April 14, 2008

Mr. Coleman Meets the InterTubes

I've used this little slice of the Worldwide Web to pick on Nick Coleman mercilessly over the last few years for a variety of reasons:

-- He can't write for shit.

-- He's logically impaired to the point of qualifying for disability checks.

-- He's reactionary enough to be a nuclear bomb.

-- He's just generally a dumbass.

-- It's fun to rip him a nice, fresh fecal excretion aperture, if for no other reason but for something to do.

One of Coleman's trademark deficiencies over the years has been his apparent inability to grasp the evolving world of the Internet. On the one hand, he wields Google like a drunk cowboy in an attempt to augment whatever point he's trying to make, and he seems to revere Google search results as gospel. On the other hand, he's treated online journals such as blogs with nothing but the utmost disdain ever since they first started exposing him as the neanderthal journalist he most certainly is.

So it was with a barely-concealed guffaw when I happened over to the Minnesota Monitor--a site that sort of looks like an online newspaper conceived, created, and maintained by crackheads--and saw a couple of Nick Coleman comments.

Leaving aside the sheer idiocy of the comments--hey Nick, yes, more people will visit a free zoo over a fee zoo, but I don't feel as though I should have to be taxed for the free zoo, what with me living in Rochester and all--it's Nick's online profile that provides the biggest laugh-out-loud scream:

Twin Cities journalist (35 years; half at Pioneer Press, half at Star Tribune), columnist (more than 3,000) and commentator, bane of wing-nuts. Big brother and God-father of St. Paul mayor. Father of six, all in hockey skates. Let's pick sides.

Honest to God, I've read less self-absorbed MySpace profiles. Seriously, you read that a couple of times, and you start to wonder if Nick has it spray-painted in 276-pt bold font on his "Me Wall" in his home.

"Bane of wing-nuts?" Only if you consider being mocked, ridiculed and dismissed across the board as a nattering dumbass, I suppose.

Anyway, it's nice to see Nick trying to grasp the InterWebs, I guess. I suppose it's appropriate that one of the first online cesspools he jumps into is Minnesota Monitor. It suits him.

Posted by Ryan at April 14, 2008 09:20 AM | TrackBack

OK. I guess I'll have to find something ELSE to write about on my ThunderJournal today...

Posted by: LearnedFoot at April 14, 2008 10:08 AM

No, no. I can take this down in the interests of a good multi-fisking.

Posted by: Ryan at April 14, 2008 10:31 AM

No. This almost exactly what I would have written anyway. It's infused with awesome.

Posted by: LearnedFoot at April 14, 2008 11:03 AM
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