Why would he tell the regular group about the mock group? So they could all join it too and start a pointless facebook flame war? Besides, why would he have to join it to tell them about it? God, Nickelback fans are all fucktards.
Because pointless facebook flame wars are entertaining. Unless when it’s with children…then it’s annoying.
Sometimes I like to poke my head in and join the fight. Pointless? Yes. Highlight of my day? In some cases, yes. That depends on the intensity.
Since “Pants On The Ground” is a song mocking kids who wear their pants dragging on the ground, it’s not that funny. I *guess* if you didn’t know that, it looks funny, but who hasn’t heard of that yet? It’s been everywhere.
Also, ‘mock’ group does not mean fake group in which one would think fake group to mean it doesn’t actually exist. I agree with another poster that people do this for easy ‘OMG LOOK I’M ON LAMEBOOK’ bragging rights.
People who intentionally try to get themselves on Lamebook are morons. However, I don’t feel right condemning them completely. After all, this is almost certainly the best thing that will ever happen to them in their entire miserable lives, and I don’t want to take that away.
So cheer yourselves on, guys, and realize that the highest pinnacle you have reached, or ever will reach, is looking retarded on a semi-popular website. Go you!
@17: that’s what I thought! Most of the lame pairs of groups featured are groups that completely cancel one another (“Support Haiti” and “Put Americans first before anyone else!” That sort of thing.) And I’m *pretty* sure the creators of LB have heard of “Pants On The Ground”.
@fealkj: You make me lose faith in humanity even more. Tell me something, why do you associate people that read books with ‘fat/lonely/owns lots of cats’-people? That is just dumb. If you’d open a book once in a while, you might discover that a book is just like a film, only you can imagine the whole scenery around it yourself, thus making it more personal. Moreover, in good books (read: literature) might actually change your entire vision on the world, which is -in your case- narrow.
@fealkj whats wrong with reading romance? tons of normal people read romance, i mean look at twilight. well, maybe not all the tweens that read twilight are normal,(bunch of twits actually) but there are plenty of other famous romance books that plenty of normal read. although i haven’t read it yet, Pride And Prejudice is one of my favourite romance stories.
but i also have to agree a bit with you, the majority of the people that would want to read paranormal erotica must be lacking something in their own life.
Okay, I don’t read Paranormal Romance, so this isn’t me getting pissed off at being insulted… but what DOES piss me off is people that are so smug and patronizing and assume that anyone who is interested in a certain thing has to ‘be lacking something in their own life’. Wow… way to respect someone else’s tastes and opinions only to follow it up with a line defending yourself from criticism by stating that it’s your own opinion.
Wow, I just got shit for reading books. That’s a first!
@fealkj: Firstly, I like what I read, I’m a avid book junkie, that must make me “fat/lonely/owns lots of cats”? umm.. O.K. I am neither of those things. Plus I’m allergic to cats, ass wipe.
I do read other things then erotica, even though that’s what I really like. So sue me, I like smut. Isn’t that kinda like giving people crap for watching porn? I have a vast book collection, ranging from Jane Austin, Jack Kerouac to others. Take your closed mindedness and shove it up your ass.
You are a self-aggrandizing, vainglorious fucktard. People will continue to like whatever they’re going to like regardless of your asinine little opinion. No one needs a troglodyte like you to attack them based on their choice of reading material. Do I personally like Harlequin-type erotica or paranormal erotica? No. Do I check out eenerbl’s blog anyway? Fuck yes, because my wife (who is not fat and owns no cats) reads that stuff. The blog gives me ideas of books to pick up for my wife, who responds to the smut she reads by becoming sexually aroused. Her sexual arousal, in turn, makes her extremely suggestive to whatever out-of-the-ordinary sexual activities I’d like to try in the bedroom…which keeps me extremely satisfied.
I hope you’re happy with yourself. I hope reading your post on lamebook – or the responses to it – gave you a little chubby. Now go away, shitbrick.
Think I’m actually gonna have to kinda go with fealkj on this one. Erotica novels do pretty much blow, and “paranormal erotica” does sound ridiculous.
And although, I don’t think that GUARANTEES that someone is a weirdo, I do know some pretty strange, lonely old women who read romance novels. Also, the notion that what people like and who they are are not linked is bullshit. The things people like define who they are. People who like romance novels are probably addicted to the idea of love. In a lot of cases (not all), this is because they are lonely. As we’ve seen, though, the blogger in question is an exception.
