Sunday, July 15, 2007

A New Low in Babalú's Decline

Where Have All the Babalunians Gone?

In what must be a new low in the decline of the "dean of Cuban-American blogs," Babalú has received a total of 44 comments for its last 20 posts. Nine of the 20 posts received 0-1 comments.

I would advise those who think that RCAB has no readers to scramble over to Babalú and leave some comments because they desperately need you. Now.

If such a fate had befallen the Review, I would close this blog.


Rick said...

It could never happen, Manny, because at least half, if not more, of the commenters here are you in different guises.

Just sitting around creating conversations....what a life.


Manuel El Lechero said...

Your system of measurement is quite odd. No other blogger I have read counts the number of comments. On that, I will no doubt give you the crown, your highness. 5 commenters X 20 comments each = 100 comments. Congrats. And ditto what Rick said. 3 of the 5 commenters are you. So where does that leave you?

Manuel A.Tellechea said...


Alas, Rick, I am unable to write in any style but my own, which doesn't require a signature to be identifiable as mine.

I remember that you made the same accusation when I was commenting on your blog in its glory days. It irritated you greatly that your other commenters would praise me and not you. You even accused me of fabricating these favorable comments. The same thing was happening to me at Critical Miami, but Alesh compared the IPs and determined that this was not true. The people praising me had actually been commenting on your blogs long before I came aboard.

The only make-believe identities on this blog belong to those who attack me and are too cowardly to use their real names.

One would think, Rick, that my attacks on Babalú would please you, since your hatred for Val is well-known and continuing. But you can't derive any pleasure from that because I even attack Val better than you do.

What a life is yours, Rick. Always living in my shadow, hating me for what I did for your blog and hating me for leaving.

Fantomas said...

Manuel who is your internet nemesis?

Dime carajo

Manuel A.Tellechea said...


More of your standard BS? Now you are claimimg that bloggers don't care about comments at all. If that is the case, why do they invite them? Why do you?

Fantomas said...

Manuel a blog is not considered succesful because of the amount of comments it has

Who told you so?

If I disable the comments of my blog right now I can guarantee you that I could double the amount of visitors even

want to bet?

CorgiGuy said...

I think you should rename your blog to STUCK ON BABALU, SOB for short

I'm sure rick will not mind

Vana said...

Obviously HITS do matter, you dont believe me? just go to Killcastro, August 24 2006, scroll down to the post
What Type Of Cuban Are You, read all the comments there, 31 of them, it will soon become apparent that comments and hits do matter, at least to Val, please do read all of KC's comments, he has all the dirt, it's all there for everyone to see

Vana said...

As to the comment that many here are Manuel in disguise, that is the most stupid thing I ever read, If I could express myself as Manuel does, I would have written a book long ago, no way Manuel could disguise himself, his way of writing would give him away.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...


Why disable the comments on your blog? Wouldn't it be redundant? After all, you are not getting any comments now. The malaise of Babalú has spread to its acolytes. I wonder how?

Fantomas said...

fantomas july 15, 2007

fantomas july 15, 2007



POR ESO ES QUE VENGO ..abajofidel blog is a santuary reconocido internacionalmente ya .. alli no se habla ni se permite la mierda, la chavacaneria y menores de 18


fantomas july 15, 2007

GET IT manolo


you have been served again
dime quien es tu internet nemesis?

Manuel A.Tellechea said...


You will never be sent to The Madhouse for expressing your honest opinions here. It is only obscene, abusive or threatening speech which will get you consigned there. Be civil and you can be as adamant as you wish. Even in The Madhouse you can still continue to emit your opinions and others may respond if they wish. Even mad dogs have rights here at RCAB so long as they comport themselves properly.

Fantomas said...


is that a new word in the english dictionary


comportar verbo


CorgiGuy said...


A blog is a journal that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption. Good Blogs generally represent the personality of the author. This blog represents the personality of Manuel and i would venture to say that he is doing it for his personal gratification.

I think the problem with Babalu is that it lacks personality because there are many authors that contribute to it( i believe over 7). So it's hard to get the personality of it. it feels more like a chatterbox.

Regarding comments that depends on the author. If the author is writing for his own pleasure to put out a point of view, comments are irrelevant. Just like the poet that writes a poem.

Now if you have blog to compete with other blogs then that's a different deal.

Agustin Farinas said...

