responses to comments

October 5, 2008

POSTED BY DURG
mike, heres the perfect site for your ‘lost in translation’ funnies that you find.. 
http://engrishfunny.com/
yo1

M: Well done, I love it! For those who haven’t seen one, that icon is for a “traditional toilet” (AKA poop pit). Amazing!

POSTED LPFREAK1286 (DEAR HERTZ RENT-A-CAR)
Thats right man. Things haven’t changed a bit. Even if people are willing to make a change the big companies aren’t. And if they are their going to cash in on it. Did you ever watch “Who Killed the Electric Car?”? I’m sure you have but if not its very informative. http://www.sonyclassics.com/whokilledtheelectriccar/ http://quicksilverscreen.com/watch?video=44020

M: “Who Killed the Electric Car” was definitely interesting. I like the idea of the electric car; I hope they become more available (and better looking, more accessible) in the US.

POSTED BY WEST_LP
Mike, seriously, why u keep posting those random stuff??why dont u post things about the band….about the band members, like, things that you are doing, things that the band r doing…because those things that u r posting r so boring….those r not interesting anymore…im dead serious….

M: Great questions. Firstly, I started this blog to cover all the stuff that’s not LP related. For example: I could post about it when i was doing an art show, or when I had an opinion on something that I thought was different from what the rest of the band’s. If you think the stuff is boring, you’re free to go elsewhere🙂 but if you avoid this site, you’ll be missing out when I actually do post LP related news…

Incidentally, I’ve been working on new music and art, and I will likely post about that in the next couple weeks.

POSTED BY KATHYXX (NEW SEGMENT: “LYRICS IN PRINT”)
I believe you are familiar with Oingo Boingo, Mike?

M: A very subtle reference…yes, I know them, and this song:
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/o/oingo%2Bboingo/little%2Bgirls_20102778.html
But for some reason I always assumed Boingo / Danny Elfman’s song was written to be funny. The Winger song? I’m not so sure…

You may also notice that I’m making an attempt to type with proper capitalization. It’s not easy for me…I’ve been typing in lower-case for years. Bear with me as I try to rewrite my stubborn brain…



*EDIT / ADDED:
POSTED BY IGRABBEDCHESTERSWRIST
Mike being a Blog-Whore makes me feel better about my own internet life. If someone like Mike can be on the internet so much, then it’s not so bad that I am too!

M: I prefer Blog-Pimp, thank you very much. HAHAHAHAHA

POSTED BY BEC
You found your shift key!
I actualy thought it was just you typing in a certain style…can I tempt you to try typing like a british person?
Drop the ‘Z’ and use the correct spellings containing ‘S’, e.g. capitalisation
Make friends with the letter ‘U’: colour, flavour

M: BEC, I’m an A-MURR-i-can. We don’t spell it that way…and that means I also don’t say “al-u-min-ium,” “gare-age,” or “tele.” So pass me that Coors light and my cowboy hat, because I’m watchin’ NASCAR while cleanin’ this here deer carcass. Yee-haw.

mike

107 Comments

  1. traveller on October 25, 2008 at 6:13 am

    Hell yeah on the last post! You are who you are! I do not go against any of the nations in the world. However, if anyone tells me I should live, write or speak like them ’cause they think it is/sounds better I do the opposite! I live in a small country, we have to know a few languages to be able to converse with the world. However, if I would try to learn every English/German/Spanish dialect there is I would just go NUTS!

  2. axrinekey on October 10, 2008 at 7:39 am

    Speaking of “yeehaaww”, reminds me of the LPTV where you wore Chester’s boots.
    Haha.

    And good for you, for using correct capitalisation.

    And, for your information, typing like a british doesn’t mean you have to speak like them.😛

    We Malaysians, use the u-s and s-s but we don’t speak like them..

    odd huh?
    xD

  3. BoC on October 8, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Heck yes!

    I love the American thing. I have an Aussie friend who says al-u-min-i-um and that kind of stuff…

    Also, I went to a private school and there were a lots of people in my class from different countries and they would always get mad at me for writing the date the American way (month, day, year) and try to get me to write it the European way (day, month, year).😄

    PS. Good job on the capitalization!

  4. Lobby on October 8, 2008 at 7:58 am

    About NASCAR, that reminds me this, you have got to watch it, it’s just so (british: wicked / american: fucking awesome). =)

    Dunham: What have ya been doing?
    Bubba: I’ve been watching NASCAR and drinking beer!
    Dunham: That’s you’re favorite sport? (no u in favorite)
    Bubba: Yep, NASCAR is too.

