The Self-Interest of Strangers a/k/a I Wish The Tip Line Were Still Broken

First, apologies to some of you. When we switched servers all the tip line posts started getting trapped in my spam filter. I thought I had it fixed a few days ago, but until last night I was unable to get it fixed.

I did find a few tips to get up, but sorry to the guy who is angry that I didn’t mention the death of Milton Friedman. Had you read RedState, you would have seen several posts.

In any event, the tip line appears to be working again and part of me wishes it were not.

Some guy has gotten all bent out of shape with me because he shoved some shoe in my hands two weeks ago while I was in the middle of working and asked me to sign it for something. And because I have not blogged about it, he’s all upset on the tip line, convinced I am ignoring him, I guess, because of partisan politics (um, I don’t know even know the guy, much less know anything about him politically).

So, I get this note on the tipline:

tip: Erick,

As much as you talk about non governmental and church support of social causes, i had hoped you would promo the shoe auction for the mentors project.

Guess you can’t get your big head through that politics for politics sake door? 🙂

Have fun with all your indifferent mental masurbation bro,see ya around town…

Wow! Just wow!

Let me take this opportunity to point a few things out.

First, I get on average 600 emails a day each day during the workweek, excluding spam. Sometimes legitimate emails get caught in the spam filter, which usually averages about 300 spam messages a day. I monitor 5 email addresses and have a few additional addresses that forward into the other five.

If I don’t take up your pet cause, it could very well be because I didn’t get your email, I overlooked it, I forgot it, or it is not relevant to the content of this site.

Likewise, for those of you on the tipline, we very much appreciate your tips, but sometimes we can’t get to them, they get overlooked, someone else has already covered the issue, or it’s just not appropriate at the time to cover it.

And this goes for everyone on the front page. We all have day jobs. We all have lots of email. We can only do so much. So, if it makes you feel better to think I slighted you rather than I didn’t get the memo or forgot, that’s fine. But stop whining on the tip line. Suck it up.


  1. veritas says:

    Mercergirl wrote: “Jesus… I don’t know how you do it.”

    Well, Jesus is longsuffering. He is slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. He’s also able to multi-task better than anybody else.

    Has something to do with being eternal and transcendent, I think.

  2. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    Jesus can indeed multi-task, but he can’t hit the curveball:

    Pedro Cerrano: Bats, they are sick. I cannot hit curveball. Straightball I hit it very much. Curveball, bats are afraid. I ask Jobu to come, take fear from bats. I offer him cigar, rum. He will come.

    Eddie Harris: You know you might think about taking Jesus Christ as your savior instead of fooling around with all this stuff.

    Roger Dorn: Shit, Harris.

    Pedro Cerrano: Jesus, I like him very much, but he no help with curveball.

    Eddie Harris: You trying to say Jesus Christ can’t hit a curveball?

  3. DougieFresh says:

    I heard that Mr. Friedman has his own M2A3 armored infantry transport, but it’s whereabouts are unknown.

    Does anyone know what happen to Milton’s Bradley?

    Yes, yes, groan away.

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