Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Julia: A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words



See the look on Van Veen's face here? That's EXACTLY how we here at RBNS feel in the face of Jackles's "I'm going to make you love me!!!" invite.

p.s. Is she pressing her crotch against him here? Ewwwww.

98 comments:

  1. Ha! She does look ready for insertion.

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  2. She hates herself. Just as the commenter in thread below suggested (sorry, too lazy to do my own research here and i have no intern to make do it for me). Feel free to pipe up and take credit.

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  3. Frango Mints said it. something about why she can't sleep at night. That guy's face is classique!!! But i think a lot of her friends pose this way. Like that Emily Gould

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  4. Is she a promo girl passing out StayFree UltraThin TMI maxipads? Ricky Van Veen is SO not interested.

    This post brought to you by Tampax.

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  5. Sigh. This makes me kind of love Ricky Van Veen.

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  6. Did anyone see the video of Ja making out with Scoble?

    ewww...

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  7. post it anony 5:43

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  8. view 1938media.com its there on homepage

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  9. Are you talking about the puppet video?

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  10. Omg. It's hyterical. I guess they've been hooking up at sxsw.

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  11. http://www.1938media.com/the-sxsw-prom-king-and-queen/

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  12. Gwyneth's Inner AspectMarch 17, 2009 at 5:55 PM

    Her face in that photo reminds me of her old face, though.

    Before I named myself, I anonymously commented here a couple times that I thought the fat jokes to be low blows and that Julia certainly is not fat. And of course she isn't, but...

    I am sorry to say her rather dramatic transformation in the past year or so has scared me; it prevents me from kidding myself that the 10 or 15 pounds my weight fluctuates is not that noticeable. Alas...

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  13. Van Veen's look screams:

    Get me the FUCK out of here!

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  14. She's did it again...

    JasonFalls: Two "female bloggers" (including @juliaallison) are interrupting Blogger Lounge to talk about the power of geek women bloggers. Ugh.

    technosailor: @aureliusmaximus is sending hilarious emails about @juliaallison Blogger Lounge speech. I think he called it a "Mindfuck"

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  15. Yup. Word is that she was an absolute trainwreck at yesterday's blogger lounge. Interestingly, she did not make an appearance at the big party last night and, instead, hug with Randi all night in her hotel room. Then she said she had enough of SXSW. Blogger lounge was last straw? maybe?

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  16. Dear Julia (I'd tell you this in person over a coffee, but alas the airfare from Yemen to NY is prohibitively expensive)

    1. Wearing an MIT hat does not make you as smart at Brother Britt Allison.
    2. Holding a TMI sticker next to Ricky does not make TMI as successful as College Humor.
    3. Wearing a tennis skirt does not give you the fitness benefits of actually playing tennis.
    4. Going to conferences and taking pictures next to people more successful than you does not make you successful.
    5. Contorting your body as if you're auditioning for Cirque du Soleil does not make you look skinny.

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  17. I love how Julia gets "tired" of things or is "over" things when they don't work out in her favor. What a whiny bitch.

    - she said she'd SXSW'd out (after being a huge embarrassment)
    - saying Carrie 2.0 is over (after being fired from TONY)
    - saying she left STAR on her own terms (also after being fired)
    - saying the internet is ruining her life (after making a huge spectacle of herself)
    - saying Gawker ruined her life (after repeatedly tipping them and feeding them info then changing her tune when they wrote unflattering things about her)

    I could go on...

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  18. Why can't she stand up straight? Why is she so twisted and bent in every single pose? The contortions are painful to look at.

    I'll tell you that over coffee too Julia.

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  19. Gee did SXSW09 just do a Julia intervention?

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  20. I think so. Lots of attendees appear to have given her honest assessments of her website and personality.

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  21. The girl has serious issues and all but, weight is not one of them. In pictures of her in a shirt showing her back in February (at Fashion Week), she is skin and bones.

    The face bloat and all that probably has way more to do with an over reliance on needles, fillers and procedures than it has to do with an extra 10-15 lbs. So, we should get off the weight thing already.

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  22. Gwyneth's Inner AspectMarch 17, 2009 at 6:32 PM

    @James

    I guess quite soon she'll be...

