The Cleveland Park Men’s Club is no more. I would like to take a good chunk of the credit for this victory, but it really could not have been done without your trolls, flames, and all-around stellar hating. The nonstop assault was incredible, and as I told Kathryn a week or two ago, “I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Let’s reminisce with a time line:
March 21: Adam asks me for a link via e-mail.
Hey, DCB, can I ask you for a favor? I’m looking to beef up my blog (http://clevelandparkmensclub.blogspot.com) I just started it for my buddies and I, a bunch of rat packer types in Cleveland Park. Can I link up w/ your site? If you like what you see, maybe I can be on yours?
Thanks, man. Hope to run into guys at some point. Seems like there is never a lack of a good time. Keep me in the loop.
I gave him a link because he didn’t mind getting his nose a little brown for me.
May 20: I throw the Haters Happy Hour, a blog wankfest that has the CPMC and KAC as special guests. Up to this point I haven’t met Adam, but he has been nice in e-mails. After meeting Adam, I felt that his online and private persona’s were not congruent. The seed of doubt was planted. The irony of my early actions, of giving Adam and his site a lot of attention, is that I helped propel him to a level of fame that made his downfall so much more spectacular.
June 23: I published a scathing rebuke of El Greco’s ridiculous post on dating. I started believing that Adam was a phony.
August 18: As I’m keeping an eye on the Senator trolls posting here, Adam decides to publicly state his displeasure in this post:
DCB?this is the real me.
I am no longer commenting on your site. (For the readers out there, I have not been making those comments. There is no real way to make you believe that this is the real me, but it is.)
I just emailed you. I hope we can clear this up.
Just wanted to shoot you a quick email and say that it is not me making those dumb comments on your site. Someone has been posting as “The Senator” for a few days now. I didn’t find out until this morning.
Anyway, if you have any idea who it might be, I’d like them to stop. Otherwise, whatever, I’ll just have to play the passive aggressive blogging game.
I found it humorous that he was so worried about his public image. Adam’s reaction to the continued trolling in the days ahead revealed him to be petty. I removed his link and started to think about writing a massive hater post against the CPMC.
September 13 & 14:
. 13: Adam loses it and has a temper tantrum. In one day he is de-linked by several DC blogs.
. 14: DCB makes a critical post about Adam that gets picked up by DCist. Adam responds by posting Michael Jackson song lyrics and a picture of DCB.
Source: CPMC Wiki
You’ll notice in the dates that I waited a month until posting the CPMC attack. The reason was because I wanted to post it only after blog readers knew Adam was a joke – through witness of the douchery of his actions – and not necessarily because of what I say. I posted only after Adam weakened himself through idiotic public comments; I wanted to state things that readers already felt were true.
I implore you to please shut down your page before you become a laughing stock. You?re not far from it as it is. No one takes you seriously anymore, and you won?t make much money if your page eventually reaches your ultimate life dream goal.
DCist, a site I have criticized numerous times, links to my post (Martin Austermuhle must be a secret CPMC hater). For Adam this must have been a public relations disaster, especially since it was read over 2,000 times. To Adam’s credit, he would not give up, continuing to post inane drivel about cigars and fancy pants. It was almost as of Adam was helping out the trolls by giving them excellent hater material just to keep the dying CPMC in the “spotlight”.
I can’t say that my hands are totally clean (I have made contributions to the wiki), but the movement to destroy the CPMC involved a core group of – by my prediction – at least a dozen characters. The dedication to destroy Adam rivals that of a male teenager trying to lose his virginity. And it worked.
Adam is probably preparing for an onslaught of anonymous trolling in the weeks ahead. He’ll be back, forced by his attention whoring personality to give it another shot, but I’m sure the troll army will be ready. I conclude this remembrance post with a message to Adam, who I know is reading:
I’ve never seen anyone get bitched on the internet like you did.
P.S. You’re a horrible speller.