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    Frankie Boyle writes like this for the Gruniad now, too: https://www.theguardian.com/profile/frankie-boyle

    This stuff is sort of the left's equivalent of Katie Hopkins, isn't it? Very OTT and replete with ugly imagery; only, being aimed at left-wing liberals/socialists, it also finds room for lots of high-brow references.

    I find it all very easy and fun to swallow cos it chimes in with my own anti-Tory prejudices. If I read a column arguing that Corbyn was an evil, hideous-looking cunt I'd probably consider it a form of facist propaganda, but as far as David Cameron goes, let the pig-fucking ham-faced nazi have it!

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    I'm doing a 180 on this guy ATM, really starting to detest him.

    GOD IT FEELS GOOD TO BE ALIVE.

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    Hahaha you're funny but yeah it's a template and no one writing from a template is a 'writer' Brooker bought more flair to it but after you've read a few articles like that you start feeling a computer program could produce a Brooker cos it's so formulaic.

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    I think there's a skill in coming up with funny comparisons to things, but I reckon that's what makes it feel flavourful but empty. It's not substantive. It dazzles and disarms credulous yokels like me and doesn't make you think and therefore isn't half as clever as it flatters itself, and its readers, as being.

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    I'm very much concerned with how clever I am because that's always been the thing I've been praised for being, alongside funny, and to think that there are others out there cleverer than me is liable to drag me into a pit of despair. Stupid, isn't it?

    Also as I become more and more of a failure in most areas of life such as relationships and sex etc I'm pinning more and more hopes on being clever, and simultaneously realising more and more how clever I'm not. This must be what it feels like to be a great beauty detecting the first crows-foot in the mirror.

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    That's where you have to start drawing distinctions. Like, well they're very clever in a mechanical rational way but they've got no wit which is indicative of a lack of perspective. Or, yeah they're brilliantly instinctively funny but they don't take anything seriously indicating a superficiality which reflects poorly on them.
    Or yeah they're clever but they're nerds and they don't take drugs or listen to rap music.

    Always safeguard your sense of superiority. Its all we have.

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