I find myself still thinking about yesterday’s story about road rage and the trolling its spawned in comment sections galore. Mostly consisting of death threats and hate. That seems to be who we have become as a people.
I found a post I like on the topic of healthier responses to trolls. It offers three key points on how to view trolls in a different way. I think the points make sense although they might be a skosh overly optimistic on humanity itself.
It also includes an extremely disturbing example of religion-based extreme trolling that took my breath away. Wow.
This is my reblog of the week.
Jana Riess – Religion News: The care and feeding of Mormon trolls: A guest post by Stephanie Lauritzen
My post for today is a serendipitous blog find. I still did some writing, though. You’ll find my work as a comment to the referenced post. I’m literally flushed with excitement about this one. Enjoy!
The other day blogdramedy was nice enough to ass me twenty questions. It’s a meme thing going around like a case of the measles.
I, of course, was only too happy to comply. We all know I can’t turn down a challenge.
She was a good host, so I hope you’ll stop by and not only check out the post featuring yours truly, but spend a little time and explore the rest of her blog. She is not just a blogger. She’s an entertainer. She got game.
Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, hers is the most… human. (No insult intended.)
There’s this thing happening all across the Internet and I got caught up in the backwash. It’s called “20 Questions” and the name speaks for itself. It’s kind of like truth or dare but without the dare…and maybe the word “stretch” should be in there somewhere ’cause I suspect not one of the answerees were totally truthful in their responses. Because, where’s the humor in truth? We all know that a slight twist in the tale makes for a better story. I’ll take a good laugh over the truth any day. Have you not been watching the Republican debates?
Oh, and apparently Obama thinks I’m worth a laugh or two. You’ll have to click over to blogdramedy’s blog to find out more.
A protagonist: The turkey. “Gobble Gobble.”
A story: They’re out to kill him.
And it’s a musical. With a song from the movie “Grease.”
Today’s reblog is courtesy of Sid @SidMILB from the My Mother In Law is Still Sitting Between Us… blog. Check out her blog for what could be, quite possibly, the best Thanksgiving song lyrics ever written. It is called Gobble Gobble.
Speaking of the movie Grease… (This is where I put my special twist on the reblog.)
I was out of town with my church group to spend the weekend at a Shakespearean festival. I was 13 or 14 years old. My parents had given me some spending money that was supposed to last for the whole trip.
We brought our sleeping bags and camped in the town’s Episcopal church. In that church was a simple record player. The kind with a swinging arm and a needle and a built-in crappy speaker.
While out exploring town one day with a friend, I came across it totally by chance. The 2-disc Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for the movie Grease. The price was exactly the amount of money I had in my pocket.
You know what happened next. I bought that sucker, took it back to the church, and listened to it all weekend long. I didn’t know it at the time but I was already well-advanced on the path to supergeek.
Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Sid!
The WordPress reblog feature is apparently in a state of “flux” so I have to do this the old-fashioned way. In other words, I’m sorry for screwing this up.
Today I bring you a video from a new friend, iPad iDad. Check him out. He’s the hottest new thing on the internets right now.
He shared the following video today:
So there I was this morning, surfing the Living Dilbert blog and minding my own business. I swear.
Suddenly a star and the word “Like” leaped out at me from the WordPress bar at the top of my browser page. (This feature seems to be context sensitive and only shows up when viewing a specific post.)
Like a monkey wanting his banana I pounded that button as fast as I could. Mmmm, banana!
Well, long story short, I didn’t get a banana. But the button did change to say, “You like this” and drops down to a menu that includes the choices “Reblog this post” and “View all posts I like.”
Looks like we have a new WordPress feature to start the month of June. Woot!