    Well done with the capped letters Mike, we’re all proud of you!😉

  5. Sunnywow on October 7, 2008 at 8:48 am

    you probably woudn’t read this now. but mike! you are soooo great for doing this!🙂 to a fan, an idol always seem so far away from their reality, you know?they don’t know each other and probably never will. resently i’ve been so busy with my own life, i hadn’t had any time to think of you or the band at all. sometimes i think as time goes by i’ll probably forget you. and if i ever hear your name again it won’t mean anyting to me.(see next)

  6. Sunnywow on October 7, 2008 at 8:47 am

    because you live your world and i live in mine. but you and the band really trys hard to keep in contact with your fans. you seems more “alive” and close to everyone of us. thus, i feel like the relatoinship between you and us becomes more special, and make me can’t possiblyforget and not care about you.i truely believe you guys are the nicest band to your fans.
    ps. sorry i have some grammer mistake, looking forward to seeing you in taiwan soon!(can’t wait)

  7. DRUMMERDALZIEL on October 7, 2008 at 7:22 am

    You stand up for your American rights! Us Brits are all posh nancy-boys anyhow😀

    It’s great to hear about the Milton Keynes DVD, I was at the front of the outer barrier but I don’t think any of the cameras went past me😦

  8. Shinizzle3 on October 7, 2008 at 6:39 am

    xDD yee-haw^^ mike it’S soooooooo great great great great great that u response to us :)))))))))))))

  9. Reem on October 7, 2008 at 5:33 am

    your comments amuse me,thanks for caring enough to response.

  10. Ambria on October 7, 2008 at 4:20 am

    I didn’t think it was possible, but because of your A-MURR-i-can response, you gained +30 hero points, in my book.😀
    Come to West Virginia and you might actually get to do all of that. Haha! I’m serious.😦 I would also like to point out that I LOVE your blog. It shows everyone a different side of you. I find it amazing that things you find humorous, are things that I normally laugh at all the time. Yay! You rock, Mike.

  11. shinoda_me on October 6, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA!!!! i love those responses… firstly, thank you for shutting people who say your blog sucks… it doesnt.. it makes my day everytime i get here… the random stuff keeps me happy… linkinpark.com can stay Linkin Park related.. but mikeshinoda.com has liberty.. hah!😄
    congrats on finding the shift key A-MURR-I-CAN !😀

    ps – ask Chester to learn from you how to take care of his health(how many doctors does he have????).. i hope he gets well soon =)

  12. KIWIgal on October 6, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    You know when I first heard your single “Shut Up” I cracked up at it (no offence!) but it actually grew on me and has led me to LOVE and ENJOY what AWESOME music you guys make! Every album you guys have ever made I LOVE and you must get that comment from a lot of fans but its also great to know how much you guys appreciate them too and the effort that you all put in to include the fans and thank them for the support! But you also must get some scary ones too eh? lol anyway, I think Im getting carried away..

  13. KIWIgal on October 6, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Hey Mike, was just curious as to why you guys don’t sell your gear or art work in stores? If you do then you’ll have to excuse me but I find it hard to get access to any of your labels without having to purchase them on line via credit card…especially if Im not from the US. I know that fans can receive special deals if they sign up as a LPU member and Ive yet to do that myself..anyway..it was just a thought..

    By the way last years concert in Auckland, NZ WAS SO AWESOME!!!! Hope to see you boys down under again some time soon!

  14. LPFreak1286 on October 6, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    M: “Who Killed the Electric Car” was definitely interesting. I like the idea of the electric car; I hope they become more available (and better looking, more accessible) in the US.
    I actually think I this website from one of your posts a while back. But this a pretty nice looking Electric Car🙂.
    http://www.teslamotors.com/

  15. Kira on October 6, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    In response to your last response, I feel like those are more southern stereotypes that Americans use against each other.

  16. joshg1308 on October 6, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Mike you should call back in and be a guest on the Jason Ellis show again.

  17. lynndarwinharris on October 6, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Mike you are hilarious—-“So pass me that Coors light and my cowboy hat, because I’m watchin’ NASCAR while cleanin’ this here deer carcass. Yee-haw.” Simply hilarious!!!

  18. citrine on October 6, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    coors light, NASCAR, and deer carcass — omigod this totally slays. gah, I just about died laughing. serioiusly, i was choking!

    so what made you decide to use proper caps? i’m kinda bummed coz i liked that you weren’t using them – for the completely inane reason that i like not capitalizing either. well, at least not on the internet LOL. you’re right though – i should prolly follow your lead.

    So ok, here goes. That dude who said the random stuff was boring? Well, that was a crummy thing to say. Manners much?

  19. psykobouliz on October 6, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    You’re totally right, Mike, if he doesn’t like this, he have to feel free to see somewhere else, the messages HE send ARE boring, in the end! lol Anyway i like what you post, that’s sure that some subjects interest you more than some others, but it’s always something different, funny videos, serious texts…, and it’s a good thing that you share this with us! I personnaly appreciate it. Keep continue, you rock!!! And btw a star always talk about himself, and a true person talk about everyting, right?

  20. petiterocker on October 6, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    I really love how random your posts are… I think the quality of a good artist is that he should observe and, no matter how random, should tell😄

    In responce to the BEC comment… it is funny how I was taught in high school to write Brittish English, and now taking American Studies I need to write American English… it’s so much easier for foreigners.

