Archive for the ‘I Hate Mike Love’ Category

Today is the fifth anniversary of what is easily my most read post, “Why I Hate Mike Love”. Not only does this post continue to draw traffic, but it’s actually been viewed more times so far in July 2011 than in any other month. The daily average number of views this month is 150% of […]


Having become aware, as I occasionally do, that I have a blog, I’ve also remembered that there’s something I like to post on weekends now and then: music videos. This one comes from your favorite Internet humorist, Jay Pinkerton, although he doesn’t know it. It was Jay who pointed me to this Metafilter thread about […]


When I look at the search engine phrases bringing people to this site, I’m a little disturbed to see that “child molester” is right up there. But I’m pleased to see that “mike love asshole” and variations on that theme are perennial favorites too. And I’m even more pleased that, now that I’ve put “Mike […]


Stupid computer

07Jun07

First the good news: A certain “Kate” who left a comment to my “Why I Hate Mike Love” post has tipped me off to a new edit to Wikipedia’s entry on Mike Love. The References to Mike Love in Popular Culture section now contains the following: Blogger Peter Lynn of Man vs. Clown [1] has […]


Any even slightly obsessive blogger spends at least some time perusing data to see who’s reading his or her blog and how they got there. For instance, I know that somebody in my old office was reading it earlier today. On the other hand, I have no idea who was reading it in Marietta, Georgia, […]


A few weeks ago on Jay’s message board, Matt asked me who my favorite Beach Boy is. (He claims his is John Stamos.) From there, it wasn’t hard for him to prod me into discussing my least favorite Beach Boy, Mike Love. Yesterday, I was talking to a co-worker, and wouldn’t you know it, but […]


Endless bummer

04Nov05

Jay passed this along to me, though I kind of wish he hadn’t: Once again, the members of the Beach Boys are squabbling. Mike Love of the Beach Boys is suing Brian Wilson over the release of Smile, the release of which he claims “shamelessly misappropriated Mike Love’s songs, likeness and the Beach Boys trademark, […]


I might be four years late in finding this, but then again, is a parody of long-deceased Beach Boys father/manager Murry Wilson any less timely in 2005 than it was in 2001? Nevertheless, Murry truly was an asshole for the ages, and cartoonist Peter Bagge and comedian Dana Gould have really nailed the pop-eyed patriarch. […]