Part 4-and-I-swear-this-is-the-end: William Shatner and I are totally getting the band back together

It’s over, y’all.

The long, hard battle has ended.  William Shatner has unblocked me. This is the point where I would furiously scream “VICTORY IS MINE!” and quote something from Braveheart but I never made it to the end of that movie and also technically this victory is William Shatner’s as well because this means I owe him a beer.  But he has to come to Texas for it because I don’t like to travel.  This is probably how Abraham Lincoln felt at the end of the Civil War when he freed all the slaves and killed Hitler and reunited all the people who got lost on LOST with their families.  It feels good.

Also, a very special thank you to:

1.  William Shatner for being such an amazing good sport.  For real.

2.  Everyone on twitter who spent the week vehemently championing such a ridiculous and entertaining cause with hashtags, memorial ribbons and blogs while they were probably supposed to be working.

3.  Everyone who had to stop using twitter for the week because this whole debacle made twitter both awesomely spectacular and also really, incredibly annoying.  It’s done now.  Pinky swear.  You can come back now.

Also, if you are reading this and have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about just skip this entirely and go to yesterday’s post when Victor and I discussed having babies so we could tattoo them and leave them in the road, which (surprisingly) bothered people way less than William Shatner blocking me.  Conclusion: William Shatner is a mobilizing force.  Tattooing your baby and leaving it in the road? Not so much.

Also, I officially give William Shatner permission to block me again immediately with absolutely no repercussions.  Because I am a peacemaker. And because I’d probably block me too.  Nothing personal, me.

I don't know why but I was expecting a chorus of angels.  Odd.
I don't know why but for some reason I was expecting a chorus of angels. Weird.

Comment of the day: Next, we take on the Republican Caucus. And the swine flu. ~ Overflowing Brain (Katie)

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  1. now I have to find another worthwhile cause to devote my precious time to. Perhaps I’ll Save the Wallabys. (although what I should do is take a typing course because I had to go back and fix errors in practically every single word here)
    .-= kate´s last blog ..Weigh In Wednesday =-.

  2. I’d probably block you too if you weren’t such a sex kitten.

    God Jen. When are we just going to get it over with.

    Don’t toy with my emotions.

    )8

    *gets blocked on Twitter)

  3. Thank Baby Jesus and Spock. Our long national nightmare is over. I mean, it was only a week long, but that’s a long time to keep opening twitter and screaming.
    .-= lettergirl´s last blog ..Five-O =-.

  4. It was a very confusing time. Like my love for you is the kind of love that moves heaven and earth and the moon and the stars and so on and so forth. In an actual battle, I would jump in front of a bullet for you. No really. FOR REALS. But my utter annoyance and despair for the state of Twitter this past week was the kind of thing that makes people OFF THEMSELVES. I had to temporarily unfollow a person or two (not you, of course!!) in a desperation move to prevent that end. I am SO HAPPY for things to go back to normal! And happy that you are unblocked! And happy, apparently, I WON’T have to off myself after all. Long live the ever-lovely Miss Jenny!
    .-= Lesley´s last blog ..An Um…What?? Dream Sequence! (It’s Just As Stupid As You’d Think) (Except For How It’s Even Stupider) =-.

  5. Don’t quote Braveheart because then you would be obligated to moon someone and that is just inappropriate.

    Well, I hope Bill still has a sense of humor because I am halfway through my short story on him and I ain’t quitting DANG IT!

    When I get done I’ll let you know. I want you to review it let me know if I caught the essence of “The Shat.”
    .-= Houston´s last blog ..How I Feel =-.

  6. “Yay!” for The Bloggess and her hoards of minions! Wow, does that mean that Twitter has actually made a difference in the world? Who would have ever thought.

    Can we begin the next assault? I nominate The Hoff.

  7. I wonder how Bill feels about all this… Or if he’s read these blogs… Here’s to hoping you get to buy him that beer (if I were Bill I’d let you buy it, but then make you promise you’d never blog about it… Ha!)
    .-= Grizzly Kitteh´s last blog ..did someone say =-.

  8. A great victory, yes, but…the cries of those we lost will haunt me forever. Mere casualties of war? Perhaps. Though, we cannot escape this fact, and we must now do what we can to mend the broken hearts of the countless children, husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, friends and lovers who have now lost their brave, valiant soldiers to war.
    .-= WazNeeni´s last blog ..Acer Tech Support Nightmare =-.

