I am conflicted about this.

On the one hand, these people need to be mocked for ‘suffering’ from what have been accurately described as ‘First World problems.’

On the other hand, I think that some of these people are ‘suffering’ in a deliberately ironic way, in the justified hope that a little fake whining can often bring in the real whiners, too.

On the gripping hand, I already have an iPad 2*, so I can take a detached view on this sort of thing anyway.

Moe Lane

PS: Here.  The Salvation Army.  They help people with real problems.

*Gotten the old-fashioned way; to wit, via vicious mockery of the progressive netroots.


  • qixlqatl says:

    Mocked? They deserve to be dumped in some third world cesspit for a year to find out how good they have it….
    My Christmas rocked: I got a big coffee mug that says “A giant cup of I don’t give a [crap*]” from my niece. BEST. PRESENT. EVAR. 😉 It will bring me smiles for as long as I can keep from breaking it 😀

  • Lee says:

    I didn’t get anything but a box of candy, and I’m glad my husband remembered. What a bunch of whining ingrates. If I discovered my kid saying stuff like that, I would walk into his bedroom, confiscate every durned gift he’d gotten and donate them to charity. And tell him if he wants his iphone so badly to go get a job and earn one.

    Radical concept that. Whining babies.

  • qixlqatl says:

    Lee, that’s not just a radical concept, it’s child abuse! /sarc

  • DaveP. says:

    My Christmas was pretty good, on the whole. I gave a really cool gift to one of my best friends, which made his eyes light up; no better gift could I ask for.

  • MikeCG says:

    Dave, on that note, I gave my sisters Volumes 1 and 2 of “Sandman” by Neil Gaiman, and it was immensely gratifying to see them curled up in their rooms tonight reading their respective volumes. Love that feeling!

  • DaveP. says:

    Gaiman is cool stuff, Mike. Have you started them on Pratchett yet?

  • Cameron says:

    I have to assume that these are joke posts and that no one on that list was serious. I have to think that they were pretending to be so selfish because the alternative answer would justify handing out beatings like they were going out of style.

  • Kresh says:

    Nope, those were serious. It’s facebook and kids these days are selfish douchebags. To them there’s no reason why they shouldn’t bitch about their parents rewarding them for being alive.

    Still, a few of them will eventually pull their heads from their behinds. Eventually.

    I cot a coffee mug and some pseudo-cajun spices. And some flavored Pecans. The best gift was seeing my sibling’s rugrats scamper about the place. I love those little stinkers.

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