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Monday, August 26, 2013

Mailvox: John Scalzi IS Stuart Smalley

He's good enough, he's smart enough, and DOGGONE IT, people like him! An acquaintance emails me to wonder if McRapey has finally jumped the shark:
But, here’s the thing. I may be a dirty dirty feminist, but I’m also a feminist with five acres of really awesome lawn, on which rests a lovely, large house, in which I have lots of very cool things. I got the lawn and house and things by being successful — that’s right! I am financially successful through work! It’s not like, say, I’ve generally failed at everything I’ve done and am living off remittances from family. Nope, I worked for this stuff. Go me.

So, he's denouncing white privilege?

I am not saying that being a feminist is sufficient for having a successful career, big house and a ridiculously large lawn that is the size of a New York City block — but on the other hand it certainly hasn’t hurt me in acquiring those things, has it.

So, white males have the privilege of doing things that are against the cultural norm, without hurting their privilege?

Or, to put it another way, after some random dudebro has attempted to insult me on the Internet by taking a photo of me in a dress that I’ve already posted on my own site and slapping the word “feminist” on it, all I have to go back to is a successful career, a loving family, a circle of amazing friends and talented peers, and a social system whose systematic biases favor me in nearly all cases as a well-off straight white man. Even when I put on a dress.

So, he's boasting of white male privilege now.  I DID say that would come out eventually.
I had no idea what my emailer was talking about, which turned out to be this post at Whatever.  And it appears that McRapey has the wrong idea about who produced the image that mocked him.
Over the weekend, some dudebro with a history of shitting on women took this picture of me (which you may remember from here) and meme-ized it, with the intent, given his personal history and predilections, of mocking me — both for my views as regards women, and for wearing a dress.
If McRapey happens to be referring to me or to Heartiste, he has it completely wrong.  Neither one of us had anything to do with producing or captioning his experiment in transgenderism.  Because he swims in a very small and self-selected pond, McRapey doesn't seem to understand that he has literally become an Internet joke to many and my blog is only one of several better trafficked than Whatever that consider him to be a laughing matter.  As Heartiste puts it: "It's telling that the triumvirate of Schwyzer, Manboobz and @scalzi are the best quasi-male tokens the feminist collective can claim." And as much as I appreciate the descriptive phrase "scalzied manboob", I can't take any credit for it.

Calling anyone a feminist is a very serious insult.  As I have previously noted: calling a feminist a feminazi is an insult to the German National Socialist Workers Party. Despite their many flaws, Fascism, National Socialism and Communism were all demonstrably more humane, more sustainable, more rational ideologies than feminism. Attempt to own the insult at your own risk.

He does it for you.
In answer to my emailer's question, I don't think McRapey has jumped the shark here. The feminist left has a very high tolerance for hypocrisy on behalf of those it sees as its male allies. See: Bill Clinton. McRapey's primary problem is that he has never recovered from his Daddy abandoning him to be raised by a woman in poverty.  He's constantly reminding himself, and everyone else, that he possesses the trappings of success because he feels like a fraud and a failure.  Which is understandable, because although he did find a surprising amount of success through his combination of hard work, stunt writing and relentless self-promotion, he is a fraud.

And that's why his success will never be enough for him. I've seen his type numerous times on a much larger scale in both the game industry and in the tech industry. The car always has to be more exotic, the boat always has to be bigger, the lawn always has to be more expansive, and the readership always has to be 46,000 daily readers more than it is, because nothing is enough to erase that irrational fear of being found out.

That's why I get under McRapey's skin so easily and why he repeatedly announces that he doesn't care, he's henceforth ignoring me, and so forth, before launching yet another charity drive, attempting yet another surreptitious dig, or holding his breath and threatening to quit an organization if I am not expelled from it. Notice that someone else merely captions a photo and that is sufficient to provoke yet another Stuart Smalley outburst from the man.

And still some of you ask me why I continue to do this. Is it not self-evident?

On a tangential note, it is little surprising to hear that the liberal proponent of gun control has acquired some guns and is attempting to learn how to use them.  I suppose we can all look forward to seeing the inevitable picture featuring McRapey as Lara Croft.  Because charity.  In the end, McRapey is little more than a tragicomic example of how the absence of a father in one's youth scars even the successful individual, as his Smalleyesque boasting shows that he never had anyone in his life to teach him this:

"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools....

"If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!"

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145 Comments:

Anonymous Ten41 August 26, 2013 3:49 PM  

Kipling, cool...

Anonymous daddynichol August 26, 2013 3:54 PM  

I would think that in his small world of uber PC thinkers, his "well-off straight white man" remark will cause more than just a few to turn and attack him unless he can slather on some type of gamma apology.

Anonymous Lesbian Dorito Night August 26, 2013 3:55 PM  

So only feminists can have large lawns? I'm not following the Scalzied logic.

Also why all the "Go Me"? Solipsism?

Blogger Vidad August 26, 2013 3:55 PM  

You nailed it. There's an emptiness there. I almost pity the man.

You know, would you be interested in asking the folks here if anyone has read Redshirts and might be interested in comparing how it lines up way too closely to a certain short story written a year or two before it? I've been slammed with writing work and haven't done the whole side-by-side thing yet... but someone else might already be able to do it off the top of their head.

Anonymous Truth August 26, 2013 3:56 PM  

"On a tangential note, it is little surprising to hear that the liberal proponent of gun control has acquired some guns and is attempting to learn how to use them"

Why not? He's frightened of dudes who look like Obama's son. And with good reason...

