Thursday, January 28, 2010


Dim-Post quotes this brilliant self-referential blogpost by Chris Clarke at Coyote Crossing titled “This is the title of a typical incendiary blogpost”:
This sentence contains a provocative statement that attracts the readers’ attention, but really only has very little to do with the topic of the blog post. This sentence claims to follow logically from the first sentence, though the connection is actually rather tenuous. This sentence claims that very few people are willing to admit the obvious inference of the last two sentences, with an implication that the reader is not one of those very few people. This sentence expresses the unwillingness of the writer to be silenced despite going against the popular wisdom.
That’s just a small part of it. It is quite long and very funny. Amazingly, the comments are just as funny. (You don’t get that at Kiwiblog, now, do you?)

But even better, possibly, is the one that inspired Clarke, this one by Jim Henley, titled “Blog”. The post consists of one word, “Blog”. This is what follows:
1. Comment by Reader —
April 7, 2006 @ 9:10 pm

2. Comment by Jim Henley —
April 7, 2006 @ 9:12 pm
Deadpan rejoinder.

3. Comment by Michael —
April 7, 2006 @ 9:14 pm
Oversharp disagrement based on unstated differences in paradigms.

4. Comment by Steve —
April 7, 2006 @ 9:34 pm
Bad, marginally on-topic pun.
(Parenthetical complaint regarding tags permitted in comments!)

5. Comment by Brian C.B. —
April 7, 2006 @ 9:51 pm
Egregious mspelling.

6. Comment by Eric Scharf —
April 7, 2006 @ 10:11 pm
Off-topic, self-promoting link.

7. Comment by Kevin B. O\'Reilly —
April 7, 2006 @ 11:12 pm
Nazi analogy employed; Godwin’s law invoked.
Thread over!
But there is lots more…

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