March 9, 2004

God sent me to piss the world off

Filed under: Uncategorized — tomemos @ 1:08 am

Here’s an idea for all of us bloggers to take part in:

A couple entries ago, I posted excerpts from Orson Scott Card’s article about gay marriage and ended succinctly, “Fuck you, Orson Scott Card.” Brian liked it and repeated the message in his own blog. Then, yesterday, Karen posted an entry about a bunch of animal rights activists protesting the SF Zoo, singling out one woman with a terrible name who claimed that zoos don’t know anything about elephants. “Fuck you, Deniz Bobol,” Karen wrote.


Why don’t we form a list of people who deserve a simple “Fuck you” for putting their outrageous opinions in a public sphere? Card and Bobol could be the charter members, and we could nominate others as we find them. It would be like Lore’s Oral Sex List, except with a message of hate instead of love.

My proposed guidelines, these are open for discussion:
–To avoid flooding our blogs with profanity, let’s stay away from obvious targets like George Bush and Fred Phelps. Rather than going for known offenders, let’s stick with people who a)are mostly unknown, like Bobol, but somehow have made it into the newspaper, or b)are generally well-liked, like Card, but have recently said something completely awful.
–The Fuck You List will consist of people’s irritating words (written or spoken, as long as they’re on a website), not just their boneheaded actions.
–Don’t use the Fuck You card willy-nilly–stick with the people who really infuriate you.
–To nominate someone, just post on your blog some of what they said that pissed you off, along with some commentary and the fatal sentence. The list will be eventually updated to reflect your pick, and will be linked to the original article that drove you to nominate them.
–You can echo a Fuck You posted on someone else’s blog; just post your own thoughts on your blog and add your Fuck You to theirs. This will show readers how egregious this person’s statements were.
–If you don’t think a nominee warrants a Fuck You, say so on the blog in question–we’ll resolve the dispute somehow.

This would be a low-effort way of relieving our tensions, and would spread helpful information about who should have fucks directed at them. Are people interested? Any other guidelines we should have? And can anyone tell me how I would link something like this to my site?

Okay, everyone ready? Roll up your sleeves and sharpen your resentment–we’ve got some yous to fuck.



  1. Congrats, Tom – thanks to you, I started my day with a chuckle (the last line of your blog entry). This reminds me of my favorite (among many great ones) signs held up by protestors at a past anti-war march in sf: It was a huge, huge piece of cardboard with a big old picture of Bush, and underneath was the single, large-print word: “DUDE!” That one word summed up so much of the frustration we were all feeling so well. “Dude, George. DUDE.”

    Let the you-fucking begin.

    Comment by Bret — March 9, 2004 @ 9:06 am

  2. Gahhh. Too complicated. Can’t we just be hateful and catty at everyone like we usually are?

    Comment by julie — March 9, 2004 @ 10:54 am

  3. No! We can’t.

    Comment by Bret — March 9, 2004 @ 11:53 am

  4. “Dude.” That is awesome.

    Comment by kindle — March 9, 2004 @ 1:33 pm

  5. someone else appreciates rose gumbo’s biker-chick alter-ego?!? (see oral sex list) AWESOME, i feel so unalone.

    Comment by alex — March 14, 2004 @ 2:08 pm

  6. omg!
    did you all know about this besides me?? two thumbs up, fine holiday fun (in the words of travis birkenstock)

    Comment by alex — March 15, 2004 @ 10:39 pm

  7. Come on, Tom. Make with the blog.

    Comment by Bret — March 17, 2004 @ 11:55 am

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