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"Ales Rarus is out [of my list of notable Pittsburgh bloggers]. I just find his prattling about the nuances of his fantasy belief system to be really uninteresting….[H]is site is just about as interesting as someone who writes about Hobbits everyday or the Great Pumpkin, which is to say not interesting at all." – Philip Shropshire

At least that’s what my favorite troll said a couple months ago. It seems he just couldn’t stay away, though.

"Searching for a respectful eulogy [of John Paull II]? Then I would look at choir boy faced Ales Rarus (He’ll ban your contraception but, hey, he’s a guy who talks to God so he knows best lil’ ladies…). Here’s a predictably glowing excerpt praising God’s top personal assistant:"

He goes on to mention a papal post on another Christian blog, Unspace, for which he has considerably more respect. It struck me as pretty balanced, fair, and respectful, especially given that it’s written by a non-Catholic. I’ll have to take a closer look at Unspace and see what it’s all about and why Mr. Shropshire likes it so much.

I must confess I have ulterior motive for investigating Unspace as well. Later this week, Rob and I will be participating in a blogcast hosted by Mike at Pittsburgh Webloggers. Stay tuned for details….

Comments 5

  1. Jerry Nora wrote:

    Haven’t had your phil yet, huh Tom?

    Posted 05 Apr 2005 at 3:13 pm
  2. Rick Grucza wrote:

    I hope the change-in-photo wasn’t in response to your troll’s calling you “choir boy faced”.

    And (he says) “lil’ ladies”?? Isn’t that kind of ummm…sexist?

    Posted 05 Apr 2005 at 3:52 am
  3. Funky Dung wrote:

    I think that was his point. IOW, that’s how he thinks I’d refer to women. *rolls eye*

    Posted 05 Apr 2005 at 5:43 am
  4. Tom Smith wrote:

    I was missing the Philster.

    If you’re reading this, Shrop, then hi!

    Posted 05 Apr 2005 at 6:36 am
  5. Philip Shropshire wrote:

    Well, Unspace isn’t ker- Razy. I think that’s the difference. I’ll check out that podcast though…

    Posted 07 Apr 2005 at 12:07 am

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