File under ‘Conversation and the art of hate, The.’
It won’t shock you to know that we at CliScep are no great fans of the recent outpourings of a commentator by the name of Darrell Harb. If you haven’t encountered him at The Colliloquy lately, I envy you. If you have, you’ll know that his stock in trade these days seems to consist of infuriatingly-clueless “comebacks” to your best-crafted smart-alec remarks—the ones you put your whole, smart ass into (to paraphrase Homer Simpson when he was accused of doing a half-alecked job). That’s why, just the other day, I described Mr Harb as a “rising star of the dumb-alec commentariat.”
But there’s a morbid joke E.R. doctors like to tell: “Even a stopped stethoscope is right twice a day.”
I never really got it until today, when Harb, the author of countless so-stupid-they’re-inflammatory comments, took an admirably anti-inflammatory stand. You see, the editors at Konversazion Macht Frei had seen fit, in their impotent post-electoral rage, to adorn their latest pile of bull-Dyke with the following image…
…which, you’ll agree, is probably not the best invitation to a therapeutic national [I can’t say the next word without giggling] conversation. And Darrell Harb, to his partial redemption in the eyes of posterity, was having none of it:
Chapeau bas, Mr Harb. I couldn’t have said it differently myself.
Never let it be alleged that we at CliScep don’t give credit where it’s due.
PS: Just in case any Nonversation editors are reading this (and I know you are), see what I did at the top of this post? That’s how you choose art for a story!
Simply type an anodyne pun into Google Image Search, trawl a few pages of hits, and find that one piece of stock photography which perfectly evokes the keyword you had in mind. Then spend a couple of days in Photoshop removing the watermarks they always seem to plaster over their best images for some exasperating reason, et voilà! A professional-looking photograph your readers will think you paid top dollar for.
And the best part is: nobody gets burned.