Tuesday, January 12, 2010

More as to why Solomon did not say "Go to the cat, thou sluggard"



PS - don't go to that site. Really, don't.

24 comments:

NoLongerBlind said...

"Why not?", he wonders....?

Brad Williams said...

Gah! I wonder why not also! Obviously you've been there! What's over there?! Did you say that because you really want me to go over there? Are you messing with me? Is there evil over there?

DJP said...

Oh my gosh. FOCUS.

Al said...

Beats me why folks own cats...

DJP said...

Must be something wrong with you....

Kay said...

My son does this. It's not quite as funny first thing in the morning. And that warning is a bit like saying 'Don't think of a turnip. No, really, don't.' But I've obeyed anyway, sheeplike creature that I am.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Fleas.

The cat is scratching.

Fleas.

DJP said...

Oh my gosh, you people are impossible! I put up a video that goes to a site that links to a site that has rotating ads, and one of them is naughty, and I get emails (which I appreciate!) warning me somberly of what I've linked to.

But here I say, up front, "Don't go there".....

Aigh!

I'll try making the font smaller. Maybe that's the ticket.

Brad Williams said...

Aha!! I'm glad I didn't go and watch all those cat videos over there....

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I am ashamed.

Brad Williams said...

For the record, I did not notice any naughty adds. Just cats acting like cats.

SandMan said...

Beats me why folks own cats...

Wasn't there a comment recently about how we read statements?

Here's mine:
Beats me why folks don't beat their cats...

Freudian slip, I guess...But I am with Al on this one.

I guess it stems from association of miserable, itchy, and swolen eyes and throat, congested head/nose... yeah, that's all I think about while others may be saying, "Look at all of the cute things that cat is doing."

Peter Eddy said...

Waiting for my other comment (on his entry about acronyms) to make it through moderation.

Dan, do you get a lot of comments that need rejection? If so, it'd be fun if you took a day to post some of them, with some fair editorial discretion, obviously.

And while I'm on the subject of obvious, Al and SandMan are obviously right. Why own a cat? (It's rhetorical because the answer's obvious.)

DJP said...

I get enough of them, Peter, from various sources.

My theory is that while blogging (done right) is work, it's also supposed to be fun. If I have to go to bed at night, or go on trips, with a nagging worry about what some troubled soul with a malicious agenda has displayed on my blog while I was gone — there goes the fun.

I paid for a service that would allow banning and filtering, but it was dreadful, and I dropped it within minutes.

So, until I find a commenting service, or a blog-host, that allows bans and filters, this is the least-worst solution.

As a rule, the comments that see daylight get published pretty quickly, anyway.

Peter Eddy said...

Not to say you took it critically and were insulted, but I realize I might have sounded critical. I wasn't being critical of the waiting time. It's fair. I was just curious.

And I definitely commend you for your speed in the matter.

I still think an entry devoted to rejected comments could be fun. Sometimes how angry they get shows how wrong they are.

Sir Aaron said...

"beats me why folks own cats."

because it came with the wife.

Susan said...

"But Ma!" says the kitty to its invisible mother dragging it, "I DON'T want to go to school today!!"

hobo soup said...

Cats rock, I have two (Fang and Hagrid) they both exhibit strange behaviour at times, keeps the whole family very amused. Would not be without them, even when they are running in the house at 3am.

DJP said...

Susan, I love your take.

Hobo Soup, about time someone joined me in taking up for the felines!

Al said...

Can owner's are often defensive when questioned about their pets.

There is almost a cold indiference to the opinion or even presence of others. Sure, if you scratch their egos they will hang around you, but as soon as you want the owner to give you some feedback on your terms, say a link to your blog when they send you a funny joke... nothing.

al sends

SandMan said...

***Looks around nervously***

Ahem... "Yes, me and 'Hobo Soup' agree on this issue."

If it were anything other than cats, that statement just does not work.

Teasing of course... and @ Hobo... no offense intended. I did go to your profile to see if there was some explaination before taking the shot.

If this comment makes it through moderation it is a true testament to your graciousness, DJP. :-)

Sir Aaron said...

But here I say, up front, "Don't go there".....

I assume everything you say is relative and therefore allegorize it. And my feelings tell me that you wouldn't intentionally deceive us by posting a link where we click it if you didn't want us to actually do so...

< / s>

Al said...

I tried to be funny with that last comment, but as I read it now, it came off harsh. My apologies if I have offended.

al sends

threegirldad said...

WordPress has several different plug-ins that support things like banning by explicit IP address, by address range, by referer URL, and so forth. But even if you get it all set up, you have to react at least once to the next malcontent that drops in. So, you still wouldn't accomplish your goal of not having to worry about what might be said while you're away enjoying the next family vacation...right?

Moderation seems like the only fool-proof way to ensure that blogging done right will be fun.

Susan said...

Honestly, Dan, I don't really know how I came up with it. It just kinda surfaced in my head. One thing I do know: That kitty really knows how to look lazy!! :P