Reason #784 why you should never list your relationship status in your Facebook profile

December 4th, 2008 · 104 comments

The icing on top here, says our submitter, is the second comment — the one from Billy. Why? Because, well, that’s the guy Slade just broke up with.

Adds our submitter: “Awkward pretty much sums it up.”

Trust me. Being single is not bad at all. I am having more fun now, and you should too! (I disagree.)

related: please pick up your dirty laundry asap

FILED UNDER: breakup · ex drama · Facebook · most popular notes of 2008 · oh no you didn't


104 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Heroin

    I’m consistently amazed at the willingness of others to lay it all out on Facebook.

    Dec 4, 2008 at 11:24 pm   rating: 41  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Cookieput

      I agree. My profile is a collection of lies and obfuscations.

      I claim to be a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and my political party is the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement.

      When former students try to friend me, I send them a polite message that Ms. Cookieput’s facebook profile is for mature audiences only.

      Dec 4, 2008 at 11:29 pm   rating: 35  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   claw71 bang

      My facebook account was rejected by the administrator. Apparently they don’t have enough bandwidth to support my big ugly mug on their servers. They told me to check back in a few months to see if their sister site, assbook, is up and running.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 9:55 am   rating: 37  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   sxbaughsx3 bang

      I am currently listed as a Satanist, I believe it gives my profile the edge it needs to survive in the hard-knock facebook world.

      Obviously, Slade was looking for support from people, and Billy decided that he would be there, which is….
      awkward!

      Thank the lord for awkward exes, life wouldn’t have as many stories without them.
      ACTUALLY, thank Satan, he’s not given enough credit these days.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 11:06 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   billy

      i disagree.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 3:35 pm   rating: 51  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   mere bang

      awkward.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 4:28 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   inkwell

      sorry kiddo.

      Dec 6, 2008 at 10:48 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   Monkeyspeaks

      I’m sorry I hope you guys get back together!

      Feb 10, 2009 at 2:33 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Canthz_B bang

    Billy’s just lonely right now. Pets help. I’ll call Big Gay Al.

    Dec 4, 2008 at 11:46 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Quite Contrary bang

    Awkward? You think?

    Dec 5, 2008 at 12:12 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   fantasy bang

    Facebook Friday again, the last time we did this I went and checked it out for myself.

    I know everyone told me not to. But I had to do it anyway, now everyone in the family is mad at me!

    Once you get in there you just can’t delete your account! I have been contacted by people I don’t even know!

    Shhheeesh, I have never been so sorry, once you put it up there honey there is no way of taking it back.

    I was even contacted by my husbands cousin, he just lives up the road a ways,on facebook it says he makes $250,000 a year. But we all know he is on disability ’cause he has the drinkin’ problem.

    In my book I wouldn’t even show my face in there if I were him.

    I mean really, his Father ran away with my Mother and hell I don’t even know if he is my cousin or my brother!

    But yeah, he has 12,592 friends, so hell, I guess he’s cool with it.

    Dec 5, 2008 at 12:15 am   rating: 39  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Canthz_B bang

      If he’s getting $25o,000 a year then drinkin’ is much less of a problem then I’ve been led to believe! Cheers! :lol:

      Dec 5, 2008 at 12:45 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   fantasy bang

      ppssst! cb they lie on facebook.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 7:34 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   se

      Fantasy, if I’m reading this right, you might be married to your brother? cool..

      Dec 5, 2008 at 8:44 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Crash bang

    8O Holy shit…. :lol:

    Dec 5, 2008 at 12:19 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   aaa

    The guy’s name is Slade? Sounds like Billy dodged a bullet, there.

    Dec 5, 2008 at 12:32 am   rating: 31  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   RandyinReno

      Agree, aaa. Slade is always a villain.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 9:21 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Canthz_B bang

      Except maybe John Slade in I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. :-)

      Dec 5, 2008 at 12:50 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   Futon

      Or his Kentucky Fried predecessor “Big Jim Slade”?

      Dec 5, 2008 at 12:58 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   nasoccermom

      if you want to get with slade you have to bite the bullet, not dodge it

      Dec 5, 2008 at 4:24 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.5   ohREALLYfool

      LMFAO, I actually know this guy. Slade is his last name, which he lists as his “only” name on fb. He likes to think he’s as cool as Madonna. Actually, he’s gay, so it would be Cher.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 8:35 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.6   Jennifer

      Some folks calls it a Bling Slade but I calls it a low-down, no-good MF mmm-hhhhmmm. -Billy (Bob)

      Dec 6, 2008 at 4:46 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.7   tinkerbell2

      “Actually, he’s gay, so it would be Cher.”

