It started out like this:
Dude! Did you see that Ben Weasel video?
Well of course I had. I don't live under a rock anymore, and I'm pretty up on what's happening in the big ol' underground Punk Rock web 'zine world. I'd seen it a dozen times already by the time I got this email. So I replied that I had seen the video, and wondered why they asked.
How come you're not talking about it on the website? Especially after what happened to Blondie.
Hmmmm... well, considering that the 2 incidents are miles apart in comparison, you're an idiot for thinking that the 2 things are even remotely related. The Ben Weasel thing is about some chick hassling him and challenging him and physically assaulting him with ice and beer and being ignorant enough to step up to his challenge and getting what she deserved, pretty much, and the Blondie thing involved a chickenshit act of cowardice against a girl that was just victimized for the sole reason of being smart enough to finally dump some dickless loser and trying to move on with her Life. For that, she was cracked in the head with brass knuckles by a piece of living schmegma. Like I said, the 2 acts couldn't be farther apart if you tried. People truly are stupied. If you haven't seen it yet, here's the video everyone's talking about.
I find it interesting that this thing had tongues a wagging in the PFR community, with all the flash words of Misogyny, Sexism, and Chauvinism being thrown about. I know it's wrong to be violent towards anyone, Man or Woman, but sometimes you gotta step up and do what ya gotta do. What did that first girl expect was going to happen to her when she went up to the stage? Did she think Ben was going to kiss her? LOL It's Sexist to think that you can throw ice and spit beer on someone and get away with it because you're a girl. Fuck that. Don't play the Game and then cry when things don't go as planned. That's just ghey. And that 2nd chick got what anyone who has ever tried to break up a fight, Man or Woman, knows all about, and that's the errant punch. How was Ben supposed to know that the person approaching him from behind and putting their hands on him was a chick? That's a hard determination to make in the heat of battle. She didn't have to get involved, Security was handling it, but she did, and she got shoved and punched because of it. Boo fucking Hoo. And the Hypocrisy involved in the heated discussions going on in message boards across the Internet is amazing. Some say she had it coming, others say a guy should never hit a girl - EVER - and that notion is just wrong. That's Sexist. She wanted a reaction, and she got it. No crying about how it was wrong after the fact. It can't be both ways. It just can't. You can't antagonize or aggravate or provoke someone and not expect to get what's coming to you, especially if you're a girl and you play that whole 'guys shouldn't hit girls' card. That's bullshit, and borderline Chauvinism. You can't be all 'Equality for All!' and then make exceptions to that rule. "Talk Shit - Get Hit" - isn't that the rule? hee hee hee Yeah, whatever. It irks me even more seeing people I know on Facebook and Myspace getting all hypocritical about it with their 'I lost all respect for Ben Weasel and won't support anything he does anymore or buy his music'. Yeah right. Sanctimonious much? The indignation is shocking - where was all this when the whole Blondie thing went down? Some of those same people at the time were like "I can't comment", "I don't wanna get involved" or the ever classic "I wasn't there. I didn't see it." And now, suddenly, they're fired up and against violence against women, because they saw it on YouTube. Fucking Hypocrites. Phooey. Whatever. Looks like the little Las Vegas Punx are growing up. Gee, how cute! Having to deal with the Realities of Life sure can humble you, no doubt about that. :-) hahahaha Whatever. Look, to get back to the point, what Ben Weasel did was justified and understandable and to paraphrase Chris Rock, I'm not saying what Ben Weasel did was right, but I understand. ;-) But what happened to Blondie was 100% wrong, no matter how you look at it. Glad to see that SOME of you out there are finally starting to see it that it was, albeit 3 years too late. Oh well. Better late than never I guess.
Everything's updated. Pictures of The Waking Light and Battle Born from the Cheyenne Saloon were just added to the website. I'm gonna go back to listening to Stern and waiting for my phone to ring. <3