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Sunday, May 14, 2006


Where are those fearless and rhino-skinned flamebaiters of yore? Those who really used to get under your skin and were never short for words? In other words they could take what they dished out.

Flamebaiters today are just sensitive sissies. I already wrote about the blog I called "phlegmbait" which...get this...had comments moderation enabled. Imagine a flameblog that has comments moderation!! That's like a Hell's Angel whose favourite musician is Bryan Adams. Or a Viking barbarian who collects knitting patterns. Well, the blog has been started by a kid barely out of college so I guess we can cut him some slack.

But today is a sad day for reverse-voyeurs like me who take a keen interest in the quality of flamers baiting us. Today the last of the flamebaiters has also turned effete. The 'Blue King' has chickened out and abdicated the throne. Once upon a time he showed serious potential to be the Maddox of the Indian blogosphere. Alas he didn't have the mojo to last the distance. Or maybe it's the 2-rs-rice showing its effect.