In the spams tonight.

Recently I’ve received a number of spam emails entitled “Will Facebook kill the high-school reunion?”
I believe that high-school reunions are a very American notion, much like the high-school prom, and as such are fairly alien to cultures outside the US and an adopted “tradition” that has crossed the Atlantic within living memory.

Now I could go off on an ill-informed diatribe about such invented traditions, where people in English-speaking Europe assume US traditions as their own under the full belief that these traditions exist in their own cultures thanks to a smorgasbord of US film and TV providing rich historical and social details about these traditions viewed through the eyes of the participants as a backdrop rather than in analysis.  But I won’t.  My point is somewhat different.

Facebook will never kill the high-school reunion because Facebook does not serve beer.

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mysterioso

I play bass, I cook, I look out the window. Sometimes I prefer wondering what's out there to going out and looking. But not all the time. I only recently learned that leaving two spaces after a full stop is obsolete.

2 thoughts on “In the spams tonight.”

  1. So true!

    I never understood the high school reunion myself…I graduated in 1974 and was invited to several over the years, none of which I attended.

    Why would anyone want to go see people and how they have aged over the years? I just seemed too creepy to me.

    -Jeeem-

  2. I've never even been invited to one, although I've learned that a few have taken place.
    But then I've distanced myself from my school friends, and feel no loss from that at all.
    Yeah, I find it kinda creepy too, and to be honest, I'd happier the further I am from where I went to school, an awful soulless little town.

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