Can you make it through this post without crying? asks this headline from Buzzfeed. Let’s take a look shall we. “33,131 Total Views. Posted 19 hours ago.” *looks at traffic for this site*
Ok you got me, Buzzfeed. Well played, well played indeed.
“Couldn’t do it! Was bawling halfway through!” read one typical reaction to this re-packaged concept that one of the most popular sites on the internet trots out again and again. Let me save you the time of looking yourself by explaining the basic premise: an animal is sad + some thing you remember from pop culture as a child = $$$$$$
Here’s something that makes me cry: how boring and predictable everything is. You want to read a post that should be making you cry? How about this one about yet another gun murder this summer? “Not bad, but could you work, say, a sad puppy or a mentally challenged person doing something in there to punch it up,” says a Buzzfeed editor. “Maybe a cartoon, I don’t fucking know these rubes will look at anything.”