Facebook familial faux pas

December 14th, 2009 · 164 comments

“Oh boy,” thought Emily in New York, when she saw this mini-drama unfold on her newsfeed. “I can’t even imagine; if my dad found out that I was engaged via Facebook, there would be hell to pay.”  (Luckily, she says, “my dad has no idea how to use Facebook, or as he calls it, ‘the Face Space.’”)

Facebook filial faux pas

Meanwhile, writes our submitter in Austin, “I knew my brother and sister-in-law were debating another baby, and I was quite aggravated to think this is how I was going to find out.” But instead…

Facebook familial faux pas

related: Why you really shouldn’t be facebook friends with your parents

FILED UNDER: Facebook · family · Moms & Dads · oh no you didn't


164 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Shance-a-lot

    Facebook will be sitting closer to the bride and groom at the head table than daddy, apparently.

    Dec 14, 2009 at 12:00 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      That would be assuming that they even remember to tell daddy what day it will be.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 12:48 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Shance-a-lot

      LOL they’ll probably send him a FB event notification, only he’ll never notice it buried under the 300 Mafia Wars and Farmville requests he’s been ignoring.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 3:54 pm   rating: 32  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Err

      I supposed Daddy didn’t get the twitter.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 4:05 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Act

    I don’t get the big deal with the first one. Maybe they just got engaged and were really excited (crazy, I know), so they put it up on Facebook? It’d only been two hours… it’s not like it was a week and they didn’t know. I think the parents need to calm down and be happy for their kid.

    Unless like, the parents hate this fiancee or something. o.o;;

    Dec 14, 2009 at 12:04 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Jennie

      I think most would call their family members before announcing it to everyone, including people they barely know, on Facebook. Or, at least, that’s what the dad thought…

      Dec 14, 2009 at 12:11 pm   rating: 36  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Tim Kolb

      It’s a sign of the times.
      Dawn of a new era.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 1:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   infant tyrone bang

      It’s the beginning of a New Age….

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh45Rz76nsc&feature=related

      Dec 14, 2009 at 1:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Act

      I’d want to tell my parents in person. All the same, though, I’d still put it up on Facebook first because it’d be exciting to be able to do that for real (and I don’t see the issue with telling friends informally first).

      I guess if you’re FB friends with your parents and they use it frequently it’s a bit different, but meh… I imagine she did it without thinking.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 4:09 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   Amanda

      I don’t see how you can assume that putting it on Facebook is “telling people they barely know.” It’s possible she doesn’t have 400 Facebook friends, and actually knows all of them. Shockingly, not everyone is a friend whore.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 5:48 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   jetjackson bang

      I know every last one of my 400 facebook friends intimately.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 5:52 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   infant tyrone bang

      Keep it up and you may give Wilt Chamberlin a run for his money…

      Dec 14, 2009 at 6:14 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.8   anglophile bang

      *runs off to put in a Friend Request for jet*

      Dec 14, 2009 at 7:08 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.9   Palomon bang

      Some of us are whores strictly with strangers.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 7:33 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.10   pony girl

      Team Amanda!

      I am the total facebook icequeen.
      No, I will NOT be your friend, unless you are an actual friend that I have actually met in real life (or family.)
      I’m only on there to keep in touch with old childhood friends and all the family and friends that live all over the globe.

      ps – please stop sending me fake drinks. real drinks are much appreciated, but fake? Not so much.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 11:22 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.11   Gavin

      -2.6

      It’s easy knowing the last, and the first, ones but do you know the ones in the middle

      Dec 15, 2009 at 5:30 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.12   Palomon bang

      “I’m not singing for the future
      I’m not dreaming of the past.
      I’m not talking of the first time.
      I never think about the last.”

      Thanks for reminding me of The Pogues

      Dec 16, 2009 at 12:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.13   mac

      yeah… not a big deal. i found out my grandfather died through face book.

      Dec 16, 2009 at 7:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.14   park rose bang

      The spooky thing was that he updated his own status.

      Dec 16, 2009 at 9:19 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   MAMARILLA2 bang

    How we love Facebook, the new home of the social faux pas.

    Dec 14, 2009 at 12:21 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   kdaniel

      peeps want attention
      facebook facilitates this
      yay narcissism!

