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Thursday, February 2

James Frey Reads My Blog

And he’s passing himself off as a 24 year old girl in Chicago who apparently liked what she read in my blog so much that she needed to repost it . . . as her own.

I know it’s you, James!

Reading it I felt like one of Frey’s old cellmates reading “A Million Little Pieces,” sitting there thinking “Wait . . . this sounds familiar . . . hold on a second, this happened to me!”

I’M the one who saw Far and Away approximately 13 times; I’M the one who shared priceless moments of Screamy McYeller with friends via email; I’M THE ONE ABOUT WHOM YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW THAT I LOVE TELEVISION EVEN THOUGH IT’S AN OVERTLY IRONIC STATEMENT!

Luckily for me I don’t have to wallow in my oppressed sadness behind bars and give myself another prison tattoo of the Gaelic symbol for injustice. I get to write a passive-aggressive response wherein I show how truly sensitive and needy I am and how there’s a decent chance that all this neediness and sensitivity will leave my a broken man lying in a gutter next to the real James Frey repeating over and over, “But she never even linked my blog why didn’t she link my blog?” but wherein I also myself will plagiarize a well-known movie and end with the subtly devastating burn: That may be, but at least I won't be unoriginal.

P.S. My favorite part is where she changes the line:

“It’s like picking your favorite family member. (It’s you, Catherine, don’t tell Mom.)”


“It's like picking your favorite family member. (It's you, Jen, don't tell Mom).”


Note: Thanks to whoever Anonymous commenter is who found the post. If you want to come forward you can collect your reward, just send me an email. The reward will be the bag of potato chips that came with my sandwich yesterday. I’ve given up eating the chips, so they’re all yours. I can also throw in a 2006 calendar from Airline Office Supply because they accidentally sent me two. Thanks again.



Maybe she came up with the idea first, kept thinking about it, but then you wrote it. Maybe?

She looks sketchy.

By Blogger Kelly, at 1:38 PM  

Well, you know what they say: "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery [and it's a lot easier than coming up with shit on your own]."

But I guess plagiarizing isn't so much "imitation." Meh.

By Blogger MonkeyPants, at 1:52 PM  

i couldn't post a comment on her blog because i'm not a xanga member, so i'll just leave it here and hope she sees it.

"great blog! keep up the good work! and by "great blog! keep up the good work!" i mean "you're really, really fat."

By Blogger Lozo, at 2:06 PM  

lozo. what she did was lame but calling someone fat is just juvenile.

Belligerent intellectual. I stumbled across your blog by accident and I'm falling more in love with you on a daily basis.

Any chance you have a brother in Chicago?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:25 PM  

Calling somone fat is ok if they plagiarize you. Its like the classic relationship rule "Its not cheating if it happens in North America."

By Blogger de Kooning's Spleen, at 3:21 PM  

Wow, you've officially made it. I tip my hat to you, sir.

By Blogger dantobindantobin, at 3:23 PM  

How..ummm...thoughtful of her to use your ideas in such a way.

Or not.

By Blogger Heather B., at 3:29 PM  

The best part is that she did a post about James Frey and basically has no opinion about him being a liar.
"Even when I write fiction, it's based on true events with the name changed because I can't figure out how to write a "story" without it sounding made up - which, essentially, it is. So now I wonder if all this brou ha ha is just going to blow over, or if everyone is going to look at people who write memoirs as a bunch of fakes."

Well you're a goddamned fake

By Blogger de Kooning's Spleen, at 3:31 PM  

What happens when people are too damned lazy to write their own blogs. One doesn't have to write. At all.

By Blogger Momentary Academic, at 3:31 PM  

I've had full posts copied and pasted myself without any attribution whatsoever, and when I pointed it out to the offender they acted surprised and as if they hadn't done anything wrong.

On the one hand, it's flattering that people would want to reference your stuff, but don't go copying posts verbatim.

By Anonymous Larry, at 3:34 PM  

No, Artful, the best part about the James Frey post is she didn't write THAT herself either!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:36 PM  

You're apparently not the only one she's copying. If you go to her lead post as I type this (about the State of the Union), it's followed by a comment from The Rude Pundit telling her to attribute to him, too.

Well, all I can say is, at least she has decent taste on who to steal from.

By Blogger Dennis!, at 3:41 PM  

Perhaps she's trying to create an uberblog by combining the best elements of many found on the internet? Wit of Dan! Flatulence of Mulgrew! Haiku-power of Momentary Academic!

By Blogger The Bourbon Samurai, at 4:02 PM  

'Uberblog'! Can I steal that ..... ?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:03 PM  

You kind of have to wonder if her trip to New York is real. What if she is stealing memories also? Did you send her an email calling her a James Frey liar?

It's like bloggers, check your wallets, she may have stolen from you too!

By Blogger Betty, at 4:04 PM  

ya know, the rest of "her blog entries" are fairly wordy. I'm surprised anyone found that post. I couldn't bring myself to scan through anything else. Painful.

By Blogger A Ripple Effect, at 4:50 PM  

She should have also stolen another bloggers picture.


By Blogger Hope, at 4:57 PM  

I think Hope wins the Coment of the Say award for this one. Any time you punctuate a coy insult with "Zing!" it puts a smile on my face.

Also, great blog post idea: all of us fly to chicago together and jump this girl, get a drink together, then go home and write about it. I suggest April, maximizing the surprise factor.

By Blogger the belligerent intellectual, at 5:01 PM  


By Anonymous shawna, at 5:08 PM  

The worst is that she was in New York last week.

If we would have caught on to this earlier, we could have tracked her down, beat her up and then send her home bloody and beaten ON THE PLANE!

(Making the Fat Girl = James Frey metaphor all the more true...)

