It's barely the New Year and already the lunacy begins. Yesterday's Jukebox choice symbolized (and I quote, "It's only the Beginning, it's only just a start) the launch of a beginning, the first step, the commencement of a new chapter here at FTI. Ominously, an event occurred that is not a positive first one. Gummo, the Balloon Boy, has threatened the Institute, and me personally, with legal action for invasion of privacy. I find this threat meaningless, groundless, pointless, (EDITOR'S NOTE: The author included 5 other words ending in -less that have been removed due to space considerations) without any merit, and moreover, the actions of an (EDITOR'S NOTE 2: the term "assclown" is unknown to any of us. For the sake of further potential legal action, it too, has been omitted).
The alert reader will refer to our earlier post of 2 days ago of Baby New Year 2010. I posted a picture of Baby New Year to signify the re-birth, the hope, and the potential of the coming year. I do admit that the face of baby New Year is that of Gummo in his early years, but, would only be recognizable to the rest of our staff and affiliates. Certainly, the 2 faithful readers we retain would not recognize this individual today. Gummo countered, however, that the posting had caused him embarrassment, shame, and ridicule, and was threatening to pursue damages against us. The FTI legal team determined that the standard of judgment is what a "normal" person whom knew Gummo would ascertain from the image. I am pleased to announce that those people, in no uncertain way, would confuse him with potential or hope. After all, that is why he is on our staff.
One day in and this is what I get. Oh, the joy.