Why is the Internet Obsessed With Mason Jars?
Want to make a pie more awesome? Then bake it in a Mason Jar. Want to make your Mac ‘n’ Cheese really pop? Mason Jar. Want to make rustic, yet adorable wedding decorations? Mason Jar that mother! Perhaps a makeshift chandelier is more up your alley? Boom, Mason Jar. To clarify, I spend a reasonable amount of time on blogs reading interesting things about film and TV, world events, feminists being amazing, and how, despite all the crud, the world is a pretty amazing place (and space is too! Don’t forget about space). But lately I’m just getting irritated by all the jars I’m seeing. Full of ribbons or fairy lights above a kissing Bride and Groom as a wedding photo, or being suggested as drinks glasses for a party, or being used as accessories for stylish-yet-edgy home storage.
What exactly is a Mason Jar anyway, Internet? “A wide-mouthed glass jar with an airtight screw top, used for preserving fruit and vegetables” says Google. So, nothing particularly special, and I’ll admit that some of these Pinterest posts are pretty impressive –BUT- I’m bored now! We all know that cylindrical containers can be used for an awful lot, but I’m more interested in if it’s possible to home-make a star constellation projector, or whether my apple pie would taste better shaped like a whale.
I think what I’m trying say is – the ingenuity is gone, Internet. It’s not your fault; you get gripped by fads and memes, and sometimes you forget who you are in random fireballs of hatred. Your kind of unstable, Internet, maybe you should get some help for your Mason Jar obsession?