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Who’s Really Responsible For The Culture Of Crap That’s Taken Over Our Media?

Would I be out of line if I said that this face has a huge ‘slap me’ written all over it?


Maybe it’s the stories of him egging his neighbor’s house.

Maybe it’s the flashbacks of ugly twerking with giant teddy bears — wait, that was someone else.

Maybe it’s the Batman/Robin meme I came across recently.


Maybe it’s that stupid, annoying face, which scores 200 out of a possible 100 on the scale of ‘I’m going to squeal if I don’t get what I want, right now nyah nyah nyaaaah!’

Just so we’re clear, before you start drawing conclusions, let me just say that there’s enough slaps to go around, for both genders.


And just so you know, before you start generalizing even further, I’m not in favor of slapping spoiled, whinging children. There are far better ways of dealing with that kind of behavior at that age, and none involve physical or mental abuse.

Slapping is strictly reserved for the adult crybabies.

PS – In Germany, they call faces like these Backfeifengesicht.

They’re absolutely right.

PPS – I wasn’t planning on publishing this post, but a recent arrest in Florida involving a drunk Backfeifengesicht in a Lamborghini, and a gif that morphs between said Backfeifengesicht and his female doppelganger, made me change my mind.

You probably think I’m overreacting.

Maybe this will change your mind.

Clearly, this phenomenon has no end. These people and their various activities, from what they ate for breakfast to how often they cut their fingernails, are infiltrating every possible time slot out there.

Come to think of it, those who need a good slapping are not Bieber and Cyrus. I mean, why blame them? They’re entertainers. Their job is to make a spectacle of themselves, sometimes in tasteful ways, other times like morons.

Maybe it’s the studio and media execs who need a good slapping. They’re the ones shamelessly pushing these faces and their stupid nonsense on us.

 Perhaps it’s the viewers who deserve a good walloping. The readers, the fans, the web surfers…

Or, and correct me if I’m wrong — it’s a super, super crazy idea — perhaps it’s the viewers who deserve a good walloping. The readers, the fans, the web surfers…

The people who lap this crap up.

I mean, why blame the execs? They’re businesspeople. Their job is to make money. Is it their fault if the shit they put out there is eagerly lapped up?

Let’s get real. If there’s a plague of dysentery going around, you can blame the people taking a shit in public, as well as the people picking up said shit and offering it to others, but, at the end of the day, the ones really responsible for all the mess are those who gobble it down like cupcakes.

And pay money for it.

And want second and third servings.

Or am I simply overreacting again?

Like a boring old fellow once wrote: ”The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”