I’ve been a very bad blogger lately. I’ve barely logged in over the past three weeks because work is kicking my behind. Imagine my glee when I was standing in line to pick my son up from camp today and checked my email to find two new comments to a blog I wrote over a month ago. Someone is still reading my stuff! And then imagine my shock to see that the comments which were, let’s say, less than positive.
Shock turned quickly to anger and then anger to bemusement as I realized that this person who calls himself Chris was on such an outrageous rant that it could not possibly have anything to do with me.
Here’s the deal: I wrote a blog in which I described a scene from a really old movie starring Debra Winger. In the scene, Debra Winger is yelling at her son. I go on to discuss my efforts to not duplicate Debra Winger’s character’s parenting style. That is all.
So, if I attempt to follow the logic in these comments, Debra Winger is a really big fan of the director Roman Polanski. Roman Polanski was found guilty of a vile crime, fled the country prior to sentencing, and has avoided extradition ever since. Because I mentioned Debra Winger’s name in my blog, I must also be a fan of Roman Polanski, and by extension, a fan of sexual assault.
So let me go on record right now and say that I am opposed to any and all assault of children and adults, and I am certainly no fan of Roman Polanski, as I ponder how in the world this guy even found my blog. Does he scour the internet for references to Debra Winger so that he can assail any person who would dare to speak her name? I also made brief mention of Shirley MacLaine. Is he not opposed to her for any reason? I mean, she’s pretty flakey. At any rate, John Lithgow can rest tonight knowing that Chris does not appear to have a problem with him.
At least I was treated to a first today. That’s the first time I’ve ever been called by that particular name, to the best of my knowledge anyway.
But this has got me to thinking … I’m a controversial blogger now. I just got my first hate mail without even trying. Isn’t that the first step to blogging fame? There has got to be a way to make money at this. I am just dying to quit my day job and be a stay-at-home blogger.
I was actually planning for my next blog to be about Humphrey Bogart. I’ll be waiting for the advertisers to start beating down my door.