Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Julia: After Hanging Out With a Friend, Post a Glamor Shot


I picked up Sarah Lacy from the airport early this afternoon and we’ve been talking - literally, nonstop - ever since. We have the Northwestern tech conference early tomorrow morning, so it’s time to go to sleep now …

105 comments:

  1. I like Julia's dress. Sorry.

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  2. sorry to jump topic, but RBNS HAS to post about julia's latest Dan email

    http://juliaallison.tumblr.com/post/96400287

    it really upsets me that she's putting his business out in the street like this! if he wrote her an email asking for hat suggestions then JULIA needs to look for hats for him. not her readers. nor does she have to include his entire email to give us a point of reference. why can't she just say, "my guy friend needs cute hat suggestions? can you help?" or ASK MARY YOUR "STYLE SNOB" or better yet, as your NEWEST CONTRIBUTOR Adrien! but that wouldn't work because then she wouldn't get to remind us that her friend has cancer and that he's going through chemo. she's SICKENING.

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  3. Why did make a dress out of my Nana's davenport slipcover?

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  4. what's with sarah lacey putting on her vamp face? it looks grotesque.
    i sometimes think that julia has the ability to allow the "cool" girls to live their secret sexy-girly phantasies. she's like their guilty pleasure friend. anyhow, not a fan of this pin-up style.

    chescaleigh: i agree. posting that guy's agony is pretty low. especially since she makes it all about herself once again. julia theresa, my ass.

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  5. Chescaleigh: I know this sounds weird, but we don't want to post it because we find it such a violation of his privacy and don't want to repeat it here. Does that make sense?

    Personally, it sickens me when she does that to Dan, and I don't mind talking about her doing it here, but I don't want to reblog his entire e-mail to her, because it's such a repulsive violation of his privacy.

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  6. Meanwhile, Mary is also tweeting to APlusk, and then posting this:

    "So what started off as a joke now seems to have some interesting implications. In terms of moral high ground, I would hope CNN would win out this bet and reach a million followers before AK. But due to the fact Ashton’s twitter is so honest and funny and I smile (if not giggle out loud) every time I read it, I pulling for AplusK.

    The Internet never ceases to amaze me!"

    and you, and your inability to check your posts before you post them on your "career blog" will never cease to amaze me.


    Oh, and she is back to complaining how about how much work her blog is...and homeless mary is back to promoting cotton tank tops for $281.

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  7. Sarah Lacy is just as cheesy as Juliar Bowser. Why does ANY mention of SARAH LACY!!! (she's a first and last name friend) always include the fact that they talked for HOURS AND HOURS? It's like Julia validates their friendship by the fact that Sarah will put up with Julia talking AT her for hours and hours. Also? Julia is just crashing the tech conference. Sarah is a speaker... Julia has nothing to do with it. Just a sad hanger on.

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  8. Still up, still talking with @sarahcuda. So far we've covered the future of publishing, newspapers, tech, public criticism, and faith.
    about 7 hours ago from web

    Just talking the night away with @sarahcuda, who is currently wrapped in a large comforter on my parents couch. :)
    about 11 hours ago from web


    SARAH LACY IS FRIENDS WITH MEEEEEEE!!!! SHE IS STAYING WITH MEEEEEE!!!! SHE TALKS TO MEEEEE!!! (when no one else will.)

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  9. That picture is OOOOOLD.

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  10. It is ooooold. I love how she has to go through the photo library and find a HOT shot of her and sarahcudasarahcudasarahcuda!!! She can't just post a photo of the two of them in their pajamas hoovering pizza. Oh no. Find the old "look how hot we are!!!" shot.

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  11. Jacy, totally understood and respectable. Thanks for clairifying.

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  12. "We have the Northwestern tech conference..."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAH. No, Sad One, SARAH has the tech conference (thanks for helpfully reminding everyone that she is a keynote speaker. OMGGGG you are friends with keynote speakers!!!! Reflected Glory Disease flaring up again?) YOU are her crash pad, driver and hanger on for the trip. But thanks for playing.

