Most definitely. Forget The Emperor, the FORCE is with this one. Welcome back to THE LAND GOD GAVE TO ODD. It’s a little wild, even wacky and just the way everyone likes it. No twerking here today. No deep thoughts on the universe or even the meaning of life. We’re alive…that’s good enough for me. There is the start of a new weekly link called: BADASS OF THE WEEK. It’s done by Ben Thompson and there is a link to his blog. There are some incredibly tough people out there, past and present. Check it out and see how you measure up. I don’t. Have a great one.
I would like to mention something that is obvious, yet so often overlooked: Keep your FaceBook settings private.
A loyal ODDMAN viewer contacted me about a pic I had posted Tuesday that contained his cousin’s daughter and permission would never have been granted, so please take it down and tell my source that they should have not trolled the FB page. He was asking this on behalf of his cousin, as he is internet savvy and knows better. He has told his cousin repeatedly to change his settings, but it did not happen. He has to intervene as this is family; something that I would immediately do if any of my family members had this happen to them.
Because his cousin couldn’t be bothered to set his settings to private, a process that takes about 20 seconds, his daughter is now on at least 20 blogs, many Pinterest boards and a few meme generators. And that will only grow exponentially as it was a good humorous pic. I took the pic down immediately, but she’s up on the net forever now, unless a lot of money is spent trying to scrub it from the net. And that is almost impossible to do. I had found this pic on an overseas blog.
So if you post ANYTHING on the net, expect it to get trolled and shopped and doctored into something else. That’s what happens. The net is the wild, wild west of truth and lies. If you do not want this to happen, don’t post your pics and keep your settings private. I don’t post my kid’s pic on FB, nor does Mrs ODDMAN, period. We’ll e-mail pics to family and friends but not on FB. When older and able to fend for herself, it will be her decision as to what to post on her account. She also is being taught about privacy and specifically the lack of it on the net if she chooses to post inappropriate pics or comments.
Maybe his cousin will finally listen to him.