OK, I was plenty embarrassed by the 0% rating on the cuss-o-meter, but now certain bloggers — among my favorites, as if the knife needs twisting (or "needs twisted" for you mostly Midlands speakers) — have started to tease me about it. See here and here. Saintly? (OK, maybe that wasn't meant badly, but that shoe doesn't fit!) "Wisconsin goody two-shoes!"?
Just for the record, in real life, I utter a constant stream of obscenities. Just this morning I was — no kidding — hollering a set of things to a whole group of people that would get you banned from radio. Not in anger or anything, but it was the right thing to do in the circumstances. It seems like a pseudonymous blogger who is foul-mouthed in real life would light up the meter on the web. I'm as baffled as anybody. Cripes.
But there's been a big dust-up over on ScienceBlog about pseudonymous blogging and authority. More on that later.
Image from here. It was time to get away from album covers.