I looked out the window, and what did I see?
Popcorn flopping on the blog literary!
Scott has brought me such an unpleasant surprise,
Un-Seinfeldian non-irony falling flat before my eyes.
The editors considered it to be a mean feat,
Stephen Ethesis and AnneGB, Scott's head did beat.
It was really dark, perhaps offensively,
Some things just don't lend themselves to absurdity.


Steve EM said... @ July 27, 2006 at 12:59 PM

Merde alors! Did someone hold a gun to these folks heads and force them to read a play that so upset them? Plays were meant to be seen, not read, anyway.

Steve EM, Banned from BCC for comparing some GAs to W as all asleep at the switch

annegb said... @ July 27, 2006 at 4:59 PM

I'm sorry I missed that, Steve. I guess you can't be Steve Evans or you would have banned yourself. I've always been confused on that score.

I googled Scott Bronson. Who knew? I keep on offending semi-important people accidentally when I should be sucking up.

Sucks to be me sometimes. Sort of like you guys, heh.heh.

Anonymous said... @ July 27, 2006 at 5:24 PM

Who is this person?

Anonymous said... @ July 27, 2006 at 8:31 PM

typical theatre types. Think they can do no wrong - and as long as it's "art" it is inherently moral.

And those who disapprove of their genius? Rubes, apparently. Remember - artists (playwrights especially) are just better people than the rest of us hoi polloi.

Stephen said... @ July 28, 2006 at 6:16 AM

Neat thing was the part by Old Scratch, I'd love to have his permission to post his play as a guest post on my blog.

Pretentious part was Scott getting huffy about it all "I’m rather gunshy now, anne, since I am not known by the tight little group the plays in this here sandbox and offers no real christian charity to strangers." etc.

On the other hand, annegb did point out to me that there were some worthwhile posts after I left, and I think I'll look into Confessions. I've been on the board of a rape crisis center and of a child advocacy center in the past (at different times).

Having written and edited (and broken the 100,000 mark in publication) I'm aware people have good work and they have stuff that misses the mark.

Scott needs to read http://www.huffingtonpost.com/seth-roberts/the-wisdom-of-strangers_b_25739.html

And realize no one thinks his sister or his mother is a monster. He's completely misunderstood the feedback and the perspectives. I could snark at him with that observation, or could state that if he's reached that conclusion, people commenting on his work could have been clearer.

Anonymous said... @ July 28, 2006 at 9:00 AM

Stephen seems to know many details after declaring he would not visit the site again, though maybe there is a way to read all comments post declaration without technically "visiting" the "site." I don't know.

Steve EM said... @ July 28, 2006 at 10:19 AM

I think you’re swell, but please don’t ever confuse me with that ban-happy, orthodox Mormon, Napoleonic shyster.

I think Stephen is swell too, but some people confuse us for reasons I can’t fathom. If they teach of Nibley, they are certainly not of me.

Steve EM
Banned from BCC for comparing some GAs to W, as all asleep at the switch.
Perpetually banned from T&S for being alive.

Stephen said... @ July 28, 2006 at 11:42 AM


I don't know.

I guess I wasn't clear. I dropped back to read the things pointed out to me. Hope that clears up your confusion, Anonymous.

I said I wasn't going to visit again, someone pointed out that I should, so I did, and commented here that gee, there were some good things there after all, especially Old Scratch's play of the human, the artist and the monster, which I'd love to have as a guest post on my blog.

Also read Bronson's post, in which he seems to conclude people would think his family a collection of monsters if they loved him and liked his work. My response is that he is mistaken. No one thinks his sister is a monster and no one thinks poorly of his mother.

As for me, having once been mistaken for Steve EM, I apologized for getting him and another Steve confused. He appears to have forgiven me (or not noticed), though we disagree on Nibley, who I read in order to calm down and go to sleep some times.

Anyway, I enjoy the Snarkernacle and the Snark. I even learn things here (and find the occassional thread worth visiting on other sites by dropping in).

Snarkimus Prime said... @ July 28, 2006 at 1:26 PM

Steve EM, would you shut up about your being banned everyplace by everyone already? The reason you get banned is because you are a hemorrhoid, not because everyone else is a shyster. I delete half your comments because of your obscenity and profanity. Are you going to call me a ban-happy shyster too? Accept some responsability for your actions, you overgrown adolescent.

Anonymous said... @ July 28, 2006 at 1:38 PM

Thank you for explaining this, Stephen. If you don't mind, please as well explain the wishthreat directed against the inferred children of Mr. Bronson: "May he receive every blessing I have ever received, four fold."

Many thanks

Steve EM said... @ July 28, 2006 at 3:43 PM

You're far kinder than that. You only delete about 1/5 of my stuff at best. But who's counting? Oh, you've never banned me and please don't. And I didn't know you are an attorney and have nothing against your profession. But Steve Evans is orthodox, short and an attorney, and I was banned at BCC for comparing some GAs to W, so my distiction from him to avoid further confusion is accurate.

