"Much Props to Sylvia Plath"

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1
Poor intern, eating stale brownies over 2 weeks old.
2
"I have no further comment on this matter."

yeah!, nor do I.

so there.

really.

i mean it.

for reals.

see?

told ya
3
Everyone who doesn't subscribe to my particular strain of feminism but who thinks they are still a feminist can go choke on a vagina.
4
Is he a misogynist because all his girlfriends have pointed out he has the handwriting of a retard?
5
"I took a women's studies course in college."
6
I hate it when dudes take their female "friend"'s experience and pretend to be SO TRAUMATIZED by it that they have some kind of like rapey-immunity armor where they can do absolutely no wrong.
7
By that logic, nobody ever gets raped, ever.
8
I am mildly obsessed with how much this guy sucks.
9
Seriously, I can't read that fucking chicken-scratching. This clown must have flunked third grade.
10
So does intern Ernie now want to bang Mr Walker?
11
@10: It doesn't matter if he wants to.
12
I like how he thinks "laurel branch" means "olive branch." And I like how even his letterhead is douchey.
13
Wait. Wait. Is he just a little baby? He has the handwriting of a little baby. If he is a little baby, maybe we should all just calm down.
14
Oh! And "(wah!) I do bristle at your suggestion (wah!) that Cook to Bang (wah!) endorses date rape (wah)."

Let's look on p.2 of his Cook to Bang blog. What's that I see? The cleverly named "PANTY DROPPING SHANDY"?

xoxoxo,
Frigid-n-Angry Feminist
15
Well, I guess that settles it. Nothing rapey at all about that book. The brownies prove it. Or was it the women's studies course?
16
@12: "I like how he thinks "laurel branch" means "olive branch." And I like how even his letterhead is douchey."

sort of like where that other douchenozzle James O'Keefe
defends himself by claiming to be nadir of morality..

which is too funny imo.

both are beyond contempt, both pathetic, and yes fun to mock, but christ, i hate giving them any attention even negative attention, both are scum. gah. blech.
17
@11 = comment of the day.

This guy seems to be stuck in some kind of feedback loop where he adopts the persona of a douchebag for douchey laughs, but in attempting to defend himself from charges of real-life douchebaggery he just keeps getting further and further up in there. Actually, I think he's gone beyond the douche and is an enema bag now, if not a full-on colostomy bag.

Whatever. If there's anything you can do to get him to stop trying to communicate with you, do it.
18
He totally just suggested his book helped his friend get through her rape. Awesome. That should be on the fucking jacket like that kombucha label where the dude that says he cured his mom of cancer.
19
Aw, I think he's funny. And "panty dropper" isn't the same as "date rape," I should know, I drank my weight in "panty rippers," as they were called, and passing out before sex was more of a problem than anything else. I think it's cute he sent you brownies, but then anything with sugar would pretty much win me over.
20
He's moving rapidly from annoying correspondence to stalker.

Clearly a restraining order is the next step.
21
dude, this guy is INCREDIBLY insecure. what a creep!
22
"I took a women's studies course in college (to fulfill the mandatory women/minorities studies credit for graduation)."
23
He's moving rapidly from annoying correspondence to stalker.
It's the hand-written letter that really does it. I expect the next one will include a few Polaroids of him cutting himself.
24
is he even a native speaker of english?
25
@22, "and I took the women's studies course 'cause that's where the bitches at."
26
i'd bet a restraining order is a but a tear and blood blotted declaration of eternal devotion, a legalese sort of mushy love letter for the likes of Mr. Spencer P. Cook to BANG.

worst sort of creepy jackass.
27
Ernie is the shit. I <3 Ernie.
28
Women's Studies? A man cooking for a woman? Raped friend? Unfunny Sylvia Plath joke? OH WOW MISTER SENSITIVE FEMINIST PLEASE SEDUCE MY LADY PARTS WITH YOUR "COOK TO BANG" RECIPES I AM SOOOOOO IMPRESSED.

