“These illiterate fools just don’t get it!”

– The only reason why Bartleby, the Pokemon Trainer didn’t immediately go viral

I never really outgrew my childhood insecurity of wanting everyone to think I’m such a smart and clever boy; my yearly attempts to become a contestant on Jeopardy! (as well as my impeccable use of semicolons) is likely a continuation of this desire. Alas, (a word, I must note, is only ever used by the cleverest of boys) I have since only been able to satisfy my hubris by referencing obscure media and waiting anxiously for my audience to request an explanation.

On an unrelated note, I’m just curious: how far can you take ironic pretentiousness before you circle back to just being pretentious?

– James