Reader Anonymous has taken issue with some of our popular culture references. To wit:
Like I am constantly looking up "crap" from all your "worldly knowledge".Now, regular readers of this blog have accepted disappointment as their life long traveling companion...er...we mean regular readers will see Mr. Anonymous' mistake at once. Well, it could be Ms. Anonymous, which brings up an important point. Certainly we here at IM World Headquarters understand and accept the need to remain anonymous while commenting on a blog such as this one. There are appearances to by kept up after all. Spouses, partners and employers have no need to know that you spend your time down here on the wrong side of the intertracks. And of course there are the children to consider.
I have never seen "wev".
I thought it was like "wave" and "hello".
I then think no way..IM is not that cordial, particularly with Republicans.
Sure enough, I go Google and it means "whatever".
Which makes me think maybe I don't understand a f... word you have to say!
Still, at times like this one it would be helpful at least to know the gender of the misguided person we are addressing. If only there could be a way to distinguish such a thing without tearing away the curtain of mystery. A way to give us a quick glimpse through the fog of enigma. A flash of light as it were, in the puzzle of darkness. The Romans had the right idea. Anonymous for the guys, anonymae for the gals.
Where were we?
Oh yeah, the commenter. Well, as you can easily see, this person is laboring under the delusion that this blog is supposed to make sense as indicated by the closing comment: "maybe I don't understand a f... word you have to say!"
Sir, or madam, the truth of this blog stands before you, yet you do not see. If you read us, do we not dismay? If you parse our thought, are we not found wanting? Do we have to draw you a picture?
Let's go back to the beginning: "Like I am constantly looking up "crap" from all your "worldly knowledge."" Now, we can "tell" from your use of "quotation" marks that you have found the "proper" descriptor for the vast majority of the "content" on this "blog," yet it appears you have "failed" to grasp the "import" of your own "discovery."
Crap, man, crap. And you're looking it up. What are you thinking? OK, when you get to worldly knowledge, you have us there. Being denizens of a nationally ranked, premier research institution puts us in elbow rubbing proximity to some of the finest minds in the country. Well, if it weren't for all the restraining orders.
The lunchroom can be very lonely for us.
Did we have a point?