the Sweet Smell of Burning Fur (plonq) wrote,
the Sweet Smell of Burning Fur
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These men whistled at this passing woman. What happened next will...

...not live up to the headline hype.

Wait, sorry, it will MAKE YOUR NIPPLES EXPLODE WITH SCHADENFREUDE DELIGHT.

Oh boy, I bet they got what was coming to them. OK, so she flipped them off... and... ... and?

I clicked through to one of those Buzzfeed listicles this morning because it was about a subject that interested me. While the subject did interest me, I only got three items into the list before I became too irritated by it to proceed any further.

Each item was worded in a way to try and incite indignation in a sympathetic reader. It was just an echo chamber for reinforcing one's outrage over societal injustices. I probably could have powered through the list if that was the extent of it, but they also felt the need to tie every list item to a large, looping, animated GIF that was not related to the point.

At one time this was described by the derisive term "dancing bologna", and it was considered bad web design; now it seems to be an accepted paradigm. It almost feels insulting to me, as if the site designers think that my attention span will wane three items into a list unless I ... MONKEY TRUCK!!
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