December 13, 2010

ReOrient

Just a bit of housekeeper btw. Notice, please, some alterations in the all-important sidebar. I have saved two of my favorite comments from over the years and added them in. I have to say that after starting right along with the internet (beginning with the newsgroups and carrying all the way to streaming video) I've grown a pretty thick internet skin. If any of you have read my shit on other boards or blogs where it looks like I'm pissed off, you got it wrong I'm afraid. From the start, you should know, if you ever want to escape some of the ill-will and mean people on the inter-tubes... all you have to do is turn off your computer. No? Bad guys gone like poof.

So if you have anybody out there who will seriously yell at me - not for-show yelling, I can tell - I'd be more than happy to add them as well.

Brian? Gino? I wish I would have kept the comments from that one-eyed Catholic fascist troll when we were doing the Boileryard. Wut wuz i thinkin...

But ALSO I have added a little thing called "Exceptional People and Things." So far I got two links in it. I'm looking for what blows my mind. It's not a link list or a "give me a link I give you one back" crap. These are going to be things that, if we were in a bar having a couple of drinks and you said "so recommend some things I haven't seen online" I'd lead you here.

The first one, Hyperbole and a Half, is the flat-out funniest blog on the net. Sorry. No contest. End of story. Forget about it. Allie's artwork can be found everywhere from amongst the denizens of Anonymous to kids who have dog stories to tell and swipe an image to print on their report. Hyperbole and a Half) is flat out genius. I'm sure Allie is a long lost daughter of mine from some illicit liason I didn't remember.

Below that is the direct channel to the Wikileaks mirror sites. If you haven't read one cable, then what are you talking about?

And... for the finale... another tune from before 1968 that has been covered by the Punks and deserves to be seen as a true feeder for everything that broke out in the late 70's. Click the link below that says "Enjoy" in red.

Enjoy.

8 comments:

Gino said...

that is one of the few 60's bands that i can stomach, but i've always liked them.
dont know why. their style is so 60's, but my mind overlooks that part.

i dont remember that troll, but i was a late blooming at the yard, so likely before my time.

RW said...

Elvis Costello and soooo many other punk bands covered this.

B.E. Earl said...

I've only received one such comment over the years, and it was on my MovieGrenade blog. Still...it made me feel like I finally belonged. Good times.

Capricorn Cringe said...

Allie is amazing. I bought her bear chips t-shirt and her 'responsibility champion - I get shit done' coffee mug. Wish I could take it to work ...

Brian said...

Oh, you mean the androgynous guy/gal who liked to refer to Saramago and, on occasion, tried to construct overly-baroque sentences with mostly gratuitous verbiage, not to mention digressions having little to do with the thrust of what he/she was trying to say, which, if truth be told, was often obscured by the aforementioned attempts to parrot Sr. Saramago's signature style of sentences that ran on for pages at a time with minimal punctuation and without reference to any actual action, and wherein the dialog was denoted simply by commas such as, Did you happen to read the latest work by Saramago, No, I did not, and I hear that he is dead now and will be producing no more, Indeed, he is, Then I shall delay a bit in my reading of that final book so as not to run out of the master's works too quickly and thus have to double back on my reading, Which is oddly enough something I find myself doing when reading Saramago anyway because if you happen to put your book down at any point other than the break between the chapters you tend to loose your place and have to flip back and remind yourself of where you were in the deep tangles of prose.

Yeah, that guy...what was his name again?

sybil law said...

Hahahaha

I feel bad that I've never really gotten shitty comments. Actually- maybe I have - I just tend to ignore them and forget about them. Either way, those are some good ones!

Fantastical song.

Dave2 said...

I don't turn off my computer, I simply delete the offending comment. Poof. Bad guy gone!

Avitable said...

I love Hyperbole and a Half. I read her stuff and just wish that I came up with it. Hilarious.