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GYOFB material.
posted by divabat to Etiquette/Policy at 3:19 AM (117 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

indeed it is, I removed it. You can just flag this stuff next time or email one of us.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:22 AM on October 10, 2007


I removed it.

I think that means you support the war... or something.
posted by Poolio at 3:27 AM on October 10, 2007


But this does provide a space to preserve the poetry for posterity, if anyone happens to have a copy. It was gone by the time I got there.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:30 AM on October 10, 2007


..um, so about this poetry. How's'aboutapeek...
posted by From Bklyn at 3:36 AM on October 10, 2007


Yeah, the post was uh, not good, but that thread goes in my top 5 desert island flameout list.
posted by psmealey at 3:49 AM on October 10, 2007


I really hate this fucking war
But my advice is less, not more.
Those who don't agree with me
Are wimps, dicks, pussies or all three.
Here's a link to Wikipedia,
You won't find that in your yellow media.
Oh rougy, we don't like your thinking,
But we'll take a shot of what you're drinking!

posted by Abiezer at 3:55 AM on October 10, 2007 [13 favorites]


oh, and get the acronym right. nothing fucks up a good in-joke like momentary dyslexia.
posted by quonsar at 4:01 AM on October 10, 2007


Heh heh. I was wondering if anyone might be linking to that bizarro-post here in the gray.

SO WHO'S GOT THE POETRY?

I fear it's lost forever.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:20 AM on October 10, 2007


quonsar writes "oh, and get the acronym right. nothing fucks up a good in-joke like momentary dyslexia."

There are two acronyms here:

GYOFB: Get Your Own Fucking Blog
GYOBF: Get Your Own Blog, Fuckwit
posted by Bugbread at 4:21 AM on October 10, 2007


bugbread to the rescue!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:29 AM on October 10, 2007


I thought it was a weird FPP, beyond GYOBF. (I mean, if you're trying to say "Do Nothing" with one link, don't go for Wikipedia. Try a one-link youtube post instead.)
posted by bunglin jones at 4:29 AM on October 10, 2007


One more:

GYOFWBFW: Get your own fucking weblog, fuckwit.
posted by psmealey at 4:31 AM on October 10, 2007


I thought it was a weird FPP, beyond GYOBF.

Well, definitely, and then in the thread, right away the guy was just going off on people, he was coming unhinged!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:44 AM on October 10, 2007


You never know with people

whether that was intended as performance art or

was a reflexive incident fueled by righteous rage or other intoxicants

but his/her double carriage return structure style is definitely a well-established behavior

I think I'm going to go with sincere.
posted by psmealey at 4:55 AM on October 10, 2007


58 comment thread 15 from poster including this little gem.
Does this fuckwit get a time out or what? I only saw the bit of vitriol directed at myself after the thread was closed. I also missed the poetry but if its anything like the rest of the drivel I probably didn't miss much.
posted by adamvasco at 4:56 AM on October 10, 2007


indeed it is, I removed it. You can just flag this stuff next time or email one of us.
posted by jessamyn


While I think MeTa is overused in general, I'm glad this is here to give me the opportunity to say:

wow.

just wow.

huh.

ok then.
posted by The Deej at 5:06 AM on October 10, 2007


I don't think I have ever seen a purer demonstration of the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory.
posted by psmealey at 5:09 AM on October 10, 2007


An angry young user named rougy
Decided to post something screwy.
But then Jess decreed:
"Your anti-war screed,
Is just Wikipedia hooey."
posted by fandango_matt at 5:14 AM on October 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'll have another bartender
'Cause I like 'em when they're made in a blender
Then home I will roll
Where I'll set up and troll
a thread to end all threads that won't Wendell.

hic!
posted by From Bklyn at 5:19 AM on October 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


It was all worth it for Abiezer's excellent use of the word "footling," which we don't see around nearly enough these days.
posted by CunningLinguist at 5:36 AM on October 10, 2007


They fuck you up, the Mefi crowd,
They feign community, but it's fake,
When you screw up, they snark aloud,
Until you feel your temper break

