Thursday, August 02, 2007

We Have Been Chastised

Some of y’all might remember that last October I told you how I managed to fly out of state and smuggle six ounces of a forbidden substance onto the plane in plain view of the TSA. (Full disclosure: this sounds a lot more impressive than it was.) Now a few minutes ago, or ten months later if you prefer, I checked my e-mail and got notice of a new comment posted in that antique thread:

maybe you ignorant bastards should be pointing the finger at the fucking terrorists for losing your precious liquids ... afterall, they are the ones who have used liquids in the past to make bombs, etc. ... instead of the TSA folks who try to make you ungrateful shit-heads safe ... i say go fuck yourself ...
Wow. I hope that's only my very first troll. Sincerity can be scary.

26 Comments:

Anonymous A Moose said...

We the ungrateful, who value life over safety, salute you.

4:45 AM  
Anonymous smartass sob said...

I hope that's only my very first troll.

I'm not sure what you mean. Are you saying that you hope that's the only troll you ever get - or that you hope it is only the first of many? Or do you mean that you hope those to come will be different?

9:24 AM  
Anonymous smartass sob said...

BTW, next time someone refers to you as a "shit-head" tell him to use his fucking eyes - your hair is red or auburn, not brown.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I meant I hope that's only a troll, not someone dumb enough to sincerely mean what he typed.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

BTW, next time someone refers to you as a "shit-head" tell him to use his fucking eyes - your hair is red or auburn, not brown.

Maybe he has such an atrocious diet that he thinks bloody stools are the norm.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous smartass sob said...

Maybe he has such an atrocious diet that he thinks bloody stools are the norm.

Eeew! If he has bloody stools, he has a much more serious problem than a dietary one, lol.
Have a great day!

10:16 AM  
Anonymous NoStar said...

[sniff] I thought I was your resident troll. [/sniff]

Oh wait, I'm your resident stalker. My bad.

10:38 AM  
Anonymous A Moose said...

BTW, next time someone refers to you as a "shit-head" tell him to use his fucking eyes - your hair is red or auburn, not brown.

Maybe he has such an atrocious diet that he thinks bloody stools are the norm.


You know, I have always considered red haired women to be very attractive, at least those that are attractive, if that makes sense. However, after reading the above exchange, I feel that will be somewhat less so in the future. Darn the bad luck.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Well, Moose, I clearly can't have you go around thinking less of redheads than other hair colors, so let me remind you that brunettes can be reminiscent of poop, as Smartass has pointed out, and blondes reminiscent of pee.

Don't matter if you're white, black, brown, red, yellow or purple: all God's chillun are reminiscent of something gross.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Well, THAT just killed this thread, didn't it?

10:52 AM  
Anonymous smartass sob said...

Well, THAT just killed this thread, didn't it?

It's not dead yet - just needs a little mouth to mouth resuscitation. Or, if you prefer, a little mouthing off. (Smartass to the rescue!)

I went back in the archives and re-read the post to which you refer as well as the comment that was posted much later. I think the commenter was being sincere, rather than just a troll trying to get a rise out of you. But ten months later?! Someone seriously needs to get a life! Perhaps it was someone who works for the TSA. I wonder if he or she knew that you would be notified by email of the comment. Probably not. Probably just assumed that others would come across it in their reading of ten-month-old blog posts. Like...everyone reads blog posts that old, don't they?

2:11 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I do on occasion, Smartass. Mainly when I have a thought like "I wonder if my bosses know about this and are curious enough to read? I wonder what-all we said -- uh-oh. That looks kind of bad."

Funny aside, Smartass: a couple of weeks ago you posted something that so reminded me of my boss, for a moment I worried... and then remembered, gratefully, that you long pre-dated my current job.

Phew.

2:29 PM  
Anonymous smartass sob said...

...Smartass: a couple of weeks ago you posted something that so reminded me of my boss...

And just what might that have been?
I guess I'll have to go look up some old blog posts. Crap! Now you've got me doing it!

But seriously - you thought I might be your boss? That is funny!*





*Get back to work!

3:18 PM  
Anonymous A moose said...

Well, THAT just killed this thread, didn't it?

What else was there to say?

I think the commenter was being sincere, rather than just a troll trying to get a rise out of you. But ten months later?! Someone seriously needs to get a life!

Why? I don't see any problem with reading back through blogs. I think the person had just bought into whatever it was to make them feel important, which is just a regular human need. The problem is that I can make someone completely safe, with no restrictions on money or anything else, but I don't want the life that would entail. People that buy in, they believe they are protecting the rest of us, and don't understand that we don't like the baggage that comes with that.

3:34 PM  
Anonymous smartass sob said...

Why? I don't see any problem with reading back through blogs.

