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post #121 of 172
sounds to me like a case of sand in the pussy
post #122 of 172
what a narcissist. i've actually always liked ACL, regardless of hype or pretext, but M. Williams now just strikes me as a douchebag. A good case of not knowing when to get out of your own way. How do you have a blog and put yourself in the public eye and still remain so thin skinned?
post #123 of 172
he really is a nice guy. He has been really helpful and has gone out of his way several times to help me with my private label and store.
I think if you were to hang out with him and get to know him and his personality you would like him too.
post #124 of 172
He has hated styleforum for awhile now (maybe partly due to a harmless late night drunk rant from whnay) and we're not the only message board that he gets frustrated with.

http://twitter.com/acontinuouslean/status/3507531244



Link goes here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssC77hapv0g
post #125 of 172
the thing is, I believe you. He's done some cool shit and plenty of stuff I really like and appreciate. But chances are i will never meet him or hang out with him. So when all I have to go on are his troll posts or pot-stirring, i'll rise to bait. I know I should ignore it, but the hypocritcal nature of it riles me.

Breakz made great points last night. And like I said: I'm sure you're right. But it still pisses me off and sometimes it feels good not to just bank it and blow it off.
post #126 of 172
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Originally Posted by oboy_oboy View Post
what a narcissist. i've actually always liked ACL, regardless of hype or pretext, but M. Williams now just strikes me as a douchebag. A good case of not knowing when to get out of your own way. How do you have a blog and put yourself in the public eye and still remain so thin skinned?

That's bullshit.

I've been a (minor) public figure for a number of years, as a blogger and radio/TV host, and dealing with this baloney never gets easier. The idea that public figures are immune to criticism, or that they "deserve what they get" because they work publicly is absurd.

Working really hard on something and having it criticized is always hard. Having people you don't know make personal judgments about you is harder. For many people, it's worth it to do what you want to do, but it isn't anyone's moral right to be a dick to someone just because they're a public figure.

There are plenty of folks here with reasonable criticisms who expressed them reasonably, and that's fine with me, but don't be a jerk. And understand that maybe, just maybe, Michael would be sensitive about something that he worked incredibly hard on, and cut him some slack.
post #127 of 172
fair enough.
post #128 of 172
See my above comment. I never said he deserves what he gets b/c he's a public figure. You're reading into my comment. Dealing w/ bullshit sucks. That's different than inserting yourself into a conversation that could be easily ignored for the sole purpose of poking at something to get response.

I don't go talk shit on his blog. I read it and enjoy it. The PUF is the kind of event I would LOVE to attend and support. But why am I supposed to be deferential when he comes here and pisses on somethig I like and enjoy and value?
post #129 of 172
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That's bullshit. I've been a (minor) public figure for a number of years, as a blogger and radio/TV host, and dealing with this baloney never gets easier. The idea that public figures are immune to criticism, or that they "deserve what they get" because they work publicly is absurd. Working really hard on something and having it criticized is always hard. Having people you don't know make personal judgments about you is harder. For many people, it's worth it to do what you want to do, but it isn't anyone's moral right to be a dick to someone just because they're a public figure. There are plenty of folks here with reasonable criticisms who expressed them reasonably, and that's fine with me, but don't be a jerk. And understand that maybe, just maybe, Michael would be sensitive about something that he worked incredibly hard on, and cut him some slack.
I agree with all this. But the dude is still a cry-baby.
post #130 of 172
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Originally Posted by YoungAmerican View Post
That's bullshit.

I've been a (minor) public figure for a number of years, as a blogger and radio/TV host, and dealing with this baloney never gets easier. The idea that public figures are immune to criticism, or that they "deserve what they get" because they work publicly is absurd.

Working really hard on something and having it criticized is always hard. Having people you don't know make personal judgments about you is harder. For many people, it's worth it to do what you want to do, but it isn't anyone's moral right to be a dick to someone just because they're a public figure.

There are plenty of folks here with reasonable criticisms who expressed them reasonably, and that's fine with me, but don't be a jerk. And understand that maybe, just maybe, Michael would be sensitive about something that he worked incredibly hard on, and cut him some slack.

But that goes with the media he chose to use. If he doesn't like criticism, why even bother having a blog?
He doesn't deserve criticism for what he does (granted I don't give a fuck about what he does and never looked at his blog before yesterday), but for the way he reacts to it.
post #131 of 172
So Fok, we're meeting up with MW, right? Did you finally print my business card?
post #132 of 172
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Originally Posted by robin View Post
He has hated styleforum for awhile now (maybe partly due to a harmless late night drunk rant from whnay) and we're not the only message board that he gets frustrated with.

http://twitter.com/acontinuouslean/status/3507531244



Link goes here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssC77hapv0g

I think everyone should move on from this topic. I have already been on here twice now this week and that only leaves me one more visit till the end of the year. Plus, there are now two full blown threads just dedicated to me.

Honestly, I am a total outsider here and you guys are right that it sucks for me to come in here and shit on something you like. No different from people shitting on an event I planned, I suppose. I feel like I go out of my way to help people and brands and everyone else all the time and all just to get fucked with. Anyway, I don't take it personally 99% of the time but every once in a while I like to stir up the pot and give a little back.

In regards to the flea, it wasn't supposed to be a scene or a clusterfuck of the same looking work wear dude, it was meant to be a bunch of brands Goldberg and I liked and are friends with. That's it. No one does shit for menswear and everyone just accepts that. Well, we just figured that if no one is going to do anything, we might as well. You didn't have to buy shit either, people could just come down and drink a free beer on us.

All that said, if you don't like me and don't read ACL (or hate it, either way), I'm fine with that. Its not for everyone. But to be negative for negative's sake is just silly "” and that goes for me and you.

MW

P.S. Robin I'm never going to let you comment on ACL because of your insistence on referring to me as a "PR Flack." Which one is it? That's like saying someone is a Policeman Cop. Just call me a flack.
post #133 of 172
I met Michael and Mordechai while I was there, and truth be told I really liked both of them. We had a good convo about his blog and the readers' personal investment being both a blessing and a curse. He didn't seem the least bit pretentious. The one thing that was clear is that Michael's personally invested in ACL--it's his personal blog, after all. I'd find it weird if he weren't defensive. Then again, I'm a defensive mofo myself. My blood boils for a sec after people talk shit on my posts, even if I'm talking shit about someone else in them. To create something like the PUF that appeases everyone and is financially viable is a difficult prospect. I heard a lot of talk about the curation there. Some people wanted all made in USA stuff, others wanted a more diverse lineup, others wanted a more homogenous lineup (no bespoke). Bottom line, he's fucked any way you slice it. But, if you read the blog, it was pretty consistent with what he features. Everyone handles this shit differently, but I think his honesty and defensiveness are endearing for a small (OK, pretty big) personal blog. It's what keeps me coming back. I didn't buy anything, but I'm also not the disposable-income-having type at the moment, so I don't buy much besides lunch these days anyways...
post #134 of 172
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Originally Posted by mwilliamspr View Post
P.S. Robin I'm never going to let you comment on ACL because of your insistence on referring to me as a "PR Flack." Which one is it? That's like saying someone is a Policeman Cop. Just call me a flack.
You never post my comments anyway!
post #135 of 172
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You never post my comments anyway!

Okay, I'll lift the ban, but be on your best behavior and no more of this PR Flack business.
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