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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Taking the low road

Phallus impudicus
Originally uploaded by Pethan.
Valleywag has this post that I caught via digg:
Achieving Blog Nirvana

And in predictable Gawker Media form, the advice for absolute perfection and audience-pleasing posting? A magic combo of revenge, perversity, sex and Schadenfreude. Pretty much all the baser levels of discourse, IMHO.

I'm not criticizing Valleywag or Gawker, really. It's a sad commentary on our society. I mean, let's face it, TMZ is making mint on just this exact formula (and more power to them :)

But it's a little depressing when Valleywag is right, for a plethora of reasons I won't go into now ;)

So I leave this with one of my fave Oscar Wilde quotes:
“The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands.”

Think about this the next time you're reading comments on digg or perusing the muckitymuck of celeb blogs (of which I will admit to partake occassionaly).

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