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Friday, February 01, 2013

Scalzied, defined

"Scalzied is similar to being afflicted with palsy. The body and mind contort to accommodate delusional pablum."
- Heartiste

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Anonymous Vidad February 01, 2013 1:56 PM  

This is truly a rich vein.

Anonymous Anonymous February 01, 2013 2:06 PM  

Hey Vox, do you think you and Scalzi can just bury the hatchet or at least ignore each other? I know you and your followers and he and his followers think this is some epic east coast/west coast rap feud, but really, its just two middle aged white guys slapfighting on the internet. It doesn't make either of you look cool, or clever, or anything but pathetic, and it makes me lose a whole lot of respect for all parties involved and be less inclined to buy either of your work. There are plenty of authors out there who don't waste the time or insult the intelligence of their fans with this kind of childish nonsense.

Seriously, you're middle aged men acting like you're grade school children. The only people that are impressed are your fans who are so biased that they don't see how pathetic the whole thing is. Please, one of you, at least, do your fans and yourself a favor and grow the fuck up, you whiny little bitches.

Anonymous The CronoLink February 01, 2013 2:07 PM  

"Palsy"; got to learn a new word.

Anonymous The CronoLink February 01, 2013 2:08 PM  

Hey Anon, will you re-post what you just wrote in Scalzi's Whatever as well?

Anonymous Anonymous February 01, 2013 2:08 PM  

Sure will, but it will probably get malleted.

Anonymous Clay February 01, 2013 2:10 PM  

Anon, on this blog, you're liable to get "Tadded".

Anonymous Anonymous February 01, 2013 2:12 PM  

I expect I will. Most arrogant people can't take criticism well, which is why they have to come up with funny names for silencing the people they disagree with, especially those people that are right.

Anonymous Anonymous February 01, 2013 2:16 PM  

Just posted a message is the last Whatever post about this whole pathetic nonsense. Check it out if you don't believe me.

Anonymous Vidad February 01, 2013 2:17 PM  

The CronoLink: ""Palsy"; got to learn a new word."

Palsy: the fabric pattern that makes one feel shaky and ill.

Anonymous Amigo February 01, 2013 2:18 PM  

Anon,

Why do you want to crap on this? I enjoy the McRapey and rabbit stuff.

Anonymous Stickwick February 01, 2013 2:18 PM  

Most arrogant people can't take criticism well, which is why they have to come up with funny names for silencing the people they disagree with, especially those people that are right.

How does a funny name silence anyone?

OpenID limits February 01, 2013 2:20 PM  

If CH is engaged, the fireworks are just beginning...

Anonymous Anonymous February 01, 2013 2:20 PM  

"Malleted" "Tadded" Its not the name, it's the action that goes along with the name.

Anonymous Unending Improvement February 01, 2013 2:25 PM  

"Please, one of you, at least, do your fans and yourself a favor and grow the fuck up, you whiny little bitches."

1. Go back to the rabbit hole.
2. Use a damn name!

What part of NO ANONYMOUS COMMENTS don't you understand? It's right on the front page.

Anonymous Loki of Asgard February 01, 2013 2:32 PM  

Please, one of you, at least, do your fans and yourself a favor and grow the fuck up, you whiny little bitches.

And naturally, the need for popcorn arises when Signe is not in the office.

Blogger Desert Cat February 01, 2013 2:32 PM  

Shh...he's just trying to confirm his preconceptions.

Anonymous Idle Spectator February 01, 2013 2:32 PM  

I think Scalzi has Ball's Palsy.

Bell's Palsy is a medical condition where the nerves in the face somehow get paralyzed, leading to contorted facial expressions.

Ball's Palsy is where the genital nerves get paralyzed, making the scrotum sack numb and leaving the balls rendered useless.

"I tried to go to the restroom this morning at the mall after being chased by the KGB, and oh my god... I've been scalzied."

Anonymous Peter Garstig February 01, 2013 2:35 PM  

@Anon: there is nothing more pathetic than someone entering a Discussion telling everyone involved in the discussion how childish they are.

You're childish!

Anonymous DrTorch February 01, 2013 2:35 PM  

Anonymous-I'm going to disagree with you. Evil needs to be confronted, challenged and defeated. This clamoring for keeping the peace has done no one any good. It was a common theme in the 20th C, and led to much damage and destruction, as evil seeped further with each truce.

Anonymous NateM February 01, 2013 2:36 PM  

Anon how, praytell, did you come across this "slapfight" if you are as neutral a party as you claim? Also if you aren't likely to patronize either persons work or site, why does it matter if they'bury the hatchet'?

Anonymous Boetain February 01, 2013 2:42 PM  

Hello Anon:

Thanks for taking up the Rodney King Memorial "why can't we all just get along" role. May I suggest that you amp it up a bit? For example, the last RKM guy suggested that Vox's time should be better spent building houses for the poor. Try something along those lines. Please don't take this suggestion as undue critcism, as you seem to grow faint at the slightest sign of conflict and I would not want you to fall and crack your sensitive little skull. Regards.

Anonymous VD February 01, 2013 2:42 PM  

Hey Vox, do you think you and Scalzi can just bury the hatchet or at least ignore each other? I know you and your followers and he and his followers think this is some epic east coast/west coast rap feud, but really, its just two middle aged white guys slapfighting on the internet. It doesn't make either of you look cool, or clever, or anything but pathetic, and it makes me lose a whole lot of respect for all parties involved and be less inclined to buy either of your work. There are plenty of authors out there who don't waste the time or insult the intelligence of their fans with this kind of childish nonsense.

It is possible? Sure. Is it going to happen? The chances are very, very small. Now, I'm going to assume you are new here, so let me assure you that I do not care in the slightest whether you respect me or not. As for what books you buy, if you are going to judge books by the behavior of the authors then you may as well give up reading everything but children's fiction written by middle-aged spinsters.

I'm a little puzzled by your contention that I am "a whiny little bitch". Precisely what do you think I am whining about? And why do you think that lampooning someone is intrinsically childish? I suggest that perhaps you need to develop a sense of humor. The fact that you are under the impression I think this is somehow "cool" or "impressive" or "clever" tends to indicate that you are a humorless individual who doesn't understand that everyone else is simply having a good time.

Why do you care what I write on my blog? Why do you care what John Scalzi writes on his, for that matter? What is any of this to you anyhow?

I expect I will. Most arrogant people can't take criticism well.

It has nothing to do with that. I suspect my ego will survive your criticism. Please choose a name, any name, in your future comments. Call yourself Tadded or Mallet, I don't care. The problem is that there are far too many people commenting here to permit anonymous comments; it gets too confusing for everyone.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 2:43 PM  

Annie, sweet, sweet Annie. I know you are just trying to be the neighborhood advice dispenser, but standing on a street corner, hiding your name, and opening up in public like that is likely to earn you one of those magical nicknames that has so successfully "silenced" Tad.

Anonymous Amethyst February 01, 2013 2:44 PM  

News flash: The Senate just reauthorized VAWA

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/02/60-senate-votes-violence-against-women-act.php

And the rabbits rejoiced.

Anonymous David February 01, 2013 2:47 PM  

Even if Vox did agree to drop it, that means nothing for Roissy/Heartiste. The first thing Scalzi should do to stop being mocked is to stop posing for pretend/satirical book covers. Then he needs to go back in time and stop his earlier self from ever doing it in the first place.

Anonymous Charlie Taco February 01, 2013 2:56 PM  

Vox; You said yesterday you weren’t sure why the relationship deteriorated but that it all started when he took a hard left turn after his hiatus.  But looking back at your blog and at Whatever, it appears “you started it” and it definitely appears that you are the one keeping this going.  I’m looking at the blogs and google, but not at twitter or the like so I could very well be missing something. Unlike Anon I find this ammusing, but I was curious if my impression is accurate.

Anonymous VD February 01, 2013 3:03 PM  

Anonymous, I couldn't help but notice that what you posted above is not what you posted there.