      Right, because gay guys *hate* Madonna..

      Dec 8, 2008 at 8:27 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Canthz_B bang

    When your ex’s facebook relationship status changes to single, it’s time to turn out the lights…the party’s over.

    Dec 5, 2008 at 12:42 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   aaa

      BUT IF I POST ENOUGH AND SEND HIM ENOUGH MESSAGES AND SEND ENOUGH FLOWERS AND GIFTS AND MIXTAPES AND SONGS I WROTE ABOUT US AND PHOTOSHOPPED PICTURES OF US TOGETHER HE’S SURELY GOING TO GET BACK WITH ME. THAT’S JUST THE WAY THESE THINGS WORK.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 12:51 am   rating: 98  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    Damn, Billy. William’s making a move on Slade and your side of the bed isn’t even cold yet!
    Are you gonna take that shit? Well? ARE YOU?!?!

    Dec 5, 2008 at 12:52 am   rating: 33  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   zenvelo

    Billy/William, William/Billy, I hate it when the different personalities fight in public. Maybe that’s why Slade dumped me.

    “He’s my daddy/ he’s my brother, he’s my daddy and my brother…”

    Dec 5, 2008 at 1:25 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   HairySwede

    I think william is suggesting that slade have more fun. more fun with william. in bed. billy disagrees.

    Dec 5, 2008 at 1:27 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   aaa

      Maybe Billy knows that William is not fun. In bed. With anyone.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 1:41 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   globalnole

    I had an ex who deleted her facebook account because she didn’t want it to say ‘globalnole’ and ‘abc ‘ have ended their relationship’…..

    Dec 5, 2008 at 2:04 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Ashley

      If my ex’s name was ‘abc’ I’d have ended the relationship too.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 2:49 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   adeline

    what can I say, I’m a biotch so I like to shove it in my ex’s face that I’ve got someone new, but since I move around a lot (4 countries in the last 3 years) facebook is the only way I can do that. If I lived closer I would go by their offices. Yes the breakup is then awkward…I never learn

    Dec 5, 2008 at 2:14 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Tee

    i’ve had a fake name on facebook for years, only use it to keep in touch with a couple friends who live thousands of miles away now. still don’t find it all that interesting. i like twitter a lot more, but i’m sure it’s just a matter of time before it starts to suck too, if it isn’t already. blah blah blah, sorry forgot to include anything funny in this, panomaly i guess…

    Dec 5, 2008 at 3:26 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Anne Marie

    I thought the relationship updates were bad, being able to comment is worse.

    Dec 5, 2008 at 3:58 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   jess

      i SO totally agree with you. I had a nasty breakup with my bf, and people would not stop commenting on his. I got a tearful phone call everytime someone brought it up. also…had to set a bitch straight for shit talking about me on there. we ARE still friends honey. lol

      Dec 6, 2008 at 4:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   Mera

      THIS!

      I didn’t even break up with my bf, we’re still going strong, but I just took my relationship status off, because I didn’t want people bothering me about it (I’m a private person), and it told everyone I was no longer in a relationship.

      I kept getting phone calls from concerned friends trying to make me feel better. It was just odd.

      Dec 7, 2008 at 9:39 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Wade bang

    William? Billy? Mac?

    Where’s Buddy?

    All Slade wants to do is have some fun.

    Dec 5, 2008 at 6:13 am   rating: 29  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   anglophile bang

      You know what’s fun? Peeling the labels from your bottle of Bud. That’s the kind of fun single people have.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 6:49 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   fantasy bang

      If you are drinking those Buds alone before you peel the label, man it is time to watch out.

      High time to get you a boyfreind, even if you have to make one up!

      You may do something stupid and drunk post on facebook.

      That is just like a drunk dial only everybody and their boss can see it.

      Or your boss?

      And you can never take it back, it just sits there forever on the page and stews in all it’s shame!

