HE DOESN’T KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE HIM

Denton:

[W]hat’s holding them back is fear of being criticized. Why do you think Gawker is snarkier than I would like? The easy way to insulate yourself against snark is to preëmptively snark. Snark before anybody else does. That’s a kind of classic defensive humor. Make fun of yourself before somebody else does and lower everybody’s expectations.

(Cf.)

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