April 25, 2005
I'm going to post the Carnival of the Crappers sometime tonight. That will be the last post on Gut Rumbles.
Blogging has changed a great deal since I first started almost 3 and 1/2 years ago. It has become clubbish, cliqueish and downright high school. I don't need that shit in my life.
I no longer enjoy it, because I must walk on delicate tippy-toes, lest I OFFEND anybody, so I'm going to quit. I have a couple of people to thank for my newfound attitude, but I won't mention any names, because they get their feelings hurt and start calling me at night and sending nasty emails to tell me what an asshole I am.
BESIDES---I think you shits just wanted to hog my traffic anyway. Just like a woman. You're welcome to it, if you can hold it. But y'all did a damn fine job on your high school bullshit and you probably know who you are.
Fuck it. I quit.
Wish you wouldn't- but a man's gotta do what he's gotta do.
Damn Rob, I wouldn't expect a couple of assholes to make you quit after everything else you've been through. But it's your sandbox. Don't be a stranger.
Aw, damn it, Acidman. I love this blog. One of my daily reads. Whoever is pissing you off can just kiss it, keep blogging. Why let them win?
Well, if you are going through with it -- I'll miss this blog a lot, and I love your writing.
...so therein lies the catch.
Trust me, I think you can still enjoy blogging without calling me names.
This sucks dude. I really enjoy reading your daily musings. Your comments about various subjects ranging from Costa Rican hookers to road trips with Recondo have had me in stitches at times.
It'll be sad to see you go. I just hope you reconsider. Don't let a couple of retards get you down.
Shane (aka Baby Ranger)
Sorry I didn't find this blog till nearly the end of it. I have greatly enjoyed it It rapidly became a "daily read" for me. May you never be broke or want for a friend or need someone to tilt a glass with . I have enjoyed your writings and maybe you will stop at my fiasco and kick me in the ass once or twice!! Fare well Brother!
Back by Friday.
Too much of an attention hound to last longer.
I'll be sorry to see you go. You're a great writer and I've really enjoyed reading your blog.
Yeah. And wimmen love me, too.
Hate to see you quit. You've been on my roll since I started blogging. I was reading you before that. Your blog was one which gave me the impetus to start my own.
I check this one more than once a day. I'm compelled. It's like scratching a scab sometimes, I know I shouldn't, but I still do.
That said, I don't think you'll be gone long. You're good at this and you apparently like it. So I'll keep checking.
Of course you are a good writer - you know that! At times you seemed to be prostituting your talent, and settling for less than you deserve. I hope you will excell, and thrive, in other literary formats, and have lots of meaningful relationships worthy of YOU!
Forgot to add, even though I think you are a bloviating ign'ant hick sometimes, your blog is better than 99% of the other ones out there.
So if you do indeed sign off, I wish you the best of luck, you cracker asshole.
OK, no fair. I discover you on Saturday and you quit on Monday!? I really hope you will reconsider. You are a gifted writer and have so much to offer. How about just a leave of absence? please?
I am sorry, do what you have to do, Acidman, I wish you all the best.
jeez-the one-and ONLY blog i read on a daily basis--good luck to you, sir-hope you will reconsider
jeez-the one-and ONLY blog i read on a daily basis--good luck to you, sir-hope you will reconsider
If you're quitting simply because it's not any fun anymore, go for it. Going out before it becomes a burden is a better reason than most to end the game.
If you're quitting because you aren't winning some fucked up juvenile popularity contest that most likely exists mainly in your own mind, please quit now.
I'd rather remember you as the articulate, take no shit, angry bastard I've come to respect over the last two years since I first stumbled across this joint than someone who tucked tail and ran away when a few of the tampons he lit the fuses on exploded.
This may sound harsh, but I don't see you living to see sixty without your digital pressure release valve. If I'm wrong and the blog is causing more hurt than it heals, then I'll raise a beer to toast your digital retirement and hope you find peace on a beach somewhere.
Hard to believe a writer like you will stay gone for long. I'll check in daily to see if the addiction is too much for you to break.
Damn, I read yer blog three times a day.
I'll keep checking in case ya change yer mind.
I'll give you until Sunday, your far too much of an attention whore to give this up. Every drama queen needs a stage.
Hope You reconsider, but you have to do what is right for you. I will truly miss your piquance and your "no BS" attitude.
Keep in touch with Mamamontezz and I, we want to keep a friend, they are too rare to lose lightly.
Darn it....I too am going to miss your daily verbal ramblings, as I am one of those people who visited your blog several times a day...I didnt always agree with some of your more opiniated pieces, but I always always enjoyed reading whatever it was you had to say....
I think you're drunk and having a bit of a childish temper tantrum (taking your "ball" and going home sort of thing) And I think you will change your mind about this quitting shit.....Lets hope anyway....
You could always ditch the "club" and continue as you always have. ( I can certainly change my blogroll to accomodate.)
Nothing sucks quite like pissy blogwars...
