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Facebook Enemies

Every few months or so, I'll see some sort of petition on Facebook to bring a "dislike" button to the site—an attempt by proponents to bring some balance to the ever-popular "like" button that defines so much of our online-sharing culture.

Mostly because I don't care to see a parade of "dislikes" from the conservatives who sometimes troll our Web offerings, I can live without that particular addition. However ... what are your real options when you're presented with something you dislike on the world's most-popular social-media platform? You can "like" it and make snarky remarks on a wall, but then you have to face the scorn of your friends when they see you have a "like" for, say, Focus on the Family listed on your Timeline.

Thankfully, there's EnemyGraph.

EnemyGraph works as an app on Facebook (you know, like Farmville) and allows you to list your online enemies, including an "archenemy." (Mine's either Thomas Kinkade or racism; I can't quite decide which.) You can pick people, organizations, ideas or entities that have a Facebook presence (which means pretty much anything you can think of), and add them to your own personal wall of negativity.

The app is still super-buggy, but this is a far better outlet for the people who "like" my personality page on Facebook just to leave me a message saying that I'm a "very disgusting person."

This could be your golden opportunity, Joan Bennett! I look forward to being officially noted as your enemy!


The week on The Range

We tried to understand the about-face of Daniel Patterson's former girlfriend Georgette Escobar; wondered if we could wait a bit before discussing the 2016 presidential race; did some fact-checking on the claims of Jesse Kelly; watched Frank Antenori blow through a red light; wondered where the bombs are buried near the Arizona/Mexico border; followed up on the results of Ron Barber's announcement that he was running for a full congressional term; and discussed the highlights of this week's political events with Brett Mecum and Jeff Rogers on Arizona Illustrated's Political Roundtable, with your host, Jim Nintzel.

We were thankful that soul-food and nightlife hotspot the Onyx Room is reportedly relocating, not closing; couldn't get too excited over a new pizza place at the Park Place Mall; made our reservations for Agustín Brasserie; watched a new local Web series focusing on Tucson's beer culture; followed up on the forthcoming beer from Dragoon Brewing Co.; pondered the request of some drag queens to boycott Chick-fil-A; and enjoyed some of the creations of Chocolate Fox Chocolatier.

We helped you catch up on the previous seasons of Mad Men; shared Dr. Ruth's Hunger Games-related sex advice; grimaced at a series of tweets from Geraldo Rivera; shared some information about the spring edition of Club Crawl®, coming up on Saturday, April 21; admired the art work of Sioux City's finest drawer of butts; visited the Amazon in virtual form, thanks to Google Street View; suggested you tell your boss that you can't work overtime this week; wondered why Safeway hates Jessica Simpson in her semi-naked pregnant form; tried to buy our tickets for the forthcoming Ol' Dirty Bastard biopic; recommended the music of Tanlines; introduced you to Baron, our Critter of the Week; gave away tickets to see Aggrolites and boxing; and bought some sex toys from Walgreens.com.


Comment of the week

"Well, I certainly can't wait to start paying for that crap."

TucsonWeekly.com commenter "cwither1" doesn't seem thrilled about the idea of the online subscription model possibly coming to the Arizona Daily Star ("The Arizona Daily Star Might Put Up a Paywall," The Range, March 22).


Best of WWW

We mentioned the upgrades coming to our mobile site (m.tucsonweekly.com) a few months ago in this space, and while we didn't quite make our original "sometime in February" goal, we're happy to announce that Tucson Weekly Mobile 2.0 is finally available for your use. We're still working out a few kinks in beta mode, but we're happy with what you're able to do with our smartphone-optimized site now. Everything is far cleaner and easier to use—and there's a lot more under the hood, including more sorting options regarding where to eat, what movies to see, and what to do in Tucson. More tweaks and features are to come. If you have any feedback to offer regarding m.tucsonweekly.com, please let me know via email.

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