An important message from a man the pond hopes will someday become a sponsor.
Here he is on the left:
Now for a little whimsical word game of the kind loved by university professors:
And now for an abject apology.
The pond and its potential sponsor meant absolutely no harm, none at all, and would like to issue a clarification about all this idle talk about girlies:
"I am not talking about girls. I am talking about economic girlie men.
I don’t think there’s anything gender specific here.
Not girls, girlies, it’s very different.
I hope you are not going to say I am a sexist misogynist." (here)
Now it has come to the pond's attention that somehow, mysteriously and inexplicably, the word "dickhead" appeared in the pond's header above.
The pond is full of abject remorse, and in the manner of that wonderful example (hey Matthias, have you considered sponsoring blogs to get your message out), the pond would like to present an explanation. It might be tricky to follow, but here we go:
We weren't talking about dicks. We were talking about economic macho robot dickheads.
It should be remembered that unless the rare and largely unknown Terminator T-800a with penal attachment is ordered, the average robot comes without a penis.
We don’t think there’s anything gender specific there.
Not terminators with penises, or if you will penes, but dickhead terminators, it’s very different.
The pond hopes no one is going to say its a sexist or a misanthrope or worst of all a misandrist ...
Now remember, girlies are weak, pathetic, snivelling, difficult creatures, cry babies and dobbers, spoilsports and losers, put on the planet to make life hard for men. Oh they like ribbons and lipstick and pink, and the funniest insult you can round up to insult a man is to call him a girlie. But it's not gender specific.
Just like the pond isn't making Terminator jokes about economic robots ...
Afterthought: now you might think it would just be simpler for the pond to admit to a cheap sexist jibe, and move on. But how would that work as a role model for a site dedicated to loons?
And they keep saying only blondes are clueless ...