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  13. Mary is also tweet-defending her frenemy:

    "Owen Thomas never gets it right. Has anyone noticed that? Can Denton please get someone with a sense of humor to bash us please"

    Notice the use of 'us'

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  14. Mary is obsessed with her coverage on Gawker - it gives her validation, even though she faux complains about it. She ALWAYS blogs or tweets whenever she gets a story and calls Nick Denton "Denton" like they're best pals. It's really kind of pathetic.

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  15. What did Owen Thomas get wrong, though? Mary is making a terrible mistake by not cutting the ties entirely.

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  16. Well, Julia and Sarah Lacy have lots n' lots to talk about today. Sarah's interview style--which sounds only marginally superior to that of our Lady--comes in for a major drubbing on this morning's edition of the Romenesko media site:

    http://www.observer.com/2009/media/silicon-valley-girl-gets-tough-times

    Happy Wednesday, poor misunderstood bunnies!

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  17. Here's what Owen got wrong:

    He called Mary a "vapid handbag designer." She's actually a FORMER vapid handbag designer.

    "Only now, with Rambin's exit, is Allison looking seriously for more people." Also not true. No one is going to come on board and align themselves with this sad sinking ship.

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  18. sarah lacy is gross. an egomaniac with boobs who thinks she is "changing" journalism by talking about herself endlessly. i am ashamed of my alma mater for taking her seriously.

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  19. Omigosh! Is that an old picture? It's very misleading, I thought it was taken last night! I almost defended Julia saying she looked like she had slimmed down.

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  20. I know, Jacy. It just makes me laugh and laugh and laugh to imagine Julia Baugher combing through her photo archives to find old pictures where she was younger, hotter and thinner. She can post a picture of the pizza they hoovered up last night but she can't post a picture of herself chowing down... only Sarah. Any new pictures Julia takes of herself have to be incredibly contrived and staged (Easter pics) to carefully conceal her bloat and bad skin. But candids - like from SXSW - sneak out and we know how truly bad she looks now.

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  21. That picture was taken at CES in January -

    http://julia.nonsociety.com/post/69348459-0-0

    Astonishing how much Julia Allison has ruined her looks in just a few short months.

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  22. Sarah lacy--Journalism, research, and Wriitng Skills

    JA-abusing little dogs and internet kids everywhere

    which one does not go with the other one?

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  23. Aaaand scene. Julia enjoys a brief moment of fleeting attention yesterday and slips right back into obscurity today -

    http://www.google.com/trends/hottrends?q=julia+allison&date=2009-4-14&sa=X

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  24. Oh dear, what will Julia do while her friend is speaking? Will she be able to bear not even being on the margin of attention? Will she find a way to be included? Will that be cringe-worthy?
    Or will she hunt for hubby material among the panelists and speakers?

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  25. Something that's irked me = whenever Julia is having "hours long!deep!meaningful! conversations" with one of her tech-connected friends, why does she feel the need to tweet about it while the conversation is still going on?

    Like all of her behavior, it screams rudeness. Just talk to the person sitting next to you!

    And secondly - for girls who are SO. CONNECTED. AND. KNOWLEDGEABLE. to be speaking at universities (Sarah Lacy with the Northwestern, and Julia with the alleged MIT appearance), why are they crashing with other people? I know people who have spoken at university classes, and the school puts them up in some sort of hotel - even if it's just some Hilton Garden Inn.

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  26. I knew there had to be a tech conference in Chicago for Julia to be there! Julia is such a groupie. Bingo square for the future photos of Julia with whatever new status trophy business man she's taken a photo of.

    Sarah Lacy sadly wants to be like Julia. Only she's even less attractive and interesting, and more afraid to lie about everything she says and does. Same egomaniac though, same (obviously) bad taste in clothes. Too bad too because she could be a nice person.

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  27. panty thief: man, people are still googlin muppet scat after jon stewart suggested that on last night's daily show. also, it must hurt to be less popular than epithelial dysplasia.

