Stir Up Saturday – How Much Are M.U.S.C.L.E.’s Worth (III)

Worst post ever?

This week takes a look at a huge, huge mistake.

I was looking back at the posts from five years ago. I could have picked a post that makes me look better – or, at least, less incompetent. Instead I decided that I’d pick one as close to today’s date as possible (from five years ago). That means I’m taking a look back at How Much Are M.U.S.C.L.E.’s Worth (III). Ugh.

When I started the site I was staunchly against a price guide. It was a terribly naive position to take. I don’t need to re-state everything here. You can read more about my epiphany if you want.

Here’s why I’m embarrassed by the post five years later. There’s nothing there. It’s a piss poor attempt to be insightful. I tried to take a very niche piece of pop culture information (the Big Mac Index) and tried to do something imaginative with it. But it’s not. I literally just stole their idea.

There’s just nothing innovative there. Hell, there’s not even anything interesting there.

But I think I had to write that piece of shit, so I could start figuring out the site. I had originally painted myself into a corner by declaring I would not write in first person. That rule made it very difficult to share perspectives and opinions. And I started to realized if I’m going to stay engaged I can’t have so many rules.

Plus, it’s a blog about toys; toys that are over 20 years old; toys that most people don’t care about. I didn’t need to be so serious. I needed to have a little more fun.

I’m embarrassed that I had to learn that lesson.

One other thing. This was an interesting week for me. Because of a Non-Disclosure Agreement that I signed I’m not allowed to talk about it – which is a huge bummer. I would actually like to talk about a lot of things.

Speaking of things, did you see that picture of Superman that was posted by MTV?

Back to my original point, I was told that I’m only allowed to state that I was an extra in a Warner Brothers motion picture. Being an extra (and trying to keep up with my normal job) meant the posts died at the end of this week.

Hopefully next week’s Epilogue will be interesting. I have a lot of reactions to things I’ve seen on the internet like this and this.

I can’t break my NDA. But I can state an emotional reaction to things I read on the internet.

I also like riddles. If you guys can crack the riddle below, then you’ll probably like next week’s Epilogue too.



  1. #1 by Orgg on November 21, 2015 - 11:21 am

    So When’s that NDA dissappear?

  2. #2 by Chad Perry on November 22, 2015 - 2:10 pm

    Probably once the movie comes out. 😉

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