an open letter from drek the uninteresting

Hi. Most of you know me already, but for the rest of you, I’m Drek the Uninteresting. I’ve been a contributor here at Scatterplot for a few months now but am a long-time blogger over at my usual hangout, Total Drek. During my lengthy term on the old interwebs I found a niche in showcasing endless arguments and pointless conflict, as well as blistering levels of insanity- like my penetrating series on Conservapedia, which has a fanbase reaching into the half-dozen. I also like boobs. A lot.

I have also, in my years of blogging, managed to irritate a number of people completely needlessly. This ranges from the masculists to anti-vaccine nuts to Andrew Schlafly to the founder of astrosociology.* Thus, it is safe to say that I am an absurd little clown who has more or less made a name for myself by creating and/or exacerbating arguments that didn’t need to happen.

Recently, I have noticed some rather lengthy threads here on Scatterplot that are filled to the brim with misunderstandings, false attributions, hurt feelings and general foolishness, mixed in with nuggets of true wisdom. To the diverse set of folks who have contributed to these threads, I say the following:

Stop it! You’re stealing my schtick!

I mean, seriously folks, I barely got any response to my recent expose of Conservapedia’s world history course! When I joined up here we had a division of labor: light-hearted humor and insightful discussion over here with paranoid ranting and needless hostility over on my blog. Can we just all get back to the deal, already?

Sincerely,

Drek the Uninteresting

P.S: All my best to your partner and/or spouse.

P.P.S: If you’re reading this out loud, you just said “pee-pee.” Ha!

P.P.P.S: I have disallowed comments on this post because I absolutely do not want to be the start of another ridiculously long comment thread. If you feel like yelling at me, go do it over on my other blog.

* Who, as it happens, very graciously supplied me with a rebuttal.