Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I Never Meta, Man

1. The first rule of Fight Club is: "Don't talk about Fight Club." That should be the first rule of blogging. Blog entries should not be about blogging.

2. According to Harvey Logan in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (one of the movies I guide my life by) there are no rules in a knife fight. Likewise, I guess there should be no rules in blogging; so rule number one is nullified.

3. Nevertheless, blog entries about blogging bother me.

4. As do blog entries that are lists of random thoughts or lists of things to do before dieing or any of those "meme" things that people assign you to write about.

5. But that's just me and I should get over it.

6. Still, as for the random thoughts, isn't that what "twitter" is for?

7. I can't say because I don't really get twitter. That's one of the signs that I really am getting old. I kept up with computers and email and blogging and im (though I really don't im) but the new stuff is passing me by. I don't twitter or podcast or watch tv shows on a telephone or tiny iPod screen.

8. I do burn my feed but I don't really know what that means and it makes me think that, somewhere, cattle are angry at me about this.

9. And "meta". I need to let you know that I don't fully understand the use of "meta"; though I did figure out that it is different from "meme".

10. So I'm getting old and I probably should make a list of things to do before I die (or, before I die, I should make a list of things to do?)
I wonder how many will involve beer? How many will involve pie? Give me your thoughts on that.

9 comments:

Jenny said...

mmm - pie! We are entering into superb pie season. Carrie, my brother's fiancee, is making a chocolate pecan pie for Thanksgiving. Whereas I'm not opposed to it, I wonder--do we really need to improve upon the pecan pie?

I don't twitter, either. I already do too much.

Cali said...

1. You made a list of random thoughts.

2. You blogged about blogging.

3. You should definately include pie in your list, although I like to think there will be pie in heaven too.

PS - I love your cartoon!

JohnnyB said...

I have to give give credit to this guy for the cartoon:
http://www.lucubus.com/?m=200310
I found it through a google image search for "meta" (google is another thing that I thought I mastered, but now google maps is leaving me behind).

JohnnyB said...

Plus, I think my thoughts were not random. They are very orderly... and numbered and everything. ;-)

Cali said...

Yes, yes, I'm sure the angry cattle would agree. ;) lol

Susan said...

I twitter! Which by the way when you actually post something on twitter it is a tweet. Anyway I don't tweet a lot but I like reading other people's tweets. I especially like corporate tweets from places like Whole Foods and Southwest Airlines or the Wine guys. During the election I got a lot of tweets that had good election information links.

unfinishedrambler said...

Whew. I thought I was the only one that didn't understand "meta." I mean, I just figured out how to put an accent mark over an e like...of course, now I can't do it. My point exactly.

I added you (back) to my blogroll. I must have lost you in transition. I'm glad you're back. I'll try to be a little more faithful, but feel free to stop by and bust my chops if I don't.

JohnnyB said...

Hey, Rambler. Glad to have you stop by anytime. Thanks for the blogroll link!

JohnnyB said...

Hey, Rambler. Glad to have you stop by anytime. Thanks for the blogroll link!