Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Doc, WTF?"

I have done something stupid and it takes a good friend to point it out to you. I wrote an article earlier in the week that was in poor taste, and for this I am truly sorry.

I work very hard to write the best stuff that I can for this blog and I always try to make it funny, thoughtful, but above all, a quality read that I can be proud of. I often fall a little short on the first two, but I don't compromise on the quality. If I don't think it is good enough, I let it collect dust in the draft file until I feel I can salvage bits of it for a good post. You are my reader and I owe you the best that I can muster, but this time I didn't.

I got drunk and wrote something stupid, but I published it anyway because I thought it was funny at the time. A twelve pack tends to hinder my mental filter as far as what is in good taste and lowers my personal bar of what I think is funny.

Don't get me wrong, I still think genitals are funny, but asking you about yours is in poor taste. A few of my loyal readers responded to the question that I posed, and for going along with my goofiness, I thank you. You are good sports, one and all.

The next day I reread what I had written and I was a little embarrassed. Not only was I vulgar and rude, but it was badly written and poorly thought out. I chuckled to myself as to what a dumb ass I can be at times and then I clicked on the comments. Most were funny, and a few even answered the question, but when I got to, "Doc, WTF?" I knew I'd fucked up. It takes a good pal to tell you when you are fucking up, and be grateful if you have a pal that will do that for you. Thank You.

If Flannery had been here, I would have run it past her and she would have looked me in the eye and said, "Are you out of your damn mind?" or something to that effect. Unfortunately, she was in Nashville, so I had another beer and published the dumbest thing I've ever written. I was drunk enough to convince myself that Da Vinci carved David, and I could ask you about your naughty bits for the sake of Science.

I was going to take the post down, but on consideration, I'll leave it stand. It will be the example I will use as a yardstick before I ever push the "Publish Post" button again. So if I ever get swell-headed and cocky, or just plain fuck up again, just remind me that it might be a question of anatomy.

Doc

8 comments:

  1. I'm shocked and appalled, Doc. I would never stoop so low as to post about the pedulant tendencies of testicles. That post was highly offensive.

    By the way, have you seen my recent post about the world's biggest turd?

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  2. It's the internet, man. Dick jokes are a staple of our brain diet. At least you spelled things correctly, putting you in the top 1% of intellects on the net.

    PS. This

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  4. Doc, baby, FAR BE IT FOR ME to question anyone's taste, and it would bum me out beyond measure if I thought you were censoring yourself because some numbskull (me) made you feel less than highbrow.

    Or, as the great Sigmund Freud once said, "Sometimes, a WTF? is only a WTF?"

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  5. didn't read the offending article, but this one looks good to me. It takes a big person to write this.

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  6. uh.....so....what's the problem? I'm guessing this means asking someone about their genitalia is offending?
    Oh.
    Okay.

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  7. Oh, a bit of writer's remorse eh? Well as VTT already said, she wasn't offended by virtue of her offhand comment, and besides that I've seem more blatant displays of "poor taste" in most church services I've attended. I mean jeez, there they are talking about eating a man's body and drinking his blood, and you're simply talking about testes. Although I am NOT answering the question, but only because if I did I would be tempted to include paragraph upon paragraph of graphic detail after you specifically asked us not to!

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