Gut Rumbles

May 10, 2005

how apt

This guy surely lives up to his name. Whiner. Uh...excuse me... that's Winer (Sorry for the sarcasm.)

We should return the favor and host an open blogging conference in a blue state, and import some of the south's most famous bloggers. Before the conference we should make sure that the most flamey left-wing bloggers are present, the people who posted in the comments on Dean For America, for example; and urge them to hurl insults at our southern brothers and sisters, while we sit back and enjoy the scene (and leave early because we have better things to do). Then, when they return to their red state homes, in Tennessee perhaps, they will feel properly chastised as we continue to slam them on our blogs, and they'll hate the north even more than they did before. Think how much better we'd feel about ourselves! (Sorry for the sarcasm.)

We don't hate the north, Dave. We hate northern assholes such as yourself.


I don't hate northerners, although we refer to them as Yankees down here. I like some Yankees a lot. A couple of them come to mind. One was a brunette from Minneapolis, who was very imaginative and creative in bed. Then there was the redhead from Wisconsin who taught me a few things about massage art. Then there was that little gal from..... wait a minute, she was from Texas.

What were we talking about?

Posted by: PawPaw on May 10, 2005 09:36 PM

Dave isn't an asshole. And although he's from New York he's a Northerner in a funny way. I think of him as being from Northern California, with which he shares a great deal including passion and a flair for satire. Don't judge him by this, he's a great guy and has contributed a lot to the world, not least by pioneering blogging and podcasting and playing a crucial role in the development and promotion of RSS.

Posted by: Ole Eichhorn on May 10, 2005 09:59 PM

I don't care. Fuck him anyway.

Posted by: Acidman on May 10, 2005 10:02 PM

And he dissed Glenn Reynolds who you
hate/like,didn't you quit blogging?
GOTDAM I'm confused. Winer is clearly
an ass.

Posted by: mike on May 10, 2005 11:39 PM

What about the North is preferable over the South? Maybe it's because I've lived in Connecticut my whole life, which will give you a dim view of the world pretty quick if you don't escape from it every now and then, and I haven't seen the rest of it too much. The whole damned area makes me think of a commuting infestation that's set up hideous suburbs where independently-owned farms used to be.

Sorry about that; read Fred Reed sometime.

Posted by: JG22 on May 11, 2005 12:16 AM

What is Winer talking about in that post? I can find absolutely no context for the red-state, blue-state thing. And his posts have no titles, or links to anything relevant.

Rube is confused, Rube is.

Posted by: Rube on May 11, 2005 06:08 AM

I'm with Rube. Was that a drive-by shitsling?

Posted by: Jim -PRS on May 11, 2005 10:42 AM

So, what grade is this kid in? I haven't seen an immature plot for pseudo-elitism like that since grammar school.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on May 11, 2005 11:07 AM

Dave Winer is, in fact , a whining asshole, and a loud-mothed incoherent one at that. It's been literally years since he's had anything interesting or useful to say about anything, and for the life of me I can't imagine why anyone would a) invite him to a get together, b) let him talk or c) pay any attention whatsoever to his whining. Screw him.

Posted by: Nolo Contender on May 11, 2005 11:48 AM

I'm with Rube and Jim. What in the Wild World of Sports is this guy talking about?

Posted by: bitterman on May 11, 2005 07:38 PM

Apparently Winer was a big hit at some blogging conference in Nashville.

The Story is here.

Posted by: bitterman on May 11, 2005 09:00 PM
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