Did Austen have to put up with this kind of constant opinining? Did Shakespeare? (An occasional rotten potato is more hazardous, but also more moderate and intelligent, than the kind of twitter that you occasionally get on Facebook.) Seriously. Imagine if the great works of literature were thrown open to this kind of commenting....
IT is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
|- 'It is a'? |
Could there be a more hackneyed opening to a story? Srsly?
- Agreed, lolz.
And what the hell is this talk about marriage while we're at it? Enough with the valourisation of outdated patriarchal structures!
Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene...
- 'Households' - hey, that isn't bloody likely under the current fiscal/sub-prime mortgage crisis.
- And I don't know why you're using that hackneyed and trite Iambic Pentameter.
- And what's all this 'Fair Verona', while you're about it? Man, have you see what Berlusconi and Prodi have done to the place?
- Bet the idiot's never seen Verona.
- This 'Shakespeare' is REALLY in need of an editor.
- Or a therapist, man. You should see his King Lear. I don't know how the hell he ever got published...
Man, it's getting so you can't breathe before someone makes a comment on it - as if everyone has to have an opinion about what happens before it happens.
Maybe I should put in a comments box in this post, just for those commenters who are too incontinent not to comment mid-post...
Dramatisation. May not actually work.
Commenters! Comment on my Comment on the culture of comment! Go on, I won't bite!