Tuesday, August 14, 2012


I've written about this before. I've confessed my own sins of commission. But it's such a fun thing to write about that I can't stop myself. When I read hyperbolic blurbs or reviews, I sort of enjoy the absurdity of it.

What's going on with this stuff? It's baffling and must be crushed, with all the calm words at one's disposal.

The intention of the perpetrators is obviously to share an appreciation of and bestow acclaim on the subject at hand. But some of these blurbs and reviews are so over-the-top as to be almost a new, appalling art form. They are comically inflated and as such do their subjects no favor. Nothing could live up to some of these pronouncements.

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