For reasons that aren’t entirely clear to me some business suit types at one of the bigger media entertainment websites have offered me a god-awful amount of money for the rights to the Stupid Evil Bastard website. I can’t fully disclose just how much money is involved nor the company as of yet because the deal hasn’t been finalized, but let’s just say that it’s enough that I won’t have to worry about working again any time soon. At first I was sure this was a prank, but over the past few days I’ve had a few phone conversations with the gentlemen involved and it seems to be entirely on the up and up. Apparently they think I’ve managed to build SEB into some sort of angry non-conformist mecca that they hope to capitalize on to sell a new line of clothing with snarky and sardonic messages on them. The one drawback to this development is that I have to sign a non-compete clause promising not to start up another website featuring my particular brand of foaming at the mouth rantings for the next five years so as not to draw audience share away from SEB. Until the deal is final I’ll continue blogging here as usual.
As much as I love blowing hot air all over the interwebs, this was too good a deal to pass up. Someone’s basically paying me a ridiculous sum of money to shut my mouth while they cynically exploit the brand I’ve spent the last six years building up. They say everyone has a price and these guys more than exceeded mine. Given the troubles I’ve had trying to get back on my feet since being laid off from Ford Motor Company, well, I hope you won’t hold my selling out against me for too long.
Who am I kidding? You can hold it against me all you want. I’ll be too busy sipping Mai Tais on some tropical beach somewhere to notice anyway.