Monday, November 8, 2010

Let's Give Thanks Via The Internet

So I'm guessing there is this big grassroots movement for people to post on the internet whatever they are thankful for.  Yes?

"I'm thankful for 350 channels"
"I'm thankful for modern medicine"

"I'm thankful for alarm clocks"
Really?  Are you?  Are you thankful for alarm clocks?  Cause I think they suck.  In fact, I think the whole obnoxious, self-serving, forced thankfulness via the internet thing sucks.  You ought to be thankful that I don't kick you in the teeth.

You know what I'm thankful for?  The freedom of speech that allows me say that I poo on your thankfulness.

Don't get me wrong....I'm all for giving thanks to the Big-Guy.  But let's give thanks for our blessings where they really count.  Like, I don't prayer maybe?  Instead of on Facebook?  Where we also saw your slutty Halloween costume photos from last week, that you "like" Jersey Shore, and your test to determine which Sex & The City character you are indicates that you are a Samantha.  When we do give thanks to the Big-Guy, it would be kinda nice if it were for legitimate things and not for the fact that you stayed up late watching football, got drunk, hungover, and were almost late to work this morning.

I'll get off my soapbox now.  Aren't you thankful?


Kristina P. said...

I am thankful that there are only 23 more days left of me opening up my Google Reader to 147 new Thankful posts.

NIKOL said...

It sounds like you have flames...flames on the side of your face! Breathing. Breathless. Heaving breaths. HEAVING BREATHS!

I have not noticed this gratitude extravaganza. Which makes me thankful.

Stephanie Faris said...

Hehehehe. Good point. It does tend to overwhelm us this time of year, doesn't it?

Karen Peterson said...

I am thankful for Nikol giving me the sudden urge to watch Clue.

peewee said...

Ive never heard of this thing called "thanks"

I am only thankful for those cookies you sent. And the 12.5 lbs I gained from them.