John, I just posted this over on RSHD’s blog and I said I’d post it here too: can you guys just bury the hatchet or at least ignore each other? Because this whole thing is getting to be pretty pathetic and I’m losing a lot of respect for both sides. Maybe to some people this is funny or entertaining, but at this point it’s just pretty sad and grade-school level in my opinion.

One can't help but notice that in addition to your post being considerably shorter there, you refer to him here as "Scalzi" and to me there as "RSHD". That doesn't seem quite equitable. Do you have an explanation for that?

But looking back at your blog and at Whatever, it appears “you started it” and it definitely appears that you are the one keeping this going. I’m looking at the blogs and google, but not at twitter or the like so I could very well be missing something. Unlike Anon I find this ammusing, but I was curious if my impression is accurate.

I'm definitely the one keeping it going. As the Ilk, they'll tell you we can keep this going all summer long. I think you are incorrect about how it got started; you're probably missed when Scalzi was referring to this blog and its readers since he often doesn't do so by name. I'll look it up; I honestly don't recall.

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 3:05 PM  

"Why do you care what I write on my blog? Why do you care what John Scalzi writes on his, for that matter? What is any of this to you anyhow?"

Why do you care what I write in the comments to your blog? If you don't care about what I have to say at all, why bother to respond? Why not just delete my messages? Because by responding to me, you've given my argument credibility. Thanks for that.

Here is the thing: I know, you obviously don't think you're cool or impressive or clever. People often times post "lampoons" that they don't think are clever at all. J. Jerry Johmasin, famous Harvard Lampoon editor, was known for saying, "That's not clever at all, print it!" Come on. This whole thing is you guys going back and forth thinking you're the more clever one when neither of you has managed anything clever about the whole thing. And I know, I'm so humorless. Maybe I would laugh if either of you had anything funny to say on the subject, but you don't. Both of your blogs are like watching The Real Housewives of Who Give A Fuck.

I don't know if you waste your time watching shitty shows like the Real Housewives of WGAF, but I don't. I find that if a content provider is wasting my time, I take my eyeballs and dollars elsewhere. Right now, both of your blogs, which are entertainment content vehicles, are boring as fuck thanks to your childish slapfight (and please don't act like it's not childish. It is.). So if neither of you is willing to provide entertaining content, if you both must engage is the most boring and futile beef in the history of the written word, then why would I reward you with my time or money?

And I won't be picking a name, thanks. Why would I want to stick around and talk to a bunch of geniuses who tell me I'm going to get banned after I say I don't give a fuck about being banned. Yeah, way to go, you both have a bunch of sycophants, congrats.

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 3:07 PM  

I do have an explanation: I know if I used that kind of language over at his blog he would ban me before he even read it. You I thought would have a thicker skin and be able to handle some salty language.

Was I wrong about that?

Anonymous Peter Garstig February 01, 2013 3:07 PM  

Of Course Charlie. You choose your rabbits based on how high they jump.

Anonymous Anonymous February 01, 2013 3:07 PM  

Anonymous -

Your question needs to be directed at Scalzi. He is acting like a juvenile punk, and Vox rightly calling him on it is perfectly proper.

That you wrote what you did says much.

As for the ad hominem and name calling - well - that was you choice. Gather together a cegent argument rather than resort to ad hominem or your anonymity.

I'm picturing someone sitting in their BVD's in Mom's basement when I read that kind of tripe!

jb

Anonymous Matt February 01, 2013 3:09 PM  

then why would I reward you with my time or money?

You tell me. You just spent four paragraphs on this comment alone.

Anonymous JartStar February 01, 2013 3:09 PM  

For the perplexed: Every so often Vox finds someone to kick around the block a while until he grows bored of the whole thing. The subject becomes the focus of his “Award Winning Cruelty” and he generally has some sort of life lesson mixed into it, in this case Rabbitology. If you come back in six months he will likely have moved on to something or someone else which amuses him.

From my experience there’s really not much more going on to it than he’s doing it to amuse himself and he’s plainly stated as much.

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 3:09 PM  

Anonymous:

Right, because a "palsy" joke is the height of sophisticated humor.

Anonymous RINO February 01, 2013 3:11 PM  

Both of your blogs are like watching The Real Housewives of Who Give A Fuck.

The Real Housewives covers economic theory?

Anonymous Loki of Asgard February 01, 2013 3:14 PM  

Why do you care what I write in the comments to your blog? If you don't care about what I have to say at all, why bother to respond? Why not just delete my messages? Because by responding to me, you've given my argument credibility.

Heads or tails, Vox?

I don't know if you waste your time watching shitty shows like the Real Housewives of WGAF, but I don't. I find that if a content provider is wasting my time, I take my eyeballs and dollars elsewhere.

Farewell, young one. I hardly knew ye, and I thank my lucky stars every moment for it. You will be remembered--in laughter.

Blogger Giraffe February 01, 2013 3:14 PM  

Every so often Vox finds someone to kick around the block a while until he grows bored of the whole thing.

It was most unfortunate that he got bored with Amynda.

Anonymous Alexander February 01, 2013 3:15 PM  

It doesn't matter why - he's losing respect fast!

Anonymous VD February 01, 2013 3:15 PM  

Why do you care what I write in the comments to your blog? If you don't care about what I have to say at all, why bother to respond? Why not just delete my messages? Because by responding to me, you've given my argument credibility. Thanks for that.

I don't. Because I respond to everyone, at least initially. It's right there in the rules of the blog you didn't read. Because I almost never delete messages. I don't think you understand, Anon, here all arguments are assumed to have potential credibility. Whether they do or not will stand on their merits.

This whole thing is you guys going back and forth thinking you're the more clever one when neither of you has managed anything clever about the whole thing. And I know, I'm so humorless. Maybe I would laugh if either of you had anything funny to say on the subject, but you don't. Both of your blogs are like watching The Real Housewives of Who Give A Fuck.

I understand, you don't find it funny. Do you understand that many other people do?

So if neither of you is willing to provide entertaining content, if you both must engage is the most boring and futile beef in the history of the written word, then why would I reward you with my time or money?

Value is subjective, anon. It costs you nothing to read this blog. But what I provide for free here is very different than what I sell, either as books, music, games, or economic analysis.

And I won't be picking a name, thanks. Why would I want to stick around and talk to a bunch of geniuses who tell me I'm going to get banned after I say I don't give a fuck about being banned. Yeah, way to go, you both have a bunch of sycophants, congrats.

You already picked one. Anon is fine. Anything that allows people to identify you. You appear to have some serious misapprehensions about the way this blog operates. You may not believe it, but the regulars here are certainly not sycophants. Most of them disagree with me on many things, from religion to politics.

Anonymous Gx1080 February 01, 2013 3:16 PM  

Why should Vox "bury the hatchet" against Scalzi? For looking "uncool" against his fans? Too late for that.

I happen to dislike Scalzi because I had the misfortune to read his mental masturbation excercise of calling people priviledged without actually using that word. Which proved to me that he was a pompous cumstain.

Anonymous VD February 01, 2013 3:17 PM  

I do have an explanation: I know if I used that kind of language over at his blog he would ban me before he even read it. You I thought would have a thicker skin and be able to handle some salty language. Was I wrong about that?

No, you weren't. All right, fair enough. I withdraw the objection.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 3:17 PM  

I'll look it up; I honestly don't recall.

I don't either, but I have a vague recollection that it started when you pointed out (in a friendly way) his folly for trying to pander to minority women or something like that. Scalzi didn't cotton to it and passively went very embarrassingly (for him) limp and thrashed about, making blanket statements about anyone who read VP. It was typical gamma warmaking: go nuclear over nothing, wet pants when the critic doesn't turtle. Blame pee stains on opponent.

