This ain’t Tweeter or Bookface!

August 14th, 2014 · 49 comments

Spotted by Andy at his apartment complex in San Francisco. #kidstoday!!!

This ain't Tweeter or Bookface!

related: Concerning Bingo Days…

FILED UNDER: neighbors · noise · odor

49 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Sarah

    The use of an underscore… #thatsnothowhashtagswork

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:37 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   FeRD bang

      Actually, it is. On both Twitter and Facebook (the two main hashtag platforms, though why Facebook bothers I have no idea), underscores are a supported character in hashtags. …I suppose I should check Instagram, since they’re bigger there than Facebook, but I don’t care that much.

      The reason underscores aren’t used very often in Twitter hashtags, I suspect, is more about people not wanting to burn any of their 140 characters. Though I do wish they’d at least use #CamelCaseLikeThis, instead of contributing to the #hellthatisunreadablehashtags.

      Aug 19, 2014 at 10:32 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.2   Jema

      Interestingly, Tumblr – which uses hashtags swimmingly – has no problem at all with spaces in tags. #wonderwhynooneelsecan

      Oct 13, 2014 at 10:49 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #2   Kwyjor

    The title text for this image is all screwy. Someone needs to jump on that.

    The title text is also incomplete, as it misses that delightfully ominous last line: “unless you want to get GEORGE involved”. Do we want to get George involved? Does he have a better grasp of social networking and font choices?

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:40 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Hyacinth

      Makes me think 0f the rhyme we used to say as kids, “Georgie Peorgie, puddin’ and pie, kissed the girls and made them cry…” That one always creeped me out. Where do they come up with these rhymes?!?

      Aug 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.2   Kywjor

      [Psst: The title text is still borked.]

      Aug 15, 2014 at 10:52 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #3   FeRD bang

    I’m pretty sure that should be interpreted as a “request anonymity” field that’s been left blank, which would seem to indicate that he didn’t request anonymity. Otherwise there’d be a “yes” or “true” or “1″ or “you betcha!” or… well, anything… filled into that field, to indicate that anonymity had indeed been requested.

    So, crisis averted. *phew!*
    (It’ll probably still get cleaned up in due course.)

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:55 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #4   Roto13


    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:02 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Poltergeist

      But which one? Bush? Lopez? Costanza? Curious? Of the Jungle?

      Aug 14, 2014 at 2:04 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #4.2   squib

      Well, sure, because if you bring him out, everyone in the apartment will love him and hug him and pat him.

      Aug 15, 2014 at 12:31 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #4.3   pooham

      He may deal with you the way he did Lenny.

      Aug 18, 2014 at 3:42 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #4.4   Otakinator

      Lenny, nooo~!

      Who will tend the rabbits?

      Aug 19, 2014 at 10:34 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #5   assiveProgressive

    I would enjoy it if social media smelled like bacon. I would run screaming if every note on PAN had a corresponding smell — imagine reading about urinal woes while being able to smell unflushed man piss. Eww

    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:54 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   The Elf

      I would quickly unbookmark this site!

      Aug 18, 2014 at 7:26 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.2   Lita bang

      I don’t think I want to know what rocket pubes would smell of…or crazy snow-shoveling parking space keepers.

      Aug 18, 2014 at 10:53 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.3   pooham

      Or the Pick Up After Your Dog people. (or is the Too Good to Pick Up After My Dog people?)

      The neighborhood association put out a dog poop bag dispenser and a trashcan along the bike/walking path. Shortly afterward a sign went up “There is no poop fairy! Clean up after your dog. Bag it. Tie it. Toss it.” And after that someone wrote at the bottom “At home. Your house.”

      I wish I had taken a photo.

      Aug 18, 2014 at 3:46 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #6   Jami

    I can’t see the name George without thinking of the Yeti saying “I shall hug him and squeeze him and call him George.”

    Aug 14, 2014 at 11:50 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   TKD

      Jami, I give you two thumbs up. One for the Yeti, and another because I had the same thought!

      Aug 15, 2014 at 6:16 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #6.2   buni

      I have an uncle named George whom we used to call Uncle Squeezy. When I was a child, he thought it was hilarious to hug children so hard that I thought I would either pass out from lack of oxygen, or break a rib. I was so glad when we outgrew that phase.

      (I really hope I used whom correctly)
      (I also have a cousin George who looks like Santa Clause)

      Aug 15, 2014 at 12:13 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #6.3   squib

      I just made a similar comment above before reading all the posts, and now I feel like a non-reading d-bag. Someone’s going to have to sic George on me.

      Aug 15, 2014 at 12:32 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #6.4   JoDa

      Good job, buni, whom is when someone is having something done to them. Turn it into a question. Who called George squeezy? *Him* (you have to use singular and masculine for this to work). Use whom. The “m” in him makes the rule. If you instead said “Our uncle George, who used to hug the kids…” then George is the one doing the thing (who hugged the kids so hard? *He* did), and you should use who.*

      *Courtesy The Oatmeal

      Aug 16, 2014 at 11:46 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #7   deepstick

    Oh, I’d track this fucker down and get him good. My favorite move is to eat beans and fermented cabbage. Then I take the edge tool from my dyson, attach it to the extension hose. The edge tool fits int he gap under a door, and the extension hose is long enough where I can acheive an effective farting stance.


    Suck on it, cheif.

    Aug 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   deprogrammed

      If he does indeed, “suck on it,” you may be disemboweled. Reconsider your choices.

      Aug 14, 2014 at 1:09 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #8   Poltergeist

    Let’s try to guess the age of the notewriter. Who wants to go first?

