Monday, 9 March 2009

Glowing Praise


I feel depressed reading it, because the writer is a fool.

It's Will Self's dumber cousin. What a pile of pretentious posing. Nothing on that website has any quality to it - the thesis in particular is a mediocre masterpiece of saying nothing at great length while dropping names.

About the only thing you learn from that piece is that the writer's clearly a middle class twit who hasn't been out of Chelsea, and is determined to try and make other snobs laugh at 'these poor people', hidden under a veil of public-school writing technique lacking any kind of finesse and a curious, adjectivally-induced sense of boredom.

Bimey, what a pile of wank. I like the photos but anyone who uses the awful neologism, 'hauntogeography' deserves to have their face slapped with a plank. There are actually some good points struggling to extricate themselves from the psychogeographic slurry, but I couldn't be bothered.


Ouch!

9 comments:

owen hatherley said...

I don't know why you're dignifying this by putting it up - there's no hint in your post of 'snobbery' towards 'poor people'. The comments on that thread are predictable anti-intellectual cuntishness with added tedious pedantry. Fuck 'em.

Murphy said...

It's because I obviously feel flattered, and a bit special...

It's funny - and telling - that I'm accused of the same 'name dropping' that I've bemoaned in the post below. Perhaps this suggests that I need to deal with my issues of proprietoriousness?

Dominic said...

Hauntogeography. Hauntogeography, hauntogeography, hauntogeography.

nxlb said...

They're just upset that you weren't on a bike.

Webetiquette or the significance of particular forums is not something I particularly get, but Cycle Chat? I wouldn't even listen to their opinion on Shimano brakes (or other subjects of conversion at school I never got).

Dominic said...

Cyclists who are also cunts? What a truly remarkable coincidence.

owen hatherley said...

I must say I was amused by how much more pedantic, self-righteous and cuntish the cyclists' forum was compared to the housing crash forum which also linked the post...

Charles Holland said...

Couldn't leave a comment on your blog the other day so I'm leaving one now. Congratulations on the guardian listing, especially as it has introduced you to the militant cyclist fraternity!

socialism and/or barbarism said...

As a militant cyclist who plans to storm the White House on a velocipede, let me apologize for all of us out there who aren't cunts.

steve said...

This critic is a twat. Are you public school though? So what, I guess. Anyway, your blog's great and if people haven't got the imagination, well fuck em so what. I can understand you enjoying it though.