An Extremely Polite Request to Mogg Tsur

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By the Darn-Poor Rhymer

 

(To be sung to “While shepherds watched their flocks by night”)

 

There is a pond not far away,

Where lived a small white shark;

And he resolved to have his way,

And give the world some snark.

 

He picked a place called WriterBeat,

And avatar right scary;

Mouth open, Mogg thought he could eat

All comers, smooth or hairy.

 

At first, his comments and his posts

Some liked, and some did hear;

But soon, his distaste for his hosts

Increasingly was clear.

 

His titles were insulting; and

If you tried to “deny,”

He’d soon delete your finest hand-

Crafted, germane reply.

 

And his own comments he did plot

Soon after to erase;

His posts became just “dot dot dot,”

Our memories to faze.

 

Mogg Tsur, you think you’re Moby Dick?

The Great White, Prince of Whales?

Why don’t you see that you’re a prick?

My understanding fails.

 

Go back, young Mogg, to your old pond,

Go back where you belong;

The people here will not be fond

Of you, if you stay long.

 

Comments

Neil Lock Added Dec 17, 2018 - 7:15pm
I shall not be using the "red X" on this thread. If anyone exceeds the bounds of reasonable politeness, I will gently make them aware of that fact. All are welcome on this thread - but please don't castigate anyone who doesn't deserve it.
Ken Added Dec 17, 2018 - 7:31pm
If we've never heard of the song used for the melody, can we replace it with "We Will Rock You?"
Doug Plumb Added Dec 17, 2018 - 7:33pm
lol
Jeffry Gilbert Added Dec 17, 2018 - 7:39pm
He thinks he's being boycotted when in reality nobody likes him.    
When he comments on an article on a topic other than the control of WB he's not often wrong yet usually contrary. 
 
I've thought more than once Mogg is Autumn's alter ego trying to elevate her labor of love.
 
Another good one from you Neil.
Mustafa Kemal Added Dec 17, 2018 - 8:43pm
lol
 
"He thinks he's being boycotted when in reality nobody likes him.  "
 I dont think thats true. I think he red x's any commentary and then claims he is being boycotted.
 
He is very funny to me. The most sensitve shark with a name that sounds like MAGOG,  He reminds me of one of my daughers when she was 14.
 
and he spends so much time trying to make sure you understand his
PREROGATIVE.   I told him, ok, you got your prerogative, the same as any of the others, so use it. No need to blather on about it;
 
Mustafa "you gone" 
 
LOL
 
 
Ryan Messano Added Dec 17, 2018 - 9:28pm
LOL,
Mogg deserves this, and it is well done, 
 
"He thinks he's being boycotted when in reality nobody likes him.    
When he comments on an article on a topic other than the control of WB he's not often wrong yet usually contrary. "
Quite true, Jeffry
 
and he spends so much time trying to make sure you understand his
PREROGATIVE.   I told him, ok, you got your prerogative, the same as any of the others, so use it. No need to blather on about it;
 
Mustafa "you gone"
 
And that's quite true too, Mustafa. 
 
To be fair, despite his orneriness, and overweening mothering of everyone on WB, Mogg is definitely more often right than wrong. 
  
Bill H. Added Dec 17, 2018 - 10:18pm
 
Mogg is actually one of many of us.
This is a different community than most, so we jump into the water and hopefully adjust to the temperature.
Some (I call them "hit and run" posters), dump their "load" here and go away. Others try to hijack and control the community to no avail.
Some of us for some stupid reason think we can convince the others to follow our lead, only to find that it is like trying to sell air conditioning units to those north of the artic circle.
Liberal1 Added Dec 17, 2018 - 10:21pm
Now come on!  'Tis the Christmas season and we need to let bygones be bygones!
 
So in an effort to share the joy allow me be the first one to offer to chip in on a Christmas present for good, 'ol Mogg:
 
https://www.midol.com/midol-products/midol-long-lasting-relief/
The Owl Added Dec 17, 2018 - 10:22pm
You're right, Neil, you're a lousy rhymer.
 
But you certainly excel at the vulgar ad hominem attack.
 
