...after one has met a man a million times in the newspapers
it is always a complete shock and reversal to meet him in real life.

G. K. Chesterton
Entropy Gradient

Clues You Can Lose

Valued Readers:

Are you sick of hearing about the cluetrain manifesto yet? Well, I am. Nonetheless, here comes more of it in the form of an interview clocke did a week or so ago with Amy Gahran of the zine Contentious:


"It's possible to sound human and sound stupid at the same time. The trick is to really communicate -- and that means having something worthwhile to say, as well as having a real ability to write."

What a self-serving buttwipe this guy is! Who does he think he's kidding? Oh, excuse me: whom. Have you checked out any of his puerile EGR spew lately? I don't know what your definition of "worthwhile" is, but c'mon! Only the lowest form of bottom-feeder net scum would ever read that garbage.

Locke and his pals are clearly out to fucking lunch on this whole thing. We don't need to "speak with a human voice" or some other nicey-nice ever-so-Nineties New-Age nonsense. What we need is for some advanced off-world sentience to carpet nuke planet Earth from high orbit. Call it Equal Opportunity Ethnic Cleansing. I mean, racism is so petty. Why play favorites? I say take em all out! No more spam, no more useless debate, no more "Honey, could you take the trash out?"

No one has bothered to ask me what I think about all this. So yes kids, it's time once again to conjure up an interviewer with the jumbo cahones necessary to confront RB on the real issues. Ready? Dubious at best, but here you go anyway.

Really Concerned Thoughtful Journalist: So about this cluetrain thing, RB... By the way, do you mind if I call you RB?

RageBoy®: On my home planet I am traditionally addressed as Your Exalted High Holiness, Keeper of the Scrolls of Gonzo Immortality, but sure whatever. RB's close enough.

RCTJ: Well, uh... OK then RB, what do you make of this cluetrain manifesto? Is it having