netwolf wrote:Seems to me the two main points were:
1. Be patient with Jordan Staal.
2. Negativity sucks.
Given how often those same two complaints are cited around here, I'd have thought it would have been better received (the hint of superiority in your opening post aside). I'm not the biggest Jordan Staal fan, but I thought it was pretty spot on.
Well I'm glad some people get it. As for the whole 'hint of superiority' thing, it can serve as a kind of psychological booby trap. I'm not saying it's all schtick, because the older I get the less favorable my opinion becomes of the general populace. But ...I'm suddenly reminded of the whole Sienna Miller thing.
If you stand up and say, " Pittsburgh sucks, and everyone who lives there is stupid" (or whatever she said ...it's really not important), I'm not going to be offended, because I don't think Pittsburgh sucks, and I know I'm not stupid. The only people who will be upset are stupid people. It's like if I were to call an entire group of people violent morons (the group you pick doesn't matter, Flyer fans mybe?)and their response was to try and hunt me down with knives, they really aren't helping to disprove my point. The same general logic applies here. If what I said was completely off the mark no one would really get upset, and their remarks would be much more congenial, regardless of what I'd said ...and I'd have to reexamine my original hypothesis. I don't have to now.