I don't know that it is a problem per se. But unless it is someone who regularly reads and/or posts here, it seems a bit odd. Now that I think about it, it probably was someone regular - it was signed Anonymous. And we all know how much that Ol' Anonymous gets around, don't we? ;-)
And now Ms. B's little bastard, Smartass, has to go get some work done. Bye.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

And just what might that have been? I guess I'll have to go look up some old blog posts. Crap! Now you've got me doing it!

I don't remember exactly; it was something about emotions or psychology. My boss is also a psychotherapist, so of course he's interested in that stuff.

3:47 PM  
Anonymous NoStar said...

How I learned that I was was spending too much time commenting on blog sites: My boss asked me to come to his office...calling me "NoStar."

4:28 PM  
Anonymous A Moose said...

My boss is also a psychotherapist, so of course he's interested in that stuff.

I hope for your sake he leaves it at the house when he comes in....(then again, I'm not sure it's a "he", so consider that in the unisex sense of the word)

6:04 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

How I learned that I was was spending too much time commenting on blog sites: My boss asked me to come to his office...calling me "NoStar."

Oh, my God. Did that really happen?

I hope for your sake he leaves it at the house when he comes in....(then again, I'm not sure it's a "he", so consider that in the unisex sense of the word)

It's a "he." The guy from the phone-sex story, in fact.

6:24 PM  
Anonymous a moose said...

It's a "he." The guy from the phone-sex story, in fact.

Er...hopefully not "the" guy, I don't remember all the details specifically.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Not the psycho guy, no.

Though the psycho guy probably pays better than what my boss does.

Supposedly, with the revamped website, our old stories will go online eventually. Until then, the phone story exists only as a bootleg copy on a Website called "American Sex Gazette."

According to the photos, I am a smoking hot 18-year-old Asian chick.

7:42 PM  
Anonymous smartass sob said...

According to the photos, I am a smoking hot 18-year-old Asian chick.

Well even in your thirties you're pretty smoking hot - even if you're not Asian. But you really should give up the smoking - it isn't good for you. :-)


I don't remember exactly; it was something about emotions or psychology.


I looked back through the archives and I think I found the post with the comment to which you refer. Could it have been the one titled "Continuing Degradation" made on Thursday, June 7, '07 ? In that one we had the following exchange:

[smartass sob said...
I’m just one of those fragile sensitive types.

Hmm, not exactly how you come across in print - though I shouldn't be surprised if that were actually quite true.

...I can almost hear the serpentine susurrations...

Susurration? A neat, new word to add to my vocabulary - cool! Thanks!

11:02 PM
Jennifer said...
No, Smartass, that was ironic fragile sensitivity. In reality, I subscribe to the "Shrug it off and move on" school of dealing with unavoidable unpleasantness.

I think that'll help me persevere through any possible stint as a registered Republican. Helps when working on a phone sex line, too.

7:11 AM
smartass sob said...
No, Smartass, that was ironic fragile sensitivity. In reality, I subscribe to the "Shrug it off and move on" school of dealing with unavoidable unpleasantness.

Yes, ma belle dame (mademoiselle?) sans merci, I picked up on the irony. Forgive me if I can't help but think there must be a heart in there somewhere behind the boiler iron, little and pea-picking as it might be. SSSSSSigh ;-)
]

Those are the only remarks of mine that I found that might be considered "psychological".

8:33 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I dunno, Smartass, that doesn't quite "feel" right. I don't remember, though.

9:00 PM  
Anonymous miche said...

Love your comments at H&R, came again to lurk at your place, still think you're the funniest chica at both.

Warmest regards,
First Time Commenter

9:02 PM  
Anonymous A Moose said...

...still think you're the funniest chica at both.

"Even if you're not the smokin hot asian woman of my dreams"..?

Sorry, couldn't resist. At least you're doing better than me, according to the pictures I'm a bald overweight guy in his 40's. No, wait, that's the real me, never mind.

2:22 AM  
Blogger Anne O'Neimaus said...

To End

Over at Schneier on Security, you run into these "my government, right or wrong" kooks a lot.

The 'blog is mostly an extension of Bruce Schneier's monthly "Cryptogram" newsletter, and the primary audience is cryptologists, math geeks, and computer nerds. But, the 'blog often scores high on Google's ranking when security-related queries are made, so I guess that's why the lunatic fringe shows up so regularly.

Schneier often comments about the tradeoffs, pro and con, necessary when implementing security measures in general. He coined the term "Security Theater" to describe the way the (Bush Administration in particular) government seems to make very public, very expensive, and very useless, "gestures" of security in response to the latest "Terrorist" scare.

In light of that, topics about the TSA Security Theater come up fairly often. You can ususally count on a few kooks to comment about "traitors giving comfort to the enemy" or some such. Occasionally, these are "known" posters parodying the Trolls, but usually they seem to be disturbingly serious...

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