I'm pretty terrific.
By BadUncle on The End Of Comments
I started commenting years ago on Gawker and a couple of its sister pubs. At the time, it seemed to offer the same opportunity for clever banter and occasional insight one used to find on the pre-Web Intertubes, while also mutating normal civility by the same false intimacy. Worse, anonymity with a democratic medium gives a megaphone to every crank in a crowd. When Gawker's readership floodgates burst, standards for wit eroded. I think the lesson here is you don't have to flog traffic by lowering the bar to entry for the commentariat.
These days, about the only commenting in which I participate (reading or writing), is on Awl pubs and IO9. And also Etsy, because, you know, doilies.
Give me a few minutes and I'll weigh in with what appears to be an attention-seeking, overly long comment not even related to this post!
@Beagle Finnbar is actually their pug.
ur mom was once considered a strange name in brooklyn.....
@IBentMyWookie I completely agree. I'm no psychologist, but KK has never struck me as anything but a narcissist in search of an audience at all times. Certainly not a feminist icon of a self-actualized woman who has embraced her self, including her sexuality, as the author posits. KK as the paragon of someone who "is happy with what she sees in the mirror" is absolutely head-shakingly laughable to me. This woman has made a livelihood out of embracing gender norms wholeheartedly and seeking everyone's approval of same.
I feel like the author had an idea about Vogue,and who they put on their cover, and what that means, and just created her idea of Kim Kardashian based upon what she wanted her to be. Kim Kardashian is an example of all that is awful about our consumerist society, and I don't give a shit about her sex tape. I don't want her on Vogue because I don't want her in the WORLD.
@Susannaf I don't know, when people ask me what I see in her, why I love her, I always say "tries to buy me whatever I want even though she's broke" right after the #1 quality: "does chores".
"Empties the trash and washes the dishes" = a damn low bar for a grown adult.
By Aatom on Writing In Public
@either_ada This isn't a clean metaphor you're using. It's not a matter of safety in public, it's a matter of visibility. You can stay home if you wish to avoid the gaze of others, or find a private meeting space for a like-minded community. But you can't walk down a public street and get angry when people look at you.