July 09, 2003

No blog is an island, or something

Is my blog gay? I mean, I'm not gay, but considering the constant Elijah Wood motif, my blog might be gay. Then again, I have been doing a lot of design-tweaking. Now excuse me, I have to go polish my combat boots with neet's-foot oil. Go be diverse and shit.

Random: I don't think there is anything wrong with the blog island analogy. That way I can use the word "Blogipelago," which I am sure I just coined. I could be wrong. But if I am I'll just deny everything so don't even think of starting with me.

Posted by Andrea Harris at July 9, 2003 11:51 AM

Great, one more word I can't pronounce.....

Posted by: John McCrarey at July 9, 2003 at 12:09 PM

You can have a gay blog, if I can have a lesbian blog. After all, I have all the requirements, other than being female to begin with. A minor point, a trifle.

Posted by: Chuck at July 9, 2003 at 12:38 PM

Hey, you could be a lesbian in a man's body. If Madonna could be a gay man in a woman's body...

Posted by: Andrea Harris at July 9, 2003 at 12:53 PM

Blogipelago is so much better than Blogsphere. It simply rolls off the tongue.

Posted by: meep at July 9, 2003 at 01:48 PM

Your blog? Not gay enough. Needs more Elijah.

May I suggest:


Mmm, sexy hobbit.

Posted by: Sean Kirby at July 9, 2003 at 03:11 PM

Some years back one of the SF free weeklies ran a long article on a man who underwent male-to-female sexual reassignment surgery in order to live as a lesbian. So if Chuck really were a lesbian in a man's body, he could always do something about it . . .

Posted by: Michelle Dulak at July 9, 2003 at 03:49 PM

There's a self-important post here about inventing that word, but be careful, it can be difficult to read:

Posted by: Jon at July 9, 2003 at 03:52 PM

(By here I meant the link, not you)

Posted by: Jon at July 9, 2003 at 03:52 PM

Heh. Same guy who complained in the post I connected to. (The blog should be called "fawning.org." Sshh!) So -- I will instead use... Blogopellagra! "Pellagra, the classic niacin deficiency disease, is characterized by bilateral dermatitis in sun exposed areas, glossitis, diarrhea, and dementia." (Source.) Because way too many blogs seem to need more niacin! Which blogs would these be? I'm not gonna say!

Posted by: Andrea Harris at July 9, 2003 at 04:01 PM

Actually, what mine needs is more Vitamin D, but the warranty on my cable modem dies if I hook it up outside.

Posted by: McGehee at July 9, 2003 at 04:48 PM

I actually went to college with a guy who had a sex change operation so he could be a lesbian. We worked together as social workers when he was going through the pre-surgical requirements, and there was much ado about which bathrooms he should be allowed to use at the office - they finally found a bathroom a floor or two below our offices for him - it became his/her's private potty.
After the surgery, he ended up suing the doctors because he did not get 'satisfaction' - seems that maybe they didn't leave him/her enough of the feel good stuff for him/her to enjoy himself during sex.
He was a really nice guy in college. He was most definitly not gay - he was very interested in all of us who were female.
I have not heard about him in years, I hope that he has ended up happy somehow.


Posted by: Beth at July 9, 2003 at 08:47 PM

I don't know, but if I were gay and had a weblog I'd call it "Gay Boys in Bloggage".

Posted by: Paul Zrimsek at July 9, 2003 at 10:16 PM