January 29, 2013

Trivia Blog: Seriously, Don't Poke Me.

These Trivia Blog posts come from the emails I send out as Quizmaster of the Gael Pub Trivia Night every Tuesday.  But seeing as how they comprise most of the writing I seem to do these days, I thought it fitting to include them on the Pale Writer blog as well.  I won't include things like info about categories or drink specials, but will keep the bulk of the rest.  Hopefully you enjoy, so much so that you come out some Tuesday at 8:30 (3rd Ave. b/t 82nd and 83rd)...

Somehow, all of the stupid Poke jokes have now come true…

It’s fair to say at this point that Facebook wears lots of hats for its users: information directory, birthday reminder calendar, photo album, shameless promotional tool (like the hilarious posts you’ll read on Lobster Donut and the amazing bad movies you’ll watch with Wasted Cinema!), incessant boring baby story bulletin board, and occasional game room (if, to you, feeding cows and growing wheat is somehow fun).  I doubt, however, that many of us saw Facebook’s potential new role coming: pimp.

That’s essentially what you’ll get with the release of this news story about Bang With Friends, a new app that lets Facebook friends cut through all of the guesswork and drunken mistakes that typically lead to a hookup, and instead lets you put your needy junk right out there in the open for all to take a gander at.  In short, the app allows users to broadcast that they are straight DTF and matches them up with friends who are also looking for a proper rogering.  It’s like the Casual Encounters section of Craigslist, minus all the mugging, illegal prostitution, and VD.  Or at least some of the VD.

What’s interesting, though, is list of names the creators went through before finally settling on Bang With Friends:
  • Sit On My Facebook
  • Are You There, Friend? It’s Me, Someone Who Wants to Bang You
  • Titter
  • Why Is That Area So Reddit…?
  • STD Roulette
  • Meetup (In My Pants)
  • Fuckr
  • Get All Up In MySpace
  • Walk Of Shame Scheduler
  • ChristianMingle.com
  • The Muffington Post
  • LinkedIn (My Pants)
  • P-in-V-terest

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