@PennyLane “Do people who enjoy Radiohead [lack] something in their lives?” No, because Radiohead is a good band, and they are universally acclaimed, and their fan base runs the gamut from hipsters to jazzheads to frat dudes, etc. Now, do people who enjoy Nickelback or Mudvayne lack something in their lives? I would say, most likely.
Let me see if I can sum up fealkj’s posts, in case anyone comes in late and doesn’t want to read the whole thread:
Anyone who likes things that I don’t like, or doesn’t like things that I like, is retarded and worthy of scorn. Your tastes in music and literature suck, and you and anyone else who shares those tastes should die in a fire. Your opinions on these things are all I need to know to judge everything about you. Also, I’m a troll who likes to rile up strangers on the Internet for no reason.
@70: Thanks for the suggestion, but I’m gonna have to pass. The whole getting it on with vampires, werewolves, ghosts..etc, not really my thing. Picturing Fabio on a white horse with the wind blowing through his fruity hair doesn’t really do it for me either.
ka_rokso gets it.
Yes, we all know that stereotyping is politically incorrect, but there’s usually a lot of truth to them. The stereotypical romance novel reader is a lonely, overweight woman.
As for the stereotypical Paranormal romance reader, I have no idea! Describe yourself, eenerbi, so I’ll know which weirdos to steer clear of in the real world.
“Picturing Fabio on a white horse with the wind blowing through his fruity hair doesn’t really do it for me either”
Haha…come on, guys, lighten up…That’s pretty funny.
Also, @Sensible Madness: Where are you getting all those things from? I don’t remember hearing anything about anybody dying in a fire…Also, is there really a HUGE difference between defending people you don’t know on the internet and getting people riled up on the internet?
I am not for prejudice, but it’s hard to deny a statement that a lot of people who read romance novels are lonely, older women. Obviously, though, there are exceptions. I don’t think we need to take these things so seriously. It isn’t like fealkj declared a war against all that like romance novels. He just called them dumb. I mean, they are. Even the fact that the romance novel blogger likened it to porn points to the fact that they are a guilty pleasure. That guilt would have to come from a deep-rooted recognition that romance novels are kinda silly. Right?
That’s what I’m sayin, I’m not the biggest mudvayne fan but I certainly wouldn’t place them with nickelback, that is some shitty music. Now if someone listens to nickelback, does that mean that something is missing from their life? Fuck no, it just means they like shitty music. Karosko got me started on this one, u can think him for the rant if u even read this shit, when they are this long I usually skip them
Yeah, I agree that one night stands are not necessarily “lame”, nor is having a one night stand with someone who’s a Facebook friend. The situation I propose is this: What if a stand-up dude just gets really fucked up one night and fucks some girl who is just so hideous that he doesn’t want to stick around the next morning because he doesn’t want to lead the ugly chick on any further. But, just so she doesn’t feel completely worthless, he sends her a friend request on Facebook the next day as sort of a gesture to say, “I had a good time. Thanks.” I don’t think that’s lame.
And being in the “Pants on the Ground” group is DEFINITELY not at odds with being in the other group. The song, “Pants on the Ground” is a heart-on-its-sleeve plea to saggers to please pull their pants up (giddyup). Why doesn’t any one understand the depth and magnitude of ‘General’ Larry Platt’s genius?!
That douchebag Chad Kroeger can’t sing. He sounds like a fucking Muppet. The music is formulaic and played out. It’s a shitty, cheap version of things that good rock bands were doing 18 years ago. They may have technical “talent,” but they don’t have that “thing” that makes artists GOOD. They are goddamn posers. (And their big hit, that horrible Rock Star song, is simply a crappy country song with some heavy guitar added to it.)
Chingaso, if your “rants” are only three sentences long, you gotta start exercising your brain more, homeboy. Just let loose. Not to mention the fact that you admitted your attention span is so short that you skip past anything that is very long…Please explain your point that someone liking a band as shitty as Nickelback does not have something missing from their life. Is the appreciation of art or entertainment not SOMETHING in life? And, can’t it be argued that they don’t have enough of an appreciation of the art of music to understand that there is nothing redeeming or valuable about the music Nickelback makes? So, can’t you say that, right of the bat, without assuming anything else, that they’re missing a true appreciate of art from their life?
