Tuesday, 24 August 2010

In which I observe with a certain wry irony

I am not making this up:

Blogrolls

You will notice we do not have one. Haven't for ages. We realised, well, 'why?' Why bother? Some people have them because they are genuinely into their politics and want to provide a 'resource'. Right, Longrider?

Fair enough. I consider such individuals to be in the minority. I think Mr B had it right about blogrolls and why people have them.

I personally think blogrolls are like cub scout badges. You know, those cute little icons of honour you had sewn on your sleeve by mummy to show off something new you've acquired. Like the ability to do reef knot.

"Dib Dib Dib! Dob Ob Obo!"

Imagine if we all went around wearing badges on our sleeves with the names of all our friends.

"Hey look! Jimmy knows Tommy, he's got him under Janey!"

This is the modern, blogging equivalent of fucking blogrolls. A big old status thing, to show off to everyone who you are like, who you read, and who probably knows you too.

"This is my club!"

Whoop-de-mother-fucketty-doo. Here's a curly-wurly. First prize to you.

Why else would everyone have these things? Most libertarian bloggers are 'fuck the world, I don't give a shit, get off my back, you are all cunts' types. Do they really want to provide a valuable public resource and service? Or is the cub scout analogy fairer than many would dare admit?

We genuinely find it all rather irritating. We do not like chumminess, schmoozing, back-scratching, hypocrisy, sliminess, sneakiness and we don't like it of politicians and we don't like it from you, either.

These are traits we loathe, in fact. Hence why we rip the shit out of it. If it bores you, good.

I hope this helps to straighten things out a little. It will be the last time I comprehensively address the matter, and I re-state here and now: if you are amongst the Country Club of wankers we are addressing, stop talking about us, stop linking us, take us down from your cub scout Hall of Fame, and fuck off and die.

Kindest Regards

John Demetriou





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At the risk of provoking yet another round of abuse for my pettifogging pedantry, am I alone in finding these two statements by the same person wryly ironic?

37 comments:

JuliaM said...

INCOMING!!!

:D

Onus Probandy said...

The reason I like libertarianism so much is that it puts your brain in a certain frame that makes it easy to spot what are, to my mind, gross errors in logic.

What the hell does it matter to me what you (or any other) list on your web page? Did I pay for it? Am I contributing tax on a per byte basis?

I've only discovered libertarianism in the last couple of years. I find that the frame of mind it puts me in is appropriate on many occasions. This one included. The frame of mind is most succinctly expressed like this:

"So fucking what?"

I mean -- blogrolls? Are B&D seriously complaining about blogrolls?

RantinRab said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

Made my day Obo, cheers!

Roger Thornhill said...

pwnanism.

Mummylonglegs said...

/Applause

Mummy x

Man with Many Chins said...

Roffle, that made my day as well!

Boaty Boateng said...

Dimitri you utter tosspot! Did you clear this with me first? No! If we're going to do this site together we must synchronise our opinions, otherwise that clown will rip us to shreds. I'll see you after work and you'd better have a good explanation.

Anonymous said...

Blogrolls save oodles of space in my browser bookmarks by having someone else keep them for me.
How dare you opt out of providing such a useful public service!
Captain useless of Tunbridge Wells

Ross said...

I think we should take down signposts too, they just advertise which towns are next to each other as thought they're best mates or something.

The Grim Reaper said...

I left a comment over on Tom's blog a little earlier before I spotted this post making much the same point about Mr Boring & Mr Demented. Amazingly, he published it. Usually, Demented would have turned up by now to defend himself from this criticism. Where is he?

The Grim Reaper said...

Ross, I think you should go further. I think we should ban maps. They make it look like every town and city in the map is friends with one another. Maps have been allowed to get away with this country club mentality for too long. It's high time they were banned, in accordance with the scriptures of The One True Keepers of Libertarianism.

John Demetriou said...

Squawk!

I see that fucking fake Demetriou cunt has been over at Tom Harris
's blog causing trouble again. I never said any of that stuff about blogrolls. He must be getting me confused with someone else. The weasely Scottish cunt.

And shame on you Obo for not bothering to do your research beforehand. You limp-wristed cunt.

Squawk!

Kevin Boatang said...

Moo!

