The irony of an oft-used phrase

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Pal ‘o mine and blogosphere titan Dave Cournoyer was once told to govern [himself] accordingly when he was rather hastily threatened with all kinds of legal mumbo jumbo over the fact that he owned the domain name edstelmach.ca (read about the controversy here and here). It’s a phrase that gets kicked around hilariously still, every now and then, and one I used the other night on Twitter to chide the Alberta Legislature during the third reading of the much-publicized Bill 44.

My quote was used in a CTV Calgary story today. Which is cool. But the description of my profile picture wasn’t terribly flattering (nor, I should say, is the picture):

“note: #bill44 trending on twitter. The eyes of the world are upon #ableg. GOVERN YOURSELVES ACCORDINGLY,” warned Edmonton user Adam Rozenhart, who goes by the username bingofuel and has a crown of broccoli stuffed into his nose on his profile picture.

I expect no less than accurate reporting from the likes of CTV, which this certainly provides. And I chuckle every time I read my own descriptor. Yet I can’t help but think that it might be time to change my profile picture.

I have decided that I shall henceforth govern myself accordingly (h/t to big Davie C). As such, I’m taking requests for what type of legume or fruit should next grace my nostril. I will use this object in the taking of my next Twitter profile pic.

And please, nobody suggest the use of gourds.

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8 Responses to “The irony of an oft-used phrase”

  1. DandelionV
    June 4, 2009 at 4:13 pm #

    Go seasonal … dandelions this week, cilantro next. Granted, September may be uncomfortable with the squashes.

  2. bingofuel
    June 4, 2009 at 4:14 pm #

    I really dislike cilantro in most things… but yes, seasonal would be a good idea. And only products available within 100kms of my homestead just to stay enviro-friendly.

  3. Iris
    June 4, 2009 at 4:17 pm #

    I think a cob of Taber corn would a)fit nicely and b)fulfill the regional requirement.

  4. Wanye Gretz
    June 4, 2009 at 4:17 pm #

    Please DO NOT change the pic. If you must, go peanut M&M in each nostril. Preferably green ones

  5. JEPoot
    June 4, 2009 at 4:53 pm #

    Durian. Seriously. Not only will you have the smell in your nose for weeks, you’ll bleed (everyone digs a martyr, yo). Also: I’d be way impressed if you could fit it in your nostril. Otherwise, I would go for a morel. They’re rife in Kalyna county.

  6. Brittney
    June 4, 2009 at 5:21 pm #

    My vote is Pineapple. Shows how badass you are… not even prickly Pineapples can stop you!

  7. Mack D. Male
    June 5, 2009 at 3:24 am #

    Awesome’d.

  8. humantorch
    June 9, 2009 at 8:39 am #

    Why limit yourself to plant matter? Why not, say, live hamsters or cans of shaving cream?