Posted by Rystefn on June 22, 2009
So I’ve been something of an angry asshole over the last few weeks… ok, let me rephrase: I’ve been an angrier asshole over the last few weeks. The people who understand need no apology, and the ones who demand apologies will never understand. Even so, I’ve apologized to everyone I feel deserves one, and I’d like to reiterate that now. To everyone I’ve already said it to, I’m sorry for taking it out on you. To everyone else, fuck you. I stand by what I said, and if I was harsher than usual about it… well, life’s a bitch. Wear a helmet.
In other news, Greg Laden made one of the great unintentionally comedic comments here a few days ago, when I called him out for maybe taking hyperbole a little far with the statement that “If you buy ivory, you are poaching an African Elephant.” His response was:
And, I’ll have you know, I never speak in hyperbole. Ever.
Of course, when I pointed out that he was either being dishonest, ignorant of what the word “hyperbole” means, or possibly making a hilariously awesome comment, he decided the threaten to ban me and delete all my comments unless I grovelled on hands and knees before him and begged his forgiveness for having the audacity to shamelessly point out his failings in public. Needless to say, that didn’t happen. Neither grovelling, begging, nor banning… he did delete the post and my response to it as well as my comment about his joke (which he has left so far). I’d like to think he did it to remove the evidence of his own stupidity, leaving the above quote for comedy value. I’d like to think that, but I just can’t give him that much credit. I’m rather of the opinion that he did it out of anger, and left his own joke thinking it was evidence of him putting me in my place, completely oblivious to the hilarity.
Needless to say, the sort of place where my comments are deleted for pointing out screamingly obvious flaws in the poster’s logic isn’t the sort of place I care to frequent. As I said there, I won’t be returning.