No longer will we use that device in any way, shape, or form.
You see, when we see a funny bit that’s used frequently by another person in a similar area of creative pursuits as us, we immediately put it on an unofficial list of “things we won’t adopt in our own work”.
It’s a thing called “creative integrity”, and you’ve seen it rile us up many times before (see: Lupica, StopMike & Roundie, Orange). We’re this close to unleashing our rant. THIS CLOSE.
But we won’t, because it’s not the right time.
When the time comes, we’ll be sure to reprint the block of text that sums it all up, wherein a now prominent NBA blogger sent us an email asking all about how to Photoshop, because he “wants to start a site exactly like yours. You’re okay with that, right?”
Imagine, if you will, our attempt to answer that question. Somehow, we managed to only get out something to the affect of, “sure”. Basically, this is because we couldn’t believe someone would actually write that.
It’s like Live-blogging the NBA Draft – WHY?
Why would you possibly want to do that? That’s totally Bill Simmons’s “thing”. He didn’t invent live-blogging, and he didn’t invent the NBA Draft, but he did pair the two and make it a signature piece, to the point that any NBA Draft live-blog is a knock-off. And why would you chose to do a knock-off, full-well knowing it’s a knock-off? (If you don’t understand what that last sentence really means, you shouldn’t be trying to do creative things.)
(Also, parody is different than a knock-off – good parody is a challenge unto itself and also perfectly acceptable.)
Look, we don’t mean to set ourself up as the moral authority of creating blog content, but the fact is, we’re usually right on this stuff, so we ARE the moral authority of creating blog content.
All that said, we may quit blogging until the movie is released. Why keep doing this? We’ll decide by Friday – we know we go back and forth on this all the time and we’re a baby about it, but really, it’s just gotten old. (We’re sure we’ll keep going – we’re just having a moment.)
Of course, between now and then, we’re sure someone will announce they’re shooting a movie called “Who Is the One Who Killed the Snake With a Gun?”, at which point we don’t really know what we’ll do.
Oh man – we finally did it. MCBias (We think? Was it Jordi?) told us once he was dying for us to go off on how we really feel about the sports blogosphere and blogs in general, and we did it. It was brutal, AND it called sites out by name, accompanied by our specific criticism and/or beef.
Then we found these two pics of Chris Bosh, which lightened our entire mood up. The thing about them is, they’re about ten times funnier in Photoshopped form if you see the originals. Thus we post them below, with our work to come in a bit.
Gah – we don’t know what to think – we didn’t quite get to those Bosh PSs.