07
Jul
12

The Glories and Vagaries of Blogging

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“Where’s the ‘Any’ key?  I see ‘Esk’, ‘K-tarl’, and ‘Pig up’.  There doesn’t seem to be any ‘Any’ key!” – Homer Simpson

From time to time the tags on WordPress don’t update properly.  I have no idea why this is, but it does happen.  This week it happened on the “Simpsons” tag:

Wordpress 'Simpsons' Tag (7 July 2012)

That’s what it looks like this morning, Saturday, July 7th.  (And please note that this is in a browser in which I am not logged in with my WordPress account.)  Some of those links I used for last week’s Reading Digest, but with the exception of yesterday’s Reading Digest up at the top, they’re all at least several days old.  Normally, a full week of posts tagged “Simpsons” would run to two pages at least, but right now you don’t see more than a handful.  This is why our old friend Galileo had good cause to bitch in yesterday’s comments.  (The tag for “The Simpsons” seems to be working fine.)  I missed some of his posts, and I am hereby laying the blame on the malfunction in the WordPress tagging system. 

So, without further ado, here’s a quick update on some of our blogging friends and allies:

Magic Mike…In 10 Words – If that phrase is actually in the movie, I’ll at least think about violating my “never pay to see McConaughey” rule. 

The Andy Griffith Show…In 10 Words – Sigh.  I miss Charles Bronson. 

Matlock…In 10 Words – Grampa no longer has Matlock to keep him company. 

Canada Day…In 10 Words – Hope you guys had fun all tucked away down there.

Announcement: Partially Moving to a New Home. – Lenny is moving up in the world:

I’m happy to announce that after being an amateur blogger for a year and a half, I’m movin’ on up to contributing to NY Press.

She recommends that you follower her Twitter feed as well.  Congratulations! 

278. Jaws Wired Shut – Mike is pressing Bravely through Season 13:

These reviews are getting harder and harder to kick off; at some point I might just forgo trying to come up with an opening statement and just jump into the episode. It’s not like there are any overarching themes or interesting character stuff to talk about, these shows are just a bunch of stuff that happens.

If he makes it all the way through to episodes that are being broadcast now, I’m buying him a bottle of something with a high alcohol content. 

Vout – Finally, check out Springfield Historical Society’s entry on a possible linguistic inspiration for Flanders.  I’ve learned a few things following his blog, but yesterday’s entry was especially cool, it even got the attention of Bill Oakley:

McGarnagle-Oakley Twitter

Watch at least the first part of the first Slim Gaillard YouTube video at the link.  I’ve seen people play piano and do comedy, but I’ve never seen anyone make the way they play piano into comedy.  It’s genuinely amazing. 

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4 Responses to “The Glories and Vagaries of Blogging”


  1. 1 Mike Russo
    7 July 2012 at 11:35 am

    Mike (Me Blog Write Good) isn’t going all the way to the current seasons. He’s stopping at whichever season it was of the show where he finally stopped watching. I think it was season 20 or 21 or something like that.

  2. 4 lennyburnham
    7 July 2012 at 11:36 am

    Thanks for the link!


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