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\This is Not Meant to Be Funny\

To all my fellow m.blog readers and contributors: brace yourselves, for there exists a tool that will aid us in our daily extractions of bold sarcasm and extreme wit.

Behold…

…the splendor that is sartalics, the sarcasm font.  No, I’m not talking about italics. Italics are meant for emphasis. Sartalics (get it?) are simply reverse italics used for sarcasm. The font’s creators are trying to reach a goal of 10,000 people to lobby the internet’s most influential individuals by tweeting pleas to implore this sarcastic script. In the meantime, we can use a backslash (\insert sarcastic text here\) to signify a cynical tone.

All in favor of sartalics can “sign the petition,” meaning, authorize your Twitter account so that when the campaign reaches 10,000 people tweets will automatically be released to top internet executives at companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft and YouTube insisting on using sartalics to express all the feeling that sarcasm normally conveys.  It’s about f&*^ing time (not sarcastic, just important).

In case you’re still confused, the website explains that, “When you type what you really mean, it’s in italics and it leans to the right. Sometime in the near future, when you type the opposite of what you mean, it’ll be in sartalics and lean to the left.”

\As if we needed more sarcasm on this blog\.

Posted by Basia

“You Have 1 New Friend Request”…From Your Dog?

I want to make one thing very clear: I am obsessed with dogs. I have two of my own and, as far as I’m concerned, they are the most perfect angels in the entire world and anyone who believes otherwise is either crazy or just plain stupid. My roommate and I even constructed a theory that if everyone in the world were to get a puppy, there would be no violence, only peace. Yeah, I said it.

I also want to make another thing clear: Dogs do not belong on Facebook.

Recently, however, a new fad has been taking the Internet by storm. “Dogbook” is exactly the same as Facebook only for—you guessed it—dogs. Dogbook is a site for dog owners to upload pictures of their dogs, update their dog’s statuses, and even write on their dog’s friend’s walls.

I don’t know if the reason I don’t want my pups to take part in this is due to the fact that I’m nervous they will start getting more “Friend Requests” than me, or if dogs being a part of this social media craze just simply freaks me out.

So, you be the judge.  Are you interested in reading about how your friend’s dog “Just sniffed the ass of a border collie,” or “Just took a dump on the new oriental rug”?

Too. Weird.

Posted by Brooke