The controversy draws. It attracts us, we like it, we are hooked. “I go to controversy like flies to shit”, said Joel Díaz a couple of years ago. She told Juana Dolores, the writer, video artist, actress and stage manager when she wanted to interview her. “And right now you are the most exuberant piece of shit in the Catalan cultural scene”, added the unclassifiable Díaz.

unclassifiable We refer to the evidence, that is, to the holy Wikipedia in Spanish: “Joel Díaz Braña (Santa Coloma de Gramanet, 22 de noviembre de 1980) is un”, and that’s where it ends. Let them explain it to us.

What we were going to Controversy hypnotizes us, keeps us on the screen. Journalist Xavier Graset had Juana Dolores on his program Més 324 on Monday. It was the interview of the century. The most followed and captivating seventeen minutes of televised conversation in recent years. With all security. For tiktokers to understand, seventeen minutes is like putting fifteen to thirty TikToks one after the other.

They are a good reason to lose interest in anything else, put it on a loop and starve to death. Like the killer video The Infinite Joke, which David Foster Wallace recorded. Much of the credit for the success of the Dolores interview goes to Graset. It flaunts the elegance typical of the tennis player dressed in white. Wristbands, hair band and the most stylish bang ever. Graset’s first passing shot to overcome a grown-up interviewee on the net:

– I hope a meteor falls in the Ona bookstore and breaks everything.

-Your book is in the Ona bookstore…

Segon passing shot :

-If everything is shit and piss, what do we do?

– Come here and shit on everything. You guys can’t do anything because you’re wearing a tie.

-I wear a tie because I’m fat and that way you can’t see my belly.

If instead of “gras” he says “grasset”, the interviewer remains number one in the ATP for the whole century and leaves the set to a standing ovation from the councillor. The “holy patience” that many tweeters emphasized of the journalist was not the strong point. It was his elegance and waist in front of someone who confessed himself to be such a Communist and Marxist that he went so far as to call the CUP a “hipster” and Xavier Trias a “puto viejo”. No applause for her.

The writer went to speak badly on “the television of the Catalan bourgeoisie”. You can see that literature is also bourgeois: “The price of books makes me think that literature is a bourgeois hobby”. This is what @pabloromerx says, Argentinian publisher of works of poetry that should not frequent libraries. Nor digital books. 27,000 likes, he has… Burgès is also having time to read, some say… Alas, holy patience.