Much was said at The Standard yesterday about me in my absence. Irony in abundance. There’s a lot that could be responded to, but there’s little point. But a couple of comments say quite a bit.
Bill 16 July 2012 at 7:06 pm:
I had previously suggested that those irked by his comments simply ignore them. That obviously doesn’t work for some people. Granted, it’s difficult to remain silent if and when you feel provoked by stuff some-one is saying.
I have often remained silent when provoked, and I’ve been the subject of much un-sought attention and provocation. Sometimes I’ve spoken up in defence. And I end up getting the blame for dominating threads.
So…know how in real life when an idiot or intensely annoying person insists on debating frivolous side issues and you respond to them, not with simple silence, but a smile of indulgence and pity that carries a thousand unspoken words and unverbalised counter positions? And you know how that tends to either render the irksome personage silent or throw them into paroxysms of emotive clap trap?
Cue the ultimate irony – felix 16 July 2012 at 8:11 pm
I like the way you think Bill. I’ma try that if I get the urges.
I wonder if felix can smile at himself. Or will he stick to his paroxysms of emotive clap trap?
For those who don’t know, felix is a prominent, pedantic, persistent, frivolous troll at The Standard.