So I got in to work this morning, and checked the blog only to see that our friend “Dumb Things at Amazon” has crammed the comments box full of more delightfully irrelevant, pointless links.
I took a moment to delete them, but I never felt too annoyed. It would be one thing if this guy were trying to sell something, or if he had a point. No, he just felt it necessary to visit the John Larroquette Project and post 6 links to semi-obscure items on Amazon.com. He also included a few references to our Bill of Rights conversation, when he complained about his civic freedoms being opressed and I reminded him that the 1st Amendment doesn’t necessarily protect speech on my website. He can start his own blog of funny Amazon links, and write about whatever the hell he wants to. Clearly such a site would be overwhelmingly popular and draw a fanatical response. He might even get a girlfriend out of the deal, but probably not.
I thought about leaving a couple of his comments in and responding to them in a reasonable tone, like I did last time, but I quickly realized that it wouldn’t be worth it. If the guy had a perspective or opinion, then it’d probably be worthwhile to open a dialogue with him, but this guy wanted to use the forum to litter the site with pointless links that weren’t funny or interesting in the least. That’s some fun existance, let me tell you. Really putting your energies to good use there. He’s angry without reason. He’s belligerant without purpose. He’s setting himself up as a first amendment martyr without any understanding of the spectrum and scope of the Constitution.
Sorry this isn’t particularly funny today, I guess I’m just feeling a bit bothered at the moment. Some might say that it’d be good to take a deep breath and then go back to penning a bizarre rant about Oregon Trail or something. However, I thought it would be more interesting to publicly bitch about this guy for a few minutes and then have it be stored in perpetuity on this website. Seems like the prudent choice to me.
I would also like to note for the permanent record that right now, at 7:36am CST on June 30th, 2004, I’m wearing olive-colored pants and that my left elbow itches. I ate Frosted Flakes for breakfast. I will investigate whether my choice of breakfast cereals is connected with the dry, itchy skin on my elbows. Let the record also reflect that I didn’t shower this morning, for time efficiency reasons, and that I likely have a cavity, as my tooth has become very sensitive in recent weeks.
Okay now, where was I?