You probably should consider using the red X on your own post.  It's earned it.
 
The post also says a lot more about you than it does about Mogg.  The post doesn't flatter him in the least.
 
Your post suggests that Mogg has gotten your goat. But more significantly he seems to have absconded wit the while flock and all of your sheep to.
 
An what he left you was just enough wool to take the place of your missing brain.
 
Not a bright move, my friend.  Not night at all !
 
Mustafa Kemal Added Dec 17, 2018 - 10:29pm
" An what he left you was just enough wool to take the place of your missing brain. Not night at all !"
 
LOL
 
Mustafa
Stone-Eater Added Dec 17, 2018 - 11:40pm
Neil
 
Hilarious. Demagogg it'sure would fit too LOL
Mark Hunter Added Dec 18, 2018 - 3:04am
That really put me in the holiday spirit; brought a tear to my eye.
Neil Lock Added Dec 18, 2018 - 4:08am
Ah, yes. It's fun to see who has a sense of humo(u)r and who not. Jeffry, Mustafa, Stone-Eater, Mark, Liberal1 - and yes, even Ryan - have all passed the test.
Mark Hunter Added Dec 18, 2018 - 5:45am
I’ve never had any interest in pointless arguing, with people shouting past each other. It seems so ... well, pointless, and for me not entertaining.
Leroy Added Dec 18, 2018 - 6:02am
Well done, Neil!
The Burghal Hidage Added Dec 18, 2018 - 8:02am
Hmm......I must be starting to think more and more like the Captain, only my suspicion was that shark boy was actually a manifestation of the Rev's imaginary friend
Leroy Added Dec 18, 2018 - 8:44am
"So in an effort to share the joy allow me be the first one to offer to chip in on a Christmas present for good, 'ol Mogg:
 
https://www.midol.com/midol-products/midol-long-lasting-relief/
"
 
It's notjustfor women anymore.  Men in the UK have priods too. :)
 
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-17/compulsory-indoctrination-uk-schools-boys-have-periods-too
Jeff Jackson Added Dec 18, 2018 - 9:25am
Things were just fine than along came the Mogg
Slinging mud and insults as if from a bog
With his self-absorption, he thought he'd go far
But most of his comments were well below par
 
Though most of us wish he'd go back where he came
Instead of us wishing to call him a bad name
Throughout our positing, his insults abound
But in logic and reason, his quotes can't be found
 
So here we wait with bated breath
That his postings will meet a graceful quiet death
Don't go away mad, just go away
And find another blog where you might have some say
 
JJ 12/18/2018
(all rights reserved and all that) 
 
Liberal1 Added Dec 18, 2018 - 9:42am
There once was a old man called Mogg.
He said, "See the lovely fogg!"
He tried to delete it,
But WB just said "Beat it!",
So instead he went full demagogue.
Stone-Eater Added Dec 18, 2018 - 9:44am
Jeff
 
Wow. You should ryhme more often :-)
Neil Lock Added Dec 18, 2018 - 9:45am
I've been doing some research, and it looks as though this isn't the first time Mogg has surfaced, and been immortalized in poetry:
 
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Famous_Tay_Whale.
 
Not by just any poet, too, but by the great William McGonagall! At whose superlative command of the English language, and original and incisive use of it, the Darn-Poor Rhymer can only marvel.
Leroy Added Dec 18, 2018 - 9:59am
Poor Mogg has the distinction of being unappreciated by all sides.  That takes talent!
Neil Lock Added Dec 18, 2018 - 10:01am
Jeff J: Nice rhymes! :-) I have a 6/8 melody that could go with your words. Might work pretty well as a wassail song, too.
 
Liberal1: Thank you, too. 
Mustafa Kemal Added Dec 18, 2018 - 10:03am
"I'm scared to death the likes of Neil and his clique will come to be known as the best I could do for enemies. "
 
Mogg, dont be scared, you have no enemies here. What you are hearing is laughter.  
 
You might want to check out some of that Midol Leroy recommended. 
 
