June 15, 2003

It's either that or put down newspapers all over the floor of the Internet

A happy note first. Thanks for the well wishes, both verbal and monetary. I'd tell you guys to cut it out already, but that would be false humility.

And a "sad" note....

Comments will be closed until I can figure out if I really want to run a free babysitting service. I know some people think comments are vital, and there's definitely a case to be made for them. I've enjoyed having them since starting this new blog. But after observing the events of the past few days, the way that the truly shameful Moxie vs. Moxie thing spread, I'm starting to think having comments is like having old tires half-full of stagnant water in your yard. After a while they start smelling bad and attracting insects. Now I know how you feel, Dirk! (About dealing with freaks like me in a public forum, that is. I don't know what your yard looks like.)

On a related note, I want to publicly state that I won't be posting to anybody else's comments for the time being. That sounds pretty melodramatic, but it's the only way to be sure I'm not misrepresented. If somebody says something mean to you in your comments and it's signed "Jim Treacher," it's not me. If I've got something mean to say to you, I'll do it here. Or I'll e-mail you, and then you can whine about it on your blog. And to the bored dipshits out there who didn't think things were miserable enough already and tried to start even more fights between people, do your little victory dance. Be sure not to forget the move at the end where you go fuck yourself so hard that it affects the Earth's orbit around the sun. And be glad I'm not Ted Rall. I sure am...

Speaking of harsh language, sorry to Capozzola and Marduk and Reynolds and anybody else I offended the other day. Just sort of snapped from all the blogfeud nonsense and basically the whole stupid week, I guess. The substance of what I said was true, and putting out an ad like that is a creepy, wrong thing to do, but I could have phrased it a lot better. Looks like Marduk has changed the ad and the link, so at least that part of my blog doesn't suck anymore.

Okay, back to trying to enjoy my weekend. Thanks again to the 99.9% of you who are sane and rational.

Posted by Jim Treacher at June 15, 2003 09:48 AM