Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Couples Facebook?

Is anyone else bummed that Facebook is a lot less attractive post Doppelganger week? I kid (well sort of). Facebook themed weeks are starting to feel like a scary exercise in group know like when a bachelorette party decides its okay to wear sashes and tiaras out on the LES. Last week my newsfeed was bombarded with Jennifer Anistons and Jamie Lynn Sieglers and a few overly confident exes that apparently fancy themself, Hugh Jackman and Taylor Lautner (you know who you are). To combat the predictability of this movement my friend Mara, a clever and always pithy artist did a series of photos of her girlfriends cropped with their BF celeb doppelgangers. This I loved!

Mara & Grant

Jenni & Rick

But now to complicate things (and just in time for Valentine's Day), the Facebook movements continue. Only this time the dare is to change your profile pics to "you and your honey" and say how long you have been together. While I don't normally object to (very) public displays of affection, this sounds like a prescription for awkwardness as couples "agree" that they are going to participate.

Mara, please help us find a better way.

1 comment:

  1. This reminds me of the recent trend where users posted status updates that were personal Thank You letters to their mothers. It's great that you Love your parents and recognize them for all they've done, but save the mooshy gooshy stuff for Mother's Day. To each his/her own, but personally, this stuff makes me gag.