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May 07, 2004
Oh, stop it.

I am not blogging about "extreme penguin batting," okay? I'm not. Go visit Elayne She told me she blogged the penguin thing.

Also? I'm not offering "pictures of dead armadillos" no matter how often you come here in search of them. Okay. Not.

I know nothing of putting a "brassiere on a camel. " Camels almost never cross my mind. Not even in underwear Especially not in underwear.

I'm pretty sure I never said the "Alamo is overrated." It may be. I'm no expert.

I cannot provide "estimates for gay, male prostitutes" and that's the last time I'm mentioning, even in complaint, an irrelevant, sex-related hit this page gets because I just this second realized (idiot that I am) that blogging about what I’m not blogging about draws hits for things I'm not blogging about.)

(But I will say that coming to this blog in the hopes of seeing the naughty bits of survivalists is…okay, it's just weird. Get away from me.)

I don't know what could drive someone to search for "I don't want a bunny wunny" and I don't want to. (Anything I don't understand has to be strange. I don't like strangeness.)

I'm reasonably certain I've never written about a "pickle report." I don't doubt there is a pickle report, I'm just not privy to it.

Someone told Google they were, "unaccountably fond of cash." Well, me too.

Writing checks takes too long and I get tired of producing fifteen pieces of ID proving that I'm me and entitled to use my money to buy socks if I want socks. (Don't get me wrong. I always appreciate it if someone checks my ID. If I'm ever the victim of identity theft, I hope the thief runs into the kind of clerk that checks IDs.)

If there's a "pda cooties installation" it's news to me. Why install them?

It's okay if you "fancy a British passport" but I'm not authorized to issue one for you.

While I don't remember blogging about it, I did read a fascinating book about "Brunelleschi's dome" once. I might have mentioned it in passing. It's the sort of thing I'd do.

I've never posted any "xanga reviews." I would have assumed a "xanga" was some exotic beast but now I'm wondering if it's a movie or a book or something.

I mean, animals don't get reviews, right?

"We'll give the Zebra an 'A' for those fabulous stripes but the Lion gets a 'C' for that cliché of a mane. Get a new look, Leo."

I am very pleased by the upsurge in interest in "The Vanishing Voter" and "Democracy Reader" book reviews. You make me proud.

There will be a brief blogging hiatus while I decide if I want to go find out what "pathoplasticity" is.

But, wait! Look! I think this woman and I were SAB.

Having had occasion to view some of my early blog posts recently, I found myself cringing again and again. That's partly why I've decided that, although I'm far from exceeding my storage allowance, I'm going to start deleting the older stuff.

Hey, anything over 30 days isn't relevant in the world o'blog, right? The links are, I'd imagine, largely nonfunctional by now and it just too darned long to rebuild my blog when I make a template change.

I haven't been able to figure out a way to archive the older stuff (move it out of "published" status without completely deleting it) but I don't think that's really a problem. It's a bit hard to picture needing old blog entries for any reason, don't you think?

Also? I am not a maid, okay? If you made a mess in the office, clean it up. Don't bring me a vacuum cleaner with a hopeful look on your little face unless you want to find yourself salting and swallowing large parts of said appliance.

Posted by AnneZook at 01:18 PM


Actually, didn't I post part of "They Put a Brassiere on the Camel" at some point in comments? In response to a comment about "animal decency"? It's a Shel Silverstein poem which has been put to music.....

Posted by: Jonathan Dresner at May 7, 2004 01:28 PM

Speaking as an historian, PLEASE don't delete the old stuff. Store it off-line, perhaps, but don't delete it. I don't know what it's good for, but then I'm not a historian a hundred years from now studying the rise of the Zookists, or the early years of the communicative revolution.....

Posted by: Jonathan Dresner at May 7, 2004 01:30 PM

Yo baby, I gotcher Yeti Sports right here! All the pingvin batting you could want! Two new games, Orca Slap and Seal Bounce! Sickness abounds!!

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at May 7, 2004 02:32 PM

Heh. Now I'll get buried with penguin batting and weird camel-spam!

Yes, Jonathan, now that you mention it, I think you did mention it in a comment. I'm glad you reminded me...that one would have puzzled me for a while.

I still can't conceive of caring about old blog posts, but you never know, I guess. If I can figure out a way to save them down, I will.

I suppose one does own a duty to the future Zookists. ROFL!

Posted by: Anne at May 7, 2004 08:41 PM

I'm with Johnathan, please don't delete your old posts. Anyone keeping a blog during 2000 - 2004 was, possibly, part of the early phase of a self-publishing revolution. We'll know more in 10 years. For all you know it's like throwing a way an original March 6, 1711 Specatator. And look what that went on to.

Posted by: Lawrence Krubner at May 8, 2004 12:12 AM

I think the early adopters would be of more historical interest, should such interest appear.

By the time I started blogging in 2000, it was already a widespread phenomenon.

Posted by: Anne at May 8, 2004 08:17 AM