About 10 minutes ago, I clicked on a little piece of non-news on the Huffington Post. Apparently, through pure coincidence, Zach Braff and Mitt Romney were seated next to one another on a plane last night. Prior to getting on the plane, Braff noticed Romney walk past him, and started live tweeting about having spotted Romney. When he got on the plane, Romney ended up sitting next to him, and joined in on the fun by tweeting a picture of the two with the caption “May the odds be ever in your favor.”
…and then I got to the comment section.
THE COMMENT SECTION!
At the moment I sort my comments on the Huffington Post based off which have been FAVED the most (or LIKED the most, in Facebook speak). Based on this metric, this was the top comment for this totally harmless piece of non-news.
The 2nd most FAVED comment was someone agreeing with the above comment. These two comments had 6 times as many FAVES as the third most FAVED comment.
Let’s break this down:
- One famous person saw another famous person at an airport and tweeted about it
- The two famous were seated next to one another on a place
- Both famous people tweet a picture of themselves together
- A whole bunch of random people on the internet lost respect with our first famous person for taking a picture with another famous person
STOP AND THINK ABOUT IT!
- He’s a Republican
- He’s rich
- He’s a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- He’s intolerant of people with different ideas
- He’s intolerant of people with more money
- He’s intolerant of people with different beliefs
- He seems to oppose the idea of democracy
- He seems to oppose the American dream
- He seems to oppose religious freedom