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Another one bites the dust

It is with deep regret that I have to advise that I have lost yet another reader.

I have received the following message from the imaginatively titled “Couldbe Nice but_crappy@ttitude.com”:

“But, closed comments, radical attitude, changed my mind from book marking and sharing this with friends, to saying to myself, this site is to be passed.”

Oh dear.

Closed comments? Well, all posts are automatically closed to comments after 30 days, otherwise spam from people with suspicious names like “Couldbe Nice but_crappy@ttitude.com” get past my spam filter and have to be deleted. I also closed a post recently because Grant was getting a little excited and I felt we were deviating from the usual jovial banter.

Radical? Me? I appreciate my love for Micro Four Thirds cameras is hardly mainstream; but I would not describe it as radical. Perhaps it is my views on the foreign policy of the West; although unless you live in a world of Fox News, I would have thought my views are pretty much shared nowadays.

No, my apparently radical attitude must stem from my stated admiration of Moonrise Kingdom as being the best movie of 2012. I can see how that view could upset someone, although I find Couldbe Nice but_crappy@ttitude.com’s reaction to be a little, how can I express it, radical?

So there we are, another reader and all his/her friends have gone, never to return. I cried myself to sleep I can tell you.

This Post Has 14 Comments
  1. Freedom of speech is not always accompanied by the wisdom to use it sensibly 😉 and I hope you can get over it with time…

    1. He will, he’s extremely durable (thyroid permitting) and we can rely upon him to wind up the rantytantymen again in due course for it be doing Dog’s work. Amen.

  2. Well… if it cheers you up:
    I like your blog a lot. Most of your photos are fantastic and the discussions/comments don’t end in fights about “full frame is so amazing blaaaah”.
    You seem like a nice person… keep going!

    1. He is a nice person, although he goes to great lengths to deny it, and well worthy of our support, or at least a small truss…

    1. Wally how many times have we warned you of the dangers of quoting Winston?
      Your “fighting on the beaches” speech copped you five days in Pattaya Hospital with sand in places still too painful to recall…

      1. I hate to tangle with the intellectual colossus such as yourself Mr. Grant; but I think you will find that Wally is referring to a quote by the poet John Lydgate.

        1. I think Grant just keeps throwing in the odd posts, without thinking about them first, just to ensure he wins the most blogs again for this year. Either that or he has appointed himself as the moderator for Pattaya Days !

          1. Yes, John Lydgate and Abraham Lincoln are the correct answers! Nice to see you are all awake, alert and googling about a bit. Well done!

  3. For what its worth, yours is one of the few blogs I continue to follow after discovering, usually the novelty wears off fairly quickly.
    I imagine there would be the odd al Qaeda operative that might be vaguely annoyed by you being bestowed the title of radical!
    Rick

  4. I never new what a blog really is (no serious man of my age looks at these modern things nobody really needs 😉 ) until Spike pointed me to this one, and I keep coming back almost every day. Thanks for all the work you do posting these stories and images! They’re always interesting to read and view.

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