Wordsmoker Commenter Executions: A Gimmick Too Far
March 8, 2011 in Commenter Executions
I’m all for satirical commentary dealt out under a persona that is in itself a meta-analysis of the absurd lows consistently and depressingly seen throughout other popular websites in terms of social interaction. I don’t mind gimmicks. But when the gimmick doesn’t add to the commentary or to the article, detracting from the overall mood because it’s distracting, I have to take up arms against the culprit.
Shuffle forth, youtube commentator.
From “The Owl, The Fire and the Wardrobe”
If the page is a wardrobe, and the gimmick is a bad-tempered owl inside the wardrobe, then you – the commenter – are a small fire in that wardrobe. And fire promotes unruly behavior – even in the most relaxed of birds.
Even in wide-open spaces.
Even in the most beautiful of places.
youtube commentator – hold your freshly decapitated head up high.
Be peaceful in the knowledge that the main reason you were executed so swiftly was accuracy.
May Alanis Morisette have mercy on your soul.