Tuesday Love It or Hatrid
I was browsing the internet and stumbled on a couple of reviews that started with “you will either love it or hate it”. I hate it. Basically the only information content that is transmitted by this turn of phrase is that of the superiority of the author. Let’s put it in an appropriately binary way: either the author loves it but believes a large number of people will not get it, or she or he hates it but is convinced that there are people stupid enough not to see the stupidity of it all. The balance of the horns is on the first term, whether in the form of the cultural equivalent of all too dense chocolate mousse or in that of kitsch, cult or whatever other denomination of things that look like they want to be popular but are just too damned bad to be actually really popular.
Whatever. If you see “love it or hate it”, just hate it and move on.
So, as I was saying, I was bored today. It felt really good. I think I even managed a thought or two. I’m sure they were not original but they felt pretty OK. Certainly not in the “love it or hate it”-category as I forgot at least half of them already. It is also not that I love being bored but I certainly don’t always hate to be bored. Come to think of it, what possibly could be worthwhile and interesting that is clearly on either side of a loving/hating dichotomy?
I mean, I love The Wife but I hate her sometimes too (not to mention The Kids). I hope they do too.
What, dear readers, have you to offer as counter-examples in the present matter?
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