    In addition to lost in translation: a Dutch coffee shop, isn’t the same as an American. (In Holland if you wanna get a coffee, go to a caffé… if you go to a coffee shop you’ll end up in the drugs scene).

    word

  21. BlakeA on October 6, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Wow people can be relativly rude on this site. Why do they even bother posting if there going to act like that? You shouldent have even responded to those people. Its people like that, the reason i dont like americans ( yes i am american ). Thumbs up for responding to them in a very mature manner!

  22. Anstice on October 6, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    LMFAO. You just insulted half the people I live with and that is AWESOME. Good job =)

  23. Curiosa on October 6, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    What? Did u read sk8’s comment/compliment about me writing correctly & so u decided to copy me? & have u ben reading my emails cause the “u don’t have 2 read it” is something a friend of mine recently said toward certain girls on lpmb? I was trying 2 b polite so I didn’t say anything to them like that. :)~ lol jk about the ??s. In all honesty if u’r blogs really were boring I wouldn’t b paying any attention at all. Well xcept when it comes 2 Holly & Ryu (I can’t believe he called my owl ghetto lol). I’m actually surprised it took u this long 2 reply 2 WEST_LP though. lol “stubborn brain,” I’ll agree 2 that. :)~

    Don’t even get me started w/that cowboy thing. lol

  24. Randomdudeof2010 on October 6, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Gees what’s wrong with that dude who said Mike’s blogs are boring.. Heck no man, Mike you keep posting on your blog cuz it’s awesome!! Just promise that when you guys enter the studio you keep us up to date on what’s going on, like for example when you work on a new song, or when someone in the band does something goofy coughs Chester coughs so yeah! Also don’t forget to stop by Albuquerque again for your next tour. See ya around M-m-m-Mike!

  25. Trip on October 6, 2008 at 11:21 am

    I like your blogs…They make you look forward to the next one! I liked the youtube video of ‘napkins’ that was funny! I thinks its a good idea to post other things than LP stuff!

  26. AnkeNL on October 6, 2008 at 10:57 am

    I don’t think your blogs are boring. I like it because your taking about other stuff.Oh but about the Iphones. We have them here but to damn expencive. Arhh to much comurcials of them on tv. Oh before I forget, you should check my brothers site he makes multimedia and also keeps a blog. I think you’ll like his stuff. Just check it out. http://www.cornevandooren.com
    see ya
    greetings Anke

  27. rockermeg on October 6, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Blog-pimp??
    You’re a bit of a nerd Mike,let’s face it.
    Who was the idiot who said you should only post LP stuff???
    No way is what Mike posts on here boring!!
    I like you’re doing this more Mike.
    Nice thing that shift key…I used the CAPS LOCK until I was about 7 and had my first ICT lesson xD
    HAHAHAHA!!! Ooh you can’t say alluminium can you??
    Funny stuff…
    xxx

  28. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on October 6, 2008 at 9:30 am

    LMAO idk u were a cowboy, mike!!!! – congrats 4 ur site, i just luv it O.o -.. xD bye mike!! kizz ^^

  29. alyeska39 on October 6, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Oh lordy, he’s lost it…

  30. Raspberry on October 6, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Mike – Keep posting your random shit, it’s a release reading them after feeding tons of kids at my local primary school. It also goes to show you are just like us and find that stuff funny too, i love it🙂 – Maria x

  31. LPBase on October 6, 2008 at 8:11 am

    Hey Mike, Im really a great fan of you and Im a very great Linkin Park fan since a few years...
    I Just can say your music is amzing, im listening to it everyday! Also I
    m really into Fort Minor at the moment…
    Your art is really excellent, too. Especially your last show was Awesome.
    But now, what i really wanted to say: Your Blog is the best thing Ive ever seen!
    I really like reading through your posts(the comments, too :D)
    Keep going on with that! Also its the only possibility to get a closer look to your daily life...
    Just wanted to say i like the stuff you do...

    P.S.: Sry for my bad english but Im only a 15 years old from germany😀

  32. skindesbous on October 6, 2008 at 7:25 am

    Someday I’ll take a picture from a strange “LOST IN TRANSLATION” in my city hehe I’m looking forward to seeing what you say about the new stuff you’ve been doing

  33. keineAhnung on October 6, 2008 at 7:24 am

    tries to imaging you wearing a cowboy hat…ROFLMAO…don’t know why, but pics from your ‘who got the best mullet’ contest some years ago come to my mind if I try to think of cowboy-mike…ROFLMAO

  34. LP_Suneet on October 6, 2008 at 6:57 am

    BLOG-PIMP!!!!!!!!!…………….Really funny mike……HAHAHAHA……

    But I loved the last response the most……….you totally killed that guys comment……..And that was funny as hell…..

    And what’s up with the guy who said he doesn’t like your blog entries………

    We love your interaction with us through your blog and are glad that you speak to us about stuff other than LP………

    It makes our relationship with you less formal and more friendly……….

  35. ffmuteki9 on October 6, 2008 at 6:49 am

    I AM SORRY. I dont know how to post a picture…

    members. I think your last name should be Japanese, 篠田(しのだ)?

