Friday, August 29, 2008

Road Rage on the Information Highway

I’ve been doing a little blog hopping lately and I’ve noticed a few folks have gotten hit with the anonymous stick it up your behind. That’s when some asshat—I love that word—drops a critical comment.

This then gets everyone in a silent uproar with comments flying back and forth more furiously than angry deaf people signing insults.


I feel badly for Bloggers being hit by these asshats. But I'm here to say that Bloggers you are not alone.

[cue Close Encounters of the Third Kind music]

This kind of rage is going on everywhere—from the Chat Rooms of California to the gossip sites of the New York Islands.

Even on You Tube, whose main purpose should be to watch videos of water buffalo being attached by a crocodile and a pride of lions, anonymous asshats are leaving their tracks.

I mean, what could be more benign than Bonnie Raitt singing a John Prine song?




Yet, dimwits who must be seriously lacking in sudoku puzzles need to add their two cents:

......"The harmonies totally make this song. John Prine may be a great songwriter but he sucks because he refuses to harmonize. Fuck him."......

...."No, fuck you."......

.…."bryan adams just got a redemption point".....

...."Its an Ok song with nice lyrics, but heard better.......Song have some nice melodies and harmonies, but in my opinion lacking some edge and hooks."......

....."Adult contemporary music makes me want to do veerry bad things".......

...."Don't get me started on the talk-singing.".....

....."talk singing? damn i just heard the dumbest thing ive ever heard two days ago and now this!!! what the hell is happening, maybe just too much damn tv,
try reading a book, "talk singing" ahhh you idiot its called rap".....


....."If Bob Dylan could have been anyone he wanted, he'd have been John Prine."........

....."I'm pretty sure, you asshat, that if Dylan were born a generation later, he'd have wanted to be Jeff Tweedy."....

Everybody's a critic, I guess.OK. OK. That last one is mine.


But frankly I don’t get why people waste their time dropping these comments.

Worse still are the folks who waste their time reading them.

But not me, of course.

Or not you reading them here, of course.

Or not my friend Cooper who sent them my way. Thanks Coop!


And speaking of thanks, I'd like to thank Jen of Michigan for this most exclusive award:



But since I already had one, I ripped this one off of her site:



And while I was there I ripped this off, too:




Jen is an Obama supporter and a wonderful writer, a teacher, a mom, a wife, and although I haven’t yet experienced this first hand (hint), a cook. Check out her blog A2EatWrite.



And now I'd like to present this award to three other outstanding bloggers. AND GUYS, IF YOU'RE NOT INTO AWARDS, FEEL FREE TO TAKE THE OBAMA BUTTON:


1) Sensei at A Guy's Guide to Oprah because he is one funny guy who, once folks find out about him, will kick behind on Humor-Blogs. Sensei is also a fellow Wilco fan, but that in no way influenced my decision.

2) Chris Wood at Chris Wood's Blog. Chris is from across the pond and has a sharp wit and a sharp tongue. I admit when I think about him saying words like arses or fuckwitt in a British accent, it's a bit of a turn on.

3) Unfinished Dude at Unfinished Rambling(s) because he's one
H- E - double toothpicks of a rapper. Actually I'm just getting back at him for making fun of my kid in his recent post.



If you like "talk singing", Bob Dylan, or British accents, visit Humor-Blogs and VOTE for this post.


And please deaf folks, no hate mail. Been There. Done That.

OK. OK. It was Neil Diamond hate mail. Still….

21 comments:

unfinishedrambling said...

Er, thanks, I think. And I'll take both awards. The Obama button will go nicely with the car magnet I'm going to buy (see upcoming post).

Haven't read Sensei, but cool name. My wife who belonged to a dojo probably would like. Chris Wood: Read and recommend, even if he is British. ;)

And as your first commenter, do I receive any other awards today?

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

This had me on the floor!

I have to find you this cartoon...

