Those easily offended beware!
I'm _trying_ to give a damn!
Life is sexually transmitted … and fatal.
Friday, 14 July 2006

As you can see, I have just begun building the SurlyDoug weblog. My plan is to start out small and add features incrementally so that I can begin delivering commentaries even before the “paint is dry”, or even purchased. Please bear with me while I get the foundations in place and begin to populate the site with actual content.

In the future, I may add the ability for readers to leave comments on the articles, but I need to work out some issues before doing that. I might never enable comment posting, but I’d like to and I’ll work to try to find a way to do it.

So, what “actual content” can you expect to find here in the future? Commentary. Some might call it “spleen venting”. Usually about people. Usually people being obtuse, neurotic, or otherwise compromising their best decision making capability. Or maybe they’re just stupid. Whatever. I focus on human behavior because it provides much rich opportunity for the sort of acerbic, insensitive, sometimes vulgar rants I so enjoy making. Rampant insensitivity. Political correctness be damned. And not a small dose of A Modest Proposal thrown in for good measure. Hopefully some of you out there will find it interesting or funny or scary enough to come back and read some more later.

The name “Surly Doug” came about in the local pub when hanging around drinking beer with some friends. We tend to have wide ranging discussions, leavened with the lighter fare typical of barroom conversations. In these discussions, I tended to express things in ways that were less than sensitive or politically correct or even tactful. On top of that, I’m one of those people who has an opinion on almost any topic. And the things I don't have an opinion on, I can still make up a rant. Anyway, in the middle of one of these barside discussions, one of my compatriots called me “Surly Doug”, and it stuck.

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