Ed and PZ–the founders of FreeThoughtBlogges–have been receiving a ton of complaints about my blogge from from some of FtB’s most valued readers. They have convinced me that my persistent juvenilia is an embarrassment to the collective, and a hindrance to its serious work promoting reason and skepticism over blind faith and credulity. Accordingly, I have decided to voluntarily leave FtB, effective immediately.


  1. Cuttlefish says

    If this isn’t an Aprille Foole’s day joke, I shall be rightly pissed offe, and will likely leave, myself, in protest.

  2. A. Noyd says

    I’m sure it would be enough if you stopped telepathically beaming your blog into their brains without their permission.

  3. rpjohnston says

    Can we at least get a recipe first…for cake? (has that meme jumped the shark yet? Please tell me it hasn’t jumped the shark, I’ll have to research a whole new meme)

  4. colnago80 says

    Ah I won’t have the fucken Yankee fan around to give a hard time to when his fucken Yankees lose, hopefully often this year.

  5. Trebuchet says

    Despite being a major complainer (not to Ed and PZ, however), I hope this is an April Fool’s joke. CPP is kind of a guilty pleasure for me. It has, however, been a bit boring lately.

    My big complaint about the Goode Comradde’s Blogge has basically been the laziness of it. I’ve seen a couple of well written, well-thought-out posts by CPP, but these are overwhelmed by the vast volume of juvenilia (see the “women pee on toilet seats” or “ass-gaskets” posts) and cut ‘n paste stuff with no additional content. (I like the recipes.)

    So, as one of CPP’s continual critics, I say “Reconsider!” Just do better. We all know you’re capable of it.

  6. ildi says

    This is why we can’t have nice things.

    Who are these “valued readers” whose asses are chapped by your mere presence? What makes them more valued than you? Inordinate commenting? Mucho donations? Important moderator duties on one blog that has gone to their heads? Did I miss a memo about FTB deciding to turn into a hivemind? Guess what, there are quite a few pharyngulites who chap my ass, and you know what I do? I DON”T READ THEIR COMMENTS.

    Fucking asshats.

  7. ildi says

    If this an April Fools joke, I swear I will jump through the monitor and punk-slap your avatar.

  8. nich says

    I admit, I complained to the overlords ONE time. But goddamn it, he puts San Marzanos in CHILI!* I didn’t know it would drive him from FTB!

    Kidding aside, it’s a pretty darn good chili and the recipes will be missed. :(

  9. Los Compadres says

    Doode, give us the fucken inside scoope on what has happened. I mean what the fucke is going on here? I for one am mighty disappoint, and neede to know why this Damn Yankee feels he has to leave? Name and shame these scoundrel readers!!

  10. Dana Hunter says

    Hey, since you’re leaving, can I have your blogge space? I could use a place to keep recipes and random shitte. Thanks, dude!

  11. Crudely Wrott says

    Whozat complain’? Why, I’ll thrash ’em from top to bottomus!

    Dark daze are upon us . . .

    Don’t go, Proffe! Don’t leave us!

    . . . sniff . . . 8^(

  12. psanity says

    I am Not Happy about this. I understand that the Proffe’s blog is not to everyone’s taste, but why should it be? After gradually succumbing to the charm of phony Elizabethan suffixes, great food beautifully photographed, and loud cheering, interspersed by thoughtful observations on grants &cetera, my only complaint about this blog is that there isn’t enough of it. Phooey.

  13. Kilian Hekhuis says

    Although I wasn’t an avid reader of this blog, I’m sad to see it go. Anyone could always just choose to not read it? It’s not like it radiates to the other blogs here. I must admit I was surprised to read some well thought out, comprehensive responses on some other blogs by the Prof, and always wondered why he didn’t include more of that here…

  14. John Horstman says

    Oh, *NOW* I get it: automatically adjusted date/time based on my indicated (or geo-tagged?) time zone is why this post is dated March 31st.

  15. Rimmer says

    @ magicthighs 26

    If PhysioProffe’s blog is the soul, then Pharyngula would have to be the arsehole of FTB.

  16. Beatrice, an amateur cynic looking for a happy thought says

    Oh, April Fools. I was worried for a moment there.
    (I mean, it was a joke… right?)

  17. Raucous Indignation says

    Have you lost your mind, your miserable curmudgeon!? You can’t leave me! I need your recipes! And stories about holes in your fukken pantes! It’s like you … you … you complete me!!

  18. CJO says

    Jeez, what BS. Not like I’m a frequent reader, always seemed a little “outte in lefte fielde” I guess you’d say, with more random capitalization, but you know what? Who fucken’ cares what I think? Don’t like it, don’t read it. Sheesh.

    Sorry to see you go

  19. Trebuchet says

    In all seriousness. (Seriousnesse?)

    I HOPE I’m not even partly responsible for this, assuming it’s true. I’ve been a pretty harsh critic of CPP, but have not complained directly to Ed or PZ. (As far as I can remember.) I believe CPP is a smart guy and an outstanding gastronome and amateur chef. I just wish he’d put some thought into some of his blog posts. Recipes: good: Copy and paste, or “Republican Filthe Getting What They Want” (frequently combined): Not so much. Tell us what YOU think. Tell us why. Tell us why we should agree. (Note: I usually do anyhow.)

    So my personal message to CPP (since he says to e-mail him but doesn’t say where): Don’t go. Just do better. I’m convinced you can.

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