Welcome to Friday Feedback, our weekly self-flagellation using the words of our anti-fans to elicit emotional weeping sores! Miraculously, I have managed to get the feedback post up on the proper day. Please laud me with praise at your earliest convenience.
First up, I would like to address a common email I receive but which I got a record number of this week: “Did you make up this blog to write about me?”
I don’t know how many times I have to tell you people, but this is a 100% natural, organic and free range blog. While it is not wholly locally sourced (my fans and letter writers include people all over the country and a disturbing number in Turkey and Tunisia) these are real letters from real people.
Honestly, I may have enormous creativity when it comes to the bedroom, the kitchen and balancing a checkbook, but I could not make this shit up so stop asking me this question. However…
Next up, we have some kind words!
I laughed several times out loud reading your advice to the guy who was doing all that work for his jerk friend. You are so flippin funny. I will be in Palm Springs over Spring Break too so email me back and hit me up for a drink poolside with me and my wife. Can’t wait to hear you on the radio while we are there!
Thanks so much! I put a lot of work into that one which you can revisit here: http://askdescamp.com/2014/02/13/my-friend-is-taking-advantage-of-me/
Having done a good amount of free legal work for people in the past, I can really relate to this guy’s anger towards his “friend.” I finally had to just stop offering my help.
By the way, that decision had nothing to do with the fact that the Oregon State Bar recently investigated me for being inappropriate, vulgar, tasteless and insulting – not to mention a general embarrassment to the profession and a shining example of what “conduct unbecoming to a member of the bar” looks like.
As it turns out, the bar realized all the characteristics listed above describe a fairly typical lawyer (present husband excluded), so instead of suspending me they are giving me the “Lawyer of the Year” award, complete with a fancy dinner at Applebee’s in my honor, a chocolate gavel and a copy of the book: “How to be a Tremendous Dick and Make a Ton of Money: ‘Family’ Law in 2014.” Hope to see you all there!
Two things: your obvious political leanings to the left have grown tiresome. In addition, I find it disturbing that you would wish cancer on anyone, as you suggested the man do to his ex-wife. That is really sick, not funny and you should be ashamed of yourself.
Uh oh. I could tell from your lack of salutation that you were displeased with me. I don’t often make political commentary on this blog, so I am not sure what your problem is.
Oh wait, I know: it’s because I used a photo of Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann to illustrate a choice between two bad options. I promise next time to make my point with a liberal. In the meantime here’s my favorite photo of your gal pal Michele:
(mmmmmmmmm….it’s so good)
Regarding the cancer reference, you are referring to a comment I made to a reader saddled with alimony in the blog: http://askdescamp.com/2014/02/03/friday-feedback-on-saturday-on-monday/ in which I told him I was sending his ex cancer vibes on his behalf.
I don’t have the time today to explain to you how devastating this issue is to millions of people in this country. I’m guessing your perspective would be different than mine, even if you were to gaze outside the bubble of denial that is your life and educate yourself to what’s happening out there in the family law courts.
The fact is that the joke works because many payers pray for the death of the recipient because that death would be the only way to escape the misery that is indentured servitude. That, or suicide. Or homicide.
Besides, it’s not as if my wishing cancer on this woman would make it so. If I had powers like that, you would soon be finding a little lump in your breast as you do your self-check (the only time anyone touches your boobies). So I guess we shall see. Please let me know if you find anything!
Finally, happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I can say in all honesty that this is so far the best one of my life, and only to get better. I hope all of you are having a wonderful day and you enjoy your weekend!