Ever since the CNN.com column on tracking down dillweed anonymous posters came out Friday morning, I’ve been hearing references to the so-called “Jay and Silent Bob scene.” I saw the flick, but that was a long time ago … didn’t remember much of it.
Alas, found the clip. Two, actually. And they’re perfect.
The reaction has actually been riveting: I’d say 90% supportive, 10% (largely anonymous) dolts ripping me. Cowards. My favorite, hands down, was someone who would only identify himself as “Heff.” On this blog, he initially wrote:
Man I read that article on CNN and laughed so hard. I love reading about idiots like you. Do you honestly think that you’re above criticism because you’re a writer? I mean maybe you wouldn’t get criticism if you didn’t write awful pieces. I hope you track me down I’ll tell you to shove it in front of my mom.
I responded with: OK, so provide your real e-mail address, tough guy …
Which prompted Heff to write:
What are you possibly going to say in an e-mail that you can’t say in this comment section?
Once again, I responded: wow. that is, by far, the wussiest moment of the day. you just said “i hope you track me down.” e-mail, please …
Heff then wrote:
How am I a wussy when you can’t even say what you want on this comment page, yet can rant on about something else in an article and cant handle criticism? THEN, call some teenage kids mom because you were felt bullied. Obviously you’re trying to get my information or e-mail me something inappropriate. Also, I’m neither going to give your creep-self my e-mail nor put it on a comment page for everyone to have. Booyakasha. I’m out.
Literally, the guy went from asking for a confrontation to slinking out the back door.
Typical. And pretty entertaining.
No biggie, Heff.