Did it ever, really, go away? This is a thread about gossip and why it’s a bad thing.
“DEBUNKING THE MYTH OF KRYPTONITE LOCKS AND THE BLOGOSPHERE” from The Intuitive Life Business Blog.
Just yesterday, I wrote of woe as to the word chowdown of the upcoming film, SUPERMAN RETURNS (“reduced to…schnitzel,” or, “the Man of Steal becomes Meat” I wrote, after reading through a few
gossip film blogs — not all of them strike-worthy, however). (NOTE: the film, SUPERMAN RETURNS, is a good one and inspiring — the grubbing gossip about the film is not.)
And it was only a few days earlier — not the stuff of blogging, however — that I was purchasing another Kryptonite bicycle lock after discussing with the ever-overtly-hyperactive bicycle store sales-repair-man about this very issue: how a reliable (perhaps even a great) product (Kryptonite bike locks) was almost unhinged by rudimentary word dirt gone worse. Almost, but not surely if but what there I was again just last week, buying another Kryptoninte lock. And there he was, the hyperactive bicycle salesman, laughing (like rapidfire!) about “the media” and how “they always make a big deal out of everything!” And then he grew even more focused and began examining the ages of my earlier Kryptoninte bike locks (all five seconds it took him!). The older Kryptonites (I have several) still work, but the new one works, too. Gossip, like a BIC pen, is not always reliable. Or, rather, perhaps the reliabiltiy factor is in proportional opposition to degrees of violation of truth, structure and the Meme-ian Way: the more intense the meme and all the rest, the more questionable is the reliability.
At least, it’s a possibility.