Thursday, March 27, 2008
The "Canadian Dumbfuck Wanker Challenge." Part deux.
[Post-dated to hang around, so read it.]
Just in case you weren't sure about this challenge, I am, in fact, deadly serious, and I want you to take it just as seriously. Let me recap, if I might.
Canada's Retard-o-sphere (aka The Blogging Tories) are constantly pissing and moaning about how we leftists ... well, we progressives ... well, OK, me and my two co-bloggers ... are terrible, horrible, no good, very bad people because we use the kind of language normally reserved for late-night porn or private sessions between Father Murphy and little Billy in the confession booth long after the parishioners have fled the building.
Conversely, we on this side of the sanity line constantly accuse the BTs of being pig-ignorant hypocrites or just flat-out lying douchebags. Hence, this challenge, in which I want the members of Canada's progressive blogging commmunity to be calm, cool and collected for a whole 24-hour stretch, while everyone over there in the Wank-o-sphere tries to be honest for the same period.
So, let's hear it. I want to see comments from other progressives signing on, as well as links to this challenge from other blogs, just to prove that, yes, we are capable of spending a whole day simply addressing the issues in a mature and grown-up kind of way. And when that's over, we'll see just how well the other half did.
They can, of course, choose not to play, but if that's the case, they will no longer have any moral authority to bitch about our language, since we'll have earned the right to reply, "Fine. So we're rude, and you're pathological liars. The difference is, we can choose not to be rude when we feel like it."
So let's go. Let's see some comments from people willing to give this a shot, and let's see some links to get the word out. It's for only 24 hours, and I'm pretty sure you can afford to keep your inner asshole in check for that long.
I'm counting on it.
P.S. And try to keep the comments on-topic. I realize you folks love to free associate in that delightful, stream-of-consciousness, Joycean way but, just this once, try to focus. Surprise me.
P.P.S. By the way, holding your tongue for 24 hours doesn't mean simply stepping away from the keyboard. You still have to blog, and you still have to blog well, and you still have to subject stupidity and dumbassitude to mockery and ridicule. And if you want to do it with wicked wit and snark, that's cool, too. You just have to do it in a family-rated way, that's all.