Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Tim Id's Ego

"I think you're all quite strange and egocentric."
--Anonymous comment on Blue in the face

I hate anonymous comments. Let me rephrase that. I hate anonymous negative comments. It's like someone going by with a can of spray paint and tagging your house in the dead of night. You'd like to catch the graffiti artist in the act and tag their ass. Generally the best you can do is clean up the crap.

I don't really mind being called strange. And I can't escape the fact that posting hundreds of photos of your own face (regardless of whether they are pasted on head cheese or whale puke) is a bit self-absorbed. I can accept that. But the anonymous commenter had to come back and explain their anonymous graffiti with the pseudo intellectual babble of a precocious sophomore writing an essay about the evils of obsessive self reflection.

I was chastised that "there are just more important things in life than 'who I am' as opposed to where do I find myself in the grand scheme of things and how can I best benefit my fellow man?"
I shouldn't assume that wondering who we are is "intellectually scintillating."

This is my blog. It is supposed to be about self-reflection or being self absorbed if you prefer. I don't give a rip if it is scintillating. How you could best benefit fellow man is not spewing anonymous comments.

I'm reminded of this kid in my grade school named Craig. Craig was just too intellectual for his own good. He couldn't keep his mouth shut and was always saying things with a vocabulary beyond his classmates. Plus he carried a briefcase around in 5th grade. This was Idaho, mind you. He might as well have just painted a big kick me sign on his back.

Point is that Craig may have been intellectually smart, but he was socially and emotionally a cretin. Even the dweeb kids wanted to kick his ass. I, a relative weenie, wanted to kick his ass. More than once I held him down and shoved grass down his shirt (he claimed to be allergic) while he screamed, "Violence is the last resort of the incompetent." Unlike most of the other 10 year olds, I knew what he meant. It just made me want to shove more grass down his shirt and watch him swell up.

So anonymous, don't barge into some one's blog and quote Descartes in French. Jesus it make me want to shove grass down your shirt and watch you break out.


Anonymous said...

Or I could just shove grass down yours - easy there, hero, it's just a blog -

Anonymous said...

Is anyone here getting the irony of someone posting anonymous comments on a person's blog about "how to benefit their fellow man"? The last time I read the Philanthropists Handbook it said nothing about drive by lectures qualifying as doing good for others. In fact, the posted comments are so above my simple head I feel the urge to dumb it down for him/her: if this particular blog isn't moving you or you are just not getting it, there is this button on the top left corner that reads "next blog" - I encourage you to use it. Not that we (who actually like this blog) aren't completely entertained by your intellectual babble, but it just seems it would be better suited to a podium in some Philosophy 101 class, ya know?

Time said...

Anonymous Troll: You are Craig, aren't you? Oh well, I forgot the rule of dealing with trolls and pimples. Leave them alone and eventually they'll explode under the pressure of all of the pus inside.

Anon. 2: Thanks. It was only a matter of time before I'd attract a troll like the one looking to benefit their fellow man. But did they have to be a pompeous one? :)

Anonymous said...


Anyone who knows himself well enough to list Captain Ron as one of his favorite movies clearly earns respect in my book.

Karen said...

Anonymous: PLEASE...dumb it down for me ...I have no fucking idea what you're talking about. Sorry Tim.

Hey Tim, you haven't arrived until you get your very own stalker. Welcome to my world. Probably best you try to ignore him and like all bad smells he will eventually dissipate and disappear into the great blue yonder.

Apologies for my language...I don't know what came over me.

Time said...

When you have a winning cast like Kurt Russell AND Martin Short, it's hard not to watch Captain Ron over and over.

Thanks. No need to apologize for your language. Free speech is always welcomed here...except when it is an anonymous opposing viewpoint. That would be crazy talk. :)