Monday, January 23, 2006
The Only Thing Keeping This Going
Part of me, a large part, has had it with blogging. People give me shit for joking around, blogging friends are being forced off the internet by fucking assholes, I've been dragged into someone's personal bullshit; I can't deal with it sometimes. And it doesn't help that I know the Casual Friday guy can stage a one day "comeback" consisting of a picture of his elbow and it'll get five times the comments I ever receive. Hey, I never wanted to be a whiny, self-absorbed douche; it just happened.

Really, I was stupid enough to think that putting "ass" in the title of my blog would ensure no one would ever take it too seriously. That was a fucking dream. I still offend on occasion; I don't care, though. It just amazes me that I offend some people enough that they bother to comment. When some idiot offends me, I...and this is highly controversial...STOP READING THEIR BLOG. What a novel idea. Now, if I offend one of my bloggie friends, I want to know about it, but with an explaination, not just "You're a ballbag." Everyone else? I just can't be concerned about every sensitive soul on the internet. Sorry.

Oh, and anyone out there who has "found" the blog of an acquaintance and threatened to use it against them in some way, please take your own life. We are done with you here. I won't mention her name, but I finally took down the link of someone who had to stop blogging under really ugly circumstances, and it pained me to do it. It seriously pained me.

The only thing that keeps me going are the friendships created from blogging. Emails and phone calls and meeting a few of you in person; all as a result of posting my insipid bullshit every now and then. I will admit to liking compliments too; as they are few and far between in my real life. Oh, and I also blog so Princess Steph will fall in love with me.

It comes down to the fact that drama and horseshit are always going to hound me, blog or no blog, so I might as well keep this going, at least until I run off all of my readers.

In other words, probably another month or so.


Don't stop. I'll die. A horrible death as I've told you many times in the past. You're a god, Todd. A humor god. And possibly a sex god, but I'm not close enough to find out. Or am I?

Blogger ItsTJoint said...

I hear you on the exiled blogger; that situation was pure shit right out of those toilets in the last post. I think privacy from people like that situation is one of the reasons I have such a stupid screen name.

Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

If you offend, you're doing something right. I've offended lots of people, including personal friends. But even they can manage to keep it separate from personal interactions. It should never come to this, for sure.

I like to think I get pretty good traffic, but you get a lot more, and perhaps rightfully so. I dig your style, and I would hate to see you quit blogging because someone else couldn't keep their drama out of it. How sad.

And yeah, I totally hear you about the big bloggers. Eschaton put up pictures of his cat and got 500 comments, whereas I've taken days to write something that nobody saw. That sucks ass. But I like you, anyway. And I don't read big blogs out of principle. You get a much higher quality of commentary anyway.

Keep it up for Andi's sake, at least. If it's up to one of us to entertain her, she might not make it.

Blogger Nick said...

You don't offend me but I still think you're a ballbag.

Blogger Cladeedah said...

Um hello, you don't have to take shit from anyone. You're bigger than they are, remember?

Blogger Monkey said...

I hear you on this Todd. I was just saying to Calzone last night that it is the friends I've made blogging that keep me in it. I just can't believe what an incredible group of people I've met and feel very lucky to have met them.

I don't know about the situation you are speaking of here, but I am certainly familiar with many similar situations. I had to remove the link last month to my very favorite blog in blogland. She had to move her blog to another site, her stalker was so determined.

My own stalker drove away three other bloggers and drove me underground for nearly 2 weeks. I was amazed at how powerful her abuse was.

The BS is huge. But the friendships are larger, so I keep posting... even though some days I am not amusing at all.

Your blog is fabulous. I come here to read nearly every day, even though I don't always comment. You have a wonderful blog here. Don't let the assholes ruin it for you.

Thus spake the monkey.

Blogger AWE said...

Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.

I just started this blogging thing and I am having a ball with it, but I could drop it like a hot rock if I had to.

I like to comment on your site just to hear what you have to say about my comment. It reminds me of the people I hang out with.

Keep writing and I will keep throwing in my two cents. Is that fair?

Blogger Tumbleweed said...

The fucking sensitive people that take everything seriously shouldn't be blogging by here in the first place. You are a fun guy that has the ability to make people laugh! There are many who love you or hate you, so screw everyone else!!

Blogger Shannon said...

I missed all the drama, but fuck' em.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those muthas can suck my cheese! We know where you're at dude. It's your space, say what you want.

Blogger MollyNormal said...

