Thursday, February 09, 2006

Ass-toot Blogger

I took some time off to re-evaluate may position on the web. I had to take some time to get some perspective after I got a little carried away with another blogger on his site.

To help generate interest in our site I would often visit random sites, make a comment and see how many people wanted to see what we were doing. Most of the time it worked out great. People even felt like leaving messages of their own.

Then I found Astute Blogger. It has a nice look to it, it's stream lined and the guy that runs it has a lot of opinions about a lot of things. He also does a fair amount of research. In a given day he might post several times. He also responds quickly to others comments.

He does have a right bend to his political views, which is fine. I did find some of his arguments a little absurd though. Absurd arguments are what I specialize in, and I have a soft spot in my heart for them. In fact I love to comment on them almost more than I like to come up with them.

So I threw in a couple comments about the wire tapping issue. As I've said, he replied quickly. Then he started posting things about attacking Iran. A few comments in and he suggested that attacking them with a handful of missiles would put them in their place.

I should have stopped there and let it go. Because he didn't site any sources I commented that his premise was ridiculous, unfounded and a little insulting. Then I gave a statement that was equally so by saying he masturbated while reading Guns and Ammo. I added that the statement was untrue and unfounded, but that was the idea. In blogs you can say anything as if it were true and if you don't preface it by saying it's a lie... well you get the idea.

He didn't post my comment which kind of hurt my pride. Not only was it a great example, in my opinion, it was really funny too. We went back and forth for a while. He said he didn't post my comment because it was insulting... granted. Of course then he insulted liberals and intellectuals, assuming I was either or both. I have never claimed those ideals, but it showed me where this guy was. People who disagreed with his ideas were obviously bitter enemies.

A quick aside, other commenters thought my comments were made by a fake liberal. I have no idea what that means.

I suggested that the blog be renamed "A Stooge Blogging: Providing a Smoke Screen of the Bush White House." He didn't post that comment either.

Then I took a step back and thought about it. The best name would be Ass-toot Blogger, sense his ideas were little more than butt gas let out over the vastness of the Web.

I realized at this point that all blogs could be named Ass-toot Blogger.

After emailing Erasmus it was agreed that I would sit out for a bit and cool off. Let other people fart a little on our blog before I got back in the game. The whole thing reinforced my Theory of the Absurd and gave me a new appreciation for why a lot of people never back down from their arguments. Then I farted.

If you're really interested in finding the exchange you can go here.

I really don't remember the dates but it was some time in January.


Blogger Erasmus said...

Welcome back. At least you found something interesting on another blog to dialogue about. I on occasion look around the other blogs, but have yet to find only worth that was worth commenting on. People do have some pretty strange stuff out there.

Thursday, February 09, 2006 10:07:00 PM  
Blogger timc said...

Thanx for the comp on my little splace!
This is good , too!

Saturday, February 18, 2006 12:48:00 PM  
Blogger Gaius Germanicus said...

The world only gets stranger--check out, that is one wacked out forum.

Sunday, February 19, 2006 5:35:00 PM  

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