"Hey, I'm officially a writer. Recently I posted a Q&A with Cristina Khuly who made the film "Shoot Down" here at Babalu. I was contacted by Orlando Weekly and asked if I'd sell them the piece. 25 bucks baby. But now I guess I can say I sold something I wrote." — Henry "Economist" Gómez, "Hey, I'm Officially a Writer," Babalú, February 4, 2008
That's how William Faulkner started and for the same pay.
An interesting exchange ensued at Babalú between "The Economist" and Fantomas, which underscores what I have noted lately, that Fantomas scourges the Babalunians with my whip, and they, in turn, make him the butt of their frustrations:
Felicidades Escritor de mi parte. But Somebody will have a field day mañana with this bit of news.
Posted by: Abajofidel, February 4, 2008 01:33 AM
Do you think I honestly care what such an asshole thinks? Do you write on your blog based on what other people think?
Posted by: Henry "Economist" Gomez at February 4, 2008 01:37 AM
Come to think of it, I know the answer to that question. It's yes. Otherwise you wouldn't be so quick to come tell me every time jerky says something about me. I'm sure what he may say about you bothers you. A mi me roza.
Posted by: Henry "Economist" Gomez, February 4, 2008 01:40 AM
Have I mentioned a name tocayo?... Enjoy your success. Easy, tranquilo. What he says about me, ya tu sabes I play with it
Posted by: Abajofidel, February 4, 2008 02:05 AM
From this exchange we may deduce the following:
1). Henry "honestly cares what such an asshole thinks."
2). Fantomas knows he cares and torments him with everything I write about him.
3). Henry now writes with a view to what I may say about what he writes. I am, as it were, his "thought check."
4). Henry denies it but affirms everything in his denial.
5). Fantomas thinks he's the cat.
#3 adds his two cents:
C'mon Henry, you know that Abajo is a two-faced boot-licker playing both sides of the field. He comes here saying very guapo things, and then over there he can't wait to stick his head up his master's ass.
Posted by: George L. Moneo at February 4, 2008 07:57 AM