    -over Mary as a business partner
    -tired of trying to launch a startup
    -over zappos shoes
    -tired of the smell of Axe "blerg"

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  23. She's also "over"
    - web 2.0 and online shows. It's all about the new frontier of cable micro channels.
    - the resolution to work out... where's the yoga?
    - the birthday photo shoot.

    What am I forgetting, people?

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  24. She's over
    -Writing
    And this as a subset of writing-
    -no birthday recap as promised
    -writings on spirituality as promised
    -Discussion (written or verbal) on the Davos article
    -explanation of her tiff with her mother (1/09) which she promised to fill us in on

    Bottom line:

    Julia is over EFFORT.

    Julia was born over EFFORT.

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  25. Gwyneth's Inner AspectMarch 17, 2009 at 6:42 PM

    -"Over" the idea of getting together with haters and commenters. Just "tired" of trying to engage them...

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  26. Julia is over

    finding a free office space paid for by the bravo network.

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  27. Julia is over training Lilly Peoples

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  28. we haven't heard about HBS for ages -math and applications must be blerg too. Sad bunny face.

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  29. This just in...
    her Twitter one-line bio has recently changed to be "just a NICE dork with a strange career"

    oh honey, if you have to say it over and over, it's because no one actually believes you. wonder why.

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  30. Julia is over mentoring young woman. I mean, come on guys, he mentored them for an ENTIRE 2 HOURS. It's not her fault she lost all their contact info!

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  31. when did RBNS stop following TSAM? and when did TSAM stop following RBNS?

    hmm...

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  32. Introducing Julia Allison: Pretend Journalist.

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  33. Gwyneth's Inner AspectMarch 17, 2009 at 6:51 PM

    -I'm over being nice! Just so tired of it.... my heart is heavy.

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  34. When I first read Julia, prior to NS, she was OVER trying to volunteer at a soup kitchen b/c the non profits all wanted time commitments from her ( when she'd like to show up, not that length of commitment) and it required too much paperwork.

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  35. Julia is over speaking at MIT because her "friend" will not be in town.

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  36. Julia is over . . .

    . . . conferences?!


    That'll be next after this latest fiasco, but doesn't she have a few lined up, PLUS she told the HuffPo writer that's how she makes money.

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  37. Julia is so over her New Year's wackolutions.

    Shit. Remember how long that shit was?

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  38. Julia is so over wangs and vivienne westwood.

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  39. Julia is over stalking ex boyfriend girl friendds peoples

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  40. RANDI ZUCKERBERG's FRIEND just landed in NYC.

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  41. Didn't JA and MR have a tiff re: the resolutions thingie?
    MR looks good in the new photos -her recipes look good also . Sure its not rocket science and she says dumb things but at least she is trying.
    With JA its the laziness that is infuriating. Laziness coupled with bragging and the 24/7 constant "show". Also when ever she is critiqued she makes out its due to being a woman or body snark or that she likes "pretty things" . No -its because she is phoney.

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  42. But we all know that JA will take credit if Mary is successful with her new venture.

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  43. Peoples what if the real reason Mary is out is that she found a new video/sponsor deal?

    You have to admit JA's booting Mary the only sales person at NS/TMI not very wise..

    and I think Mary unlike Jackles will hold off and only announce after its fully signed..

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  44. Yup. JA wanted all the girls to write their resolutions. Mare doesn't believe in resolutions like the majority of us. Meghan never wrote a damn resolution. JA gets all pissy at Mare on her blog. JA never says a damn word about Meghan. Why?

    Meghan=$$$$$$

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  45. Meghan was investor money only not sales revenue

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  46. i think its hilarious that she doesn't know why commenters don't like her -when its for basically the same reasons her own friends etc seem to get annoyed with her . Stop being a fool/show off all the damn time. Follow through. Be on time. Think before you speak/write. Calm down. Get some sleep. Develop some quiet interests that don't involve showing off. Don't expose potential new romantical relationships to the glare of the interwebs within 2 seconds of meeting someone. Its really not that hard.

