Thrillocracy Revisited

Like this post if you’re not surprised.

I don’t think I need much by way of introduction.  I have been making a pest of myself on RTFLC for about seven years now and basked in the glory of its many years of Christ-punching, flame-warring, editorial shifting from right to left and back, and employee turnover.

Rich Taylor suggested to me a few months ago that I ask JimK for a contributor spot.  Rich has never given me anything but good advice, but I wanted to get back into the swing of things around here and (more importantly) make sure that I’d have time to post.  Going through the archives last week and reading over some of my favorite discussions with Lee, I remembered why I first got interested in blogging.  It was because of Lee and the way he could tell a story, shock the shit of his audience, debate, and persuade, persuade, persuade.   As much as we disagreed on the issues of the day, I highly respected him as a writer and learned more than I can even begin to describe.   I’m certainly not alone on that and many of you here who remember similarly want to keep that magical…thing…alive.

So I asked JimK to add me to the roster, and he graciously did.  And there we are.

As a Contributor here, I’ll write whenever I damn well feel like it and tell you exactly what’s wrong with you focus on what has always made this a great site: Solid writing built on rational arguments richly laced with biting humor, blasphemy, and pornographic references.

For those of you who have disliked my commentary here and aren’t sure what to expect, I suspect you will probably deepen your animosity within a couple of weeks.  Please give me a clean slate and let me give you the chance to fall deeply in hate all over again.

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  1. repmom

    I’d have to check. I swear it was 2005-ish when I first signed up.

    It probably was. Just giving you a hard time. I’m the one who has been around too long. Looking forward to your posts.

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  2. hist_ed

    Awesome. Could use us some shakin’ up. (Not that all y’all other top posters aren’t going gangbusters ‘n’ all). Particularly about the porn references.

    PS How old are you old man?

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  3. Thrill *

    Strangely, I’m younger than Harley. I’m 36. But I have been making a conscious effort to act and even dress like an old grouch.

    To me, being a sour and spiteful codger is a worthy goal. Imagine being able to say whatever the hell you want and nobody can do anything about it. It’s not like they’d even take you seriously.

    In other words, I want life to be more like the Internet.

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  4. Mississippi Yankee

    To me, being a sour and spiteful codger is a worthy goal. Imagine being able to say whatever the hell you want and nobody can do anything about it. It’s not like they’d even take you seriously.

    It’s called Walter Syndrome

    :-)

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  5. Seattle Outcast

    Strangely, I’m younger than Harley. I’m 36. But I have been making a conscious effort to act and even dress like an old grouch.

    Kids these days. Calling yourself old and you haven’t even hit the ‘body starts falling apart” stage of 40 yet. Call me after a couple surgeries and you start getting a camera up your ass every couple of years…

    Have you at least decided to stop playing with your hair and cut it all off yet?

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  6. richtaylor365

    Crickey, I guess now when I visit I have to put on a tie.

    Calling yourself old and you haven’t even hit the ‘body starts falling apart” stage of 40 yet.

    40? Holy smokes, I made it to mid 50’s before going gray and sagging a bit. Time to start hitting the Dojo again.

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  7. Thrill *

    Calling yourself old and you haven’t even hit the ‘body starts falling apart” stage of 40 yet.

    It was a decision I made when I got a bout of the gout at 30. I decided that if I was going to start getting old man conditions, might as well act the part.

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  8. Thrill *

    I always thought Thrill was a chick!

    That’s interesting. As deranged as it sounds, I’m now wishing that I’d pretended to be a woman on here over all these years. Would’ve been a great mindfuck.

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  9. Seattle Outcast

    Time to start hitting the Dojo again.

    My dojo turned in a baby-sitting service once the owner decided it was time to start raking in cash for retirement. Not being able to traing due to my pinched nerve gave me the time to evaluate if I really wanted to be there any longer (answer: not really, kids annoy the hell out of me, and they got rid of all the classes I wanted/liked)

    One of my coworkers is an iaido instructor – I just handed him a check today to get my sword made. Once I’m fully healed from my pulled left sciatic nerve and I’m completely off one of the meds it’s sword time for this “geezer”…

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