Dan Epright 
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Re: “Taylor Swift w/Ed Sheeran and Casey James at Bridgestone Arena, 9/19/13

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The Social Function of Snark

"Snark is not the same as hate speech, which is abuse directed at groups. Hate speech slashes and burns, and hopes to incite, but without much attempt at humor. . . .

"Snark attacks individuals, not groups, though it may appeal to a group mentality, depositing a little bit more toxin into already poisoned waters. Snark is a teasing, rug-pulling form of insult that attempts to steal someone's mojo, erase her cool, annihilate her effectiveness, and it appeals to a knowing audience that shares the contempt of the snarker and therefore understands whatever references he makes. . . .

"Snark often functions as an enforcer of mediocrity and conformity. In its cozy knowingness, snark flatters you by assuming that you get the contemptuous joke. You've been admitted, or readmitted, to a club, though it may be the club of the second-rate."

(David Denby, Snark: A Polemic in Seven Fits. Simon & Schuster, 2009)

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Posted by Dan Epright on 09/20/2013 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Taylor Swift w/Ed Sheeran and Casey James at Bridgestone Arena, 9/19/13

Snark, snark, snarkity snark snark. Written by a clueless, dateless, 20-something guy who wonders why the young women don't fall all over him. This screed and the attitude behind it is why. Stay away from my niece, she doesn't want anything to do with guys like you. I'm going to tonight's concert and I'm gonna enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the Speak Now concert at the Bridgestone two years ago, and probably more.

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Posted by Dan Epright on 09/20/2013 at 2:47 PM

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