According to an anonymous guy named Joe, Steven Garrity is a “dink,” is “in the know,” “need[s] to take a chill pill” and considers himself “cooler than the rest of the losers.”
This is not an unusual sort of blogback.
The common pattern is: blogauthor writes something that appears to suggest that they are part of a certain elite group (i.e. they listen to a particular band, wear a particular kind of knee-highs, or use a particular sort of computer) and the blogcritic responds along the lines of “you think you’re so important, you member of an elite group you.”
Leaving all of the pluses and minuses of anonymous blogflaming aside, I’m left to wonder what the alternative is.
If we humans don’t do things that distinguish us into little sub-groups of humans, wouldn’t we all be “the same?” And wouldn’t that be boring?
Isn’t Steven really saying with his radio show “I’m Steven, and here’s something that makes me unique.”
And isn’t “Joe” really saying “stop pretending you’re unique.”
Me, I’ll take unique over mundane any day.
Dink on, Steven!