Don't be a pussy. Who gives a shit anyway if someone gets offended. Either you blog for yourself or you don't. I know I do it for myself. If it was for the fucking traffic, I would have closed down shop a couple of years ago.
if you remember the movie heartbreak ridge were clint says to one of the soldiers"dont give the prick the satisfaction"
Maybe we could all chip in and get you a gift certificate for a shrink ... ain't no big deal; many of us need one ... or maybe we could chip in and buy you a piece of ass, that would be just as good ... come to Nevada, I will drive you to the Bunny Ranch.
Thanks for the entertainment and information you have given us. I've enjoyed it.
Before you go, I had one thought to share regarding your son and his mother. On his birthday, hire a plane to fly a banner over his house saying "Sean (or however you spell it) Happy Birthday from Dad. " He'll feel special and his mom can't do anything about it. Just a thought before you go. In fact, we'll take up a collection to pay for it if you'll post a PO Box or something.
Good luck. Maybe we'll see you back one day.
(holding hands over ears)
(la la lalala.....can't hear you...)
Damn, I love your blog A-man. :-(
Looks to me like you have a substantial time and cash investment in your site, not to mention a large reader base, most of which recognize little itty bitty details like THIS IS YOUR SITE!
I say that you should turn off the comments function and tell your trolls to go fuck themselves. The rest of us will enjoy reading and can stand to keep our comments (good or bad) to our miserable little selves--such as we are.
I, for one, have my own blog and could care less if you allow comments--I'll still stop by to read anyway.
i will surely miss you. before i moved to savannah (now one year last week), i read your blog and imagined living in the south and learning firsthand what a southern gentleman was. how dare you give up now? i can't imagine what i'll do with myself. i may have to drive to your house and slap you.
i'll miss your posts, rob.
Take some time off. Please don't quit.
C'mon A-man. Too many of us rely on you for a daily dose of vitriol. Without you, who could we depend on to give us the straight scoop?
Besides, the high school bullies need to be put in their places, don't cave into them.
Still, do what you need to do. It is, after all, your show.
Keep us informed.
I always loved this page of your's due to some of the funny-ass shit you post, the occasional, almost solemn, reflections on life and death, and especially your un-PC rants about how the country's (and world's) remains are steadily falling deeper and deeper into the shitter. You're one of the most independent voices I've seen in the Blogosphere, and it's been fun (and funny) reading your stuff.
If this is really it for Gutrumbles, then Adios, Amigo.
Me, I'd rather you stayed. Losing your blog would increase the ratio of asshats to decent people. In the favor of the asshats. Besides, I still want to read the rest of those Effingham County Herald stories. But, you do what is best for you. And thanks for a lot of good writing.
Look Love... if you feel you simply MUST stop blogging, fine.
BUT... you'd gawddamned better write to me every day, because me getting screwed by you quitting over some stupid shit some other female caused is crap.
It never ends, does it? I ate shit in high school and with nearly every guy I've ever tried to love over some retarded shit some other bitch did.
I've been saying it all along about this phenomenon and I'm callin' it now, too: BULLSHIT!!!!!!
Do whatcha hafta do, but don't leave me now, please.
Like I said last week... I ain't done with you yet.
Besides, my birthday is on Saturday and what a suckoff birthday it'd be knowing I'm gonna be forced to be forever without you.
C'mon castiron-assed Pappy of mine...
Don't let 'em win.
And, in the words of an email I JUST got from Catfish...
"Don't assume malice for what stupidity can explain."
And, for whatever it's worth, I have no idea what you're even talking about, about whomever it was that's got you pissed off about whatever.
I don't and never have given damn ONE about who thinks who is what with blogging. I learned FROM YOU to run my own race with this, so I do.
I like who I like because of who they are, not because of any idiotic popularity contests and I certainly don't let other people's opinions of people influence me, either.
All of that kinda shit is just childish and pointless.
And, I cannot possibly be the only one who feels this way.
Screw 'em, Rob.
You've more than earned the right for people to have to adjust to you. After the shit you've been through on behalf of a dipshit woman's whims, you should knuckle under to NO ONE, EVER.
Be who you are and say what you feel. Those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter.
Love ya, man.
I really do.
Acidman Commits Blog Suicide
So, what song do we play in the background while we roll credits in our mental movie of Acidman's blog?
"Walk Away" by the James Gang?
"The Party's Over" by Journey?
"Whipping Post" by Allmann Bros.?
"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" by The Band?
"Not Fade Away" by Buddy Holly?
"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis?
"Your Last Goodbye" by Floyd Cramer?
"Estranged" by Guns & Roses? (Nahhh...)
"Jamaica Farewell" by Harry Belafonte?
So many choices! Too many to pick one. Guess ya better hang around a bit longer, El hombre de acido!
Vaya con tequila!
Turn out the lights... the party's over.
Good luck, A-man.
If you need to back up and regroup go for it. We will be here. If it is, in fact the end.....then Fair Winds and Following Seas to you and all you hold dear. If you are ever up in this neck of the woods give us a shout!
Yeah. Right. Sure. Umm-hmm. Yep. Okey-dokey.
