I’m Lazy…

Surprisingly, I’ve not yet gotten up the steam to rant about how terrible NBC’s coverage of the Olympics has been (other than a couple of Facebook posts). And I’ve not been inspired to write about anything else this week. So, in the meantime, please enjoy an elephant drinking from a swimming pool.

Presented Without Comment

Well, except to point out that it’s good to know that children of mimes are welcome at this establishment.

from Lamebook

Wow.

I’m not quite sure how I only just recently learned about this video by B4-4. See if you can make it all the way through! Be sure to listen to the lyrics – they are verrrrry subtle…

And yes, two of them are identical twins. And Canadian. And orange. And lady-browed. Also, the group did a Non-Smoking Campaign for the European Union alongside Moby.

“We need more Calgon!”

This is… um…  amazing? Yes, that’s it…  It’s amazing.

Also, Dan Adler’s campaign manager is Sean Astin. Yes,  that’s right – Sean “Samwise Gamgee” Astin, star of Toy Soldiers and Rudy, son of Patty Duke and John Astin. WTF?

Oh, and more tattoo guy please.

from The Awl

My Brush With Fame…

When I post to my blog, it’s pretty much for my own benefit. I like writing and it gives me a chance to vent about all of my various trials and tribulations (which are, as my tens of loyal readers are well-aware, legion…)  Of course, I also post all of the amusant things posted by other blog writers more skilled than I…  Oh, and cat videos!

At any rate, my family and friends seem to enjoy reading my blog, so I keep an eye on my page view stats and any comments left…  I get maybe 20 views a day – a great day is in the 40s…  And maybe a couple of comments a week…  So on Friday, I posted Lady Gaga’s new video for “Telephone.” I actually almost didn’t bother, since it seemed like every site on the interwebs had already posted it.  But I double-checked the Gay Agenda and discovered that I was in fact required to post it – apparently, Gaga has been a real boon for our ongoing recruitment drive…  So I posted it.  And not too long afterward, I noticed there were 7 comments on this post – an unusually high number in and of itself…  Even stranger, the comments were all from people I didn’t know…

Then I checked my page views – and they were over 400…  I think I actually exclaimed “WTF?” aloud (and yes, I really speak in texting acronyms – LOL!).  So then I checked to see where the traffic is coming from – and I discovered my post was one of ten featured each day on the WordPress.com homepage. OMGWTFSTFU!

Behold my glory...

Yes, I realize it’s just some sort of random chance that got me up there, but wow – I was positively giddy!  I don’t know why, but there is something powerfully gratifying about having a bunch of strangers read what I’ve written.  Guess I’m just an aspiring fameball like everyone else who blogs…  Of course, part of me was disappointed that the post itself was really just a “hey, cool video!” instead of something that showed off a bit more of my modest skills as a writer – but beggars can’t be choosers…  and a rather lively (and civil) discussion of “Gaga: Pro or Con?” is taking place in the Comments section…

Of course, I’m sure to be disappointed next week when my page view counts returns to the teens…  But now I have a bit more incentive to write – kinda like playing the slots in Vegas…  Once you’ve hit a jackpot, you gotta keep playing ’til you hit it again…

I think this is what's known in statistics as an "outlier"...

“Your pal, John K.”

The thing about posts like the previous one on Haiti is that it can be difficult to segue right back into my usual snark and complaining…  In this instance though, I was lucky enough to stumble across this pretty fantastic story…

Back in 1998, a 14-year-old aspiring cartoonist wrote a letter to Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi.  The young man included a couple of his own drawings and indicated what a fan he was of Mr. Kricfalusi’s work…

Mr. Kricfalusi wrote back – in a way that is nothing short of amazing.  Read it here.  It’s great.

from Letters of Note