Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Waxing Philosophical

While blogsurfing, I came across this post by illimitable voices. In the post he compared the blog of today to past day pampleteers such as Thomas Payne. "They stand in the forefront of our age as the wellspring of marketplace of free ideas. If our words fall upon the deaf ears of elected officials, we blog. If the NY Times is biased and refuses to listen to our concerns, we blog. If The Courier is biased and refuses to listen to our concerns, we blog. And the power of the blog is that it lives and breaths outside the natural realms of censorship that press down upon or liberties that we believe we are born with.

If we are lucky, the blogosphere will beget the freedoms that future generation will embrace as their own. Perhaps the pillars of future are being built one thread at a time?"

Those are very lofty words and even loftier goals. I once was young and idealistic so I sympathize with his words but I am also older now and more cynical. I felt that I had to comment on his post and not be just a lurker. If only to offer encouragement to this young writer. " That is a very idealistic approach to the blogosphere. I feel that it is mostly for sharing recipes, porn, and bullshit. But occasionally one finds the odd enlightening post, although I can guarantee that it will not be found on my blog. Keep hoping."

The next day he commented on my hate mail post that although I thought that his post was idealistic that blugstuff was the exact form of expression that he had been talking about and then encouraged me to keep posting. I responded that I thought that he was giving me far too much credit. I only am here to add a certain homespun twisted humor to this small corner of the blogosphere. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail miserably but I try to inject a part of myself in all that I write.

Each blog on my blogroll and each blog that I comment to has something in common. For one reason or another whether it be wit, wisdom, compassion, humor, or sincerity, they have interested me, made me laugh, or touched me. That is truly as good as it gets.

Okay, that's enough bullshit and ass kissing for today. It would surprise me greatly if anyone has made it this far down on the post. Maybe it will give the haters some good fodder for some great hate mail. But I just want to thank all those who have stopped by whether they let me know or not. And I thank illimitable visions for giving an old cynic hope.

I can guarantee that the next post will have absolutely no socially redeeming qualities. Which is just the way I like it.

25 comments:

RAVEN the PITA said...

I'm sorry did you say something?

siren said...

That brought a tear to my eye...seriously. I was laughing hysterically over the comment you left on his blog. You are a truly, truly funny man :)

Andie D. said...

Different people expect/want different things from this strange little community of ours.

I've stumbled across a similar writer who's "idealism" would be easy to make fun of if not for the earnest manner in which it was written.

I see no reason why we can't enjoy all of the various forms of expression in this medium. And occasionally make fun of each other as neccessary.

Anelize said...

As my mom always says--"it takes all kinds." I'm looking forward to more non-socially redeeming posts from you in the future--keep up the good work ;)

Laurie said...

I read the whole thing :-) And thank you for the compliment.

I think one of the points is: we cannot be silenced.

:P fuzzbox said...

pita: Nah, It was only an excuse to post a cool buzzard toon.

siren: Thanks, I was pretty sedate on this post, but wait til you get a load of my Beast post. It is truly tasteless.

andie: It encourages me to see idealism even though I rarely subscribe to the belief myself. I think that I mostly make fun of myself though. I find that I make a fairly good target.

anelize: It's good to see you out and about and glad to hear that you are doing better. Non-social redemption is what I aim for.

laurie: You are very welcome. The only one that can silence me is Angry Joyce and she doesn't have very good luck with it.

Naiad said...

I kind of loving coming to your blog fuzzy. You make me smile and I adore you for it.

ozymandiaz said...

I was an idealist once, but we have random drug testing where I work now so I can't smoke that shit anymore.

Ben Heller said...

I read it all Fuzz.

The point you made about our "blog" reasoning struck a chord.

For every one idealist, there's 99 realists who lurk around the net for Porn, recipes, illegal music, funny stories, etc.

Scouring the internet is most people favourite waste of time.

The idealists are swimming against the tide whilst the realists are sunbathing on the beach.

Ranea said...

Ijust love coming to Your little part of the blogosphere.You keep doing Your thing,lots of us stop by daily to have a laugh and forget our troubles for a while.

Dr. Cissa Fireheart said...

Well thanks for the lovely comments on my blog too. I enjoy coming to read your blog too. Forget all the negative crap and keep on truckin' man....

:P fuzzbox said...

naiad: And you make me smile everytime I see your user pic in my comment box.

ozy: Ain't that the damn truth.

ben: Isn't the tan great?

ranae: Good to hear from you. I hope that soon you will be back posting. I hope that soon your mind will be eased and the hope of a new day shine down upon you and yours.

:P fuzzbox said...

cissa: I thrive on negativity. What doesn't kill you, makes you strong. Or is it what doesn't kill you slowly weakens you til you die anyway. Either way if life was all roses the smell of them would not be as sweet.

angel, jr. said...

Your blog is addicting!

The Phoenix said...

If writing blogs is "elixir for the soul" as that guy says, then your blog is definitely "Pepto Bismol for my spirit."

The Phoenix said...

Your guest post on Beauty vs the Beast is up now.

starbender said...

I'm with phoenix-
and the Pepto comment!
:]

:P fuzzbox said...

angel jr: I don't know about addicting but it is possibly contagious. You might want to have yourself checked.

phoenix: Pink is my favorite crayon. Tonight I will post a reminder for people to check out the B&B.

starbender: It coats and soothes. LOL. It's too bad that the cure is worse than the disease.

Crazy Dan said...

Not only are your post great you are trying to cure insomnia with this one.

Jim said...

I'm so shallow, after reading your most articulate post, all I can wonder about is whether Tomas Payne enjoyed porn

Ann Alsex said...

Aaah fuxxie, I haven't had my ass kissed like that all day. You are so sweet :D

siren said...

Great job on B vs B - I think one of the best yet! I'm going to nominate you for the Beastie Hall of Fame :)

cleveland said...

holy shit man are you exploring your feminin side or just a brief loss masculinity

Divine Calm said...

You crack me up. Thanks for visiting my blog.

:P fuzzbox said...

cd: Actually I was sleeping while I wrote it.

jim: It's just common sense that says that he did.

ann: You say the sweetest things.

siren: Thanks, but last time I checked I was getting a butt stompin'. Et tu Siren. Blogger ate my intro post three times last night. It would say that I was connected and then poof, off to the netherworld of cyberspace. Blogger still won't load my pics so hopefully I can stick it up later today if they get it worked out.

cleveland: Next time I will just shake my nuts at you. Non-posting, son of a .....

divine calm: Thanks, and thanks for dropping by.