Opinions Are Like A-Holes, and Some People Are A-holes.
I wanted to call this article "Robert M. is a sorry son-of-a-nice guy". Robert and I had words on the internet. I was making fun of an event, but not the cause, and it was kind of his position that the two are really linked. Anyways, Robert had the balls to come up to me at Apocalyptica and introduce himself. I think it surprised the heck out of him that I gave him a big hug and told him to "keep it coming". I have no problem with people with strong opinions. I don't want to hang around with a bunch of mealy-mouth people who aren't really living life. You see, we can all disagree on these little things but at the end of the day but we have to remember that we're all going to have different opinions, and they get magnified over the internet where you can't see facial expressions or judge somebody by their tone. We're all just people trying to do whats right by ourselves or the ones we love.
On the other side of the coins is this guy Dan D. After calling one of my articles "stupid' I referred to him and another guy as "boneheads". Now in my lexicon "boneheaded" means nothing more than "hard-headed" (which really means nothing more than strong-willed). So this guy not only tries to take me to task on my web page, he tries to rat me out to my boss (but the email came to me). That my friends, its an absolute punk-ass move. To have a disagreement with someone over music and try to snitch them out to their boss? There's a reason why "rats" are the lowest of the low in prison.
You have to keep in mind that I'm paid to "stir the pot" just a little. I put opinions out there that may offend, but I respect yours. I'll also argue with you and call you a bonehead and you're welcome to do the same to me. But that's pretty much where I end the matter in terms of arguments. I'd rather have hugs than slugs. I've learned that even if your the winner with slugs your hand is gonna hurt like hell the next day. Now trying to complain to someones boss is an absolute bitch move and that I won't forgive.
So keep in mind what you say on the internet and try to keep in mind that the person on the other end has some feelings too. Also keep in mind at the end of the day, it really doesn't matter...just by being on the internet you just might make a friend.