Friday, December 15, 2006

An attack on the Food Pornographer

The Food Pornographer is one of my daily stops. I think it's great that she lives in Perth, and I can go and try out all the new food places she blogs about :) She religiously (and with a lot more discipline and dedication that I could ever muster - except in a pie-eating contest) takes photos of her meals and posts them online with witty reviews and humorous anecdotes about life with her cats and her companion Jac.

Now, TFP is a woman who shares her life with another woman (shock! horror!), and I don't think they have separate bunks either, if you know what I mean.

One of her readers recently found this out, and sent her a very poisonous comment about it (more than one poisonous, menacing comment, actually). I find this hilarious for a few reasons, that the reader, "DocChuck", and his wife (Mrs Chuck?) have been reading her blog for a while now, and have only just twigged that TFP is a lesbian, despite numerous references in her posts to Jac being a "she" (and a section in her FAQ addressing their relationship).

At first I wrote a paragraph paraphrasing his quotes, but now, my friends, I am thinking that such nasty things to do not bear repetition here. There is already enough nasty stuff out there on the InterWeb. You can go to TFP's site and read them for yourself, if you're interested.

I think this man is unhappy and needs a hug, forgiveness, and acceptance from the community. He seems to have forgotten that Jesus embraced, forgave, and accepted those that some narrow-minded people considered unclean: lepers, prostitutes, and tax collectors (teehee!)

Unless someone has invited personal discourse on their post (e.g. "Please let me know what you think about this,"), my attitude to leaving comments is:
1. "If you don't have anything nice to say to that person, then don't say it," and,
2. "If you really don't have anything nice to say, and you really have to say it, then do it on your own blog."

3 comments:

Juliness said...

I triple love those commenting guidelines and very much agree! Especially the one about saying something *not* nice.

The rest of us kind-hearted bloggers try our best to encourage one another in the comments we leave since: a). It the the nice thing to do. and b). Karma, baby!

Why must the randon, narrow-minded grumps of the internets mess that up?

Juliness said...

On another note...so glad you are interested in the latest blogging project!

You were one of the people that came to mind as soon as I heard about it. I definitely want all my "blends" with me as we go forward!

an9ie said...

Hey juliness, I signed up for Stacy's newsletter and I'm looking forward to seeing the movement grow!