Thursday, January 26, 2006

Graig Makes a Splash in His Blogosphere Debut

Not that I am at all Angelina's biggest fan. In fact, some days I read her blog if for no other reason than to infuriate myself. But I read this post today and have been discussing it with several people via email all morning.

The inherent miscommunication, gender dynamics and gender politics contained in this short paragraph are way too much for my little fitness trainer’s brain to comprehend on two hours of sleep. It basically serves to show how little women understand about men and vice versa. Especially when you are young. And unfortunately this type of situation is when that lack of communication and understanding can have some truly horrible consequences. On both sides. Situations like the one she describes are how guys who believe they are innocent end up in jail, and girls who think they made their intentions clear get hurt. I blame alcohol. We should all just become Mormons and none of this shit would happen. But my boy Graig had a much better take.

Christmas Card Boy comments at the end of Angelina's post and pretty much sums up the male perspective on this issue:

"agreed that if you say no, the guy should stop. but let's get something clear, and it's no one's fault but your own if you can't grasp this concept: guys like to have sex. if you are even a little unsure about whether you want to sleep w/ some guy, then dont go back to his place or have him over to yours. and if you frequently drink too much to make this happen, then perhaps you should look more closely at your apparent drinking problem than the guys you meet when you are drunk. nip it in the bud. if you put yourself in this situation then that is your bad. take responsibilty instead of saying how guys are such assholes and love to rape girls. too many girls have made shifting blame and responsibilty a favorite pasttime... "

His comment was exponentially better than mine, and inspired a debate over several more comments. I have now used Graig’s material twice in two weeks here, and he has seemed to inspire some lively conversation among some of Angelina’s readers. Since I know he lacks the time to keep a reguilar blog, as it would cut in to poker and spinning, perhaps I should just have him as a regular contributor. “Posted by Graig” or something. What do you think?

16 Comments:

At 7:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the guy in the picture Graig? He has the writing skills of a 12 year old.

 
At 1:36 AM, Blogger Derek said...

I thought that was a disturbing a post as well. In a really messed-up way.

"what if you said yes, eventually?" Angelina writes. Because "it was easier" or "you started to enjoy it."

Well ... what if you did? Is that also the guy's responsibility to figure out, that that "yes" was not a genunine "yes"?

Just bizarre.

 
At 2:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't stand that blog, anyway.

 
At 7:45 AM, Blogger White Dade said...

Yes, that is Graig in the picture. You aren't an admissions officer from Nevada-Reno are you?

 
At 7:51 AM, Blogger White Dade said...

Derek - Read your comments here and on the other post. Right on, man. Graig or myself could not put it better. Thank for that legal explanation too.

Anon #3 - Not a fan myself, but you must admit the girl can spark a debate.

 
At 10:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did this girl ever happen to live in Eagle County Colorado?

-Cliff

 
At 10:19 AM, Anonymous graig said...

clearly, it goes without saying that anon #1 is some chick who doesn't like the content of my comment and thus resorts to name-calling. bravo. i was unaware that in the world of blogging one is to write comments as if completing a term paper for a 4000 level class...

 
At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Johnson said...

Angelina sounds like the type of girl that spent a lot of time on the 7th Floor of Mahoney at UM during her first years of college and is bitter about her bad judgement now.

 
At 11:12 AM, Blogger Angelina said...

Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh: you guys are too cute for words.

Your speculations about who I am or where I'm from (or grudges I'm supposedly harboring) are precious as well...except for the "girl" reference--girl? you'd better feel again.

Keep reading!! KISSES!!

 
At 12:39 PM, Anonymous steve said...

Some wise words by Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young:

"Don't you be angry, no don't you be singin'
Don't sit cryin', cryin' for good times that you mighta had,
There's a girl next to you
And she's waiting for something to do
Yes she is...

Turn your heartache into joy
She's a girl and you're a boy
Get it together, make it tonight,
You ain't gonna need, ain't gonna need no more advice...

And if you can't be with the one you love
Honey, love the one you're with
Love the one you're with
Love the one you're with"

Just playin' kids

Steve from Oshkosh

 
At 4:38 PM, Blogger Angelina said...

Excuse me? I am a Floridian, so you can spare me the north versus south. And go ahead and play the lowest common denominator--whatever gets you through the day, you insignificant little shit.

 
At 5:48 PM, Blogger White Dade said...

Whoa, Angie. Calm down, clam down. Glad to hear you are from the Sunshine State. but you must admit, your attitude reeks of New York condescention.

Lowest Common denominator? Do you mean hitting below the belt? I think you kind of misused that. You are confusing me in so many ways.

 
At 5:50 PM, Blogger White Dade said...

Oh, and...

Graig - I bleieve writing at a 7th grade level is about what is required for 4000 level courses at Florida State.

Steve - Scumbag. I hope you get drunk and try slip-n-sliding on a tile floor and split your head open

 
At 6:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Graig. Being one recipient of the famed 2005 'holiday' card. I am not anonymous #1. Besides, just because big WD happens to be some f'n invasion nym whatever the f*** superhuman alien brilliant writer, like my tv life people, doesn't mean we inkpens must linger fearful in his shadow. Graig, your parents probably weren't educated. Keep on keeping on Graig.
I cn't fckn figure this fkn identiyty sjhit out

JenJen

 
At 12:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is on the side of that guy's face? It figures he has to resort to rape.

 
At 6:47 PM, Anonymous Joe said...

I take great pictures! A kid in Seattle was killed a few years ago because he was accused of raping a girl who many close to the situation say was consentual sex. But the girl played victim enough that her friends killed the guy. Look, you girls cant have your cake and eat it too. Your regret isn't rape.

Joe from b'gosh

 

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