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  47. You know, she can't ever take the time out to follow the advice of others because she's so damn busy, and it exhausts her, y'all. In fact, it's really as someone said earlier. She devotes so much energy to being fake and a character, it's probably so tiring to keep that up on a daily basis. She really has nobody to blame but herself, her "character" can't be separated from "the real her" (sorry, people who consider themselves "fans" and want to say she's SO NICE IRL, when she's also putting on a play there too simply don't count) and that's what she's set for herself. It's too late for attempting this, she tried it with Gawker and basically verified conceptions then too. Her history already has been and is laid out for anyone to challenge her claims of being anything but what's strewn all over the web and everything she could do to change how people see her we know she cannot and will not do. It's as simple as that. "The internet is ruining my life" was a stage for all of 4 or so days, and leaving it is really her only solution. I think the thought of that alone would give her palpitations.

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  48. I wish I could address each and every one of you, but alas, there are too many witty people. I think we must be a group dominated mostly by writers, or else, people who ought to be writers. Seriously, you commenters have managed to take such a fucking godawful subject and make incredibly funny and astute insights. You folks brighten my day with schaudenfreude.

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  49. Oh please Lord. In the name of all that is holy...please let her be "over" lip dubs.

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  50. And please, sweet Jesus. Please also let her be over the Blue Steel.

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  51. I just got a wrist tattoo, y'll:

    LET IT FOLD!

    Hear that Jules, and by "it" I mean this NS nonsense.

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  52. I have a sneaking feeling that,in the wake of all the events of yesterday and today, Jill will be furiously blogging/deleting/backdating on NS and Twitter. She'll get more of my page views than normal tonight.

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  53. So many of the Baugher referenced posts from the latest entry have been deleted.. you load or refresh the linked pages and it's nothing but a google ad. Very weird.

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  54. Has anyone else caught this from Julia's friend Melody?

    Via @melodymcc
    @juliaallison you are NOT allowed to twitter dinner conversation! I'm going to make you sign a Twitter NDA from now on :)
    about 20 hours ago from web

    Interestingly, Julia's Twitter about having a "girl talk" with Melody & the-other-girl-who-dated-Kevin-Rose has mysteriously disappeared from her Twitter feed.

    Hmm.

    The #SXSW backtracking begins.

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  55. Yup! I predict a slew of back dating, deleting, and editing.
    And, I do think JA was also behind certain parts of the huffpost article being deleted. I listened to the audio files the author originally posted throughout the interview. JA does speak of her dating Kevin Rose in terms of a strategic partnership but says, "We didn't get to the 11th date." 11th date, as we know, is code word for "sex."

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  56. Oh, and pink cupcakes and hair bows and whimsy.

    Barring that, Lord, please somehow find a way to show me why this cuteness is all lost on me. And why, oh why, it vexes me so?

    Do men really like aged pink princesses who close their legs but talk like truckers? Is it because I'm old and jaded and lost my sense of whimsy? Did I ever have a sense of whimsy past the age of 5? Or is it simply because I worry for our future when I see women who are careening headlong towards their 30's, still acting like pimple popping schoolgirls.

    The Peter Pan complex is not cute. It's kinda (well, very) creepy. Just take a look at Michael Jackson. I'm just saying.....

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  57. Just an update for everybody...

    I offered to meet with Julia and gave her my conditions, and she said she wouldn't agree for it to be taped. If I'm going to go to New York and meet with her, I see no point in doing it without an audience.

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  58. The post has not been deleted from Twitter... but that would explain why Melody doesn't want her Tweeting about dinner conversation!

    @juliaallison
    http://twitpic.com/25fjo - #SXSW - With two of my favorite ladies: @ShiraLazar & @MelodyMcC. Oh, the girl talk we had. ;)
    5:14 AM Mar 16th from TwitPic

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  59. How very predictable, Rachel! I didn't expect it to happen but it would have been a fantastic convo to watch.

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  60. Rachael - what about a format with some sort of moderator, to keep it fair? I think you could attract a small audience for this. I'd come.

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  61. Rachael, let's forget a chat. Challenge her to some sort of physical wrestling match!!!

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  62. She wouldn't agree for it to be taped? That's rich. She lives in front of the camera.

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  63. She prob wants expensive lighting and film retouching.

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  64. She wants editorial control/some assurance she will come off looking good. Totally expected that.

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  65. I was thinking that a one-on-one interview would be the fairest we can make it. I even said it would be put online unedited, because I do have the editing chops to make it more favorable for myself... but in this case, I wouldn't.

    It's fine that she doesn't want to do it, but it just goes to show that she is not willing to do it on camera. She wants to have a nice little chat to win everybody over to her side individually.

