Sorry to be so harsh. But we saw this Patrol Magazine thing she's maniacally blogging/Tweeting about days ago, and realized immediately they were taking the piss. Is she that stupid?
Clearly the New York Magazine diss was a wound that has festered so painfully for days that Jackles seized upon the first item she was able to find -- the ONLY item she was able to find -- that appeared at first glance to dispute it. Except that it didn't. For those who can't be bothered to click on over and read it, here's what it says:
New York magazine’s Approval Matrix is generally a wonderful thing; we all need that weekly quantification of the social value of the various and sundry phenomena that assault us from all sides. But yesterday it did a bad thing: in a special online version called the “Twitter Approval Matrix,” they stuck our good friend Julia Allison in the lower left-hand corner—at the intersection of “insipid” and “navel-gazing.”
(Oh, readers! It’s you. Hi. Forgot you were standing right there. I know you probably don’t know what in the world is going on or care at all, but bear with us for just a moment. Calling out big, bad magazines when they fail is very important. We’ll get back to regular programming in five seconds, promise.)
Let me tell you, New York magazine, Julia Allison does not navel gaze. She is a very happy person—all the time every day. She’s actually kind of a machine of happiness and non-sickening positivity in this cynical city. There fore, it’s completely uncalled for you to call her tweets “banal life-casting.” Yeah, she uses lots of capitals and exclamation points, but maybe you just don’t understand about lifecasting, and What It Means To Us. Maybe you don’t realize how uninterested we are in your negativity.
And besides, who said her Twitter is banal, anyway? A few examples from the past few days:
April 28: “Friend: ‘I think she hates me. [pause] Well, she either hates me or really likes me. Not sure.’”
April 28: “No one should ever, ever be alone in a hospital.”
April 27: “Andrew: ‘Can't you just smell the roses?’ Me: ‘No. They have to be documented!’”
April 27: "Few great men do not assert total control over their domains. I doubt Winston Churchill ever said, 'Whatever.'” - Chris Buckley in the NYT
April 23: “Yes, I actually own the domain DamnItFeelsGoodtoBeaTechNerd.com.”
April 18: “Listening to Josh Harris from We Live in Public speak at Foo Camp. I am not convinced he is sane.”
It’s time for all you people to start writing letters. We will not stand for this.