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Enlightened Editorial Oversight 33%

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 This site is full of Enlightened Editorial Oversight.

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Jun 19, 2002
Dear Diary,

Earlier this morning I posted my first comment to this site. Deciphering the lacuna of language, it was a broadly existential dig at the way our fate as individuals is increasingly becoming defined according to a cynical subsumption of survival in conformity. Conformivalism†, I call it.

I say cynical because survival is often marketed as the noble evasion of self-interest while, ying for yang, our sacrifices accrete in the selfless leader's pocketbook. If I told you there was historical precedent for what happens when an entire culture becomes usurped by one of its parts, would you hold my un-Teutonic sympathies against me?


More diaries by koanhead
Shed all your attachments to I and I shall gather what remains of your unhappiness in a thimble.
[editor's note, by RobotSlave]And so we arrive at the real point of the diary: Whining about comment deletion, with the customary flinging of porridge from the high-chair.

And so we come to the mysterious disappearance of my lonely comment, and the sum of all my fear and loathing. I fear the perversely deranged dictatorship of policemen at this opera bouffe might be capitalizing upon the bourgeois geek's conformist tendencies. I fear for the worst when I ask, "Has Rusty Foster become an editor at this site?"

I thank you in advance.

† This should be a word. If anyone is interested, I have a collection of similiar constructions, malapropisms and mixed metaphors which stretch the panties of the english language.


Author's customary, awkward plea to the Editors. (none / 0) (#1)
by koanhead on Wed Jun 19th, 2002 at 01:37:12 PM PST
Thank you for your interest. If an editor would be so kind as to tighten the grammar, correct errant spelling, rewrite big words and long sentences into the kind of punchy prose young Republicans soak up between the pages of Third Reich "what if" histories, weave the various unrelated threads into a single coherent argument -- why, that would be just swellacious.†

† This should be a word.

God hates logic.

No thanks. (none / 0) (#4)
by RobotSlave on Wed Jun 19th, 2002 at 02:03:55 PM PST
We'd raather let your incompetence speak for itself. And no, I'm not just referring to your writing skilz.

© 2002, RobotSlave. You may not reproduce this material, in whole or in part, without written permission of the owner.

Disregarding the skilz epithet, (none / 0) (#6)
by koanhead on Wed Jun 19th, 2002 at 02:35:57 PM PST
that was still an unusually vague reply for you, RobotSlave. Are you suggesting I dont work hard enough cultivating a celebrity status in nothing less important than blogsville?

God hates logic.

Sure, sure, if you like. (none / 0) (#7)
by RobotSlave on Wed Jun 19th, 2002 at 02:48:02 PM PST
I didn't mean to imply that you've failed to write anything that anyone might find amusing or enlightening, though that's true enough.

I intended, rather, to suggest that you, like all too many of the hangers-on who drift into town, have patheticly weak kung-fu.

© 2002, RobotSlave. You may not reproduce this material, in whole or in part, without written permission of the owner.

Now you're wheedling for yuks. (5.00 / 1) (#8)
by koanhead on Wed Jun 19th, 2002 at 03:37:49 PM PST
I thought there was a strict no kung-fu policy at adequacy.

Let me assure you my opinions are solemnly held and that I am the Most Dangerous Man in the World when I unfurl my Comments of Fury. If there are any lapses of continuity in my so-called kung-fu, your dubbing is inadequate.

God hates logic.

Well, that's a little better. (none / 0) (#9)
by RobotSlave on Wed Jun 19th, 2002 at 03:47:09 PM PST
Seems we've got to piss you off a bit to provide proper motivation. We'll keep it in mind.

© 2002, RobotSlave. You may not reproduce this material, in whole or in part, without written permission of the owner.

Serious question. (5.00 / 1) (#2)
by tkatchev on Wed Jun 19th, 2002 at 01:40:23 PM PST
What are you going to major in after you finish school?

I bet it'll be something pretentious and totally useless, like psychology or web design.

Peace and much love...

Oh no, nothing so serious. (5.00 / 2) (#3)
by koanhead on Wed Jun 19th, 2002 at 01:59:40 PM PST
I am an apprenticing at a postmodern atelier crafting matryoskas for Russia's sentimental elite. I am learning to hollow, carve and paint, stack and nest, little Jewess figures each one smaller than the other until, at their core, is a little gold tooth.

God hates logic.

What the hell were you trying to say? (none / 0) (#10)
by tkatchev on Wed Jun 19th, 2002 at 10:28:49 PM PST
Reformat and repost, I think.

Also, in the future, don't try to be so smart -- you're not doing a very good job.

Peace and much love...

A pretty embarassing malapropism (none / 0) (#5)
by Fon2d2 on Wed Jun 19th, 2002 at 02:17:51 PM PST
I recently used the word "cadaver" in the place of "dapper". The worst part about it is I'm white and I was referring to a black person, so it was definitely a statement that could have been misconstrued as a racist remark. Thankfully the man I was referring to either didn't hear, didn't care, or fully realized the error. Whichever it was, it's the last time I'll ever make that mistake.

Worse than slashdot! (none / 0) (#11)
by Anonymous Reader on Thu Jun 20th, 2002 at 12:48:15 AM PST
I used to think /. was one of the more pathetic weblogs, until I came across this little example of Adequacy and its editors at their finest. C'mon, not even at the height of bias have /. editors actually _deleted_ users comments; Adequacy now makes /. look like the home of open-minded and free discussion!


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