I had something up my sleeve for a while that I was going to post today. I am not doing that post. Instead I am going to get something off my chest that I have been thinking about alot lately;
My readers are spoiled.
This is not to say all of them. There are those who appreciate what I do and I am thankful for that. However there are a great many who just don’t. Does this sound arrogant to you? Well if it does then fine. I figured it was about time I started living up to the vane(vain)dave name.
Look I don’t want you to think this post is just about me. The fact is that I am ranting about something that affects many consistently good bloggers. I can think of more than a few off the top of my head. Readers get caught up in what I like to call “Sean Penn Syndrome“. Let me explain Sean Penn Syndrome (or SPS for short) to you real quick;
Yesterday I saw a preview for the movie Milk. The commercial was chock full of nominations for best actor and best movie, and this screen guild’s award and that critic’s association award. Now in my head all I was thinking was, “YAAAWWWWNNN. Another awesome Sean Penn movie. Whoop de fucking doo.” This is not to say that I was doubting that Sean Penn deserved all of this praise, this is just to say that I was unimpressed. If it had been, oh I don’t know, say Steve Guttenberg getting all of that praise things would have been different. I would have said, “Holy shit Steve Guttenberg made a good movie? I must see this right now!”
This is SPS in a nutshell. Sean Penn would have to make a movie so good that just seeing it would end all hunger and bring about world peace for me to be impressed. I would have to see an article in the newspaper that read, Milk Movie Cures Cancer, for me to be even think “not bad Sean Penn”. If even one person comes and tells me that Marlon Wayans’ performance in Little Man 2 was pretty damn good, then I am damn sure seeing that movie. This is how I feel right now. I feel like an unfamous, much less talented version of Sean Penn.
Look I am not just pulling this out of my ass. I get great reactions from a wide variety of people on a good portion of my posts. These are just from this week (Here is where we dive deeper into vanity…)
You crack me up! lol. Hilarious as always.