Anonymous Josh February 01, 2013 3:20 PM  

I don't know if you waste your time watching shitty shows like the Real Housewives of WGAF, but I don't. I find that if a content provider is wasting my time, I take my eyeballs and dollars elsewhere. Right now, both of your blogs, which are entertainment content vehicles, are boring as fuck thanks to your childish slapfight (and please don't act like it's not childish. It is.). So if neither of you is willing to provide entertaining content, if you both must engage is the most boring and futile beef in the history of the written word, then why would I reward you with my time or money?

Rabbit gonna rabbit, eh?

It's precious how much space you've devoted already declaring your refusal to continue reading or participating in thus blog.

Anonymous kh123 February 01, 2013 3:23 PM  

That's a mighty fine soapbox you have there, Anon. And; wow... it has variable height, depending on who it gets set up for. Home Depot, right?

Blogger Desert Cat February 01, 2013 3:23 PM  

Anon, you seem to be flinching, expecting to be banned at any minute for what you have posted here. No one has threatened you with incipient banning at this point, except that your comments are likely to get deleted in the near future without a username (any name will do).

Being "Tadded" is not synonymous with being "Malleted". Tad is our metaphorical chew toy.

Blogger Giraffe February 01, 2013 3:24 PM  

Come on, anon. Stick around. It will change your whole life.

Anonymous Loki of Asgard February 01, 2013 3:24 PM  

Hold on, hold on.

I don't give a fuck about being banned

I do believe this can be construed as a threat not to couple with Vox.

Anonymous Randy M February 01, 2013 3:25 PM  

Whoever says this isn't funny didn't read the post about the cross-dressing for SOCIAL JUSTICE! project.

Although after that I guess John can use the homophobia defense.

Anonymous Anonymous February 01, 2013 3:25 PM  

Anonymous proves his points.

Heh!

jb

Anonymous RINO February 01, 2013 3:27 PM  

Rabbit gonna rabbit, eh?

It's precious how much space you've devoted already declaring your refusal to continue reading or participating in thus blog.


The "I'm less likely to buy your book" was the first giveaway of rabbit behavior from them. What's even better is Scalzi posts account for 1 of 4 posts today and less than .000001% of the total posts here yet that is enough to draw an equivalency between this blog and The Real Housewives.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 3:30 PM  

Oh, Tad is a metaphor? How did I not know that? Here all this time I've been contributing to the Homeless Male Prostitute Anal Fissure Research Fund in his honor.

Anonymous VD February 01, 2013 3:30 PM  

But looking back at your blog and at Whatever, it appears “you started it” and it definitely appears that you are the one keeping this going. I’m looking at the blogs and google, but not at twitter or the like so I could very well be missing something.

I'm certainly the one keeping it going. I suppose it depends upon how you want to define "started". This post appears to be what set Scalzi off. Now you can certainly point out that it was playing a little rough to point out that what he wrote made him APPEAR to be a condescending little fuck, (although you can see from all the criticism in his comments that it did), but it is a substantive critique of his post.

Note that I also wrote this is in the comments: "He's been perfectly pleasant in all my contact with him. However, I have to confess, I haven't read any of his books post-Old Man's War and I haven't been reading his blog for quite some time now, pretty much since he got the Stargate gig and started letting lots of people without any interesting ideas post those Big Idea bits."

I recall now wondering if it was the criticism or the statement that his blog wasn't interesting anymore that upset him. It was after that when he started taking the potshots.

Blogger Desert Cat February 01, 2013 3:39 PM  

Daniel February 01, 2013 3:30 PM
Oh, Tad is a metaphor? How did I not know that?


Tad as a chew toy is the metaphor.

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 3:40 PM  

Like I said, it's your blog, you're going to run it however you want. I get than some people find this funny, but a whole bunch of people also find "The Big Bang Theory" (the show, not the theory) funny, and I sure as fuck don't find anything funny about that show. Alois Bell thought it was funny to write "I give God 10% why do you get 18%" on her receipt and look how well that turned out for her.

And please don't try to tell me that, "You may not believe it, but the regulars here are certainly not sycophants." Right, I guess it was a total coincidence that a bunch of new Amazon accounts popped up with names like Eox, VoxPop and sprinter, giving fake, cloned 1-star reviews to The Human Division Vol 2? Oh, and all the great responses here:

"1. Go back to the rabbit hole."

"Your question needs to be directed at Scalzi. He is acting like a juvenile punk, and Vox rightly calling him on it is perfectly proper."

"You choose your rabbits based on how high they jump."

"Rabbit gonna rabbit, eh?"

Yup, no sycophants here...


Blogger RobertT February 01, 2013 3:42 PM  

"It was after that when he started taking the potshots."

Well, now he'll know better. A lesson hard learned.

Anonymous Loki of Asgard February 01, 2013 3:42 PM  

Having reviewed it, I would put money on he's uncharacteristically oblivious to what a condescending little fuck this post makes him appear to be.

Nothing tweaks little men such as he so well as the phrase "appears to be". Their arsenal is top-filled with such sayings, which grant them the power to say as they list and, at the same time, deny that they actually did say it. They assume it was meant to be said, and thus flinch back from the blow that was not delivered.

Note that the question that draws ire from its answer is not "Is my arse big?" but "Does my arse look big in this?"

Blogger RobertT February 01, 2013 3:45 PM  

I tell aspiring politicians, "Politics can ruin your life." And it can, precisely because you have a forum and you begin shooting your mouth off. Scalzi made the same mistake. He may not lose all his readers, but his confidence will be shaken to it's core. He may never be the same.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 3:45 PM  

Anon, what else do you find to be not funny? I'd love for you to expand this to an itemized list. I spend much of my day looking for things that are not funny, so I can avoid them.

Anonymous RINO February 01, 2013 3:47 PM  

Yup, no sycophants here...

I guess Anon has never followed the comments section in topics about free trade, calvinism, or Tim Tebow.

People coming together to condemn a self-righteous punk does not make them sycophants.

Anonymous Vidad February 01, 2013 3:47 PM  

"Yeah, way to go, you both have a bunch of sycophants, congrats."

There's that word again!

http://dronesofdeath.blogspot.com/2013/01/psychophant.html

Anonymous Thales February 01, 2013 3:52 PM  

The first thing Scalzi should do to stop being mocked is to stop posing for pretend/satirical book covers. Then he needs to go back in time and stop his earlier self from ever doing it in the first place.

Mr. Whatever has learned the hard way that fat middle-aged guys who pose mostly naked for ridiculous photos get ridiculed. Most his age would have understood this in an a priori fashion, but "whatever"... ("But...but I'm doing it ironically!" Doing it "ironically" is still doing it!)

Anonymous Josh February 01, 2013 3:52 PM  

Anon, I thought you were leaving?

Anonymous kh123 February 01, 2013 3:53 PM  

"Oh, and all the great responses here:"

By all means Anon, feel free to point us to the even-handed responses the Whatever crowd gives your mild rebuke to Scalzi. Also, your numerous follow-up responses and proclamations there.

Anonymous Loki of Asgard February 01, 2013 3:54 PM  

Anon, I thought you were leaving?

Apparently, Real Housewives of Who Gives a Fuck is on and he has naught better to do.

Anonymous VD February 01, 2013 3:55 PM  

I get than some people find this funny, but a whole bunch of people also find "The Big Bang Theory" (the show, not the theory) funny, and I sure as fuck don't find anything funny about that show.

Very well. You don't find this funny. You don't find a television show funny. What do you find funny, and more importantly, why is what you find funny more important than what others find funny?

Right, I guess it was a total coincidence that a bunch of new Amazon accounts popped up with names like Eox, VoxPop and sprinter, giving fake, cloned 1-star reviews to The Human Division Vol 2? Oh, and all the great responses here

First, I had no idea Scalzi had a newer book out than Redshirts. I don't approve of fake reviews of anyone's books, for any reason, and would encourage whoever reviewed the book under the name VoxPop to remove the review if it was a fake one. Second, I looked at all the 30 one- and two-star reviews and I don't think any of the other reviews are fake. There was a wide range of opinions about it and most of the people had a legitimate complaint about it being only 32 pages.