I don't believe a word of it. You've "come and gone" before and the day that you pay attention to what other people think about you or worry about bruised toes is the day I squeeze handily into a size 6. In short, ain't gonna happen.
Don't you know that if you're not pissing somebody off, you just ain't doing something right!
I've been enjoying your crabby ass on a daily basis! You are an excellent writer and I enjoy your rants. Don't let them get to you.
Fuck 'em! Don't give in! don;t let the lousy fuckers get you down! You never gave two fucks what they had to say before, why start caring now?
Are you F-ing kidding me? I love reading your blog!! You can't leave us!! Ok, so you can...but we'd rather you didn't....
WHAT????? Oh man....... not yet.....
" If my blog does not meet your standards, then LOWER YOUR STANDARDS. Who the hell do you think you are, anyway?
What other people think of me:
"...about as tame as Yosemite Sam with a stick of dynamite up his ass." Key Monroe
go get some dynamite dude!
I've become an Acidman groupie!
I second Joni . . .
We've both seen you quit before.
Kinda like Michael Jordan . . . retiring every year, only to be back again.
Go to CR and chill.
Catch ya in a few . . .
Oh for fuck sakes. Quit yer bitchin already and get on with it. You're acting just like those bloggers who delinked you and took their toys home because you used the big, bad N word.
I realize that you're a man and, therefore, at an extreme disadvantage on the best of days...but I'm feeling charitable today and will clue you in on a little something. I'm sure no one expects you to 'walk on delicate tippy-toes' but I'm equally sure no one expects you to run roughshod over friends' feelings either. There's a mighty fine line between the two. You obviously pissed someone off or hurt some feelings...take the fallout like a man and/or apologize if it's needed. Just stop being such a drama queen.
Yeah, I know I'm probably going to get a verbal bitch slap. Bring it, honey...I'll show ya what a real cast iron ass looks like.
So when are you going to post Carnival of the Crappers?
You can't go anywhere til you do that and get comments and such. After which, you'll feel better, because you'll have metaphorically dumped all the ass*les down the crapper in a painterly sort of way, after which you can continue on with blogging which is a definitely necessary thing, considering your audience.
Fuck it, Rob.
Turn off the comments and let the kiddies go find someone else to annoy. Can't believe that a proud hillbilly like yourself would let a few jerks ruin something that a tremendous number of people love. How the hell am I going to know about the Gawja Blog Meets if not from you? What is going to inspire me to run to Costa Rica if not you? Who can make me laugh about gnats, kudzu, no-see-ums, and the other things that make our part of the US the best place on Earth?
Livey (And other Gut Rumbling fans), I'M the one who pissed him off.
He's berated me, he's made me the butt of all jokes, he's ogled me, but behind the scenes we've been close friends for quite some time.
He trashed me last week publicly and privately, and I had a problem with it. Respect and all. I've been a good friend; I think I've earned it.
I accepted his private apology. But I asked for no more personal attacks, name-calling, etc. Sorry, it bothers me.
He agreed. I posted something innocent, cute, non-related, assuming we were moving on. Then he posted this.
So yell at me.
Aw, hell. If you got to, you got to. But I too wish you'd reconsider. Cut off the damn comments if you want to, bounce the suck-ass email right back to the pests's high school server. I've gotten used to stopping by here several times a day, too.
But I understand no one needs to deal with nagging, constant criticism. Life's too fargin' short to put up with it if you don't have to. What a shame that some people's juvenile behaviour has to end a good thing.
Live Long and Prosper, A-Man, and have a blast doing it.
Hop on a plane to Sydney, hang for a couple of weeks, hit the Gold Coast, check out the pubs and nude beaches, on your way back (if you choose to come back) stop by in Koh Samui Thailand and do a week of colon blows and spas, you'll be a new man and ready to kick the worlds ass!
Key, I figured it was you that's why I posted your comment. I read your blog, innocent my ass. Grow up!
Acidman is just putting us on.
Look at all the comments he inspired by his "retirement": 56 So far!
He's sitting back and laughing and reveling in the blog love... :-)
I hope you change your mind and blog for shits and giggles.
Add me to the 'don't GO!' list. I've been reading your blog for months now...never felt worthy enough to comment, but I love your refreshing style. The fact you say it like it is, and don't cow down to the PC crapola. I read plenty of blogs, but can always count on yours as one of my all time faves.
Everybody! All together now!
ACIDMAN, WE CALL BULLSHIT ON YOU!!!!!!
Never, never feel unworthy to comment!
Come on in! Half of us are probably drunk anyway, so there's nothing to be intimidated about!!
Where's the fucking Carnival of the Crappers post? God Damn, man. You promised.
I hope this is bullshit! Cause it would suck if you weren't around!
Hate like hell to see ya go, but I understand if that's what ya want to do. Didn't say I agreed with it, but who the hell am I?
Don't let the bastards grind you down.
Take a break, Rob, life's too short. Or just shut off the comments and emails and just rant away, if it pleases you. I'll just laugh at my frickin' screen like I do a lot anyway.
