mercredi 14 février 2007


Mortified commands you! is a self-proclaimed "comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories and more) as shared by their original authors before total strangers." The site's "Woe & Tell" section boasts "the world's first online exchange of embarrassing old photos, poems and diaries." In the forums, people comment on each others most horrendous photographs and original literature from their angsty, awkward, and absurd teen years. Ranging from freshman prom photos to love notes with check-boxes for YES and NO, to an attempted pornographic vignette, the main characters of which were a prince and a princess, site visitors are encouraged to rank the submissions of others, and then upload their own. Ranking is done on a scale of 1 to 5; 1 signifying "least mortifying" and 5 "most mortifying," with "sorta mortifying," "ok, now you're starting to scare me," and "seek therapy" in between. Though the mullets, perms, tortoiseshells, and windshields may be a bit too oldschool for the current teen generation to fully appreciate, the site allows teens of decades past to celebrate the fact that they survived the years between the ages of 13 and 19. While at the same time alerting those who are currently battling through their teenage years to the importance that they destroy all written an photographic evidence of such an existence.

And while you're still harkening back to your highschool days, head on over to The Bathroom Wall (check back tomorrow for more info)

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