Help - someone is stealing our identities! CALL THE BLOG POLICE!

Moo!

Man with Many Chins said...

LMFAO

Jill said...

I don't care about blog arguments. And I don't like "chumminess, schmoozing, back-scratching, hypocrisy, sliminess, sneakiness" as you know (although people can have these traits if they want to).

However, I come to two blogs partly to read the posts, and partly as bookmarks to keep an eye on their blogrolls: yours and Hopi Sen's. Much easier for me than maintaining my own blog favourites list or fart-arsing about with feeds. Your's and Hopi's blogrolls are useful to me because they are both loooooooooong.

Det Insp Peperbarmi said...

Ello ello ello,

Whats all this ere then?,

AHHHHHH, I smell hypocrisy!,that fake John Demoderatriou been up to his old tricks again has he?....right Ill ave him!

Peperbarmi said...

John Demoderatriou said,

"We genuinely find it all rather irritating. We do not like chumminess, schmoozing, back-scratching, hypocrisy, sliminess, sneakiness and we don't like it of politicians and we don't like it from you, either."


Hypocritical,no surprise there!.

Peperbarmi's nightmare said...

Like the sliminess of the taste of shit in your mouth after French kissing your mommy?

Or have you forgotten already?

Mama Peperbarmi said...

Ooooo dear!

Anonymous Peperbarmi's nightmare said...

What, dearie? Do you want me to come and shit in your mouth again?

Mama Peperbarmi said...

Oooh, yes!!! Pleeeease!!!

Obnoxio The Clown said...

I do say that I find much of the behaviour in this thread most unbecoming and ungracious. Please refrain from continuing to act in such a manner, or I will have to spank your bottoms!

Kevin Boatang, I would like to point out that there is, as of yet, no such thing as the blog police. Indeed, blogs are currently not regulated by anyone. Perhaps you would like to write an article for your website explaining why regulating bloggers would be good for the cause of libertarianism.

I feel pretty, oh so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and bright!

The Grim Reaper said...

I'm loving the fact that Tom Harris appears to have no head in the picture.

Are you trying to tell us something, Obo?

Mama said...

Come away Peper love!....Ill make some cake!

Peperbarmi said...

Some people call coprophilia a perversion, but it can't be, because Mommy and I love it so much.

And as for spanking ........

Peperbarmi said...

Shitcake, Mama? Really?
And then will you spank me?lurberi

Ed P said...

Now you've pissed me off - I thought I was reading a finely-honed OBO piece, only to get to the end & find it's by JD. Having sworn off reading his shite many months ago I now feel dirty!

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Ed P, I apologise profusely for you feeling you have been misled. Have a pie to make up for it.

How is everyone enjoying the new Obnoxio The Clown - now friendly, kind, seeing the best in the world and never swearing?

And how about you, the foul-mouthed duo over at Boatang & Demetriou?

Obnoxio The Clown said...

"How is everyone enjoying the new Obnoxio The Clown - now friendly, kind, seeing the best in the world and never swearing?"

Getting laid will do that to you. :o)

Obnoxio The Clown said...

"Getting laid will do that to you. :o)"

Indeed it will. Nice name, by the way. Remind me of someone...

Kevin Boatang said...

Moo!

CALL THE BLOG POLICE! This theft of people's identities is unacceptable.

CALL THE BLOG POLICE!

Moo!

Mama Peperbarmi said...

Ooooo Im getting confused,Ill have a sherry that always helps.

*titter*

Fuck Peperbarmi's Mommy said...

Shit doesn't improve the taste of sherry, I'm told. On the other hand, however, sherry is said to improve the .....

Be careful how (and into what) you pour!

Titter ye not!

The Blog Police said...

We have news for you Mr Obnoxio...

Now then, can you tell us where you were on the morning of 24th August and can anyone corroborate that?

John Demetriou said...

I don't see why it's ironic at all. He asked who should be included, I said us. So what?

If he did such, then that's his prerogative. We're not doing blogrolls though for the reasons we explained.

SorenK said...

So what?

"...if you are amongst the Country Club of wankers we are addressing, stop talking about us, stop linking us, take us down from your cub scout Hall of Fame, and fuck off and die..."

??? pffffft.

Peperbarmi said...

Fuck off and die.