July 07, 2014

Laugher of the Day

Here's Mark Waid on the recent controversy surrounding fellow comicbook creator Rick Remender's current Captain America storyline:

That's rich. This, from the guy who tweeted this about last week's Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision:

Now, I've no idea about the character and story in question, but I find the irony very delicious here. The self-righteousness of people like Waid, Dan Slott, Ron Marz et. al. knows no bounds, most especially when they're wrong about something. And they always do it in the most snide, condescending manner.

Not to mention, this crew is always on "speech patrol" for something on which to post a grievance. It's always fun to watch when they're on the defensive. You've made the bed; now lie in it.

UPDATE: Gotta love it: The gnomish Dan Slott alludes to this post (without linking to it, natch) only including the "Now, I've no idea about the character and story in question ..." part in his tweet. Which, natch, has little to do with the actual point.

Brilliant, Danny. Now you've done precisely what those fired up about Remender have done.

UPDATE 2: This comment perfectly illustrates the point Slott purposely missed:

I LOVE IT when Liberals eat their own. How does it feel Rick… to be hoisted by your own petard? The PC “Thought Police” showed their usual ignorance and intolerance while revealing their own insecurities and hate.

Remember when this used to be a free country?

Posted by Hube at July 7, 2014 10:46 AM | TrackBack

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I honestly wonder if Dan Slott has psychological problems. That he would pull a quote that has nothing to do with the crux of the argument you were making, tweet it as if it were, and then bash you for it is incredibly odd.

On cue, his Twitter groupies started lathering him up (e.g., "I don't know how you guys put up with it, Dan.") It's not healthy...

I liked how one guy asked him how long it takes to complete a single issue. The honest answer would be: "Ummm, well, it depends on how many weird political rants I go on from week-to-week. I tend to do that a lot and then whine about working late at night."

Posted by: Douglas Ernst at July 7, 2014 04:45 PM

LOL ... yeah, I couldn't believe that when I saw it. Well, yeah, I DO, but really?? I mean, feel free to disagree and even mock my opinion, but at least get the actual POINT, first!

Posted by: Hube at July 7, 2014 07:22 PM

I would say that Slott would almost have to have psychological problems given how often he flies off the rails and how obsessed he is with what others have written about him.

Posted by: Carl at July 8, 2014 01:14 AM