Monday, May 28, 2007

Drivel


"Idiotic utterance; silly nonsense; twaddle. A useful way of passing time, a productive way of releasing tension and defusing flames, as well as an opportunity to explicate one's vast knowledge of utterly useless matters." - Web definition


The other day I noticed a commentator using this term in describing blogs. He thought most blogs were drivel. It occasioned some introspection.
(Painting: "Man Imitating Cloud" - Norwegian painter, Odd Nerdrum)

6 comments:

  1. I'm afraid I have to disagree with him. Most blogs aren't drivel. Most blogs are twaddle. 95% of the general run and about 50% of the Catholic ones. What on earth is that picture?

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  2. My new profile pictures are making me more ornery. Scary thought, isn't it?

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  3. Jeron7:55 AM

    Jeffrey, how could you possibly be "more" ornery?!

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  4. Believe me, my friend, you don't want to find out.

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  5. The painting in the post is by a neo-surrealist artist from Norway. It looked silly to me and seemed to fit the post on drivel.

    Blogs sometimes imitate journalists, or other blogs, like the man imitating a cloud.

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  6. Not a very bright cloud...

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