Saturday, December 30, 2006

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18 comments:

PDD said...

What the hell is up with the Granny comments? I don't get it.

The comment whores have failed to humour me. But what can one expect from a bunch of methheads?

That's what they sound like.

Anonymous said...

Well, Erin, your YouTube floggers fully demonstrate the downside of viral video. Though adept at technology, they're fully infected with their own great-grannies' ideas about gender and culture. Hellooo. Less than 100 years ago women could not vote, own property, drive cars, or be the boss.

Anonymous said...

Erin:

I have enjoyed reading your Sad Tales Blog or should I say viewing your sad tales? I agree with your comments about the nasty tone of rejection letters. I have noticed this happening more and more recently. Getting one of these letters is like opening the newspaper and reading a horoscope that says, “Your life is completely devoid of meaning and purpose. Give up; commit suicide, do it as quickly as possible.” Thanks...

What is the purpose of this kind of rejection letter? Is it a test of our mettle? Like you I also receive the catalogue and wonder what the message is; do you want me to keep sending in work, or am I a hack who should give it up and start bagging groceries at Wal-Mart? Surely these people can’t be this big of assholes?

The market for the printed word is shrinking. Unless you are writing political, Christian, how the Left/Right got it wrong stuff right there is no market for anything else. Fiction is a dry hole right now... And porno; Forget it, it is all video...

I put my efforts into my blog these days and I’ve put my manuscripts on the shelf. If someone notices my blog and wants to take a look I’ll take em down and give them a peek.

Satan said...

rearentryfun

shit who wouldnt want to party with that guy

those reviews whetted my appetite for the video

which one was it

Anonymous said...

Excuse me, but I have to tell all these fools drinking haterade to go f*** themselves.

Anonymous said...

Erin, I just found your blog and I think you're wonderfully witty and enthusiastic. I hope you don't let these morons get you down.

I would go so far as to say that their comments aren't worthy enough to have you paying any attention to them.

You're a sweetheart. Would you like to know these folks? Of course not. So why pay any attention to what they have to say.

~d said...

You know, I am thinking the crowd you reach THERE and the crowd you reach HERE must be two totally different (umm) (jeez...loss for words) like not even AGES, but POLITENESS and brought-up-ness.
(I totally love you...I think I shall email you the rest of what I got to say!)

~d

whitenoise said...

Cheer up, Erin. I haven't read anything you've written, but from your videos you seem articulate and possessing of a sense of humour. It'll click eventually and you'll be able to laugh about the rejection letters.

The downside of the information age is that the kids who used to stand on the street corners wolf-whistling are now parked slack-jawed behind keyboards. It's "kiss a duck" 60 years later.

whitenoise said...

Okay, I spent 30 minutes reading your stuff and I'll be back. You got the juice, dudette.

Boompje said...

Ended up here because I liked Leaving Las Vegas so much (the film). Guess it really does appeal to depressed people.
And about the comments ... well I suppose about 10% of people are really evil in some way ... that's quite a few. But ofcourse another 10% probably is really kind and good in some way. Hmm.. maybe it's time to go to bed.

Anonymous said...

Granny? I found your page when I stumbled over your 'naked on the couch' photo. Ok, so a part of me likes to see naked women. I admit it, but I'm also a reasonably intelligent man with an advanced college degree.

The idea of someone being both sexy on the couch (and yes, it's a BIG couch) AND having a brain in their head attracts me.

You mentioned your daughter. I assume, perhaps wrongly, that there's a man too so there will be on advances on my part in spite of my living not-so-far from you in Troy, Ohio. He's a lucky man. You're a beautiful woman.

Anonymous said...

A cute prophetess named O'Brien
Cast her pearls before internet swine
Crucified there, she laid herself bare
But never desisited her tryin'.

You are neither old nor ugly, and only hormonally inadequate voyeurs could EVER say so. I humbly opine.
Prospro8

Carol K. said...

Erin, once I got a rejection slip that said: "This was a great read!" Honest to God, they were rejecting the story. Guess their readers don't want great reads. I think your blog is great. Your warm caustic pithy witty dead-on comments about the other side of the writing biz ease my pain. There is comfort in numbers. Too bad we can't all get together, like Virginia and Leonard Woolf, and start our own press. At least we'd treat eachother with respect.

Anonymous said...

HAHA!
Someone who reads them out loud and points out the pinheads for all to see.
A problem with the internet is there are no requirements to be met before one is free to browse and leave comments in a manner that comes close to what was seen, read or heard.
"You must be this tall to ride the internet" is of little consequence unless the measurement in height is in intelligence.
I see a general lack of common sense but several small minds and a general air of disregard for any and all by what I assume to be younger people who have access to either mom&dad's or their universities high speed connections.
In short, kids.

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

Anonymous said...

You need think about it. Despite the emails, the overwhelming evidence showing global warming is happening hasn't changed.
"The e-mails do nothing to undermine the very strong scientific consensus . . . that tells us the Earth is warming, that warming is largely a result of human activity," Jane Lubchenco, who heads the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told a House committee. She said that the e-mails don't cover data from NOAA and NASA, whose independent climate records show dramatic warming.

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?

Anonymous said...

What you think about news - GOPers Hold 'Prayercast' to Ask God to Stop Health Reform ?
Wanna hear your opinion