Friday, February 28, 2014
The Most Popular Comment on the Internet
I'm not calling you that. That's the comment..."You're an Idiot"
I love this article in the New Republic. It perfectly describes the four step process...
Step One: Someone sends an opinion or comment out into the world without it being requested.
Step Two: Someone else decides that they simply must reply to the original statement via a response noting that the person who wrote it is a big stupid idiot.
Step Three: In actualizing Step Two, the second person makes a rudimentary grammar mistake—“Your an idiot!”—indicating that he or she is maybe not the best person to judge the merits of a given opinion or how intelligent the holder of that opinion is.
Step Four: The original opinion holder points out the error by replying with something along the lines of, “I love it when people try to say I’m stupid and make an error in the process. Who’s the idiot now?”
As I point out periodically, there's a reason why I don't allow comments on this blog.