A Woo GoFundEm Round-Up, Complete With Donkey Maw!

It's Time to Get High

Beautiful Familia! Here is a new silly little video for you to announce that there is a CREW of us coming together on June 10th for an evening of natural highs. <3 <3 <3 We're creating a magical journey from start to finish with a crew of Life Lovers who believe in the power of treating our bodies as temples to allow our hearts, souls and missions to soar! The evening will include: + One amazingly delicious organic, vegan meal made with love by the chefs at EVE Encinitas + A luscious on-tap beverage (choices range from yerba mate on nitro to cold brewed organic coffee also on nitro, to 8 different organic Kombucha’s) + 1 Vitamin Shot Courtesy of The Rejuvenation Station and Dr. Katherine Marie Zagone (This is the equivalent of getting almost a weeks worth of vitamins all at once, sure to leave you feeling clear minded and energized!) + Admittance to one of the most intellectually inspiring speaking events sure to help enlighten your awareness of the amazing health technologies and information around you here in the local San Diego community, curated by Erai Beckmann + Crystal bowl and guided meditation by energy WIZARDS Josiah Geometry Batson and Jack Greene + An epic Musical experience that’s sure to help your soul fly, featuring Krista Richards, Dave Kemp, (myself) Jess Magic and flying in from San Francisco, the angelic, ecstatic Joe Muscatello. (If you haven't hear this man, I will link his music below...he's nuts!) + Will announce the speaker line-up and other treats in the next message ;-) Keep you on your beautiful toes! We have a special all-inclusive offer for the first 100 people @ $45. Act now as these tickets are sure to go fast & ticket price will go up to $55 after these first 100 have been sold and then will be $65 dollars at the door. 15% of proceeds will go to the Beckmann For Benefit Health Foundation which focuses on educating and empowering health entrepreneurs to make the greatest impact on the planet possible while seeing their visions succeed.

Posted by Jess Magic on Thursday, June 2, 2016

Heartfelt HeARTist Jess Johnson still would like us to fund her, i.e., pay her rent & bills, to the tune of 8K per month but so far the caterwauler can’t even crack $500. Contributions are actually drying up! How can this be when Jess has planned another exciting topless goddess lovefest, this one in San Diego and complete with vitamin shots?

Beautiful Familia!

Here is a new silly little video for you to announce that there is a CREW of us coming together on June 10th for an evening of natural highs. heart emoticon heart emoticon heart emoticon

We’re creating a magical journey from start to finish with a crew of Life Lovers who believe in the power of treating our bodies as temples to allow our hearts, souls and missions to soar! The evening will include:

+ One amazingly delicious organic, vegan meal made with love by the chefs at EVE Encinitas
+ A luscious on-tap beverage (choices range from yerba mate on nitro to cold brewed organic coffee also on nitro, to 8 different organic Kombucha’s)
+ 1 Vitamin Shot Courtesy of The Rejuvenation Station and Dr. Katherine Marie Zagone
(This is the equivalent of getting almost a weeks worth of vitamins all at once, sure to leave you feeling clear minded and energized!)
+ Admittance to one of the most intellectually inspiring speaking events sure to help enlighten your awareness of the amazing health technologies and information around you here in the local San Diego community, curated by Erai Beckmann
+ Crystal bowl and guided meditation by energy WIZARDS Josiah Geometry Batson and Jack Greene
+ An epic Musical experience that’s sure to help your soul fly, featuring Krista Richards, Dave Kemp, (myself) Jess Magic and flying in from San Francisco, the angelic, ecstatic Joe Muscatello. (If you haven’t hear this man, I will link his music below…he’s nuts!)
+ Will announce the speaker line-up and other treats in the next message 😉 Keep you on your beautiful toes!

We have a special all-inclusive offer for the first 100 people @ $45. Act now as these tickets are sure to go fast & ticket price will go up to $55 after these first 100 have been sold and then will be $65 dollars at the door.

15% of proceeds will go to the Beckmann For Benefit Health Foundation which focuses on educating and empowering health entrepreneurs to make the greatest impact on the planet possible while seeing their visions succeed.

I see what you did there, Jaahaass, charging admission for a night of ecstasy with 15% of the proceeds going to a shadowy health organization with little or no carbon footprint. So, a gate charge and we’re supposed to fund you separately, too? A girl’s gotta eat, amiright? Especially when she’s eating Cory Tanner Glazier’s medi-meals!

Over on the other coast, “Best-selling author” Michael Ellsberg has decided he doesn’t want any more “six-figure advances” from big name publishers and would like YOU to fund his new book. HA HA HA HA HA HA!

After three books published by major publishers, I’m ready for a new model.

Even though I received six-figure advances for my previous two books, and I’m grateful for the opportunities that have been given to me, the old publishing model just isn’t working for me anymore.

I’ve become tired of holing myself up for 2-3 years working on long books, without interaction with you, my readers, and then appearing out of a cave when the book comes out, trying to hawk that book to the same people I’d just been ignoring for years!