      Dec 5, 2008 at 7:24 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   Ti O bang

      I like to light matches and watch them burn down to my thick fingers before I crush them out on top of the bar.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 8:29 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.4   unholyghost2003 bang

      That elicited and actual real life GROAN from me. I was sitting here in my jammy-jams sipping my coffee when suddenly a wormhole opened up and I was transported back to the 90′s. The up shot is that I was much thinner in the 90′s so it wasn’t all bad.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 9:12 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.5   Shawn

      Billy is plain ugly to me. I wonder if he’s ever had a day of fun in his whole life.

      He disagrees that being single is fun, so the answer is probably no.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 9:47 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.6   claw71 bang

      Yeah, well I have to wash my car on my lunch break so go ahead and pull one of those labels off a bottle for me.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 9:49 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.7   amy d bang

      Ya’ll aren’t nothing like Billy & me.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 9:54 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.8   Emily

      I like a good beer buzz early in the morning

      Dec 5, 2008 at 10:07 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.9   Bunnee

      I fail to see how any of these activities can be considered fun. Unless you’re in a bar, facing a giant carwash. Now THAT’s fun, right there.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 10:26 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.10   Kaz

      GOD DAMN IT PEOPLE!

      That is one of the worst songs ever, and now you’ve reminded me of it, and now if it gets in my head before I go to sleep, I’ll know who to blame.

      Grrrrrrr.

      Dec 7, 2008 at 1:08 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Goldie

    I’ve got nothing to contribute except another kid story. My son’s friend had an on/off GF when they were younger (like, 10 or 11). They kept breaking up and getting back together. The last time they broke up, though, the guy hacked into his ex’s MySpace account and changed her profile to “male, 18yo, like boys, looking for a serious relationship”. They never got back together again. See, Billy? That’s the way to do it. “I disagree”, pshaw!

    Dec 5, 2008 at 9:32 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   claw71 bang

    Billy doesn’t disagree with William, he disagrees with Slade. In his mind Slade is not single. Slade will never be single. “I’m going to love you forever,” he often told Slade. And he meant it. Now most people would say if Billy was that obsessive there wouldn’t have been a 36 minute lapse between Slade’s status change and Billy’s response but it probably took Billy 20 minutes to get back to his PC after seeing Slade make the status change through his binoculars.

    Of course you know William is dead. Billy saw William’s comment as an invitation for “no strings attached” sex and took action. William was clearly waiting in the wings hoping to see Slade become single. That’s why Billy didn’t submit any more messages during the course of this exchange. He was busy disposing of Williams dismembered body and if Slade doesn’t wise up really soon, William won’t be alone much longer.

    Dec 5, 2008 at 9:45 am   rating: 47  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Mishee bang

    Damn, Facebook Friday again.

    I hate Facebook Friday almost as much as when RunBarbara and claw71 decide to run a train on me, and then they just end up doing each other while I watch from the bed, still tied up and gagged.

    And the smell… oh lord.. the smell

    *shudder*

    Dec 5, 2008 at 10:01 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   claw71 bang

      You love that smell. It reminds you of when your mother used to breast feed you.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 10:08 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   Shawn

      ooooh that smell. can’t ya smell that smell.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 10:10 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Dare

    Palin’s son is in the news for HIS facebook profile now?!?

    Dec 5, 2008 at 10:01 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   JoelWhy

    Translation: Bill is not much fun to be around.

    Dec 5, 2008 at 12:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   The Commish

    Facebook moves like this are vexing and insolent.

    Dec 5, 2008 at 12:54 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Andy

    To quote one Mr. Jimi Hendrix:

    ‘scuse me, while I kiss this guy…

    bow wow wow bow wow wow woooooooow

    Dec 5, 2008 at 2:30 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Andy

    What the hell is Slade thinking?! That’s ass-getting suicide right there.

    I know I’m not the only one that gets hit on 10x as much when I’m in a relationship and unable to act on the advances than when I’m single.

    If you’re going to announce to the world that you’re single, you might as well just kick yourself in the balls while you’re at it.

    Dec 5, 2008 at 2:40 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Juliet

    I love Facebook Fridays! It amazes me how people just put it all out there (yes I read the first comment, I’m just sayin’.) More more more!

    Dec 6, 2008 at 2:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Canthz_B bang

    ♫ When you’re,
    With the Facebooks…
    You’ll have a Gay old time!♫

    Dec 6, 2008 at 5:00 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   politacallyincorrect

    Homosexuality is wrong.
    Not morally, per se, biologically.

