I’ve been following this site for some time, both as a participant and also (strangely enough) as the subject. Seems like very little has happened that can be blamed on me. Has the world gotten more mature and moved beyond the need to have a token scapegoat? Could it be that the world has changed in the last ten years and moved forward? Can we hope in a time when hope is far away?
So from this day forward, let us not merely be satisfied with uttering, “I blame you, Pete” for the things going on in our lives, and not be ready to expound on why that blame should be levelled in a pariticular direction.
Anton, this does mean you…
I would also like to point out that a lot of people have been rather timid towards this site, and on the few occasions where they did actually see me, would mention the site, but not actually feel up to posting on the site.
Bryn, this does mean you…
So, here is my challenge to all of you — be you friends of mine, friends of the site, or merely innocent bystanders on the web — from this day forward: Any of you blaming me in person, in email, on billboards, television commercials, or podcasts, rather than on the site will pay for the privilege with a coffee, beer, or some other payment of my choosing.
Have a great, low-blame day.