Anonymous 43rd Virginia Calalry August 26, 2013 4:10 PM  

I am going to disagree with your assertion that"nothing is enough to erase that irrational fear of being found out". There is a one in a million chance that he would pick up a copy of "Will, the autobiography of G.Gordon Liddy" and use the instructions therein to eliminate his fears and then perhaps migrate on to Alpha Game. There is also the possibility that he will get to know Jesus Christ and fill that empty hole in his heart that was left by his father. It's a long shot but I have been witness to bigger miracles.

Anonymous VD August 26, 2013 4:12 PM  

There is also the possibility that he will get to know Jesus Christ and fill that empty hole in his heart that was left by his father. It's a long shot but I have been witness to bigger miracles.

Yes, I grant you that. We can even hope for it. But repentance comes more readily in the company of failure than success.

Blogger JartStar August 26, 2013 4:14 PM  

On a tangential note, it is little surprising to hear that the liberal proponent of gun control has acquired some guns and is attempting to learn how to use them.

Link?

Anonymous VD August 26, 2013 4:17 PM  

Link?

You know I have friends in certain three-letter agencies....

Anonymous Josh August 26, 2013 4:17 PM  

In the end, McRapey is little more than a tragicomic example of how the absence of a father in one's youth scars even the successful individual, as his Smalleyesque boasting shows that he never had anyone in his life to teach him this:

A freaking men.

I anticipate that very soon, "father privilege" or "unbroken family privilege" will be a thing.

Blogger GF Dad August 26, 2013 4:21 PM  

I'm not sure I get this whole thing. Scalzi has his picture taken in a dress. Scalzi gets offended when someone modifies the picture and labels him a feminist, yet he proclaims himself a feminist. I think this is feigned offense in a weak attempt to gain some cred with the warren.

I have noted before so much of what the Gamma Rabbit does is about reassuring himself that he is a man and showing the warren that he is as relevant and clever as his dudebros and enemies. I have nothing but loathing and pitty for this creature.

Anonymous Krul August 26, 2013 4:23 PM  

Scalzi - Or, to put it another way, after some random dudebro has attempted to insult me on the Internet by taking a photo of me in a dress that I’ve already posted on my own site and slapping the word “feminist” on it...

It's revealing that he feels insulted when someone else calls him a "feminist."

...all I have to go back to is a successful career, a loving family, a circle of amazing friends and talented peers, and a social system whose systematic biases favor me in nearly all cases as a well-off straight white man.

It's perilous to base your sense of self worth entirely on your achievements, possessions, friends, and other temporal circumstances. I hope he doesn't lose them, because if he does it will deal a devastating blow to his psyche. I would expect a Schwyzer style breakdown in that event, Godforbid.

Anonymous WaterBoy August 26, 2013 4:26 PM  

Is there a bigger ego chamber on the Internet? The level of gluteal osculation is reaching levels of embarrassment that outshine the picture itself.

Is this what the abolition of serious criticism leads to? Seriously, the only critical comments at all concern how the dress is not his color, and how his acreage could be put to better use...and everyone knows it's the leadoff threat of being banhammered that prevents anything criticalbeing said about the actual topic.

Anonymous Alexander August 26, 2013 4:26 PM  

Scalzi got a gun because... that's an awful lotta privilege you're sitting on there... would be a shame if something happened to it.

Careful John, or your boasting of wealth and using your 46,000-smaller-than-acclaimed-but-still-bigger-than-average public megaphone to advocate one set of policies for the little people while covertly practicing another just might make you an enemy of the people you so desperately seek approval from.

As an aside, Vox, thanks for the Kipling.

Anonymous Molon Rouge August 26, 2013 4:28 PM  

"I suppose we can all look forward to seeing the inevitable picture featuring McRapey as Lara Croft. "

That image will lurk in the canyons of our minds and come back, in our less sober moments, to heighten our sympathy for that poor man.

His bragging, with regards to his home, social network and large lawn, is reminiscent of boys on the playground taunting each other with, "My Dad is bigger than your Dad!".

Sad.

Blogger Nate August 26, 2013 4:37 PM  

interesting... so scalzi thinks he's awesome... because his front yard is what? 2 acres? In ohio?

Anonymous Carlotta August 26, 2013 4:41 PM  

You know I have friends in certain three-letter agencies....

Hmmmmmm....

White/Mexican/Japanese Male hiding out in Italtly privilage?

Anonymous DrTorch August 26, 2013 4:49 PM  

"I anticipate that very soon, "father privilege" or "unbroken family privilege" will be a thing"

Some years ago I had a friend whose daughter attended the premier magnet school in PG County, Maryland. Her classmates would cheat on assignments, and justify it b/c their parents were divorced, and they didn't have a "Leave it to Beaver Family" like she did.

The mindset is already there, and they're moving into positions of influence in schools and bureaucracy.

interesting... so scalzi thinks he's awesome... because his front yard is what? 2 acres? In ohio?

To be fair, it's a nice part of OH, IMO. Too cold in the winter*, but nice in the other seasons.

*Dec-Mar for most of us, Sep-May for fragile sutheners.

Anonymous Carlotta August 26, 2013 4:51 PM  

My favorite quote from that movie was "Judy, can you get to a poundcake?"

This is just like the recent hissy fit over a very, very large women posting a picture of herself with the sign saying she was a feminist that someone took and shared 10 thousand times with a rude comment. Her revenge was to get a picture with some even bigger chicks and a token guy to take back her power.

Here is a clue people, look in the mirror before you take the picture and think long and hard.. then dont.

I have to admit that on your who wore it better post I thought that was you Vox as the white swan taking scalzi on in his own style, on his own turf... in his warren. I had no idea who Hugo was. My apologies.

