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The More Facebook Friends You Have, The Bigger @*!& You Are.

Think about the biggest “facebook who#e” you know. I’m talking a constant barrage of status updates, wall defamation, and enough raccoon-eyed duckface bathroom pics to make you question your virtual friendship.

Now ask yourself, is this person:
A) your best friend
B) a toxic narcissist
C) quiet and reserved
D) a dumb bimbo

Okay, that one could have multiple answers, but let’s ultimately rule out choice C.

According to a new study from Western Illinois University, there’s a direct link between Facebook use and entitled, narcissistic behavior among American college students. Broadly, the more Facebook friends you have, the bigger @*!& you are. No really, it’s science!

From the Guardian:

Researchers at Western Illinois University studied the Facebook habits of 294 students, aged between 18 and 65, and measured two “socially disruptive” elements of narcissism – grandiose exhibitionism (GE) and entitlement/exploitativeness (EE).

GE includes ”self-absorption, vanity, superiority, and exhibitionistic tendencies” and people who score high on this aspect of narcissism need to be constantly at the centre of attention. They often say shocking things and inappropriately self-disclose because they cannot stand to be ignored or waste a chance of self-promotion.

The EE aspect includes “a sense of deserving respect and a willingness to manipulate and take advantage of others”.

So basically, narcissists are narcissists!! But what is this magic number that determines the line between being mildly popular and a huge tool? 800.

800?! That seems low to me.. I know a lot of people with over 800 friends, and not all of them I’d say are self-absorbed. Some of us went to big high schools or are just pretty good at networking. Sure there are exceptions to every rule, but I don’t think you can attach this stigma to number of friends. Now, number of vain profile pictures? Maybe.. but not number of friends, unless you’re reaching 3000 or so. That’s just stupid.. you don’t know 3000 people.

So, let’s rule this one out as a personality flaw that will diminish as we age and encounter real-world problems..like when we no longer feel the need to update everyone about how much we hate our ipod charger or when we decide the way to elicit true change is not by plastering incorrect and poorly researched viral videos all over my timeline in the name of humanity. You know, when we grow up.

I will say though, the one good thing about this seemgingly endless emotional transparency the internet offers us these days? With all the creeps trolling and miserable people telling us just how miserable they really are, the rest of us can easily avoid them.

What do you think of this study?!

-Katy

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8 Insulting Ways People Act “Irish” on St. Patrick’s Day

No one wants to be Irish on Economy Day or Finding A Job Day. But come Drinking Day suddenly everyone’s begorring their leprechauns and generally proving they’re as Irish as a really good point guard. So here’s your guide to being an awesomely terrible fake-Irish person on St. Patrick’s Day.

Due in large part to the fact that March 17th is one of the few days that people wish they were pale gingers, I personally love St. Patty’s day.

So naturally, I had to post an angry Irish rant from a guy who I’m imagining looks something like this:


No wonder he’s so bitter right?

Anyway, here are the 8 things he hates to see people do on St. Patrick’s Day:

8.) Wear a Kiss Me I’m Irish T-Shirt
7.) Call it St. Patty’s (whoops)
6.) Wear a Flag Cape
5.) Try To Use a Cupla Focail
4.) Thank St. Patrick for Anything
3.) Sing Rebel Songs and Hate the English
2.) Drink Far Too Much
1.) Drink Green Beer

Obviously, this guy doesn’t like fun. Green Beer is by FAR my favorite part. And no, I don’t think anyone really believes the Irish created this.

Here’s his full article on CRACKED

I think he’s on crack.

How will you be spending St. Patrick’s Day? And where can I find some fekkin’ green beer?

Slainte!

-Katy

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AUDIO: Adam Mitchell – POP

Thursday means Party on the Patio at Ozona Grill & Bar! Come join us tonight for cheap drinks, crawfish, and an awesome musical guest.

Our Rock the Republic featured artist this week is my friend, Adam/Brad Mitchell. Sure I might be a little biased, but you don’t want to miss this performance.

Check out Adam’s music below (and my initial reaction LOL) then come hear him tonight at 8 pm!

And, if you’re wondering about tonight’s $3 drink special.. it’s a “BRACKET BUSTER..” it’s contents are very similar to a shot that guys find funny to buy me at bars. haha

If you’re stumped, stop by tonight and give it a try. ;)

See yall there!

-Katy

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Would You Rather: GRYLLS/STROUD SURVIVOROFF!

So Bear Grylls was fired by the Discovery channel the other day, putting to bed one of the biggest arguments I’ve ever instigated: Survivorman Les Stroud was and always will be better than Man vs Wild.

I’ve broken the two men down to help you in this tough decision.


Bear Grylls. Host of Man vs. Wild. Former soldier in the British Special Air Services; youngest Briton ever to climb to the summit of Mt. Everest.
•Survival Strengths: Can climb just about anything; has a million ways to make a compass; very fit; willing to take a risk to survive; purposefully puts himself in worst possible scenarios in order to show his TV audience how to deal with them; unmatched intestinal fortitude; knows all of the survival techniques from the British Special Forces and the French Foreign Legion.
•Survival Weaknesses: Mother Nature will make him pay for that bravado of his; has never been truly alone in a survival situation, and thus is less cautious; somewhat of a carnivore, taking less opportunities from the plants around him; take away his flint and he might never see fire again; that barge on the river Thames isn’t exactly the best place for him to practice his skills. And what happens when you take away the camera crew and snacks?!
•Ideal Location for Showdown: Any rough terrain where he can exploit his climbing ability.


Les Stroud. Host of Survivorman. Survival instructor from Canada, where his backyard is one of the toughest environments on Earth.
•Survival strengths: Can make a fire from just about anything; Efficient hunter and trapper; has been in many survival situations where he is truly alone; takes a more realistic approach to survival, an example more worth following; the knowledge that, no matter how much you have in terms of tools and knowledge at your disposal, the most important survival tool is to keep a cool head and not panic; he lives in Canada, for crying out loud.
•Survival Weaknesses: While Stroud is fit, his age (45) might give a physical disadvantage against Grylls; lives in Canada, and when in very warm environments (e.g. Costa Rica rainforest), he can be very much out of his element; struggles a lot more when climbing, but not having to haul camera gear might him more evenly matched;
•Ideal location for showdown: Any location that is cold.

If you’ve watched the two shows, this is a no brainer. Les Stroud uses items you might have on you while in one of these situations, so imagine what he could do with an entire plane!!

I know my and the Discovery Channels answer, but which would you rather?

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15 Best Lines From Shades of Grey (NSFWish)

If you haven’t heard of this book, it’s like crack “Twilight” for adults. (So, yes, you can only imagine the literary masterpiece that is currently New York Time’s runaway bestseller.)

Because there’s no point in wasting your time reading 300 pages of this garbage, I’ve reduced it to just 15 lines for you. Throw in some dominant-submissive relationships and male $#*@&^($ and I present to you “50 Shades of Grey.”

You’re welcome.

Sounds like she might have diarrhea in a few of those.
thanks to buzzfeeed for the pictures which only make the quotes more ridic.

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