The fact that people here use catchphrases that I coin does not make them sycophants. Come back for the inflation/deflation debate between me and one of the most long-time regulars and you will be rapidly disabused of the notion.

Anonymous JartStar February 01, 2013 3:56 PM  

People coming together to condemn a self-righteous punk does not make them sycophants.

No, but I thought of writing a followup post in which I was going to remind the Ilk that just because Vox is toying with his prey it is no excuse for the us to a)engage in buffoonery b)only pile on if you have something insightful or funny to add to the discussion.

I have noticed the Ilk tending to let down their intellectual guard some in order to get in on the fun.

Anonymous VD February 01, 2013 3:56 PM  

("But...but I'm doing it ironically!" Doing it "ironically" is still doing it!)

Important life lessons....

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Anonymous Loki of Asgard February 01, 2013 3:58 PM  

KH, the following is Scalzi's reaction:

Anon:

One, when I want your opinion on what I write here and how I write it, I will be certain to let you know.

Two, the headline to the piece was pretty unambiguous as regarding the content of the piece, and it’s not as if anyone’s holding your head up the screen and forcing you to drag your eyeballs across the entry. If you don’t want to read an entry, don’t. Lots of people choose not to read all sorts of things I publish here, because they just don’t care for it; another post which may be to their liking is likely to come up afterward.

Three, you don’t appear to understand that stupid and childish is the racist sexist homophobic dipshit’s “business as usual,” and it simply doesn’t matter what I do, he will continue to be childish and stupid, and I will have to continue to have to deal with it until he finds someone else he finds more advantageous to bother.

Four, the posts here are not about the racist sexist homophobic dipshit, they’re about dealing with the shit he causes to show up here, and I think it’s useful to let people know what I’m doing and why. You may not like how I choose to do that, but I don’t really care; I didn’t ask your opinion.

Do me a favor, anon, and stop trying to insert yourself into this thing. You appear well-meaning but underinformed about what’s going on here and the nature of the assholes I am dealing with, and as a result I find your attempt to meddle irritating.


My, yes...the tears are delicious.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 3:58 PM  

Right, I guess it was a total coincidence that a bunch of new Amazon accounts popped up with names like Eox, VoxPop and sprinter, giving fake, cloned 1-star reviews to The Human Division Vol 2?

Curious, Anon, that you would not assume the obvious (if this account is true - I see no evidence of it other than your word): that a lone fan of Scalzi's would open multiple similar accounts, all overtly attempting to hamhandedly tie the fakes to his opponent.

In fact, the only types to whom that would not be obvious would be a liar (covering up) or a fool. Which one are you?

Anonymous The CronoLink February 01, 2013 3:59 PM  

"Palsy: the fabric pattern that makes one feel shaky and ill."

Is that another valid definition? Dictionary.com defined it as pertaining to paralysis.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 4:03 PM  

Don't blame me, JartStar. My intellectual guard isn't just down, he trundled off to Dunkin Donuts for some french crullers and died of a heart attack.

Anonymous JartStar February 01, 2013 4:04 PM  

BTW, what did Vox do to get the "homophobic" label from Scalzi?

The term has seems to have lost almost all meaning since it's been abused so often.

Anonymous stg58/Animal Mother February 01, 2013 4:08 PM  

What do the Greek words that comprise "homophobic" mean? "Fear of the same"?

Scalzi actually fits that definition, with his fear of men and all.

Anonymous Loki of Asgard February 01, 2013 4:08 PM  

BTW, what did Vox do to get the "homophobic" label from Scalzi?

As I recall, his reaction to Scalzi's gender confusion was one of derision rather than arousal. No crime so great as to mock at a lady's attempt to be sexy, you know.

Anonymous Josh February 01, 2013 4:08 PM  

Come back for the inflation/deflation debate between me and one of the most long-time regulars and you will be rapidly disabused of the notion.

Might we inquire as to when this erstwhile unicorn shall appear?

Anonymous Tad February 01, 2013 4:14 PM  

@Vox

Starts to look a little like a mancrush, all this attention paid.

Anonymous Jack Amok February 01, 2013 4:15 PM  

News flash: The Senate just reauthorized VAWA

Oh, crap. Does that mean we're in trouble for hurting Scalzi's feelings?


Come back for the inflation/deflation debate between me and one of the most long-time regulars and you will be rapidly disabused of the notion.

No Vox, he won't be*. He'll just assume a piddly little squabble about economics is irrelevant. I mean, how important can that be if you and Nate both like the same reality tv shows? He's a rabbit (Anon, I mean, not Nate), so interpersonal issues are the only things that really matter. Disagreements about substance really do pale in comparison to herd membership for them. They think we're another warren, all huddled up together with our wiskers twitching in sync.

* - Oh, no! Ohnoohnoohno, I just disagreed with Vox. Aieeeeeeee!

Anonymous Loki of Asgard February 01, 2013 4:16 PM  

Starts to look a little like a mancrush, all this attention paid.

You spend a great deal of time openly fantasising about Vox and Scalzi having a mad lust for one another, you know. That is more than a little "creepy".

Anonymous Heh February 01, 2013 4:19 PM  

Tad at last admits that all the attention he pays to Vox amounts to a crush!

Anonymous Jack Amok February 01, 2013 4:20 PM  

KH, the following is Scalzi's reaction:

My goodness! Did Scalzi lift some free weights this morning? Quite a robust response. In relative terms anyway. I mean, a little pissy in tone, sure, but hard to disagree with "the headline to the piece was pretty unambiguous as regarding the content of the piece, and it’s not as if anyone’s holding your head up the screen and forcing you to drag your eyeballs across the entry. If you don’t want to read an entry, don’t."

Anonymous Stickwick February 01, 2013 4:20 PM  

Starts to look a little like a mancrush, all this attention paid.

Man, you're tedious. You've said this many times before to no avail. Got any new theories?

Anonymous Heh February 01, 2013 4:20 PM  

The term has seems to have lost almost all meaning since it's been abused so often.

Kinda like McRapey's use of the label "rapist".

Anonymous The CronoLink February 01, 2013 4:21 PM  

"Starts to look a little like a mancrush, all this attention I pay to you."

There, fixed it for you, Tad.

Blogger IM2L844 February 01, 2013 4:23 PM  

Please, one of you, at least, do your fans and yourself a favor and grow the fuck up, you whiny little bitches.

Well, that was certainly an exemplary expression of maturity and tolerance.

Anonymous Stickwick February 01, 2013 4:24 PM  

My goodness! Did Scalzi lift some free weights this morning? Quite a robust response.

Probably the same reason folks turned on the lawyer-dude at the SFWA forum -- if there's anyone as universally despised as a lawyer, it's a prissy self-appointed referee. There's a reason people who try to break up fights often end up getting it worse than the original participants.

Anonymous Clay February 01, 2013 4:25 PM  

Well Vox, at least you'll never have to worry about Tad threatening not to have sex with you.

Anonymous Loki of Asgard February 01, 2013 4:27 PM  

And now, I depart to celebrate good tidings. May the chew toys be many and varied this weekend, Ilk. I can not bear you ill will, not today, though you ever stubbornly refuse to kneel...

Anonymous kh123 February 01, 2013 4:30 PM  

But, Anon!... you didn't call Scalzi a whiny little bitch, nor say that anything he writes is "boring as f*ck" or childish, nor was there any denigrating of the Whatever crowd.

"I just have more respect for John, because at least he doesn’t post childish things like “palsy” jokes."

But then, given the placating and niceties you offered (you even cranked down the soapbox to head level), one shudders to think: Why his response? I mean, if the whole point is to make the two sides - one respected more than the other ("Do me a favor, anon, and stop trying to insert yourself into this thing... I find your attempt to meddle irritating.") - bury the hatchet between them, thus ending the Doubleplus Ungood posts.

