Monday, October 8, 2007

Notes for New Bickerfest Subscribers


Because in the free marketplace of ideas,
bad ideas don't stand a chance.

Newest Updates:

October 8th, 2007 -- BREAKING NEWS -- Expressing your actual opinions is a no no.

Previous Updates:

August 29th, 2007 -- We'll soon be offering great prizes for the best bickerfest essays, so keep watching this space for details.

August 16th, 2007 -- It's just a joke, so please don't get the wrong idea because there is a topic with a very SEXUAL title. It was meant to cause some controversy in order to bring in some conflict (and new subscribers) for the then current bickerfest beta-crew to battle with -- because one of them was complaining about the place being too peaceful.

Funny, huh?

Also, please note that the bickerfest forum is a work in progress (only a few weeks old and still under development) so you are one of the first fifty people or so to subscribe.

Therefore, right now, there still may be a lot of discussion about bickerfest itself -- which, if (by some remarkably unlikely chance, heh) you find THAT boring (go figure), well, you have the most fortunate option of being able to completely ignore all of those subjects and starting your very own, totally non-boring, non-bickerfest-related topics.


You haven't even taken off your boots yet.

And we're already pressuring you to perform for us.

But seriously, just sit back, relax, and enjoy all of the entertaining and educational bickering!

It'll be here shortly.


So you need not participate at all.

You can just sit comfortably in the audience with your popcorn and favorite beverage.


BTW: If you feel there were too many commas in the above paragraphs?

Complain to the pedantic management.


The Unpedantic Management

P.S. Most of that stuff written above is what we in the marketing business call "Lowering Expectations". Unfortunately, that strategy usually only works for politicians -- for some odd reason.


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Welcome to
We've Agreed

Because in the free marketplace of ideas,
bad ideas don't stand a chance.

Whether you're Liberal or Conservative, Libertarian or Fascist, Sensible or Stupid, Right or Wrong...

Let the arguments begin!

Just go to our brand new bickerfest forum and pick a good fight!

Or write a friendly essay or poem on a topic of your choosing.

Right now, the bickerfest management (such that it is) is busy working on some of the other aspects of so we haven't had the time to start (nor really join in with) many debatable topics just yet.

Therefore, when you first arrive at the site, if you don't find anything worth arguing about in the current subject list, you're invited to click on "new post" so that you can get the ball rolling in your own way!

Wanna' get paid to bicker?

If you're an interesting writer and/or thinker (or just plain amusing), this thinger could quickly evolve into a paying gig for you within a few short months.

We're busy working out the details.

OTOH, if you're kinda boring, but you'd still like to cash-in here, well, you'll just have to find some other way to try to make yourself useful to the bickerfest discussions. Like doing a bit of fact-checking, for instance. Or you can make any number of other positive contributions.

Otherwise, the payment you receive may be nothing more than absorbing all of the entertainment and education provided to you by the other active participants -- which is wayyy more than nothing.

So stop your brooding and count your blessings.

Got questions?

If there's anything at all that you don't understand about using the Google Groups interface to post your flimsy arguments and/or alleged thoughts, OR if you have any other questions about this fascinating, innovative, bickerfesting enterprise, feel free to ask away in the comments below, or you can email them to us:

Because, as we all know:



So, enjoy the ride!

Bicker blocked?

If you can't think of anything to write or debate about right now, just click on one of the keyword-based Google-generated YouTube/Google video links which are running horizontally at the bottom of this blog.

After you click on a pic, a video will start playing at the top of this blog -- you'll have to scroll up to watch it.

For new video options, wait a bit and the selection of videos which is tied to the keywords will automatically change -- or you can try refreshing your browser to speed it up.

Still stumped?

If none of those videos help you to get any of your ideas or arguments to the surface, alternatively, you could theoretically take a walk to the grocery store, pick up a newspaper, and read a few of the anger-inducing headlines, or turn on the telly -- or you could even tune into something on your local hate radio.

Or ask your boss for a raise.


Or perhaps ask your spouse for an extended back rub -- and then fall asleep in the middle of it.

Any of the above thought-provoking, argument-inducing strategies should work quite nicely to unlock your inner need for a quick quarrel or essay. Well, if nothing else, it's a start!

NOTE: If you haven't subscribed yet, and if the forum isn't currently visible to non-subscribers like yourself right now (we turn it on and off periodically), check out the Bickerfest Table of Contents for a quick peek at some of the latest topics.


The Management
(such that it is)