I still recommend coming to Arizona this July for the monsoons, though.
You've got over fifty people here beggin' you to stay, man. We love your blog, we love your writing. You're part of my daily routine, and probably the blog I look forward to reading the most -- that should say a lot, because I read a lot of blogs. Some of them are supposedly "top blogs."
If you still want to go, I'll respect your opinion -- but just look at the support you're getting here. If you quit, the people who REALLY don't like you will win, and your friends -- even the ones who you aren't cool with right now -- will lose out.
Either way, I'd like to think that we would've been good friend, Rob, had we met. You remind me a lot of the good guys I've known in my life. Your blog made me feel better about being a southerner, because you didn't take any bullshit that we get about who we are. Leave or stay, I'll never forget this blog -- it really has meant a lot to me, and I geniunely like you and your writing.
You're not kidding. You don't kid. I'm sorry it came to this. You have my number.
And yeah, I know I'm full of crap half the time, and full of shit the rest, but not when I say this: I'm sorry it ever came to this and wish there were something I could do to ease your pain. This has been a terrible, awful year for you, and it's not even May yet. I know it's hard to be a friend when you're a thousand miles away, but I consider you one, even if you do not. You were kind when no one else was, and allowed me to have one of the best weekends of my life last October. You never asked for anything in return, and were gracious both when I was there, and afterward.
Yes, it sounds trite and cliche to say this, but I want so badly for you to find some happiness somewhere, somehow. You gave me a great deal of happiness when I was at my lowest, and want the same for you.
You can call "bullshit" if you like, but only I know what is in my heart.
I'm sorry I rambled on like this. Call me any time you like, Rob. Just keep in touch, please.
Godspeed on whatever you choose to do and next time you make it up to Washington State, stop by for a visit dammit - Tacome is not WA State.
We will fill you full of good food and booze.
"...about as tame as Yosemite Sam with a stick of dynamite up his ass." Key Monroe
It's not like he's changed or anything.
I hate to see you do this, you're a daily read even if I don't post. Don't give up on the son, take a break and enjoy life. You'll sure as hell be missed.
Wow this is like shouting at a fucking concert to someone on the stage and expecting to be heard.
From what you have said, you never engaged in all that high school bullshit while in high school.
And your banner says, "Humorous observations, vitriolic rants and a ceaseless quest for adoration from people who don't know me."
You've provided all and gotten the last from me.
Seriously, are these people that you might "offend" worth your stress relief in blogging? You've said "FUCK THEM" many a time before, why now are you letting them win?
And with a whopping 74 comments in about four hours, I'd think that you're winning any popularity contest, real or imagined.
Clear those who would oppose you from your mind. Focus on your goals. Become one with the keyboard, and pour forth thy acid.
Thou art Acidman, revered by the many.
Pease Rob. Don't quit. As I'm sure you can see there are still plenty of us who love your blog. It's unlike any other. For the most part that means better. I know that if you have your mind set none of these comments is gonna change a damn thing. Ah hell. I guess the thing that is most likely to keep you blogging is spite for the bastards that can't stand you. But like everyone else has been saying; "Fuck 'em.". Do what you gotta do. Just make sure you do what's gonna make you the happiest.
Not enough pancakes for all this syrup.
25 more and Smif hits 100
This may well be "the" Carnival of the Crappers
I don't usually comment here, but I wanted to echo the other voices here and push the comment count up. You're one of the few blogs that I actually read every day. I enjoy you immensely, and I'll be sorry to see you go.
But I recognize that a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.
I am so tempted to throw the N-word around, just because I haven't seen that much hyperbole since the Clinton Impeachment.
I shall refrain.
Damn, Acidman, you're about the best read there is. I hope you'll reconsider, maybe a vacation or something like that is in order. I've come to appreciate that uncompromising position you take and calling them like you see them. I'll miss you if you really do decide to quit, but you've sure taught me some stuff and touched my heart with others. All the best no matter what you decide to do.
Fuck em man, don't let the shitheads get you down, take a break! You're a friggen movement by yourself (not a bowel one). You leaving is like the bottom dropping out of the blogosphere (not implying that you're at the bottom or anything) Whatever happens, just know that you've made a difference in many lives.
This blog introduced Georgia half rubber to the beach in Scarborough, Western Australia.
Nobody's much good at it, but we have a heap of fun, and some beer is usually consumed.
Thanks for that, at least, Acidman.
Best wishes for the future.
Its been fun. Cheerio.
Don't let a couple of airheads get you down. Don't quit - George W doesn't. Robert E Lee didn't. Nail your colours to the mast and carry on! We need people in this world who are not afraid to speak their mind.
Incidentally, I found your enjoyable site whilst I was looking for a supplier of glass carboys (to mature my wine in) in Kuwait. How's that for a string of coincidences?
Well, God rot the balls of those assholes (even if they are women) - thats all I can say.
I hope you change your mind on this, but if you dont, goodbye from someone who will really miss your rants. You say it all A-Man, and just fuck any arsewipe who doesn't like it.
