June 08, 2003

Dang... folks in the comments here and the comments here are flipping out over my pathetic shameless horrible terrible freeloading ways. Haven't seen anybody get this testy over a buck or two since they started running those Carrot Top commercials. (I won't spend any of it on plastic surgery, honest. I can barely afford plastic utensils.)

Well, at least now I can say I've been reviewed at Blogcritics...

At the risk of repeating myself, I'm very grateful to everybody who's helped me out. I struggled with the very idea of it, and it's still giving me an ulcer I think. But like the man said: "The first year's always free." Apparently, a few people are displeased that they're being forced at gunpoint to keep coming here to read my dumb words and look at my stupid "cartoons," and then I have the nerve to suggest maybe it might be worth a dollar a month for the service, if you think that's fair. It's practically extortion, is what it is! But whatever. To the people who've stepped up and helped me pay a few bills that I didn't know how I was going to pay this month, I'm grateful.

If you don't think I deserve it, I ain't mad atcha. You could maybe not kick a guy when he's down? But if you just can't help it, I understand that it's really more about you than it is about me.

Posted by Jim Treacher at June 8, 2003 08:28 AM

Well, I sent you some money.

Posted by: Mac Thomason at June 8, 2003 08:42 AM

By the way, I got my mug! And now I have a collector's item, heh heh...

Posted by: Andrea Harris at June 8, 2003 08:53 AM

Cool! Yeah, Michele put up a picture of her drinking out of her mug. No pictures of the t-shirts yet, though. And I'm not sure I want a picture from the guy who bought a thong...

Posted by: JT at June 8, 2003 09:05 AM

I'd put up a picture, but I've been sick the last few days and look like hell. But when I am better...

No thongs though. Ew.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at June 8, 2003 09:16 AM

Well, Michele had it so the mug was covering up most of her face...

Posted by: JT at June 8, 2003 09:19 AM

I'm not annoyed by you asking for "some love." Sexx-Z is worth at least $10 a year. I was more annoyed when I dropped $5 on Josh Marshall and he didn't even send a "thank you."

Posted by: Ed at June 8, 2003 09:23 AM

Coming in late to the party, I had no idea there was a thong available. Damn.
Would have bought that one. You can O.D. on mugs and t-shirts, but you can never have enough thongs.

Posted by: LeeAnn at June 8, 2003 09:48 AM

Treach, don't give that lyz bitch any traffic. Geez...
I'll pay you NOT to. LOL! She sounds all pent up n stuff.

Posted by: MsThink at June 8, 2003 01:57 PM

Well, now, there's no need for anymore name-calling. Let's try to be civil, please.

Posted by: JT at June 8, 2003 02:05 PM

I can't believe how classy you've been about this, Mr Treacher. I'm tempted to donate to the oral sex fund, but unfortunately I'm on another continent. Dang!

Posted by: Jackie D at June 8, 2003 04:09 PM

It's the Internet. Geographical distance is no longer a barrier.

Posted by: JT at June 8, 2003 04:14 PM

I know about being broke, but Jim -- you have cable teevee! No sympathy from the rabbit ears perched a top my television. You gotta cut corners somewhere.

Posted by: Moxie at June 8, 2003 04:21 PM

Point previously addressed. That'll be one of the first things to go.

Posted by: JT at June 8, 2003 04:30 PM

jim - i've got a little theory as to why people are getting so pissed off about this, and it has a lot to do with the wording of your poll. you've only got two possible answers: I don't have it, and you don't deserve it. well, there's a whole realm of space in between there, which a lot of people, myslef included, probably fall into. i DO have it, and I DO think you deserve it, but that doesn't necessarily mean you're going to get it. at least not today. a lot of people are just wary about giving away money on the internet, a lot of people are cheap fukn bastards, and a lot of people are just lurkers reading your shit for fun. I think if you put another possible answer in there like "sorry jim, i'm just a cheap fuk" it would lighten the mood a little. just an idea and sorry if this idea has already been addressed herein or elsewhere. aloha.

Posted by: kool keith at June 9, 2003 12:20 PM

Well, it's kind of a joke. I figure if somebody is seeing it for the first time, the message isn't for them because they don't visit me at least once a month. (Yet! (I hope!)) And if it's a regular reader, I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt that they'll get a chuckle out of it as they're considering dropping me a buck. But that's me, too trusting. Anyway, it's sort of joking and sort of true, and so far it's only been one person who's really thrown a fit over it. Partly my fault for paying so much attention.

And I think I've mentioned a couple times now that nobody's getting locked out if they don't donate. If they do, I appreciate it. If they don't, oh well.

Posted by: JT at June 9, 2003 12:25 PM

If I had any money... I'm grossly underemployed right now. Soon, though...

Posted by: Eric at June 9, 2003 08:43 PM