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what would you think if you met someone who has never heard of david sedaris?

Date: 2009-08-29 04:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rrreverb.livejournal.com
tell them it's ok, because Amy's better.

Why ?

Date: 2009-08-29 04:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ruta-skadi.livejournal.com
As someone who actually spent last night watching Strangers With Candy, IAWTC. So much.

Lizzo: I would assume either a severe generation gap, or that this person had spent so much of their time gaining multiple degrees/snorkeling in far-off ocean reefs/building tiny models of cathedrals, that they had no time for pop culture of any kind. You should question them closely and take notes for an anthropological survey. :)

Date: 2009-08-29 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rcn412.livejournal.com
I would simply assume that they had no time in their live for off-beat pop culture. And be severely confused because they obviously don't listen to NPR

GET OFF MY LAWN

Date: 2009-08-29 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cleversimon.livejournal.com
I'd ask where they're from, because apparently it's a blissful utopia free of overrated hipster crap.

Re: GET OFF MY LAWN

Date: 2009-08-30 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iamwearingpants.livejournal.com
You and I disagree on the Davids. He's amusing. Or at least, he's amusing when he's not trying (and failing) to write something deep.

Date: 2009-08-30 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cleversimon.livejournal.com
I was going to mock you some more, but LJ is giving me an ad about "one rule for a flat stomach" and so I'm just going to go sulk about how the internet is calling me fat.

Re: GET OFF MY LAWN

Date: 2009-08-31 03:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ruta-skadi.livejournal.com
Mr. Simon,
I hope very much that you are not falling for the trap of hating people based on their fans. (And, to be fair, some of his fans are irritating as shit). Because that would be very silly indeed, and from what I have heard, you are better than that.
Love, Cat.

Date: 2009-08-31 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cleversimon.livejournal.com
I can hate the guy because he's a shitty writer and be annoyed that so many people enjoy him. I am large; I contain multitudes.

Date: 2009-08-31 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iamwearingpants.livejournal.com
What bothers me, by the way, is not so much that he hasn't heard of David Sedaris. It's that, if he hasn't heard of David Sedaris, of what other, more important things hasn't he heard? Would he catch your Whitman reference? I worry.

Date: 2009-08-31 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cleversimon.livejournal.com
Intellectual compatibility is at least as important to a relationship as sexual or emotional compatibility. You can't always be boning or gazing into each other's eyes; conversation has to come up at some point, and if you're not on the same page (in any number of ways), it's going to be painful.

That said, isn't extrapolating total cultural illiteracy because he hasn't read Sedaris a bit like assuming he's a cinephobe if he hasn't seen Garden State? Check your own prejudices, and for god's sake stop borrowing trouble.

Date: 2009-08-31 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iamwearingpants.livejournal.com
Who said I was in a relationship with this person?

But yeah, to be fair, I am using Sedaris as an excuse for other things.

Date: 2009-08-31 05:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cleversimon.livejournal.com
If you weren't in a relationship, why would you care?

Date: 2009-08-31 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iamwearingpants.livejournal.com
Just to be petty? You're right, though.

(I have to stop using livejournal, it brings out the worse in me.)

Date: 2009-09-07 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iamwearingpants.livejournal.com
And, a week later, I notice that's supposed to say "worst". Fuck me.

Date: 2009-09-01 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ruta-skadi.livejournal.com
Well, also, just because someone hasn't heard of something doesn't mean that they wouldn't enjoy it. What about that wonderful rush you get when a friend (or, um, "naked-friend") enjoys something for the first time-- and it was something that you introduced them to?

Liz, I don't think it's an end-of-the-world thing that he hasn't heard of David Sedaris. (Not that that's what you were thinking, of course). Plus, you now get the bonus of lending him one of his books and seeing if he enjoys it. Woo!

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