Hot Air: My Adoring Public

As long as they’re paying attention….

Here are a couple of comments posted to EP early, early, early this AM, at the insomnia-bordering-on-psychosis hour acc’d’g to their time stamps:

For the record, Washington Post wanna be, I wrote better shit at 13 than you write now. What is it I heard from the film Contagion? Oh yes, blogging is graffiti with punctuation. Congrats on all your misinformation, mediocre mud slide who doesn’t post his name. Why not make your name more available so the world may know just how bad a writer you are? BTW, have a nice day🙂

and

Hey ass fag, stick to bullshit like piss poor art house theatre, and shut the fuck up about your 3rd hand account of politics. What you don’t know could fill flood buckets. Before you make declarations about people you never met and absolutely never interviewed, maybe you ought to write about pretty crayon sketches. You’re surely better qualified in that arena. O gosh I hope I don’t upset your fragile grasp of politics in Monroe County

All sic, including the pleasant little smiley-face emoticon, which is an awfully sweet touch.

The first comment was in response to yesterday’s Equal Rights Amendment post. The other was attached to a January 2012 post, the gist of which was scandal-tainted Monroe County Auditor Amy Gerstman should quit.

So, I’m dying to know who this great fan of mine is. Hmm, let’s see — okay, it’s someone who’s into politics and is particularly concerned with the ERA. Could it be IU law professor Dawn Johnsen? I dunno, I have a feeling she doesn’t use smiley-face emoticons all that much. How about her husband, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton? Nah — I have it on good authority he’s never seen the film Contagion.

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Bloomington’s Commenter-in-Chief?

Charlotte Zietlow? Hmm, we may be getting warm. I’m willing to bet she’s four-square against piss poor art house theatre.

Susan Sandberg? Why not? She’s one of those tell-it-like-it-is people. And I guarantee she wrote better shit at 13 than I do now.

Wait, I know! It’s David Brent Johnson. He’s the kind of toughie who’d call another guy an ass fag.

Blogging can be so exciting.

MG Note: In looking for new online pix of our mayor, I learned he’s the namesake of the actor who played Perry White, editor of the Daily Planet on the old Superman TV series. You remember him right? The guy Jimmy Olsen always called “chief”? That’s it! From now on I’ll be referring to Mayor Hamilton simply as “the Chief.”

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John Hamilton (L) With George Reeves In Superman

Cultura

How about those Italians? One of their venerable, historic towns gets wiped out by an earthquake that kills some 290 people and what does the nation do? Why, it urges people to go out to museums today so the entrance fees can be donated to rescue and clean-up efforts.

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Uffizi Gallery In Firenze

‘Course, that wouldn’t work so well here. Too many people’d wonder what a museum is.

Alma Mater Avarice

Here are a couple of things that caught my eye in the Herald Times story about IU President Michael McRobbie’s unusually generous contract. His deal includes deferred compensation designed to minimize his overall tax payouts over the life of the pact. Not only that, he’s got a jaw-dropping life insurance rider that pays out a million bucks in the event of his demise.

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Comfortable

Hmm. Looks like McRobbie is worth as much dead as he is alive.

 

One thought on “Hot Air: My Adoring Public

  1. bill says:

    “The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
    Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
    Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
    Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.”

    Attracting late-night trolls was once a badge of honor; worthy of note.
    GOK what search terms landed this one in his bombsight, but it’s obvious by his canned comment that his visit was a random event and a return is unlikely.
    Engagement/debate is no longer a plausible outcome. Grab some bench.

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