Do you ever do stuff without thinking about the consequences?
Like buying your kids a jar of PYSSLAS? What are PYSSLAS, you ask? They're these tiny beads they sell at IKEA that you can iron to make nifty designs. And what's with the capital letters on all their names? Does that mean we have to shout them out? I don't know about all the shouting, but I'm sure that the name PYSSLA means "tiny colorful beads made of hard plastic, designed to piss parents off when they step on them" in Swedish.
On our last trip, we made the mistake of buying some for the kids, and we have yet to produce a nifty design with them. We have, however, been finding them all over the house. I also noticed there was a warning that they are a choking hazard for small children. What it doesn't say is that they are also a hazard to the feet of those who get up in the middle of the night and walk barefoot to the bathroom. A word of advice, don't buy PYSSLAS for your kids, unless you want to spend your time picking them out of your feet and hobbling around while you vacuum the little pissers up.
Another thing I did without thinking was to share a You Tube video called Automatic Confession on my blog about a year ago. Yes, I'm guilty as charged. I actually do watch videos on You Tube, and sometimes I even put them on my blog. Most of the stuff over there is crap, I know, but there's the occasional gem that makes it all worthwhile. In my defense, that was back in the early days of my blog, when I was still trying to get the hang of this whole blogging thing and embedding a video in a post was like a head rush for me. And the video is funny.
So I put a video on YouTube, what's so special about that?
Well, basically, it was a hilarious Spanish skit that I stuck subtitles on for the benefit of the English-speaking world. I had no idea what I was unleashing into the Internet. I just wanted to share something I thought was funny. The last time I checked, my video had over 2.5 million views, and as many comments as I have PYSSLAS on the floor. The funny part is that some of those comments are from people who are really offended by it. How can people be offended by a video on You Tube? I mean this is You Tube we're talking about.
Here's just a sample of what some of these offended individuals have to say:
suziekrumm: If you knew anything about the sanctity of the SACRAMENT of Reconcilliation, you would not produce and promote such blashemy! How about spending your time more productively...like searching for TRUTH and not attacking something you know nothing about!Here's what I have to say:
jwedgie09: This is a sick video. The Sacrament of Penance is one that should not be mocked or slammed. It is a very serious thing. It is the only way your mortal sins may be forgiven on this earth. The idea of an automatic confession is ridiculous. God is truly present in the confessional and it is something that shouldn't be mocked or made into a joke. I have a sense of humor but this is absolutely not funny.
ayamdua: You ar making fun about the sacraments. You are no other than a DEVIL IN HUMAN FORM.
suziekrumm: How can I be producing "blashemy" if I don't even know what "blashemy" is? If you knew anything about humor, you would see this is just a joke, and not to be taken seriously. But, unfortunately, you are one of the humor-impaired souls that haunt the internet, trying to keep everyone else from having fun, since you clearly aren't capable of having any yourself.Come on people, lighten up! Even my father-in-law, who is a devout Catholic, and will not tolerate anyone making fun of his religion, found this hilarious. If anything, this video is making fun of modern society, not religion. And most of all, get a life. How pathetic do you have to be to get into a religious argument at You Tube? If you want to be offended, be offended by all the starving kids in third world countries, or about animal cruelty, but not by a video on You Tube. But most of the comments are from people who did find it funny. Here are a couple of my favorites:
jwedgie09: From your nickname I gather that someone has given you a wedgie. You should pull your underwear out of your butt because it's obviously getting in the way of that sense of humor you may have.
ayamunda: You really should pray for better English. And if I were really the Devil, you probably wouldn't still be around, would you now?
pic8158: Funny! But if it was an American voice mail system it would be more like: For English, press 1 To speak in tongues, press 2 For a transcript of your past confessions, press 3 To proceed directly to Judgment, please stay on the line and an operator will assist you Non-Catholics please hang up and dial 1-800-GET-JESUSTo all those who got a good laugh out of this, thank you for having a sense of humor, since that's what the world needs.
psychedelicpython: That was so funny! Nun's, what can we do about them...lol. I used to be a nun but we never had this much fun.
And to those cranky YouTubers, be careful, or I'll send you over to see Diesel, he eats people with no sense of humor for breakfast.