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  28. People count how much Sarah Lacy says "I" in her articles and make fun of it. One real journalist (Sarah is not one) recently wrote about how talentless and uneducated Sarah is with a photo of a donkey...

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  29. She's gonna be at Northwestern today? Noooooooooo.

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  30. If you read her old tweets, Julia Baugher basically planned her trip home around Sarah Lacy's conference speaking engagement. Really... if you compile all her Sarah tweets, she sounds like some excited, stalkery fan girl. EWWWW.

    sarahcuda: @juliaallison: ok booking my flight now. i might arrive the evening of the 13th or early AM the 14th.

    juliaallison: @sarahcuda - YES YES YES YES YES!!!! Chicago here we come! Then we'll fly to SF together on the 16th. It's perfect - I can't wait!!!!

    juliaallison: Good morning! It's Pick-Up-@Sarahcuda-from-ORD day!

    Curbside at ORD waiting for @saracuda - where is my SF bunny??

    Just talking the night away with @sarahcuda, who is currently wrapped in a large comforter on my parents couch. :)

    @Sarahcuda just popped a bottle of champ & is peer pressuring me to drink. "I think that's why I have less anxiety than you, cause I drink."

    Still up, still talking with @sarahcuda. So far we've covered the future of publishing, newspapers, tech, public criticism, and faith.

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  31. I know we're not talking about Dan, but Julia's reader plea just takes her invasion of privacy to a whole new level of disgusting:

    "I would also like to bring him some inspiring emails from you guys, to keep his spirit up … would you send me some so I can print them out and make a book for him? It would mean the world to me."

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  32. So...do you think she is hanging out with Sarah Lacy then?

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  33. Baugher Bingo: Tech Conference Crash Edition

    Give yourself a square if:

    1. Julia begins her day by tweeting "good morning!"
    2. Mentions how PROUD she is of HER FRIEND SARAH LACY!!!!!
    3. Only mentions Sarah Lacy with her last name - never just "Sarah"
    4. Takes pictures with Important. Tech. People.
    5. Wears inappropriate business attire.
    6. Posts trite speaker quotes or talks about some Deep Meaningful Thing she's learned - that's actually common knowledge to most people.
    7. Mentions cheesy business book she's read.
    8. Takes pictures during speaking engagement or at other inappropriate times.
    9. Uses Northwestern as an opportunity to talk about college. Again.
    10. Mentions PARENT'S DOWNTOWN CONDO.

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  34. 11. Makes sure to post that she sat FRONT ROW!!

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  35. 12. Pre-stalked all important male conference speakers with plan to approach, squeal with delight at sight of them as if it were an accident, snaps photo, sends to Gawker.

    13. Wears headband.

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  36. Which of the two dresses she currently fits in will she wear, I wonder???

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  37. Neither Sara nor Julia have looked that good in the last year or so. I saw Sara recently and she's just a normal, yet bit frumpy looking woman. Most people are right, she hangs off of Julia to feel attractive, which is very sad.

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  38. Denmark dress, but not sleeveless this time.

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  39. And Julia hangs off of Sarah to feel smart and journalistic. Perfecto.

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  40. When I have a night-in with my girlfriends, do I blog and post pics of it incessantly? Hell no, I'm too busy having fun. Julia finds the most normal things way too novel.

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  41. Next up: Julia spends all day twittering that she is still breathing

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  42. RE: Dan E-mail.

    She posts his stuff ALL the time. If he really had an issue with it, don't you think he'd ask her to stop? She never posted anything about Leventhal to the end, so you have to think she actually respects people when they say DONT POST THINGS ABOUT ME.

    If he gave his consent, I don't see the problem.

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  43. It's not about giving consent. It's about consistently EXPLOITING a good friend's horrible illness. Once again, she turns his sickness around to bring the context back to her:

    - send ME hat recommendations (because I am too lazy to research it myself)

    - send ME your letters of encouragement (because what MY readers say will be so important to him)

    It makes me sick.

