Sunday, May 1st, 2005

[SPECIAL NOTICE: Be sure to get in on spreading the Blogmothers Day™ meme! And if you don’t have a Blogmother, consider “adopting” one, eh?]
(You thought I was gonna say something else.  Wash out your mind with a lil soap)
Dan over at Riehl World View passed this dirty little meme my way, and, although I
1.) Have little quarrel with vulgarity*, and in fact find it has its legitimate uses and
2.) Don’t even find the use of the particular vulgar word the meme is built around all that bad AND
3.) Even have a recipe for “Turd Punch” (seriously: it uses Tootsie Rolls) someone handed me as a suggestion for a kids’ party,
I’ll admit I had a little difficulty with the image… nevertheless, as Dan said when he tagged me to spread this one (now, there’s an extension of the image I wasn’t expecting. eeewwww):
“… if you can’t hurl the occasional turd at a friend, what good are they?”
As I understand it, the assignment is to
1.) write a lil ditty built upon the phrase “Turd in a punchbowl.”
2.) spread the lil meme to three others.
So, here goes:
Turd in a punchbowl
At the seminary brunch;
Turd in a punchbowl
At the ladies’ lunch.
Turd in a punchbowl
Whoever could it be?
Oh! It’s just a deacon
Dropping by for tea.
Tagging Bou (she has boys: she can probably write this one from experience and include it in Karnival of the Kids), Kris  (not exactly lyrics for a SoulFire song… ) and RDN (call it an early summer writing assignment) on this one.  We’ll see who, ummm, bites.
(Update: thought I’d clarify.  Yes, I was thinking of a particular deacon… somewhere. *heh*) 

Make your own “South Park” style avatar at: Planearium2 hat tip: Woody’s News and Views 
*”little quarrel with vulgarity” calls for a review of something I DO have a quarrel with: people who’s semi-illiteracy leaves them no ability to discern between vulgarity, obscenity and profanity, so they limp all of them together under the highly inaccurate appelation “profanity.”  Blech

The “right” reasons aren’t dominated by a need for traffic
Dan Riehl has some words to say about blogging. (Hmmm, there’s been a lot of that from folks recently… )  I like his comment,
Traffic isn’t the be all and end all of blogging for me, by any means. And I plan to continue posting just as I always have – ranting and raving if I want, trying to be funny when I choose, and so on. But I really do enjoy doing newsy stuff, too – so it isn’t purely selling out just to play some silly game about numbers, or blog size.
Well, of course.  (But I would say that, as both of my faithful readers can attest.  heh) For me, it’s sometimes simply expanding the size of my Third World County™ echo chamber.  Even if it’s an expansion to an “audience” of two, or whatever. Yeh, I appreciate the feedback in comments (though, strangely, I get more in email… ) and the times when my traffic briefly spikes by another 150/100 visits/visitors, but it’s primarily just an outlet to blow off steam or keep some aquaintances up on what I see going on around me.  “Journalistic” effort? Pretty much a low priority, especially given the low esteem I hold for that craft.  (“Profession”?  Gimme a break.  The 1% of genuine pros in journalism aren’t enough to redeem it, IMO.  It’s like the one or two honest persons you can find among congresscritters.  not enough to leaven the loafs—and no, I did not misspell “loaves.”)
Anyway, toodle on over to Dan’s place and check out his screed.