Piotr Sargnagel wrote:@ Helm - I understand what you mean but to be honest that blog is for the most part just boring, I can see attempts at humour but most of it is just cheap shots at the expense of others.
I used to enjoy MI, but that is basically what it has become. The feeling I get from reading it has gone from having a good chuckle with friends over the flaws in things that we openly love, to listening to “outsiders” point them out and laugh.
It seems fascinatingly facetious to claim at one hand you love some HM and then so obviously feel such self-loathing for doing that that you have to 'dig dirt' (that most strange dirt of all, actually, that which says 'these artists are also humans like me, they have day jobs, they are not satan LIKE THE LEAD ME TO BELIEVE WHEN I WAS 12
) on your bygone heroes.
Yeah, I remember that post where they had King Diamond posing with a puppy or something. It actually was kind of funny because it was not something you’d expect him to do, but they just used it to make fun of him and in the process revealed a lot about themselves. Also, in the same post they made fun of Cliff Burton in a picture that I thought was really cool (I think he was driving a bulldozer). It reminded me of the days before Metallica were rock stars and wouldn’t be caught dead doing actual work.
I can really relate to what you’re saying about humor. I am more likely to find humor in things like puns and incongruous situations than in the ridiculing of others, and as a result I can sometimes be labelled humorless.
As for hippies and drugs, I actually don’t do any drugs but I consider myself a hippie because of my political beliefs and somewhat “natural” lifestyle.