I’m a reply man by commerce. I earned my stripes on-line by taking aside s—ty sports activities columns, banging out instantaneous counterpoints to takes I deemed to be phony standard knowledge and angrily tweeting replies to Adam Schefter. What I seen, far too late, was that my have to reply to EVERYTHING grew to become a part of my character, on-line and off. After I had a dialog with anybody — even my household — I used to be solely listening in order that I may kind an excellent reply. When my spouse irritated me, I might spend hours sketching out a future argument together with her in my head, after which go begin that argument. After I watched a film, I spent extra time interested by what I might f—king tweet in regards to the film after it was over than really listening to the film itself.
All of that is unhealthy, and it’s why I ought to actually preserve my mouth shut about “Bo Burnham: Inside.” And but … right here I’m. Making content material out of my response to it like a determined, needy loser.