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Tuesday, July 01, 2003

flattery

A little helper for those days of severe comment deprivation (via bifurcated rivets)

Praise is so pleasing to the mind of man, that it is the original motive of almost all our actions.... some have no higher wish than for the applause of a club; some expect the acclamations of a county; and some have hoped to fill the mouths of all ages and nations with their names. Samuel Johnson The Rambler
193 the author’s art of praising himself (via Plep)

The Conceited Ass (from The Osborne collection of early children's books via bifurcated rivets) (though boynton likes this wild duck move herself)


Comments: flattery

"What a beautiful name Pithy."

"Pithy, you are fabulous."

"Pithy, you are the best person who ever did any best things and were the best at them."

Pithy feels better already.
Posted by Pithy at July 1, 2003 04:57 PM

as does boynton, (who is fabulous) for not scoring another duck on the comments board, pithy.
Posted by boynton at July 1, 2003 05:14 PM

It worked on me, but then, I'm easily flattered.
Posted by mcb at July 1, 2003 05:25 PM

Call me perverse, but I ended up visiting http://www.insultmonger.com/ Somehow "You're the typical left-wing, know-nothing, good-for-nothing, bleeding heart bungling bum who thinks the world owes you a living." seems more plausible as a possible blog comment.
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at July 1, 2003 10:53 PM

You're peverse!
But such peversity is perhaps warranted by the liberal dose of simple flattery enjoyed already.
A good balance, and an invaluable blogging aid I suspect? (The literary insults look good.)
Scary thing is I believe everything they say!
Yes, sadly, insults are much more plausible. Think I'll stick with the hollow compliments for now!
Posted by boynton at July 1, 2003 11:31 PM

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