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Tired of #TheTriggering? Here are 5 much better ways to waste your time

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Shortly after I posted my previous post on #TheTriggering — my take on the celebration of edge-lord obnoxiousness taking place today on Twitter  — I got into a weird argument with one Twitterer who essentially ended up suggesting that my post on the subject was bad because #TheTriggering itself was less interesting than things like “10-hour can kicking marathons” and “watching dust collect.”

This seems a rather strange way to defend #TheTriggering, but it’s a hard proposition to argue with. Having spent several hours poking through that ridiculous hashtag, I can confirm that it is in fact much less interesting than watching dust collecting.

And that gave me the idea for a post. So here it is: Five extremely boring things that still manage to be more interesting than #TheTriggering.

Enjoy!

1) Watching ice melting:

2) Watching butter melting:

3) Watching dust collecting:

4) Watching 14 hours of raw footage of Ted Cruz and his family:

5) Watching the same diode getting knocked over and over for ten hours:

 

35 replies on “Tired of #TheTriggering? Here are 5 much better ways to waste your time”

Twitter makes you type in that stupid hash tag manually because Twitter is awesome. Maybe they’re hoping people will scree it up and use only one G. what a holes think they get to make up an event to be bigger a holes than usual AND make it last two days? Such a holes.

I checked one of the many twitter stats-gathering sites to get a sense of just how big #thetriggering actually is on twitter.

I was happy to see that #shoes has it beat by a comfortable margin.

ETA: nothing wrong with shoes! I was just glad to see that many random mundane words had a bigger reach.

I was happy to see that #shoes has it beat by a comfortable margin.

Ah, this shall be hailed as an incredible victory for…..jerks? I guess? Yes! The only way they could be MORE victorious is if even #watchingpaintdry outpaced them.

@TheLadyInsomnia

And shoes are MISANDRY!!! Because, you know, women like them and stuff. Like, way way too much.

And they pay too much attention to shoes and spending money on shoes when they could be paying attention to meeeeeee!!! Me, me, me, me, me, me, me!!!!!!!

@SFHC

I may have lol’d too hard at that GIF and broken something internally.

The diode one’s not bad. Definitely more watchable than anything with Ted Cruz in it.

@SFHC: That GIF is extra goofy when you’re playing T. Rex’s “Jeepster” in the background…

@David
I clicked on that Twitter convo and it’s genuinely weird, yet now I kind of want a t-shirt that says “My Damage Control is Very Exciting”.

I’d argue that it’s one of the best fake quotes ever attributed to you, if not the best ever.

Scildfreja-OH MY FUCKING GOSH!! I really should not have watched that in the office. HHHIIIILLLLAAARRRRIIIIOOOOUUUUUSSS!!! Thanks for sharing. 😀

@SFHC: That GIF is extra goofy when you’re playing T. Rex’s “Jeepster” in the background…

BWAHAHAHAHAHA, it totally is!

Bina-WHY ARE YOU GUYS DOING THIS TO ME!!!!!!! I AM IN AN OFFICE AND I CAN’T EVEN LAUGH!!! AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!! That was serious LOLness!! I seriously played the first 4 seconds about 10 times! *singing* “Badger! Badger! Badger! Badger! Badger! Badger! Mushroom! Mushroom!” XD Is this a putting a few unrelated objects/animals together and making it a song a new genre? I never heard of this stuff before. It’s awesome!! 😀

Is this a putting a few unrelated objects/animals together and making it a song a new genre? I never heard of this stuff before.

More of an old genre, I think. Here.

Katz-NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
😛

contrapangloss-Adorable!

Good lord, if I weren’t on my phone I’d post “cows with guns” and “the hamster dance”

Good lord, if I weren’t on my phone I’d post “cows with guns” and “the hamster dance”

ETA: Suddenly it won’t embed. WordPress is apparently telling us to stop our nostalgia kick.

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Jackie; currently using they/their, he/his, she/her pronouns)says:

The Shoes thing omg talk about a flashback to middle school. My friends all had that on their iPods.

#6

Listening to Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music album in its entirety.

You know what I really want to see trend on Twitter? #TheKittening. Cat pictures, cat gifs, cat vines, screencaps from Neko Atsume…

The twitterer actually thinks the blog as a whole is boring, cause the twitterer is an antifeminist.

Woohoo! I am so glad that I will be back on an actual computer tomorrow afternoon instead of an iPad or iPhone like the last few days! My dog will be happy that her walks will be back on familiar turf without all the asphalt and elevator rides.

@katz much obliged, having to endure the limitations of the available tech has been hellish!

*does the hamster dance with dog*

Huh, I’d never seen the “cows with guns” thing before. I note they refer to the cow guru as a “he” throughout, despite the prominent udders.

@pie

That’s one of the reasons that particular song/video entertains me so much…my artistic ability is limited to “Bob the undecided bovine” which is basically a cow on the lower half and a bull wearing sunglasses on the top half.

And yes I’m pretty easily amused. 😸

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