Only One Fifth of One Percent of the Population Likes Sarcasm
One of the most repeated headlines of the day is about the new milestone reached by Facebook; namely that it now has over 500 million active members. Reading this, a terrible realization dawned on me—with only about one million fans, the Sarcasm Society is ‘liked’ by only 0.2% of the Facebook user-base. Does this mean that only 0.2% of the population likes sarcasm (me)?
It is terribly vexing that some weirdly named ‘actor’ like Vin Diesel is ‘liked’ by more than twelve million Facebook users, but an upstanding and socially responsible organization such as the Sarcasm Society has only a little over one million. But at least Vin Diesel is still alive. My beautiful ‘society’ is even behind Michael Jackson; he’s dead, people. I’m alive! (Perhaps if I type my blog entries wearing a sparkly glove or with a monkey on my back, or better yet, both, then I’ll start gaining popularity.)
Anyway, not being as popular as you thought you were is a hard pill to swallow. I suppose I will have to make peace with toiling in anonymity.