Pinterest: Or My Antisocial Vagina Part 2

A while ago, I decided to explore Pinterest, a site where people (mostly women) who like sharing things that other people make can share things with other people who like sharing things that other people make. In Part 1,  I got through the first column of interests and decided it wasn’t for me. However, I like to do a thorough investigation of things before I make up my mind. So, today, I’m going to torture myself some more complete my investigation by going through the second column of interests to see if there is anything worthwhile.

Humor

I like humor. I find things funny. I’ve also been told by people who are not me that they find me funny from time to time. Let’s see what the pin board has on the subject of humor:

Random Pinterest Sample:

some e card,

A some e card, Jennifer Lawrence (?), British accents, a not funny quote, a not funny Supreme Court justice, hacking candy (?), not funny Alabama

Am I missing something? I don’t find any of that remotely funny.

Illustrations & Posters

Uh oh. This one is probably going to annoy me since I do illustrations.

An advertisement for booze, paint swatches

An advertisement for booze, paint swatches, a Marshall amp, a Facebook cover, something Walt Disney, a beaded skull.

While the skull is actually pretty cool, that is not a poster nor an illustration and the rest of them are basically yawn.

Kids

Next.

Men’s Fashion

Next.

Outdoors

As always, I’m afraid to look. There will probably be a bunch of pictures of living rooms if the rest of the categories are an indication.

Random Pinterest Sample:

a trailer shaped piggy bank.

A fox, 50 essential plants to know about, “hiding”, recoil, a trailer shaped piggy bank, vegetables that save you the most money to grow yourself.

Hm. Well, two of those things are actually useful: 50 plants for food and medicine and vegetables that save you the most money by growing them yourself. The rest, as expected, is mostly junk. Still, 2 useful things is more than I’ve found anywhere else on the site.

Photography

I like photography.

Random Pinterest Sample:

not a photo

A pasta recipe, huts on the sea, not a photo, not a photo, babies, lanterns, little girl.

Next.

Products

Eesh. I’m afraid of what’s in here.

Random Pinterest Sample:

A cereal bowl that keeps the cereal and milk separate (?), Game Boy coasters, a bluetooth shower speaker, a wreath, a corn cutter, houseboat, a vase, a camera.

A cereal bowl that keeps the cereal and milk separate (?), Game Boy coasters, a bluetooth shower speaker, a wreath, a corn cutter, houseboat, a vase, a camera.

As expected, nothing I would actually buy.

Quotes

I really don’t want to look at this category.

Random Pinterest Sample:

Yoko Ono and John Lennon, Jennifer Aniston, Breakfast Club. I didn't actually read and of these; I just wrote down the ones I recognized.

Yoko Ono and John Lennon, Jennifer Aniston, Breakfast Club. I didn’t actually read and of these; I just wrote down the ones I recognized.

Next.

Science & Nature

I’m terrified of what Pinterest has labeled as Science…

Random Pinterest Sample:

A forest, a ring, Antelope Canyon, Greenland,  penguin, Iceland.

A forest, a ring, Antelope Canyon, Greenland, penguin, Iceland.

Fortunately, there’s not much science in there.

Sports

Next.

Tattoos

Next.

Technology

I love technology. I have a feeling I’m going to hate Pinterest technology though.

Random Pinterest Sample:

Hello Kitty toast, B2B marketing, a knife, a faux shrub AC concealer, sandless beach mat, printables to help blogging, high-tech furniture with built-in TV & computer, DIY Star Trek door.

Hello Kitty toast, B2B marketing, a knife, a faux shrub AC concealer, sandless beach mat, printables to help blogging, high-tech furniture with built-in TV & computer, DIY Star Trek door.

It’s even worse than I would have figured. Hello Kitty toast?

Travel

sigh.

Random Pinterest Sample:

France, Scotland, Rome, Virginia, Norway, Indonesia.

France, Scotland, Rome, Virginia, Norway, Indonesia.

I’d like to go to any of those places (except Virginia – I’ve already spent too much time in Virginia).

Weddings

Next.

Women’s Fashion

Next.

Videos

I like videos.

Random Pinterest Sample:

Birthday card, Doctor Who, kettle bell workout, Iron Butterfly,"if guys were like girls" "France regulates light usage" (?), birthday cat.

Birthday card, Doctor Who, kettle bell workout, Iron Butterfly,”if guys were like girls” “France regulates light usage” (?), birthday cat.

Yay! I finished! I have made it through all of Pinterest’s major categories! I’m excited because that means I never have to visit that site again! Fuck you, Pinterest.

And that’s how I learned, once and for all, that my vagina, while practical and functional, is just not very social.

There are 29 comments

    1. goldfish

      In Part 1, I discovered a nifty Darth Vader lamp. I’m not saying there isn’t cool stuff on there. I am saying that most of it is crap and it’s not worth wading through the crap to find the one cool thing.

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  1. sortaginger

    The next time anyone on FB, Twitter or wherever goes on enthusiastically about Pin-Uninteresting, I am going to send them to this post.

    Thank you for braving the site for us, The lack of mason jar foods and paint chip crafts shows that you still dodged a land mine in your explorations.

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  2. josefkul

    Does it make me white trash if the one thing I found interesting here was the trailer bank. I should continually invest in trailer home banks until my daughter is old enough to actually go to college and I will then use all of the money from these banks before ironically moving into one with the growing costs of college. It would be the longest and most depressing ironic joke in history.

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  3. Leisa

    Pinterest does suck pintrosity is a bit of a giggle and more acurate.

    I like instructables..now you must blog about instructables..oh and take your vagina with you, it may come in handy, theres bound to be a vagina origami folding section in there somewhere.

    I am inapproriate I know *sigh* Sorry I need a coffee

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  4. draliman

    Come on now. Who can honestly say that they wouldn’t just love to wake up on their “Awesome house boat”, go into the kitchen (galley?) through the cool “DIY Star Trek door” and indulge in some cute “Hello Kitty toast” while keeping their cereal safely separate from their milk?
    Heaven.
    I do so hope that one can install the DIY Star Trek Door on the awesome house boat.

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  5. electronicbaglady

    that has certainly saved me a lot of time and pain, which I think cancels out the time and pain I wasted reading The Da Vinci Code. My vagina and I thank you wholeheartedly. :-)

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  6. rarasaur

    I like Pinterest because it helps me organize things I would never really buy, but like to look at and tell people about. Product on the internet is fascinating but passing. Like gun-shaped chocolate or dinosaurs made of gold. Plus, I like to arbitrarily organize products into themes. Like, when I go to Target, I want to take all the ridiculously blue things and put them in the same shelf. It seems more reasonable than organizing it by product type. I mean, someone who buys a radioactive blue chair probably wants the matching lamp… but why would a random lamp buyer want an abnormally blue one? Unless they’re going for a classic batman theme… in which case, I’d have to put it on another shelf, too, along with the appropriate household goods needed to achieve that theme. And now that that’s all typed out, I realize that my Pinterest obsession is just a really oddball way of feeding my OCD. ;) But as far as OCD food goes, it’s a lovely one.

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