I'm well aware that not everyone in the world shares my love for the symbolic little gem known as the hashtag. (I contend that these misguided haters are just non-creative types but that's a topic for another post.) But as I see it, the hashtag is a handy little tool that, when properly used, makes a run of the mill tweet/statement/email/opinion a heck of a lot more interesting. Case in point, this video by two of my best pals: Jimmy and Justin. (I just call them J-squared--they asked me to).
See?? Without the hashtag, this would have been little more than a cheesy conversation about cookies, kids movies and JT's teeth. So here's my argument to all the haters: If the hashtag elevated something this simple to hysterical standards, can you imagine what it would do for other ho-hums in our world?
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, #duh that all men #&women are created equal #booyahbitch,
that they are endowed #isthatthesameasbigbreasted by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights #score,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." #hellztotheyeah
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. #impressive #showoff. Now the earth was formless and empty #yawn, darkness was over the surface of the deep, #lochnessisreal and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. #mysterious #whatgenreisthisbook
or maybe even this...
"About three things I was absolutely positive. #overachiever First, Edward was a
vampire. #newsflash Second, there was part of him #yeahtherewas– and I didn't know how potent
that part might be #verypotent– that thirsted for my blood. #ew #buytrueblood And third, I was
unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him." #thisiswhatbiletasteslike
Yeah...I dare you not to love the hashtag now. #caseclosed