Y’know, this morning my ankles were so sore I thought my feet would fall off. Now my brain is so sore, I feel like it’ll pop out. Why? Because I have once again delved into…
Anybody who’s been on Twitter or Facebook or a lot of other social media sites knows what a hashtag is. For those who don’t, as Wikipedia will explain, “A hashtag is a word or a phrase prefixed with the symbol
#. It is a form of metadata tag. Short messages on microblogging and social networking services such as Twitter, Tout, identi.ca, Tumblr, Instagram, Flickr, Google+ or Facebook may be tagged by putting # before important words, as in: #Wikipedia is an #encyclopedia that anyone can edit.” Some of these are kinda clever, like last night’s #confessyourunpopularopinion, wherein everyone that uses that hashtag confesses to an unpopular opinion, and you can search to see who admitted to what. Of course, they can get repetitive when EVERYONE and their dog uses it. This one, however, just makes me bang my head on my keyboard at how dumb it is…
The Tweens Are Back And Worse Than Ever With The Walmart Ball Pit Trend
According to uproxx.com, “BuzzFeed first informed us of the ‘#ballpit’ meme, which has steadily grown in popularity this week. The concept is simple and infuriating: a no-good tween climbs up the fence separating mankind from rubber balls and jumps in, spilling the uncaged animals; they’re now free to cause mayhem and roll into the women’s underwear section, which is really awkward for Larry when he has to retrieve them.” Oh, and as if that wasn’t bad enough, they have clips via Vine, which you can check out there. Or, if that’s not good enough, they’ve also managed to show up on YouTube!
…You ever get the feeling these are the kinds of people who grew up to make Jackass? Hell, I almost feel like this video is incomplete without the Jackass theme playing.
Don’cha love how people will do this crap, record it, and then post the evidence on YouTube? I have a working theory that these people just don’t like their freedom, at all.
Oh yeah, and of course the most brilliant ones are definitely the ones who go in head first. Because you see, this is done so that the balls will all shoot out the sides and the tweenager can bash their heads on the floor, which is likely the exact reason why I never thought to try this as a kid. And lest anyone forget, I’m the guy who was involved in a loading dock cave-in, had a garage door clonk them in the head, and have pretty much tripped, stumbled, and bashed my head off everything humanly imaginable because I’m a stupid, clumsy oaf. And yet, I NEVER TRIED THIS! When you are making ME marvel at the stupidity that is highly likely to put you in the hospital, BE AFRAID!
I’m actually not sure WHY I’m bothering to post this, since I’m probably just gonna encourage more idjits to go do this. Just remember, though, that when you do this and you find yourself either manhandled by security and/or police, or you find yourself in a hospital bed, it happened because you were a dumbass, nothing more, nothing less. Have fun!
- Teens Are Jumping Into Ball Bins At Walmart And Posting The Results On Vine (businessinsider.com)
- Facebook’s Hashtag Will Completely Change the SEO Game (prweb.com)
- Facebook Hashtags: What They Are, How to Use Them (jenifferthompson.com)
- Teens Are Jumping Into Ball Bins At Walmart And Posting The Results On Vine (embargozone.com)
- Using #Hashtags The Right Way (lordgriffinits.wordpress.com)
- This Is The New Walmart Ballpit Meme (buzzfeed.com)
- American youths protest the new spy state by jumping into the ballpits at Walmart and recording it on Vine (slothed.com)