I'm in trouble again.
It's becoming a regular thing. Some time ago, and I mean, some time ago, during a wander about the place I reported back that I had been taken (taken - not smitten) by the design of a blog, Airbag, and, as is usual for me I mentioned, tongue in cheek, that I would have ripped off the entire design were it not for an entry on the site about someone already having ripped him off.
The particular entry, replicated here, this week managed to achieve some sort of notoriety when Mr Storey, the owner of said blog published an excerpt from my entry, out of context naturally, referring to the 'ripping off' of his design.
I notice he didn't bitch about further detail I added about some of the excellent work a company he's associated with produces.
Anyway, all hell broke loose, one would suspect he had just discovered some of those missing WMD's that the mighty US forces failed to find, as the obsequious Airbag minions leapt to his defense, wronged as he was, by me mentioning I thought his site was a good look.
Result - a heap of anonymous comments attached to my 4 month old entry, telling me what a cad I have been. The one I liked the most confirmed that I am a hack - a totally correct assertion as people who hire me know, the only problem being that the comment maker, Mr Anon, is referring to another form of 'hack', not my type of 'content provider' hack.
As our most popular hated media star says 'shame, shame, shame'.
I was stunned that it caused such a reaction, but it does have a loyal group of people who seem to get off on seeing their name in comments they leave to his musings, and who apparently feel the need to man the ramparts when they feel he has been maligned.
'shame, shame, shame'
Don't get me wrong, while it's a nice site, and deserves praise, it's just a blog, and as such I can't really get it up there with BD4D, or any Carson production really, and it remains bland put next to DIK, or Pixelsurgeon, and we're not going to see it at any semipermanent installation in the near future are we?
I think it's a regional thing - I seem to see more artistic merit in the British / European content, and when I see something I like I invariably fire off an email stating that I like it so much I'd rip it off if I had the nerve, prompting usually humorous responses, or, in one memorable case, the entire site.
What can I say? Beware of the airbag followers, they're like Jim Jones followers, and I believe they may be about to drink Kool-Aid.
Sad lot really those 'anonymous' people, how do you think they feel all having the same name? Maybe they're related. Why is it I can hear banjos?