Anonymous Daniel August 26, 2013 4:57 PM  

Scalzi doesn't have turf, Carlotta. He's a renter.

Blogger GF Dad August 26, 2013 5:00 PM  

I modified my previous post on posted it at whatever:

"I'm not sure I get this whole thing. John has his picture taken in a dress. John gets offended when someone modifies the picture and labels him a feminist, yet John self identifies as a feminist. Where is the foul in this?
Wouldn't the high road have been simply to append " yeah and proud of it" to the meme?
A similar situation would be someone like Larry the Cable Guy being photographed with an AR-15. In this hypothetical situation, someone else creates a meme saying "Motherf***ing Gun Nut". Mr. The Cable Guy's response would probably be to modify the picture and add the words "Damn Straight". That's how I would have rolled on this, but I've got nothing to prove to the dudebros."

Scalzi responded by talking about the easy road not being the high road and the importance of object lessons. I will agree - he delivered an object lesson to everyone involved. Probably not the one intended, but certainly an object lesson.

Anonymous Crispy August 26, 2013 5:01 PM  

From Whatever...
First: I know that this will be one of the threads in which the Mallet will get a workout. Here is the comment policy. Abide by it. Also, for this thread I’m going to be itchier on the Mallet hand, so aim for being extra polite to each other, please.

Translation: I'm still feeling a little chapped from being publicly rogered, and I'm looking for some sympathy here... If anybody laughs or snickers, they're really gonna get it!

Anonymous civilServant August 26, 2013 5:01 PM  

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same


Has there ever been a man who met with Triumph and treated it the same as Disaster?

Anonymous Daniel August 26, 2013 5:03 PM  

Has there ever been a man who met with Triumph and treated it the same as Disaster?

Yes. Any man who has ever gotten up the next day, and tried to win again.

Anonymous Daniel August 26, 2013 5:08 PM  

First: I know that this will be one of the threads in which the Mallet will get a workout. Here is the comment policy. Abide by it. Also, for this thread I’m going to be itchier on the Mallet hand, so aim for being extra polite to each other, please.

Translation: I'm still feeling a little chapped from being publicly rogered, and I'm looking for some sympathy here... If anybody laughs or snickers, they're really gonna get it!


More accurate translation: I know this is one of the threads where in which I will massage my phallic stand-in called the Mallet of Loving Correction, so, let us all jerk in unison, or folks might be disappeared for pointing and laughing at the rest of us.

White Snivelege.

Anonymous WaterBoy August 26, 2013 5:08 PM  

civilServant: "Has there ever been a man who met with Triumph and treated it the same as Disaster?"

Yes, if you consider both as Business As Usual.

Anonymous Salt August 26, 2013 5:09 PM  

What kind of "gun" would Scalzi in a dress have? Why, a Saturday Night Special.

Blogger Lawrence August 26, 2013 5:11 PM  

Aren't Progressive Feminists supposed to be against wealth showmanship?

Anonymous rho August 26, 2013 5:11 PM  

Writing a few hundred words declaring that you're not insulted looks an awful lot like you're convincing yourself that you weren't insulted.

The Internet is a bad place to work out your pathologies.

Anonymous VD August 26, 2013 5:12 PM  

Has there ever been a man who met with Triumph and treated it the same as Disaster?

No, but I have done so with an MGB.

Anonymous Huckleberry - est. 1977 August 26, 2013 5:13 PM  

Two acres in Ohio?
What's that worth, like $80K?

Anonymous Anonagain August 26, 2013 5:17 PM  

Scalzi's address and phone number are listed on whitepages.com. Looking at the house on Google maps now. Nice piece of real estate, but woefully lacking in vibrancy. From what I understand, this unfortunate situation will soon be rectified by the Obama administration. At least one hopes this blatant example of white male privilege will become a thing of the past. Anyway, Obama said Scalzi didn't build that, so what the hell is he crowing about?

Anonymous Grunkle August 26, 2013 5:21 PM  

Alexander - As an aside, Vox, thanks for the Kipling.

Get a room. homos.

Anonymous Noah B. August 26, 2013 5:21 PM  

And to top it all off, that dress makes him look fat.

Anonymous WaterBoy August 26, 2013 5:21 PM  

Vox: "he did find a surprising amount of success through his combination of hard work, stunt writing and relentless self-promotion"

I think you give him too much credit. After all, he wouldn't have gotten to where he is if he hadn't been playing Life on the easiest setting.

Anonymous WaterBoy August 26, 2013 5:24 PM  

Anonagain: "From what I understand, this unfortunate situation will soon be rectified by the Obama administration."

Zimbabwify Ohio!

Blogger Nate August 26, 2013 5:25 PM  

"To be fair, it's a nice part of OH, IMO. Too cold in the winter*, but nice in the other seasons."

Cleveland? CLEVELAND is a "nice" part of Ohio?

Cleveland has to be high in the running for shittiest place Not Named New Jersey.

Blogger Nate August 26, 2013 5:27 PM  

"Has there ever been a man who met with Triumph and treated it the same as Disaster?"

The average Minnesota Vikings fan.

Anonymous dcheddarman August 26, 2013 5:27 PM  

Nate craps bigger than 2 acres in Ohio...

sincerely

cheddarman

Anonymous Scalzified man boob August 26, 2013 5:29 PM  

Nate craps bigger than 2 acres in Ohio...


Now there's a visual.

Blogger Lawrence August 26, 2013 5:33 PM  

Cleveland has to be high in the running for shittiest place Not Named New Jersey.

That would be Detroit. Cleveland falls behind "Destroit," New Jersey and Los Angeles in terms of general quasi-third world toilet.