I want to write my books in dialogue with you. I want you to help shape what I write, in real-time. I want you to know what I’m working on, as I work on it, not years later when it comes out in a hardcover book. I want you invested in my writing as it develops and unfolds. I want your input.

And so, I’m experimenting with this new model: writing and publishing shorter books, with greater frequency, directly to my readers via Kindle, and funding my work through “pre-sales” of the Kindle books through the crowdfunding site Patreon, which I love.

For my first Kindle book via this model, I will be publishing an anthology called “How to Spend a Mind: Collected Short Writing by Michael Ellsberg.” This will gather all my best articles, posts and interviews from the past six years, which have appeared on my blog, my Facebook, on other people’s blogs, and on Forbes, the New York Times, and other mainstream outlets. It will also include quite a bit of previously unpublished material–some of which I haven’t put out before because it’s just too controversial.

If you love my writing, this is going to be a strong dose of it, all in one place for your reading enjoyment.

But don’t get me wrong. I’m not just putting out old material via this new Patreon/Kindle model. Stay tuned for announcements about several new, edgy books I have in the works, which will contain all the saucy, steamy, controversial, hard-hitting writing you’ve come to expect from me. But with 10x the intensity, now that I’ve decided to free myself from any corporate intermediation in my art, and to write directly for you, my audience, the people who matter most in my career.

I’ll be funding this work not by seeking out publishing contracts or advances, but through support directly from you, my readers, via my Patreon profile (linked in the comments section below.)

By “pre-ordering” my Kindle books there, and otherwise becoming my patron of the arts via Patreon, you become an important part of my writing and creative process. You will get let in to the “back stage” of my work, and you allow me to focus on writing more content, that educates, entertains, and inspires you.

Check out my Patreon profile (linked from the comments section below) to find out about all the rewards available there for supporting me. You can get:

–> access to private patron-only writings
–> a secret FB group to interact with me and other patrons about the topics I write on
–> private Google+ Hangouts with me
–> access to fresh unpublished chapters of new books as I write them
–> access to otherwise-unavailable recordings of private classes and courses I’ve taught
–> 1-on-1 time with me, on the phone, or in person, to get personalized consulting on any topic I write about, tailored just to your needs and circumstances.

https://www.patreon.com/ellsberg?ty=h

The greasy gargoyle’s plea for cash was liked by one Mulia Mallison, who also plans on never dealing with big name publishers again because they will never ever deal with her. Does Peter Baugher plan on supporting Smellsberg’s “edgy” writing?

Speaking of Smelly, ex-wife Jena la Flamme just put up a new profile picture that seems more apropos for manhattanescorts.com:

“If only you’d married me, Papa Chevalier! I’d be ensconced in your $12,000,000 digs and playing polyamorous hostess with the mostsest!”

Jena’s new FB cover fauxto. Shut yer maw, Donkey!

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    • These damn posts are coming too fast, too furious! (And there’s probably another one tomorrow.)

    • Wearing a rainbow browband, lest anyone forget to call her by her (squeeee!) nickname.

      • This pic is the clearest one that I’ve seen so far to show the huge difference between what Jules chose to wear and what everyone else was wearing at the camp.

        Everyone else: Jeans or leggings, sweatshirts, hoodies, sneakers or standard brown leather boots
        Julia: pink lycra leggings, shiny red jacket, rainbow headband, pink boots.

      • Right? Like, he doesn’t even bother to feign humility.

        The fucking nerve.

        My Greg, how can they stand themselves?

        • These people are sick and insane, the grifting and lying never ends. No idea how they stand themselves either! My jaw was dropped while reading the brazen narcissism shown above, but then I just had to have a good loud laugh at these deluded fuckers.

  1. Michael Ellsberg would be smarter to release his porno (by Michael Ellsberg). PS, Michael Ellsberg, where is your porno?

  2. On the previous post, two observations:

    1) How long did a Donkey pose, mouth agape, pointing before that pic was taken?

    2) She looks seriously mentally challenged, my 6 month old nephew, pointing at a balloon looks more intelligent.

  3. Huh. Okay, maybe it makes sense after all that one David Ellington of the BabeMethod magazine just started following one Mulia Mallison on her Fecebook page. Greg knows it’s not due to her self-appointed Coobie model gig & subsequent Dad$er-funded fauxto-shoot portfolio. She’s trying to get him involved in this topless thang? That’s all I can figure.

    He obvs hasn’t seen her asymmetrical & deflated ass cheeks scream grab.

  4. Tragic Johnson, you need to put your lyrics on a video chyron, or just STFU, cuz no one can understand a fkn word you’re singing.

    Hey … if you were truly good enough to merit others subsidizing your existence *HINT: YOU’RE NOT* why wouldn’t you go on THE VOICE & get the exposure, possibly even a recording contract, & support your own self?

    Because that’s not how prostitution whore money laundering works?

    • This is an actual lyric: “We’ll ignite you and excite you with some vitamin B that we’ll shoot right in your butt, wheeee!”