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  44. Bingo 8:26. "Oh, don't take this seriously! After all, this is Julia Allison, she always does this. So, you know, WHEN IN ROME." It's always way exaggerated in kind with Julia or the opposite, a disgusted look. Gotta try not to lose industry "cred" despite the moments of shameless fameballism, you know. Lacy's already done alot in her industry, but these types need the sex symbolism on top of being told they're competent in what they do. They just can't be open about it. They'll end up in a "hottest girls in tech" thing, scoff at or in some cases publicly deride it (suddenly uber feminist), and secretly be ec-fucking-static. It's cute to watch, though! ;P

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  45. Re: e-mails to Dan. Is anyone else just astounded that she didn't ask her bunnies to come over and push "print" for her?

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  46. Dan is one of the first guys who dated (and dumped) Julia, the self-appointed "custodian of her memories" knows very much about her and probably doesn't even blink an eye at ANY of her antics - he knows plenty more that she's done than is out there. It's a really good thing Sarah's throwing away $65 a day on cleansing juices only to counteract them with alcohol. Never mind that alcohol only diminishes anxiety when taken in low doses... it starts to aggravate the symptoms as you get more inebriated. I'm sure their evening involved the former of the two though. Heh.

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  47. re: Dan

    Dan has a very complicated relationship with Julia and has not necessarily given her the go ahead to post these things. A lot of the plans she has Dan were not even discussed with him before hand.
    -From a knowing party

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  48. I wouldn't doubt at all that she's posted some of these things without even asking him, working off the assumption that, if he let her post one convo/email, what's another? Incredibly sad but she's a trainwreck and if she cut her off, she'd literally have no one.

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  49. Julia doesn't have friends. She has potential content. Dan is no different. She isn't doing anything because she cares about him; she is doing things to make herself look good and to have something to put in her toilet-circling liecast.

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  50. Her "liecast." That's a good one.

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  51. Julia pulls Dan out of her pathetic bag of "content" tricks whenever she wants to solicit some sympathy after a particularly rough day of drama. Yesterday the Cutler plant, today a Dan story. SOOO predictable.

    Sometimes it's a Dan post, sometimes it's a bulimia story - although clearly she's keeping down the late night pizza binges these days so she can't use that sob story now. It's disgusting the way she exploits him and uses zero discretion (remember a few weeks ago how she was bragging that she was going to nurse Dan back to health in HER PARENT'S DOWNTOWN CONDO this summer?) but when has she ever NOT exploited a relationship in her life? Dan and SARAH LACY just being the latest examples.

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  52. What a disgusting human being -

    http://julia.nonsociety.com/main.php?search=dan

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  53. "When I went away to college, I grew incredibly depressed. I was really lonely, I didn’t make any friends (which is not like me), and I had a lot of relationship issues with my boyfriend back home (cough cough, DAN). He was very naughty and tortured me and I spent much of that year on the phone hysterically sobbing and threatening to throw myself off my dorm balcony. Okay, I’m being a bit unfair. We were both young, overemotional and idiotic - especially me - and let’s just put it this way: my coping mechanisms were not fully developed."

    "Me: So how hard is this GRE thing?
    Dan: You need to take a class.
    Me: I don't want to study. Can't they just use my SAT scores?
    Dan: No. [discusses what GRE encompasses for 10 minutes]
    Me: Is there a math portion?
    Dan: Yes, I just told you that. Were you not listening to anything I said?
    Me: I blocked it out."

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  54. Why does this guy still talk to her?

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  55. It was news to Dan that he was spending the summer at her parents condo in Chicago. He learned it from reading her blog. Just another example of what a liar she is and how she'll trot him out whenever she wants to make herself look like an actual human being with a soul. Which, as someone who's known her for years, I can assure you she is not.

    Also -- his family DESPISED her then, and they despise her now.

