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October 18, 2011 10:46 AM   Subscribe

LIKE MAH STATUS: Miles Jai on an all-to-common social media annoyance.
posted by hermitosis (31 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
Ahh! I'll do whatever you want just BACK UP A BIT.
posted by The Whelk at 10:48 AM on October 18, 2011 [4 favorites]


74 people didn't like liking his status
posted by DU at 10:50 AM on October 18, 2011


Social Media Newspeak
posted by mhoye at 10:50 AM on October 18, 2011 [11 favorites]


Must ... adjust ... Wadsworth ... Constant ... to 2.25 ...
posted by chavenet at 10:53 AM on October 18, 2011 [5 favorites]


I intended to avoid the comments at all costs, but this one caught my eye:

"if i were gay this is the only archetype i would date"

Weirdly, this restores my faith in humanity for the afternoon.
posted by hermitosis at 10:56 AM on October 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


That was something special. I'm a little creeped out, but I'll be OK.
posted by deezil at 10:57 AM on October 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


mhoye- that sounds a lot like static typing. I'm suddenly horrified of Haskell.
posted by Jpfed at 10:59 AM on October 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


That was just.... awesome.
posted by brand-gnu at 11:12 AM on October 18, 2011


Favorite my comment.
posted by Legomancer at 11:15 AM on October 18, 2011 [19 favorites]


Thumbs up if Tosh sent you here.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 11:21 AM on October 18, 2011


He matched his gum to his camisole. I love him.
posted by theredpen at 11:21 AM on October 18, 2011 [13 favorites]


This guy is my new internet girlfriend.
posted by Jofus at 11:36 AM on October 18, 2011


Must ... adjust ... Wadsworth ... Constant ... to 2.25 ...

Wait, wouldn't that be quarter of the way through the video after the video after this one ... Oh, ISWYDT.
posted by alby at 11:53 AM on October 18, 2011


I'm confused.
posted by infini at 12:06 PM on October 18, 2011


The level of bombastic satire in this, coupled with its incredible in-your-face quality, coupled with how disturbing it is, is actually appropriate to how annoying those "like me status if" things are on Facebook.

If everything annoying in life were met with this sort of bunker-buster response, we'd be in a less annoying world. Unless you find this sort of video annoying, which might be a problem for you, because there would be A LOT OF THEM.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 12:10 PM on October 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


If everything annoying in life were met with this sort of bunker-buster response, we'd be in a less annoying world.

Seriously, we should gift him a MeFi account, and make him a weekend mod.
posted by hermitosis at 12:19 PM on October 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


THE SHIT AIN'T CUTE.
posted by hermitosis at 12:20 PM on October 18, 2011


That was awful.
posted by TheBones at 12:21 PM on October 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


LIKE MY STATUS! ..and I won't do it.

floored me.
posted by The Whelk at 12:22 PM on October 18, 2011


Brilliantly edited! I am not on Facebook enough to be annoyed with the general silliness and daily irritations. Which is how I deal with it.
posted by Xoebe at 12:25 PM on October 18, 2011


This is now my status.
posted by mdonley at 12:37 PM on October 18, 2011


I loved everything about this! Especially that little click noise he makes during the phone call segment.
posted by ukdanae at 1:04 PM on October 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wait! There's a Music Video!
posted by TangerineGurl at 1:39 PM on October 18, 2011


Kinda funny, but seems about 6 months to a year late.
posted by mrgrimm at 2:10 PM on October 18, 2011


Judge as you will, but I fucking hated that.
posted by datter at 2:21 PM on October 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


I shut down my facebook account six months ago and I don't think I'd ever liked anyone's anything anyways but I've now watched this three times. Guy's a charmer.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 5:38 PM on October 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is awesome. Awesome. It's like the Ill Doctrine with ADHD.
posted by Decimask at 8:07 PM on October 18, 2011


This makes me mostly happy.

But partly sad. I still can't do the girl pop.

That's what I call it.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:14 PM on October 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


that sounds a lot like static typing. I'm suddenly horrified of Haskell

You should be horrified of Ada or Java or something. Haskell's strong-typing-plus-type-inference is way less confining than traditional bondage-and-discipline languages.

posted by hattifattener at 11:11 PM on October 18, 2011


Judge as you will, but I fucking hated that.

Me too, but I also recognize that little things I hate can be symptomatic of bigger problems.
posted by mhoye at 6:00 AM on October 19, 2011


hattifattener- I was thinking quite specifically of Haskell when I wrote my comment. I recognize that many people confuse static typing with explicit typing/RSI syndrome but that was not what was going on in my comment. The Orwell quote my comment referred to doesn't mention anything about or analogous to explicit type signatures, or droning on and on about self-justification. Instead, it mentions precluding certain thoughts by making them impossible to express. That's what type systems are for. There are certain things that are impossible to express in Haskell- it just so happens that those things are almost always semantic errors.

Part of the joke is that it's a little silly to be horrified that Haskell makes it impossible e.g. to generate a null pointer exception.

posted by Jpfed at 6:55 AM on October 19, 2011


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