Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Snark Strikes Back

The Tam Dual Wielding The Snark Once Again
(Oleg Volk)
Possibly warned by her doctors about increasingly dangerous levels of midi-chlorian Snark in her bloodstream, The Tam of View From the Porch has resumed blogging. Abet without comments enabled: The Dumbs being a much more powerful force than The Snark.

Please join me in welcoming the Queen of Snark back to her righteous throne.


  1. Nah, the Dumbs are not more powerful. Paraphrasing Yoda:
    Yoda: Yes, a [Gunblogger]'s strength flows from the [Snark]. But beware of the [dumb] side. Anger, fear, aggression; the [dumb] side of the [Snark] are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a [debate]. If once you start down the [dumb] path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Consume you it will....
    Luke: Is the [dumb] side stronger?
    Yoda: No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive.
    Luke: But how am I to know the [smart] side from the [stupid]?
    Yoda: You will know... when you are calm, at peace, passive. A [Gunblogger] uses the [Snark] for knowledge and defense, NEVER for attack.
    Luke: But tell my why I can't...
    Yoda: No, no! There is no "why". Nothing more will I teach you today. Clear your mind of questions.

    Part of me imagines that The Tam's Snark training included something like this.

    (Why, yes, I am a geek, in case there was any doubt. ;) )

  2. I can only quote Al Einstein:

    "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

    As for The Tam's Snark training; "This is your bludgeon. This is the weapon of a Snark Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age."

    I was a Star Wars geek; George Lucas' descent into the dark merchandizing side cured me of that.