(via our Facebook page)
We’ve had quite a few people accusing us of being anti-freedom of speech lately. Not the least of which was someone saying “Fuck you” on our Facebook page earlier today.
Really, we’re all for freedom of speech. We’re PRO-freedom of speech. We’re PRO-stream of consciousness. We’re only anti-stupid.
How do we define stupid? We don’t. It’s so stupid, we don’t need to.
If you’re reading this, and are stupid—sorry—we weren’t banking on your making it this far.
We are not anti-profanity either. Dialects, idioms, profanity and colloquialism help to define characters and stir emotions in writing. And we will agree with great fortitude that sometimes there is no other word that quite gets the fucking point across.
However, after many years of running this site, I can, with confidence, offer the following statistics:
50% of entries that contain the word “fuck” are spam or stupid.
60% of entries that contain the word “shit” are spam or stupid.
70% of entries that contain the word “cunt” are spam or stupid.
80% of entries that contain the word “pussy” are spam or stupid.
90% of entries that contain the words “bestiality, incest, slut or cock” are spam or stupid.
99.9% of entries that contain the words “nigger, chink, wop, dago, kike, paki, jihad” are spam or stupid.
So, those words get flagged. If your inspired prose birthed one of more of them, then they go in a “pending” bin and wait, in all their brilliance or stupidity, for me to sift through them.
If the entry isn’t stupid—which it’s not if you read this far—then chances are it’s just waiting to be approved. And it will be. I swear.*