Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Uwe Boll

Switched recently published a list of their picks for the most obnoxious people on the internet. Check it out here. The pick for number 9, German film director Uwe Boll, is a hoot.

In case you aren't familiar with Mr. Boll, he is notorious for making absolutely terrible films that usually based on videogames. Besides, the ridiculous things mentioned on Switched (including making fun of 9/11 in his new movie),the most ridiculous thing he's done was challenging Michael Bay to a fight. Like, a real fight. In a ring. On pay-per-view.

As I was writing this, I came to the realization that I'm part of the problem of obnoxious people on the internet. As much as people dislike the people on this list for being completely obnoxious, this list (and this post by extension), are really only making the problem worse by giving these people attention. Maybe all they want is attention in the first place? Conclusion: The internet is probably the greatest thing to happen to attention seekers ever.