One of my first realizations as a Thrill staff member was that we do not, in fact, always thrill our readers. Any article can garner a number of honest criticisms, exasperated grammatical corrections, unrelated rants, trolling, and occasionally, even an encouraging remark (we’re looking at you Claire Berman). Inevitably, we notice a pattern–so tonight we’re here to comment on your most commented comments. Yep. Comments on comments on comments.
- The Thrill only writes about their friends. Now you just calm your kitties! In a recent, unofficial poll in one of our Sunday meetings, we discovered that the majority of us are significant-other-repelling, dodgy, geek-chic, so-pale-we-scramble-satellites, frequently hungover kids. So give us a break, man. You try scraping up people to interview on a Sunday morning.
- Wut. Y u no say mor anoneemus commentur? Culd u b robot?
- This is dumb. Roses are red, violets are blue, Ima do me, you do you. At least we were wittier. Na na na na foo foo.
- Is this supposed to be funny? Maybe it is, maybe it’s not. WE’LL NEVER TELL. But really–sometimes our writing isn’t as nuanced and witty as we would like to think it is. Sometimes things are funnier in our heads than to our readers. And by our heads, we mean those Sunday afternoon staff meetings. So let us down gently and blame it on the a-a-a-alcohol? Or just let us down gently.
- [Insert occasional positive comment]. We often hear many more negative remarks than positive ones, so these really are a dime in a dozen. All we can say is thank you, thank you very much.