Sophomore’s Witty Facebook Status Goes Unnoticed

Thursday, February 17, 2011
By Carlos Sanchez

LXR– A witty Facebook status posted by Georgetown sophomore Kenneth Humphrey (COL ‘13) has failed to gain any notice from his circle of Facebook friends, or the world at large. The status, posted at 6:42 PM on Tuesday, January 25, offered an acerbic commentary on the quality of Georgetown’s dining hall food, while also displaying Humphrey’s razor-sharp wit and knowledge of obscure pop culture references. Despite this, the status has languished on his profile for several days without any comments, “likes”, or other signs of recognition from his Facebook friends.

Humphrey, after experiencing an unsatisfactory meal at the Leo J. O’Donovan Dining Hall, spent several hours crafting a status that would impress his Facebook friends, and hopefully earn him real friends. The sprawling final product managed to reference the works of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzche, the cult television series Mystery Science Theater 3000, and the entire discography of popular indie rock band Animal Collective, while also demonstrating his pithiness and profound mastery of sarcasm.

Humphrey’s most recent status marks the latest in a string of Facebook failures, including an instance in which Humphrey posted a link to a YouTube video of kittens dressed up as US Presidents, only to discover that the 16 “likes” were from people who did not appreciate the video on the same ironic level that he did.