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buzzkill 2/2/2008 10:32:17 PM
Or perhaps, 'Mental, joeybaloney called it right when he said that Stella's prose isn't meant for the average Maniac. Notice she's still here despite the conundrum. Maybe that's intentional. Maybe the site owners really don't give a rat's ass if a few people are annoyed because the material goes over their heads.
joeybaloney 2/3/2008 4:31:25 AM
Thank you buzzkill. I accept your apology.
DIIDDIID 2/3/2008 6:37:07 AM
To the would-be writers lamenting that this "drivel" is accepted by the site's owners but yours is not: Perhaps there is a lesson for you in this. Perhaps you are not the writer that you think you are. Worth considering??
joeybaloney 2/3/2008 6:40:47 AM
Whoa DIIDDIID, you're blowin' my mind man.
SlamShut 2/3/2008 11:45:35 AM
Dear Buzzkill and DIIDDIID, Let's take a moment here and chart the progress of this discussion. First, the site posts another rambling , nigh-incoherent essay from Stella, and in this installment, she blathers on about symbology in popular culture. Because her writing shows a marked lack of direction or purpose, the immediate majority reaction is "what the f*ck is this?" Next, you two rush to her defense. And what does your defense consist of? Ad hominem attacks, pure and simple. Rewind and review, fellas-- in my first response, I was critical of Stella's WRITING, criticizing the essay itself and its content. Your contributions are all personal attacks-- just florid, poorly-disguised ways of saying "YOU DON'T LIKE IT CUZ YOU'RE TOO DUMB." So I (and others) criticize the writing, and your response is to call me (and others) stupid. Niiiiiice. Okay, shitrags. Wanna have an a-hole contest? Fine with me. Let's throw this out to the hoi polloi (look! I used a snotty, idiotic and unnecessary term, too! DO YOU HAVE A BIG-WORD BONER FOR ME NOW, TOO?) Let's use the remainder of this discussion to tally votes on what's more readable: 1) This article, with its pancake stack of two-dollar words and no discernible purpose or 2) A short prose piece I wrote a year or so ago, which is on the front page of my profile: http://www.mania.com/SlamShut/ I'll warn you two absinthe-gargling snotrags (whoops! Ad hominem attack! Looks like it's catching) right now: my piece doesn't contain any unnecessary adverbs or adjectives, it doesn't use the phrase "enigmatic curiosities" even once, and it starts with a hillbilly getting his dick stuck in a bagel. But for all of its profane subject matter, I will stand firmly on the assertion that it's a better goddamn piece of writing than Stella's unfocused ramble. So let's put it to a popular vote. Which piece is better, Maniacs? Which piece shows a more effective use of language? Which piece will you be more likely to think about tomorrow, or tell a friend about? VOTE NOW. VOTE WITH YOUR FISTS. 1. Stella's Symbology Essay or 2. Dick in a bagel. Love and kisses, SlamShut P.S. One of you snivellers made the suggestion that my dissatisfaction with Stella's essay is motived by the fact that this site does not publish or pay for my own writing-- I write professionally for a living, and have my writing constantly peer-reviewed, and am paid well for it. I do not seek recognition or compensation from Mania for anything I write, as I have neither the need nor desire for it. Assuming that my criticism of Stella's writing is based on jealousy is just as infantile and ignorant as assuming that I'm too dumb to read an unfocused essay full of wind and sails. I'm not too dumb to read it, muchachos, and I'm not jealous of her standing on the site. But I do question that standing when all she seems to contribute is pointless blather. Okay, enough out of me. Go vote, dicks.
joeybaloney 2/3/2008 12:12:40 PM
One for Dick in A Bagel
Jakester 2/3/2008 12:41:25 PM
It ain't quite as good as "Dick in a Box," but I'm going for Dick in a Bagel, too. The 23.5 degree crowd never actaully provides any evidence for their "facts." I tried asking questions about a topic once, and got my posts deleted because the information was "too dangerous" or something. Slammy's spot on. Mock him at your peril. He will take you out to the woodshed and school you. He might even find out where you live and do it for real. He's that kind of guy. Apologies may be made by sending him whiskey or a case of beer.
joeybaloney 2/3/2008 1:01:00 PM
Your posts were actually deleted because they were deemed too dangerous? Holy Crapolee! Is this like The Last Starfighter? Will the Maniac who figures the point to this out be recruited to lead the rebellion against our Illuminati Reptilian Overlords? I'd love to kick me some Reptilian ass!
joeybaloney 2/3/2008 1:18:11 PM
Wait! Wait! This is all subliminal programming and the last one will trigger anyone who reads all the articles. And like in Halloween 3: Season of the Witch our heads will become all mushy and snakes and spiders will crawl out of them and eat our families! People – we need to stop banging these.
kaybar 2/3/2008 2:04:04 PM
Dick in a bagel
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