      Dec 14, 2009 at 2:43 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Carlo

    Hey, fatty, I saw you at Jason’s Deli. What, you’re not pregnant? Man, you’re putting on the LBs!

    Dec 14, 2009 at 12:23 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Have you been on the ‘Fat-kins’ diet then.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 12:27 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Brooser

      Looks like I need to lay off on the babies…

      Dec 14, 2009 at 12:29 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Go on the Solomon diet…Half a baby and lots of sex with melon breasted women.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 1:23 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   mamason bang

      People talking about me, overheard by me…

      “Dude, I saw you the other day at the bus stop with some fat chick.” *ahem, that would be me.*

      “There’s nothing more beautiful than a pregnant woman except for two pregnant women standing side by side.” *My girlfriend was 6 mos pregnant at the time. Me? Not at all.*

      sigh

      Dec 14, 2009 at 4:13 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   Escape Goat

      “I ate a baby!”

      Dec 14, 2009 at 7:02 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   pony girl

      Bad escape goat!
      Bad!

      *swipes escape goat on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper and sends it to the corner of the barn for a time-out*

      Dec 14, 2009 at 11:27 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.7   Geek Goddess

      And there you have it, folks. A short episode of barnyard discipline, brought to you by our very own pg!

      *considers asking pg to help out on occasion with Little Baby Damien.*

      Dec 14, 2009 at 11:57 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Mo® bang

    So who’s the father? Jared or the creepy Burger King?

    Dec 14, 2009 at 12:28 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   billso

    Heh! It’s weird how people think that no one but their friends will read their updates…

    Dec 14, 2009 at 12:28 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Brooser

      Indeed. This is why I refuse to friend MY parents, at least until I’m out of college.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 12:30 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Angela

    I have a good friend that found out via Facebook that her 17 yr. old son was engaged and was making her a grandmother. On Thanksgiving day.

    Dec 14, 2009 at 12:29 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      was he planning on impregnating his fiance at the Thanksgiving table? or waiting until after the football game?

      Dec 14, 2009 at 3:03 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   MAMARILLA2 bang

      They will do anything to get away from the kiddy table.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 3:30 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   infant tyrone bang

      Hey, Mr. Crosby…
      Would you autograph my guitar?
      Thanks…
      Oh, can I borrow that turkey baster?

      Dec 14, 2009 at 3:47 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   anglophile bang

    I wonderr why J repeated her comment, only to add som emistakes?

    Dec 14, 2009 at 12:40 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   mew

      that is something that “just happens” on FB sometimes, a site error, not an intentional repost by the person.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 1:24 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Carlo

      So reposts on Facebook just randomly rearrange your spelling errors? How odd.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 2:11 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Perhaps they suffer from a mild and sporatic form of dysleksia. We should not discount these poor diabled victims..

      Dec 14, 2009 at 2:16 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   Geek Goddess

      Such a shame. Diablo claims another victim.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 6:18 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   Maas

      Why not just delete the mis-post?

      Dec 14, 2009 at 6:35 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   G

    Nothing wrong with telling Facebook about important stuff before you tell your parents. When my OH and I got engaged (back in the stone age) we told our local friends before we told our families; we wanted to tell family in person, so we waited. Another family member just did something similar with a pregnancy.

    Anybody taking offense at that is just looking for excuses to be offended.

    Dec 14, 2009 at 1:14 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   jadefirefly

      I would argue there’s nothing wrong with it, IF your family is not friended on Facebook. If you’re one of those who has family friends on FB, then yes, there’s a problem with announcing it there first. Any sensible family member will assume you chose to announce it to the whole world BEFORE you chose to tell the people who ought to be slightly more important.

      Assuming, of course, your family is important at all. Which is always up for debate.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 1:25 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   aaa bang

    There’s a reason why the rule is to not mention a woman’s (possible) pregnancy unless she tells you or you see the baby crowning. Etiquette fail is funny. When it happens to somebody else.

    Dec 14, 2009 at 1:17 pm   rating: 38  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Escape Goat

      My mother to a hostess at Outback Steakhouse: “When’s the baby due?” (My mother’s hand is on her belly at this point.)
      The hostess: “I’m not pregnant.”
      My mother: “Oh.”

