The Zombies have a name for it: monkey dancing. We’ve seen a lot of it here at Hogewash! since Monday evening, and in the process we’ve seen that—
• Once again, the Cabin Boy™ can’t keep his lies straight.
• When the Cabin Boy™ wants to reach more than 10 or 20 people, he will try commenting on someone else’s blog as a way to reach hundreds or (in the case of Hogewash!) thousands of pairs of eyes.
• He’s still getting his legal advice from Acme instead of paying a real lawyer.
The Parvocampus nonsense is more grandiose than the faked forged letter scheme from last January. As such, it is also a more spectacular failure. As one of the Gentle Readers pointed out in a comment, if I’m really the person behind the Parvocampus hoax, then I’ve been modestly successful in driving traffic to my blog. If the Cabin Boy™ is the one behind the scam, then he has failed miserably in getting Lickspittles to turn away from the Team.
As long as he doesn’t engage in threats or smut and as long as he refrains from defaming any third party, the Cabin Boy™ will be allowed temporary access to the comment section. If the Gentle Reader wonders why, the reason is simple—
The easiest way to discredit Bill Schmalfeldt is to quote Bill Schmalfeldt.
UPDATE—There seems to be a running theme throughout Team Kimberlin’s (and especially the Cabin Boy’s™) writing about this blog and me that I am doing this for the money. If so, I’d be a fool. This blog turns a profit, and that means that it pays for itself and that I have to pay taxes on a bit of income. However, that profit is trivial compared to my earnings as an engineer. Perhaps this will help the Cabin Boy™ calibrate the magnitude of the difference: GS-15, Step 10 would be a pay cut. I’m not into blogging for the bucks.
UPDATE 2—It is blog policy around here that families are generally off limits. I have received a complaint about references to a commenter’s wife. I did a word search for her name in the comments and found that he was the only one who had mentioned her in the past month. Indeed, there were fewer than two dozen mentions of her since the middle of June, and none were disrespectful. Now, it is true that I have had to trash or redact two or three comments in the past week, but, in general, the Insightful Commenters have been tolerably well mannered, and I thank them for that.