petite anglaise

August 11, 2006

just who is raymond delauney?

Filed under: misc — petiteanglaiseparis @ 4:33 pm

I have been racking my brains, trying to figure out just who is sending me spoof emails pretending to be a two bit agent called Raymond Delauney… I accused JonnyB, then Trevor, but no-one is owning up…

The latest instalment arrived this morning:

11 August 2006 11:42
Re: Possible deal
To: Petite Anglaise

Hey Kid,

Apologies – I’ve been very busy on the other projects and accordingly had to but your bunsen on the back burner for now.

On a side issue I have sent a couple of scripts over to a few producer friends – I’ve not had any initial feedback yet which is a good sign as we’ve not been rejected out of hand. I suspect they may contact me with an offer on the gay sailor film (Bowled Over in Basra).

I’ve mentioned you’d likely to be on board once I’ve finalised a few figures.

How old are you? Might be able to help you out with an advertising deal.

I got a couple of marketing contacts who are keen to push pentapeptides. It’s some bullshit cream that makes the skin look younger. Undoubtedly a bag of crap but the guys at oil of Ulay did okay out of something similar… What do you reckon a ulay is, anyway?

They’ve slapped a scientific name on it with a fancy price and expect it to shift off the shelves – bought by gullible broads (that’s all of them, then). Someone told me I was gullible once – and I believed him!

I might be able to cut a sponsorship deal. How many hits does your site get?

In that blog of yours you say something along the lines of:

“Woke up today, feeling groggy after an interminable night of tossing and turning, my satin nighty chafing my thighs etc

I tried some pentapeptides last night (from Boots at £12.99) and I was amazed at how much younger my skin looks…”

Have a think on it.


I am perplexed.


  1. You have to admit, it is amusing though..

    Sound like Trevor to me..

    Comment by David In London — August 11, 2006 @ 4:38 pm

  2. Gay sailor film, Laurent Gloaguen…

    Comment by Pulcinella — August 11, 2006 @ 4:45 pm

  3. HA HA HA That is so funny! Thanks for sharing, just what I needed today. Have a great weekend, get the folks to spoil you.

    Comment by Maria — August 11, 2006 @ 4:45 pm

  4. Terry Thomas, School for Scoundrels, ring any bells? The way I heard it Bowled Over in Basra is buggered and the Syrian footie flick Where Da Hells’Ma’Bollah? is flavour of the day.

    Comment by fibsor — August 11, 2006 @ 4:48 pm

  5. “Hey Kid”?!?! Have you ever!!

    Comment by Maria — August 11, 2006 @ 4:48 pm

  6. I Think you are being wound up, play him at his own
    game… hang in there.

    Comment by john g. — August 11, 2006 @ 4:49 pm

  7. Hey, I hope it made you laugh. It’s pretty amusing.

    It’s either a spoof, or the guy is completely barmy

    Comment by Donta — August 11, 2006 @ 4:56 pm

  8. Too wierd. Welcome to public life.

    Comment by Damian — August 11, 2006 @ 5:00 pm

  9. It’s spam, Petite, nothing more. Granted, it’s unusually well written spam, but it is spam; treat it as such: ignore it, delete it, block the address, notify your ISP, but don’t open it if you can help it and never, never reply to it.

    Comment by Postmodern Sass — August 11, 2006 @ 5:01 pm

  10. Do I get a prize if it is Laurent Gloaguen ?

    Comment by Pulcinella — August 11, 2006 @ 5:03 pm

  11. Hi !

    regardless to the content of his mail, it could be a good idea to use the high hits amount of your blog for some marketting purposes :-)

    Comment by Sla. — August 11, 2006 @ 5:09 pm

  12. The only thing missing from that is “Have your people call my people and we’ll do lunch. Ciao.”

    Comment by homeimprovementninja — August 11, 2006 @ 5:12 pm

  13. Post the email header so we can all see his IP address :-)

    Comment by Mark — August 11, 2006 @ 5:19 pm

  14. Someone with way to much time on his hands.

    Comment by Suze — August 11, 2006 @ 5:20 pm

  15. Sounds a bit like the Henry Root letters – is he still alive?

    Comment by Alan — August 11, 2006 @ 5:23 pm

  16. I’m new here, and just started reading about a month ago, and wanted to say hello. This site is definitely a good way to fill down time at work. As for this most recent post, it looks to me like some crazy fellow looking for attention.