      I said, “We need to leave right now.”

      Dec 14, 2009 at 7:48 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   aaa bang

      Ewwww… Assumption of pregnancy and groping a stranger? D:

      Dec 14, 2009 at 10:34 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   Palomon bang

      Team Fat Chick Groping Mom!

      Dec 16, 2009 at 12:13 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   pony girl

    The next update will be
    Kerri and Jeremiah will be paying for their own wedding.

    Dec 14, 2009 at 1:27 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   infant tyrone bang

      Oh, yeah, PG!
      Shoshonna (sp?) is gonna look like a self-sufficient pioneering more-with-less eco-warrior after K&J get through with passing the hat amongst their ‘friends’.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 1:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Mel K

      With any luck Shoshanna should be able to put K&J in touch with her dollar-dance choreographer!

      Dec 15, 2009 at 4:01 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   felix

    “FaceSpace” is the social network in Ben Elton’s book “Blind Faith”.

    Dec 14, 2009 at 1:29 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   adam

    I don’t have anything constructive to add.

    Dec 14, 2009 at 1:39 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   infant tyrone bang

      Are you any good at those jello molds, Adam?
      PG has already pretty much Nostradamused the fact that K&J
      won’t be hiring fancy caterers for the old hitcheroo.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 1:49 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   Critical Grass bang

      Nothing constructive to add?! Welcome to PAN!

      Don’t get me wrong, sometimes we have something constructive to say, we just… Don’t.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 4:45 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   TippingCows

    Stupid woman. Sit-ups will only build muscle under all that lard. How about some cardio – and lay off the bon-bons, biznitch!

    Dec 14, 2009 at 2:12 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      After the Wii fit told her she was obese, she threw the thing out and ran to the freezer for a gallon of Ben and Jerry’s.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 2:19 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   Craniac

      The faux pas reminds me of when I exclaimed to a friend, “So when’s the baby due?” and she glared back at me “I had it two weeks ago.” What else could I do but say “Wonderful” and blush like crazy?

      Dec 14, 2009 at 10:10 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   Beanster bang

      that happened to my cousin a little while ago – someone guessed how far along she was (i think they guessed 6 months) and when cuz told her she had already given birth she was mortified.

      my cousin was so pleased! six months is a hell of a lot smaller than nine and a half!

      Dec 14, 2009 at 10:24 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Mike

    Serves her right for her unnecessary FB updates. Who cares that you’re picking up a crib??

    Dec 14, 2009 at 2:29 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Carlo

      That’s what Twitter’s for.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 2:37 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   Critical Grass bang

      In the meantime, on Twitter:

      Kerry: Just got engaged to Jeremiah!
      Ralph: @Kerri nice to tell your father.
      Kerri: @Ralph you ruin everything!
      S: AWKWARD…

      Dec 14, 2009 at 4:52 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   eve

    I think the second facebook poster had it coming, writing an update that’s so vague.

    Dec 14, 2009 at 3:33 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   jinx

      I agree. Don’t be a fatass and post you’re getting a crib and get pissed when people assume you’re pregnant.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 5:25 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   jetjackson bang

      So do I get to call “jinx” here because you said the same thing twice and then punch you in the arm every time you speak until someone says your full name. That’s how it worked in primary school.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 5:35 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   anglophile bang

      Also, in primary school, there was a lot of making fun of people for being fat. As I recall, that was the height of wit.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 7:05 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   park rose bang

      Which was in direct relation to the brightness of the dimwit. Twit the Greater was the towering height of wit in primary school, as I recall, lording it over his or her peons with his or her pithy observations. I say, bring on the poo, bring on the poo! No-one gets hurt with poo.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 7:39 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.5   jinx

      Jet, if you can punch me through the computer, you’re more than welcome to. Just be careful not to accidently break your computer in the pro— Jet, you should really try and see if you can punch me through the computer. :)

      Dec 14, 2009 at 8:06 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.6   infant tyrone bang