You know, you might well lose some of your blog friends if you don't return their phone calls. *Ahem*

Anyway... don't let anyone force you out. If you quit, quit because you don't want to do it anymore, not because some fucked up wanker is offended by something you say.

Blogger Trix said...

I look at it like this...if you don't like a TV show, turn it off. If people don't like what you say, they should stop reading.

BTW, you're at you're best when you're writing shit that will offend someone!

Blogger Übermilf said...

You hurt my feeling, Ballbag.

Just kidding.

I know the situation of which you speak. The worst part is, we can't retaliate because that would only feed his already huge ego and psychological problems... so he thinks he "won" somehow.

Just another injustice to bear.

But if you leave I will fly to Vegas, hunt you down like the animal you are, and clasp you in leg irons.

Blogger Egan said...

Just pull the plug Todd, I dare you! You think you can stop blogging on your own volition? Think again buddy. We, your readers, control you.

I have felt the same way recently about blogging. However I do this stuff for myself and if someone happens to enjoy what I write, perfect. Don't let the bastards get you down!

Blogger miss kendra said...

you don't scare me.

Blogger Livia said...

I definitely don't see myself stop reading your blog in a month. It's one of my favorites.

And I feel SOOOO honored to be moved to the VIP Vegas section. ;)

See you tomorrow!

Blogger n.v. said...

You're not going anywhere, Todd, and that's about as final as Ryan Seacrest's career. Do you hear?

I love being offended.

Blogger n.v. said...

Andi, your hair looks super dicklicious! I can't click and see a larger version -- it goes to the picture of your eyes (which are so beautiful they remind me of pimming swools).

Blogger Shelly said...

NOOOOOooooooooo!!!!! You can't quit blogging! I love your blog. I've never been offended by it and I think it's hilarious. I haven't commented before because I'm often a day late reading the entries and then I feel like a dork for commenting on something everyone else has already commented on. But I read your blog all the time and nearly always laugh loud enough to alert my boss that I'm not really working. So I'll keep reading until you quit blogging or I get fired, whichever comes first!

Blogger ETaylor said...

Please do not stop blogging. Your blog is the ONLY blog I read. You make me laugh on a daily basis.

Blogger tlsd said...

... all of the above and then some... just found you via a bog link... don't go, I'm only just getting to know you...

Blogger Princess Steph said...

if you stop blogging I will come to Vegas and kick your ass- I mean it.

No wait, if you stop blogging I WONT come to Vegas and kick your ass- yeah, thats it.

Stupid fuckers messing everything up. I cannot do without my daily dose of Todd... lemmie know whose legs need to be broken... I know people (mostly strippers, but hey, they know people)

Blogger little ol' me? said...

I can't think of anything new and interesting to add to all the comments listed above.

Listen fuckers...if you don't like what you're reading, close the book. Don't like what's on TV, turn the damn channel. Not fond of the blogs you're reading...turn the fuck away.

Whatever happened to good 'ol common sense and responsibility for our actions?

Don't stop you blog...I love it and need to have coffee shoot out of my nose every morning...I found that when my day starts without your's a bad fucking day!

Blogger Brookelina said...

Stop your bitching and go fix me a turkey pot pie.

Blogger yournamehere said...

I'm certainly not a sex god, unless there's a god of sexual frustration.

I'm still very upset about that whole situation.

man, you write good stuff and I think your overall readership isn't reflected in your comment count because people don't know what to say in certain situations. The personal interaction thing wasn't toward me, but someone I know.

you are a taint with arms and legs.

yeah, if I kick someone's ass, you'd probably be the prosecutor who has to throw me in jail.

I just added you and Calzone to my brand new non-human VIP list. Everything in life comes with unnecessary static, but somedays I just don't want to deal with it.

more than fair. If the same situation happened to me that happened to my blog friend, I'd have to stop, or at least start anew.

sometimes I make fun of sensitive subjects that maybe I shouldn't mess with, but I'll do what I want.

the drama involving me was minor. The drama involving the other blogger was major.

they should all line up to suck your cheese.

you're right, on both counts.

Blogger Bill the Apostle said...

You got a problem with casual Friday? Me and him go out for jello shots and shit, hes totally down

Blogger Ruben said...

I enjoy your blog and hope you continue. OH! Is it alright If I steal the word "ballbag". lol

Blogger yournamehere said...

is that your ass? I'm not trying to offend you, but...nice.

I think we're talking about two different situations, because the person I'm talking about quit blogging altogether (and the offender was a "she"). But the situation you describe is a sad one as well.

the readers do control me. I don't blog about sports as much as I'd like to because I know it would just bore the Christ out of everyone.