    Comment by Adam — August 11, 2006 @ 5:29 pm

  17. and guess what Terry Thomas’s character was called in “The School For Scoundrels” (or How to Win Without Actually Trying)?

    Raymond Delauney

    Well spotted Fibsor

    Comment by SimonInBrussels — August 11, 2006 @ 5:33 pm

  18. The “Hey, Kid” is straight off of Sex and the City.

    Comment by JO — August 11, 2006 @ 5:40 pm

  19. Yaxlich thinks this is probably someone on a wind up. He wonders if the person should be called Raymond Delooney although he does ask an interesting question. What is a Ulay? Yaxlich has a list somewhere of questions he needs answering. He will add this to the list.

    Comment by Yaxlich — August 11, 2006 @ 5:48 pm

  20. Sad bastard, but funny all the same! Give him a wide berth Petite or send me his email and I will have my children stalk him! Good Post!! Lisa

    Comment by Lisa — August 11, 2006 @ 5:50 pm

  21. Hey Petite,
    It all starts to click into place, regarding Trevor’s comment about some chap who wasn’t ….how shall I put it… nurtured correctly, when young.
    I’m taking a guess, that it isn’t Trevor…his weary comments, are another thing completely…and it’s certainly not me, as I’m partial to a bit of silly wordplay, but would never find any enjoyment to be had, from some kind of con letter. I remember many years ago, if I’m correct, that the playwright, Joe Orton, used to pull pranks on exclusive London hotels, by sending them weird, accusatory letters….pretending to be some ‘old dear’ that had stayed in their fine establishments…. So someone is pulling ‘The Ghost of Joe Orton’ on you….. I hope you crack this one. Best of luck JP
    P.S. thanks for sorting out my ‘Tired & Emotional’ missive from this morning, I’m chucking back the aspirin, and watching the Rome series, on DVD, to cheer myself up….

    Comment by JP — August 11, 2006 @ 6:00 pm

  22. Hmmm. It’s just whacky enough, it could be real…

    Comment by Jim — August 11, 2006 @ 6:00 pm

  23. Some of you are a bunch of monkeys thinking this is spam!

    It’s clearly a mate of petites having a laugh. Genius!!

    Comment by Amy — August 11, 2006 @ 6:00 pm

  24. *snigger*

    Comment by JonnyB — August 11, 2006 @ 6:12 pm

  25. ha, that’s great. come on people, who was it. fess up. well written though, i’ll give them that.

    Comment by Hammers — August 11, 2006 @ 6:16 pm

  26. HAHAHA, It’s priceless!! I’m willing to bet that whoever it is is laughing even harder than the rest of us…

    Comment by Alda — August 11, 2006 @ 6:19 pm

  27. Jonny? What was the meaning of that snigger? Are you calling my (double) bluff? I did notice that one day, I got an email from you, and another from “Raymond”, in quick succession. Hmm.


    Comment by petite — August 11, 2006 @ 6:23 pm

  28. Under the circs this email is hardly amusing. The writer sounds like a self-satisfied smartarse to me. Don’t waste any more time on the tosser :o)

    Comment by David H — August 11, 2006 @ 6:28 pm

  29. I think someone suggested you share his e-mail with us … we could really have fun with that! Bloggyville is an interesting world. ; )

    The Tart
    ; )

    Comment by Cheap Tart — August 11, 2006 @ 6:28 pm

  30. Geesh, now I feel stupid for offering an agent contact. It didn’t occur to me that you’ve probably got hundreds of offers lined up. BTW, I looked up Inkwell on Predators & Editors and they check out as legit. I think it’s wonderful that they approached you and a good sign of a successful writing career.

    Good luck to you, Petite, and I hope all this publicity doesn’t change your blog persona.

