So I was flipping through an old issue of Buzzsaw Haircut and I noticed something strange when I got to the end of the magazine. The “Buzzsaw Asks Why” column was actually good. It was asking serious questions that people actually wanted the answers to. Questions like, “Why did Park spend $350,000 on the lobby?” and “Why doesn’t President Rochon want to talk about Sodexo workers’ wages?” You know, things that matter.
At some point, “Buzzsaw Asks Why” went from discussing serious issues to being the regurgitated remains of someone’s Twitter drafts folder. This has given way to unforgettable gems like “Why do olives divide us so?” and “Why do teeth exist?” Maybe there’s someone out there who genuinely wants the answers to these questions,but I doubt it.
The history of Buzzsawis long and convoluted,so it’s difficult to track where we lost our way. At some point, “Buzzsaw Asks Why” went to the Sawdust editor. That was probably a bad move. If you want a column about something meaningful, give it to literally anyone else besides the Sawdust editor. I don’t know who was responsible for this but I suspect that they may have been trying to sabotage Buzzsaw from the inside. If anyone wants to write an investigativepiece about the deterioration of “Buzzsaw Asks Why,” feel free. I’m sure there’s lots of material.
In the meantime, I cannot keep contributing to the destruction of this beautiful magazine. After seven issues of being Sawdust editor and writing eight “Buzzsaw Asks Whys,” I’m probably going to head out. Bye, everyone!
Your editor in rethinking my life,