Ah, fools. We must suffer fools. Here in Rogers Park, Chicago’s 49th Ward has a population of just over 60,000. Packed into a two-square mile area, it is difficult to avoid the approximately 10,000 village idiots that move amongst us.
One such village idiot is a coward who uses the make-believe name of “Your Chicago Friend” (YCF). Afraid to use his/her real name, this spineless jellyhead is a constant blog lurker, frequently leaving stupid comments. Generally, YCF is ignored by the local bloggers. But this string of comments by YCF is so entertainingly stupid that I thought you might be amused by it, too.
YCF seems to be attacking The Bench for pointing out the stupidity of replacing low-tech trash cans in Chicago with hi-tech, electronic “Big Belly” compactors (see “Big Belly Chokes (Updated)”). The Big Bellys are made of a lot of plastic parts, so therefore depend more on petroleum products to be manufactured, unlike the all-metal traditional cans. Furthemore, the Big Belly has a bigger carbon footprint to manufacture, and will require ongoing maintenance.
Big Belly’s V.P. Richard Kennelly wrote a response to The Bench, but avoided some of our objections and used the forum to propagandize for his company. I don’t fault him for that; it’s his job to sell Big Bellys. But what stake does YCF have in Big Belly? We cannot know, because YCF is afraid to reveal his/her true identity. YCF doesn’t care to address legitimate questions and objections about Big Belly. Rather, the cowardly YCF chooses to throw insults. (Note to YCF: That’s not a good debate tactic.)
Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 09:46:20 -0500
From: "Your Chicago Friend"
Now, reveal yourself, YCF. Like a big-boy adult who has the courage to stand behind his/her words. Chicken shit.