Another thought-provoking spam


“It’s between those two places that the most remarkable, creative ideas are found. Like flying in an airplane, or using a phone that can connect to the Internet wirelessly, or being able to change the course of history with just a few words.”

This one has even more subtlety and possible meaning than most of the blog spam I receive (which is usually highly meaningful already). It my even be beyond my intellectual abilities to make sense of it.

Between which two places do they mean? The comment was in response to o post about automatic reminders, so I guess it must be the place of being reminded to do something and the place of being reminded to not do something.

In my case, the reminder to “blog nothing” was definitely more effective in motivating me to blog something. I wonder if I made a new reminder “between those two places” I could do even better. I think I’ll try that.

The examples of “the most remarkable, creative ideas” are also unexpected and therefore remarkable. Is flying a plane or using a phone really that creative? I’ve never really thought about this question, but this spammer believes it to be so, so I will continue pondering it.

The last example, “being able to change the course of history with just a few words,” I mostly understand. The ideas that change history are inarguably remarkable and creative. Is it the words or the ability to change history with them that matters, though? I think it must be both.


One who blogs about narwhals and cheeses

Langres (cheese)

Langres (cheese) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

may see a sudden increase in visitors.


Therefore, it is tempting to write about these topics exclusively.




It never ends well. It sometimes ends blubbery.


It is hard to STOP



More lies


I made the decision the other day that I would not write here about myself anymore. That is no longer the case and this post is about me.

I do not want to jump to conclusions, but I think I might be either losing my mind or gaining a better one. I would choose the latter option if I have a choice. Do I? Thanks.

Beyond Lies the Wub (collection)

Image via Wikipedia

I think my existence will be somewhat normalized in the next few days. I know it’s normal enough to be stressed, enragitated, sad, or otherwise messed up during the holidays. It’s never happened to me before, but maybe now is the time to start.

Many insane/wise people around the world think this year will bring great changes and going crazy is a great change, so I’ll take it. I think that will be my New Year’s Resolution.

The Story of Ed


Once, some time ago, there was an Ed.  In this world, there have previously been two billion Eds and there are at least 191,023 Eds alive today.  Ed never was and still isn’t a rare name, but no two Eds are exactly alike.  Hypothetically, identical twin Eds could be nearly alike, but not many parents would give two siblings the same name, even if they weren’t twins.  It would be too confusing.  I guess there may be some parents out there that would consider it for the convenience of only having to yell one name when asking all their children to do something, but even then, the many disadvantages would probably outway that bit of usefulness and drive those parents to change their minds.

Opinion #4 of 9


You are wrong.  I’m generally open-minded about things like this, but there’s no way I could consider what you’re suggesting.  I’m sure you would understand if you had thought about it at all, but you clearly haven’t, so I’ll explain myself.

1.  The average pig is not nearly tall enough.

2.  Where would you find that much helium?

3.  How can you know for sure that it will rain on the 17th?

4.  Why is this even a good idea?

If you can answer all of these questions satisfactorily, then I may reverse my position.  Until then, I’m not helping.