I should send you a picture. That would scare the beejeebus out of you.

you're now a Vegas VIP so you officially can't move back home.

you love being offended? Right now I'm thinking of you and Andi in a lusty embrace.

don't get fired; the job market sucks right now. I'm not quitting, I just want everything to always go 100 percent my way. Is that asking too much?

you should read some of the blogs I link to as well. Come on, there's time to be wasted.

I'm not going anywhere just yet.

my blogger friend may need to have some people's legs broken. I, for now, do not. I will continue blogging only if you promise to come to Vegas and give me the beating I so richly deserve.

little o',
you are too kind to me.

I would love to fix you a turkey pot pie. And I know you love my bitching.

Blogger yournamehere said...

I got no problems with Cas Fri. Never start a blog war with someone who has twenty times the readership.

you can have "ballbag" with my compliments.

Blogger Claudia said...

I wanna drop a deuce on them too.

you rock my world...and oh, what a wonderful world it is Toddie boy.

Blogger Blonde said...

I am sticking around long enough to win your affections away from Princess Steph, you cheating prick.

For the love of all that is cunty, please do not stop your blog. Let's just all gang up and kick the shit out of those who pick on our friends.

I love you and you better not leave me :)

Blogger megan said...

If you stopped blogging, my life as I know it would be over. I love your shit talking; it makes my day!

Blogger Rachel said...


You told me you blogged so that I would fall in love with you!!

I'm so offended.

Blogger Egan said...

Rachel, Todd told me the same thing.

Blogger yournamehere said...

no, you rock my world. Really.

when you come to Vegas, my affections are up for grabs, babe.

you are young and have yet to waste your life as I have; I don't want your life to be over.

no, I'm offended. I thought you ALREADY loved me.

uh, I had been drinking.

Blogger Cincysundevil said...

Don't you dare even think of quitting. Your blog keeps me laughing so much and all of us readers totally need it. There will always be petty, pathetic people out there; we just have to find ways to shut them out and shut them down. Don't let the bastards grind you down.

Blogger Übermilf said...

Actually, I don't care if you stop blogging if you send me an email every day.

I don't really care about the rest of these people, just myself.

Blogger Bill the Apostle said...

Actually I think Casual Friday is a pedantic poon. I was playing like major head games with you and shit.

Fuck I'm clever

Blogger Monkey said...

Übie's cupcakes hypnotize me. I'm a monkey on the edge.

I noticed the new NON HUMAN section and meant to say thank you!

Blogger Used Hack said...

I rarely comment, but I read your blog every day. Stick with it. You're great.

I have felt the same way. I think starting every post with "I Fucking Hate ..." kind of assures me of a certain kind of crowd.

Same with your ASS thing. Write for yourself and the people who "get you." Everyone else can fuck off.

Blogger yournamehere said...

thanks for the encouragement.

I'm going to create a special blog and only give you the URL.

I assumed as much. Anyone who blogs in certain circles hates him.

Ubie's married, so I try not to comment on her cupcakes, but she's a smart woman; she knows the score.

used hack,
you're right. A thousand comments a day still equals no money in the bank.

Blogger MoDigli said...

I love your blog, too. Don't stop now!!! The internet would not be the same without out.

Best line " ..please take your own life"

How sad when the only life they have is to drop hate on ppls blogs. Ugh.

Blogger Rachel said...

I DO love you already hon, I DO!


Blogger Princess Steph said...

kinky - im in.

Blogger Melliferous Pants said...

If you quit blogging I will be very angry with you.

Blogger yournamehere said...

some people need to drink more alcohol, is what it is.

oh, and I love you, babe.

all I ask is that you wear a tight-fitting Catholic schoolgirl outfit.

I don't want you angry with me, so I guess I'll blog forever.

Blogger Egan said...

Pants, I knew you could save the world.

Blogger Melliferous Pants said...

Egan is my new stalker!

Blogger n.v. said...

Well, Andi is pretty stacked and I have known her for many years now. If Andi's game, I can supply 9-tenths of the freaknasty!

Blogger Crystal said...

You always get twice the comments that I do, but I console myself by insisting that it's because you're a man-whore.


Blogger yournamehere said...

she's saving the world one blog at a time.

so I'm being replaced as your stalker? I'll promise to do a better job of lurking, leering, and hiding in bushes.

you and Andi supply the freaknasty, I'll supply the video camera and the unbridled enthusiasm.

man-whore? Read my "dating" post. And you know I think you should have the most popular site on the internet.

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