Thursday, May 14, 2009

Don't stop, just get better.

I like to reward improvement and personal growth. Kudos, pear and mia.

92 comments:

  1. Ah, you tug at my heart strings, LB.

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  2. You know, I really, really, really want Pear to put up an "About Me" page. Why is she only going the natural foods route? Why does she have social anxiety?

    Seriously. I feel like that would help.

    Which is as much as you said before, LB, but I just want to reiterate.

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  3. I like this blog's love hate relationship with Mia.

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  4. Well, Than, that makes one of us.

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  5. I love the softer side of you LB.

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  6. Admit it GoK, you love Mia.

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  7. GOK wouldn't even do her.

    I would! But I wouldn't call after.

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  8. Key,

    I'm about done with your harassment of Mia. If we aren't clear, please feel free to e-mail me.

    This blog was never about being as big of assholes as we possibly can be. If you don't get that, please don't let the door hit you where the good lord split you.

    Nuff said.

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  9. Rass:

    I agree. I really, really want Pear to do the same thing. It would help SO DAMN MUCH with making me want to read her blog.

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  10. And, while I have enjoyed my time here, I'm done as well. You really could have emailed me first, but frankly, it wouldn't matter one way or the other. After all the goddamned dancing I've done, harassing others for this site, I'm fucking done. Just do yourself a favor LB, make up your mind.

    Sincerely, Ghost.

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  11. To be clear, Ghost. You never harassed anyone for US. This blog was here before you arrived, and it will be here after you leave. If any harassing was done, you did it because YOU ENJOY IT.

    For a marine, you act an awful lot like a little girl. You want to post here, put on your fucking big girl panties and deal. Otherwise, it's been nice knowing you.

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  12. You're right, LB, I do enjoy it. One week, you hate Mia, the next week you love her, fucking whatever, make up your mind. And if I chewed Seven up too bad, where were your big girl panties? I notice that it got published anyhow. Yes, here to help, I get it. Can't have it both ways though, LB.

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  13. Thanx for the love, LB. It's greatly appreciated.

    I have to say, you all crack me up. Even when directed at me, I still found the cleverness appealing. However, I won't miss the direct low-ball hits. SWAK GoK. No hard feelings if you stick around.

    Chris baby, you can call tomorrow, but I won't pick up.

    Oh shit. I hear the swelling of a background musical number. I'd better shut up before this gets sappy.

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  14. Key:

    To be clear, I've never hated Mia. I've called her out a couple of times about comments on the blog that I found over the top. That does not equal hate. It equals - "Knock that shit off."

    Which, to be precise, is exactly what I did with you.

    Mia got a rather scathing review, not because I dislike her, but actually, because it annoyed me that her blog was sucking when I knew damn well that it could be good. Kinda the same way I still feel about your template.

    You both are very good writers WHEN YOU CHOOSE TO BE.

    But I don't hate anyone who comments here, or even the people we review (though I might make an exception for Master Sergeant Jim, who I think is a pompous douche). I don't even hate the anonymous trolls, they give me hours of schadenfreudian plasure.

    There are some behaviors I dislike, and when I see them, I usually confront them. Passive aggressive bullshit is one thing that gets on my last damn good nerve. If you have a problem with something I've done, you know where to find me.

    But, you want to call me out on the blog, you're going to get it back, in the same way you dished it.

    To be honest, for the most part, I prefer to let this blog go as it does without intervening.

    I only intervene when I feel like I have to. And, you've put me in that position a couple of times, dude.

    So, maybe, you could back the fuck off of other commenters. And, get up out of my face, as well.

    See, I assume that as a former marine, you have a thick enough skin that if you dish it, you can fucking well take it. I know I can.

    Am I wrong about that?

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  15. As for the review of Seven, I let it stand, not because I agreed with it, but because I don't believe in censoring reviews. WE asked you to do it, you delivered, and I don't expect to agree with every review posted on here.

    I often disagree. That's because we're all individuals here. We each have our own ideas about what makes a good blog.

    I don't need people to agree with me, or for that matter, even like me much.

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  16. Aaaand now I'm uncomfortable. Damn you, conflict! I am so allergic.

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  17. The thing about conflict is that it usually gets over faster if you deal with it directly, versus letting it fester.

    Also, the people who are the first to dish it out are often the worst at taking it when it's reciprocated.

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  18. God, I feel like such a mom right now.

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  19. Yeah, see, I didn't have any conflict to let fester. Until now.

    Not really.

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  20. I think I need to go check out pear. You know, to stay on top of stuff.

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  21. I like when we go back and check out past reviewees and see they've improved. Just FYI.

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  22. Oh, sorry Thanatos. I know I need to do that. Hint taken.

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  23. Has he improved, though? That's the real question.

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  24. Yaay! This time I won't wear a cup. LB, blogs improve, people don't.

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  25. Sometimes people improve. Don't kill my hopes and dreams, dude.

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  26. LB, now I have Black Holes and Revelations stuck in my head. And to think I don't even like Radiohead.

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  27. But LB, I was pretty much sitting here minding my own business when you came at me with a passive aggressive comment about my passive aggressive behavior. I guess I don't know why you published it if you were going to stay bent about it. I'm not all up in your face, it's obvious you have an issue with me. Otherwise, you would have emailed me first, doll. I can take just about anything when I feel like I deserve it. Also, put you in a position? Normally, I'd say something perverted here, but was the Federal Government tapping your wires because I was being mean spirited and nasty?

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  28. Key:

    You make your smart ass comments about how we aren't posting to your schedule often enough. And, I'm done with them. I thought about mailing you first, but I figured that if you're man enough to make them in the open, you're man enough to take the response in the open.