      Oh, that Czech judge only gave you a 7.2, we’ll have to file a protest.
      Shoulda been at least 7.7.
      Nice idea, but would have been tighter if the 2nd sentence left off at ‘accidentally* break yo-”
      That’s ‘accidently’ spelled the standard, not the red-underlined, way.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 8:57 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.7   Canthz_B bang

      ♫ Jinx has the cooties! Nyah, nyah, nyah-nyah, nyah! ♫

      Dec 14, 2009 at 9:19 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.8   jetjackson bang

      Call me sexist but I don’t hit women.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 10:03 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.9   Canthz_B bang

      I’m all for equal rights for females, can I sock her one?
      For research purposes only of course. I just want to see what color blood this alien has.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 10:49 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.10   infant tyrone bang

      JJ,
      If trolls don’t have sex, then how can they have sexes?
      If they don’t have sexes, how can they have genders?
      If they don’t have genders, throw your PC out the…oh. wait.
      If they don’t have genders, how can the term ‘women’ apply?
      To paraquote Pat Benatar, “Hit it with your best shot! Fire away!”

      For jinx ahead, y’all…
      The quiet one…
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9rFder2D48&feature=related
      and the very loud one…
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-Wg0NPv4cQ&feature=related

      CB,
      Please document ichor chromatic qualities with photos.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 10:09 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.11   jason

      Yeah, if you’re fat, it’s definitely everyone else’s fault for pointing it out.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 11:13 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.12   anglophile bang

      So, it’s ok to criticize people for characteristics that are their fault?

      So you don’t have a problem with me calling you an asshole?

      Dec 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.13   infant tyrone bang

      glo’?
      Doesn’t he bear a striking (go! JJ! go!) resemblance to Firesign’s “Poor Misunderstood Brute of a Killer Without a Conscience”?

      or the wannabe hockey dude?

      Let’s chip in for cabfare to send him over to Robert Blake’s (or OJ’s) house and let him show off his people skills. Bob’ll dig him in a real deep way.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 12:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   jinx

    I hate when fat people act like you’re supposed to pretend they’re skinny. That and most fatties have no idea how to dress and tend to look even fatter than they should. Don’t surprised if you’re a fat ass and announce on FB you’re buying a crib people will assume you got knocked up again.

    Dec 14, 2009 at 5:22 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   park rose bang

      I hate it when idiots post on PAN.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 7:29 pm   rating: 33  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   jinx

      Idiot? Are you a SIF? It’s not my fault logically fat+woman= probably pregnant. If you don’t like people thinking you’re pregnant you should go on a diet. Fuck it, just get lipo. You know fatties ain’t got no self control.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 8:03 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   Wade bang

      How does one become logically fat? I must have missed that chapter of Aristotle’s Categories.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 8:13 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.4   Beanster bang

      SIF?

      surly impotent frog?
      samba in france?
      singer in falsetto?

      Dec 14, 2009 at 8:19 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.5   Critical Grass bang

      jinx, please tell me you’re just an attention whore and not the douchecanoe you seem to be right now.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 8:26 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.6   anglophile bang

      Once again, I am blown away by your logic, jinx.

      Have you ever even seen a pregnant woman?

      Dec 14, 2009 at 8:33 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.7   jinx

      I’m glad I posted what I did. Now, we can all tell who’s a fatass and who’s not. Instead of spending time working out, you guys spend time on the internet and crying about others calling you fat.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 8:34 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.8   Wade bang

      HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

      You are just precious, jinx.

      Thanks for playing.

      ;)

      Dec 14, 2009 at 8:41 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.9   Escape Goat

      Now I’m starvin’

      Dec 14, 2009 at 8:43 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.10   jinx

      Wade, it’s ok. Your fat friends on PAN will accept you. Just don’t post your desire for a new crib on FB, or your feelings will be hurt.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 8:45 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.11   Beanster bang

      i spend my time on the internet because i am, in fact, too good looking to work out. they kicked me out of my gym because i was making everyone else quit. they knew they could never achieve the level of glamour and magnificence i have.

      i felt guilty for a while, but then i learned that the internet is full of fun and interesting people… well, not all fun and interesting people.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 8:47 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.12   Wade bang

      Argumentum ad personam, jinx?

      That’s just lazy.

      It is a constant source of amazement to me that someone would come on the internet and insult strangers. What a sad, pitiful way of interacting with others.

