Monday, June 17, 2013

Yet even more water tower lameness

See my earlier posts on the topic here and here, but this water tower nonsense continues unabated. Waxhaw has apparently gone junior high and there was apparently nothing we could've done to stop it.

Earlier today the original recipe Waxhaw Watertower shared the following:
I've decided when I get 500 friends I will switch to friends only. So get on board while you can. Additionally, at midnight on Tuesday, if you are friends with any other of the Watertowers, you'll be blocked from this one. Sometimes you have to make choices. I'm just nudging you along. That is all.
How is this lame? Well, just the idea that someone wants to offer commentary on Waxhaw but only to the first 500 doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. If you're so eager to share your opinion on various Waxhaw-related tidbits, why limit it? And why require friendship?

And only to those who aren't friends with the other unoriginal Water Towers that have appeared since? The epitome of 'if you're friends with them, you can't be friends with me?' 

And not to let the other Water Towers off the hook, Waxhaw Water Tower II once again outed REDACTED as the original Waxhaw Water Tower this evening and once again deleted it, with the unfortunate side effect of deleting some of my well-thought out and supremely witty Facebook comments. If it's not clear, I don't like it when that happens.

Why out someone as the original Water Tower and then delete the post? And do this two nights in a row? It does not compute, but it sure does irritate.

At this point, I'd like nothing better than to have all of the Water Towers on Facebook outed so they can be properly and publicly shamed. I'm thinking of something along the lines of what happens to Homer in the Stonecutters episode of The Simpsons. Sorry I couldn't find a video link, but I'm thinking of something along the lines of this:
Number One leads the blindfolded Homer to the next test.

Number One: This ritual is called...Crossing the Desert.
             [Homer gets paddled on the butt by Hibbert, Skinner,
            Brockman, Krusty, Moe, Quimby, and Willy in succession]
Number One: And this, we call the Unblinking Eye.
             [he gets paddled by the same people in reverse order]
     Homer: Hey...have you ever noticed that the Crossing the Desert is
            a lot like the Unblinking Eye.  And it's _exactly_ like the
            Wreck of the Hesperus.
Number One: And now, the final ordeal: the Paddling of the Swollen
            Ass...With Paddles.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.

UPDATE 6/20/13: I've been contacted by someone who was outed by Waxhaw Water Tower II (and duly recorded on this blog) and been threatened with legal action if I did not remove their name. While I'm not certain what legal liability I have with regards to this, as a courtesy to said individual I have removed his name for the time being while I follow up. Fixed a small typo at the same time too.

1 comment:

Daniel Hartis said...

I made a few points about how easy it is for the anonymous to attack and hypocritically shame others, but apparently Mr. or Mrs. Watertower didn't like it much and banned me from the page.

The truth hurts sometimes!