We’ve wondered why Robin Edgar uses so many asterisks in his blog posts and comments. It’s not like he can’t use italics or bold print for emphasis. He has, in fact.
Look through his blog, however, and you’ll find his observation on a passage from Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions, where the narrator draws a picture of an asshole. A picture which looks a lot like an asterisk.
As Robin Edgar has often said (plagiarising another blogger) ‘What’s the connection?’ Well, Kurt Vonnegut was a Unitarian Universalist. Some people have abbreviated Unitarian Universalism as ‘U*U”. Vonnegut, asterisk, Unitarian Universalism, the human anus.
It doesn’t stop there. Look how many times Robin Edgar makes rectal references whenever he can. Not to mention his constantly referring to individuals he does not like as ‘asshats’.
Apparently he thinks this is clever humour. Sure it is – for preadolescent boys. After that, it just gets annoying, especially when you repeat it as often as he does.
Many people have compared Robin Edgar to a spoiled brat throwing a temper tantrum. We believe that is both simplistic and an understatement. But certainly there is a lack of maturity in his behaviour and attitudes. How sad that such a man cannot find the help he needs to grow up and let go of his unhealthy fixations.