Anonymous Jabari February 01, 2013 4:30 PM  

Excellent Loki - great to hear!

Anonymous Jack Amok February 01, 2013 4:32 PM  

Palsy: the fabric pattern that makes one feel shaky and ill.

You're missing a couple vowels and a letter swap for that definition.

Bell's Palsy is a medical condition where the nerves in the face somehow get paralyzed...

And it sucks, I can tell you from experience. However, unlike Ball's Palsy, it is usually only temporary.

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 4:34 PM  

"Very well. You don't find this funny. You don't find a television show funny. What do you find funny, and more importantly, why is what you find funny more important than what others find funny?"

Oh, gosh, I thought this was a comments section where I could offer comments on the provided content. I guess both you and Scalzi have trouble understanding that, so hey! You guys have more in common than you think!

Next time I'll make sure to only make comments that jump at the chance to prove to you how clever they are at dispatching your critics.

And man, you followers have really come out with the big guns of witty comebacks. Implying that I am a nerd living in my mothers basement (yeah, you go tell that nerd what a nerd he is, guy who reads the blog of a fantasy author), that I have a man crush on you (because trying to defend you from the mean old man on the internet certainly shows what a not-mancrush they have on you, Vox). It's like the text version of a Call of Duty lobby on Xbox Live!

Hey, Don Rickles called, he said don't quit your day job, hockey puck.

Anonymous kh123 February 01, 2013 4:39 PM  

Again Anon, why Scalzi's response to you, given how mild (censored) it was compared to your criticisms here.

Anonymous Vidad February 01, 2013 4:42 PM  

@ Jack

Don't forget to add the superstar country singer with the shaky voice.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 4:44 PM  

Anon, thanks for the list!

Things Anon finds not humorous:

The Big Bang Theory
Blog comments
John Scalzi
Jokes about his mom
Mancrushes
The text version of Call of Duty lobby

Things Anon finds humorous:
Don Rickles

How dare the SOB at this blog about amusing things not include a single post ever on that fundamental, universal source of high comedy?

Screw liberty. Give me Rickles or give me credit!

Anonymous Stickwick February 01, 2013 4:48 PM  

... that I have a man crush on you ...

Sorry, you don't get to flagellate yourself with that one. The mancrush comment was directed at Vox, not you. Tad thinks all this attention means Vox (hearts) Scalzi.

Anonymous howcute February 01, 2013 4:49 PM  

Omg that guy you're crushing on tangentially mentioned something relevant to events in your own life in a passing reference in one of his blog posts!!! And now he's done it again, this time directly making it the object of his attention! You must be soooo exited, he's finally noticing you! Hey maybe he'll ask you to go to that awesome party next weekend that all the cool kids are going to!

This bitch fight with Scalzi is really starting to pay off!

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 4:56 PM  

howcute, sit up and pay attention, because I'll only write this once:

Your fly is down.

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 4:57 PM  

Daniel:

Things I find funny:
Don Rickles
The Simpsons (up to season 15 or so)
Your "insults" that you think are really effective, biting and/or witty.

Seriously, the attempts to insult me by the rabble here make the Scalzi/Vox slapfight look like the Rumble in the Jungle with pasty white guys.



Anonymous howcute February 01, 2013 4:59 PM  

Oh oh, anon made a pithy observation that doesn't also at the same time lick Vox's asshole. In fact it criticized him! Ilk, attack!

It always ends the same way with these kinds of critics here: they seem to ultimately realize that instead of making a stand for common sense and reason, they actually just stepped in a pile of shit and now it's all over their shoe and it just won't let go - that's the Ilk for you.

Anonymous kh123 February 01, 2013 4:59 PM  

And racist? What would the SWPL crowd think, Anon?

In any case, feel free to forward your thoughts as to why Scalzi bore the fangs when handed milquetoast.

Anonymous kh123 February 01, 2013 5:00 PM  

One account is fine.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 5:04 PM  

Anon, the Rumble in the Jungle with pasty white guys was Emelianenko-Sylvia.

How is that funny?

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 5:04 PM  

howcute: I'm not making a stand for common sense and reason, I'm just tired of a childish internet slapfight.

You guys seems to love to tell me how screwed I am and how I'm going to get intellectually destroyed, but all you guys have managed is to fling grade school level insults at me while patting yourselves on the back for how clever you are while reciting rabbit-themed catchphrases.

So where is this super intelligent argument that you're going to use to crush me? I'm getting a little tired of waiting for it....

Anonymous howcute February 01, 2013 5:04 PM  

Seriously, the attempts to insult me by the rabble here make the Scalzi/Vox slapfight look like the Rumble in the Jungle with pasty white guys.

Bro advice: give up dude, Daniel has a lock jaw like a pit bull and he seems to be VD's personal ass sniffer and attack hound.

Anonymous Scintan February 01, 2013 5:05 PM  

Yeah, way to go, you both have a bunch of sycophants, congrats.

I find it interesting that you make this claim, which is really a way of equating the two individuals, but later have to concede that writing to Scalzi in the same manner that you wrote to Vox would get you banned. Right there you had a significant difference between the two, yet you ignored it.

Let me give you a little bit of information here. I don't come to this blog because I follow Vox's every whim. Quite the opposite is true. There are many areas of discussion where I find his answers or arguments to be simplistic, wrong, or in some other way contrary to my take. What keeps me coming here is that I'm able to read what a relatively intelligent person who disagrees with me is offering as evidence/proof on those issues of disagreement.

Your posts, on the other hand, offer little more than one poster threatening to exclude others from his future presence if he doesn't get his way. Nobody here really gives a shit about those threats, save for the humor possibilities. Threatening to take your ball and go home doesn't really work once your audience is old enough to see through the threat.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 5:06 PM  

howcute, what are you, an Ilk scholar? Tip: You may want to write in complete sentences on your entrance exam.

Anonymous Vidad February 01, 2013 5:06 PM  

Don Rickles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A06fi4sSCOM

Anonymous WaterBoy February 01, 2013 5:06 PM  

Josh: "Rabbit gonna rabbit, eh?"

You can lead a rabbit to water...




...but you can't drown him in it.

Anonymous Stickwick February 01, 2013 5:06 PM  

In any case, feel free to forward your thoughts as to why Scalzi bore the fangs when handed milquetoast.

I'm quite curious about this, too. Seems Anon is intent on not answering.

Blogger Giraffe February 01, 2013 5:07 PM  

Your "insults" that you think are really effective, biting and/or witty.

Second that! Daniel is one funny dude.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 5:07 PM  

Bro advice: give up dude, Daniel has a lock jaw like a pit bull and he seems to be VD's personal ass sniffer and attack hound.

You aren't going to pass physics, either.

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 5:07 PM  

Anthony Jeselnik. I also find him really funny. Since you wanted to know.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 5:09 PM  

...but you can't drown him in it.

Well, you can, but he'll insist with his final breath that he really was just that thirsty.

Anonymous Vidad February 01, 2013 5:10 PM  

Hey... if I photoshopped a silly picture of Vox and offered it to Scalzi, do you think that might bring world peace?

Maybe I could put him with his flaming sword on the back of a monstrous psychophant...

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 5:11 PM  

Stickwick: Probably because he's being a bitchy little girl about being criticized.

In all honesty, if I had to compare the replies to both of my posts, on this site and his, Vox is the clear winner. I thought I was being pretty even-handed with Scalzi, gave him a lot more credit than I did Vox, and he really proved my faith to be misplaced.

It raises my opinion of Vox slightly and lowers my opinion on Scalzi considerably. I still think they're both acting childish, but hey, can't win 'em all, right?

Anonymous Vidad February 01, 2013 5:12 PM  

Or maybe I could photoshop him holding a flaming cross and standing on a pile of dead women, all victims of his evil patriarchy...

