@Reply: The only person who cares less than us? Ray Kurzweil.
Character Overage: For somebody who got an icon of himself with a saint’s halo, his blog is surprisingly devoid of anything relevant. Maybe he decided just existing was good enough.
@Reply: How will these Nigerians survive without me?
Character Overage: To be fair, we’re assuming the founder of OpenDNS does occasionally get an email message that actually qualifies as important. You know, complaints about his service breaking applications that aren’t even on the Internet, for example.
@Reply: You have no outlets at home? Where do you live, Canada?
Character Overage: Seriously, what is it with overexposed avatars? We’re not even looking for them and they pop up at least once a month. Is this something the hipsters are doing so people won’t realize they’re artistic failures for a couple of crucial seconds?
@Reply: As opposed to backsniping them on Twitter, which is the height of class.
Character Overage: Our last article had some self-righteous type whining and centered around Americanos, too. We’re starting to wonder if drinking Americano makes you a d**k.
@Reply: We’re guessing, since you’re an obscure musician, that jealousy doesn’t play into this decision at all.
Character Overage: This kind of reminds us of The Bechdel Test, wherein a series of arbitrary rules are imposed on a medium to make what the author thinks is a profound statement…which is actually pretty easy to reverse and illustrate how vapid such a standard actually is. For example, under the Bechdel Test, “Citizen Kane” fails…but “Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS” doesn’t. So by this example, this man refuses to own an album by Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, or Leonard Cohen, but he’ll happily listen to The Shaggs or Leonard Nimoy.
That’s it for this month, but next month beckons sooner than you think. Tweet responsibly, kids.