Let me preface this by saying that I won't ever use words like "blogosphere," or pretend that my opinion is in some way fresh, exciting, or relevant to anyone who does not know me personally. I am creating this 'blog' (what a faggy word) in order to actively fuck with my friends who also have 'blogs.' I believe the practice of famous 'bloggers' linking to each other's entries in order to create some false sense of traffic is both pathetic and impotent, in the grand scheme of things. Actually, in the fucking small scheme of things too. (Andy’s Blog)
I don’t have the time nor the energy to keep explaining the importance of this to the “cool” people; however, I will link to my school blog in order for those who think as Andy does to check out an extensive collection of posts (and other blogs) which proves my point. Because everyone’s “opinion is in some way fresh, exciting, [and] relevant to [everyone] who does not know [you] personally” regardless of how faggy a word blog is.
Don’t worry ya’ll will get it eventually—hmmm… maybe you’re witnessing the value of a blog already.
As for the Tucker Max dilemma… Well, first off, I may have misguided my words if people are assuming that I believe that he is making his stories up, or that I consider him a bad storyteller. This is certainly not the case. My previous post only deemed this man a bad writer—which he is. I believe this detail to be self-explanatory.
I knew the TM phenomenon was going to be brought back up again. Here’s how it goes in my eyes. TM is a regular old guy who depicts his life 1,000 times cooler than what it really is. That’s cool, though. One can’t argue with his recent success and fame, right?
The reason I even decided to write on this subject was because of the fact that I was reading through his forum and read statements like:
He’s one of the greatest writers of our time. period. (TM Forum)
Someone actually wrote this. So, on my blog, I decided to torpedo this idea by showing that he is a good exaggerator and storyteller but nothing else. But, I guess I was a little misunderstood.
Ultimately though, I am still surprised at the stories he tells—and I enjoy reading them. I just got his book a couple weeks back; it is very entertaining. I don’t know if I will every label myself a Tucker Max fan, though. I think Andy has WAY better stories. This is one I think he wrote for a creative writing class. He has better and I think they’re coming soon (I want to read the bed-shitting story).
However the problem with Ed's approach, and the reason he will be labeled as an asshole, is a lack of tact when telling the truth. When a girl asks if she looks bad in a pair of pants, and she does, saying "Yes you look fucking ugly" would be the truth. And you'd be an asshole for telling her the truth in that way. There is obviously a more tactful way of letting her down- Well, sweetheart, I just don't think it's your style. But I like when you wear ______.
See? You told the truth, but you are also NOT an asshole (Andy’s Blog)
It seems that Andy and I are in complete accordance on this situation, and Andy does a good job of exposing the need for tact. Kudos, Andy.
That’s it for now, folks. Cheers.