Denis’s New Start -Orchids, Quilts and Trolls

Denise the Menace is at it again (see tonight’s livestreamed video at the bottom of this post). She got a couple of strikes on her YouTube Denise Matteau channel. If you don’t know Denise, and she seems to have come to a lot of people’s attention of late, for all the wrong reasons, you can read about her on an earlier post here. She’s quite the character lately. And she likes to stay relevant to everything that’s happening in the ‘Truther Community’ by keeping up with the local gossip and scandal on all the other channels in her corner of YouTube. Her take on events and other people’s opinions alienates some, enrages others. I find myself constantly among the alienated, since she blocks me so frequently, and I find myself thinking ‘Was it something I said?’ This time, it clearly was. A one-liner in her livestream chat was all it took to get myself unceremoniously chucked out on my ear. Thumbs down from me for that one, Denise.

Thing is, Denise doesn’t invite differences of opinion. Outside of ‘you are so right’ type of remarks, she gets quite nervous and defensive. She hands out wrenches to the five or six trusted minions who turn up in chat, and these ‘wenches with wrenches’ are on a constant look-out for anyone new to arrive so that they can chuck them out as quickly as possible, and keep the lovely Denise all to themselves. There is a mad scramble to name that troll, and as soon as a wrench has decided, for no apparent reason that someone is a troll, out they go. What a weird way to run a channel, but it makes sense when you read a little of Denise’s history, which is full of paranoia about stalkers and trolls everywhere. The truth is, she is training her own little troll crew. Thankfully there are so few of them that they can’t do too much harm; most in that corner of YouTube know how crazy her little ‘Family’ are, and tolerate them by ignoring them.  Way to go to kill your channel, Denise.

Here’s the latest ejection from the chatroom. It all started out so friendly, too. After my comment shown in bold I got blocked for being a troll. Skavop got turfed out moments later for questioning the ejection. That’s pretty much how Denise’s system works, wrenches everywhere, questions never.

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Charming people, aren’t they? Obsessed with trolls everywhere, keen to badmouth and ban people for no reason, not accessible to logic  or truth-telling in any shape or form. Denise went over to ‘Lift The Veil’s Livestream‘ in the middle of her own streaming, and got herself so annoyed she ended up in a big shouting fit. The wrench crew got more upset too, and the vibe got nastier all round. And these are all Christians!

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I don’t imagine Denise’s channel will survive much longer, though she might manage to flog a couple more quilts and flowerpots, I suppose. Jerome Corsi seems to be her latest target among the other YouTube channels, and as you can see from her remarks in the video, not to mention her previous history, her obsessions often end up with the object of her attentions feeling sorry they ever met her. Lucky for me, I can just consider her entertainment. Imagine if you had to bump up against someone like this at work, or have a YouTube channel she is interested in. It always ends badly, but is pretty entertaining, if frustrating at times for the people she tries to shut up. You better watch the video quickly, because she usually pulls them down more often than an elderly woman needs to use the loo at night. Her chat on the stream is immortalized here, because she pulls the chat down, for reasons that should be clear from reading the above, straight after the stream goes off. She may also change video settings, so if videos don’t play on this page, click on video to get option to view it in YouTube.

If you want to know what happens to Denise’s rejects, we end up in the purgatory of our own channels, comparing notes about the rotten way we’ve been treated, some still in shock after realizing they are not in with the in crowd any more. It’s quite a wrench when you realize you’ll never get to be one of her trusted ‘flying monkeys’. See the comments on Denise’s ex-subscribers that were booted out  here https://youtu.be/zGF3qBz08P8 and here https://youtu.be/lG4XNbrT1jY
and here  https://youtu.be/zZ9jcBte2W0, 

Postscript: One hour after her livestream, the threats of legal action started. One day later the video was removed by her, but  I kept the transcript over here, if you want to take a looky-look.

New videos are going up and down two days later (3rd April) faster than a Victoria secrets model’s undies at a catwalk show. I presume the two shown below in the photo of my ‘phone’s notifications were issuing more instructions to the ‘Family’, but I don’t know, because she pulled both videos down immediately after livestreaming ended. She is keen to have her circle of wrenches write to her via snail mail too; perhaps there is less of a trail left of her activities for others to record? Of course some of the traces of her activities across the internet remain. Like her 2016 trolling of someone in an abuse survivors group. 