It seems Fantomas can't express himself without using some kind of obscenity or an insult. As I said in one of my comments, this reveals more about himself than about those he aims his comments at. He is nobody's Nemesis but his own, his own worst enemy. By using such foul language he tells us more about himself that we can ever hope to guess about him. When I complain once about this, he told me:
"Agustin you should see the way the people in Cuba talk, there is no culture there anymore". Obviously some of that malaise has rubbed off on him judging by his language. Maybe we should use some soap on his mouth as my Grandma used to say when she heard such language.
As he himself said, "I only come here to make trouble, not to read anything. In my own blog I do not allow that type of thing." or something to that effect. Evidently he abuses your blog for his own purposes. That may be the reason Kill Castro deletes his comments and rightly so. I think he is beyond help now. Vana was right in ignoring him. I believe from now on I will follow her advice and her policy. A pest is better ignored. Enough is enough. I hope eventually he will get tired of being ignored and will crawl back to the dark Catacumbs he came from. He is used to doing this in other blogs too. Some people don't have any manners and this is a case to illustrate that point.

Fantomas said...

Agustin look at Rui Ferreira blog now..Una casa de ratas

"El dia que Fantomas decida marcharse de este blog, sera la muerte natural del mismo"

July 15, 2007

Manuel A. Chechechea said...

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I'm schizophrenic
And so am I

Agustin Farinas said...

The loonies are loose!
Better bolt down the doors and windows and get the restraints and the thorazine injections ready.
Good grief that is all we need now. Where are the guys in the white coats when we neeed them?. Fantomas is bringing his friends to play here too.

Fantomas said...
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Manuel A.Tellechea said...

For whatever reason, Longfellow always had great respect for me, though what I used to do to him makes my treatment of fantomas seem affectionate in comparison. Something which I never did, however, was bully or degrade him because I could, which is what everybody else did to him. No one, I think, has been booted more often than Longfellow from Cuban-American blogs, a dozen times by Val the Censor alone. I always used to defend Longfellow, because, as I saw it, he was the Ultima Thule: if a blog could put up with Longfellow, it really did embrace the First Amendment (and every other Amendment). We battled forever on Oscar Corral's Miami's Cuban Connection and last coincided on South of the Palmetto, where the nostalgia of the old battles replaced the belligerance, as it did for the veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAA) and the United Confederate Veterans (UCV).

Manuel A.Tellechea said...


Well, you have done it now. You have proven to me beyond the shadow of a doubt that you have completely lost your senses. For you must be mad indeed if you presume to correct my English.

Comport is an English word. It may not be used in your circles where baby talk is the lingua franca, but it is certainly in the vocabularies of fluent English-speakers, and, of course, in every English dictionary.

I am going to set about immediately constructing The Madhouse which you will occupy upon its completion.

For starters, I will keep you on a regimen of bread and water (which you could certainly use) and I will order that your condition be treated with frequent buckets of ice water. I don't know yet if a snakepit will be necessary.

Your diplomatic immunity has been revoked. Now is the time for you to flee to Babalunia.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...


If I ever actually spun off the Babalú-bashing franchise and created a blog just for it, I had intended to name it "Babalu Revue." Your suggestion, though, is intriguing and does tempt me. There is only one little problem: It not I who is stuck on Babalu, but Babalu which is stuck on me like a piece of toilet paper trailing my shoe. I am still trying to shake it off without actually having to touch it. If they knew any bathroom etiquette, this would never have happened to me. But they festoon the earth with these banners too.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

P.S.: I am delighted to see that you have adopted as your own the "Corgiguy" logo which I used in my post recommending your blog.

Fantomas said...
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CorgiGuy said...


yes the logo! you did it! you baptized my blog, i will be eternally gratefull! I found it again in a google image search in cafepress!

Alright if stuck on babalu doesn't work for you about SHITFACED ON BABALU, that will match your toilet them. Just trying to help you out

Manuel A.Tellechea said...


You are not trying hard enough. Your vast reserves of culture should yield something finer than "Shitfaced on Babalú." Even "Baba at Babalú" would be better.

CorgiGuy said...

would that be something like the val BUCLED my BABA at BABALU? or the day my BABA got BUCLED at BABALU?

God i hope CHANOG is not pissed at me!

Manuel A.Tellechea said...


No. I'm not feeling any of it. Your first suggestion had the most merit. The others fall way short of the mark.

Fantomas said...



Fantomas july 16, 2007

You should get inside the mad cage and throw away the key ...forever...

sorry the koolaid kids wont save you

Fantomas said...

manuel could you please open your first post so that people
and myself can comment there

C mon

Tienes miedo?

Saca el miedo de la gaveta , vamos carajo

Fantomas said...

third best quote of the Century

" a kinder, glenter , fantomas "

july 16, 2007

Agustin Farinas said...

a kinder, gentler Fantomas? Not possible unless he takes his daily dose of Thorazine. Remember we are dealing here with two personalities living inside one person.
Quote of the Century: (what Century 21st or 22nd?)
"a kinder, glenter(sic) Fantomas"

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