Jun 16, 2004

Is Biz A Jerk?

Rumor has it that Dave Winer was not alone in guessing — based on my blog persona — that I am a jerk. (What with the self-proclaimed "genius" status and whatnot.) While it is true that my mother refers to me as "Jerk Biz" on regular basis, I have thought, lo these many years, that I came across as self deprecating; possibly even in a humorous way. It has recently occurred to me that I may need to put a quiz on my site: Is Biz A Jerk? I'll look into that as time permits. In the meantime I will continue assuming that, as they say in Massachusetts, "I Rock Natick."

13 comments:

Jen said...

Stone, only those who know and love you can call you a jerk. And we do. But we mean it in a good way.

CarLBanks said...

Biz is not a jerk. Evan is a jerk!

Just kidding Evan! Don't delete my blogger account!

Greg said...

Naw...Biz ain't no jerk (Who knows? He may really BE a genius!)

"Harold" said...

Maybe the photo is adding to the whole "jerk" persona. Kinda says, "Come on, take your best shot."

But I always feel inferior reading your blog anyway, so I figure if you've got attitude, I had it coming.

Carry on, Biz.

Baomei said...

I don't really know you other than through your blog...so, are you (a jerk)?

J.R. Hughson said...

Jen turned me onto your blog and she would never steer me wrong (would she?), so i say: "No way biz is not a jerk."

*jade said...

Ah, you're not a jerk. I don't know you, but from what I've read on your blog, you're not. Just a genius, heh.

Gideon Starorzewski said...

Self-confidence and knowing the full extent of one's abilities and talents often garners negativity from those who are jealous and insecure; in other words, f*** 'em.

Carlos said...

Genius:

a) http://www.blogger.com/profile/136

Wizards:

a) http://www.forbes.com/maserati/billionaires2004/LIRXFXI.html?passListId=10&passYear=2004&passListType=Person&uniqueId=XFXI&datatype=Person

b) http://www.forbes.com/maserati/billionaires2004/LIRD664.html?passListId=10&passYear=2004&passListType=Person&uniqueId=D664&datatype=Person


No ofense.

PS: How old are you?

CarLBanks said...

Carlos, he works for Google. That's why he's a jerk. Just kidding.

But Carlos, if he was younger than 20, Google wouldn't give him a job.

OldEric said...

Biz is no jerk. He's done great things to Blogger

CarLBanks said...

OldEric, I totally agree. Biz has helped make Blogger not be so much of a simple blogging tool, Blogger is so complex now.

Theresa Z said...

Although I don't know you personally, I wouldn't call your blog persona a jerk, braniac maybe, jerk no. Remember Steve Martin's character in the movie "The Jerk", maybe thats what he meant a lovable genius of sorts. Listen, I'm called a bitch most every day and I'm proud of it, embrace your inner jerk, but never jerk inner socks, thats just nasty. ;)