WHY DOESN’T IT SAY “OUI” INSTEAD OF WII????
lordjeram said: What do you think about Ira Glass saying that Shakespeare isn't good? I mean other than the obvious anger.
Glass has apparently followed that up by saying “That was kind of an off-the-cuff thing to say that in the cold light of day, I’m not sure I can defend at all.” He seems to realize that his foot was in his mouth.
But even if I was to examine his poorly considered statements, the most he said about Shakespeare was that he “wasn’t relatable.” First, that’s an absurd criteria for any form of art. As if all art is a slave to you, the viewer, reaffirming something about your life. It also presupposes that the viewer is under no obligation to engage with the art and seek out that “relatability.” Art only becomes art through the engagement of the viewer. Second, how is Shakespeare not relatable? Because he says “thou” and “thee?” Because he talks about long-dead nobles in a pre-democratic, pre-globalized setting? Bullshit. Hamlet is everyone’s self-loathing. Falstaff is everyone’s self-satisfaction. Othello is jealousy. Macbeth is pride. Prince Hal is ambition. Miranda is innocence. Juliet is passion. Lear is heartbreak. Brutus is guilt. Jacques is melancholy. Caliban is oppression. Coriolanus is reticence. Beatrice is wit and Bottom is joy. Shakespeare is THE MOST RELATABLE WRITER EVER.
Glass said a very dumb thing, and he knows it.
My dog Martini has a predilection for laying on top of my cell phone. So it was only a matter of time before this happened.
Mara Wilson sent me to this article, and now I am 90% certain I have Bipolar II.
Didn’t want to contribute to their overall note count, but I wanted to give a hearty FUCK YOU to the marketing department at axetemptation for this sexist piece of shit creative. Congratulations, assholes. Your clickbait worked.
You know what will forever grind my irrational gears?
That the Wheel of Fortune final puzzle given letters are listed as RSTLNE instead of RLSTNE (like R.L. Stine.)
Ever wanted to hear every 80’s new wave and rock song sung like Susan Boyle every day of your life? Me neither.