No, really: as I noted in comments to this post I have criteria for doing one, and “Moe would like a toy to have extra bells and whistles” doesn’t really qualify. And I’m fine with that. I have a very blessed life.
Only… apparently this post hit whatever criterion there is out there to generate hate mail:
First off, I have to say that it’s always nice when I see that people have been reading my stuff. And not just the front-page: that comment implies that the guy reads my posts past the fold (I assume that it’s a guy, largely because of the chest-beating). That implies a certain amount of in-their-head that is exceptionally gratifying to see. Note also the almost-carefully hidden resentment there; ten bucks says that this fellow started a blog nine months ago, got ten comments total, and is now bitterly convinced that it’s all because bloggers like me get cut fat checks by the Koch brothers*. Lastly, of course, is that patently insincere promise to throw some cash my way for the OGRE (like he would, could, or that it’d stop me anyway). Won’t happen, of course…
…but I give up: if the idea that I could have my name on the OGRE box is that offensive to the netroots then I guess I just have to grin and bear it. The good news is, the damn thing only costs a hundred bucks and I have a decent chunk of change earmarked for it already. So if you feel like it, knock yourself out.
I draw the line at dragging this thing out, though: it’s this post and done with the subject.
PS: Just for added schadenfreude: I wrote this post largely on my iPad2. Which was largely paid for by hate mail like the above.
*Which he undoubtedly mispronounces on purpose. Because it’s only homophobia when you do it to liberals.