Vegas » 24 May 2014 11:11 am wrote:
That's it? This is the ass whooping Oz promised me? Cannon, I'm disappointed. OZ buttered you up and tried to persuade me to think that you would have a strong comeback. But I get nothing but little pebbles thrown at me? Sad. Just sad.
I was pleased with my performance. I felt no need to berate you, as you had already been berated. I took the pro forma shot one takes at a fellow foolish enough to misspell Grammar while correcting another's. I made perfunctory mention of your too-soon grabs for my sac.
But the opportunity I saw in the thread was to talk about my old buddy Dean Martin, and others in his position - while cleverly equating the slings and arrows of your complaints against me with the apparent
hostility of the paparazzi to the stars who depend on them. Then I tied it all in a neat bow, casting myself as a star (luminary, celebrity, person of note) and you as a paparazzo (nameless, faceless apparatchik).
I was pleased with the result. Being at once grandiose and subtle is like slaloming on a placid lake: Exhilarating, especially when you catch your own reflection. That it flew over your head neither pleases nor annoys me - I am equanimous with the dullardliness of my detractors.
Oh, I could play the Randian archetype, and complain about all the little crabs in the bucket, dragging me down. But I do not feel dragged down. I feel liberated. Knowing that my C game will not be comprehended, I am free to play my A game, with only Jesus and a few select forumites to fathom my art. The rest can nibble at the edges, vaguely aware that there'd be more to catch, if they had brought a bigger net.
I always have Oz to appreciate and be appreciated by - that's a balm. Then there's Silver Fox, who has a license to kill and a cigarette habit. He smokes Parliament - but ironically, the same way he wears a cravat. The man once broke his own fingers to settle a bet. He made the Mini Cooper look sexy again - by fucking one into submission. Nothing left of the thing but a broken down tranny.
Which brings us right back to you.