      THAT IS AN ACTUAL LINE FROM THIS HASTILY TOSSED TOGETHER MASTERPIECE!

      • since so much sacrifice for the common cause to sift thru the photos and listen to screeches, here is my assist in transcription– the lyric is more like “woooh!” not “wheeee!”

        • Dear Greg, I have misquoted Tragic Johnson’s lyrics! Yes, that Tragic, as in California’s new Joni Mitchell!

    • Challenge accepted!
      ——————————————
      Hey hey family we got a gift for you
      We’ve been cooking up something to invite you to
      Come down south (???)
      With a whole lot of love
      Gonna gonna lift you up
      We’ll ignite you and excite you with some vitamin B
      That we’ll shoot right into your butt – oh!
      Then once you are starting a song, a meditation of one of a kind
      To prepare you to handle conversation
      To enliven your mind

      Just when you think, “Stop, this is too much!”
      We really start to serve you up
      Organic vegan dinner
      Told cha that’s a winner
      Overflowing all over your gut – uh – uh
      “No, no,” you’re saying
      “This is where it must end?”
      And I say, “No, it’s where it begins!”
      Cos I won’t stop the music
      So good you gotta choose it
      You gotta give up control ‘fore you lose it
      You got a body, baby, so use it
      Oh-oh uh uh

      It’s time
      To get high
      On health
      It is time to
      Drink from the well of your wealth
      It’s time to rise up with your family
      Where we can get high as a family
      Where we can fly as a family
      And we’ll get high-igh-igh-igh on health
      We’ll drink from the well of our wealth
      So
      Come on down
      on June 10th
      And celebrate our life
      Celebrate your health
      At Eve
      In the fair city
      Of Encinitas

      Hang out with Ry and me
      And so many others of your family
      Those you love and you know
      And those who you will just meet
      I’ll see you down there
      Make sure you say hi to me

      (kiss)

      • ““No, no,” you’re saying
        “This is where it must end?”
        And I say, “No, it’s where it begins!”
        Cos I won’t stop the music”

        PLEASE STOP, FOR FUCK’S SAKE. WE BEG YOU.

      • Fameless, what a sh*t show. I don’t know how you managed to get through that. How any times did you need to take a break and go shower vom?

        Shhh, shhh, it’s ok, Fameless. The basement will embrace you in our collective cuddle puddle and rock you gently until the terror fades.

        • Thanks! It *was* pretty gruelling. And Brayella was right – it was really hard to make out the shitty lyrics, so I had to listen to some parts more than once.

        • You know what is so funny, without a lot of work, someone at SNL could come up with a regular character based on her because she’s just so freaking annoying and horrible. It’s fingernails on a blackboard level of crap. There is nothing good. NOTHING. Not the affected vocal fry croaking, the pedestrian beginner level playing, the lack of enunciation, the swaying back and forth when she plays, the terrible song structure, the awful lyrics. It is just a total shit show from start to finish. A perfect example of demanding to be given a medal for just showing up.

          • Could an SNL writer come up with this?

            “Organic vegan dinner…
            …Overflowing all over your gut”

        • They are 100 % real.

          I do think there is one part where she manages to really reach down and say something real and true:

          “…It is time to
          Drink from the well of your wealth…”

          Yes – Jess would definitely like to drink (eat and pay her rent) from the well of your wealth.

  5. smEllsberg, get professional help.
    jEnema La Phlegm, fuck off, pudge.
    Julia Allison, put a pacifier in it, already.

    • If there’s one good thing to be said about those upstart Instagram models, it’s that old money is looking pretty beat these days.

    • You know what’s hilarious, there is more diversity in terms of ethnicities and body types in this group of wealthy people than in any of the woo gatherings where Donkey participates.

      • True, but man, I did not expect such awful fashion victim clothing choices and lack of decent haircuts and styles. Major woof.

        • Could be the Lena Dunham syndrome. She has kinda turned lack of style into a style itself and in the past year or so I am seeing more young women adopting it themselves.

        • On the other hand the majority of them actually have jobs.

          #sixofonehalfdozenofanother

          • I studied abroad with the Countess O.A. We were drunk for six months straight. My liver–and my wallet–couldn’t keep up, and we eventually drifted apart once we returned to Y because I had to graduate and get a jerb, while she stayed on for an extra year or two. I loved that girl tho and had some of my most fun times with her. She’s definitely the madcap heiress Donkey wishes to be. Fun, funny, kind, rich, beautifully dressed, multilingual, cultured, a little wild, very long and slender….JCN is lucky to have her (are they still together?) We used to sit on my shitty fourth hand plaid couch and she’d talk to me about how their romance was going. She wasn’t a snob and I loved her for it.

            She was definitely the most glamorous friend I ever had and she had a real gift for making other people around her, myself included, feel glamorous and special.

  6. How is a meal “made with love?”

    Is it pressed to the bosom (and possibly other body parts) of the chef before being plated up?

