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Reblog – How to be a Facebook Idiot –

This post is a reblog from TONYSBOLOGNA. I loved this post because it amazes how many people’s family members and friends, even friends of friends fall into this category of being a Facebook idiot.

Anyone can be an idiot… but can YOU be a Facebook idiot? You decide.

What lies below is a completely satirical guide you can follow to learn how to become a world-class Facebook idiot in preparation for the upcoming election season.

Buckle up, it’s time to lower your IQ.

Post Without Logic

Hey Einstein, guess what? All those years of struggling to better yourself by learning are WORTHLESS. Why? Because the cornerstone of being a Facebook idiot is posting without logic. So get a head start and lose yours… (your head). Instead of doing research on informed political opinions from legitimate sources, you know, painstakingly taking the time to understand all points of view and using logic & reason to interrupt where you fall on the proverbial line…. Do the opposite… post without logic. Actually… don’t do anything…. Make a TV dinner, pick your belly button and blame the dog for the stained carpet. If anything, just share the stories on Facebook that have pictures with your favorite color. Who doesn’t like your favorite color? Only an idiot… that’s who!

Belittle People For Having Opposite Points Of View

Are you the type of yellow tooth, bone sucking barbarian who steps on spiders when you see them? Great. Now it’s your turn to step on virtual spiders… you know, the bastards who disagree with what you have to say. So whenever someone has the nerve to park their logical opinion in your narrow-minded driveway, prepare to put on your angry old man pants and belittle people who disagree with you. Be Proactive. Instead of welcoming a debate, squash the debate before it even starts. I mean come on, If someone is disagreeing with you, they must be wrong. After all, you’re always right and the sun revolves around you. A true Facebook idiot belittles people who see things from a different lens. Instead of embracing the melting pot that is America, these people want to watch the pot burn, so they can roast marshmallows and make s’mores. Who doesn’t love s’mores right?

Defend What You Post With Emotion

The critical step in becoming a true Facebook idiot is to defend whatever you post with some pure, hardworkin’, unchecked emotion. Now it’s your turn to become a dragon and let your opinions burn wherever they damn well please. Essentially, if anyone fancy-schmancy person wants to use “logic”, kick that person in the proverbial balls with your emotional response. Remember: No questions. No logic. Straight emotion. You want to use so much emotion that it drowns all forms of reason. It’s a pool party baby, it’s time to take a swim.

Never Fact Check

Hey Buddy, come over here, and let’s beat this dead horse dare I say… together. Again, never, ever, EVER fact check what you post. Only an idiot would post something without fact-checking and that’s our goal. To clarify, our goal isn’t to be informed, it’s being an idiot. So please, don’t fact check any of your political beliefs. Checking the facts is what people who are not idiots do … we don’t want to be like them!

Over Share

You can’t be a shy sally if you want to be a professional Facebook Idiot. Oh no, check your ego at the door and prepare to give your sausage fingers the workout of a lifetime! Post nonstop like you’re a psychopath running from the government who won’t be silenced. You want to post so much that Guinness Book of World Records is going to contact you for a world record. That’s how much you should post. Anytime you smell the first wif of a post you like, share it.. don’t bother reading it…. Reading doesn’t matter. Remember, our goal isn’t to post on facts, logic, or reason, it’s mainly to post things that have our favorite color. Stick to the plan stan! Stick. To. The. Plan.

Never Take Action

Finally, the best way to earn your Being a Facebook Idiot boy scout badge is to simply never take action on anything you believe. Never. Instead of you know, becoming more involved with your political party, making some phone calls, attending meetings, etc… do none of that. Rather, keep your lumpy, hairy ass glued to the couch. It’s leather right? You like leather… so grab a soda & stay awhile. You want to aim for all talk no action. THAT’S how the greats did it! After all, taking action would take you away from your darling TV and we all know he gets lonely.

Happy Election season people. Thank you for allowing me to waste your time. Again, this is a joke and my way of poking fun at how some people act on Facebook. I’m not perfect, I’ve made mistakes but ideally, do the opposite of what I said in this article. Be informed. Fact Check. Use Logic. Understand all sides of an issue before posting. Welcome debate. Take action for what you believe in. Be kind. Let’s try to be better as a society, we owe the world that.

#JusJoJan 2019 – Jan. 27th – Cathartic

cathartic2Cathartic” is defined as “providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions; causing catharsis.” And catharsis is defined as “the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, especially through certain kinds of art, as tragedy or music.”

As someone who has been suffering through a deep depression for over two years, being bipolar, recovering alcoholic and addict – I tend to cry, scream and I am very good at expressing my emotions. I wish it was as cathartic as psychologists say it is. Often times, it is just the opposite because nothing gets purged and the emotions just get worse.

I am in the middle of a situation with my priest Father Edvin Rodriguez of St. Cecilia Parish in San Antonio, TX  because of a difference of opinion. He feels he is the dictator of the church and judges individuals and continues to run people out of the church and I believe he is our priest, spiritual advisor and not the dictator of our parish. Today when he came into Mass, I tried to speak to him and he raised his hand and stated “I don’t want to speak to you!” When this happened, I again was immediately horrified and, disappointed and offended. This man does not know why I was coming to him, it could have been a spiritual issue that I needed help with. Mass for me today was very emotional because of this and I cried throughout because I am saddened by the way this priest behaves. Crying in mass was not cathartic at all, but I know that Christ is with me and I will continue to pray for this priest and the parish family.


I have been told often that I am funny. When people say that to me it reminds me of one of my favorite lines in one of my most favorite movies – Goodfellas – 

Henry Hill: Tommy, your funny!

Tommy DeVito: I’m funny how? Funny, Ha-ha or funny looking? Funny how?

I bring this up because for me, my sense of humor has always been cathartic. If I can make people laugh because of my one liner and my fun craziness, then it takes away from the non-funny craziness going on in my head. I have some very close friends that when we are together, I do tend to be the loud one, the one who wants to be the center of attention. I have been that way since I was a little boy, all I ever wanted was to be paid attention to, and even now at the age of 52 – I still want to be paid attention to.


Finally, this blog has become the most cathartic thing in my life. I can pour out my heart and soul in this blog. I can be serious and write about my depression, addiction, alcoholism and anything else going on in my life. But I can also be lighthearted and funny if I want to. I can share my thoughts on whatever is in “My Rattled Cage” at any given moment. I am blessed that others in the blogosphere read my posts and follow me. I was very excited this week when I finally made it to 50 followers of my blog. While I am happy that others read my work and some enjoy my work, I truly do write for me because I can get so much off my chest and out my head!! Thank you to my followers and to all who visit this blog!!!

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage”, thanks for stopping by!!!


#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 27th