I did it, but you didn’t make me do it! So I didn’t really do it.

Jordan Peterson had his Twitter account suspended over a bigoted tweet, and he insisted that he’d never delete it, you sons of bitches.

Guess what? He deleted it, finally. But he did it in the most petulant, childish way possible.

If you can’t see right through his game, you might just be stupid enough to be a Jordan Peterson fan.


  1. hemidactylus says

    I just discovered British post-punk band Wet Leg last night thanks to Shazam in a liquor store and they seem to have an underlying lobster theme. I hope there’s no connection. Yes I’m trying to divert the subject away from JP the obnoxious twit (good luck with that…).

  2. StevoR says

    Real lobsters are much smarter and cooler than JP could ever be.

    Much less misogynist and transphobic too.

  3. birgerjohansson says

    In “The Science of Discworld” we learn the lobsters were the first to develop a civilisation. Until a space rock came down.

  4. hemidactylus says

    Well I couldn’t find any obvious connections to JP here, but one can never be too careful:

    Well from the lyrics she could be telling JP to stop wanking to lobster porn:
    “I was in your wet dream
    Driving in my car
    What makes you think you’re good enough
    To think about me when you’re touching yourself?
    Touching yourself
    Touching your, touching yourself
    Touching yourself

  5. StevoR says

    Anyone else read a great non-fiction book on lobsters which I recall from many years ago – but can’t remember name of author or title now? Apparently lobsters were really common, cheap, “poverty food” in the USA once.. early on. Remarkable crustaceans.

  6. hemidactylus says

    This is a Little House on the Post-Punk Prairie here and the presence of the lobsters in the crowd is a bit suspicious:

    Is JP deluding our youth into lobster worship like some anti-woke pied piper of Hamelin?

  7. Pierce R. Butler says

    … some unassociated necessary housecleaning of my account …

    So what other appalling drivel did he have to sweep under the digital carpet?

  8. kenbakermn says

    I may be a bit dim but I’m not even sure what point he was trying to make. Seems like two unrelated assholeries melded into one.

  9. raven says

    So what other appalling drivel did he have to sweep under the digital carpet?

    Jordan Peterson is always wrong about everything.

    He’s already had Covid-19 virus and claims to be vaccinated.
    And then he turned into an antivaxxer.

    Dec. 25, 2021
    Trudeau on twitter said: “If you’re taking care of some last-minute Christmas shopping this week, here’s something else you can add to your list: a booster.

    Jordan Peterson; “Up yours @JustinTrudeau. Seriously. You’d have to kill me first.”

    Being an antivaxxer during a pandemic is like throwing the life jackets over the side when your boat starts to sink.

    No one cares what Jordan Peterson says anymore.
    He has become trivial and immature.
    The guy’s main feature of interest is that he is an intellectual wreck staggering around and we all wonder when he will crash and burn again. At this point, Peterson is just parroting right wingnut delusions and talking points for a few dimes here and there.

  10. StevoR says

    @ ^ raven : “No one cares what Jordan Peterson says anymore.”

    If only that were true.Sigh.

    It really shoud be, but..

  11. StevoR says

    May JP follow Lord Monckton* into 15 mins fame long over territory ASAP please..

    Anyone else recall him? Can we be like that with JP soon as possible?

    Still think Jordan is the old F1 team and Peterson the old English cricketer (KP) here..

  12. Oggie: Mathom says

    As everyone knows, the youth need to start worshipping spiders. Heretics!

    Well, I, for one, refuse to worship “Bel-Shamharoth (also known as the “Soul-Eater,” the “Soul-Render,” or the “Sender of Eight”) is an ancient, dark god for whom the description “evil” is inappropriate; “negative” and “void” might be better terms. Bel-Shamharoth is all suckers, tentacles, mandibles, and one giant eye. ” Okay, not exactly a spider, but his temple has 2^3 sides (we cannot say the number 9-1).

  13. hemidactylus says

    @15 StevoR


    Verstappen‘s penalty pain is Checo’s gain. P2 behind Sainz. I like both. No lobsters on track. Ferrari does have its Spiders.

  14. Owlmirror says

    Twitter isn’t always right: How commenting on Roy Cohn got me suspended from Twitter

    Comparing and contrasting:
    1) The author of the article and of the tweet did not erase the offending tweet
    2) Twitter acknowledged that a mistake had been made, and canceled the suspension of @DMStone90 (who really doesn’t tweet much)
    3) Roy Cohn was a horrible person.
    4) Jordan Peterson is a horrible person, but less horrible than Roy Cohn, I guess.

  15. Louis says

    I have cooked a lot of lobsters.

    Have you ever heard the screaming of the lobsters, Clarice? I serve them with dill butter and a remarkable Sancerre…


  16. birgerjohansson says

    The cool thing about Bel-Shamharoth is, his (its) temple is bigger on the inside than the outside.
    Finding the temple is no problem; road signs tend to encourage weary travellers to go in that direction In your own language regardless of where you come from. Clever people generally get the hell out when they realise this.

  17. Oggie: Mathom says


    Are you implying that Rincewind is not too bright? But where is he on the Jordan Peterson scale?

  18. bcw bcw says

    So he reposted the tweet that got him banned, as an image tweet? Has anyone reported the retweet yet?
    Seems like something that could get him banned again.

  19. birgerjohansson says

    Rincewind has enough experience of life-threatening situations to get by, sort of like a human “canary in a mineshaft”. JP is just another privileged jerk. I doubt he has had to dodge supernatural predators, elves or even tiny swamp dragons.

  20. nomdeplume says

    JP has the sound of a man in the process of starting a new religion (of which he will be the leader, natch) and preparing a list of the heretics to be burnt.

  21. jrkrideau says

    @ 15 StevoR
    Lord Monckton? Is he still around? He used to be such fun.

    It is hard to get the House Of Lords to tell you to stop calling yourself a member but he succeeded.

  22. StevoR says

    @ ^ jrkrideau : Seems the repulsive former Lord has vanished off the scene although he’s still alive at least according to wikipedia :


    A truly awful charlatan that somehow got a cult following for a while (few years) in reich wing circles before seeming to drop off the face of the earth..

    @17. hemidactylus : Cheers! Following the race on youtube now..About to start. Just hoping Danny Ric does well tonight and gets the Alpine drive for next year.

  23. says

    And that tweet is gone. Turns out he’s not so good at rules lawyering and you can’t just do exactly what they told you to do while thinking you found a loophole around it.