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I’d Like You to Hate to “Like” Me

July 8, 2011

Photo (prior to alteration): George Eastman House, via Flickr

Thursday’s Wall Street Journal carried an excellent, thought-provoking article on what its author describes as the “like” culture, an “insidious” phenomenon that has crept up, like a thing ascending creepily, in the world of social media. The sobering thesis is that many active participants in social media—writers of blogs included—fall into the trap of pandering to the lowest common denominator in the blind, desperate, adolescent pursuit of page hits, “likes,” and subscribers. After reading the article, I decided to do a little soul-searching among the dusty depths of the Japecake archive, and I didn’t like what I found. (Why, oh, why did I ever buy an entire pallet of bootlegged Glitter DVDs?) With much shame I came to realize that in post after post, I, too, have regularly fallen victim to a pathetic need to be liked, at any cost, by absolutely anyone who was stupid enough to click on my “FREE √IAG®A HERE!!!” ad. Beginning with the present post, however, I’ve resolved to turn over a new leaf, to reclaim my gritty, independent, contrarian roots. There’s gonna be some changes around here, and, believe me, you’re not gonna like ’em. Like me? Get ready to loathe me. ’Cause that’s that way I like it.

  • The weekly delivery of free muffin baskets to each of my subscribers will stop immediately. Please return all uneaten and partly eaten muffins at the earliest opportunity.
  • The “Like” button has been reprogrammed so that, each time it is pressed, a kitten somewhere will be forced to eat Puppy Chow, and vice versa.
  • The use of my trademark sign-off image, seen below, will cease as soon as a suitable replacement can be found.

  • Amusing anecdotes and “life lessons” will now be followed by the phrase “and then they all got tetanus.”
  • I will ignore all readers whom I chance to meet on the street or at social functions. (This policy remains unchanged.)
  • All of the genial, homespun wisdom previously imparted by Japecake will be replaced with store-bought wisdom made of rayon and PVC.
  • Before reading each new post, visitors will be instructed to set the mood by playing Barber’s Adagio for Strings in the background.
  • Prospective new subscribers will be required to complete a fitness test and a six-hour examination encompassing mathematics, Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, Middle English literature, Potent Potables, and Potpourri.
  • The “inspirational” coffee mug I drink from while composing posts will be replaced by a chipped Mason jar. The coffee will be replaced by dill relish.
  • All emoticons posted to the blog must incorporate a significant physical abnormality or a crippling psychological disorder. Merely using a slash (/) as a “mouth” does not automatically qualify, unless accompanied by a note from a licensed physician or psychologist describing the condition in detail. The use of “<3” is prohibited altogether, unless the quantity you are describing is indeed less than three.
  • The 17th Annual Japecake Teddy Bear Picnic is cancelled. The Japecake Teddy Bear Mulching is scheduled for July 23 (Rain day: July 24).
  • All of the crudely Photoshopped images for which Japecake is renowned will hereafter be rendered in monochrome black and white.

That about covers it. Except for my new sign-off photo. Hope you like don’t like it.

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333 Comments leave one →
  1. sonnypi67 permalink
    July 8, 2011 7:32 am

    Loath it!

  2. July 8, 2011 10:26 am

    Awesome. Just as I hoped. Plus, I see you hit the button. I guess you didn’t learn anything at all from The Box, did you?!

  3. July 8, 2011 11:18 am

    Loathed! Congrats on winning the caption contest by the way… very funny stuff.

    • July 8, 2011 11:21 am

      Thanks. But I hope your loathing is genuine, and you’re not just pretending to loathe me to get on my good side.

      • July 9, 2011 2:21 am

        Loathe it, but only because you misspelt genuine in your comment.

      • July 9, 2011 10:47 am

        Sometimes my eyes and fingers can’t keep up with my brain. So I thank you, Miss Pelt, for pointing out his critical error, which I have corrected.

      • July 11, 2011 10:13 am

        ha, I didn’t even notice you spelled the word wrong. But you’re right, I don’t really loathe you.

  4. July 8, 2011 11:20 am

    Ironically, I “liked” this above. Hope you caught that…

    GREAT post.

    🙂

    • July 8, 2011 11:25 am

      Thank you. By the way, I got the doctor’s note, and he says that your emoticon is suffering from a severe persecution complex, so it’s all good.

      • July 8, 2011 3:24 pm

        Excellent news.

        And btw, now that your blog is “sex free” — I’m no longer interested.

        😉

      • July 8, 2011 3:30 pm

        You may be interested in my “companion” site, Japecake After Dark.

  5. July 8, 2011 11:20 am

    I like…umm sorry loathe this post! 😉

    BTW I see you have one LIKE already and given that you are on Freshly Pressed more LIKES will probably follow…I feel sorry for those kittens! 😀

    • July 8, 2011 11:33 am

      Looks like I … err, someone needs to make another run to the pet store.

  6. July 8, 2011 11:26 am

    This is hilarious. I’m sending the uneaten muffins and that John Tesh CD back pronto.

    • July 8, 2011 11:27 am

      Do not–I repeat, do not–send back the Tesh CD. You’re on your own with that one, pal.

  7. Ellē permalink
    July 8, 2011 11:33 am

    Great post. I am planning to subscribe now. Please forward the testing materials.

    • July 8, 2011 11:37 am

      Sorry, but I’m told that you were unable to meet the 450-lb. bench-press requirement. Hit the gym and try again in a few months.

  8. July 8, 2011 11:34 am

    what do you mean “the teddy bear picnic is cancelled”!! I had my kids all excited for that event. Now what am I going to tell them. Definite dislike 😦

    • July 8, 2011 11:38 am

      Tell them that there will be free balloons and face painting at the teddy bear mulching.

  9. July 8, 2011 11:37 am

    I HATE IT.. in the best kind of way.

  10. July 8, 2011 11:37 am

    Hey. I never got any muffins. Oh, I see what you did there. Very clever. And, just to be contrary, I am going to say that I LOVED this post! Yeah. Take that.
    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed, too!

    • July 8, 2011 11:42 am

      My mistake; of course, I’ll immediately add your name to the list of … oh, so sorry. But you’re welcome to this liver-and-onions basket.

  11. July 8, 2011 11:38 am

    I felt like a wanker hitting that “like” button : )!

  12. July 8, 2011 11:53 am

    I am liking to dislike this post.

  13. July 8, 2011 11:58 am

    Let’s hope this is the begining of a global phenomenon! Misery posts! Line up to hate ’em! In the rain! In ACID rain! And then find out they’re closed. You are a pioneer, at the forefront of something big. On the crest of a giant wave, that is likely to drown us all. But in a good way.