Anonymous Mitchell August 26, 2013 5:34 PM  

Well, Vox, you got me, there. I enjoy reading your blog immensely, and I confess to puzzling over why you continue to write posts about Scalzi. I don't read his blog, so I was missing the "return on investment" angle.

But, yeah, I think I get it now. If I had someone that I could get completely worked up with a short observation, I'm not sure I could resist the comedic value, either.

Anonymous realmatt August 26, 2013 5:37 PM  

New Jersey is a large place. They have many rural areas and a lot of farm land. It's not all just Jersey Shore horror and ghetto Manhattan Lite.

Anonymous realmatt August 26, 2013 5:40 PM  

Scalzi strikes me as the type of you who thinks it's funny to skip like a little girl, or excuse himself to go to the "little boys room".

I wonder if his wife has to lube up anymore. She probably can just ease it in at this point.

Blogger JartStar August 26, 2013 5:41 PM  

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Blogger Beau August 26, 2013 5:41 PM  

Has there ever been a man who met with Triumph and treated it the same as Disaster?

Yes. His name is Dennis Kintigh. Both acclaim and reverses don't deter him.

Anonymous Sigyn August 26, 2013 5:48 PM  

He has a two-acre lawn? Oh, that's nice. That's about the size of my kitchen garden.

*grumbles something about city-slickers wasting perfectly good turf with stupid grass and those crimes against nature known as "ornamental fruit trees"--conveniently forgetting she was a city-slicker herself six months ago*

Anonymous jack August 26, 2013 5:48 PM  

No, but I have done so with an MGB.

Ah, that three letter agency. Seriously, I don't want to know anyone that works within a three letter agency. Ever.

Blogger Phoenician August 26, 2013 5:49 PM  

If McRapey happens to be referring to me or to Heartiste, he has it completely wrong.

You seem to overlook the fact, Dipshit, that it's you who has the mancrush on him - and have to constantly talk about him to try and get some attention.

Anonymous MrGreenMan August 26, 2013 5:50 PM  

Cleveland has to be high in the running for shittiest place Not Named New Jersey.

They have a Tilted Kilt, and it has a much larger, safer, more walkable "reclaimed" area around Gilbert's properties than Detroit.

Anonymous Koppernicus August 26, 2013 5:51 PM  

The chaps on Top Gear would probably qualify the Triumph as a disaster.

Blogger Nate August 26, 2013 5:52 PM  

"You seem to overlook the fact, Dipshit, that it's you who has the mancrush on him - and have to constantly talk about him to try and get some attention."

lets see... Vox... who has a broader audience... has to talk about someone with a smaller audience... to get attention... and he does so... even when the person with the smaller audience actually posted about him first.

gotcha.

Anonymous Loki Sjalfsainn August 26, 2013 5:57 PM  

Five acres, Pet. A quarter of the size of our bit of Earth.

Do not get sucked into this little competitive game of his, my dear. You know that our breathtaking views of the mountains cannot compare with his views of his own hairy chest in a low-cut gown.

Now kindly finish making my supper.

Blogger Phoenician August 26, 2013 5:57 PM  

That's why I get under McRapey's skin so easily and why he repeatedly announces that he doesn't care, he's henceforth ignoring me, and so forth,

Uh-huh.

Dates of posts on this blog labelled "McRapey" - August only:

Monday, August 26, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Sunday, August 04, 2013
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Dates of posts on "Whatever" mentioning the RHSD

None.

With one post on August 14, 2013 celebrating a happy mood for no particular reason at all

So who exactly is the obsessive stalker here, Dipshit?

Anonymous Anonagain August 26, 2013 5:58 PM  

Zimbabwify Ohio!

There are thousands of empty acres just waiting with open arms for thousands of Somalis and other underprivileged refugees from the vibrant countries of Africa to pour in.

I think Scalzi, being a man of influence, should form and lead an organization to help relocate these vibrant new occupants into all the vast lands neighboring his home. He could also host welcoming parties for the new arrivals, wearing a pretty sequined party dress and shiny patent leather stilettos. It's a win-win!

Anonymous Loki Sjalfsainn August 26, 2013 6:01 PM  

So who exactly is the obsessive stalker here, Dipshit?

As you comment at least once per post, with no obvious purpose save getting Vox's attention, I believe that would be you.

Anonymous Pinakeli August 26, 2013 6:01 PM  

Phoenician August 26, 2013 5:57 PM

So who exactly is the obsessive stalker here, Dipshit?


You.

Blogger Bogey August 26, 2013 6:03 PM  

"Taunting the Tauntable since 1998" BAWHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Scalzi is a source of constant entertainment. He keeps hitting a hornet's nest with a stick then squeals and runs away when they start stinging him, yelling not fair! not fair! Leave me alone!

Here's an idea Scalzi, stop taunting white dudes. So much privilege only means that we all own computers and can make you look like a complete ass. Credit to the "dudebro" and his internet Aikido.

Anonymous Krul August 26, 2013 6:03 PM  

Man, that post at Whatever is even more hilarious than I thought.

Mr Scalzi takes the same picture and adds his own captions such as "THIS is what a straight white male comfortable enough with his own identity to wear a dress in order to raise money for a charitable organization looks like" and "THIS is what someone who believes women need the same rights and opportunities as men looks like".

He doesn't seem to be aware of the stock response: "If that's what they look like, then I don't want to be one." Which is the whole point of the original joke, of course.

Further - So when I see this picture, what I am reminded of is that I have the power, with just a simple, entirely mild instance of cross-dressing, to raise hundreds of dollars in minutes for a worthy charitable organization. If you had that power, would you not use it?

