Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Everywhere I look these days I see people using this one word response to voice their opinion on a particular restaurant or a movie or a book or even a Presidential initiative on health care reform.

I know we live in an age of short attention spans and 140 character twitter updates, but this one four letter F-word seems so inadequate.

If you are so drawn to voice an opinion about the fatty, dullish grey meat served at Johnny's Pastrami in Culver City then swallow your food and voice an opinion.

If you need to vent about the formulaic plotting in The Hangover, then vent accordingly.

If you need to point out the hypocrisy of private-jetting Hollywood celebrities telling us how we need to conserve resources then point them out and name names.

If however, you are a reductionist slug without the motivation or wherewithal to articulate an opinion or a point of view and you want to demonstrate your abundant laziness, then by all means continue to use the word, "FAIL."

Because in that endeavor you are an unqualified, "SUCCESS."

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