The blogosphere just got a lot smaller

February 23, 2006

Not because a whole bunch of bloggers packed up and went home. Fortunately. But because Dr. Phil Armenik, the greatest Fundamentalist in history ever, has started a blog.

Now there just simply isn’t any need to read anyone else’s blogs. (Except for this one.)

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The Crusty Media Empire expands

February 21, 2006

Move over, Oprah and Martha. The Crusty Curmudgeon makes the successful transition to print:

[Crusty Weekly]

(H/T: Promptings. Do your own.)


Yep, that’s me

February 21, 2006

Plain, boring ol’ d6:

You are a good old-fashioned six-sided cube, otherwise known as a d6. Others know you to be plain, predictable, conservative, average, ordinary, and downright boring.

Darn right. I’m so plain and predictable I don’t even like calling the thing a “d6.” It’s a die.

You prefer to describe yourself as dependable, honest, practical and trustworthy.

I hope that’s just a friendly way of saying curmudgeonly, crusty, cynical and cantankerous.

People usually know what to expect from you, since you rarely hold any surprises. You hate to make decisions, and if forced to decide, you’ll always fall back on how it was done in the past. You always order the same thing at your favorite restaurant, and your jokes, while funny, are never too offensive. It seems that you are well liked, but maybe that’s simply because there’s nothing to hate.

[Take the quiz at dicepool.com]

Yeah, they’ve got me dead to rights. I’m the Cosby Show of blogs.


Where do I find these people?

February 15, 2006

Yep, I’m still a “weirdo magnet.” Here’s a comment that was just left on a very old post (name changed by me):

YOU MUST BE JOHN SMITH’S BROTHER. HE SAID ONE OF HIS FAMILY WAS A MINISTER. HE DID VERY BAD THINGS WHEN I KNEW HIM IN HOUSTON. I HAVE A THINKING DISORDER, THAT REQUIRES MEDICATION, WHICH HE WAS AWARE OF AT THE TIME. HE USES HIS FRIENDS FOR THEIR FLESH, AND TOSSES THEM ASIDE, NOT CARING ABOUT THEIR FEELINGS. I HOPE YOU HAVE MORE COMPASSION THAN HIS CHILDREN, BECAUSE I PROBABLY AM WASTING MY TIME WRITING THIS. THE ONLY REASON I CHOSE TO WRITE TO A CHRISTIAN MINISTER ABOUT JOHN IS THAT HIS NAME ON YAHOO, BRINGS UP PORNOGRAPHIC SITES FROM EUROPE (TYPE IN THE BROWSER: SMITH IS A TRAITOR). I QUESTION WHETHER YOU CAN SAVE ANY SOULS, HAVING THE SPIRIT OF THE DEVIL IN YOUR MISTS [sic]. GOD BLESS.

“Thinking disorder” indeed. Not only does this stream-of-consciousness rambling have zero to do with the post it was attached to, but I’m not a “Christian minister,” nor is there really anything I can do about alleged sexual predators in Texas. (Maybe George W. Bush can help.)

Where do these people come from?


Some recent searches

February 12, 2006

Haven’t done a Friday in the Wild in a while, but I have been trying (more or less) to keep track of my referrals, just to see how people find the CC. Here’s some of the more, er, interesting ways that Web searches bring people to my hallowed halls.


And now . . . this – Feb. 8/06

February 8, 2006

He’s a Trekker, not a Trekkie

Obsessive Trekkie Tony Alleyne has spent so much cash turning his flat into a replica of the Star Trek Voyager that he’s had to declare himself bankrupt.

Alleyne spent £12,000 converting his flat in Hinckley, Leicestershire, into a detailed replica of the Voyager spaceship. The flat has its own transporter room (not functioning), blue downlights (to give the illusion of being “beamed up”), touch sensitive control screens, and portholes in place of windows. Last week he was declared bankrupt at Coventry Crown Court with debts of £166,000.

[Full Story]

“Get a life” (Shatner, 1987) doesn’t quite cover this.

(And be sure to see Alleyne’s home page (requires Flash). What a hoot!)


The cartoon jihad takes a bizarre turn

February 8, 2006

Reformed Baptists are not amused.

(H/T: BaylyBlog.)