02/06/2005: My Blog Ate My Homework
Thoughts sometime just coalesce in my mind like the “goo” they use to make Jelly Beans™ or Dots™ or JuJu Bees™; forming a rubbery, yet pleasing texture in my greymatter….right until it EATS your Blog.
Sent this letter to Fafnir:
You are sooo right...The vicious internet(s)...or it's assassin "script in cgi", have EATEN our blog over at DBV. We have a serious case of "post-list-less-ness" that can only be cured by PIE! Send PIEs...as many as possible. Until we are able to rebuild...we are being held in a corner by vicious attack internet(s)
"...nice doggie...nice doggie..." Grrrrr. Grrrrr.
Now , faf, I don't want be getting on your case or nothing...us being such good "buds" an all. (We are...Right? Right? Right?)
Anyway...you must have read the report that:
"One in three high school students questioned in a survey sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation say the First Amendment goes "too far" in the rights it guarantees, and 50% said the government should have the right to approve newspaper stories. This is not a case of skewed data - 100,000 students were surveyed across 544 high schools. Certainly a large enough pool to be statistically significant."
That's stunning and very sad that so many high schoolers have no concept of the idea of a "free press," nor apparently, any sense of the history of government abuses. Any one want to whisper: Joseph McCarthy?
So..faf....You can't be letting all those poorly-educated grade-schoolers down here....when they rely on you, me, Giblets, The Medium Lobster, (maybe Len…but I can’t be sure) and a few neutered Dems to protect their interests.
Now that Gonzales was confirmed (36 Ways fighting heroically against 55 Meanies and 5 Ways defectors) The Bushies have their evil cabal completed. The circle closes...the noose tightens...the forces of Darkness are arraying against us. Your public awaits you, faf... Don't let us down, in THIS our hour of true neediness.
There is also a great production done by The Sundance Channel and Court TV called The First Amendment Project. Maybe they need to send copies to each of these high schools as mandatory educational materials...plus copies of Your soon to be published interview with The Constitution of the United States
ps: Beware of this blog virus: Apparently Andrew Sullivan has a chronic case: I sent him this note:
You see...after five years of "casual' blogging you've now become "infected" with the most insidious of blog viruses...it has taken over your hypo-thalmus and co-opted your endorphine producing centers...giving you that "depressed, unsettled' feeling when you're not blogging. Cure: As yet unknown to medical science...but they're working on it. Until then...proceed cautiously...sudden withdrawal has been known to produce hallucinatory (God-like-complex) effects...but is rarely fatal. (*whew!*) (But Giblets...are you listening here???)
pss: Is there "supposed" to be a "mystery" as to WHO you three are? I'm such a newbie-blogger...I'm just a day late and half-dollar short on all thing bloggerie.
Karen on 02.06.05 @ 03:51 PM CST