Bye Bye, BB!

I want to thank everyone who has supported me over these many months on BloggersBase because now that's over, and I want to thank BloggersBase for providing opportunity and rewards both real and emotional, but I'm not going to.

I made the decision to leave well before I learned that there would be no further rewards – at least from BloggersBase, that is.

The primary reason I was leaving was that Humor had gone so far downhill that I came to feel it was demeaning just to be there, and it doesn't look like it's going to turn around, most especially now that rewards have been withdrawn. The problem is that writing humor takes and enormous amount of effort, such that even with rewards and if you win them, you're still working for a buck and change per hour.

On the other hand, if you're a prepubescent punk posting pilfered pics, your return could be in the neighborhood of $500. per hour – if you were to win. Which you didn't, but that's the point…

Luckily, none of THEM were able to win, but it was only a matter of time. Lately, I've seen my scores drop while their scores rose to outrageous levels, though I must confess that giving them anything more than a 2 is outrageous to me. They shouldn't be receiving rewards, they should be paying fines!

But BB is what it is, and I came to feel like the aging gunfighter who has to worry about some young punk calling him out in every new town he goes to. The difference was that I had to worry about people who couldn't say something funny to save their lives so they showed me PICTURES of aging gunfighters sleeping in odd positions while their friends hid out and took potshots at me at three in the morning.

And I apologize right now for that tortured metaphor.

Every tinhorn was out to make a name for himself any way he could. And that meant getting friends without consciences who were willing to vote others down and the tin-whores up. So I wasn't even facing GITs (gunfighters-in-training), I was facing photographers' assistants!

Far worse than losing would be the horror of losing to one of these nitwits. It would have turned a wonderful experience into lousy memory, and I couldn't allow that to happen. So I am retiring, and I'll be everlastingly grateful that I'm undefeated. Last January, I never could have imagined that I'd have had so many personal questions answered this year and get paid for it too!

So I guess Obama can count me as one of his job creations?!?

I got everything I possibly could out of BloggersBase including some new friends, and one whom I've come to hold very dear. And I've touched a number of people. But while that's incredibly fulfilling, I think it's now time to touch myself!?!

Thanks for coming and drive safely everyone!!!

And remember, free your head… before a Muslim frees it for you!

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About tedwest

A longtime veteran of comedy and political forums, I decided that I needed a more restful venue because... well... I finally hate everybody. Except my wife that is... and my ex-wife.. and... no, that's about it. I lead about as simple a life as one can, preferring activities that include anything that doesn't involve going out and seeing YOU! And I particularly enjoy what I call "Get the Bitch" movies on Lifetime. You know the ones where the intended victim finally does something so incredibly stupid that she forfeits her right to live, and from that moment on you're rooting for the stalker. Of course, it rarely works out the way you want, but when it does, the feeling you get is... well, there's nothing else like it, other than, maybe, eating chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and I'm proudly anti-wildlife, both foreign and domestic, and anti-environment - especially foreign environments. I think Howard Stern put it best when he said, "If fifty percent of the population died tomorrow, I can live with that." And I feel the same about the other fifty percent, so together, we've pretty much got it all covered.
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