commented on Irony Is a Survival Tactic
lots to contemplate here. I'm wondering: is it possible to be ironic about Disneyland and not ironic about Bach?
The last paragraph about the selective use of irony seems very wise to me. It seems that both irony and earnestness can create emotional distance.
Dec 14, 2011
commented on I, Anonymous
I am totally on board with this, Anon.
My family members have been dealing with celiac disease (the real thing) for more than 10 years.
I get irritated with all these pseudo-gluten-phobes - why on earth would anyone choose to eat that way?
But then I think of all the fun faux-wheat products my family gets to eat now because of the consumer demand from these fad dieters/hypochondriacs...
...and I keep my mouth shut.
Nov 29, 2011
commented on Master of Puppets
Please do not hate on the Muppet Christmas Carol. I sincerely hope you are not including it in your losing streak. Okay, there are a few dull moments, but Gonzo as Charles Dickens? WIN
Oct 25, 2011
commented on Fuck You, Sephora, I Just Wanted to Paint My Nails
This is only tangentially related, but I despise many consumer products with awkward, punny, over-the-top names.
For instance, if I'm at a restaurant, and all the sandwiches have these sorts of names, and then I ask for the chicken sandwich, and the server says "Oh, you mean the Takes-a-lickin-and-keeps-on-tickin sandwich" or whatever, I just feel embarrassed for both of us.