  14. andreasanow permalink
    July 8, 2011 12:04 pm

    2 < 3

  15. July 8, 2011 12:07 pm

    Damn you. I like this. I like you. I like kittens. I am so torn!

  16. July 8, 2011 12:09 pm

    Been here a few times gotta figure out whether to like to hate or hate to like or like to like (just cuz) or hate to hate. I think I got it covered, just not sure which way to turn (Every which way but loose?) Oh and congrats on being FP? I think? You might not like that..not sure if I am supposed too…but you are and that’s out of my control…until my hacker friends get outta the slammer! A threat? Nah, I gotta figure out the like/hate thing first…and they could come out reformed and all. Then they might like you and hate me…what to do what to do??? Okay leaving now…back later…maybe…and that’s definitive!
    Emoti…what? I just put smiley faces on. But not here! 🙂

    • July 8, 2011 1:18 pm

      E-mail me privately about those hacker friends of yours. I have a score I need to settle with the people at nobelprize.org.
      .

  17. July 8, 2011 12:25 pm

    D:< Or maybe D:]
    It's wearing a hat
    and it hates you
    But this was funny. It made me laugh. AND I HATED EVERY SECOND OF IT.

    • July 8, 2011 12:58 pm

      “Hat” is only one letter short of “hate,” so … approved.

  18. July 8, 2011 12:28 pm

    I like this.

    • July 8, 2011 12:57 pm

      Thanks. A kitten named “Nibbles” in Enid, Oklahoma, is about to get the surprise of his young life.

  19. July 8, 2011 12:32 pm

    Yes, sad to say but “I Liked this blog today” Patsy McCaw-Yager Englewood,Fl. Takingonacause@wordpress.com

  20. July 8, 2011 12:33 pm

    >:) Those kittens are doomed! Doomed I tell you!

    • July 8, 2011 12:56 pm

      What about the guys at the Purina warehouse who have to load all of those 50-lb. sacks of pet food onto a tractor-trailer? What about them?

  21. July 8, 2011 12:49 pm

    Bring on the Geometry – Screw the kittens

  22. July 8, 2011 1:04 pm

    Why do I always find the blogs with free muffin delivery too late!!!!

    • July 8, 2011 1:08 pm

      I guess you’re not gonna like to hear that last week I handed out popsicles to everybody.

  23. July 8, 2011 1:27 pm

    I really like this one, both the pic and the article.

  24. July 8, 2011 1:28 pm

    I hate to admit it but yes, I too am a “fallen victim to a pathetic need to be liked, at any cost, by absolutely anyone who was stupid enough to click on my “FREE √IAG®A HERE!!!” ad, only to end up on the home page.”…

  25. July 8, 2011 1:32 pm

    What a funny post to be freshly pressed! Truly loathing it

    • July 8, 2011 1:36 pm

      Yes, I didn’t miss the irony. Some WordPress editor has a mischievous sense of humor.

  26. July 8, 2011 1:41 pm

    congrats on being freshly pressed! I hated to love this post, and I decided I also hated kittens and puppies because I liked it. I just couldn’t help myself.
    I also wanted to give you a gift….

    it’s not exactly less than three… it’s a little more complicated than that but it still means the same nauseatingly warm and fuzzy thing!

    YAY!

    new subscriber 😀

  27. July 8, 2011 1:44 pm

    I “indifferent” your post. It is not worthy of loathing, but I cannot justify puppy-chow kitten-torture either, therefore cannot “like” the post.

    I shall continue to read, however!

    • July 8, 2011 2:53 pm

      A devilishly clever use of semantics to circumvent a vexing ethical issue. But aren’t you curious to hear a kitten bark, just once?

      • July 9, 2011 6:15 am

        Yes. Yes, I am that curious. Screw the natural order of things. I like it as well.

        bark away, kitties.

      • July 10, 2011 3:43 pm

        I’d not thought of barking kittens before…Now I am certainly intrigued and may have to like your post in the hopes of seeing a barking kitten. Or I can just edit the audio on a kitten video. Choices…choices…

      • July 10, 2011 7:06 pm

        Or I can just edit the audio on a kitten video.

        If you’re going to go to the trouble anyway, I’d really like to hear a kitten doing Robert DeNiro’s “Did you f*ck my wife?” scene from Raging Bull.

  28. July 8, 2011 1:48 pm

    But you always ignored me at social functions–remember the birthday party I threw you last year and I asked why you were ignoring me and you punched me in the neck? And remember when I asked if I could shake your hand after you let me give you one of my kidneys and you spit on me?

    • July 8, 2011 2:50 pm

      Well, my body rejected your kidney, and you said no backsies, so I really think you had it coming.

  29. July 8, 2011 1:57 pm

    Sorry kittens.

    Puppies… suck it up.

  30. July 8, 2011 2:28 pm

    So.. are you still allowed to like things? Or do you have to dislike everything you actually like as a way of showing your support without supporting the ‘like’ epidemic? It’s like Mitch Hedberg says, “I’m against picketing, but I don’t know how to show it.”

  31. July 8, 2011 2:28 pm

    I enjoyed your post — didn’t “like” it. Nobody has “liked” my blog yet, and I like it that way.

  32. July 8, 2011 2:47 pm

    Haha great post! (great photo selection as well (; )

    • July 8, 2011 3:05 pm

      Thank you. The little girl grew up to become a high-ranking member of the Tea Party, so I don’t feel bad at all about making fun of her.

  33. July 8, 2011 2:48 pm

    Haha. You’re hilarious. You don’t make a good point, though!

    • July 8, 2011 3:03 pm

      The only point that matters is the one on the knife I use to open the bags of Puppy Chow.

  34. July 8, 2011 2:49 pm

    I LIKE your LOATHSOMENESS …

    • July 8, 2011 3:01 pm

      And I loathe your likeability, which causes me shame and guilt.

  35. July 8, 2011 2:55 pm

    does it really matter if you mulch a teddy bear in the sun or the rain?

    • July 8, 2011 2:59 pm

      Try shoveling some waterlogged teddy-bear stuffing sometime. Also, the raindrops make it look like the teddies are crying. Not for the faint of heart.

  36. July 8, 2011 3:06 pm

    Your clever reverse-reverse-reverse psychology worked. The staff at WordPress Liked it, and now you’re on Freshly Pressed!

    Don’t forget the little people!

