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Oh, this was funny:

posted by awelborn

A blogger’s lament:

The blog originated in January as a catch basin for mental detritus, for the kind of stuff not good enough for print, but too good to waste on casual conversation or, worse, mere thinking. But this spring I began allowing "comments," and the blog suddenly mutated. America, it turns out, is full of smart, clever, creative people who happen to have no interest in working and whose employers have unwisely given them Internet access. Thus every day, on my blog, these strangers show up, just to shoot the breeze, flirt, kvetch, veer off topic and, most of all, pay zero attention to what I have written.



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Brigid

posted August 24, 2005 at 1:10 pm


Tee-hee. How very true!



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Lickona

posted August 24, 2005 at 1:14 pm


But enough about blogs, let’s talk about my problems…



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ATP for short

posted August 24, 2005 at 1:42 pm


Well, what I want to know is where Amy stands on the Brangelina issue. Let’s discuss, shall we? Which Jennifer Anniston magazine cover is most flattering?
Oh, and, of course, I’m blogging about all this stuff over at my own site.



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Brigid

posted August 24, 2005 at 1:48 pm


What a great Oprah show: I’m addicted to my (and 15 other) blogs!
Anyone keeping track of more than 15?
Hmmm…?
Fess up!



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Lickona

posted August 24, 2005 at 1:53 pm


But didn’t you read the Post article? It doesn’t matter where Amy stands on Brangelina! All that matters is where *we* stand! We, the commentariat!



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ATP for short

posted August 24, 2005 at 3:21 pm


Why would I have read the article, man? I just went there to see if I could make comments and stuff.
Sheesh. What a buzz kill.
I’m going to blog about that, too, on my blog. My bloggiest blog of all time.



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Brigid

posted August 24, 2005 at 3:25 pm


She’s gone to Toledo!
Now we can have some fun.
Let’s see. Here are Yahoo!’s news headlines as of 4:30 pm today:
• Pentagon orders 1,500 more troops to Iraq
• Panel overrules feds on New England bases
• Tropical Storm Katrina nears Florida’s coast
• Oil prices soar above a record $67 per barrel
• Wal-Mart suspect said mentally disturbed
• Study: Viagra unlikely to trigger heart attack
• Some XP users more at risk to Zotob worm
• Rod Stewart appears in court in breach suit
I choose tropical storm coverage. She’ll be okay with that: she’s from Florida!
Tee-hee!



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Mark Windsor

posted August 24, 2005 at 4:43 pm


Jeff Miller once told me that blogging was more adictive than crack. I think…
>palms sweatingshiverhands shaking



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Veronica

posted August 24, 2005 at 5:01 pm


I say that Amy should change the background color of the blog, light blue has always been my favorite shade.
As for the Yahoo! News headlines, I choose to complain about high gas prices. Darn Iraqi war. Bush bad! *expects a 100+ comment thread*
Tee-hee!



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Boniface McInnes

posted August 24, 2005 at 6:24 pm


I’ll say this and leave it at that…
If Iraq was all about seizing oil, Bush is an incompetent boob, judging by what I paid at the pump today.



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j-g

posted August 24, 2005 at 6:47 pm


YOUR BLOG ARE BELONG TO US



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michigancatholic

posted August 24, 2005 at 8:50 pm


Don’t blame Bush for the price of gas. Blame the d**n middle east.



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John J. Simmins

posted August 24, 2005 at 8:56 pm


Anybody have a good recipe for crab quiche?



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katymalone

posted August 24, 2005 at 9:33 pm


Follow many, many, many…what was I saying? However, just too intimidated by genius to comment much . . . choir party tomorrow night–daughter making tuna salad for me to take because my cooking skills for dish passing are as mediocre as skills at articulating great and holy thoughts in the company of Haugen/Haas fans. Love you guys!



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Samuel J. Howard

posted August 24, 2005 at 10:50 pm


“If Iraq was all about seizing oil, Bush is an incompetent boob, judging by what I paid at the pump today.”
I’ve read, but can’t currently source, that for the amount of money we’ve spent on the war we could’ve bought oil equivalent to the entire reserve of Iraq.



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Jack Dwyer

posted August 24, 2005 at 11:13 pm


Look, Amy. Kindly refer any personal diatribes against me to me personally! You don’t have to slag off at me in front of everyone else like this, even though it’s as plain as a pikestaff to just everyone here that this vicious backhander of a diatribe is aimed solely at moi…!
Why me???
I also have to agree with Mr. Windsor; I think I’m addicted…



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Jack Dwyer

posted August 24, 2005 at 11:15 pm


Nuts… The “whine, whine, sob” and the “piteous wail” didn’t come through…



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adjuration

posted August 25, 2005 at 8:30 am


“I’ve read, but can’t currently source, that for the amount of money we’ve spent on the war we could’ve bought oil equivalent to the entire reserve of Iraq.”
Per the Department of Energy, Iraq has 112 billion barrels of oil reserves, worth $7.5 trillion at today’s price of $67/bbl and $2.8 trillion at a pre-war price of $25/bbl. We’ve spent on the order of $190 billion ($0.19 trillion) on the war to date according to http://costofwar.com/, which keeps a running tally.



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Ed the Roman

posted August 26, 2005 at 10:12 am


I think Angelina Jolie is WAY cuter than Jennifer.



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