I am turning into a grade A smart ass, and I owe it all (okay, most of it; okay, a little of it) to you guys. First example: I won the grand prize in a “fuck off and die” letter-writing contest recently hosted by an anonymous blogger.
Second example: I was critiquing a fellow writer’s work, who had written a pretentious, overwrought, boring preamble to his work of fiction that was nothing more than a rant aimed at those of us who had taken the time and effort to critique him the first go-round. I wrote my second critique in the same pretentious, overblown voice as his work. Oddly enough, he found *my *tone patronizing and mocking and wanted me to “fuck the hell right off.”
I’ll keep working on it. My hope is to one day reach Cervaise’s level of expertise.
I’ve lately been kicking around: “Where smart people come to judge others.”
Of course, I should probably spend less time reading GD and the Pit. . .
And I can see where the OP is coming from. After almost seven years here (wow, has it been that long?), I don’t know if I’m a more prolific smartass because of this place, but I’m definitely a more effective one.
Interesting the things one finds via the Friday vanity search.
Thanks, but honestly, I don’t consider myself a top-five smartass around here. There’s lots of Dopers who are smarter, faster, and funnier, at least in my view. I may’ve been on a bit of a roll lately but it takes years of sustained effort to deserve this kind of accolade.
I dunno about being more of a smartass (although y’all give me good lines to ste – I mean, borrow), but I’ve ranted about stuff in class and brought actual facts and cites into it, which scares some people and intimidates others, just as I like it.
When I find myself thinking of the Top 5 Smartassiest* Dopers, your name is at the top of the list. You’re one of the Dopers whose name makes me click on a thread regardless of the potential contents.
Sorry, didn’t mean for this to turn into a Cervaise mushfest. We will now return to our regularly scheduled snarking.
*It’s a word; look it up. If you can’t find it, check the other dictionary. Not that one; the other one, over there.