Stephen said... @ July 28, 2006 at 5:37 PM


"wishthreat" gee, that sounds like a neat coined word. No threats to anyone. Just a wish that he be blessed with four times the blessings I've had. If you read in the D&C about people dealing with those who have wronged them, if they are really patient, God promises to bless them fourfold.

Think of it as being wished patience, unless you consider my children dying a blessing, in which case, what is the complaint if I wish others the same blessings?

Not to mention, I was annoyed. I'm amazed you didn't figure that out.

But if I wanted to curse someone, you would feel it. I generally curse in poetic forms, btw, so the last time I posted a curse it got a small amount of positive feedback.

Any reason you are posting as anonymous rather than under a real name? Any chance you can point me to a place I can read Bronson's "Confessions" ? I did a google search and came up with so many false leads I figure I did something wrong.

While you are cross-examining me, feel free to ask more questions.

Steve EM
"orthodox, short and an attorney" -- sounds like my kind of guy! ;)

Except I've never banned you.

Stephen said... @ July 28, 2006 at 10:12 PM


I know, it could be a lot better, but I haven't felt like any sort of poetry for a long while.

It completes it all for anonymous and makes it fit how I'm feeling tonight.

Stephen said... @ July 29, 2006 at 5:38 AM


btw, is where I commented on the play at my blog.

And, to calm anonymous, I revised my earlier harsh thoughts at:


annegb said... @ July 29, 2006 at 9:24 AM

Steve EM, remember when you started posting and I said, "welcome back!" I bet you were confused.

You could use euphemisms for cussing like I do, although I got in trouble once for doing that, as well.

I called Kaimi a stupid butt poo-poo head and he forgave me and we're friends now.

You know, Steve Em, about that cussing, I cuss, but I don't like cussing on my blog. Which is so contrary and hypocritical, but I'm honoring my inner chid who doesn't like it.

Stephen, I'll forward you those plays. He sent them to me, but you have to have corel to open them and I've yet to figure it out.

I didn't take his sandbox comment as smug, I took it to mean he realized there were other things at play. I do that all the time, stumble in and offend people, before I realize I've stumbled onto a family blog. I think we can whip him into shape pretty fast. LOL

I don't think his mom is a monster, I think she knows and loves him and she knows where he's coming from. We didn't, nor did he know and love us, so he didn't give a crap about our "little" feelings (RW God is going to get you for that).

Stephen said... @ July 29, 2006 at 11:46 AM

annegb -- you are the best. I have Corel WP as well as WordXP on this machine, just for times like this.

And, I just sold a non-exclusive license of some of my IP for $5.00. Who says critics can't write ;)

Stephen said... @ July 30, 2006 at 5:33 PM
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Anonymous said... @ August 2, 2006 at 10:37 AM

You deleted your latest post, Stephen. I don´t know.

Stephen, do you dance? I would think well, the way you spin and shuffle.

Stephen said... @ August 2, 2006 at 9:30 PM

Anonymous, do you have any courage or identity -- or just sad insults. It is the SnarkerNacle, your insults should pop and zing.

BTW, I dance very well.

Do you?

Rethink your post, answer my questions (I answered yours) and then, if you feel like an insult, try something wry, humorous or potent that will make people laugh.

What do you see as spinning and shuffling (have you seen the dancing by the attorney in Chicago? Now that is a spin and a shuffle!)?

You need to think, to apply insults to actual conduct, to engage. For crying out loud. You are coming across as passive almost aggressive or as closing on borderline but not quite there.

Get some fire and vitality.

Seriously, this site is supposed to have humor, some irony and a bit of sarcasm once in a while. It is a great place to insult me because if I'm posting here, there is implied consent.

But, gee wiz Anonymous, develop some style to go with it.

This is one place you can get away with really cutting loose.

And, if you don't like my poetry, feel free to offer some critique.

Stephen said... @ August 3, 2006 at 7:17 AM

To anyone who wants to know why I was irritated with the Popcorn play, the author decided that certain emotions, if held or expressed by the parents in the death of a child, made them monsters suitable only for public ridicule.

Since part of the death of a child is an uncontrolled cascade of somewhat random emotions and feelings, he was basically saying that every parent who has had a child die is fair game.

It is like a play I saw on incest survivors that insisted that if they had any mixed emotions, any positive feelings about the perps, then the victims were deserving of public shaming. I think the author is currently in the sixth circle of hell for that the feeling of shame and self-loathing that many victims feel is only made worse by such manipulative tripe as mixed emotions are unavoidable in all of life.

Anyway, just in case anyone was curious and didn't feel like reading the entire thread.

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