A couple of postings back I lamented the decline in civility in internet discourse. Well, that sure had an impact.
Here's what some of those who disagreed with my review of "Zombieland" (which topped the box office this week, taking in $25 million) had to say about it on the "Rotten Tomatoes" website:
on Sep 30 2009 09:52 PM
I didnt even know this crappy paper was still around. I dont know about the
review but its a piss poor publication in general"
on Oct 01 2009 11:39 AM
Wait, did he actually get paid to write that review? I'm
pretty sure 90% of the people here could write a better one."
Fair enough. Far be it for me to begrudge anyone the right
to an opinion. But I wonder if runmong would include aaron b among that 90% of better qualified Tomatoes writers who writes
"Who knew that writing a review like this won't be a great
opportunity for you to be liked by anyone. I hope that when you **** tonight
all the ****hole excuses for reviews you've written in the past clog your
****hole and your very own vaginal lips choke the dumbass out of you. You
Thanks for the asterisks to spare those of us who might be
offended by the rough language.
In the last posting I mentioned the great critic James Agee
who in his first film review described his role as someone who "conduct[s] one
end of a conversation, as an amateur critic among amateur critics." A worthy
ideal, no doubt. But Agee never had a conversation with aaron b.