@Reginal T. Squirge they certainly have been!
"And there's all the grousing about how Beats headphones aren't the best, how there's better stuff for the money, how only a dumb uninformed status-obsessed idiot mall teen (there's an age thing here, too) would choose to buy those instead of the VASTLY superior Grado Prestige Series SR-60i with non resonant air chambers and wider frequency response, because quality is an objective attribute and in a better world it would correlate exactly with desirability and sales. There are charts and forums that PROVE this and EXPLAIN this. Those idiots!"
Couldn't many of these same things be said about Apple computers?
But then isn't Apple's acquisition of Beats a form of Cultural Appropriation?
"Nothing from Beats looks like Apple. Not the brand, not the hardware."
Eh, I think it's be because every fanboi supplicates at the feet of King Troll.
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AV Club comments are still a good read, usually gives me a chuckle on the bus
@BadUncle : YOURE JUST A GUN HATING LIBRUL
Alternate take : (cat gif)
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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!