      Oh well, whatever floats your boat.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 8:50 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.13   Escape Goat

      Wade, they’re called “E-Thugs.”

      Dec 14, 2009 at 8:55 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.14   jinx

      This is why I hate most fat people. You’re all so sensitive. I’ve insulted immigrants, Asians (Both the Russian and slanted eyed type), children, women, and the list goes on. You know what? No immigrant, Russian/Asian, or woman has replied you insulted me. Now, I say don’t post messages on FB involving babies (in some form) and throw a shit fit when people assume you’re fat because you’re pregnant. IMO, it’s nicer to think M is as big as a house, maybe she’s pregnant. As apposed to M is as big as house, I bet she eats like a pig and never moves! Quit being so sensitive. Not everyone online is nice or wants friends. Some of us master the skill of interacting without a screen. Maybe if you, and so many others who must respond to everything I post, stop taking the internet so seriosuly you’d have a life offline.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 8:56 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.15   Wade bang

      Wait.

      By that logic, you should stop responding to everything I post. Then you’d have a life offline.

      Seriosuly. (And yes, I know you can edit) ;)

      Dec 14, 2009 at 9:03 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.16   jinx

      Yes, I should tell all my friends, and boyfriend, I don’t have a life offline. I guess I should turn down all the holiday party invites I got in the past few weeks because I don’t have a life offline. You know, because you say I don’t have a life offline, I don’t. LOL I’m sorry you’re fat and bitter. I’ll stop replying. I feel bad to make you cry. You clearly need to pretend you’re cool and well liked online.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 9:15 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.17   Critical Grass bang

      Oh jinx… You really think someone is offended here? Further, you think everyone here calling you an idiot is fat?
      One more, I think people would reather be fat than have your people skills.
      You can keep responding, that’s okay. But keep in mind that we’re not laughing with you…

      Uh! You got invited to a lot of parties, huh? Wow! That’s amazing! Congratulations, really! Being invited to a party is something so unique, I guess you’re one of the few human beings that’s been invited to one. Please, let us know what it feels like.

      And I guess I was wrong before… Your an attention whore and a douchecanoe. Congrats on that too!

      Dec 14, 2009 at 9:15 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.18   infant tyrone bang

      Wade,

      A young nephew informs me the issue you referenced @ 17.3
      was covered in the Second Edition, the one with the updated
      and au courant [oops, HAL9000, my old RSVP module snuck that in]
      title, “Categories ‘n’ Calories: Archetypes ‘n’ Somatotypes”.

      The price we pay for bein’ O’Skool, huh?

      ty

      P.S. There’s a new term for one of these phenomena based on a gill-net analogy, but my damned nephew won’t tell me what it is….WahWah.

      P.P.S. An old (even at the time) Prof., Jacques Barzun, used to refer to the sum total of an individual’s learning, culture, language, and other software assets as their “aperceptive mass”. You can categorize our playmate’s AP if you like, but I prefer to allude to it by asking you to recall what Gertrude Stein said about her home town of Oakland, CA.

      P.P.P.S. If they’re visible on SUT, can they edit ?

      Dec 14, 2009 at 9:15 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.19   Wade bang

      HAHAHAHAHA

      “Some of us master the skill of interacting without a screen.”

      Judging from your comments thus far, jinx, the only thing you seem to be able to master is baiting.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 9:20 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.20   jinx

      Critical, maybe if you stopped asking questions and did something, you wouldn’t be so fat. I notice everything was hyoptheical. You never said “I’m not fat”. Don’t be mad at me because the last time you saw your feet was in a picture.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 9:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.21   Canthz_B bang

      So, am I no longer allowed to post almost daily on PAN? Because you’d have to have fish-eye lenses to see me and think I’m anywhere near fat.

      What medical school did you go to that teaches fat+woman=pregnant? I’ll bet it’s surrounded by huge numbers of grateful rabbits!

      Dec 14, 2009 at 9:25 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.22   jinx

      The same one that said “your” kids are your’s. Yes, it’s very corrupt, but tha tlady sure gave us a lot of money. :)We all knew you couldn’t breed sucessfully with a human.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 9:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.23   Critical Grass bang

      Uh! Great, so I guess I should’ve said “Hey jinx, I’m not fat! Do you approve of me now?”

      hyoptheically, of course.

