Re: Yes, do consider the erotic potential between blogger and commenters

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Ask the Mineshaft: Special Reflexive Edition: is this where the name "the Mineshaft" comes from? I've always wondered (but never enough to Read the Archives).


Posted by: x. trapnel | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 11:17 AM
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1: indirectly.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 11:20 AM
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Ogged (successfully!) trolled this blog for dates

??


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 11:28 AM
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He's been banging Apo for years.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 11:30 AM
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If all he wanted was to bang apo, you would think there would have been ways that required less effort than running this blog.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 11:34 AM
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Aw, Meade is a cute guy. (From the picture. I don't read Althouse's blog, because she totally sucks, so I can't judge his commenter personality.)

Also this:

"Althouse said yes! I am the happiest man in the world."

is funny. I guess even if you're about to marry the woman, she's still Althouse on the blog.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 11:48 AM
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the two look very alike, it's physiognomy after all
so i'm willing to be a Mr. Knox around here, i hear people exchanged phones, that's a great development to cheer about


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 11:50 AM
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numbers


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 11:51 AM
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3:


Posted by: David Weman | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 11:56 AM
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3: http://unfogged.com/archives/week_2005_05_29.html#003513


Posted by: David Weman | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 11:57 AM
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i hear people exchanged phones

I just hope Becks didn't trick anybody into taking her broken one.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 11:58 AM
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Someone should calculate the likelihood that a single commenter here will find a date hereby.


Posted by: paranoid android | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 12:00 PM
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Someone should calculate the likelihood that a single commenter here will find a date hereby.

In this vein?


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 12:02 PM
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5: Ogged (PBUH) was not entirely rational.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 12:05 PM
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12: Stranger things have happened.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 12:20 PM
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Beckspost part 2 is right on. You could count up on not many fingers (and toes? not going back to the article to check) how many times those two had met in person before they decided to get hitched. Meeting on a blog isn't strange, but having the preponderance of your pre-engagement interaction on a blog is.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 12:20 PM
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Ogged (PBUH) was not entirely rational.

New hovertext?


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 12:20 PM
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16: definitely.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 12:23 PM
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I did think some of the tittering in re: the post topic was based on the widely-held conception that Althouse's commenters are a bunch of loons.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 12:27 PM
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19: Loons and famously sycophantic loons. I hadn't seen anyone laughing purely because they met on a blog, but rather because she was marrying one of her toadies after meeting him on a very few occasions.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 12:30 PM
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And there's a fair amount of generalized ill-will toward Althouse just for her long record of offensive weirdness, like the breast thing, and the onion-rings-as-symbolic-vaginas, and the close-reading of the pajamas in that ad of Hilary's as implying a racial slur. After all that, people would make fun of her pretty much no matter what she did.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 12:37 PM
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I wouldn't say the drunken American Idol videoblogging generated ill-will, but it certainly didn't make her harder to make fun of.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 12:40 PM
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Onion rings aren't vaginas?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 12:45 PM
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Emerson, I can understand your reasoning for your no-relationship policy. But if you've been avoiding onion rings because of an unfortunate misunderstanding and as a side effect of that policy, I think the cost to you has been too high.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 12:50 PM
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All vaginas are onion rings. Not all onion rings are vaginas.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 12:51 PM
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I'm still available, by the way. Whole new look and everything. Tell your friends.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 12:58 PM
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And you're a DNS/bind kind of guy, now!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 12:59 PM
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25: You could understand a layperson getting confused, but Althouse is a law professor, for crying out loud.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 1:03 PM
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However, I am also appropriate for those not into bindage.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 1:05 PM
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My divorced, horny sisters are promoting a "shed the pounds by fucking a lot" self-help/diet program. Everyone wears a Tshirt saying "I need to lose 10 pounds. Wanna fuck?"

Neither leads to lose weight by almost any standard. They have a hidden agenda.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 1:14 PM
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And a not-so-hidden vagenda.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 1:16 PM
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I think 19, 20, and 21 get it exactly right. She's an idiot, her commenters are sycophantic idiots, and that's what's so snickerworthy.

Of course, I haven't read any of the actual snickering out there in the wild, so maybe Becks has seen some that is clearly snickering at the fact that they met online.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 1:17 PM
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30: They should have a t-shirt that says "Fuck dieting!"


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 1:18 PM
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Neither needs to lose weight....."


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 1:18 PM
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34: Maybe they're selflessly trying to help others lose weight?

The shirt could say "Nice spare tire. Wanna fuck?"


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 1:21 PM
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Bindage? What the hell is bindage?


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 1:29 PM
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36: It's easier to demonstrate than explain. Laydeeeez.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 1:30 PM
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Nosflow, we need a pic of your new look.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 2:01 PM
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one would need a diagram to describe all of the Unfogged-related dates/hookups/marriages.

If someone wants to send me the anonymized affiliation matrix, I'll make a picture. It could be interesting. Like a blogger version of this.


Posted by: Kieran | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 2:01 PM
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affiliation matrix

ogged ogged masturbate ogged.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 2:07 PM
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Once Kieran's through with the anonymized affiliation matrix, send me the names and we can all have fun trying to stick them back on.


Posted by: dsquared | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 2:09 PM
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Nosflow, we need a pic of your new look.

Here you go.

This is ridiculous, though.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 2:25 PM
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Snickering comes not (just) from the unusual nature of hookup or Althouse's un-PC offensiveness. It's because she's a very Havershamish character, making it reek of desperation.


