11 July 2011

Pictures Removed by Rude Request

For those of you who blog - and many of you who follow Behr Blather do - you know there's a certain percentage of folks out there who do not want their picture/image on the Internet. I can understand this as do you all. That's why we have disclaimers on our blogs as well as blurbs that say if someone wishes their picture to be removed to just ask and voila! It will be done.

I have removed pictures before at the request of the subject and those email requests were polite and once the offending pictures removed, a thank you was received. Those requesters obviously understand that catching flies is easier with honey than with vinegar.

I have removed all - yes ALL - of the pictures related to my June 30 posts, of which there were three and about 13 pics, at the rudely-worded email request of some person. The email subject line said "REMOVE PICS OR I WILL REPORT YOU." Evidently shouting has its merits. The body of the text read "June 30 ones! I am serious!"

I did as requested to avoid any trouble. Let me make it perfectly clear: I did not feel threatened; I removed the pictures because I am a nice guy and a man of my word.

Well, most of the time.

This person (whose name, btw, appeared on the email so anonymity was moot) doesn't even have a real picture on his Facebook. Yes, that's right folks, I did a Facebook search using the email address and found this person; he has a cartoon as a profile picture. And under the "About" section, it states "Please NO REQUESTS from weirdos and gay bears. I LOVE WOMEN. REAL WOMEN!" I kid you not! All of this begs the question of why he was searching an obviously gay-oriented blog to find pictures of himself or of the offending pictures. Methinks the man protests too much.

So to you Sir who made the request (and I use the term "sir" loosely), I have removed all June 30 pictures in response to your rudely-worded request and in accordance with my own conscience.

To show there are no hard feelings, this pic is for you:











Now....get the fuck out of my blog!

16 comments:

Wonder Man said...

you tell'em. Screw him!

Cubby said...

What a total dick!

P.S. You're so hot when you get angry ;-)

Ivan Vargas said...

What a fuck-head.

mistress maddie said...

You go boy!!!!!!! Love it! Still don't know why people have to be so rude if they are requesting something.Kisses to you!

Beartoast said...

So, will you send me some of the pictures? I missed them! (LOL)

He must feel awkward in that closet.

Beartoast said...

And, you're hot when you're mad. Woof.

Miss Ginger Grant said...

Self hatred is so ugly!

Kyle said...

That's really sad Mark. Well, for him. How did he come to be so scared of bears I wonder? Bears, generally, are sweet, cuddly, and pretty cool people. Oh well, his loss.

Mind Of Mine said...

Hi there, I am new to your blog, so forgive me for not understanding the context, but how did you get his pictures in the first place?

David Dust said...

It tells you something that he knows enough about the Gay community to know what Bears are. Lets face it, a lot of (truly) straight men think "Gay Bears" = Yogi Bear and his "sidekick" Boo Boo.

Well done, my dear.

XOXOXOXO

Seth Rogaine said...

Right on, behr! Fuck yeah!

Rob said...

Well now I want to see the pictures

Anonymous said...

With all due respect, I like your blog but do any of those guys who pictures were taken aynomously know you do this? Respect is both ways. The person who requested the removal of the pics might had worded it rudely but taken pictures of men at work without thier acknowledgement us rude as well. Something to think about.

behrmark said...

Dear Anonymous: Thank you for your comment, I do appreciate it (I had two other similarly worded comments from an "anonymous" but only published one).
For the record, the guy at Home Depot was the ONLY one I took at his place of employment; and his apron had the name "Michael" on it, which was not the name that was on the email I received. But, point taken.

CJ/Rick said...

So much for life in the www aka Wild Wild West. Can't we all just get along?
Mark apparently he didn't make much of an impression on me for I can't remember. As a result would you email me the pics? :)

Nik_TheGreek said...

Well said my friend... :-)