Anonymous howcute February 01, 2013 5:12 PM  

Get back in your pen Daniel.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 5:13 PM  

So, I'll summarize your list, (excluding my insults, which you have equivocated on - both dismissing them as not funny and including them on your funny list) Anon:

Humorous things:

Things you've seen on television.

Non-humorous things:

Things you've seen on television and some things that aren't on television.

This, my sweet girl, is both illuminating and unsurprising. I recommend a remedy that will be to everyone's satisfaction:

go back to watching television.

You are welcome.

Anonymous WaterBoy February 01, 2013 5:13 PM  

True, Daniel, but the choice to drink is a voluntary one.

I'm just enjoying the show, and waiting for the next rabbit to magically appear from Vox' hat. How does he keep doing that?

Nothin' up his sleeve...Presto!

Anonymous Stickwick February 01, 2013 5:15 PM  

I'm just tired of a childish internet slapfight.

Well, in THAT case ... men, cease the hostilities immediately. Some anonymous guy on the Internet is tired of this.

Anon, in the unlikely event your disapproval fails to broker peace, one option is to find someplace less tiresome. There must be literally dozens of other things to read on the Internet.

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 5:15 PM  

Daniel: Believe me, if there was anything good on, I wouldn't waste my time with the "battle of the wit(less)" here.

(yep, I include myself, but with you guys I really don't have to try very hard. I mean, you almost make fun of yourselves...)

Anonymous Unending Improvement February 01, 2013 5:22 PM  

@VD: "I haven't read any of his books post-Old Man's War and I haven't been reading his blog for quite some time now, pretty much since he got the Stargate gig and started letting lots of people without any interesting ideas post those Big Idea bits."

That must explain why Stargate Universe sucks. It got scalzied.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 5:23 PM  

(yep, I include myself, but with you guys I really don't have to try very hard. I mean, you almost make fun of yourselves...)

In a strictly non-humorous way, of course. Because the laughs here are so sparse and dry that it is impossible to look away.

if there was anything good on, I wouldn't waste my time with the "battle of the wit(less)" here.

Think outside of the box, Anon. After all, how will you ever grow your catalog of television programs you don't find humorous if you never watch them?

Spend too much time around here, stranger, and you are doomed to descend into irrelevance.

Anonymous howcute February 01, 2013 5:25 PM  

Lol Stickwick you idiot.

"If you don't like it why don't you go somewhere else!"

Why do you take it so personally when someone dares to make a criticism here? Is Vox your little baby? Anon made a perfectly reasonable and obvious objection to this laughable middle-aged-white-man bitch fight. Take a chill pill and chill, Vox is supposed to be a grown man, let him handle his own battles. In the meantime, fix him up a glass of milk and cookies.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 5:29 PM  

Oh, look. It conjugates. Mama Scalzi would be so proud, if he wasn't so embarrassed and furious at the same time.

Anonymous Noah B. February 01, 2013 5:30 PM  

Funny, I don't remember any fart jokes in Stargate Universe.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 5:31 PM  

howcute, you are not only nowhere near tall enough for this roller coaster, you aren't even tall enough to get run over by it.

That whooshing sound: it's the world gone by.

Anonymous Unending Improvement February 01, 2013 5:31 PM  

Hey, "Anon" and "howcute"

Little hint: My presence here is directly tied to my presence on Twitter.

You're both dipshit rabbits. The least you could do is follow your chief rabbit and stay away like he desires.

It's clear you cannot think for yourselves.

Anonymous Randy M February 01, 2013 5:35 PM  

"So where is this super intelligent argument that you're going to use to crush me? I'm getting a little tired of waiting for it...."

You want an intelligent arguement against your posts, which amount to "I don't like your posts!"?

Anonymous Unending Improvement February 01, 2013 5:37 PM  

I'm telling you. Heartiste is many times as cruel as Vox. I don't think Scalzi will enjoy being the butt of his ire.

Looking at all the blog posts across the Manosphere, the "House-Cleaning and Sex" study is the gift that keeps on giving, especially since it gave us a fun new vocab term to throw around.

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 5:37 PM  

Daniel: your buddy Vox had enough sense to shut up and stop feeding me. I guess you won't be getting that gold star from your hero now, will you, Bill Shakespeare?

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 5:40 PM  

Hey UI: I don't even have twitter, so why would I give a fuck?

Also, maybe you should head on over the Scalzi's blog, because I'm not exactly his favorite either.

But yes, you're right, obviously my calling both Scalzi and Vox out for their childish behavior proves what a "rabbit" I am (as if I know or care what that means), and oh man, I am so offended.

:::yawn:::

Anyone else, or are we done here?

Anonymous Unending Improvement February 01, 2013 5:40 PM  

"Daniel: your buddy Vox had enough sense to shut up and stop feeding me. I guess you won't be getting that gold star from your hero now, will you, Bill Shakespeare?"

Big words.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 5:41 PM  

Do my ears deceive me, Anon, or are you crying "Uncle?"

I'll let you go and recover. I recommend listening to Shania singing "Man, I feel like a Woman" to get you pumped up.

Anonymous WaterBoy February 01, 2013 5:42 PM  

Vidad: "There's that word again! psychophant"

Just great! Thanks a lot!

Just when I think I have this 'sycophant' thing all figured out and what I need to do to become one -- since we've been reliably informed by the most smartest person evah to come along this here blog that this is what we are -- you come along and throw this up in my way! Now what am I supposed to do -- get a trunkeotomy?!?

Anybody know a good plastic surgeon? And by that, I mean a cutter who takes Visa, since I don't have the cash.

Anonymous Unending Improvement February 01, 2013 5:43 PM  

Anon:"Anyone else, or are we done here?"

"I don't care what anyone thinks, so let me rant on about it for hours."

My point since it flew WAY over your head, no surprise there, is that I have a presence well beyond this blog, I don't hide.

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 5:44 PM  

Your ears deceive you.

Also, I know you think your second comment was terribly clever, but all you've done is let everyone know that you know the name of a Shania song, and are apparently on a first name basis with her.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 5:45 PM  

Anyone else, or are we done here?

Translation: Stop hitting me and we'll call it a draw. Brady Bunch reruns are on. Please.

Anonymous howcute February 01, 2013 5:45 PM  

howcute, you are not only nowhere near tall enough for this roller coaster, you aren't even tall enough to get run over by it.

Your barking becomes tiresome...

Anonymous kh123 February 01, 2013 5:47 PM  

Anon, which is the worse: The parties who fought, or the one who comes along crying "Peace, peace" and ends up getting entangled, trying to throw the same punches in the end.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 5:47 PM  

Yeah, Anon, because me associating sexually with a hot pop star would really do some damage to my global reputation. Which brings up a reasonable question: are you effeminate or just feminized?

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 5:49 PM  

UI: I do hide, because I don't want some psychopath who has a grudge with something I said in some internet message board that I will never visit again after today to annoy me any more than I will let them. I don't have anything better to do now, but in 12 minutes, at 5:00 pm, I will have better things to do, and I don't want to have to waste any of my precious free time on losers who throw out the most pathetic insult and then pat themselves on the back for being clever.

So what, you want a medal for letting anyone with a twitter account accost and harass you? You're welcome to it.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 5:49 PM  

Your barking becomes tiresome...

Really?

Woof woof woof (go back to sleep) woof woof woof (go back to sleep) woof woof woof (dream of scalzi in a dress) woof woof woof (affirm that people like you) woof woof woof.

Shhhhh....

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 5:50 PM  

Dan: you're hitting me with feathers. Stop, it's tickling.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 5:50 PM  

In 12 minutes, at 5:00 pm, I will have better things to do.

Wapner?

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 5:52 PM  

Weekend.

Wapner quit years ago. Dumbass.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 5:52 PM  

No, it is a serious question. I would appreciate an answer, Anon:

Are you effeminate? Feminized? Or other?

