March 21, 2002 8:58 PM   Subscribe

JOSEPH SABIA RESPONDS!!! "Nearly 30,000 individuals have visited Cornell Review Online to read my March 4th article, College Girls: Unpaid Whores [editor's note: that number is now approaching 60,000]..."
posted by Settle (36 comments total)
Well, he would wouldn't he? This is probably the happiest day of his life.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:00 PM on March 21, 2002

aaron - now that you're famous, don't forget us little people, OK?
posted by jonmc at 9:03 PM on March 21, 2002

Ahahah... Rotten to the Whore. How droll.

many others have been reacting like hysterical women (I know, that’s redundant)

This guy must love flame email or something.
can't say I disagree with him on the hysterical women thing though. *ducks*
posted by insomnyuk at 9:05 PM on March 21, 2002

According to his second column, he isn't gay!!

I think we know what this means!!!!!1111

I know, I feel horrible knowing he loves the attention. He probably read every comment on the 29 blogs that posted his original column.

We should do something really unpleasant to him. Something he won't enjoy.
How about we douse him in urine and give him a haircut?

(opening Mail, composing email to, cc:,,
posted by Settle at 9:07 PM on March 21, 2002

Then again, this is only making him despair more. It is clear he was f'ed up to begin with, but to attempt to rationalize the hatred of 60000 people, many of which attacking your haircut....let's just say he's going to break eventually.
posted by Settle at 9:08 PM on March 21, 2002

some people called me bad names, once. these people are, naturally, quite awful and laughable; in fact, allow me to show you how they are both.

posted by moz at 9:12 PM on March 21, 2002

moz, would you say it is really laughable??

it isn't laughable when "our friends" become successful.
posted by Settle at 9:13 PM on March 21, 2002

the whole point of this is to rile liberals up, i hear.

the cornell review is an inflammatory republican/conservative campus paper. they get their rocks off trying to piss off LIBERALS. they often succeed, causing uproar (the less headstrong have attempted to shut the paper down, they used to steal stacks of the paper and use them for bonfires in protest). the really stupid thing is, everybody's too stupid or lazy to make a decent parody of the review, so the review will basically always win.

looks like they got what they wanted. i wish people wouldn't buy into this stuff and stop taking this idiot seriously.
posted by Dom at 9:15 PM on March 21, 2002

Okay fair enough. Here is a very humerous picture from for those of us who "get" stuff which is "humerous"
so tired
posted by Settle at 9:18 PM on March 21, 2002

posted by rodii at 9:22 PM on March 21, 2002

Wow. He sure done showed us.

I think he's just upset because his name rhymes with 'labia.'
posted by dogmatic at 9:23 PM on March 21, 2002

no, settle: we hate it when our friends become successful. and if they're northern, well that's even worse then ... it's really laughable:

ah ha ha ha ha ha
ah ha ha ha ha ha
ah ha ha ha ha ha
ahhh ha ha ha
ah ha ha ha ha ha
ah heh heh heh heh heh
posted by moz at 9:24 PM on March 21, 2002

I think it is ironic that his last name is a form of the spanish verb for "to know"
Saber, I think. Maybe it is to think.
posted by Settle at 9:24 PM on March 21, 2002

60,000 new enemies and he still can't get a girl while he's in college. I guess fame does have it's downside....
posted by Salmonberry at 9:25 PM on March 21, 2002

No, you're right, Settle - saber is to know. And the coolest way of opening Champagne bottles, of course.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:27 PM on March 21, 2002

I love the "Chuck U. Farley" name.

Troll in training, with a resume all ready for newsmax.
posted by yhbc at 9:38 PM on March 21, 2002

I sent him a letter and asked if he'd pass my email address or url on to that chick in Toronto. He wrote back that I should have to wear a Scarlet Letter and linked me to another of his articles.

posted by dobbs at 9:56 PM on March 21, 2002

Shit that's funny. I still think the best thing about him is his picture, but I admit that it's fascinating how he chose to respond exclusively to the attacks on his person, and not on his argument. One suspects the poor guy is just a tad full of himself.
posted by mattpfeff at 10:20 PM on March 21, 2002

Yeah! I'm published! Or something.

That's about the fourth time I've been referred to as a "fellow blogite/blogger/whatever" lately. I really ought to get my own damn blog up and running instead of writing emails to other bloggers.
posted by aaron at 10:26 PM on March 21, 2002

I really ought to get my own damn blog up and running instead of writing emails to other bloggers

aaron, I wish you would. b/c i would read it with respect, as a left-leaning idiot, if you will, and hopefully enjoy much more than many of the DenBeste pretentious crap that's out there for the conservatives.
posted by Ufez Jones at 1:00 AM on March 22, 2002

he chose to respond exclusively to the attacks on his person, and not on his argument.

