Pretty Red Flower, Dave.

August 22, 2009

Dearest Phoenix,

You are in a world-famous rock band; you have access to a team of smart people who would be happy to show you how to avoid using default page themes. Please call management immediately and have them sort you out.


PS: I was going to say you’re a “world-famous musician,” but I would have been stretching the truth on both accounts.



  1. Sintia on August 25, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    This is too hilarious!!

  2. yg0r on August 24, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    mike bring the band to israel so many will come please!!!!!!!!!!

  3. TatahLP on August 23, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Hey kids,dont fight!hahaha!!!! By the way,IΒ΄m new in here. I wanna say that I love MIKE so much!!!!
    MIKE,you don
    t know but you are my husband! kisssesssssss!!!!!

  4. EbonyD on August 23, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    World-famous musician,em……I think it should be “world-famous eye candy”……I just like to say “in your face,Phi”for Mike…..

  5. LPFan on August 23, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    LAWL. Phi better watch out or Mike might pull out his Transformers gun >;] watched the making of New Divide last night

  6. Karusia07 on August 23, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    what a war ^^ lol

  7. lynndarwinharris on August 23, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Hilarious!!!!! And I love what Shinoda77 posted!!

  8. liuliu on August 23, 2009 at 5:49 am

    your war’s still vehement~!
    and the new emoticon’s sooooo similar to u~!XD

  9. Mimz_LP on August 23, 2009 at 5:45 am

    eat it PHI

  10. CuteWhiteBunny on August 23, 2009 at 4:10 am

    I’m supporting you all the way in this war, Mike.

  11. ruru87 on August 23, 2009 at 1:39 am

    war is still on?

  12. BearSnugsFox on August 23, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Haha, with this war going on, maybe this post is not suitable to be here, but anyway, I just read a blog post from some guy I don’t know, yet it left me quite some thoughts. It started with this ‘The walls around Parco Shibuya are updated every two weeks or so with a newly painted mural.’ And the author asked the readers why there are many other cheaper methods for this advertising job, they choose mural painting over anything else. The answer is ‘Value From Appreciation Of The Process’. That makes me think of your and your music/art/creativity. I may not be interested in everything you do, but I do appreciate πŸ™‚

  13. highlandpark on August 23, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Haw-haw! [laugh by Nelson Muntz]

  14. linky_luvslp on August 22, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    haha, you know how to insult but be the kindest person xD be a bitch! get in his face! but dont get tooo serious about this :[ pplz dont ily xxxx

  15. marivelle on August 22, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    i guess all those philosophy class weren’t much help…at least he’s not passive-aggressive hah

  16. 786khadija on August 22, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Hey I just noticed Chester’s wife has more followers than Phoenix LOL ! Does that say something ? Chester has a default background too, you never called him on it ? Oh and notice how Chester was Phoenix first tweet but he never replied, and still hasn’t, now thats funny ! Phi’s pink flowers are pretty but he needs “Hello Kitty” or something to make it stand out πŸ˜‰
    Now all of you, get back to work on that Album already !!!

  17. david on August 22, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    sorry about the water bottle thing.. it looked like it ticked you off for the rest of the show. but thanks for coming back home after the overseas tour and putting on one last show for us. it looked like a couple of things didn’t quite go right but don’t even worry about it. even lp can’t be perfect, and everyone still appreciates what you’ve done for all of us. go take a well-deserved break and see you back out next tour.

  18. lostwithoutwings on August 22, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    so im watching you guys rock out on kroq right now, laughing my butt off during bleed it out bc phoenix and brad are having a conversation in the middle of the song! awesomeness. =] -jennifer

  19. eleni1997 on August 22, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Hey Mike I’m watching the live at kroq now! The intro at POA was cool πŸ™‚

  20. msgirl on August 22, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    that’s pretty funny!i am in your team from now!cuz phoenix has so many members!hehe!=) btw, :{o this emotion is cool!

    I HAVE MADE EMOTION FOR HIM! <:{0 HAHA!he has a mustache too!and he has extra triangle hair on the top of his head!haha!THAT’S ALL!

  21. JRock4589 on August 22, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    LOL I like how you’re insulting and polite πŸ™‚

  22. Lvix on August 22, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Mike, you saw this twitter post on Phoenix’s twitter:
    Great call! RT @Dani_Sh: @phoenixlp Ok, so I will use him just ’cause you invented :{o It’s like a Mike’s mustache LOL

  23. Manongross on August 22, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Mike, i’m be with you EVER !!!!!!!!!
    And this pic, coll….