Boys get periods too. Could help.
 
lol
 
Mustafa
Neil Lock Added Dec 18, 2018 - 10:07am
Leroy: Just for the record, because I failed to say it at the outset, and should have done. Off-topic, but in-the-spirit, comments are most welcome on this thread. :-)
Dino Manalis Added Dec 18, 2018 - 11:19am
 We should spread kindness and politeness!
The Burghal Hidage Added Dec 18, 2018 - 11:40am
much easier to spread than fertilizer, though it may at times smell as bad
Ian Thorpe Added Dec 18, 2018 - 12:05pm
Are you suggesting Neil that our dear friend Mogg's time would be better spent washing his socks by night.
 
I'd better elaborate for American readers: The carol While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night has been popular with schoolchildren in Britain for many decades.
While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
all seated on the ground,
An angel of the lord came down
and glory shone around.
but children don't sing those words ...
While Shepherds washed their socks by night
All seated round the tub
An angel of the lord came down
said scrub you buggers scrub.
 
Jim Stoner Added Dec 18, 2018 - 12:10pm
Like me, he seems to suffer from the delusion that he can plop in here and make a difference.  Mogg is hardly the worst I've seen, and he does make arguments, if long-winded (again, like me). 
 
Neil, I am such a bad judge of poetry, I thought it was pretty good (but should have made a more direct reference to "Jaws"). 
 
Happy holidays--however you may celebrate them--soon I will have to pull back for a couple of weeks. 
 
Thanks for your note, Dino. 
Burghal,  What's so hard about spreading fertilizer?  It's easy if you know how (broadly, not too deep). 
The Burghal Hidage Added Dec 18, 2018 - 12:33pm
Not the fertilizer that comes in bags, rather that which comes by the measure of wagons or trailers. Most purveyors of this commodity do indeed spread it broadly, though they seem to be still working at the depth. Does one spread it only high enough that all may become mired in it, or simply high enough that it becomes all that one sees? 
Koshersalaami Added Dec 18, 2018 - 12:38pm
Am I to understand that the extremely polite request is, in essence, Get Your Ass Off WriterBeat ?
 
Just curious. 
The Burghal Hidage Added Dec 18, 2018 - 1:16pm
Here's a thought for you:
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Get it? You're welcome :)
Stone-Eater Added Dec 18, 2018 - 1:23pm
TBH
 
May I provide a translation into German ?
 
English:
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German:
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(You see, we Germanophones use more words to express the same ;-)
Stone-Eater Added Dec 18, 2018 - 1:25pm
BTW TBH:
 
You used an English which is too sophisticated for me. That's why I shortened it.
The Burghal Hidage Added Dec 18, 2018 - 1:28pm
That, two global conflicts and bathroom porn. The rest of the world has some catching up to do. Do make good cars though.....
Koshersalaami Added Dec 18, 2018 - 1:53pm
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Koshersalaami Added Dec 18, 2018 - 1:55pm
A few of those came out a little dicey
 
I left of a G in Using and I used a long and a short dash at the beginning of the third line when it should have been two short dashes. 
Stone-Eater Added Dec 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
Moggie is a froggie 
who came her recently
he thought this is no good place
'cos all are talking free
 
He tried to educate us
on manners and behave
but shit, it didn't work out
hey no! we did just save
 
the way WeeBee expresses
it's personality
and if someone don't like it
fuck off and take a pee.
 
(sorry, just sprang up, kind of LOL)
Stone-Eater Added Dec 18, 2018 - 2:13pm
Mogg
 
Life is easier with a little humor, you know. Or do you want to have thin lips in old age ? Might be cheaper to laugh than to have them siliconed. Ease up, man. We're a funny bunch here, and we also know how to discuss stuff without lecturing.
Stone-Eater Added Dec 18, 2018 - 2:30pm
Transferred from an article from Cullen because I got lured off subject:
 
Mogg
 
S-E your affection for misery says it all. If the lesson of your life is cynicism then negativity rules you. 
  
Somebody who's a cynic doesn't necessarily has to have a depression. As I said, sometimes one has be able to read between the lines and see the positive side of cynicism (or even sarcasm): 
  
Life is not there to take it too seriously. If you do that, you die prematurely, maybe due to a heart attack. A smirk is always better than a tear. The way of getting old in a bright way is perfectly shown by Monty Python for example.  
  
