Saturday, May 31, 2008

A Farewell To Tits




It wasn’t just The Hangover that bit the dust last week; Marieke Hardy, aka Ms. Fits, posted a farewell at her award winning blog, Reasons You Will Hate Me.

Though Fits is unlikely to win a popularity contest amongst the TSSH detritus, I for one was always an admirer of her blog, as I am of her work on the ABC Book Club and to an extent, her contributions to The Green Guide (which even our resident Marieke-hatin’ baitin’ scribe Ramon Insertnamehere is slowly coming around to).

Her ‘Ring! Ring!’ manual slide-shows were at worst cute but at best bloody hilarious. Her name-dropping and tales from the inside of the entertainment industry were completely free of hubris and came across with a ‘kid in a lolly shop’ whimsy. Her political commentary was never designed or intended to be insightful – merely to entertain, which it did.

She developed quite a following over at RYWHM. An innocuous post on a conversation she had with a kid in a playground would attract in excess of 100 comments, and her contributors were a motley cocktail of sycophants, pathetic acolytes, stalkers, violent and abusive psychos (far more violent than anything posted at The Hangover) fans, friends and casual bystanders like me.

What I liked was that she didn’t bat an eyelid at any of it. The sycophants weren’t pandered to, the psychos weren’t shunned, the friends got no special treatment. She posted, they commented, end. Further, good on her for not reacting one little bit to the creepy antics of Team Lulz in the past few days.

There was the whole Pandagate disaster, and also the self-published photo of her tits (which our beloved Hack* loves to reference as justification for, umm, something) but on the whole, her blog was nothing more than whimsical left-leaning comic ramblings and she never promoted it to be anything more or less.

Now that RYWHM has gone, there’s nobody to fill that whimsical void. The problem with the whole left-leaning bloggerati is that they’re all so fucking earnest, and if they’re not earnest, they’re either loony, boring, vacuous, ill-informed or fucking retarded. Amidst this quagmire of crap, her way of saying, “Here’s my tits, vote Rudd” was harmless fun.

Say what you will of her familial connections, Bob Brown undies, Last Man Standing, Neighbours, her adjective-laden prose with impossibly long sentences and her tits, her blog was orright.

Seeya Fits, and good luck.



* I think it was Hack who had the problem with her tits - I might be wrong.

(In the interest of transparency – yes, I’ve met her on occasion and she has both interviewed and promoted my band, and we have mutual friends. But we’re not mates and none of this particularly influences my comments above other than the fact I’m happy to say she’s a nice chick not deserving of any personal insults).

(Insert personal insults below)

57 comments:

jen said...

jessica and clementine give a whole new meaning to defamer.com.au

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

a whole new meaning to defamer.com.au

Yes and that meaning is "boring as batshit".

social disaster said...

I expect that blog will be resurrected when she gets the arse from jjj at the end of the year. I finally understand what tssh was on about all these years. She makes me stabby.

John said...

homage to Marieke?

Time to get my coat.

Puss In Boots said...

I'm sure she probably is a nice person in real life, Perseus, but there's just something about her that irritates me. Besides the pigtails and flowers in her hair, and general fashion sense, of course.

Although, I'd probably take her over Myf any day. At least Marieke shares my hate of sms-speak.

wari lasi said...

Besides the pigtails and flowers in her hair

Puss, My 7 year old daughter looks really cute with pigtails and flowers in her hair.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I've made my peace with Marieke.

Now Clam, on the other hand...

jen said...

the headline on this story is really appropriate......it reads "the defamer"

http://www.theage.com.au/news/case-studies--profiles/meet-the-defamer/2008/05/23/1211653819729.html?s_cid=rss_technology

"Surprisingly, in an industry that thrives on the bitchy backstab, what distinguishes McGuire - her fans say - is her unwillingness to take cheap shots."

r u sure about that jessica?? well not under ur own name anyway.......

Perseus said...

Surely, Jen, if you have proof of any of this, you'd be sending said proof to Hack, The and Caz, rather than posting odd little references on this blog. Or are you just another troll, wanting to stir the pot? Or are you doing some defaming yourself?

Speak, Jen. Speak.

jen said...

perasus y dont u ask ur friend billyblowjob?

Perseus said...

coz his not my freind & i dont no him & its not my bizness!!!!

WitchOne said...

Relax Perseus, relax hon, she wasn't talking to you but some other guy called perasus. Is that even a word??

Perseus said...

My great-grandmother died of perasus.

catlick said...

*sob.

wari lasi said...

My dog once had a perasus tick.

The Hack said...

BA Perasus was the most colourful character on The A Team, wasn't he?

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Aww, our first troll, how sweet.

What a pity it's so shit.