    Comment by Becky — August 11, 2006 @ 7:32 pm

  31. Hi petite…

    Having discovered your blog a few days ago in an article on the Cyberpress here in Quebec, I am playing catch-up and reading all of the previous posts (and I mean ALL, every word). I am now up to date as of February 2005… Like I told you by e-mail, I love your writing style. In a few more days I should be arriving on this page…

    Comment by Gilles — August 11, 2006 @ 8:30 pm

  32. Petite, you’re emotions are running high. Don’t let this stuff get to you. Just toss it in the trash bin and click delete. One glance and it’s got tosser written all over it. Just forget it babes.

    Comment by debs — August 11, 2006 @ 8:31 pm

  33. It’s not getting to me, kiddo, I’m just wondering if I know the joker or not.

    I suppose it could almost be my real agent playing tricks. Who knows…

    Comment by petite — August 11, 2006 @ 8:41 pm

  34. I think that if you don’t know him, you ought to! He’s a blast and obviously thinks you’ll enjoy a bit of quirky humor — he’s probably out there thinking very funny thoughts all of the time and RARELY finding anyone worth sharing them with. It’s true flattery …

    Sorry if he’s a bother, but I just love him! It was brilliant.

    Comment by dora pirate — August 11, 2006 @ 9:14 pm

  35. Oh! well, I definitely prefer your own writing style – and your own sense of humour.

    Comment by Choubine — August 11, 2006 @ 9:17 pm

  36. Try and keep positive Petite, life has it’s ups and downs and in times of adversity I always remember the old adage “life is a minestrone served up with parmesan cheese.” Someone wrote a song about it once but I can’t remember who…obviously someone with bags of insight though!

    Comment by Susannah — August 11, 2006 @ 9:36 pm

  37. Bloody funny post though!!

    Comment by Denise — August 11, 2006 @ 9:36 pm

  38. That sounds like JonnyB to me.

    Comment by julie — August 11, 2006 @ 9:53 pm

  39. Hmmm. That’s what I wondered (see 22). Jim x

    Comment by Jim — August 11, 2006 @ 10:00 pm

  40. “School for Scoundrels or How to Win Without Actually Cheating”, the 1960’s movie just happens to have the character Raymond Delauney. He is to say the least a scheming scoundrel! Has he resurfaced?!It would appear so! Lisa

    Comment by Lisa — August 11, 2006 @ 10:39 pm

  41. Not your style but interesting! N’est-ce pas?.
    Sorry but maybe I’vev been reading too much Gatsby recently. F. Scott Fitzgzerald and PA are my alltime favourites along with John Updike.
    Your comments box flies higher than most.

    Comment by Parkin Pig back in shorts — August 11, 2006 @ 10:44 pm

  42. Sorry my (native) English has been corrupted by too much French.

    Comment by Parkin Pig back in shorts — August 11, 2006 @ 10:47 pm

  43. Not meaning to end your detective carrier, but these mails are nothing else but spam, unusual but still spam. This is a new technic used to try to circumvent current spam defenses.

    Comment by chto — August 11, 2006 @ 11:00 pm

  44. I think this ‘agent’ deserves an agent. Maybe he’s after yours. I love stuff like that. Who cares if it’s a waste of time.

    Comment by Francesca — August 11, 2006 @ 11:10 pm

  45. Oh goody, Pig is back. JP, you really need, to cut back on, all the commas.

    Comment by LJ — August 11, 2006 @ 11:28 pm

  46. Oh, I also meant to write that I am not sure it’s correct to call this email “spam”. I mean, by definition spam is full of boilerplate language and is sent to vastly more than one person at a time, and not specific to an individual beyond a name, too. Am I wrong about that? Can one piece of junk mail be called spam? Could I split hairs any finer here?

    Comment by LJ — August 11, 2006 @ 11:35 pm

  47. Too surreal for my jet-lagged brain — I am just recovering from traveling on the day that the liquid terrorist attack was announced (see my post –

    I hope that you will figure it out shortly or throw it in the bin. Nothing like wasting time over nonsense.

    Comment by Lost in France — August 11, 2006 @ 11:49 pm

  48. He’s not me, you eejut. I just worked out if I typed “*snigger*” in there, I’d get loads of hits from your detective-type readers.

