do i really have no control?

This note was left earlier today by reader Robert:

I’m sorry to have to say this, but this site is no longer about you Mark. It’s bigger than that now. It’s got a life of its own. You’re just the Dr. Frankenstein who brought it to life. Now this monster, which bares your name, is making it’s way down to the village where it will be raping and pillaging. Man are the townspeople going to be pissed at you.

I like the Frankenstein analogy a lot, and I wish that were the case, but I fear that the movie Magic comes a lot closer to hitting the mark.

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  1. Dirtgrain
    Posted August 31, 2007 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    I don’t like the raping analogy, dammit. Nor does the monster comparison hold. This site is more like a giant purple dinosaur that nurses my infantile foibles, allowing them to fully bloom into something resembling social functioning. Without this site’s giant Barney teat, my flaws would be manifested monster-style. (Sorry–I tried for a zany, off-the-wall analogy, only to come up with something gender-bending and insulting–but it was heartfelt).

    By the way, I don’t remember Frankie Jr. raping anybody. He just wanted to be loved–is that so wrong?

  2. Dirtgrain
    Posted August 31, 2007 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Oh crap. I just watched the Magic clip. Mark, your blog talks to you? Put the knife down.

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  3. Posted August 31, 2007 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    I found Anthony Hopkins’ portrayal of Mark Maynard absolutely uncanny. It was like being right there with Mark, late at night, when he’s coming up with another one of his diabolical threads to post.

  4. UBU
    Posted August 31, 2007 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    This site “bares” your name? Oh, my god I can see your name’s underwear, and it’s a thong! Bare all, baby!

  5. Robert
    Posted August 31, 2007 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Yeah UBU, I realized I used the wrong “bear” after I posted my remarks. Mark refuses to be my proof reader and editor, and I think he may even get a little joy out of displaying my stupidity for all to see. That’s just consistent with the psychology of a mad scientist type like him.

  6. Dirtgrain
    Posted September 3, 2007 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    I figured out another potential movie analogy for your relationship with your blog. Do you call it Harvey by any chance? Harvey.

  7. mark
    Posted September 3, 2007 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Harvey’s a beautiful film. I only wish my relationship with this blog was like that.

    Magic, as much as it pains me to say it, offers a much more accurate view.

  8. Robert
    Posted October 23, 2007 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    So please, try to think about the damage I’ve done to your site traffic as me choking the life out of your controlling little dummy.

  9. The Joker
    Posted September 12, 2008 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    All hell has broke loose on the site, and I couldn’t be happier.

  10. Posted June 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Wow, this post was prescient, wasn’t it?

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