Monday, April 20, 2009

Mary: A Day of Full Disclosures




It would take up too much space to reblog them all here, but Rambo spent the day in full-out confessional mode today, coming clean about her finances, her life, who's sponsoring her, her policy on freebies and why she still wants to shoot Owen Thomas in the scrotum.

You can quibble with her on some points, but you have to admire the honesty and her insistence that her blog is not a "one-way street." Hello Jackles!

And she's also all up in the comments answering questions, even from someone named Captain Kirk who asked about her nipples.

And as one of our commenters is so fond of saying, she looks GREAT in orange!

30 comments:

  1. From the comments on Mary's post about Gawker:

    What was inaccruate about the story of Julia leaking the story of your departure? Are you saying she didn't do that and he found out some other way and blatantly lied on Gawker? That's a hefy accusation. If you say he was lying, what is your version of the way it went down? It seems unfair to say his story is wrong and not explain why or offer an alternative version of events to support your accusation. -justanother reader

    Mary Responds: Julia doesn't drink and didn't talk to Owen at the party (in fact, I hear he wasn't there). She claims to not have said anything and I believe her. You know why? Because it would only make her look bad.

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  2. I applaud her efforts. Last year, I would have never dreamed that
    mary would be the one with the most potential, but she really is. I just hope she works hard to keep her material fresh and somewhat interesting. I really feel like New York was probably a great learning experience for her. She was the only one willing to cut her losses and admit that NS is a failure as a business.

    Why has the NS page not been updated -- Mary's been gone for a week? I have really never seen such a poorly run site, editorially.

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  3. Oh please...JABA admitted to being hungover at SXSW.

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  4. She looks great in orange!

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  5. How does she not drink? She admitted on her bday to being tipsy from three glasses of wine or champagne. That is DRINKING. STFU already.

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  6. also, it doesn't matter that owen wasn't at that party because no where in the original gawker post does it say that JA told HIM about mary leaving. it just says she got drunk and spilled the beans.

    mary's new site is awesome compared to nonsociety, and i am starting to really want her to succeed. but for fuck's sake, if her her belief in julia (in this and any instance) is any indication of her intelligence, she deserve to fall right on her face.

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  7. That is some weird stance on Jackles.

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  8. JANKLES looks absolutely terrible in this picture, as usual.

    She has gotten so grotesque-looking.. who would pay for her to market their products anyway?

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  9. Melissa Sue - I don't think Mary actually believes in Julia. I think she is doing the classy thing by publicly backing her friend, but the way her comment is phrased hints at the fact that she knows its bullshit.

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  10. 3 Cheers for Rambin! Also, love the way her blog is conversation, a direct F U to nonsociety and the reason it will ultimately fail.

    JA is SOOOOOOO INTO social networking per all her Foo twits and such and yet there is nothing SOCIAL about her blog. In fact, it's anti social.

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  11. I think the "Julia doesn't drink" is a sly Mary eyeroll.

    Also, Jackles looks like she's about to squat in a field and give birth in that photo.

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  12. I had a roommate in college who was a complete narcissist and immediately turned off every person she met. I only lived with her because I was a freshman assigned to her room, but I was fascinated to watch how she was oblivious to the reactions she provoked in people. It became a sort of sociological study for me, and it helped me realize that I needed to be mindful of how that behavior -- loud, selfish, shockingly inconsiderate behavior -- ruined any academic advantages she may have had over me. I think the reason I even follow the JA meme is because she reminds me of that crazy, mentally unstable girl I knew, and i bet I'm not alone.

    My point is that I think Mary saw how Julia burned a lot of bridges by acting like an idiot. She's not the brazen Texas ditz she was allowed to be during her college years. Mary really has grown up and has acted with a lot more class and maturity than her former business partner.

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  13. Julia looks like her left leg is bowed in, in that picture.

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  14. Well, the hair looks good, is that real?

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  15. I am home sick today, so I spent my delirium going through Julia's old blog. (Better than the crap that is the new Price is Right.)

    http://blog.juliaallison.com/2006/10/i_give_up.html

    It's posts like these that make me remember why I initially liked JA. She was witty and self-depreciating and didn't take life so seriously.

    Although it's now easy to see how those funny traits lost their appeal after 2.5 years of the same thing over and over, only with less wit and more self-importance.

