From the Digg Thread:
"The bands that fell for this must be tools..."
"i'll bet after finding out she was fake, some people are still trying to get a contracts."
From the Reddit Thread:
"Ah thats funny. Never believe people on the internet are who they say.
Like how dumb of a band you have to be to pack up all your shit on what
someone on myspace said. They didnt even like, phone the record company
"Outwitted by a 13 year old with a fake profile, pizza and crystal light."
From the SomethingAwful Thread:
"It kind of says a lot about record executives that a 13 year old girl can pretend to be one and fool several bands.
On the other hand, any band that goes through MySapce looking for a record contract deserves what they get."
From the Comments on the 'sonymusicexec' MySpace Profile:
This guy didn't get the joke at all: "you aren't really my friend, because i hate major labels, but you represent what is wrong so well, old man."
This guy was a little closer to the truth but not quite there: "you are 13 years old and trick bands into coming to LA. Funny and brilliant!"
This guy got it: "Thank you so much for giving my Band "ZOMBIE FETUS VENDING MACHINE" a change to make it big, we sent the demo tapes to where you said, when will we hear a reply? I mean it has been a while, no rush, I mean I know people are busy and all. Thanks again!
PS. Keep rock evil! "
Messages received at the MySpace profile's Inbox:
"Nice work, Ashley. I just saw the article; you showed an incredible
amount of moxie! Congrats, you're an internet celebrity now!"
"This is why 13 year old girls are not allowed on myspace.
"You are smarter than half the College students I know!
KUDOS X 10000 "
"god damn you must be bored. we all know youre a fake"
"Are still accepting submissions from bands? Please check out my stuff and let me know what you think?"
"I just read how this site is nothing but a little girl lying to bands
and telling them to goto california for a record deal. That's freakin
"Yeah right. No one is buying it, and yer all over FARK for being a dumbass."
One website even went as far as to post their own story on BBelievers with links to some random blogs that BBelieved the story:
"Seriously, how dumb can you get?"
"This isn't quite relevant to science, but I think the message is clear:
good critical thinking skills would have gone a long way to keep this
kind of hilarious fraud from happening. I agree with that executive -
most of these bands are as dumb as dirt. Amen."
"I mean, seriously, neopunk-country????"
The MySpace story wasn't the only one that got BBelievers this week. One bright bulb thinks he can crack the code that the FBI can't...
The winner of this year's Geek Limerick contest has volunteered to write a weekly limerick for BBspot. I haven't decided where to put it yet, so this week's I'll put in the Mailbag...