  24. minuteforce on August 22, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    — It’s pink now. ;D

    If I designed Phoenix’s Twitter look, I’d have everything red.

    ‘Cause, you know. It’s Phoenix. ;P

  25. Maaark on August 22, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    HAHAHA ouch! You rock Mike! I’m laughing so hard right now. Phoenix’s page does look like a 10 year-old boy’s page. He should work on a new theme. Or ask someone to work on a new theme.

    Interesting war. Let’s see who’s gonna make the next move.

    @Shinoda77: You could have chosen a better pic for Mike… HAHA! But I still love it! HA!

    Take care Mike!

  26. xXLEOXx on August 22, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    HAHA! πŸ˜€
    Shinoda vs. Phoenix… TEAM SHINODA! HERE WE GO! xD
    P.s.: I β™₯ Phoenix’ tweets! Funny guy!^^

  27. Shinoda77 on August 22, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    i made this lol xD

    let’s make #teamshinoda a trending topic y’all! πŸ˜€

  28. afrodude on August 22, 2009 at 3:07 pm


    the new album where are you at and what the latest info

    Good look with your art show πŸ™‚


  29. ShadowerLiltani on August 22, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    That was low, even for you, Mike. Damn you’re a friggin’ genius. You know he’s gonna say something about your website’s layout not being updated for like, six months now? This war is going to be interesting. Hard to say exactly who will win, cause it’s your mouth Mike, versus Phi’s mouth too. Both of you just have really big mouths, and your men, so, you have to show off your manliness. Be prepared Mike, cause when it comes to abs Phi has you beat pretty bad… Wait a minute, you never take your shirt off so what I just said is void and null. Oh well. Expect to see something related to this on my blog:

  30. Crimson_Rose on August 22, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    That’s really funny! πŸ˜€
    And I’m with you, Mike πŸ™‚

  31. CoLOrBLiNd on August 22, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    WATCH EPICENTER 09 LIVE!!! ——>>>>>

  32. PankakeMunky on August 22, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    i now understand why billboard cropped phoenix out of the LP group shot. they probably predicted mr. phoenix’s lack of ability on twitter and figured he wouldn’t notced being cropped out if he doesn’t understand the internet too much. i would say this is a very nicely written letter for him. lol

  33. Illara on August 22, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    LOL at Phoenix’s BG.

    I really loved to see how far this dare goes.. πŸ˜›

  34. SynjynStarr on August 22, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    man i can’t stop laughing xD
    and i’m with you mike! GO TEAM SHINODA!!! =D !!! WEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

  35. lp_fm_fan on August 22, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I laughed when I saw Phi’s background, it was just funny.

    TEAM SHINODA! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ We have a twitter too!

  36. Squishy_Ho on August 22, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    you weren’t kidding when you meant war. usually, we only see that kind of things on LPTV or on LPUTV, but this will stay pretty much forever, and is quite funny.

    just don’t forget to give us some news about what ELSE is going on. it would be much appreciated

  37. EpilepticChickenScratch on August 22, 2009 at 1:03 pm

  38. cuz on August 22, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    You guys are way too funny! Too bad that Epicenter webcast is in such poor quality.

  39. Sonia_LPrnway_ on August 22, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    i’m totally enjoying this, lol! πŸ˜›

  40. cincybmxlpfreak on August 22, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Awww!!!! Roflmfao! Mike Shinoda. You are a terrible person. Lmfao!!

  41. Randomdudeof2010 on August 22, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Hahahaha suck it Phoenix!!!!!!! Team Shinoda all the WAY!! Mike is nice on his blog, but Phoenix is nasty on his Twitter. He’s so mean, he deserves to get slapped by Mike!

  42. Marie14 on August 22, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    xD thazs so crazy :D…okay…i’ve changed my mind…i’m on your team mike! xD

  43. Dori on August 22, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Your show today is gonna be fun!!! Just watch your for flying bass guitars! hahaha

  44. Vixenla on August 22, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Tell Phoenix it’s easy so he can get a higher level belt in webdesign! PS-I’m on Phi’s team!!

  45. vickylp on August 22, 2009 at 11:36 am

    hahahahahahahaha what a war……….but i’m with Phoenix! sorry mike!