    • July 8, 2011 3:09 pm

      Oh, come on, Raincoaster! You know about my pact with Cthulhu! Of course, now I’ve mortgaged my firstborn up to my ears.

      • July 11, 2011 3:22 am

        So did I, and what’s it ever gotten me? You’re on Freshly Pressed for DAYS now.

        Guess I’d better get breeding. Where’s Julian Assange when you need him?

      • July 11, 2011 11:38 am

        You ever see Cthulu and Assange together in the same room? Come on, woman! Wake up!

  37. July 8, 2011 3:14 pm

    …. please send all examinations nessasary for a new subscriber…
    :G…
    (drooling face with one tooth?)

  38. July 8, 2011 3:25 pm

    hate it so much i had to subscribe 🙂

    • July 8, 2011 3:29 pm

      That’s the strategy they’re trying at Newsweek these days.

  39. July 8, 2011 3:30 pm

    If only I could “un-like” every day of my life before finding this blog.

  40. July 8, 2011 3:37 pm

    I found your blog under the “Plush Toy Recycling” tab. Thanks for going above and beyond the usual “50 Ways To Repurpose Beanie Babies For Fun & Profit” offerings in this category.

    • July 8, 2011 3:47 pm

      You’re welcome. One of my pet peeves at the local recycling center is when people don’t separate their discarded Beanie Babies from their milk cartons.

  41. July 8, 2011 4:00 pm

    I give this post a ❤ and may be even a :/. Here is a lemon to put on your cut finger as well.

    • July 8, 2011 4:11 pm

      Throw in an cutting remark about my lack of fashion sense and it’s a deal.

  42. nick permalink
    July 8, 2011 4:05 pm

    Absolutely Horrible! I loath this article so much that I will now stalk … er … subscribe to you.

    • July 8, 2011 4:13 pm

      If you’re going to stalk me, can you pick up a loaf of bread and a movie from Redbox on the way over?

      • nick permalink
        July 8, 2011 4:46 pm

        Of course! Do you want “Platoon” or “Quills”?

      • July 8, 2011 5:36 pm

        Something light … maybe Ordinary People.

  43. Joe Quatrone permalink
    July 8, 2011 4:16 pm

    I agree. The “like” button is over rated. So I “dislike” your article. Haha!

    • July 8, 2011 5:31 pm

      Re: your comment, the “like” button is the Lady Gaga of buttons.

  44. July 8, 2011 4:23 pm

    I’d love to hate this post, but that’s not possible. I feel so torn hehe.

    • July 8, 2011 5:33 pm

      I suggest that you like it on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and hate it on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Saturdays will alternate.

  45. July 8, 2011 4:33 pm

    Great piece. The ‘like’ culture is sickening in that it has so many forms. Not only is it adopted by bloggers in a desperate search for self-worth and hits, something we all too regularly fall into, but even business and advertisers are picking up on it. Using it to their advantage to control the distribution of their content. It’s so outrageous in fact that it caused me to write a piece on it a few weeks back. You can read it here: http://antibandwagonpropaganda.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/facebook-ultimatums/
    if you’re that way inclined.

    Like I said, great piece. I’ve subscribed and look forward to tax and gratuity.

    Mac.

  46. panfx permalink
    July 8, 2011 4:43 pm

    Wow, I bet you drive psychologists nuts. Lol

    • July 8, 2011 5:37 pm

      In my capacity as a chauffeur, I just take them wherever they tell me.

  47. secretsthatshouldntbe permalink
    July 8, 2011 4:52 pm

    You keep hitting Freshly Pressed… I(con)loathe(grat)you(u)so(la)much(tions)!

  48. anonnickus permalink
    July 8, 2011 5:28 pm

    Liking by any other name is still a rose. A rose by any other name is still a loathe. And now loathing is liking? What’s next? Up is down. The whole thing makes me well?…ill? Good job regardless.

  49. July 8, 2011 5:54 pm

    terrible. just terrible.

  50. July 8, 2011 6:12 pm

    Gross!

  51. July 8, 2011 6:29 pm

    I hate liking. I have not ‘like’d anything. I refuse to like. I don’t even like this.

  52. July 8, 2011 6:29 pm

    thought I’ll press the “Like” button before i Found out that there is no such thing in your blog 😀 Anyway, it was a good couple of minutes of truth about the Like culture. Somebody has to start Unlike one I suppose. Great, innovative approach! Keep up the attitude!
    Glad I found this blog 🙂

  53. July 8, 2011 7:40 pm

    “EYE” don’t like it, but only because you requested it. Had it not been for that I’D LOVE IT!
    (Write another and this time label it for me as: “I hate to be loved and loved to be hated” please………………………..)

    • July 8, 2011 8:35 pm

      The “love button” is something else entirely; unfortunately, as you can see from the banner at the top right of the page, I no longer discuss such things on Japecake.

  54. July 8, 2011 8:21 pm

    Who cares about the blasted kittens!? Great post!

  55. July 8, 2011 8:24 pm

    This post SUCKS! So now, naturally, I will be “following” you, but only to creep you out and make you feel unrightfully pursued.

    • July 8, 2011 8:33 pm

      I look forward to discovering my pet rabbit boiling in a stewpot when I return home.

  56. July 8, 2011 8:32 pm

    I personally never stop listening to Adagio for Strings. I find it gives me an appropriately solemn enough tone to perfectly mimic the “:|” emoticon in my own facial features. (Other master of this face: the Pokémon Ditto.)

    • July 8, 2011 8:40 pm

      It’s also a great choice for kids’ birthday parties. (Try the Raffi version.)

  57. July 8, 2011 8:36 pm

    Hey, I like this post.

  58. July 8, 2011 8:42 pm

    like…i hate cats anyway

    • July 8, 2011 8:46 pm

      Tell me about it. You sit there through most of Act I, waiting for “Memory,” and then it’s all downhill.

      • July 10, 2011 11:34 pm

        and then they come back from intermission and they’ve all got kitty litter stuck to their feet…

  59. July 8, 2011 8:46 pm

    I loved this post so much that I’m extremely pleased it was Freshly Pressed. I recommended it to all my friends and they checked it out. And then they got tetanus.

    • July 8, 2011 8:53 pm

      How many times do I have to tell people: Don’t walk around the blog in your bare feet!

  60. July 8, 2011 9:15 pm

    I like it. I like it. Nanny nanny boo boo!

  61. July 8, 2011 9:26 pm

    Nice list.

  62. July 8, 2011 9:31 pm

    I’m so confused…

    • July 8, 2011 10:35 pm

      Are you the person who’s been walking around in circles in my backyard? If so, get off my lawn.

