To all the writers who threw their Santa Claus vs. vikings screenplay in the trash, we are truly sorry.
Hollywood is going to make a multi-million dollar gritty reboot of Santa Claus wherein he battles vikings, and I wrote about how fantastically stupid that is.
This will uphold my observation that for some reason these days any story set in a world without electricity requires a gigantic battle scene that was not in the original tale.
On March 7, Cracked writers Pat Carnell and Eric Yosomono had their excellent 5 Badass People Who Stood Up to Infamous Dictators published on the site. Almost immediately, because the Internet is ever vigilant, comments were posted that they had “stolen” that article from a site called…
…even worse than Thomas Friedman?
Shucks. I’ll try harder. But if you ever upvote one of my clever A/V Club comments you have to take it back.
(Comment taken from an unforgiving AV Club review of Gladstone’s book, that, I think, expects a reality from his story that he never offered the reader. It’s not the world as the internet; it’s the internet as the world.)
I’m actually posting this because it kind of made me laugh. I’m not arguing its veracity. I laugh at myself, because it’s nice to have a thicker skin than I did one or two internets ago.
I’ve certainly had my up and down moments in quality, but even a crappy article I’ve hurled myself up against trying to give it all that it deserves. I mean, it makes you wonder — did LMFAO work hard on their album? They must have, right? But did they feel ownership of it? Did they put some part of it into the work and hope for approval, or did they just decide to get rich smearing your ears with the most popular club beats they could devise, and not get inspired? Or is it something they really tried, and just happened to get rich?
Anyway, a comment immediately below it chides Soren’s writing, and that’s just demonstrably hilarious, so you can’t take anything too seriously.
All you can do is try to make people laugh, be clear, be concise, and be kind. Not necessarily in that order.
(Source: The A.V. Club)
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