Gut Rumbles

May 23, 2005

good question

I stole this one from my daughter. She raises an interesting question, and YES--- I am trolling for comments here.

Why do you read my blog?


We are close to the same age, have somewhat the same value system, and I am bored.

Posted by: james old guy on May 23, 2005 12:39 PM

Because you support individual liberty, and you don't care what conceited assholes that pisses off.

Posted by: Brett on May 23, 2005 12:45 PM

because it is about life...your life

and i pretty much agree with what you opine about.

i'm not a cracker from the south, but a cracker from the center.

yeah...kansas....smack dab in the middle of everything...flyover country...the heartland...the bread basket...amber waves of kudzu.

Posted by: daniel on May 23, 2005 12:46 PM

Sometimes you make me luagh, somtimes you make me think and I share most of the same values and thoughts you do, even though there is a 23 year age difference. Plus I'm fucking bored at work.

Posted by: gravdigr on May 23, 2005 12:53 PM

Because somebody has to convince you that not all Yankees are assholes.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on May 23, 2005 01:04 PM

You entertain me, and i agree entirely with most things you say.

Posted by: heath on May 23, 2005 01:05 PM

I am searching for the lost secrets of the Freemasons. I was following a link from another blog.

Your writing amuses me

Posted by: Fenris Badwulf on May 23, 2005 01:15 PM

You're able to rant and rave much more coherently than I can, and you remind me of my grandad. If you knew him you'd know what a compliment that is. He was the best man I ever knew. :-) Long may you rave, Acidman.

Posted by: Alli on May 23, 2005 01:16 PM

It's obvious you mean what you say and vice versa. Being from eastern KY is good too.
That gives you redneck class. My favorite reads are when you're writing about food.

Posted by: Deliverance on May 23, 2005 01:23 PM

Your use of the language; the pictures you paint of family, childhood; your passion; a shared history (of a particular time, vice area of the country). It is for all these reasons I read your blog....that and for what you have allowed of yourself to be exposed on your electric canvas, is very interesting. You come across as a man who meets life head on. Not always right...but never standing still, never taking half steps. Where Sinatra used the song "My Way" as the capstone to his public persona. That same song would seem to fit you and your reality to a tee.

And that is why I visit, read, and comment.

Posted by: Guy S on May 23, 2005 01:23 PM

To see what you'll say next. I may agree or disagree, but it's always well written and usually funny.

Posted by: Joe on May 23, 2005 01:30 PM

I stop by daily because it's like sitting on the porch swing with an old friend sipping ice tea whilst they tell ya about their day. :o)

Posted by: Angela on May 23, 2005 01:35 PM

1) You're a good writer; 2) you post frequently; 3) you don't suffer fools, democrats, or liberals; 4) I share many of your values and opinions; 5) I get a good laugh now and then

Posted by: Joachim K on May 23, 2005 01:36 PM

I read because you make me laugh.
I read because you piss me off at times.
I read because I like to hear stories of your youth.
I read because you were raised with same ideals that I grew up with and don't see in the world today.
You also remind me of my beloved Grandpa.

Posted by: Maeve on May 23, 2005 01:39 PM

Because you're the only 53-year-old I've heard of who still calls his penis by a pet name.

Posted by: Rosco on May 23, 2005 01:45 PM

You remind me of my brother a lot. And I don't get to see him as often as either one of us would like anymore.

Posted by: WarWagon on May 23, 2005 01:48 PM

So you'll link to us and we'll get blogdom's version of sexual gratification: THE INSTALANCHE.


Posted by: torchpraise on May 23, 2005 01:52 PM

I think I read it daily because I know it will fill my yearning for some nostalgia, plain spokeness and general reverence for a life that has taught you much, hurt you much but has failed to diminish you.

Keep it up

Posted by: Roy Giddens on May 23, 2005 02:07 PM

I've been reading you for a long time now. You make me laugh! You used to piss me off, but now I just sit back and laugh when you stir the pot with women!

Our values are the same. You remind me a lot of my grandpa. And I think I've told you before, he was a GOOD man.

Posted by: Alaska Kim on May 23, 2005 02:19 PM

Simple. I enjoy what you write, and I agree with you most of the time. You and I are not exactly afraid to be honest, not to mention blunt.

Posted by: Nancy on May 23, 2005 02:32 PM

You remind me of home. We are about the same age and have some of the same values. We also have some of the same attitudes toward the world and life. We grew up the same way in the same state. Your politics piss me off but you make me think about politics. Just for the record, I think Liberals and Conservatives suck ass. We need a new party that doesn't whine about the other party all the time. You remind me of what it was like to be self righteous. 'nuff said? Keep on blogging.