    No double bluff. I think I know who it might have been, though.

    Comment by JonnyB — August 12, 2006 @ 12:48 am

  49. My apologies for being so familiar.

    I do wish you the best. Hope something really amazing comes out of this for you and your little girl.

    Comment by debs — August 12, 2006 @ 12:57 am

  50. To paraphrase
    you have the technology
    Tracker and block the IP address then forward him the other spam you get.
    To paraphrase again
    They don’t like it up em
    Sorry, showing my age!

    Comment by j — August 12, 2006 @ 1:04 am

  51. Petite, I sent you (via email) some information on using email message headers to perhaps provide some additional clues as to the source of the emails. It might not tell you what you want to know because it’s not foolproof, but you never know, it might help. So keep an eye out for that in your email.

    Clearly this guy has too much time on his hands. NOBODY loves THIS “Raymond”!

    Comment by The Bold Soul — August 12, 2006 @ 1:18 am

  52. ‘Ray’ posted the following in the last blog ‘Home’ (at No.61):
    > I heard that Petite has turned down a kind offer to >work with one of the great PR moguls in the ndustry, >a top guy who goes by the name of Delauney.
    >I’ve heard he’s good, very good. I think the kid has >made a big mistake here.

    Obviously he’s your first appearance of the ‘Raymond Delauney’ character.

    A creative writer with a wicked sense of humour who sells himself (how do we know that it’s a he?) daily to the media to earn a crust. No shame in that, maybe he’s a Tease with Talent

    Why do I always get to write the sensible and obvious posts, this one reminds me of my mother.

    I can change, I can change…

    Like Jonathon says, I’ll get banned if I continue like this.

    Comment by Andrew — August 12, 2006 @ 1:49 am

  53. Do you reckon he meant “Oil of Olay”??? Think this is an indication that it IS a joker who just can’t spell.

    Comment by kate — August 12, 2006 @ 2:49 am

  54. i am perplexed too. but cyber space is like that.

    Comment by simon — August 12, 2006 @ 3:21 am

  55. Definately a spam letter from a thinking spammer. Now you’ve posted the email addy he’ll harvest a swag of legitimate email address from your irate fans.

    Comment by Gil — August 12, 2006 @ 3:31 am

  56. Love it!

    The comments on this site are almost as interesting to read as your own writing Petite. Keep up the good work!

    The guy obviously has a good sense of humour and right now you might be needing a good laugh – I certainly do!

    If it gets personal or nasty report it otherwise enjoy it. I certainly do! :)

    Comment by Tattieheid — August 12, 2006 @ 4:40 am

  57. Too many “I certainly do’s”

    Must be the lack of sleep – or maybe that second bottle of red wine!

    Comment by Tattieheid — August 12, 2006 @ 4:46 am

  58. he is pretty funny…

    Comment by jackie — August 12, 2006 @ 7:00 am

  59. chto (Comment 43): How can it be spam? Spam is, by definition, a mass emailing thing, fishing for the random. This looks too targeted, too specific, to be spam. Jim

    Comment by Jim — August 12, 2006 @ 8:52 am

  60. Hmm, well, the IP address doesn’t match that of any of my other commenters.. but I know that it’s easy enough to cover one’s tracks.

    I guess it will always remain a mystery.

    Now I will concentrate on travelling on a plane with a toddler, no toys and only a clear plastic bag for company.

    Let’s hope it doesn’t end up over my head.

    Comment by petite — August 12, 2006 @ 9:31 am

  61. Good luck with the traveling. Coming from the US it was supportable, but then again we just had to take out the liquids and could still bring on a carry-on bag.

    Comment by Lost in France — August 12, 2006 @ 10:00 am

  62. The Oil of Ulay bit may well be a clue as to his identity because it always used to be called that before it was changed to Oil of Olay. I think the change happened about ten years ago….so maybe we’re dealing with an older man here….is this a breakthrough or is the plot thickening!?

    Comment by Susannah — August 12, 2006 @ 10:36 am

  63. Poor you – and Tadpole. Hope it’s not a long flight.
    Is there anything you can (safely) give her to make her sleep?

