Thursday, March 28th, 2013
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The Weirdest Marriage Equality Signs On the Internet

This is b.s. because SCOTUS justices only uses myspace.What the hell was that about, yesterday? Suddenly everybody (except your racist uncle in the Midwest) had changed their profile pictures and avatars to some little parallel lines symbol. It was as if millions of people tried to make a pink ribbon icon and failed, utterly, because they could not do the curve thing. But it was actually about the Supreme Court deciding who we can marry and then later divorce—the justices are not looking at the usual arguments against marriage such as "bad idea," "everybody else was doing it," "I want a baby" and "I was drunk that year." Instead, they are focusing only on the gender of the person or persons getting married. In order to make John Roberts and the rest of those cretins make the right decision on whether it's okay for multiple-penis couples or no-penis couples to go twenty grand in debt for a bullshit wedding, everybody on the Internet put some "equal sign" image buddies on their social media accounts.

But as generally happens when important issues are being discussed and everybody is supposed to put the same avatar on Twitter, some of you decided to be creative, and these are the unfortunate results.

Dude, that's blood.

If you see two bloody claw marks on a telephone pole, run first and change your profile pic later.

And who is that well-dressed bachelor with the perfectly done apartment that's seemingly bigger than other apartments that size?

EXTERMINATE INEQUALITY ... AND ALSO HUMANITY.

Looks like the Fish Sticks logo, doesn't it?

50-year-old "punks" thought this tribute to South Bay band Black Flag was "awesome."

When a dwarf can marry a dead girl, then where is your God?

"That gum you like is going to come back into style."

It cums in pints?

People don't even make hobbit-related Web graphics these days. The Web has been self-generating topical hobbit graphics since 2007.

Meesa no like.

Is this even ... who knows? Maybe it's just two pink Jar Jars sideways, the way they sometimes are?

12 Comments / Post A Comment

Natzzzzzz (#7,318)

"Suddenly everybody…had changed their profile pictures and avatars to some little parallel lines symbol. It was as if millions of people tried to make a pink ribbon icon and failed, utterly, because they could not do the curve thing."

Please tell me you're joking.

On another note, I'm a pretty snark-filled person (and this isn't necessarily directed at you, Ken), but if you're going to snark about something as innocuous as thousands of people changing their profile pictures on Facebook for a day or two to show their support for marriage equality, perhaps you need to step away from your computer and go read a book or something.

Sjt (#6,917)

@Natzzzzzz If you can't snark about well meaning but ultimately meaningless slacktivism, what exactly are you supposed to snark about?

BadUncle (#153)

FWIW, I actually have Facebook "friends" who oppose marriage equality. Besides putting a visual reminder of where I stand appear in their feeds several times a day, it's an opportunity for some visual fun. Because, you know, fun.

I call it revenge for the people posting about eating at Chick-A-Fil to support marriage inequality.

KenWheaton (#401)

What next, Ken? You're going to claim that changing my profile picture to Snagglepuss last year didn't stop child abuse? You ANIMAL!

queensissy (#1,783)

Yeah, I'm not quite getting what is so bad about people plastering this up, and furthermore getting creative about it. It's a nice breather from all the heated arguments, and it's a sweet sentiment – corgis, TARDISes (TARDII?), Grumpy Cat, Black Flag, horses, The Lion King and all the other things we love support equal marriage rights.

riotnrrd (#840)

Instead, they are focusing only on the gender of the person or persons getting married.

No, they are focusing on the sex of the people. Sex is biological, gender is socially constructed. I can be gayer than twelve stiff dicks and still marry a woman.

Sorry to be pedantic, but that one anthro course I took freshman year REALLY stuck with me.

Attractive Nuisance (#238,481)

It's not actually unthinkable that people who support marriage equality might have Facebook friends on the line, or who disagree with it, or who haven't really thought about it that much. Trust me: I live among them and they are legion.

LanaDelMeh (#207,596)

@Attractive Nuisance Exactly! This article should redirect and be titled "Why does the internet need to make everything a meme? Why? Because it is it's nature… and its run by 12 year olds"

BirdNerd (#4,196)

#KONY 2012

Aatom (#74)

I'm only 41, asshole. And it is awesome.

Anarcissie (#3,748)

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