...okay, I won't really unfriend anyone because of it, but seriously - I just heard about it for the first time today, and I'm already annoyed by it and I hope that today is the ONLY time I hear about it (aside from whenever I go back and reread all my entries from this era and end up on this one).
It makes me lose faith in humanity that people would get so angry at each other just because of one random audio clip... just like it made me lose faith in humanity that so many people would hate each other over that white-and-gold/black-and-blue dress from 2015 (which I somehow never posted about in here until now? Not that I'd WANT to have to post about it, of course, but I was just as annoyed whenever I heard about the dress ever since the FIRST time I heard about it, and thus had just as good of a reason to post a rant about being sick of hearing about it as I do about Laurel and Yanny now...)
I don't even find jokes about either the dress or the Laurel and Yanny thing funny at all*. I find them annoying because they remind me that people will hate each other for pointless reasons. I can't decide which is more annoying: these or the fact that there are STILL people who think that 2016 is objectively the worst year ever and anyone who says anything positive about 2016 must be lectured on all the bad things that happened.
I'd rather reread the Wikipedia and Know Your Meme articles about Gamergate at the same time than hear about either of these again. :(
*Okay, I did see a YouTube (I think?) comment once that was like "No, Dark Pit is white and gold" and I thought that one was kind of funny, but still, it wasn't THAT funny. And I guess technically I made a joke about the Laurel and Yanny thing myself in the subject line of this entry, but at least mine is a joke about how I'm tired of hearing about it...