Barton F. Graf 9000 — an advertising agency named in part for the BFG900 gun in the first-person shooter game "Doom" — wants bad mommies of the world to spend less time on Facebook and more with their creepy lip-syncing children, so it has joined forces with MomFilter.com to make this delightful PSA. You can find it on TheLogOff.org, agency founder Gerry Graff's non-sponsored effort to
generate buzz about his new company encourage moderate Internet use among the female breeder of the species.
Of course, no passive-aggressive hyperbole would be complete without referencing at least one exception that proves a rule. In this case, it's Shannon Johnson, the mom sentenced last month to 10 years in prison after her son drowned while she played Zynga's "Cafe World." That's the example the Social Times points to, adding that while your Facebook time may not be that egregious, "the social site still could be wasting valuable time that you could be spending with your kids."
Fingers crossed that this is just the first in a series of parent-shaming hits, and we can look forward to videos such as, "Mommy, Please Stop Texting While Pushing The Stroller Across the Busy Intersection," and "Daddy, Please Stop Browsing Ashley Madison and Take Out The Garbage."
More on the annoying way we live now:
- 7.5M kids lie to get on Facebook — and parents don't care
- Facebook hacker posts stolen pics on porn site
- Bieber fans go on Grammy-fueled Wikipedia rampage
Helen A.S. Popkin still prefers old-timey PSAs such as "Mr. & Mrs. Johnson, This is Child Protective Services. Please Log Off Everquest and Let Little Billy Out of the Broom Closet." You're welcome to join her self-righteous bloviating on Facebook and/or Twitter.