Glaring Omissions reproduces tips received from readers in the last week that weren't covered on Gawker, either by accident (it happens!) or by design (it happens more often).
- "Ive been a reader for awhile but you have gotten so political lately I dont get it. I thought this was a gossip site. Continue to hate Rudy, the only leader from 9/11, you know, that event were dirty muslims flew planes into the WTC forcing office workers to jump to their deaths? Oh yeah, I remember that. Wait, who did that again? I guess you will support the Goracle and his BS global warming (thanks for the $8 tax b/c of that Mama Mike), or socialist Obama, or Hillary with her blackcent. I love hearing her talk."
- I mean rock concert in someone's house? In Bushwick?!!
- "Ok - I read this 3 times, maybe I'm retarded, but did you confuse the pronouns in this or is Tony Bennett's Daughter Antonia a MAN? "Tony Bennett's daughter Antonia got yelled at by Lindsay Lohan's driver after he hit her car. The worst of it? "He had no idea who Antonia was," says her rep. [Page Six]"
Did you mean SHE hit her car? or SHE (Lindsay) had no idea who Antonia was? or that Antonia is a Tranny? or that Tony Bennett had not idea who Antonia was? Shit, I think I got it know, you meant HE the driver. Fuck. I am retarded. Hope you enjoyed this train of thought."
- "Here are some important photos of very improtant people. He met the president and wants to marry Aniston. And he knows Gene Hackman"
- "trying to get in contact with Alec Baldwin ASAP—i HAVE BEEN TRYING TO TO FIND ALEC BALDWIN'S LAWYER EX GIRLFRIENDS NAME TO TRY AND GET IN CONTACT WITH ALEC BALDWIN AND/OR ROSIE ODONNELL...THIS IS AN URGENT PRIVATE MATTTER AND HE WILL BE GLAD THAT I CONTACTED HIM ONCE HE KNOWS WHAT I KNOW AND UNDERSTAND BETTER OF WHAT IS GOING ON..WE CAN HELP EACH OTHER..WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO RUN AN AD IN THE PAPER AND WHICH PAPER IS THE BEST READ SO I KNOW MY AD WILL REACH A STAR LIKE MR. BALDWIN AND ROSIE????PLEASE RESPOND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME...HINT...I AM A MOTHER BEING ALIENATED FROM MY 14 YR. OLD SON...."
- "RSS Feed— Okay. So when Valleywag started up with this ALLCAPS TAG THING in the RSS feed, I thought that was bad enough. But let's face it, that site is kinda boring anyway so I just stopped reading it altogether. But now this capslock thing has spread to Gawker and Wonkette (and probably the other ones, too, but who reads those?) and I just have to ask: why??? It makes looking at my bookmark feed rather painful. Please make it go away! PS, Emily is way better than Jimmy Kimmel."
- "To whoever wrote the article bashing the petition on the Team Zissou shoes: Why the fuck are you bashing people for thinking the shoes are cool? You point out its all a gag. Yes, those who have seen the movie realize that the whole entire movie is a big joke. Have you not seen Wes Anderson's movies? OK. Thats cleared up. Just because its a gag doesn't mean the shoes aren't awesome, because they are. And to answer the question on why not people coveted the apparel of others is because they weren't very appealing and people didn't want them. But these Zissou shoes, on the otherhand, kick some sweet ass. You also say there is nothing cool about movie tie in shoes. Listen dude. The fact that the shoes come from a movie really doesn't matter. The shoes are sweet because the shoes are sweet, regardless of what movie they were in. Basically, whoever wrote this sucks at writing and needs to get a life instead of bashing people for thinking something is sweet. Go ahead, tell me to get a life for writing this email. Whatever. Its just gay for you to be a little bitch and say that its stupid to like the shoes because we both know that you really want a pair for yourself. Bye."
- "i learned about your website in school. why don't you have a stalker website for Los Angeles?! "
- "The ridiculous circular and blind links in every article are retarded. Tell the programmer that actual humans use this site to waste their time on GOSSIP. The taunting links promising more information/clarity to the gossip then delivering, uh, NOTHING are, as I said earlier, RETARDED. I repeat, RETARDED. As I referenced before, RETARDED. Do you get it."
- "Idea for a column this week: evaluate the sex lives of all of the people who filled out sex diaries on nymag's feature this week. could be interesting..."
- "Hi all, I would really appreciate it if you could print a clarification on your mock transcription of Alec Baldwin's phone call to his daughter. It is simply waaaaaaay to easy for people to not get the joke, and really take that for the actual call. As you know, the general public is often none too bright, and less likely still to have such sophisticated film tastes to recognize the dialogue from "Glengarry Glenn Ross", or David Mamet's name. If you read the comments from your regular readers, ostensibly a bit hipper than the average bear, even many of them seem to think that Baldwin actually said those words to his daughter. They didn't get the joke.
Baldwin IS just batshit crazy enough to have said that stuff. That's what makes it all the more irresponsible to allow the piece to run without clarification like that. I myself googled "Alec Baldwin transcript" to find out what the hype was about, and the first link I came to was yours. It took me a while to catch on, I am not ashamed to admit. But others might never. I'm all for a good joke, but in this case I think you went a little too far over our heads."
- AIM IM with Nick Douglas.
i got portfolio
have you looked at this thing yet
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