      Girl… Don’t procreate. Ever.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 9:31 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.24   Wade bang

      wicked opinion? is that you?

      Dec 14, 2009 at 9:32 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.25   Canthz_B bang

      ‘The same one that said “your” kids are your’s. Yes, it’s very corrupt, but tha tlady…’

      I love it when some idiot makes a mistake while trying to correct someone else! :-P

      Dec 14, 2009 at 9:34 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.26   Critical Grass bang

      CB, now that jinx is around, I kinda miss waste_water:|

      Dec 14, 2009 at 9:39 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.27   Canthz_B bang

      CG, just like a kidney stone, this too shall pass…but that doesn’t ease the pain! :-P

      Dec 14, 2009 at 9:52 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.28   Beanster bang

      wait, i’ve had multiple children of questionable paternity and i STILL look this fly?

      i am awesome.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 9:54 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.29   Canthz_B bang

      Questionable maternity too, Beanster.

      Remember drinking way too much and passing out at the turkey baster party that time?

      And you thought all you left with was a little Tupperware! :-P:

      Dec 14, 2009 at 9:57 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.30   Beanster bang

      CB, admit it. you my baby daddy. (hey, i wouldn’t be mad. you seem to have great genes!)

      and look. that happened two times and we agreed never to speak of it again!

      Dec 14, 2009 at 10:03 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.31   anglophile bang

      You know, a few days back, I actually typed out a response to some little argumentative thing that listed all the non-internet social engagements I had last week. It was a fairly busy week as I did things with work friends, family, and two or three other friends, and a couple of dates. Then I came to my senses and realized how pathetic I sounded and deleted it all.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 10:16 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.32   jinx

      Or you realized it was all imaginary.

      I love how I say I was invited to more than one party (If I mention the number people might be in arms), and people think it’s showing off. It’s scary how much time you guys devote to this site. I’d say brain power, but you guys are lacking in that deparment.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 10:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.33   anglophile bang

      I hope there will be clowns at one of your parties. Maybe one of those ones that makes balloon animals! Your mom did say you could go to them all, right?

      Dec 14, 2009 at 10:24 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.34   Palomon bang

      Jinx is coming to my Christmas party. I know he’ll be there because of his poorly spelled and awkwardly punctuated RSVP.
      Keep the fatties away from the cookies, J! Can’t wait to see you!

      Dec 14, 2009 at 10:34 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.35   Canthz_B bang

      Jinx, maybe a little less party time and a little more spelling/vocabulary/grammar/logic study time and you’d have a fighting chance here.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 10:42 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.36   Canthz_B bang

      Jinx, I mean this from the heart, and with all sincerity…quit while you’re behind.
      You’re making a gigantic fool of yourself.

      These people are giving you their B-game as it is.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 10:55 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.37   park rose bang

      Oh, I’ve never started a fight before, CB. :oops: And I was absent for most of it.

      And Jinx, all 250kg of me is coming to a crib near you some time soon, maybe even your own. *smooches* I’m gonna make sure I wipe my boogers on your door handle, too. That’s the height of my intellect and wit (the door handle). In fact, my fingers are kind of stuck to the keyboard at the moment because
      a) they’re fat as sausages
      and
      b) boogers are kind of sticky

      Wade, don’t insult wicked opinion. She was off the wall, but pretty sharp, but true, baiting was her hobby. But then again, Jinx is sharp too, sometimes.

      Hey Jinx, I’ll own up to being obese when you own up to being a few sandwiches short of a picnic. 250kg is obese you say? You ain’t seen nothing.

      You win, though. You baited well and you baited good.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 11:13 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.38   anglophile bang

      You look very nice today, rose. Is that a new muumuu?