  63. July 8, 2011 10:40 pm

    having never read your blog before this post, im happy to say i wasnt predisposed to liking you.

    although this post has made me rethink what im doing by ‘liking’ anyones comment now… its curious to realise im being manipulated and coerced into validating an authors own self worth.

    irrespective… i do appreciate you pointing me at an article i wouldnt have otherwise read. plus i feel engaged by – and enjoy – your writing style. but i dislike that fact that you’ve made me feel vunerable to the mindgames of others. so it is with a very mixed-up head, that i would reluctantly say, i do like this post. but i do hate you for it.

    well done sir, your original intention of: “I’d Like You to Hate to ‘Like’ Me” succeeded.
    +1

    • July 8, 2011 11:21 pm

      Mindgames? Are you insane? Also, as regards my “original intention”: If you can figure it out, please let me know, because the misfeeding of so many puppies and kittens today has completely clouded my perspective and sense of judgment.

  64. July 8, 2011 10:50 pm

    Wow…. I must say I did NOT like this post at all, after I was done I got tetanus! And then I heard a poor kitty had to eat dog chow, and to top all that off I didn’t get any muffins! ;p

    Congrats on being freshly pressed!

  65. BLaine Robert Parker permalink
    July 8, 2011 11:19 pm

    One of the best SOAPs` ever read!!! –_____________________________–

    • July 9, 2011 12:31 am

      I have absolutely no idea what your cryptic comment means, but my desperation for the regard of perfect strangers has driven me to approve it anyway.

  66. July 8, 2011 11:56 pm

    “Wild Think, I think I LOATHE you.” Great post and congrats on the FP.

    • July 9, 2011 12:18 am

      I always liked David Cassidy’s “I Think I Loathe You.” And my favorite part is when he punched Danny in the face for playing the wrong change.

  67. July 8, 2011 11:56 pm

    I would have liked this post, however I simply can’t be responsible for innocent kittens being forced to injest puppy chow. Basement cat would not approve. I must confess a certain curiousity about “japecake after dark” but I have ❤ extra hours in my days and I do worry I would be sucked into the vortex of the japecake humour machine.

    I must agree that you've set up quite the screening process for your readers. It ensures that only the most fit of your readers will be left when the dust settles. Good job! Now if you could just toodle on over to my facebook page and like me. I would be ever so grateful and you will be able to live vicariously through me. I offer this up to you because, well, I'm just a giver like that.

    • July 9, 2011 12:19 am

      the japecake humour machine

      Between you and me … it’s just a Cuisinart with some extra attachments.

    • July 9, 2011 12:24 am

      just toodle on over to my facebook page and like me

      Only if it includes camera-phone photos of what you had for dinner last night.

  68. Dian Wijayanti permalink
    July 9, 2011 12:06 am

    Ouch. I ♥ (loathe) it! Hahaha! Nice post!

  69. July 9, 2011 12:07 am

    For those of us who waste way too much time and energy wishing we were “popular” or “well liked”, this is just the kick in the pants we needed! Thanks

  70. July 9, 2011 12:15 am

    uber hilarious and quite unsocial…love it 🙂

  71. July 9, 2011 12:35 am

    Horrible – keep up the bad work!

  72. July 9, 2011 1:11 am

    This is awful. This is my first time here and I will never ever read your blog again. Ever.

    (Disregard the unfortunate fact that I have “liked” this post. Because I don’t. Not at all. I was so mad while reading this dreadfully dry and horrendous piece of garbage that I began banging my head on the keyboard in a fit of fury. I must have accidentally hit the “like” button and I’m far too disgusted to bother un-liking it.)

    Loathe, your newest un-fan.

    • July 9, 2011 10:42 am

      dreadfully dry

      I know, I know, it’s this new oven. Try it with a little gravy.

  73. July 9, 2011 2:07 am

    I just subscribed so I’ll wait for the test materials. I did stop myself from clicking the like button. I feel sorry for the 92 kittens already.

    • July 9, 2011 10:50 am

      You have clearly earned the right to use a predictable “catastrophe” pun.

  74. July 9, 2011 2:30 am

    why do we need to be liked anyway?! F this human trait!

    • July 9, 2011 11:05 am

      I’m with you. What the world needs now is indifference, sweet indifference. By the way–thanks for lending me your “uck,” and sorry that it’s taken so long to return it. I kind of forgot about it in a drawer.

  75. July 9, 2011 4:55 am

    I’m offended, I won’t pass the fitness test and my understanding of any variety of mathematics will render me unable to subscribe.

    I also ‘liked’ in the absence of a ‘dislike’. Sorry Nibbles.

    You have my (admiration) sympathies.

    • July 9, 2011 11:09 am

      There is also a special alternate battery of tests incorporating Twister and word-search puzzles, so don’t give up hope.

  76. July 9, 2011 4:55 am

    Great article – so I’ve clicked the Like button (please excuse the crayon, but we’re not allowed anything sharp in here where I am)!

  77. July 9, 2011 4:57 am

    “With much shame I came to realize that in post after post, I, too, have regularly fallen victim to a pathetic need to be liked…”

    I like… oops, scratch that. I feel for what you said about this. 🙂

  78. July 9, 2011 5:33 am

    Its funny!Its great! I hate it!<3

    • July 9, 2011 11:16 am

      I really hope that little bump on the 3 isn’t a cold sore.

      • July 14, 2011 11:20 am

        Oh I wanted to make a *heart* you know:D
        Congrats on being freshlypressed btw..!

  79. July 9, 2011 5:33 am

    I was about to hit “like”, and then I remembered about the kittens. So, for the sake of the poor kitten, I am not hitting the like button. Now where is that loathe button?

    And then, I am assuming that after this comment and probably a reply from you, you will treat me like a person hiding under an invisible cloak when we meet on the street. Alright, I get it, you’re cool that way. 😉

    (antisocial mode, and I’m cringing, just so you know)

    • July 9, 2011 11:19 am

      “Yeah, Larry, I’m still here. It was just another comment on the ‘like’ post. No big deal. So, do you think they’ll finally kick The Situation off Jersey Shore next season?…”

      • July 9, 2011 11:49 pm

        You can ignore me all you can, but can we at least agree on something? I bet you’d love to hear Larry say YES to that last statement too! Ha! You can’t run away from me now.

  80. July 9, 2011 5:38 am

    If you’d like me to hate to like you, then I’d like you to love to hate me too!