Power. That's right, this is a demonstration of power.

I'm surprised he didn't make one that says "THIS is what a man with power looks like."

Anonymous Pinakeli August 26, 2013 6:04 PM  

Dang, Loki. Ya beat me.

But this Phoney guy is still a hemorrhoid with a hangnail, and it can't be said enough.

Anonymous Pinakeli August 26, 2013 6:07 PM  

I just don't understand these people who voluntarily live where it is common for water to freeze out of thin air and coat the ground. That just seems crazy to me.

Anonymous VD August 26, 2013 6:08 PM  

But, yeah, I think I get it now. If I had someone that I could get completely worked up with a short observation, I'm not sure I could resist the comedic value, either.

I'm still hoping to see him get the Gamma Rabbit tattoo. Preferably as a tramp stamp. That would really show me!

But the self-captioned drag photos weren't bad.

Anonymous VD August 26, 2013 6:11 PM  

You seem to overlook the fact, Dipshit, that it's you who has the mancrush on him - and have to constantly talk about him to try and get some attention.

Yeah, not so much. My pageviews are nearly doubling his these days.

So who exactly is the obsessive stalker here

You, obviously, as others have noted. I'm not stalking him at all. I don't even read his blog and McRapey himself has admitted that I'm not a troll. I'm just doing my bit for charity, Phony. Why do you hate the gay little incestuous black girls we're trying to help?

Anonymous civilServant August 26, 2013 6:15 PM  

Has there ever been a man who met with Triumph and treated it the same as Disaster?

No, but I have done so with an MGB.


I had to google MGB but I am laughing. Good heavens. The world you live in ....

Blogger Guitar Man August 26, 2013 6:20 PM  

NJ is pretty lousy, if you own over 2 acres in my part, you have to be loaded.

Anonymous Carlotta August 26, 2013 6:25 PM  

@ Noah B
That did it. Ice T everywhere!

@ Daniel
Amended. In the rented warren ;)

Anonymous Outlaw X August 26, 2013 6:29 PM  

Has there ever been a man who met with Triumph and treated it the same as Disaster?

Yes, and he is remembered fondly in the family.

Anonymous Carlotta August 26, 2013 6:30 PM  

@realmatt
Word. South Jersey is a whole different planet.

Anonymous Max Papeschi August 26, 2013 6:31 PM  

Check out this photo of Scalzi

https://www.facebook.com/max.papeschi.7/

Anonymous Huckleberry - est. 1977 August 26, 2013 6:33 PM  

entirely mild instance of cross-dressing

If anyone would know what the male cross-dressing scale looks like, it'd be scalzi.

Anonymous FP August 26, 2013 6:38 PM  

"I'm still hoping to see him get the Gamma Rabbit tattoo. Preferably as a tramp stamp. That would really show me!"

Picture it, the MTV awards, teddy bears, gagas, mileys and twerking...

Johnnie's got a gun...

Dum, dum, dum, honey what have you done?
Dum, dum, dum it's the sound of my gun.
Dum, dum, dum, honey what have you done?
Dum, dum, dum it's the sound

Johnnie's got a gun
Johnnie's got a gun
His whole world's come undone
From lookin' straight at the sun
What did his patriarchal white daddy do?
What did Hugo put you through?
They said when Johnnie was arrested
they found him underneath a train
But man, he had it comin' Now that Johnnie's got a gun and a dress
he ain't never gonna be the same.

Blogger Beau August 26, 2013 6:44 PM  

Yes, and he is remembered fondly in the family.

Bravo!

Anonymous What Would Lodi Do? August 26, 2013 6:49 PM  

But, here’s the thing. I may be a dirty dirty feminist, but I’m also a feminist with five acres of really awesome lawn... [blah blah blah]

So gaining success through peddling bad ideas somehow proves they are actually good and right?

Anonymous Pete August 26, 2013 6:53 PM  

LOL. Of course Scalzi isn't at all bothered by that image, which is why he wrote a 1,000+ word long post about it.

Anonymous Daniel August 26, 2013 7:04 PM  

...besides, Scalzi would never do something so distinctively masculine as jump a shark.

I think it would be more akin to gaily skipping over the shark, not unlike a baby wereseal, hurled across the sea by a burly and bearded Greenpeacenik from the deck of the Rainbow Warrior.

Blogger Beau August 26, 2013 7:09 PM  

Thank you, civilServant, for asking the question, "Has there ever been a man who met with Triumph and treated it the same as Disaster?" It's caused me to recall the influence of several men across the decades of my life. Their examples have made me a far better man than I would've been left to my own appetites, fears, and devices. Thank you, God, for such men.

Blogger GF Dad August 26, 2013 7:10 PM  

The comments at Whatever are a lovefest for the most part, but this one made me chuckle:

Jeanne said:
As a transgender woman, I must ask. Why did someone think this stunt was worthy of financial reward. Do you think there might be a tinge of self hate and shame when I and the thousands of transgender persons see this image? Could it be that that hurt was worth more than $500. Should you perhaps donate some money to one of the transgender organizations that are fighting for equality of housing, employment, insurance and on an on for a most misunderstood groups?

Anonymous VD August 26, 2013 7:11 PM  

LOL. Of course Scalzi isn't at all bothered by that image, which is why he wrote a 1,000+ word long post about it.

McRapey seems to have forgotten that it didn't work when he tried to pretend that he enjoyed the attention I was paying to him before. He doesn't grasp that this has already moved on past me and it is unlikely to stop as long as he is blogging.