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Here's the URL:

http://xkcd.com/386/

Immoral Matriarch said...

Holy hell. I pissed my pants.

Jeff said...

No kidding. As my dad always likes to repeat... "If you can't say anything nice about someone, don't say anything at all."

Some people just like to cause a stir. I can't even read the comments on our local newspaper because they're so polluted by asshats.

for a different kind of girl said...

It never fails to amaze me that people sit on YouTube and bash each other based on some silly 30 second video. I wish I had the time, as well as the ability to spell words like 'dickweed' and 'douche' as horribly wrong as I have among some of the anonymous critics.

Sensei said...

Thanks, Meg. Finally, my son think I'm successful at something. Your $20 check is in the mail. Long live Wilco.

Meg said...

Unfini... - Yes, you get to be my first guest blogger!!

Jen - Thanks. I always get the biggest laughs when I use other people's stuff.

Maria - Ditto.

Jeff - OMG! We have the same dad!

DKofG - I wonder how 'dickweed' would sound in a British accent?

Meg said...

Teacher - You did spell my name correctly, didn't you?

unfinishedrambling said...

Oh, no. What can I say? I'm honored I guess-- I mean, when Susan Sarandon lookalike asks me to be a guest blogger, how can I refuse? And even though where I grew up, KISS always stood for "Kids In Satan's Service," I'll be honored.

Let me just know the time...I've got a redneck wedding to go to this weekend, a Catholic Church picnic and I'm watching NASCAR with my dad on Sunday. Maybe after all that? I think I'll have plenty of good blog fodder then that I could send your way.

Ms Picket To You said...

BWAHAHHHAHHAAAAA!

Haters: I hate them.

Bee said...

Me? I love getting anonyMOUSE comments. I eat them up with my little hands! Unfortunately, because I have been known to ridicule them with my far superior bitchiness, they only stalk me but don't comment. That in itself is a compliment I guess? ;o)

I agree with your choice for Chris, he and Brian make me wish I could visit them and take them out for a pint... on them of course.

Chat Blanc said...

ah yes, the hateful asshattery of the interwebs. I swear those types are the kind of chickenshits that would run away like scared little girls if confronted face-to-face. Just a theory. ;)

Congrats on your awards and to the new recipients as well! Woohoo! :)

Stephanie M said...

Do you know how much I drool EVERY TIME I see your John Cusack finger puppet. I am in deep covetry of that. Please tell me where you got such a magnificent piece of cut, sewn flannel?

April said...

LOVE Jen of a2eatwrite!

I love the word asshat, too. That and snarky.

Meg said...

unfini... - Please don't bring up that Susan Sarandon thing--I'm trying to put it behind me.

Ms. Picket (and fellow Wilco Worshiper) - Haters: I love to hate them, too.

Bee - Superior bitchiness is much undervalued.

Chat Blanc - I agree. I'm thankful the only anonymous comment here has been a friendly warning about a woman's arrest for stalking John Cusack.

Stephanie - The Cusack finger puppet is a treasure. Try key wording it at Etsy.

April - I love Jen, too. We're going drinking sometime soon. We should text you when we're out.

Chris Wood said...

Huge thanks for the award - I'll mention it on my site soon & cheers! You made my day. Actually, you made yesterday, but I was too busy having my head messed up with a friend's relationship woes at the time to say or do anything then.

Bee, you can happily take Brian and I out for a beer on us. WTF? Nice!

Anonymous said...

You suck for criticizing asshats like myself! We need to put others down to feel better about ourselves.

Vodka Mom said...

nothin' but love from me, honey, nothing but love.

**hugs**

Meg said...

Chris - Let's make it a foursome. For the drinks, I mean.

Anon - I drink too much, I stalk famous people, I ignore my kids--it's not hard for someone to feel superior to me. But thanks for stopping by the blog, Coop.

Vodka Mom - Thank you. You can come with us for that drink.

Chris Wood said...

Aw!