I love good swear. A good old eff and jeff. That isn't what makes me an idiot- doubtless some boffin will explain that mummy drank too much Carlsberg during pregnancy or sat on an infected toilet seat. Who knows, who cares? I get by and don't cause motorway pile ups. I've been known to recycle, go further in bed that a lot of women and be quite useful in my job. As eggs go I'm medium.
I have also been known to rush to the defence of folk I like, quite without warning. I expect there is a self help group somewhere for victims of Clairwil's kindness, may it comfort them to know I'm happy in my own way.
Anyway The poor old Devils Kitchen has been feeling the wrath of various folk, in particular the blogger I hate most and wish would die (not the author of the post who I'm indifferent to). I'm not naming him him -he'll only stick his tail in the air and pretend to be intellectual in comparison to my oaf. He isn't, he's a bore which isn't clever at all. I'm a fool and recognise a fellow fool with a reading list when I see one.
The thrust of the 'anti-devil' arguments is that he swears. Good Lord! Those of you bothered taking the broom out their arse during childhood may have noticed that swearing is rather commonplace. You may also have noticed that whilst it may, for some tastes, make less appealing reading but it does not make the points made wrong. The law of gravity is not rendered invalid by being called the cuntfucking, motherfucking bawbags law of gravity. Just a bit uglier, that's all. I imagine for The Devil being attacked by his detractors is rather like being assaulted by dust or accidentally biting a bit of cotton wool- that's how I'd feel in his shoes -slightly squeamish and mildly irritated.
Far be it for me the founder of the Scottish Idler's Guild to condemn laziness but isn't 'ohhh you said a sweary' a lazy argument? For the record I don't always agree with the with the Devil and his fellow libertarian bloggers but I do consider him and some of his fellow 'bloggertarians' at the very least a good laugh and always worth a read. I have developed a formula for disagreeing with folk for example The Devil says X but I say Y, the Devil reckons that B supports his argument but I reckon C destroys it and so on. At no point do I think to myself he said cunt therefore he's talking pish.
The sharp-eyed amongst you will have noted that I've ignored the main article and focused on the comments. All I can say in my defence is that I'm tired and the comments irked me more than the article. The vice of smuggery is a blight on British society as indeed is the self importance of certain bloggers. 99.9% of you are pub politicians- get a bloody grip. Honestly they'll be re-writing The Euston Manifesto next.