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  56. i know we all dissect her mental illness here openly and i do believe she needs serious help and that her family is a bunch of sicko enablers, but this Sarah lacy thing actually made me feel so sad* for her.

    I don't believe Julia has ever had a real friend in her life - Dan, Cd, Ellie or anyone in the NYC crowd - and that is why she is so so so lost.

    A person with real friends feels no compulsion to tell the world their topics of discussion or make the claims that said friend is Right Here! With me! In My parents condo! Right now as I tweet!

    I realize that she has done this to herself, but it seems like something she started back in grade school and her life must be so empty and lonely by now. I don't see it changing ever. She is so not well.

    * sad only because I know from experience that a friend who really knows you and cares about you wielding some touch love can really change a person's life. And, she doesn't have that. Will continue to snark and piss on her pink liecast as much as I please.

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  57. This is stupid and has nothing to do with anything, but I don't think he should be referred to as "Cancer Dan". It sort of makes him some sort of character defined by an illness, when I'm sure he is a sweet and caring PERSON.

    Julia, please stop playing the "my friend with cancer, Dan" or "my ex, Dan" cards. Just call him DAN.

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  58. So - Julia Baugher saying "he’s going to recover at my parents’ downtown condo in Chicago. I’m planning to take June & July to be with him there" was basically just a huge lie or a little glossing over of the truth, which should have said "I am planning to take June & July to be in Chicago because I have no income, no job, nothing lined up and I can't afford to live in New York so I am spending summer in Chicago living on my parent's dime and using Dan as an excuse for my do-nothing state."

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  59. BB: I'm impressed, you're fluent in Julianese. If it wasn't such a tedious topic it could almost be fun to develop a dictionary full of translations. Or has this already been tried elsewhere?

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  60. Just watched the rough cut of Part 1 in TMIweekly's @GaryVee wine episode, out soon ... Gary rocked it! Per usual.21 minutes ago from web

    YAY.vom

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  61. Gary V. is the antithesis of a Julia Allison on the net. That's all.

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  62. Sarah is not a keynote speaker at the conference - it's only a Q&A with a professor. Julia Baugher is riding the tattered coattails of a lowly panelist. How said.

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  63. "NonSociety has been selected as an Official Honoree for the Blog - Culture/Personal category in The 13th Annual Webby Awards!

    I’m glad to see we’re finally on the Webby Awards radar. Not too shabby for a company less than a year old. I can’t wait till we really get NS to a point where people actually understand our mission upon first visit. Our current design just doesn’t translate our long-term goals. I keep having to take deep breaths and be patient with our build outs. Change takes time, it doesn’t happen overnight. I wish I could just snap my fingers and do a complete site overhaul.

    These are things I think about hyped up on way too much coffee in the morning. HA!"

    -Megan

    Yes, your design sucks. However, you also need content. Content helps people understand what your mission is and your content does not reflect your mission AT ALL.

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  64. So how will Julia Baugher obnoxiously dominate the conversation and insert herself into the Gary Van der Beek wine episode since she knows nothing about wine and DOESN'T DRINK?

    * My fluency in Julianese is brought to you by Rosetta Stone. Use coupon code "blerg" and get 10% off your very own Julianese Rosetta Stone program today!

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  65. don't you have to pay to be up for consideration in the webbys?

    also, it's not like they don't have a lot of nominee space to fill:
    http://waxy.org/2009/04/category_inflation_at_the_webbys/

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  66. WTF is their mission??? They have never stated what it is they are doing besides being lazy, shitty bloggers.

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  67. Ha. "Keynote speaker" is Julianese for "panelist" or "live interviewer." The usual title or job inflation.

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  68. 12:32
    Lifecast suggests that NS is an online reality show. However, they advertise for contributers that are "experts" or people interested in sharing a special area of knowledge. It's extraordinarily confusing.

    Honestly, if I were JA and CO, I'd get rid of the whole titles like "tech geek," "style snob" (no longer), and whatever Julia now calls her self in the post-baugher era.