    I think I got a brain fart now… what’d just happened? :/

    • July 10, 2011 12:00 am

      I think I got a brain fart now… what’d just happened?

      To be fair, it was probably one of the puppies.

  81. July 9, 2011 6:20 am

    now this is what i call a different post. I hope you dont’ loathe on this comment

  82. July 9, 2011 7:21 am

    I hate that I cannot hit the like button more, thus forcing even more kittens to endure the torture of eating puppy chow.

    • July 9, 2011 7:31 pm

      Think globally, act locally. Why not feed inapproprite food to the animals in your own community? Take some chicken fajitas to the park and feed them to the ducks, for instance.

  83. July 9, 2011 7:43 am

    Great list

  84. July 9, 2011 8:05 am

    I pressed the ‘Like’ button! God bless the kitty…

  85. July 9, 2011 8:59 am

    Brilliant! Just the way I hate it!

  86. July 9, 2011 9:24 am

    Would you loath me if I said I like this? 😀 Great post!

    • July 9, 2011 8:01 pm

      Barry (re: your avatar): You know who reads Japecake? Women read Japecake. And do you know why? Because they think it’s funny? No. Because they want to escape. Imagine this: A housewife, standing in the middle of her kitchen; the dishes are dirty, the phone is ringing, her head is swimming, and she’s just trying to get dinner on the table. Then, out of nowhere, a handsome figure appears before her, takes her hand, and guides her on a journey–a journey that takes her out of the kitchen and into a dream world where there are no dirty dishes, no ringing telephones, nothing but pure bliss. And that figure, and that bliss, is Japecake. She isn’t buying a humor blog; she’s buying a fantasy–of freedom, of liberation, of that last hope that maybe, just maybe, Japecake can give her what’s missing from her life. Cue music, and then on the screen, against a background of gently lapping waves and the sound of distant seagulls, is just … “Japecake. Escape.”

      • July 10, 2011 9:34 am

        Yes, yes. I am a Japecake escapee. :} (voluptuous lips) I have loved loathing you for a while now. From a dog food-eating-kittie distance.

  87. July 9, 2011 10:25 am

    I “like” it! I really “like” it!

    • July 9, 2011 7:40 pm

      Thanks. You were awesome in The Flying Nun, by the way.

      • July 9, 2011 7:53 pm

        That made me laugh right out loud…LOL as the kids say. Thanks. There’s not much better then a good laugh.

  88. July 9, 2011 10:37 am

    I liked it…. but only ironically.

  89. July 9, 2011 10:41 am

    Japecake, Fantastic article. Much to your chagrin, I like it. So much, that I am desperately trying to find you, so I can repay you for making me laugh. Is ten free kittens enough?

    • July 9, 2011 10:30 pm

      Fine. But tell them if they lose their mittens again, they’re just going to have to go without. That shit gets expensive.

  90. July 9, 2011 10:48 am

    Oh, those loathesome muffins….

  91. July 9, 2011 10:53 am

    lol… i loath it.

  92. July 9, 2011 11:14 am

    hilarious! i dig it.

  93. July 9, 2011 11:50 am

    Very well written. Excellent.

    I’m about to subscribe. I’ve been stretching, so I think I’ll be okay on the fitness part of the test. The geometry is going to hurt me, but I’m hoping my Potent Potables knowledge will compensate. Deep breath… okay, ready.

    • July 9, 2011 10:44 pm

      Guzzle a boilermaker and calculate the area of this ellipsoid as you dead-lift 300 lbs., and you’re in.

  94. July 9, 2011 1:53 pm

    Well, I like it and I am not afraid to say it, so there. Actually I am just dying to hear a puppy, preferably a Rotti, meow like a kitten. Congrats on FP. I’ll be the bright orange haired person slinking around trees on your blog from now on…

    • July 9, 2011 10:47 pm

      I’ve already warned you once, Carrot Top–get yourself and your outdated brand of prop comedy off my property.

  95. July 9, 2011 2:30 pm

    The way you feel about the “Like” button is how I feel about smiley faces at the end of statements. Yes, I use them liberally like everyone else, but I feel like it takes the edge off and makes people feel good, like the “Like” button. So a statement like this comes off a little bit happier…

    That bitch over there is wearing the same dress I am 🙂 (See? Not so bad with a smiley face now is it?)

    • July 9, 2011 10:50 pm

      Same dress? Forget the smiley. Get on over there and cut her.

  96. July 9, 2011 2:36 pm

    Love your style LOL:)

    • July 9, 2011 11:00 pm

      Thanks. Suit by Salvation Army; shoes by Goodwill; hair by slightly dampened fingers; scent by Purell. Photo: Annie Leibovitz for Japecake.

  97. lifereconnected permalink
    July 9, 2011 3:22 pm

    I loathed this so much when I went to the ‘article’ you had linked to, I got way lead to reading the article on the Divorce Generation which was so much more interesting than the one you had intended us to read. So much so I nearly clicked the like button on that. Then I stopped myself and eventually remembered to come back here to tell you how much I disliked your post. All dogs and cats go to heaven? Even the comments are more likeable than your post. How did I do?

    • July 9, 2011 11:16 pm

      Tell me the last time you were able to view a photo of the Duke boys jumping a Torah in the “General Lee” in the Wall Street Journal. Then decide where you really want to get your news and commentary.

      • lifereconnected permalink
        July 10, 2011 4:31 am

        Oops I hope you realise I was trying to be funny (sometimes my Irish sense of humour doesn’t translate!) I really did like your post but was trying to do what you asked -you know loath-like you! I’ve never read the Wall Street Journal in my life 😦
        Just to be clear – your blog is very funny and I did like your post!

      • July 10, 2011 11:47 pm

        Sometimes my Irish sense of humour doesn’t translate!

        Well, it all makes sense now. This must be the “Irish curse” I’ve heard so much about. Hey, there’s this guy I met in Dublin, I think his last name is O’Connor. Do you know him?

  98. johnnathanielfernando permalink
    July 9, 2011 3:35 pm

    haha as much as i’d like to not like your post, i find myself liking it very much. you truly deserve the spot out at front. keep up the good work!

    • July 9, 2011 11:22 pm

      You truly deserve the spot out at front.

      I see. The canary in the coal mine. Thanks a lot.

  99. July 9, 2011 3:57 pm

    I am liking to dislike this post.

    • July 9, 2011 11:24 pm

      Your cedilla and umlauts are most impressive. Also, if your name were an allowable play in Scrabble, it would probably be the first one-turn victory in history.