I knew what I was in for when I started writing political op/ed and the stick I get now is absolutely nothing compared to what I used to see my first two years with WND. I mean, we're talking over 100 hate mails a week. Once I started the blog and could fire back freely, the number was considerably reduced and now it is almost nothing since even other bloggers don't want to attract the attention of the Dread Ilk.

Putting up with the likes of Phony and the other anklebiters is just nothing compared with having CAIR email-bomb you with death threats.

Anonymous Salt August 26, 2013 7:25 PM  

I had to google MGB but I am laughing. Good heavens. The world you live in ....

Well, it sure ain't Miller Genuine Beer

(MGBs are damn fun cars)

Anonymous Godfrey August 26, 2013 7:26 PM  

For a liberal it all comes back to issues with the father. I'm not a fan of Reagan, but I understand why they hated him. He was a father figure.

Anonymous kh123 August 26, 2013 7:30 PM  

"Should you perhaps donate some money to one of the transgender organizations that are fighting for equality of housing, employment, insurance and on an on for a most misunderstood groups?"

...Nope; nope. Not gonna spoil it this time.

Blogger Beau August 26, 2013 7:32 PM  

When a man realizes he is his son's hero, that's a tremendous incentive to fulfill that role by consistent action. I never wish to see hurt and humiliation in my son's eyes because of any personal moral failure. Keeping the faith and carrying on is the only path I wish to tread.

Anonymous Josh August 26, 2013 7:32 PM  

Josie Charmichael August 26, 2013 at 7:13 pm
Maybe it’s just me, but, dudes in dresses are hawt.

I went to prom in a Tux, and my boyfriend (now my husband) went in a dress. Both Junior year and Senior Year.


What a freakshow the warren is.

Anonymous VD August 26, 2013 7:38 PM  

Maybe it’s just me, but, dudes in dresses are hawt.

Yes, it's just you. You freak.

Anonymous physphilmusic August 26, 2013 7:41 PM  

Putting up with the likes of Phony and the other anklebiters is just nothing compared with having CAIR email-bomb you with death threats.

Really? Like officially? I thought the CAIR would have more sense to at least put on a facade of tolerance, being situated in a majority Christian country.

Anonymous Josh August 26, 2013 7:44 PM  

Yes, it's just you. You freak.

You think Josie is Hugo's alter ego?

Blogger Jordan179 August 26, 2013 7:46 PM  

The logical implication of "white privilege" is "white superiority." I was wondering how long it would take for Leftists to start grasping this point and openly boasting about it.

Anonymous Scintan August 26, 2013 7:48 PM  

Since Scalzi seems to be proud of the dress shot, perhaps people here should help spread it around the web some more, making sure to point out that the picture really is of Mr. Scalzi, He is, after all, a big fan of promotion.

Anonymous Krul August 26, 2013 7:55 PM  

Josh - You think Josie is Hugo's alter ego?

Danger or Schwyzer?

Anonymous Krul August 26, 2013 7:57 PM  

Jeanne said:
As a transgender woman, I must ask. Why did someone think this stunt was worthy of financial reward. Do you think there might be a tinge of self hate and shame when I and the thousands of transgender persons see this image?


Gee, I pointed out that this was offensive to trannies weeks ago. What took 'em so long?

Anonymous Passinthrough August 26, 2013 7:57 PM  

"God made him (Scalzi) therefore let him pass for a man," Shakespeare
But I'm beginning to have some serious doubts.

Anonymous Harsh August 26, 2013 7:58 PM  

So who exactly is the obsessive stalker here, Dipshit?

Phoenician, you come in here constantly looking for VD's attention and approval, you have a little pet name for him, and you don't interact with any of the other posters. My friend, you are the obsessive stalker here. Just fess up and admit you're in love with Vox.

Blogger Nate August 26, 2013 8:04 PM  

John Scalzi has hideous hermaphroditical character, which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman.

Anonymous Harsh August 26, 2013 8:07 PM  

Dates of posts on "Whatever" mentioning the RHSD.

Phoenician, you're either not informed or being dishonest. The August 14, 2013 post on Whatever is about Vox. Scalzi is simply too timid to come out and say what is on his mind but it is a comment on the SFWA affair. The idea that Scalzi never posts about VD is disingenuous at best.

Anonymous Outlaw X August 26, 2013 8:11 PM  

John Scalzi has hideous hermaphroditical character, which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman.

That is an astute observation, Nate and would have never crossed my mind. Other than a freak I gave him no more thought.

Blogger Nate August 26, 2013 8:16 PM  

I can't take to much credit Outlaw... I just couldn't help but note that Thomas Jefferson's most famous insult seemed awfully appropriate.

Anonymous Schwing August 26, 2013 8:33 PM  

And the madness continues between two obsessive-compulsive people who claim the "other one doesn't get under my skin".

Blogger Nate August 26, 2013 8:51 PM  

"And the madness continues between two obsessive-compulsive people who claim the "other one doesn't get under my skin"."

no son.

Party A occasionally points and laughs at Party B... along with the vast majority of the rest of the internet.

Party B retaliates by further humiliating itself in the form of cross dressery which actually ends up pissing off his own liberal trans-gendered friends.

Anonymous Josh August 26, 2013 9:14 PM  

When Scalzi was a little boy, and he wore his favorite dress to school, how many times did his mother comfort him afterwards, saying, "those mean nasty jocks who laughed at you only did that because they're just so jealous of my smart little angel" and after saying that she proceeded to breastfeed an eight year old Scalzi...

Blogger James Dixon August 26, 2013 9:40 PM  

> Kipling, cool...

Kipling does seem to be coming up a lot in conversations lately, doesn't he?

> Sep-May for fragile sutheners.

I've seen it snow in my home town in both June and September, so I'd be hard pressed to argue.

