So the other day Halsey from Spunky Junky left a comment on an old post of mine saying she thought it was funny. It was so old I had kind of forgotten what it was about, so I re-read it. I cracked up, remembering the situation. I decided to re-post it today in the hopes that maybe some of you will find it funny as well.
****originally published on The V Spot January 27, 2009****
Criticism is part of life. I expect it. I yap about whatever I want to on this blog and I figure most people
a) don’t read it;
b) could care less; or,
c) agree with me.
Sometimes it is the person doing the criticizing that is a surprise…. I am being criticized by my (big, strapping, weightlifting) brother-in-law because I said in a post that the movie Bring It On has no plot.
I will respond to what I sincerely hope are his tongue in cheek comments. (I thought about putting his comments in pink, but that’s just uncalled for. Italics will work just fine.)
You do know this is a public site, right? Other people will find out about this past of yours…
OK, maybe I was a bit harsh when I said there was NO plot. I’ll rephrase. There IS a plot. It’s just that it is so tired, transparent and formulaic that it is easy label it as having no plot.
I stand corrected.
McDonald’s is a franchise too. Just because there are a lot of them around doesn’t make them innovative, exciting, thought-provoking or necessary. (And the fact that you are so generous with the use of exclamation points when it comes to writing about the 5th one… well, it has me a bit worried about you.)
Remove the cheerleader aspect and you’ve just described the plot of every Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon ever made.
Does the tale belong to the unsung heroes, or is it about them? Decide, adjust your punctuation accordingly, then get back to me. (Say hi to my sis and give her a big hug!)
****Updated to add: If you’re interested in more of my responses to comments, search the label “Retorts” If you’d like to weigh in on comments other people have relieved, visit My Favorite Hate Mail.****