evidently, ”brian cork is stupid”.
…I’ll add this bon mot to my list of annoying things. but, first I have to demonstrate why it’s a bon mot, possibly rude, likely spot-on, or simply part of the problem.
…or, the solution.
context: the back-end of WordPress blogs allow us (that blog) to track a lot of vaguely useful data. this includes words or pherases that other people use to find, “Google” or “Bing”, for example, our blogs and/ or specific posts. it’s rather like shooting in the dark.
Wednesday someone punched in: “brian cork is stupid”, apparently looking for proof or trouble.
but, the who and why are less material than the what, and now what. naturally, I want “brian cork is stupid” to be a oxymoron and much less so a bon mot. and, I’ve likely already used bon mot wrong (ish), so I’ve, therefore defeated my own purpose, here. which likely takes us to the bottom of this post, down there (↓).
meanwhile, in light, or possibly, in spite of it…
naturally, because I’m closer to an ape than brilliant, I tried googling: “brian cork is stupid” myself. and, ironically (in my opinion, so far), the top four results on Google were posts about topics that are very close to my heart, and I feel are incredibly relevant:
okay… I’m not actually including the Vanessa Hudgens piece. and, the point I am still trying to make, there, is less important, to me any way, than Facebook being a weapon of mass destruction, and texting and driving. NOTE: just for now, it’s irritating me that the Vanessa Hudgens piece is indexing hire than the texting and driving piece.
I googled: “definition of stupid”.
definitions offered up by The Free Dictionary by FARLEX topped the results. so, we’ll roll with that.
stu·pid (stpd, sty-)
by the way… the more often I include the words: “brian cork is stupid” in this particular post, the stronger they are in the search indexing Google uses to rank and file things. so, this is my possibly being self-flagellating and less congratulating. but, I’m ever so curious to see if it works that I’m pressing ahead any way (much like what happened while Curtis Burton the third and I were ten and we decided to use his Mom’s new silk sheets as homemade parachutes from the roof of my Nana’s four-story house).
all of this only gets worse, for me. as I save this post in DRAFT form to evaluate how it looks, below is what pops-up under “related posts”.
a thought popped into my head about The Three stooges:
no episode, in particular, just The Three Stooges.
…while I was watching the video, however, I had a thought…
…maybe it’s okay if people start by punching in: ”brian cork is stupid”, if the best result is them finding my posts about Facebook, and perhaps more importantly texting and driving.
God is whacky and just might have a sense of humor, and a perspective that drives it well beyond our comprehension.
in closing, I have this vibe about whom may have googled me being stupid. and, the possible foundation for that was my past, more so than my today. but, the key here is my favorite bon mot which is: “the worst mistake you will make is the one you repeat”. and, I live my life daily, to be part of the solution. so, my prayer, today, is that God use me in any way, shape or form, to be part of the solution.
heck… a hammer is stupid until it’s used to help build a house.
peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
brian patrick cork