June 18, 2003
My own private Idaho
Some people do seem to be under the misapprehension that blogs are supposed to be democratic or something. Well, some people enjoy the sort of mudpie throwing contest that often results in an "open comment forum" -- but that's their problem. For myself, I assure all of you that I will continue to run this blog the way Fidel runs Cuba.
(PS: think invoking the sacred name of Fidel will get me respect from the lefties now? I mean, their respect is so important, or so I am always being told. Maybe I should replace the picture of Frodo with a photo of the Bearded One. What do you think?)
Update: Phil at Flying Chair comments. He will get an extra ration of rice!
Posted by Andrea Harris at June 18, 2003 01:46 AM
Re Fidel runs Cuba: Does that mean we have to start growing beans on our desk for survival?
No fighting over the last stray cat! I'll cut your rations.
Nah. You have to put up a picture of Che (the murderous little a**wipe); then, the lefties will cum all over your page in adulation. Che was never shy about adjusting the purity of someone's ideological thought by means of a baseball bat. After all, you can't make a revolution without breaking a few kneecaps, arms, or ribcages (or omelettes, or something). I don't know. I get confused over all things you have to break to achieve the lefties' "Worker's Paradise."
Following the idea that people with blogs should use them to continue the debate, I hae made a post referring to this and you on my own site.
I'm with Marduk about "open threads." There used to be a name for something like that: USENET.
Andrea, I think it's a spill-over from usenet and newsgroups, where the biggest asshole usually "wins". Which I why I prefer blogs. There's a more consistent groove, and the blog owner gets to say "shut up!" Much more fun and illuminating.
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[info slightly adjusted by the Real Andrea Harris]
Andrea - I am only saying this cos I care - but while you are proving a point that this information is rather open not everybody knows off the top of their head where to get it or would think to get it. Do you really want to maximise the number of potential stalkers you might get? Please don't shout at me!
I don't know for sure, having never stalked Andrea, but I would think if she ever caught someone doing it, his plea to her wouldn't quite be "Please don't shout at me!"
Change one vowel, though, and it might be accurate...
You assume that Andrea posted this.
I saw this and actually assumed that it was one or another of the various miscreants who've been fouling the area of late. Figured that one of THEIR ilk, wanting to make a point, decided to post this, using Andrea's name/ID.
(Dodd, at Ipse Dixit, has had some twirp doing this a fair bit, lately, although they've apparently posted messages, rather than personal info.)
Andrea, if it really WAS you who did this, I'm in agreement w/ Phil. I think (fwiw) it's risky and a little foolhardy. Having proven your point, might I be so bold as to suggest you take down that comment?
'Twas not I. Some joker from IP address 22.214.171.124 did this. Oh, ha ha ha. Insert obligatory statement about how harrassing phone calls etc. will lead to me calling the police and so on. Yawn.
Seriously, some yutz or collection of yutzes was going around posting nasty comments as other people -- this has already caused Jim Treacher to shut his comments down and refuse to comment on other peoples' sites lest he be mixed up with the cowardly pretenders. I can only assume this is the aim of the shmucks. What, have they given psychos in some maximum security prison somewhere internet access? In any case, I am not as nice as Jim, so I'll be ignoring these fools.
Frank J. has the best idea. When a troll strikes, just edit his post to say the precise opposite of what he said -- after all, YOU can control the content.
And if you add a comment such as "All hail to Yorga, King of the Universe", it gives the post a nice touch of lunacy.
CGeib: If they wish to worship that failure Che, that's fine with me. I have read his book on guerrilla warfare nad his memoirs of his African misadventures. Both are funny as hell (unintentionally), and both highlight the fact that, as a revolutionary general, Che Guevara was real good at looking cool in a beret and a halfass beard...and not much else.