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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
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Plugging those who are not me

When you're done checking out my 44 seconds of anonymous co-fame at The Onion News Network, take a look at my blogroll. There are all kinds of new people over there. Like Mama Cooks! And Just Another Ink-Stained Wretch, who is as she describes. I like her. And there's Catherine Newman, who I am proud to list among my new set of BFsF. And last but not least, there's Exurbitude, who has a thing for antlered sharks.

I plugged The Sound of Young America in a previous post, and shortly thereafter TSOYA made its debut on NPR. I know deep in my heart that I made that happen. (Also, the flowers are blooming because I have willed it so.) Now I feel compelled to plug another product of young Jesse Thorn's radio/podcasting empire, that being Jordan, Jesse, Go! Listening to Jordan and Jesse, one might almost forget that one is alone most of the day and doesn’t have any friends around one who makes one laugh like Jordan makes Jesse laugh. Sometimes one might share an anecdote from JJG! and forget that it happened to someone whom one does not know! And then one might feel pathetic indeed. Still, though, it's worth it. I highly recommend listening to this podcast, starting with the first episode, and then you can feel like you got in on the ground floor of something awesomer than anything you can remember.

Also? Tropicana Orange/Strawberry/Banana Juice mixed with seltzer is a drink that's tops in my book. Seriously, it's like drinking a fizzy liquid Starburst, but without all that bothersome high-fructose corn syrup. Do it! I mean, drink it! You know what I mean!

Reader Comments (30)

Okay now, I see how it is. My little blog isn't good enough for your blogroll. (sniffle, sniffle) Well, don't mind me, I'll just sit here in my dark and lonely corner of the interweb with the dustbunnies. They're my only friends! (Breaks down and sobs.)

I love orange and pineapple juice with seltzer. It's like crack to me. =)
March 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMonkee
Okay now, I see how it is. My little blog isn't good enough to BE THE ONLY BLOG ON YOUR BLOGROLL. I challenge the rest of your blogroll to a blogroll SMACKDOWN. We will post TO THE DEATH. Two blogs enter, one blog leaves.
March 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Kennedy
I am happy to confirm that ALL MY SUCCESS IS DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO YOUR SUPPORT. finslippy is the Dr. Dre to my Eminem.
March 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJesse Thorn
Mrs. Kennedy: That would be hilarious! I can totally picture blogroll cage matches. =)

Meanwhile, it just occurred to me that, in type, my comment may not be as funny as I thought it was. Just to clarify, love your site, frequently use and abuse your blogroll, just joking about the crying and the dustbunnies.
March 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMonkee
Blogrolls. So very high school, I say. (Not yours in particular, mind you.)

And I am practicing what I preach, because I've just disappeared mine and replaced it with a Google Reader shared items widgit. Is that the right word, "widgit"? What a vile word.

Not to malign your blogroll, Alice, it's lovely, it's pretty, it's an outstanding shade of maroon. I'm just feeling that there're so many good blogs out there, many of which I've never even laid eyes on, I am quite sure, that deserve to be blogrolled. It makes me kinda sad.

So my oversensitive self has struck again. I'm viewing the shared items widgit (there's that word again!) as a kind of rotating blogroll. We'll see.
March 28, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterslouching mom
Extremely generous of you considering I tried to whinge out of the ice cream.

What are your thoughts on flan?
March 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
PS And NO! This is not because I don't see my blog on your lovely (did I say lovely?) blogroll.

Sheesh. ;)
March 28, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterslouching mom
No, I know what you mean, SM--the blogroll is a clumsy attempt at linking to good people, but doesn't even begin to cut it. There are tons of people I read who aren't there. Oh, the guilt...
March 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAlice
I never. Thought. I. Would know. What it's like. To be. Miss. USA.

I just want to thank god. I mean Alice.

Now everyone line up orderly, the antlered shark doesn't take well to crowds.

March 28, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbraine
Inside jokes are hard on those of us not on the inside....makes us go "whug?"
March 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnne
I don't think there's a single inside joke in this post. You mean the antlered shark? There's a link to it!
March 28, 2007 | Unregistered Commenteralice
But I do like the interjection "whug?"
March 28, 2007 | Unregistered Commenteralice
The eagle flies at midnight. (wink wink)
March 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
Jesse Thorn left a comment right below mine! I'm getting a contact high.
March 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Kennedy
As the last American without a blog, I, for one, applaud your blogroll (and everyone elses.) My neglected children thank you, too.
March 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLibby
You ever call someone and leave a message on their answering machine, but then you realize you said something stupid and then you call back to try and fix it and you leave another message, but that only makes it worse and then you keep calling back over and over again, each subsequent time digging a deeper and deeper hole for yourself until the only reasonable thing left to do is to call back one more time and claim that you're a hostage and someone is holding a gun to your head and making you leave those messages? Well, have I got a story for you... =)
March 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMonkee
"anonymous co-fame"

Oh, where do you go from there?

March 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKyran
"Sometimes one might share an anecdote from [one of the ridiculously many blogs you read] and forget that it happened to someone whom one does not know! And then one might feel pathetic indeed."

Story of my life. How do I even express it? "Somebody I know..." oh wait. "Err, this random thing I read online was SO COOL..."

Yup, pathetic.
March 28, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterfalwyn
Ah, you've discovered the fabulous ink-stained Barbara! I love her, too.
March 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterShariMac
I am often guilty of borrowing things from NPR's This American Life without remembering it was something I HEARD not LIVED. Can't wait to check out Jordan.Jesse Go. I have also been known to feel eerily close to authors I've never met, see today's rant.
March 29, 2007 | Unregistered Commentercce me an idiot, but i clicked on to find out what is a finslippy! ? it the o.j. and pineapple with seltzer that is as addictive as crack? help!
March 29, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkerrie
Wow, I really have no idea of what any of this means. Nonetheless, Alice, thanks a million for the plug.
March 29, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBetsy
disregard last post... i should know better than to scan-read at my age....not as practical as it used to be...thanks for the recipe...can't wait to try it!
March 29, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkerrie
Who needs to go to the blogroll when the commenters are as funny and sharp as yours? (oh, did I just leave a comment?)
March 29, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBlythe
I want to be famous like you!
March 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJerri Ann

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