Jason in Paris 2 

You've seen him segwaying in Paris. Here is a gem for the weekend. Jason definitely had his bit of fun in the city of romance. Jason has fun - apparently
There's a couple more hidden in the flickr photostream.


Final Thoughts 

Well, we've done our bit of "some blogs" reporting. But here's one more thing: in case Spoonbender has not Haloscan Pro account, we want to preserve Kasey's very own thoughts here to be remembered forevs:
I have not commented publicly on this because i do not want to fuel the fire ad infinitum. However, this is the first intelligent discussion i have read about this, and I wanted to share a few of my thoughts.

the girly blogger site and the someblogs site were indeed variations on the same theme. Thank you for pointing that out. it can be argued that the execution of the two sit on different points of the spectrum of cruelty, but the sentiments were along the same lines. vilifying me only serves to now expose the hypocrisy of the situation.

although i did not author the site, i stood accused and my name was prominently featured twice on gawker because, as jessica coen told me, "the real story is that you are a grad from a prestigous journalism school. If you weren’t, I wouldn’t even write about it." Even if I didn’t do it? “oh yes,” she said. “that a journalism grad even stands accused of it is a big story.” Doesn’t that tarnish my name? Here is where we unveil an even bigger story, at least in my opinion.

gawker and its staff hide behind the tenets of journalism and the idea that they are real reporters who abide by a code of ethics, the same ethics that I supposedly discarded. However, Jessica and the other “reporters” did not disclose their conflict of interest. Jessica coen and sarah lewittin are friends, and sarah had the power to use gawker for her own agenda. Information from my private conversations with Jessica Coen that did not end up in her attempt at an “article” ended up on various blogs instead. How’s that for journalistic ethics?

The description of someblogs in their first article was “vicious” with a particulary “rabid comments section,” but then with relatively no new information regarding the site itself, it was rewritten as an “anti-Semitic little hate blog” with the investigation of myself called “quasi.” What the fuck is that? I take it as an admission that this was a witch hunt for someone to blame.

If gawker writers want to be real journalists, they need to stop kidding themselves that they are crusaders for justice and truth as writers for a regional gossip blog that has only its friends’ best interests in mind and has yet again proved to be nothing short of libelous.

I admit that my inaction garners guilt, however we are all adults and I can’t force anyone to make the right choices. I too got a taste of it firsthand when I had no power to remove what was being said about me on someblogs’ comments section.

What is happening now on various online forums says nothing about who I really am but rather, only serves to show that I have enemies and former friends just like anyone else. They obviously have anger to get off their chests but it really has little to do with the blogstorm and only shows that most people are far worse in character and intention than what they accuse me of.

I have learned many lessons in the past week, and will apply them heavy handedly to my life and mind. Sadly, many others will go on with their lives continuing to be caught up in absurd nonreality.

As the lovely bjork sang, “there is more to life than this.”

Thank you spoonbender, for the intelligent discussion.

Kasey Doshier
These days you can read Kasey's real blog which will be known under the name of "Jump out your window". But that's not the only account of the affair we want to save. We also very much liked Linday Lindsayism's contribution:
1. I had nothing, NOTHING, NOOOOTHING to do with that "anti girly blogger" site, and EVERYTHING to do with begging the person who did it (who, btw, is Jewish herself and I'm pretty sure never said anything anti-Semetic, and the idea that any sort of legal action was threatened is funny, but untrue) to remove it. The ONLY reason that site was removed was because I asked for it to be after I saw it, FOR THE FIRST TIME, nearly a week after it went up! (She sent me the link on the first day, I briefly looked at it and giggled, thinking it was just a one-off thing that at that time had not mentioned a single person by name, and then forgot about it until there was an uproar later that week.)
The girl who wrote it is a funny, sweet girl who had never (to my knowledge) blogged before and had no idea what she was getting into. She felt really bad that people thought it was me. I felt really bad that people thought it was me. I wrote an apology letter to Heather of This Fish about it. I'm really annoyed right now that there are still people (Zsa) who think I had anything to do with it, because I never would have.
2. As for the someblogs "scandal", this is the first comment I'm making on it - if you think YOU are sick of it...my god, you have NO IDEA. The last week of my life has been my friends discussing that blog as if it had any relevance to our lives or importance of any kind. At first I was happy the author was outed in "Justice For Karen: A Lifetime Original Movie" sort of way, but then things got out of hand. And I'm in this weird position because I don't want to seem unsupportive of the people I love who were genuinely hurt by that site, but I also think that this James Stanford guy, whoever he is, is already a troubled enough person (think about the hours he put into all that hate - do any of us even have the time, much less the passion, to undertake such an endeavor? Kasey has described him as a loner who just sits in his room alone writing mean things. He sounds like he was blogging instead of, say, planning to assasinate the president or something) and anything we do in retaliation just incites more hate and gives him the validation he always wanted. My position is that people have the right to their opinions, however asinine, and maybe, just maybe, if we would stop GOOGLING OURSELVES every five minutes to see what was being said about us, we wouldn't even know about it or care. While I truly feel for the women who were hurt by that site, and they really were and it was shitty, I think the proper response would have been to ignore it, not to dignify it with an answer. I think when you make the choice to be a writer and to put yourself out there, you have to understand that there will be people who don't like you. Just as the someblogs site made those it ridiculed seem to be bigger figures than they actually were, this "scandal" makes someblogs seem more important than it actually was. Honestly, I don't think anyone even read that site except the author and the people he slammed (until now).
To paraphrase the ACLU or whatever, while I don't particularly like that you say I'm fat and ugly and untalented, I'll defend to the death your right to say it.