  7. “This will gather all my best articles, posts and interviews from the past six years.”

    So. Less a “book” and more a “brochure”.

    • Someone needs to pound this fact into Cory Tanner Glazier’s head. When he was doing a spiel for potential medi-meal investors, he had Jess sing them a ditty! Gawd, it was awful! Just ground the proceedings to a fucking halt. How many folks bailed at that point?!

      • We’re talking a good step below cool-14-year-old-babysitter-who-knew-Joan-Baez-songs levels of talent here.

        I think she’s even worse than perky-nun-in-a-1970s-airplane-disaster-movie.

    • I mean it’s fun to strum two chords on a uke, hanging out with friends. But making this out to be art is just kind of sad for an adult. It would be like taking about the kid on your freshman floor who could churn out a passable “Wonderwall,” 15 years later.

    • I’ma take your word for it. I’ve yet to click on this bitch and her singing. It’s kind of like how I’ve never been to a Taco Bell. Like, I’m sure I could go and it wouldn’t kill me.. but I’ve gone this long, so might as well not. She gives me the apathies.

      • I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt. Plenty of people whose personal lives I don’t agree with have talent, or least charm.

        She has neither grace nor warmth.

        • Sigh. I just listened to it. How stupid. I kept thinking it was the end, but it kept not ending? Meh, I feel nothing. I guess I should go get a burrito-wrapped taco filled with doritos and goats or whatever. You’re right, she has zero anything.

          • Talented singers sing. They don’t beg for money online. It is a difficult career, and sometimes they need to do other work, but mostly, they don’t need to beg online for money.

            Also, other people don’t ask for their friends and family to support them. Most people go to work and look forward to a paycheck..

      • Same here, with the singing asshole and McDonald’s instead of Taco Bells (that doesn’t exist around here AFAIK).

  8. Smellsberg had offerings like this last year for his secret ‘how to be a best sexy friend’ club. How did that work out? What happened to the Patreon funds he was pledged for his serial porn writings before that? And now he is admitting his books only sell to his woo followers? Sounds like he is experiencing another manic phase.

    • I doubt they even sell. Guessing all the five star reviews on Amazon for his book with Bryan Franklin are fake & not verified purchases. I think counting on woos for your future earnings is about as smart as making a porno.

      I’m guessing his last book tanked — no one is coming to him with 5 figure advances, mush less 6.

      • You can only work the “My dad is famous” shtick for so long. Unless you’re George Bush fils; the Meshshirtnik is more of a Jeb, really.

      • Yes, we’ve seen how well the woo gods and goddesses have supported Jaaaahaaaassss.

        • So grateful to this Patreon platform for showing how empty these woo friendships are. Yay, sisterhood!

          • All you have to do is think about Donkey in relation to these people. She has freeloaded from every single one of them, from Lalla to LaPhlegm to Jahhsss to Smellsberg to the camp grounded people and an assortment of photographers and stylists. She expects people to support her phony happiness embodiment of love shitshow the same way Jess does.

        • Serious question, do any of these woos actually give any money to each other? Has Julia chipped in anything for her dirtbag friends with their appeals for handouts? How can parasites live off other parasites? I guess they constantly need fresh rubes and suckers. And I wonder if there’s tension among them, “You didn’t give to my appeal!”, or more likely, they realize they’re all filthy scammers. In on the same dirty fake game. It must take a lot of work to avoid working, as in a real job. Seems exhausting, actually.

  9. Why even comment on changing publishers? No one outside the industry would notice. And how insecure is he that he has to tell people how much he made; and, it’s inconsistent to opt for a method of publishing without giving a valid reason.

    Shorter he got dumped again. Not doing much to help his massive insecurities. You know what would help that? Gainful employment.

    • JFA’ing sorry link for old comment on secondary computer, not meant for this one.

    • So much of these people’s ennui would be solved by just getting a fucking actual job. It must be exhausting to work so hard to avoid work.

  10. In the world of woo publishing is a “six figure advance” six polyamorous women coming on to you in exchange for a jacket blurb?

    Because if not, no fucking way.

      • Education of Millionaires was a business/self-help hybrid, which sells well, and Meshy got some good interviews for it. No publisher ever went broke selling books about how everyone can be a millionaire just like Russell Simmons. I bet he did get $100K as an advance for that one, and maybe even a few thousand in royalties if it earned out.

        On the other hand, nobody seems to have bought his joint with Bryan Franklin, so he’s not in a position to command a big advance for his next book. And $100k sounds great until you try to live on it for five years (obvs he has some other money coming in from other gigs, but I bet the Bank of Mom is in play as well).

        Plus expensive divorce from LaPhlegm. Self-publishing might be a route to quicker cash for him at this point if he is judicious about it, but who knows?

        • Yeah, this whole announcement could be paraphrased as “Attention is worth more to me than money. Join my mailing list and I’ll may-I-show-you a new dick pick every week along with my latest blog entry.”