Posted by: assrot on May 23, 2005 02:34 PM

Rosco posted:

Because you're the only 53-year-old I've heard of who still calls his penis by a pet name.

Posted by Rosco at May 23, 2005 01:45 PM

Which begs the question: Why do men give nicknames to their dicks?


Posted by: Max on May 23, 2005 02:54 PM

For all of the above reasons and then some. I have laughed, cried, giggled, gotten mad and damn near wet myself at various times reading your sage words and calibrating your finely tuned integrity detector. I feel like I have been thru much with you; from divorce and job loss to bionicalizing your pecker, and burying dogs and your mother's death to shooting gators, painting chiggers and removing ticks from your nutsack and back again. We go from Effingham County GA to Costa Rican hookers and then off to guitars and music stories that coulda been penned by Robert Johnson hisself and follow that with a Jekyll Island or two and picking berries and setting up the still for some shine. I can't understand why anyone wouldn't read you and I can't wait to read the next entry. It is free entertainment coupled with life lessons about everything with nothing left sacrosanct nor sacred. We learn from a perspective that has been deep fried in Southern ways and wisened with age and experience and loss. And you are a funny fuck who doesn't own any guns to boot. I like that and enjoy the daily work and love that you obviously have for writing this thang. That is why I click here nearly every day. Thanks Rob!

Posted by: Florida Bill on May 23, 2005 03:14 PM

Because I am totally and completely obsessed and in love with you.
And my goal in life is to be your #1 mindless minion/troll... why else?

Posted by: livey on May 23, 2005 03:15 PM

Above all else, I find your writing absolutely beautiful. I also think that you're one of the more honest bloggers out there.

Posted by: Chablis on May 23, 2005 04:41 PM

I have to give your commentators some credit: Livey, Stevie, Maeve, Alli, Ruth, Maggie, Assrot, Gravdigr, Stinkerr, Bane, McGehee, Gramumagus, and JB & Cyril. After awhile you look forward to what they contribute, how they add to the mix, and all of them are important because they became more than a reader...they posted their truths and took a thrashing sometimes.

Posted by: Bonita on May 23, 2005 04:51 PM

Hey, I've been thrashed! Twice actually. Once for my views on global warming, and a couple times for living in Alaska in the cold-ass winters. Rob says I need to be dragged off and shot, but I've come to realize that that is actually a good thing!

Posted by: Alaska Kim on May 23, 2005 04:55 PM

Initially, God, I believe.
You were EXACTLY what I needed WHEN I needed it most when I found you.

Since then... YOU.
You're why I read you.

You and all that that implies.

I just love ya, (A)man....

Posted by: Stevie on May 23, 2005 04:56 PM

Alaska Kim, add yourself to the list...and anyone else that I also overlooked - you are all important!

Posted by: Bonita on May 23, 2005 04:59 PM

I agree Bonita, who btw should be added to the list as well, I read the comments more than I read what Rob writes.

Posted by: livey on May 23, 2005 05:04 PM

Rob, I read your stuff because, whether I agree with your position on a given issue or not, you say what you believe and why with no bullshit; because you write about whatever is on your mind; because you write entertainingly and well, whatever the subject; and because you're not afraid to share some of the "deep stuff" that many of us don't trot out all that easily. It's rare that I don't find something to enjoy on your blog - whether it's serious, funny, or profane. And if it ain't real, then it's close enough to fool me good.

Plus, it's nice to know someone who's my age (within a year) who ain't embarrassed to be cranky when he wants to be.

Posted by: Elisson on May 23, 2005 05:22 PM

I read your blog for the first time because my neighbor recommended you. I keep reading because I like to read about your take on life, love and the fucktards that piss you off. You've made me laugh many times to the point that I have tears streaming down my face. I love to laugh, so I visit daily.

Posted by: Stephanie on May 23, 2005 05:29 PM

I started reading your website while trying to get a handle on conservatives (I tend to think of myself as a liberal, but our values are surprisingly similar). My preliminary (and horribly overbroad) conclusion is that conservatives try to solve problems using time-tested methods and think of the past as the golden age, while liberals want to find better solutions to problems and think of the future as the golden age. I continue to read your blog because you have interesting stories to tell and you tell them well.

Posted by: Kukulkan on May 23, 2005 05:41 PM

Kim du Toit's blog was the first one I read, yours is the second. If I have blog-fathers you and Kim are going to have to share the blame/shame.

I've been reading your blog for a little over a year now. I keep reading your blog because it's real. Your writing is excellent. You couldn't be politically correct if you tried. You share your life in a way that is sometimes moving, sometimes funny and sometimes enough to make me want to slap you silly. We share too many character traits. Scary!

Keep it up.

