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A Thought than a Joke

I didn’t feel well last night and wrote something at 3:00 in the morning that I am not sure I want to post. Not because it isn’t any good. I just re-read it and the writing is sound. It’s a nice little piece.

The problem with it is that I am being critical of someone who is very famous. I think I am right in my critique of this person but I’m not sure if the person’s fans would think so and I’m pretty sure this person would take offense.

I am wondering how many people actually read this blog. I mean, if it is only the people I personally know who read this, then I am fine. Even if they are huge fans of this person I am critiquing, they know that my blog is entirely my opinion and I am entitled to my opinion. After all, I have many very close friends and family who I don’t agree with about every aspect of life. For instance, some of my best friends and some members of my immediate family are very conservative and Republicans. I, on the other hand, am not. I am a bleeding heart liberal independent. But they love me despite our differences, just as I love them.

But are these the only people reading this. After all, it is posted on the Internet. Available for the whole world to see. If I post a critique of someone who is incredibly famous and someone googled their name, would my blog pop up? Would it then get re-posted somewhere else? Would the famous person actually see it and, if so, how would they react? Would this person understand that I am entitled to my opinion or would they sue me?

Of course I am unemployed, live in an apartment and drive a very old minivan. This person could sue me but they wouldn’t get anything from me.

I don’t know. I have said before that I do censor myself but how far does my censoring have to go? I think I need to think about this for a while.

In the mean time, here is a joke I received by e-mail. Just something to lighten our spirits….

The manager of a large office asked a new employee to come into his office. “What is your name?” was the first thing the manager asked. “John,” the new guy replied. The manager scowled. “Look, I don’t know what kind of a namby-pamby place you worked at before, but I don’t call anyone by their first name! It breeds familiarity and that leads to a breakdown in authority,” he said. “I refer to my employees by their last name only – Smith, Jones, Baker – that’s all. Now that we got that straight, what is your last name?” The new guy sighed and said, “Darling. My name is John Darling.” The manager said, “Okay, John, the next thing I want to tell you…”

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