Friday, March 23, 2012

Wow, Or, Please Stay Off My Side

...I've just been accused of "...try[ing] hard to curry favor with [my] 'crew' who appear to hang on your every word...." (Or "...[my] every word," whaddevvah.)

Is this the case? Lookit, if any of you are hanging onto my every word, you skedaddle, right now! Go read a book, Alongside Night or L. Neil Smith or whatever suits your fancy. Watch a film. Something.

As for the guy who made the accusation, you git, too. (I bet you feel way important now. Yeah, you win: you ticked me off. It's a lot easier than you might have thought.)

I am not some flippin' prophetess or philosopher. This blog is a hobby; I started out writing it for myself and the flitting Googlebots and that remains my prime audience. There are bloggers more erudite, more comprehensive, more eloquent and there's a very long list of them more central to the general notion of an-cap libertarianism or the right to self-defense. Some few will be found in the sidebar here.

My opinion is just as good as anyone else's, but not any better; this blog happens to be my substitute for a big signboard in the front yard with my words on it -- but there are plenty of other yards and other signboards, all of them little more than words written on sand or shouted into the wind.

Don't try to chin yourself on them, please.

31 comments:

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Well, I hang on your every word, but it's not how YOU think.

Roberta X said...

Now I'm mystified.

Jerry said...

Please, Ms. Bobbie, and Ms. Tam. We are not idiots, even though.....

Samrobb said...

Personally, I come for the snark... and I'm rarely disappointed.

Jeffro said...

I get a large charge outta how you say what yer thinkin.' Don't always agree, just appreciate the craftsmanship.

Robin said...

I don't know who this guy is but if he's telling you that I can't come by here anymore, I'm gonna hurt him.

Able said...

Sounds to me like a visit from 'the little green monster'.

Could it possibly be that he doesn't have anyone who would even consider, and to rephrase what he said into adult language, his 'addressing of a topic of interest to you which others find worthwhile and similarly interesting to them' or his 'opinion as having been worthwhile, informed, occasionally erudite and always entertaining'?

Just ignore the Schmuck so I can go back to my worshipful, hard-curried hanging! ;-)

Andrew said...

As anyone who hangs on every word of your enticing breakfast recipes, this blog is all about favoring curry, not currying favor.

NYEMT said...

+1 for Samrobb. I'm here for the sarcasm, not the sycophancy.

Oh, and the occasional heads-up for the Retro blog. I'm an antique tech nerd.

Tam said...

Jerry,

"Please, Ms. Bobbie, and Ms. Tam. We are not idiots..."

Que?

Apparently I am, however. :o

docjim505 said...

You do yourself an injustice: your opinion is worth more than that of many other people. I can think of 537 right off the top of my head...

Anonymous said...

You do seem to suck these people to you like a trailer park does tornadoes. Maybe you need to have your dork magnet degaussed.

og said...

You do seem to suck these people to you like a trailer park does tornadoes. Maybe you need to have your dork magnet degaussed.

Roberta X said...

Og, too right.

Roberta X said...

Adrew: bless you, my child. ("Favoring curry..." Eeeee. But do like.)

BGMiller said...

Wait.....
NOT a prophetess?

Ummm.....

Guess I better cancel that order for the cool cult-y type robes and such.

Dang.


BGM

Roberta X said...

BGM, I am gonna gin up membership cards for THE ILK, but ours is a leaderless, crowdsourced ilk, a rabble with a secret handshake. Maybe.

Anonymous said...

I just received my cloak and robe. Does this mean I can't wear them to the next blog meet?

Kerry

BGMiller said...

But no cool robes?
No embroidered eldritch symbols?


How 'bout chanting?
Will there be chanting?


At least tell me there's a secret password...

It's swordfish isn't it?

BGM

Heh, the robot filter's "words" are atexam aomatex. See, even captcha wants the chanting.

LabRat said...

Hanging, not so much. Animated interest and the occasional outright ROFL, at least when you are describing diagnosis.

(Word verification: aserati transmen. I think Blogger is spying on my draft folder.)

Drang said...

There are bloggers more erudite, more comprehensive, more eloquent and there's a very long list of them more central to the general notion of an-cap libertarianism or the right to self-defense.
But none of them are you!

WV: esponsm ltstaket. Sounds like a Lovcecraftian chant to me!

Roberta X said...

It's a typo - aserati trainsmen of the esponsem ltstsket chanting "atexam aomatex" as they stoke the engines with the souls of the damned, oh my yes.

There will be robes.

Jerry said...

@Tam, just ignore me, I'm probably drunk.

Don said...

Can I have a Lurker robe like Kerry's?

Roberta X said...

Yes, but each robe must be of a distinct hue. Also, don't forget to write your initials on the tags! These have to last until 21 December!

Roberta X said...

Jerry: how can you be probably drunk? If you're too drunk to be sure, you're drunk. OTOH, if you're sure you're drunk, you might not be.

OTOOH, if you even look at fermented or distilled spirits, you won't pass a blood-alcohol test; sit down and enjoy some nice chips or an entree before attempting to drive. Maybe a feature film.

Anonymous said...

I'm not leaving. You can't make me. Natty-natty boo-boo. JohninMd(help) B-)

Ritchie said...

I just come here to get the corners of my mind steam cleaned and mud jacked.

But, could you also suggest a wavelength interval for the robehues? So much about visual perception depends on viewing conditions.

AM said...

So no robes, no leader, but we may get the secret handshake and membership cards.

Just where do we stand on Kool-Aid?

Roberta X said...

Don't be silly, you can't stand on Kool-Aid and if you stand in it, you'll ruin the party for everyone.

(Grape and lime, I think, and perhaps we should let people add their own sweetener, there are so many choices anymore.)

Drang said...

Actually, I have it on good authority that kool-aid makes very good fabric dye, so this may take care of the robe-color quandary.