Am I A World-Class Pool Player Or What? (#MTT2K)
[Please watch at least one of these videos first. Also, if you don’t know about #MTT2K this post won’t make much sense. This post is my take on Khan Academy and the hype surrounding it.]
As you can see from my videos, I’m obviously a world-class pool player. If you’re still not convinced, please consider the following:
Lots of people who have never even bothered watching any videos of me shooting pool think I’m a world-class pool player (C’mon, how world-class must I be for that to happen?)! These people really like the idea of me posting videos of my world-class pool playing for anyone to watch but otherwise have no deep understanding of what they’re supporting, and I appreciate their support.
Lots of people who have no idea what top-level professional pool looks like have watched my videos and think I’m great. If endless praise from the uninformed isn’t a sign of world-classiness, I don’t know what is.
Did you know that I also happen to be a certain billionaire’s favorite pool player? This billionaire doesn’t know a damn thing about professional pool, but who cares? He’s a billionaire! And if Robin Leach has taught us anything, it’s that if a billionaire likes something, it’s by definition world-class.
Recently some people who think they’re also world-class professional pool players have started criticizing my game. They say really nitpicky stuff like “He’s not controlling the cueball on the break. He’s not following through on a lot of his shots. He messes up his positional shots way more often than he should. His speed control is iffy.” Oh really? If these were truly fundamental problems, why haven’t the millions of novices who watch my videos pointed out these “deficiencies”? Most people don’t know anything about pool anyway, so I can probably just say the critics are wrong and get away with it. Besides, these critics are just jealous which means that their comments have no merit.
Let me make this clear to my loyal followers: I am nothing like these so-called “experts”. I will never conform to their warped expectations because I simply refuse to do any of the hard work or training that will threaten to turn me into “experts” like them. I will only continue to do what brought all of you to me in the first place: make videos that demonstrate what I can do with very little preparation or practice.
After all, isn’t that what being world-class is all about?
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