But they were fucked up in their turn,
By fools with user numbers lower than ours,
"But that's the way you fuckwits learn",
They cry, while ripping you a brand new arse

Mefite hands on misery to Mefite,
It stacks, like pancakes on a rabbits head,
But they'll be sorry, let them wait,
To post their . when they learn I'm dead.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:44 AM on October 10, 2007 [6 favorites]


Did anyone else mentally prepend list numbers to rougy's sentences while reading his comments, or have I just been visiting Cracked.com too often?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 5:47 AM on October 10, 2007


Damn it! I missed all the fun...
posted by c13 at 6:10 AM on October 10, 2007


We've given rougy a day off to cool out. That was really pretty over the top and not okay stuff.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:17 AM on October 10, 2007


quonsar: huh, I always figured that's how you spell it.

jessamyn: oopsie, I forgot you could flag stuff. But besides, rougy's random rants were so bizarre that it had to be shown...somehow.
posted by divabat at 6:25 AM on October 10, 2007


That was entertaining, though it could have used another 300 flaming comments and a threat to rip his eyes out.
posted by jmd82 at 6:35 AM on October 10, 2007


rougy ought to be banned for that bullshit.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 6:40 AM on October 10, 2007


Yeah, this was weird enough to merit its own post on the gray, and some epic poetry of the sort that Abeizer and fandango_matt have offered.

This pearl from rougy sounds like like a line from Max Fischer's Heaven and Hell:

"I've seen a few good posts go down because jackoffs like you mew like kittens who want their milk."
posted by ibmcginty at 6:44 AM on October 10, 2007


That thread was... wow. Yeah.

But apparently my distaste is just out of a cowardly desire to dictate what can and what can't be talked about.

Who knew?
posted by Arturus at 6:52 AM on October 10, 2007


[sound of running feet]
Is it too late for me to threaten to rip his eyes out?

...wait, who are we talking about again?
posted by aramaic at 6:54 AM on October 10, 2007


I have the poetry, so it's not lost forever...but I feel kind of harsh posting it here. Maybe if he insults my mother or something then I'll let you Mefites in on his sweet sonnets.
posted by liquorice at 6:56 AM on October 10, 2007


Where the hell is liquorice? We really need to see that poetry!
posted by trip and a half at 6:57 AM on October 10, 2007


oops.
posted by trip and a half at 6:58 AM on October 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


A day off seems like a very light tap on rougy's wrist for shitting on the whole community, insulting everyone and telling them they're nitwits for not understanding that he really, really wanted to discuss how everybody but him is a "fucking asshole coward piece of shit".

Did you miss this gem? "I haven't seen the best of the web on this site for three years. What I have seen are a handful of pernicious self-impressed diva's steering what can be talked about and what won't."

If rougy doesn't like the site and believes his post is the epitome of the best of the web, what's the harm in helping him get the hell out of dodge and never post on mefi again?
posted by splice at 7:14 AM on October 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


A ban would be a pretty harsh response to a single non-self-link incident. I am sure rougy has been placed firmly and securely ON NOTICE.
posted by brain_drain at 7:16 AM on October 10, 2007


roughy should be placed under the elephant
posted by adamvasco at 7:23 AM on October 10, 2007


That was so fucked I feel I should have a cigarette afterwards.

It's not polite upon the blue
To bitch about what seems to you
Everlasting, good and true
Not getting the respect it's due

For snarky people and their ilk
(mewing like kittens who want their milk)
Will tear through your shit like ink through silk
(As admins dance the five buck bilk)

Time and again it seems to me
When folks flame out incendiary
If only they had eyes to see
It's time to GYOFB
posted by Sparx at 7:28 AM on October 10, 2007 [3 favorites]


Thanks for the link, divabat. Man, I miss some of the best stuff... *kicks can*
posted by spec80 at 7:30 AM on October 10, 2007


metafilter: kissing the sands of iran
posted by quonsar at 7:31 AM on October 10, 2007


Maybe if he insults my mother or something then I'll let you Mefites in on his sweet sonnets.

