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Monday, April 02, 2007

Praguetory tries to be funny

Praguetory is back after nearly a month of nursing his bruises, and desperately dashing from blog to blog promoting his 'impersonate Manic' day under comments. Individual items may pass muster as being on-topic, but taken collectively it stinks of spam.... so in an effort to keep the blogosphere relatively spam-free, Manic will happily help Praguetory along and heartily promote this event (which is sure to reveal more about Praguetory than it will about Manic):

Praguetory - Keep Looking Watson

Not a good start. Praguetory is so lacking in self-awareness that he does not realise how stupid he looks by targeting Tom Watson to 'get at' Manic when the big-game-hunter antics he and Paul Staines play have already been rumbled.

Also, he is basing his style on 'Guido 2.0', not Bloggerheads. It is not easy to successfully find humour in mocking a writing style that satirises another... you undermine yourself from the outset by showing that you do not get the joke!

And while humour can be found in the subtle reworking of the material of your target, it does not pay to simply throw the same material back at that target verbatim unless their hypocrisy is so obvious/proven and totally inline with the original text that the audience is sure to get the joke.... and in trying to 'prove' hypocrisy, Praguetory not only fails miserably, but (again) shows his ignorance:

Not only is Tom Watson mocking David Cameron by way of a 'caught unawares at home' video blog [see: satire (use of)], but the allowance that Tom Watson and many other MPs voted for (that Manic himself thinks is a bit of a joke) cannot be used for campaigning purposes! Silly boy.

As for the 'Filipino maid' remark, Manic (in his role as full-time campaign manager for Tom Watson) criticised Tom privately at the time and is not afraid to make the content of that communication public now:
That maid remark wasn't very smart, Tom. Even if you're mocking the cheap shots Mr Nice Guy allows from his activists, you're forgetting that the Tories are such shameless liars that they will simply pick up the ball and run with it, yelling "Look! He's taking a cheap shot!"
And so it has come to pass.

UPDATE - Here comes Post #2

Praguetory - Check The Toilet Watson

Targeting Tom again? This subject has already been covered Mr Big Game Hunter. Next!

UPDATE - Here comes Post #3

Praguetory - Check The Outside Toilet Watson

Tom again. And he's not getting any funnier. That was the point of this exercise, yes?

UPDATE - Post #4

Praguetory - Have You Tried Taking Up The Drains Watson?

Tom again!? As Manic has stated under comments, he is beginning to suspect that Praguetory is using 'satire' as an excuse for publishing a series of libellous comments about Tom Watson.

UPDATE - Post #5

Praguetory - How To Win Friends & Influence People

Manic fails to see any effort, humour or point in repeating content verbatim in this way... especially when Manic produced proof of his claims of cowardice in the original post and Praguetory has not in his carbon copy of its content. It also needs to be noted that the word 'bogroll' and the childish name-calling originated at the 'Guido Fawkes' weblog and that the subsquent 'bogroll' here was intended to mock that. He is again failing to identify satire while trying to satirise it by starting his own 'bogroll'... and calling Manic a hypocrite as he does so. Does anyone have any paracetamol?

UPDATE - Post #6

Praguetory - What Watson?

Praguetory reveals that the entire stunt is designed to slag off Tom Watson, and that he already has the material prepared. The excuse he gives is delicious... Manic would have gladly been a part of this regardless of the subject matter!

UPDATE - Post #7

Praguetory - Hamer’s A Card

Ah, the muddy waters begin to clear... a 'case' is being built of sock-puppet hypocrisy! Praguetory appears to be leading up to a claim that Hamer is a sock-puppet controlled by Tom Watson, who in turn is operating under Manic's direction. Of course, Praguetory can't have any proof of this, because it simply isn't true. Not that it matters; Praguetory probably plans to delete all of today's bilge anyway... he's a big fan of retro-moderation, that boy.

UPDATE - Post #8

Praguetory - Ageism

Closest he's come to satire all day. Too bad he appears to be blissfully unaware that the terms are used in direct response to his childishness (which is revealed again in his latest response).

UPDATE - That's all for now, folks. It's just gone 5pm and Manic has places to be and things to do. Besides, Labour headquarters doesn't pay Manic enough to.... Uh-oh.

UPDATE (April 3) - Post #9

Praguetory - Try The Open Sewage Pipe, Watson

Praguetory does not want to bring up the 'Brownite coup' affair (during which his blogging hero outed himself as a total hypocrite and a bastard who will dump his sources in it as and when it suits him). And 'grudge blogging'? FFS. How many posts about Tom Watson yesterday?

UPDATE - Post #10

Praguetory - More Grudge Blogging

Tom again? Really? Oh well, Praguetory did conduct a "Should I blog more about Watson?" poll for his readers (and struggled throughout the afternoon and evening to bring in 10 measly votes).

UPDATE - Post #11

Praguetory - All Good Things Must Come To An End

Translation: "I am running away (again)." Check this post out for the shocking and eye-opening 'chez' connection.

