I wonder: does becoming a subscriber mean being a rather second-rate and unreliable scribe – as in that wonderful euphemism from 2008, sub-prime? It’s just that, once you’re a subscriber to a site, you’re more likely to become a comment threader….and in the case of this site, perhaps leave behind a comment of subterranean lunacy. For example, this one posted by Exterta today about my essentially light-hearted look at Swedish pc:
‘FIRST, JEWS SHOULD BE TAKEN OUT OF SWEDEN. ONCE THIS PROBLEM IS SOLVED, OTHERS WILL BE. BUT OF COURSE IM TALKING ABOUT A VERY DISTANT FUTURE OR A PARALLEL REALITY. ANYWAY, THOSE 3RD WORLD SCUMS HAVE NO EXCUSE FOR WHAT THEY’VE DONE AND DEFINITELY DO NOT BELONG IN EUROPE. BUT AGAIN WE GOTTA THANK JEWS FOR THAT AND ESPECIALLY A TOTALLY BRAINWASHED MAJORITARY POPULACE….’
So you see, it was the Jews all along: those 3rd world scums from a very distant future busy brainwashing a majoritary populace, in readiness, right now. Well, fair enough – just so long as we’re clear about that.
Or how about this crackerjack insight from Clever Trevor the other day:
‘Really, JW? Are you still barking up the tree that these people don’t know exactly what they are doing and the consequences of what they are saying? Every judge, top plod and politician is a Freemason, which is a Luciferian religion, which wants to bring about a global state where there are no personal liberties. Sometimes it seems to be one step forward and two steps back with you, Mr Ward.’
Yes, right on the money: that’s where I’ve been going wrong all these years. And as if to redouble my shame at being outed as a total dupe, Full stop finally cracked the investigation with this belter:
‘I think JW is over sensitive about the ‘conspiracy’ angle, especially when a conspiracy is anything conducted by two or more persons in secret, but I guess we could put that down to the commonly held view of ‘conspiracy theorists’. He really can’t afford the connection to be made even if it is real, for reasons of credibility. But, his fuse does seem to be getting shorter of late. Probably entirely understandable, how long could you piss into the wind before deciding you’d had enough of getting your own back?’
Well quite. Later he adds:
‘….doesn’t the photo at the top of JW’s latest Blog look more than a little like McA[lpine] with a wig on?’
Hmm. Can’t say I’d ever noticed that I looked like a more hirsute Lord McAlpine while pissing in the wind. I really must work harder on my disguises.
‘Dearest One’ – Madam Alimata Raja writes –
I am a widow being that I lost my husband, my husband Late Mr Raja Sule was a serving director of the Cocoa exporting board until his death. He was assassinated by the rebels following the political uprising, before his death he made a deposit of Six Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($6,500,000.00USD) here in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso in one of the Security Company, he intended to buy a Cocoa processing Machine with the fund.
I want you to help me for us to retreive this fund and transfer it to your account in your country or any safer place as you will be the beneficiary and recipient of the fund which we will use for joint investment in your country. I have plans to do investment in your country, like real estate and industrial production.
This is my reason for writing to you.
Do you know, call me an incorrigible matchmaker, but I’m thinking about putting her in close touch with either Exterta or Full Stop. What does anyone think?
As a nice contrast to the foregoing garbage, it gives me great pleasure to reproduce this oasis of wisdom from Bruce Stokes about market research – quoted by influential Greek blogger Yanis Varoufakis in relation to European attitudes to austerity:
‘Had a poll been taken in the midst of Europe’s Black Death pandemic, a majority of Europeans would have blamed the plague on prior sinful living and would have, most likely, accepted the established view that deliverance from the disease demanded self-flagellation and collective punishment. While we should always be keenly interested in public perceptions, we should not allow polls to cloud our judgment.’
Another thought about linguistics in the politico-media context: what is the plural of bonker?
Given his exploits over the years, there can be little doubt that Boris Johnson is suffused with the genes of all alpha males everywhere, in that he seems incapable of keeping the Mayoral dick in the trousers. Indeed, rumours once more abound that London’s Mayor has sired yet another BoJette from the wrong side of the blanket ban on all reporting of this event.
In this unfortunate sexual illness, Mayor Jobswinkle is joined by many famous f**kers from history, including Henry VIII (who founded the Anglican church on an uncontrollable erection), Lloyd George (who endorsed Hitler) and Bob Boothby (another upmarket crook who shagged his way eclectically through PM’s wives, care home boys, and members of the Kray family).
One is thus forced to the conclusion that the plural of bonker must be bonkers. I couldn’t possibly comment.