Alarming News: I like Morgan Freeberg. A lot.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: We were following a trackback and thinking "hmmm... this is a bloody excellent post!", and then we realized that it was just part III of, well, three...Damn. I wish I'd written those.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: ...I just remembered that I found a new blog a short while ago, House of Eratosthenes, that I really like. I like his common sense approach and his curiosity when it comes to why people believe what they believe rather than just what they believe.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is an intriguing guy...[he] asks great questions and answers others with style, flair, reason and wit. On the blogroll he goes. Make him a part of your regular blogospheric reading. I certainly will.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is brilliant.
Common Sense Junction: Misha @ Anti-Idiotarian never ceases to amaze me. He keeps finding other good blogs. I went over to A.I. this morning for my daily Misha fix and he had found this guy named Morgan Freeberg in Fair Oaks, California, that has a blog, House of Eratosthenes. Freeberg says its "The Blog That Nobody Reads" but it may now become the blog that everybody reads.
Jaded Haven: Good God, Morgan, you cover a topic from front to back with a screwy thoroughness I find mind boggling. I'm in awe of your thought proccesses, my friend, you're an exceptional talent. You start by throwing in the kitchen sink, tie in someone's syphilitic uncle, bend around a rip tide of brilliance and bring it all home in a neat, diamond dripping package of an exceptionally readable moment of damn fine wordsmithing. I love reading you.
Mein Blogovault: Make "the Blog that No One Reads" one of your daily reads.
Philmon: When Morgan meanders, stick with him - he's got a point and it'll be worth it in the end. He's not a hit-and-run snarky quip kind of guy. The pieces all fall into place like tumblers in a lock and bang! He's opened a cognative door for you.
Rightlinx: Morgan at House of Eratosthenes is one of the best writers out there. I read him nearly every day because he manages to provide an interesting perspective, even though I don't always agree.
Poetic Justice: Cletus! Ah gots a laiv one fer yew...
Most folks on the innerwebs seem to share a rather well-defined vision of what exactly the term “troll” is supposed to describe. It’s some person participating in the content of a group discussion, without really participating in its subject. He just says stuff to get folks riled up, slimes, slanders, drifts away, doesn’t truly engage the topic or any dialogue around it. Wikipedia says it’s “someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community…with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response.” The Urban Dictionary says it’s a “member of an internet forum who continually harangues and harasses others.”
Just about everyone seems to agree, more-or-less, on what a troll is.
The really hardcore lefty people, though, have a different definition. Before we define that, let’s define them. “Of course Obama doesn’t have everything fixed yet, it’ll take Him a very long time with the damage that’s been done to this country for the last eight years.” I think that’s a good definition. No standards to be imposed on Holy One, but pretend things are the exact opposite, that Holy One is raising the standards, while failing to fulfill any. And anything & everything can be satisfactorily answered with one more zinger at Bush. That’s what I call hardcore left. Works for me.
Their definition seems to be…if you offer an argument, and I can’t respond to it logically, or even look like I’m responding to it logically…in other words, if you have me backed into a corner. That makes you a “troll.”
They are really marching to the beat of their own drummer on this one, on the usage of that particular word.
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