Anonymous howcute February 01, 2013 5:52 PM  

Lol, what a rebel! He'll take on all comers! Mano-a-mano! Face him if you dare! On twitter!

Fag.

Blogger rcocean February 01, 2013 5:53 PM  

IS Anon "Tad"? 'Cause its just the same old trolling - only this time "concern trolling".

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 5:54 PM  

I know though, dan. I sure am stupid for watching a comedy special, a show that stopped being funny ten years ago, and some Don Rickles.

As we all know, you would never dare to watch three television shows ever, right? Right, Dan?

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 5:55 PM  

Wapner quit years ago. Dumbass.

Don't go, Anon! I had no idea! We need your vast Rainmanian stores of television knowledge! I let my TV Guide subscription lapse. You've been a godsend. If nothing else, please report back on Monday with a revised list of things that are humorous (television), things that are not humorous (television) and things that are not humorous (not television).

Your worldliness has provided such bounty.

Anonymous howcute February 01, 2013 5:55 PM  

Christ, Daniel, you're so obviously proud of your pathetic attempts at wit. Try reading your output as if it was someone else's, you'll get a real laugh.

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 5:56 PM  

Gay jokes? Again, Dan? Is your repertoire really so small?

I can see why even the other people here don't think very much of you...

Anonymous Stickwick February 01, 2013 5:56 PM  

... all you've done is let everyone know that you know the name of a Shania song, and are apparently on a first name basis with her.

What are you, 84 years old? You seem to exist in some kind of weird pop culture bubble, especially if you think referring to Shania by her first name implies a personal relationship.

Anon, which is the worse: The parties who fought, or the one who comes along crying "Peace, peace" and ends up getting entangled, trying to throw the same punches in the end.

Or trying to throw the same slaps, as he put it.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 5:56 PM  

Answer my question, and I'll gladly answer yours, Anon.

Blogger Giraffe February 01, 2013 5:57 PM  

Lol, what a rebel! He'll take on all comers! Mano-a-mano! Face him if you dare! On twitter!

Fag


Howcute is a homophobe. He's got dipshit covered as well. All we need is raciss for the trifecta.

Anonymous GreyS February 01, 2013 5:57 PM  

"So where is this super intelligent argument that you're going to use to crush me? I'm getting a little tired of waiting for it...."

What exactly do you want?

I'd guess that most people reading along are like me and find you goofily obsessive about this scalzi thing--- while you play act as if you are the 'Voice of Reason'.

Don't like it? Don't read it. Pretty simple.

Sure, there's an occasional overzealous follower here--- just like any popular blog. Yet anyone reading on even a semi-regular basis can plainly see there is an above average level of intelligence in the comment section here and notice individual thinkers all the time. Just because people agree on the gist of the posts doesn't mean they are falling lockstep into someone's shadow as he goes by.

Of course the flip side to the (low number of) Vox-pleasers are the weirdos who come here daily-- hourly?---by the minute?-- to obsessively challenge the proprietor's every remark. (new reality show-- 'When Vox Attracts'*)

And here you are insulting and thrashing about like a fool.

Look-- Why not just let the scalzi thing go and ignore it? I know you and howcute think this is some epic rap feud, but really, its just one middle aged white guy bitching on the internet. It doesn't make you look cool, or clever, or anything but pathetic, and it makes others lose a whole lot of respect for you and be less inclined to read your posts. There are plenty of ilk'ers out there who don't waste the time or insult the intelligence with this kind of childish nonsense.

Seriously, you're a middle aged man acting like you're grade school child. The only person impressed is howcute who is so biased that he doesn't see how pathetic the whole thing is. Please do your fan and yourself a favor and grow the fuck up, you whiny little bitch.

Offended by those harsh words? Then get a hold of YOURSELF, cuz. Stop what you are doing. Get up. Go to the bathroom. Look in the mirror and realize: You are frothing at the mouth because of some disagreement BETWEEN TWO OTHER people on the internet.


(*spelling intentional)


Anonymous I Am Irony, Man February 01, 2013 5:59 PM  

Hey ANON, do you think you and DANIEL can just bury the hatchet or at least ignore each other? I know you and your EGO and he and his EGO think this is some epic east coast/west coast rap feud, but really, its just two middle aged(?) white(?) guys(?) slapfighting on the internet. It doesn't make either of you look cool, or clever, or anything but pathetic, and it makes me lose a whole lot of respect for all parties involved and be less inclined to READ either of your COMMENTS. There are plenty of COMMENTERS out there who don't waste the time or insult the intelligence of the ILK with this kind of childish nonsense.

Seriously, you're middle aged(?) men(?) acting like you're grade school children. The only people that are impressed are YOURSELF who IS so biased that YOU don't see how pathetic the whole thing is. Please, one of you, at least, do EVERYONE and yourself a favor and grow the fuck up, you whiny little bitches.

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 5:59 PM  

Yeah, I do live in a weird pop culture bubble where I don't listen to shitty music like new country or pop country or craptry or whatever you call it.

Do a lot of country fans refer to Shania by her first name? I wouldn't know, I usually say the full artist's name, like Iggy Pop or Lupe Fiasco. I've never said, "Yo, you guys hear that David track "Ziggy Stardust?"

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 6:00 PM  

Look at howcute. It almost thinks it thought something! With earnest concern, it dabs the scalzied brow of the television literate, knowing full well it can not hope to grasp the deeper wisdom of Two Broke Girls.

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 6:01 PM  

Dan: Sorry to disappoint you, Dan, but I am not gay. Maybe for The Rock, but hey, that guy's really charismatic.

Your turn.

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 6:02 PM  

Simply answer the question. I did not ask you if you were gay. Feminized? Effeminate? or Other.

This is not difficult.

Anonymous bob k. mando February 01, 2013 6:03 PM  

Anon February 01, 2013 5:04 PM
howcute: I'm not making a stand for common sense and reason, I'm just tired of a childish internet slapfight.



you ... don't seem to understand WHAT the internet is FOR.

the internet is FOR childish internet slapfights. because that's the emotional and mental level of most of the population after they've gotten out of dh's public schooling.

you make it your mission in life to go around putting down internet slapfights and you're going to die an old man with more slapfights than what you started with.

oh, and porn. the internet is for slapfights and porn:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRgNOyCnbqg

Anonymous I Am Irony, Man February 01, 2013 6:03 PM  

Grey minds think alike, I see....

Anonymous Stickwick February 01, 2013 6:03 PM  

Do a lot of country fans refer to Shania by her first name? I wouldn't know, I usually say the full artist's name, like Iggy Pop or Lupe Fiasco. I've never said, "Yo, you guys hear that David track "Ziggy Stardust?"

Yes, they do. But since your own preferences define what's proper, thanks for letting us know how it works.

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 6:03 PM  

You watch Two Broke Girls, Dan?

I'm pretty sure that show sucks. I don't know, though, I usually only watch good things on television.

Anonymous howcute February 01, 2013 6:04 PM  

You were making some sense and then you went off the rails. And how am I "biased"? You sound like Fox News.

Anonymous Stickwick February 01, 2013 6:06 PM  

Simply answer the question. I did not ask you if you were gay. Feminized? Effeminate? or Other.

I'd have guessed Anon was an actual female, but the Don Rickles thing has AARP guy written all over it.

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 6:06 PM  

Well, Dan, I'm not effeminate. I don't know what "feminized" refers to but I'm going to say no. If by "other" you mean pretty average guy, then I would go with that.

Man, you sure got me with that one. By all means, show us more of your rapist{sic} wit, Oscar Wilde!

Your turn.

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 6:07 PM  

Stickwick: Anytime Vox isn't here to save you from thinking from yourself, I'll gladly fill in.

Blogger Giraffe February 01, 2013 6:09 PM  

Well, Dan, I'm not effeminate. I don't know what "feminized" refers to but I'm going to say no. If by "other" you mean pretty average guy, then I would go with that.

You should fit in here then. Stay away from Scalzi's blog, they are both.