> That would be Detroit. Cleveland falls behind "Destroit," New Jersey and Los Angeles in terms of general quasi-third world toilet.

Cleveland falls behind NYC, Philadelphia, and DC too. Probably Boston, though I've never been there, so I can't say for certain.

> New Jersey is a large place.

Alaska and Texas are large places. New Jersey? Not really.

> I just don't understand these people who voluntarily live where it is common for water to freeze out of thin air and coat the ground. That just seems crazy to me.

It's been known to help keep certain undesirable insects at bay.






Blogger L. Beau August 26, 2013 9:47 PM  

civilServant:Has there ever been a man who met with Triumph and treated it the same as Disaster?

VD:No, but I have done so with an MGB.

Mama had an MGB during my pre-teen years. Cute looking thing, but what a pain in the ass to own one....

Anonymous Vidad August 26, 2013 10:05 PM  

James Dixon "Kipling does seem to be coming up a lot in conversations lately, doesn't he?"

We actually named one of our kids Rudyard. Maybe it'll become a trend.

Anonymous Pinakeli August 26, 2013 10:11 PM  

James Dixon August 26, 2013 9:40 PM

> I just don't understand these people who voluntarily live where it is common for water to freeze out of thin air and coat the ground. That just seems crazy to me.

It's been known to help keep certain undesirable insects at bay.


So does DDT. And it kills far fewer people.

Blogger Nate August 26, 2013 10:13 PM  

"It's been known to help keep certain undesirable insects at bay."

Only because they come down here and spend the whole damned winter irritating God's People.

Anonymous Carlotta August 26, 2013 10:20 PM  

OT
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2401987/Muriel-Siebert-woman-pioneer-Wall-Street-turned-traditional-female-stereotypes-dies-aged-80.html

As interest rates climbed steeply and bank failures became common, Ms Siebert created protective measures to prevent banks from failing in New York.She reorganized troubled banks, forced mergers, and convinced the federal government to advance millions of dollars to make the new mergers viable. She persuaded stronger institutions to help weaker ones.



Anonymous Pinakeli August 26, 2013 10:20 PM  

Yeah, what Nate said, too!

Anonymous Daniel August 26, 2013 10:26 PM  

Wait a minute. Does this post's math make Al Franken a rapist?

Those poor...teddy bears.

Blogger James Dixon August 26, 2013 10:28 PM  

> Only because they come down here and spend the whole damned winter irritating God's People.

I see you understand insects has multiple meanings, Nate. :)

Anonymous The other skeptic August 26, 2013 10:30 PM  

Pretty small tits.

Anonymous realmatt August 26, 2013 10:49 PM  


Alaska and Texas are large places. New Jersey? Not really.


Your mom is a large place.

Blogger James Worrad August 26, 2013 10:55 PM  

When he started to quote THAT Kipling poem I actually cringed. Vox Day is the Alan Partridge of online bigotry.

Blogger LL August 26, 2013 11:09 PM  

You know, I think it is the matching, flowery hat that makes it The Ghey for me on the pic. And maybe the hands on the hips. I put my hands on my hips often. I am a woman, and I do not look that feminine. As a matter of fact, my blog pic is of me with ONE hand on my hip and I look tougher than he does. I even had trolls come over and call me a dyke. He is so squishy and it is such a turn off. *gag*

Anonymous Harsh August 26, 2013 11:14 PM  

Cleveland falls behind NYC, Philadelphia, and DC too. Probably Boston, though I've never been there, so I can't say for certain.

There's nothing wrong with Boston except for all the Bostonians.

Anonymous zen0 August 26, 2013 11:15 PM  

Nate footnotes:

I just couldn't help but note that Thomas Jefferson's most famous insult seemed awfully appropriate.

Remember when people used to be able to use the English language as it was meant to it's full extent, and do it for hours at a time?

Like, without a teleprompter, man.

(talkin' bout De-Generation.....)

Anonymous Harsh August 26, 2013 11:20 PM  

When he started to quote THAT Kipling poem I actually cringed. Vox Day is the Alan Partridge of online bigotry.

I'll bet 400 quatloos on the newcomer.

Anonymous Harsh August 26, 2013 11:21 PM  

Remember when people used to be able to use the English language as it was meant to it's full extent, and do it for hours at a time?

Like, without a teleprompter, man.


Stop dreaming, you hippie.

Anonymous Steveo August 26, 2013 11:29 PM  

Sorry for the OT...
Ilk, my oldest friend (from 2nd grade) had an MRI show Diffuse Cerebral Atrophy - will be in for more testing immediately. 54 & a great Christian family man. Prayers appreciated! We're believing for a miracle. Amen.


Blogger Beau August 26, 2013 11:35 PM  

Prayers appreciated!

Shot. Over.

Blogger IM2L844 August 26, 2013 11:48 PM  

There's something seriously fucked up in Scalzi's head. I predict a suicide attempt in the next few years.

Anonymous Red Comet August 26, 2013 11:53 PM  

Yeah, John Scalzi toooooootally doesn't care what anyone thinks, which is exactly why he spends all day moderating his blog comments for thoughtcrime and then closing them off while he's asleep.

That said, why does he own such a large house on a large plot of land? I thought guys like him liked to preach about "climate change" this and "carbon footprint" that?

Anonymous The other skeptic August 27, 2013 12:07 AM  

22 Ways to convince people that the Syrians are a menace to the US.

Anonymous Josh August 27, 2013 12:12 AM  

Prayers appreciated! We're believing for a miracle. Amen.

By His stripes we are healed.

I'll be praying.

Anonymous Anonymous August 27, 2013 12:48 AM  

"Slightly balding"?!