Keep in mind, chingaso, that we are not arguing whether or not Mudvayne or Nickelback are good. I think it’s well established that they are bad. What we’re arguing is this–if someone likes shitty music or shitty art in general, is something lacking from their life? I would say, yes. And i would elaborate on my point of their lacking a true appreciation for art by saying that they lack creativity of thought.
Well if u wanna put it like that, then everyone is missing something in their lives . I know some people who have great taste in music but are total fuckups in every other aspect of life and vice versa, so I’m just failing to see how listening to radiohead improves your overall quality of life
How does “failing to see how listening to Radiohead (I will allow Radiohead to serve as our example for ‘good art’) improves [one's] overall quality of life” follow from people having great taste in music who are “total fuckups in every other aspect of life”? Also, are these people REALLY “total fuckups in every other aspect of life”? Please explain what you mean to that. And then, please point out how that means that listening to Radiohead does not improve quality of life. Remember, though, that our taste in art can be separate from the other aspects of our life. Maybe someone who has a good taste in music also has a crippling crystal meth addiction. Still, though, listening to Radiohead can make them happy as sort of a bright spot in a dark life. Also, they can take solace in the fact that the art they like is generally accepted as “good”, and they will not get teased for their tastes. They understand good art, and understand why it is good. This makes for satisfaction, comfort, and happiness-three things that definitely improve quality of life. Someone who does not understand any rubric by which art is graded other than that “it rocks” (or whatever simplified critical offering any fan of Nickelback would offer up) is probably missing something from their life.
thankyou fealkj for bringing back a tiny bit of humour to the comments.
@eenerble if you cant have great sex without reading those cheesy novels one of you is doing something wrong. I’d say since it is you that reads the novels that without which sex is average maybe your man isn’t doing it for you. Maybe you should get him to grow his hair longer, and start riding a white horse around?
Boring and stupid. You guys are regular wordsmiths. BritishHobo, I know my posts just weren’t as captivating as your captivating romance novels, but try to re-read and think about what I said. Do you really think that I was saying someone lacks creativity of thought if they like something I don’t? No. Don’t engage in oversimplification. It is not a legitimate way to debate things.
2. I didn’t oversimplify anything. You said people who like ‘shitty art’ are lacking creativity of thought. But since taste and opinion is so subjective, that can’t really be said about anyone. Except Twilight fans.
3. I’d have said ‘yeah, but I don’t like you so I don’t have to be tolerant of you’ except I have no beef with you beyond that one sentence about the creativity thing. If I happened to be talking about fealkj, however…
First off, how does any of what you mentioned make me stupid? You said taste and opinion is subjective…So then, how would my opinion that artistic tastes and creativity of though are intrinsically linked make me stupid, when it is just an opinion, and opinions can not possibly make anyone stupid?
I’ve yet to hear an argument as to HOW there’s no correlation between people’s taste and their creativity of thought. Please make one, or just revert back to calling me stupid or boring.
Your first statement, by the way, *is* oversimplification because you stated that I said that if some does not like what I like, they lack creativity of thought. I did not. I stated that people who are into only shitty art lack creativity of thought. It doesn’t have anything to do with what I like. But there is shitty art that exists, and cannot be denied as shitty. If there was no shitty art, there would be no good art. I am simply opining that there is a correlation between the type of art and entertainment people are into and the type of person they are. I never said one was more valuable than the other or anything; simply that, given what somebody is into, there is a greater chance that they either have or don’t have certain traits.
Self-important, huh? How so? Again, it seems as though this is just a go-to accusation for you to levy against anyone who tries to get you to think. It’s your way of justifying your lazy-minded existence. And that’s fine, I could care less if you don’t believe in anything, but don’t lash out at me. It’s your shortcomings that come into play when you can’t read anything with any length or depth, not mine.
@poopaloop Dangerous how many people seem to think that these days.
I’m making a declaration of your worth, and I declare your comments aren’t worth a bucket of piss. By the way, special thanks to lamebook, kkarosko, wordpervert and poopaloop, and anyone else I forgot to mention for helping me get thru a gruelling 15 hour work day. Please keep it coming
Did it ever occur to you meat heads that the admins might just post this stuff to watch you all squabble afterwards? I mean, heck, why go and join a fb group to fight with them when you can bring it to your own stompin’ grounds?
