Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Old Friends and New Commenters: Free-Fire-Zone #1

Well, it looks like the gang's all here!  I don't know why the conversations from KCFS and the old Tammeus blog are congregating on my humble little patch of internet space, but here we are.

I don't really care all that much about what goes on at other sites and discussion forums -- this blog is my own little place to voice my opinions, comment about news and provide links to stories and events I think are interesting, humorous or important.  So I find it difficult to figure out why "junomilgram" has just shown up and acts like Iggy is the owner of this blog.

Hint, "juno" - he isn't.  Has he commented here?  Yes, but he usually keeps his comments applicable to the topic of my post.  You, on the other hand (and several others of the "Goldstein" cabal) prefer to ignore any topicality, avoid actual substantial discussion, and veer directly into insults and ad hominem attacks.

Here's what I'm going to do.  I hate censorship.  So I'm not going to shut down comments or screen anyone's words.  I'm going to give you a place to argue, attack, insult, and ad hominem to your heart's desire (I might even read some of them now and again).  Starting with this post, once a week I'll put up a new "free-fire zone" post that you can use.  Reference other blogs, discussion forums, people, places, things, etc as much as you want.  Carry on your own conversations, free from any fear of censorship from me.

All I ask is that you refrain from spilling over into the other posts.  If you've got a specific comment or something to say that relates to the other posts, feel free to comment on it.  But if your comments have absolutely nothing to do with what I've written, why comment at all?  Go to the "free-fire" post and do it.

Hopefully, everyone can be at least mature enough to follow this simple request.  Otherwise, I may have to consider some sort of comment screening, which I really don't want to do.

Fire away!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

And I Thought Tiger Woods Had A Hot Swing!

But he's got nothing on this guy, who singlehandedly started a massive brush-fire with one mighty stroke of his club.

It's almost too strange to believe, but given the dry conditions in California, and the high winds, I guess anything is possible.  And I have seen sparks fly from a metal-headed wood (isn't that an oxymoron?) before, so this could happen.  Of course, it could also be that the guy was trying to hide his clandestine smoking habit, and didn't stub out his cigarrette butt properly when he tossed it into the kindling.