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(The Harvard Crimson)   When referring to boss's "anal retentive control freakishness" or plans to "get a shotgun and declare open season" in your blog -- remove its link in your work's email sig   ( divider line
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12260 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 May 2004 at 8:04 PM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-05-26 08:18:24 PM  
Boy! what a fiery thread.
2004-05-26 08:19:55 PM  
"right 50 meters, forward 25 meters, fire for effect! fire for effect!"
2004-05-26 08:21:47 PM  
Anyone with Kathleen Hanna quotes in their signature needs a good firing.

I set my self on fire. I sacrifice desire.
/Good Riddance
2004-05-26 08:22:38 PM  
So come on
Jump in the Fire!

/Old School Metallica
2004-05-26 08:22:43 PM  
(non)accidental discharge. :P
2004-05-26 08:22:56 PM  
PEOPLE...let's get real here! Just because the person was clueless as to what her link lead to...or whatever...doesn't mean she was stupid for posting the link. It only means she was clueless. There IS a learning curve, you know, amongst the less-interwebbything knowledgeness. That said...sounds to me like she was being gunned for to begin with, and this was the info her gestapo needed to do her in. I also work for a University...and you wouldn't believe how much The Peter Principle DOES, in fact, pertain when it comes to upper-level administrators. Seriously.
2004-05-26 08:23:39 PM  
More than once I have seen people get upset because they put something on line and someone they didn't want to see it found it.

If you don't want the whole world seeing it don't put it online! That's why my website is so dull, I keep the good bits to myself.

2004-05-26 08:24:14 PM  
Let me stand next to your fire
2004-05-26 08:24:28 PM  
I think this guy is causing alot of people employed in manufactoring to be fired.

[image from too old to be available],

2004-05-26 08:24:36 PM  
Das Dach! Das Dach! Das Dach ist inflammen!
2004-05-26 08:26:48 PM  
I say I don't like it
But you know I'm a liar
'Cause when we kiss

/Pointer Sisters
d23 [BareFark]
2004-05-26 08:28:35 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

2004-05-26 08:29:33 PM  

/Iron Maiden's cheesiest song
but it's still good.
2004-05-26 08:29:48 PM  
2004-05-26 08:22:56 PM MelGoesOnTour

I think you missed the part where the link went to her OWN blog, where she made threatening statements against her bosses and students.
2004-05-26 08:30:23 PM  
And I forgot to say:

Wanna let it burn, wanna let it burn!
2004-05-26 08:33:12 PM  

/Mr. Spacely
2004-05-26 08:34:51 PM  
Earth, Wind and Fire
2004-05-26 08:35:51 PM  
Here is a link to the blog.
2004-05-26 08:39:26 PM  

and I bring you..
2004-05-26 08:40:57 PM  
*feffer* [< I still don't know why I can't html here...]

No, I got the point. I'm just saying that it seems the person had no idea what they were doing by posting the link (obviously). I'm sure s/he ddin't have a death wish or was conspiring to kill anyone. Venting off steam shouldn't be a fire-able offense. It would have been nice had someone clued the person in beforehand. That's all. BUT, as it seems to me, it was an "enemy" of the person that found out about it "first" and I'm sure they made a case before bringing it up personally. Happens all the time in the rarified atmosphere of universities.
2004-05-26 08:42:03 PM  
Good work.

Here's an excerpt from her blog;

Tuesday, May 18, 2004
I did my very first useful trip by bike today. I rode to Porter Square to pick up some drugs. I thought I was going to be scared of cars, but I totally wasn't. I guess the only thing to fear really *is* fear itself. If you just ride along and act like a car, cars will kow what you're doing, and not freak out. If you are hesitant, or aren't sure what to do, then that's when cars try to guess and freak out. It was fun, overall! Yay, bike! I can't decide what to name my bike. It's called "Robin Hood," but I don't think I want to call it Robin, for obvious reasons. Maybe Marian? As in Maid Marian? OR I was thinking Philippe, since it has horses on it, and Philippe means "lover of horses" (and is way cooler than Philip.) Maybe Felipe would be cool. Hmm. Decisions, decisions.

I picked up a couple of paint sample strips to test out in the bathroom. I found a nice melon-y orange, and a lemon yellow that might work well together. Damn, I'm being productive! It's probably a good thing that I can't find the heavy-duty scrub brush because I probably would have scrubbed the kitchen floor by now again.

Krustee's coming up this weekend! Yay!!!! We're going to see Mission of Burma with Rae! That should RULE! We can rent bad movies and stay up all night making fun of them and eating tater tots. This weekend will ROCK!!

Hopefully I'll still be unemployed on Thursday, because there's a new night at the Common Ground (replacing Mod Night) that looks really cool. Perhaps I'll check it out. Perhaps not.

WTF is this? What kind of people have the time to post this crap?
2004-05-26 08:43:58 PM  
"WTF is this? What kind of people have the time to post this crap?"

Uhm...farkers? ;)
2004-05-26 08:44:12 PM  
I've seen fire and I've seen rain.

/James Taylor
2004-05-26 08:45:40 PM  
South Asian Johnny Cash

Are you serious, like 90% of the internet consists of these blogs where people talk about their pets and their ideas and useless crap. And then nobody reads them except for other people who write their own crap. It's like one gigantic circle jerk, except it's so crappy that it's like a circle jerk consisting of clones of the tron guy.