  46. Shinodabestfriend on August 22, 2009 at 11:36 am

    ahahahahahahaha stop making me laugh!!! ahahahaha!

  47. Brandon on August 22, 2009 at 11:34 am


  48. numbrocker02 on August 22, 2009 at 11:31 am

    πŸ˜€ Nice Mike. I’m so joining Team Shinoda now!

  49. DayBreaker on August 22, 2009 at 11:01 am

    I’m with you Mike!!!!

    Maybe you should have a pink background like Phoenix… LOL

  50. Kagato on August 22, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Ha, ha, I proudly suporrt PHX, no matter what! πŸ˜€

  51. pat on August 22, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Hello mike! you are cool, but now do not know who to support, so as I do not have Twitter … GO MIKE! Ahaha

    ps: where can I find the books of Mrs Anna Shinoda, I wanted to give to my nephew …
    bye take care Pati

  52. DLB on August 22, 2009 at 10:32 am

    OOHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! That was choice, Mr. Shinoda. πŸ˜€

    the tally: Team Phe-1, Team Shinoda 1

  53. chanlp94 on August 22, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Team Shinoda all the way! haha XD

  54. Carla on August 22, 2009 at 10:07 am

    M IS BACK!

  55. tracelp4l on August 22, 2009 at 10:03 am

    go team shinoda.

  56. dianlucas on August 22, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Hi. Why do you insist on doing this kind of joke? – – (PS – I have to call The Phoenix out on the shirt he was wearing that day. The funny thing is, he knows it’s questionable, but he wore it to amuse me and Joe.) – – My God.

  57. GloriousUnicorn on August 22, 2009 at 9:55 am

  58. LPBekka on August 22, 2009 at 9:53 am

    LMAO, you can just feel the love in this band ❀

  59. Jess_LP on August 22, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Lol!!! go mike ;P Team Shinoda all the way!!! This is my favourite war ever ^^ It’s also the only one I’m interested in πŸ™‚

  60. Curiosa on August 22, 2009 at 9:37 am

    TouchΓ© Mike but I love Phoenix’s response better. Takes a real man to be able to laugh at himself like that, plus it makes him sound like he’s the nicer one of the 2. πŸ˜› lol

    PS: LOVE AnnaPHX’s pic. I lol everytime I see it. πŸ˜€

    PSS: Good luck w/today’s concert. πŸ™‚ Take care. πŸ™‚

  61. BritneySpears on August 22, 2009 at 9:34 am

    mike take care yourself, maybe phoenix will try to trow his bass on you and try to kill you
    and he needs a pink bass, his background is so cute

  62. merve on August 22, 2009 at 9:32 am

    lets provoke this two gentlemans little bit!!! his flowers better than MS skulls πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  63. murry on August 22, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Hahaha… How bitchy. Please keep this up.

  64. faiintx on August 22, 2009 at 9:30 am

    but his background is so pretty!! πŸ™‚
    btw, mike. exactly one year ago, in dallas, tx, i went to the projekt rev show…it was the best night of my life. for the past year, every saturday night (at 9:20 pm – because that’s when you came out on stage), i celebrate the ‘weekly anniversary.’ πŸ™‚ any now its already been one year…hopefully, if you’re touring US next year, i’ll go to see you guys again! thank you so much for being the best band ever.

  65. bec on August 22, 2009 at 9:19 am

    You bitch!

    super lols at the team Phoenix picture below – he should make that his wallpaper!

  66. Cheryl_PTT on August 22, 2009 at 9:17 am

    It takes a real man to have a pink background!

  67. Shazz501 on August 22, 2009 at 9:08 am

    LMAO..Tooo funny

  68. SLP_Bourdie on August 22, 2009 at 9:07 am

    ahh mike xDD your are soo nice =P..I’m team Phoenix and Shinoda LOL..i can’t choose

  69. PinkWater3 on August 22, 2009 at 8:56 am

    I’m with team Phoenix (because the pretty red flower deserves to be loved, too) but DAMN, Ginger got PWND!

