Dec 15 2005

High Anxiety At The Twisty Bungalow

No spinster aunt has ever gone as mad, as mad I tell you, for wacky blog plug-ins as I have! As I continue to pile them on into a huge blogular trainwreck, you may be tempted to kvetch. Don’t bother. I can’t hear you. And anyway, I will come to my senses eventually. Meanwhile, check out these absurd highly advanced ameliorations:

• ‘Latest Comments’ dealio in the sidebar! Your name in lights! As the sands of time trickle through the hourglass, you fade gently away into the night. How hilarious?

• Crazy new archives page has a million ways to get old Twisty!

• New, improved threaded comments! No need to quote that anonymous asshole from five comments up! Just reply directly to his assholery!

• And finally, something I’ve wanted to do forever but haven’t had the chops to accomplish: the mini-sidebar-taco-blog. That’s right, we go live in just a few minutes. Only with calamari instead of tacos.


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  1. B. Dagger Lee

    Dear Twisty:

    On Jesus’ General I post as Miss Albanian Sworn Virgin, and believe I did so at least once here at the Twisty Bungalow, but new places call for new personas! So here, I am B. Dagger Lee, a name of pedigree, I feel.

    Anyway, quick! Spread some spermicide on the front steps so the Patriarchy slips and falls as it comes up the stairs!

    I have one word for you: GRAVATARS! I know, I know, they’re stupid and they clutter up the place, I don’t know why I like them, blame you know what.


  2. norbizness

    Are the numbers next to the post title the danceability ratings?

  3. Ms Kate

    I’ve heard about your kind of ladies and your plug-ins. Do tell.

  4. frobisher

    Hope your happy in your new site! Finding my way around. frobisher x

  5. Twisty

    No, it’s the IQ you can expect to have after reading the post.

  6. nina

    Much happiness that the new Twisty URL has foiled the evil work censors who kept me from blaming the patriarchy during normal working hours.

  7. wordgirl

    I was confused….but I’m better now. Sort of.

  8. Erin

    Oh, if this new site foils the filtering software at work it will be the best War-on-Christmas present ever!

  9. bitchphd

    Took me a sec to figure out the comment thing, but the fanciness is maybe enough to get me over to word press. How hard was it to make the change?

  10. Twisty

    Moving the blog was itself relatively painless, but getting it to look the way I want it to is kind of a challenge. So I keep trying out new stuff, half of which breaks the site. I sure get a big bang out of that giant floating number, though.

  11. anne

    I like the new digs — and am happy to see all the new words, too.

  12. ae

    I love the idea of a mini-sidebar taco blog! Mmmm…

  13. Chris Clarke

    Crazy new archives page has a million ways to get old Twisty!

    I think the most effective way to get old Twisty will always be posting off-topic misogyny in her blo comment threads.

  14. Pinko Punko

    ok, hom much does it cost to get awesomeness. I can’t believe I can INDEPENDENTLY subscribe to taco blog. That might be dangerous I might forget to check patriarchy at the door when heading for the latest in taco technology, or worse, when basting in my own private den of patriarchy taco blog RSS COULD COME TO ME IN MY PRIVATE SITUATION. I will try not to abuse the situation.

  15. Emma

    I hope that you’ll be very happy in your new home, Twisty! And that the patriarchy will be righteously blamed.

  16. Erin

    Woo hoo! Happy holidays, suckers!

  17. Twisty

    Dude, that’s the crazy part. The awesomeness is totally free (see K2 Beta One link at the bottom of this page)! But I’ve been hearing reports that the RSS suddenly doesn’t work in Firefox, so don’t get all excited about TacoBlog yet.

  18. Ann Bartow

    I couldn’t remember the new URL so I googled the name of this blog only I typed too fast and, horros, sacrilege, typed “I BALM the Patriarchy” but Google has the sense and decency to ask, “Do you mean “I Blame the Patriarchy?'” and of course I did. Looks great!

  19. laughingmuse

    (laughing) I didn’t expect that one – I don’t know why.

  20. robin

    Ahem. You promised the odd lady, and yet the odd lady is nowhere to be seen.
    Your new place is lovely in all other respects, but lacking in quirky visual appeal.
    It could be that the lady is actually there, but invisible to my computer’s eye, in which case I can only lament in solitude. And yes, the taco link just sits there mutely when I click on it, so maybe it’s a problem on my end.
    (You’ll notice a distinct lack of blog-technology-literate terms in this comment, and all I can say is, yes, I am blog-stupid. But like reading yours.)

  21. Ms Kate

    Pinko, you are going to see giant floating numbers and out-of-body debutantes in your sleep. Go easy on the quesosakatenango chili peppers, or they will chase you into the circuitry!

  22. Ms Kate

    Maybe her giant floating number came up … either that or Pinko got the pepper warning too late and she’s off giving chase through the Tron set.

  23. JRoth

    Wow! I’ve always thought about adding a running food feature to my blog, but I only wanted to do it in sidebar format (I can’t explain why, and my wife thinks I’m ridiculous). And now, through the high example of Twisty, maybe I can!

  24. Sharoni

    Nice to see you’re doing well in your new home; calamari becomes chewy when it’s been cooked too long, or reheated – thus, they must cook it the perfect amount of time to make it succulent. I know a chef that uses squid in his fisherman’s stew (it is to die for) and refuses to let anyone order it to go as that would make the calamari chewy, thus spoiling his creation. . . Glad to hear you’re interested in food again, is it the herbs?

  25. Chris Clarke

    Off topic here, Twisty, but I thought you might like, for personal blog commenty reasons, the headline on this story.

  26. nina

    You got out just in time, Twisty! TypePad is all fucked up today, and every single typepad blog is showing last week’s posts as the most current, and you can’t get on to post or do anything. Grumble, grumble, piss, moan.

  27. Sylvanite

    Ha! That’s great! My parents have a friend from Finland, but he mercifully keeps his clothes on as he gets intoxicated.

  28. Nikki

    Laughing and imagining the rubbing of balm on the patriarchy. I’m trying to figure out if the balm is applied to the hands, because they’ve worked so hard at holding everyone down/back, or some other exhausted patriarchy body part. Theorizing that this is a petroleum based balm, rather than a nice organic balm, perhaps with bits of patriarchy blamers rendered into the balm to make it more soothing to the patriarchy. Must stop now.

  29. wolfa

    The typepad problem proves one thing: you should download the wordpress auto-daily-backup-by-email plugin at skippy.net.

    The nested comments make it hard to find the new comments, though.

  30. wolfa

    Also, you get an error when you try to post a comment. Will copy and paste it, but I forgot.

  31. wolfa

    Brian’s threaded comments are missing some of the elements that are required for it to function correctly.

    This is probably because you have changed the original comments.php that was included with the plugin.

    These are the errors:

    -the div tag with the ID ‘content’ is missing.

    You should compare your comments.php with the original comments.php and make sure the required elements have not been removed.

  32. Twisty

    Dang! The odd lady will be back! Gimme a minute, wouldja?

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