13 February 2008

90 Day Jane No More?

Looks like Bogger yanked her account. Silly Jane didn't poach the scripts for her regular domain address she just had an automatic forward set up. What now, Jane? What now?


Anonymous said...


Apparently overwhelmed by the attention paid to her site, Jane posted “Day 0: The Resolve” which let her readers know that she was, in fact, merely testing all of us, had no intentions of committing suicide and that the joke had gone too far.

90 Day Jane cited a conflict between her “massive sense of responsibility to my art” and the readers of the blog. Here is an excerpt from her final post:

My closeness to this project must have made art seem like reality to many people. That is not a reaction that I expected nor can I morally justify. This is why my project, 90DayJane, will be taken down in the next few hours.
90DayJane was meant to mirror the tragic figure, Christine Chubbuck. Newscaster Christine Chubbuck committed suicide in 1974 by shooting herself in the head live on air. She was very vocal about her depression to those around her and gave every indication of her exact intentions leading up to the event. Sadly, no one reacted or helped Christine and those left behind could only ask “why”.
Her story both inspired and terrified me because I can truly empathize with her rage and even her isolation. I wondered how Christine’s life and subsequent suicide would play out in our time. Would the internet be yet another place of isolation to her or an escape?

Well, it was good while it lasted. And whether or not 90 Day Jane was merely, as Radar put it in a story Tuesday, a “viral marketing scheme for some amateur auteur’s inspiration” or an actual homage to Chubbuck, the experiment did yield a noteworthy result.

Anonymous said...

I hope she gets hit my a car

Gotham City Insider said...

Hmmm... quite intriguing.

I read the article in Radar early this morning (just before I fell back asleep and woke up at 7:40 making me late for work by about an hour) but hmmm...

Did anyone actually see this supoosed "Day Ø'" post?

You know the old adage "if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"

Hmmmm... and Hmmmm some more.

Oh, here's the article I was talking about from Radar. I think it was written yesterday before this Day Zero phenom began.