  70. Fatima91MS on August 22, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Hahaha πŸ˜€ great Mike! That’s all funny….we are #teamshinoda =) yay,lets make it a tranding topic πŸ˜€

    GO MIKE! πŸ˜€ …..and have a great show tonight =)

  71. Kangaroo911 on August 22, 2009 at 8:47 am

    THE WAR BEGINS! lmao

  72. gaby_ on August 22, 2009 at 7:50 am

    xDDDDD hahahahah i like this war πŸ™‚ keep it up …u will win xDDD

    dave is chiken πŸ˜›

  73. PinkyLouloulp on August 22, 2009 at 7:38 am

    That’s so true! The first thing that came to my mind was that flower.

    What’s with the flower? LOL

  74. Twizzle09 on August 22, 2009 at 7:37 am

    The Twitter/Blog War was began!!! Between The Emcee and The Bassist. It’s made me can’t stop to giggles.. :)) Dun worry Mike, me and Team Shinoda on your side.. ((x It’d be funny to see the debate-fighting video, you fight with Dave, like a Samurai while you guys mumbled.. haha ;;)

  75. Charlotte_Jay on August 22, 2009 at 7:28 am

    Dude, great one! I just laughed hard at the title “Pretty Red Flower, Dave”! I can’t imagine Mike Shinoda loses in this war, so go ahead, we have your back πŸ™‚


  76. anaPHX on August 22, 2009 at 7:24 am

    made by ana

  77. EmKei on August 22, 2009 at 7:20 am

    P.S-I did #GloriousExcessDies on Twitter so many times…;))))) LOL

  78. Zara on August 22, 2009 at 7:07 am

    Haha, this war is making me laugh so much, Im on Team Shinoda all the way!

  79. LINKIN_PINAR on August 22, 2009 at 7:01 am

    LADIES and GENTLEMEN, a counterattack came from SHINODA that is on the red corner !!! Nice attack, Mike! The audience is clapping enthusiastically, and people are wondering what kind of counterattack possibly come from FARREL’s side !!! This show deserves to be watched, people! πŸ˜€

    While I was surfing on youtube, I found a video that exactly suits on this situation πŸ™‚ You should definitely watch it, Mike… It’s sooo funny πŸ˜€

    Here is the link:

    The world is watching Shinoda vs Farrel war with a big bag of popcorn LOL

  80. teejay_92 on August 22, 2009 at 6:58 am

    haha nice going Mikey!! show him whose boss lol lets see how this pans out =D go mike, go mike, go mike (:

  81. TiffTiff33LP on August 22, 2009 at 6:39 am

    LOL,thats funny,yay go mikes team,woo-hoo!!!!!!!^_^

  82. andreea09 on August 22, 2009 at 6:36 am

    LOL xD that was funny, Mike! ^_^ Go!! i’m on your side!! :))

  83. ninguem on August 22, 2009 at 6:20 am

    i wanna see blood!!!!!! maybe a wwe fight like “shinoda x farrell”
    and go to twitter to own the red dave

  84. keineAhnung on August 22, 2009 at 6:14 am

    ROFL…it’s starting to get dirty…

  85. nemi on August 22, 2009 at 6:04 am

    haha, Shinoda vs. Farrell.. all the fans around the world is sittin laughing now, i bet x) i love you guys!!! πŸ˜€

  86. Dronnington on August 22, 2009 at 6:00 am

    Wow, the tension is growing) It is so breathtaking… Mike, I’m on your side, but we must honour opinion of Dave…

  87. allucha on August 22, 2009 at 5:50 am

    Lmfao, brilliant. I’m gonna enjoy this twitter/blog war. XD I’m with MIKEROCKS, it’d be funny to see a video of you two talking it out… or maybe the rest of the band laughing at the situation.

    PS: I love the graphic and sketch below!!

  88. Melk on August 22, 2009 at 5:35 am

    I’m on the side of Team Shinoda !! Go, go, go team!! All shots are allowed πŸ™‚ LOL Good Luck Phoenix ! The war begins…

  89. Iris on August 22, 2009 at 5:18 am

    ok,the-“team phoenix”-pic is sooooo great.!!!XD

  90. Heydy on August 22, 2009 at 5:08 am

    Wow Mike, you always manage to make my day! πŸ˜€ Can’t wait to read more about this bet of yours. πŸ˜‰ And if I don’t have a chance to say this later on, all the best with your art show in a week!

  91. miKer0cks on August 22, 2009 at 5:01 am

    Hahahaha LOL! Good one Mike! πŸ˜€ I wanna see a video of the 2 of you talking about this twitter bet! Hahaha!

