Not sure I understand the logic of this comment. First of all, yes, I have “ripped off” the Ramones. Jokes on you, everyone who bought this shirt thinking I conceptualized this design - it’s actually a spoof on a classic punk rock band’s most iconic design! Ahhh ha ha ha! I fooled you all! 
Second, there is a massive difference between me saying, “Hey, Internet, stop tweeting me questions about my friend’s marriage and legal issues, I’m not going to answer them” and posting a picture of him wearing my shirt in public and being like, “Hey, Internet, this is where you can buy this t-shirt.”
Why do you think he WEARS my t-shirts to public places? Because it helps me to sell them! We’ve been friends for almost 20 years, so yeah, if he knows he’s going to get photographed somewhere he throws a Bake and Destroy shirt on and makes sure I get a good picture I can share. I am sorry that you don’t have friends who would do cool things like that for you. Maybe it’s because you’re a jerk who says mean things to people on the Internet for fun. 

Not sure I understand the logic of this comment. First of all, yes, I have “ripped off” the Ramones. Jokes on you, everyone who bought this shirt thinking I conceptualized this design - it’s actually a spoof on a classic punk rock band’s most iconic design! Ahhh ha ha ha! I fooled you all! 

Second, there is a massive difference between me saying, “Hey, Internet, stop tweeting me questions about my friend’s marriage and legal issues, I’m not going to answer them” and posting a picture of him wearing my shirt in public and being like, “Hey, Internet, this is where you can buy this t-shirt.”

Why do you think he WEARS my t-shirts to public places? Because it helps me to sell them! We’ve been friends for almost 20 years, so yeah, if he knows he’s going to get photographed somewhere he throws a Bake and Destroy shirt on and makes sure I get a good picture I can share. I am sorry that you don’t have friends who would do cool things like that for you. Maybe it’s because you’re a jerk who says mean things to people on the Internet for fun. 

Hey slowpoke, did you snooze on getting one of these hand-screened Bake and Destroy shirts? Good news - there are a few left and you can save 15% on one when you enter SLOWPOKE through 9/13. Visit my #Etsy shop to get yours now. (Or, find extended sizes & styles in my Spreadshirt shop!)

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Hey slowpoke, did you snooze on getting one of these hand-screened Bake and Destroy shirts? Good news - there are a few left and you can save 15% on one when you enter SLOWPOKE through 9/13. Visit my #Etsy shop to get yours now. (Or, find extended sizes & styles in my Spreadshirt shop!)

Etsy —> https://www.etsy.com/shop/bakeanddestroy

Spreadshirt —> http://bakeanddestroy.spreadshirt.com/

Show of hands - who thinks this is an OK thing to say to another human being over a video game?

Show of hands - who thinks this is an OK thing to say to another human being over a video game?

I Made Dita Von Teese Famous and Other Complete Bullshit

I turned off anon long ago because I was just getting bombarded with people’s unsolicited and not surprisingly, incredibly stupid opinions and ramblings about CM Punk. I get it, we’re friends, and since he tends to block anyone who annoys him, directing all idiocy toward me seems like a pretty good work-around. But now I don’t allow anon asks, and I ignore/block everyone on Twitter who bugs me about him too. It doesn’t stop people from trying, but whatever - welcome to life on the Internet. 