    CD! but of course it’s not your songs

  36. ffmuteki9 on October 6, 2008 at 6:38 am

    Learn English bt Understanding Linkin Park?

    Here’s some picture I took from a Taiwanese English teaching magazine called”EZ TALK”


    Page1&2, left-hand side is English article, right-hand side is mandarin translation

    page3&4

    quite cool, so I bought it as soon as I saw it🙂

  37. stardust001 on October 6, 2008 at 4:46 am

    rofl. ROFL.

    “rewrite my stubborn brain.” I’ll have to do that someday.

    “Blog-pimp” HAHAHAHAH.

    Can’t wait for the new music and art.

    Take care!

  38. cuz on October 6, 2008 at 1:34 am

    I was away for few days because of computer/internet problems and capital letters was the first thing i realized. Yeah, lets help Mike with getting used in typing with proper capitalization!🙂 What made you change it? God, it was way too long without you blog… Great to see it again, good that school is back, ’cause the problem is not resolved yet😦

    And Mike a blog whore/pimp? uhhhh xD I disagree with Bec, US and England has it’s own rules😉

  39. Jaclyn on October 6, 2008 at 1:27 am

    ROFL at your amurrican responses and I’ve got a strong to will to kick WEST_LP ass for his boredom, he wanted LP news and he got rrrrrrr Btw if you didnt mention your new capitalisation rule (but i dont know what made you to improve your writing), i’d never notice it hehe The only thing I didnt like is names in lower case.

  40. BrandiCottrell33 on October 5, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Mike, My name is Brandi. I live in Madisonville KY. I’m a very loyal fan of Linkin Park. Have been since the beginning. I went thru a terrible divorce in 2004 at the age of 30. I just wanted 2 sum how let you know if it wasent for Linkin Park’s music, I dont know how I would of ever made it thru it. From every word you spiit, to every verse Chester sang and screamed lol. Every note seemed as if sum how you all could see n2 my soul and what I went and was going thru. And for that I thank you from the botttom of my heart! Many prayers for Chester’s speedy recovery and for the continued success of Linkin Park! With much love, Brandi Cottrell

  41. Elliot_aka_MC_Eli on October 5, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    i’m just writing to vent… you look like a sports lover mike so you will understand my sorrow…. did you happen to catch the niners – patriots game? UGH disgusting play by my niners…. can they like PROTECT our QB long enough to set his feet to make a solid throw? You better not say you like the Raiders or the Giants.

  42. Valerie on October 5, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Hi Mike. This is Valerie, the contest winner from UNLV. Please tell Chester that me and all my friends in Vegas hope he gets better soon. 😥

  43. Elliandria on October 5, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Hi Mike – I’m not sure if you’ve already seen this, since it’s from August, but Smashing Magazine did a collection of photographs entitled “35 Beautiful Music Album Covers,” and both Reanimation and The Rising Tied are part of the set. You can check it out here, if you want. =) http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/03/35-beautiful-music-album-covers/

  44. swsrd on October 5, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    hey, Mike, thought you’ve seen this already?LP’s offical sites date back to 2001…
    [url]http://web.archive.org/web/*hh_/linkinpark.com/[/url]
    anyway, I felt it was interesting…like, time machine?
    p.s. Can’t wait to see you guys in the MFR live shows in China!! Best wishes to you all!

  45. Hybr1d_7h3ory on October 5, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Hey Mike,
    Cant wait for the new art and music. Glad to see your not just blogging in your spare time🙂
    Sends my regards down Chester’s way would ya.
    Thanks,

    Hybr1d_7h3ory

  46. HardlyChanged on October 5, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    hey i was wondering if you’ll have an art show somewhere on the east coast. =D i can’t wait to see your new projects

  47. ruru87 on October 5, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    hey mike, how are you doing. i’m from shanghai and will go to your MFR show in shanghai next sunday, can’t wait to see you guys. LOL

  48. Philly_Willy on October 5, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Good stuff dude, give our best wishes to Chester, we all hope he gets better soon😀

  49. IGrabbedChestersWrist on October 5, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Mike being a Blog-Whore makes me feel better about my own internet life. If someone like Mike can be on the internet so much, then it’s not so bad that I am too!

  50. west_lp on October 5, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    yeah, i think some people hate me now, lol…but that wasnt only my question, i know that a lot of people think the same thing as me…anyways, good answer mike…

  51. nillp on October 5, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    haa.. this engRish stuff are always too funny..!

    and FYI, ur posts of random stuff are really far of being boring.. instead of it, they’re so funny and most of the time interactive..!😀

    anyway. as u said, if someone doesn’t like of what u’r posting, the person is free to go elsewhere.. x)

    hope to read great news about the new stuffs u’ve been working with in the couple next weeks.. :}

    ps; seems that my countryman lost the not-double-post thing. i’msorryforthis

    btw, this one was classical

    have a great week. take care.