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The flying monkeys are willing to help the campaign too, it seems:

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Denise is issuing orders to her flying monkeys via her comment section, and doing a little light stalking while she’s about it:

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Whew. Like I said, charming little ‘Family’ she’s got there. Glad I’m not related, aren’t you? Feel free to leave comments; the button is at the top of the post. You won’t be chucked out, or blocked. Free speech is an actual thing in some places, you know.

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Postscript: Looks like some folks did want to comment. They were unable to find the comment button here, unfortunately, so they made their comments elsewhere. I thought I’d help them out here.

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From Denise’s chat 4/12/18

 

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From Defango’s chat April 3rd 2018

A short filmed clip from one of Denise’s removed videos, posted on my own YouTube channel on April 20th,  garnered more trolling aimed at a commenter, from the always charming Neon, who, it turns out, is an Anonymous member, which may come as a surprise to Denise, who is not keen on left-wing groups.

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Not sure where Denise stands on death threats, but this sure sound like one to me.

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Wasn’t long before Neon had something else to say. Seems the worm turned, as they say, as this May 7th comment shows, when Denise decided that Neon was perhaps more of a liability than an asset.

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A couple of hours later, Neon was back in the comments section, this time as Anonymous Neon Flux, with an apology for her earlier remarks. Clearly, things were turning all over the place (I had to edit this post several times already today, so I’m sure there’s a bit of the Mandela Effect going on in some people’s minds).

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2 hours later, Neon was back in Denise’s livestream broadcast, This time as ‘Candy Kisses’ along with hubby, scotty A, and they wanted their money back for orchid planters they had bought. Unhappy customers it seems. The planters looked so nice too.

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Denise’s post- match analysis, broadcast about an hour after the incident .

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latest denise videos https://youtu.be/CP9serTeC8c?t=1h35m18s

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A more recent post on what Denise is up to lately is over here.

Further adventure of Neon Flux can be found over here.

 

 

Oh, and be sure to like and subscribe as they say.

Sunday Sermon, anyone? Secret Jesuit Teachings

The greatest cross in the world is to be without a cross’. These are the words of the famous Jesuit preacher Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, a popular lecturer on a wide range of topics. Bishop Fulton’s humour  and knowledge on a wide range of insightful topics made him popular with Sunday Catholic TV audiences in the 50s. His series of shows begins with a sermon on

‘HOW TO PSYCHOANALYZE YOURSELF’

Bend the knee, pull up a pew in the comfort of your own home, and get ready to take notes (or just write the best jokes down; you’re allowed laugh in this chapel), because I guarantee he will hypnotize you with his riveting sermons. Or just switch channels and watch cartoons instead.

Denis the Menace Strikes Again!

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Denis the Menace Strikes Again.

The Denis I’m gonna talk about isn’t the one shown above. She isn’t even a Denis, as she’s a girl, an old gal called Denise in fact. The comparison is weak, one would think,  but this ol’ gal used  to have a lot of nick-names, and tended to  create chaos everywhere she went, a bit like little Denis. She was a bit of a menace, and like Denis, left a trail of destruction everywhere she went. I’m here to tell you folks, she’s back.

Denis always meant well, but he just couldn’t help getting into trouble. Things just seemed to fall apart whenever he was around. Denise doesn’t seem to want to stay out of trouble. There are some who say it is part of her modus operandi. Who is this lady?

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Click image for Denise Matteau’s YouTube Channel

She’s a YouTuber with a small subscription base that’s causing a big stir at the moment. She’s made many enemies, it seems, in the short time her channel’s been up. Her videos cover a range of topics, such as religion; when the spirit moves her she tell her viewers stories about the Our Lady of Guadalupe hanging that appears in the background of many of her videos. Sometimes she shows us her craftwork, such as the plant hangers and quilts she makes and sells through her channel, talks to her dog, Sally, or one of her cats, or brews up a pot of coffee. She often treats viewers to her views on items in the news,  mixing politics and religion, exhorting viewers to put their spiritual armour on, to fight the battle that is American politics. This is mixed in with a titillating soupçon of gossip about her personal life and history. Oh, and a lot of bad language, finger-stabbing, and accusations of pedophilia. You can read more about her personal life on her Freedom Is Sacred site,  a blog she created in 2010, described in her banner title  as a ‘blog defending free speech, freedom of religion, and the right to live free of vigilante harassment and intimidation.’  I found it a bit of a slog going through her posts; she is a prolific writer, but if you prefer TV, the videos on the blog, or those on her YouTube channel cover much of the same territory. I haven’t spoken about some aspects of her personal story here because I don’t feel it’s appropriate; those are covered on her blog and in her videos.

