randomly-weird-and-awesome blog comment of the week

"Appease your rage with edification, do not love without reason and objective in mind. For many, the minivan is an affordable land yacht. Save your passion for all, even those you think are lost beyond the pale."



13 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:52 AM

    Perhaps you could do a post explaining what the hell that's even supposed to mean. I have a Master's Degree and can't figure it out.

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  2. Ha! I have a master's degree, too. I'm also confused. I was hoping someone else could interpret it! Though I do love the imagery of the minivan as an urban yacht.

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  3. Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, "like ships that pass in the night." I love it!

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  4. Anonymous1:59 PM

    It looks like whoever wrote that used the thesaurus tool to try and sound smart by replacing his words with bigger, fancier words. This attempt to sound smarter backfired. FAIL!

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  5. Anonymous4:13 PM

    Your own version of Sarah Palin live with Katie Couric. ;)

    Ahdra

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  6. I totally don't get it. At all.
    ?

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  7. E.T.M.V.A.B.F.M.

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  8. Anonymous8:32 PM

    i don't have masters degree OR a bachelors, but i think it is a cross between a fortune from a fortune cookie, and a magnetic poetry masterpiece.

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  9. i'm sure i'm way off here, but i think it's a riddle:

    appease your rage with edification

    is a reference to your blog title?

    do not love without reason and objective in mind

    is a reference to the placard jafta is holding?

    the phrase without reason and objective

    implies that the "love" is in some way thoughtless? it can also be a reference to hyponoetics philosophy of mind?

    the play on words love without reason

    suggests that you feel love towards someone (presumably your adopted children?) you know or strongly suspect is wrong for you. In this case, reason and emotion are battling each other

    the hyponoetics reference is also evident in the dichotomy between rage and edification.

    even those you think are lost beyond the pale

    the phrase beyond the pale is being used literally and figuratively (i think). literally it means coloration lack of coloration-- a reference to black people. if the term lost is a state of being connected to pale people (or blackness), then the assumption is that your trying to save the black children?

    figuratively, a pale, or stake, can be driven into the ground-- and by extension a barrier or fence can be made from such a stake. the figurative use of the phrase suggests that you have crossed a boundary, or engaged in an action regarded as outside the limits of acceptable behavior, which is unacceptable and improper. the writer seems to making a judgement of your views on adoption?

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  10. Dionne! You are so good. That was my initial reaction, too. I posted it without any commentary because I was curious if anyone else read it that way.

    I actually think it was a fascinating comment . . . just can't quite understand the message.

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  11. P.S. Dave Reece, I can't believe you commented on my blog!! EBTPABFM

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  12. I'm kind of in love with that comment, and your readers' response to it. For instance, why assume it was written by a man?

    Honestly, I think the whole thing is about your minivan. Edify it rather than rage against it. See it for its purpose and appreciate that it is a crucial component of your life/lifestyle. Lastly, why spend so much energy raging against it when there are so many other, more worthwhile things to be passionate about.

    Right?

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