Thursday, January 31, 2013

Fios: We Get It. Can we return it now?

Check out these alleged adults, who are so delighted to tell us about the moment they "got it."  They are sitting in a darkened room with their kids, and every single member of the "family" is being hypnotized by their own electronic device.

Mom "got it" when she finally found something that distracted her kids from fighting which did not require a prescription.  Dad "got it" when he realized that he no longer had to get his ass off the couch and cart the kids off to the park to get (ewwwww....) "exercise" and "sunshine" and "fresh air."  They all Got It the moment they got their very own Connectivity Device which allowed them to disconnect from each other and connect with noisy electronic entertainment.

And what did they Get?  That it was possible to be in the same house- heck, in the same ROOM- without really being with each other.

Society is irreparably broken.  When did I get it?  When I saw this disgusting, sad commercial featuring disgusting, sad people who could not be happier that they no longer have to talk to each other "especially at dinner...when so much is going on" (seriously, what does this woman mean by this?  Husband and kiddies are even more mesmerized by their glowing best friends at dinner?  I have no idea what she's trying to say here, and I'm pretty sure I don't really want to know.)

I can't imagine ever wanting to look around and see my loved ones acting this way.  If I ever have little children, they sure as hell aren't going to be shoved off into a corner to stare at their personal screens, and sunny days were made to be spent outdoors, dammit.

Fios is playing a big part in the destruction of everything that used to make life worthwhile.  I Get It.  When will the rest of us?


  1. Wow. That' Pathetic. Distressing. Scary. Pathetic. Lame. A warning of what not to become, not a picture of something to aspire to.

  2. "We rely on it for the family to function."

    Are you fucking kidding me?

    My kids- 23, 21, and 19- grew up without using the internet or a tablet. They read actual books. They played actual board games. And they watched TV while the show was on. I even *gasp* let them play outside!!

    Oh, here's something amazing- I've cooked with recipes before... they came in a fancy little invention called "a cookbook". I have all my mom's family recipes in a little box, carefully handwritten on index cards.

    You know what my family needed to function? The family.

    End of story.