ErinAardvark Well-Known Member

    My sister gets a lot of wise-cracks from idiot teenagers at the bus stop, especially when she's running to try to catch her bus, just because she's overweight. Why do they think that's funny?
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    The more I think about it, now what with the advent of things like streaming, mp3 players, iPods, what have you, things like DVDs and CDs suddenly don't seem so "digital" anymore.

    Anyone else get that feeling? It also doesn't help movies case when it comes to home video release combo packs that advertising, "DVD, Bluray, and Digital."

    I mean, DVDs are physical. CDs are physical. Streaming is virtual. mp3s are virtual.
  14. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I don't want to seem like i'm patting myself on the back, but this is why in the stories i'm writing, I like to include different kinds of characters as my protagonists. Overweight people, females, people of color, etc. It's still pretty rare to see fictional characters like this that aren't just archetypes or stereotypes. We're all just people, and it can be lonely out there not knowing if someone relates to you, or if you're used to people judging you based on how you look.
  15. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    A lot of teens do that at the mall. They see a fat lady walking by and make rude comments.
    Little do they know they won't stay that way forever. Things happen to your body as you get older, especially after you have a couple kids.
    The same kids making fun of fat people might be fat themselves someday, then it will be someone else's turn to laugh at them.
    Poetic justice.
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  16. ErinAardvark

    ErinAardvark Well-Known Member

    Karma's a pain, isn't it? heh heh heh heh
  17. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Just hate people for their personality and nothing more.

    The only time I critizise looks is if you look like you haven't showered in days.
  18. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    For the record, I'm straight and I've never had anything for guys (and I'm not saying this in a bad way to those who are gay/bi, just a general statement), but um....

    Am I the only one who actually really likes guys who wear beanies and have long hair? I dunno why, but I find it to be.... Kind of fascinating.
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I don't have long hair (my hair gets puffy when it gets long, almost like a poor man's jewfro), but I always wear a Radar O'Reilly cap, does that count? :p
  20. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Were there times where you had to take your hat off?

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