Tuesday, July 17, 2018

My First Stalker!


BrooWaha and my blogging experience have brought me joy, fame and an outlet for my writing. And now -- my very first stalker!

A buddy of mine called me last week and said, “Hey dood, have you Googled your name lately?” Unlike John Mayer, I don’t Google myself every day.

“You have a stalker, man,” he informed me. “What the heck,” I replied. “I thought stalkers were for celebrities, not bloggers.”

I guess I was wrong. I Googled my name and lo and behold, I found my first hater. I’m not going to tell you the name of his blog, because he (or she) doesn’t deserve the publicity. But, here is what they wrote:

“I know a lot of you are wondering “what’s up with f-----g Broowaha lately”? Well I’ll tell you, Ed Attanasio just can’t stop writing about everything from the San Jose Sharks to what’s the best hot dog in San Francisco. He’s like a serial killer with a sharpened wit and nothing to do but blog.

Our sources have discovered that Ed’s bloggfrenzy could be a due to the fact that he’s in an insane asylum and has access to a computer. One of our sources at a MAJOR MENTAL INSTITUTE has seen Ed A. (patient 09879-41) scribbling ideas on anything he can get his hands on. From toilet paper to game boards. Here’s just a brief shining example of his latest literary contribution.

“…when the women I kill scream, they almost sound operatic. That’s why I like to keep them alive for as long as I can before strangling them.”

This is the first in a 10-part series profiling the life and times of San Francisco’s busiest blogger, Ed Attanasio.

We’ll bring you more each day as this tale of “blogging gone wrong” unfolds.”

The person who wrote this also went to a lot of trouble to put 5 photos of me on their blog, pictures that have been placed on blogs and web sites I write for. That must have taken a lot of time and trouble to do something like that. It means that they had to go through all the sites I’ve ever written for and cut and paste the photos from each. Wow. Stalking can be a lot of work, it seems.

Another troubling thing is that he/she has me listed on his/her blog as “Dead Attanasio.” Nice, huh?

This whole thing represents an “I told you so” moment for my fiancée. When I first started blogging in July of 2006, she told me that I could not put her real name or her photo on my blog. (That’s why I always refer to her as “Angelina”) She also warned me against putting photos of myself or my real name on my blog. “They’re a lot of haters out there,” she warned me. I scoffed. Well, I’m not scoffing now.

When I first started writing for BrooWaha, somebody sent me a message on my blog that said, “You’re writing too much on Broo. You’re hogging the venue and should back off.” Wow, I thought at the time. That’s a pretty snarky thing to say.

But, I like to write. About the Sharks and hot dogs and stuff like that. So sue me. And stalk me, if it gets you off. One thing is certain -- this idiot won’t slow me down. He or she (a disgruntled former Broo-ster, perhaps?) has only given me a new zeal for writing….and blogging.  

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By Jen on April 07, 2008 at 05:01 pm

Now you call it madness (but I call it love)...

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By yoko ducked on April 07, 2008 at 08:21 pm


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By Lila M. on April 08, 2008 at 02:53 pm

Don't stress it.  I've found that everyone has at least 1 jealous hater out there.  Or you could always carry a Taser, I find that works too.

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By Glenn T on April 08, 2008 at 04:09 pm

El G: You really should market WWSD wristbands

Note to self - do not proposition Lila... and if I do, step briskly away if she reaches into her purse...

Ed... maybe try telling him you made it to the Broo Final Four - maybe that'll scare him off... word on the street is that it got J&T at least two very hot dates...

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By V on April 08, 2008 at 07:36 pm
Wow. People are serious aren't they. My husband & I our photo was front page of neo-nazi website once I discovered, along with an article about how Matt (white) had betrayed his kind by stooping to be with the likes of me (not white). That upset me. But otherwise, I let things I find on the internet just slide... keep the stories coming.
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By 'Mean' Mike Duffau on April 08, 2008 at 08:11 pm

there's always a wiseguy out there with a cheap shot! just keep writing ed!

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By D. E. Carson on April 09, 2008 at 01:31 am

Ed: Just remember when Charlton Hesston died, blog sites like the Daily Kos and Huffington Post had crack pots saying how happy they were that Hesston was now dead.  Sadly, the Internet has given venue to some people who should never breed.  I'd say that you're in excellent company!  Keep writing!

DEC (not yet stalked, but linked twice!)

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By madmax427 on April 11, 2008 at 07:35 pm
You're right Ed: A typical Coward's response; kinda reminds Me of the anonymous all 1's ratings going around!
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By D. E. Carson on April 13, 2008 at 01:57 pm

Yeah, sure Max.  Not all of us here have multiple shill accounts.  Some, like me, let their work speak for itself.

Now, about this bridge I own in Brooklyn...

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By icanluvulongtime on May 19, 2008 at 06:40 pm

Ed.... dude (yea, sometimes I still say "dude" but not very often)  this is your FIRST???? I'm so disapointed in you!  I got a COUPLE stalkers my very first article.  And it grew from there.  I find them entertaining and enlightening.  I mean, I didn't know there were people with THAT MUCH TIME on their hands.  My stalkers have added a new dimention to the meaning of life for me.  Oh and for the record, keep NOT googling yourself.  It usually ends up badly.  Keep up the good work, bro!

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By Ladymaggic on July 05, 2008 at 11:27 pm

You obviously have a lot of time on your hands....go get a life

Thats what someone told me once....and I am still trying to work out how???

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