When you start to take yourself too seriously, THEN you know you're getting old. 

Stone-Eater Added Dec 18, 2018 - 2:38pm
BTW: When you want to see misery, come to Africa. Maybe then you understand why someone can become a cynic. Then it's up to you if you can preserve optimism and humor....
Stone-Eater Added Dec 18, 2018 - 3:07pm
Africa has no corner on the misery market and no one goes there to shop.
 
No. Not to shop. To get it for almost free. I see you have no idea at all so let's end this. Period. Have fun with the rest of the gang, I'm out.
opher goodwin Added Dec 18, 2018 - 4:12pm
I've never had a problem with Mogg. We've exchanged some views.
Stone-Eater Added Dec 18, 2018 - 4:19pm
Oph
 
Good for you :-) Maybe I'm not up to such conversations. I do recognize my limits and *get red* LOL
Jeff Michka Added Dec 18, 2018 - 7:58pm
Awwww, poor ol Mogg the dogfish.  He just can't get res[pect when he demands it, and EVERYONE must do what Mogg wants.  I suspect he's a cheap, former blogger that always got his way, and could delete, block and ban people that dared to not like his "I'm soooo important!!!" BS, and can't figure it out.  He's a new Ryan favorite, so he must be able to take the reins and run WB, just like you fools wanted Ryan to take over on WB when Autumn once wanted out.  Of course, Ryan can't forget his "elevation" in status. beats getting his ass kicked in an election, where nobody bought into him.  LOL
Neil Lock Added Dec 19, 2018 - 3:37am
Koshersalaami: You may interpret the message of my article how you choose. But you seem to have understood the strong hint dropped by the "dotty" among us, like TBH and Stone-Eater. You also speak Morse code better than I do!
Neil Lock Added Dec 19, 2018 - 3:39am
Ian: Thank you for your most erudite and helpful comment.
Neil Lock Added Dec 19, 2018 - 3:41am
Stone-Eater: You Germanophones not only use more words than we Anglos, but longer ones too.
 
Gemütlichkeit!
Neil Lock Added Dec 19, 2018 - 3:45am
Opher: You've had conversations with Mogg. But are both ends of them still visible on the site? If you can find examples where he hasn't deleted either you or himself, maybe there's hope for him yet.
Neil Lock Added Dec 19, 2018 - 3:47am
Jeff M: Glad to see you joining in, in your usual inimitable style. Just a small reminder, Mogg is fair game on this thread, but it isn't really about Ryan...
Stone-Eater Added Dec 19, 2018 - 3:56am
Neil
 
Prost :-)
Koshersalaami Added Dec 19, 2018 - 7:39am
So now I’m leading a movement here for increasing deletions. Can’t say I wasn’t warned.
Neil Lock Added Dec 19, 2018 - 5:03pm
Koshersalaami: I'll assume you directed your comment at 7:39am to me, as you didn't explicitly route it to someone else.
 
I suppose it's fair to say that you are "leading a movement here." A politeness movement, to which I have contributed a three-word motto: "Please be polite." I suppose it's also fair to say that you have suggested increasing use of the "red X" by those authors who so wish. But I can't recall any occasion on which I have linked the two, and said anything like "a movement here for increasing deletions."
 
You seemed to have got into the spirit of this thread when you wrote in Morse code, and I'm disappointed to find you now going against that. In any case, this thread is about Mogg Tsur, not about you.
 
I should perhaps add, to my "Please be polite," ", and don't impute to anyone things they haven't said."
Koshersalaami Added Dec 19, 2018 - 6:25pm
My comment was flippant
Neil Lock Added Dec 19, 2018 - 6:28pm
So was my article, my friend
Neil Lock Added Dec 19, 2018 - 6:35pm
Oh, and let me add a third string to my "please be polite" bow, provided by Willis Eschenbach who writes at wattsupwiththat.com: "When you comment, quote the exact words you are discussing, to avoid misunderstandings."
Koshersalaami Added Dec 19, 2018 - 6:52pm
Of course it was.
Quoting the exact words you’re discussing is a good idea but I wouldn’t delete someone for failing to do that. 
Neil Lock Added Dec 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
Indeed, any comment about sharks or whales has to be more than a little flippant, no?
 
