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@Fidelbogen is killing it on Twitter with his antifeminist bon mots #NotReally #SeriouslyTheyreAwful

So our old friend Fidelbogen the Counter-Feminist Agent of Male Renaissance has gotten on the Twitter. And even though he hasn’t yet figured out how to replace his generic egg avatar, and has managed to amass only 44 followers (one of them me), he’s been tweeting up a storm in the last couple of days.

Indeed, he’s so proud of his recent tweets that he screenshotted a bunch of them and put them on his blog under the title Casting Your Breadcrumbs Upon the Water. (Huh. I thought the expression was “Cast your bread upon the waters.” Maybe Fidelbogen is hoping to recruit some ducks?)

Anyway, I thought I’d give his timely tweety wisdom a somewhat wider audience. I hope he won’t mind.

 

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Can you all suggest some more Fidelbogenisms for him to post?

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katz
7 years ago

That was an interesting thread. I love the analysis of our need to encapsulate every concept into a single word; I’ve certainly always preferred, and been more persuaded by, writers who expressed themselves simply in ordinary language.

Howard Bannister
7 years ago

…it’s time to link to that essay by Orwell, isn’t it?

*checks*

Oh, it’s actually not. Okay, I’ll give it twenty minutes, then.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

“I think we need to be aware that most words ending in -ize (including
marginalize and historicize) are just academic-jargon ways of expressing
simple ideas, such as feeling excluded or trying to understand the past.”

Someone needs to work on memorizing some principles of basic logic.

Gillian
7 years ago

Does anyone else mentally pronounce his name as “fiddlebogen”

Maybe it’s the fault of my inner 12 year old, but I always think of him as “fingerbooger”.

chibigodzilla
7 years ago

Does anyone else mentally pronounce his name as “fiddlebogen”?

I used to; now I’m wondering if he’s trying to make some play on words with fidelity and something else.

Fibinachi
Fibinachi
7 years ago

As your resident Scandinavian half robot. half gibbering thing, I’d like to take this moment to point out that Fidelbogen as far as I know means not a single thing in Danish. Or Swedish. Or Norwegian. And I can check, but Finnish has more apocalyptic monsters and growling, so that’s probably moot.

In danish, though

“Del” is “Part”

and “Bogen” is “The book” (i is in) so “F i part of the” book makes sense, but I have no idea what that’s supposed to mean.

As far as I can tell, it doesn’t mean anything. The Urban Dictionary has a bunch of entries *by* Fidelbogen, but he doesn’t define anything either.

So maybe it’s just a nym that has no inherent meaning, like mine.

HM
HM
7 years ago

It’s a lot easier if you just call him MRA Snape.

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

RE: Argenti

PIN has a retirement policy? Like, people manage to retire? They have people not KIA?! Like, comboys and them only right? This is even more confusing!

The PIN is actually a pretty huge sprawling organization, with a bunch of ‘civilian’ departments. Grey’s is just the most noticeable, and 80% of his job is the equivalent of trespassing and parking violations. Unfortunately, he has one of the most exciting sectors, so that other 20% is ROUGH. And sure, any pinhead can retire… after a visit with the fizzies.

Yeah, Biff’s standards don’t seem to include window locks

There’s no point. M.D. is a master at getting into places she’s not supposed to. There’s a reason he takes her for a housebreaking job at one point.

Mr. Beetles instead of booze. At least sometimes she’s good for him! (Of course, this is Biff, not exactly the angel Raige is!)

M.D.’s kind of an embodiment of entropy. Hang out with her long enough, and you can plan on losing your most cherished constancies. Just sometimes that’s for the best.

katz
7 years ago

It’s a lot easier if you just call him MRA Snape.

I think of him as MRA Polonius.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

LBT — lol, I would not have guessing that any part of PIN was safe! As for the rest, oh M.D. how I love you. Pikachu XD

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

RE: katz

I think of him as MRA Polonius.

For this line alone, I shall shed my homosexuality for you.

RE: Argenti

They were having an off day!

pecunium
7 years ago

I read it as feeduhlbogen.

thebionicmommy
thebionicmommy
7 years ago

Does anyone else mentally pronounce his name as “fiddlebogen”?

Yes, I always have. Until this thread, I’ve read it to be pronounced liked fiddle bo-gin, with the o being the long o sound and the g being a hard g.

auggziliary
auggziliary
7 years ago

Wait how is fidelbogen actually pronounced? I also thought it was “fiddle bow-gun”…

hellkell
hellkell
7 years ago

It’s pronounced “asshole.”

Howard Bannister
7 years ago

I assumed with the f at the beginning it should be pronounced “fucking asshole.”

But I am terrible at pronouncing things.

No, that’s not right. I’m great at pronouncing things! It’s pronouncing things in ways that other people expect them to be pronounced I’m not great at.

HM
HM
7 years ago

I’m not sullying Snape. He just looks like a wannabe wizard.

talacaris
talacaris
7 years ago

Fidelbogen is the bow for the vielle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vielle