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Feb 07 - The ineluctable modality of the fart joke

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teoti
08-28-2002
02:29 PM ET (US)
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stavrosthewonderchickenPerson was signed in when posted
02-09-2002
11:09 AM ET (US)
although I don't mind the odd one-note post

That was the point I was trying to make in my clarification downthread. D'oh. Failed again in the clarity sweepstakes.

It would be foolishness to expect that every post that every blogger blogs (unless they blog infrequently indeed)(how many blogs could a blogger blog...oh never mind) to be pure gold, comedy or otherwise - it's the accreted layers of text-represented personality that come from a series of posts over time, some funny, some wise, some dumb as dirt (well, that'd be me, anyway) that interest me, and give me a mental picture of the person behind the voice.

Or : It's the forest, not the trees.
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bearmanPerson was signed in when posted
02-09-2002
12:16 AM ET (US)
I agree as well, although I don't mind the odd one-note post, or even blog, as long as it gives me one of the trinity - humour, brains, or beauty. The correct mix of all three can make me laugh, cry, think, wonder, ooh and aaah until my brain shrivels up like a raisin, or until I need to go for a snack.

I'm not sure about other folks, but I find communication to be so imprecise, whether I'm speaking or writing or winking at the girl across the room. It's a rarity when I feel that I connected with someone or put my exact feelings and thoughts on the screen. So finding levity in our written voice is probably easier for some than others, although it is worth the effort. Or not. I guess my opinion on the matter is it's all good with or without the humour, brains, or beauty, as long as it's true.
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D$Person was signed in when posted
02-08-2002
02:47 AM ET (US)
I should weigh in and say I loved that post, and agree with you hardcoredly. The last thing I look for in a blog is one-note consistency. And humour is almost a requisite: without it, the sobriety mixes with the personal reflection and bam! -- that's how we get self-importance.

To sum up: don't even think about deleting it, or anything else.
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stavrosthewonderchickenPerson was signed in when posted
02-07-2002
09:35 PM ET (US)
Heh. I should have known using the imperative - 'Talk to me!' - would almost guarantee that few would.

(That 'ineluctable modality' thing was a half-assed James Joyce reference, ShinyKnows. I just like the sound of 'ineluctable modality of the fart joke'...)

I barfed that post out yesterday because it was on my mind, but I sense that I said badly what I wanted to say.

My point was not that I expect the people who write the bloggywebstuff (or design or code or make pretty pictures) to be on all the time, or to simultaneously amuse, bemuse and amaze me.

I had just noticed that some of the 'serious' blogs I enjoy are way too fucking serious, and I got to thinking about voice, and wondering if the people who write them would be the boring stodgy self-important pompous (but erudite and learned) types that I absolutely loathe spending time with in Real Life, or if their in-print voices were divergent from their actual personalities. And if that were the case, then why the hell not lighten up and have some fun?

Which led me to thinking about what sort of people my closest pals tend to be, and yadda yadda and a bit more yaada. It wasn't meant to be some sort of statement of yardsticking and elitism, which it would appear a certain Incendiary Avian has taken it to be...

I'm leaving the goddamn post there, though, 'cause I like the pics of Plato/Groucho...
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ShinyKnows
02-07-2002
03:18 PM ET (US)
I come away from their blogs feeling like a better person.

maybe you answered your own question.. it's not Korea you're in love with -- it just happens to be hanging around while you're having a good time bloggin' and gettin' blogged

heh.. now excuse me while I look up "ineluctable"
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stavrosthewonderchickenPerson was signed in when posted
02-07-2002
05:23 AM ET (US)
Original ramble here.

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