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what do you think you’re looking at?

Posted in wordsmithing with tags , , , , on March 6, 2008 by mrbitterness

I’ve been away for a while, I know. I popped in every once in a while, but my blogging quantity has been pretty low, and my blogging quality has been in the basement.

Hope all of you regular readers don’t hold a grudge, assuming there are any of you left.

But I’ve been kinda aimless since Thompson dropped out of the Presidential race. That’s weird, though, because I never really pictured myself becoming a political blogger. I just saw an opportunity — a blogburst event hoping to boost the Fred-ster back into the GOP primary — to get noticed a little bit.

And I did, I suppose, though it didn’t really net many readers. It did get my name on a list of other pro-Fred bloggers, including some favorites of mine (especially the oft-hilarious, moron-friendly Ace of Spaces HQ). But Fred’s dead, at least for this election cycle. And I’m pretty burned out on the elections, which appear to be entering their tenth year.

I think I’m swearing off politics as a blogging topic; I’ll probably retire the “Fred Thompson” category henceforth. It was only a ploy to get noticed by the aforementioned blogburst in the first place.

There have also been some missed opportunities for inspired, timely posts. Those are collected in limbo as unfinished drafts. If I find an opportunity to post them, maybe I will. They’re unfinished because the realities of life — job, kids, wife — consistently interrupt, usually during a creative peak.

And watch this! After lamenting the interruptions of life, as I was on the verge of swearing off interruptions to my writing, lo and behold, No. 1 Son has announced that he is hungry. And a cold Pop Tart isn’t gonna cut it anymore.  So again, I find myself cut short before making my point.

Well, maybe I can just speed up the process. Hey guys! I’m gonna start writing again, on the regular. Cross my heart. That way the semi-regular stream of (literally) dozens of viewers will have something fresh to look at.

Because my blog stats say 48 people checked out the site yesterday, and I have no idea why. But I’d like them to have something worth checking out the next time they drift by.

More later.


Thanks Friends of Fred

Posted in current events, politics with tags , , , on December 29, 2007 by mrbitterness

Seeing the lower casefiles mentioned alongside favorites like IMAO and Right Wing Nuthouse just gave the warm-and-fuzzies. Though I’m sure we’re pretty low on the gravitas rankings, it’s an honor to be nominated.

But in the case of Fred Thompson’s run for the GOP nomination, it’s IMPERATIVE he be nominated. There are some good men on the GOP side, but none of them have the command of the important issues of the day that FDT

John Hawkins at Right Wing News put it well, I thought:

“This may be our last, best shot to help Fred because he needs to finish in at least 3rd place in Iowa to keep going — and let me tell you, if he’s out, you’re going to really have to hold your nose when you’re deciding which of these other candidates to back. “

He also put together a couple videos, like the sure-to-be-classic “Vote Fred Thompson — Unless you hate children and puppies.”

Good stuff, made from scratch for the best hope for America in the coming years.

Roll Tide.

(That’s an U of Alabama thing, for those not saavy about college football. FDT’s from Tennessee, a sin I’ve tried to forgive.  But I must occasionally inoculate myself.)

The Next Social Network: WordPress

Posted in blogroll, media with tags , , on December 13, 2007 by mrbitterness

I have a myspace account, but have never mustered the dedication to keep it updated, or to even finish setting it up originally.

I’m in agreement with the dude at GigaOM: To get a facebook or myspace page in a useful state as a social networking node, you have to things “their way.” The casefiles have always served my needs for an outlet, but with the freedom to be Sinatra-esque, i.e. “do it my way.”

The Next Social Network: WordPress – GigaOM

Hope this doesn’t create some kind of quasi-reverse-feedback loop that destroys the fabric of space-time and/or exposes my more embarrassing  drunk-posting moments to old friends who don’t yet know how lame I’ve become.

But it is nice to hear that, just as with many new fads since grunge,  I’m way ahead of the curve.

If my behavior seems stupid or lame, just wait a few years. You’ll wish you were as cool as I used to be.