Friday, February 17, 2012

@That Nice Young Michael Gruber


My policy is to honor the confidentiality of anyone who emails to me, but since your email was simply a nice one-line invitation to attend TicketStock, I didn't think you would mind if I answered you personally.

It had been my plan to attend either later today or sometime tomorrow.  However, the press of business, Mrs. Plainsman having something annoying for me to do, or the possibility of being in France, means that it is looking unlikely.  But thanks anyway.

And I must say:  Attending Ticket events always presents me with a dilemma.  Like any P1, I'd find it delightful to meet any of the guys whose talent I enjoy and admire so much. 

But I'm wondering if My Ticket Confession hasn't become something of a harsh mistress.  I claim -- some would say "pretend" -- that MTC is Your Source for Responsible Ticket Journalism, which suggests the need to maintain some observational distance from Ticket personalities so that I may continue fearlessly to comment objectively on their broadcast comings and goings.  Of course, a handshake and "keep up the good work" probably wouldn't impeach the site's credibility all that much. 

If "credibility" is something it possesses to begin with. 

So I dunno.  I'm conflicted about introducing myself.

But one thing I'm not conflicted about is that  OPEN THREAD on TicketStock starts NOW.  This year or any.  Email photos, please.

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birq said...

If you can't go, maybe you can watch it on your sweater.

The Plainsman said...

DENSITY ALERT: birq, that is probably a devastatingly funny riposte, but I'm not getting the reference. Been out on the plains too long.

birq said...

No worries. It's from the Christmas Slingbox commercials, questioning the value of a sweater as a gift.

Anonymous said...

Plainsman, did I do something on my phone to disable the mobile version of your nice page here?

At one point it worked for me, but now when I visit this site from my phone I get the full version.

The Plainsman said...

I am not hip enough to have done anything whatsoever to this site. Google has lost my ads and I can't figure out how to get them back. It's threatening to unilaterally change my data-entry interface, which has sent me into a tizzy. It's a non-intuitive mess to operate. So no, I haven't made any adjustments to anything, much less to an app that I didn't even know existed.

Sorry if what has happened to birq makes visiting this site difficult for any Confessors.

The Plainsman said...

Oops, sorry, I see that it was Anonymous, and not birq, who is having the problem.

Perhaps one of our tech-oriented Confessors can advise.

Anonymous said...

I think you should go Plainsman, we come here and somewhat rely on you for nice little tidbits. Perhaps you can establish a reporter like relationship with some of our heroes where you get little "according to my source" tidbits like any viable reporter would.

Shaggy said...

Norm out for 3 weeks.

Black and Quack, Soul Patch, then Cirque will fill in.

Anonymous said...

Three weeks of Double-Dose Donavon. Crap. And the other alternative is the ADHD Show Starring the Bros Sirois. No thank you.

Josh's broken groin said...

Plainsman, if'n you make it out there this evening look for me sir..I'm wearing my hat and will have my lovely bride with me.

I'm digging this little section of the webiverse, you're doing a bang up job.

If I spot Sweetjack he's getting a boot in the arse.

Stay hard P1's!

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one out there who finds The Little One's paying L.T. to "headline" Ticketstock very off-putting?

Shaggy said...

Way too much Donovan right now. Donovan on a wireless is a complete disaster.

Anonymous said...

I've said it here too many times to count, but I'm going to say it once more: Donavon completely takes over any segment/show he's involved in. The constant repeating of his one-liners or points, today's butt theme that he will not let go of, and the half-laugh before anything said is maddening to listen to. I like Donnie in small doses, and sometimes he says truly funny or interesting things, but man oh man does he take over whatever he's involved with.

rockyroad said...

Alas I wasn't able to make it out to Ticket Stock. Did anyone who visits this site happen to? If so, how was it? The hosts friendly? The Time Wasters good? Lizard Larceny? How large was the crowd and did they seem really into it?

Anonymous said...

Get over yourself, "Plainsman." Grubes was nice enough to invite you to Ticketstock, and you turn that into a public handwringing designed only to show off to your readers.