Which we don’t think he realizes is the same thing as tweeting … but with more characters.
John Mayer has taken to his
micro-blog to discuss a very serious issue: sarcasm. JM is taking issue with the lack of sincerity in mankind right now, and he is hoping his words will inspire more people to be genuine.
“If you want to be truly intimidating, if you want to make an impact, if you want to have a strong connection with others, just be sincere. Sarcasm is not an attitude, and it’s not a personality trait. It’s a style of rhetoric meant to be used occasionally to highlight a larger point├óΓé¼┬ª Saying you’re a sarcastic person is like saying your favourite cuisine is salt. Sarcasm is easy because you never have to take a stance. And that’s just the problem; It’s so noncommittal. Be yourself, even if that means being unsure or uneasy. Let someone else put you at ease. Meet them in the middle. Be sincere.”
Um, John? Are you operating under the assumption that every person who calls themselves sarcastic is being so 100% of the time?
True, we are all for people being true to themselves and being genuine to those in the world around them, but we think you might be missing the beauty of sarcasm. Some people consider it an art form. Some people – some actresses (who shall remain nameless) – a living being funny in movies and television just playing up sarcasm.
But you’re right, Johnny. With all the evil that is in the world. With all the war and disease and injustice going on globally, our attention really should be focused on people who are just too damn sarcastic.
Also, sense the tone in that last sentence. Can you guess what we were going for?
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