Android and Notification

I have backup Android phone that I don't usually have on all the time. What I hate is, everytime I turn it on, I will be bombarded with notifications from the time when I shut the phone off, and this can take forever (Facebook, twitter, etc). Imagine weeks or months worth of notifications. It's getting really ridiculous having to wait for the phone spazzing out for like a few minutes while all the notifications are being dumped one by one.

Anybody feel the same way? I guess there's nothing I could do.