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In my never-beginning quest to find weblogs to link to that seem to be consistently my kinda steuch, I found one called Ultramicroscopic, which includes this entry about mxin' up the phrasin'. I didn't find any entries that didn't tickle my marble, so I can call this discovery a... erm. I can just say. That. There. Anyway, it's in my list of links that are now conveniently labeled as something dumb over there on the right ------>
NOTE: That arrow may not necessarily point directly at the list of links. In the case that it does not, DO NOT PANIC. Simply restimulate your machine, add some salt, stir, go back to the recipe, cross out some of the offending text, take a tylenol, spin cycle, repeat, rinsk.
I have a dream that one day I might hit the random blog link on blo.gs, or the random blog link on weblogs.com, and discover something that fits my strict criteria for putting in my list over here ------>
NOTE: see previous note
Unfortunately, so far I'm still finding the fun ones through other fun ones I already found. The ultramicroscopic dealy I found through Scott Hacker's list of thingies (at The Birdhouse Blog.) From ultramicroscopic I found 2blowhards dot com, where there's a great format, and a lot of interesting discussion, including the one ultramicroscopic linked to, about why there seem to be so many more politically-oriented than culturally oriented blogs.
Also from ultramicroscopic I found out about another web page awardamajigger, The SXSW Website Competition. I went through and looked at a lot of the nominees for People's Choice, and voted fer ultramicroscopic. There were some other good finds there, including Polar Inirtia, a sort of cultural something-or-other site, including well done sets of photos of what they label "urban typology." One such in this (months?) (issue?) is "abandoned gas stations." This stuff interests me in the same way found things do.
This here is the type of entry that doesn't stand out. So why am I making it? FuckfIno. Mostly it's probably so that someone might see that I've linked to them and check me out. Maybe just to explain the list of places I like to visit that I'm keeping to the right ------>
I do use that list of links, it's sort of my daily time killer, daily something something, daily whomabobber, daily daily thing. I'm also in design-mode, which tends to distract my writer-mode self from being witty. There's also some guy with a thick australian-type accent on my TeeVee for some reason, on the National Geographic channel, irritating the hell out of me. And I turned it on myself. And the remote's WAY over there <----------------
In my discovery of these awards sites, I thought about the fact that I've never really strived to get an award. I thought that maybe I should make it a goal this year to get myself nomramated for something next year, like a bloggie. Then I thought about the fact that the reason I've never really strived to get an award is that (insert any of the following things here: I'm afraid of being crushed when I don't succeed; I hate awards; I never really strive for anything; I'm a toolbox; I have a nice head of hair already, and don't need any goddamned website to confirm it.) So then I thought about how it would be WORTH IT to strive for a Nobel Prize. Because I think that's got a monetary component. Then I thought that there might not already be a Nobel Prize for best weblog, and how there damned well oughtta be. So THEN I thought about how I should make THAT my goal for this year (ignoring the fact that I don't have any goals for any years ever, so saying "that's my goal for this year" is a pretty empty sort of thing to say.) So now I'm setting it in... in bits - MY GOAL FOR THIS YEAR IS TO LEAD THE CHARGE TO CREATE A NOBEL PRIZE FOR WEBLOGS. (Or just for web-pages in general, if the former turns out to be too specific or/and difficult.)
So here's a little to-do list, just to keep me on track:
So who's with me?? Oh yeah. I'm going to probably have to be pro-active in getting someone to be "with me," because no one comes here*. I have someone in mind who might want to help me with the research, so I'm going to contact that guy and see what he thinks.
A couple other things that might be useful:
*: I realize this is not entirely true. A few generous souls have written me to let me know that I indeed have a miniscule audience. Well, one guy did that, and another guy responded to an e-mail I sent saying "Why do you never read my blog??" to say, "I DO read yer blog, now shut the hell up." But I'm just going to keep posting these little things about how no one comes here, because it's my only regular bit, and I understand through much research that popular pieces of entertainment need regular bits.