Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Boobie Fumbles.

I don't have much to add or say about the embarrassing spectacle of Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger crapping his own pants on teevee in an attempt to show up Will Leitch. I've been around long enough to know that anytime somebody goes into a windup for a big hatin' on the blogs rant, you should sit down, grab some popcorn, and prepare yourself to watch a grown man show his ass. I mean, in the first place, if your whole point is to suggest that blogs represent a coarsening of letters, here's a hint: don't be the first guy in the conversation to bust out some obscenities. And you can shove your gatekeeper books and insider shibboleths up your ass. Also, have some self awareness: this asspipe Bissinger has to recognize that the network television extension of his brand has been very well served and supported throughout it's troubled, dicey life by bloggers. Nevermore!

But Bissinger's problem, let's face it, is the exact same problem that everyone has with blogs. In the time before the internet allowed for the permanent, searchable, archiveable "publication" of the thoughts of common people, motherfuckers like the ones who populate the Deadspin comment boards were packed into bars, stadiums, and neighborhood grillouts, having conversations, sharing opinions, you know--living their lives. You think blogs are the critical ingredient in the chicken-egg scenario that led to Sean Salisbury being called a "fetus-faced windbag?" Hell, no. Salisbury's been being called a "fetus-faced windbag" since time immemoriam. The truth ain't nothin' but the truth, Buzz. You just no longer get to live in a world that allows you the illusion that the truth doesn't apply to you. So get down off your high horse - Bissinger, Wilbon, and the like - and welcome to ground level, where we all know that somewhere, out there, there's somebody calling each of us a "fetus-faced windbag."

Anyway, more here, and here, and here. And everywhere. And, like Leafblower said, Friday Night Lights is dead to me. As if you could take a motherfucking word of it seriously after Bissinger showed his ass.


Anonymous said...

Learn how to spell judgment if you want to defend the blogosphere

The Deceiver said...

According to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, published by the Houghton-Mifflin Company in 2006, "judgement" is an accepted variant of "judgment." Similar approval for the spelling can be found in Princeton University's WordNet, the 2008 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and the 2006 Random House Unabridged Dictionary.

It is also my preferred variant.

But...thanks for playing!

Gabriel said...

All that may be true, but none of it changes the fact that Will Leitch is a douchebag of the first degree, and his moron commenters aren't much better.