Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Public Service Announcement


The following is a public service announcement from A Beer for the Shower

Is this you?


How about this?


Is this you, also?



What about this, on a date?



Has this happened to you?



If you've experienced any or all of the above, then we recommend getting the fuck off of your phone and enjoying life. Stop walking everywhere with your nose shoved in your cellphone. It makes you look like a zombie. And seriously, what's so interesting on your little screen that you can't just take in your surroundings or interact with other human beings around you?

Don't let life pass you by. Don't be a phone zombie.


Cheers and stay classy, folks,
B&B

Music: Sondre Lerche
Beer: Snow Day

Almost as good as wearing Google Glass, right?
Reddit, anyone?

58 comments:

  1. I don't know many zombies that are tech savvy. On the other hand I don't know many zombies. Let me check my phone for a zombie friending app.

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  2. None of the above is me. I'm so glad I don't have an iPhone or a smart phone or whatever they call them. Life is too short to spend it all with technology. Cheers!

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  3. I agree- I hate it when I go out with friends and they are too busy tweeting or posting to FB to pay attention to what is really going on around them. Great PSA guys!

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  4. Well, it just so happens that I don't have a smart phone. Therefore I've never been able to associate my hate for people like this as actual hate or just jealousy. I'm pretty it's hate, though. Who knew the more "connected" we become, the less connected we are with one another? Stick that in your iPhone and tweet it!

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  5. Damn. I am reading this on my phone while I have breakfast with my children. A breakfast out specifically because I am getting reading to go away for the weekend. I suck.

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  6. I save my digital addiction for blogging, thank you very much.

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  7. Well I do think the last one, making the baby the mayor of vagina, would be awesome. But AFTER seeing the birth. I do agree though that people need to put their phones down.

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  8. What??? You're PSA is suggesting I set my Iphone down? Does that mean I am relegated to using just my IPad? ....sorry, I have to stop a sec and tweet something...ok, I'm back...what were we talking about? Oh, yeh...what is there really to see in person that I couldn't Google...oops sorry...something funny just came up on Facebook..lol...

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  9. OK, I admit it I have a smart phone, but I never take it when I go out with someone else and on my island the reception is spotty at best. BUT, the real problems is that this here iPhone is way smarter than one little ole dumb blonde.

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  10. Blog is where I'm at, I take my phone with me but turn it off. Need to call turn it on, that is it, no stupid facebook crap or what have you. Waste of time.

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  11. Ha! I agree. Except for the fact that I'm commenting from my phone. :p

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  12. "Baby checked in at vagina" NICE. They would already have their own Facebook page based on the number of IN UTERO damn baby pictures are on the internet. But no, really, YOUR ultrasound is different, and really cute. Totally doesn't look like a grain of rice in a balloon full of gravy.

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  13. Sadly, that has been me on too many occasions. I'm trying to reform myself though.

    Also, if I had been on my phone while my kids were being born, I would have never been invited back to visit Vagina. And I like to stop in there once in a while.

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  14. I now have the attention span of a flee. I blame my phone.

    I have a hand full of games going (Songpop or Scramble with Friends anyone?) I have blog email and blog peeps to keep up with, I have real life peeps to keep up with, I have snarky fashion commentary to make, and celebrities to stalk. I have shit I need to 'like' and eCards I need to snicker at. My phone is never more than a foot away.

    I am that asshole.

    I need help, don't I? Shit. Shit!

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    1. Nope, you're awesome. The beer boys are just haters.

      I had 3 emails from work before 6:30am this morning, so yeah you could say I'm on that darn thing often, but I feel no shame.

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  15. When I'm sitting across the table from someone who is more interested in their phone than me, or the meal, I get up and leave. Screw that.

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  16. Agreed. You guys hit this one right on the head!

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  17. It is actually pretty freaky how attached we have become to our phones. next step they will be integrated into our bodies...

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  18. Absolutely love this. It is sad how plugged in we all are. I guarantee you everyone from our generation on will need glasses earlier and earlier from staring at a screen 24/7.

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  19. I can honestly say that has never been me.

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  20. Well said my brethren! Don't you just love talking to someone with their face in the phone? Are texting or talking? WTF?

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  21. Loved this post! there are way too many phone zombies out there!

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  22. Publishers of things designed to be viewed on screens are encouraging people to take their eyes away from screens? I curse the elderly everyday for not being more tech savvy.

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  23. This post. A man has never agreed more than me right now. Kudos folks, you hit the nail right on the head with an Oscar-worthy hammer-swing.
    Sure it's, on average at least, not as extreme as you draw up, but it's still a pretty sad situation the world's falling into. I'm still a happy owner of a "dumb-phone", and let me tell you, the freedom feels great!
    Also yeah, I visit reddit every now and again. I'll be setting up a monthly write-prompt thing. Interested in joining in?

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  24. I'm thinking about instituting a facebook/Internet free day in my house. Tired of trying to "talk over" my boyfriend's iphone :p though I'm almost just as bad with my kindle

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  25. Lol Angry Kurds.

