People Who Live in Intellectual Pup Tents REALLY Shouldn’t Taunt the Bears….

Last week, I published a relatively light-hearted little blog post that I sent out to family and friends.  It was inspired by a comment made by a friend of a friend of a friend on a Facebook post.  I was simply poking fun at the commenter (whose identity I will never know) and those well-meaning souls who want to do “SOMETHING” to help a cause, even though they don’t know what “the cause” really is. 

And I included some snarky remarks about a little protest that had inspired the comment.  At the time, it really was a nothing little protest; had it not been for the advent of the social media, the protest would have died out by last weekend and that would have been the end of things.

But no – the protest “grew legs”.  And somehow (and I am baffled as to the HOW)  my snarky little blog post got linked to a blog in the New York Times, and all of a sudden, I was barraged by a bunch of Internet trolls who were sure that I didn’t have the first idea what I was talking about.**

Mind you, I was perfectly willing to leave well enough alone, but then one snotty young man told me that I couldn’t possibly understand what I was talking about because I am one of those “old people, so stuck in their thinking patterns” who is “afraid of new things that they can only ridicule“.

Okay – I was young and stupid once, too; I was willing to let that one slide.

He then went on to inform me that I “just don’t have the intellectual weight” to make the claims that I was making about these brave young people who are supposedly fighting to right the wrongs of the system.

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Listen, cupcake – I really don’t think that someone who puts up a pretentious little Facebook avatar like this, who graduated from the European equivalent of High School in 2007, and who attends the Willem de Kooning Academie in ROTTERDAM (that’s in the Netherlands) has much standing to presume to tell me that I don’t have the intellectual weight to know what I am talking about when it comes to events happening here in the United States.

I have shoes older than this kid.

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[**Update 10/08/11]: Commenter fredsave1 reminded me that not everyone who found my site through the NYT link had bad things to say about my post.  She is quite right about that – many commenters who came to my site from that link were very kind.  As a matter of fact, MOST of the people who found their way to that particular post seem to have liked it. 

I’m just batting this one around for his comment about me being old; after all, “Old age and treachery will overcome youth and inexperience every time”…..  😛

About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, over-the-hill, happily-married mother of 4 daughters. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....
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7 Responses to People Who Live in Intellectual Pup Tents REALLY Shouldn’t Taunt the Bears….

  1. Stinky's Dad says:

    I’ve got a puppy who is smarter than that poor insipid child.

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  2. 2007???

    Shit, I have snot older than he is.

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  3. MCPO Airdale says:

    HAHAHAHA! I had one tell me the same things today. I’ve wiped things with more intellectual weight off my boots with a stick!

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  4. fredsave1 says:

    not everyone who stumbled upon the blog because of the nytimes found something negative. 🙂

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  5. I did enjoy fredsave1’s comments, I must say. I hope he or she sticks around 🙂

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