On watching her videos and hearing about the events in her life, one can feel nothing but sympathy for this poor woman for the stalking she has endured, not to mention the tragedy in her personal life which she goes into on the videos and her blog . But the story doesn’t end there. Others have added to it. Everyone has a different point of view, and boy is everyone else’s view of Denise different from her own. Reminds me of the old song ‘If you knew Susy, like I know Susy’ (apologies to Denise if I’m wrong here, but I believe her middle name is Susan). My elderly Godmother used to sing that song a lot. What a nice lady she was. Hardly any cursing, and although quite religious, not in any cults that I know of. Unless you count the Catholic Church as a cult, which many do. Maybe even Denise, although it’s hard to keep track of how many things she thinks are a cult; the list is infinite.

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John Gilroy’s ‘Still More Bones Needed For Salvage’

Cults are one of Denise’s specialities; she goes after the topic like a dog with a bone. Which is not surprising, ‘cos she knows a lot about them. She used to be in one called the ‘Jesus Christians’. She doesn’t talk much about them, which is funny, because she has something to say about lots of other ones.  Never mind, let other people tell the story for her. It’s quite interesting. My own bit of Miss Marple style investigating ( à la Ms. Matteau, only with sources included for you to check, dear reader), led me to another Blogger site called ‘Dave From Queens 2’. Click the link below to read the post.

Oh my. An unhinged person is in the DFQ foyer. What would Jesus Do?

Who are these people, and how do they know Denise? Are they the stalkers she mentions so often in her Freedom is Sacred posts? They seem to be from one of the ‘hate sites’ she mentions in this post, announcing the return of the Jesus Christians, who it seems had disbanded. The Jesus Christians, and Denise, seemed to be receiving a lot of hateful posts in the comments section. If you can’t stand bad language for God’s sake don’t read the comments section of the post at all. Click your cursor in the cat picture below (not the link below the pic., sorry for being Captain Obvious here, but there may be some silver surfers in here) then scroll to the bottom of her post, if you think you can handle the shock.

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With Thanks to Sparkle Moon on Flickr
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Well, it’s confusing that there are so many people angry with her. Seems to be something to do with her involvement in the Jesus Christians.  Let’s continue by going through the newspapers; see if there’s any mention of what they’ve been up to there. The cult get a mention in an English newspaper, The Eastleigh News (Click here if you are wondering where on earth that is). The headline declares: ‘Donate a kidney for Jesus’, and goes on to tell you about the Jesus Christians activities. And Denis has been quite active in the comments section. People there seem to know her too. I’m confused, though, by this comment.

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I thought she was a Jesus Christian? I didn’t know she had a son, or was with the Children of God. She never told us about that. I know Dave McKay used to be in the Children of God, a very famous cult from the 70s, before he founded the Jesus Christians, but Denise never said anything in all her videos about her relationship with him, either of these cults, or their son, Joe. What’s all this about?  I’m in shock, because the Denise I knew seems to have hidden depths, let’s say. Maybe I’m just a confused person, ‘cos a lot of Denise Matteau’s stories don’t really make too much sense to me. Maybe I’m no good at this Miss Marple thing, though I’m sure Denise would encourage it, since she’s so into researching stuff herself. Anyhow, in case you don’t know who the Children of God are, here’s another shocker for you. This is the HBO documentary by Noah Thompson, an ex-member.

Phew, this plot is gettin’ thicker, isn’t it? Maybe we need to take a break, lighten up, laugh a little, after all that grim viewing. One of Denise’s stories maybe? Again, from the Eastleigh News, in a comment under the same article.

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Hadn’t Denise read her copy of  ‘Bin Raiders’ thoroughly enough to stay out of this kind of trouble while foraging? Poor Denise, in such reduced circumstances that she needed to dumpster-dive. She made a plea for help:

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Not everyone in the comments section was  sympathetic.

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Animosity and Denise seem to be constant bedfellows. Rick Ross was the cult deprogrammer guy I had already come across in my research on Denise. In fact she  produced some material about him in which she seemed pretty angry with him,  or at least what she calls his ‘vigilantes’. She does angry a lot, in my opinion. But Dave stuck up for her. She provides a ‘kink’ [sic], a link to his post. You can see her video and the post here, on her blog.