    Comment by Sablonneuse — August 12, 2006 @ 10:40 am

  64. Hello you lovely people. I can’t see why so many of you are so anti Raymond. I gotta say it’s pretty damned funny and I for one am not against a laugh. I can’t see anything maliscious in it. It’s a bit of fun. Leave it at that. I thank you.

    Comment by Mike Da Hat — August 12, 2006 @ 10:45 am

  65. Oil of Ulay is actually a regional variation which could hint at where the sender is from. Now just cross reference that with countries holding boots franchises.

    (Or alternatively look up the IP address; it’s less CSI though)

    Comment by Hugo — August 12, 2006 @ 11:02 am

  66. Mmmmnnn, very intriguing. heheeh

    Comment by Banana — August 12, 2006 @ 11:31 am

  67. Or hers.

    C’mon, one must suffer for one’s lifestyle as well as for art. Strength through adversity and no moaning at the back!

    Andrew the Obvious

    Comment by Andrew — August 12, 2006 @ 11:37 am

  68. Doesn’t this Blog log IP addresses ? Feed it back into Google or look up the country code from the header……then put an IP block on it.

    Comment by Rick — August 12, 2006 @ 12:29 pm

  69. Now I will concentrate on travelling on a plane with a toddler, no toys and only a clear plastic bag for company.

    You’d look weird with a clear plastic bag over your head – it is only polythene ones that are dangerous – a PVC one would just get you quickly certified.

    Lufthansa always used to allow only one carry-on bag so whilst women could have handbags and a carrier, poor men had to decide between laptop and briefcase.

    They should do the old Soviet think they did at Sheremetyevo where you had to unpack everything in front of the official and it took 4 hours to board a plane.

    Petite, has Tadpole never seen a boat or a hovercraft ?

    Comment by Rick — August 12, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

  70. To add my (or wikipedia’s) 2 cents, it’s a he, because otherwise chances are he would have known Procter & Gamble rebranded the thing ‘Oil of Olay’ in 1999. And he’s not German, Swiss or Austrian because it’s called Olaz over there. And to go completely overboard their telly adverts were a late 80s thing so wouldn’t be surprised if he was a teenager then and early 30s now. Phew, that should narrow it down a bit. Glad to help.

    Comment by Hercule — August 12, 2006 @ 12:44 pm

  71. Kate
    There used to be a skin cream called Oil of Ulay, I remember my mother using it way back in the 50’s/60’s. I think it got re-branded as something else, had a very distinctive colour and smell! It does give a clue to this guy’s age – he must be in his 40’s at least to remember it.

    Never mind Petite, I’m sure Tadpole will keep you amused until you get home to your toys! :)

    Comment by Tattieheid — August 12, 2006 @ 1:42 pm

  72. It’s a mystery! It is obvious that this joker has been trying to get our’s and Petite’s attention for awhile. He or she, (I think we could all be surprised at who this might be), is probably sitting at their laptop having a great big laugh.

    It is all good though, and I’ll admit it’s very entertaining. I for one, am going to run out and rent the DVD “School for Scoundrels or How to Win Without Actually Cheating”. Maybe then I can pick apart the comment box and gather all the clues that match.

    Or am I being naive? Maybe this isn’t even a real movie. You can tell, I don’t have a life.

    Comment by Sam — August 12, 2006 @ 2:39 pm

  73. Is the IP consistent over all mails you received from this mysterious fantomas ?

    Comment by Jacques Clouseau — August 12, 2006 @ 2:39 pm

  74. Kate – ‘Oil of Olay’ used to be called ‘Oil of Ulay.’ This could give us a clue as to his identity. He is somewhat behind in the cosmetics department, but he does remember Ulay from back in the day. I don’t know what clue this gives though. Perhaps that he used to have a girlfriend and has been single for ages. Ooooh, that narrows it down. Or maybe that he just hasn’t been to Boots in a really long time…We’re getting hotter…

    Comment by redlady — August 12, 2006 @ 3:23 pm

  75. I recommend books, books and more books for toddlers on a plane. Prayer might be good too. It’s really terrible that we’ve lost our electronic toys, computers and ipods on planes, where they make the most of otherwise lost time. Bon voyage.

