"And then you people wonder why "nobody" takes Techdirt seriously, other than other fringe lunatics that, though often having good points, scare people away with gimmicks like this."
Mike, care to rebut with how many views TD gets per day? Also, roughly how many professional quality publications cite TD articles? I know there's a quote somewhere on this site about how the Wall Street Journal loves TD.
"What you are doing isn't hilarious. It isn't witty. It isn't even particularly well executed. It is sad, pathetic and stupid." So...? I'm not trying to be funny. I'm not trying to be witty. I'm trying to out-troll the troll. It is MEANT to be sad, pathetic and stupid. So thank you for telling me that I hit the mark. I'm merely repeating what the real OOTB says and jacking it up to 11. "You are "harassing" (not quite the right word, but I can't think of anything better) someone just because you disagree with him/her." I agree, not quite the right word, but we'll use it. Please, define for me harassment. I don't see how what I'm writing is harassment. If I were to draw a caricature of Obama with a speech balloon saying "Duh...I dunno what NSA is doing", would that be harassment? That's pretty much what I'm doing here. Besides, how do I harass someone whose identity I don't know? All we know is the online handle. That's it.
The only reason I said the above is because I woke up suddenly, after having a nightmare about the G, only to feel the damp mattress beneath my legs. The G caused that, only the G, never the NSA! Since I'm the only one freaked out about the G here, then it's automatically true that they're the biggest threat to mankind.
Civil, courteous and respectful? I know not these words! The only way I know to communicate an idea or plan of action is to scream and shout at you for not already doing it. Please, please, ignore the part where I'm not doing it myself, but for some reason, I feel justified in demanding the editors of this site do.
My god, the Big G still frightens me. It's a mystery as to why a corporation that wants to data-mine my information merely to sell ads is far more frightening than government agencies who could use that same information to arrest me. Yes, the G is bad, but they're not going to arrest me. The NSA, whom I only attack when Mike somehow fails to (don't ask me what standard I'm using, Mike fails in my book just because...well...he's MEGAPHONE MIKE!)
Why aren't I calling for indictments? I'm the lone hero on Techdirt, why aren't I shouting for people to be thrown in the slammer? Can someone tell me why I'm so afraid of Google spying on me? I wake up in a cold sweat every night, my dreams haunted by a six letter multi-colored word. There is no way to be free of the...in fact I can't even THINK the word now, the colly-wobbles it gives me are that bad. After all, the...G...thing IS the Internet, it's the tubes that tie everything together. ____________________________________________________________ Techdirt, the place that has quite a few anti-Google articles but is still somehow pro-Google.
Who doesn't love a little bit of toilet humor every now and again? Me, that's who! Instead of castigating (ooh big word!) the evil, sick, sinful government directly, I'm going to turn up here on this site that I LOATHE (in capitals just to make sure I get that point across) every day to scream and demand why everyone else isn't doing what I'm not doing. ____________________________________________________________ Techdirt! Where people have freedom of speech and no matter how much I scream and shout about fraud, it doesn't make it true!
I'm sorry, Mike, but after coming to this website for years, I just don't know what it is that draws readers to you! I can't figure it out! Also, for some reason, you should be all fire and brimstone, saying only what I want you to say. It doesn't matter that your current writing style is able to pull plenty of traffic, you should bend over backwards and alter it to suit me and me alone! ____________________________________________________________ Techdirt. Where trolls constantly display their cluelessness.
P.S. Anyone know what the hell the numbers above actually do yet? I know I don't.