    tokita (LL) tano

  52. Mandy on October 5, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Hello Mike Shinoda
    My name is Amanda,I’m from Brazil
    How are you doing?
    Hey mike the blog is very good🙂
    Congratulation for your sucess with Linkin Park and Fort Minor
    When will return to brazil?
    Come here to São Paulo in Brazil for one more show with Linkin Park please?
    I love you Mike
    I wish you sucess
    thanks (:

  53. Mandy on October 5, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Hello Mike Shinoda
    My name is Amanda,I’m from Brazil
    How are you doing?
    Hey mike the blog is very good🙂
    Congratulation for your sucess with Linkin Park and Fort Minor
    When will return to brazil?
    Come here to São Paulo in Brazil for one more show with Linkin Park please?
    I love you Mike
    I wish you sucess
    thanks (:

  54. ninguem on October 5, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    mike, i know you could be an amazing person! and i still want know who is charlie bravo, who is red baron, and who is the secret asian man

  55. msgirl on October 5, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    HEY…UR BLOGS AREN’T BORING but interesting…..:) about band news??hhmmm,well we can find it from anywhere yess???linkiinpark.com,fan sites…..bla bla bla…by writing s/th that u like,we have access to know more about u…..wow…that’s awesome…:) but hey……i have question….what do u think about the fans who r not able to see ur concerts,artshow,and can’t buy original cds directly….:'( because of living in small countries..there r many fans….hmm???

  56. NatShinoda on October 5, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Hello Mike Shinoda
    The site is very good ! I Love
    When will return to brazil?
    Come here in Brazil for one more show,please?
    I wish you sucess in your life and with Linkin Park!
    I love you much!
    Kisses

  57. pepper on October 5, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    BTDubs Mike, I think it is so cool that you actually respond to you fan comments, that you take the time to read them! Your relationship with you fanbase is great, one of the many reasons I actually wrote my college admissions essay on LP, highlighting you and chester. Not in a creeper/obsessed fan way, I wrote it cause of how you guys inspire with your incredible music and dedication to the craft. It got me into college lol I should let you read it some day.

  58. joelpu10 on October 5, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    hey mike shinoda, dude i love u lol (im a boy btw) anyway…
    I’d like to know if this was the first LP interview. Thanks
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae5TKUWqre8 part1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gg3ETFPOSI&feature=related part2

    and please you should wear that kinda clothes and hair u used to. i love how u and chester wore back in time..peace

    And when are u guys coming to Colombia?…cya…. say hi to chester ^_^

  59. missbluesonicspeed on October 5, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Mike, I think it’s great that you’re taking the time to respond to some of our comments. If you have time, I do have a question. I had an account for Linkin Park’s home site, which of course lets us comment on here, but I forgot my password. I would have changed it to a new one, but because comcast is not forwarding insight e-mails anymore it seems as though I am out of luck. Is there a way to delete my old account? Thanks for taking the time to read this! Have a great day!

  60. Metal_Value on October 5, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Lolz. I’ve never actually had problems with my grammar and spelling on MSN and the internet and such xD. I dunno why but I never got into any of the text language, or shortening words and that, I always thought it’d screw up your day-to-day life situations where for example you’d be, I dunno, writing an application form for somewhere, then you accidentally write something like “Yeah” as “Yeh” or “Yh” xD And I’ve seen people do that lolz.. The only thing I do do of course is use text faces and the other random “traditional” internet phrases, like “Lolz, lol, omg, omfg, wtf, btw, atm, O.O, O.o, =], xD, ^^, ^^, ^^;, ==, xP..” xD I could go on and on lolz.. Take care dude!

  61. KATHYxx on October 5, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Mike, (first, yay that you knew that Oingo Boingo song, it was the one i was thinking of!), i gotta tell ya that your ‘unique’ style of typing helped expose your numerous internet imposters. Even when the victim was oh so convinced that the “other” myspace profile is you and that you like to send private messages to fans, pointing out “He used the shift key, of course it’s not the real thing, idiot” was very convincing nonetheless. Also… i as quite fond of that style. RIP lower case letters.

  62. ShadowerLiltani on October 5, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    I only come on this site to see your art news and random posts. Enjoy them for the laugh, peoples. I went through that once, training myself to type with capitals. ZOMG annoying. I was highly skilled in chat room type once, but had to change it to avoid accidentally putting it in my stories. I think it has something to do with being left-handed. Us lefties can never do things lke drive stick shift, use scissors, or push that goddamn vacuum around the house. Please note that last statement was sarcastic in every possible way.

  63. sweet_girl on October 5, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Hey Mikey!!
    How are you???
    So are you working ah! that’s good
    I was on the JANM and some photos mades me cry :(…I still can believe that people can be like that…

  64. durg on October 5, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    woot! im pumped i was mentioned in this.😄
    glad you liked it mike, haha.

  65. minuteforce on October 5, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    I learned to start typing with proper capitalisation a while back; on all band message boards online, I type with proper capitalisation ’cause I think it projects self-respect and authority. But, on my blog and such, it’s me, lower-case.🙂

  66. MarryToxicitym2m on October 5, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Nathy feels afraid!! Mike isn’t a monster😄

  67. isadora on October 5, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Why don’t like the posts ? It’s very cool. lol
    Hey Mike, What are you guys going to do after the China tour? Are you going on vacation ? Are you going to another country?