I'm back next week, BTW.

jen said...

i'm not intending to troll u at all peresus...... just sharing what i know..........

billyblowjob wanted to be clems friend so bad but their just laughing at him now......

do u feel sorry for him?

shitbmxrider said...

did anyone see that Team Lulz wankers hacked Hambo's site?

Mr E Discharge said...

Jen,
I can only assume that you're working on a Doctoral Thesis entitled something along the lines of "The Practical Application of the Non Sequitur in Colloquial Pidgen English".

Jamie Duncan said...

Second troll, really. Your first troll was, well, much more successful.

Perseus said...

Jen - You originally asserted it was Jess, now you've changed your tune and you're blaimg BJB. You're obviously guessing.
If you know anything, contact Caz and Hack directly. If you're a troll, go away. If you're out to get Jess and Clam for some reason of your own, go away.

Lulz - Go away. Seriously dude, you're obsessive and creepy. Go play with your own site.

homesick said...

It seems this Jamie Duncan character has had his blog taken away from him.

It reminds me of when a kid in our street would have his bike taken from him for being naughty and then wanted to share our bikes.

catlick said...

It reminds me of when a kid in our street would have his bike taken from him for being naughty and then wanted to share our bikes.
Homesick it reminds me of the little gobshite who when his bike was taken tried to break the other kid's bikes.

Tom Gaylord said...

JESUS CHRIST SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT'S GOING ON!?

WitchOne said...

They have a new site HS - http://thelulzstarthere.wordpress.com/

God I'm tired. Anyone want to have a baby for me? *They* say I'm due on Sunday, *I* say the little one will hold on as long as possible. Either way, I'm a hostage!

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

There was some, shall we say "unpleasantness", Tom.

Which is why we've all moved over here.

WitchOne - good luck with the bub.

Perseus said...

Witchy - if it's a boy, I think 'Perseus' is a most excellent name.

WitchOne said...

Lucky it's not a boy then Perseus. :-))

I already have a boy anyway, later on in life when I need some back up, this could be important!

scully said...

Good luck with the baby WitchOne. My friend recently gave birth to her son - he was about 2 weeks overdue. Her blog, which started all "I'm so looking forward to being a mother" etc soon degenerated into "Get the fuck out".

billyjoe noodle-bob said...

i never done it, they said i done it but i never done it, i only said i done it so that policeman would take the truncheon out of me bottom....

Tom Gaylord said...

yes, i was briefed on the unpleasantness, briefly............

so there was all out war of some sort?

caz filled me in a little........ im intrigued by psychos...........

i mean really............ why not turn to alcohol or heroin? why turn to the internet?

WitchOne said...

Scully, I have never been biased, it has always been "get the fuck out", I only bear the babies because I can't shove it off onto my partner to do. Thank-you, I expect to be overdue because my children consider torture to be an acceptable form of affection.

Tom, the internet is addictive and there should be an internet methadone clinic on every street corner to combat the disease!! Are you not aware of the likelihood of going home and murdering your family after an afternoon spent on the net??

Well, sometimes it makes me stabby anyway.

Boogeyman said...

Oh look, Bill's back. Wassup Bill? The ever-decreasing number of commenters on you and your cohorts' slander-site not keeping you sufficiently entertained these days? Shouldn't you be off obsessively monitoring a hit counter, or having a cry or something like you do?

jen said...

hey billyblowjob how bout u YUNNO spend some time with ur wife and kid or sumfin?

guess u lost interest in the kid tho cuz uve not had anything 2 say bout him since januray.......

Sweatergirl said...

Good luck with the impending birth Witchone.
Mine was 2 weeks late - I was ready to give myself a c-section.

WitchOne said...

Thanks SG, this one will be about 2 weeks late as well, just like the last one was. Apparently the fact that there is food and drink on tap and you don't need to get up to wee makes it an attractive place to stay. UGH!

Hey Jen. Fuck off. You know about his blog? Go post your shit there and leave the rest of us out of it mmmkay??

wari lasi said...

No, don't make Jen go away. Rarely does one get to witness such an impressive command of the language.

I really do wish I knew what the fuck is going on though, and of course what I missed at TH.

WitchOne said...
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Puss In Boots said...

Hey Wari, I need to ask you a PNG-related question. Email me.

WitchOne said...

Sorry wari, my temper is short.

What happened was enough to make me stabby.

That doesn't take much though.

wari lasi said...

No worries Witchone. I hope you resolve your other problem soon.

And Puss, you have mail ...

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Everything makes me stabby.

jen said...

tom reynolds

gotta baby on the way

Boogeyman said...

Jen - WTF? You started out obscure and are now approaching incomprehensible.

jen said...

i thought u might want to know tom reynolds is crowing about wot he has done......

we all know he wants clementines vagina just like billyblowjob........ lol there poor wifes......!