UPDATE - Post #12

Praguetory - Blog Round Up

In which Praguetory says; "Blogging in the style of another blogger is fun for a day, but do it for an extended period could drive you nuts."

Manic has something to say on that subject and a link will appear below shortly:
[link goes here]

UPDATE - Hahahaha! And now he's 'banned' Manic and switched on comment moderation so he can have the last word. What a tool.

Manic has spoken. End communication.



Hamer Shawcross said...

I don't get this...because Tom and I have converged on three issues over six months (one of them Peaches Geldof), I am in league with him?

Where does this leave the "loans for lordships" blanket-coverage of yester-year.

Is it a joke I'm meant to be offended by? Or is it a threat?

[genuinely confused]

12:14 PM, April 02, 2007  
Guido 2.0 said...

Manic is beginning to suspect that Praguetory is using 'satire' as an excuse for publishing a series of libellous comments about Tom Watson.

12:20 PM, April 02, 2007  
tyger said...

I got the impression Mr. Prague was up to something. I just wish it was worth the wait.

Ho hum.

12:36 PM, April 02, 2007  
Guido 2.0 said...

Manic cannot help but be reminded of the time when Praguetory got his arse handed to him on a plate by Unity. PT promptly ran way and then came back with a retaliatory "Bovvered?" post many, many days later.

This would appear to be his retaliation for the well-deserved arse-whipping he got from Manic a few weeks ago... but he's a fool if he thinks he can get to Manic by targeting Tom Watson (especially if this is the best he can do).

If, indeed, that is what is going on here. One cannot discount the very real possibility that Dominic is simply desperate to claim a scalp and/or divert attention away from Staines' recent Newsnight debacle.

12:47 PM, April 02, 2007  
Gregg said...

Manic is beginning to suspect that Praguetory is using 'satire' as an excuse for publishing a series of libellous comments about Tom Watson.

What more can you expect from someone who decides to go and work in the prostitution capital of Europe, and then complains about economic migrants coming to the UK?

1:04 PM, April 02, 2007  
Guido 2.0 said...

This comment doesn't appear to be fair, proper or in any way on-topic, Gregg. Manic requests clarification of the point you are trying to make.

1:09 PM, April 02, 2007  
Gregg said...

I'm not going to trawl through PT's back catalogue to find his posts railing against immigration despite himself being a migrant worker (assuming they've not been deleted). But this caught my eye the other day (the anyonymous post, and his response). Not that I'm judging.

Whilst finding that link, I noticed four recent posts seem to have gone missing from PT's blog, including one which was, I suspect, a clumsy response to being called out on Bob Piper's blog the other day. They're still in the google cache at the mo'.

1:45 PM, April 02, 2007  
Guido 2.0 said...

Thank you for clarifying the point... you're being a bit cheeky when 'not judging' though.

Deleted posts?


You're right. Praguetory has already admitted to this type of retro-moderation. He almost seems proud of it.

1:52 PM, April 02, 2007  
Hamer Shawcross said...

Aha! All becomes clear.

He can think what he doesn't affect me at all. In fact, it's GOOD, as far as I'm concerned that people think I'm Watson.

Watson may not be too impressed, but I rather think he probably won't give a sh*te and he can probably stand up for himself anyway.

Right, I have to leave because I'm hiding from mean I'm off on my hols (FOILED AGAIN!).

Keep up the good work, Manic.

3:47 PM, April 02, 2007  
tyger said...

I rather resent the implication that TomW is a ringleader. Who elected him?

I suggest we make Praguey the leader. He seems to have the time on his hands for such a pointless endeavour.

4:14 PM, April 02, 2007  
septicisle. said...

Eight swings, and eight misses. Good job PT.

1:21 AM, April 03, 2007  
septicisle. said...

Incidentally, I posted on Peaches Geldof as well. I suppose that makes me a sockpuppet too.

1:23 AM, April 03, 2007  
Hamer Shawcross said...


I wrote a post about Shilpa Shetty back in January (along with the rest of the bloggersphere) but I did an "A-Team" sketch, in honour of the Face-Man's presence in the house.

This makes me Tom Watson's sockpuppet apparently.

Also, in light of Iain Dale's pre-emptive wearing of the black Y-fronts the other week over Maggie's non-death and the attendant frothings over the right-wing bloggersphere, that ALL Tory bloggers are Dale's sockpuppets.

Because by praguetory's logic, they would be.

9:43 AM, April 03, 2007  
Hamer Shawcross said...



Apparently, Tom and I are the same person because Tom misspelled "che guevara" as "chez" once, and I once referred to a "chez longue".

Absolutely unbelievable!

9:48 AM, April 03, 2007  
Guido 2.0 said...

No doubt he's standing by and waiting to say (Dizzy stylee) "I meant to do that!"... like this was all part of his 'satire'.

Too bad his performance involved repeated evasion and a total lack of proof for any given claim.... which made it more of a Dale/Staines imitation than anything else.

9:50 AM, April 03, 2007  

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