What a pity Dave doesn’t seem like such a great guy otherwise. After reading some of the literature he wrote and is still distributing, such as his ‘Baby Book 5’, which the ‘Nappy Chappies’ got arrested for distributing while dressed in nappies at the Easter Show in Sydney in 1995, and what with the organ donation thing and the dumpster diving, as well as other ideas like the not working thing, and giving all one’s money and possessions away on joining the cult, I started to feel quite queasy at the company our Denise used to keep. Here’s an excerpt from Baby Book 5, stating the purpose of the next page of the book, which he says ‘was written as a class for young children. It combines science lessons, Christian principles, and sex education in an open, positive, non-exploitative manner.’

Here’s the quote. I can’t even make a joke about this, it’s so off. The relevant page’s title is

‘Holy Holes’.

It starts cheerfully…‘Where would we be without holes? You’ve got seven holes in your head. Count ’em! ‘ It continues with stuff about what mummy and daddy do with bits and pieces (science lesson bit), goes on a bit, then you start to notice stuff like this, ‘And you know what love is? It’s a hole that needs to be filled plus something to fill it with. All holes are made for something, and God’s got something for you somewhere! ‘ Context is everything, so read the thing and decide for yourself what you think of it.  I don’t know what age this is aimed at. The language is certainly childish. Should it cross my mind that it is deeply unsettling, given his background in the Children of God? I think so, yes. Maybe my mind has become damaged from all the yucky stuff I had to look at while researching Denise. I don’t know how she stays sane. Oh, wait.

Denise’s enemies were everywhere. They were posting in their own threads on the same forum she posted to under the name ‘little rose’ ( sometimes she is referred to as ‘dsm’, not to be confused with ‘DM’, Dave McKay). a lot of the posters here are the same people she refers to on her site as her stalkers, or Rick Ross’s stalkers, as far as I can figure out. These posts make a very illuminating, and, I think it is fair to say, entertaining read. I’d be the first to say don’t believe everything you read, and don’t jump to conclusions quickly, but in the interests of fairness I think it’s worth ‘learning to discern’, as Denise puts it.

The post thread can be accessed here. Click at the bottom of the page if you want to read the whole thread. It’s a long one, but it’s a doozy, so do like Denise, and brew up a cowboy coffee for yourself before you sit down to read it.

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When the Jesus Christians dispersed in various directions from the forum where they were posting, Dave McKay re-invented himself a bit, and Denise is always inventive, isn’t she, so she kept on doing her thing. She stayed in touch, mind you, and when Dave started his new adventure with God, Denise was keen to stay on board for the ride. Whether he was as keen to have her on board as she was to join forces with him, I don’t know, but  Dave is now BrotherDave, and has a YouTube channel and a website. Not sure how many followers he has, because they don’t put it about. They explain it all on their videos. I haven’t provided links to their material here, but if you think they sound like a lovely bunch of people, you can go buy yourself a mask and join them online. Denise did just that, in 2016, or at least tried to, if her Facebook postings are anything to go by.

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It’s all been so grim, with the cult stuff, the vigilantes, the hate. We need to end on an uplifting note, I think. Maybe a song from Denise would cheer us all up. How about this, from her FreedomIsSacred YouTube Channel. Pity I never found the Sir Chirpsalot video, featuring her budgie on her head, or got to tell you about QTube. Maybe readers outside the US didn’t get much idea what the ‘Christian right’ are about, let alone get ‘red-pilled’ here,  but you got to hear a pretty interesting story, I hope, if a little hard to follow sometimes. Thanks to all the YouTubers that sent me down this weird little rabbit hole. Hope I don’t get stuck down here.

Postscript: Addicted to the Denise drama already? Wanna follow her latest YouTube adventures? Read the next post on what she’s been up to lately over here.  Or my newest post, in which I am drafted, not entirely willingly, into the cast of characters as well, in a supporting role.

 

The Big Movie

Ok, so Christmas is over, and the cheesy decorations are down. The extra pounds and broken resolutions are all that remain. But you can still loll about on the weekends in your pyjamas, and if it looks like it’s not going to stop raining ’till June, never fear, ‘cos the internet’s here.

When I was a kid ‘Now, Voyager’ was one of my favourite ‘girl’ movies, the sort of movie I used to always miss the first few minutes of on Saturday afternoons, when my big brother used to try to switch the station on me, and I used to silently hope there wasn’t a cowboy movie on the other station. The heroine in this one had an even tougher time with her mum than I had with my brother, and I was delighted with the twists and turns of the story, which is shown in full below. Leave your brain in the off position and enjoy the afternoon matinee. As for you lads out there, leave that button alone.
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Favourite  moment: “Don’t ask for the moon – we have the stars.”

