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18 June 2009 @ 09:31 am
You're So Vain: A New Subject Header  
Every now and then, I'll see a topic or a line of thought or, hell, a spelling or grammatical error that crops up repeatedly over the span of a few days -- often enough that I feel the need to make a LiveJournal comment about it.

I usually include a note that I've been seeing this [whatever] in a number of different places, and that my comments aren't aimed at anyone in particular.

Invariably, that note is ignored, and at least one person will respond most heatedly as if I were in fact addressing them specifically. It's not just a matter of getting defensive about their position; sometimes, they will come right out and say "you didn't need to take this public".

You know who you are. Don't try to deny it. Yes, I'm talking to you. You're the only one who has ever done this.

You may have noticed that I run a few "sub-columns" in this journal, usually identified by headers. The Hoard Potato talks about mass media, Understating Athelind's Argot discusses peculiar turns of phrase that I use, Film at 11 talks about the news of the day, and so on.

From here on, when I make a broad response to something that more than one person has brought up that annoys me, or that I feel needs response, I am going to use this header: You're So Vain.

Just for you.

I feel: grumpygrumpy
Your Obedient Serpent: facepalmathelind on June 18th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
Oh gods. When I Googled "Tony Randall You're So Vain", I found THIS:

Paul Gadzikowskiscarfman on June 19th, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)

I didn't watch the video. The phrase "golden throats" is not unknown to me.

Your Obedient Serpent: Yog-Sotheryathelind on June 19th, 2009 07:35 am (UTC)
It's worse than you think.

(No real video, just audio.)