First, I love how you criticize everyone else's writing. I'm honored just to be able to comment on yours.
Second, what is it with hipsters who need to search the web to find anti-hipster screeds, and then bash the writer.
If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck...
Come out of the hipster closet and I'll agree you're the smartest dude this minute.
Dude, criticizing me as a d-bag is one thing. Calling me and the publication homophobes is completely another.
Oh, and the irony of your comment when Mike's whole column is basically stating that any Elton John joke or reference to wimps makes you a homophobe is not lost one me.
But hey, payback's a bitch.
Ladies and gentlemen, as an old fogie I would like to state the obvious in a phrase I've never used before:
This column is fail.
I look forward to other fine L Magazine columns with your byline, such as:
'Hey Animal Collective, Why No Black Kids At Your Show?'
'Why Borat & Bruno Prove Sascha Baron Cohen Is A Genius'
or the five-parter that will knock their socks off:
'I Finally Discover There Was Pop Music Before 1979'
You and your publication are headed for fame. In the Internet Archives.
A good evening to you as well.
So if you suspect someone of homophobia, does that give you enough evidence to write an entire column addressing my work as homophobic? And tarring the reputation of an entire publication?
This is the kind of stuff that allows ex-journos to scoff at the standards of internet publications.
And, more to the point about your profession as 'music writer', making a Fred Durst reference when the conversation is heavy metal music only shows the lack of knowledge you have of pop music. Elton John and Kiki Dee have a song with 'Breaking' in the title. Why not reference that?
I would personally appreciate an apology on behalf of myself and PopMatters. The standards of journalistic integrity call for that in this situation.
Unless you would like to explain how suspicion of intent allows you to besmirch fellow publications in a public forum.
Oh, and lest I forget, as an esteemed and knowledgeable music writer, explain to me what Fred Durst has to do with metal.
Writer rule number one: Write what you know.
So...let me get this straight. Any joke about Elton John is automatically homophobic?
Are you serious?
I think there are some openings for a music writer in the Tehran Times.
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