Archive for April, 2005

A Thousand Clowns

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

I had come across references to this Matthew Fox dude’s Twenty-Two Questions for Pope Benedict XVI here and there on religious-focused blogs, but I hadn’t really paid attention. Then a mention of them appeared here in a post about goofy beret-wearing (hey Gramps, clue time: it’s not 1969 anymore, you just look like an idiot), […]

A picture says a thousand words

Friday, April 29th, 2005

All of them “sucker.” Now I have had to unload the Gravatar image plugin. The Gravatar hosting folks (I guess — it certainly wasn’t me) decided to be cute and make a default image (saying “gravatar” in tiny little letters) for people who comment here who don’t have gravatar icons of their own. I wouldn’t […]

Oh it’s cold and lonely in the deep dark night

Friday, April 29th, 2005


It’s dead, Jim

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

Trackback, that is. No more trackback means no more trackback spam. As of today none of the Spleenville administered blogs will have trackback installed. If you want to link back to a post on something on one of these websites, do it the old-fashioned way, via email or the comments. Unfortunately, that meant I had […]

She enjoys being a girl

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

My cat prefers to have black lace dresses to relax upon:

Voices, I hear voices

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

Up next from Technology Is Always Wonderful, Inc.: brain spam.
Dear God,
You can hit Earth with that asteroid now.
Thank you,

Break time

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

Time for a chai break.
(PS: Whole Foods has mead. Real mead! Now, the dilemma — to buy the $16.00 bottle of Israeli honey wine, or the $10.00 bottle of English Mead. Food, rent — what are those things?)

How do you get patchouli-scented slime off a blog?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

Kathy Shaidle is having a problem with the tree-hugging hippy crap division of Catholicism. Would that the former Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, had been the leader of the old Medieval-style Inquisition. There are more than a few professional Poor Souls™ who need a stint in the “comfy chair”…
Update: speaking of Canada — damn. […]

World-Shattering Crisis

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

Dammit, I bit the inside of my cheek, and now there is one of those blisters forming. I hate when that happens.
I will administer more wine (Fetzer Gewuerztraminer, if you must know). That will cure it. Or at least make it matter less.

Dying in the traces

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

I’ve been thinking a lot the past few weeks about ditching trackback on all my sites. I have my reasons; they are as follows: when the whole site was taken down not too long ago, the reason was an attack by trackback spammers; I am still finding a zillion spams in the database offering sites […]