I spent the last few hours responding to (I’m pretty sure) every comment that has been posted on this site in the previous week. It was like 80, and I’m all joked out.
Yesterday I wrote a post where I talked about how I can manually go in and edit your comments should I so desire. Just in case you have forgotten I am a humor blogger. I would never edit your crap. Well, I would like to. But I wouldn’t. I did have to ban a few people months ago for being insensitive to social politeness.
Oh! Speaking of…
I got into a mini-fight this morning with a woman on Twitter. I was checking my replies and I received one from someone I didn’t know. I must have followed her by mistake (it happens). This tweet caught my eye because this woman, who apparently is an author, was promoting her book entitled… Well, to be completely truthful, I’d rather not type it. I’m afraid to type it. If I type it three times in a row, I wouldn’t be surprised if Candyman showed up.
Anyway, she and I got into it a bit after a joke I wrote was not appreciated by her.
I stand behind that joke. It’s solid. She didn’t love it. We took our grievence out of the public and into Twitter’s direct message system. Basically she told me that she didn’t think it was cool that I was goofing on her work without every reading it. I’m not sure I had to read it in advance to comment. I felt comfortable not needing to flip through those pages. I assume the pages of that book are always on fire as one reads. It’s that kind of book.
But then she hit me with something reasonable. She said that it may not be my cup of tea but that I really had no right to make fun of her on a public forum. And you know, she’s right. I tried to get her to admit the joke was awesome. She wouldn’t. I did, however, own up and admit that my joke was mean.
Now, it wasn’t the most malicious humor I’ve ever created. It was just a joke. But it wasn’t cool. I apologized and admitted my intention. She accepted.
It would be pretty funny to read it and review the book here on the site. I might lose some of my more conservative readers who type with white gloves and wear hats to church, but I might just do it.