    Check this out…made it yesterday (my first chibi drawing so sorry it’s not that great)

    PS. Why are you still awake? It must have been like 3am when you made the post! wow! Anyways, have a good show today! πŸ™‚

    Go Team Shinoda πŸ˜€

  92. lovableFreak on August 22, 2009 at 4:35 am

    reading this post of you i was scared, it may explode from irony… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ you guys are a great entertainment… and thumbs up to this pic below me… it really rocks! xD AND YES!!! PHOENIX’LL MAKE IT!!! GO DAVE GO DAVE GO DAVE!!!! you’ll see mike, you’ll get your ass kicked by the ‘pretty red flower’!! LOL.

  93. MaryBing on August 22, 2009 at 4:22 am

    omg! this picture rules=)

  94. aLLey_beNNoda on August 22, 2009 at 4:22 am

    damn. before I logged in, there was just ONE comment, after I log in, there are 16?! LMAO!

    haha. Nice point Mike. Can’t wait for Dave’ reply on this πŸ˜‰

  95. Lyra on August 22, 2009 at 3:58 am

    …….dude…..Mike……..ur taking is seriously……i like it….XDD..and btw….i’m definitely on ur team….LOL…….this is soo fun….p.s:i didn’t realise it is 4am in LA..did u just wake up??or r u awake the whole time???…MAN.GET SOME SLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP………………

  96. Heyyeye on August 22, 2009 at 3:54 am

    hahahahahahahaha!!!!u guys are rock!!!!!!hahahhahahaah….I love this War!!LOL!!

    the pic……ahahhahahahahah!!!!

    Mike , we’re on ur side..Don’t be afraid!

  97. linkinparc on August 22, 2009 at 3:53 am


    Even when everyone is on your side, Im going to bring you down lmao. I know where you live

  98. harakiri on August 22, 2009 at 3:42 am

    omg, the two of you crack me up. keep the fun coming! πŸ˜‰

  99. Madlen on August 22, 2009 at 3:41 am

    Ok I actually started crying because I laughed so hard πŸ˜€ I wonder what Dave’s response is going to be…this is soo weird:DJust try not to kill each other ok? πŸ˜€

  100. ACDalgaard on August 22, 2009 at 3:36 am

    Sneak attack at night? This is getting dirty. Dude, go to bed and leave the Phoenix alone xD (:

  101. Lori on August 22, 2009 at 3:32 am

    i can’t work twatter….it confuses me :S but stephen fry’s is the best…phoenix should add stephen fry just because he rocks.
    on a side note, you shuld look at this: πŸ™‚

  102. bojkic on August 22, 2009 at 3:32 am

    HAHAHAHHAH! Destrooooooyyyyy hiiiiiiimmmm!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    A lot of fun LP land. πŸ˜€

    ps mike go to sleep man! you’rre getting addicted.

  103. Metal_Value on August 22, 2009 at 3:27 am

    Oh dee-ar xD This is gettin’ heated booooy. Mate. maybe it’d be possible to paint a last-minute portrait of a juxtaposition of Pheonix’s face.. You could, have a picture of Phi, and stick a bird’s head on top of his original face XD It could be part of your Glorious Excess, yano, Twitter seems to be gaining publicity among Celebrity culture these days… xD
    Anyway take it steady. Peaceee… Right? xD

  104. zahra on August 22, 2009 at 3:12 am

    what time is it in LA????? dude go to sleeep!! hahaha u guys are soooo funny!…X) πŸ˜€ ….sweet dreams mike …oh btw look at Michael1904’s comment down there IT MADE ME LOL!

  105. abbykulyde on August 22, 2009 at 3:05 am

    LOL mike! you really want this war to be bloody as hell huh… it’s already late in LA and you’re still up mocking Phi’s page, hahaha!! later you’ll dream of him…

    go to sleep, nyte!


  106. Eddie on August 22, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Haha! Funny!

  107. Michael1904 on August 22, 2009 at 3:00 am

    I’m sensing production of the new LP album grinding to a halt, as Mike embarks on his latest musical venture. An album of diss tracks, largely aimed at one man… one man and his bass…

    “You didn’t even make the Billboard picture, bitch!”

  108. joelle1984 on August 22, 2009 at 2:58 am

    hey, mike, this is joelle again. Have fun.

  109. Violist on August 22, 2009 at 2:55 am

    While you’re doing this – please remember that we want both of you to stay alive… πŸ˜‰

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