        • LaPhlegm pals around with Smellsberg’s hippie mom and is always giving shout outs to her on FB. Though no longer married to the greasy gargoyle, I suspect the self-professed gold digger is hoping to be remembered in her will.

          Well, lookey here, Jena’s new profile picture is now of her and Smellsberg’s mommy and then there’s this:

          She is my greatest role model and spiritual teacher, my mother-in-love, Patricia Ellsberg.

          We’re revving up to co-create and co-teach our first online program so stay tuned for that.

          This may create a little sibling rivalry between Michael Ellsberg and I, but hopefully all in jest. ;P

          ‪#‎motherlove‬ ‪#‎findingmotherlovewithin‬ ‪#‎pleasurableliving‬ ‪#‎pleasurableloving‬

    • If it did and his book tanked from the start, with no hope of ever earning back the advance, what happens? Does the publisher just eat the loss or do they try to recover the rest of the advance?

      And to woo! I’m with you; why would anyone do that?!?!

      • Publisher has to take the haircut. It all comes out in the wash.

        The Education of Millionaires seems to have sold reasonably well, judging by its Goodreads numbers, so the publisher likely broke even. He did interview some interesting people for it.

      • The small publisher that put out Jena’s book is named … Sounds True. You can’t make this shit up.

    • His father is Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame, and his first book was about how to meet rich and influential people (Step One: Be the child of a rich person [his mum] and an influential person [his dad] was presumably not included). I know people far less connected and with less obviously pandering ideas who have gotten six-figure advances for similar books.

  11. “the equivalent of getting almost a weeks worth of vitamins all at once”

    Oh good. Followed by a nice workout by your organs as your body tries to rid itself of extraneous shit it has no need for “all at once.” Such healthy.

    • Pro tip: swallow the whole bottle of multivitamins, get four months of nourishment in one go!

      • As someone currently counting calories and obsessing over macros and micros, this comment made me choke on my daily.

      • Wasn’t there one of the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes about how Professor Frink miniaturized a giant pill that contained a life’s worth of vitamins, then Mr Burns swallowed it without realizing that Maggie had crawled in there before the pill was shrinked to the miniature size? The the rest of the Simpson family had to be miniaturized too and injected into Mr Burns’ body so they could go rescue Maggie. Yeah.

        Also I remember there being lots of “vitamin shots” in Jacqueline Susann’s Once Is Not Enough, wink wink nudge nudge. Has anyone else read that trash or am I the only one without literary taste here?

        • Also among Andy Warhol’s entourage back in the 60s and 70s. Typical quack “medicine” spiked with amphetamine to make you feel that the vitamin shot actually gave you energy.

          • Dr. Feelgood — EVERYBODY went to him — Broadway stars, the Kennedy set, movie stars, etc… they used to all see one another in the waiting room. It was quite chic! Unfortunately, many became addicted and died… see Mark Shaw, famous LIFE mag/JFK family photographer…

        • Multivitamin pills are a funny subject! I recently read about this huge study they did where they followed two groups of people: those taking a daily multivitamin and those who didn’t. They had to cancel the study early for ethical reasons because those taking the vitamins were dying a significantly higher rate than those who did not.

          Also, people who take dalies tend to be healthy, highly educated people that eat properly and are one of the social groups that have the least need for it.

    • b-group vitamins are water soluble. your body will just eliminate what it doesn’t need, which explains why your pee is a lovely bright yellow color when you ingest in excess.

      literally pissing their money away.

      • Also ingesting a pill vitamin is more effective than an injection. These people are idiots. I guess their pineal glands must be calcified.

          • It has to be. There is a semi woo (maybe full on woo but I don’t know her enough to say) seller at one of the farmers markets I sometimes go that sells shots of grass juice. It’s a shot glass (but tinier) with freshly made grass juice. It has a sort of radioactive green color and she refers to it as a “vitamin shot” as well. My housecat who likes to try everything said it tastes like one imagines juice made of grass would taste. At 2.50 a shot, I took his word for it and passed.

        • Untrue. If someone has malabsorption issues, injection or transdermal patch is the only way to reduce the deficiency because the gut barrier renders the orals highly ineffective.

          Vegans are commonly deficient in Vitamins B, etc.

          • Yep. I’ve had one of these vitamin b shots and they are awesome. Drinking too much (which I was doing at the time) messes with your guts ability to absorb many vitamins.

          • Left out sublingual & nasal spray to distinguish between daily vs not daily, but you might consider those since they bypass gut & intestines too, + cheaper. RE: injections — synthetic won’t work on smoker cuz of byproducts produced; ‘natural’ is best but most expensive.

            Gotta lol at woos who get injections from non-health pro whether needed or not, cuz FREE!

          • “It gets worse. The treatment of B12 deficiency, as has been established from studies done in the 1960s, is ORAL B12. That’s right. Pills. Injections of B12 are not necessary—oral supplements work well, even in pernicious anemia. They’re cheap and they work. I suppose a very rare patient, say one who has surgically lost most of their gut, could require injections. But the vast majority of people with genuine B12 deficiency can get all of the B12 they need through eating foods or swallowing supplements. No needles needed.

