What Ever Happened To Cheryl Ragsdale’s Posts on Yahoo! Sports Contributor Network?

Boom! Gone! I had a good run and a lot of fun writing MMA reports as a Featured Contributor that were accepted and posted by Yahoo! Sports editors through the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Some of my posts ran on the front page of the MMA section of Yahoo! Sports. I garnered over 2.7 million views.

But now the whole Yahoo! Contributor Network has been taken down.

That leaves me sad because I didn’t get the news in time to screen capture and reprint some of my favorite stories on whodoyourespect.com. Luckily, I saved this image of the page views, etc.

I feel like I’ve been erased.

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Love vs Hate: The Eddie Haskell Attack Gets Sinister

love vs hate night of the hunterThe Eddie Haskell: DramaGuru Attack 2.3

Watch out for people who try to use the persuasive, more sinister version of the Eddie Haskell attack on you.

These people act like perfect citizens and upstanding members of whatever group you belong to. They slither and slide and say all the right things to all the people who matter to you.

By putting on their best behavior — when anyone is watching — they curry favor and are awarded approval from influential members of the team, congregation, group, etc. Continue reading

The Eddie Haskell: DramaGuru Attack 2.3

Eddie Haskell Leave it to Beaver

DramaGuru Attack 2.3 is named after a sneaky, two-faced snake called Eddie Haskell.

Wikipedia: Eddie Haskell was the smart-mouthed best-friend of Wally Cleaver. The character…has become a cultural reference, recognized as an archetype for insincere sycophants.

Eddie was known for his neat grooming hiding his shallow and sneaky character. Typically, Eddie would greet his friends’ parents with overdone good manners and often a compliment such as, “That’s a lovely dress you’re wearing, Mrs. Cleaver.”

However, when no parents were around, Eddie was always up to no good—either conniving with his friends or picking on Wally’s younger brother, Beaver.

Eddie’s two-faced style was also typified by his efforts to curry favor by trying to talk to adults at the level he thought they would respect, such as referring to their children as Theodore (Beaver’s much-disliked given name) and Wallace, even though the parents called them Beaver and Wally.

A weasel and a wise guy, Eddie could be relied upon to connive and instigate schemes with his friends—schemes for which they would be in the position of blame, if (and usually when) caught.

The Eddie Haskell’s of the world always claim to be innocent — or at best, claim that whatever happened was “self-defense”.

The arrogance that is necessary to be devastatingly good at “The Eddie Haskell” is the same arrogance that produces liars and sneak attackers. Continue reading