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Jun 22 2012

As praised on Twitter

Heh. PZ takes a look at a post by Benjamin Radford saying how awful blogs are.

So he makes up a statistic and doesn’t bother to cite anything, so blogging is all noise and doesn’t include references (hint, Mr Radford: it’s called a “link”, some of us use them heavily.) And nobody reads them, except a few of the bloggers’ friends. He could make a case for that, I suppose; I sure don’t read Radford’s attempts at blogging, and only ran across this one because DJ Grothe praised it on twitter. (Oh, I so want to see Radford’s critique of twitter — I’m sure it will be as perspicacious as his complaints about blogs.)

DJ praised it on Twitter, huh? Gee, I wonder why. Actually I saw that myself, and I didn’t really wonder why. It was kind of obvious. (What was and is much less obvious is why, in that case, he invited me to speak in the first place. If blogs suck, why invite me? Not for my tweets, I assume.)

PZ’s last line made me laugh.

(Also, I have to add: DJ, your proxies aren’t helping.)

Snort!

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  1. 1
    Greg Laden

    There are proxies. All they are really doing is demonstrating the truth of the outrageous thing I said the other day that I was forced to walk back because even my pointy headed allies were outraged and rendered their cloth in consternation that I would ever say such a thing!

    But there are proxies, and proxies, unlike frogs and flies, don’t just spontaneously generate out of mud and shit.

  2. 2
    'Tis Himself

    Is DJ Grothe a figment of our collective imaginations? Does such a person actually exist? Or is he just a propaganda motif brought out for special occasions?

  3. 3
    Greg Laden

    I’m not sure if “rendered” is the word I was looking for there.

  4. 4
    skeptifem

    I don’t know why he had time to respond to that, but not the camera dude issue.

  5. 5
    echidna

    Earnest, you aren’t making a lot of sense, just sounding threatening. Can you be more precise and explicit?

  6. 6
    davidmc

    @3rended, rent, i think.
    @4 Sounds a bit threatening tho’ especially, this is not a threat part. Is it a promise?

  7. 7
    davidmc

    Is that corey?

  8. 8
    Ophelia Benson

    Good grief. DJ’s email to me is getting “passed around”? I find that highly unlikely. Anyway all this insistence that I “release” it is bullshit. I don’t have permission to release it! (Nor have I asked for it.)

    Go back to ERV, troll.

  9. 9
    E-R-V

    I just put my name as “E-R-V” because you claim everybody is a troll of them. I don’t even know what ERV is.

    “Good grief. DJ’s email to me is getting “passed around”? I find that highly unlikely.”

    Why do you find that unlikely? I think the word you’re looking for is nervous, because if it gets out your lies will be exposed.

    “Anyway all this insistence that I “release” it is bullshit.”

    Only to you, because it will show you’re a liar.

    “I don’t have permission to release it! (Nor have I asked for it.)”

    Of course you haven’t asked for it, you don’t want it released. You need to keep the fraud you’re perpetuating alive. The email would destroy your house of cards.

  10. 10
    Sethra

    *hands over a wedge of sharp cheddar*

    I think this might go with your whine.

  11. 11
    Stacy

    Ophelia’s hiding the emails in a very secure location, E-R-V, next to the evidence that shows she was the one on the grassy knoll that day in Dallas in 1963.

  12. 12
    'Tis Himself

    E-R-V #9

    I just put my name as “E-R-V” because you claim everybody is a troll of them.

    Hyperbole much?

    I don’t even know what ERV is.

    In the upper right corner of this page is a search box. Do you need instruction on how to use it?

    Why do you find that unlikely?

    Because only two people have access to that email, DJ and Ophelia. Neither of them have made the email public. So the passed-around email is almost certainly bogus.

    I think the word you’re looking for is nervous, because if it gets out your lies will be exposed.

    Got any examples of these “lies”? Your opinions and prejudices do not constitute lies on Ophelia’s part.

    Of course you haven’t asked for it, you don’t want it released. You need to keep the fraud you’re perpetuating alive. The email would destroy your house of cards.

    You know this how? Are you privy to this email? Or are you just pulling shit out of your rosy red rectum?

  13. 13
    Ophelia Benson

    (Carrie Poppy the new communications honcho is also in that particular loop. Just to be precise.)

  14. 14
    hyperdeath

    Got any examples of these “lies”? Your opinions and prejudices do not constitute lies on Ophelia’s part.

    You’re assuming a level of coherence that just isn’t there. To people like “E-R-V”, the word “lie” is an incantation, to be used against uppity women. Lying is what women do.

  15. 15
    James Howde

    OK my interest is piqued, what does ERV stand for?

    I tried following the advice and did a search but it just leads to more examples where “ERV” or “ERVite” is used.

    From context it’s some group that isn’t popular here but I’m not from around these parts so if you could spell it out that would be nice.

    Thanks in advance

    James

  16. 16
    julian

    Endogenous Retrovirus. It’s also the name of a blog run by Abbie Smith.

  17. 17
    kagerato

    [Stacy]: Ophelia’s hiding the emails in a very secure location, E-R-V, next to the evidence that shows she was the one on the grassy knoll that day in Dallas in 1963.

    You forgot the Roswell spacecraft that’s she’s keeping in the underground lair, and the chupacabra she has for a pet. Loving little creature it is, when it’s not draining your blood.

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