Without regard for others, folks like the All-Caps Idiocy Maximizer, The Yelp Whelp, The Drunken Ranter, and The Puppy Sucklerfeed like a ravenous zombie-hordeuponthe putrefying scraps of our bloated pop culture. Clamoring for attention, characters like Rhonda the Reasonable, The Garden-Variety Idiot, The Big Word Hurler, and The Special Snowflake fuel the great, ongoing war between The Smarts and The Stupids.True identities may remain hidden, but in the jungle of internet comments sections, people reveal far more than they think about their secret lives ...and why civilizationis heading for a spectacular crack-up.
In 'Confessions from the Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop Culture Zombies,' humorist Jonathan Kieran shines an uproarious and irreverent lightupon 33 different "types" of internet commenter, exploring issues like religious hypocrisy, narcissism, and celebrity obsession while probing the hilarious depths to which human behavior will plunge when people think they areanonymous online.Read it and laugh or read it and weep ... especially if you happen to recognize yourself.
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