OK. I've been reading your blog (and yours, too.) and I have a question. Am I to understand that people are name-dropping Gmail addresses – Gmail is, I believe, a free web-based email service sponsored by Google??? – as if they're symbols of status? Seriously, let's look at that again. Are people really publicly bragging about owning a Google-sponsored free web-based email account? And, further, are people actually requesting favors and goods from total strangers in exchange for free web-based email addresses? I just read my own paragraph, written by myself, and had to punch my own dick in just to snap out of my incredible state of disbelief.
Have you people learned nothing from Mardis Gras beads? Or Beenz? Or the fabled purchase of Manhattan Island from the Lenape Indians? Or the Dutch tulip craze of 1624? Or from anything you learned in second grade? I just don't even know what to think anymore. The sadness is choking me like a fistful of Beenz. My gut reaction to all of this can be summed up as such: