16 February 2011

An Open Letter to the Internet

by Frank Turk



Dear Internet,


Think about it, and I'll be back next week with something more specific. Thanks.







48 comments:

The Bible Christian said...

I remember the very first time a commented on Pyro, You repudiated me for doing what I had know idea I did a Drive by... But I still love to read what you have to say. I am eager to read what you have planned for this... When I think of the Internet and blogging and somebody being wrong... I think of you! Not necessary in a negative way...But your name pops up as being in the mix.

For His glory

Lenny

David Rudd said...

i thought this discussion was happening at your debate blog?

Rachael Starke said...

Cheater!!

Solameanie said...

Does the Vegas sign mean that the upcoming post will sort of be like a slot machine? If three Pyromaniac logos come up in the window, I hit the jackpot?

Sir Brass said...

This is as much of a "win" as your "I've got nothing" post.

Love it!

trogdor said...

Dear Die Hard,

You rock. Especially when that guy was on the roof.

PS Do you know Mad Max?

Robert Warren said...

The day before, in another office:

"Cancel all my meetings...I have to post something wrong on the Internet."

Stefan said...

The Internet is simultaneously one of the best and worst things to happen to Christian discourse in 2000 years.

Frank Turk said...

The Internet is a Menace and must be stopped.

Aaron said...

Frank,

The tone of this letter is sarcastic. And when you call the internet a menace, you show your hand, proving that my analysis of the tone is absolutely correct.

Did I mention that I approve of your tone?

Scooter said...

Ninja cat will stop the Internet!

Strong Tower said...

"This is as much of a "win" as your "I've got nothing" post."

No one say nothing as rightly as Frank unless he's wrong on the internet. I think though, Frank has ended up living in a trailer down by the river.

Word Verification: flednesc

That pretty much sums what's happening with Frank.

Though Frank would not admit it, he has taken the highway, the time has finally come from him to turn around and be saved. He was serching for a rainbow when he saw fire on the mountain, he knew this 'ol cowboy had heard it in a love song, and the Lord knows it has been a long hard ride.

Absence makes the heart grow wonder.

I am wondering if there isn't a hidden message in the Las Vegas signage and the fact that Frank recently lost weight. Or it might be said that he lost Cents. Or, could it be that he forgot to turn around when he told his excess baggage to take a hike, and is now centsless in the meadows.

If so, would the people in Nevada, if you find him walking down the road, with a less heavy load, would you tell him, the long and winding road that leads to his door is back the other way?

Now about that be back. Shouldn't he rather have said, "If God wills"?

I mean, who wants to live in a trailer down by the river? It's a bit of a distraction.

Strong Tower said...

Bad Sheep!

Halcyon said...

What he said.

ajlin said...

This the other side of the "like ministry" discussion?

Mel said...

Don't forward this to the Obama administration. They'll use this as justification for their "internet kill switch".

CR said...

I thank God for the Internet especially in closed communist societies and Islamic countries. It is getting difficult for governments to control information even in the Internet. What a wonderful tool it is for the proclamation of the gospel.

Jim Pemberton said...

The next day:

"Hold all my calls, I've got an important discussion in the meta of some blog on the Internet to read before I can comment... and it's going to take all afternoon."

Mike Westfall said...

I think I'll just hide behind my keyboard and wait for someone else to identify who or what is wrong on the Internet. And with Ninja Cat lurking about, I'm sure glad that on the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.

David Regier said...

20!

Dr Bill said...

By the way, Frank, Internet is misspelled in your post graphic. It should be capitolized.

Mike Westfall said...

Dr. Bill just identified who and/or what is wrong on the Internet!

Next post, please.

religionannarbor said...

Frank, Don't you think you should privately admonish the internet before calling it out publicly? Maybe over coffee or something?

Douglas said...

"Someone on the Internet is wrong"...and I am too.

Merrilee Stevenson said...

Mr. Turk,

I can't believe that you would make such a straw man argument. I also think it is unloving of you to resort to name-calling. I had much higher expectations of you. Please e mail me at my private email address if you wish to discuss this further. (And after I take care of my children, who at present hungry, half-clothed, and killing each other, I will be glad to discuss the issue at length.)
Sincerely,
Anonymous

Frank Turk said...

Shark Tank.









I love the readers of this blog.

DJP said...

Roger that.

thomastwitchell said...