I hate to see you go, you have become a regular daily read for me. Being a Savannahite (ok I haven't lived here that long so I'm not sure that's correct or that I actually qualify), I think its a bit comforting to know that I have probably passed you in the local Walmart and didn't know it, but that there is at least one sane person in this part of the country. Do what you have to do to be happy. Fuck em if they can't take a joke.
This evening (when I won't be seen as a total alcoholic) I'll have drink in your honor and wish you the best, but still hope that you'll change your mind.
Hugs, from one of your screaming groupies.
You suck. This is the only post you have ever written that has offended me.
(Take care and good luck to you!)
Request denied. Don't make me come down there and chain yer ass to the keyboard. You're a great writer and wrote some stuff that helped me out a lot. Keep posting or you gonna get it!
Your choice, Rob.
Leave blogging. That is ok.
Leave blogging and then return to blogging. Well, that is ok also.
Guest blog elsewhere. Good for you.
I have enjoyed your blog.
Good luck and enjoy.
Sorry to hear this, Rob. Do what you've gotta do, I guess. I hope you'll still show up for the fests, tho.
Quit your fucking whimpering. I have only been reading your blog for about a month. For the most I have enjoyed it. However, this is twice now you have stuck your thumb in your mouth and sat in the corner. If your going to quit, be a man and get it done. Stop the cry babying. Otherwise, shutup and get on with the blog. Hope to see you still here tomorrow.
Dear Rob - Somehow, I knew what was behind this even before she admitted it (see above). I'm sorry that you two have had problems, but I sure wish they wouldn't mess up the rest of OUR lives. Hell, without you, I never would have met Stevie, (figuratively speaking). If you need to walk away for a while, do it, but then come on back ... we'll be here. May the road rise up to meet you. Terry
Sorry to hear this and would like for you to reconsider. One of the things I look forward to is reading you daily. If it is the end, the c'est la vie. If not, we'll see you Rumble on...
We DO want to see the Crapper post...
Well shit! I found your blog about 6 months ago and have become addicted. Now I am actually going to have to DO something at work. Damnit.
Acidman -- I hoist a digital beer for you until I can get home and have a real one or seven.
I'll miss you Rob. Good luck!
I"m sorry to see you stop, I hope you don't .
You remind me so much of my father (passed away in 2001) that it's scary. That, on top of the fact that I really enjoy your writing, is why I come back every day.
fuck you, rob.
where's that "cast-iron ass" you so self-righteously have lectured me about all of a sudden?
i'm not going to say, "please don't quit", because if you are really pussy enough to do it, then you're not the rob i've enjoyed reading.
so fine. fuck off. take your marbles and go on home like a little kid.
I have this bad habit of taking people at their word when they say they're going to hang it up. I take them off my blogroll, and a week later I see a link to some brand new post and they've been blogging right along without a pause.
So, I don't think I'll be taking this blog of my 'roll just yet. It isn't that I think you;re lying, Rob. It's just that I think you've finally got into the funk that everybody else has had at one time or another in the last few weeks. Even I was seriously contemplating hanging it up.
Well, as seriously as I contemplate anything....
Rob, all the best if you're quitting. If not, get your cracker ass back at the keyboard and get typing!
I'm late to the party, but - if you're going to quit, A-Man, I'll be sorry. I've enjoyed Gut Rumbles since I first found it. But do what you have to do, and if I'm ever in Effingham County, I'll look you up.
You fucking pussy. When did you start caring about whining morons who cry about your posts?
I'll miss you as much as denBeste, and I still check USS Clueless daily hoping he has changed his mind and started writing again.
Your writing style is truly refreshing and I'll miss reading someone who puts into words my feelings so well. I feel like I'm losing a brother. I'll keep checking and hope your hiatus is short lived.
Dan from Arkansas
Well, now, dammit, Mister Smith, I expected better of you. Here I've been using your travails to help me survive my parenting "issues" more than anything else could - including drink and prayer - and now you crawdad off over some hurt feelings.
Well, fuck all, Rob.
Please don't go. I miss you all ready.
Sockcuckers for pissing him off, whomever you are. Fuck all y'all.
Well Acidman, look what you've done: now Steve at Hog on Ice just quit too!
You're a regular trendsetter. Actually, he's stealing your schtick. Run over there and tell him to cut it out.
You will be missed.
This from someone who has read every one of your posts (archives included) and many posted comments.
My hope is that if you do find another public outlet for your creativity that I am lucky enough to find it.
Fare thee well, sir.
I know that emotions can amplify when you have lost a love one. You have spoken about your Mama so lovingly here. I hope that you take the time that you need to truly mourn your loss. Maybe in time writing will be more enjoyable again.
Until then...thanks for your "bullshit" attitude...I needed a little in my life.
fuck that man, keep talking. I know that you may get sick of writing all the time so you should switch it to audio like I do. It's a LOT easier to talk than it is to write. Then you could just sit there and talk while you're sitting on your porch.
Go buy an audio recorder. You won't regret it.
and you know that I talked about how you were a redneck and how you're an idiot and all of that but that's just an opinion man. Don't let ANYODY's hate stop you from what you want to do.
