What is this thread about?
Obsolete and proud of it
1. You don't offer critique. You make generalizations. Think the boat tests were "harder hitting" back in the day. The overwhelming majority of them were overwhelmingly positive—not unlike they are today. Go back and read. I've done my homework. Do yours. Then get back to me.
2. I have taken what you call "criticism" from you again and again on this forum. Re-read some of your posts and my responses to them. I have been gracious. But frankly, I'm sick of taking of your crap. And won't.
3. My career as a "frustrated writer" is just fine, thanks. In fact, I feel really lucky for all the good fortune I've had. Sure, a lot of it is hard work but without a little luck here and there nothing happens.
4. My post wasn't shrill. My post started with a little humor, then got to the point. Grab a dictionary and look up "shrill." And then review your posts like the one in the last thread, when you wrote about the person calling you to ask you to renew your subscription and you telling that person you thought the magazine would be "out of business" in a year. (Allow me to correct myself, "shrill" is the wrong word for you. I think "bitter" is more apt.)
5. Were you really thinking of "renewing your subscription?" Wow, the flies in the face of everything you've posted on this forum (see No. 4 to refresh your memory)—ever. A little disingenuous, don't you think?
6. Last, my name is Matt, not "Mat." Solid "critique" starts with getting the most basic facts straight. I'm just fine with solid critique, but again, that's not what you do.
Last edited by Matt Trulio; 02-18-2010 at 10:49 AM.
Maybe PBM can do an article about this thread.....
They could juxtapose details on propeller tuning with random statements by Sean Penn in Venezuela........
" I find that increasing rake not only advances Marxist theory, but the denser roostertail calms the workers." said Penn. "I also notice that the bow lift is almost a salute at speed, we must always acknowledge that as we struggle against imperialist oppression." Chavez added.
While this may seem senseless to some readers..... Keith Olberman will probably pick up segments of the story and run with it on MSNBC.
As I always say:..... One must accept needless changes as the inevitable penalty of compromise.
If anybody can fathom what the h*ll I'm talking about, feel free to visit me between 3 and 5 PM on Sundays at the sanitarium.
Yours in literary frustration, I remain............
Last edited by T2x; 02-18-2010 at 12:44 PM.
Obsolete and proud of it
How fooking stupid one would have to be to not realize the fuel for magazines is ad bucks, then subscriptions. Writers feed on these bucks. An equivalent would be "Floggings will continue until morale improves".........
Brownie is correct: I feed on bucks.
As for "The flogging will continue until morale improves," I counter with, "No good deed shall go unpunished."
Last, to Padraig: I have "handled it better" long enough by either remaining silent or responding graciously (i.e. defending your right to your opinion) every time you dish on the magazine. Did it get personal? Well, the word you have consistently used in regard to Powerboat's content is "mediocre," and since I have written much of it (and yes I help guide and plan the magazine's content) since Eric Colby (whom we both agree is a good writer) left I find that mildly personal.
And yet I never responded to that. Not once. So why did I respond to yet another generic, knee-jerk condemnation of the magazine by you? Well, like you, my friend, I have a limited supply of patience. Got me on the wrong day, I guess. But for those of you who are interested (or bored) enough to research the threads on this form, you can see I have "handled it better" with you many, many times.
You are right about one thing though: You didn't say you were thinking about re-subscribing. I misread what you wrote.
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