  100. July 9, 2011 4:02 pm

    ♫ ♪♫
    I want you to hate me
    I’ll shine up the old brown shoes, put on a brand-new shirt.
    I’ll get home early from work if you say that you hate me. ♫ ♪♫

    • July 9, 2011 11:28 pm

      And give up the overtime? Not on your life. We have bills to pay, Mr. Let’s-Run-the-Air-Conditioner-All-Day-Even-When-Nobody’s-Home. And it’s your turn to take out the trash.

  101. July 9, 2011 4:05 pm

    I hate this.

    (:

  102. July 9, 2011 4:13 pm

    Man, that’s hilarious and bitter. Like garden gnomes.

    • July 9, 2011 11:30 pm

      I would have said “made of cement and frequently peed on by the dog, like garden gnomes,” but whatever.

  103. The Chic Nerd permalink
    July 9, 2011 6:27 pm

    I think my kitten was targeted today by you and your dumb “every ‘Like’ means a depressed kitten” project.

    Thanks a lot. Really. I loathe you.

    • July 9, 2011 11:33 pm

      If the kitten decides to quit taking his Zoloft, the kitten has no one to blame but himself.

  104. July 9, 2011 7:14 pm

    this was wonderful 🙂

  105. July 9, 2011 8:37 pm

    Hahah this was awesome.

    • July 9, 2011 11:35 pm

      Awesome “excellent,” or awesome “Grand Canyon?” Because, really, it’s both.

  106. July 9, 2011 11:12 pm

    Where is the dis-like button?

  107. July 9, 2011 11:14 pm

    Puppy Chow will be forced to eat a kitten? I’d like to see that!

    • July 9, 2011 11:44 pm

      Well, wise guy, clearly you’re not watching enough Spike TV.

  108. July 9, 2011 11:15 pm

    And when you thought you were getting rid of your “like” and “views” addictions, you get freshly pressed. Good luck implementing the new rules! The systems wont let you go that easy….

    On a serious note, great humor about an important advise to all of us.

    • July 9, 2011 11:54 pm

      To maintain credibility as a blogger, it’s absolutely essential to stick to your core principles and ideals, no matter how seductive the prospect of fame and adulation. On a purely coincidental, completely non-related topic, I’m delighted to announce the addition of a new running character, Pander Bear, beginning next week. Prepare to be mauled–by cuteness!

  109. July 10, 2011 12:57 am

    Man, this stinks, I loathe it.

  110. infinite monkey theorem permalink
    July 10, 2011 1:36 am

    I have never liked you! And now that I have had to purchase a second computer just to be able to scroll all the way to the bottom or your comments section, I REALLY don’t like you! Oh, okay, I like you a little. On a scale of 1 to 3, I guess I’d say 2…okay, 2.95, but definitely <3!

    • July 10, 2011 1:29 pm

      Just like my high school GPA. Though, to be fair, my grades suffered because I was trying so hard to earn popularity with my smokin’ moves on the dance floor … the Charleston, the foxtrot, the minuet, you name it.

      • infinite monkey theorem permalink
        July 10, 2011 2:41 pm

        …back before we know how bad those “smokin’ moves” were for our health!

      • July 10, 2011 2:52 pm

        True. Of course, we were also wearing asbestos clothing and filling our squirt guns with DDT, so.

  111. July 10, 2011 1:41 am

    Potpourri, huh? I will fail that test. I don’t even “like” potpourri. But I will subscribe anyway, on the off chance you will fail to follow through

    • July 10, 2011 2:20 pm

      I don’t even “like” potpourri.

      You’ve been claiming that for a while now, yet you’ve been pulling its pigtails on the playground, and you sat next to it on the bus during the field trip last month.

  112. July 10, 2011 2:02 am

    Sorry, I shouldn’t have said that, I don’t know you. I liked it a lot, yeah. Or maybe I didn’t. Please pick one, I’m still new at this. Sorry, I gotta go.

    • July 10, 2011 2:23 pm

      Sorry, I gotta go.

      Ah, yes. You’ve discovered one of the more unpleasant physiological effects of reading Japecake.

  113. July 10, 2011 2:15 am

    Well, your bid to fly below the social media radar blew up in your face. Congratulations! [insert double sarcastic font here…the first application for phoney sarcasm, the second application to neutralize the first and to sincerely congratulate you on being Freshly Pressed]

    When will people ever learn that the reason why rayon and PVC wisdom is so widely available is because that is what the people demand? If you want to revert to an honorable level of literary integrity and obscurity, you really should go back to spewing your signature homespun wisdom the depthless WordPress readership has historically avoided.

    • July 10, 2011 1:37 pm

      the reason why rayon and PVC wisdom is so widely available is because that is what the people demand?

      Yeah, but it’s so hot and uncomfortable to accept rayon wisdom this time of year. Also, PVC wisdom causes cancer.

  114. July 10, 2011 3:53 am

    Clever, but what if I genuinely like it? I’m not seeking your approval! I’m merely expressing mine 🙂

    Hell, I’ll take it once stop further. I loved this post.

    • July 10, 2011 2:11 pm

      If you’ll allow me an editorial suggestion … I’d have shortened your comment to just “Hell.”

  115. July 10, 2011 4:30 am

    we got to like it before the unlike button appears… 😉

    • July 10, 2011 1:40 pm

      I’m working on an “unlike” button that registers reader displeasure by making a deposit directly into my PayPal account. Go ahead, try it!

  116. July 10, 2011 7:48 am

    Oh great, now you’ve gone and made me LIKE you… and it feels so wrong. Just as my teachers predicted, I never learn.

    • July 10, 2011 1:47 pm

      Just as my teachers predicted, I never learn.

      Come, come, don’t be so modest. You know that you have better aim with the sour cream gun than any of your fellow Taco Bell employees.

  117. July 10, 2011 9:02 am

    Lol! :~@ (couldnt think of an emoticon that had a disfigurement apart from this one – not only got a wonky ruby player/boxer nose but also a weird pig nose/mouth combo…I made it up!)

    • July 10, 2011 2:07 pm

      Severely chapped lips barely qualify, but OK. And those had better not just be Kool-Aid stains.

  118. July 10, 2011 9:25 am

    I don’t like you and I don’t like like you either.
    But your post was hilarious!