Walter just created the group “what do you want for dinner?” “food” ” what kinda food?” “good food” “good by what standards” “good by my standards” “well then eat this 3-year old can of cheese whiz, dipshit” “yay!!!!”
I don’t even know what that means, chingaso. Is fecal a user? Or is this a way of saying I was in a shitty mood? I don’t get it. Also, sorry to bore you guys to death. Noone ever forced you to read anything.
I’d just like to say that, after laughing much and having many witty retorts pop into my head in reply to some of these little tidbits, I only joined to say that the username “poopaloop” has made me chortle every time I see it.
It took me three sessions to read this thread. After the second session I posted my little cheese whiz thing.
Couple comments: something is missing in my life – Like the experiences I gave up while I was reading this thread. I could have wiped my ass sooner and then pet my cat for a couple minutes. Or I could have listened to some nickelback and thought about how I should stop being an elitist fucktard.
First of all, thank you for politely correcting me like an adult, I do appreciate that.(That isn’t sarcasm.)
But as far as saying that a love of Radiohead is objectively better than I like of ET Erotica simply because many people like it is nonsensical. (I’m sure others have pointed this out to you, but since it was directed at me I’ll give my opinion as well.) I’m sure you dislike the Backstreet Boys and yet, they have a much larger fanbase than Radiohead. Nazism was all the rage in Germany, but by almost every measure it was a terrible thing.
I hate Radiohead fans, for the most part. (I am married to one.) They think they’ve some how found a way to make the subjective objective. I like a few Radiohead songs. MOST of them are “meh” to me. I don’t think that says about me, other than, I like a few Radiohead songs, and I think most of them are meh.
I know a woman who I consider creative, thoughtful, brilliant and intelligent, yet she LOOOOOOOOOOOVES the Twilight series. All it says about her is she loves the Twilight series. As hard as that is for me to stomach personally.
Penny Lane, thank you for actually responding thoughtfully. I appreciate that. I think you misunderstood my point, though. Radiohead was just the example I was using. I was simply trying to say that there is good art, and there is bad art. There are things that can fall under each depending on preference (this is the vast majority of art), but there is some art that is just plain bad because it is lazy. Nickelback was the example I used for that.
And, my other point was that there is a correlation between people like and what kind of person they are. It’s not an exact correlation, because there are exceptions (such as your friend who likes Twilight), but exceptions are just that: exceptions to the rule. They don’t CHANGE the rule; they’re just exceptions. Know what I mean? Because a few happily married women like to read romance novels does not negate the fact that even more lonely, old women read romance novels.
Exceptions to rules not only change the rules, they also make them crap rules.
For example, if the rule was “All nice young boys who behave nicely will receive a treat after supper” but I was a nice young boy and I behaved nicely and didn’t get a treat, then that changes the rule to “All nice young boys who behave nicely will receive a treat after supper – except Walter.” That’s a crap rule.
@eenerbl I used to like you and thought we were similar in our values, thought process, likes, dislikes. But heaving bossom novels??? Really?!?! Now I find you worthy of nothing but scorn. Your laughable selection of reading material just completely wipes out all the good, smart, positive things I thought of you!
NOTE: Please watch out for the heavy drips of sarcasm that may get on you while reading the above.
In all reality, about 50% of what I read is “erotic” I actually enjoy books on history and science (I’m a huge history buff). I still think it’s quite humorous that my “little ol blog” pisses people off. Seriously? Get over it and move along.
“…but there is some art that is just plain bad because it is lazy. Nickelback was the example I used for that.”
The definition for art is not “unlazy”. Art is beyond definition. I agree, I personally don’t find Nickelback to be “art”, but Nickelback would disagree, and so would their fans. Art is in the eye of the beholder.
“They don’t CHANGE the rule; they’re just exceptions. Know what I mean? Because a few happily married women like to read romance novels does not negate the fact that even more lonely, old women read romance novels.”
And this is why I think people shouldn’t go by “rules” when it comes to subjective things. To judge an entire personality based on something as trivial as their like in a certain genre of music or literature is lazy. VERY lazy. It’s pigeon holing. Take each person as you find them and accept them for what they are. There are as many pigeon holes as there are humans.
Long time reader, 1st time poster….and to be honest, I only registered at this time because I could NOT pass up the opportunity to use this description as a user-name. Pure gold…thanks…Hope to be able to contribute something value soon…