Aw man, you just pissed in my cheerios.
No, No, No, you can't go! I swear I'll start having withdrawals. No one can stir the pot with wimmen like you do and then sit back and watch the fireworks. Don't stay gone too long. You'll be sorely missed.
Rob, don't you read your own sidebars?
"If my blog does not meet your standards, then LOWER YOUR STANDARDS. Who the hell do you think you are, anyway?"
You're a daily read of mine, and that's putting ;you in some pretty select company. If you quit, then the assholes will have won.
Besides, I thought the whole point of blogging was to stir up a little shit here and there ("Carnival of the Crappers" nothwithstanding, of course...)
Man, I NEED YOU!!! Please don't go!
Shane! Shane Shane...
Your a daily read for me - (No one else is)
You'd be missed by many !!!!!!
P.S. I kinda like Woody's idea of chipping in and renting an airplane banner to wish Rob's son (Quinton) a happy birthday.
Rob, if you'll post an address to send checks to, I'll match the first $100 in pledges posted here in the comments section.
Call it a going-away present. Or maybe a welcome-back present. Whatever. I'll consider it money well-spent.
I hope you reconsider. I know you are a strong minded man. Just remember there are many people who love and support you.
Dane and I will always be there for you.
If this was a poker game, you wouldn't fold. You mean to tell me that you can't play this hand? I call bullshit on that!
Alright, I'll make the next quiz easier.
Don't let the bastards grind you down, and the best revenge is living well, however you choose to define it.
Where else am I going to go to witness my daily dose of mental illness?
I rarely comment on blogs. Mostly because I figure no one really gives a shit WHAT I think about any given subject. But this one hits home.
You're quitting? Because you did a tap dance on your crank with a lady? With all due respect, Sir, you are beginning to sound like one of those pussies you rant about. A damned Yankee pussy at that.
If you are quitting for only that reason, you REALLY need to... but stop and think for a moment. You have friends you have never met. WE get pissed off at you from time to time also. We also forget about it and return for the daily serving of your blog. THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS DO. If the lady isn't in a forgiving mood, maybe you should reconsider what class of friends she should be in. And then dump her hard hearted ass. You and I have both divorced her kind.
There's damn few and far between real men left. Even with the occasional self pity moment, I class you as one of the warriors. And warriors don't quit till they get dirt shovelled in their faces.
Put down the bottle. Stick a cigar in your mug, tighten up your pack straps, sling rifle and start humping, buddy. Eyes on the horizon...
Where the hell would we have been if all the Rebs had of killed theirselves off in '65 cause the Yanks won one? The fight goes on.
So should you.
Smitty "Ol' Thunder"
Oh boo hoo - widdle Wobbie Smith is having a temper tantrum!!
Im really startin to wonder about your state of mind.. What with the low profile at the Jekyll thang, and trash talkin Texas, and now lettin Key get your drawers in a wad.. I thought you played football, now Im startin ta thank you were just one of the cheerleaders.. You know, twirlin around, cartwheels and such, tryin to show your ass, and then not wantin anybody to touch it.. I thank all that improted beer is startin to affect your judgement.. You need to get ya case of Bud and sit down and drank the whole thang at one settin, then drag out the keyboard and between pisses, and puttin on clean,dry drawers, you can be what you really are, and not what some blasted female thanks you ought to be.. If somebody caint take what you say to their face, as long as it aint a lie, then you dont want to be around them anyway.. There is one thang I thought Id never be callin you, and I hope I dont have to.. But it sure is gettin hard not to..
Take your toys and go home then. I never did believe all that bluster about the south anyway...
If you're really going I'll miss you. I check in here many times a day. You turned me on to Cat, Dax and fellow hoosier Mamamontezz too.
A few things:
Yankee wimmen in your preferred age/size group are out here reading you. I've been telling my husband I want to learn to shoot, and I loved this line: "...I like to sleep warm and cozy with my woman at night." If I weren't married I'd probably be headin to Georgia to interview for the position of Acid-mate (not sure my feet would pass though - they're for walking ONLY. Even sleep with my socks on... feet scare me).
I think Quinton loves you and misses you. I know you're not a religious man, but I pray God interferes and helps him find his way back to you. And I hope the BC gets a heapin helpin of "justice" somehow too.
You've inspired me to consider starting a blog. Just ordered a new computer, and I'm keeping your e-mail address just in case.
I know I don't have to tell you this, but highschool BS is exactly that. Its only what you make it out to be.
Best wishes. I hope to read more of you soon.
You've sure done a lot of preaching since I statrted reading your blog. Your this, your that, you do things this way and not that way. Then you you take your ball and go home. I won't call you a pussy but it's close enough. I could tell you were losing steam during during the last 6-8 months. Too bad, I really enjoyed your blog before you got so thin skinned and run out of town by a few fuck heads. Good luck!!
Like Smitty says, you have friends you have never met. Go if you must. You'll be missed.
However, I will believe it when I don't see it.
