Here’s something I don’t understand. No, really. I was reading a review of The Three Stooges (the only zero score on Metacritic, if you’re interested), when I happened upon this strange, sort of surreal aside:
“…yes, I like the Three Stooges. This must be stated, because Stooges fans only trust other Stooges fans, and although I’m not a charter member of the fraternity – i.e., I don’t live in my mother’s basement, I can carry on a conversation with a woman, etc…”
In other words, the reviewer seems to be stating, “I am a fan, but not a typical fan, because then I must be a loser.” I can’t be the only one who finds it odd that a person would admit to being a member of a community (an inclusive one at that, hence “Stooges fans only trust other Stooges fans”) before immediately, and bitterly undercutting that very same group of people to which he’s ascribed himself, can I?