Thursday, June 01, 2006

Me Conceited?

I got an email yesterday taking me to task for the claim in this blog’s “About Me” section.

Here’s what the writer pointed out:
Your ABOUT ME says, "He's one of the top five political minds in the country."

You think that doesn't come across as maybe just a little, oh, I don't know, conceited?

Now, if someone ELSE (preferably someone independent of your organization) is calling you one of the top five political minds in the country, then by all means you should give the attribution. It can only lend strength to the assessment, because then it will actually mean something.

Clearly this person has problems with arbitrary claims.

So I wonder if he takes offence with Disneyland’s claim to be “the happiest place on earth.”

I mean has this ever been verified by “someone independent” of the Disney Corporation?

Of course not.

So until someone sues Mickey Mouse, I won’t change my ranking among the top five political minds.

7 comments:

J said...

You just sound like a bit of a douchebag referring to yourself in the 3rd person like that.

rondi said...

Hey, Gerry Nicholls may be conceited and delusional about himself, but he is NO douchebag!

Gerry Nicholls said...

Thanks Rondi that's so touching.

Hoodwinked Everywhere said...

I have no qualms about that arbitrary ranking of your political mind, Gerry. I'd like to know who the other 4 are! Here's hoping they include Terrance Corcoran and Mark Steyn...

Gerry Nicholls said...

Thanks Hoodwinked. As for the other four well I don't want to say for fear of offending certain people.

Hoodwinked Everywhere said...

Rats! I guess "I Quit!" doesn't qualify one for ranking amongst the top 5, eh?

IMO, Gerry, "certain people" who were formerly considered worthy of top 5 status desperately need to be offended for their contributions to advancing Canada's Welfare and One-Party State. Compromised "lesser of socialist evils"-accepting principles flourish as a result.

Gerry Nicholls said...

Hoodwinked, I think I can make a good guess as to your identity.