Blogging for email’s sake

The worst thing about failing to post anything on the blog for a week or more is that just about the only messages I now get in my home email inbox are Nigerian business proposals and marginally premature attempts to persuade me to buy some Viagra.

Meanwhile, Sam “Yobbo” Ward has been vilified by some obscure Hip Hop magazine. They apparently accuse Sam not only of being a yobbo, but an ugly one. Moreover, this is the second time this week Sam’s physical beauty has been maligned. The first was by my co-blogger Christopher Sheil who, in one of his frequent bear-baiting comment box excursions (responding to a post by Yobbo charmingly titled “Elite Wanker of the Day“, said:

“What’s up? Had a sense of humour by-pass yob? Or should I say blob? Time to get a new photo, or cut down on the fast foods mate.”

Now children, this online social cruelty must stop. At least no-one has ever accused me of being ugly, just old. But I can’t help suspecting it’s for the same reason no-one bothers accusing the Pope of being Catholic.

About Ken Parish

Ken Parish is a legal academic, with research areas in public law (constitutional and administrative law), civil procedure and teaching & learning theory and practice. He has been a legal academic for almost 20 years. Before that he ran a legal practice in Darwin for 15 years and was a Member of the NT Legislative Assembly for almost 4 years in the early 1990s.
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Scott Wickstein
2021 years ago

Actually it was me that said he was ugly.

Well, he is, isn’t he?

Ken Parish
Ken Parish
2021 years ago

Scott,

They said he was “not a pretty boy”; you just summarised.

Yobbo
Yobbo
2021 years ago

My mum says im cute :(

James Russell
2021 years ago

Ken, a question for you. When one of your co-bloggers posts something, do you get email notification of comments or is it just the one who posted the thing?

Ken Parish
Ken Parish
2021 years ago

Just the one who posts it. Hence the uninterrupted stream of Nigerian emails and Viagra offers. Someone should combine the two and start sending spam offering to share a $50 million cargo of blackmarket Viagra in return for your bank account details.

Jason Soon
Jason Soon
2021 years ago

don’t worry ken, you look uncannily exactly like i expected you to look before i ever saw your photo

Ken Parish
Ken Parish
2021 years ago

Jason,

Gianna said almost exactly the same. It reminds me of a delightfully ambiguous tribute once paid by Senator Bob Collins to a new judge with a longstanding reputation as a CLP government flunkie:
“I’m confident Your Honour will prove to be an ornament to the bench”
Ironically, and somewhat to the surprise of many including myself, the judge in question proved to be both competent and fearlessly impartial.

BTW (and to avoid lack of recognition at the forthcoming Sydney bash) I’ve recently shaved off the facial hair as part of my current midlife crisis. I’m not at all convinced it’s an improvement, but at least it eliminates most of the grey hair.

wen
wen
2021 years ago

Hmmm. Didn’t realise beards acted as a sort of grey hair detour. Must be like the ear thing. You guys have all the fun.

Niall
2021 years ago

Yeh, strange that. Beards do tend to take on those silver shades at a much faster rate than the head-hair….or in my case, what’s left of it.

James Russell
2021 years ago

Don’t tell me, my own beard has enough grey in it already and I’m only 28 (29 next month).

BTW (and to avoid lack of recognition at the forthcoming Sydney bash) I’ve recently shaved off the facial hair as part of my current midlife crisis.

Not a problem, we’ll just look for the bloke with no beard :)

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2021 years ago

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