Important blog concepts

Things that you should know if you wish to comment here. They are inspired, of course, by my favorite scene in the late, great Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum.

  • Inquisitional autoimpedimentation: the art of asking me for tech support in order to be able to comment on the blog.
  • Pertinaxic adverselectational taciturnitation: the science of silencing yourself by regularly taking positions that are so predictably contrarian that you get yourself banned.
  • Atromonomaniaical exiliation: The art of removing yourself from the commentary pool by exhibiting an obsessive fixation on a single subject, regardless of the topic being discussed.
  • Civilostentatious animic angustiation: The act of putting your psychological trauma on public display through your commentary.