Seriously Friends…

When you send along lame comments about how you don’t like me and you don’t think I should say this or that might I remind you that you came here of your own free will?  You needn’t come if you don’t want to.  No one is forcing you.  If you find my tone distasteful, stay away.  I promise, I won’t miss you and I won’t even miss your ramblingly idiotic comments (which I won’t approve anyway because anonymity = cowardice).

We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.

20 thoughts on “Seriously Friends…

  1. Mark Stevens 15 Feb 2011 at 1:13 am

    I don’t come here of my own free will. It has been pre-destined.


  2. Tim Bulkeley 15 Feb 2011 at 2:34 am

    “Why do we always come here, I guess we’ll never know…
    It’s time to start the music, it’s time to start the show!”

    NB, like all my comments this is neither anonymous nor pseudonymous, unless the name my parents gave me is a false one. There are lots of things I don’t think you should say 😉 but over the years I think I’ve only a couple of times (in private emails I think) suggested as much to you.

    I’d hate to encourage your baser tendencies 😉


  3. Gerard 15 Feb 2011 at 5:44 am

    “anonymity = cowardice”

    No it does not. There is a reason why some Police services have anonymous crime reporting hotlines. It is so that crimes can be reported without the person reporting the crime being subjected to recriminations by the person who committed the crime. To write a blanket statement that “anonymity = cowardice” completely ignores that fact that sometimes being anonymous is appropriate.


    • Jim 15 Feb 2011 at 6:14 am

      anonymity still = cowardice. police have tip lines because citizens are afraid to stand up to criminals. they dont do it because brave citizens are unafraid to point to criminals and say ‘she did it’.

      the only time anonymity is appropriate these days is when people are unwilling to own their words,. but then again, uwillingness to own what one says is cowardice. so i stand by that assertion.

      tell ya what though, if you think anonymous commentators ought to be given free reign, start your own blog and let people cower behind fake or no names. then you can put into practice what you think others should.


  4. wken 15 Feb 2011 at 8:23 am

    Ummmm … yeah. But we’re not talking about reporting dangerous drug dealers, here. We’re talking about blog comments. Not being willing to own your blog comments is cowardice.


  5. James 15 Feb 2011 at 9:33 am

    Hey! I thought you were an Augustinian Zwinglian! In that case, everything is predestined. Of course, that you don’t really believe that—as shown by your repeatedly invoking free will—just shows that you are really a semi-Pelagian!

    : )



  6. Jeff 15 Feb 2011 at 11:01 am

    wken :Ummmm … yeah. But we’re not talking about reporting dangerous drug dealers, here. We’re talking about blog comments. Not being willing to own your blog comments is cowardice.

    This coming from one named “wken”? What the hell is a wken? That sounds anonymous to me.


    • Jim 15 Feb 2011 at 11:06 am

      except he isnt. to me.


  7. Nazaroo 15 Feb 2011 at 11:31 am

    How ironic. I like your blog, but you don’t seem to like my comments, even though they have never been detractive or critical of you.

    The only thing I would have objected to on your blog is your heavy-handed censorship. But that is not a subject discussed on the blog.

    Lets see if you surprise me, and publish this comment.



    • Jim 15 Feb 2011 at 11:42 am

      ok 1- i think it very curious that you complain about my rejection of your comments (and am passing this one along to drive the point home) – but you dont even have a real name? ive said a dozen times i dont approve anon comments but you insist, as though hell bent, on sending them. so what is it? i know you can read, so you obviously know the ‘rules’. is it the arrogant assumption that somehow youre different? or that the rules dont apply to you? what gives?

      oh and dont bother attempting to comment unless you sign it with your full name and a legit web address so i can check up on the legitimacy of your claim.


    • Jim 15 Feb 2011 at 1:26 pm

      well im unsurprised to report that mr roo wanted to comment further- sans any sort of willingness to confess his own personhood. and so it goes. people have a weird sense of entitlement which they believe allows them to do whatosever they wish wheresoever they wish. absurd.


  8. Jeff 15 Feb 2011 at 12:00 pm

    So, we can use made up names, as long as you believe you know who they are. And, we can use made up names as long as you believe they are legitimate, even though, as far as you know, they may be made up too. And all this, simply because you are afraid of comments from people you don’t know?


    • Jim 15 Feb 2011 at 12:06 pm

      so did you make up your name?
      and im not afraid. i just refuse to. what you do is your own business and frankly doesnt concern me or matter to me a bit.


  9. Michael Acidri 15 Feb 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Tut, tut…Jim is spitting in the wind. We shall continue to use aliases and post anonymous comments on your blog as long as it stays on line.Ooops your little widget already identified me. D’oh!


  10. Chuck Grantham 15 Feb 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I don’t like you and I don’t think you should say this or that. Or the other thing, either.

    Well, somebody had to say it, and I gave everyone else a chance.


    • Jim 15 Feb 2011 at 3:07 pm

      duly noted.


  11. Morbidly Curious 15 Feb 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I would love to see some of the crazier anonymous comments to you blog. Have you considered a “Best Of” page?


    • Jim 15 Feb 2011 at 4:49 pm

      no- that gives the crazies the publicity they so desperately crave


  12. Dr. Jim 16 Feb 2011 at 9:50 am

    I’m Brian and so’s my wife.


    • Jim 16 Feb 2011 at 9:57 am

      you crack me up.


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