Thursday, January 29, 2009

Template for a run-out-of-ideas blog post:

Did you ever hear about Group X? They have First World Problem Y. The told the New York Times allll about it. Have they no shame? Surely the author of the article accurately represented Group X, because come on, these are horrible people. Aren't they so spoiled? Can you believe people like Group X exist? It's disgusting. My friends and I are nothing like the members of Group X. Wait, let me look up details about the various members of Group X, because obviously what will upset the Group Xers and show them their place is more publicity.

Or, why Rita has the right idea. Of course, if everyone eliminated re-mocking people mocked in the NYT from their bloggings, there'd be a whole lot of empty space on the Internet.


Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who thought the DABA girls blog was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek? I was talking to people about it the other night, and everyone insisted it was TOTALLY EARNEST. And everyone keeps blogging about it that way. Which just seems ... silly. I love how people think THEY'RE totally capable of being self-aware and presenting different facets of themselves in different ways or managing their perceptions on The Internet, but everyone else—particularly if they're girls, particularly if they're either a)rich, b)pretty, or c) in new york times (or magazine) pieces—have none of these skills, and must be COMPLETELY SERIOUS about everything at all times ... Why?

Phoebe said...

I thought it was... not necessarily tongue-in-cheek, but something meant as bait for NYT Styles-type reporters. So, agreed, the women featured are at least marginally self-aware.