  68. NataliaForgotten on October 5, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Well, if you don’t like the posts, then don’t visit the site, so simple… And, I noticed that you are using capital letters when you just started to use, I was going to post about it but I thought it would be a useless comment.😄 (anyway, sometimes I’m afraid to post something here, it’s like, you are going to read… >.>) // Edit: I knew Marry was going to say something like this, haha! // Edit 2: I’m afraid of my idol, Marry. :p

  69. MarryToxicitym2m on October 5, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    OLÉÉÉÉÉ México
    hahahahahahahahaa West!! My friend, you’re dead!
    kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  70. Noe_Kenji on October 5, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    hey mike, im curious. what happened with Dedicated song?
    Its a real good track, and its just a demo… What did you guys, let it down?
    I’m in love with this song, I woyuld like to know what happened.
    Maybe it’s just because Chaz is not very present?

    Thanks🙂

    PS: good response to this “bored” fan, i love your blog, even if sometimes there is comments that dont catch my attention (as comments about cars, ephones etc. ) but I love it. Keep posting Mike! We love your blog. The clue, we all are here, everyday, since we wake up reading your posts, and fans comments etc.🙂

    Noemi

  71. rubyred82 on October 5, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    I do commend you for your very diplomatic response to a very rude fan.🙂

  72. Lucie on October 5, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    i heard that Linkin Park were nominated at the MTV Europe Music Awards, will you be there ( to get your awards hahahah ) ?

    and by the way, i hope you don’t give a f*ck to people like ( i don’t remember his name ) who thinks your random stuff is boring. everyone in here loves it, except him.

  73. Janni_Loves_LP on October 5, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    I agree with Lee ^^ I love to see what’s in your interest and your random posts makes me smile🙂 Love you for that.. :3 And if it weren’t for you, I propably wouldn’t know all the great artists and bands you introduced me to. Thank you for that also..!
    As for the capitalization thing I must admit that I was a little annoyed at first, but eventually my obsessive compulsive brain got used to it ._. (no kidding) And I never said anything about the new design. I really like it! Good job on that one! See ya around – Janni❤

  74. bec on October 5, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    You found your shift key!

    I actualy thought it was just you typing in a certain style…can I tempt you to try typing like a british person?

    Drop the ‘Z’ and use the correct spellings containing ‘S’, e.g. capitalisation

    Make friends with the letter ‘U’: colour, flavour

  75. faiintx on October 5, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    well, if mike wrote about the band like EVERY day, then there wouldn’t really be much surprise in their upcoming albums & stuff….

    & btw mike, you’re my idol =)

    i hope you get to read this comment so you at least know i exist
    =]

  76. Mark86 on October 5, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    I was thinkin’ the lower-case was intentional, like a “style”, many blogs are on purpose only upper-case or only lower-case. I don’t think it’s a problem, this is a blog, not a resumé.

  77. MokaDishine on October 5, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    First off, really I totally understand your capitalization problem… I have the same one! so really it’s fine with me!
    Personally I’ve been here since the beginning and I come here every other day in hope to find something new to discover, either it’s something to learn about or total random/funny stuff! I really think this site is perfect the way it is! so if there’s anyone that does not like the way you’re doing it well I think they know their way out!😉
    On another note I don’t know if you’ve ever eared about this site: failblog.org, some of things on the site could be related to the lost in translation thing you’ve got going there!😉

  78. Sonia_LPrnway_ on October 5, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    responses to the fans, again? you’re spoiling us, Mike!😛

    i found another one for your “lost in translation” collection (well, it’s not really translation)

    i didn’t know we had such perverted signs!😛

    p.s: that formating thing is a bitch!

  79. Neffer on October 5, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Woo I’m not the only one that has to say something about your typing lol Well Mike it use to drive me crazy about your lower-case typing but eventually I got over it! But NOW when I just read this post I thought to myself CHYES…. Mike is finally getting it right then I was like psh it’s probably not him! Haha Mike don’t bother trying to get the capitalization right, its going to confuse more then half of your fans on here!(we want to know its you) I’m telling you don’t do it!

  80. Charlotte_Jay on October 5, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    I love your random posts Mike…here is your blog it’s all about you not only LP.Your blog is really, really great Mike.

  81. yohannaaaa on October 5, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    You know, I love that you’re so random Mike. If you’d just post things about LP, you wouldn’t write as often as you do, and I get so happy everytime I see that you’ve post something new here, even if it’s random🙂 i mean that’s you, it’s YOUR blog and you choose to post anything you want, and like you said…if someone doesn’t like it they can go somewhere els…
    Are you guys coming to sweden next year or something?😀 If you do, please don’t come to Hultsfred cause my parents wouldn’t let me go, and if i couldn’t go i’d probably die. X) I think you guys should come to Globen in Stockholm :)))))))))))))))))))))

    Hope you’ve had a great weekend🙂

  82. caleb_bozeman on October 5, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    I don’t think you have to capitalize every sentence. As long as you can spell it right that’s all that matters.

