Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I was really excited about starting project mayhem a few weeks ago. I really thought that it was going to be a smash hit and rival FNIF for ill-conceived things I've done that randomly turn out to be popular. How wrong I was.
To begin with here's a quick primer on baseball so that you understand what's about to happen. This is for those of you who live in not-America ad are as confused by baseball as I am by Cricket or that weird Aussie bowling type thing with the rubber disks or whatever the hell dumb ass sport you guys are playing in foreign right now. In baseball when a batter is up and misses the bass, hits the ball out of bounds, or fails to swing at a "good" pitch he receives a strike. 3 strikes and you're out. 3 outs and your team's turn (inning) is over. Easy enough? Biblical, numerological significance? Meh, who the fuck cares.
Project mayhem is conceived. I send out a call for people to pose as existing BoLS contributors and apply to be a writer. Nobody submits anything. Turns out the application process was closed shortly after I put a hit out on BoLS.
I ask for people to go fuck with Zingbaby in a forum comments thread or to make up the best untrue boast they can think of to support their "credentials" in a forum. Nothing is submitted.
I make one last attempt to find a foothold for the experiment, by punking project mayhem. I asked everybody to use "boner" as a punctuation mark on Blood of Kittens. Lots of you did and it was funny as shit, but that wasn't my aim. I quickly removed the actual project mayhem post and pretended to be confused by what was going on.
What was supposed to look like this:
...actually turned into THIS!
So where does that leave us? 3 strikes it's out? Do I have another at bat? Do we all get hot dogs and nachos?