When I wrote my RedEye article about fame from a friend’s perspective (http://goo.gl/w3eCx6) I received reactions varying from rape and death threats (yep… that happened) to people saying it was the first time they ever really put themselves in the shoes of a person who lives in the public eye. Of course most people responded with the very “if I had his money I wouldn’t complain” or “if he didn’t want constant attention he shouldn’t have become famous” that prompted the article — so thanks for reading, dummies. 
But yeah, that’s what I was trying to say in my article — you can’t say “if I was him” because you aren’t him. If I were you I’d probably do things differently too. But I’m not you, so I can’t begin to speculate on how I would react to being thrown into your life. Do you think money solves every problem? If I’m not mistaken, Biggie Smalls never said, “Mo money, NO problems.” So just stop with that, it’s a silly argument.
Live your own life, which I might add, is so short that every moment you spend speculating about how you’d do things if you were someone else is a moment you have wasted. 
The “well he shouldn’t have blah blah blah” argument is equally invalid. “Well, if he didn’t want his wedding photos to be leaked he shouldn’t be getting photographed at all those Cubs games.” What the actual fuck are you talking about? Say that sentence to yourself slowly and listen to how dumb you sound. You should also know when I read those tweets and emails out loud to my husband I fill my cheeks up with air and pull my chin into my chest so my voice sounds as stupid as those words are. I usually swing my elbows around and make a fart noise at the end of the sentences, too. 
I feel like these “well he shouldn’t have fart fart fart" comments are coming in tandem with another case of an invasion of privacy in the news right now - Jennifer Lawrence. "Well if she didn’t want people to see her private photos then she shouldn’t have taken them!" Uh no, actually whoever stole and published them shouldn’t have done that. And the people sharing them online now shouldn’t be sharing them. Those are the shouldn’ts that I will accept. 
I don’t think Punk has complained about people tweeting pictures of him in the ring or on a panel at a comic book convention - you know, his public life? And I don’t think it’s too much to ask to not want people waiting for you next to your garbage can or shoving crap into your mail slot. Sure, sure those people “made him famous” (temporarily putting a hold on my argument that hard work and determination made him famous) but so did hundreds of thousands of other fans who would never dream of violating a person’s private life in that way. They don’t feel entitled to access in such a creepy and inappropriate manner - so why should the few who do get away with it? 
Wait, you guys… should I be standing next to Dita Von Teese’s dumpster right now? I mean, I’ve put a few hundred bucks into her bank account over the years, don’t I deserve to know what brand of cat food she buys? After all, I made her famous (erm, after I found out who she was because she was you know, in magazines and stuff that I had nothing to do with) and anyhow, if she doesn’t want me sending her explicit tweets and harassing her boyfriend then she shouldn’t be photographed at fashion shows! Her fault, not mine. 
Never mind, guys, I totally see your point. Well, I’m off to make a Dita Von Teese doll out of my own hair so I can shove it into her mail slot. See you later! 
Signed copies of my book are now available here! I’m also doing a giveaway soon so stay tuned for the details! 

Signed copies of my book are now available here! I’m also doing a giveaway soon so stay tuned for the details! 

Congrats to the winner of my birthday fundraiser raffle! you’ve won a copy of my book Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans autographed by myself & CM Punk! 

Five reasons to buy Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans

  1. Never-before published vegan recipes!
  2. CM Punk’s fighting panties!
  3. Pizza dress!
  4. Four rasslin’ recipes including one written by Lita!
  5. Illustrations by Betty Turbo!

Buy it now!

You guys! My birthday is next week and we’ve already 90% of the way to my goal of raising $1,000 for Grind for Life! Remember, everyone who donates (no matter the amount) will be entered to win a copy of my book Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans signed by me & WWE’s CM Punk (he wrote the forward)! 

To read more about my fundraiser & to donate go to my fundraising page

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How to get signed copies of my book for the holidays, other sweet gift ideas & info on winning a copy of my book signed by CM Punk. http://bakeanddestroy.net/2013/12/autographed-books-holiday-junk/ 

How to get signed copies of my book for the holidays, other sweet gift ideas & info on winning a copy of my book signed by CM Punk. http://bakeanddestroy.net/2013/12/autographed-books-holiday-junk/ 

Hey guys! My 4th annual birthday fundraiser benefitting Grind for Life just got a little more exciting for the donors! Everyone who donates - no matter how much - will be entered to win a copy of my cookbook Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans autographed by myself & WWE superstar CM Punk (who happened to write the forward to the book)! 
If you prefer to donate w/o PayPal shoot me an email so I can add your donation offline & enter you in the giveaway! natalie(at)bakeanddestroy(dot)com. 
Click here to donate & to read all the details! Even if you don’t donate, please share this & help to spread the word. Thank you! 

Hey guys! My 4th annual birthday fundraiser benefitting Grind for Life just got a little more exciting for the donors! Everyone who donates - no matter how much - will be entered to win a copy of my cookbook Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans autographed by myself & WWE superstar CM Punk (who happened to write the forward to the book)! 

If you prefer to donate w/o PayPal shoot me an email so I can add your donation offline & enter you in the giveaway! natalie(at)bakeanddestroy(dot)com. 

Click here to donate & to read all the details! Even if you don’t donate, please share this & help to spread the word. Thank you!