    We all have a need to procreate. This is deeply embedded within us. We express it by sexual attraction to others of the same species.
    Heterosexuals are attracted to the opposite sex. This affords the means of moving their genes from generation to generation thereby perpetuating the species, in essence, continuing life. That is what life does…continue to perpetuate itself.
    Homosexuals have the same need to move their genes on to another by means of sexual reproduction. In other words, they want to have sex too.
    The problem is that they are attracted to others of the same physical sex…anathema to the natural order of procreation through sexual means which requires a male/female attraction, and vice verse.
    Morality aside, homosexuality is a deviation from the norm required by nature.
    There is nothing “homophobic” or “intolerant” about saying that homosexuals are deviants…not “morally” deviant…they deviate from the natural order of things, in fact, from the natural NECESSITY of things, clinically speaking.

    Dec 6, 2008 at 5:34 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   Canthz_B bang

      Yeah, right…try learning to spell “politically” first.

      BOY!! I LOVE LURKING!!

      BRING IT ON, ASSHOLE!! :evil:

      Dec 6, 2008 at 5:43 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   Troy McClure bang

      I agree, PI. And the same goes for people who use birth control. Whenever I see a woman older than 25 without at least six or eight kids following her around, I steer well clear of that freakin’ pervert.

      Dec 6, 2008 at 6:49 pm   rating: 38  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.3   durian

      Citation needed, of course.

      Dec 6, 2008 at 7:58 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.4   politicallyincorrect

      Did I bring up fecundity?
      No?
      I didn’t think so.
      Should a fertile person have as many children as possible?
      Responsibly when having children is a different subject from sexual orientation and reasonable expectation of creating offspring I would think.

      Dec 6, 2008 at 8:05 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.5   politicallyincorrect

      #26.2 it has nothing to do with perversion. “Morality aside” was part of what I said.
      Strip away the emotion and do a factual analysis.

      Dec 6, 2008 at 8:11 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.6   Troy McClure bang

      Right, so you’re talking about deviation from natural, as opposed to social, norms? Conveniently, English has a word for that. It’s “perversion“.

      Dec 6, 2008 at 9:34 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.7   anglophile bang

      Oh shit! I just realized, since I don’t plan to have kids, I shouldn’t be having sex!

      Oh yeah, that’s right, I’m pure as the driven snow. What a relief. I was afraid I was a deviant there for a minute.

      Dec 6, 2008 at 9:46 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.8   politicallyincorrect

      I prefer “context”.
      That way we stick to what I’m talking about without mixing in the current political debate about civil rights.
      Something about which I have not proffered an opinion even though you’d like to think I have.

      All I’m saying is that homosexuality is an evolutionary dead end for species that procreate by sexual reproduction and is therefore against the natural tendency of life to perpetuate itself.
      It could be argued that the very meaning of life is the perpetuation of life.
      I’m not arguing morality at all.

      Dec 6, 2008 at 9:47 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.9   politicallyincorrect

      #26.7; All sexual activity does not have to be for the purpose of procreation. But reputable studies do prove that women tend to show more skin in public during their most fertile time of the month.
      Evidence, some say, that there is a subconsious element to sexuality that can be linked to fertility whether they choose to have children or not.
      That choice is a social choice…….and I’m not talking about social choices or any choices for that matter. I’m talking about sexual attraction and homo v. heterosexuality on a purely biological basis.

      Dec 6, 2008 at 10:02 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.10   anglophile bang

      OK, look, against my better judgement, I’m going to reply seriously. Wake up and accept this fact: human beings do all sorts of shit that, in the short term, do not contribute to the passing on of their genes. They will risk their own lives to save other people, not genetically related to themselves; they will voluntarily decide not to have children; they will have relationships only with members of their same sex. That is because, while the urge to procreate is indeed a very powerful urge, it is not irresistible. The human brain is incredibly complex and is not ruled by instinct alone.

      It could be argued that the very meaning of life is the perpetuation of life, but the very fact that it would be an argument and not a given proves that the meaning of life may be different things to different people.

      Dec 6, 2008 at 10:06 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.11   Canthz_B bang

      Damn! Just when I was going to get into this it moved to philosophy! :-P

      Get a life, PI…or a mate if you’re able.

