Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"Tone It Down, Cha-Cha"



(Oh, my title? Something like what Dennis Miller would have said... back when he was still funny.)

So. I've been poring through various rantz from my David'Z RantZ days, reprinting those I deem deserving of a second go-round... and I've noticed something.

Either I totally immersed myself in my "character," my ranting persona back in 2008, OR... I was a much angrier person when I wrote them.

Quite a few insults spewed out. Quite a few profanities, "softened" by asterisks. (As if no one knows what "s**t" means, for example.)

Here's an example, talking about organizing one's album collection:

"The Beatles?" Easy. File under "B." (Anyone who files groups like that -- or book titles, or song titles, whatever! -- under "T" for "The" should be shot and hung on a meat hook for public display like they did to Mussolini.)

I'm wondering if reprinting this kinda stuff will scare off some of my newer readers.

So, fellow babies, I'm wondering now whether I should edit the old entries to be a little less angry, because...

Well... because I'm a little less angry.

When I started my David'Z RantZ blog on Blogger -- there was an earlier, seldom-updated version on a site called Diaryland -- I had just left a pain-in-the-butt day job which had consigned me to eight years of next-to-no creative energy. In the space of eight years, that job had started as a really good job and morphed into THE worst job I ever had.

I suppose my vituperative RantZ were a reflection of that. (And that's the closest you'll ever get to autobiographical soul-searching on this blog, so enjoy it while you have it!) I had a lot of anger to burn off after having left my Crappy Day Job.

But there's no reason to make you suffer for it after the fact, is there?

I know, I know, I'm over-analyzing again...

Thanks for your time.

19 comments:

  1. Never edit the old entries.... ever! Take it or leave it. Do you know what I really dislike about the 21st century? How we're all expected to be walking on egg-shells. I remember there were guns in E.T. back in the early eighties. I saw te same movie angain and that idiot Spielberg had replaced the guns with walkie talkies thinking guns would be offensive. Everything is so politically correct, I wonder whose politics we're talking. Anyway, that's just how I see it.

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    1. Well, I was thinking less in terms of being politically correct than I was that my earlier posts may have been offensive on their own. But having read several comments already, the consensus seems to be to leave them alone.

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  2. oh no...dont edit...they lose something when you start mucking with them...let us have the raw real emotion...otherwise we may asterisk and then cause you to become more angry.

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  3. I like your posts the way they are. I tried to leave this comment a while ago and got an error message. I can't remember exactly what I said, but of course, it was cute and clever.

    Love,
    Janie

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  4. I love heard you are a little less angry:)

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    1. Yeah, I have mellowed a bit. Hopefully it's not just because I'm getting older. Ha.

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  5. It's fine to be less angry. Probably better for your health and all that. But, that doesn't mean you should change the way you wrote when you were angrier. And it is also no reason to stop the sniping. I know I enjoy doing it, myself. Keep on keepin' on, man!

    Oh, and I agree with you on The Beatles being on B. It's a no-brainer. They should be shot and hung on a meat hook for public display like they did to Mussolini. Stupid f**ks!

    See ya 'round the web. All Things Kevyn.

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    1. Someday soon I'll reprint the whole rant about organizing albums. Hope you like it.

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  6. Oh just let it fly, never edit at your sea, past the whole grammar nazi part. Yeah those *** really confuse, at least bleepin bleeps gives you a few bleepin choices. And pffffft to you, I put my movies in The, stick your meat hook lol you don't say Beatles the, when people start saying it like that, then I'll organize it like that. Until then bleep it!

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    1. Your DVD "T" section must be enormous. :)

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  7. I say leave it as is. Keep the right emotions you felt at the time you wrote them. If you want to "fix" it, give your old self a pep talk below your original rantz. ;)

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  8. Post them in their entirety, but put a disclaimer at the top noting that they're reposts from an earlier time, when you had a little more rage! That's what I think anyway. I can't repost any of my early blogs because most of them were written when I was single and dating...and I'm married and happy now. Two completely different lives!

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    1. Does that mean that when you were single, you were miserable? Ha.

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  9. Hey I say never regret the past and never censor yourself unless you have changed your mind. A little bit of angry Fox won't scare me away I just enjoy reading your stuff.

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    1. Thanks. Yeah, I'm definitely going to reprint the oldies as is, with a new aside if necessary.

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