By Blogger tall 1, at 5:45 PM  

Hope, that killed me!

By Blogger Tuesday Girl, at 6:24 PM  


Think she deletes her blog?
She should. Dirty Bird.

(and this time steal a hot me.)

By Blogger Wild*Hen, at 7:26 PM  

Wow. Maybe she has a brain lesion and forgot that she read the post somewhere, and typed away, thinking, "I feel a sense of de ja vous."

By Blogger Rune, at 9:53 PM  

It happened to me too. I feel so honored. I wonder if she's going to copy my books next?

By Anonymous Carly, at 10:26 PM  

I'm goin' there! I doubt she stole any of my worthless crap though...

By Blogger The Mayor, at 10:49 PM  

wow, now navigate her site and apparently she's been doing this with a whole bunch of people over and over again.

By Blogger de Kooning's Spleen, at 12:19 AM  

Hey, I'm passing through Chicago this weekend. Ah well, won't be staying too long. I'd be in for a weekend jaunt to open up a can of whoop-ass though. :)

By Blogger Dennis!, at 1:02 AM  

What a troll! I've read about bloggers having content stollen....rotten!

By Blogger Melliferous Pants, at 1:34 AM  

I've been thinking about this...

I've decide I am going to start a blog with a fake picture and the entire blog, even my bio and interests, will be copied from other blogs. I will scour blogs all day and when I find the right post I will cut & paste it to my blog and leave a comment with a link.

Then on my blog I will not allow comments. I will just go back to the innocent blogs I've sodomized and laugh at all of the people talking shit about me! It's brilliant!

Hey, you think maybe she does this on purpose?...nah!

By Blogger Wild*Hen, at 5:33 AM  


TastefulWhiner's site has been shut down by its owner...

Oh the Power of badgering and slander!!

By Blogger de Kooning's Spleen, at 8:09 AM  

It's kind of sad, like a little piece of all our blogs was shut down with her. Probably because a little piece of all our blogs was on there to begin with.

I think we should form an official committee - the Bloggers Interest Group (BIG). We can go around intimidating people into closing their blogs when they steal other people's writing. Or when they post more than two pictures of their cat a week.

By Blogger the belligerent intellectual, at 10:25 AM  

I LIVE in Chicago...would you like me to hunt her down for you?

By Blogger Trix, at 11:17 AM  

Phew, I only posted two picks of my cat this week. Thank god, I didn't post that third, don't need BIG knocking on my door.

By Blogger Betty, at 4:55 PM  

As another blogger our prevaricating missy stole from, I salute you, sir, on your obviously artful prose. Isn't theft the sincerest form of flattery? Or flatulence - I don't remember which.

Chase McInerney

By Blogger Chase McInerney, at 9:22 AM  

Wow, I don't know where to begin with this one. The girl in the pictures name is Sandy, or as I call her "Fat Sandy" (and I don't care that you got your stomach stapled bitch, you'll always be fat to me.) Anyway, I've known and hate this bitch for years, and on occasion will bash her on my Xanga, by comparing pictures of her and cows, etc. Immature, yea, but she's a real asshole. Anyway, someone anon emailed me the link to this post (this person deserves an award seriously) and it was almost ironic that I saw it today.

This morning I was actually thinking about her, and I figured it had been a while since I had gone on her blog and told her no one liked her, and no one cared what she had to say etc. Seeing this though, is the icing on my day, and I will be talking about this for at least a week. In fact, I will be providing a link to your site on my Xanga, because I want everyone to see what a lying bitch Sandy Sleznik is :).

Anyway, great blog, and thank you, thank you for pointing out what I've been saying all along. "Fat Sandy" has never had a rational thought of her own, and seeing her shut down her Xanga for a second time has put a smile on my face that you can't imagine.

Jay Galk

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:22 PM  

Wow! "Jay Galk" sounds like he has some anger management issues he needs to work out! In the meantime I do not think you should keep a comment that hateful (and with her full name) listed. What she has done is clearly wrong, but keeping something truly nasty like that up makes you look like the jerk and does not fit in with the rest of your blog. You are bigger and better than that!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:32 AM  

I'll be the first to admit, I am an asshole, and I really don't like her. So you have to understand having this happen was like handing me a gun and saying "go for it kiddo."

The point of my comment was to express and show how delighted I was to see her not only caught in such a grand lie, but to point out that she is a liar, a cheat, etc. The comment is not ment to say anything about this blog or the author, hell...I didn't even know about it til I got the email. My purpose was simple, my statement fits who I am, and I'm sorry if people get upset by that.

Jay {rawr} Galk

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:11 PM  

Honestly, I have no way of knowing if that's really who Jay says it is, so I'm not going to go deleting other people's comments. Besides, I did a quick Google search of her name and it came back with no results. So when I have to testify at her murder trial, I can honestly say I could not foresee a faithful reader hunting this girl down.

By Blogger the belligerent intellectual, at 6:20 PM  

I'm sorry I missed this. The site is now down.

But the Blog Mafia or [Notorious] BIG is definitely a nice take away from this whole incident. I'm down with getting just a little something to wet my beak with in exchange for not getting your blog shut down, good post ideas, and maybe protection from mean commenters like Mr. Galk. So count me in if you need some muscle (which from the metrosexual estrogen count in here, you probably do)

I never saw the offender, but if she's a fat caucasian lady as others claim, I wish she would have stolen some of my stuff. Like my letter from a black guy to his penis. Or how to convert from negro to assimilated negro. That would have been a hot translation.

By Blogger The Assimilated Negro, at 12:11 PM  

Copycat blogging is becoming more common. How sad! Why do they do it? Seesh!

Rose DesRochers

By Blogger Rose DesRochers, at 6:48 PM  

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