Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Throwing In The Towel

"For the last eighteen months I have been trying to wake up those who are comfy, safe and warm, firmly wrapped up in their fluffy duvets. I am tired now of prodding, and poking, and shaking those who do not wish to be awoken."


I know exactly how he feels.
It's hard work.

Personally, I think he has made a huge contribution to the blogosphere and still has plenty to offer us all in the future. Even if it's a swift kick up the arse to all those who would rather bury their heads in the sand in the hope that all the bad stuff will just 'go away'.

It won't.


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37 comments:

Catosays said...

I've told him already.

Caratacus said...

Ditto

Christopher said...

As have I !!!

Dioclese said...

Me too.

Dioclese said...

Actually I just thought of a bit of bullshit they used to use when convinving people to stay in pyramid selling : "Winners never quit, and quitters never win."

In this context, perhaps it's good advice. There's too much towel chucking going on at the moment!

GV said...

Yes, I've been there as well.

GV said...

Yes, I've been there as well.

GV said...

Yes, I've been there as well.

Sean O'Hare said...

I too have pleaded with the Cap'n to carry on.

Hee Hee. GV has got a touch of the stutters now :-D .  Must be using Firefox! with 3rd party cookies disabled.

Barking Spider said...

Either that, or GV is turning into Sixtypoundsaweekcleaner. :-D

Barking Spider said...

I've been over there and done the deed, Gotty.

Woodsterman said...

GOT thanks for the heads up. :-P :-P :-P

sixtypoundsaweekcleaner said...

Er, no.

sixtypoundsaweekcleaner said...

But I have cured my triplicatus...

james higham said...

<span><span>Eh?  You're not giving up too are you?</span></span>

microdave said...

Looks like he may be having second thoughts! I chucked my few pence worth in the hat...

nomine said...

Thanks for the heads up like all the above I have told him how I feel about him going...

If you want to swap those links about now GOT then its as good a time as any, cheers matey!

tinks said...

Tis done...

Gotty, must thank you for the Mind Bleach link - stunning images :)

DAD said...

Been there....Done it....But didn't get a Tee Shirt

Derek said...

Sorted.

Captain Ranty said...

Gotty,

Thank you. I am moved that you would run such a post in the first place. Nuff respeck, and shit.

And to all you guys up there, thanks a million.

I will stay but I will lower my outlandish expectations. I know that what is right for me isn't right for every single reader. I think I just expected miracles. Gormless cunt that I am.

Thanks again.

CR.

microdave said...

You bastard Ranty - when I logged on to Gotty's blog and saw
Throwing In The Towel

I thought HE was quitting!!   I'm glad you had second thoughts, and as many have said, take a step back (and a few drinks) and don't feel you have to post something every day.

MD

Captain Ranty said...

Thanks Dave.

If Gotty quits then its time for all of us to fuck off.

Your comment was in the spambucket, BTW, I dont know why. I released it, and I thank you for your kind words.

I feel a bit of a twat now. But I'll get over it.

Normal service will resume shortly etc etc.

CR. (AKA The Comeback Kid).

GrumpyOldTwat said...

;)

GrumpyOldTwat said...

No worries. Everyone needs Mind Bleach and I see from my blogroll that there's a new image gone up tonight. Nice ;)

GrumpyOldTwat said...

No. Thank you for giving it another go!

GrumpyOldTwat said...

"<span>I feel a bit of a twat now. But I'll get over it." < easy for you to say. I'm a twat and I'm fucking well stuck with it ;)
</span>

Angry Exile said...

Fucking hell, you cunt. I'm another one who saw the title and thought you were jacking it in too. Fuck's sake, I'm still a young man but don't fucking do that to me. :-D  

Captain, really glad to hear you're still sticking around. 

Andrew Ampers Taylor said...

Gotty? He wouldn't have an excuse to open another bottle of Scotch if he gave up!

banned said...

Looks like he's staying around, at least for a bit.

O/T link here just for BRING ON THE REVOLUTION and no-one lese.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRmgI_WXff0&

h/t http://groompytom.blogspot.com/

William Gruff said...

Captain Ranty, just another whingeing, self-pitying fucking Jock.  If that's all it takes to put  a'freeman' off his stroke we are right to be contemptuous of the clowns.

When the time comes there will be no room on the barricades for the likes of Captain Ranty, wannabee 'freeman'.

Caratacus said...

"He who speaks does not know, he knows does not speak"

If a wordsmith, trying to find his way through the above maze, loses his way occasionally it should not be a reason to attract such opprobrium....should it?

Captain Ranty would be a welcome comrade on the barricades as far as I'm concerned.

Captain Ranty said...

William,

You fucked that statement up at every single turn.

1. I am not a jock.
2. I was never quitting being a Freeman. Just blogging about it.
3. I am not full of self-pity. I was disappointed with all the inaction.
4. I am walking the walk. What are YOU doing?
5. Fuck off. And when you get there, fuck off again.

CR.

William Gruff said...

You've mispelled walk.

dazzler said...

william=cunt

microdave said...

Were your <span>3rd party cookies disabled??</span>

Caratacus said...

Fuck  :)   Off

You misspelt 'misspelled'... (one is English, the other one is American)