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Is she talking about him?

Marieke Hardy says on the Drum un-leashed :

 

Marieke Hardy

Certainly there’s an element of showoffy dick-swinging amongst the internet community, with each published tweet at times being the equivalent of that one goofy kid with the overbite and beanie who appears behind every single weatherman ever on live news bulletins** (Look! There’s me! On the telly!). Tweeps celebrate when their work appears on screen, bemoan others who get there first with a less-interesting joke and scheme to make themselves more visible/amusing/first the following week.

Which I read just after looking at our learned friend’s post about getting one of his tweets on to the Q&A screen :

Well, if I can't get any questions or comments about things that actually matter up there, I suppose I'll have to be satisfied with the image of Howard's mouthing off to the nation overlaid with my insult. Better than nothing, I suppose. (a learned friend)

I’ll leave the association between the two to the imagination of our readers
Cheers Comrades


26 Comments

  1. Ray Dixon says:

    Oh geezus. The Q&A Twitter feed is just a bit of lightweight fluff to appease the obsessive Twitterers. And then Hardy goes and writes a whole piece on it. Give. Me. A. Break.

  2. Iain Hall says:

    Hardy is right though about the tweets adding very little to the show. I only wrote this piece because there seems to be a weird sort of Synchronicity between her drum piece and Jezza doing precisely what she was talking about.

  3. Ray Dixon says:

    She’s endorsing them though, Iain. I have seen the occasional good tweet but I don’t think it adds to the show and, if anything, it’s a distraction. It might be different if they answered them but that would be a strange way to communicate.

  4. Iain Hall says:

    What precisely are you asking Damian?

  5. Toaf says:

    I’m asking what you mean by “scronicty”. It doesn’t seem to be a word, yet you and Roy both understand it. What am I missing?

  6. Iain Hall says:

    Oh You are playing spelling police!
    How dull 🙄

  7. Toaf says:

    What word were you trying to spell? I’m honestly stumped.

  8. Toaf says:

    Oh never mind. I can see where this will end up. I don’t know why I do it to myself.

  9. Iain Hall says:

    “Synchronicity” Damian

  10. Ray Dixon says:

    Toaf, it’s Ray, not “Roy”. And I didn’t understand it, I just ignored it. Try it sometime.

  11. Toaf says:

    You fellas are a riot. This site is a parody, surely.

  12. Iain Hall says:

    Better than your “disaster porn” Damian, by many orders of magnitude

  13. Toaf says:

    If only you knew how much that hurts me, Iain.

  14. Ray Dixon says:

    I’d say it’s just another website to keep you entertained. It seems to achieve that objective.

  15. Jeremy says:

    ““Sycronicity” Damian”

    It’s not at all funny that even after being mocked for it, Iain still gets it wrong.

  16. Iain Hall says:

    Well if all that you can criticise is one incidental spelling mistake (now fixed) that I have made in a comment then you must be agreeing with my suggestion in the post that Hardy’s comment aptly applies to yourself.

  17. bingbing says:

    Firefox with its automatic spell-checker should be everybody’s friend.

  18. Iain Hall says:

    It is genrally my best mate Mr B but sometimes it does not do the trick and that word “Synchronicity” is one that fooled it.

  19. Jeremy says:

    Mate, it’s just that an obvious spelling mistake (after you tried to correct it) is pretty much the only thing that you’d ever concede that you’d cocked up. And only because a dictionary gives an unambiguous, unarguable answer.

    Of course, the rest of what you write on this blog is no less silly – but we all know by now that it’s beyond futile attempting to get you to understand why. That’s why you deserve nothing more than the occasional drive-by smartarse comment.

  20. Sax says:

    Coming from you Jeremy, the king of ego over driven minutia, Iain should take that as a compliment.
    Keep on trucking Iain….

  21. Iain Hall says:

    Jeremy

    Mate, it’s just that an obvious spelling mistake (after you tried to correct it) is pretty much the only thing that you’d ever concede that you’d cocked up. And only because a dictionary gives an unambiguous, unarguable answer.

    Its always suspicious (and rather patronising) when a silver-tail calls someone “mate” so perhaps next time you should reconsider your manner of address. Not withstanding that I concede a point when someone has made a convincing argument but surely you aren’t deriding me for my tenacity? Because I could make the same sort point about your endless posts about house prices and the FHOG.

    Of course, the rest of what you write on this blog is no less silly – but we all know by now that it’s beyond futile attempting to get you to understand why. That’s why you deserve nothing more than the occasional drive-by smartarse comment.

    Who says that a blog has to be deadly serious or dreadfully dull (cat pictures anyone?) All I set out to with this blog is amuse myself and write about how I see the world around me, it has no higher purpose other than that. Surely you aren’t going to pretend that you are trying to do anything more with your own blog now are you?

  22. Toaf says:

    it was on the news this morning

  23. […] that I quote above because his argument makes no sense otherwise but who would expect someone who would sneer at my misspelling “synchronicity” would  himself make such a basic mistake? That is by […]

  24. […] may recall me chiding our learned friend because he addressed me as “mate” in a comment to a previous post. It rather amused me to see that a magistrate has send someone to […]

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