    I'd just make it into a total and complete Big Brother (CBS show) website. Jules would have to be honest but she'd get more pageviews, that's for sure.

    File this under never going to happen and wasted breadth.

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  69. post-bradshaw not post-baugher.

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  70. Dys, wrong. "Keynote Speaker" means "we'll be at the pr0n convention next door, bitches".

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  71. The conference website does list her as a keynote speaker, but on the schedule she only appears as part of a Q&A.

    http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/TechConference/keynotes.html
    http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/TechConference/agenda.html

    Have I mentioned how SICK AND TIRED I am of Meghan's stream of empty words and phrases?

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  72. Julia dropped this admission in the comments section on the TMI episode about friends and money:

    "Actually, I have never received any money from my parents, save a graduation gift in 2004 of $10k to get me started. Of course, they also paid for my education, and for that I am forever grateful to them."

    Oh gee, what's a little 10 grand to "get you started?" Nothing at all! Just some chump change after a six figure college bill. Nope. I get nothing from them. Nothing at all.

    SPOILED TWAT.

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  73. Question. How are people supposed to understand the mission WHEN IT'S NEVER BEEN STATED? Oh. I swear it has to be business 101 that you figure out the mission and vision *first*, and it gives you a benchmark upon which you check progress. Although when your mission is "find something to provide content for a reality show" and said reality show pilot tanks, perhaps it's time to rethink the mission.

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  74. She gets her money from her grandmother. The grandmother that doesn't speak to her mother.

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  75. Ugh and how would the site or design translate long-term goals in the first place, much less when you're running a business that's focused on live or at least close to up-to-the-minute broadcasting of content? Their site isn't MEETING their long-term goals, for sure (remember Julia's overly ambitious New Year's list?) but even their short-term goals aren't clear. It seems to only ever have been this: keep up the antics and keep any attention whatsoever on us until we finally figure out what the hell we're going to do with this nonsense. It was said a few posts back, but their desire and enthusiasm for NS appeared to be ENTIRELY linked to the green-light status of the Bravo show. Once that was gone it was kind of like - OK, three girls blogs on one site.. kinda. Pointless.

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  76. I bet Gran keeps financing Jowly's escapades JUST to piss Robin off.

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  77. The funny thing is that the title of it was tentatively IT girls, IT as in tech not that they were fabulous whatevers. It was a play on words when Julia had the Star editor-at-large title and Mary the handbag designer one, but NS was created so they could ride the wave of the IT(tech) part since that's where they entire base came from. I think Meghan was the biggest draw and inspiration for the Bravo show, really.

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  78. Grannybucks would explain the lead up conversation to the dialogue Julia twittered about a few days ago -

    "[At dinner tonight.] Grandmother: But I don't have a job! Dad: Of course you have a job! You're a grandmother! (Me: sniff.)"

    Pretty Pink Princess getting financed by granny's inheritance makes perfect sense. Explains the spoiled princess/daddy issues and explains why momsers has a difficult relationship with granny in law.

    Oh Julia, your indiscretions are so embarrassingly transparent. Airing your family's dirty laundry publicly ... keepin' it classy.

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  79. I find it so hilariously sad that Meghan keeps writing about Nonsociety as it it were a company and not a crappy, boring blog. "Mission?" "Long-term goals?" "Build outs?" It's like me saying I am going to add build outs to my Facebook page by adding a new app and my long term goal is to have 900 friends. Quit painting a turd, Meghan.... it just makes you look stupid.

    She also keeps focusing on the DESIGN and keeps completely missing the point that your mission will never be apparent on first visit when your content it total shit.

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  80. JULIA'S BRAINApril 15, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    "@sarahcuda & I are just staring into our MacBook Airs, as if in a trance. We need to get our butts to Northwestern!
    about 1 hour ago from web"

    I HAVE A MACBOOK AIR!!!! AN EXPENSIVE, PRICEY MACBOOK AIR!!! I AM FRIENDS WITH SARAH LACEY!!! SHE IS IN THE SAME ROOM AS ME!!! WE ARE USING OUR MACBOOK AIRS TOGETHER!!!! WE ARE SUCH GOOD FRIENDS, I GET TO DRIVE HER TO HER CONFERENCE AND SIT IN THE SAME ROOM AS HER!!!! SOMEBODY LOVE ME????? PLEASE????

