28 June, 2010

Pointless, time-wasting, drivel-filled blogging 101

I just posted this over at Dan's blog as he followed the formula exactly.

1) Write a blog post

2) Get exposed in the comment section as being completely ignorant of the subject matter

3) Deflect attention of your ignorance by posting an inflammatory comment (other tactics include linking to an old post, or saying "right, this gets a new post" in order to shift the goalposts)

4) Give sufficient time for the inevitable angry reactions to flood in

5) Eventually reveal the prank as 'playful banter' and then shift the focus to the fact that the serious atheists can't take a joke

6) Smirk as everyone forgets that you were exposed as being completely ignorant of the subject matter

7) Shift the goalposts, nay, shift the entire stadium, and start talking about a completely irrelevant subject, say....the evolution of humour

8) Wash, rinse, repeat

Marvin, Dan.................A+

(OK, yep, I just wrote this based on his post...)


Whateverman said...

Spot-on. Despite the fact that I don't post there any more, I still occasionally read it, and loved that post...

rhiggs said...

He has definitely become more sensationalist lately. I imagine he picks topics that he knows will irritate certain posters just to get the traffic. He really doesn't care about being exposed as an idiot time and again.

Is that what Ray does too? I don't spend much time at his site as the comments section is too populated and he never seems to respond to anyone.

Whateverman said...

I think that's exactly what Ray does. He trolls for attention (for Jesus), though I suspect Dan's trolling is a bit more narcissistic...