Public Service Announcement

The second after I heard the click signifying the end of the conversation, the thoughts rushed through my slightly (only slightly!) alcohol-addled brain. It’s over already? I was just getting warmed up! What the hell was that woman saying? Maybe I shouldn’t have taken that horse tranquilizer. And, most of all, why did they keep asking me about Darko? Sure, it’s the name of the blog. Oh, I guess there is a drawing of him featured fairly prominently on the site. And, yeah, that is him on the t-shirt. But when is the last time any of the Masters of the Klondike actually wrote a post about the guy?

Over the past couple of weeks, this site has been fortunate enough to receive attention from a number of mass media outlets, all of which we sincerely appreciate, but it's become clear that we need to clarify a couple things. We’re not Pistons fans, and the actual plight of Darko Milicic, the man, interests us very little. For us, Darko is a symbol of many compelling storylines in the Association: the European influx, the never-ending quest for the next big thing (how many of us are already tired of hearing about Greg Oden and O.J. Mayo?), and the larger geopolitical and cultural issues surrounding a seven foot war orphan trying to navigate his way through contemporary American society. But, he’s just a symbol. A mascot. Sometimes a name is just a name.


At 12/06/2005 10:23 AM, Blogger emynd said...

The confusion is understandable, however, a quick glance through the posts is all it takes to realize that this website isn't particularly Darko-centric. Oh well.


At 12/06/2005 10:28 AM, Blogger El Huracan Andreo said...

There is nothing to apologize about.

We must bend people to our will. Only then will they be saved.

At 12/06/2005 12:35 PM, Blogger Rocco Chappelle said...

I agree with emynd that if anyone were to actually read a few post they would realize that Darko is an inspiration not a fixation, but these guys probably only read the two most recent post if anything at all. Maybe a permanent statement of purpose or mission statement (I felt so lame typing the last two words)at the top of the site written by the Masters will help alleviate some of the confusion.

At 12/06/2005 12:44 PM, Anonymous illwafer said...

time to start freeskiti.com.

At 12/06/2005 12:54 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

my only goal and dream in this life was to have called this site "skitatime"

i think some people fixate on darko's role on here because otherwise, what the hell is it (about) in one sentence or less? better to label and be wrong than not be able to summarize something, right?

At 12/06/2005 12:55 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

shouldn't this conversation be going on behind the closed doors of email?

At 12/06/2005 1:34 PM, Blogger Jamie Mottram said...


I'm the host of the show -- SportsBloggersLive -- that Brown Recluse, Esq. was so kind to appear on yesterday evening, and I realized going in that FreeDarko is about much more than just Darko. However, Darko and this site's Darko petition, t-shirt, mood and web address is what we were hoping to discuss, not the NBA at-large. Perhaps I should have explained that more thoroughly (or even at all) in the emails that I exchanged with Mr. Recluse and Mr. Shoals beforehand.

Regardless, thank you, Mr. Recluse for appearing on our program. I enjoyed it and I hope you did as well (although it does not sound like it). And thank you, all of FreeDarko, for a consistently entertaining and thought-provoking site.


At 12/06/2005 2:01 PM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

i enjoyed it fine, i just wish i had been more prepared. i felt like i let you guys down, and part of that had to do with the differing expectations going in. it's cool, though. thanks for having me on, and thanks for supporting free darko.

At 12/06/2005 3:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's a blog. he's a scrub. what am I missing here?

you're posts are more interesting than his play, I can tell you that. And I am a Piston fan.

At 7/30/2011 5:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful post, really great tips and advice. I was interested by your comment
search engine optimization specialistshigh quality article writing services

At 6/23/2012 9:23 PM, Blogger mark b said...

Thanks for your great post.I like this very much,Black PC Dell Inspiron i560-5383NBK Desktop (Piano Black),jerseys with numbers,Pocket Watches,camera and photo,The best notebook,Graphic cards,price of a netbook,headphone earbud,the best backpacks,laptop bag and cases,MP3 Downloads,Finding a Ring,collar shirts for men,Batu Akik Kecubung,Calculator for graphing,Accounting software programs,Mouse cordless optical,Price for mp3 player,Glove Oven,smoothies blenders,Golf Bags,PC tablet prices,software for audio editing,commercial arbitration,short love poems and quote,car covercraft,healthy organic food,

At 6/23/2012 9:24 PM, Blogger mark b said...

this post is goodBusiness based at home,motorcycle,otomotif,lg cell phones,cell phone battery,walkie talkie talk,cheap dvd portable player,antenna for wifi,Asas Hukum,antenna for wifi,screen protector for monit,battery for a laptop,a leather wallet,android cell phone,prepaid cell phones,cell phone cases,Flash memori card,jenis Akik,solar lamps for garden,pump with filter,flip flops sandals,fragrance for men,women fragrances perfume,Movie this year,universal cell phone battery charger,


Post a Comment

<< Home