Kaiju Alert! Kaiju Alert! BANDUWITSUKANSUMA is on the Loose!

Ted Keer's picture
Submitted by Ted Keer on Sat, 2006-11-11 05:07


Our heroes at Science Patrol Tokyo have notified mainland North America to be on the lookout for the raging Banduwitsukansuma monster, which translates roughly in English as "person who writes overly long and informative posts while sometimes using images pirated from other pirates to illustrate his points." The Banduwitsukansuma, pictured above, not only has a habit of conducting discussions on aesthetics, it also tends to complain vigorously when it is accused of "not only illegal but also immoral" on its own personal threads. The best defense against this creature is a sense of tact, and failing that, humor. Given time and perhaps a generous offer of some tutoring, it is hoped that the Banduwitsukansuma will eventually learn to coexist using his own resources. But until then, we ask the public not to over-react hastily or to make the mistake of brining his actions to the attention of his arch nemesis, the Nudafudaposuta. The Nudafudaposuta, pictured below, has been known to enrage the Banduwitsukansuma so much so as to cause him to launch into mildly abusive but sometimes poorly considered satire. She is, for the most part, harmless and benevolent, but can apparently send the Banduwitsukansuma into a blind rage.

This has been an alert by the Science Patrol. We now resume regular programing.


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My Apologies

Ted Keer's picture

Upon rereading my post several times last night it occured to me that the effect I wished to have by my post was vitiated by the fact that I should have identified two monsters and made it clear which was me and which was my "attacker." My original words were indeed intended as a jibe at Jen for disrupting my Newberry thread. The image was never meant to portray her, but to portray me, the band width user. (The images used in this post are pirated images, so although I suppose I am technically using the band width of the pirates, I think it's fair play.) My fundamental point, which I observed in Diana's case when she posted the Infamous Peikoff Screed, was that it is not fair to post side matters (especially antagonistic ones) on another person's Blog, when each of us has his own. That is why I started my own Peikoff thread, which started the whole world crying.

Jen, I apologize for the carelessness of my satire and for making it appear that I meant that image to represent you.

Don't worry about the Newberry thread, but if it does become editable, or the second post can be deleted, that would be fine with me. Marnee has come to my rescue with an actual post on aesthetics there. I will respond once I can get the time to do so.

Ted

Deletion

Prima Donna's picture

Ted, unfortunately I can't delete the comments, as there are replies after them. I don' have a blog here, either, but I have no objection to the webmaster deleting the last one of mine from your thread.

Jennifer

-- Food Philosophy. Sensuality. Sass.

Eh Hem, the Banduwitsukansuma is me, not Jen.

Ted Keer's picture

Jen,

I understsood your concern when it was first voiced, and for those who don't get it, the bandwidthconsumer is me, not her. If I ran a website (as she does, and upon which I have complimented her) and did not steal other people's images, I'd be annoyed too. Jen, will you please remove your comments from my Newberry thread if you can? At least the second one which I could only take as unfair lecturing on my blog. I will gladly take down this caraciture of myself. I think your starting a blog about this with your comments would be entirely appropriate. Just as I explained to Phil how to insert images, I will be glad to be instructed on how to set up such a space as Jen suggested. Otherwise, please have a little patience while I figure it out on my own.

(The English translation was a joke based on Jen's comment. If I had meant to insult her I would have made up some "Nozimansta" like name.)

Added:

And if anyone did think I had meant that image (actually a "baltan") to represent Jen, they would have been right to condemn me. Upon reconsideration, I think I will rewrite the satire in the morning after some coffee, if I don't pull it down.

Kaiju

James Heaps-Nelson's picture

I just read the Newberry thread for the first time and got context for this. I agree with Joe. JESUS FUCKING CHRIST. Ted, get a life.

Jim

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Prima Donna's picture

You asked what the law was, and I explained. That you've taken such personal offense to a clarified explanation -- and see the need to post snark in response -- speaks volumes. Did I hit a nerve, sir?

Nice bug.

One other thing: This is an issue I bring up whenever I see a photo posted from another's site so that everyone might remind themselves -- out of courtesy for those paying for those services -- to post to their own hosting service. It was not to make an example of anyone, but to point out the issue itself. You know why? Because I'm tired of people mooching off my own site, so whenever I can help to prevent that for someone else, I'm happy to do so. 'Nuff said.

Jennifer

-- Food Philosophy. Sensuality. Sass.

Scumbag.

JoeM's picture

Scumbag.

Exhibit A

Lindsay Perigo's picture

I'll take this down eventually, but leave it up in the meantime so that folk might better understand why there is a suspicion in some quarters that Ted Keer is William Sherk.

I'm not "going After" anyone, Jesus

Ted Keer's picture

"Kaiju" means Monster. I just finished watching the last of the new Ultraman DVD's I reviewed on my blog weeks ago.

I'm trying to make the point that after I responded thoughtfully to her suggestion, she rudely droned on and on on MY BLOG ON NEWBERRY about something she could have either emailed me about or done her own post on. She has a blog. If her interest is to reach everyone, rather than just me, then why interrupt an intellectual discussion I wanted to have?

BTW here's the offending comment, click here and then scroll down to "THE LAW" & the posts by her & me below it, (LINK) which she can edit off my blog and set up on her own if she likes. I actually get her point.

I don't understand why my sticking up for my rights has to hurt anyone else. There are no conflicts of interest between rational people. And as soon as I know how to take Jen's advice, I will.

Ted

kaiju

James Heaps-Nelson's picture

The Japanese method of testing the emergency broadcast system is certainly more unusual than the protocol on this side of the Pacific Smiling

Jim

He's going after Jen now.

JoeM's picture

He's going after Jen now. That's all the translation I need.

Nah, It's just a giant

James Heaps-Nelson's picture

I get the bandwidth consuming part, but I can't figure out Kaiju. My Japanese Pig Latin is rusty Smiling.

Jim

Nah, It's just a giant

JoeM's picture

Nah, It's just a giant asshole with Ted's head sticking out.

Galt's Motor

James Heaps-Nelson's picture

Joe,

I think it's a giant praying mantis with Galt's motor stuck on its nose Smiling.

Jim

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.

JoeM's picture

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.

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