  9. I was recently RT by Brent Spiner. Promptly BlockedbyBrentSpiner became my follower. I’m not sure what this actually means, but I wondered if it was possible to be blocked by BlockedbyBrentSpiner, if that is a paradox which would cause Twitter to implode in on itself, and whether you’d consider that as your next option?

  10. Oh, zoinks. I fear my previous comment was not very clear. I was wondering if you would consider actively working for a block by BlockedbyBrentSpiner to prove my theory about Twitter paradox and black holes?

  11. Every Canadian loves you now, I’m sure. *snort* And yay to Bill for kicking his official twitter caretaker’s ass over this whole super fun campaign and for taking it in the spirit it was intended.

  12. Shit, I just realised, even if I wanted to give up my shoulder Bloggess, I’m clueless as to how, so I guess it’s there forever like scar to remember the fun times we shared over kicking Bill Shatner’s twitter caretaker’s ass to hell and back. Rock on!

  13. I blocked myself once. Best twenty-four hours I ever had. But then I figured out the password I had used, and I stole my identity and went on a shopping spree that ended up with me buying a monkey and trying to get him a passport and a job at Radio Shack (excuse me … I mean “The Shack”).

    Still … best twenty-four hours ever.
    .-= Kevin Tumlinson´s last blog .."Where I Write" =-.

  14. absolutely wonderful! i see the shat wized up. good for him. there is just no telling where it all would have led. maybe even the 5 o’clock channel 2 houston news. THAT my dear would have been absolutely awesome. but alas, the fun is over. cant wait to see who steps on your toes next time. they will also feel the wrath of ‘the bloggess wolverines’.

    yee haw you!!!
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..This Blogtastic World =-.

  15. I knew it was just a matter of time before the Shat realized his critical error and recognized your true brilliance. By that I mean you are truly a force to be reckoned with and not a big ball of hot gas. Wait. That sounds like the same thing. Oops!

    I wonder if William Shatner felt bullied into unblocking you bcuz of the all things he just never realized he was responsible for? And by unblocking you, he was righting an infinite number of wrongs and thus restarting the Earth’s core making sure that twitter (& by extension the WORLD) can survive. The power of twitter at it’s finest. I’m sacrificing a virgin as I write this in order to appease the twitter gods. Gotta love it. (Ok, so I’m not *really* sacrificing a virgin. And, ok, so he’s *really* not a virgin. Anymore.)
    .-= uthostage´s last blog ..*updated* It’s blog play time with Stacey. =-.

  16. The Shat has a good sense of humor – I have to wonder if he was playing you… 😉 Conga Rats in any case.

  17. Friggen finally. I had to up my Prozac dosage because of the drama you two created. You should be receiving my therapy bill any day now. And yes…my therapist IS named “Big Daddy.” Don’t ask.

  18. This matter will not be finished until The Shat follows you back. I think he unblocked you because he we all wore him down, but until he starts following and tweeting @thebloggess, he’s pretty much just trying to make us shut up. And that is totally wrong. Who’s up for #followthebloggess?
    .-= Barbara´s last blog ..Word Up =-.

  19. Yay. I love happy endings! I just have to mention that unfollowing stuff, though. Some people take their twittering a little too seriously. Makes me want to unfollow them. BRB. I have some clicking to do.

  20. Now that you’ve successfully brought William Shatner to his knees (oh that’s an unfortunate visual) I’m inviting you to participate in the August 24 Fun Monday meme which I’m hosting. The topic is “Back to School” and what I’m looking for are descriptions of classes people are taking or new skills they’re learning. Am also looking for some wise thoughts on the importance of lifelong learning. Of course, I realize that you may need to save all your wisdom for your sex column so don’t feel badly if you can’t play. I’ll just tell William Shatner that you’re still in a snit. I may also have to warn Victor to stop thinking about having a baby with someone who doesn’t believe in education. . .
    .-= faye´s last blog ..Fun Monday Sign-up – August 24 =-.

  21. Wow. That was incredible. You need to use your power for some good in the world. Like, say, bringing back New Coke.

    Also, horribly disappointed you’re not TheBloggess2. I actually think I wet myself when I was followed first. Now I have to go block “her” and then she’d going rally Twitter to get me to unblock her. Meh. It all smacks of effort.
    .-= harmzie´s last blog ..Raggedy Ann =-.