Posted by: Simon on May 23, 2005 05:49 PM

Time for a Kukulkan thrashing, and only Acidman could deliver it properly!

Posted by: Alaska Kim on May 23, 2005 05:57 PM

I read this because I agree with a lot of what you say, and if I'm going to read someone's opinion I'd rather read one I agree with.

Posted by: Stereotype on May 23, 2005 05:58 PM

... Hell, I just show up a couple of times a day to make sure you ain't dead yet....

Posted by: Eric on May 23, 2005 06:02 PM

You have good, honest values and will not kowtow to popular belief when you know what is right. You write in an easy, conversational tone and I have a healthy respect for most of the things you say.

Posted by: tincanman on May 23, 2005 06:05 PM

Purely for entertainment, and to see if there's any news "gems" I might have missed. Our views on most things are close enough, and we had a similar childhood, we might could hang together if we could tolerate each other.

Posted by: Harold Foster on May 23, 2005 06:12 PM

Because you asked me to.

Oh, and some of your shit is kinda funny.

Posted by: Shane on May 23, 2005 06:24 PM

Because you like to beat children.

Posted by: Twenty Major on May 23, 2005 06:38 PM

Because you're a man's man.

You know what you believe, you say what you mean and everyone else can fuck off.

I wish I'd had a few more folks like you to look up to as a kid.

Posted by: Nick Wright on May 23, 2005 06:53 PM



Posted by: Maggie on May 23, 2005 06:54 PM

Because you're not full of shit.

Posted by: John on May 23, 2005 07:27 PM

Because when I feel miserable and depressed I know that there is someone in the world worse off than me;-) Plus I want to find out how to make real moonshine and generally I agree with most things you say. Sad isn't it!!!? Cheers Don

Posted by: Don on May 23, 2005 07:27 PM

Because when I feel miserable and depressed I know that there is someone in the world worse off than me;-) Plus I want to find out how to make real moonshine and generally I agree with most things you say. Sad isn't it!!!? Cheers Don

Posted by: Don on May 23, 2005 07:28 PM

Apoligies for the double post. Don

Posted by: Don on May 23, 2005 07:29 PM

You provide reassurance the moral values I possess still exist. You also skin most of the hair from carcass before offering it up to the rest of us. I Like the South, a supportable viewpoint, and a liitle downhome humor. BTW, I think you smoke/drink/cuss too much but I won't try to repaint that ol' barn.

Posted by: BugSpray on May 23, 2005 07:43 PM

I came for the entertainment, but I stayed for the honesty.

Posted by: Trite R. on May 23, 2005 08:02 PM

Because you're *interesting* and not enough people are.

Posted by: JimK on May 23, 2005 11:07 PM

"Earn the nickname "Coffee Break" or "Kickstand" and you'll be Bull Steward before long."

"Jumpfuck the Wonderdog."

For the amusing nicknames you come up with.

Posted by: The Rhubarb Queen on May 23, 2005 11:42 PM

Because you're the best out there!

Posted by: DaneBramage on May 24, 2005 12:29 AM

I somehow got here when your "friends" were filling the page with cat pics and you were complaining/threatening from Jamaica.

I've stuck around for the entertainment and good writing. I agree with much of what you have to say, not all of it though. Either way, it gives me something to think about or a perspective I might not have otherwise considered.

I love the stories of the "old folks". I knew some people from the hills of KY, good people all, and I like to hear more about it.

You've made me laugh and you've put a tear in my eye. Sometimes in the same post.

We both admire and respect some of the same 'wimmin'.

It's almost always interesting. I never know what to expect here. That's a good thing.

Posted by: StinKerr on May 24, 2005 02:06 AM

Not quite sure. Your politics and your love of Bush have made me want to tell you to go fuck yourself quite a few times over the last few months. However, that would require you to get your right hand drunk first and we all know your homemade shine ain't ready yet, so I will wait on that for now.........hehehe!!!

Posted by: PJ on May 24, 2005 03:52 AM

I read your blog because I like it. And I've never known a real, down-home Southern man. It's always good to see what the other fellow is like.

Posted by: Ripper on May 24, 2005 09:09 AM

Cause you write well, you're funny, and you always seem to be riding on two wheels ready for the big crash up ahead that will never come.

You live life like Denis Leary described it (and I'm paraphrasing here) when I meet death, I want to meet it with a fat greasy cheeseburger in one hand, a cigarette and a beer in the other, and as I'm sliding into the end, I can yell 'Woohoo, what a ride!

Posted by: zeluna on May 24, 2005 09:12 PM

Damn'd if I know.
You're a better writer than I am--YOU explain it.

Posted by: Susan on May 24, 2005 11:39 PM
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