He did that, liquorice. He did it in email to me. He said that yo mama's so fat, she stands in two time zones.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 7:31 AM on October 10, 2007


So, anyone else up for some warmongering?
posted by brain_drain at 7:35 AM on October 10, 2007


This post actually made me finally pay my $5 membership.

Let me tell you about my last visit to the Iraq, in January 2005, the abridged version:

Midnight. Cut off my hand and it hurt real bad. Big cut, too big to fix myself. No insurance, must drive self to hospital. Check in. Dirty look from security guard. Nurse fills out paperwork. It’s clear nobody gives a damn about me. Takes me to cubicle. An hour goes by. An orderly comes in and grabs some stuff out of the cabinet. Another hour goes by. Doctor sees me. Petulant, condescending little pissant. Probably likes kittens who want their milk. Grabs my finger and twists it around. I fart and beg him to stop. He laughs, smiles and tells me I’ll need some ligament work. Another hour goes by. Big fat ugly x-ray tech takes me to x-ray room. Also couldn’t give a damn about me or my posts. Didn’t bother to tell me I could sit down while the film was developing. Thirty minutes later, they finally send a pernicious self-impressed diva nurse in to cleanse the wound and give me a tetanus shot. Thirty minutes later the doctor gives me 13 stitches. Thirty minutes later a nurse jerry-rigs a cast to keep the finger from bending. Big fat orderly comes in and makes jokes about the process. Five in the morning, nurse comes in and makes me sign papers. Points me to the door. I get lost trying to get out of the place and the janitor had to escort me out. Five hours, $2000.

If I had only stayed at home, they’d have treated me better.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:57 AM on October 10, 2007


On the upside, launchball is a pretty fucking great little game. Long live rougy!
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 7:59 AM on October 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


A day off seems like a very light tap on rougy's wrist for shitting on the whole community, insulting everyone and telling them they're nitwits for not understanding that he really, really wanted to discuss how everybody but him is a "fucking asshole coward piece of shit".

rougy flipped out, yeah. It was not cool; the thread got axed and they got a timeout which will hopefully prevent them from coming right back still steamed and making a big scene in here. I don't remember any previous problems with that account, so we're running with the benefit of the doubt here; if rougy decides to come back and be decent, all is well and lesson learned.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:00 AM on October 10, 2007


roughy is a gang?
posted by adamvasco at 8:02 AM on October 10, 2007


rougy is gender-neutral to me at this point. Singular they 4evah, man.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:07 AM on October 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oh hells yes: "he/she/it" ain't worth sheheit.

(And if you use "hir" unironically, you need to be sterilized and have your tongue cut out. It's the kindest thing to do.)
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 8:45 AM on October 10, 2007


A day off seems like a very light tap on rougy's wrist

Much as I don't like the idea of banning anyone, I kind of agree. Rougy put up a one-link Wikipedia post to a four year old event, framed it with some agenda filter nonsense and then immediately started machine-gunning everyone who stepped in the room and didn't stop until the thread was shut down.

Other than a handful of self-links I've seen over the years, this is probably the most baldly cynical and self-serving thing I have ever seen on this site (assuming that it wasn't some sort of bizarre joke). Cortex and jess know best w/r/t how to handle it, but I think it goes well past a run of the mill flameout; it was calculated from start to finish.
posted by psmealey at 8:52 AM on October 10, 2007


Maybe it was art.
posted by notsnot at 9:04 AM on October 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hmm...post 65432...6...5...4...3...2...flameout...
posted by senor biggles at 9:34 AM on October 10, 2007


art like that encourages people to hate art... poor art.
posted by edgeways at 9:36 AM on October 10, 2007


You can just flag this stuff next time or email one of us.
posted by jessamyn


In general that's a good idea, but in this case, no. My life would have been infinitely poorer for not having seen that thread. Thanks, divabat!

(And if you use "hir" unironically, you need to be sterilized and have your tongue cut out. It's the kindest thing to do.)

Quoted for truth.
posted by languagehat at 9:51 AM on October 10, 2007 [3 favorites]


And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a textbook example of why you should not attempt to control the conversation in your post, particularly by making repeated comments in it.

