Sunday, December 20, 2009

Commenting on comments

You may have noticed on my latest ABC article that there are quite a few comments. Do take the time to trawl through them - diamonds they are. Anyway, having (belatedly) become smart enough to avoid arguing with stupid people who hate me, I'm going to muse on some of the comments here.

For example, "shane" writes:

"Anybody who follows Jesus as Lord & savoir according to the bible are saints"

Kind of a low standard, isn't it?

"If you pray to dead people this is called necromancy"

You mean like...Jesus?

"fed up" writes:

"Well i dont find this funny at all"

Damn...I've failed with a key demographic here.

"how sarcastic.
mr. Rudd has been going to Marys Chapel for some time
WHY O WHY ARE THE ABC PICKING ON OUR P.M.
SO MUCH ARE YOU ALL SERIOUS

CAN YOU DO BETTER AT COPENHAGEN I SUGGEST YOU CATCH THE NEXT PLANE
mary has anwered many a prayer for me you may laugh but i hope you dont need to prayer her soon for something that comes in your life.
i am fed up of the abc taking the mickey out of every one that does good in this country in couding out p.m TALL POPPY SYNDROM ITS ABOUT TIME THIS COUNTRY GREW UP
of course you all write this rubbish but then do you move on to the next thing without reading what we saY.
I WOULD SUGGEST TO OTHERS AND MYSELF NOT TO BOTHER BECAUSE I DOUBT YOU READ WHAT WE SAY.
AND IF WE DID NOT MAKE COMMENTS THEN THERE WOULD BE NO DRUM SO FROM NOW ON I AM NOT COMMENTING"

Now that my career has been destroyed by the mass grassroots "no commenting" movement, I guess I have some free time. So yeah, I WILL get on the next plane. And I will give those pollies a talking to, "in couding out p.m."

Hopefully the plane doesn't run into trouble, or I might have to prayer Mary MacKillop for something that comes in my life.

And then there's "Dazza":

"First of all God does not make mistakes, it is our fallen world that has caused all of this."

I wonder, when I hear someone express this sentiment, if you put the person in a nice quiet room and just left them there, without interruptions, for an indefinite length of time...would they eventually figure out what's wrong with their picture?

"ElijahThomas" chips in:

"like all anti-religion arguments yours demonstrates a woefully inadequate (even theoretical) understanding of God.

look at your own language...

"A God who knows the future is powerless to change it."

what of an author who has planned the end of his book? are they powerless to change it?"

Powerful, powerful analogy, Elijah. Now if you'd just step into this nice quiet room...

"DocMercury" changes the subject:

"One of the cures for cancer is known to be preventive rather than responsive, such as making it a habit to ingest or inhale zero dosage in toxins, avoiding aldehyde in the liver and benzene in the air.

So we're told, now that gambling excise more than makes up for lost nicotine excise, and the ethanol consumption remains constant."

Good point, Doc. You've really, er, cut to the heart of the article...um, there...

Last word goes to "John":

"Abbott will make a fine prime minister and I will be first in the queue to vote for him. Thumbs up!"

And you can NOT argue with that!

5 comments:

Necron 99 said...

Ah, this "comment on blog" system (ABC Drum) appears to be running backwards, that is, from bottom to top... who thought that one up? Trying to be original, I suppose. Fuck originality, how about making sense, you know what I mean, at least pretending to be sane anyway.

If you read Doc Mercury's post backwards, it also appears relevant. It does start with "Expect no miracles" so maybe it actually is relevant... sort of... I think.

I've already spoken to you about "in couding out p.m.", so I won't bother going further here. It was a nice post though, loved it.

You actually liked the 'religious debate'? I'm sick of those but I always remember my lovely quote "Man makes God in his own image", I think the bible got it backwards.

Sorry to be serious now (not that I 'really' know the meaning of the word) especially knowing what an apparently self-professed agnostic you are Ben, but you may have figured that I do have certain beliefs myself. (I wonder if I'll start up some arguments here, hmmmmmmm) Based on common research considering that 7 out of 10, or thereabouts, people who believe in 'life after death'... when you reach that grand 'nothingness' after you (third person) die, don't forget to send me a postcard.

p.s. You actually dated Labna, or was that Bec? So, how did it go? SHIT eh...

Ben Pobjie said...

Sometimes, Necron my friend, you really do baffle me.

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Necron 99 said...

I know Ben. It takes years of training to understand me.

I recently spent all my holiday money on a 'new car'. I've gotta amuse myself somehow. I also recently stopped 'gaming', plus a few other habits.

As for understanding me, well... I'm not manic, or anything else thereabouts but there is a bit of the ol' Spike Milligan style in me. Taken from that point of view, my ravings almost have certain sort of sense. (I speak metaphorically quite a lot, much to the chagrin of my friends). I'm sort of similar to that show "connections", :]. Often when I say "you", for instance, I'm not speaking to you directly, Ben... it's the English language which confuses things in the end. Don't blame me if it all sounds insane. (If I can make a best seller out of all this one day, I'll be rich).

Take it easy, Ben and Merry Christmas to you... and your 'whole' family.

Paolo

p.s. I've been trying to figure out what country your surname originates from. It's had me perplexed for a while. Even my father doesn't know, a first for him, the professional linguist he is and all. Something tells me you won't tell me, though.

Ben Pobjie said...

I won't tell you, because I don't know.