...which is not a fish

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Taraxacum Officiale Looserius Speaks Out...

...about his murse.

I was originally going to do a post regarding his views on relationships and marriage and how his attitude towards his wife and family really pisses me off, but others have said it much more eloquently than I can. All I'd add is that I have experience with old-European families, and I'm telling you, if he doesn't shape up, they will not let him live it down.

So I'll stick to the murse. Its an interesting sort of thing and I don't understand why a man would have to carry such a thing. Partner carries his crap around in his jacket and pants pockets. That makes for a damn heavy jacket and pants, and he can't wait to get his pants off when he gets home.


Moving on! (although, in retrospect, that may help the t. officiale looserius' sex life)

At any rate, the last post is pretty much a troll, which Casey admits in one of his comments (although he claims it was for humour). Lou sums it up pretty well: a collection of pretty, shiny things to cart around.

What got me was this comment of Casey's:
However, I will see if maybe I will do an update at the end of the week how much I’ve made this week and what we’ve been spending it on.

Write much, Casey? That's horrific grammar even for you. You start off the post saying how a "real estate investor" (in thise case, loosely defined) needs all the pretty shiny things in the murse. You want to be a businessman and you can't even get verb tenses straight?

Snowflake, I don't know what's in that wheatgrass you've been drinking, but you won't be taken seriously by anyone if you keep writing like that. Look at the books your gurus write - while they may be factually incorrect, they are, at least, gramatically correct (for the most part).

You could have said that much more clearly by simply saying, "I might do an update at the end of the week."

There's a trick to writing business reports: be clear and concise. If you're anything other than that, people will take one look at your report and chuck it in the recycling bin.

Or the burning pile.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

2 things

Thing the furst:

Dude, frontloading all your ad income at the beginning of the month? Try thinking ahead a bit. You've got 10 ads on the sidebar at $100 each. Yeah, that's a grand, but you have to bring that in every week: 4 weeks a month, 12 months a year.

Or, you know, you could get a regular job.

Thing the murst:

You say you want to be the number 1 foreclosure site, yet none of your ads are for other foreclosure agents!

In other words, you might want to use some of that income to buy a vowel. There are two e's in foreclosure, you know.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Extremes: Three Sides to Every Story?

Recent events in the blogosphere have given rise to questions as to how involved the t. officiale galinalis is involved with the dealings of the t. officiale looserius.

Back in the 1990's, a band called Extreme recorded an album called "3 sides to every story". The album itself was organized into "chapters" which were entitled "Yours, Mine and the Truth"

There are two schools of thought on this.

1. She is a victim of the t. officiale looserius' machinations and grey deals and has next to nothing.

2. She is so deeply involved and so aware of what he's actually doing that she finally saw the light of day and laid the smackdown so that he'd actually start bringing in some income and stop taking naps while she cleans toilets.

I would say that the truth is somewhere in between.

Akubi posts the confounding comment that would allow us to draw a clear conclusion.http://blogaboutablogaboutablogabout.blogspot.com/2007/05/exurban-nation-observation-about-galina.html

The gentleman who left the comment appears to be quite honest - he's not vulgar and he keeps coming back to answer questions. He claims he's met both the t. officiale looserius and the t. officiale galinalis.

And the truth about her involvement? She probably knows more than she's letting on to the t. officiale looserius. She knows about the blog (not linked because rule 1 is never link to the enemy), and has at least some knowledge of his escapades and their current financial situation.

Seriously, folks, they live with her sister and the rent hasn't been paid. Now, I don't know a lot about siblings, but I know a thing or two about old European mentality, and the sister probably talked to her first.

But this is all conjecture at this point.

So while Akubi argues the first school of thought, and Aspeth (likely) the second, I'll tell you my version of the truth.

The truth is, in the eyes of the law, it doesn't matter. Her signature is on various loan documents, property titles and credit card applications. That's all the law needs.

Like I pointed out in an earlier post, all that matters is the rule of law. In liberal democracies, everyone is treated equally.

The t. officiale galinalis is just as much at fault, in the eyes of the law, as the t. officiale looserius.

On Demand

So see what all the fuss is about.

No, not here.

Over here: Casey Serin

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Art of Blogging

Props to Aspeth for reminding me of the thing I missed in the last post

"If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in
superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental,
seek to irritate him
. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is
taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If
sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where
he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected."
Sun Tzu, The Art of War [emphasis added]

Apparently, Sun Tzu was way ahead of the game when it came to the idea of serinating.

But look! A digression without even beginning the post!

Perhaps this is more linked to the title (or at least two glasses of wine allow me to make such a link):

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a
hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory
gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor
yourself, you will succumb in every battle.
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Know thy enemy. Know thyself.

Which is why, rule number 1, as Aspeth pointed out in the previous post's comments is do not link to the enemy. You all know who I'm talking about.

I would argue, however, that the t. officiale looserius is a caveat to that rule, because he is, largely, the subject matter. And really, his forces seem separated at the moment.

Rule number 2: annoy the enemy but refer to rule number 1.

Such as on the latest Cnet article about t. officiale looserius which notes he is trolling the caninus haterius and his pack. While the t. officiale looserius is following rule number 2, and attempting to follow rule number 1, he is unable to combat rankings, by and large. Particularly if his enemies follow rule number 1.

The pack waits, while the t. officiale looserius expends significant energies combatting the waiting pack, before he has even arrived on the battlefield.

Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy, will be
fresh for the fight; whoever is second in the field and has to hasten to battle
will arrive exhausted.

Sun Tzu, The Art of War

(good god, can someone explain blogger's formatting to me???? this is messed up and its not just the wine)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

  1. The Good

There are some people out there who are actually really nice and try to help others out. From time to time however, they get serinated.

What is serinating, you ask?

serinate (v): to ask for help, get people to help you and make a deal with you and then don't make good on your end of the bargain.

It seems the Taraxacum Officiale Looserius did this to someone who is now very pissed off. Be warned - these are the dangers of serinating others. In the midst of this, it is questionable whether the Taraxacum Officiale Galinalis is in cahoots with the t. officiale looserius or not.

Recently, it seems the t. officiale galinalis grew a spine and said to the t. officiale looserius that he better shape up...or else.*

2. The Bad

There are some people out there who have good intentions, but are ultimately usurped by their own hubris. For example, species 2759 has become more oppressive of late. While he claims he is amenable to constructive criticism, and is against name-calling, it has become quite apparent that the rules apply to the caninus haterius and not to species 2759.

Constructive criticism, simply put consists of the following:

  1. Identify the problem behaviour (e.g. - species 2759's behaviour is problematic in that the "rules" do not apply to him)
  2. Identify why it is problematic (e.g. - species 2759 says he wants respect; however he ultimately thwarts his own desire)
  3. Identify behavioural changes to fix the problematic behaviour (e.g. - species 2759 should obey the rules and see that they apply equally to him)
3. The Ugly

Sometimes there are some truly sick individuals out there. Truly sick, that intentionally bring the innocent into arguments that are none of theirs. These individuals, for whatever reason, put into danger the lives of innocents by posting their pictures, contact information and insinuates things about them that do not bear repeating here, or anywhere.**

What's even uglier than that, however, is that when asking the powers that be to do something more permanent about the blog, is to be told that nothing can be done, short of legal action by the party that is being endangered (or their representative).***

*what the "or else" is, I am unsure.
**the above are not linked in order to avoid traffic on that site.
***you're telling me that you can't do anything about child endangerment on a free service?