Welcome, FrontBurner critics

Well, it was suggested by some commenters on FrontBurner that I, little old RayRay, start a blog. So I present you fine people with LodoWick®: A daily conversation about FrontBurner.

I want this blog to be a place where we can criticize FrontBurner without the fear of censorship. Wick Allison, D Magazine czar, owner of two houses, and friend of the little person, sent me this personal e-mail on April 8:


Let’s be perfectly frank. You are a nuisance. You add nothing to the conversation. It is no secret that I have never liked comments, and you provide the perfect example of why.

I would like to invite you politely to leave FrontBurner and never come back. Go enjoy your life. Or, since you don’t like how I run my company, go into competition with me and run me out of business. Or go invent something entirely new. Show some spark, man!

 But for godssake find something better to do with your time than comment on my website.

 All the best,

 Wick Allison

Well, Wick, I’m not going to leave you alone, but I feel that LodoWick®, an advertising-free blog that will be lucky to get five hits per day, is what it will take to run the D empire into the ground. Better start searching for another job.

Look, critics of FrontBurner obviously enjoy (or did at one point) reading the site, or else we would’ve left a long time ago. We’re just concerned that, as commenter Brent D. put it, “This used to be so great. Sad it is now.” Simple but true.

So here’s LodoWick®! Come back when you: 

  • Want to say something about FrontBurner without Wick deleting it.
  • Want to read my ill-conceived, poorly written takes on the latest douchebag move from FrontBurner staff (mainly Tim).
  • Have an idea about how to run D Magazine out of business.

If you have any tips for me or want to tell me what a douchebag I am, I’m at rayrayc21 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

UPDATE: Comments have been turned off completely. Wow.


5 Responses to Welcome, FrontBurner critics

  1. Charles says:

    Agreed. When Wick randomly deletes posts he effective turns his blog readers into things for his amusement, little paint sticks with their heads pinched off. By allowing, even encouraging some and deleting others solely on the basis of his idiosyncratic tastes he colors in his coloring book the way he wants to, but in doing so he turns what were once unique human beings expressing themselves into dead Scrabble pieces for his amusement alone. I guess that’s what becoming accustomed to the obedience of servants does to you.

  2. Hooray says:


    In the words of Tim circa 2007: Awe. Some.

  3. Daniel says:

    Wow, you really got a load o’ Wick!

    (clutches liver, wincing sharply, in an appeal for the pity-laugh)

  4. Daniel says:

    P.S. Better than getting a load of Brodie-Cobb. So rough!

  5. G. says:

    This is great – I love it. Just replaced FrontBurner with LogoWick in my bookmark bar.

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