Saturday, April 29, 2006

Hey, I Suck TOO, buddy!

So is it weird that I find myself strangely upset that I have yet to be namechecked on the infamous QC Media Review?

I try to stay out of these things, I really do. So I don't know a whole lot about the site. Basically, it's run by a person (or maybe a few people) who obviously have some kind of weird ties to Quad City media - maybe a former employee of a TV station or newspaper.

Anyways, the site basically is nothing but a comprehensive nit-pick of local media out here. Everything from, "Hey, this one paper didn't cover this story well enough" to "Hey, the lighting's sure bad on your TV newscasts."

Personally, I think the site's fabulous. It's nice to know that there's some person out there playing Armchair Media God. I may sound facetious, but I really DO think it's cool. It's probably the sort of thing I'd have started up were I not a member of the Dispatch/Argus Army.

Most of the posts are snarky and negative. Occasionally there's a positive one. Some of the criticism (at least to me) seems pretty needless... but sometimes they hit the nail on the head, even when they're criticizing our own product.

I just think it's fun that there's someone out there willing to point out the times when everything goes to our heads a bit. I'm not overly concerned about the site or anything, and I take everything they say with a grain of salt, but -- let's just be honest -- good or bad, it's an interesting idea for a site and an interesting read.

But the point is: There has yet to be a single comment about ME either good or bad. I know that if they ever DID comment on my lowly weekly humor column, it'd probably be less-than-flattering. But dang it, I still wanna be acknowledged. Even if it's a post calling me an idiot.


Mike said...

Be careful what you wish for, Shane. They might just see that ticking timebomb of a column you foisted off on me this week. I'll be transferring all those irate little old ladies up to you when they call Monday.

-shane- said...

Hey, it's not MY fault that Kentuckers are insane.

I just thought it was funny that the day after I wrote that column, I picked up the new issue of Maxim and they have a picture of the road sign for Big Bone Lick in it...

When the irate old ladies call, I'll just point 'em to my dear friend Rand McNally. I just call 'em like I see 'em. And I sure saw 'em. :)

Anonymous said...

ok, here it is I agree Nickelback stinks and is uninspired, mediocre garbage.