used by Dennis Miller
to signify the end of one of his trademark rants
. Useful in the sense that it adds a bit of humility
to the statement. Plus, it reinforces the fact that what was just said was a personal
and possibly inflammatory
remark, and shouldn't be interpreted as gospel
; just some guy shooting off his mouth
The phrase has the same usage in popular culture: "I was just ranting; agree or ignore as you like."