Of course he did. Most of the responses to his article were attacks on his person. To what else should he respond?
posted by syzygy at 1:57 AM on March 22, 2002

... but I admit that it's fascinating how he chose to respond exclusively to the attacks on his person, and not on his argument.

It's one of the oldest tricks in the book for talentless hacks who write columns -- when you get a lot of negative mail, quote the dumbest or most inflammatory comments made about you to make all of your critics look bad.

As an aside, you ought to start a weblog, Aaron.
posted by rcade at 5:50 AM on March 22, 2002

Joe Sabia was the head R.A. or some such of my building my freshman year at Cornell. We pulled lots and lots of pranks on him. Good times, good times.
posted by J. R. Hughto at 5:57 AM on March 22, 2002

Sean Mooney, of UC Berkeley, was also upset at the religious tone of my article: "It is obvious that this guy Joseph Sabia is on some kind of maniacal Christian Coalition agenda to make all women the virginal vision of beauty. I respect his opinion but must digress to the fact that his diatribe is coating in the sticky stank of Robert Reed." I pointed out to Mr. Mooney that he probably meant Ralph Reed since Robert Reed was the father on Brady Bunch. Referring to a deceased former AIDS patient as having a “sticky stank coating” is a horribly unfortunate error.

You gotta admit -- that's pretty funny.
posted by pardonyou? at 6:01 AM on March 22, 2002

Uh, is it just me, or does that guy look just like Luke Wilson?
posted by airgirl at 6:04 AM on March 22, 2002

Reminds me of the wifebeaters guy. Both have that same "you suck if you don't agree with me" point of view.
posted by iconomy at 6:57 AM on March 22, 2002

posted by Mo Nickels at 7:04 AM on March 22, 2002

Most of the responses to his article were attacks on his person.

Maybe, yes, but that makes it no less of an ego-trip to use your publication's forum to respond, when the letter-writers have no such recourse. Generally, if a publication's going to print a response, it's in response to an argument with merit (and I've no doubt there were some in their inbox, given how laughable the original article is) -- and not just to give its writer an elevated podium for his personal spit fights.


Come on! This is funny!

Though I admit, I'm in a jovial mood.
posted by mattpfeff at 7:56 AM on March 22, 2002

this is funny, but more Sabia links. I've read all of his articles already. Even NEW articles are never really going to be different.

and aaron, in view of sabia's quoting you, i would like to offer you honorary membership in the unofficial metafilter liberal cabal. congrats! you should get your denny's 10% discount card in a few weeks.

the unofficial metafilter liberal cabal is a left-leaning centrist conservatively liberal think tank. our views in no way reflect the views of the owner of metafilter, members of metafilter, the metatalk police, bono, michael j fox's character from family ties, our own UMLC members, ann coulter, or ralph nader. we think atlas shrugged was cool for the sex. (c)2002 UMLC
posted by th3ph17 at 8:20 AM on March 22, 2002

posted by Dean King at 8:41 AM on March 22, 2002

the DenBeste pretentious crap

To you it's crap. To me it's fighting-off-hijackers-when-armed-only-with-pens lessons.
posted by rodii at 10:01 AM on March 22, 2002

Contrary to popular belief, that’s not the kind of woman I’d want. She’d have to make tasty biscuits too.

Sounds like Sabia and Ann Coulter would make a great couple.
posted by ed at 12:16 PM on March 22, 2002

Or an oven with tits
posted by Settle at 1:47 PM on March 22, 2002

I am suprised that so much attention is given to an article written by a closed minded college kid...a child, a baby...we all remember college- that place where nothing is real- where the words of your parents (for most) are all that you know, where you have no original thoughts of your own (again, for most/some)...give us a call once you lived on your own and paid you own bills in the real world (though I doubt he'll ever have to pay his own way or cut his teeth anywhere)

agreed though...his article is only flame bait from a hack writer...
posted by ayukna at 4:02 PM on March 22, 2002

Joseph Sabia is around 27 years old, according to another column. Isn't that too old for the kid, child, or baby labels to be applied to him?
posted by rcade at 7:44 PM on March 22, 2002

really? wow- isn't it time he grew up then?
posted by ayukna at 4:14 PM on March 23, 2002

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