Loose Ends

21 11 2008

I don’t think there’s any mistaking that this blog is in its dying throes. Funny for hire is keeping me a bit busier than I anticipated, which really is nothing to complain about. And lets face it – at this point the readership is down to around 25 people, 17 of which are my cats. That said, if I’m going to burn this MF’er down, I need to have some closure.

A few months back a radio station helped itself to an article I wrote for Cracked for their site. I tried to start a gang war and was woefully unsuccessful. However, just when I thought things concluded neatly, I awaited my reimbursement in form of t-shirt to no avail. The only thing more embarrassing than having my righteous indignation placated by a t-shirt is being denied said clothing. It was time for a new email, this time to the whole morning crew, as copied below.

Man, time sure flies when you’re being callously ignored.

Hi, James. I don’t know if you remember me, but a few months back you reached into my chest and extracted my still-beating heart, plagiaristically speaking . In truth, you made it all right very quickly with such an “Aw Shucks!” brand of politeness that left me completely disarmed and equally pleased. I thought we were building the foundation of a beautiful bromance. Now I’m not so sure.

Not unlike my father who ritually missed my dance recitals (for the record, I was an *exquisite* swan), I was left with an empty promise by you for radio show swag. I don’t know if it slipped your mind or you found yourself too jaded to care once the show received it’s black & white goth-emo makeover:

“We’re bringing you the pop hits of the 90s…but we’re not happy about it.”

…but you’ve left me wounded. Now is the winter of my discontent, especially given how chilly it is and me being topless because of a t-shirt shortage.

[As an aside, is it possible that Cori has gotten hotter? She is seriously a total MILPR
(Mother I’d Like to Passionately Romance…she’s too classy for the other acronym).]

Perhaps you don’t understand the impact of what you have done. Your assurances that a forthcoming t-shirt would make everything right allowed me to build up my walls of trust again. After 5 months of a mailbox filled only with dashed hopes, you’ve leveled those walls once again. Granted, walls are an antithetical metaphor for trust, but I’m sticking with the analogy because I’m lazy.

I’d like to consider myself a fan of your work, despite not having heard your show yet. If anyone on the streets of San Diego approached me and asked “Hey there, you statuesque tribute to masculinity. Could you tell me what your favorite radio station in Fargo is?” I would have answered 105.1 without equivocation. Now…I’m not so sure. Is that a chance you’re really willing to take?

I’m sending this message to you (and your associates in case you’ve begun filtering my emails to the ‘I don’t give a crap’ folder) as a last salvo. You now have my fandom, my hopes, my dreams and possibly my love in your hands. What will you do with that power, James?

Yours victimly,

Ian

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10 responses

21 11 2008
vengeance_is_me

next step – horse head.

21 11 2008
plz

i read this. plz post results

21 11 2008
Uhhh...

I JUST found this blog and I love it. Don’t kill it, please.

25 11 2008
b04rdb4be

26 and counting… I’ll let me dog read it so your cats won’t be lonely.

4 12 2008
Jonesy

I’ve been checking here about once every week or two for new posts. Ha, a good read. Shame your closing, but I guess it is time.

Definitely finish this first though. Hell, i’ll sign a petition for your shirt?

Cheers for the thoroughly good reads,
-J

27 12 2008
#12

Meow

27 12 2008
Alex

Looks like they took down your article, because your link to FM 105.1 now renders no results. You’ve almost won … Now you just need the T-Shirt! And, yes, please post results.

27 12 2008
higgins

Hey bro, when you go on their “show” bring along some liquid ASS and deal out some justice! Seriously, I bet everyone would love to hear the mp3 of them gagging and dry heaving and you LOLing after you spray some of that shit around the studio.

You know you have to.

28 12 2008
Heather

They apparently took it ALL off though – as now I had to actually look up the cached versions of the pages off Google in order to view them.

5 01 2009
Fargo Sucks

Where is the closure? I feel so used.

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