Then Scalzi posted a point-by-point rebuttal in the comments thread. Surprising, but still not amusing. What’s amusing was Doug’s reply:
I’d say something erudite, but right now all I can think is — My God! Scalzi’s following my blog!
Which was followed shortly by another commenter’s reaction:
WOW, Doug – Now I have to go critique To Kill a Mockingbird on my blog so Harper Lee will visit me!
I’ve occasionally had a “famous” blogger descend from on high to comment on one of my posts, and I have to say, Doug’s reaction was always my initial instinct. I never had the balls to actually say it, though!