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Who is Tom Reynolds?

billyjoe noodle-bob said...

yunno, jen, in the current climate, i would think that running around spouting vitriol about people you don't know and posting, yunno, personal (ish) details anonymously on various blogs around the traps would be, like, the last thing that would be a sensible thing to do.

i would think that, in the current climate, that prolly the best thing to do would be to

stfu.

also,

try learning how to spell / punctuate / construct a sentence / argument if you want to be a successful troll.

Boogeyman said...

Well, that clears things up a little, Jen.

Except... who the fuck is Tom Reynolds?

And... how do you know all this?

Oh, and Bill. You really should be giving yourself your own advice, you sleazy, slimy, spineless jellyfish of a man. Now be a nice boy and stfu, slither off, and take your vague intimated threats with you. Dolt.

WitchOne said...

Boogey, do you have incontrovertible proof that Bill is involved in any of this except as some dragged in against their will?

I only ask because it seems to me it would be rather stupid of him to come here if he was willingly involved, in any way.

Just askin'.

billyjoe noodle-bob said...

yunno, boogey, i've been very quiet about this whole thing.

mainly because the last thing i heard from the person at the centre of it all was him standing in a police station, thumping his fist on the counter, in all his rotund, greasy, balding glory, and demanding that i be clapped in irons.

so i'll just clarify a few things, for those of you in the cheap seats.


Jamie Duncan, that spineless little cunt, KNOWS that I didn't write the teamlulz site. He knows that I didn't even know his home or work addresses until the fucking COPS showed up on my doorstep (how did they know what MY address or full name is?) and delivered me an intervention order.

Jamie Duncan, that spineless little cunt, DROPPED the intervention order THIS MORNING, because if he'd tried to make it stand up he would have been facing criminal charges for perjuring himself in open court. Jamie Duncan doesn't want to face up to or admit to what he's done.

I didn't write, contribute to, or start the teamlulz site.

And next time you want to talk about spineless cunts, ring your mate Jamie Duncan and ask him about what it's like.


bill

Boogeyman said...

Ah Bill. Finally you drop the 'happy idiot' persona and give us a peek at your inner nutjob.

Your panicky protests change my opinion of you not one iota.

For such an innocent third party, you're intimate enough with team lulz to pressure them to quickly edit content that fingers you. Funny that.

WitchOne said...

Hang on Boogey, they had half accused me of being bosom buddies of Caz and Hack, as well as having some incorrect information on their site regarding Caz and an outing of someones details. I sent them an e-mail and explained a few things, they didn't post my e-mail but did edit the site.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not taking sides here, and clearly am not friends with Team Lulz as evidenced by the fact that they have edited a comment I posted on TH to twist the meaning and have left it up on their site. What I am saying is that the site is constantly being changed, they seem to have dropped one subject against Caz and Hack and they have also removed an implied threat to me from the site entirely.

Not sure why I'm going into any kind of detail here except to suggest that maybe you should be thinking a little harder prior to taking such a firm stand. There is too much happening in the background and everyone who knows anything about TSSH, TH etc has an opinion depending on where their loyalties lie. I like Caz and Hack, I like Bill, I will not get involved any further than I have but I have certainly put myself out there in Cazs' defence at least once because it was the right thing to do.

Can you say the same? Or are you just sitting in the corner throwing insults at those you "think" maybe part of the cause of all this?

Additionally, by publicly going for Bill, you're playing the game. What is your agenda?

patchouligirl said...

I saw the team lulz website, it seems to owe its existence to a single topic, and one it seems intent on destroying. I wont bother going back, it was very boring and a bit disturbing that anyone would go to such lengths.

I just want the neighbours recaps back. I miss TSSH, it was great and always gave me a good laugh.

Sweatergirl said...

Bill. You have not been very quiet. You have posted updates on various forums, contacted the lulz people and everyone on your facebook.

But I don't think you created the site.

Boogeyman said...

There's no game being played here, WitchOne.

But you needn't patronisingly assume that these are just random thoughtless insults, or that I wouldn't have sufficient facts at hand before telling Bill exactly what he is.

Of course, to state, say, that Bill is a quavering, immature child-man who gathers female friends to sleaze onto, or cry to for attention, or just to fight battles for him, requires no more than plain observation.

WitchOne said...

Oh dear Boogey, I am not fighting Bills battles for him, and I haven't seen any other women doing so either. An interesting observation from your point of view but sadly I see little to back it up.

I will also add here that I have no interest in taking someone else's battles for them.

My point is only if you truly believe what you are saying is right and correct, tell Bill and don't subject the rest of us to it. Public name calling is very primary school don't you agree?