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Saturday, December 14, 2002
Links Lojinks XIV

Gregg the Obscure contributes to this feature once again, with this link in Friday's "Miss Emily" post.

As (almost) always, Mickeysoft provides a misleading error message.
The problem resulted from the Obscure One adding an extraneous slash to the end of the URL.

Friday, December 13, 2002
"Everybody wants ta get into th' act!" Jimmy Durante

Check the first comment attached to the Friday post ("Spokane County ...") on Amy Welborn's blog.

[Editor's Note: I hope you know what you're getting into, Mr. Inman.]

UPDATE: He can't say I didn't warn him. His comment and the "statue of limitations" have vanished from the post.

Next thing you know, they'll bring back New Coke.

Mystique et Politique

"This takes its name, of course, from Rex Mottram, Julia Flyte's husband in Brideshead Revisisted."
"... past seventeen years he has lived a Thoreau-like existence in the woods of Jamaica Pond in Boston, Massachesetts ..."
"This picture of the traditional Islam as the religiously static and dessicated handmaiden to political and economic power ..."

Torrential Rant is now the name of Josh Mercer's blog.

"... photos of soda moguls intersperced with quotations from free-market economists ..."
"I devored the shrimp."
"A few of my comrads who fared much worse for having the cajun ..."

[Editor's Note: Signs of life have also been detected at Musings of an Amphibious Goat and the reader.]

Thursday, December 12, 2002
Another one arises.

The "guardian" of ONION can also take Sed Contra out of Limbo.

"The things that clutter or physical lives all too often clutter our spiritual lives as well. "
"... while they cannot soak up the existential loneliness we all, as Christians, feel so far far heaven ..."
"Weather permitting I will be travelling on business from Thursday afternoon to Saturday afternoon. "
"I might have something bloggable before I go tommorow ..."

Gotcher Resurrection Here

Gerard Serafin can now move Classic Catholic back to the Land of the Living.

"They have one of those nifty sky chart programs that lets you generate a map of the sky at any location at any time."
"And the young are especially susceptible to the lure of noteriety."

Wednesday, December 11, 2002
No Polish spelling jokes, please.

Folks have enough problems with American English, as these solecisms from
a blogger who is giving the psychotherapist a run for his money demonstrate.

"For the people of St. Stnaislaus parish in Cleveland."
"We use the word "church" to mean an event, a building, a group of people we spend an hour with, an insitution ..."
"I also have forgotten to do somethign that Father Confessor suggested during Lent ..."
"... the natural forces at work in me were trying desparately to remove me from proximity to the confessional."
"... marvelling at the weird tricks the mind can play when you are tired."
"... 20 or 30 million new vaccinations will have the effect of slowing the spread of smallpox among the uninoculated."
"In any case, though the Mall is no longer especially conveient to where I live ..."
" ... the Celitcs beat the Orlando Magic 102-97."

Tuesday, December 10, 2002
Uh, are you to going to tell him?

This unlisted blogger is still in the honeymoon phase.

"The nice thing about Blogspot is that once you are up and going, there is no technical know-how required."

"... it just didn't seem right to tell my kids cheeful lies about Santa Claus ..."
"Mr. Jasper is also a good friend and fellow parishoner, whose knowledge of world affairs is encyclopedic."

Monday, December 09, 2002
Blogging can be embarrassing.

However, an error or two on a new blog is nothing to be ashamed about.

"Ok, I decided to start blogging. Oh, how embarassing."
"Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that a priest or sister would dispute the authority of the Magesterium."