April 16, 2004

"elitist bad-ass-A-list-bloggers"

It's funny because it's true: "elitist bad-ass-A-list-bloggers exclusive event"

Of course, it's humor. Hyperbole. Exaggeration. It's very amusing.

But ...

There's something deep there, as to why it's funny.

Dave Winer replied:

Having even one elitist meetup spoils the whole thing, imho. It makes people who aren't invited feel bad. I know because I feel that way about it (even though I was invited).

There is a A-List. Then what?

Acknowledge its exclusivity, but self-deprecatingly?

Try not to flaunt it, aw-shucks, etc?

That's the underlying tension, of which the joke and reaction is a reflection.

That is, "superrich vast-right-wing-conspiracy cabal" versus "every person is a unique and special snowflake". By Seth Finkelstein | posted in cyberblather | on April 16, 2004 11:59 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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Seth: wanted to stop by and offer some moral support ... there's much more company on the Z-list anyway, and the people are more fun to get drunk with.

Posted by: tom mangan at April 17, 2004 03:06 AM

It's interesting that in a google search for "A-List Blogger", the 12th result is a link to the comments of an Infothought post.

Posted by: Drew Vogel at April 17, 2004 01:17 PM

Any party w/o Bartcop isn't worth crashing.

Posted by: Tampabaydemocrat at April 17, 2004 11:11 PM

Drew: Given the infamous results of the Google search for "Jew", I wouldn't read too much into that :-)

Posted by: Seth Finkelstein at April 18, 2004 12:26 AM

Maybe I should type A-List Jew" into my google toolbar search box. Nah, I just don't care. And, worse yet, I might end up at that revolting sight that caused all the uproar in the first place.


Posted by: Dean Landsman at April 19, 2004 01:45 AM