Bottom Line: I think this guy was trying to seem “scholarly,” or some such. He ended up sounding, at his best, drunk; at his worst, he’s a hilarious caricature of an academic.
My default position is to take a blog post, and the commenter, at face value. If a comment arrives on a blog that I’m reading, or where I’m taking part, then my tendency is to believe that the commenter is who he says he is, and that he believes the comment he’s posting.
I understand that there are those out there who play the sock puppet game, and who use multiple online personalities to pretend to be more people than just themselves. I don’t play that game, and I tend to think that the first ones to raise the accusation tend to be the ones who are really guilty of it themselves.
With all that said, the post highlighted below (link) is so egregiously bad, so over-the-top pompous, affected, and look-at-just-how-brainy-I-want-you-to-think-I-am grandiloquent, that I can’t rule out the possibility that it’s someone trying to add an “academic” endorsement to some really weak arguments that he can’t successfully defend.
However, in this post, I’m going to treat it as what it definitely is: some of the most riotously funny, whooping-out-loud, really bad writing I’ve ever read. It’s a potential prize winner! (or here 🙂 )
In this post, I’ll copy the content of the other post, by one “Professor Taboo,” in all its naked, horrific glory. Then, below that, I’ll copy it again, and add some fun comments.
Here it is. Naked and uncommented upon… Enjoy!
And, here it is again, with some additional remarks, inline, in [square brackets and red font]: