July 06, 2006

Wanted Dead

So, as usual, I've been Bon Jovi-bashing and one of my friends took exception and said that I couldn't deny millions of record sales. I said I didn't deny the sales, my contention is merely that he sucks and that I hate him. He said that was like him saying that jazz sucked. But, Bon Jovi is hardly a genre. I was thinking that would be more like saying Kenny G sucked, which I think is at least a valid argument. Why can't art be completely subjective?


Anonymous said...

Bon Jovi sucks: Absolute truth. All other art is subjective. jk

Its your opinion, but for whatever reason people like to be agreed with. I'd rather agree to disagree, which reminds me of a quote from anchorman:

Ron Burgundy: Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means a whale's vagina.
Veronica Corningstone: No, there's no way that's correct.
Ron Burgundy: I'm sorry, I was trying to impress you. I don't know what it means. I'll be honest, I don't think anyone knows what it means anymore. Scholars maintain that the translation was lost hundreds of years ago.
Veronica Corningstone: Doesn't it mean Saint Diego?
Ron Burgundy: No. No.
Veronica Corningstone: No, that's - that's what it means. Really.
Ron Burgundy: Agree to disagree.

Eric Olsen said...

Great Anchorman quote! Whenever someone tells me "agree to disagree", I know it's because they're sick of arguing. But, I always tell them that's what people say when they're sick of losing.

Anonymous said...

telling them that is just going to piss them off, and you just took it from arguing to fighting. those who can argue the longest or with clearly articulated and convincing words arent necessarily right.

Anonymous said...

But, like you said if art is subjective, then how can someone lose.

Eric Olsen said...

Well, I never really say that anyway. But, I don't argue things that are subjective, only things that aren't, truth for instance.

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