Why YouTube is Like a Public Argument

I’m sure we’ve all witnessed an argument in public. Be it a couple, friends or even a parent and child, people can lose their shit with each other in any place at any time. It happens.

So why on earth do I think these arguments are like YouTube? Well, the things that connect them in my opinion are: they’re both amusing, you don’t really understand what’s going on and you’re not sure you actually like it but you just can’t stop looking!

YouTube is filled with so much craziness and pointless activities that we probably shouldn’t find it entertaining. Opening a box to show what’s inside, tipping coloured slime into a toy bath and even people walking round the shops are just a few things I’ve seen while the kids have been glued to the screen.

The first thing that usually goes through my head is ‘what the fuck, why would anyone watch this shit’ but then after about an hour I realise that I’m still watching that shit. I’m even suggesting which videos to watch next and stopping the kids from switching to another video before the one playing has finished because I just have to see how it ends.

I still can’t work out why this happens but then I’ve never been able to figure out why a public argument is so appealing either. Who knows, who really cares. I guess entertainment comes in all forms and we just have to accept it for what it is.

Now please excuse me while I go and learn about colours on the latest Sparkle Spice YouTube video. Woo hoo!

Why I Quit Facebook

I know, I know, it’s shocking isn’t it. I’m. Not. On. Facebook!

You should seriously see the look on people’s faces when they start talking about some kind of crap they’ve seen on Facebook and I turn round and say ‘I’m not on Facebook any more’. You would think I’d just dropped my thong and peed right there in front of them.

I quit Facebook about 3 years ago for a few reasons.

One, I was fed up with having to see photos of people’s sodding dinner. I mean really? Who actually cares? A plate of food is a plate of food in my eyes. I’m not impressed, envious or in the slightest bit interested in the food you’re eating. It’s boring. Stop it!

Two, I couldn’t stand the demands of Facebook etiquette. No I don’t like the photo of your “fab” trip to the most boring place in the world or your 1000th selfie of the day so why the chuff should I actually click the ‘like’ button? It’s not gonna happen, you are not the boss of me so there’s absolutely no point in running to my loved ones complaining that I never liked your ‘piccie’. Get over it.

Three, knowledge isn’t always power. When I see someone I know in the street I want to be able to genuinely ask how they are and look forward to hearing the answer. When you’re on Facebook and this happens you actually have nothing new to hear from anyone because you already know all there is to know, and more! Be a little bit mysterious people.

Four, and this is one of the main things that sent me packing, people who have the most loving, fabulous and perfect relationship there ever was. For the 20th time that year. You know, the ones who declare their undying love for their partner of the moment, slag them off when their 2 minute relationship ends and an hour later is totes loved up with the next mug person.

Quitting Facebook was a pukka move on my part, I don’t miss it at all. I have Twitter now and I think I’m in love.

Twitter

Hey there.

Guess what? Never A Dull Moment is on Twitter, woohoo!

While I was setting up my Twitter account I had to decide what my username would be. Of course it would turn out that @NeverADullMoment is too long and loads of the variations were already taken so I came up with the genius idea of using initials. @NADMoment was born.

Then, as I sat there looking at my pretty new profile, I realised it reminds me of goNADs and maternity notes. All you mums will know what I’m talking about, when the midwife has checked your urine sample (what a lovely job) and nothing abnormal was detected (thank god because who wants yet another thing to worry about when pregnant) they write NAD.

So basically whenever I’m on Twitter I’ll be thinking about gonads or wee. Happy days!

Anyway, it’d be great if you’d give me a follow and say hi. I promise I don’t bite.