  119. finelywired permalink
    July 10, 2011 9:55 am

    Because I loathe you so much, I penned you a song:

    I’d loathe you to loathe me (not)
    I want you to loathe me
    I’d love you to loathe me
    I’m beggin’ you to loathe me

    I want you to loathe me
    I need you to loathe me
    I’d love you to loath me
    I’ll shine up the old brown shoes, put on a brand-new shirt.
    I’ll get home early from work if you say that you loathe me

    Didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I see you cryin’?
    Oh, didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I see you cryin’?
    Feelin’ all alone without a friend, you know you feel like dyin’.
    Oh, didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I see you cryin’?

    • July 10, 2011 2:05 pm

      Didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I see you cryin’?

      No. Absolutely not. I had something in my eye.

  120. nlsthzn permalink
    July 10, 2011 10:27 am

    If someone writes a book about failing and nobody buys it… does that make him a success? Congrats on all the new subscribers and likes 😉

    • July 10, 2011 2:02 pm

      If someone writes a book that’s total crap and everyone buys it, that makes him Dan Brown.

  121. July 10, 2011 11:42 am

    people keep getting more and more stupid; now, they (we?) only are capable of clicking a button to express positive emotions…reminds me of the hospital scene in “Idiocracy” Nice post. thank you!

    • July 10, 2011 1:53 pm

      I don’t know what to say. Really. So I’m just going to hit the “caps lock” key for a while and hope that my message is clear.

  122. David permalink
    July 10, 2011 12:54 pm

    “fitness test and a six-hour examination encompassing mathematics, Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, Middle English literature, Potent Potables, and Potpourri.”

    Yey …. my best subjects!

    • July 10, 2011 1:49 pm

      Excellent, because they’re all going to be combined into a hell of a story problem.

  123. July 10, 2011 2:23 pm

    Like it. I am sorry but I do. Without any button pressing impulse.

    • July 11, 2011 4:07 pm

      Without any button pressing impulse

      I think you’re going to enjoy the new “Retro Japecake,” in which you’ll register your “Like” either with a rotary dial, or by handwriting it in pencil on the back of a brown paper bag.

  124. July 10, 2011 2:26 pm

    Aha! In all truthfulness, it’s hard to write what you want to write, and not what you expect to be liked and enjoyed.

    Saying that, I love kittens, so I hate this post. And I’m totally anti-you.

    Bad work!

    • July 10, 2011 2:50 pm

      OK, I’ll give a serious reply to this one, especially re: “It’s hard to write what you want to write, and not what you expect to be liked and enjoyed.” See, I don’t understand this. There’s a certain validity to the chestnut about “knowing your audience,” but I don’t see how it can be fun or fulfilling to write purely to meet someone else’s vague expectation, rather than to write something that’s entertaining and/or meaningful to you. (In that case, what impulse even makes you sit down at the keyboard and write in the first place?) I think the fundamental rule to follow is to please yourself first of all. It’s pretty easy to tell when someone is faking it on this score–there’s almost always a peculiar, suffocating, joyless atmosphere to such writing. Being good and being “popular” as a writer are definitely not the same thing. It’s just a question of which is more important to you. The great thing about blogs is that they can be a laboratory in which you can experiment with total abandon and no interference; you’re the mad scientist in total control. Good luck. And thanks for promoting kitten love by hating me.

      • July 10, 2011 3:02 pm

        I suppose in a sense, everyone wants to be liked. I enjoy (or am starting to) blogging because, like you say you can write what you want to and there’s no sensor. It’s so great when you write something that you really feel ‘came from the heart etc.’, and someone finds it and feels the same way.

        But in the wider world, where you’re not just creating for pleasure, I suppose you can lose yourself, and become what everyone else wants you to, and produce what everyone else wants you to.

        Particularly where ratings and opinions can be measured with a single ‘like’.

        Thanks for the ‘serious’ reply..!

  125. July 10, 2011 3:12 pm

    First time reader, first time commenter. That said…My, what a warm, welcoming post to start our relationship with! I think we will get along fine.

    • July 10, 2011 7:11 pm

      In the immortal words of Alice Roosevelt Longworth: “If you have nothing nice to say, come sit next to me!”

  126. July 10, 2011 4:11 pm

    “The sobering thesis is that many active participants in social media—writers of blogs included—fall into the trap of pandering to the lowest common denominator in the blind, desperate, adolescent pursuit of page hits, “likes,” and subscribers.”

    Yeah, that’s me!! And there ain’t no changin! Global warming or not!

  127. July 10, 2011 5:27 pm

    Terribly loathsome – free the kittens!

    • July 10, 2011 7:01 pm

      The kittens are making me nervous–some of them are loudly raking their tin cups against the bars of their cells and chanting, “At-ti-CA! At-ti-CA!”

  128. July 10, 2011 5:41 pm

    Pandering? Lemme tell you about pandering: The biggest game in literature is how these avant garde poets(alleged) do this. First of all think any poem published in The New Yorker.These people swoon over each other’s junk on blog “thenervousbreakdown”. They create publications to publish their junk and the claim credit for being published. They give each other awards, hold conventions and seminars all of which is a ship of fools creating unmerited fame and prestige by giving each other portfolios of imagined success. Well they ain’t foolin me. I know good stuff when I see it. “Roses are red…..”

    • July 10, 2011 6:58 pm

      Gee, I kind of like the “thenervousbreakdown” blog. There are some great recipes on there.

  129. July 10, 2011 6:17 pm

    I couldn’t help it, I clicked *like*.

    • July 10, 2011 10:53 pm

      We ran out of Puppy Chow a while ago, so the kittens are now being forced to eat the leftover candy corn from last Halloween.

  130. July 10, 2011 8:38 pm

    I’m totally going to have to subscribe to this blog, if only to show you how much I actually loathe it.

    And I’m hoping someone clicks on my link. (Why do I care about page views?)

    • July 10, 2011 10:48 pm

      Why do I care about page views?

      You must have one of those blogs where every tenth page view means you get a free six-inch sub.

  131. July 10, 2011 9:15 pm

    Maybe “Like” is just easier than saying “I have nothing interesting or of substance to write.”

    • July 10, 2011 10:44 pm

      You’ve just written the first line of a country-western hit.

  132. July 10, 2011 9:47 pm

    I laughed out loud. Loudly. Thank you for this. We just had a small episode where water was pouring through the ceiling fan in our bedroom from the attic, and I instead of crying and cleaning up, I decided to read your post instead. So glad I did.

  133. July 10, 2011 11:53 pm

    LOL….and I pressed the “like” button just like the 183 others before me 🙂

  134. mysoulforsale permalink
    July 11, 2011 12:14 am

    You love global warming… man I hate you! Congrats on being freshly pressed. Very funny post.

