I will point out right at the start that I'm not bothered overly by this so I'm not asking people to take part in a marital spat or anything but I would be interested to hear people's take on this.
Earlier today I re-posted Piratelvr's funny link (about Bic for Her's funny Amazon reviews and also Ellen's take on the matter, in the humour me folder if you are interested) onto my Facebook wall. Literally 5 minutes after I posted DH (who is at work, and in an industry where occassional facebooking is acceptable) posted "Oh yes, that's like this other funny thing" and posted a link to a different funny product review page for a different product on Amazon, nothing to do with pens or women or anything.
A couple of thoughts occurred to me about this;
1. Now there are three links and no-one is going to bother looking at them because it is too much. I had deliberately posted one link in the post and another in the comments to break them up a bit on purpose but now it goes link; comment with another link; another comment with yet another link
2. Images of women and how they are portrayed in the media are very much a hot topic in Australia at the moment - this week specifically. I wasn't just posting a link that was funny, but also pertinent to the topic of the day, which has now been derailed a bit.
3. It feels a bit like joke-jacking "Yes, that is a funny thing, but look at MY funny thing, it's even funnier" especially since he posted so fast, he really wouldn't have had time to give my post more than a cursory glance. The Ellen link alone was 4 minutes long so he definitely didn't properly look at both before jumping in.
I think it's really number 3 that is bothering me (bothering isn't the right word but I can't think a word that means what I am feeling). I dealt with it by posting a funny comment back and have mentally written off that thread in my head, but I am interested to hear what others think of this. Is it okay to jump on someone else's thread like that? Should you at least make it LOOK like you have viewed their links before you post your own? Is it different if it is your spouse and you will see them face-to-face in a couple of hours? Am I just overthinking things, as is my wont?