  22. David Caruso? I’ve said some pretty horrible things about him and it is a lot of fun. Plus, I’m pretty sure he despises the written word, therefore hates Jenny. I think it’s a fair deduction. #whydidyouleaveNYPDBLUEdouchebag? I think we can make it trend. Let me know.

    -Morpheus
    .-= MayoPie´s last blog ..#ba =-.

  23. Happy smiles all around here. What an entertaining series of asinine posts. Nothing better to brighten up my day. Keep up the awesome posts. I am killing cats for you as we speak.
    .-= Julia´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  24. it’s because i own 6 shares of priceline. and i wasn’t involved in any hashtags or twibbons. so he likes me. and that’s why he unblocked you.
    also, because he was afraid i’d sell my 6 shares…which, by the way, used to be 100 until that damn reverse spilt…
    and i’d singlehandedly cause priceline to collapse thus causing william shatner to have no more reason to do those damn priceline commercials.
    aren’t you lucky that i come to your blog every now and again.
    or not.
    .-= melissa´s last blog ..Exposing Myself =-.

  25. and I never got the twibbon because I WAS working and it would look like you were my long lost child that I had cast aside many years ago…more years than I have been of child bearing age…hold on that sounded like I think you look older than me which is totally wrong since I said you look like my child…of fuck it…I just didn’t get the twibbon…seriously, I think the word twibbon is made up and I really hate ribbons which is why I never got one.
    .-= Marla´s last blog ..I’M LIKE A BROWN RECLUSE, BUT PASTY WHITE WITH ONLY TWO LEGS AND NO DESIRE TO GO TO WORK =-.

  26. *long time reader, first time commenter. I have no idea about the whole story of William Shatner with
    you. I would like to tell you that I laughed hard when I skimmed the comments and saw ‘Shat’.

    Now, years ago, William Shatner was hired to autograph at a place where I was modelling.

    The line-ups were long with anticipation of so many people – (this was at the height of his Star
    Trek career) and I think he was signing for 3 days.

    The last day, he didn’t bother to show up at all. I have pictures with him and his bodyguard,
    who was nice. Him, well, he was a self-centered egotistical man, who disappointed l00’s,
    if not l000’s of people who were so disappointed.

    I also was disappointed, especially when I saw kids crying, and moreso when I found out what
    his fee was.

    I never watched Star Trek -and after that, every time I see his mug, I turn the t.v. station.

    I also wonder about the death of his wife in the swimming pool … ? I don’t like him one bit,

    I wouldn’t even give one thought about the blocking or unblocking of the ‘twit’ terer .

    Yuck.

    Now I must go and read more about this with you and him, but I will say this, I have never

    told anyone the story of the sadness he caused that day, and I now feel better.

    Thanks.

  27. Not so sure that Shatner exists . . . . . except conceptually in his own mind. . . . . you may have been chasing swamp gas all along here, Jen.
    You would not be the first to be fooled , to lose her mind in this foul and fetid morass.

    Anyway, . . . .Can you get me a super sweet deal deal on Priceline ? Or on an Asian hooker?

  28. Wait, that’s not enough of the story. Did he tell you he was unblocking you? Send you an e-mail? Apologize? What did he say? (Was it even him who blocked you, or just a minion?) Or did you just happen to notice that you weren’t blocked any more?

  29. Now how about getting Gawker.com to unban me for life. 50 years should be good enough. I promise, I’ll be snarkey/funny by then. Love ya. That crazy bitch from Arkansas. P.S. The Shat secretly loves Yo Gabba Gabba.

  30. You do know that at the end of Braveheart he is chopped into pieces?… This is only the beginning my friend, only the beginning.

  31. Ok, I ended up here via a long and odd series of twists and turns about William Shatner. A friend sent me a link to the gawker site & from there I am here. Given I find his talk-singing to be like a choir of angels singing perhaps you could just play that while you read tweets?
    .-= beth aka confusedhomemaker´s last blog ..3 for 3 Friday =-.

  32. My research into my own autoimmune problems suggests *everything will be just fine* if I just give myself a tapeworm. There’s even a medical supplies company that sells them.

    I’m pretty sure this is some sort of plot to put “Dr. Google” out of business.

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