    Funny post/email, and even funnier comments. Plus the bonus discussion of what constitutes spam! I’m guessing he/she said Oil of Ulay because Oil of Olay is trademarked.


    Comment by Sophmom — August 12, 2006 @ 6:02 pm

  76. Hi Petite,
    Did you survive the flying by numbers scenario? Strangle Tadpole or not? Wrap a clear poly bag round someones heid or generally hold off to go ballistic when you arrived in sunny France?

    I think you are very brave ( sort of) “Bon chance Cherie” the only French I remember but it may have merit! Or not as the case may be.

    Comment by Tattieheid — August 13, 2006 @ 12:14 am

  77. Hello, an interesting way of passing time on the plane is to use the safety information card to make up a story (or four). You don’t even need a toddler beside you, if you are brave enough to ward off the strange glances you’ll receive. I love your blog. Keep truckin.

    Comment by Barshy — August 13, 2006 @ 12:20 am

  78. Dear Miss Perplexed,

    If you look at ‘Wardrobe malfunction’ (Comment No. 96) you will find another spurious gentleman, skin obsessed (as in complexion, appearance etc.) who could be your lurking stalker, practising another of his deceits.

    He, too, seems determined to meet you and make you rich. But his are empty promises, made by a bounder to an honest woman of (temporarily) straitened circumstance.

    Obviously a Cad of the first water. Someone with whom a woman of modest character (and such moral virtues as you possess) should have nothing to do.

    So, is Lord Doughfull and Raymond Delauney one and the same scoundrel? I think we should be told.

    Comment by Andrew the Obvious — August 13, 2006 @ 12:35 am

  79. That’ll be fun, flying with Tadpole and no toys. The airlines should put on entertainment for the littlies in this time of crisis for mothers. A black haired clown with a full bushy beard wearing a robe would go down well.

    Comment by Gil — August 13, 2006 @ 2:36 am

  80. Thanks for clarifying the distinction betw “ulay” and “olay.”
    Good luck Petite! I’ve enjoyed your posts for months!

    Comment by Kate — August 13, 2006 @ 3:17 am

  81. Could it be the team of theatre/film critics at the Daily Mail ganging up on you? In a nice way of course, just for a bit of fun :-)
    “Who’s ma Bollah” and “bowled over in Basra”? LOL. Maybe a sports writer too :-)

    Comment by rodney — August 13, 2006 @ 8:37 am

  82. It’s got a whiff of the Harry Huttons about it. At least it wasn’t signed by Sol Kashberg.

    Comment by Daphne Wayne-Bough — August 13, 2006 @ 2:43 pm

  83. petite, you’ve been spoofed! forget CNN, now you know you’ve made it.
    see you soon I hope, good luck with the air travel nightmare!

    Comment by maitresse — August 13, 2006 @ 6:02 pm

  84. a search for Raumond Delauney on google turned in the most plausible answer for your quest:
    School for Scoundrels or How to Win Without Actually Cheating!

    Comment by papavert — August 13, 2006 @ 6:17 pm

  85. I know of one PR consultant who goes by the name of Delauney. He is based in Britain, although I think he is of American origin.

    His CV says he worked on the successful Toilet Duck advertising campaign and helped one of the Goodies secure a lucrative book deal. I’m not sure if this is the same chap who has made contact with you.

    He’s strictly small bananas with ideas well above his station. I’m in the PR industry myself and he once contacted me a couple of years ago with an idea to advertise on birthday cakes. This was, and remains, the most preposterous proposal I have ever heard.

    Comment by Ralph — August 13, 2006 @ 7:07 pm

  86. Oh no, not Toilet Duck Delauney, he’s off his trolley and is absolutely renowned for his preposterous proposals.

    Comment by Dilys Beresford -Smyth — August 13, 2006 @ 11:37 pm

  87. It used to be called Oil of Ulan in Australia, then changed to Oil of Olay. ( there’s trivia for you… sigh…)

    Comment by simon — August 14, 2006 @ 1:02 am

  88. It’s obviously some idiot having a laugh, wonder if he’s Jade Goody’s agent? Anyway this simpleton should be given short shrift. I like the blog, keep up the good work.

