Today I received an e-mail from someone who shut down their blog a few weeks ago, explaining that they had done so because their mother-in-law was pitching a fit over it.
Since I wasn't expressly given permission to blog about it, I'll stay vague, but my memory boils down* this person's blog into:
"Here's me hanging on my husband. Here's me cooing over him. Here are pictures of ultra-sexy me and my ultra-sexy friends. Here's a story about those ultra-sexy people drinking fancy drinks."
Not exactly inflammatory stuff, yet her in-law "decided to insult and attack me, based on some of the things I’ve written." And the blog was axed.
I don't really have any sort of intelligent commentary on her situation, except along the lines of, Dude, that's crazy. I know that loads of people have deleted their blogs in the panic of some sort of real-world repercussion, but I can't think of anyone else that has actually had something like that happen.
This is perhaps a bit too obscure for those who didn't spend hour after hour playing Nintendo's "Punch Out," but this amuses the hell out of me.
I'm not really seeing the resemblance.
Good name for a band: The Quartormemes
I learned an interesting fact today: The line, "They drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry cola," in the Kinks' "Lola" is there because of the BBC. Originally, the line was "Coca-Cola," but the BBC didn't want to be seen as advertising a specific product. Make of that what you will.
Generally, Gordon, if you want to make an argument in support of something, you shouldn't use the United States as an example.
"We don't have rabid, ridiculous displays of patriotism like the Americans."
Right, because Kentucky should base its policy on the opinion of some Canadian big-breasted herpes-infected whore.
Spot the problem here: "The grandmother, Heather Thomas, 38..."
*I hope that doesn't sound insulting. If you reduced my blog, it would probably be: "Here's a link to the BBC. Here's a picture of me drinking. Here's a story about my wife. Here's me being gleeful at the fact you are reading this crap."