Would now be a bad time to mention that I never really liked Max Read? I mean, I’m not a Gawker shill. I think Tommy Craggs is awesome. I am proud of both of them for what they did today, but all in all I’ve just always not liked Max.
It’s nothing he ever did. It feels like one of those things where you hold a grudge against a restaurant because a long time ago something happened and you can’t remember what it was but you know you used to really not like the place for some profound reason, so you keep not liking on the principle of it. Maybe Max didn’t give me extra napkins when I asked him for them.
I can’t remember if it was him or Cook that got rid of Neetzan, but that was pretty awesome and it might as well have been Max but that still doesn’t make me like him. He always answered my questions about the editorial process but that still doesn’t make me like him. I tried out the twitter invite to join a discussion on Kinja on him, he answered the comment and that still didn’t make me like him. Maybe it’s his hair. And I don’t even know what he looks like.
I don’t hate him. I don’t irrationally dislike him. I just feel like I should like him and I don’t have feelings either way.