Geezus look at these sappy assed comments like you ppl really give a frogs fat ass. If a man gets so involved with intangable people with nifty aliases then I say step the hell away from the keyboard, walk outside and find some real relationships. At least they sure as hell wont be competing for the best sympathy comment.
And another thing, if you do come back now your a total self serving twat.
Dammit, I liked reading a real Man's blog. I'm just a kid but I can still recognize and respect a genuine right old bastard. Hells, you remind guys like me where we come from and where we should end up.
I still don't understand that you get much from blogging, but I know I owe more learning to your wisdom than any college professor I've met yet.
Hey, just do us all one last favor and post once a month or something so we know you're not dead yet.
I have been a regular reader of this blog for a couple years now. About 3-4 times a week, and I enjoy every minute of it, don't post very often. Don't always agree with what you say, and I have been known to skip a post about someone from another blog who "chaps your ass".
I will miss this blog, and thought of you as a kindred spirit. I hope this is just a break and not a complete stoppage. Regardless I'll tip a glass of whiskey and toast your vacation or your retirment. May it be on your terms not any one else's, may good fortune smile on you, and NEVER let the bastards get you down!
Ya know you really haven't quit when you keep comin' back readin' these comments.
You are the only blog on my "favorites"
I check in every day. When I finish the painting I'm doing of you, I hope your email address still works -Phil
I mean this in the most supportive way:
BUCK THE FUCK UP! You ain't the jellyfish type, baby.
It's fine to grow weary of the mindless tripe, but if that's all they're capable of, why make it your problem?
We want more of you. Don't let us down. Love, Feebes
I think something snapped when your mamma passed on. Sorry to see it, but not surprised.
Take a break, and see if you don't come back. Forget the damn "clubs and cliques" -- this is your site and no-one else's.
I still won't de-link you, so stop it already.
We want you back. You can't leave us now.
It was like a morning smoke. Reconsider please.
I haven't been by often enough since they blocked you at work, but I've got a new job now. Thanks for the free reads.
Anyway, here's a link.
I've had it in my favorites for a year or so, but it looks like it would fit right in with your Carnival.
Rob - I can't imagine that after ALL THE SHIT YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH the last few years you'd let some asshats' opinions or hyper-sensitivities cause you to quit.
Quitting sucks. Admitting that you quit because of someone ELSE is worse.
Stay around - you have readership I bet most bloggers would kill for.
Just like ross perot ... "i quit"... all bark, and no bite.. one bad day ,does not a lifetime make..get ahold of yourself man, and come to your senses
What about the story? Chapter 3? You just gonna let Dax hang like that, after such a good start. That ain't right! ...Just damn!!
You didn't run when your ex tried to close you down. You didn't run when your job threatened to fire you instead you stood up to them and kept right on blogging. Don't let some women stop you now. Your the big dog in this yard and all us little ones look up to you. You give us an insight that only you can paint with words. Your love for your Mama and your heritage. When you describe the mountains I want to go there. I can't go there but I can with your writings. Please don't leave us. We love ya man can't you see that. Another faithful reader now going on 2 years
Well you gotta do what you gotta do. I have enjoyed reading your blog and I wish you well in all your endeavors. Have a cold one and call it a day if you feel you must.
Aww! Say it ain't so! Well, yer a grownup, it's your call, but I'll miss ya.
Oh, BTW, today is the official legal Memorial Day here in GL, as in GA.
Remember Our Confederate Dead!
I hit your site every day - I'll miss it. I'd just ask you to reconsider for the benefit of your readers and I'm surprised someone like you would even consider the nonsense of a few blowhards. Hope to see you back soon.
Illegitimi non carborundum
Well I don't think he's going to come back just because we demand he does. He will come back when and if he wants to.
Something tells me he's not around right now--I have a feeling he's gone on a little road trip, or is hanging with a close friend somewhere--maybe Catfish knows. At least I hope he does, and is keeping an eye on him.
Those of you who are praying sorts--now would be a good time. Not that he'd want you to, but you know it can't hurt, given the sum total of the shit that has fallen on him recently.
Can't say anything that some one else above me has already said better. Going to miss this blog. I only read a few, and of course this is one of them. Hope this is just some time off and will be seeing you back here soon
ARGGGHHH!!!.......and what everybody else said!
Do what you got to. When it becomes a drag and a downer, best to step away for awhile. I will keep making recon passes, just to be sure. Later on, bro.
Hell, man, I just sent you something that I was hoping to see on your blog. Crap and double crap. I sent it to three bloggers. You were the first to come to mind, the other two took some thinking about, because I couldn't see anyone elses answers being as honest and piss-ass funny as yours would be. Triple crap, man, if you do this I'm going to have a hole in my morning coffee blog reading! Damn.
Dude, don't be a fucking pussy. I read your shit everyday. Seriously, don't be a pussy.
If you quit, then turn off this ongoing absurdity of comments. If you didn't give a shit anymore, then you wouldn't be reading all of these posts. You are a peeping tom at your own site. Too funny!
