Daily Beast political blogger Andrew Sullivan likes a lot of things. He likes views from your window and midday pop-culture digressions; he likes mercilessly ripping on Sarah Palin. He also likes Angry Birds, and often takes breaks from reacting to the political news of the day to share super-cute pictures of things relating to Chillingo's casual sensation.
If the internet produces something Angry Birds-related, Sullivan will probably blog about it. Hmm, sounds familiar.
At any rate, one Dish reader is none too pleased about this state of affairs. Today, Sullivan posted the reader's email, which begins with high praise for the blog before getting a bit snappish:
I would first like to say that I dearly love your blog, but I must beg you to tone down the number of Angry Birds posts. As someone with extensive gaming experience, having spent six years of my life averaging around 3-4 hours of World of Warcraft a day and now spending my time playing at least 15-20 games of Starcraft 2 every day, I cannot take it much more.
...Ever since Angry Birds came out, older people with smart phones have all of a sudden noticed the existence of video games and have taken to writing pages upon pages about this terribly one dimensional game that does no justice to any of the incredibly intricate and well crafted games out there that are played by millions of people for hours every day - sometimes professionally.
The reader goes on to say that it's not even that he (yes, we're going with the male pronoun here) doesn't like Angry Birds. In fact, he even played the game's less-famous predecessor, Crush the Castle.
"Please stop trying to rationalize the fact that you are finally addicted to a video game and admit it," he concludes. "You might even gain a new sense of perspective on what tens of millions of Americans do on a daily basis."
Okay, Andrew, the gauntlet has been thrown. Guess you better start blogging about Starcraft II.
[High-five to Jaegle for the tip!]
Rant Of The Day [The Daily Beast]