Sigh ... there's nothing new about blog bashing. (See here for a post on this blog from 2006 on the subject.)
Andrew Marr is the latest to voice his negative thoughts on bloggers recently at Cheltenham Literary Festival, provoking the inevitable cyber backlash.
It's all too, too tedious, darling, so I'm not going to bother to enter the fray as such. I just thought I'd deconstruct his comment and see if it applies to me.
socially inadequate, (quite possibly)
pimpled, (thankfully not)
slightly seedy, (no again - I'm very seedy, as anyone who knows me in Real Life can attest)
cauliflower-nosed (yuck, no. My nose is definitely a potato)
young (Yes! Yes! Oh, all right then, no)
sitting (yep - definitely guilty on this one)
in their (and this)
mother's (but not this)
basements (or this)
So that leaves me with sitting and in their as the only parts of his comment that apply to this particular blogger.
See here for some of the other bloggers who break Marr's mould.
Or just take a stroll through my blogroll.