You know I love to gloat. Rarely, though, is my turnaround time this quick. Some quick background; most of my pieces percolate in my head for a few months before I finally sit down and write them out. This amazon piece below is a perfect example. I have been meaning to write this piece on Amazon reviews for years now. We live out in the country, so we use Amazon Prime… a LOT. I long ago learned that a ton of their reviews are shit. Specifically, never trust 5 star or 1 star reviews. So, I wrote this piece below (finally) just a few days ago. Check the time stamp – Aug 27th, 2016. Set it, and forget it. I have put up 2 or 3 more travel pieces since then.
My piece was called, quite plainly, “How I read an Amazon Review” In that piece, I posit that far too many reviews are plants. Maybe I was just paranoid, but it has served me well.
Then… TODAY (Aug 31st 2016) I read this in the shitter, on Cracked.com
I like Cracked.com. I read them daily, and obviously we have very similar sensibilities. I want to remind you again, though, that I was writing in this style a decade before Cracked. Still, though, they are great. So, I am happy to throw them a plug… especially when it validates my nonsense theories.
Read their piece, and then read mine. Wait… read mine first. Theirs was far better researched than mine. But, I don’t have staff. Enjoy them both, and come back here to read to often if you want to get the news before popular cultures catches on. Since I am not a paid shill for cracked or amazon, or Rush… or any of that… I might as well mention that Cracked and Buzzfeed both have great and free aps that are perfect bathroom reading companions. I like them both because they are both snarky, smart, and self aware… but without being bullies about it.
I am Correct. I was Correct. I shall be… Correct!