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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Vacuous Void of Internet Arguments

As some of you may have noticed, there has been a decided lack of posts recently. There really is no good excuse for such a lack of attention since I have been home and unfortunately unproductive with my schoolwork. As far as I can tell, it all boils down to a personal milestone: my first angry commenter. Being the kind of fellow who places far too much emphasis on his own cleverness, I am, as I have shown before, overly susceptible to SIWOTI Syndrome, and I therefore rose to the bait. Of course, internet arguments between strangers are usually vacuously useless things to begin with (much along the lines of theologian hair-splitting, as pointed out by my grandfather), and this one was even more so (if it is possible to be more useless than vacuously useless) since, as I pointed out in the initial post, it was an argument about comparing two utterly different things that are commonly conflated solely because of a trivial coincidence of shared birthdays. I do not mean to dwell, I simply wanted to point out that I have not forgotten about this site, I simply feel like my thoughts might be a little too trivial to get past even my own profundity filter (which, when the thoughts are mine, is a remarkably porous filter, as evidenced by these prior examples of staggeringly triviality ranging from thoughts on the metric system to geekdom). I'm sure this mental self-flagellation will fade shortly as my desire for public wordplay builds back up to sufficient levels, but in the meantime I am going to take a break and try to get more done in the real world. The vacuum tubes of the internet will have to suck on the minds of others for the next few days. I'm looking at you, Cornucrapia and Kari. You both have fertile young minds, so let's see some more stuff from the two of you.


Jolly Bloger said...

I simply feel like my thoughts might be a little too trivial to get past even my own profundity filter

If I wanted well reasoned, profound, articulate arguments, I'd read a book (haha, yeah right).

Blogs are for trivialities and "I'm pissed off, here's why..." Angry commenters be damned. Write what you feel and illegitimi non carborundum.


Mozglubov said...

That's a fair point. I will keep that in mind for the future when I spew forth further trivialities and rants.