Tuesday, July 25, 2006

How can we miss you if you won't go away?

Because "Good night and good luck" was a little too cheesy.

Monday, July 24, 2006

What have we learned?

Thank you to everyone who wished me well over the weekend. I had a very nice, relaxing couple of days.

I'm sure most of you saw this coming. I'm done. I haven't checked karmabites1's blog since Friday afternoon, and I don't plan on going back any time soon. I had no idea how much energy I was using checking that thing multiple times a day and getting frustrated over it.

Nothing said over there, by her or her commenters, means much of anything to me. It took stepping back from it to realize that. Nothing said over there will change what kind of a newscaster I think Olbermann is. It won't keep me from watching Countdown and enjoying it. It won't keep me from listening to The Big Show and enjoying it.

I've always wondered why the Olbermann Watch regulars spent so much time and energy on someone they can't stand, and I was - in a sense - doing the same thing. That's not to say I understand them any better. If anything, I'm more confused about it.

Anyway, I'm closing up shop. I'll leave this post open for comments for a while, then I'm locking it up.

As for what I've learned - do not engage the crazies.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Time for a Break

I've decided to take the weekend off. I need to do some more thinking about this blog's role in this situation. That, and reading the nastiness across the way is making me alternately laugh at the craziness and sick to my stomach.

So I'm going to see how I feel on Monday. In the meantime, I guess I should look into one of these "lives" some commenters have suggested I get. Do you suppose I can pick one of those up at Walmart?

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

Karmabites1's blog has degenerated into a festival of clones claiming to have been not-quite loved and left by Olbermann. It has the stink and slime of Olbermann Watch regulars all over it. And it's basically turned into a game of one upsmanship as far who can come up with the most disgusting insults about performance and anatomy. Yet, if someone dares to question them, they are labelled assholes.

Here's a random thought that popped into my head last night - the so-called hack that karmabites1 complained about? It was probably just a case of one of the sockpuppets over there messing around with the blog without the other sockpuppets' knowledge.

And here's another thought, not so random. I've been thinking about this, really since a day or two after I started the blog. How much is this blog contributing to the situation? We want a place to speak freely, but are we inflaming the people behind karmabites1? Are we making them want to get nastier and more personal with their insults?

Even if Olbermann doesn't bother reading that trash, we know that someone from NBC has visited it and probably continues to do so. There may be employees visiting from their home computers. Surely most of them are intelligent enough to realize that it's all bullshit, but there is always a select few complete dimwits who believe crap like the poo that's being flung full force there.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Never let it be said that I don't devote myself fully to my hobbies

I'm not sure why karmabites1 left comments enabled and unmoderated while she's visiting the funny farm, but she did. Now the floor is open for everyone to make up whatever they want about Olbermann.

Someone in the last comment thread asked about the deleted post, so here it is. There may have been more comments after the ones I screencapped, but I gave up then.

Once again detractors, don't waste your fingers commenting on how much free time I must have. I know. I'm very lucky that way.














Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Aww...

I'm going to be away for a few days from the blog, I'll be checking myself into a place (my health insurance will pay for most of it) and hopefully I will get the help I need.
What will I do with myself while karmabites1 is checking into a mental health facility for a few days? Who checks into a place for a few days? (I'm really asking. I don't know how these things work, but I would figure if it's bad enough for you to have to actually CHECK IN, that they'll keep you for a while.)

I was a willing participant in what led to the one-night stand but if he'd shown a little bit more class and have been less of an asshole to me, this whole mess could've been avoided.
Assuming any of this is true (Is there anyone out there who still believes her?) she's still putting all the blame for this on Olbermann. And for what? He had sex with her and dumped her. That happens every DAY.

And say, did you notice that Tuesday's post has been deleted? She had deleted my comment that night, but the post was up until sometime this afternoon/early evening. I have screencaps of the post and most of the comments, though. Detractors, save your typing fingers - no need to tell me I'm pathetic or I need to get a new hobby or I need to get a life, etc, etc, etc. This is my hobby right now.

Wrap That Rascal!

Karmabites1's latest post is just a bunch of information about condoms and preventing STDs. Is she trying to insinuate that she had unprotected sex with Olbermann? Is she trying to insinuate that he gave her an STD? Oh! Maybe she thinks she's pregnant!

Popcorn's on me!

Oh, and I'll put the hit counter up here. I guess the people who are obsessed with telling the commenters here that they're obsessed with a blog about a blog want to see some stats. Note: This hit counter shows unique visitors rather than page loads. (Page loads can result in inflated results.)

