March 3, 2008

"Hi, my name is Rachel and my (now ex) boyfriend, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, just broke up with me..."

Anger, web style:
Hi, my name is Rachel and my (now ex) boyfriend, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, just broke up with me via an announcement on Wikipedia.... It was such a classy move that I was inspired to do something equally classy myself, so I'm selling a couple of items of clothing he left behind, here in my NYC apartment, on eBay...
Jimbo responds... blah blah blah.... Ouch.

See, this is why web-celebs must be chaste.


Ron said...

What?!? We don't want you chaste! We want gossip! Eventually! Is it real? Who cares? Make it up! The vortex will spin that much faster!

dbp said...

I'm with Ron on this. There are (it seems) lots of your readers who hope that you will fall in love with their pithy comments and then, eventually with them.

Have a heart, don't kill all hope for these folks.

ps. I don't mean me. I am too young and happily married. If I was older and, not going there

Beth said...

Marsden has a very public record of being accused of harrassment and inappropriate behavior with her romantic partners -- you'd think Encyclopedia Brown would have picked up on that.

Meade said...

"ps. I don't mean me."
Sure you dont, DBP.

Hey look, I am older and single AND I have already been there.


Stop me if this borders on sexual harassment but chaste wouldn't necessarily mean you can't talk megabits and broadband on your next purely platonic vlogcast, would it?

Middle Class Guy said...

Just goes to show that money and or fame do not give people class.

Gone are the days of who one slept with is their own damn business.

Now, I have this constitutional internet blogging problem I would like to discuss with you...

Pogo said...

From now on, Google harrassment stalker plus insert beau name here before agreeing to 24 hours of marathon sex lol.

Plus, take all your clothes with you.

rhhardin said...

He doesn't have to buy her a house, is the bright side.

Middle Class Guy said...

From the comment section of Metafilter on the Wales/Marsden breakup:

Thank you, America, for taking her off our hands.
posted by ssg at 2:01 PM on March 3

Take her back, Canada. TAKE HER BACK
posted by zerolives at 2:05 PM on March 3

Mate her with Hitchens!
posted by Artw at 2:05 PM on March 3 [1 favorite]

Suck it America, she's crazier and younger and doesn't look like a post-op tranny. We've improved Anne Coulter.
posted by Keith Talent at 2:06 PM on March 3

EnigmatiCore said...

"this is why web-celebs must be chaste."

How does one type a double-take?

MadisonMan said...

Their parents must be so proud!

Blake said...

She was...odd...on "Red Eye". Often out of it and pushing a pre-programmed conservative line. Kind of the way liberal trolls respond to one of Ann's photos with "Bush lied! People died!"

When she responded in a more lively fashion, she was reasonably smart and funny. On an internet porn story, one of the guests asked her where she got her internet porn and she replied, "Don't be silly. I don't use the internet."

but for every line like that, there were a dozen awkward interjections about liberals.

colleenjk said...

Wow. I can't believe guys sometimes. Was he trying to be funny or was he so self-indulgent that he had to show people how clever he was to use Wikipedia. That website sucks when it comes to useful information. Make a bio page about yourself and rant girl.