May 03 2006

Announcement Ho!

It’s possible that the site will be up and down for an indeterminate period pending the completion of a few upgrades. I blame the patriarchy for blogging applications written by egomaniac geeks expressly to confound normal people who just want to write shit instead of screwing around with “poetic” code all goddam day.

In the event that I accidentally delete the entire blog, we will reconvene at Fakeblog


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  1. barlyru.blogspot.com

    I have complete faith in your huge patriarchy-blaming muscles.

  2. hattie.typepad.com/hatties_web

    I think I’ll go and fly around with David for a while.

  3. norbizness.com

    Better yet, let’s convene somewhere where somebody will buy me a fish taco platter. Does Taco Bueno have those?

  4. Ah, I was wondering what was up earlier.

    Btw – I don’t mean to derail this thread but I -have- to rant about my crappy Introduction to American Literature class. I’ve been to all of one class so far, and I’m already going nuts due to the first focus of the class being the “Puritan Writers”. On one hand, I now understand to some degree why America can been so thoroughly fucked-up compared to my home-and-native-land of Canada, despite having such similar beginnings, but on the other, if I have to read the word “God” one more time, I’m going to flip. Even when not directly preaching (which is rare), the writers are chronicling the events of their days with such wonderful observations as “by God’s grace it was a sunny day”. To top it all of, we are studying literally *zero* female authors all-freaking-semester, which is unusual for the other “Introduction to..” courses, seeing as Intro to British Literature (after the 17th century) you get Felicia Hemans, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, and about a million others, and Introduction to Canadian Literature at minimum has Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro, and probably Jane Urquhart.

    Sorry for the distraction, but I really felt the need to Blame the Patriarchy for the state of my American Literature class.

  5. I managed to escape most of the puritan/pilgrim worship by virtue of geography (west siiide!). What little I saw of it in senior year looked pretty repugnant though.

  6. Well, I’m Canadian, but one American Literature course is required for my Honours English BA, so here I am.

    It is pretty damn repugnant though, you’re right. I can report back as to whether the lecture becomes “puritan worship” or not as of tomorrow.

  7. cypress.typepad.com

    phew, i was worried for you Twisty, and for us all, when the blog went missing. reassuring to see it returned this morning. good luck with whatever changes the folks have made in the code for the updates.

    meantime, let’s blame on!

  8. Oh My Goddess it’s back! Yay!

  9. My 800 x 600 res, IE self (got to have IE for my work program, and don’t feel like dealing with 2 browsers on the same computer) just loves the upgrades! No more floating-wherever post numbers or posters’ names overlapping headings, etc. Very nice!

  10. Wabewawa – IE7 supports all of Twisty’s anti-IE coding. (I use firefox at home, but IE7 at work).

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