Monday, April 27, 2009

The answer, of course, is "No, he's a lot worse"

But the real fun in this thread is Blake's intellectual smackdown of Bridget Jack Meyers, who clearly does not have the intellectual chops to even understand the basic issues at stake. I almost feel sorry for her - Blake almost seems like a bully. However, she seems to be able to dish it out and take it, even if she won't see the error of her ways.

Of course, rather than deal with it and re-examine her false conceptions and bad analogies (the gunpowder analogy so totally missed the point so badly that it seems like she really has no clue what the real stakes are in the argument), she takes the discussion in the direction of personal insults (see comment #62). Of course, she later tries to play it off as "My humor tends to be abrasive" - but I'm not buying it. That's clearly an after the fact justification.

UPDATE: Bridget Jack Meyers is clearly unimpressed with my snark. Funny, but I don't recall every claiming to be particularly funny or witty. Sometimes, I just tell the truth. Except when I don't. So, for all those who claim that I shouldn't even try because I'm just not all that clever, I reply: I ain't doing this for you, so I don't care.

[It's also interesting to note that people often think I am possibly somewhat mildly amusing (on occasion) until they become the target of my truth telling. Whether BJM was one of those or not, I don't know, but I have gotten a few e-mails and comments from people who say "you were funny, except that one time you snarked me and/or my friend." Guess what? I matters not one whit to me, as I'm not even real. Get over yourselves already and roll with it.]


Anonymous said...

So, you're saying Blake is worse than Satan? Careful, you're going to incur Geoff's wrath. You know how he hates it when people take shots at his homies. He protects his peeps. He has their backs. He will take you down like LeRoy Brown. He will...

Aw, forget it. He's a pussy.

Mister Correlation said...

No, I'm saying the answer to the question "Is Satan really that bad?" is "no, he's a lot worse." But I could care less about the question - the real fun comes from the Blake v. Bridget smackdown.

And I have no idea why you think Blake is a cat.

Anonymous said...

No, Geoff is a pussy. Not Blake. Try to keep up.

Kullervo said...

Nobody calls her "Bridget."

To me one of the funniest things in the world is how two people can watch the same debate, and both walk away feeling absolutely sure that the person representing their viewpoint just absolutely mopped the floor with the other guy.

Mister Correlation said...

It's very interesting that you believe I agree with Blake. Far from it. I find many of Blake's opinions way too far out there for my taste. He's way too committed to the idea of God having no foreknowledge, for example.

In some ways, I agreed with Bridget Jack Meyers more than Blake. I still found completely outclassed. She used terrible analogies and bad arguments.

But it's interesting you would assume I'm in complete agreement with Blake. It just ain't so.

Also, I used her full name. Only the anonymous commentator referred to her by her first name only.