Sunday, January 28, 2007
Even More Meta-Blogging
For those of you unable to attend the MLA panel, here’s three-fourths of what you’d need to fake it:
If Carrie would be so kind as to recapitulate her question, your grandchildren might even believe you were there.
Not surprisingly, my question was something about how John, Bitch, Scott, and Michael all feel they developed a contract with their readership. Unfortunately, I think it came out sounding like I meant “What do you do about trolls?”
Why do you say that? Just because it’s the one I answered? Because really, the words that leave my mouth and what occasioned them? Entirely unrelated.
I think the problem was that I had no idea at the time what I was thinking, but I knew a thought was in there somewhere, and I wanted to play very badly. Sometimes this magical thing happens where my mouth makes sounds that are smarter than my brain, but it’s a long shot.