            So why this fetish with injections? From the patient’s point of view, shots feel more like something important is going on. Placebos need rituals—with acupuncture, for instance, the elaborate ritual creates an illusion of effectiveness. And from the doctor’s point of view, injections reinforce dependence on the physician, creating visits and cash flow.”

          • Oh, bully for you, you found an article more than three years old by a cranky doc who rails against people wanting injections, & he relies on some study from the 60′ to bolster his position, which conveniently glosses over & sorely downplays the malabsorption issue.

            Testing has vastly improved since any 60’s study & so much more is now known about absorption issues, which is why “I suppose a very rare patient, say one who has surgically lost most of their gut, could require injections.” shows your guy for the foot-stomping pissy fool he is when it comes to when & why the efficacy of an injection supercedes that of an oral dose.

            You don’t have to lose your gut to have issues:
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malabsorption#Causes but it apparently suits him to play dumb & to hedge against further in-depth screening, & why not, when “Pick up some Vitamin B at Safeway” gets him out of the exam room & back to blogging, where he can air pet peeves rather than accommodate patients, even if what they want simply boils down to a needle fetish their convenience?

            Do you look down on women who get implanted BC because the oral, if they remember to take it,
            is, in your opinion “better”?

            He’s not unlike that doc who told her patients they didn’t really need to drink X amount of water per day & then confided to her blog that seeing patients carry water bottles just got on her last nerve.
            ———————
            Gotta love feedback he got from a doc calling him out & inviting him to get a clue:

            Sara Stein MD • 3 years ago
            Oh dear. So the 40% of the population who have an MTHFR DNA mutation that impacts their methylation ability to convert the common form of B12 – cyanocobalamin – into the useable mitochondrial form of methylcobalamin (and folic acid into methyl-folate, and pyridoxine into pyridoxal-5-phosphate) are having placebo response because you measured their cyanocobalamin level and it was normal. But you didn’t measure other measures of B12 metabolism such as homocysteine or MMA or their MTHFR DNA looking for either or both 677 and 1298 mutations, and you are simply disregarding their complaints of low energy, anxiety, ADHD, depression.

            Go ahead, keep writing Adderall and Zoloft prescriptions for an MTHFR mutation – you will have a patient for life.

            I’ll give you props for one piece of this – you’re right that cyanocobalamin injections are indicated for pernicious anemia or small bowel/malabsorption problems in patients who are normal methylaters. So yes, they are overused, but only because it’s the wrong kind of B12.

            You can learn more at the Institute for Functional Medicine. Not alternative, all evidence based.

          • You can try to tear this one down, then. You seem to have unlimited time on your hands.

            https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/a-closer-look-at-vitamin-injections/

            “With so many purveyors of vitamin infusions, one would hope the practice was grounded in good science. But it isn’t, and that shouldn’t be a surprise. Despite the lack of good evidence, there is a near-obsessive devotion to touting the benefits of intravenous vitamins while railing against the mysterious entities which are blocking The Truth. But the reality is more mundane. In the absence of a deficiency, vitamin infusions don’t do much of anything. To the worried well, intravenous vitamins are going to be a harmless panacea that just succeed in enriching the revenues of the purveyor. Just as That Mitchell and Web Look said of the homeopath, “Bottle of basically just water in one hand, and a huge invoice in the other.” So if you value health theater over health care, and don’t mind paying mightily for the illusion, vitamin infusions may be your thing.”

          • Try? Heh. Piece of cake, Toots.

            FROM YOUR SOURCE:
            ‘In the absence of a deficiency, vitamin infusions don’t do much of anything.’
            In the absence of a deficiency …
            IN THE ABSENCE OF …

            No shit, Sherlock, but you’re deflecting & flailing wildly — you weren’t talking about an absence of deficiency when you made the self-satisfied but erroneous claim that “[I]ngesting a pill vitamin is more effective than an injection.”

            And BTW, LOL, there ya go right on cue, getting all rude w/ “asshole” & “know-it-all Texan” — so petulant; so predictable.

            YOU probably do require unlimited time, try as you might to substantiate what ain’t so, but I do not for the simple matter I knew what I was talking about when I opened my mouth — it’s fact that injections provide an assurance the substance will be directly absorbed (& used) by the body when malabsorption issues prevent binding in the gut, thereby rendering oral pill ingestion somewhat or even totally obsolete.

    • Yeah sorry to break the news to the woos but, newsflash: If you think to yourself, “Hey, Vitamin (fill in the blank) is good for me, so taking 10 times Vitamin (fill in the blank) must super-good for me!”.. don’t take vitamins. Or anything else for that matter.

      • These are the same people having no qualms about buying Ecstasy on the street, not knowing who manufactured it, the dosage, or what else might be in the pill. Or who regularly gulp down Ayahuasca brewed by some self-titled shaman who knows privileged millennials are lining up to pay them royally for the experience.

