I know you’re not to blame, but I’ll sue you anyway because you should have anticipated and taken into account the stupidity of every person who would use your website before you launched it.

I’m not responsible for my own actions and I can’t be held accountable for any silly decisions I make if it’s a direct result of using your services. I really don’t care if that doesn’t make sense to you or anyone else, it makes sense to me.

A Texas 14-year-old and her mother have sued MySpace for US$30 million after she was raped by a man she met on the social networking site.

My heart feels for this girl. Rape is ugly and no woman asks for it nor should have to go through it. That aside, in the back of my mind, I keep wondering WTF[1] was this little girl’s common sense?

At 14, she should have been at home playing Dungeons and Dragons or Freeze Tag with her neighbors’ kids within eyeshot of her parents instead of socially networking herself with some dude from MySpace.

I could ramble on for a week regarding youths nowadays, but I won’t. I’ll just leave you with a few thoughts from back in my day:

  • My parents told me not to talk to, accept anything from, or go anywhere with a stranger.
  • My parents told me to “read the fine print” before agreeing to or doing anything. They still teach reading in school right?
  • My dad and sisters kept tabs on me like I was a felon and I’m glad for it.
  • My dad wasn’t my friend until I turned 22, moved out, and finished college.

Let’s call this what this is, a get rich quick scheme. It’s truly asinine and only serves to further deteriorate our legal system, but some people can’t see past the dollar signs [2].

[1] – I’ve replaced What with Where in WTF.
[2] – I’m only bothered by frivolous lawsuits because it takes time and attention away from the vital ones.

(Via J.A.S.O.N. – I thought it was going to be a post about Carlos Mencia…)

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