Hi reader gangos of mine. Now that I’m back blogging more regularly for a while let me put a challenge out there for you – particularly those of contrary views to mine. How about we see if people writing comments can try and generate a few dozen (or a few hundred) words that form real content and demonstrate (as I would expect from my students) evidence of critical thought? Unlike the last couple of comments posted by others to the blog, for example.
Don’t get me wrong: I appreciate ANY comments. It means someone is reading this stuff and I’m not just spray painting the ozone with my punditical forays. I’m just asking you if you could up the amps a little bit. Don’t just tell me I’m a pompous jerk (heck, that’s a given—who else but us PJs spend their precious time blogging, for heaven’s sake? We’re pompous enough to think anyone gives a flying fig….). Don’t just tell me you are laughing your posterior off. Tell me and the other readers WHY this is the case. What’s the logic? Where’s the evidence? With a little thought I’m sure that some of you out there should be able to really eviscerate me. Heck, I find holes in my logic all the time. So let’s engage in, at least on occasion, something approximating thoughtful and civil discourse. ‘kay?
And, if you don’t want to—if you prefer the polemical and the pungent—well, then, keep on commenting anyway. But do know I might be pushed to the point of dropping the big ‘ol “nanny-nanny-boo-boo” bomb on you from time to time. (I apologize to any of my readers of tender heart whom I may have offended with such coarse language.)