Posted by: Sven | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 2:30 PM
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Havishamish, even.


Posted by: Sven | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 2:33 PM
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Haversham? Not on your life, boyo.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 2:34 PM
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Shoulda used "Friday night wineboxy."


Posted by: Sven | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 2:44 PM
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3: NickS, I think that ogged went on a date with profgrrrl. Obviously it didn't lead to a lasting relationship.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 3:05 PM
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47 was I.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 3:06 PM
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Pwned! Pwned! I pwned you! You are pwned, Bostoniangirl! pwned you! I had already said earlier on the thing you said, so now you are pwned!


Posted by: David Weman | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 3:15 PM
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Nice pwn, Weman.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 3:17 PM
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Ogged also went on dates with Megan and Becks.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 3:18 PM
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I could be missing something but I only see one homosexual pairing in 39. Was that done back when more gays were way in the closet?


Posted by: paranoid android | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 3:22 PM
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Man, I screwed up here. I'm not saying he had a soul, but "God Only Knows" was the only Beach Boys song he did like.

http://www.unfogged.com/archives/comments_6765.html#544350


Posted by: David Weman | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 3:30 PM
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Hey, this is pretty good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh629kOutR4&feature=channel_page


Posted by: David Weman | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 3:31 PM
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I was only semi-pwned, because Weman didn't explain his link.

I just went to find PG's description, and sadly it was gone.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 3:36 PM
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Ogged also went on dates with Megan and Becks.

I bow before your mastery of the archives.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 4:09 PM
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It's not the Internet hook-up. It's being somewhat insane and engaged to a commenter from the sycophantic commenter pool after meeting once or twice.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 4:42 PM
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I can see casting a dubious eye on the wisdom of the engagement, but making fun, nah -- of course I haven't read the relevant Althouse blog post, because, you know.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 5:13 PM
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Seems like someone should link this comment (from the thread Weman linked).


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 6:09 PM
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I'd have tried to come up with a clever way of linking to it, but (a) Leechblock is about to cut me off [thanks to the Mineshaft for telling me about it!], and (b) reading student papers has turned my brain to mush.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 04- 4-09 6:12 PM
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The Internet hookup part is funny bc Althouse is so clearly a lonely, lonely person.


Posted by: Bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04- 5-09 2:22 AM
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It's more simple than that. It's the danger that they are going to breed. Little Althouses. The Westboro Parish Church of blogging.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 04- 5-09 3:51 AM
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Was that done back when more gays were way in the closet?

Maybe. But note also that it's based on self-reporting by high school students. I wouldn't be surprised if some of them were more open to peers than to sociologists. (Or vice versa.)


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 04- 5-09 9:52 AM
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51: This is not the first time I've thought that someone needs to write an annotated history of Unfogged, with links to iconic, memorable, or embarrassing threads and comments. Or maybe I just suck at Google.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 04- 5-09 11:57 AM
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Breed? I'd lay odds that Althouse is post-menopausal. More importantly, that she is far too self-involved to want children.


Posted by: Bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04- 5-09 12:04 PM
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I'd lay odds that Althouse is post-menopausal.

She's 58.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04- 5-09 12:06 PM
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65: She has children. They are grownups now, I think.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 04- 5-09 12:07 PM
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67: good lord, that's even worse!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 5-09 12:12 PM
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When the heat death of the universe eventually arrives, it will still be true that I haven't boasted of my abilities as a lover in an anonymous blog comment using the word "laydeez" and pretending to speak Spanish as a sign of machismo, because that's what teh scary gangsters do.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 04- 5-09 4:03 PM
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69: no, you'd use mockney, because that's what teh scary gangsters [1] on this side of the Atlantic use, ya muppet.


[1] or at least ex-Eastenders hard men now reduce to presenting really low rent documentaries on the "worst gangs in the world"


Posted by: Martin Wisse | Link to this comment | 04- 6-09 12:10 AM
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The large organic molecule top left of the link at 39 would be better if it had some relative timings on it.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 04- 6-09 5:05 AM
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10: PBUH.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 04- 6-09 6:57 AM
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Dave, I need to pwn you in order to restore balance to the universe. (You see, Standpipe, BG was pwned by Dave and then I was pwned by BG in 65.)


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 04- 6-09 7:08 AM
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72: There's no results, for me at least.


Posted by: David Weman | Link to this comment | 04- 6-09 7:31 AM
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I haven't kept up w Profgrrrrrrl, and OMG she's got a tiny little baby!!!

http://www.profgrrrrl.com/2009/03/celebrating-her-2-month-birthday.html


Posted by: David Weman | Link to this comment | 04- 6-09 7:32 AM
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74: That was the point, actually. ogged has disappeared not only from here, but also from profgrrrrl's blog. (She had posted her own account of their date.)


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 04- 6-09 7:53 AM
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Obviously, we have been left behind. Who would have thought ogged would clear the Rapture bar?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04- 6-09 7:58 AM
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I'd save this for a special occasion, but I'd never remember:
http://eddiecampbell.blogspot.com/2009/04/i-dont-know-provenance-of-this-and-make.html


Posted by: David Weman | Link to this comment | 04- 6-09 8:22 AM
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Profgrrrl pronounced Ogged w two syllables, like I've always done in my head.


Posted by: David Weman | Link to this comment | 04- 6-09 8:46 AM
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The story linked in 78 is a laff-riot, but I'm skeptical: google turns up nothing about the episode in the German press, where it presumably should have been reported first.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 04- 6-09 3:04 PM
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