    She was so revealing and open then. I can't remember, did it change with jakobandjulia? When did she cross into the annoying, shrill person she is today?

    (Anyway, glad to find this blog. For someone who checks in on JA occasionally, you guys can hit some of the annoyances right on the head.)

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  16. Damn Mary for making me want to like her and believe in her!

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  17. Kudos to Mary and all that but her blog is not sustainable. The posts where she dishes about disclosure or Nonsociety get the most comments and feedback. Her "normal" posts where she's talking about working out, fashion or some other overdone topic? Besides some congrats from her friends, zilch. Take away her role as former Julia punching bag and you have just another snoozeworthly lifestyle blog. Nothing fresh. Nothing new. Nothing warranting piles of money and sponsorships.

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  18. Are Meghan Parikh and Julia Baugher in some giant hoax to punk all of us? Their content (blog and twitter) over the past week or so has been sooooo beyond boring. And they're going to supposedly exclusive social media conferences??? These girls could not be more clueless about social media and blogging if they were trying. Like, trying really, really hard. NO ONE is really this BAD at blogging are they? Actually stupid enough to think they are web pioneers? New Media Mavens? Really? I mean, Meghan posted a picture of a conference room tablet as her "coverage" of visiting the Facebook offices today. Seriously??? Really??? This has got to be a giant joke. Still waiting for the "you've been punkd" moment....

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  20. narcissist headbandApril 20, 2009 at 10:03 PM

    a few things to say:
    1. OMG julia looks beyond weird in that photo. i hope i don't look that bad from behind. wow. even slender, gorgeous meghan looks a bit weird. mary looks good, though.
    2. yes, NS is getting so bad it's almost like they are purposely doing it. my cousin has a blog about her life as a chocolate chef. it is about a BILLION times more interesting, touching, humorous and engaging than NS. and it's written only for a select audience of friends and family, by an amateur writer, obviously (since she has a REAL JOB as a chef). WTF is going on, Julia?!?!!? Can't you TRY to make SOMETHING of that hellhole of a website?!?!!? i don't get it.
    3. ANON 7:03---i too, have met and lived with my share of narcissistic personality disordered people. mainly in college, as you mentioned. i agree with you, i think this is why i am fascinated by JAB. these people are so obnoxious they become completely fascinating sociologically.

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  21. NH: Mary definitely has the best legs.

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  22. 7:41--I see your point. And this is coming from someone who truly cannot stand Julia's character and her MEMEMEMECUPCAKESTECHHAIRBOWS! blog. I sorta liked the "egregious photo" link inside the post you mentioned, where she further digs at herself and the stupid laptop pose. Reading those posts, juxtaposed with how she acts now, is troubling to say the least. Mental regression???

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  23. Mary is still totally unappealingly grabby. She wants a car sponsorship?

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  24. mary is delusional. A lil trip to compete.com shows that she gets roughly 9K visits a month to her blog on NS, and Julia gets almost 30K visits a month. Megs barely pulls 4K. Mary isn't pulling big numbers at all, in fact RBNS gets slightly more or less traffic than Mary's blog. Maybe Jacy needs to write in to Kodak and ask for a sponsorship :-\

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  25. Good for Mary!

    That's great that she is being so open, very refreshing compared to Poofy.

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  26. Given that Mary has said she is still going to be a part of TMI it really isn't suprising that she isn't dishing the dirt on Julia. To do that would make a mockery of the working relationship she has to sustain for the only area that is making money for her at the moment.

    I couldn't stand Mary before but she has really listened to the comments people have made about nonsociety and is doing everything I personally wanted to see implemented over at NS. Good luck to her, hopefully if she keeps it up she can ditch TMI too and distance herself from the whole ridiculous freak show that is Julia Allison.

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  27. Anon @ 10:05, it makes sense that Mary has the best legs, as she is the only one of the three who actually gets off her ass and exercises on a regular basis.

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  28. Not naturally skinny and bitter about itApril 21, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Yes, we know she works out, 2 hours a day!!!

    But in all reality, Mary is just skinny, and tall.

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  29. Actually, she has a serious issue with food and exercise, and has for the past 10 years or so

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  30. Yeah, if having stick legs means I have to work out extensively for six days a week (what she actually just recommended on her blog) eat next to nothing and stick to a strict regimen of cleansing and colonics and have the mentality that a cookie is "BAD" then no thanks. I'll be chubby and happy all the way.

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