This is in response to the "For God's Sake..." post that Tess made and a lot of the responses that come after it.
If I didn't know better, I would have said that post was one of the 2 a.m. drunken rants you made reference to. Either way, it was poetry.
So about 2-3 weeks ago, I figured I'd stop with my diatribes since it was clear that you weren't getting it. Now that you've read what I've been saying for months written by one of your classmates, do you get it?
If you can stop breathing the MIT nitrous for a minute, here are the points I've been trying to get across:
You cannot overly analyze wrestling with any actual accuracy until you understand wrestling, and it's clear most of you don't. I can't sit down and take The History of Nascar and provide any worthwhile analysis, even after a couple of months, because I don't know a thing about it and know that whatever small nuggets of information I pick up, they are just pebbles in the vast quarry that is Nascar. If I were to start spouting off, sharing my pebbles, the people who have mined the quarry for years will laugh at me, the way that I've been laughing at you.
I get the fact you're at MIT, congratulations. But you're media studies students at MIT, which is not exactly the Newhouse School at Syracuse or Tisch at NYU....both places I was admitted by the way. I would be embarrased to be an MIT media studies student and walk around with an MIT T-shirt or backpack on. Unless you're at MIT study astrophysics or string theory or the time-space continuum as a math or science student, you really shouldn't be bragging about going to MIT. Pack up your stuff and go to Emerson if you want a school for media studies. I wouldn't want to wear a jacket from Bob Jones University if I was majoring in Jewish Studies. I wouldn't want to wear a jacket from the Rhode Island School of Design if I was majoring in poetry.
Do you think that the WWE would be sending Ross and Foley to you if it wasn't MIT? It could be the same course at any community college and it would be laughed at. Since it's MIT, it's something special, and that is the kind of elitism that is wrong, especially since the community college kids likely have a much better grasp on the concepts and constructs of wrestling than most of you will ever hope to.
As for this blog, it sounds like a bunch of kids trying to one-up each other and be the most impressive on the playground. I have arrived to tell you that the only people who care about your little circle are you, and if you'd take the sticks out of your asses, you might actually enjoy wrestling for what it is, not what you use big words trying to pretend it is. You really can't grasp that there is a lot of ground between saying "John Cena sucks" and "John Cena's tragic underdog character may never be embraced by an audience, and society, that prefers deception" If you're not writing a thought like the second, everything to you is the first.
And finally, and I guess this just comes from probably being older than 95% of you. You know when someone older gives you a piece of advice like "if you huff too much rubber cement tonight, you'll wake up in the morning vomit"? You don't listen to them, so you huff and in the morning you puke and you realize the guy with one nostril was right. And then you have enough of these incidents where people tell you something, you ignore them, you get burned and decide you'll actually start listening to people. Then, as I have realized, you start to impart your experiences on others, hoping they'll have an easier, or better time than you. You need to belong to AAA, you should put tequila instead of vodka into your Red Bull and there are far more people not on FaceBook or MySpace, and those that aren't, are laughing at the ones who are. Anyway, I've tried to impart the idea that sometimes life is not all that complicated and you're clearly making it out to be. When you leave MIT with your (heh heh) media studies degree, you're going to face a world that will wish you had some actual media training, not just ideas how the media can better run. You'll turn into people who say all jobs suck and understand the medicinal, not just recreational, uses for alcohol. You'll stop asking for examples of why somebody says they feel or think a certain way and you'll just accept. Tess was pissed off in that post, she was eloquently venting, and there are comments about narrow thinking and debate about what she was thinking. Let it go. How fucking bored are you? You're now over analyzing your classmates the way you over analyze the course. That's just pathetic. I don't know what Tess is thinking, and it doesn't really matter to me what's going on under the surface. She expressed completely honest, on the level feelings. Stop wasting your time trying to read into them. Someday you'll recognize to just take things.....LIKE MOTHERFUCKING PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING....at face value.
You people give me a headache the way that PR and marketing people give me headaches. You're both completely full of shit, yet I can't tell if it's intentional and you realize it, or if it's just something you're born with and there's nothing that can be done.