    Aug 14, 2014 at 2:06 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Chinchillazilla


      Aug 14, 2014 at 7:23 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #8.2   AP

      I’m going to guess mid-50s. Old enough to have been through both tech booms in San Francisco. Likely SF born-and-raised, probably in one of those neighborhoods that was a crime-ridden hellhole until recently, but the natives liked it that way, dammit. He probably openly opposes a) reducing crime, b) cleaning up litter, c) building any new housing, and d) improving mass transit, because if the city is nice people won’t stop moving.

      Aug 15, 2014 at 1:23 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #8.3   JoDa

      LOL AP, that’s a lot of cities these days. Here in DC, they actively oppose C and D, hoping that the moving thing will stop, but want A and B to magically happen without a critical mass of people who demand a clean and safe neighborhood.

      I am acutely aware that poor(er) people can make good neighbors, and that a good number of the folks who are fighting development fought long, hard battles to improve their neighborhoods. However, I also understand that stopping new development won’t stop people from moving into the neighborhoods that have tipped into safe-ish and clean-ish, doubling the problem of people being pushed out, not slowing or stopping it. I also recognize that, while the battle to improve the neighborhoods had some success, the largest reductions in crime and trash happened once more respectful, responsible people moved in (the first waves usually occupy previously abandoned or extremely dilapidated homes).

      In my building, the biggest thing that gets thrown at us is parking. We actually have enough parking on the perimeter of our building for all the cars residents of our building own. But sometimes other people park in them and the car owners are forced down the street a little bit. This means that homeowners (remember, this is a condo building, so we’re *also* homeowners) can’t necessarily park directly in front of their house, either having to park a house away or GASP *use their off-street parking* (every single-family home on our block has at least one, most two, off-street parking spots). I outright asked one woman who complained to me (I don’t own a car, but I have a dog so I’m a convenient target as I’m out on the street walking him a lot) if she preferred the building as it was before (a falling-down apartment building that generated more calls to police than the rest of the neighborhood combined) and she said “well, at least they didn’t own cars. And now they’re building that stupid pedestrian bridge! Waste of money!” Sometimes I think these curmudgeons can’t hear what’s coming out of their mouth…

      Aug 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #8.4   pooham

      curmudgeon = 60s

      Aug 18, 2014 at 4:09 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #8.5   JoDa

      That specific curmudgeon was about 50, pooham, but it really knows no age, only “I’ve been here longer” and an attitude of “my way or the highway.” I’ve actually had people in their late 30′s lecture me because I let my dog run in the yard under my close supervision, and “that might scare someone passing by.” They’re also curmudgeons, because he’s FENCED, and also wouldn’t do anything but beg for a pet *if* he escaped the fence (and that’s not going to happen).

      Aug 19, 2014 at 12:02 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #9   Lita bang

    No! Not George! Anything but George! It’ll be a Georgepocalypse! NOOOOO!

    Aug 14, 2014 at 6:13 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #10   Andy bang

    Argh. I bet George wouldn’t approve of that typography.

    Aug 15, 2014 at 6:06 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   kermit

      Damn straight, he wouldn’t. With George it’s nothing buy Comic Sans and Papyrus.

      Aug 15, 2014 at 9:27 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #10.2   Lita bang

      And Apple Chancery.

      Aug 15, 2014 at 10:57 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #11   Kasaba

    Trying to think how I would respond if someone told me to “deal with my noise”.

    If I stop using the noisy washing machine, how will I deal with my smells, sir?

    First George that comes to mind for me is Osborne. Not sure if that threat holds any weight.

    Aug 15, 2014 at 9:06 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #12   assiveProgressive

    The word tweeter reminds of the word cooter, which is another PAN thread. Anyway, I was camping last week and actually heard someone use the word cooter, which in the North you don’t hear. A little girl was going to run out of the bathroom stall with her pants down or off and her mother said, “Get back here, you don’t want George to see your cooter, do you?” Actually, the name wasn’t George, it was whatever her brother’s name is, but you get the point.

    Aug 15, 2014 at 10:36 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #13   you know what's useful?

    Broad general threats that mean nothing at all. This person must have no life at all to spend all this time coming up with a flier that doesn’t actually say anything at all. And a bit crazy for thinking it will do anything.

    Aug 15, 2014 at 1:53 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #14   TGIF

    It’s the Summer of George!!!

    Aug 15, 2014 at 9:53 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   The Elf

      Aren’t they all?

      Aug 18, 2014 at 7:29 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #14.2   H for Toy

      Is it also the dawning of the age of Georgequarius?

      Aug 18, 2014 at 9:42 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #14.3   The Elf

      Loud music…….
      Morning shits….
      Elephant walking…..

      George, why do these words sound so nasty?

      Farting can be fun
      Join the #holyrollerkarmasutra

      Aug 18, 2014 at 11:29 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #15   Big John

    Who’s George?

    Aug 19, 2014 at 4:23 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   magicdomino

      Where’s George?

      Oh, wait, different website.

      Aug 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #16   pooham

    When did the word mindful become so popular? In this case I think the word courteous would be better suited.

    Aug 19, 2014 at 11:52 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   H for Toy

      But courteous is already covered by respectful. The note writer obviously wants his neighbors to be conscious that their actions are affecting others. No mindless smells and noises. Please fart mindfully.

      Aug 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #17   Ace of Space

    I guess someone named their kids “Smells” and “Noise”. Now deal with them!

    Aug 19, 2014 at 1:38 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   The Elf

      And yet so much better than other names I’ve heard for kids these days.

      Aug 19, 2014 at 3:10 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #17.2   Lita bang

      Yeah, those would hardly even make STFU Parents bat an eyelash.

      Aug 19, 2014 at 3:26 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #18   the cat

    @ Ace of Space – Naming kids “Smells” and “Noise” is like naming your cat “Cat”

    Aug 22, 2014 at 1:59 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

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    Sep 1, 2014 at 5:36 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up


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