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My Readers Make Me Proud

Posted by middlerage on February 10, 2013

Not only do my readers take the time to read my shit, but they contribute!

Old friend, Mark C., contributes an entry for Phrases I Like. Mark C. is 10 times, nay 100 times, the WWII history buff that I am, and here’s his recent comment:

I’m reading a book, “Halsey’s typhoon” and in the opening chapter detailing some of Halsey’s military experience Halsey recalls that his experience in the Great War left him, “as proud as a dog with two tails.”

(Okay, Great War is WWI not II, but anyhoo… ) I like it. Going on the list.

Secondly, Anonynurse sent me this cryptically dark, and darkly cryptic message:

…thought [this] might be an interesting topic for your blog.

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/3092/how-can-i-access-the-deep-dark-web

Why no, I’ve never heard of it, and an interesting read it makes. Just how does one go about hiring assassins or purchasing drugs on the World Wide Web? This article gives an intro. Perhaps Anonynurse has something she wants to get off her chest?

Kinda reminds me of the net right before I got into it. I’m really a child of the World Wide Web, but before that was bulletin boards and the Well. I’m sure many of my readers are proto-net savvy, but the only one I really discussed it with was Dahveed. It’s an experience I feel I missed out on. The Well especially sounded (sounds?) pretty cool.

And before that was the Whole Earth Catalog. Which really confused me until a VH1 (of all things) docutainment bit explained it.

Contributions from readers and the Phrases They like:

  • Proud as a dog withh two tails (from Mark C.)
  • Harder’n a woodpecker’s lips (from Mark L.)
  • Real nice and Kentucky (from Mark L. and means something fits well, well made)
  • Like herding cats (from switbo)
  • Spat the Binky (Dummy) (from Annie)
  • Hottern’ two rats fucking in a wool sock (from the muddledrambler)
  • Gird your loins (from Mark C.)
  • Put your best foot forward (from Mark C, who actually dislikes this phrase, haha)
  • Grinnin’ like a fox eatin’ shit from a wire brush (from Mark L.)
  • This is a fine kettle of fish (from anonynurse)
  • Chile so hot it burns twice (from Fatman)

40 years from now my kids will be telling their kids about crazy stuff like Wikipedia. And Facebook.

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One Response to “My Readers Make Me Proud”

  1. Anonynurse said

    well, i admit, the dark web does sound interesting – but only theoretically for me. i wouldn’t literally go searching around in them thar dark caves. on a totally different note: i also thought you might enjoy this for your blog: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/climate_desk/2013/03/climate_change_flow_chart_how_to_win_any_global_warming_argument.html?google_editors_picks=true

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