    • July 11, 2011 11:41 am

      Sorry, can’t talk. I’m in my greenhouse making gas. Man, it’s hot in here!

  135. misfit120 permalink
    July 11, 2011 12:21 am

    I just wanted the puppy chow for my cat…so I clicked on “like.”

  136. July 11, 2011 3:50 am

    Why anyone would read this bullshit is beyond me. It seems to me that you humor yourself more than any other. To me, you’re a douche bag.

  137. July 11, 2011 4:37 am

    I didn’t read anything you wrote thus being unable to like it. I even loathed the mere sight of all those letters and pictures of crying gremlins. Won’t hit any button. Just came around to show you my utter indifference.

  138. July 11, 2011 4:42 am

    Great post! LOL!! I’m off to read that wsj article.

  139. July 11, 2011 4:59 am

    I’m sorry, I could not stop myself from liking this post and further distributing it on Facebook.

    I will attempt to not care about stats and refrain from ‘liking’ things on Social Media. I will further withdraw my request to be invited to Google +1.

    Thank you for opening my eyes and allowing me to see the light.

    • July 11, 2011 11:47 am

      Thank you for opening my eyes and allowing me to see the light.

      Pretty sweet, huh? It’s a General Electric 100W soft white. My dealer sold it to me from his private stash.

  140. InnerDialect permalink
    July 11, 2011 5:25 am

    whoa “LIKE” cuz I u crazy enuff to get me kicked in…

  141. July 11, 2011 6:05 am

    Hilarious!

    (Nothing against kittens, but I just clicked the “like” button)

  142. July 11, 2011 6:09 am

    Hated it 🙂 But it was good….

    • July 11, 2011 6:16 pm

      Your comment reminds me of watching an Adam Sandler movie while eating ice cream.

  143. July 11, 2011 7:26 am

    Nevermind the like-slash-loathe dichotomy…you replied to each of 140-something comments? That’s ace -slash-scary! Kudos for being on Freshly Pressed…

    • July 11, 2011 11:51 am

      I’m not sure what your comment means, but it seems to have something to do with Guns N’ Roses.

  144. July 11, 2011 7:46 am

    Umm…Dislike?

    • July 11, 2011 6:12 pm

      It sounds like you’re not sure. Try disliking me for a week, and if it doesn’t work out, go ahead and like me.

  145. July 11, 2011 8:04 am

    Nice post – I always find it weird when people are forced to ‘like’ movements against child abuse and such like because there’s no other way of showing your support.

    • July 11, 2011 11:53 am

      No kidding. I’m still trying to figure out how this commemorative mug I bought is supposed to save the whales. I mean, it’s made of whalebone.

  146. July 11, 2011 9:35 am

    Great post! Please include a *LOVE* button!
    You’re so gonna dominate the waters with this one!

  147. July 11, 2011 5:21 pm

    I was going to subscribe to this blog! But only for the muffin basket. Now that’s ruined.

    • July 11, 2011 6:10 pm

      What in the world are you talking about? [muffin crumbs spilling from overstuffed mouth]

  148. July 12, 2011 9:48 am

    Okay, I don’t like this. I +1 it instead. d=

  149. July 12, 2011 10:51 am

    Pandering. Never was there a more perfect word created.

  150. July 12, 2011 11:07 am

    I loathe this post. It reminds me that I too have been getting sucked into the ‘like’ mindset. Although, I do drink my teas out of old mason jars; not sure what that says about me. Hmm.

    Adagio for Strings was indeed fitting music for your post, btw.

    • July 12, 2011 6:25 pm

      I do drink my teas out of old mason jars; not sure what that says about me.

      Maybe that you’re a little behind in dishwashing.

      • July 12, 2011 10:39 pm

        That could be it. I think you may be a genius!

  151. July 12, 2011 5:07 pm

    Oh I bet you hated being Freshly Pressed for this particular post. I loved it but didn’t press the “Like” button in deference to your witty, wonderful stance on not pandering to the lowest common denominator (<3) among us who crave to be stroked with approval.

    You probably don't want to hear this, so close your eyes–I'm subscribing to your blog.

    • July 12, 2011 6:32 pm

      among us who crave to be stroked with approval.

      It’s more fun to stroke dogs’ fur the wrong way, and to watch that strange twisty thing they do with their backs.

  152. July 12, 2011 10:56 pm

    Oh, so that why my cats are so angry? All that puppy chow!
    Made my (hot, murky, salty, Texas) day! 🙂

  153. July 13, 2011 11:59 am

    I had a friend who made a “meh” button on Facebook and I thought it was one of the best things ever. But I couldn’t tell her I “liked” it…

  154. Electrify permalink
    July 13, 2011 3:46 pm

    I hate liking this post 🙂

  155. Marauder permalink
    July 14, 2011 9:14 pm

    I think you’re worth a fitness test and a six-hour examination encompassing mathematics, Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, Middle English literature, Potent Potables, and Potpourri

    • July 14, 2011 11:36 pm

      Thank you. I am definitely going to submit your comment along with my next application for parole.

  156. July 15, 2011 1:39 pm

    I pressed the like button just so that a puppy somewhere would have to eat Kitty Chow. Mwa ha ha!

  157. Khalid Marzook permalink
    July 16, 2011 3:18 am

    didn’t press that loathed button

  158. wiibii permalink
    July 18, 2011 1:24 pm

    LIKE!

  159. July 22, 2011 4:14 pm

    Not only do I like this, I am making a string of text to emphasize how much I like it, while liking it.

  160. July 27, 2011 12:41 pm

    I’m liking this post because I hate you

  161. July 27, 2011 4:00 pm

    Although I respect your opinions, I feel quite differently…I like to see people liking me enough to write a sarcastic poem about it. http://wp.me/p1Cvgh-4G I’m sorry that I will continue to like your educational and opinionated posts.

  162. news permalink
    July 28, 2011 12:44 am

    No..!!!!!!!

  163. July 31, 2011 8:02 pm

    I promise I will never like you…..

  164. September 13, 2011 10:25 am

    I hated this post so much that i am now going to follow you!

  165. September 14, 2011 6:17 am

    I’m not going to risk it. I will continue to bribe visitors with funny cartoons.

    • September 19, 2011 2:23 pm

      By which I assume you do not mean “Cathy” or “Drabble.”

  166. Stevie Spiegl permalink
    September 14, 2011 10:01 am

    We’ve now reached the point where people (by people, I mean facebook users) actually like their own comments, an offence which I feel should be punished with the loss of the index-finger responsible. This, however, I like. Sorry.

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