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Your newest Facebook friend.

Your newest Facebook friend.

“Uncle Mikey has sent you a message”

You all have gotten the emails. If you’re like me then they have been coming at an alarming rate. The friend request comes next. Parents, Aunts, Uncles, friends of the family, former teachers, friends’ parents, and just about anyone else you associate with from the previous generation are joining Facebook about as fast as college students did in the span of 2004-2005.

The big problem here isn’t the fact that these people are joining; it is their right to be able to see this public information that individuals are putting online. The problem is that some of our elders don’t seem to realize that it is public information. Haven’t you noticed that the people of the baby boomer generation on Facebook share WAY too much information on their status updates? Here are a few examples of what you may see from older folks on facebook:


Franklin McGreevy just got his knee drained…goin for a brisk stroll!!!!11

Regina Harrelson is feels a hot flash coming on. Sitting by the fan reading some Danielle Steele.

Gerald Hunt  misses his children. Hopefully the separation will be over soon.

Yvonne Perry is getting dressed before her dialysis appointment.

Terry Carlson is.

Peter Nantz  is has a funk coming from his shoes. Out to go get some Dr. Scholls

Gerald Hunt cruisin for chicks! Maybe the separation was a good thing?

– Harriet Albertson had an inappropriate dream about Senator Joe Biden.

Gerald Hunt  gave a nice young woman a ride home from the bar last night. I still got it!

Gerald Hunt just received a subpoena for sexual assault.




his courtside view

What Becks will miss most in Los Angeles: his courtside view


For all of you with normal levels of testosterone, you may not realize that David Beckham has been playing soccer in the U.S. for the past few years on the Los Angeles Galaxy. Another thing you may not know is that he was loaned to Italian team AC Milan, which is in Serie A (the major leagues of soccer in Italy). Continue Reading

You can cut the douchiness with a knife

You can cut the douchiness with a knife

One of MTV’s latest ventures in their effort to completely eliminate music videos from programming is a pseudo-reality show entitled “Bromance.” For those of you who don’t watch this show, listen up because this is great banter if you’re looking to talk to some Ugg-clad women. “Bromance” is Brody Jenner’s (son of former Olympian Bruce Jenner) quest to find a new best friend. Brody needs a new best friend because he was betrayed by fellow douche Spencer Pratt of “The Hills” fame. Contestants compete in various embarrassing challenges to try to win Brody’s friendship. Continue Reading

Hello DownThePikers, I’m Jimmy and I am the most recent addition to this exciting new blog. Danny and I had been talking about starting a blog for a long time and I’m stoked that it is actually happening.

One of my alter egos: Beer Crotch

So now I’ll tell you a little bit about myself: I’m a recent UMass graduate, and I use the “recent graduate” excuse to behave like an insecure frat guy from Thursday night until Sunday afternoon. I’m currently attempting to start my career in the sales and marketing field with my first job, which consists of ground-level advertising and promotions for a prominent domestic beer conglomerate. Like all of the other contributors to this blog, I am a descendant of Central Massachusetts.