Avenues for Irritants

Recent Facebook and Twitter (respectively) complaints about holiday car “antlers” from a friend and then a standup comic (click to enlarge as needed).

Maybe comedy evolved as a way to get people to listen to one’s complaints. Or no wait, that’s what Facebook was invented for. My point here is not anything about quality of cultural critique (friend’s update garnered 10 likes and 21 comments, whereas Delaney’s tweet garnered 28 retweets but only 8 replies), but more about where the comic’s default mode intersects with the poet’s. No ideas but in things. This tweet and all it has to say about those antlers fails completely without that Andie MacDowell sweatshirt.

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