Just got off the phone with what is apparently Michael Jackson’s biggest fan in all of Minnesota.Â Note to self:Â must make it at least a BIT harder for people to get my cell number.
He started out very politely asking if I was the Commissioner of the Game of All Games, and I said yes.Â He then proceeded to tell me, in incredible detail, what a fantastic person MJ was, and all the great things he did for the world.Â That I would never amount to anything close to him, and that I should be ashamed of myself for running such a disgusting game.Â Normally, I thank people like this for their feedback, and leave it at that.Â But I decided to engage this guy just a little:
Me:Â Can you tell me just what it is that disgusts you about this game?
Him:Â It’s about death.
Me:Â But death is something that just HAPPENS.Â Football happens too, and I bet football websites don’t bother you.
Him:Â This is different.Â This is a serious matter.
Me:Â I’ll bet if you asked an NFL player if football was a serious matter, he’d say yes.
Him:Â But you are making a game out of it!Â Making money!
Me:Â Football is a game.Â And they make a lot more money than me.
Him:Â You’re missing the point.
Me:Â I haven’t heard a point yet – but i want you to do something for me.Â Take 30 seconds, right now – and just THINK about what bugs you about this website.Â Then speak.
Him:Â Fine.Â (30 seconds of silence)
Him:Â I think it’s because you make fun of people who are dead or dying.Â And that is disrespectful.
Me: To who?
Him:Â To Michael Jackson!
Me:Â Is he still dead?
Him:Â You’re a jerk.Â (Click)
Nothing about his off-color obituary, nothing about his family, etc.
So there you go.Â Stiffs.com.Â Sick fun for the whole family.