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  29. You guys should hug, maybe a little long. A little hard, and then you realize you anger was just masking a deeper feeling. A feeling you dare not explore.

    Then Rassles tags GOK out and I jump in and, well stuff.

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  30. Chris, poncho needs a hug.

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  31. My point:

    None of this has anything to do with Mia, LB. You got all butthurt because I was running rampant all over your blog. The only one coming off as 'thin skinned' here is you, LB. You're still whining about old shit, seriously?

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  32. Yes indeed, poncho likes to cuddle.

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  33. Key:

    Guess what? You don't own this blog. Deal.

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  34. You don't get to run off other commenters, you don't get to bitch about things not being done to your satisfaction. Either you can deal with that, or you can't. Either way, sack the fuck up and stop acting like a teenage girl.

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  35. I totally have money on this.

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  36. I hate it when mommy and daddy fight.

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  37. My inner child is hiding under the bed, playing with Barbies.

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  38. Running off commenters? Me? I'm flattered. Who did I run off?

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  39. I think Chris has a crush on me.

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  40. Chris is totally crushing on you!

    Just like Batman.

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  41. I think Chris is bald with a big belly.

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  42. I think Poncho has a crush on me. Just the one, though. Pumpkin muffin is unmoved.

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  43. Batman wants me. So hard.

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  44. Rassles, *I* have a freakin' crush on you and you're not my type.

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  45. Thanks Thanny.

    Chalk up another "fat old baldy" on the list of potential suitors.

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  46. Cal, Poncho definitely digs you, I can feel the "fuck me" vibes from here, internetically.

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  47. I saw a live sex show in Amsterdam with Batman (twice, like 5 years apart -- same routine). He was equipped but unenthusiastic.

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  48. Batman's a stoic motherfucker, cut him some slack.

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  49. Poncho is one of Chris' nuts.

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  50. Honestly, I think he was tired of Vicky Vale's snatch.

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  51. Did you know? Batman is black. In Amsterdam, at least. At the Casa Rosa (I may or may not have that name right -- it was Amsterdam, after all).

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  52. Well, who isn't? She was always a whiny bitch.

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  53. Vicky Vale, I mean.

    Thanks, Mia.

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  54. Calamity, perhaps your Batman was more into Robin.

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  55. If that were the case, I'm sure there was another establishment close by more along the lines of his proclivities.

    I think he was disillusioned with middle-management at the sex theater. Maybe they restricted him creatively.

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  56. Not bald!
    Balding.

    I crush on all the ladies here. Something definitely sexy about the oft seen mix of boobs, intelligence and sarcasm.

    Pancho likee!

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  57. For the record, Nutjobber is the daddy here. And we never fight. He's just kind of an absentee dad.

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  58. If I win, and you had money on me, I totally want a fair cut.

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  59. Like I'd bet against you, LB? No way. You're totally in for a share. Which now makes me sound like a suck up.

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  60. Nothing wrong with sucking, Mia.

    I bet on no one. We're all winners here.

    *insert cheesy special Olympics music*

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  61. Oh, and LB...I would be asking NJ for some sort of "child support", him being the absent daddy and all.

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  62. I realize that I'm coming in late here, but I want to comment on something GoK wrote earlier:

    "Running off commenters? Me? I'm flattered. Who did I run off?"

    I don't know that he necessarily ran anyone off, but I think he defintely intimidated some. If you don't know all the regular players, you might not want to comment. I've dipped my toe in a couple of times, but I imagine there are plenty of people out there who have been wary of getting flamed. I know, because I'm one of them.

    All that being said, I think this site is terrific and I can testify to the traffic you drive to a blog. I took lots of things you said to heart in other reviews and implemented them on my own blog. In most cases, I think you're genuinely trying to help the person you're reviewing.

    ok...that's enough. There's beer to drink.

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  63. I've been intimidated in the past by Gok & others, but it's kind of easy to do that with me. In other words, I'm one sensitive bitch. What at first seems malicious, could in fact be constructive.

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  64. To the ladies,

    I hope that my emailing you pics of my genitalia dressed as various Stars Wars characters hasn't driven you off.

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  65. So lonely, so so lonley

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  66. Chris, if you could send me something similar, but with Firefly characters, and maybe Photoshop in the head of Nathan Fillion, I could be down with that.

    Does that make me entirely pathetic, or only kind of?

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  67. Calamity : http://www.xkcd.com/577/

    Make sure you hit the "next" button.

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  68. Oh, you know I've been following those comics. I wish they'd do one with Captain Tightpants' bare butt. I guess they don't go in for that much detail on xkcd.com, though, do they.

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  69. Calm,

    My love for you has replaced my love for Rassels.


    Let the cat fight begin!

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  70. What the fuck ever, Ghost is a pussycat and he knows it, because he's unafraid but aware. There's a difference between judgemental and...judgmetnal in other ways. I do'nt know. Fucking PBR. Nothing but acceptance and fervurus petting is required. How do you spell feverous? Is that right? No, its wrongh. Tough guy knows theres nho offense other than concern. He ain't stoopid. Hes contemplating. Difference and all that.

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  71. I need a fucking cigarette.

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  72. What's that you say? Smoking is for losers? Well, my secret pack of Parliaments will tell you otherwise.

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  73. Ha. Craving? THWARTED. In five minuts or lesss.

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  74. If you could see the look on my face, you would think I just got laid.

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  75. I think my favorite thing is when Rassles drunk blogs here AND on her blog.

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  76. Thwarted is just about the best word ever.

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  77. Nothing like reading drunken rants first thing in the morning.

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  78. Smoking is for losers? Shit.

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  79. Dude. My brain is feels like a dehydrated cantaloupe.

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  80. Dude, you're a grownup now. You can't drink on Thursday nights anymore. This ain't college.

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Grow a pair.