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Wednesday, July 30. 2008
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I'm still not eatin, down to my summer weight 180lbs, and now I will vote for Obamaman, untill Luther posts, and I will continue to add something new every other day untill HE does post. It just ain't right, him makin me a Knight , and then no one hears from him. The same goes for Her Royal Highness Meta. I know you both read hear every day. I would like to get down to 177lbs.
Ha Ha Ha.
Nice, BD. WE WANT LUTHER! Screw Meta.
That might be why you lost a ton of commenters. You are so rude!
We love our commenters. We also love our lurkers.
Fact is, we love readers!
What's a lurker? Is that the same as a voyeur, because I would bet my last dollar that Luther, and Meta/ Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, High Godess of the Stiletto, would never stoop to such a low act. I don't know how you do it BD. You must get tired of opening mouth, and inserting foot. Now its of to the smoker for you. Don't forget to wear the DUNCE CAP.
PS I know your daughter is in England. How is she doing? What's the latest on her studies? Does she like it over there?
I am smoking a gigantic Hoya de Monterrey. Delicious.
She will be home next week.
Jappy. I could live with the hunger strike, we could all stand to lose a few pounds. But your threat to vote for the Obamarama draws me out... well that, and,
Could you please explain the difference between a 'reader' and a 'lurker'. It seems to me that they are both the same, except for the common perception that lurker has a negative connotation. And if you can't explain the difference... which am I? Which is Meta?
Well I see in previewing that Jappy has raised the same question... to which you offer no answer. Other than the mention of the self-satisfied smugness of smoking a good cigar.
Your apparent inability to directly address Meta by name speaks volumes to a certain misogynistic arrogance and imperiousness to the female commenters at this blog. One that I personally find unappealing. There used to be a number of female commenters here... but except for the arrival of MM they have all slowly disappeared.
I like reading this blog. It is done well. But beginning with the manner in which Habu was sent packing, and then the whole 'sock-puppet' scenario with Meta, there has been a downward spiral of the comments. A major reason for that is the arrogant, disdainful, and frankly, cowardly way yourself and certain other hosts of the blog have deigned to treat certain of the commenters that don't 'fit'. You may attract hits with the soft porn and suggestive titles of the posts... but where are your commenters anymore? As Habu warned... you now have the echo chamber that you seem to desire.
So, I'll see you around.
A "lurker" is a paleo-blog term, no longer in use. But I use it to refer to those who might want to add a comment, but don't bother to.
Glad you're fine, Luther. Don't stay mad at us. We ain't perfect, and don't try to be. We're amateurs.
Hey, Luther, you paleo-lurker. BD just gave you the Meta-Treatment. How does it feel? :)
I feel sorry for BD. His inept responses to some of the blog's characters are transparent, and I think that has caused the blog to lose the vitality it once had. The blog is great: The aloof handling of the commenters is at times contemptible.
Ya'll luv this. From the Daily Mash.
FAT GENE MADE MY BABY EXPLODE
ANGRY parents are demanding compensation after an obesity gene made them feed their children until they popped.
This 10 year-old went off near Grantham
Experts say the gene not only prevents hefty children from telling when they are full, but also forces their parents to give them bucket after bucket of chips and fried meat.
A recent study, published in the Journal of Clinical Roly-Poliness, found the 'FTO' gene means a porky child is less likely to have its appetite 'switched off', while the parents are more likely to be a pair of total retards.
Elaine Reeves, from Chesterfield, had been shoving cake into her delighted, but chubby eight year-old since he was a toddler.
"He'd had his tea and his dinner and was just sitting down to supper. He liked cake, so I always gave him loads and loads of cake.
"I'd nipped into the garden to slaughter a pig when I heard this big bang. I looked in the window and there were just bits of cake and Man Utd shirt everywhere."
She added: "Doctor said his genes were all wonky. He was my brave little 168-pound soldier."
But geneticist Dr Wayne Hayes said: "The thing about children is, they're children. And you're not. You are in charge of them.
"This means that when your child develops the look and feel of a bean bag, it's probably time to put down the shovel."
That's a great slice of news Meta. I'll be sure and stay away from any exploding porkers.
Sorry, Luther. Didn't mean to ignore you. In fact, would you be my lover? I'm never getting married again, though I am shamelessly rich from my last marriage; but your distinctive military bearing turns me on. Daddy was a colonel in the Army. I wanted to partner-up with Buddy because I love him, but he wanted a hay-loft drive-in to test the goods first. Hay is scratchy. I kinda like Jappy because of that Italian fuzzy thing they have going and I like his scimitar-mind. oooweee... So many choices here at TheFarm.... a girl could go crazy.
I don't know Meta NeoLurker... the choices you have available in suitable suitors is somewhat intimidating. I might worry too much about flightiness should you become bored with me. Maybe we should just stay friends?
Luther. It's all in how good you are at saluting. I hear the trumpets sounding now. I don't know how my darling Buddy or my razor-brain Jappy are at saluting.
I would say, "SIR. YES, SIR!" to you. :}
Luther. You just made me talk to myself.
That's okay Meta NeoLurker... we all talk to ourselves on occasion... matter of fact I just finished up an interesting conversation on the meaning of life, with myself.
As to saluting... the Marines trained me to hold a salute as long as necessary. So that wouldn't be a problem.
But please, no 'sir', in Thai that means stupid. :)
Oh, to Sir, with love. Do tell. How long do the Marines consider 'necessary'?
How long... until the flag of victory is raised to the top of the pole ... of course.
Oh, wonderful ! Now I know why you boys shout "OOOH RAH!" with such vigor.
Yes. It is always a moment of great excitement and pleasure that fills us with vigor.