Forget technology addiction, shortened attention spans, kids seeing porn, and whatever else old people are complaining about this week. There is a real, serious problem with the internet, and it’s none of those.
The problem is Halloween costumes.
Once upon a time, you could feel clever about your costume idea, because all you had to do was come up with something none of your friends had thought of. Now, every single year, somebody in the world comes up with something absolutely brilliant, like Kurt Cobane, and everyone else just has to look at each other and admit that they’ll never be that creative.
Proposals suffer from the same problem. Once upon a time, you could just take your girlfriend to a nice restaurant or for a walk along the beach and you were all set. Now one guy gets every person he knows to do a lip dub and raises the bar for the entire rest of the world.
And don’t even start thinking about how many people you could have gotten to help you propose. It’ll only depress you.
Doad did a wonderful job, by the way, even sans flash mob.