Friday, January 8th, 2010
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Some People Send Angry Emails!

CRANKWhat a cranky email! Why do people get so cranky? Gosh that is a cranky email from a person to another person, in this case, from a magazine publisher (or former magazine publisher, I can't keep track) to a blogger. Why aren't they on the same side of whatever they are arguing about? What are they arguing about-status? Respect? I'm not sure! What could possibly drive someone to send an email like that?

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Dickdogfood (#650)

Some reasons: Coke. Nihilism. Money. Ego. Ayn Rand. Missing chromosome. History of mental/physical/sexual abuse. Skipped meds. Weak will. Desperation. Apathy. Need for attention. Knowledge that certain blogs will print any old email you send them if it's sufficiently "spicy." Insufficient socialization. Poor parenting. Knowledge that youth is slipping by. Gun to head. Favors. Shits and giggles. Illness. Just don't give a fuck.

Dickdogfood (#650)

(I should clarify: some possible reasons that may or may not pertain to Mr. McInnes! I wouldn't necessarily know! I have no inside poop!)

HiredGoons (#603)

So many of these

a)are interdependent
b)feed into each other
c)make me want coke, money and a gun

Kevin (#2,559)

In other words, it must be Friday.

HiredGoons (#603)

You have no idea.

MatthewGallaway (#1,239)

Wait — I thought today was going to be devoted to enjoyable and pleasant things? (Speaking of which, the sky is a kind of an awesomely tumultuous shade of gray right now.)

jennie (#25)

hi matthew! i love you!

Abe Sauer (#148)

I LIKE IT! Of course Gavin has his… ugly bits. But the "blogesphere" needs more (genuine) rage. Maybe he's trying to be the next generation's Norman Mailer.

ericdeamer (#945)

He may be super annoying but it seemed like he was basically correct on the substance of it no?

Abe Sauer (#148)

indeed.

iplaudius (#1,066)

That was my take-away too.

LondonLee (#922)

Exactly what I was thinking, though by now there really should be another good shorthand diss of Kerouac besides Truman Capote's "typing, not writing" quip.

Dickdogfood (#650)

But I still have a question! If he really changed NYC's demography as he claims to, was it with turkey basters or with his actual God-given penis? Either way: busy man!

conklin (#364)

But is it REALLY "(genuine) rage"? It reads to me like a laundry list of anger cliches. There's a discussion of suitability for boot licking, and even an "I was doing X while you were doing Y." And nothing about the overall tone is self-aware enough to suggest irony.

Abe Sauer (#148)

Having interviewed Gavin before, I'd say it's about as real as rage gets on the Internet. Is he going to go shoot something up? No. Would he gladly fistfight guest of a guest guy? Yes.

jennie (#25)

ooOooo i totally know! he said "i love you" and she… checked her iphone for texts!

Rw (#1,458)

I enjoyed His comments on Kerouac.

ericdeamer (#945)

I liked that too.

Dickdogfood (#650)

But the oldest baby boomers had maybe just reached puberty when On the Road was published–its big splash was made with people slightly-to-somewhat older. But if Gavin means "baby boomers" is a synecdoche for "all old people, everywhere" then hey, that works!

oprahsbookclub (#2,928)

Oh, but they kept that shit alive. Those babyboomers — rebels, all of 'em

lawyergay (#220)

I just want to step back for a moment to admire the brilliance of "Hello Shitlips."

I'm modifying my standard cover letter and internally humming "Hello, Dolly!" as you read this.

It is beautiful, isn't it?

maggiethecat (#1,667)

I've been saying that about Kerouac for years. See also, Charles Bukowski, Henri Miller, etc. Drink, write crap, be sad, write more crap, ride on bus… Ugh, the boys who enjoy this tripe in this day in age should have signs around their necks "buyer (hey, ladies!) beware".

Rw (#1,458)

Well it's fine because The ladies that dig dudes who are into the brain scene you speak off are all 18-25 and as soon as they figure out dating a 35-40 y.o. who Doesn't own a thing, not even his personal world view, and dresses like Johnny Depp without being Johnny Depp is some sorry ass shit. Of course these dudes never run out of fodder because like High school girls college girls never age.

djfreshie (#875)

Christ, if you were to criticize everyone who drank and was sad and rode buses and created something because of it…my god, pretty much everyone. Bukowski was at the very least, a very talented poet, despite whether you care for the subject matter or not.

iplaudius (#1,066)

She insulted McInnes for specious reasons. And I take his side. But I think that more could have been accomplished with kinder, more sly rhetoric. Rule #1 of internet-fight club: never yield lulz.

Not a fan of "Hello Shitlips"?!?!?!?!

KarenUhOh (#19)

I'm impressed that there's a waiting list to lick dog shit off his boots.

La Cieca (#1,110)

Shitlips will never go awaaaay,
Shitlips will never go awaaaay,
Shitlips will never go awaaaay agaaaaaaaaain!

lawyergay (#220)

Haha! Yes! Yes! A thousand times "Yes!"

Re: the first paragraph… Why does he hate commas so much? My brain needs to stop and take a breath at logical breaks, Gav!

hanna (#644)

Why is everyone hating on poor Jack Kerouac? I guess Gavin and all y'all are more sophisticated than me, but I think anything that makes me feel as magical and totally OK with the world as his stuff made me feel in high school is something more than typing.

Also, I like drunks. Especially the ones drowning in their own bile.

Clip Arthur (#2,024)

So the "takeaway" from this is some dipshit closeted hipster racist who has a comedy pal who did a bump of coke in front of the President (HOW PUNK!) and whose main claim to fame is to take picture of hipsters and mocking them thinks in the grand scheme of things his output is more significant than someone who has made a mark on history like Jack Kerouac?

Here's a hint: Kerouac might have been an anti-Semite in his later years, but at least he admitted it. Outside of pushing a 20 year old's hipster pose in a 40 year old body what has this guy done? Oh yeah, he's the hipster Ben Silverman… And that's an insult to Ben Silverman!

ronald (#2,767)

Well, you can read the email and Gavin lists out what he's done, in pretty didactic form.

Main point: He's gotten really wealthy from working hard at making Vice into something big. Can't imagine he's making much from his current gig though.

@Choire – not sure he was ever the publisher of Vice though, wasn't that more the other two guy? And Gavin was editor/creative guy?

metoometoo (#230)

It kind of seems like neither of them know very much about hipsters. But the Guest of a Guest person knows less.

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