      Dec 14, 2009 at 11:18 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.39   park rose bang

      Why thank you, ‘glo. You don’t think the 70s burnt orange and off-white paisley is a tad out of date, do you? It was the only design they had.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 11:26 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.40   park rose bang

      ‘glo, ‘glo I had to tell you. It’s all a cunning ploy! Jinx is secretly in love with me. That’s it! I’m packing my bags now.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 11:31 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.41   park rose bang

      Do we want ty? That will definitely take us over 150 in word count alone ;) Oh, try you say. Sorry, ty…

      Nah, let’s let it wither on the vine. Except if you’ve got some poo jokes. Got any poo jokes? Facebook related, of course.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 1:02 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.42   infant tyrone bang

      No fence, dahlin’.
      I’m in shit-kicker mode now, so 150′s unlikely.
      Yer thinkin’ a that character CG calls “o professor”.
      Jes want-it ta say ’bout glo’s 17.33….

      Ah doan know ’bout no balloon critters,
      but ah gayer-on-dam-tee ya
      Ever’ party that that jinx is at has a damned clown.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 10:26 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.43   infant tyrone bang

      PAN’s Edie Sedgwick (or Valerie Solanas) has left the building.

      New note please…we must lure the toothsome vixen back to the hounds.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 11:04 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.44   pony girl

      I want a cupcake

      Dec 15, 2009 at 10:40 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.45   Canthz_B bang

      Aw, PG…you are a cupcake! ♥

      Dad, are we there yet?

      Dec 15, 2009 at 11:09 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.46   Canthz_B bang

      150th!! :-D

      Dec 15, 2009 at 11:09 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.47   pony girl bang

      *hands CB a celebratory cupcake*

      Dec 15, 2009 at 11:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.48   Geek Goddess

      I want a celibate cupcake too!

      Dec 16, 2009 at 12:32 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.49   park rose bang

      I am a celibate cupcake.
      Hey, I thought we had to get 17.150 comments…I didn’t realise that it was 150 comments (tweaks the tin foil a little).

      Dec 16, 2009 at 4:37 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.50   Canthz_B bang

      Celibate cupcakes are non-fucking delicious!

      Dec 16, 2009 at 10:48 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   jetjackson bang

    Situps!? M obviously doesn’t know the 1 tip of a flat belly to cut down 1 kilo of belly every week by simply using this 1 wierd old tip.

    Dec 14, 2009 at 5:29 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Escape Goat

    “—— and M just picked up a new crib – this just feels weird” … to have to rest my ass in a crib because it won’t fit in my bed anymore.

    Dec 14, 2009 at 7:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Palomon bang

    Sit ups? So the baby will be ripped?

    Dec 14, 2009 at 7:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   park rose bang

      Maybe so that the Mama won’t be, but she really should try Kegel exercises in that case.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 3:16 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   Mo® bang

      I am doing them right now!

      Dec 15, 2009 at 10:33 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   Palomon bang

    Daughter: …is pregnant and engaged
    Mother: Nice way to tell your parents.
    Father: BTW; you’re adopted.

    Dec 14, 2009 at 8:33 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   pony girl

      Palomon,

      I have nothing witty to say.
      Just have to say that is hilarious.

      (a little background: my brother and his wife adopted a child; I found out on FaceBook.)

      Dec 14, 2009 at 11:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   Palomon bang

      Oh, PG, that is friggin’ priceless!

      I hope it’s priceless. They didn’t get the kid on the black market did they?

      Dec 16, 2009 at 12:24 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   piedlourde

      They should’ve. It’s much cheaper.

      Dec 21, 2009 at 10:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Silence

    Why, golly. It’s awfully convenient that everybody in the second one referred to other people by their first initial, never their name, thus eliminating the need for PAN editing!

    I CALL FAKE, GOOD SIR! PISTOLS AT DAWN!

    Dec 14, 2009 at 11:30 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   pony girl

      No. I’ve actually seen people type like that on FaceBook.
      I find it irritating.
      These are the same people who type ’2′ instead of ‘to.’

      i hate them

      Dec 14, 2009 at 11:55 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   Geek Goddess

      1 h8 them 2

      Dec 15, 2009 at 12:08 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   Silence

      I’m seriously finding it hard to believe that all of these associated people refer to each other by their first initials only. Nobody I know does that, nevermind an entire group of people doing it to each other.

      I still say PISTOLS. AT DAWN.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 12:10 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.4   park rose bang

      Never Mind the Bollocks!

