Crippled brain trauma victim replies!

Someone I never heard of before (but found indirectly via InstaPundit) has hurt Puff's feelings:

.... it would have been better had Seipp not been too lazy and intellectually torpid to note this fact before penning her tedious crippled-pit-bull-with-brain-trauma attack piece. Itís bad enough that her horrid writing style typically consists of not only spitting in the eye of Strunk & White, but in ripping off their deceased heads and vomiting down their demised throats. (Emphasis supplied.)
It's one thing not to like another blogger, but I think it's really rude and mean-spirted to talk this way about elderly pit bulls with brain problems.

Anyway, Puff doesn't like it at all. He has serious arthritis (as well as a history of seizures) and he's so upset that he's now solidly on Cathy Seipp's side.

So am I!

And for what it's worth, despite his ailments, Puff is considerably more articulate than Martini Republic. Ridiculing his misfortune to make fun of people he doesn't even know is about as funny as if they'd called his master a "bar flunker" too. (What's funny about a failed bar anyway?)

posted by Eric on 12.23.04 at 09:37 PM


Yikes! I don't even need my copy of Strunk & White to spot the errors here. Is 'of' governing both the 'not only' and 'but' clauses? 'Of in ripping?'

And to borrow a phrase from Cicero, unde illud tam akuron 'demised throats'?

And to adapt a phrase of Stephen Malcolm Anderson, the _LACK_ of style!

Dennis   ·  December 24, 2004 6:37 AM


Spitting in ripping, probably. Tough to interpret these folks when they're riled. Demising, isn't it?

Eric Scheie   ·  December 24, 2004 11:28 AM

The _LACK_ of style, indeed! Somebody (other than me, I don't have the stomach for it) should do an in-depth comparison of the venemous un-style of the Politically Correct bloggers and that of Stalinist apparatchiks in the 1930s. Anyway....

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to Puff, too!


Eric Scheie   ·  December 25, 2004 12:07 AM

Awwww.... *plaintive voice* Eeets Chreestmass! Can't we all just get along? (oO)

Grrf. Never mind. Was trying on the "Kinder gentler Ironbear" for size. *brrr* No thanks... that's downright scary - I won't inflict that on you agan, Eric. ;]

Fuck 'em all. Michael Moore will recognise his own. ;)

Ironbear   ·  December 26, 2004 1:52 AM

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