I hope Kmart never totoally disappears, as long as it continues to support certain little parts of the Shopping Experience that have gone SO out of fashion. For example, it’s the only store around that still has those little coin-operated kiddie “rides” in front of the store. The little fire truck that vibrates and moves side to side to “simulate” rushing to a fire, and the plastic horsey that gallops in place just enough so that the really little kids have to have a parent hold them on.
Google put this ad in my Adsense box:
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Should I be insulted?
As long as I’m going blog crazy, I might as well restart my Blog About Comics, Web and Otherwise. I am even using the ComicPress theme for WordPress, but instead of posting my own comic, I’ll be throwing together a montage of the highlights of my “Comic Surf”. I just hope the fact that you have to click through to read most of the content doesn’t confuse too much of my potential audience.
The mostly-forgotten Norm McDonald scored the highlight of the recent “Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget” (at least for those of us who appreciate surrealism and non-sequiturity) by eschewing the Same Three Obvious Jokes everybody else did – over and over and over – and going back into some dead Borscht Belt comic’s card catalog for the oldest jokes ever told on Comedy Central by anyone except Carlos Mencia.
(let’s see if the video embedderator works)
It was like a “Roast” back in the days before ovens and indoor kitchens when everything was cooked over either an open fire or an active volcano. Or like Broasting, the pressure-cooker-frying technique that was popular for about 15 minutes in the 1950s before Colonel Sanders improved the process just enough to avoid patent litigation and took over the Chicken Fryin’ World.
But wait! There’s more!
Do I have to remind people that Michael Phelps is not going to be old enough to legally run for Vice President until the year 2020? (And by then, there’s no way he’ll settle for the 2nd spot on the ticket)
Okay, I haven’t been really blogging for over a month, and there are things that happened during my pseudo-hiatus that maybe I should catch up on. I have been making 140-character-or-less comments at Twitter, where I am now known as “wendelldotme”. But, if you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you’d know that short comments are not my specialty…
To misquote a smart President, “We have nothing to fear but fearmongers themselves.”
Did McCain actually confuse Massachusetts and Mesopotamia? Actually, it’s rather understandable, considering the Red Sox had a Triple-A team in Rhiyad for several years.
Still not sure what happened in Florida recently… Tina Fey was threatening Alicia Keys?
I think we’ve finally heard the last of the “John Edwards is so gay” comments.
The Large Hadron Collider has been in operation for a few days now but (1) a black hole has not formed yet and (2) nobody has announced a gay porno titled “The Large Hardon Collider” (maybe they’re waiting for the black hole).
I didn’t miss anything the day Gmail went down. Does that make me technologically irrelevant?
Seemed the biggest story at the Olympics outside of the water was all the criticism of Bob Costas. Now Costas is probably the most intelligent, erudite commentator in all of Sports, but when he’s cramming four years worth of intelligence into the two weeks of the Olympiad, it does get annoying.
Someone asked for positive role models for Wealth; I suggested Warren Buffett and his brother Jimmy, Bruce Wayne & Tony Stark, Paris Motelsix.
Has anybody but me noticed that the “fake news alert” emails are either CNN or MSNBC but never FoxNews? I’d think Fox’s audience would be much more likely to fall for them.
Welcome to the new Home of The Web’s Own Wendell, direct from the most self-centered TLD in the WWW, Wendell.Me. I’ve done a lot of work behind the scenes to make things work the way I like and to make it easy-peasy for me to share whatever I want to share with the World.
Super-special thanks to the Wonderfully Evil Brad Guigar for the Improved SuperWendell caricature that I HAD to make part of the logo at the 55th minute of the 11th hour. And no thanks to whomever left the weird bug in WordPress that invalidated RSS feeds if any of the Plug-ins or Theme Functions had a certain formatting flaw. I should’ve known something like that would come up when I decided to debut the new site today. Murphy’s is the only immutable Law.
So sit back and enjoy while I mix some recently Twittered and Twizzlered content with some classic Summer reruns as I deliberately fill out the Archives with The Best of Wendell and send The Worst of Wendell down the ol’ Memory Hole. I can do that. It’s MY blog. In the words of Daffy Duck, “Mine mine mine mineminemine MINE!” I’ll be keeping my ethical standards at a different URL (which is still under construction).
And please let me know what you think of the place, how it works for you, if anything’s broken or looking unintentionally wrong. (I’ll let you know what’s intentionally wrong.)
If you will just click on the big self-aggrandizing logo below…
…you will be directed to the new Home of The Web’s Own Wendell.
I’ll give the 43 of you who subscribed to my RSS feed a few days to relocate your feeding habits, after which, everybody gets automatically redirected. Let me know what you think of the new place OVER THERE.
Just a teaser to tell you that, unless things go terribly wrong in the next few hours (and they have before, I know what it’s like), a little after Midnight, Pacific Daylight Time (that’s 8:00 AM GMT), I will be unveiling “The New Me”, showing off the first element of my Web Presence I Can Finally Feel Really Proud Of. Don’t get overexcited; it will somewhat resemble my current Web Presence I’m Not All That Proud Of, but with some interesting enhancements, and, as I cannot make too clear, it’ll be the first element of a multiple-site complex of (I hope you think it’s) cool stuff. There will be another domain name change, so bookmarks and RSS doohickeys will need to be adjusted accordingly, but this time, I think it’ll be a keeper. I hope you think so too. End of teaser.
Another month, another missed goal. I did experience a surprise increase in RSS subscribers while you’ve all been waiting for the news that didn’t come (YET), and I realize that I should’ve used that strategy for the entire month of the Blogging Idol competition, because if it’s one thing EVERYBODY on the web (especially myself) is… it’s gullible. Well, I’ll try not to betray your trust, suckers, but the rest of this week is dedicated to serious dealings with Medical Professionals, leading up to a 50/50 chance I’ll be spending some time in the finest hospital in the county. Right now I’m actually less worried about what they may find is causing my current crappy condition than the possibility that they won’t find any answers. Because I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.
And if you want brief updates when I am capable of doing them, I do Twitter on occasion here.