Read Bette Davis’s story here

 

Book at Bedtime

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Heading to bed with your mug of Ovaltine? Finished that novel and looking for something to snuggle up with. You can’t beat a chuckle at bedtime, and David Sedaris tells some of the funniest stories out there. Here are ten of the best.
Listen to David Sedaris’ stories online

Too sleepy even for that? Not ready for bed, but up for something different? Garrison Keiller is one of the funniest guys out there, and his radio show,  ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ is a modern classic, full of nostalgia for a way of life lots of us never knew.

Click this link to listen.

Nite, nite. Sleep tight.

 

Oh No love, You’re Not Alone

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The sad truth is, whatever original thought you think you have, have probably been thought of before. I’m not speaking about the really clever, Eureka ideas that you rush out and slap a patent on, so you can make a fortune and step on everyone else’s head, or write a book about, and share your innermost soul with the world. I’ve never experienced either of those. No, I mean the random tumbleweed that blows through your mind from time to time, about everyday flotsam and jetsam on the tide of life. Bear with me, this is going somewhere.
I have an example which I lay before you now. I was researching diligently for one of my insightful and thought-provoking posts, and came across this image of Farrah Fawcett (‘Who’, I hear the under 35s scream, ‘the heck is she?’). She was the Kim Kardashian of her day, the 1970s, only with a normal sized bottom instead of an outsized one. Nevertheless she was a woman before her time, and was possibly the first star to persuade her dentist to get the peroxide out to create her, for the times, unnaturally white teeth.
Ok, here’s the thought. She looks just like David Bowie in this photo I came across online. Immediately after the first thought, there was a second, and that was…I wonder has anyone else noticed this? Well, I’m at the right place to find out, the world wide web has everything you need to know at your fingertips. And I’m not alone, because someone else thinks so too. Take a look at this.

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Cheezburger.com David Bowie vs Farrah Fawcett

Uncanny. Wonder what my next original thought will be.

What happened to Farrah after her star declined.

I Feel so Used

 

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This poster was a best-seller in the 80s for Athena Posters, and was the female-targeted equivalent of The Tennis Girl poster of 1977, which hung around on many a bedroom and gym wall for a long time after that. The clothes for The Tennis Girl poster were borrowed for the shoot. I’m guessing the knickers were forgotten on purpose, and I’ve added them here. Not wanting to emulate the Popes of the past, you can click on the picture below to see the original in all its soft-focussed glory. But don’t say I didn’t tell ya it’s not safe for work, OK?

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Detail of Rubens’ ‘The Three Graces’

Adam Perry, shown above photographed by Spenser Rowell, probably had at least two good reasons for taking his shirt off for the shoot. One, when you work your torso out to hone it to perfection other people will pay to see you take it off, and two, why get baby sick on your shirt, when you can get baby pee on your chest instead, and not have to put on a wash when you get home? Perry had his problems, though he cheered himself up by sleeping his way through what he claimed to be 3,000 women, and was self-confessed as ‘the world’s most promiscuous man‘. So if a picture paints a thousand words, the story they tell is not always true.

I can’t speak as an authority for men, being from Venus myself, but I think its a widely accepted notion that women are charmed as much by personality as by looks. George Clooney’s appeal lies as much in the urbanity and sensitivity women imagine he possesses, as in his good looks. We feel he’d be willing to listen to our problems over a Nespresso, before whisking us off to a fabulous party to cheer us up, where all the other women would gaze at us jealously, wondering what we have that they don’t. George Clooney, beee-atches.

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George Clooney by Michel Comte for McCann Erikson Paris

 

Gosh, why can’t we women just be nice? Poor old Burt Reynolds, who at 79 has just published his autobiography, claimed to ‘sorely regret’ the nude centrefold he did for Cosmopolitan magazine in 1972. In a recent interview he said he ‘got some of the filthiest letters I’ve ever seen’ from women, and is still embarrassed by it, despite the fact it is claimed as one of the greatest publicity stunts ever. If you can stand the hairiness, let alone the nudity, you can see the original image over here.

Those were the days when hairy men were much admired by women. Hardly a chest hair to be seen these days, as it’s just not in fashion now.

 

Women tend to gawk at other good looking women nearly as much as men do; we’re forever comparing, trying to look as good as the stars, and failing miserably, instead of just trying to get our own thing going.

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Farrah Fawcett poster by Bruce McBroom/Everett

 

Our attempt at achieving the same effect.

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