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  81. I seem to remember a vimeo of these two clowns out on some guy's big boat last summer. They played a game where the idea was to jump off the top the boat and scream out the title of Sarah's book before you hit the water.

    I remember thinking 'wow that's pretty fucking lame - not to mention really tacky.'.

    But its just delightful that it has stayed in my head all this time, it really is.

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  82. According to the Danes:

    "It may sound very straightforward, but the site is in the U.S. was such a thundering success, the three ladies more than ample to live on earnings - and even has become so famous that they daily give interviews to TV and appear in colored gossip magazines."http://tinyurl.com/chfr95

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  83. Anon 1:17, I have it on good authority that Jacy gives daily interviews to her cat General Colin Meowel, and has more than ample earnings from RBNS.

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  84. BTW Bravo announced its upcoming lineup and it doesn't include anything with Julia but at least three shows she would have died to be a part of.

    Agree with Meghan pretending like its a business. Megs, it's obvious you don't have a brain in that head, but businesses require WORK.

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  85. Julia posted a link to that Danish article this morning and lazily begged someone to translate it for her. It's so hilariously off base it reads like it came from The Onion:

    "Our strength is that we have the authenticity, and that people regard us as their friends, "says Julia Allison, who has studied the phenomenon intensely."

    Har dee har har.

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  86. BB,

    I was going to pick up a copy of the Julianese Rosetta Stone program until I noticed the Surgeon General's Warning that the program may cause brain damage, swelling (edema), fatigue, anxiety, and confusion (delirium).

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  87. More lies -
    "The money comes from sponsorship agreements, the three women are included with the producers to mention their products are positive on the website. That is possible because the 1.2 million users monthly dropping by - and because the credit card sits looser when Allison has tested and recommended a product. Even if the recommendation was bought and paid for. She do not think she is beyond any limit"

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  88. "Unicorns and Gorgons also frequently stop by the exclusive and well-financed TMI private studios."

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  89. Mary's recent post is refreshingly honest and transparent. I'm not usually TEAM MARY, but she's really doing it right these days. I hope Julia takes note.

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  90. BB,

    "She do not think she is beyond any limit."This is going a little bit too far. All we know for sure is that she is Beyond Therapy.

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  91. In regards to Mary, by way of an adopted quote of dubious origin usually attributed to Hunter S. Thompson:

    "The blogging business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good women die like dogs. There's also a negative side."

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  92. Why would any tech conference let Sarah Lacy do a Q&A?? (Presumably she is the interviewer.) Are there seriously people left in tech who haven't seen her SXSW interview with Mark Zuckerberg?

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  93. Meghan was the biggest inspiration for the reality show? How so?

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  94. "colored gossip magazines"? Those Nordics are so racist.

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  95. My mind is such mush towards NonSociety's crazy stupid antics today that I'm at a loss for words. Julia is acting insane about her friendship with Sarah. Absolutely insane. And Meghan's screed.......... gah, the idiocy is pummeling my brain.

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  96. 1:33

    Mary's blog is unreadable but you are finding her honest and transparent?

    Because She honestly states that she too is having 'difficulty' but her designer will be fixing this-- yet she repeatedly refers to herself as an entrepeneur. Have these people ever heard of checking that your 'product' is readable BEFORE they launch their bullshit.

    Seven year olds have blogs that are readable, but these NS web personality women-- WIVA's want their blogs to be pretty and different--no matter what the cost--says alot about how they all were raised, I mean spoiled.

    How was Mary honest and transparent with the whole leaving subject --Because of her Julia tribute and explanation how 'before' she thought 'we' just wanted to see how glamourous it was to live in NY, NOW she understands that 'we' want more and she can do this from LA?