You will not be able to exert control, and you will take it personally.
posted by quin at 10:08 AM on October 10, 2007


You are a fucking asshole coward piece of shit.
Actually, you fucking pissants have pulled this shit more than once.
I've seen a few good posts go down because jackoffs like you mew like kittens who want their milk.
And I've seen many posts, of lesser substance, let to ride just because a few buttholes think it's cool.
War - resistance - that's the post.
You fuckers want the war, don't you?
Good money, huh?
posted by rougy at 4:56 AM on October 10


Irrespective of the completely inappropriate usage of the front page, this comment alone should be sending up flags. Hell, I got a week off for a whole, whole lot less than that.
posted by dios at 10:10 AM on October 10, 2007


Spivak pronouns are clearly superior to hir/sie anyway.
posted by Arturus at 10:28 AM on October 10, 2007


lollercaust!
posted by sciurus at 10:33 AM on October 10, 2007


MetaFilter: A handful of pernicious self-impressed divas steering what can and cannot be discussed.
posted by fandango_matt at 10:55 AM on October 10, 2007


Spivak pronouns are clearly superior to hir/sie anyway.

Here's the wikipedia article on Spivak pronouns if, like me, you had never heard of them before. I am not richer for the experience.

(Actually the idea is fascinating/hilarious, and Arturus should pat eirself on the back for mentioning it.)
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 11:00 AM on October 10, 2007


Metafilter: jackoffs like you mew like kittens who want their milk.

And, continuing with the overplayed catchphrases:

This nothing, it vibrates?
posted by Pope Guilty at 11:30 AM on October 10, 2007


I never knew these to be called Spivak pronouns, I had always heard them described as "wrong".

not proscriptivist... just grew up in a house with a English teacher mother who, up with that sort of nonsense, she would not put
posted by psmealey at 11:32 AM on October 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


That was pretty goddamn beautiful.

WE WANT THE POETRY!!
posted by BobFrapples at 11:38 AM on October 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Why does everybody hate the hungry kittens?!!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:58 AM on October 10, 2007


Because they upset the cups.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:19 PM on October 10, 2007


cortex, were those cups full of OJ? (lol)
posted by never used baby shoes at 12:20 PM on October 10, 2007


Well I'd like to thank em for at least trying to link to my Mountain Dew post, and also for making my post look better by comparison.
posted by MtDewd at 12:52 PM on October 10, 2007


OK, that was really confusing until I clicked the Spivak pronoun link.
posted by em at 3:44 PM on October 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


Jessamyn West? or Jessamyn BETRAY US??!?
posted by blenderfish at 3:48 PM on October 10, 2007 [3 favorites]


Time out for the GYOBF post. Ban, or at least a long suspension for the repeated douchery within the comments. That's just my 2 cents.
posted by drpynchon at 5:13 PM on October 10, 2007


indeed it is, I removed it. You can just flag this stuff next time or email one of us.

I ain't no mod, but I'm going to strongly suggest that there is a necessary middle ground -- flag it (and wait, hope, maybe something will happen) and if you think there is some grey area or something about the way in which the post is supoptimal that could benefit from discussion also open a Metatalk thread.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:15 PM on October 10, 2007


(Not saying that was necessarily the case here, but just in general.)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:16 PM on October 10, 2007


Flowers. I need flowers and then I'll share. And maybe some chocolate. And some wine if you're feeling particularly generous.
posted by liquorice at 5:22 PM on October 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


(I hear you, though I read Jessamyn's "this stuff" as a more specific reference to "this self-evidently problematic stuff, specifically" rather than "this stuff, to wit anything needing administrative attention".)
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:29 PM on October 10, 2007


So, after all that peer pressure, I give in.

For your viewing pleasure:

Rougy is a diminutive name for "The Rogue Poet."

*****

What is love?
Is it her face? No.
Her body? No.
Her brain? No.
Her voice? No.
Her style? No.
Her breasts? No.
Her ass? No.
Her hair? No.
Her money? No.
Her family? No.
Her age? No.
Her occupation? No.
Her shoes? No.
Her pussy? No.
Her heart? Is it her heart?
Yes, in part.
And it's this too:
It is in part
Her love for you.

