Friday, June 20, 2008
Why do I torture myself?
Earlier this evening I was reading the local newspaper online and I came across an article on the U.S. Conference of Mayors giving Louisville some kind of an award.

Briefly overcome by hometown pride, I decided to see what other residents thought of this honor. Even though I knew better, I started to read a dreaded Courier Journal online forum.

God, it was once again a horror-fuck of horror-fuckian proportions. Every Courier Journal online forum consists of the absolute worst people in the city (well, the worst ones with computer access) waxing idiotic on the issues and non-issues of the day. The story can be about a child who gets beheaded and some fucking simpleton writes "That's what she gets for having a head in the first place" or some other such god damn nonsense.

Then the racism rears its ugly head. Some redneck blames everything on the blacks, and then some black guy blames everything on "that Jew mayor." Then things start to get personal!

There's even one guy who comments on every forum I've ever read who does nothing but brag about how rich and successful he is and berates others for not being as wealthy. He'll say things like "Those kids wouldn't have been killed if their parents would have made enough money to live in a good East End neighborhood like the one I live in." This guy is my least favorite person in the history of me hating on some motherfuckers. I can only continue in a world that produces a piece of filth like this by believing that he'll die alone and be eaten by his cats before the body is found. Let's forget his lack of compassion for a second and focus on this: How many truly wealthy people sit around all day and night and comment on online forums? My wild guess is ZERO. I'm thinking you won't peruse the online forum for Seattle's newspaper and read from Bill Gates, "If only you'd founded Microsoft, your children wouldn't have been killed by that street gang."

Before I get a lot of "Louisville is racist" comments from people who live in all-white towns, let me say that the Courier Journal forum is not the only breeding ground for asshole opinions. Read the comments after a popular youtube video; it's the same shit on an international level. The anonymity of the internet brings out the "bravery" in every gutless coward on earth.

Every town has its good and bad points, and the CJ online forum is a low for the city of Louisville. After work tomorrow I think I'll meet some friends at a local brewpub and remind myself of why I like this place.


19 Comments:

Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

First!

Damn liberal media.

Blogger flounder said...

If you just owned your own brewpub like I do, you wouldn't need reminding why you like that place.

Blogger Übermilf said...

If you owned your own newspaper like I do, you wouldn't have to read stuff you don't like.

Blogger John said...

If you allow this puerile, bogus, YouTubian crap like "First!" to permeate your blog, I'll drive my old Jeep home to Louavull and hit you with a pillow case loaded with a flute or some other blunt instrument. I mean it. Nip that shit in the bud right now. Ian should be ashamed.

Blogger country roads said...

That's one of many reasons I don't even read the local paper here. Or most comments on websites. People are too stupid for me to stand it. I like living in my own little bubble pretending that the world really is ok and still revolving around me.

Why do you torture yourself?

Blogger Scarlet Hip said...

7th!

Blogger Übermilf said...

I don't think YouTubian is a word.

Blogger Übermilf said...

9th

Blogger John said...

10th. Goddamn I hate myself.

Blogger Blonde said...

I believe this is the same everywhere, and the bigots all have computers and LOTS of spare time.

Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

I agree with you, john. My highly ironic use of the word "First!" is intended to make fun of the people who have nothing better to do than puff themselves up online.

Reserve your contempt for people who really deserve it. I can point you to many.

Blogger notmuchofacook said...

Your paper's online forum sounds like my local paper's online forum (central Calif). Where do these people come from? They say the most awful things...Anyway, I totally enjoy your blog.

Blogger John said...

Oh, that would be so kind of you, Ian. Could you point me to some people for whom you've decided I should have contempt? I've been lost without someone of your stature to help me get through the day. You should read all the comments before pontificating. Next time, I mean. It's too late this time.

Blogger jesse said...

I actually fell for liberal media. By fell, I mean I went to the website, browsed at a couple of subjects, and vomited.

Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

Sorry, John. I misjudged you. You're not arrogant; just condescending.

Blogger John said...

Wait. You instructed me to reserve my contempt for those you point out to me, but you think I'm the condescending one? Wow. Hey, at least I didn't misjudge you. I thought all along that you were both condescending and arrogant. But really, it's all good. I don't know you, you don't know me. The world keeps on spinning. Pass the douchy by the left-hand side.

Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

I don't know what to think of you, john. You've responded to every single thing I've written just dripping with contempt for no reason, then acted like I was the one acting all high and mighty.

Whatever. That attitude is a dime a dozen.

Blogger John said...

Hey, let's leave my dripping contempt out of this. I've seen 3 specialists and apparently it's incurable.

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