Tuesday, June 21, 2005


Unfortunatly, this one is not a very funny blog. It deals with a question that has bothered me throughout my blogging history, starting from the crappy MSN blog I had briefly, to this one now. My question is: Is it only me who seems to suffer the reprecussions of whatever I write on my blog.

I'll give the contrast to what I say, and then explain.

  • Bailey wrote about her secret crushes on her blog, changing the names around, and talking all about them, and her relation to them. No consequences. I write (in my MSN blog) about Jax, using a psuedonym as well, and I catch shit for it
  • Petunia McWhatevery writes about her secret crush, POSTES A PICTURE, and doesn't seem to care about the consequences. Same complaint as above.
  • Fromstein writes things that would get him arrested in most civilized countries, and he's seen as a 'funny guy'. I write one satirical article, and I enrage some of my closest friends.
  • Ben and Aviv. Get my point?

As you see, it seems to be me that suffers the consequecnes of what I write. There are a few more examples, but they aren't significant. So I'm asking: Is it just me? Cause I really dont want to feel like the only one this is happening to, and play the victim, but thusfar, I havent seen any evidnece to the contrary.

Any enlightenment would be appreciated.

This is Michael Herman saying: Help save trees, write on an albino

PS- I'm not gonna say what to write with....


At Tuesday, June 21, 2005 8:41:00 PM, Blogger Contrarian said...

Great last line, Herman. I think I might do just that.

It's not you, per se, but rather the timing, I think (At least with that last one). Keep on writing though, I enjoy reading your blog. And don't compare yourself to other people. Clearly, that will just make you more mad :-).

Oh, by the way, way to mispell your title.

Chaz out.

At Tuesday, June 21, 2005 8:43:00 PM, Blogger N/A said...

Herman, here's the thing. People are jerks, who'll judge you and other people on completely different charts, that make no sense whatsoever. It's the truth.

Take for example this one guy who's publishing rumours about me and this girl named Aviv. Now, I got no street cred because... Well, actually, no real negative reprocussions.

Some people are fortune's favourite. You seem to be fortune's favourite fuckpuppet.

You should know, however, there's still love coming from the Benjamin D. Singer Experience.

And I say fuck fate back.

At Tuesday, June 21, 2005 9:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

herm, everyone tells from he's an ass for writing what he writes, he just doesn't care, .....i love you both!

At Tuesday, June 21, 2005 9:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait, so ben IS losing sleep over aviv? im so confused! does she know about this?

At Tuesday, June 21, 2005 10:44:00 PM, Blogger Petunia McGillicuddy said...

Hi Herman,

Nobody I know in real life even knows I have a blog. Hence, I write about whatever I want, including my secret crush, who didn't tell me I had lettuce in my teeth at dinner, the bastard.


At Wednesday, June 22, 2005 7:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I still don't know most of your friends, so I cannot attest to their various writing styles on their blogs.
See, in my opinion, people judge you harder because you're not some dipshit who posts just that - dipshit - on their blog. No offence to any of your friends, so please, don't take offence to this comment. I'm sure you're all wonderufl people etc etc.
But at least to me, you're one of the sweetest guys I know. You're better than all the "ohhh, let's post about crushes/obsessions on a blog and change the names so 'nobody' will know etc etc" because you actaully give a fuck about a lot of things, which is more than I can say about a lot of people.

Sure, your post COULD have been hilarious, had it been out of the blue, of a random, satirical nature. But from the experiences that you've had and stuff, it's almost...expected is the wrong word, but I can't seem to find the right one at this moment.

That makes it seem purposeful, not satirical, hence the harsh judgement. It's also not REALLY satirical when you degrade women to objects, just so you know.
So for future reference, don't post things like that...unless you're prepared to take the repercussions.

At Wednesday, June 22, 2005 8:00:00 AM, Blogger N/A said...

Dear Taryn,

Don't be hatin' sista.

And leave Aviv out of all this blogging crap. She has absolutely NOTHING to do with it. Herman kept a bad joke running longer than it should, and I'm afraid of two specifc people seeing it, and me being screwed off my ass (not in good way).

Herman, I'm about to give your blog the exclusive rights to this story, even though you don't deserve 'em.
This is the only time I will say this for the record: I do not have a crush on Aviv Sarner. Dot. (Ask Jonny Singer)

Back to Taryn; it is satirical when you FAKE degrading women. When you say "Bitch make me a sandwich," as I normally do, that is sexist. When you say "Let's round up all the bitches and pick which one will make us each sandwiches," THAT IS SATIRE; it's so obvious that it isn't true, it's hilarious.

For examples of this:


Props to you Hermi, keep on fighting the good fight.

The Benjamin D. Singer Experience for the Ladies

(If I really thought they were object, would I exist solely to please them? aka I'm the object. The object of their PASSION)

At Wednesday, June 22, 2005 12:41:00 PM, Blogger A Cranky Old Jew said...