  83. ManBearPig on October 5, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Proper capitalisation was never a big deal, but the effort is much appreciated (and the English major in me is doubly overjoyed). As for the blog, as you said, if people don’t like it, they can go somewhere else. There are already websites (LP.com/LPU.com/etc.) for LP news. But the occasional entry on some LP progress is always nice. It’s also nice when you get political on here. I know it can be a volatile issue, but your take on the US election (or even our Canadian election, HA!), or the media coverage (read Tina Fey as Sarah Palin) would be interesting. Don’t be afraid to be a little controversial, we love it. Or at least I do….

  84. NeneLP88 on October 5, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Oh you are so bad! I used to write with correct capitalization (i studied english at school here in italy and the teacher used to lower our marks if we didn’t).. then i noticed that lot of people here didn’t so i was like “yay! i’m free! why to bother pressing Shift anytime?!” Now i see you have changed your mind and you are like my english teacher😄

    PS: i kind of wished you didn’t read that useless comment. I’d like to know why he/she wrote that. Everyone’s reaction was pretty obvious: if you don’t like, don’t read. u_ù

  85. 2T_LP on October 5, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    come on people!! i know it is gr88 when mike posts things about LP and soo on but posting these randim things is gr88 too!! this is mikeshinoda.com not mike.linkinpark.com u can find all u wanna know about the band and so on else where ,plus, that doesnt mean he never posts anything about LP!! he does!! check the blog and u will find manyy posts about LP!! I LOVE THOSE RANDOM POSTS😛 !! tell me u didnt like that oak leaf lost in translation post or the black horse canidate!! they r soo funny and kinda interesting :P:D ((P.S: I totally agree with you LEE )) : )
    Taghreed

  86. Lee on October 5, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Personally, I would be pretty bored if all you wrote on your blog was LP stuff. It’s not really realistic… you’re your own person with your own interests, so why not talk about the stuff you like? Besides, that’s what interviews are for. =D

  87. sasummsumm on October 5, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    ha who needs proper capitalization typing XD…we’ll got that so much in german…on the internet i like how you can just type small and nobody cares XD…we’re not in school😛 we understand you though…^^…
    aaand your site is not boring i think…it’s interesting and funny stuff^^…things to show friends and laugh during work🙂 keep on posting mike^^❤

  88. Joanie_LP on October 5, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    you seriously shouldn’t reply to fans.. specially “WEST_LP” type fans …

    damn >.< …

    and as you you see, we are patient🙂 though I haven’t seen any grammar of whatever miskates… two words – WHO CARES…😀

    if it does bother you, just use the fucking shift (left one, which I hate) and you’re done. but why am I saying it, you’re already using it🙂

    I even type my name with lower-case and no one seems to care😀

  89. Anstice on October 5, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Personally, I didn’t see anything wrong with you not capitalizing stuff. You have damn near perfect grammar and punctuation. What’s it matter if you don’t capitalize the letter “i” or the first letter of your nameo_O. No one’s going to think it’s you now. Tsk, tsk. PS – Poop pits, for the win. ♥

  90. Jome on October 5, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Mike, am I totally wrong with this? :

    Red Baron = Rob Bourdon
    Charlie Bravo = Chester Bennington
    Secret Asian Man = Joe Hahn

  91. Doomguy13 on October 5, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Wait, what? You have been typing in lower case? I am just that stupid that I didn’t see that?

  92. SimplyMode on October 5, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Aww, sweetie we love your stubborn brain (:

    (Yes I called you sweetie, sue me!) lolz.

    Yeah anyway that kid made me laugh “It’s getting so boring”

    It’s not like anyone forced him to read your blog!

    I happen to enjoy all your random posts, reminds me you’re kinda one of us

    if you know what i mean…

    ps. I finally have enough money to buy your remix shoes,

    I thought they’d be sold out by now, but i can actually get a pair

    Even though they’re not in my size, I’m sure i’ll grow into them

    I mean I’m only 13 my feet can grow…right?🙂

  93. keineAhnung on October 5, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    yeah, why don’t you write about lp everyday? ;p …blog oct 5: no work today – sunday, blog oct 6: wrote some lyrics, blog oct 7: re-wrote some lyrics and painted a picture, blog oct 8: re-wrote the lyrics again and painted another picture,…would be very…uhm…interesting and definitely not boring at all rollseyes…btw, you forgot some evil grin or laugh at the end of ‘…in the next couple of weeks’…now he/she has to read your blog everyday because you MAY post something ‘interesting’…ROFL

  94. analoggirl on October 5, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Aww, I like your lower case posts. It’s your trademark. I’m guessing your desire to use proper capitalization stems from your recent appearance at the Blogworld conference. Now you’re playing with the big boys, huh? I just want to say, stay true to yourself and don’t conform! :p As for the content of your blogs, I have to admit that I love reading the so-called “random” entries. I love seeing what goes on in that head of yours and discovering what you find interesting. Usually, I’ll take an interest too. Take Ronald Jenkees, for example. I never would have heard of him had it not been for your blog. Keep doing your thing and we’ll keep coming back for more. 😉

  95. QWERTY606 on October 5, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Hey mike, i know that u posted the special limited edtion projekt revolution posters here & i was just wondering…is it possible if u can do the same with the north american tour posters that were releashed during that tour on ur blog? It just came to my mind cause i seen one on the LPTV episode of that tour plus i found another one randomly on google.

