Social Media Snark

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Internet Insanity' started by Fitz, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. yesmaster

    yesmaster North of the Boarder

  2. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    The girlfriend of one of our taller guy friends tags all their shit with “my giant” and “squirrel” because she likes to “climb trees”. Makes me want to die every time.
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  3. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    That’s gag worthy, and yet it made me laugh
  4. DaleBrennan

    DaleBrennan Chicken

  5. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    Yes, let's take up space on a supply flight so aid workers can devote time and resources to passing out arts & crafts projects to people whose homes have been leveled.

  6. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Maybe attach those monstrosities to some MREs if you’re really that determined to send them?
  7. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    The only way I want a box of pony bead necklaces is if it comes with an equally weighted box of molly.
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  8. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I thought it was well known that no one ☝️ n a disaster needs stuff, that they need MONEY
  9. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    Idk, I understand people wanting to send items instead of just money since you can never really be sure where your money is going? Also some necessities may be difficult to get ahold of in the area...

    But obviously the items you're sending should be useful.
  10. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Most items sit on runways and create more work for the victims
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  11. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    @HBC is absolutely correct. The physical donations create a second disaster. Even things people are convinced are helpful make no sense to sort and ship. For example, it's much cheaper to purify water on site than to ship bottler water. Even food (unless you are donating MREs in bulk) goes to waste.

    Best to let the agencies buy what is needed in bulk.
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  12. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    p.s. I can personally vouch for World Central Kitchen if anybody wants a rec on where to donate. They are feeding 20,000 people a day. They would be feeding more but they can't get enough helicopters.
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  13. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Which doesn’t even get into the shit that people donate that isn’t remotely helpful whatsoever. No one in a disaster area needs your old formal wear or broken small kitchen appliances.
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  14. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Jose Andres should get the Nobel peace prize and I’m not at all being hyperbolic.

    Giving stuff is not helpful unless you’re filling an amazon or similar wish list with direct shipping and items that were requested.
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  15. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    Agreed. No one needs your old Vitamix, Karen. They don't even have habitable homes, much less electricity.
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  16. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    I read an article yesterday about a guy buying generators, food and chainsaws that were going to be shipped along with clothing, medicine and water that his boat captain friend had gotten together. Obviously unrealistic for most of us to do on our own, but I don't think everyone donating things is totally clueless
  17. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Don’t donate shit you weren’t asked for, how hard is that to understand? If you’re worried about “where the money is going” and not the clothes and other items rotting in parking lots I don’t know how to explain it to you.
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  18. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    I'm not speaking about me specifically, because I have donated what little money I am able to, so I'm not sure why the hostility

    Just saying I can see the perspective of people who want to donate things instead of money, cripes.
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  19. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    Hell, yes
  20. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    The point is that donating “stuff” is a way for people to feel like they are being helpful (and often by donating old shit that isn’t useful to anyone, let alone a disaster victim) so they can collect their “good human karma” when it actually causes more problems and more stress to people who have other basic needs to worry about, like having clean water and food.
  21. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    An actual episode of The Good Place
  22. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    Today in Items Hurricane Victims Don't Need: Kathy (actual name) asks the community FB group what kind of air mattress would be best to donate.
  23. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Disclaimer: I have nothing against hunting, provided it’s done sustainably. If it’s an invasive species have at it, and I respect when people hunt for their own food. Trophy hunting though, unless it’s for REALLY justifiable culling, is gross to me.

    A FB friend just posted a pic of a bear she shot, and I’m finding it pretty ick.
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  24. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    A "friend" of mine did that once with their toddler and an elk. Like little kid sitting on gigantic elk carcass while dad is holding its face toward the camera. I was so grossed out by the whole thing.
  25. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    See, elk hunting at least you’ll get meat off of it, but the toddler part is gross.

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