*****

When love is out of reach
Sitting beside you
Twenty years away
And nothing that you can say
Will bridge the decades-long inches
That keep you apart

And your heart
Spills out your shoelaces
As she walks away
Unsmiling

What is left you
But memories
Of an age that never was

*****

Baby’s got
Loving eyes
Firm hands
A soft touch
Hips of ivory
A Peloponnesian smile
Hair of silk
Aphrodisiac eyes
A Michelangelo nose
Where were you?
When I was young?
(for Nikki and Daniel)

*****

The final lights
of a cloudy day
creeping its way into night
are dear nontheless
and cling to them I will
as children do
preserving their play

*****

To live in fear
is man's natural state
fortunately for me
I am unnatural

*****

Be afraid
is the modern mantra
of Bushtorian scAmerica
work and buy
work and sleep
work and worry
die
thank-you for your service
next, please

*****

Modern times
are as olde as dirt
waiting for somebody to save us
from boredom
from bachelorhood
from the wife
from the fuzz
from the mob
from the clap
from the trap
from the rats
looking for respite in a pit of barbedwire
toeing the precipice
between reason and impatience
hope and horror
blisters and bliss

posted by liquorice at 5:29 PM on October 10, 2007 [6 favorites]


Also, though I really like the look of 'supoptimal' somehow, I meant 'suboptimal', of course.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:33 PM on October 10, 2007


Thank you, liquorice. Thank you. Thank you.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:33 PM on October 10, 2007


Those poems are as essential as the invasion of Syracuse.

What, isn't anyone a fan of a Peloponnesian simile?

Thanks, liquorice.
posted by ibmcginty at 5:42 PM on October 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


What is love?
Is it her face? No.
Her body? No.
Her brain? No.
Her voice? No.


Shoop shoop, shoop shoop.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 6:00 PM on October 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


Would it be wrong to just talk about how wretched those poems are? I'm having a bad week and could really use the boost that a feeding frenzy of that sort would no doubt provide.
posted by vrakatar at 6:16 PM on October 10, 2007


scAmerica

*shudder*
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:19 PM on October 10, 2007


(Which is to say, I am suddenly reminded.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:20 PM on October 10, 2007


Now I'm just wondering if, after his time out, rougy is perhaps gonna come and apologize, here in this thread, for calling us all those ugly names, and lashing out so viciously and haphazardly at people he in fact really knows nothing about.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:49 PM on October 10, 2007


Those poems are as essential as the invasion of Syracuse.

I fucking love you. That was the perfect goddamn expression for all of this, and I fucking love you for it.
posted by aramaic at 6:49 PM on October 10, 2007


What we need is a Bad MetaFilter Poetry Day/Page. The winner gets a mention on the sidebar and his or her poem read during the podcast. I'll start:

Moderation
On MetaFilter, rougy posts
A link to Wikipedia
And screams at everyone: "Fuck you all!"
"Why aren't you marching in the street?"
Then Jessamyn quietly closes
the thread, and the dust settles
from an IED's angry outburst:
Shock, and Awe.
Boom.
posted by fandango_matt at 7:15 PM on October 10, 2007


What we need is a Bad MetaFilter Poetry Day/Page.

Here's my contribution...

Rougy dissed my FPP
What did I ever do to he?
posted by amyms at 7:24 PM on October 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


Now that I've read the poems and I realize everyone's bagging on a fifteen-year-old kid who probably writes this shit so he won't have to self-mutilate in order to feel anything, I feel kind of bad.
posted by padraigin at 8:06 PM on October 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


You'll get over it.
posted by dg at 8:28 PM on October 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thank you, liquorice, for immortalising that which an ungrateful culture of Philistines would otherwise trample and cast aside as dross.

