(Take a quick peek at it now, I'll wait...)
So I put that on the blog yesterday afternoon, linked it up to Facebook as I do with 95% of these entries, and within an hour I received this response -
Me no speaka good engrish so you fucka you...I no spel good tu Harhar me go laf mor mak crizy song in hed sing tu me orly
First of all, "me go laf mor mak crizy song in hed sing to me orly" is a pretty good line, I have to admit. Second, I declined to post the comment under the "control your environment" theory (it was, of course, sent anonymously - the courage that must take.)
And then only this -
I am under no illusions as to how many people read this blog on a regular basis. But I don't mind, I assumed it would be that way going in. What does seem interesting to me in this instance is that, within an hour of this going up, I could have a comment back. In general, I don't get that many comments from people I don't know - maybe ten in over a year. So who was this, somebody randomly patrolling the internet? Possibly, but those seem like long odds. Or perhaps somebody saw it on Facebook and doubled back to comment? To me, that seems more likely. And so but anybody who has bothered to take a look around these pages would, I think, come to understand a few things about the creator and, in theory, would be able to bundle yesterday's entry within a context firmament that would indicate this was likely an attempt at irony (could well be failed attempt, of course). I heard a quote of Sarah Silverman's once where she said, in essence, "If you want to know who I am, just listen to my act. I'm the opposite of that." In truth, I think I've given plenty of clues here as to who I am.
Could somebody still have been offended? Sure. Could somebody simply have been trying to continue the irony? I guess, but then why not leave a name? So, for those of you who got this far - go ahead, comment away. I'm not going to take offense, ever. I'm certainly not going to get in some verbal sparring match. If you're grumpy with something I put out there, or if you're happy with something, I'd love to hear about it and I'd love to talk about it. But, in general, I'm going to need a name, or the comment is headed to the electronic dust bin, except for the parts I can use later.