8.11.2008

Monday hate digest...

- More fun with those zany tourists.

- Fenty fell off his bike, but he was very big and brave about the whole thing.

- The results from googling "What You Can Catch On The Metro," will make you think something is crawling on you all day.

- John Edwards Is A Sleazy Asshole (Although this is probably stretching it). And, unbelievably, no one had updated his Wikipedia entry as of this morning.

- Finally, if perhaps you're STILL single, here's a chance to explain that status with a defensive, pun-ridden self-description for the Washingtonian's reader's amusement.

22 comments:

  1. What killed me about some commentary on the John Edwards "scandal" was something from a middle-aged woman about how men SEEM to THINK that power should bring them increased mating opportunities.

    Jesus. I could blow her mind by explaining the science behind why the sky is blue. It's not a mystery anymore.

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  2. Yeah. But those opportunities are only with people who fall for the whole, 'I am sleeping with someone important so that means I'M important."

    Like our dear Rielle.

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  3. Again, why do you hate DC?

    Linking to everyone else's stories on DC somehow demonstrates why you hate DC?

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  4. Sheesh. Maybe you should just start your own blog, colheightschic.

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  5. Liz,

    YOU DIDNT START THIS BLOG!!!!

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  6. 1) Props on finally allowing anonymous comments (or so it says here)! That's something to show the commenters who say you don't listen to the audience.

    2) Colheightschic was asking you about your blog. Not commenting on her own thoughts. But hey, if you're ticked off by her comment, why not write about how you hate people who live in Columbia Heights because they always feel like their opinions are so important, or something like that? It would be a reason why.you.hate.dc.

    3) Maybe changing the name of the blog or clarifying the mission statement at the top would calm a lot of the concerns?

    4) Would you mind posting your winning essay? So people could at least get a taste of the writing style that sold Rusty on you. I think that could be a good way for long-time readers to transition themselves from his style to yours.

    Just my four cents.

    http://dislikedc.blogspot.com/

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  7. This is like in grade school when the group of mean girls are all, "You can be our best friend if you tell Bobby he should like Sarah, and then hop around the gym in a BRA!"

    Only an idiot would actually assume that if you do what they want they will be nice to you. (Ok, only an idiot will assume after the FIRST time around the gym...) Because as soon as you do it they're going to shriek, "You're in a bra! Liz is in a BRA! YUCK!" And then they make fun of you for years.

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  8. Translation....your essay sucked and you are afraid to give an inch to the blogs longtime readers.

    No one will make fun of you for giving the blog readers a slice of where you are coming from. Plus, its not like the criticism will stop if you ignore it.

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  9. The part I don't understand about your response is that you wrote the essay as an example of why you hate D.C., and why you are a good enough writer and have enough hate of D.C. to take over the blog. So it's completely germane to the blog.

    If it won, it's probably pretty good. Plus, you've even flaunted it in the past. I'm pretty sure you responded to some commented with a "I won the contest, you didn't" type of response.

    All I'm asking is the same thing the essay asked. Why do you hate D.C.?

    http://dislikedc.blogspot.com/

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  10. Why are you so insistent on this point? It kills you that someone thought I was funnier, huh?

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  11. Spelling fix: commenter, not commented. Oops.

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  12. No, I didn't enter the essay contest. As I said in my fourth point above, I think it would help quell the unrest in the comments, and bridge the gap between Rusty's style and yours. Just trying to help.

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  13. Ok. Thanks for the help.

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  14. Yeah. But those opportunities are only with people who fall for the whole, 'I am sleeping with someone important so that means I'M important."

    --I'll take what I can get.

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  15. AdamsMorganGirlAugust 12, 2008

    I keep coming back hoping it will all get better...

    Liz, your out seems to be to tell us all to go get our own blogs if we don't like it here, but maybe it's you who should get your own and gives us back ours.

    Seriously, OMG GIRL!

    Look at the past posts here and maybe take a step back to see how you might step it up a bit.

    Sure, there will always be those that complain. Rusty got a few. But lately, it seems that is all you have here - complaints and rants. Damn, it's worse than Craigslist!

    DC has major issues that might give you some material to show us how much you really hate (summer youth jobs program shot to hell, bottles being thrown into Metrobus, hurting people (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/09/AR2008080900108.html) and quoted as being a "common thing" in DC but instead, all you gave us is the news that Fenty fell off his bike...

    I miss Rusty.

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  16. Wow, lots of defensive combativeness from the blogger...this blog is really reminding me of why I hate DC. Oh wait...it's working! It's working! Maybe this whole thing is a meta-commentary DEMONSTRATING what there is to hate about DC rather than merely talking about it. Come to think of it, it's quite brilliant. Rather than just listing things about DC that she hates, Liz has chosen to embody the qualities that make DC so hateable - narcissistic, striving, parochial entitlement mixed with a liberal dash of banality and utter absence of self-awareness. Knowing this I think I will start to appreciate the blog a lot more.

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  17. Hurricanek...if that is actually waht is going down, I will eat my words. But I don't think that was the intent.

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  18. You guys already drove off Rusty. And he was right, this isn't worth it. I don't know what your big mission is, but it doesn't seem to be what you'd call... healthy.

    You want to be a troll, be a troll. Just don't try to pretend it's some huge mission to SAVE THE WORLD.

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  19. m@ is a racist...check out his post on the bus story....

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  20. Liz,

    No one wants to save teh world on this blog, we just want to share our hatred for DC.

    Why is everything so same dramatic with you??

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  21. George,

    I'm not a racist. I have two black friends that don't even know about each other.

    And I'm voting for the black guy on Nov. 2nd. Give me a break. The black guy IS too sensitive.

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  22. Yeah, I thought you were aiming your comment at the guy whose name was Black? And until the last thread when he got all upset and claimed to be personally attacked, I'd assumed George was Loation or something? So the fact that he assumed we knew he was black makes me think he's that first troll who tortured Rusty forever and then got upset when his essay didn't win. The one with the dopey picture up and the blog about strippers? I remember, Rae Carruth.

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