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June 27, 2014

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Zach

I also appreciated this post. There isn't enough goodwill on the internet these days, so it's nice to see an honest effort to increase the store.

I say this as someone who has on several occasions channeled sour moods into utterly pointless "debates" with people on matters of politics, aesthetics, etc - that quickly become a snark pissing match. I know this behavior feeds an unsavory part of me; it takes guts and honesty to apologize and try to do better.

Ray

" any outside observer can recognize in this pattern the hallmarks of narcissism."--

Wait--this sounds familiar--hey, required, are you my ex-wife?

george

Was this posted before or after Champion twittered an apparent suicide note? He seems to have changed his mind about jumping off a bridge.

http://www.dailydot.com/lifestyle/new-york-lit-emily-gould-ed-champion-subtweet-war/

QG

Glenn, I do miss your regular puncturing of that geriatric balloon Jeffrey Wells that, richly deserved as it always was, generally made me feel like I did not, therefore, have to do likewise.

Felix

Out of curiosity, I decided to check out this blog again since I haven't been a regular reader for a couple years now and I was surprised to find this post from you that explains a lot of why I stopped reading. I think I started reading around 2008 and 2009 and stopped around 2012.

I can't say it makes me want to go back. Not that it matters or was the purpose of this post or that you should even care. I haven't witnessed the change that has happened over the years, so this is probably a moot.

I got tired reading character assassination leveled at other critics and the drama over this-and-that person's opinions. Even if they were terrible or mediocre or Armond White, it just got tedious and yes, indicative of all the personal issues you detail here. The negativity and passive-aggressiveness (and outright aggression) was tiresome and not at all engaging. It's kind of depressing when those other critics who were apparently dragging film culture or culture in general down could easily be ignored in favor of more constructive things. I don't know why people have to get territorial or bitchy over something at the end of the day is supposed to be a real passion and inspire enthusiasm.


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