The recent passing of my blogiversary has gotten me thinking about my early days in this racket.
You remember those simpler times.
Before we personal bloggers all signed lucrative contracts to endorse personal hygiene products, received book deals to reprint our Tweets (with sequels on our Instagram streams and Facebook status updates), and became stars of TLC shows that failed miserably because – face it – we’re pretty boring in reality. That’s why we all entered rehab: to regain our mojo, our qi … and our audiences (wink, wink).
Now it’s all melancholy word masturbation, competition and denial, moaning and whining. It’s like the worst of NPR but without the pleasure of being hit up for money in between stories about the obscure 17th fingerpainters without thumbs and the sexualization of Thanksgiving turkeys.
High time we who are still plugging away at this took the “blah” out of blogging.
For the next few weeks (or at least until I run out material or get lazy again), I’m going to dedicate Fridays to returning some of the goofy spirit of 2008 to the blogosphere.
Welcome to FILL ‘ER FRIDAYS!
Here we go …
Early one morning I walked out of the garage to let Murphy do the stuff dog’s do after they eat, when I stumbled upon a crime scene.
A death, no less.Above is a photo of the chalk outline made by law enforcement (that’s me by the powers invested in me by Al Gore and the Stanford U. Mafia at Google) once the victim was tagged and bagged. In a Hefty, natch.
So give me your best guess: Name that victim!
Hint: He/she/it was killed by Mrs. Uncool in the driveway with her convertible.
Anyone who correctly deduces the victim will be entered in a drawing to win a $25 Amazon gift card, courtesy of … well, me. Like someone would sponsor this stupidity. It’s my way of thanking you for sticking it out with me for four years.
Must enter by Thursday, March 29, 3 a.m., EST (that’s midnight for Left Coasters.) Barring a correct answer, the most creative/goofiest response of my choosing wins.
My money is on creative/goofy.
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