There's a certain level of maturity a person ought to expect coming to
well known place like this. Recently though, there's been a decline in
quality to these articles. Any evidence that the authour actually put
thought into what they were writing would've been nice. Is it asking
much to come up with some sort of original spin a some topic every is
of hearing about? Well, is it?
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that lately some articles have
a bitter sarcastic cry--too bad though that it's really one without any
Sadly, it's become too trite. Don't you think years of empty
bred countless ignorant people? I certainly don't think so. I know
they seem to be increasing in the "community".
Instead of just plain out complaining about some aspect, why not try to
some consideration into a possible solution. Then, before mouthing
whether what you're saying makes sense! For example, a person may
airing just a subtitled version of a certain show leaving everything
unchanged as the solution to everything. Is this person showing
thinking on their own or is he or she just spewing back something seen
minutes ago? Well, let's take a look.
A lot of questions come from this example:
Would it be marketable to the N. American audience?
How will censors and other powerful people like Rev. Jerry Falwell
what will be the effect? For God's sake, he attacked a Teletubby!
What about those slow readers or people who can see that well? How big
How will the companies in charge benefit?
After asking all of these questions, it doesn't seem like a worthy
If the person's still insisting that it's a perfect solution, do you
expect me to take this him seriously? Why would I respect *your* ideas
you're just repeating everything someone else has said? Why eat a
burger when you can have a tofu burger with fries? Am I being regular?
ought to deal with these questions everyday. Sure, a person has a
agree (and a right to metamucil). But when you're trying to prove a
already argued about, it's like trying to draw blood from a stone; it's
trying to sell an air conditioner to the Inuit; it's like watching
Millionaire. It's a total waste of time!
Other things to consider:
How is having a totally sarcastic tone for no reason other than to
about an established issue supposed to make others respect my ideas?
a fine line between sharp wit and bitter old hag syndrome. You decide
How will complaining about how stupid something is and only providing
equally stupid remark help prove my point? Remember, Forrest says:
is as stupid does."
Am I repeating myself making me look like I'm just filling up space?
really just trying to take up space? Am I repeating myself? Am I
Am I getting a bit too sentimental to be thinking straight? If you're
died, you lost your favourite pencil, and one of your toenails are
but a certain show made you feel on top of the world, I'd really rather
hear about it.
Humour is wonderful. Sarcasm is useful and witty when used in the
context. For God's sake though, know when what you're writing is a
space. Imagine that you're the surfer. Would you value these ideas or
you think that this person is being a bitter immature child? If you
think the latter, it may be time to do a rewrite or cancel your hopes
going into advertising--or politics for that matter (no soggy cigars
There. I've said it, now leave me alone!
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