Truth is beauty, bewdy struth.
posted by Wolof at 8:57 PM on October 10, 2007


That guy was a shithead. I vote for a 3-day timeout at least (not that we're voting).
posted by dhammond at 9:18 PM on October 10, 2007


Rougy's a bit of a misnomer because this is obviously is a person that wear a LOT of black eyeliner. And cries. Possibly about leaving Britney alone.
posted by spec80 at 10:03 PM on October 10, 2007


"The Rogue Poet"

and here I was thinking of seafood. (orange roughy)
posted by From Bklyn at 12:11 AM on October 11, 2007


I am pretty sure rougy is of the female persuasion, fwiw.
posted by Wolof at 12:24 AM on October 11, 2007


Let's not have a ban - if being a bit of an arse every now and then and indulging in dodgy poetry is a crime, I'd be further up the line for a hammering. Hate the sin, not the sinner.
posted by Abiezer at 12:34 AM on October 11, 2007


Okay, all of you taking stabs at whether rougy is male/female/15-years-old/from Mars... please witness the miracle of the modern search engine: Google "rougy poet" and you come up with with this.

And I agree with Abiezer that he shouldn't be banned, but in my humble opinion he should definitely have the decency and respect for this online community to show up here and apologize. And if he can't (or won't) do that, then, hey, whatever. Hopefully he just won't come back...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:19 AM on October 11, 2007


Well played, Flappers. It was comments like "My womb, your church" (in an utterly poisonous thread I won't link to) that led me off the trail.

41 years old? There's no accounting for it.
posted by Wolof at 1:24 AM on October 11, 2007


Well I kind of liked some of the poems, but then I write very bad poetry myself. He was mega-trolling for sure, though. Don't ban him. At least he didn't lol. A time-out is good with perhaps links to a few discussions re: is MetaFilter about links or comments (And davy got banned? I thought it was just a time-out?)
posted by h00py at 2:46 AM on October 11, 2007


Oh GREAT. I just got drafted. Thanks a fuckin' lot, rougy.
posted by miss lynnster at 6:03 AM on October 11, 2007


I think rougy is probably in dire need of sleep right now, whether aware of this or not.
posted by flabdablet at 8:16 AM on October 11, 2007


Well, sure, if they've been up since the 9th...
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:24 AM on October 11, 2007


Folks, the guy lives in Roswell. (No, I'm not about to make an alien joke.) He has good reason to be paranoid that everyone around him is a wacko crazy warmonger. Not that this doesn't mean that he's not a wacko crazy person who thinks everyone on MeFi is a wacko crazy warmonger. I'm just sayin'. I had the misfortune of living in Roswell for five months, not to mention growing up seventy miles away.

It could be worse, though. He could live in Artesia.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 9:07 AM on October 11, 2007


There once was a poet named Rougy
Whose post was too get-your-own-blogue-y
It was zapped by J. West
Because Mommy Knows Best
So let's all buy the woman a stogie!



Sorry, I kept thinking about this while I was cleaning the shower.
posted by exceptinsects at 10:17 AM on October 11, 2007


I can't bag too hard on rougy for his poetry. I wrote some pretty fucking awful poetry when I was in college. I mean, not rougy bad, but still...
posted by NationalKato at 11:05 AM on October 11, 2007


Thanks, aramaic. I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought that was funny.
posted by ibmcginty at 1:24 PM on October 11, 2007


thanks folks, i feel much better.
posted by vrakatar at 7:29 PM on October 11, 2007


You all feel better now?
posted by sluglicker at 12:54 AM on October 12, 2007


Tell you the truth, I'd feel better if ol' rougy had the stuff to come back here and say he's sorry for calling everybody a fucking coward and whatnot, but it's kinda looking like that ain't gonna happen...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:00 AM on October 12, 2007


P'raps he's wrap'd in the wings of the muse, flapjax.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:06 AM on October 12, 2007


I'd feel better if ol' rougy had the stuff to come back here and say he's sorry for calling everybody a fucking coward

You sure showed him.
posted by sluglicker at 10:37 PM on October 12, 2007


Naah, I don't really think I showed him anything, sluglicker. Not sure exactly what's the sentiment behind that odd comment of yours, though. Not that I care one way or the other.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:01 AM on October 13, 2007


You tell 'em, Flappy.
posted by miss lynnster at 7:29 AM on October 13, 2007


I'd like to say that I'm sorry for calling everybody a fucking coward. I'm very, very sorry. Please forgive me, you fucking cowards.

