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Malingering 6:28pm, 21 March 2007
sometimes I see people talk about my blog on their blogs and I don't know what to make of it

this seems like a rather backhanded compliment as I'm sure they have SO MANY more important things to do than myself. it's called time management, jackasses.

www.jwharrison.com/blog/2007/03/16/the-daily-connect-031607/
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wildlifeuplift 11 years ago
It’s exactly what I would do if I had absolutely nothing else to do and didn’t feel bad about doing it.

In other words, I would do it too, if I wasn't such a hypocrite and have to pretend that I am some sort of nice person that wouldn't lower myself to such extremes as honesty.
wskrz PRO 11 years ago
Wild, you nailed it.

It's nice to know that I've been told that I now have "nothing else to do" between taking care of my toddler, doing dishes, doing laundry, cleaning the house and cooking dinner.

Wow. I can't imagine what I would be doing with myself if I didn't have all that stuff. Probably plotting the overthrow of the world.
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TheDamnMushroom 11 years ago
Somehow he finds the time to write the stuff he does.
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cmrowell 11 years ago
On a related note:
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070321/ap_on_hi_te/cruel_and_anonym...

Interesting that by the end of the article they almost conclude that this is a non-issue. You are going to get people commenting both ways on things, eventually it works its way out.
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TheDamnMushroom 11 years ago
She's 400 pounds, therefore she's going to be a bad example.

She lives in a mess, therefore she's going to be a bad example.

She's not married to her baby-daddy and she just popped out a kid, therefore she's going to be a bad example.

Weight or not, she didn't realize for more than half a year she's not had a period and she's queasy in the morning, therefore she's going to be a bad example.

These are points she'd be hard pressed to deny. I didn't say she'd be a lousy parent, just that she's been setting a bad example.
peejaybird 11 years ago
It was almost a nice thing to say. I've called your flickr stream "my guilty pleasure" because despite the fact that I am always this catty, I'd like to think I'm Mother bloody Theresa.

The "if I had nothing better to do" crap is just that, crap. Like his blog is the importance nexus of the universe.
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Malingering Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Malingering (admin) 11 years ago
It's funny to me, I guess. People have been talking shit about fat people for ages. But someone writes some poorly written 3 line comment along the lines of "your fat and I h ate you" on some blog and now they're considering regulating free speech on the internet. I have a suggestion for this woman:

Don't allow your sister to submit a story to the paper about how you were so fat you didn't know you were pregnant for 8.5 months and so large that you couldn't even feel a 7lb fetus swimming in your uterus and then expect everyone to send you baby gifts and tell you that you'll be a wonderful mother despite the fact that the only thing presented to the public is that you are fat and completely oblivious to what is going on in your vagina. Unless you are a complete fucking MORON you have to know that someone is going to talk shit. If you're 400lbs. you've dealt with this every damn day of your life, so don't tell me you have no clue that people are ruthless when it comes to mockery and teasing. Guess what. People haven't changed. They just have more ways to talk now. I'm so sorry it's ruined your pretty little delusion of what humanity is like. Now you have to face reality. So so sorry.
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BOCTAOE PRO 11 years ago
Mal, please consider the fact that we live in one of the most free countries in the world. A country where you can protest freely in the street in opposition of the president. You just have to do it where the government TELLS you to do it. So they can be sure that no-one can see or hear you.

A country where it is unpatriotic and un-American to wear a t-shirt deriding the president but it is ok to plant bumperstickers all over your car claiming he is the messiah.

Just one more freedom that the bastards want to take away from us - the freedom to say what we feel (within reason) and the freedom to say it anonymously.

Bill S.
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Malingering 11 years ago
I have been told by so many people that I have too much time on my hands, I need to find something better to do with my time, and then this jackass in the original post of this thread. I do not want to get all holier-than-thou but my guess is that those fuckers do not spend 27 straight hours every week working in an emergency room for the homeless uninsured mentally ill, nor do they go to work everyday to spend 8 hours trying to help the mentally ill get back on their feet and off the street, nor have they spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and 8 years of education to try to serve the underserved, which tends to be a rather frustrating and thankless job at best. Just because I can spend an hour a night working on a damn blog means that I have "absolutely nothing else to do?"

I'm sorry, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today.
wskrz PRO 11 years ago
Mal, I would take exactly what you've written above (without the disclaimer below it - you don't need to apologize to these idiots) and send that to them. Seriously.
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TheDamnMushroom 11 years ago
And add "ps - GFY" to the end.
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Malingering 11 years ago
GFY? Go fuck yourself?
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TheDamnMushroom 11 years ago
Yessum.
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cmrowell 11 years ago
I don't know what to make of the original comment. You could ask them what they meant by it. People could say the same thing about me. I spend a lot of time on my photos and on flickr. I enjoy it. Gotta make some time for diversions or you will go insane. As we know, there are worse things that people could be doing with their time.
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It's like, oh, astronomy--I'd have a PhD in Astrophysics, if I had nothing better to do with my time and felt completely unembarassed about speculating about things I could not see (not to mention spying on naked celestial objects).

Or Supreme Court Justice--I'd be that too, if I had no a natural shame about knowing the intimate details about other people's contracts or crimes and nothing better to do with my time than go to law school and clerk for somebody and blah blah blahblahblah.

I could do that. I could do that, if only I wasn't squandering my time on something else. Yeah. That's it. I could be the next Leonard Bernstein, Ha! Genius, schmenius--this is America, God damn it, and I can be anything I want to be.

So, I'm like 25 and incredibly rich and 7' tall and can fly! Whee! Or I would be, if I didn't have something better to do with my time.

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I usually find those people who yell out "Get a life" generally have a life composed only of 1) drinking beer and 2) chasing tail (with bits of 3) avoiding really working). While these are all fine hobbies, they're not really the sort of thing one can claim any lifetime achievement awards in, unlike, say, writing something good, or painting something good, or even compiling a concordance of everything done by your favorite creative artist.
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