Our pattern challenged arkie pal from Poland is at it again. This time spouting his venom at oh, I don’t know, anyone who detects, Dick Stout, Lisa MacIntyre, people who’s clothing doesn’t clash, anyone who is not him…the usual.
Mr. Barfords recent “Spout out”, perhaps akin to our slang “Shout out”?, has me in a tizzy, trying to resist a response, but the coin fairies are tossing glitter at my response receptors, therefore, as a matter of hypothetical principle; I must respond to the narcissistic rantings of my (past) love interest.
There are a few different “Spout out” posts on his blog now, here, and here, all directed at the American detecting blog scene, and a detectorist friendly American archaeologist, Lisa MacIntyre. Don’t sweat him Lisa, we are like the only ones who even occasionally read his BS.
This is one of Mr. Barfords recent posts:
Normal People and Intelligent Discussion
Look at any metal detecting forum or blog. Then look at an online discussion of a subject by normal people and the differences become obvious. Take for example the two ongoing discussions at the moment, what people think of the idea of instituting a PAS in the USA on a typical metal detectorists blog here and here. This may be compared with the discussion (including non-academics) of the Sappho papyrus here and here. What are the differences? Which one has:
Successive posters developing a theme instead of jumping to another?
No four-letter words?
No Abba (sic!) video-clips intended as an insult?
No calls to “get the bum out of here!”?
No grocers’ apostrophes?
No “lol”s and “ROTFLMAO”s?
No reference to a “win-win situation”?
No references to masturbation?
No suggestion that other contributors need “counselling”?
No accusations of “trolling”?
No anti-Polish slurs?
No groundless accusations against archaeologists?
Members that do not take every criticism as a personal slur?
Members willing to admit they phrased something badly or were wrong?
When you’ve examined the difference between the two discussion modes, judge for yourselves what these metal detectorists represent. Do they display the manner of interaction you’d expect from normal people or rather the empty braying of bus depot retards? Then multiply that by several dozen forums and blogs surveyed over a decade, all exhibiting the same empty-headed superficiality and posturing…
And here is my fitting response to his nonsensical jargon:
Variety keeps things interesting (think plaids and stripes).
LOVE is a four letter word.
Sic, sic, sic…
Try Butt Paste, it works.
We have Freedom of Punctuation.
I know you are, but what am I?
Self love doesn’t talk back.
Sorry, our spit would not be able to reach you.
Our counselors are on hold, just for you (press 10 for Polish)
It’s much more polite to accuse someone of trolling than to accuse them of insanity for mass perusing detecting forums seeking negative fodder.
We pick on all types here-Don’t you watch South Park?
It’s not groundless if the proof is in the pudding.
Yes, Honey, oh-sorry, I mean Mr. Barford, the difference between the two discussion modes is obvious–Metal detectorist’s are a group of folks, sometimes clad in camo attire, enjoying their hobby, and who choose not to take a certain archaeologist in Poland seriously.
We don’t hang out at bus depots, ’cause we like to drive our SUV’s out into the wilderness while yelling “Yeeee Haw” as we crash into and over the latest dig site (being careful not to spill our beers of course).
BTW, retard is politically incorrect nowadays, you should really replace that with “special needs”. And posturing…interesting word. We don’t hear that much ’round these parts, but it kind of reminds me of this guy in Poland…
Comments on “Mr. Barfords “Spout Out””
You do not reply to the thunderous sound of a fart. Why in gods name would you respond to one that comes from the wrong end of the farter and has a less intelligent composition. To quote proverbs” never answer a fool according to his folly”
Sorry Bruce, the coin fairies threw all their glitter and I wasn’t thinking straight.
Love every single word…thank you Allyson. He will adore you for it., trust me.
Aw shucks, I thought he already adored me. But I’ll keep my fingers crossed.
Thanks for the chuckles…..keep stalking him and he’ll probably love you for it….among other hang ups he’s probably an S+M type….lol…
Regards + HH
If I made you chuckle, it was worth it. Hmmm…. I don’t consider myself a stalker, but what the heck, maybe he likes that sort of stuff?
Oh gosh Diva, your response was extremely funny! My best guess is that this guy is something of a sociopath and narcissist, and what should be done is that he needs to be blocked from forums such as this, and nothing he says should be commented on. He’s all about getting attention,, any way that he can. He brings our whole hobby (passion) down,, and should simply be discarded and disregarded. He’s a complete butt-plug. Don’t give him a voice on your blog. I’ve already spent too much time dwelling on his idiocy (20 seconds).
I think you’re right Mindy. I don’t waste much time on his blog, but occasionally someone points out some of his nonsense, and I feel an urge to respond because he’s just so friggin’ ridiculous.
First….hahahahaha! Great response, though I am sure it will do nothing but get his panties in a wad because I am quite sure his gene for humor is absent. The obstinate gene took its place.
Second…thank you for the kind words. They were refreshing to say the least.
No problem Lisa, I went with my gut–ha ha. He’s a bit off to say the least. I try not to give him too much attention, but every once in a while he’s deserving of at least a humorous mention, especially when he attacks someone about something he really knows nothing about. He lives in Poland, really, what does he know of the attitudes and issues we deal with here? We are a passive folk, at least until you try to mess with us 🙂
Remember that according to proverbs.” as a dog returns to his vomit so will a fool return to his folly” So you will have a difficulty differentiating between the dog , the vomit or a fool . I really don’t find it necessary to get into the nitty gritty so just ignore your Nutty buddy.
Well said Bruce–I usually do ignore, but he started picking on Lisa, that just got the coin fairies in an uproar.
We had a saying when I was growing up about things like this! “I won’t let him rent any space in my head!” You shouldn’t either!
Oh Ozarks, he just loves me, and I wouldn’t want to disappoint him by ignoring his idiotic rants. I get the feeling no one else cares.
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