When all is said and done, that’s where we come in. Three oft befuddled Canadians who wake each day torn between a desire to save the world and begrudgingly deliver satirical remarks on the sometimes unbelievable, yet entirely true, state of the world.
Forserious.ca came about as a response to the head-scratchingly say-what?-inducing actions by people who are:
a) representing Canadians politically;
b) representing our neighbours, but as a result of geography, hegemony, and sheer convenience, affecting us, too; and/or
c) reveling in inflated livelihoods arising from, but not limited to: bailouts, creative accounting, or a fuzzy sense of ethics; and/or
d) hellbent on appearing among the newsworthy seemingly to enhance the satisfaction of googling themselves.
But tried as we and the inhibition-reducing influence of Merlot might, surprisingly little mobilization was ever effected railing about these issues in the comfort of our living rooms.
So we opened our laptops and did what socially-engaged, digitally-connected, celebrity-fascinated, Gen-Y recent graduates do: we started this site to keep you — YOU! — abreast of all of the terrible decisions corporate tycoons, media barons, bureaucratic mucky-mucks, and our elected officials are making that made us ask, “For serious?”
And there you have it. The simple goal of communicating the important, the atrocious, and the gut-wrenching political and newsworthy madness so that it is at the very least, as intriguing as flipping through your texts from last night or that friend-of-a-friend-of-a-limited-profile-friend’s newest photo album of retro night debauchery.
Enjoy. Or, whatever.
– Jen, Zoë & Emily