Saturday, May 8, 2010

Beast

Just so no one should wonder why it's a tough market for writers right now I stumbled on a humor/ satire/ national lampoon type site
the site got me chuckling a few times. According to them, One of the 50 most loathsome people is YOU:

"#26. You

Charges: Based solely on Fox News and cartoon depictions of evil scientists, you think “Climategate” is a real controversy that somehow affects the truth of global warming. You think science is just another religion. You think Dan Brown writes nonfiction. You want the government to get its hands out of your Medicare. You think Dr. Oz can heal you with his palms. You believe in horoscopes. You bought a Snuggie. You’re suddenly outraged by government malfeasance because a black guy got elected, or you refuse to be outraged by government malfeasance, because you don’t want to come across as racist. You think Avatar was either the worst or best film ever and you have film chops to describe why, yet you know fuck all about how the real world works, because you’re too busy satiating yourself with junk food, internet porn and “reality” HDTV to care. It took a fucking Underwear Bomber for you to learn about Yemen. You’re proud of your ignorance and proud of that too. In other words, you suck, you know it, and your every word is a sad and futile attempt to deny it.
Exhibit A: Glenn Beck.
Sentence: Glenn Beck."


Admit it, it's funny...and they didn't mention Facebook or the other easy target, American Idol.
Anyway, this site, full of writing that's tighter, more topical, less self-absorbed, funnier and much less preachy, with good pictures and graphics...is run by donations and affiliate loan banner ads. It probably loses money. The writers are all probably high school teachers who get paid $10 an article and the royalty check never arrives and they don't care. This is the reality of internet publishing. Great writing is basically given away free. And these posts of mine are not great writing. So, this is as good as it gets.

Seacoast on Blast writers should study the beast site closely as this is what you are aiming for.
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