Wednesday, December 09, 2009

the art of agnos...

Today's Culture Blog is up with an exciting mix of silver foxes, serial killers and City Hall...

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Back on the front page of SFGate means the commenters will come out in full force. Nice Wayne's World quote, dipshit.

Go Get Em, Beth!

Anonymous said...

God Bethy, some of those comments are hurting MY feelings. WTF? Seriously, it doesn't even make any sense.

Beth Spotswood said...

@Anonymous, both of you:
My mother called me today LIVID over those comments. She takes them harder to me and I'll admit, there's been the comment or two that made me die a little inside. But I feel slightly better by clicking on their little handle and noting that most of the mean ones comment on everything. Just EVERYTHING. They go from article to blog to column to obituary and leave a little dump on each one. I would say I don't read them, but I would be lying. DUH...

sfmike said...

Agnos was the best mayor in my 30 years in San Francisco. When that organized crime syndicate known as the American Red Cross tried to keep all the 1989 earthquake donations from around the world for themselves, Agnos stomped their asses quite publicly and managed to pry millions out of their greedy hands. He's a good guy and I'm delighted that your calling the old Greek "hot" on your blog made his day.

Old San Francisco hated him, though, because he wasn't one of them and so we got Frank Jordan during the next election instead. Thanks, old San Francisco.

Anonymous said...

The snarky readers--and yes, they do keep reading, don't they--can't quite discern between entertainment and whatever else their little minds expect. They'll probably have a hard time, too, getting dressed in the morning for their kitchen jog around the ferret cage ('Argyle socks? White socks? Argyle socks? White socks?'). T.P.

Thomas Grasso said...

Not related, but I want to point out that, in this new design layout, I am not getting my spaghetti Os anymore. I want the press to know this, I'm not even getting spaghetti.

Beth Spotswood said...

Dear Thomas J. Grasso,
I love that you so cleverly commented from your unmarked prison grave. Are you buried in a wooden box or do they shell out a couple of bucks for something more dignified.
Alas, I took your quote down. I'm trying to be professional and shit. Not that I'm getting paid...
Your fellow fan of Spaghetti-O's,
Beth

PS: You shoulda asked for the white truffle fettuchini dish I had the other night at SPQR. It blows your noodles and red sause out of the electric chair!

JFBF said...

Oh dear Beth. It's kind of a double edged sword, right? Front page of SF Gate is good, and means more readers! But it also means the asshats come out in droves. You're right about the commenters - there are just some randoms who march around leaving nasty negative comments on practically every article on SF Gate. Who does that? If they read your stuff and get all nasty, then what makes them laugh? Larry the Cable Guy? Thanks for your great writing - you always crack me up!
And by the way, I really like the Dickens fair, though I don't wear corsets or newsie caps with a mood button when I go...

Anonymous said...

Oh Beth, you always make my day.

generic said...

What JFBF said times a thousand.

Has Joanne taken a gander at any of the other threads on SFGate? Forward her something innocuous as C.W. Nevius or a fuzzy Jon Carrol link. Even they get a lot of bile. It's not embellishing to say the SFGate comment section is one of the worst cesspools on the internet. The San Francisco label attracts a certain brand of fringetards from all over who are just looking to vent some spleen.

And ultimately, if Vanity Fair is a goal, I think that works in your favor. Trolls are traffic, too. You get four or five quality trolls to stir up shit every time you post and you're well on your way to the big time. Violet Blue has made a career out of it.