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Tired of #TheTriggering? Here are 5 much better ways to waste your time

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Shortly after I posted my previous post on #TheTriggering — my take on the celebration of edge-lord obnoxiousness taking place today on Twitter  — I got into a weird argument with one Twitterer who essentially ended up suggesting that my post on the subject was bad because #TheTriggering itself was less interesting than things like “10-hour can kicking marathons” and “watching dust collect.”

This seems a rather strange way to defend #TheTriggering, but it’s a hard proposition to argue with. Having spent several hours poking through that ridiculous hashtag, I can confirm that it is in fact much less interesting than watching dust collecting.

And that gave me the idea for a post. So here it is: Five extremely boring things that still manage to be more interesting than #TheTriggering.

Enjoy!

1) Watching ice melting:

2) Watching butter melting:

3) Watching dust collecting:

4) Watching 14 hours of raw footage of Ted Cruz and his family:

5) Watching the same diode getting knocked over and over for ten hours:

 

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Jamesworkshop
Jamesworkshop
4 years ago

10 minutes but not 10 hours, just made aware of a new video from hbomberguy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UyPV2Fj4lk

I never knew it was possible to smile like a white person before.

Jamie
4 years ago

Twitter makes you type in that stupid hash tag manually because Twitter is awesome. Maybe they’re hoping people will scree it up and use only one G. what a holes think they get to make up an event to be bigger a holes than usual AND make it last two days? Such a holes.

TheLadyInsomnia
TheLadyInsomnia
4 years ago

I checked one of the many twitter stats-gathering sites to get a sense of just how big #thetriggering actually is on twitter.

I was happy to see that #shoes has it beat by a comfortable margin.

ETA: nothing wrong with shoes! I was just glad to see that many random mundane words had a bigger reach.

dreemr
dreemr
4 years ago

I was happy to see that #shoes has it beat by a comfortable margin.

Ah, this shall be hailed as an incredible victory for…..jerks? I guess? Yes! The only way they could be MORE victorious is if even #watchingpaintdry outpaced them.

Social Justice Atheist
Social Justice Atheist
4 years ago

@TheLadyInsomnia

And shoes are MISANDRY!!! Because, you know, women like them and stuff. Like, way way too much.

And they pay too much attention to shoes and spending money on shoes when they could be paying attention to meeeeeee!!! Me, me, me, me, me, me, me!!!!!!!

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
4 years ago

@Jamesworkshop

I certainly laughed like a white person watching that – especially when I noticed that JORDAN OWEN OWNS A VIRTUAL BOY.

http://i.imgur.com/AsuK1Lk.gif

Dr Hoveiny
Dr Hoveiny
4 years ago

I would add those super long Warhol films, like Empire or Sleep.

Social Justice Atheist
Social Justice Atheist
4 years ago

@SFHC

I may have lol’d too hard at that GIF and broken something internally.

Bina
4 years ago

I checked one of the many twitter stats-gathering sites to get a sense of just how big #thetriggering actually is on twitter.

I was happy to see that #shoes has it beat by a comfortable margin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCF3ywukQYA

OMG SHOES!

Srsly, though, shoes ARE awesome when they both fit AND look good…

kale
kale
4 years ago

pretty good blocklist fodder

Noseflower
Noseflower
4 years ago

The diode one’s not bad. Definitely more watchable than anything with Ted Cruz in it.

Nequam
Nequam
4 years ago

@SFHC: That GIF is extra goofy when you’re playing T. Rex’s “Jeepster” in the background…

Scildfreja
Scildfreja
4 years ago

Shoes? Howabout Boots and Cats?

katz
4 years ago

Here is a tornado report interrupted by a dog on a riding lawnmower.

brooke
brooke
4 years ago

@David
I clicked on that Twitter convo and it’s genuinely weird, yet now I kind of want a t-shirt that says “My Damage Control is Very Exciting”.

I’d argue that it’s one of the best fake quotes ever attributed to you, if not the best ever.

MissEB47
MissEB47
4 years ago

Scildfreja-OH MY FUCKING GOSH!! I really should not have watched that in the office. HHHIIIILLLLAAARRRRIIIIOOOOUUUUUSSS!!! Thanks for sharing. 😀

Bina
4 years ago

@SFHC: That GIF is extra goofy when you’re playing T. Rex’s “Jeepster” in the background…

BWAHAHAHAHAHA, it totally is!

Bina
4 years ago

Boots and Cats? How about Badger Badger Mushroom Snake?

MissEB47
MissEB47
4 years ago

Bina-WHY ARE YOU GUYS DOING THIS TO ME!!!!!!! I AM IN AN OFFICE AND I CAN’T EVEN LAUGH!!! AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!! That was serious LOLness!! I seriously played the first 4 seconds about 10 times! *singing* “Badger! Badger! Badger! Badger! Badger! Badger! Mushroom! Mushroom!” XD Is this a putting a few unrelated objects/animals together and making it a song a new genre? I never heard of this stuff before. It’s awesome!! 😀

katz
4 years ago

Is this a putting a few unrelated objects/animals together and making it a song a new genre? I never heard of this stuff before.

More of an old genre, I think. Here.

MissEB47
MissEB47
4 years ago

Katz- AAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!! STOP!!! THE HILARITY IS TOO MUCH!! 😛 Anyway, thanks.

katz
4 years ago

contrapangloss
contrapangloss
4 years ago

Since random youtube videos, here’s a classic?

http://youtu.be/SaA_cs4WZHM

MissEB47
MissEB47
4 years ago

Katz-NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
😛

contrapangloss-Adorable!

Msexceptiontotherule
Msexceptiontotherule
4 years ago

Good lord, if I weren’t on my phone I’d post “cows with guns” and “the hamster dance”

katz
4 years ago

Good lord, if I weren’t on my phone I’d post “cows with guns” and “the hamster dance”

ETA: Suddenly it won’t embed. WordPress is apparently telling us to stop our nostalgia kick.

contrapangloss
contrapangloss
4 years ago

Katz, it looks embeded to me!

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Jackie; currently using they/their, he/his, she/her pronouns)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Jackie; currently using they/their, he/his, she/her pronouns)
4 years ago

The Shoes thing omg talk about a flashback to middle school. My friends all had that on their iPods.

LindsayIrene
4 years ago

#6

Listening to Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music album in its entirety.

You know what I really want to see trend on Twitter? #TheKittening. Cat pictures, cat gifs, cat vines, screencaps from Neko Atsume…

Chiomara
Chiomara
4 years ago

The twitterer actually thinks the blog as a whole is boring, cause the twitterer is an antifeminist.

Saphira
Saphira
4 years ago

Wait a moment . . . . Ted Cruz has a family?

Skiriki
Skiriki
4 years ago

Ten hours… yeah, I’ll go with this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov5pxaIbJlM

Agreed?

Msexceptiontotherule
Msexceptiontotherule
4 years ago

Woohoo! I am so glad that I will be back on an actual computer tomorrow afternoon instead of an iPad or iPhone like the last few days! My dog will be happy that her walks will be back on familiar turf without all the asphalt and elevator rides.

@katz much obliged, having to endure the limitations of the available tech has been hellish!

*does the hamster dance with dog*

pie
pie
4 years ago

Huh, I’d never seen the “cows with guns” thing before. I note they refer to the cow guru as a “he” throughout, despite the prominent udders.

Msexceptiontotherule
Msexceptiontotherule
4 years ago

@pie

That’s one of the reasons that particular song/video entertains me so much…my artistic ability is limited to “Bob the undecided bovine” which is basically a cow on the lower half and a bull wearing sunglasses on the top half.

And yes I’m pretty easily amused. 😸