mar 7

Hunt not the Snark but the Snarker

"Snarking is cultural vandalism. I have arrived at this conclusion belatedly. I have been guilty of snarking, and of enjoying snarks. In the matter of snarking, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But it has grown entirely out of hand. It is time to put away childish things. I must restore my balance, view the world in a fair way, hope to inspire more appreciation than ridicule. No doubt there will always be a role for snarking, given the proper target and an appropriate venue, and I reserve the right to snark when it is deserved, as in certain movie reviews. But in general I must become more well-behaved." Who? Roger Ebert. [via]


Man, he's really making it tough for me to leave a snarky comment here. Feels like an AA meeting.

posted by Eric at 6:46 PM on March 8, 2009

Don't know if it adds anything, but he's paraphrasing a speech by James Mason in the noir film, "Odd Man Out." Clip is on You Tube.

posted by Creepy at 4:47 PM on March 9, 2009

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