Saturday, 7 November 2009

More Saturday fun

This morning, before I went to work, on a quick tour checking out the blogosphere for new posts, I came across the comment thread at this post at Furious Seasons that had me die laughing. Why? What's so special about it? Nothing. That's the point.

Last month, Philip had a post up telling us it was his 2,500th post. I bet, at least half of them have comment threads completely identical to the one I mention above: "Mental illnesses are biological brain diseases!." - "No, they aren't!" - "Mental illness kills!" - "No, it doesn't!" - "Psych meds help people cope and save lives!" - "No, they don't!" And so on, and so on... Basically the same people, the same arguments, over and over again. At Philip's blog, and I don't know at how many others - also here, btw, from time to time.

This morning, instead of feeling inclined to weigh in, I took a step back, looking at the picture, and, well, I was dying laughing. - No need for me to weigh in, btw. "MsPiggy" already did a great job over there. Factual, intelligent and eloquent. Thanks "MsPiggy"!

16 comments:

Gianna said...

ah...exactly why I no longer participate in the blogosphere...breaking my habit of no comments to say I greatly enjoyed this! thanks

Marian said...

Thanks for commenting Gianna! Yeah, I'm not quite sure whether i find it hilarious or ridiculous... or maybe both. :D

susan said...

Hi Marian!

I understand. I recently stopped reading blogs for a week or so and when went back to reading, I noticed I just wasn't in the mood to comment like I use to. It doesn't mean I am not reading people. I just don't know what to say.

I love Monty Python. You really had me laughing and I thank you for that. Hugs to you and Lord Tennyson.

Stephany said...

LOL that is too damn funny, we do sound like that over there don't we?

Good comments by "Ms.Piggy", always seems to take people on in a fearless demanding the truth sort of way.

Thanks for the laugh!

Marian said...

Susan: Same here. I read, but don't always know what to say.

Hugs to you too, and to Holly.

Marian said...

Stephany: Well, sometimes. But you know what? I didn't have time to get back to you here before, because I was very actively participating in an argument clinic myself tonight :D

Anonymous said...

Actually, it's just because you silly birds are so easy to play. Remember Stephen Blau? LOL.

-- Julian Baine

MarlboroJones said...

MsPiggy always rocks. I wish she had her own site/blog.

Stephany said...

Do you mean doctor Blau? (snark)

Yes, Marlboro Jones, I agree!

Anonymous said...

"Do you mean doctor Blau?"

Well, I went from Mr. Blue to Blau to Stephen Blau. You added the "Doctor" and then found an existing Dr. Stephen Blau after Googling and actually assumed I was him. Then slandered the poor guy on your blog. LOL. He thought you were an idiot. I don't know if he ever got in touch with you himself.

Oh well, at least I have insurance. LOL.

-- Julian Baine

Stephany said...

Interesting, Julian-Blue-Blau, maybe I need to warn Marian to pay attention to what you just said here.

At least we know you're just an inflammatory troll here, and at Furious Seasons, now with yet another name.

Sorry Marian, I won't use this as a platform anymore, but thought others would want to know.
You can choose to not publish this comment if you want.

Marian said...

Stephany: I actually hesitated before I published Julian-Blue-Blau's latest comment. I do understand why some bloggers disable comments...

Marian said...

Julian-Blue-Blau: I won't publish further comments from you. Just so you know.

Stephany said...

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/10/27/oprah-the-7-year-old-with-schizophrenia/

"Stephen Blau" commenting on the Intervoice topic at psych central

The person also has been found in McManamy's comment section.

http://knowledgeisnecessity.blogspot.com/2009/05/tooting-from-san-francisco-iii-major.html


Interesting how trolls like to spend their time isn't it?

Marian said...

Stephany: I find it quite revealing when ppl like Stephen-Blue-Blau, or whatever his name, haven't got anything better to spend their time and energy on than trying to disseminate their venom in the blogosphere. What a poor life it must be! Makes me feel sorry for them.

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