|Thou shalt not blog
||[Oct. 8th, 2006|11:01 am]
The American Caliban
Blogs - And God's Youth.
Just don't, kids. It's not good to "want a voice," and you shouldn't be tempted by quizzes about flirtation. Plus, idle words are evil. Fortunately I am a professional and a specialist so I get to have one if I want.
About a third of what this guy says is dead on, of course. Blogs are blather, the "current mood" is ridiculous, and posting quizzes and babbling about nothing is in fact a huge waste of time. Point taken. He allows email and instant messaging, though. You'd think that recent events would have given him pause especially about IMing. My favorite paragraph:
Then there is the language itself. Here is a mild example: “If your a hater then whateva i dont have time 4 your negativity in my positive world.” Phrases such as “screwed up,” “I dunno,” and every type of swear word are commonly used. One blog by a young twentysomething in a splinter used the acronym “OMG,” which is a shorthand way to take God’s name in vain.Wasn't Tyre incinerated because they kept saying "I dunno"?