I just realized that Robb posted a few comments on this post on his blog. My stalker (Google+ Circle Paul Jaminet, Richard Nikoley, Stefani Ruper, Jimmy Moore) that he's buddying up with didn't link to it. So anyway, in this post I will respond to some of what he said. I'll save the email exchange we had about the KKKrap for a near-future post. I'd rather not share it, but that ball is entirely in Robb's court. I'm kinda thinking that if/when I do, if there's still time, the "down in participation" cruise will have even smaller representation. (Aside: There are still tickets available to PaleoFX and even giveaway contests ... perhaps the community needs to ask itself why.)
So, Melissa called Robb on his assertion that I "drug him into" the whole Jack Kruse thing. This would be laughable were it not such a maddening flat out lie. In the exchange Melissa brought up the fact that Jimmy is once again doing a 6-day fast. Here is Robb's response:
Remind me, this is 2013 right? So two years would bring us back to some time in 2011. Yeah, Robb (and Gary) were set to do the 2012 KKKetanic before the 2011 one sailed and it was highly touted. I may have wondered out loud why he would do this but bugging him? What? The paleo God cannot even be questioned?? I never interacted with this guy in any significant manner until May 2012, so it's barely been one year that I've been bugging him, if that's what is to be concluded.
Yes, after Krusegate went down, I began questioning why Robb would associate himself with such a circus side show. Who wouldn't? I'm sure a boatload of his staunch devotees probably were wondering the same. So I guess Robb was stalking me (some call it reading someone's blog, but I'm trying to get hipper with the lingo) and read a few comments here, likely among a backdrop of comments from followers and HE felt the need to justify himself to me in this email:
I know you are reading this JimKKKins so take note what Robb thinks of you: "Jimmy's silly cruise". And, frankly, if you're booked on this cruise, I'm sure you are feeling good about how much Robb is looking forward to meeting y'all. It seems to me that the paleo movement has peaked or why else does Mark Sisson go on Jimmy's podcast to sell his new book in January, or give link love to Richard Nikoley in exchange for his endorsement of the sauce cookbook? In any case here was my response and his. I used this as an opportunity to touch base with Robb. Most of that month are a blur so I do not recall if I left the VM here. We didn't end up connecting.
Bottom line here, I was not "bugging him" in the manner he is implying. Apparently questioning his continued involvement with the fraud Jimmy Moore might have bugged him, but I can't help that. Speaking of which, one of the things I wanted to discuss with him was Jimmy's inaction following Krusegate. Below are two picture Jimmy's wife posted to Facebook. I've taken screenshots to protect the innocent ;-)
You can click to enlarge but the photo captions are for on their way to their stateroom, and their stateroom. Now Robb was in possession of Jack Kruse's stateroom number, it was in the letter Jack wrote to Carnival that he included in his email to Robb. It included his booking and cabin number: "I was booked to cabin 2278". Below is the relevant Carnival Magic Deck Plan.
Now, if it really went down as Jack said, Jimmy would know. And he knew/knows that it didn't. That sort of crazy doesn't go down on a cruiseship w/o everyone knowing something happened. QED. My guess is if Jack was detained, it was pre-boarding.
Again, a very special thank you to Robb Wolf for complaining that I have withheld such critical information from emails and not shared all that I know with my readers out of some apparently misplaced sense of common courtesy. I never had any intention of sharing this! Robb really kinda owes me a thank you dontcha think?