Drink the Shaker Kool-Aid

Knocking down Shakesville 3/4 cup at a time.

As of this evening. Make of that what you will. Happy now?

I incidentally came across an open thread hosted by Mayor Quimby (and Deeky) the other day. It was put up about three month before the infamous Simpsons thread where a commenter got smacked down for liking the show. It made me wonder how often the Simpsons actually got mentioned on SV, so I googled some more.

In this post, Liz breaks down what exactly makes the Simpsons the worst show ever reviews the Simpsons movie in four words, and tells us which of the show’s characters she is. Here are some more examples of her talking the subject without ever mentioning that discussing or praising the Simpsons is off-limits at SV. She also never objected to Deeky's posts in which he invites people to chat about the show.

Granted, nearly all of these posts are really old. I still think this makes her response to dhudson2728 even more shitty. How could this commenter possibly get the idea that it’s OK to talk positively about the Simpsons at SV?!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
LURKY SUBMISSION: No offense, but the sock puppet thread just got me to lock my Disqus account/s. I already have/had to watch EVERY SINGLE WORD I said/say on Shakesville, with all of the trigger/content notes for every single post, and the wholesale editing of my posts. I also have to watch EVERY SINGLE WORD I say with close family members I can't eject out of my life.
shakesvillekoolaid shakesvillekoolaid Said:

I can’t blame you tbh. 

Open thread! 

Open thread! 

I think MM forgot that her flounces are supposed to make people worry about her and feel sorry for her. Once contemplative tweet about her (stupid) beetle tattoo, then it’s off to lunch and movies with friends!

Also, the open thread discussion about chafing and baby powder continues apace. It’s like they barely notice Liz is gone!

Now it’s shut down!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Soooo, someone closed the comments in the open thread. No announcement, and as of two hours ago people were still chatting away in there, but now they're closed. A sign of something brewing?
shakesvillekoolaid shakesvillekoolaid Said:

Shakesville does indeed look closed.

Can we maybe talk about CandyPerfumeGirl some more? Because their disqus history is just utterly weird. It includes SV-like vocabulary such as “blah blah fart” and “LOLS FOREVER”, condemnation of anti-choice and republican viewpoints, “that is your unexamined privilege speaking”, talk of “lived experience” etc. all not that long ago, all on Dlisted. On the other hand, most of their comments are also disturbingly misogynistic, racist, and/or otherwise *ist. Some comment from earlier this year basically says that rape is not funny, and then there’s another one from the same month that literally says that “she asked for it”. Some comments are really fat-shaming, while others are like “this thin person doesn’t represent the rest of us”. Within the last three month, there were like a dozen of comments accusing female celebrities of being sluts or whores, and then there’s this one comment about how nobody would ever accuse a man of being a slut.

I guess my question is, whose garbage guilty pleasure second disqus troll account is this? What motivates someone like that to come here and defend MM? WTF is going on?

Like who, for example, from Shakesville would reference a Madonna song from the 90s in their username?

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi SKA. Suggestion for discussion: Can we talk mods? I find that whole situation baffling - who are they? How are they created? Are they initiated by demonstrating some kind of fealty? Are they cherry-picked for rudeness in commenting? Do they have a written test on the comment policy? Are there any instances anyone can recall of a mod being banned? Are they real people? Why do they reply on her behalf? I would think that would annoy her.
shakesvillekoolaid shakesvillekoolaid Said:

arse-moriendi:

shakesvillekoolaid:

I too have these questions!

I believe I can field that one

Liz starts by observing her comment section. those that comment often are giving special scrutiny, and are eventually penned off by Liz. once they start showing promise Liz plucks them from their microscopic mucus-cocoons and brings them to the incubation hive. there, in a cell lined with her own genetic material, Liz will rear the promising young mod with occasional infusions of Quark-Heinstagg formula until cilia begin to develop. then she will set them loose in a larger pond where they can freely graze off the commenter-fry who were once their brethren. upon development of secondary limbs, Liz will fish them out and subject them to repeated views of 80’s-nostalgia television and movies. Those that survive the process(one in ten do!) are turned out once again into the comment ponds, where their rudimentary vocal tubules will begin developing. On any given morning you can hear the cries of “garbage! gaaaaaaarbage!” rise above the pond in a susurrus of majesty. Once the mod is fully developed for terrestrial life and their dorsal stinger has been clipped and sheathed, they are free to roam shakesville, gorging themselves on the meat of the lesser. 

As for a mod being banned, well, we haven’t spoken about that since the Quantum collapse of ‘06.

The origin of Shakesville moderators

It’s 8:36am Eastern Standard time, 7/23/14, and the comments been up two hours so far.  I wonder how long it will last?

http://www.shakesville.com/2014/07/so-this-happened.html#comment-1499509822

Even Jezebel seem to think that author was saying Liz and Hugo are one in the same.

Asker hautescrote Asks:
After reading and being horrified by the posts/comments here for a while, I got the idea to look up my disqus comment history (I only used it when I was an infrequent SV commenter in 2010/11 - backed away from reading it shortly after that when things started getting real weird). One of my comments got a friendly and even AMUSING reply from MM herself back in 2010. This comment would have gotten me piled on/banned today for sure. I even used the phrase "fat pig" (in reference to myself) :o
shakesvillekoolaid shakesvillekoolaid Said:

It is seriously sad how far she’s fallen

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I can't find the comment where MM says she's actually bisexual. Does anyone else remember that?
shakesvillekoolaid shakesvillekoolaid Said:

I remember something about it but haven’t seen it mentioned for a while.

This is from the Debra Harrell update:

Basically according to Liz, if you see a young child unattended in the park for hours the proper response is not to call the authorities because the parent may get in trouble and that would be bad.

I’m sure if the narrative of this was instead how the kid was hurt and/or kidnapped and no one called the authorities she would still be screaming classism, rape culture and racism, but instead of blaming the bystanders for calling the police, she would instead be saying how disgusting it is that no one called the police to report an unattended child.

Unbelievably, this was a post back in 2005:

http://www.shakesville.com/2005/07/drink-kool-aiddrink-it.html

Did you ever see that one, shakerkoolaid?

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi SKA. Suggestion for discussion: Can we talk mods? I find that whole situation baffling - who are they? How are they created? Are they initiated by demonstrating some kind of fealty? Are they cherry-picked for rudeness in commenting? Do they have a written test on the comment policy? Are there any instances anyone can recall of a mod being banned? Are they real people? Why do they reply on her behalf? I would think that would annoy her.
shakesvillekoolaid shakesvillekoolaid Said:

I too have these questions!