I still haven't figured something out. If we're obsessed for watching karmabites1's blog and commenting about it here, what does that make the people who keep coming back to remind us that we're just crazy and obsessed? They seem awfully adamant about telling us we shouldn't care.

Edited to add:
KarmaBites1 said...

Anonymous said...
"Have you e-mailed or called Keith?"

No, it's been at least more than six weeks.

He might be hearing from me very soon though...

11:12 AM

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Amusement

Hey look! I'm milking my 15 seconds of fame!
KarmaBites1 said...

Anonymous said...
"Hey Karma, Raton's rodent friends claim that the reason you've only posted one email is that is all you have. Does that give you an idea of their mentality?"

Well, this should tell you what I think of them... I had forgotten Raton had a little hate website about me and let her post a comment, lol.

9:30 PM

Monday, July 17, 2006

Thoughts...

I realized just now that I'm blogging about a blog. I'm the first person to admit how ridiculous that is. That said, here are my thoughts on karmabites1's latest post. Caroline posted the text in a comment to the last post on here.

I have waffled back and forth thinking karmabites1 might be telling the truth and thinking she's making everything up. It's a plausible premise. She sent a few emails to a television personality. Sure, that happens all the time. She didn't get a response. That happens all the time, too. But she really wanted to get a response, so she tried sending a picture of herself. Ok, that seems a little... strange, but it was just a headshot, right? Oh, but that didn't work, so she upped the ante again by sending a "sexy photo". We don't know what that first photo looked like. It could have been as simple as a sexy dress and soft lighting, or it could have been the kind of thing amatuers send into Penthouse.

My point is, she's the one who sent the photo, unasked, in the first place. I'm not one of those "OlbyLoons" who think Keith can do no wrong. In fact, I think he's all sorts of messed up. But let's separate the fact that he's on television for a moment, since I honestly think that's where most of the controversy here lies.

Some guy gets a provocative picture and starts flirting with the sender. He realizes through their correspondence that she seems open to the idea of getting together to have sex. (Karmabites1 said herself that it was understood that when he showed up at the hotel, that's what would be happening.) Does that make him a horrible, evil, no-good person, or just a normal, tacky male?

Am I oversimplifying? Sure, but so is karmabites1 and the commenters who keep harping on the idea that this celebrity USED his position to lure this poor, innocent, naive girl. Glass half empty? He's a normal guy who used bad judgement in responding to a woman (in her "very early thirties") who very likely seemed to be offering herself to him. The only reason any of us are talking about this is this guy happens to be on television.

All that is assuming that any part of her story is true. I'm waffling back to the Not A Single Bit side. I think it's entirely possible that she doesn't have any incriminating emails. She keeps dangling them like carrots, but she never produces anything. So she makes a post asking what we, her loyal readers, think she should do. It looks a bit like a veiled threat if you ask me. It's possible that someone from that NBC ISP is still checking her blog every once in a while. (Someone from NBC checked this blog a few times, too. Big whoop.)

She opens up the floor for everyone to convince her to publish the emails, knowing that there will be plenty of people telling her not to do it. Check any of the previous posts and you'll find comments telling her to do what is best for her. Just delete the blog and move on. What good would it do to publish the emails? My theory is that she was counting on those comments and planning on saying "yeah, you're right. I won't publish any more emails." All because she doesn't have any incriminating emails.

And now we have suicidal thoughts thrown into the mix. Call me heartless (she already did) but that's awfully convenient, isn't it? Here's another theory: she doesn't know where to go with this crap, so she threatens suicide and stops posting. Right now the comments are restricted. The blog seems to be under lockdown. People will wonder, "Oh no! Did she really kill herself?" She might stop posting forever, but my guess is she'll stop for a couple of days then come back with some kind of story about her nervous breakdown.

But really, suicide? What better way to get Olbermann's attention? He's probably already received some emails about her fragile mental state. The few haters who are still listening to her have probably already condemned him for causing her death!

Want a really far out theory? Maybe she knows Grove and already knows that he's planning on publishing some more emails. Maybe her "boring office work" is at the NYDN. Hell, maybe she's Grove's assistant!

ANYTHING could be the truth. No matter what anyone else says, there's always going to be some people out there doubting it. MSNBC and/or Olbermann could come out and say "This is all a bunch of lies, and we haven't bothered to say anything before because we had hoped it would peter out, but we obviously underestimated the crazy in this one." And the detractors would say, "Well obviously he's lying!"