Scalzi's head looks like the lawn under my redneck neighbor's tireless '57 Plymouth!

Anonymous Jack Amok August 27, 2013 12:56 AM  

His dog looks embarrased.

But of course, the dog has no say in the matter. My question is, what the hell was his wife doing letting him take that picture? Either he doesn't give a rat's ass what she thinks, or she doesn't give a rats ass what other people think of him.

Anonymous David of One August 27, 2013 12:59 AM  

Scaldlipzi is being uptight about being joked about wearing a bad dress, head piece and necklace?

I am soooooo thankful that his dress and this photo doesn't show how much his panties are really in a bunch!

What else is left for his whoring self-depreciating sympathies to be outwardly expressed? Maybe tampon earrings? Lipstick wildly applied over and beyond his lips?

His tortured pained pathos seems to be totally lost upon him ... so much so that one of my first reactions was that I felt bad for the dog.

There can be no pity for this poor soul that is now trying to play the female victim.

He writes about rape in first person detail so as to garner attention & praise for being a sensitive "man" (at the expense of women who have been raped) and then repeatedly dresses up in women's clothing.

Now he is trying to garner sympathies by playing a female victim role (again for personal gain) all the while implicitly denying there is anything wrong with him, his behavior and his thinking.

Blogger rcocean August 27, 2013 1:06 AM  

Good God, I just read his post. Manboob McRapey really is a joke. Do Kipling and him really belong to the same sex?

I was tempted to believe his Feminist BS was simply driven by self-interest, but his latest shows he really believes his own Bullshit.

I predict a sex change operation. Predicted new name - Joanne Scalzi.

Anonymous WaterBoy August 27, 2013 2:16 AM  

LL: " I am a woman, and I do not look that feminine."

That's totally due to him playing Life on the easiest setting. Straight white men can even do feminine better than any woman can.

Blogger Laramie Hirsch August 27, 2013 2:51 AM  

Funny stuff, this.

Blogger Cimon Alexander August 27, 2013 4:48 AM  

I'm confused. Does Scalzi think "feminist" is insulting to him?

Anonymous Carlotta August 27, 2013 5:50 AM  

Will pray Steveo.

Anonymous Musashi August 27, 2013 7:35 AM  

Poor bastard.

Anonymous hardscrabble farmer August 27, 2013 7:52 AM  

Mr Scalzi seems to like promoting diversity, except wherein he resides-

The racial makeup of the village (Bradford, Ohio) was 98.9% White, 0.2% African American.

Wow, John, just wow.

And as a farmer, whenever I see someone brag about the acreage of their lawn, it reminds me of those photos of fat cat banksters/hiphop artists lighting cigars/blunts with hundred dollar bills. Turning enough land to encompass a city block into a lawn is akin to those fat retards that tart up Honey Boo Boo for the big pageant.

What an excreable, hypocritical, flamboyant little douche this man is.

Anonymous Rabbits Betrayed August 27, 2013 10:16 AM  

Dat der' Scalzi
Ain't no man
Now we find out
He got priv'lige, guns, and lan'

Anonymous RS August 27, 2013 11:03 AM  

I feel sorry for his wife. I can't imagine wanting to get a piece of *that* every day. ((Shudder))

Blogger The Deuce August 27, 2013 11:30 AM  

Phony:

With one post on August 14, 2013 celebrating a happy mood for no particular reason at all

Because posting about someone passive-aggressively without mentioning their name just shows how you're not really thinking about them and they aren't getting under your skin whatsoever at all.


So who exactly is the obsessive stalker here

Insecure much?

Blogger RobertT August 27, 2013 11:40 AM  

Scalzi did it now. This guy's a complete idiot. Business insider picked up his rant today and linked to his website. I found it in the body of another post. But when I went back, it wasn't there, so it's obviously a wandering link. The link was included in the portrayal of a smart phone buried in the margin. I clicked on the link and ended up on his 'whatever' web site. If that gets much traffic, he'll be the laughingstock of the world. As Vox points out, it's not just his little band of followers he has to worry about.

Obviously politics isn't the only way you can ruin your life. You can also ruin it by loudly being a dick.

Blogger Drew August 27, 2013 11:49 AM  

VD, is the poem your writing?

Anonymous kid with a sense of humor August 27, 2013 11:53 AM  

I just emailed the link to Tosh.0.

Anonymous Daniel August 27, 2013 12:04 PM  

Hilariously...he took it to the Guardian again. Not even the guardian wanted to carry a photo of him in a dress.

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/aug/27/john-scalzi-status-update

But they did get his fantasy to be force gay married to Neil Gaiman and slathered in...

Oh, sorry. This a family blog.

Blogger Beau August 27, 2013 12:43 PM  

VD, is the poem your writing?

The poem is If by Rudyard Kipling.

Anonymous WaterBoy August 27, 2013 12:50 PM  

Speaking of feminism...The Battle of the Sexes was Rigg-ed by the Mafia.

Anonymous Ferd August 27, 2013 3:39 PM  

Zimbabwify Ohio!


I think all those refugees from the Syrian police action need to be settled around the poor dear's homestead. They wear dresses as well and can have a good old-fashioned Ohioan potluck. Anyone for goat shanks and rice?

Anonymous Josh August 27, 2013 7:27 PM  

VD, is the poem your writing?

You need to be beaten with a roofing hammer

Blogger Mike Boutot August 28, 2013 11:45 AM  

Jesus you people are so fucking weird.

Anonymous WaterBoy August 28, 2013 4:27 PM  

I'M AN INDIVIDUAL NOT A "PEOPLE", DAMMIT!

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