Monday, March 10, 2008

Oh, Never Mind . . .

This cartoon is shamelessly borrowed from Ancillary Adams (an old favorite), who copped it from The Monkey Cage (a new favorite), who liberated it from XKCD.

Over the weekend, I was prepared to politely correct one of my fellow liberal bloggers, a devotee of exclamation points, demands and red fonts, who had made several flawed and over-wrought points in a row. Then I looked and saw that, if I bothered to do so, I would have been the only commenter on the page.

So, never mind. If a blogger makes a goofy argument and nobody responds, does it matter?



Blogger Spyder said...

Love that cartoon!

3/10/2008 10:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do the number of comments or visits determine a good blog? I would say depends on the theme of it right?

3/11/2008 12:34 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Anonymous -

You are absolutely correct. I've read many great blogs that have very few comments - but when the point of your writing is to stir up public opinion and issue demands and try to get people riled, the silence is deafening.

3/11/2008 5:56 AM  
Blogger ryan said...

I would just like to add the XKCD is the best webcomic ever.

3/11/2008 10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it's the blog I think it is, as is the case with many blogs, the silence can't be more "deafening" than the silence of the media's coverage on the topics before they mention it.

3/11/2008 1:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the blog you refer to. Maybe you should try and tackle some of the issues instead yourself instead of just criticizing it?

3/11/2008 2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it's the one I'm thinking of (and Dan, you have truly Gone Mild for not naming it), the reason they haven't received many comments lately is because even their sock puppets have gotten tired of their bullshit.

Sorry to rain on your parade, local bloggers, but you're mostly insignificant twits. If you don't believe me, ask Councilman Mark Forsythe, or that mayor we recalled earlier this month. At least Dan writes about beer, and Tony shows us naughty pictures. The only reason to visit the other site is if you like reading typos, bad logic, and breathless douchebaggery.

3/11/2008 3:31 PM  
Blogger Logtar said...

The wife posted that cartoon a couple of weeks ago and it is priceless... and I think the tree does make a sound.

3/11/2008 4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's funny that you say blogs are pointless and point to Forsythe and Funkhouser. They were blog freaks citing every blog they could thing of during their campaigns. That was until local blogs realized they were morons and started writing bad about them.

I remember Dan being a fan of the blog he is referring to, until they stood out against Funkhouser. Go figure.

3/11/2008 6:50 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

I never said blogs are pointless, and I have never thought so. And I remain a fan of the blog I describe - it just suffers from some serious flaws and blindspots.

You prove my point on Forsythe. The blog community was virtually unanimous behind him until the election. If you thought the blogs would have influence over the election, you woke up very disappointed after the primary. Mark has said as much.

3/11/2008 7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In an overcrowded election nothing can be depended on. On issues, blogs usually have it right and they have also became a political force during election year a trend that will only grow. Also local blogs like the one you mention are at the front on many issues and started the push for many things that may not have happened otherwise. Example: Ed Martin, Matt Blunt, and Semler being pressured to quit, and Funkhouser to be held accountable for mistakes.
All situations that you may not agree with, but can agree that our city and state are better because they occured

3/11/2008 7:29 PM  
Blogger Sky Girl said...

I love that cartoon. I've seen it posted a couple of places lately.

3/11/2008 9:07 PM  

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