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March 28, 2014

More on teenagers doing responsible things

schmeeko says: I’m sorry. I don’t understand how this is a responsible thing. How do you run through $25k WHEN YOU’RE A TEENAGER?? Also, how do you not go, “Hey, where’d that come from? Baaannnnk? Wtf?” There was no responsible anything about this.

Bank fucked up. Person’s $31k needs to get back to them. Bank should pay the diff. He should give back what’s left, and they need to pay the diff. This happened to my mom, but on a smaller scale. She just assumed it was payment from a client, but it turned out to be someone else’s money entirely. She contacted the bank, but only after she’d spent most of the money on a mortgage payment. It was ugly and nasty, and she had to pay it all back. 

» SFB says: Hi there, Ernie from ShortFormBlog here. We generally have a lot going on during our busy days trolling for content on the internet, but I’d like to introduce you to the concept of sarcasm, a concept we regularly use on this site, including on the post you’re referencing. Thanks! — Ernie @ SFB

12:22 // 3 months ago
February 17, 2014

On publicly-traded companies trolling

ellenhaeg said: i hope you realize this is a joke. having worked in editorial at groupon, this is exactly the kind of press-baiting joke they use to garner publicity (& the inevitable sense of superiority that comes when people don’t “get” that it was purposeful.)

» SFB says: It’s OK; unlike Andrew Mason, I made it past the Terra Tubes without dying, so my superiority is in check. — Ernie @ SFB

11:00 // 5 months ago
July 12, 2013

Teenager jailed for making sarcastic threat bailed out by anonymous donor

  • $500k the amount an anonymous donor put up in bail money for Justin Carter, an Texas teenager and League of Legends player who was jailed for making a sarcastic, but gruesome, joke on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten—a comment that a Canadian woman saw and reported to the police. Carter was arrested for making a terroristic threat, and has been in jail since March, with his parents accusing police of placing him in solitary confinement. Carter was released on bail Thursday; after his release, he spoke to CNN. source
10:11 // 1 year ago
October 31, 2012
Anybody else suddenly feel like there’s something that our government isn’t telling us? We don’t recall the zombie apocalypse ever being mentioned when the Obama Administration introduced the National Terrorism Advisory System back in 2011. We’d like to humbly suggest that a “Threat Level Gray” warning accompany any word of a zombie attack from here on out. source

Anybody else suddenly feel like there’s something that our government isn’t telling us? We don’t recall the zombie apocalypse ever being mentioned when the Obama Administration introduced the National Terrorism Advisory System back in 2011. We’d like to humbly suggest that a “Threat Level Gray” warning accompany any word of a zombie attack from here on out. source

16:30 // 1 year ago
August 28, 2011

On Hurricane Irene naysayers: Leave your stupid comments in your pocket!

We just spotted a reblog to an Irene post which angered us a little bit. It belittled the storm, piece by piece, because it could. It criticized the post for pointing out the diameter of the storm — you know, the huge slow-moving storm that has flooded areas of the country from North Carolina to New York. Sure, it’s not a powerful storm by hurricane standards, but it is one that caused a lot of damage nonetheless. This guy also made a bunch of other inconsiderate comments (he belittles the fact that people died!), but let’s be clear: While this storm was not as bad as it could’ve been, it did cause damage and wide-scale flooding and inconvenience millions of people not used to storms of this nature. Sometimes, the snark is warranted. In this case, it’s not. People died. Millions of dollars of damage was caused. Millions of people not used to storms like these were affected. As our friend Mark says in “The Room”: Leave your stupid comments in your pocket!

12:06 // 2 years ago
March 3, 2011

On why we tag posts “a modest proposal”

evilteabagger says: Shortformblog, please tell me the above statement isn’t serious….please…

» We say: You mean that wasn’t obvious from the “a modest proposal" tag and dripping sarcasm?

(Source: shortformblog, via antigovernmentextremist)

11:52 // 3 years ago