Friday, June 8, 2012
Stupid People Say Stupid Things
I took Kate to get a manicure this evening. While I waited for her, I read a copy of the latest People from the stack of magazines on the table next to the nail polish display.
Inside, there was this gem of a quote from one of the dancers on Dancing With the Stars:
“Friends told me it was a must-read, so I finally gave in and bought it. It’s definitely the kind of book that makes you blush, yet it’s so well written." - Karina Smirnoff on Fifty Shades of Grey
She's from another country, right? English isn't her first language, right? Or maybe she's had a lobotomy.
I can't take this anymore.
I know I'm starting to obsess about this. But, dammit, I have spent almost my entire life reading everything I could get my hands on. I have spent three-plus decades trying to write stories worth reading.
And all you assholes across America just want to read crap! Wasn't it bad enough when you were all swooning over Twilight?
Listen, people, Fifty Shades of Grey does not have even one sentence of good writing.
If you think it does, you are too stupid to know me.
Am I judging you? Yes, I am. I don't want there to be any confusion about that.
Good day, dummies. I said good day.