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October 9, 2008 |

By Dustin Rowles | Comment Diversions | October 9, 2008 |

For those of you who have not seen it, someone has been kind enough to add an entry defining “Pajiba” in the Urban Dictionary. And I’m a little in love with the definition:

A pretentious movie site that looks down upon places like Ain’t It Cool even as they steal news from them. Reeks desperately of writers wishing they had the talent and/or the determination to write movies themselves, alternating with lazy douches content to make snarky, obvious jokes in the hopes of eventually getting paid by Gawker, the Onion AV Club, or Entertainment Weekly. Visitors consist primarily of liberal, Obama-loving, Weezer-glasses (or Lisa Loeb) using, sweater wearing, office dwelling, coffee drinking, iPod listening, twee expression using hipsters that are the downfall of society. You know, the type of people who type thing like “I heart Jim from the Office”, “Christian Bale is teh sexy” and *reads about new Judd Apatow/Joss Whedon/Wes Anderson project* *squees* *hides in office giggling*.

Ha ha! It’s not too terribly off the mark, huh? Though, only one of the many of us has actual screenwriting aspirations, and no one here has any desire to work for Nick Denton. Also, we steal from The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, goddamnit. But Christian Bale is teh sexy, though I think most of us have moved on from Jim to Liz Lemon. It feels good to be a caricature, all the same.

Anyway, apropos of that, I’ve been highly reluctant to run this particular diversion idea, because I don’t want to sound like a self-absorbed twit. But two people now have requested it, and one of them — Tamatha — was motherfucking insistent. So, I’m caving to pressure. *squee* There are a lot of regulars, semi-regulars, and lurkers who keep an eye on them. I’ve seriously met people, in real life, who talk about the Eloquents as though they are personal friends. And, in a way, many of them are. A lot of folks, in fact, just skip the reviews and go straight to the comments.

So, today’s diversion is about you and your relationship to the site. It’s an opportunity for some of you to get to know each other better, I suppose. So that you’re not just a fictitious name and a snarky comment. So, here are a few questions for you:

1) What’s your earliest Pajiba memory and where did you come from?
2) What city do you live in?
3) What do you do for a living?
4) Single, Married, Straight, Gay?
5) What’s your third-date movie?

So, go ahead, y’all. Share. And delurking is highly encouraged today.

An Afternoon Comment Diversion / Dustin Rowles

Comment Diversions | October 9, 2008 |

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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