Monday, September 19, 2005

A Tickling of the Funny Bone

Peterson, how did your wife take the news that you were gay?


How did she feel when she learened that you lied to her about your eternal promises during the wedding ceremony?


I just had to share that comment with you, for it almost had me ROTFL the other night. I came home from the movies, and there it was: a comment from a post that I made on August the second. The post was called Taking Flight; it was about our sparrows leaving their nest, not remotely related to gay rights, which I am happy to endorse, just in case I have never made that clear.


What is so funny then? Isn't this simply another aggravating spam comment. Uh uh.


Certainly, it is spam in a way, but it's the directed kind, not the automated kind that has been flooding Blogger lately and causing us all to enable Word Verification — which you have all done of course. Sure you have.


Permit me to elucidate on the joke. It's simply that this spammer is so pathetically incompetent. You see; I am neither Peterson nor gay. But I do read a blog entitled A Musing by Peterson Toscano, and I do comment from time to time.


Peterson is gay. The recent thrust of his blog has been to examine and report on Gay Ministries, the kind that try to deprogram gays into miraculously becoming straight, hetero-loving folk. Peterson's experience is that deprogramming doesn't work, for he has tried it. He spent many years and much money trying overcome his gayness. In the end, he realized that the only thing was for him to embrace who he is; fish can't fly after all.


To wrap this up, Anonymous Spammer is so incredibly incompetent that he followed a link from a comment that I made on A Musing back to my blog, thought I was Peterson, thought I was gay, thought that I had lied to my wife, and thought that he would set me straight (so to speak).


Well, that tickled me to no end and caused me to giggle and laugh for several minutes. It was that really good kind of laugh when something just grabs you, when something strikes your funny bone in exactly the right way. As is the case with humour, this might not tickle your funny bone at all, but it sure tickled mine.


Thank you Anonymous Spammer; your ineptitude is very precious. Keep trying though; you have nowhere to go but up (so to speak).


 

13 comments:

PBS said...

At least you have a good sense of humor about the spam! Actually some of it is rather funny.

Shirazi said...

I find it ironical.

Peterson Toscano said...

Yikes! So does that mean the ugly anoynmous messages I get on my site really belong to someone else? Gotta love anonymous!

swamp4me said...

Hey, maybe he was just trying to get some advice on how to tell his wife...

Never have figured out why some people get so worked up over other people's sex lives.

kathy said...

that is funny. :)

-epm said...

I'm not sure it's funny or sad. Certainly it's sad if the anonymous poster has lived to reproduce and influence young minds.

I've always thought it would be funny to ask these sort of people when it was they decided to quit exploring same-sex relationships and chose to just stick exclusively with the opposite sex. I don't remember making any "choices" myself... once those pubescent hormones kicked in I was pretty darn sure what I wanted to get my hands on! ;)

If sexual identity is genetic, in whole or in part, aren't these programs that convince and coerce gay men to marry and reproduce actually increasing the growth of future generations of gaydom? How's that for irony! :)

Christi said...

Gotta love idiots! Were it not for them, there'd be no one to laugh at!

defiant goddess said...

That is just sad. *exasperated sigh* I deeply detest spam.

methatiam said...

You say he followed you?

Perhaps the photo of yourself on your BLOG was just too – irresistible for him.

I think he may have a crush on you!

Seriously, though, I missed that post, and I’m glad I went to look - those photos of the sparrows are incredible. I’m not so sure you shouldn’t be teaching photography!

Bonita said...

It is good that you laughed - I would have too. Sometimes I get a kick out of the spam comments, and I leave them. They just make me giggle, and as Martha Stewart says, "Thats a good thing".

Simply Coll said...

A sense of humour makes everything more bearable :-)

Rainypete said...

Is there anything more entertaining that random acts of stupidity? Not in my book, people are fun.

Badpatty said...

It's folks like that who make me appreciate the people I've chosen to surround myself with. It's nice that you're attracting a diverse crowd, though - makes for interesting conversation.