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September 12, 2006

I've, like, totally sold out

Well folks, it seems like I've sold out, I'm on the way out, I'm a little too commercial for some people's tastes, I've betrayed my reader base, I'm just so fucking tacky, and I'm apparently just a shameless putz who is trying to pull the wool over your eyes.

How have I done this to you, you may ask? Well, Mr. Brian Bolding (comments limited to Livejournal users only, fyi) seems to think that posting holiday season wish lists (from like 1 and 2 years ago) is a crime worthy of banning me from official hipdom for life. I'll never see my words in an "underground 'zine". Please pardon the tired '90s term - his words, not mine.

I'll admit, I may have sold out years ago when I revealed my blog to my family and friends, for which the holiday wish lists were for. No, I wasn't asking my readership to buy me a $500 Dyson vacuum cleaner, and didn't really expect one from my family either. But they read this blog and I'd like to use it for that purpose, and to allow them to keep up on my life. I don't write this thing to be 'underground' and I don't strive to be put in some kind of alterna-'zine. I never have. This blog is about me and it is for my purposes, first because I have a shitty memory and because like to document things in my life, and then because I meet lots of people who read the blog, and it's been interesting in that respect.

As for the donation button, some people have actually asked to donate from time to time. I put it up years ago when I was unemployed and my computer was dying. The donations from that time and what has trickled in since then have not come close to paying for a computer, but it certainly helped during some hard times in my life. And a lot of daily readers are happy to donate, but I certainly don't demand anything but civil commentary.

I think I'll put up a flashing marketing ad just to piss Mr. Brian Bolding off today. I am so sold out.

Posted by jimbo at September 12, 2006 10:43 AM

Comments

I've sold out too. I've started watching "The View".

Posted by: durban bud at September 12, 2006 11:43 AM

Mr. Brian Bolding needs to seriously get the fuck over himself. How can he even see down to blog-land from that high, high horse he's riding?

Posted by: Thomas at September 12, 2006 11:57 AM

Umm... paying attention to what every freak/jackass/yutz on the interwebs has to say about you is the surest way to go apeshit. Trust me on this one. He just isn't worth it.

Posted by: Dan at September 12, 2006 11:59 AM

Cut the guy some slack. It must be very trying to go through life with a blue and green face like he's got. Maybe he could join the Blue Man Group. Wait, I suppose that's not very hip or underground, is it?

And hey, if you're selling, I'm sure there'd be a line around the block of people who'd be buying. Oh yeah.

Posted by: Jeffrey at September 12, 2006 12:19 PM

Hun, don't post this publicly, cuz I like to keep my bitchy nature just between us, but you're getting worked up over comments from a 31-YEAR OLD STARBUCKS BARISTA.

Posted by: johnny at September 12, 2006 12:20 PM

I only hang with Jimbo because he gives me the gift bag leftovers from all of the fancy Hollywood parties he attends.

Posted by: homer at September 12, 2006 1:27 PM

Johnny, I was waiting for someone to say that, so I wouldn't have to. I'm guessing he couldn't find his Parliaments that day and was cranky.

Posted by: jimbo at September 12, 2006 1:28 PM

I love reading Starbucks employees complain about commercialism!

Posted by: Josh at September 12, 2006 1:46 PM

Brian Bolding looks like he has a really small cock.

Posted by: mardikro at September 12, 2006 2:17 PM

Jimbo, Thank you for posting your Amazon wishlist...... since I was the one who asked you to do it so I could buy you a gift that you would really enjoy (as opposed to some crappy gift like a starbucks giftcard). Man if Mr. Brian Bolding of Arlington Texas thinks you sold out for thoughtfully posting your Amazon wishlist so your friends could shop appropriately for christmas for you.... I guess we shouldnt tell him about your night job plowing down woodlands to build Wal-marts. Say dont they have Starbucks in Wal-marts now? Id say someone who so prominently supports his tobacco addiction is showing you just how sold out he is (hello RJ Reynolds).

Posted by: GURL at September 12, 2006 2:22 PM

Hang tough Jimbo,

You are way better than this guy-but I hope that by publicizing his beef with you, you've not further empowered him. Now he has a bigger platform to whine and rant.

I remember that some time back a friend and I were talking about conflict and how to avoid getting muddy from it. Especially when it seems there's more than a few damaged folks out there who are itching to start something.

My friend's perspective is one I've never forgotten.

When you see an attack coming toward you, consider stepping aside and just letting it pass by. Don't engage, just move aside. You stay clean and save energy to fight the battles that are truly important...

We need ya rested and ready to go for the important issues...

Cowboy up!

Posted by: timbo at September 12, 2006 2:45 PM

Perhaps you could reduce your overhead expenses by cutting and pasting news articles or song lyrics into your blog like Brian does instead of writing new and original content daily. I’m sure both of the readers who regularly post comments to his blog would become your biggest fans!!!!

If you do write something original, please indicate the funny parts with an “LOL” so we know when to laugh!

Posted by: Herb at September 12, 2006 3:52 PM

A great big....OH PUHLEEZE to Ms. Bolding.

Posted by: Mark at September 12, 2006 4:45 PM

You must excuse Brian...the air is so thin up there in that lofty tower of his hipness.

Posted by: fstclss at September 12, 2006 4:50 PM

The more important question is have you gotten laid yet? I see you've changed your profile pic. And who is this Mr. Brian Bolding? –just another ego inflated Washingtonian homo with way too much time on their hands!

Posted by: O at September 12, 2006 4:55 PM

What a maroon.

Posted by: timothy at September 12, 2006 6:54 PM

I would pay no attention to this "human"

Anyway I just wanted to let you know that anyone can leave a comment on Live Journal. If your not a member or LJ you can leave a reply under he Anonymous option. Its just LJ protocol and politeness to leave your name in the comment.
This is going to change though since The LJ overlords want more people to leave comments

Posted by: Dax at September 12, 2006 8:14 PM

He's just jealous no one bought him anything.

Posted by: Brechi at September 12, 2006 9:38 PM

Gosh. Can your non-fan get any more maoist?

Posted by: rob adams at September 13, 2006 10:19 AM

Brian Bolding? Never heard of him. And after reading his post, I know why.

Posted by: Greg at September 13, 2006 1:25 PM

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