11 Reasons Why Showering Is The Best Part Of The Day (Minus the GIFs)
It’s a great excuse to play with bubbles. It can invigorate you. It’s the perfect opportunity to sing your heart out. Or unwind with the warm, steamy water. You can wear a mask. Crank the water up and grab some body wash to combat a hot, muggy day. You can reflect on your deepest thoughts. The feeling of a warm bathrobe is absolutely glorious. And a blast of cold water at the end can be totally refreshing.
I’m actually sort of a buzzfeed apologist in that at least it is up-front about being fluff content instead of pretending to be thoughtful like so much internet content—and fluffy isn’t inherently bad! I spend a lot of my time doing math problems and reading about molecules and sometimes it’s nice to just read, like, 34 Unexpected Uses For Mason Jars and not think for 5 minutes.
That said, the similarity between this writing style and what, say, a precocious, literate sixth grader might write for a class writing sample is uncanny. Adult writers so frequently suck at approximating how kids write/talk, and here it is. Buzzfeed discovered the secret to writing like a child: just pretend there’s a cool animated gif between every sentence.
I know the point of your post wasn’t your Buzzfeed apologism, but I can’t really get behind the idea it is up-front about being fluff when they post something like a seriously misinformed explanation of why Russia supports Assad in Syria which then gets posted on Tumblr by I Love Charts and it gets thousands of reblogs and likes and holy shit that is crossing into negligence when your site is serving a skewed and frankly juvenile interpretation of important international events to people who might already vote and make policy decisions for our country some day. I almost wrote something debunking it but then I remembered this is the internet and I have other things to do than debunking a Buzzfeed article that hopefully nobody remembers by now. If anything, maybe more people can find Syria on a map now so isn’t it a net positive after all? And here I am writing about it on the internet after all.