06.23.2011 03:50 PM

Useful tips on how to avoid being “Kleenex-boxes-for-shoes, the-squirrels-are-spying-on-me, kung-fu-fighting-invisible-ninjas” crazy

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  1. Jon Powers says:

    HOW DARE U IMPLY THAT I MIGHT BE CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Ted (not the other one) says:

    Forget about that stuff. Let me tell you about the Illuminati …

  3. Cath says:

    Excellent! Should be a prerequisite for blog owners and participants as well.

  4. The Doctor says:

    The use of all caps and multiple exclamation marks — seems to me it’s the online equivalent of having your forearm grabbed by some wild-eyed nut at a bar with really bad breath who won’t let you go until he tells you all about his crackpot theory.

    A funny thing is, though, that those cheesy fundraising letters (e.g., some that I’ve received from the Council of Canadians) often employ similar techniques — lots of bold, all caps, underlining, italics and repetition of same. And yet I’ve heard political pros persuasively argue that, as cheesy and head-smacking as those fundraising letters are, they’re actually effective at raising money. It’s like they’re not designed to be “read” in the conventional sense of the word.

    • Pedro says:

      Hey Doc, would you rather the deranged nut actually grab your forearm?
      Seems to me a perfect way for nuts to discharge their anger by using caps and exclamation points.
      We can’t get arr knikkers in a knot jus’ cuz of some KAPITALIZASHUN!
      Ahh, I feel better. PajamasMedia be durned!

  5. allegra fortissima says:

    Ja, ja, ja… this strange thing called “etiquette” – Food is presented to the diner on his/her left, wine is passed to the left but the glass is filled, unlike the plate, from the right, finger-bowls are brought in on dessert plates, Port is brought to the table at the same time as cheese and/or dessert, and your estranged spouse sneaks into the kitchen through the backdoor and pisses on the grilled carp fillets.

    All this is very formal, except the latter.

  6. Pedro says:

    I trust everyone with WK on the L of C side of things washed their hands after clicking on a Pajamas Media article.

  7. Iris Mclean says:

    I’m still wondering WTF happened to WTC-7.

  8. Ted (not the other one) says:

    So, you read the article.

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