Monday, February 25, 2008

What’s in a Name? – Continued

Last week, I wondered why raving sociopaths select particular names for their Internet IDs. Specifically, this was in reference to a certain person calling him/herself “John West”
that had commented over at “Canada’s Best Blog” with the following loathsome remark:

The theory that a result is more likely genetic than environmental is obvious when you consider the cushy up-bringing, educational opportunities and other advantages that so many Liberals experience in Canada, yet so many of them are still retarded, illogical, weak-spirited, dependent, unappreciative, small-minded, petty, arrogant fools who make the lives of millions a daily frustration.

Such flawed individuals can only be due to bad genetics. It's nearly impossible to learn to be such a waste of skin.

I’d joking suggested that this individual might be associating himself with the madcap character flogging a fishy product bearing the same name. But courtesy of P.Z. Myers at Pharyngula, it seems there’s another, vastly more intriguing possibility