    She has to agree she is vapid, she is. Again, how does this pay her bills, who pays for her to fly to all the cities she keeps losing her cell phone in? Note the visit to New Canaan, she doesn't mention whose house she invites her friend to stay with but it's funny cause her sister's [NIN] tweet points out that Dad is at the ranch...oh, and levin lost her phone too. Must be nice, lose your expensive toys--no probs, daddy will replace it

    There is no transparency, Mary learned that people like it when you admit that they are right, She will simply agree with the vapid comment and go on to be even more vapid.

    She argues that she is tweeting a celebrity not as a fan, but simply giving him advice as to how he should react to oprah, cause, Mary just like Julia, was put on the planet to tell people with real lives what to do.

    Fail here too people, can not support this spoiled bitch just to thwart another.

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  97. Good find, Anon @ 1:17!

    "It may sound very straightforward, but the site is in the U.S. was such a thundering success, the three ladies more than ample to live on earnings - and even has become so famous that they daily give interviews to TV and appear in colored gossip magazines."http://tinyurl.com/chfr95Honestly, I don't understand how JABA keeps conning media and conference organizers into believing that she's anything but a joke and an abject failure!

    And to make things even worse, it makes American women look like shallow assholes for following her advice.

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  98. 2:31 she was the attractive tech heiress, hedge fundie (not really) trying to turn bizwoman. *IT* girls in relation to information technology (which was the angle that kept being presented when it was discussed, but the "it" was also supposed to be the fab lives of JA as tabloid mag editor/"sex" (read: dating) columnist and MR as handbag designer/style expert and commentator) only had to do with Meghan, who of the three ACTUALLY had the freedom to sit around and not really make a living in order to shoot a reality show, if anything. When this was all being optioned, JA was being overpaid at Star and also @ Time Out.. plus doing lots of tv, so her angle worked (and she thought she'd be getting a swank pad by way of Bravo); and MR was maybe kinda sorta selling her M.O.E. bags but already had some tv appearances under her belt. I could imagine them on a show in the WAY WAY beginning, maybe, but it was always obvious that NS was their 'legitimate front' so as to provide content for the show AND the site (they'd get more access, more perks, more free stuff if they were saying they were on a Bravo show) -- so once it was over, it was like bleh. The three of them, barfed onto one site.

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  99. 3:38 it's very easy, she has the benefit of many "names" on her bio and resume. Half the time, these organizers aren't bothering to vet speakers, they're seeing if whatever they're given on the individual looks impressive. Hers does, for sure, but if they were to do the actual research they'd know that that was THEN.. now it's smoke and mirrors.

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  100. Good points, Anon @3:44, but when were they being interviewed every day on TV? And when were they featured in "colored gossip magazines"?

    And WTF is with "colored gossip magazines"? Did I miss their many appearances in Jet and Ebony?

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  101. The Europeans that Julia Baugher gets positive press from are probably the same Europeans that like David Hasselhof. Apropos since they are both bloated old has beens who have to skate by on semi fame in Europe because no one in American media can stand them.

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  102. Just for the record: Hasselhof mainly enjoys trashy popularity here. He is popular, but in an ironic way and he knows that very well and plays accordingly.

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  103. I think colored gossip magazines refers to magazine style tabloids like Star, etc. vs. Black + white print, like newspapers.

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  104. The difference between the Hoff and Julia is that Julia could never poke fun at herself and play along with enjoying a trashy popularity. REAL web stars like Perez Hilton and Tila Tequila have figured that out and taken it all the way to the bank. Julia Baugher is a sad, insecure little girl who can't stand the meanie poo things said about her. She will never be a star because her skin is tissue thin and she HATES negative criticism.

    And I think the colored gossip magazines reference was a nod to the ONE TIME they appeared in Page Six magazine. It was a picture and one sentence about how they were going to be on an upcoming Bravo show. Yeah... never happened.

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