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August 28, 2005

Thoughts from yet another angry British teenager

The thing I enjoy the most about having diogenes club is having random people come across the site and leaving a comment or contacting me. (I used to enjoy getting requests for patents, but that got old after the tenth one or so.) So imagine my joy when I woke up this morning to find this comment left on this post about incriminating photos of The Bravery:

You lot are SO sad! THE BRAVERY FOREVER!!!!
Posted by: Rynn at August 28, 2005 11:23 AM

Ha, I thought. Good one. As I got up to go get a cup of coffee, I thought, wait, was that guy kidding or not? I got my coffee and looked over the comment again. See, me, I don't often write in all caps with multiple explanation points unless I'm being sarcastic. But I know the rest of the internet does. I don't use emoticons either, but a lot of people use little smiley faces at the end of sentences to connote a joke. But did the lack of emoticons here mean it wasn't a joke? I'm not even entirely sure if he's pro-Bravery or anti.

Perhaps sometime in the future, to avoid situations like these, someone will invent the serious face emoticon that will be put at the end of every non-facetious sentence to make it clear that it is in fact, serious.

MR. HOUSTON: Mrs. Costigan were you ever a member of the Communist Party?
MRS. COSTIGAN: Yes, I was. . .
MR. HOUSTON: Will you tell us about when you joined the Communist Party?
MRS. COSTIGAN: Yes, as I recall it was 1936-1937.
MR. HOUSTON: And when did you leave the Communist Party?
MRS. COSTIGAN: About 1939—that was by the time of the Soviet-Nazi peace pact.
MR. HOUSTON: Was that happy face because you were kidding?
MRS. COSTIGAN: No, that was because I like peace pacts.

Although until then, I'll have to assume that he was serious and pro. After digging through the logs, I found he got here by searching on google.co.uk for 'john conway bravery photos.' I'd probably be humorless too if I was looking for a hot pic of Conway to stick to my trapper keeper and ended up here. I'm still not sure why he's so mad, we weren't even making fun of The Bravery, we were making fun of people making fun of them.

Now I should note for those who don't know that the singer and keyboardist of The Bravery are old friends of mine, and this is by no means a diatribe against them - they're nominated for an MTV award tonight, I've got my fingers crossed for them. But people, seriously. Think about what you're saying before you type '<band name> forever.' Because you just never know. I'm sure there were a lot of people who got tattoos that said 'Beatles forever' in 1961, and they feel pretty good about themselves right now. On the other hand, people who got an 'MC Hammer forever' in 1990 probably feel kind of stupid. Or 'Ratt forever' in 1982. Or 'Salieri forever' in 1778. You just never know. It's why they wait until people die to put them on stamps. Forever's a long time.

In other news, Robin's Big Date won this month's round of Kevin Smith's Movies Askew. Thanks to all involved, and everybody who voted. I'm not sure what happens next. More as it comes.

Posted by Will at August 28, 2005 10:48 PM


So does that mean that Conway is the cute one? Or the sensitive one? Or just the most moppy headed one?

Posted by: Dan at August 30, 2005 7:12 PM

I've given this a lot of thought. He's the misunderstood one.

Posted by: Will at August 31, 2005 3:50 PM

What with those dashing scarves, I thought Conway was the French one.

Posted by: grosz at September 6, 2005 8:33 PM