      Dec 15, 2009 at 12:56 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.5   Geek Goddess

      *hurries to warn Dawn of S’s threats*

      Dec 15, 2009 at 12:57 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.6   clumber

      Silence, betwixt your avatar/icon/pic ; your handle; and the mental image of the critter (yote? GSD? Wolf?) slapping a glove across the chin of Facebook….. I think I have a PAN crush on you now.

      It’s a big room, ♥PG & ♥Mishee, never you mind.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 9:34 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Geek Goddess

    I never consider debating babies. You can never win that arguement.

    Dec 15, 2009 at 12:37 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   park rose bang

      Grrrr. Foiled by a quick edit (it’s still on my head, right? Just like you told me to).

      Dec 15, 2009 at 12:58 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   Geek Goddess

      Darn it rose, I thought I had covered my butt so well this time.

      Or did I?

      *tries to think of a comment that makes sense after rose changed her last comment*

      Dec 15, 2009 at 12:58 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.3   park rose bang

      Were you wearing a muumuu? ;)

      sorry, gg, I countered your edit foil with my own edit foil and now nothing makes sense no more :cry:

      Dec 15, 2009 at 1:00 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.4   Geek Goddess

      I understand everything, rose.

      How did you know about the muumuu anyway?!!?

      Dec 15, 2009 at 1:04 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.5   clumber

      Foils now? I thought it was pistols, dammit! I swear, no one ever sends me the updates….

      (does that help?)

      Dec 15, 2009 at 9:38 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.6   Mo® bang

      Arrrr and here I show up with my rapier at the ready and it’s foils they want!

      Dec 15, 2009 at 10:36 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.7   clumber

      Whiskey in the Jarrrrrr, my friend… Whiskey in the Jarrrrrr….

      Dec 15, 2009 at 11:26 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.8   Mo® bang

      Musha rig um du rum da, Whack fol the daddy O,
      Whack fol the daddy O, There’s whiskey in the jarrrrrrr, aye whiskey in the jarrrrrrr

      Dec 15, 2009 at 12:29 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.9   Bunnee

      Yet another dimension of Mo that makes me lurve him even more! (knowing Metallica lyrics, or a close approximation thereof…) ;)

      Dec 16, 2009 at 9:39 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.10   Mo® bang

      Awwww thanks Bunnee! :oops:

      I was singing it more in the Dubliners irish style but I like the Metallica version too!

      Dec 16, 2009 at 11:01 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Geek Goddess

    AAARRRRGGGGGGHHHHH@!!!!!!!!

    Fine!

    It’s a gigglebrax fail AGAIN!

    Are you happy now that I’ve admitted it?

    *seriously considers stepping away from the keyboard, without, in fact, actually stepping away from the keyboard*

    Okay. I can do this. I know how this works.

    Dec 15, 2009 at 1:04 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   park rose bang

      You always make me happy, oddess ♥

      Dec 15, 2009 at 3:13 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   Mo® bang

      eekoddess is a joyfful thing.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 10:37 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.3   infant tyrone bang

      You can always count on eek odd to keep things on an even keel.
      Even if you can’t count so good.*
      3rd Corollary to Hofstadter’s Law

      You can always count on eek odd to keep things on an even keel.
      Even when she’s completely missed the boat.
      4th Corollary to Hofstader’s Law

      A tidying rose lifts all boats !
      Battle-cry of MuMu warrior King “Now-I-Lei-Me-Down-To-Sleep”,
      who died tragically young after his 5th Corollary coronary.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 12:11 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.4   park rose bang

      True, true, mo, she’s the oddess with the moddess.

      Dec 16, 2009 at 4:40 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   moody

    Ralph is just pissed because Jeremiah didn’t send him the traditional facebook request for his daughter’s hand in marriage.

    Dec 15, 2009 at 10:56 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Sirius¤ bang

    Sirius likes this.

    Dec 15, 2009 at 11:27 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   park rose bang

      We like sirius¤ and miss him.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 5:15 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   Jessica

    And this is why my FH and I made sure to call our immediate family BEFORE updating our FB statuses.

    Dec 18, 2009 at 7:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   park rose bang

      Good for you!

      Dec 23, 2009 at 5:05 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     

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