No. No not at all. This douchebag needs to check his male privilege, and take a Women's Studies class where he actually pays attention (instead of salivating over boobs) and then, maybe then, he will realize how mindboggling sexist he is and will be allowed to re-join society.
29
What a load of crap. This guy refuses to lay claim to his own douchebaggery.

I'm guessing he's ticked that you are ruining his reputation for being able to charm any lady, any time.

I predict a tantrum next.
30
Fascinating. Did his grandmother also teach him how to be passive-aggressive in longform?
31
Minus one million points for "much props to Sylvia Plath". The rest is commentary.
32
food is food. sex is sex. if you need tricks to accomplish either... you are doing it fucking wrong, doesn't everyone get that by now? what the fuck is wrong with people?!!
33
Oh brother does this guy ever sound like a tool. I have an idea - perhaps he can submit his book for review by his old women's studies prof and see what the prof thinks of his liberal use of phrases like "skank" and "hipster ho-bag". Perhaps said prof could even use the book as a teaching aid. Also, he may want to consider that his friend who was assaulted may not appreciate him referencing the incident in a letter to a blogger he's having a spat with. Just a thought.
34
I can get past the handwriting, although he should have sent a printed letter. People take hand-written notes in an entirely different context than they did 40 years ago.

I will not forgive his idiotic mis-usage of "irony."

Nor his misunderstanding of the 1st Amendment. It guarantees the liberty to freely *express* your beliefs & opinions, not to have the opinions themselves. Plus, he's very confrontational when bringing it up, implying that Ms. West's opinions are only respected because there is a law about it, not because it's the decent & humane thing to do.

And lastly, as someone already pointed out, a laurel wreath is for victory. An olive branch is a peace offering.

So, three strikes on the ol' communication at-bat. That's enough for me.
35
Nothin' like a book that endorses manipulating objectified women through cooking to help me get over my date rape!
36
I'm pretty sure the first thing they teach you in women's studies courses is always to tell other people's stories of coping with sexual assault in hand-scrawled letters to strangers and package the letters with brownies, because that is how you get Male Feminist Cred
37
@36 - see, I never took women's studies so I never learned that! The more you know...
38
....But, but Lindy! He made brownies! With his own hands! Surely that should be enough for you!
Really, this poor man needs a bigger shovel for that hole he's digging. He'll do himself an injury.
39
Yes, he is a stupid motherfucker, and a douchebag.

But he is the man who in 2010 turned the notion of "women belong in the kitchen" and turned it on its head. Millions upon millions of women were freed from the kitchen by this pioneering feminist, Spencer Walker. Who else can say that?

Awful handwriting, though. It really reflects on a person's intelligence, how well or how poorly you choose to write.
40
@20 & @23:
The guy writes Lindy, so he's a stalker?

That's fucking hilarious, because in her previous post, Lindy literally begged him to write her.

Exact quote: "Oooh, Spencer! Write me! Write me!".
41
I can see what he means by a "handwritten note" but I think half the point is being legible. You can tell he just sort of tired out and gave up by the end, which isn't very flattering. (And his signature is just terrible. No style at all.)

It's kind of amazing how many men about 20-30 I've met who have the EXACT same handwriting as this guy does. It's really uncanny.

Most women I know may not be uniformly excellent handwriters, but their styles tend to be distinct from one another.
42
@40: You're oversimplifying. They're both clearly riffing on the hand-written letter as well as the brownies "made with [his] own hands." After all, how else would you make brownies? With your feet, I guess?

"With a kiss and a whisk ..." Yeah. A guy who's been accused of promoting date rape, rightly or wrongly, should probably just err on the side of caution when signing off a first letter to a stranger, especially in a professional capacity.
43
I'm saying MEN should cook for their LADIES as a means of seduction!! Instead of the women doing the cooking AND putting out for their men! GET IT?! HAHA! I'm a revolutionary! Feminist chicks dig me and leave their panties on my floor all the time! I'm so post-modern!
44
But seriously, folks...HOW WERE THE BROWNIES?
45
@44: They had jam in them or something.
46
I seriously do not understand why we all hate him so much. Other than the fact that his desire to sell more books is seriously inhibiting his ability to recognize sarcasm, he seems totally harmless and a little sweet.