Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Tripping

This blogger world is a weird place for me...I'm not making excuses, just sayin'. I got to get used to it. In the real world, you say something, you can see a reaction, you can gauge body language, you can tell when you are crossing a line or pushing too hard. In blogger world, all of a sudden, it's too late.

I'm from Jersey. Yea, I live in Florida now, but it's not always been suntans and alligators for the Bigun. I grew up with guys like Joey Greco and Billy Tedeschi and a whole group of Italians who just love to "bust chops" all day and see who can come up with the next zinger first. It wasn't much different in college. Anyway...I'd be lieing if I said that I don't enjoy throwing out a zinger or two myself - but without the body language, I really don't know when the line gets crossed.

This post is prompted by an e-mail I got today from a good guy that I'm pretty sure I touched a nerve with a comment I wrote to his blog - and while I meant to bust his chops, I did not mean to show any disrespect or cross a line that I couldn't retreat back over. I hope that hasn't happened, and in further analysis, I'll bet there are other comments and posts that I've written in which I've pushed too hard with people I hardly know.

So it's time for the Bigun to take a couple of steps back. If I seem a bit more careful in my writing in the future, it's on purpose, and it's out of respect for the folks that read this dribble and have so far been supportive of me. I feel like I let you down. And for that, I'm truly sorry.

12 comments:

stronger said...

1 vote to keep weekend update the same!

Comm's said...

Colonel: "Marine, what is that button on your body armour?"
Joker: "A peace symbol sir."
Colonel: "Where'd you get it?"
Joker: "I don't remember sir."
Colonel: "What is that you've got written on your helmet?"
Joker: "Born to Kill" sir."
Colonel: "You write "Born to Kill" on you helmet, and you wear a peace button. What's that supposed to be, some kind of sick joke?"
Joker: "No, sir."
Colonel: "Well what is it supposed to mean?"
Joker: "I don't know, sir."
Colonel: "You don't know very much do you?"
Joker: "No sir."
Colonel: "You better get your head and your ass wired together or I will take a giant bleep on you."
Joker: "Yes sir."
Colonel: "Now answer my question, or you'll be standing tall before The Man."
Joker: "I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man sir."
Colonel: "The what?"
Joker: "The duality of man, the Jungian thing, sir."
Colonel: "Who's side are you on, son?"
Joker: "Our side, sir."
Colonel: "Don't you love your country?"
Joker: "Yes, sir."
Colonel: "Well how about getting with the program? Why don't you jump on the team and c'mon in for the big win?"
Joker: "Yes, sir."
Colonel: "Son, all I've ever asked of my Marines is for them to obey my orders as they would the word of God. We are here to help the Vietnamese because inside every gook, there is an American trying to get out. It's a hardball world, son. We've got to try to keep our heads until this peace craze blows over."
Joker: "Aye aye, sir."

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

Here I thawt you wuz a nice guy Ya Bastahd!

Tri-Dummy said...

Bigun:
Don't pull any punches with me cuz you know I will not pull any on you, sucka. Oh, sorry about that, sir. You were an officer and stuff. I forgot my place.

On another note, I love what Comm posted...great movie. MANY more great quotes from that movie.

Here's one for Bigun, to cheer him up..."You're so ugly, you could be a modern art masterpiece!"

Bigun, you know the American military does not RETREAT. We attack from a different direction...sir.

Taconite Boy said...

Weekend update too funny. Make up and keep truckin.

tri-mama said...

Ah, you can call me an ignorant slut any time you want to-so long as you keep makin me laugh. 1 more vote to keep the weekend update.

Bigun said...

see - this whole blogger world is foreign and strange - I'll republish it - but to be honest, I really didn't think it was that good - more on the rough side, and less on the funny side. I'm probably just having one of those months...thanks everyone!

Anonymous said...

Clydesdales don't say sorry!!!

signed
Fellow Clyde

Nytro said...

your weekend update? up there with SNL. of course, i'm just biased because i was featured prominently in one of them. you know what i say? MORE COWBELL!!!

keep up the good work. don't let one bad experience get you down. you know what's in your heart. just let it be.

you rock.

Shelley said...

Ahhhhhh keep it real!! No worries!!

JohnnyTri said...

U da man Bigun! If someone got there feathers ruffeled than so be it, as you said you were bustn` chops. People are so up tight these days, Tension's a killer! lol.

I Love that movie Comm's..!!

So from NJ huh, so are they a friend of mine..or a friend of ours? .. Donnie Brasco..

rockon`

fred said...

yippee