Posts Tagged ‘blogging’

Why we blog

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 5:51 am

FITSNews blogger Will Folks says he’s had an “an inappropriate physical relationship” with South Carolina Republican state representative Nikki Haley. What kicks this story up a notch is that Haley is the favorite in the Republican primary for governor of that state, with an 11-point lead in the latest polls.

Haley has denied the claim.

But … have you seen Haley? She’s another one of those hot Republican babes.

Which leads to my point. I’m going to share the real reason that men become bloggers: Hot Republican Babe Sex.

Yes, it’s true. At least for conservatives. And, some liberals want Hot Republican Babe Sex, too.

You may be wanting to know how all this works. Well, here’s the plan:

  1. Start blog
  2. ?
  3. Hot Republican Babe Sex

I’m still working on that step two. Some people seem to have it figured out, though.

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Nothing to see here, move along. But you might want to look at these…

Saturday, March 20, 2010 4:36 pm

Frank J and SarahK are busy picking baby names. Wife and I are at the beach. Harvey is … well, Harvey. I don’t know what he’s doing.

There may or may not be updates here this weekend. But there has been other stuff going on in IMAO-land elsewhere this week.

Frank J

He’s trapped into watching New Moon with SarahK.

If he doesn’t post something here, he’s probably on teh Twitter.

SarahK

She offers a behind-the-scenes look at pregnancy news at her house.

And she plans to be a different kind of mom and blogger. She wants more suggestions of promises to make. But I think you ought to just laugh at her for thinking she’s going to keep those she made. Silly SarahK!

[I will, at the very least, keep promise #2. — SK]

She be on teh Twitter, too.

Harvey

Everyone’s favorite a) invisible rabbit; b) funny uncle; has an appreciation of … curves. But we knew that already, didn’t we. And some of us share that appreciation.

Harvey don’t Twitter. You’ll have to see Harvey in person.

Basil

I’m channeling General Admiral Ackbar. This health care thing is a trap.

And I’m on teh Twitter, too.

So go visit. Leave your thoughts. Or share stuff here. Or just make stuff up. That’s always good, too.

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WordPress and the worm

Thursday, September 10, 2009 5:52 am

Sorry to interrupt teh funneh, but I wanted to throw this in…

Over at my little blog, I wrote about a serious piece about a WordPress worm that’s going around. It’s hit some major blogs so far.

If you have your own WordPress blog (NOT hosted at wordpress.com), you might want to give it a read. It might be useful.

If you don’t have a WordPress blog, you won’t care.

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Who’s who

Saturday, November 22, 2008 4:45 pm

I’ve noticed something odd. Or odd to me, anyway.

It’s happened a couple of times. And it relates to how people view this blog.

Harvey wrote a post recently. And someone, in the comments, referred to him as “Frank.”

It’s happened more than once. Thinking someone else was Frank J. And it’s happened to more than Harvey. It’s happened to Cadet Happy. It even happened to me.

Now, how someone could confuse me and Frank J. is beyond me.

For one thing, I’m older. And taller. At least, I think I’m taller. I don’t know for sure. I’ve never met Frank J. I suspect he’s, oh, 5’11” or so. Heck, he might be taller. I’m 6’2″ … but I could be short next to Frank J. He might be 7’4″ and play for the Celtics. Except they pronounce it “SELL-tix” when it’s actually “KELL-tix” so what do they know.

Anyway, this strange phenomenon means that people either…

a) don’t read the byline on the post. I mean, it says clear as day “posted by Harvey” or “posted by Frank J.” or whatever the name of the person posting is. Do people not read that part? Is it because it’s the boring part?

Actually, it’s the only part that bloggers care about. “Posted by Basil” for instance is the only part I care about.

All that nonsense that follows the byline? Junk. Means nothing. Just words. Heck, I don’t even know what I’m talking about half the time. Okay, three quarters of the time. Oh, alright. All the time.

But it doesn’t matter. It’s the byline that’s important. It has my name. Or Harvey’s name, if Harvey wrote it. Or Frank J.’s name. Or Cadet Happy’s name. Or SarahK’s name. Or SpaceMonkey’s name. Or… well, you get the idea. And a good understanding of why the part after the byline is crap. I mean, have you even read this post?

For all I care, I could be writing Latin nonsense. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. See? My point, exactly.

Oh, yeah, there was another possibility, wasn’t there. It was…

b) people think Frank J. posts everything here. And that could be it. Maybe people think that all the little voices in Frank J.’s head come out to play sometimes, and write their own posts.

Like we’re all Frank J.’s sockpuppets. And maybe “sockpuppet” is the wrong word. In its earliest form, it was simply an alias; today, it’s more like a fake identity to praise another identity.

So, maybe I’m simply an alias for Frank J. And you are Frank J.’s sockpuppet, telling him how great he is and how much you enjoy his posts. Ever think about that? Scary, huh? Like a Twilight Zone episode.

But what’s the answer?

Are Harvey, SarahK, SpaceMonkey, et al, simply pseudonymns for Frank J? Or are people simply not reading the bylines?

No, they are real people. Every one of them.

At least, that’s what we want you to believe.

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