Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

More Nerve goodness

Well, I think maybe one good thing has come out of my new featured appearances online. My "friend" Grant has given me an idea for a line to include in my presenter bios for now on...

"Boymeat, who Nerve.com says makes the Marquis de Sade look like Pat Boone..."

Too funny.

Oh, by the way... if you read the articles on the web, there is this nifty comment section at the bottom. So... remember when a bunch of you asked what you could do to help? Let your comments rip. Ask the editor where this alleged permission came from, and stress how camp is a private event, and how there are major differences between private and public events. Its all about the ethics on this one.

Luv ya all. *smooch*


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 17th, 2003 11:09 am (UTC)
Actually, the line that did strike me as funny and perfectly plausable was everyone offering in unison to zap you with the cattle prod. :o)

I'll send a grumpy comment tonight from home. Regardless of what the waiver covered or didn't cover, it's still really slimey. And you know how I feel about slime.

At least he is portraying you as kind and wonderful as you are.
(Deleted comment)
Jun. 17th, 2003 11:25 am (UTC)
Re: That is my Daddy
Is that photo on the web anywhere else? Do we have any idea where it could have come from, or how they got their hands on it?
Jun. 17th, 2003 11:35 am (UTC)
Re: That is my Daddy
I thought that was him!
Jun. 17th, 2003 01:32 pm (UTC)
If all you have is an empty head, everything looks like a marketing opportunity
Two-pronged "idea":

Part one: get NCSF to send a nasty-gram on lawyer-letterhead to Nerve.com. Suggest that not only will the courts be involved, but that the media will be as well (no need to mention rival Salon by name, is there?)

Part two: simultaneously contact Nerve.com and ask them if they want to be an underwriter for TNG3, say to the tune of $5,000 or so. In return they get to set up a banner, a vendor table, get mentioned a lot (in positive ways :), and even write a (consensual, not undercover!!) follow-up piece for the magazine on The Next Generation of Kinksters.

If they're smart, they'll get the message that they have two choices...a hard uncomfortable negative one and a shiny happy one. If they make the wrong choice, we have a chance for some great "bully-vs-underdog" PR (with the whole fetish/sex spin) with Salon or whomever. If they make the right choice, TNG3 gets underwritten, and the money is used to help offset the cost of hotel rooms, or buy free ice cream for all the kids, or something friendly like that.

Everyone has a price, and I'm feeling cheap today.

Jun. 17th, 2003 02:13 pm (UTC)
Re: If all you have is an empty head, everything looks like a marketing opportunity
cute idea
Jun. 17th, 2003 04:27 pm (UTC)
I REALLY like your second idea Spike. I think a better way to hit #1 is thru mass emails to the editors, not just the comments section.

Heck, if everyone who played with, slept with, or spent any time with BM each sends an email, the server will probably break down from overload :)
(Deleted comment)
Jun. 17th, 2003 01:54 pm (UTC)
Jun. 17th, 2003 02:03 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a new NCSF Libel suit to me.
This one's in the bag:

Libel - is a published or broadcast false and defamatory statement which damages the reputation of an individual.

According to the THE 'LECTRIC LAW LIBRARY(tm) (See www.lectlaw.com ) libel is
Published material meeting three conditions: the material is defamatory either on its face or indirectly; the defamatory statement is about someone who is identifiable to one or more persons; and the material must be distributed to someone other than the offended party; i.e. published; distinguished from slander. (For more details, see ).
Jun. 17th, 2003 04:37 pm (UTC)
not so sure....
The tricky part with your use of the libel definition is that "Boymeat" is his scenename, not a real name. Yes, it's "identifiable" but it's still an alias used to protect an actual identity. You would have to prove that more than a few individuals reading the article can also identify "Manflesh/BM" as ____ ____ from Brooklyn, NY etc. What's more, in a libel suit personal information could wind up being made a matter of public record.
Jun. 17th, 2003 06:00 pm (UTC)
Re: not so sure....
I dunno, always make them believe you are willing to do it. If theres no weight behind it, they won't stop.

Libel holds very true here, more than a few of us could have read that and know EXACTLY who he was talking about. And "Boymeat" is an alias that he goes by, as a result, "Boymeat" has about as much weight as a legal name, when it comes to publically talking about someone. And yes, more than one person can identify "Manflesh" as being Boymeat, and not only that, but some of us do have a knowledge of his real name. According to the legal definition it only takes one. Yes, libel suit personal information could become public record, and nerve.com is relying upon that as a deterrant from suing them. Thats the only thing that sucks in this case. And its up to the person aggrieved to make the decision on whether its worth pursuing or not. If anything, The way they paint Boymeat is amusing if anything else. I would congratulate Grant on a great fictional piece that was semi-autobiographical.
( 10 comments — Leave a comment )