  96. Doggie24690 on October 5, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Don’t worry Mike, I enjoy your random posts to the fullest. I think what you have going on here is brilliant in the way that you’re making your name for yourself and showing personality away from the band. Sure, I do love the band but to have one of you actually dedicate your time to your fans, like on your blog, is purely a good business investment. It’s becoming part of the times when it comes to bands. Music sometimes is not enough anymore and direct contact through blogs is becoming more popular. As for your effort to correct your grammar, you’re doing awesome. Haha.🙂

  97. joze9diablorojo on October 5, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Hi Mike! im Jozé from Mèxico im an LP fan since the 2001, can’t wait for the new album
    all of your art is unique, you MUST do the artwork of the new album.
    your blog is really good, but you should add a new section, i always wanted to have a Q&A section, i was part of the LPU and they upload a Q&A per year, and that sucks ass.
    you should try to make a Q&A in your blog, maybe one Q&A per month with 15 questions, that would be awesome
    and the fans will love it, thank you you are my idol.

  98. Elliot_aka_MC_Eli on October 5, 2008 at 11:42 am

    What’s going on with Fort Minor? Are you guys like disbanded… are you making ANY music in the future?(with fort minor i mean)

    Do you think you guys will ever do a cover live again?

  99. Madlen on October 5, 2008 at 11:40 am

    I love all your posts:DActually (please don’t assume that i’m crazy) I’m saving them on word documents and re-reading them sometimes:DAnyway I really hope that one day you’ll respond to one of my comments too:DOh btw I use capital letters only here:DAnd sometimes in emails:DI have a question-Do you have a favorite blog that you go to everyday like we do here?

  100. graveguard on October 5, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Hi Mike, It’s always nice to see, that you read the comments and that you write a comment to some of them.
    I’ve got one question: Why do Sparkart uses Flash for the headlines? -.- They could realize it without Flash in HTML… That would be no problem. I mention that because Firefox has a bug if you use it with Linux. There is always a white background and this destroys the whole layout… Maybe you can solve this problem x)

  101. hybridkyoto on October 5, 2008 at 11:29 am

    I like your random posts… its your blog, you can write what you want. And… I know its a long shot and I’m not in the slightest expecting a response, but did you ever happen to get a Calvin and Hobbes book in Japanese? Thanks.🙂

  102. I_B_Long on October 5, 2008 at 11:23 am

    i dont do capital letters either. mostly because i dont really know how to properly use them in english. i read something abou the army having decided that “Family” is spelled with a capital F in all official documents now, which is very off topic…sorry…
    anyway, i agree, its your blog, you can blog about whatever you want, plus the hertz car thing was nowhere near boring, i thought it was very interesting, its nice to see when people care about these things.
    and thanks for responding to so many comments lately, makes us fans feel so much more wanted🙂

  103. drpd1 on October 5, 2008 at 11:20 am

    hi i love reading ur blog.. think its great…………. u should write wat u want…………… hv a great sunday……… mine is just ending……………..being all the way across the globe, here in india………🙂

  104. Kalini on October 5, 2008 at 11:10 am

    It’s your blog! You are the one to decide! Some good news directly from you: new music and art coming soon! Thanks! Ha-ha, don’t worry, we are patient. I am sure you’ll manage “to rewrite your stubborn brain” very soon! Krassie K.

  105. miKer0cks on October 5, 2008 at 10:52 am

    LOL mike!!! u started typing with capital letters!!! haha horay!!! i cant do it!!! it’s kinda usual…i prefer small letters only😛 but if u like it, i’m cool with that!!! o.O and about that comment that asks why u dont post things about LP, i have to say that i agree with ur response, u want to get away from the usual stuff and put up some things u find interesting and funny!!! that’s sooo cool!!! i really love that, and that u share ur thoughts with us…it’s pretty awesome!!! anyway have a great day🙂 take care…lots of hugs and kisses!!!❤

  106. alyeska39 on October 5, 2008 at 10:50 am

    RE: Capital letters: Yes I did notice, haha.
    Good responses. And yeah, the blog is more about opinions, not news.
    That and poop pits.

  107. AliceXD on October 5, 2008 at 10:38 am

    lol YAY FOR POOP PITS! yay for Mike standing up for himself since its HIS blog…. And yay for Mike trying to teach his stubborn brain to use capital letters while typing! i have that problem… maybe i should start trying to type correctly lol.. idk ok im done being random!

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