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Thursday, 27 November 2008

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Let me try to get this straight. My blog derives its distinctive flavor from its commenters? And the content is mostly garbage?

My goodness! Where does that leave me?! Here I thought that my blog has a singular tone, or voice, if we're going to be pretentious, that of Sister Wolf. But no, its just some nondescript garbage.

At least it's garbage that you can't get enough of! I'll try to take that as a complement, Mr. Duff.

'Sister Wolf', I'm sorry if I have been overly harsh but you should read, carefully, my rankings code over on the left. Yours is the only blog to achieve 3 stars and 3 question marks, meaning that whilst the content is mostly garbage (to me, that is, although I bet you get many more readers than I do) I still read it daily! To explain, suppose that my blog was mostly filled with posts on football (soccer to you) about which I am, to my distress, becoming somewhat expert these days. Also, suppose that my writing style was lively enough to make even you take a regular interest but that most of your enjoyment, or perhaps, horrified fascination, came from the various cranks, loonies and fanatics who write in comments supporting this or that team. You see, were you to write an entire post on, say, the subject of a black leather dress - oh, bless my soul, you just have! - well, it's not the sort of subject likely to interest an old English codger, like me, but because the way you write has such verve and personality - and honesty - it becomes very readable. And when the loonies take over the asylum, it's irresistable! Sorry, 'Sister', but I'm a fan and you're stuck with me.

Part of the abiding pleasure of Blogdom is the chance it brings to read and converse with all sorts of people with interests and opinions very different from one's own, and the ability at the click of a button, to avoid all the bores and the boors - if only life were like that!

Anyway, can't stop because there are two really, really important soccer matches on today. Have I told you about them? Arsenal vs. Chelsea is a matter of life and death for both teams because, you see, the ... ... zzzz!

Oh, well, in that cse, carry on, my good man. As it happens, I DO know that Arsenal vs Chelsea is a life and death matter.

Let me know how it turns out.

Arsenal won 2-1, hee-hee-hee! However you should not take my giggles as indicating that I am a 'Gooner' (as Arsenal fans are called) because my re-action would have been identical if Chelsea had won. You see, I am not really a fan of any team which, of course, disqualifies me from being a proper 'footie' fanatic.

Hey? I thought this thread was supposed to be about Dexter VanDango?

But I could have sworn, 'Dexter', that you played left-half for the Arsenal!

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