    What she probably didn't realize is that through her blog and TMI Weekly and RBNS, we know a lot about her. Somebody with a little bit of background on her (beyond the Gawker posts and the occasional media article) actually has MORE ability to make her detractors sympathetic to her. I'll tell you, the question I most want to ask her is, "What made you decide to start NonSociety in the first place?" with a followup of, "What would you have done differently if you knew then what you know now?"

    But alas, opportunity missed. I have officially done all I can to humanize Julia Allison and try to help her succeed. Now I get mean.

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  66. Wow. She really looks like octo-mom here.
    http://twitpic.com/27atj

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  67. narcissist headbandMarch 17, 2009 at 9:29 PM

    the above photo is disturbing more than funny...she really looks awful. washed up and half-crazed. it makes me feel bad for her in a way. how did she lose her looks within a year? i mean, girlfriend isn't ugly, but she used to be very very pretty. it's not the weight. like someone commented above, she is definitely no more than a size 6 or so. it must be chemicals, lack of sleep, unhealthy diet. i've just had my third child, so my body is in rough shape as well. looking at this picture, i want to throw out all the sweets and eat healthy for the next year, as well as get some sleep!!

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  68. Oh and what the hell is that on her ring finger?

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  69. ^Photobooth posts a mirror image... the ring you see is actually on her right hand.

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  70. She never planned on actually meeting anyone. The not wanting cameras thing was just an excuse she used to not go. She has opportunity to contact anybody from here that posts publicly. Has she contacted any of those people? I'm guessing no. Instead she makes a public declaration so she can appear to give a shit, knowing she'll come up with some excuse to back out like she'll be out of town or SO. BUSY!

    She'll probably get a few e-mails from the more dorky/dumpy readers of her blog who pretend to hate her but secretly want to be her and be her BFF. She'll meet them because she knows she can appeal to their need to be friends with the cheerleader. She'll never meet or speak with anyone that she knows has her number.

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  71. One other thing...she'll only agree to talk to or meet someone she thinks can do something for her. Like post her iChat where she reveals stuff about how lazy/pointless/weak Megan and Mary are. Total set up from the get go. She went to someone who hates Mary (SM) knowing that that will give her an opportunity to get HER message out there. Because, from the start, NS was never a partnership. It was always about HER.

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  72. You're 100% right, Christan!

    Frango

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  73. i really dont understand her "come talk to me! NO, not with any recording device!"

    if jackles had any balls herself she would do what she purported to do in the first place and tell us who she really is. why not a heart-to-heart post on NS of "who she is" or better yet what exactly we're getting wrong here--what post/comment on RBNS drove her to "send" that email?

    p.s.--was the HuffPost article changed??? LAME.

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  74. ....reread the HuffPo article now--why would they edit out things after it was published?????? weird. also, the 1st comment (only 2) is nice to see:

    Let me preface this by saying: 1. Julia is an acquaintance of mine. I wish her the best, because I like her. 2. I am a salaried journalist, and I only wish the best to our industry.

    But I've been so irked by one thing Julia said in this interview: "You can make what? $50,000 a year?"

    The cavalier way this was said and reported makes me both sad and angry. I'm sad for the insane class discrepancies in our country, and angry that her comment was published without any qualification by what is supposed to be an exceptionally conscientious publication.

    Am I the only HuffPo reader who grew up in a town where a family bringing in anywhere close to $100 grand a year is one of the extremely lucky ones? I'm 25, so inflation isn't completely to blame for my perception. I mean, the 2007 census listed the US median *household* income (implying 2 earners) was $48,000.

    Who would ever publicly scoff at the chance to earn $50,000 a year, especially in a profession that does not require working swing shifts and wearing steel tipped shoes? Lots of people proudly work much harder than me and Julia to bring in money like that, and we *need* them. LifeCasting does not an economy make.

    Are we in the media really all such spoiled brats? If so, I suppose that may help explain what ails journalism, and why many Americans no longer pay to read what we're writing.

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  75. Yup. They took out the second audio clip they had up, where she discusses K Rose. How nice of them!

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  76. To Clarify; I was referring the audio clip from the original version of the JA/Huffpost interview.