Anonymous Anon February 01, 2013 6:10 PM  

And I have just realized that I have been sitting here for eight minutes for no reason. I guess you guys will have to save all of your oh-so-clever comments for another day. I, however, will not see them, because I've wasted enough time here already. Thanks for helping me kill a few hours, guys. It was mildly entertaining.

And Dan, I'm sorry it didn't work out, but I'm not going to end up as your life partner, as you so clearly wanted me to. I'm sure you'll find the man of your dreams someday!

Farewell!

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 6:10 PM  

You are a contradiction, Anon. You would only allow certain men to ride you into the sunset, but are not gay. You know very specifically what you do not like on television by not watching it, and only watch good shows (presumably shows that have been pre-approved by some other authority for your consumption, otherwise you would have to watch shows with the potential of not liking them).

You can't answer simple questions, yet believe that your life expertise as a viewer of television programming has prepared you to make criticisms of actual discourse.

Have you ever been translated via television wave and shrunk to a fraction of your size? Does that explain what you are doing in your mother's purse?

P.S. You are missing Wapner.

Anonymous RESET February 01, 2013 6:10 PM  

Scalzied, defined
"Scalzied is similar to being afflicted with palsy. The body and mind contort to accommodate delusional pablum."
- Heartiste

Anonymous Stickwick February 01, 2013 6:10 PM  

Stickwick: Anytime Vox isn't here to save you from thinking from yourself, I'll gladly fill in.

How can I count on that? You said you weren't coming back. In fact, didn't you say you were out of here at 5:00 pm?

Anonymous howcute February 01, 2013 6:11 PM  

Look at howcute. It almost thinks it thought something! With earnest concern, it dabs the scalzied brow of the television literate, knowing full well it can not hope to grasp the deeper wisdom of Two Broke Girls.

Good Lord, imagine that you're probably middle aged too. Judging by how affected you are, you must be violently shoving something up your ass right about now.

Anonymous GreyS February 01, 2013 6:11 PM  

The internet has helped so many men become drama queens.

Anonymous I Am Irony, Man February 01, 2013 6:12 PM  

Hypocrites gonna pot & kettle....

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 6:12 PM  

One last question, Anon, since you are still here:

What do you have against feminism?

[I meant the typical definition of "feminized" - one who accepts feminism as a valid viewpoint, and therefore adopts it.]

Blogger Giraffe February 01, 2013 6:13 PM  

Hop along then, Anon.

Anonymous Stickwick February 01, 2013 6:14 PM  

Anon @ 5:56 PM: Gay jokes? Again, Dan? Is your repertoire really so small?

Anon @ 6:10 PM: And Dan, I'm sorry it didn't work out, but I'm not going to end up as your life partner, as you so clearly wanted me to. I'm sure you'll find the man of your dreams someday!

Anonymous Daniel February 01, 2013 6:17 PM  

Thank you RESET, for acknowledging my (and others) attempt at the metaphysical practical illustration of the original post.

How'd I do? Do I get a commendation? [Note: Anon - that's like a Scooby Snack.]

Blogger Giraffe February 01, 2013 6:19 PM  

@Stickwick.

So both Anon and Howcute are homophobe dipshits. Somehow we need to find out if they are racists.

Anonymous VD February 01, 2013 6:26 PM  

Oh, gosh, I thought this was a comments section where I could offer comments on the provided content. I guess both you and Scalzi have trouble understanding that, so hey! You guys have more in common than you think!

It is. And you can. In fact, I asked you three questions to elicit further information from you. Why you are confusing my response with Scalzi's, which was to attempt to shut you down, seems very strange.

How can we have in common what was materially different? And how can I offer a superintelligent counterargument when you haven't presented an argument to counter?


Anonymous VD February 01, 2013 6:27 PM  

It's clear you cannot think for yourselves.

Actually, the fact that they are here indicates that they can. Of course, the ability to think for oneself does not necessarily indicate an ability to think well. But the independence should be commended.

Anonymous Shutup, Tad February 01, 2013 6:28 PM  

Oh, Tad is a metaphor? How did I not know that?

No, no. Tad is LIKE a metaphor. That would make him a simile.

Unless one says: "Tad is like, a metaphor, Dude."

Anonymous VD February 01, 2013 6:30 PM  

It always ends the same way with these kinds of critics here: they seem to ultimately realize that instead of making a stand for common sense and reason, they actually just stepped in a pile of shit and now it's all over their shoe and it just won't let go - that's the Ilk for you.

That's not an accurate characterization. If critics of that sort were actually able to argue effectively, they would not go away so frustrated. But often, they usually don't make any argument at all, they simply "make a stand", which is of course totally irrelevant and is correctly derided as such by the commenters.

Anonymous Soga February 01, 2013 6:34 PM  

For some reason, when I try to imagine who could be behind these monikers of "Anon" and "howcute", I keep thinking of morbidly overweight "African-American" (who weren't born and have never been to the USA) females thinking they're so hilarious by trolling a site so ineptly and still getting a rise out of some of the so-called sycophants around here. They're making flatulent sounds with their jiggling rolls of boob fat, which have descended down to where there ought to be an abdomen, as rather irritatingly guttural-sounding sounds that I can only assume are supposed to be laughter escape the infinite, labyrinth-like depth of their esophageal tube.

Blogger Positive Dennis February 01, 2013 6:37 PM  

I have a brilliant idea to promote my blog, I will find someone to mock, and make an agreement with them. We will agree to mock each other for 2 weeks and then kiss and make up. Good times for all. I wish I could claim credit for this idea, but it was an iCarley episode. (I have a 9 year old)

Is this what is going on with The scaled one and he who must not be named? No.

Anonymous Don Rickles February 01, 2013 6:42 PM  

I shouldn’t make fun of the blacks,President Obama is a personal friend of mine. He was over to the house yesterday, but the mop broke.

Anonymous howcute February 01, 2013 6:42 PM  

Soga: are you looking for applause or something. That wasn't witty, interesting, commendable or even particularly original. It was just incredibly ugly. It must really suck to be you imagining things. Congratulations on being a weird moron.

Anonymous howcute February 01, 2013 6:45 PM  

That's not an accurate characterization. If critics of that sort were actually able to argue effectively, they would not go away so frustrated. But often, they usually don't make any argument at all, they simply "make a stand", which is of course totally irrelevant and is correctly derided as such by the commenters.

It's not about an argument (as if everything must be argued). It's about observations.

Anonymous Noah B. February 01, 2013 6:45 PM  

Congratulations on being a weird moron = You Sunk My Battleship

Anonymous Idle Spectator February 01, 2013 6:46 PM  

A superintelligence once tried to test me.

I ate its frontal lobe with lima beans and a nice Burgundy.

NUM-NUM-NUM-NUM-NUM.

Anonymous Soga February 01, 2013 6:58 PM  

howcute wrote:
"Pfffffft sssssssssss pffffffft whoosh whoooooooosh pfffffffft!"

Did you say something?

Blogger Vidad February 01, 2013 6:59 PM  

Since I couldn't find any Don Rickles on TV tonight...

Vox Day: Bunny Slayer

http://dronesofdeath.blogspot.com/2013/02/vox-day-bunny-slayer.html

Anonymous zen0 February 01, 2013 7:01 PM  

In days of yore, it was said: "Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me."

Now it is taught that "Words can hurt."

The first empowers people, the second enfeebles them.

Now everybody gets their own Tawana Brawley time.

Anonymous stg58/Animal Mother February 01, 2013 7:17 PM  

Wasn't it fava beans and a nice chianti?

Anonymous NateM February 01, 2013 7:21 PM  

"I don't have anything better to do now, but in 12 minutes, at 5:00 pm, I will have better things to do"

So you had nothing else to do all day long, but at 5 suddenly your life becomes more worthy of envy than anyone here? Lemme guess, lazy salaryman with a boring job, wasting time while being paid by someone who actually produces something?

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