The Latest from WASP 101

Discussion in 'Andy's Trad Forum' started by Beresford, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

    United States
    New Jersey
    While it isn't, that's what he often posts, and what seems to serve as his touchstone. Fifteen years ago, that would have been less of a mistake.

    Upon just returning from his blog, I was finally confronted with the obvious: here we all are discussing the blog and author, undoubtedly generating traffic. If you want to sell something in print, the easiest and surest way to do it isn't to say, "Square peg in square hole." It's to publish something akin to an old National Enquirer article, I.e., "Mother gives birth to Martian baby, etc., etc., etc."
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2008
  2. marmer

    marmer New Member

    True enough, Flanderian. I read Richard's blog daily, and enjoy his pictures. I read the entry in question and commented on the blog site before it showed up in this forum.

    Discussing it here smacks of criticizing someone behind their back.
  3. A Questionable Gentleman

    A Questionable Gentleman Super Member

    United States
    Who's been criticizing?
  4. hbecklin

    hbecklin Active Member with Corp. Privileges

    For all we know, it probably IS an RL ad. After all, isn't that RL's plan for the world? WASP 101- coming soon to macy*s.

    And yes, it is very appalling. I don't know what this guy is trying to do, but it proves that the internet, while it has given every man, woman (and, possibly, child) their own soapbox, is a haven for those with insecurities about their insecurities (we all have our insecurities). I will heed others' advice that we should take this with a grain of salt. I'm sure it is fulfilling for him to be lambasted, if only for the sake of attention.

    As a young person, seeing youth used as an excuse for this man's gaudy display of "elegance, refinement, and control"- the epitome of the Ivy league aesthetic- appalls me.
  5. Sartre

    Sartre Senior Member

    United States
    ^ Hell, I'm impressed anyone made it to the end of his story. I lost interest after the first sentence...
  6. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

    United States
    New Jersey

    Oh, I regularly criticize him directly too, if I wish to, or feel it may serve a useful purpose. Since Richard is one of the few bloggers who doesn’t screen the remarks that readers post, I assume he wishes to invite negative remarks. I would be very surprised if there wasn’t a direct correlation between controversy and traffic.
  7. manuduenas

    manuduenas Active Member with Corp. Privileges

    Okay, I have a stupid question:

    What does WASP stand for??!?!

  8. Duck

    Duck Super Member

    United States
    Being from Germany, I understand. White Anglo Saxon Protestant.
  9. manuduenas

    manuduenas Active Member with Corp. Privileges

    Seriously?? There's a common abbreviation for people like that?

    That's like the exact opposite of me.... ;-)

    Thank you,

  10. brokencycle

    brokencycle Advanced Member

    Seems like a waste of time. I'm sure he enjoys it.

    He sounds like a Tucker Max wannabe.

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