    • I’m no doctorologist, but I’m fairly certain that taking a week’s worth of vitamins in one pill results in your body absorbing whatever remaining dosage of that vitamin your body still needs at that point, and then pissing the rest out.

      • Exactly. And apparently there are a bunch of lame-brained people who think taking it in the ass is somehow more beneficial. Maybe they are just used to it.

      • I think some vitamins even have a toxicity dose, like Vitamin A maybe? You can harm yourself taking a week’s worth at once.

        • Woos also tend to disbelieve anything “the government” says so they would probably disagree about the amount of vitamins that would be necessary and/or harmful, and they embrace quack science, so actual scientific explanations are easy for them to reject. See “calcified pineal gland” for a great example of this, also diets based on acidifying vs. alkalizing your blood via diet, which is bullshit because blood pH is always regulated automatically no matter what you eat unless you’re suffering something like diabetic ketoacidosis, and in that case you have more to worry about than whether your food is too yin or yang.

          • God yes. My no-good burning man-going babydaddy has our son all hopped up about chemtrails and fluoride and that kind of shit. It’s like a weird mirror world where science is bullshit and bullshit is science.

        • Vitamin A indeed has a toxicity limit. I was prescribed it as a teen because I had a deficiency and the doctor stressed that I had to follow the schedule she had prescribed (something like 20 days of pills followed by ten of no pills; I don’t recall the exact amount) because if I took the vitamins for a long uninterrupted period there could be health consequences.

          I am currently on a (prescribed) low dosage of vitamin D and was told not to take more than prescribed out of my own initiative because, like vitamin A, it could impact health negatively.

          • There ya go, that’s what I’m talking about. These dumbasses think “natural” is mutually exclusive with “poisonous.”

        • B doesn’t have a toxic level — on the contrary, your liver stores many years worth of B (easily depleted though when things get out of whack internally & even psychologically).

          • (I keep leaving off ’12’ by accident. Seems like Folate & another can be toxic)

          • B-12 shots have literally saved my life, but so have a lot of other medicines I don’t think woos should be getting shot up with, undiagnosed, at a party.

            Coincidentally enough, I’m in line at the weed place right now 😉

  12. The picture of smEllsberg… he’s never actually seen anyone read a book, right? He’s just looked at them and said “well you could put an elbow up here and then balance it on top of cupped fingers. Yeah, that’s about right”.
    Least comfortable thing I ever saw.

    Also why do all the photos look like a bad 70’s acid trip memory?

      • Before Instagram hit android and got crazy popular, back when it was still the ‘artsy’ alternative, I had a tumblr for ridiculous pictures I found, like a turd in a toilet in Kelvin, or a passed out frat boy with dicks on his face; in Mayfair, of course.

        Then it just got out of control with reposts and teenagers, so the entire premise was pointless. Which is too bad, because I had a lot of fun pretentious garbage pictures in the queue.

    • Dear Greasy Gargoyle

      Fashion tip: Orange is NOT the new black. You look like an inmate from a prison for the criminally insane.

  13. > if you love my writing
    > edgy
    > hard-hitting

    oh smellsburg. I do love your writing but not for the reasons you’d prefer.

    > I’ve become tired of holing myself up for 2-3 years working on long books, without interaction with you, my readers,

    wtf? isn’t this the guy who gave us such lulz as “may i show you?” and that whole disgusting manic moon blood witch fucking TMI porno drama while he was writing his latest book?

    • Absolutely! His argument makes no sense. You can get a big advance from a conventional publisher, be working on your book and at the same time continue to interact with your readers / fans / friends as much as you like. Whyever not?

    • Also, why can’t he write and connect with his audience at the same time? It’s not like spending a few hours on each WHEN YOU HAVE NO JOB is that huge of a burden.

  14. A few days ago, Shanti posted on FB about Jen Sincero’s You Are A Badass. I recall someone mentioning that book during a discussion of BOOK on here recently. Hmm…they never read here. Yeah right.

    • Oh they read here. Have you noted how radically Shanti has changed, or is trying to change, her online persona?

      • Oh I’ve absolutely noticed it.

        Talking of the Feathered One, I just read her FB.

        In one post, she writes the same nonsense (this time in aid of grifting for Pamela “Orgies are fun” Madsen:

        “You too can fully live your dreams without money as a barrier. It’s happening for many.”

        In the very next post, she explains that a friend’s dog was hit by a car and needs some veterinary help.

        “Immediate care needs are $1,200 + 2 weeks of rest and in the ideal circumstances, she will make a full recovery from there…If you love Shanti and Jordan, please contribute $10-$20 to support Shanti’s care. Just 100 or so of us coming together can cover the entire cost.”

        In other words, these people do not have pet health insurance, and clearly don’t have the means at hand to pay for their dog’s care. Surely this is the crassest example possible of the fact that what she spouts is bullshit. Money certainly is a barrier if you want to sure that you can take care of loved ones in an emergency – which is one of my highest priorities.