    This post reminded me of this video. Check it out!
    http://www.upworthy.com/if-this-video-goes-viral-the-internet-could-be-in-huge-trouble?g=2

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  26. No problem! I don't even own a cell phone.

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  27. I tried to explain the concept of "living in the moment" to my brother-in-law and was met with a blank stare. He explained (in a tone that implied I was a complete idiot), "I am documenting my experiences like a living journal so I can see what I was doing last year, etc." When I explained that he's not doing anything except documenting and thus alienating human interaction by creating a barrier of ones and zeros. I was told to take my Geritol and empty my colostomy bag.

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  28. This is a highly relevant PSA. I'm tempted to tweet it, but would that be hypocritical?

    xoRobyn

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  29. I'm definitely becoming like this guys which is kind of sad to be fair haha, hopefully this'll be a nice wake up call.

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  30. But if I didn't get such things, how would I ever find a way to fall asleep?

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  31. Excellent! Not me, but just about everyone I know - even groups of people in restaurants, looking at their phones and not talking to each other. Fucking ridiculous. Or maybe they're just looking up that shoe fetish site.

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  32. While I don't know what I would do without my phone anymore in my long, boring work meetings, I rarely use it when I'm with people outside of work. And sheesh, I would never be on it when I'm out in nature!

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  33. BEER B-B-BOYS ~
    'Angry Kurds' - Ha-Ha! GREAT!

    Man, this blog bit is serious shit - funny, yes - but serious shit! Does anyone really "live" anymore? Most people are experiencing only 'Virtual Lives'.

    Well, I'm proud to say that my cell phone is a Cricket, and I mean a Cricket from the prehistoric cell phone era. Hell, I didn't even buy it - I just started paying the bill and using my Ma's old cell phone when she passed away.

    If I were out on a date, the very moment my date picked up her cell phone, I swear I would---

    Wait! Me? Date? Why even go down this imaginary angry road since it ain't never a-gonna happen?...

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  34. I text way too much, but I'm also not scared of putting my phone down and going to do something. It drives me insane when somebody is texting when I'm trying to talk to them so I try not to do it to them. But I do use my phone camera for everything.

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  35. Sometimes I feel like that. Then I remember I don't have internet at all on my phone. And I'm like oh, this IS what life is like. It's a pretty cool feeling.

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  36. Here, here! I think it's arguable that Steve Jobs actually deprived millions of people of happiness and was therefore evil.

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  37. I guess those kind of mayors are appointed

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  38. I don't own a mobile phone. I had one for a month but only after the hubbies cervical surgery for potential emergencies. I hate phones in general. The whole idea that people can just contact me at will is repulsive. And to carry one with me, no fecking way.

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  39. But I need my phone! Without 24/7 access to social media sites, how will I know if "Jane is having chilli crab for lunch. Yum!"?

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  40. I am so happy to say that's not me! However, I badly want a cell phone blocker. I will employ it while driving and in movie theaters. Oh, and at restaurants. And doctor's office waiting rooms. I'm so sick of hearing everyone else's phone conversations. And trying to have a conversation with someone whose nose is in their phone as they text or get online.

    Rawr.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  41. It's definitely a problem. But I try and make sure I'm not that person. Weird thing is, when I see someone I'm with grab their phone, I have the urge to do that same thing. I choose to look at them with a bored look on my face instead.

    I actually touched on this at one point, seems like so long ago... http://www.thatwhitegirls.com/2010/11/techmology-death-to-society_8393.html

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  42. I et the feeling you watched the last episode of Black Mirror...

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  43. Nice idea beer with bryan what a idea good story i really love it ha ha !!!! i enjoy it

    Statistical analysis

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  44. My phone is an old flip phone about 8 years out of date. Doesn't have the ability to text, just talk.

    Digitally speaking, I stick with blogging (for now) and Facebook.

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  45. I loved "Mayor of Vagina" and "Angry Kurds". Good work!

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  46. My whole world is high definition.. Haha! Great stuff, fellas. I know quite a few cell zombies. Should I tell them or text them the news?

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  47. I would have read this all of the way through, but I don't do well with things that have more than 140 characters.

    LOL

    #toomanywords

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  48. I've been away from the "blog world" for a year now but still I didn't forget your blog page and this post is hilariously true! I totally agree that there are people who are cell zombies and the number is increasing! I for one hate it when I'm talking to someone who has his eyes on his phone

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  49. Alright, time for you to do a post on this question, the classic Reddit question.

    100 duck sized horses? Or 1 horse sized duck? Which would you rather fight, and who'd win?

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  50. I agree with you wholeheartedly! My kids are banned from bringing their phones to the kitchen table. I don't have a problem saying something if I'm with someone while we are out to eat or whatever and they are on their phone. I think it's rude.

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  51. (y) checked in @ vagina master touch lol

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  52. I love technology, but have avoided getting a smart phone for exactly that reason. I know I would be on it all the time.

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  53. I realize how pathetic/antisocial it all is.

    But I can't stop.

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