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  77. maybe its bc im bored/procrastinating some work but i get a feeling NS is having a powwow right now to figure out what to do with all their pending trainwrecks

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  78. Gwyneth's Inner AspectMarch 17, 2009 at 10:22 PM

    Ok, so someone I know was an NS fan at first, and then got over it when they began to delete comments from the QOD page.

    Apparently she commented there at length last week and Mary actually posted some of her comments on the blog and answered questions/complaints/etc. So my friend e-mailed her to ask if she was really leaving. Just showed me the response which says, "I won't be leaving the internet any time soon :)"

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  79. Julia Allison is a SlugMarch 17, 2009 at 10:32 PM

    So Julia Baugher won't agree to be taped? What a fucking coward. She wants her haters to have the balls to face her yet she doesn't have the balls to face them? Slimy, spineless coward! Julia, you proved what a low down fraud you are today... No in person meeting necessary. Congratulations.

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  80. The Internet no, NonSociety yes, according to what she wrote some of our tipsters.

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  81. What did Mary write?

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  82. Gwyneth's Inner AspectMarch 17, 2009 at 10:41 PM

    @Jacy

    Exactly. The fact that she replied (to someone she doesn't know) while rumors flew, and specified "the internet" makes the response seem rather pointed. I take it as confirmation...

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  83. Jacy, do you get the feeling that Mary has a deal in the works and it waiting until all the details are ironed out? If not a deal, maybe something she is preparing for her next venture? She is being very coy which is unlike her.

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  84. She confirmed she was leaving NS but said she was remaining on the Internet, but provided no further details than that and was very vague.

    TJ: I have no idea. It seems like something's up with that photo shoot and her friendship with the gay alien, as Russian Girl calls him, and the fact that she's a blogging machine lately. But who doesn't have a blog, you know? How can it be something money-making? I just have no clue what she's up to but I respect her discretion.

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  85. It's certainly a mystery. And she's delicately prodding this anticipation along, I have a feeling. Good business on part.

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  86. Mary being coy about deal in works until its signed is just like Mary as she never announced new Sponsors until they were signed..

    GO TEAM RAMBO!

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  87. Discretion - Mary haz it. Unlike Miss Toolia McNamedropper.

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  88. what will tomorrow bring?
    1. oh blerg i am sooo tired i work so very hard
    2. oh i am soooo verrry happee cupcakes whimsy and headbands
    3. a blogged copy of a chat with a redacted friend that is very supportive of JA
    4. some random new interest/craze that is actually a hobby of a new romantical "target"
    5. A fancy buzzword or piece of slang picked up from sxsw

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  89. Total Jing, you said, "Lots of [SXSW] attendees appear to have given her honest assessments of her website and personality."

    Where might we read these comments? I'd be interested to find out what her "contemporaries" are saying. Particularly if anyone is being duped by her "charm".

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  90. Anon 1:14

    Well, it seems Rex was showing a funny video he made re: Yoolia in his hotel suite at SXSW

    liabulaong @Mike_FTW we're all in @fimoculous' suite, he's showing us his @juliaallison tape. it makes tubgirl seem tame! #sxsw about 7 hours ago

    Fimoculous' = Rex of Gawker fame, Rachel Sklar's on/off again BF.

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  91. Also 1:14

    I made that statement after doing a twitter and tumblr search and reading more than a few JA contemporaries laughing at her expense.

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  92. I know Rex reads this. Please, Rex, give us more details!

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  93. Sorry, guys...somewhat new here but, who is this SM that's being referred to?

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  94. Anon 12:47-- SM = Scary Mary. She posts a tumbler blog called There's Something About Mary.

    She is generally not well liked on RBNS because she is extremely (some think overly and perhaps irrationally) passionate in her hatred for Mary. She also has/had something of a soft spot for Julia, which didn't win her any friends.

    A lot of folks here also thought she was constantly linking her own blog and promoting her own project here (which is true) AND she started (although never really followed through with) an NS competitor site called Life On Blast, so a lot of RNBS contributors thought she was just as bit a famewhore as JA.

    You see her name come up frequently on RNBS because those perceived to be "trolls" on RBNS comments are accused of being SM because arguments and disagreements tended to follow in her wake when she posted comments here.

    Personally, I think she's kind of cool if slightly intense, so I don't want anyone to think I am hating on her ... but I do think this post covers the reasons why a lot of posters on RNBS have a problem with her.

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  95. Thanks for the info melissa sue!

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