We can all agree everything I've written in this blog has been funny. That's easy enough. But there has been some concern that it's all a bit too negative. "What do you actually like?" "What do you care about?" "What can you come out in support of?" These are questions people ask in the comments, even if they prefer to spell it "shut up, pussy."
A popular tech blogger even took a shot at people like me when she said the Internet was filled with "300 word snark-fests by junior reporters paid $12 a post." Hey! I'm paid WAY MORE than $12/post. But your point remains, I'm too snarky. It's time to turn down the neggy and turn up the possy. Here are 5 things I wholeheartedly support and endorse.
If squash had a motto it would be, "Squash: A friendly reminder that people are supposed to be miserable during the winter."
7:04 PM - 15 Oct 12
This tweet is perfectly constructed: the idea of squash having a motto is cute while the premise—attacking squash for tasting terrible—is right on. Plus, like all good tweets, there's a dark undertone posing the real possibility that humans aren't meant to be happy.
Daughter of the Blood is a miserable book, and this review excellently sums up the problems with it. Plus, it manages to be totally funny the whole time. Balls! Ha! The reviewer clearly has a sense of style that would be worth $12 for a 300 word blog post at least!
This concert review had several great insights into hip hop shows. It even includes a Teddy Ruxpin reference!
In future debates, the moderator should be able to tase candidates who talk after she tells them their time is up. #debates
7:28 PM - 16 Oct 12
The debates generated a lot of funny responses, but this is my favorite because it focuses on the main problem of the town-hall style debate: people talking over each other are hard to listen to. The only way to make debates less annoying is to force the candidates to actually follow the rules. Whoever this clever person is who tweeted this, really knows what he/she is talking about.
 This indefatigable blog post
Yes, this one. It's a masterful example of taking constructive criticism (occassionaly dressed up as petty insults from somebody who clearly didn't read the thing they're commenting on). It's also self-aggrandizing in a tongue-and-cheek way that is amusing and helpful to the author's career.
Please leave your responses in comments and I'll translate them into compliments in my head.