Saturday, January 19, 2008

Name that person contest

I've inserted some pronouns to retain the "mystery," but this is a mere sampling of some of the comments posted over the weekend here and here. Two of the posts were removed from the latter site. Try to guess if the subject is Osama Bin Laden, Jeffrey Dahmer, Adolf Hitler or Angelo Villagomez.

There are people in the world and this island I'm not too keen about. Never would it occur to me to hurl this kind of personal psychobabble and invective at a specific individual, which is self demeaning. The closest I probably came is with Richard A. Pierce, and that's a guy who is paid to try to make the garment factories look good, and I later said I was wrong. Is there a single idea in there? The Saipan blogs are falling apart. It was fun while it lasted I suppose. The only new blog to come along in months of any value is Tamara. Many others have either died, and virtually all of the older, better ones simply aren't as good as they used to be. I would include my own in that description.

When rhetoric like the below becomes the norm, as it is now heading, perhaps that death is a good thing. Also note that the group responsible consists of about two to five people at maximum who say something nasty, and then three derivations of the same idea under a different name to create the illusion that others feel the same way. No doubt the below will be replaced with my name in the next 24 hours. C'est la vie.

Clue Number 1

He is the spawn of the devil. He is the epitome of ignorance, the jack of all trades and master of none, the poster child for birth control, the midget without a widget. He is an American-educated, self-centered, egotistical, spoiled, rotten-to-the-core, sorry excuse for a human being. He hurts people on a daily basis and enjoys it, and then cries when someone insults him. In short, he is what is wrong with humans. Hopefully he will shoot blanks for the rest of his life. We don't need more hell spawns in the world.

Clue Number 2

The amount of time you've been here has nothing to do with the fact that you are an asshole.p.s. - thanks for linking me

Clue Number 3

I do not believe he is a narcissist; rather, he is a troubled soul who has a severe inferiority complex, most likely brought on from a painful childhood or a traumatic experience while growing up. The only way he feels bigger and better about himself is to gnaw at people's feelings, as a rat would do with cheese.

Clue Number 4

It all started when he was born. Too bad the condom leaked. He is a very sad and lonely little boy. He has no real friends and never recovered after Tina Sablan rejected his attempts to win her affection. Apparently she never dates guys shorter than her, and uglier than a toad's ass. Aside from that, she was with Glen Hunter. Could you imagine any woman choosing him over Glen Hunter? Did you know that they named a TV Show after him? It's called "The Biggest LOSER."


Brady Barrineau said...

As a short person, I'm starting to feel insulted. Kind of like when I walked into the Big & Tall store, only to be laughed at. I am in Manila right now typing this. I've decided to visit the Hobbit House Bar tonight to feel tall again. I'm getting a little upset now.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

I'm guessing Adolph Hitler.

Sad that it is the best they can come up with. Putrid little brains, ooze putrid little thoughts.

Bryan said...

I have to disagree with you on the new blogger thing there Jeff, my home boy Marc just started a blog a couple of weeks ago and he's destined for big things in the blogosphere if you ask me. His growing list of Photoshop tutorials are a shining example.

But regarding the general feeling among the Saipan bloggers I agree with you, it's gotten kinda...icky.

saipanboonieman said...

ya, im also sad to see this kind of banter going on. it really takes the pleasure out of keeping up with everyone's blogs. but they are their blogs i suppose. (shrugs)

Jeff said...

You might be right on that point, Bryan.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

They never really attack ideas or events either, they just go after people...and people that have very little political power for that matter.

They think that their biggest enemies are an environmentalist with a blog, a bar owner with a weekly newspaper column, and a high school teacher with a Jersey accent.

Marianas Eye said...

The target of this vitriol is showing incredible restraint by not reciprocating or even dignifying the comments with a response. That's character.

This is why I only visit "Nasty-Free" blogs. Hey, can we get an meme to post on our blogs if we're nasty-free?

Jeff said...

I had to look up that one David. Good to learn something new.

A meme (pronounced /miːm/), as defined by memetic theory, constitutes a theoretical unit of cultural information, the building block of culture or cultural evolution which spreads through diffusion propagating from one mind to another analogously to the way in which a gene propagates from one organism to another as a unit of genetic information and of biological evolution.[1] Multiple memes may propagate as cooperative groups called memeplexes (meme complexes).

Jeff said...

The most whacked of all this is the division in the very tiny liberal progressive community that is here. One would imagine there would be some espirit de corps among ideological allies, but apparently you have to completely demean and ridicule Bruce Bateman, rather than break his chops as you and I do in order to be pure enough.

lil_hammerhead said...

Just an observation.. did you notice that split in the community is generally between long-time resident liberal bloggers and newbie resident liberal bloggers?

There is a reason for that. Something to ponder. I see it as kind of like that new bigmouth smartass kid who comes into the classroom half way into the year, thinking he knows everything.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I've noticed.

From my blog:

On Saipan I've noticed people tend to ask others they are meeting for the first time two questions, "where are you from?" and "how long have you been here?"

After you answer, the first thing the question asker does is compare the amount of time they've been on Saipan to the amount of time you've been on Saipan. If the time is short, you're a newbie, like Bev when she first got here just over a year ago. Then as you progress from describing your stay in Saipan in days, to weeks, months, years, or even decades, your self-prescribed local authority increases. Extra points for being Chamorro or Carolinian. Negative points for being Bruce Bateman.

They then weigh your answers taken together, apply a label, and for the foreseeable future you are "one of those California boys"or some other vague stereotype.

I find this all stupid.