      To me you sound like you have a need to rationalize your sexual preference conversion therapy. Tell your shrink we all said FUCK YOU!!!

      Dec 6, 2008 at 10:14 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.12   politicallyincorrect

      FUCK ALL OF YOU TOO. ASSHOLES

      Dec 6, 2008 at 10:21 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.13   anglophile bang

      Oh, I’m sorry CB! I’m more than happy to talk about deviant sex with you.

      Um, your mom?

      Dec 6, 2008 at 10:21 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.14   matt bang

      CB, the guy sounds like a shrink himself. They’re always thinking about sex/orientation/procreation because they spend too much time buried in some university hovel basement instead of quality “procreation” time with others

      Dec 6, 2008 at 10:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.15   Wade bang

      #26.12 I believe that would be advocating deviant behavior. And is therefore, by its very nature, wrong.

      Dec 6, 2008 at 10:24 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.16   Canthz_B bang

      Now that’s what I call a thin-skinned pigeon!! ROTFLMAO

      Glo, what we have is not deviant sex…it’s just a beta version.

      Dec 6, 2008 at 10:27 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.17   Charlie bang

      LOL my stomach is killing me from laughing so hard. I don’t have anything useful to say, though. :)

      Dec 6, 2008 at 10:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.18   Troy McClure bang

      Sink the P.Inc.

      Lay your thoughts on the wire
      Lay it on us; do propound
      Turn your talk to desire
      Man or woman, pants or gown
      But PANsters rough you up, all the way
      And we gonna spit you out, count your days
      You say choice is theirs, morally
      But why won’t they do what comes naturally

      CHORUS:
      Sink the P.Inc., it’s all the fashion
      We think he’s a shrink, and old-fashioned
      Go on, type another line
      ‘Cause we’re having a good time
      Sink the P.Inc.
      Sink the P.Inc.

      Dec 6, 2008 at 10:58 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.19   snee

      PI, when i think of you, i touch myself.

      Dec 7, 2008 at 4:42 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.20   Kellijuana bang

      politcallyincorrect,

      Please look these terms up: parthenogenesis, gynogenesis, hybridogenesis. Homosexuality is not a genetic dead end. These are all forms of asexual reproduction in species that normally produce sexually (as well as in species that solely rely on asexual reproduction). In particular, in 2004 a human embryo was accidentally created through the process of parthenogenesis. It has since been duplicated purposefully. You are using incomplete science to uphold a personal opinion that you have.

      No-no, PC, no-no!
      *smack*

      Bottom line: sexuality is fluid, GENETICALLY speaking. Everything was asexual. Then not everything was. Some went from asexual to sexual to asexual reproduction and some are still traveling that road.

      Dec 7, 2008 at 5:38 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.21   Kellijuana bang

      My bad, I meant “PI” instead of “PC.” Not a frequent poster.

      Dec 7, 2008 at 5:45 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.22   yousuckatcraigslist bang

      I love homophobia.

      So do my husband and my girlfriend.

      Dec 7, 2008 at 3:16 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.23   tinkerbell2

      Nice of him to drop by, though. He seemed just super. As a lesbian, I’d totally do him – he’s shown me the error of my ways. Come back, PI, come back!

      Dec 8, 2008 at 8:36 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.24   charles darwin

      if you’re going to cite biology and evolution, you should take a look at the bonobos. their society clearly shows that sex also has SOCIOLOGICAL purposes as well. don’t get it twisted.

      Dec 12, 2008 at 11:24 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   politicallyincorrect

    #26.3, yes it happens in nature;

    “The motivations for and implications of these behaviors have yet to be fully understood…”

    What I said is that it is wrong, an evolutionary dead end.
    Regardless of whether it happens in nature, it is not naturally advantageous to species which perpetuate themselves through sexual reproduction.

    Dec 6, 2008 at 8:20 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   banshee

      Homosexuality makes sense when you consider overpopulation.

      It does not benefit the person who does not reproduce, but if there are too many of us, preventing some people from reproducing benefits the entire species. It helps keep the population in check and also helps make up for the people who have too many children. (The Duggars, I’m looking at you. 18 kids, what the hell?)

      Homosexuality would only be an evolutionary dead end if all humans were to become homosexual. Clearly this is not the case.