Jason Segways Paris 

this is so sweet
Whereever you are Jason you won't be able to hide from us! Jason is having fun segwaying through Paris, he must be an odd sight for the French!


So much for professionalism. You want us to send tips, and now we cannot even do that!


You might know it, but if you don't we just found some Lindsay Lohan stuff that you'll like. We'll call it B.A.T. since we don't want to be accused of trying hard for google juice. It's about c-cups, d-cups, etc. It's one of those home-engineered flash videos dedicated to the assets of Lindsay, Halle, Mariah, Angelina and the likes.

B.A.T (.swf)


Kasey Is Not a Whale 

Kasey does not look like a You might wonder, who is that girl? We are quite sure you have been introduced to thEEE affair which blognerd history will remember as the "Some Blogs" affair. Gawker did some surprisingly decent reporting which is definitely not their usual pursuit. Anyway, this girl is the alleged Kasey Doshier. Some claimed she was looking like a whale. Thanks to Uncle Grambo that picture there is outing her as the hipster hotness rather than a "whale" (at least he suggests it to be her).

Who'd think that this obviously charming grrrl writes hate speech and denounces innocent people, like Jews. (Being one half myself, I'd be quite astonished, too). It must definitely be that James Stanford. Shame on you Stanford! (please don't be upset if you're a Cardinal)


Who's the Apprentice Now 

Believe it or not, but the Fiddler has outgrown your Uncle Grambo. The apprentice excels the master!


We're sure all of you got the Kottke micropatron thingy. But you might have missed the news that you can also become a macropatron for idle words. We'd actually much rather prefer the latter.

[Ed. - this is a joke. If you don't get it please send us an email!]


Who wants to see Krucoff with a Bud Light (TM) can in his left hand?

And, since a Krucoff never goes without a Steele:

Who wants to see an iconic Lockhart Steele?

Young Manhattanite Goes Live 

Krucoff has a lot of spare time these days. So he thought to himself: "It's about time I did something with it." Well, he actually meant the domain he had registered for so long: YoungManhattanite.com. So don't fail to go there, we're very curious what's that gonna turn out be! The new site is "powered by blogger", it's obvious they didn't teach him how to use Movable Type at Gawker HQ. Maybe that's the reason why Lockhart wanted to get him off the payroll...


Uncle Grambo to Give Up Blogging 

So this is sad news, ey! Ye' ol' Uncle Grambo famously known for editing, publishing, and directing Whatevs.org might stop posting soon. As Standard D reports he is about to quit, and they therefore issue "a very sad premature RIP for the finest entertainment blogger [they’ve] had the honor to read". Which is of course something we totally agree with. Bring him back! (this is for prevention of his leaving THE sphere only, may it even be for paternity.)


One Week of Sploid 

Last week Wed April 6th Nick launched Sploid officially. Being up against Drudge won't be easy at all. Sure you can't expect anything after just one week. But you have to take a close look at that graph below to get the slightest hint of any traffic related activity. So there's a lot to do in the coming years (Jason suggests that Sploid has to be longterm project - it wouldn't make sense otherwise.) We'll see if Choire survives this.



un grand merci goes out to the h-list for having us on the a-list (which some call blogroll btw)

ping: sploid.com Nick is the new Drudge.


Cheap Link From New Girl 

Rachel is the right one!Who's Elizabeth Spiers' new apprentice? It's the girl on the right in the picture on the left, with her Mum when she graduated back in '04. That reminds us of her mistress who was also proud to show off her college success. Rachel enters the bloggosphere on Elizabeth's very own site, introducing herself as new. We can see that, hon, since you logged in as elizabeth and didn't bother to create your own login.

Anyway, welcome. Just that: linking to a Google search which should prove that you're a "classy" gal when it's actually only looking up rachel-sklar dildo is quite cheap. That is like us pointing out that we are hit no. 6 for blog nip slip or even more embarassing at no. 23 on Thai Google for Blog daily routine.

Still not as embarassing as this from 2003, though:
Elizabeth, 2003
This looks especially odd as she's "growing her hair out" these days.


Scar-y Michael Douglas 

Scar-y Douglas Hey, there you go. Being a star still hurts when ur old, especially when you have to keep up with the glamorous face of your wife Catherine Zeta. Michael Douglas even left his holiday home on Barbados and his family behind - just for the day - to have his face stretched out a little. It really hurts looking at it! (Somehow that pic reminds us of the Matt Perry cover shot on the NE)



Jason announced he's coupling with the big guys from CNN. We are very curious to hear from the high profile bloggerati on the issue! Simply wow! April 1st hons! Yesterday!

Hugh Just Farts And ... 

Hugh Macleod, for example, has so much whuffie that all he has to do is fart and the trackbacks start rolling in. [Suw]

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