Okay. My last entry was pretty mean. I insulted people, and this is not a step in the Noble Eight-Fold Path. But you know what? That's how I felt at the time.
If you were watching WWE RAW on Monday, you probably saw another man use a public form to express his opinions:
That's CM Punk, and he's currently the most entertaining man in wrestling. Why? Because he takes the way he feels and makes compelling television.
This sneering straight-edge misanthrope is not the first pro-wrestling personality to use TV as a forum for airing grievances. Check out this diabtribe from Pauley Heyman to Vince McMahon:
And here's one from famous redneck Stonecold Steve Austin:
This idea of taking your real-life problems and spitting them into the wind chamber of broadcast television is actually a regular thing in pro-wrestling. It's called a "Shoot." It plays off wrestling's blurry distinction between reality and fiction. What's more, it's usually great entertainment.
That's why I wrote what I did on Monday: wrestling taught me that the best art is inspired by real emotion. And, between you and me, I felt a lot better about everything afterward. If anyone felt bad about what I said, I don't really care. So shoot me.