Hey, I had to earn the right of getting away with shit. While you spent your time in class "listening" and "taking notes" and "masturbating", I was studying the art of class-clownery. And, just so you know, I still do get in a lot of shit for things I say, just a lower proportion. For instance, you might say only 5 really bad things a year and get in trouble for all of them, whereas I say 30 really bad things a week and only get called on it two or three times a month. And that's how I learned the usefulness of statistics!

Much love,

At Wednesday, June 22, 2005 2:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

to ben:

I'm not a hatin sista' or whatever.

i'm just a self-respecting girl who does'nt really appreciate disgusting satirical pieces.

so sue me :P

At Wednesday, June 22, 2005 4:03:00 PM, Blogger Erika said...

Herman...don't spaz out, it'll be ok.

Ben, u are like, beyond words!! I don't think i've ever talked 2 ne1 like u!! and the whole comment about Aviv...its very telling, just so u know!!

Petunia, THAT is a brilliant idea!! since no1 i know reads my blog neway I just mite start doing that!!

Taryn...ur rite, but I'm learning that with these ppl u prolly shouldn't take 'em seriuosly.

At Wednesday, June 22, 2005 9:49:00 PM, Blogger still_figuring_out said...

i can`t make up my mind to like you or put you inside the meat grinder myself.


At Thursday, June 23, 2005 1:23:00 AM, Blogger still_figuring_out said...

so i`ve decided to link your blog from mine.

At Thursday, June 23, 2005 11:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At Thursday, June 23, 2005 6:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was going to ask that if as a woman and a feminist and a historian etc. that was it entirely wrong that i agreed with your prior piece about the woman choosing and shouldnt ppl see it for what it really is: to preserve friendship among the males? however, i really do not care if ppl think it is wrong for me to do so, and herman that would be your first step. granted, i'm not waving the name of my crush in the wind, afraid of suffering reprocussions, but the not caring bit does come in handy for other secrets of my life that i do give out so freely. but back to my point: girls do the draft, and anyone who says they dont is either a liar or a backstabbing bitch. or both. or maybe a slut, that works too. if i like a guy, i tell my friends, and each one knows if she goes after him she is seriously dead and so is our friendship. this "draft" may be less formal than the proposed draft, however it is still very much there. and guys (being creatures oh so eager to jump and hump- not saying girls arent too, just that society has forced us to repress such urges and be "ladylike") would really need something more outlined and direct specifically which woman was available to them. without this, think of the massacre!!!! so here i am stating: everybody is a playing card. or maybe everyone is a player, and everyone else a playing card. the point is, there were regulations outlined in the "draft" in case you happen to like your specific playing card. and if theres a girl who likes u, hopefully by second session u will know it (and so will everyone else) and u will be able to pick said girl from the second pot. and lest we forget: camp "relationships" are namely for one thing, and theres no need to specify what that is. now, i might be wrong and that might only be my camp (northland-- yes the slut camp), but i think im not that far off.

and i did have a good laugh reading it. go ahead and call me a lying feminst and im just as bad as any chauvanist sexist pig. u obviously have missed my logic. and herman's joke. and to those who don't apreciate SARCASM-- i pity you.

At Thursday, June 23, 2005 8:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i went to Northland Two blowjobs at least in every year, yay go me

At Friday, June 24, 2005 10:14:00 AM, Blogger Contrarian said...

What is with you idiots?

First, I mentioned that Herman mispelled his title.

Then, Ben mispelled it in a different way.

Then, Ricky, the crazy Grade 12 English student, spelled it the same way as Ben did!

What the hell is a 'reprocussion'? It doesn't mean anything! The word that you fools were most likely thinking of was 'repercussion', as in recoil, or in this case, consequence. Think about it, 'repercussion' means hitting something, and then it hitting you back ('percussion', you know, like drums? Or an orchestra?).


Reprocussions...what were you thinking?

At Friday, June 24, 2005 10:33:00 AM, Blogger Herman said...

Go annonymous indeed

Thank you Ricky, for being the first person to agree with my draft, even if it IS horribly sexist :D

And Chaz, while you are correct in the fact that my title is spelt wrong, you have to factor in that I'm really lazy, and I dont like getting off my ass to change things.

At Friday, June 24, 2005 4:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At Friday, June 24, 2005 6:40:00 PM, Blogger anon said...

I wrote a five page essay (partially) about some pretty boy that comes into my work sometimes--but it's not about being lucky that he didn't find it, it's about not caring if he does. Fuck all of them, Herman. Blog on.

At Saturday, June 25, 2005 5:00:00 PM, Blogger Herman said...

Thank you Miranda for supporting my right to put my foot in my mouth when-so-ever I please.

In related news, I have a large rash on my back (anyone who gets that reference outside of Fromstein, props).

Peace and so on

At Sunday, June 26, 2005 1:42:00 AM, Blogger A Cranky Old Jew said...

... I don't get it.

Much love,

At Sunday, June 26, 2005 1:43:00 PM, Blogger Herman said...

Clone High?! C'mon, don't make me feel like the ONLY nerd here

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