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Author Topic: In response to today's News Post  (Read 1724 times)

CrippledVulture

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In response to today's News Post
« on: 27 Oct 2006, 20:53 »

Just who does this Tony Long think he is?  I thought there were higher standards for cultural appreciation at Wired.  I thought we were finished discussing whether comics are legit or not after Maus.  Has he never read Maus?  What a pretentious ass.
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Rufusion

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Re: In response to today's News Post
« Reply #1 on: 27 Oct 2006, 22:21 »

No, wait, the best part is where he says:
"I have not read this particular 'novel' but I'm familiar with the genre so I'm going to go out on a limb here."
Yes, that's right, he's objecting to its winning the award even though he's never read it.
Talk about judging a book by its cover.
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Re: In response to today's News Post
« Reply #2 on: 27 Oct 2006, 23:37 »

I ranted at the guy too before I realized what's goign on. I think we're all taking it way too seriously.  The article's called "The Luddite" and, when I looked back, I realized he'd made the same kind of obnoxious sttements about a bunch of other things, and to a really ludicrous degree. I'm going to read it as a kind of performance art.
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CrippledVulture

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Re: In response to today's News Post
« Reply #3 on: 28 Oct 2006, 00:54 »

Ha ha!

I seem to have fallen victim to a Somethingawful-esque internet goof.  At least I didn't post on the site.

I blame Jeph, he got outraged first.
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