For Rodericks Pleasure
"Hertzberg's embarrassment: While we're rehashing, this is kind of amusing. You might remember last week's five-liner about CityBeat's story on animal rights fanatics. About as routine as they come. CityBeat sends a pointer, the story looks interesting, I link to it and move on. Some days later, friends alerted me that former mayoral candidate Bob Hertzberg's personal blogger, Brian Hay, posted a strange adolescent tantrum because I didn't include a link to his link of a wire story at Mayor Sam's Sister City—an entry I had never seen. I clicked over and, sure enough, the kid was good for an unintended laugh. He ranted that I was "stealing his shit," unimaginatively trotted out "Roderdick" (hadn't heard that since Holmes Junior High), then actually typed—yes—a fart reference including that pearl of school playground repartee: "whoever smelt it, dealt it." Hay has struck me before as the more juvenile and least professional of the Sister City bloggers, and he seems especially bitter about LA Observed. But good lord man, have some standards and take a look around here. My little one-person blogging operation can be criticized on lots of counts, but somehow I don't think a surfeit of links to stories and reputable bloggers is one of my flaws."
You see, I can take criticism. Let's see him open himself up. And just for notation sake, it was a Friday fun post. So much for the sense of humor! Blog Away!
Maybe I should go join a gang for my protection (note: more humor)