It's amazing... I feel as though I've arrived.
Following the piece that I wrote yesterday, something curious happened... would you believe it? A creationist comment troll manifested, spewed some venom, then spewed that mewling faux concern that they often produce in the same breath. According to my good friends at Sitemeter, the hit preceeding the comment was from Dallas, Texas, USA (just in case you suspected that there was another Dallas, Texas, somewhere in the wilds of Mongolia).
People of Dallas, your attention please. You will kindly raise your game. There are fruitbats among you. They demean your good city. Well, I say "good city", but honestly, I've been to Dallas. "Good" might be stretching a point. On the other hand, have you ever been to Kansas City? You Dallasians (sic? Dallasites?) might have the Institute for Creation Research (not linking to them again - once in a lifetime is enough), but we have Jack Cashill (thanks, MousieCat - knew I could depend on you for a link). I know. You're jealous, right?
Anyway, about viewing this troll "in the wild", as it were. It was quite a feeling. At first, I was annoyed, then I decided that ridicule was the best approach. Think that I must have struck a nerve somewhere, though.
The irony is that, if anything in yesterday's entry was weaker than I would have liked, it was that anyone commenting could have scored points off of me for overuse, even misuse of the word "and". No one did. Never mind, though. Next time, I'll edit a little more thoroughly before I click "Publish Post". Not a problem.