    Comment by Denis — August 14, 2006 @ 10:37 am

  89. Ralph

    You’re right Birthday cake is a dumb idea! But Wedding cake though………hm!

    I can just picture it now……..

    Ann Summers
    Laura Ashley
    His n hers divorce lawyers
    Marriage Guidance
    Family Planning
    Delia Smith
    Mrs Beeton
    Homes + Gardens

    The list is endless and that’s without the more dubious ones. Maybe I should get myself an agent, wonder if Toilet Ducks’ free!

    Comment by Rev Goodenoughforme — August 14, 2006 @ 1:45 pm

  90. Petite,

    Ew.. ick… I would be creeped out. Some comment above said it was well written. Nuh uh.

    I guess “Raymond” doesn’t know that agents wouldn’t ever take that much time to write an email. lol…

    Hmmm… be careful… Do you have a bat? Maybe mace?

    This guy has a freak flag and he’s flying it…

    Comment by Rica — August 14, 2006 @ 3:27 pm

  91. for the record, i swear it’s not me. i’m dead curious to know what the real story is, though, so please keep us posted!

    Comment by franko — August 14, 2006 @ 3:27 pm

  92. Clear off all you twats, I want petite’s old blog back.

    Comment by suze — August 14, 2006 @ 4:46 pm

  93. It’s never going to happen Suze,

    I found this site around the time Petite was “dooced” and about 2 days before she was outed. I was stunned by the breadth and quality of the posts and comforted by the obvious affection Petite engendered and the gentle humour in the comments. That was then and sadly (although it has generated a lot of humour that I love)this is now.

    I’m sure that once things settle a bit and Petite has room to breathe, think and grow this site will take on a new but recognisable dimension and she will once more be able to establish some boundaries and we will be able to respond appropriately.

    In the meantime change is what there is! Good for the heart, good for the soul and maybe good for Petite’s future publishers! :)

    Sorry if this sounds like I’m being pretentious or lecturing, that’s not my intent I just don’t know how to express it any other way.

    Stick with it – it can only get better!

    I just wish i had found this blog a few years ago. :)

    Comment by Tattieheid — August 14, 2006 @ 6:31 pm

  94. A lame attempt at humor. Pretty labored and not very well written. If your e-mail software can’t filter them out, I’d hit “delete” without even reading them. If you don’t react he/she is more likely to get bored and go away. Give it all this prominence and the idiot is probably all a-twitter at having made a splash and will keep going.

    Comment by Passante — August 14, 2006 @ 7:19 pm

  95. I am perplexed.

    Interesting state to be in……….how does it feel exactly ? I always think of perspex when I consider ‘perplexed’ because you could be perspicacious and anticipate that you might be perplexed, whereas it it were perspex everything would be so clear and transparent. Don’t you agree ?

    Comment by Rick — August 14, 2006 @ 7:47 pm

  96. You’ve got me perplexed now, Rick,you seem to have a habit of talking in riddles.

    Comment by Thea Sharrock — August 14, 2006 @ 9:22 pm

  97. Well, regarding recent reactions, it seems useless to deploy anymore IT tool to seek who R Delaunay might really be, indeed.
    A good isley at ze french “coal” looks like a better way to spend the evening and forget about any perplexity.

    Comment by Jacques Clouseau — August 14, 2006 @ 9:32 pm

  98. I stumbled onto your site via another site and wondered about all the comments and then I found out about all the hoopla about the job thingy. Anyhoo, I love your writing, honest and real. Keep writing and I hope all the hoopla dies down soon enough as you have way too much talent to be distracted by all of the commotion. Blessings.

    Comment by dawn — August 15, 2006 @ 12:16 am

  99. damn that was a funny read… (s)he is either for real or a great method actor/writer. his/her erratic format, flair and use of industry lingo was exactly how i envision this 30-something, martini-soaked, solicalite wanna be.

    i think it’s the real deal… what have you got to lose? go for it.


    Comment by m. — August 17, 2006 @ 4:45 pm

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