To wit, my favorite thing on the Internet right now is a story of love lost that took place right here on KC Confidential and involves our fearless leader Hearne and his former lady friend.
Now, to understand this story of Internet angst just for a moment, we’ll have to examine the nature of blog comments. In my experience most people write to blogs simply to express their displeasure, offer a correction or speak to their own concerns. If a reader agrees with a post, they’re usually the last to write in and express that feeling. Just as the nature of all news is negative, so are the comments from most active blog participants.
Now, most of the time these comments are anonymous and can be easily dismissed .But on the Internet, when a person signs their name, an extra bit of gravitas needs to be given to words published for all to see.
And a recent comment from Hearne’s old flame Mandy demonstrates the validity of my theory perfectly.
The Sitch: Hearne was going through his daily Star post and didn’t dismiss the Waldo Rape Controversy but instead didn’t find the milquetoast writing of Mary Sanchez that interesting. The response from Mandy was vitriolic and downright vengeful considering these two have probably exchanged bodily fluids. Without getting any more graphic, read for yourself.
Ouch! With just a few words Mandy attacks Hearne’s family loyalty, his career as a journalist and finally his age. Only a former love could attempt to cut to the center of a man so completely. Full Disclosure: My ex-girlfriends who aren’t has hot or sophisticated as Mandy usually just complained that I hate to shower and I’m always broke.
Hearne fired back with a typically sarcastic and witty retort.
I don’t know if bringing up the Star guy that’s currently banging an ex-girlfriend is an insult per se, but I was amused to see a white lady’s reading comprehension mocked. Hearne played it cool and maybe realized that there’s no arguing with a woman scorned.
Meanwhile, Kansas City Comedy Club Impresario Craig Glazer brought a bit of reason to the discussion.
What can we learn from all of this?
Basically this exchange proves that the array of emotions involved in a breakup are as vast and complex as the digital technology which powers the Internet AND ex-girlfriends will always read your blog.