Do your part today, kill a blogger.
2004-05-26 08:46:01 PM  
tater tots...rock??????
2004-05-26 08:49:56 PM  
Danielle "Molly Ringwald" Springer is kind of cute.
2004-05-26 08:51:01 PM  
WTF is this? What kind of people have the time to post this crap?

More to the point, who reads it? I know quite a few people who keep these stupid online journals, and it puzzles me. Why share every stupid little detail of your life with the world? And why would anyone else be interested enough to read it.

The most annoying is when you run into someone you haven't seen in a while, and you ask what they have been doing, and they give you this suprised look and go "You don't read my live journal??". bah.

2004-05-26 08:52:28 PM  
There is a major misconception here about blogs. Most people with weblogs do not actually know what a weblog is. It is not supposed to be a journal of your every life's detail. It is supposed to be more of a place where you post links to things you find on the web, or current events, provide your opinion, and optionally allow others to provide their opinion as well.

Using it as an online journal will definitely lead to problems later on. Never, ever, write down anything that you wouldn't want the whole world to see...and with blogs, the whole world already can. And these people feel they have to post something every day to hold on to their perceived limelight, so they post ridiculously stupid little details that no one actually finds interesting. The blog community is the major culprit: it's a huge circle-jerk with hundreds of self-reinforcing people all convincing each other that they are part of something that matters.
2004-05-26 08:54:47 PM  

Heh, I see you also used the circle-jerk analogy. I should refresh before posting. At least I know other people feel exactly the same way.
2004-05-26 08:59:03 PM  
(thereby reinforcing my illusion that I am part of a larger community of like-minded individuals...heh)
2004-05-26 08:59:27 PM  
Alright, y'all, we mustn't chastise this poor girl any further--I've been peeping in her diary via Google's nifty caching utility, and the chick is a TOTAL FARKER. I didn't see any specific references to Fark, but trust me... of us.
2004-05-26 09:06:01 PM  
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2004-05-26 09:06:07 PM  
Yeah, I think we should all go on "Fark Chat" and talk about how blogs are stupid circle-jerks. Or maybe someone could hold a "Fark Party" and we could all talk about stupid blog circle jerks there. After we sign up and become one of the "Fark People", of course.

If blogs are circle jerks, message boards and sites like Fark are online bukkake parties. Face it - we're all needy, creepy little geeks in our own way.
2004-05-26 09:07:21 PM  
When I am king, you will be first against the wall

2004-05-26 09:08:11 PM  
Don't get no jiz upon the sofa sofa, din-da-da-din FIRE!

2004-05-26 09:10:02 PM  
Hey everybody! im soooo pissed!!! I went 2 the StarBucks today n the line wus soooo long!! I had to wait for like 5 minutes. I swear 2 GOD dat I need my caffiene or i'll go psycho on yall, LOL. BTW, i just bought a new kitten. It is teh cuteness. I call him Antichrist, cus im all anarchist and badass like that. C U later! ;):)
2004-05-26 09:10:30 PM  
ah Chariset, Paranoid Android.... :)

Seriously, I would never put personal stuff in my work e-mail sig----that's just recockulous. And so is my blog :P

Come on, I don't even put my blog in my FARK Profile anymore, as it's exceedingly lame
2004-05-26 09:11:42 PM  
Eel No'Brain

You're wrong: the major difference is that Fark and other sites are based on actual events. I would agree with you if Drew was posting every day about his housework, jerks he met at the store, and so on. But this is commentary on newsworthy items, not some lonely jagoff whining about waking up too late and running out of orange juice.
2004-05-26 09:11:52 PM  
Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky
---Deep Purple

--- Homer J. Simpson
2004-05-26 09:12:14 PM  
Fire in the Rain
/Agent Orange
2004-05-26 09:14:54 PM  
South Asian Johnny Cash: OMG!!11 I totally read your blog today...and you are sooooo right. You are totally teh anarchist!!!1111
2004-05-26 09:15:07 PM  

2004-05-26 09:17:50 PM  
Fire fire fire, fire on my brain
2004-05-26 09:18:06 PM  
There is a major misconception here about blogs. Most people with weblogs do not actually know what a weblog is. It is not supposed to be a journal of your every life's detail. It is supposed to be more of a place where you post links to things you find on the web, or current events, provide your opinion, and optionally allow others to provide their opinion as well.


Yeah, a blog is what you say it is, not what bloggers create daily..

2004-05-26 09:18:52 PM  
Oh shiite Muslims,
This just happened to me with 4-H and school just a few weeks ago. This is my thing: if you don't want to hear/see it, don't go looking for it. These people probably knew that this girl didn't like them in the first place and needed something against her. Same thing happened to me and other people. Besides, if you don't put last names (or even better, just use first initials), then no one has solid evidence against you.
Unless the administrators are slanted against you from the get-go. Then you're in deep pig-pucky.
2004-05-26 09:20:35 PM  
Now my little blog is so lame, and it really once was cool.
2004-05-26 09:20:52 PM  
Did she just wanna go out in a blaze of glory?
2004-05-26 09:21:37 PM  

Ha-ha, "Eel No'Brain". That's clever, cbm5 (I'm guessing there's a fleet of you out there; can't wait to meet cbm's 1 through 4). Almost as clever as biatching about something you're under absolutely no obligation to read, but not quite.
2004-05-26 09:24:09 PM  
The roof is on fire!

/Great White concert attendees
2004-05-26 09:25:24 PM  
Fire on High
//Electric Light Orchestra (For the uninitiated)
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