jjoyce wrote:Using a term like banal elevates the critic. What he does is interesting, what you do is boring. The invocation of "vanity" is even worse, as though anyone who looks over his freshly-mowed lawn is feeling vain. Is shaving an exercise in vanity? Putting on deodorant? How unnecessary!
Saying you don't like to mow is, itself, rather banal, don't you think? Better to try and set yourself apart making a proclamation using no fewer than three adjectives.
But who doesn't recognize that when posted on TDPF, of all places, such a barb becomes even more ridiculous? "While you're wasting your time cutting grass, I'm over here typing out truth on the internet!"
I can't help but feel like you are going out of your way and putting a lot of effort into being offended here.