        • The bill is only $1200 and millionaire bidness owner Ali Shanti, whose house the dog ran from, couldn’t come up with the cash, nor could any of the bestest besties who’ve spent the night in her van and hopefully taken a money manager course? She had to start a gofundme campaign?!

          • One of my dearest friends, a professor at Cal Tech, discovered his beloved cat had been mauled by a dog and rushed her to the vet. The bill to save the cat, ensuring vision in both eyes, was over $4500. My friend took on an extra summer course just to pay the vet bill.

            FUCK BILLIONAIRE BIDNESS LADY ALI SHANTI.

          • the dog was under shantitown’s care. shes responsible for that $3k vet bill. the dog apparently ‘jumped out of a window.’ wtf.

        • “If you love Shanti and Jordan, please contribute $10-$20”

          Wow. The emotional manipulation of that. Does she do it on purpose, or is it just habit now?

          AAaaaaand a few days after their fundraiser ends, they decided the best course of action was to put the dog to sleep. “Donated funds will go to the funeral. If you love animals, and I know you do because you aren’t a heartless, evil monster; you can donate to the funeral at this link!”

          • “We’re having funeral services at my home and many of the rooms are without curtains. If you love me and my children and my boy toyz and my alcoholic ex-husband and my rhinestones, please donate another $10 so that mourners for the four-legged Ali don’t think I’m living in poverty. I am, after all, a multi-million dollar businesswoman!”

          • Let me get this straight–she and her friend let a dog escape the house and it got hit by a car and when they couldn’t afford the vet bill, they had it put down and used the funds for a “funeral”? I bet those funds were used for something else. How gross are these people?

          • That poor dog was trying to escape. Love how the bitch Shanti blames the dog Shanti for going through an open window. Zero accountability, ever.

          • If I had been responsible for a friend’s dog and that happened, I would have INSISTED on paying the vet bill. NO IFS, ANDS, OR BUTS! Ali clearly has NO MONEY and is a terrible person.

      • Come to think of it, I haven’t seen any photos of dildoes on the picnic tables recently. Also, she mentioned a private Facebook group for “entrepreneurs” at one point. That’s probably where they all post freely now since RBD blew their cover.

        • She is so professional! In the Pamela Madsen post, she adds a url and explains, “This is where I give you the roadmap to chart your own path to this kind of life:”

          However the link is broken and leads only to a page as follows:

          “There is no app configured at that hostname.
          Perhaps the app owner has renamed it, or you mistyped the URL.”

          Maybe I just need to create the link consciously to match the life and impact I actually desire. If I want the url enough, it *will* work.

        • The trashier posts are now definitely off the public grid. Once I’d started deleting all posts from Rachel the Undeaddy, or any of her aliases, “Rachel” posted a frantic comment in here about RBD “hurting Ali’s business.” I assume that Rachel, who kept screaming “repressed” at us because the woo goddesses were so “fun,” was either Ali or someone very close to the old raunch.

    • I mentioned the book the other day. And now I feel gross.

      Although I guess I could say in my bio that I’m now a consultant to a millionaire business owner who prefers discretion, which is why I can’t tell you who she is.

  15. OT, does anyone else here frequent The Toast? So sad it’s closing. Two Monks forever..

  16. OT: Did anyone else see the pics La Phlegm posted from here kitty kitty kitty’s wedding? I noticed she didn’t tag JA in them. Are they not friends?

    • I would assume they’re friends if Jena’s FB cover fauxto features Donkey in the center of the frame, chompers WIDE open.

    • That has come up before, where someone notices La Phlegm publically excluding Le Donke. It’s the only likable thing about jEnema.

  17. Over the weekend I read “The Sting Man” about Mel Weinstein and ABSCAM. There’s a scene where they throw a huge party on a yacht and have a fake “Emir” there. All the other guests are con artists (and the FBI). You would think that a bunch of con artists would be wary and on guard for scams but there they all were, trying to con each other, having a good old time. It was just a giant circle jerk of conning and scamming. The land, as the book put it, of “bilk and money.”

    These woos are the same.

  18. We saw Love and Friendship over the weekend, and it was great. Kate Beckinsale slays it as Lady Susan, the conniving schemer Donkey only wishes she were.

      • I liked LAST DAYS OF DISCO and loved DAMSELS IN DISTRESS, but I’ve been getting very mixed reviews from friends who’ve seen LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP.

        • The way Stillman frames the story is a little cutesy (freeze frames of each character with a brief description), and I bet that turns some people off. And if you didn’t read the descriptions in the freeze frames, it’s harder to make sense of the story. Honestly, if I had been Stillman, I would have done the good old-fashioned “authorial voice” voiceover instead.

          The acting is so good, and some of the lines are just hilarious. Costumes and sets are divine, and whoever did the costumes isn’t afraid to go to the ugliest and silliest of 1790s fashion.

  19. “Lifeline that streams financial energy into my life” is her boyfriend? That is such a weird way of saying “the person who gives me money.”

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