I'll leave you with that, because it's turned midnight here, and rest beckons.
Koshersalaami Added Dec 19, 2018 - 7:08pm
Got it. I didn’t know where you were, or at least I didn’t remember. It’s five hours earlier here. Have a good night. 
Adolf Dick McMenace Added Dec 20, 2018 - 3:34am
There once was an asshole named Dogg Turd,
Whose shit was as good as his word.
He incoherently posts,
About what he hates the most,
Only to prove his brain, like his nuts, is toast.
Neil Lock Added Dec 20, 2018 - 3:53am
Oogie Shamalanga DBE: Welcome to WriterBeat, and thanks for your limerick. It's abundantly clear that your verse has great potential for improvement! The treatment, the scansion and the rhymes could be perfect, if you would only devote towards them a little more of your undoubted great talent. The subject matter, unfortunately, sucks; but you have done well to most articulately, eloquently and congenially express your opinion of it.
 
Once again thank you, and by the way, nice screen-name.
Koshersalaami Added Dec 20, 2018 - 8:26am
DBE makes a wonderful suffix for a title
Neil Lock Added Dec 20, 2018 - 2:19pm
DBE is Dame of the British Empire. I thought Oogie would like that...
Neil Lock Added Dec 20, 2018 - 6:22pm
Aha, Michael is giving himself a new name every few hours. It's his way of beating Mogg. It makes a proper conversation impossible, but without any need to go dotty.
 
Note to Autumn: In the new WriterBeat, when someone changes their screen name, it shouldn't change the moniker on comments previously made!
Koshersalaami Added Dec 20, 2018 - 6:53pm
But that’s how you can tell they changed their name
Ryan Messano Added Dec 20, 2018 - 7:02pm
 
Fabulous poetry by JJ and by Illiberal1.  Quite nice and enjoyable.  It appears I'm living rent free in some people's heads, and they must enjoy it, because they can't stop talking about me.  Not worried what others think about me, I really do like my mind, it's a paradise of sorts, IMHO.  Every day is a war, with the good and bad doing battle.  Have to be careful telling that to a psychiatrist or they'll think you are nuts.
 
Two natures dwell within my breast,
The one is cursed the other blest,
The one I love, the one I hate,
The one I feed, will dominate. 
Ryan Messano Added Dec 20, 2018 - 7:03pm
And, in the spirit of poetry, for Mogg, if he has his spirits dampened by the facetiousness.
 
“The shadow by my finger cast
Divides the future from the past:
Before it, sleeps the unborn hour,
In darkness, and beyond thy power.
Behind its unreturning line,
The vanished hour, no longer thine:
One hour alone is in thy hands,-
The NOW on which the shadow stands.”
Henry Van Dyke  
On the sun dial at Wellesley college.
Ryan Messano Added Dec 20, 2018 - 7:04pm
Stone's poetry started out promising, but then got into a car wreck with profanity.  Sigh, so sad, too bad. 
Liberal1 Added Dec 20, 2018 - 8:49pm
"Fabulous poetry by JJ and by Illiberal1.  Quite nice and enjoyable.  It appears I'm living rent free in some people's heads, and they must enjoy it, because they can't stop talking about me. "
 
R.Y.A.N. (= Rude, Yellow-bellied, assinine, nitwit), seeing as how neither of us mentioned you, are you admitting that you are Mogg or are you trying to win the "Most Clueless, Narcissistic Dumbass of the Day" Award?
Mustafa Kemal Added Dec 20, 2018 - 11:58pm
Ryan,
"because they can't stop talking about me."
 
People cant stop talking about libtards either. We all have our favorite jokes.
 
You indeed are popular. 
 
Mustafa
Adolf Dick McMenace Added Dec 21, 2018 - 4:04am
Neil Lock, thank you, but worn-out butt-plugs like Dogg Turd usually aren't worthy of attention; I'm pissed that I got this far, but you know, politics.