Goddamn it man, you are 53 fucking years old, and while life is a bitch and you knew several bitches, you are hardly alone, for shit sake. Grow the fuck up, and quit whining and disappearing every six months. Gets tiresome, ya know.
Hell--you think you are the only SOB (no reflection on your mother) that has problems in this life? Shit, Dude, if you wake up breathing, you got a chance to make life better. Hell, it took a ten year separation from my only son before shit got normal after the divorce, and I could see him again. His mother got it fucking all--not the fractions of dollars over which you whine and moan. But I worked ten years to get my son back. If I had taken your course, I would have lost him, too.
Guess my gut rumbles with more intensity than yours . . . and I ask no one to lower their standards, either!
Shit . . . You make half your own problems, and you are always about blaming someone else or calling them a fucktard or asshat or telling them to fuck off.
If you have quit for real--then nuke the site and be a man of your word.
Otherwise, if it keeps showing up, you are just talking shit as always.
And to repeat my words of many posts before, you are a bit of a leftist. Piss and moan for sympathy.
Ralph Nader could not have done this better.
Fuck sakes Aciddude, just ignore the idiots. Write because you enjoy it. Do it anonymously like I do if you need to. But fuck the whining asswits who can't take a little reality and bitch at you. Hanging it up is exactly what those shitheels want.
Write because you want to, and to hell with what other people say.
JB care to wager when he'll be back? This is just so much "de ja vu all over again."
Yeah yeah yeah, what everybody else said.
Take a good long break and come back. You don't have to be a part of the high school bullshit. That's not what blogging is all about. God knows I want to take a break from all the internet blogdrama myself and I haven't been blogging near as long as you.
As a dog returneth to its own vomit
Okay, so be it. Two years of daily reads, a guaranteed laugh, can't you at least tell us lurkers what happenned? At least in the army a guy had a story about ending (or not re-upping ) his service.
What a fuckin pussy. It's a plea for pity people, he's not really going anywhere. Sheeyit.
Oh, we'll get some sort of justification why he was quitting while allowing 165 (at the moment) responses to his "I Quit." posting.
Hence my "peeping tom" comment . . .
Hell, I have had several blogs, and tonight got notice one of my articles on yet another site was referenced by yet a third party, and I have quit blogging at least a dozen times. And I garnered nowhere near the notoriety Smif has over the last few years.
Personally, I find all of it amusing. Smif bleeds all over the place, and then gets pissed when someone says: "Hey, there is blood all over the place!"
Psychologically, he is nowhere near being over Jennifer--she took him to the cleaners and he doesn't have a clue as to where he put the receipt.
Quinton? I waged such a war for my own son, but my son was the issue, NOT how it hurt me. I did not have to tell the world how I hurt, I fought to win my son. Difficult? Hell yessssssssss.
But I won . . .
Because my son knew I was not trying to be a victim . . . I was his Dad. It took ten fucking years, Rob. Ten fucking years. I never said "I quit."
I have never said "I Quit" in my entire fucking life!!!
My son understands . . .
Joni--I like Rob a lot . . . he is my blod-daddy by a mere two months way back when in 2002, and I have more history with him than 95% of all his groupies combined. While I have certainly disagreed with a whole bunch of his liberal leanings in favor of government and its excesses (which he does point out in lucid moments) . . . I've always asked him to offer a cogent response . . .
I think he has said "fuck you" to me many more times than he has to all others combined . . .
"Cept maybe the "BC" . . . maybe . . .
Dax would say "Just Damn!" . . . but "damnabilty" has never been an issue, save for God, and HE has been busy a gazillion other places in the world, at last count, rather than this silly blogsite.
Yeah, Gut will be back, but, I think his credibility is shit anymore. I, for one, had him "page one" every day since 2002.
No more . . . "As the Gut Rumbles" . . .
Soap opera, anyone? Rob--you shot your ass in the foot with this one . . . and yeah, I mixed metaphors and everything else, too.
Joni . . . you da Babe. You know what Smif is doing.
If we're voting, then I'm against it.
If you quit blogging I will miss coming to your site almost every day. There are plenty of w..kers around as you know and some are downright evil. I didn't agree with lots of what you wrote but I think you are a good man and wish I could meet you in the flesh. We are about the same age and some things you wrote really resonated with me. Take it easy man and best wishes whatever you decide to do.
Okay, Rob. Joke's over. You still haven't posted the crap carnival you promised for "later tonight."
Not keeping your word on that, does indeed lead people to think you're not going to keep your word on the other.
Where's the Carnival Of Crappers?
Joni . . .
Didn't take long, eh?
I call bullshit. Serious about quitting, then just take down the got-dam site and be done with it. Period.
DON'T STOP!!! Just discovered your blog today - don't let the sonsobitches get to 'ya!! You write well, and if someone doesn't like your take on things, that's too damn bad, they can start their own blog.
Anyone blogging for 3.5 years is doing something good and right. For what it matters - again- don't drop the blog. Keep at it!
I have really enjoyed your blog! Blogging has been something new for me, You are a fantastic blogger. Give it another chance i can raise my standards. Thanks Bigman