Pyrochum-

Try it, slightly spicy, but oh so chummy! Just the thought of it goes without saying...

Can be served cold or hot. A textured, nutritional suppliment. Not to be use as ecclesubstitute.

Dave .... said...

If a blog post hits the internet and no one reads it, is it still heresy? It's like the sound of one hand typing. But no matter what, PLEASE, cancel all my meetings. At least, don't make me go to them. Is it wrong to be a bureaucrat?

Rachael Starke said...

Crying.


With laughter.


Seriously. I may have just hurt something.


I'm sending Frank the bill. It is all his fault, after all.

Regular Pyro Reader said...
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Regular Pyro Reader said...

THOU SHALT NOT BLOG - Exodus 20

Sharon said...

Dr. Bill: . . . It should be capitolized.

Um, don't you mean "capitalized"?

(That's two things wrong with the Internet, and counting.)

northWord said...

The Internet..at times an inconvenient truth.

Daryl said...

Sharon,

Maybe it should be capitolized. It couldn't be any worse than Brussels or New York...they don't have discernment bloggers to watch over them.

The internets do.

How would one become an citizen of the internet?

thenface2face said...

Be of good cheer, Frank!

The Menace--all its strutting and fretting, all that festers in the silence between the lines, all its raucous din,and all of the universe it inhabits,will very soon be rolled up like a scroll.

"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

yours truly,
Karen Butler

thenface2face said...

Merrilee,

"And after I take care of my children, who at present hungry, half-clothed, and killing each other,"

Oh, it was much worse than that. Much worse.

And I am going to go clean up the post that makes a glancing reference to it, because it really it is not my story to tell. And the only ones who read that story, thank God, were the dear ones who helped bear the burden of those terrible days.

I agree,Frank, it is a menace,and must be stopped.

Karen Butler

thenface2face said...

CR,

And I rejoice with you that

Their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.

What a wonder it is! All the hidden people can hear His word, in their own tongue. Thank you, Father, for your wonderful gift.

Karen Butler






























Karen Butler

Dr Bill said...

Whew! Sharon caught my subtle insertion of the second error. All is now right with the world.

(If only!)

Merrilee Stevenson said...

Karen,

While my comment was a glancing reference, it was also written from my own experience. I don't recommend you spend any time reading many of my old blog posts, but in there you will find that I understand about having messes to clean up. Would that life's messes were as easy to clean up as those we make here on the internets! That's why it's helpful to be able to laugh at ourselves sometimes. And then get to work on those areas that make us cringe.

In other news, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my oldest son Julien who is 9 years old today!

DJP said...

"Julien" — you're kidding! Unusual spelling. That's how my dad's name was spelled, and thus how my middle name is spelled. But I don't think I've ever met another Julien, nor seen it as a first name with that spelling. What drew you to the name?

SolaMommy said...

Frank,

I don't like your tone. You should have contacted the Internet privately before writing it an open letter.

Aaron Snell said...

Isn't that the French spelling?

DJP is French?

DJP said...

"J" may be.

But DJP most certainly is not.

Merrilee Stevenson said...

(I would have missed reading your question, considering my last comment and all, but I'm waiting for one at piano lesson before the birthday madness begins.)

Well what do you know? One more endearing quality about you that confirms that you are a kindred spirit! (sigh) There is a bittersweet story behind the name. In short, it is the only name my husband Enoch and I both liked. We chose the French spelling (with an e instead of an a) because we were planning to serve the Lord in France, and wanted our children to have names that would do well cross-culturally. We never made it to the mission field in France, which is a longer story. But our son (who reminded me this morning that he is 5 years old in the Lord), has an evangelist's heart, and we live in a heavily Catholic area (Philadelphia). Perhaps he will go one day, Lord willing.

Kevin Schaub said...

No worries, Frank. The guys on NCIS Los Angeles broke the internet. They did it for our own good. Who knows how I'm still able to comment on this blog, though.

thomastwitchell said...

anonymous lest this on my blog.

Pirate server up-link up-date... The satelite has not been affected by NCIS (National Council Of Internet Security). Ground-based servers are being shut down. However, as long as we can maintain our cloking capabilities, we'll survive. Scramble frequencies sequencing will be hand delivered. Use the Mariachi broadband receiver. Down load new codes daily.

Hanani Hindsfeet said...

Can we get a t-shirt with that Frank?