[personal] Troll season has opened

I have a troll comment on my exercise post from this morning [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]. I’m not going to bother to unmoderate it (trolls are almost always anonymous for some mysterious reason), but I’ll reprint it here because I think it’s hilarious and deserves mockery.

So, your basic egoism. Easy.

See, I figure my friendly neighborhood troll is saying that it’s either egoism to exercise and take care of your body, or it’s egoism to talk about exercising and taking care of your body.

Either position is kind of baffling. I mean, this is my body and it’s tried to kill me twice now. :: waves hello to cancer :: I damn well ought to take care of it. Exercising is hardly being a bad example to myself or others, either.

On the other hand, this is my blog, and I can damn well talk about whatever I want to. You lot are just lucky that I’m not the kind of obsessive who measures the net linear dimensions of his bowel movements or something. Because you know what? You don’t have to read it!

Or maybe it’s subtle comment spam? At least when I snark at someone, I sign my name. :: waves hello to the Republican party ::

In any case, I must say, my fragile spirit is wounded by this offhand and safely anonymous comment. You’ll find me sniffling in the corner over there any minute now, really. I swear.

2 thoughts on “[personal] Troll season has opened

  1. Hear hear Jay. I agree with you completely. That’s the whole point of a blog. And in a way, it’s also a little bit like Adam Sandler in the Wedding Singer when he yells that he has the mic, so “you will listen to every damn word I say.” Or like the guy who razzed the lead singer of Queens of the Stone Age and then was subjected to one of the most thorough and entertaining public tongue lashings (think old world floggings) I’ve ever seen. It never cease to amaze me how people come by the blogs of famous folk (you) and act like a wanker.

    And, on another note, I blogged about “Lollygang” as a counterpoint to my “not so much with the liking” review of Mainspring. Loved “Lollygang.” L.O.V.E.D. it.

    Good luck on the healthy. I started biking to work today, so I feel ya.

  2. Wouldn’t it have to be “egotism” for anonymous to complain about you being vocal about it? I mean, sometimes anonymous is stupid with a bad vocabulary (usually, actually), but choosing to use “egoism” instead seems to be a criticism that you’re full of yourself much more than the average person when it comes to this exercising thing.

    Apparently anonymous has never met a body builder or a runner, or a serious athlete of any type.

    Now, calling most writers “egoists” would be fair, and I would agree with it. We’re full of ourselves to think tens of thousands of other people are interested in what we have to say.

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