For reasons that are not necessarily known to you all I am trying to triple my work efforts at the Court in order to be able to justify a request for long leave during the Christmas period. My work ethic requires that I completely empty the To Do list on my desk (and hopefully a bit more) so as not to burden others with my responsibilities. This obviously means just one thing – that my blogging frequency slacks and that my replies to the various comments are close to nothing. Here is a little round up of happenings in order to keep things ticking as they should.
Apologies from Apologistas (So much so & So Long As)
Fausto, bless his soul, has continued with his Santista rant and still seems to toss and turn in his sleep about it all. The apologista has given us an apologia – a defence – of his cause. Basically his point is this – you can shout that you disagree with Sant till the cows come home – you did not do that in April (when you were holidaying in Kent) so you cannto do it now. that’s the So Long As part. So long as Fausto decides you agree with Sant then you agree with Sant. Then there is the “So Much So”. He is SOOOO not a defender and apologist of Paul Borg Olivier because he criticised him. So Much So because it is int he interests of the nationalist party that PBO exits (stage left) asap. So you see Fausto is not an apologista because he does criticise PBO…. and he did so because he worries that PN might end up with their own version of JM. Well… so long as we know which side his cookie crumbles… we are Santistas! (eppur si muove).
The Anton Sammut Defence Society of One
They are still at it. Getting miffed because I DARED judge a book by its cover. I did not but that is beside the point. The bunch of philosophiles who believe that I have no patriotism when it comes to philosophy (what a load of bull – I guess the Turks don’t read Socrates coz he’s greek innit!) still cannot stomach (or maybe comprehend) the fact that this book actually caught my attention because it was marketed in the way a paperback bestseller would be. The book’s promotion sent out the unmistakeable message that whoever was promoting it was trying to get as many people to read it as possible. Which is why the Blurb’s on the backpage sucked. They not only sucked they were counterproductive. Common man – the non spoudaios of our community – would not get as turned on as a philosophile on heat by the writings on the cover. Good marketing it was not.
I don’t know why I am bothering to answer all this again but for a moment I did think that this was a matter of interest to a number of readers who had bothered to log on if only to call J’accuse a philosophical fool of the highest order (in the worst English possible may it be added). I thought that the various Stijv’s, Carmen Caruana’s, Ricky’s and Leo’s might justify some kind of squeak from this Prince of Fools. I did. Until I noticed that Carmen, Ricky and Leo are very well like the Trinity. One and the same person. Still not sure about the Stijv but for heaven’s sake mate… grow up… or read some phliosophile book will you? Wankellectuals don’t grow on trees I guess.
Bertoons for J’accuse Calendar
i’ve advertised this before and will do so again. There’s a “bertoons4j’accuse” calendar that is up for sale at Redbubble. For €18 you can have a 2009 Calendar with 13 prints of Bertu’s best scribblings for J’accuse over 2008 (chosen by yours truly). So for once you can make do without the Pirelli calendar and go for some of the best political porn in circulation. Scandalous stuff. Really.
This has been j’accuse… replying so Carmen/Ricky/Leo doesn’t have to.