I haven't actually done it, yet, but I'd like to point back to this comment if I ever to flame out, rougy-style
posted by psmealey at 7:36 AM on October 13, 2007


Not sure exactly what's the sentiment behind that odd comment of yours, though. Not that I care one way or the other.

Reading both of my previous comments, I would have thought that my meaning was fairly clear. If you don't care one way or the other, then why respond to my comments? My first comment was not directed to you specifically, but towards the thread in general. Are you trying to pick a fight with me?

You, and many of the other posters in this thread (not everyone), knowing full well that rougy can't respond due to a time-out, are indeed cowards, as he accurately called you. I have no problem with the mutual exchange within the original thread, but trying to humiliate him with regards to his poetry and other profiles on other sites, especially knowing he can't respond, is repugnant. And if I'm understanding miss lynster's comment correctly (if I'm not, please forgive my ignorance) and she is allying herself to you and the purpose of this thread, she is even worse. Some of you should be ashamed of yourself.
posted by sluglicker at 8:48 PM on October 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Doesn't carrying that cross everywhere hurt your back? Near as I can tell, rougy's vacation ended two days ago, give or take a couple of time zones.

You may want to wrap that righteous umbrage in some Saran-Wrap so it'll be fresh for the next time you feel like treating everyone to your indignation.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:26 PM on October 13, 2007


My first comment was not directed to you specifically, but towards the thread in general. Are you trying to pick a fight with me?

Your first comment was directed at "you all", and as a part of that "all", I responded with an honest answer. I think rougy should've apologized by now, and that would've made me feel better about the whole sordid little fiasco. That's all. Then I responded to your second comment, which was directed at me personally, and from the sarcastic and mocking tone of that comment, it's clear you were the one doing the fight picking. I have no interest or intention in picking a fight with you. And in fact, I really don't care one way or the other what you think. I answered you because of your mocking tone: my tendency is to defend myself when being attacked. But you shouldn't interpret the fact that I answered as an indication that I have any interest, one way or another, in how you feel about this matter or the part I've played in it. Understand?

Otherwise, what Alvy said.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:13 PM on October 13, 2007


I think rougy should've apologized by now

Maybe he should have, but that's not the point. And much of went on here happened before his time-out ended. Which brings me to my point: This thread reminds me of a street brawl where some loud-mouth gets punched on the side of his head and falls to the ground, knocked out cold. A crowd gathers around and they all join in, kicking him...and laughing about it.

My first comment was a subtle, gentle remark, expressing my disapproval of such behavior, a reminder to whomever it applies to, that they are typically classier than that. It is not a cross I'm carrying, as Alvy Ampersand describes it, but a belief in normal, everyday decency which, as I see it, was abandoned in this thread.

flapjax at midnite, I'm sorry you were offended by my little comment which was not directed at you personally, but if the shoe fits...etc. I did notice that your replies though are somewhat insulting to me in that the essence of them is that you don't care what I think or feel or say (implying worthlessness). You keep saying that. Do I understand? Yes, I do.
posted by sluglicker at 10:43 PM on October 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


sluglicker, you quoted me. Whaddaya mean it wasn't directed at me? You're saying you just pick random quotes to start off your comments? The response you make immediately following someone you've quoted is not directed at the person you quoted? I'm not buying it.

And let's not forget that "normal everyday decency" was abandoned very early on in the first thread, when rougy started hurling insults and epithets around at virtually everybody. So, whatever... you don't think the guy needs to apologize for that? Fine. You don't think the guy was being a total prick? Fine. I disagree.

This is getting old, though. I really have no particular beef with you. But this has gone into flogging the dead horse territory now, and I think I'm done with it.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:19 AM on October 15, 2007


But this has gone into flogging the dead horse territory now

Goddammit! I was so hoping we could have a freakout in a thread about a freakout! Hell.
posted by aramaic at 9:23 AM on October 15, 2007


This is getting old, though. I really have no particular beef with you. But this has gone into flogging the dead horse territory now, and I think I'm done with it.

Me too.
(Sorry, aramaic.)
posted by sluglicker at 5:24 PM on October 15, 2007


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