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April 03, 2005

Blogging Should Really Be More Exclusive


For instance, maybe there should be a literacy requirement.

Yeah, okay, I'm feeling dirty right now. I have just discovered that my nephew has started blogging, all fourteen years worth of him, however he's not yet familiar with the term.

His Mom: Oh, did you know your nephew has his own site now?
Me, looking at him: Really, you have a blog?
Him: Huh?
Me, to his mom: Yeah, I've had one for over a year, but I'm not giving up the url.
Me, to him: You giving yours up?
Him: Nope.
Me: Didn't think so.

So, how is he blogging without knowing it? Easy, apparently, he is using a service that caters to pre-teens.

Easy set up, easy forum to chat. I decided I had to check it out, not that I'll find his page...well, not right away anyway.

But here's an excerpt from one of my more enlightening reads along my journey:

moo gaunarria! moo! phil foot paste feel movie, achoo?you so telephone butt crust ashley's foot. pink johnny depp poop log corn killer whale jelly belly maggie mulan floobagidgit! coffee bean sexy yo...forizzle dinasour vacuum. metallica good will (fart face mcgee) lol! poeye the sailor man...TOOT TOOT! are u ready...i'm ready! ...will be waiting for u with the stuff... at formicio's! never doubt the power of love between maggie the insane opossum and patrick, the knight in shining armour.

Uh-huh. Sounds like somebody already dipped into the stuff. That from a thirteen year old's blog. I looked through a couple of dozen, and I've got to hand it to this one; they get the most tasteful award. And that ought to like, tell you something, lol...

Initially, I was irritated that my sport has become a mass pre-teen hobby, thereby lessening it somehow. But now, I'm thinking I could be jealous.

Isn't it enough that they got time-out instead of butt-beatings, better happy meal toys, and a chance to participate in every extracurricular sport known to man?

Now they get to BLOG in middle school?

Spoiled just took on a whole new meaning.

posted by Key on 12:15 AM | Comments (4)

you just now found out about xanga? holy cow...

there's another ever bigger repository for teen age angst called "livejournal". i swear, you start reading some of those friggin blogs, you could end up permanently depressed...

Posted by: mr. helpful at April 3, 2005 01:39 AM

I think a lot of the reason why I don't post more on my blog is because I see a lot of blogs out there written by teens and adults (who shall remain nameless) that make me cringe. I read a blog by someone who is quite annoying and...well...suffice it to say, the woman drives me nuts. But I can't stop reading her because of the whole 'train wreck' aspect. I would never shit all over her comments and tell her what an idiot she is, but I also have this fear that I sound like an uneducated moron on my blog too LOL.

Posted by: Chablis at April 3, 2005 10:19 AM

I resent those comments, Chablis. :-P

Key, since you enjoyed the Shizzolator, you might also appreciate this:
The AOLer Translator
http://ssshotaru.h omestead.com/files/aolertranslator.html

You, too, can write on Xanga. ;-)

Posted by: zonker at April 3, 2005 10:57 AM

Ha... mine are at it hard and heavy Key... Here they be for you're reading "amusement"...

Necksis... (16 and now, "hell on wheels") http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=bcimkaela

Neckson's comin' soon...

Posted by: RedNeck at April 4, 2005 06:05 PM
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