Thursday, June 15, 2006
That's Captain Poop to you.
I am officially reputable. I think I should get a badge, or possibly a captain's hat so that people can call me Captain Reputable.
I got the following email yesterday, and were it not that I read Tracy's blog on a similar email, I would have been really confused and offended.
I just found your poop jokes blog entry:
and I think you may be of some help to me. I'm reaching out to you on behalf of M80 and Ignited Minds regarding the launch of an online game called :
Donkey Pong And The Adventures Of Rimdiana Jones.
Have you heard of it? If not, it is the first from The Turds collection of roguish comedic characters born from the best of toilet humour. Since you mentioned poop jokes , would you mind checking out the site and possibly posting a review on your blog? You seem like a reputable influencer, so I think you'd be a big help to us. Here's a link to the game site: (link removed) Please let me know what you think.
Thanks for your time!
Mel / M80
Wow. I think I'm offended AND disgusted. Really, I understand the poop joke humor genre. At least enough to have some in my scripts. And Mr. Hanky is funny, I agree. But to have a whole video game rip-off based on poop? Reeeeealllyyy?? Is that what humanity has come to? Is that what we think of ourselves?
Sadly, I had to check out the lovely Donkey Pong And The Adventures of Rimdiana Jones. Not due to curiosity, but to give an accurate review on this blog. Here it is: Don't.
I'd much prefer to be known as a reputable influencer on topics such as the Italian Renaissance, Medieval English Literature or Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Heck, even the Israeli-Palestine conflict is a topic of taste. Why can't I be like Neil and get invited to be syndicated by the Washington Post? Or Tracy who was nominated for her honest yet ill-advised mention of Dharma and Greg. But to be known for the mention of poop jokes in a blog otherwise free of poop humor? When poop humor is the most base and least funny type to me? Ahh...the humanity.
At least they say I'm reputable when it comes to poop. And I can influence other people's poop. And write jokes about my reputable and influential poop.
It's an honor just to be nominated.