Saturday, July 04, 2009

Quizzical

I feel a rant coming up. But I really really need to vent this out before I burst a vein somewhere in the inner depths of my brain.

I'm going to ask this aloud. ONCE. Clearly.

Why. Do. People. Take. Those. Weird. Facebook. Quizzes?

They pop up on my computer screen, they are in my face when I'm checking Facebook from my mobile AND I CAN'T GO ANYWHERE WITHOUT STUBBING MY EFFIN' TOE ON THEM.

Has this become the new national pastime? Is this what you're supposed to be doing to be an avid Facebooker? Have I become old? Or are people really leaking their brains out of their noses?

Every time I peek into Facebook, there is someone on my friends list (I so need new friends) who has undergone the process of introspection and taken some ridiculous quiz. And just when I begin to think that I've seen the most ludicrous ones there are (for instance, 'So-and-so has taken the 'How good are you as a person, and the result is 'Very Good Person!'), up comes something else more unbelievable (example would be: Ms. Good-for-nothing-couch-potato has just taken the 'how will you die?' quiz and the result is 'By the hands of someone who hates seeing fucking quiz results on her homepage!').

Is this the new fun? How is knowing how you're going to breathe your last or what the first letter of your secret lover's name is make a sodding difference to your life? LOSERS.

I won't be surprised to see the following results on my page soon (not that I'll be sorry to see these):

1) Your dead friend Fartface took the 'How will my husband kill me for dowry?' quiz and the result is 'By tickling her to death!'

2) My-brains-are-a-mangled-mess took the 'How gay am I?' quiz and the result is 'Gay enough to be taking quizzes on social networking sites!'

3) Your friend Worthless took the 'Which car suits me best?' quiz and the result is 'The one that successfully runs me over!'

4) Your friend Dumbfuck recently took the 'Who will you be happiest marrying?' quiz with the result 'Someone who keeps me off social networking sites for general welfare!'

Get out of my face, will you?

Just one word of advice to all ye quiztakers. Someone created the internet so that you could have fun with it. This is not fun. Not for humans anyway. And certainly not for your bloody friends.

And do whatever you will with Facebook. Just... CAN YOU KEEP THE DAMNED RESULTS OFF MY PAGE?

4 comments:

The Shmoo said...

Good thing I don't take them quizzes >.<

I did take the Death Note one though, since I loved the manga too much.. but that's all.
None of the 'What does your name mean?' or 'How many children will you have?' or the current popular hit 'When will you get married?'. People won't trust astrologers but Facebook, oh yes!

Sakshi said...

You know, what I do, I hide them from my page. Even more drastic, I hide the very friends who are there because 'OMG... FB is the best place to connect' syndrome. I use FB mostly for keeping in touch with lots of family a.k.a cousins. I moved on from orkut because of the excess applications. now, FB is in danger..!! but, try hiding the quizzes, and they will not bother you.

Mugger Much said...

I agree; this is one reason why I hate social networking tools - too many people with too much time on their hands, who believe life has become far more interesting now that an app on FB tells them how good a person they are.
Like so many issues in the world, the solution is a double-barrelled shotgun. In your face, facebooker.

the white phoenix said...

And who created the quiz about how well do you know MOO??? *evil laughter*

I haven't taken a single quiz till date. But having said that, I have seen people enjoy taking weird quizzes. Blame it on FB and not the people who take it.

Agree with Muggermuch .. shot-gun is the answer!!!