||[Jul. 9th, 2009|05:05 pm]
Ethel the Blog
What's the sound of one hand douching? Do you see the guy on the left in the white shirt? I'm pretty sure it sounds exactly like THAT GUY.|
Thanks to some online smrts from jklumpp, here's a picture of the douchebag who tried to intimidate his way past the two of us and into Consuite on Saturday night at her badging station. The one who tried to physically get me to flinch (who I nearly laughed at). The one who Jenni iscovered, upon calling the bridge, that had attempted to pull this little stunt before that night. The one who apparently harassed party volunteers. The one who probably picked the worst two badgers to try this on.
I am going to plaster this guy's face in flyer form across the hotel in 2010. I am not kidding. (CVG directors: you didn't read that.)
Also, group question: what's a good domain name to use? Sadly, www.thisguyisadouchebag.com is already taken -- I already checked. I would be happy to include pictures of other douchebags who harass our volunteers as well. I can call it a public service!
I think it is important that the flyers be not angry and aggressive "Look at this asshole! He upset us!" but embarassing and fun-making "Look at this dork, he got pwned by geek girls. You should pwn him too!"
Just sayin'. He seemed like the sort who would get off on seeming like the asshole fucktard, but not so much on seeming like the douchey, dweeby annoyance.
Good lord. Who is importing the Chavs to Convergance any way? Damn.
Looking at that guy I'm thinking a flyer indicating his douchiness may be akin to a warning that water may be wet.
Oh, yeah, and someone really needs to lolconnie this, but I got nuthin'.
Exhibit #1 in the case of "Why I Hate Con"
Exhibit #2 is that guy who dressed up like Rose Tyler. What a loser!
Good lord. I don't see a single badge on any of them - nothing, actually, that would even HINT that they were at CONvergence. This picture could have been taken at Spring Break.
Ya, there is definitely a frat feel to them.
Actually, everyone that I found to be annoying was absent a badge at con this year. Coincidence?
I'll cut and paste my response to porcelainsakura
because I'm lazy about typing.
I don't know if I want to do that necessarily...it seems like it could be misconstrued as exclusionist, and/or that someone happening across it could misinterpret it as "they need to gtfo out because they're preps" instead of "they tried to steal from a nonprofit, they got busted, and that's full of lols." I wanna keep it lighthearted.
unfortunately, donotwant.com is taken... because that's exactly what I thought when I saw this douchegroup pic.
seriously, could they be whiter or more generic? I think this pic is a much better argument for closed parties than any other argument I've seen yet.
I would go with douchbagsatconvergence.com. And I'd put every one of those fuckers up there ;)
also: maybe there should be a Wall of Shame?
Edited at 2009-07-09 11:26 pm (UTC)
I'm not sold on the 'wall of shame' idea for reasons outlined to davedujour
I don't really care how they're dressed or what they look like; what I really care about is that they tried to bully their way past two chicks when they knew they weren't supposed to. That's beyond lame, no matter who does it.
(Sorry, emotional baggage story: I have a bit of a knee-jerk reaction when I feel that a "you're not a real geek" scenario" is imminent. Remember, CONvergence ultimately started as a way to fill in the perceived void that Minicon left behind when it decided as a whole to concentrate on 'true" scifiness and exclude everything that wasn't a particular flavor of geekdom. CONvergence aims to be just the opposite and to include everyone...I always think of it more as a fandom convention than a scifi convention, to be honest. So yeah, knee-jerk reaction even though the scenario is not exactly the same. Emotional baggage and all from being told that we weren't the right type of geeks so many years ago.)
"With all these douches, I just feel sooooooo fresh!"
That's our lolconnie right there.
Ok, first I took the liberty of posting my own spare change on ghosting in general and the fuckwit fivesome pictured in particular. Then I wandered over to the City Pages website version of the article about CONvergence and shared my thoughts on ghosting with special emphasis on our special friend. Complete with link to image. Here's a link to the article http://www.citypages.com/2009-07-08/news/at-convergence-the-weird-gets-weirder/1
Now if someone could just tell me Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is up that my journal drops most of a page before showing the pic I'd be a very happy bunny indeed.
Seriously, can anyone give me one good reason why the parties AREN"T badged? Anyone at all? I'll tell you what, I run a shit-ton of gaming events every year and from here on out I've got me a new rule; no matter where the event is taking place No Badge No Game.
I seem to have missed something. Did the other four also exhibit this horrid behavior? If not, then they should NOT be "guilty by association." In fact, they might not like him either.ethel
's original post just describes the one as the person causing the problems. No mention of the others. And I'd be really upset if I was one of those other four if I was NOT involved in active ghosting, bullying, etc. And having my face plastered all over the net under a false charge would really cause me to look closely at those involved in slandering me. In fact, depending on how I felt, I might even be inclined to pursue legal action on this - if in fact I was innocent of the charges.
Ethel and I only had experience with the one guy on the left.
I will point out that the original poster of the photo spoke in the plural as to their behavior at the party that he was working at. That is, of course, simply what he says, and we can only see what's in the photo, so maybe the others have badges hidden under their clothes or behind them. I know for a fact the guy in the shorts and white shirt did not have one though.
However, I'm pretty darn sure that no one has ever successfully won a case in the courts based on "Someone called me a douchebag on the intartubez."
if you really want to turn this into a website, you could call it something like Con Douchebags? www.condouchebags.net or something. i bet that shit could go huge, actually...
All are available
Do we have a nickname for this guy that we could use during Salad Bowl, like we do for Drooling Fanboy and Drunken Pirate Guy?