|I've been thinking a lot lately . . .|
5. Strikethrough seems to be going away: a few months ago I did a top 15 list of things that needed to go away, and strikethrough made the top 5. One of my fellow bloggers was baffled that it somehow beat Obama for the top 5, but in my mind it was fairly justified. I tried to be as delicate about it as I could, because even some people that I considered to be good writers/bloggers used it. Well, lo and behold ever since I derided its use, it seems like it's being used a lot less now.
Maybe it's just a coincidence. I mean, why would anyone give a shit about what Jack Camwell has to say about their writing style? That especially rings true when you consider the fact that I use "adult" language here at CFGM. But I'm going to take the low-road of vanity on this one, and chalk it up to me holding everyone else accountable. I'm glad that it seems to be going by the wayside, because there are many better ways to sarcastically express our disdain for current events.
4. Venom: Speaking of adult language, I've been noticing other blogs using it a lot more lately. In a recent article about Argentina, Karen Howes over at Eastern Right referred to Evita Peron as a whore. She also has dropped more F-bombs than usual lately. I've only been a reader of hers for a short time now, so perhaps she's always been that way. I've also noticed it a little bit over at Capital Commentary and Western Hero.
Again, I've only been reading these blogs for a few months, but in the past several weeks I've noticed an uptick in foul language. That's not to denigrate anything they're doing. All three blogs bring excellent perspectives to the table, and they often offer a point of view that I haven't considered before. I won't attribute this to myself, as it's probably more likely that they're just getting increasingly frustrated with everything that's going on. I guess that's what happens when you get old . . . BOOMSHAKALAKA*
|I found this when I searched "strikethrough."|
2. Reasoned Debate (for the most part): Whenever someone disagrees with me, rarely do they insinuate that I am ignorant, retarded, or whatever. Ted over at Country Thinker wrote a big ol' rebuttal to my free market article the other day, and he couldn't help but apologize profusely to assure me that he wasn't being acerbic or anything. Of course, there was no apology necessary. Ted is an intelligent guy that always offers reasoned, logical debate, and I love it.
1. Weekly installments: Harrison has been doing his blogger interviews, Silverfiddle seems to be starting to feature quotes from his commenters, Karen posts some sort of musical number on Sundays, and Ted (although he's had weekly things for a while now) is starting some new weekly quote thingy.
|And a random Epic Fail for your enjoyment.|
*I love you guys, but since I'm like half your age I just couldn't help myself =D