      Dec 7, 2008 at 2:03 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   ohREALLYfool

      Exactly what I was coming in here to type, banshee. Who says that Homosexuality isn’t nature’s way of preventing overpopulation? Unless you’re God (or god, or satan or Allah or Mother Nature, or whatever you do or don’t believe in) how do you profess to explain the choices people make or the instincts they are born with? Nobody can, all we can do is make educated guesses and attempt to back them up with as much fact as possible. Granted, some guesses are significantly more educated than others… *coughMINEcough* LOL

      Dec 7, 2008 at 4:22 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.3   park rose bang

      Sam Spade, I do understand what you are getting at, I think, but there is no right or wrong to it as such. I think by saying that something is ‘wrong’ and naming yourself politically incorrect you have skewed the balance you are striving to attain.

      Dec 7, 2008 at 5:05 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.4   Juliet

      I second what Banshee said, and I wanted to add that for a very long time there have been people who have sex with both men and women. Think about the ancient Greek dinner parties, for example. Usually only men attended, and they got busy with each other and then went home to their wives and got busy with them, too.

      “As for motivations and implications for these behaviours have yet to be understood” – I want to know why some people can’t accept that homosexuality is natural, even if it doesn’t lead to reproduction (all morality aside, of course.) Everyone who voted yes on Prop 8, I’m talking to you.

      Dec 7, 2008 at 1:01 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.5   Jahzzie

      Just an observation, but don’t you think that homosexuality could be a natural process? As in Nature sees a population that can no longer be sustained by it’s resourses, so it seeks to natually correct itself, and occasionally throws a switch producing homosexual members of the spieces?

      Dec 8, 2008 at 3:04 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.6   sizeXS

      And to end on a positive:
      At least “politicallyincorrect” learned to spell.

      Dec 11, 2008 at 7:16 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.7   red ink

      Just because something happens in nature does not mean it is beneficial to a species.
      All mutations are natural. Very few are beneficial.

      Nature/evolution does not follow any intelligent lines. So the argument that homosexuality is some type of population control mechanism is outlandish.

      Homosexuality and homosexual behaviour are not necessarily the same subjects.
      The Greeks did practice bisexuality which involved homosexual behaviours by heterosexual men.

      Dec 11, 2008 at 9:00 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Heroin

    Huh. I was not operating under the assumption that ‘Slade’ was male or female. It seemed a fairly neutral name to me.

    Thus I was all, “what the hell?” about the ‘homosexuality is wrong’ lecturing.

    Now I’ve figured out that Slade could, in fact, have a gender and I’m still all, “what the hell?” about the ‘homosexuality is wrong’ lecturing.

    Dec 6, 2008 at 11:58 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   ZSA

      Awkward isnt it Heroin? Sometimes that scroll bar helps a lot. I also tried my new “translate to English” option but that didnt work either.

      Dec 7, 2008 at 11:25 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   Juliet

      An ebonics translator would be very helpful.

      Dec 7, 2008 at 1:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.3   Yoheimizrahi

      Exactly, Heroin. What the hell does this have to do with the PAN discussion anyway. I believe this man is a… TROLL. *cue the dramatics*

      Dec 8, 2008 at 7:16 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.4   liloleme

      Yeah, me three, four, five. Throughout the whole “it’s wrong, but not morally” diatribe I was trying to figure out what PI’s point was in the first place.

      Feb 10, 2009 at 2:21 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   Colette

    Ok, that was hilarious. I’m totally posting that on my Facebook.

    Dec 7, 2008 at 10:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Mrs Duggar

    I agree that it is my moral responsibility to keep procreating until such time as my uterus falls out. 18 kids is nothing. We’re hoping for at least 30.

    In the Bible God told us to go forth and multiply.

    Even though that passage was written at a time in history when the world population was roughly the current population of the state of New Jersey, and the population has gotten a wee bit bigger since then, and human overpopulation has contributed to the deaths of countless other species, I choose to take that Bible passage literally because I am devoid of brain cells.

    Mrs Duggar

    PS I also choose to overlook my husbands Playgirl collection.

    Dec 8, 2008 at 9:51 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   alicevangeline

    I’m confused. Does Billy disagree about Slade being single, or about the other comment that it’s fun to be single?

    Dec 8, 2008 at 10:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   The Sneak

    Ouch.
    Well, it’s officially facebook official.

    Dec 8, 2008 at 5:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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