Wednesday, January 19, 2005

I can admit defeat

Oh, I just can't do it anymore. I can no longer read the comment threads on Catherine Newman's column. They. Make. Me. Insane.

I don't even know why I started reading them, anyway. Oh, yes I do--because I started blogging. And in Blog World, reading what everyone else has to say is half the fun. Except that most people don't throw up snarky comments on the blogs I read, or if they do, the blogger can at least tell the troll to kiss off, or better yet, just delete the comment! Hang up the Haloscan! It's a beautiful thing! And it's spoiled me rotten.

What probably bothers me the most is that I like to think of myself as the kind of person who can appreciate a variety of opinions and viewpoints and can't we all agree to disagree and yada yada, and here's what I realize: That's all good and well and I'm all for it so long as I don't just think that you're an idiot. Problem is...sigh. I'm not so good at being open minded about that "you aren't an idiot" thing.

And again we have the conundrum. I think we can see which way this one's leaning.

In my defense, though, some of the blogs I enjoy are by people with political or spiritual ideals diametrically opposed to mine. But I would never dream of sticking my post in their blogness and making some statement about how much their ideals "concerned" me and then talking over their heads about them with other posters and "did you know this about her" and "I really worry about him because of xyz." Ugh. Am I strange to find that tacky?

You think? Heeeey...you aren't an idiot, are you?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay, Psycho Kitty, here's why I love you, besides your acupuncturist blanket obsession (I am so there) and your being a big, bad-ass bloghero (which you are):

It's that I go to read the Ben and Birdy comments and someone (new) has posted a fairly mild "Hey, why is Ben wearing pink?" question and you, because of course you know the wild and profound history of this question, write back like "Fuck you, you fucking homophobic piece of biggoted shit! Misogynist inbred motherfucker!"

Amen sister.

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trisha said...

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Anonymous said...

I'm so with you on the Ben & Birdy thing. I LOVE reading that column every week but the comments are RIDICULOUS. Can you imagine another situation where you are required to lay out your own person foibles, flaws & faults-- in addition to your parenting skills, or lack thereof-- just to have people post comments about it. Comments where they judge you and fault you and dont give you the benefit of the doubt or admit that they themselves are in fact not perfect. And you cant even defend yourself! Although perhaps the comments are not even worthy of addressing. ..
you know what I mean. Give me a break!

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Psycho Kitty said...

Mmm, that kinda sounds like some delicious little chocolate treat. Dove heart?

trisha said...

You are so good to me. So, so good...