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March 08, 2005

One Person's Snarkiness Is Another's Flattery

Update: It appears I was mistaken about Pharwrongula. I think PZ may be right. Pharwrongula is more of an amusing homage than an insult. I misread it the first time around. I just read Pharyngula: The Musical and had a good laugh. I vaguely remember PZ mentioning the next step would be a musical. Now I see Phawrongula caught my post and skewered me good in a poem. I deserved it. I will maintain my usual sense of humor about it.


Ha ha ha!!! PZ Myers at Pharyngula has a fan. This clown created a blog called PhaWRONGula, obviously because he, she, or it is threatened by PZ's posts. I found out about this on Julie Saltman's blog.

There's a blogger who used to regularly post diatribes about me on his blog. In fact, I believe he started his blog solely as a means to trash me since I repeatedly bested his fathers' rights nonsense on AOL. He gets no traffic, no one links to him, he hasn't posted in months, and likely cried to the Heavens daily to rue the day I was born. I won't bother to link to him. He's not worth the energy.

PZ, there's an old saying that when someone names you and blasts you on Usenet you've made the grade. This blog seems to operate on the same assumption. You drive this person to apoplexy. Heh heh heh.

Posted on March 8, 2005 at 11:56 AM | Permalink


Hey, wait...it doesn't seem to be insulting at all, but more of an amusing homage.

I'm actually feeling a little guilty when I post anything, because I'm afraid the poor people behind this will feel compelled to compose a new poem based on it.

Posted by: PZ Myers at Mar 8, 2005 3:41:31 PM

I thought it was amusing too, but I sometimes confuse amusement with insult. That could be the case here.

I think it's a sign you've made it when someone writes a poem in your honor.

Posted by: Trish Wilson at Mar 8, 2005 4:00:10 PM

Eh, consider the time spent composing poems less time handing out Jack Chick tracts.

Posted by: Amanda at Mar 8, 2005 5:57:32 PM

Yeah, even if there were some kind of malicious dislike driving it, it's darned funny. May all our enemies be so witty and amusing.

Posted by: PZ Myers at Mar 9, 2005 12:04:14 PM

It sure is funny. I loved "Pharyngula: The Musical." Who do you think should write the music? Peter Gabriel? Pete Townsend (can he still hear?)? Stuart Copeland? Bernard Herrmann? I just posted over there and told them I get the joke now.

Posted by: Trish Wilson at Mar 9, 2005 12:36:24 PM