The dreaded Worship From Afar mode

I normally don’t like to pick on commenters on other blogs, but this guy baffles me. To a piece by the Booth Babe, he says:

I am not trying to be sexist or anything of the sort, only complimentary when I say that I just went to Do you Come With The Car and the heading has literally the prettiest pair of legs I have seen in ages, if not ever. Please take that as a compliment from one of the few gentlemen you would encounter.

In approximately this order, what went through my mind upon reading that:

  • I suspect she meets more gentlemen than he thinks; it’s just that the people who fail to qualify as such make for better, or at least snarkier, blogfodder.
  • Not to mention tweetables: “Only 1 guy tried to grab my tits today. That’s what I call a successful event.”
  • Um, that heading is a drawing. A good one, I think, but still a drawing. We have no way of knowing if the artist has ever even seen the Booth Babe.

Then again, it would be unsporting of me to pour cold water over this poor fellow’s fantasies, so maybe I won’t post this.

Update: Hah!

Further update: Okay, it’s not a drawing. See TBB’s comment below.

4 comments

  1. fillyjonk »

    17 August 2010 · 8:36 am

    Well, the other thing is, comments that sound clever or even complimentary to a person making them – the person hearing them has probably heard them a thousand times before and is heartily sick of them.

    If I had five bucks for every time a student said to me (on a day when class had low attendance, like a Friday noon class), “Do we get extra credit for being here today?” I’d be able to retire comfortably. I know they think they’re being funny but cracks like that really cease to be funny after you’ve heard them a few times. Like, more than twice.

  2. ak4mc »

    17 August 2010 · 8:51 am

    If I had five bucks for every time a student said to me (on a day when class had low attendance, like a Friday noon class), “Do we get extra credit for being here today?” I’d be able to retire comfortably.

    I’d be tempted to keep a slate in my desk drawer for such occasions, covered with tiny little hash marks. And when the über-clever student says something he thinks you’ve never heard before, silently take out the slate and let the entire class see you add just one more hash mark before putting it away and picking up where you left off.

  3. Do You Come with the Car? »

    17 August 2010 · 6:07 pm

    The really funny part? I made that header from a Creative Commons-licensed photo of a model at an auto show in Asia. Photoshopped it to make it more unique. I think my legs are just as lovely, but the skirts that come with my auto show wardrobe are at least 4 inches longer : )

  4. CGHill »

    17 August 2010 · 6:47 pm

    Color me suitably impressed. (I figure it is not wise to admit to anything further at this time.)

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