Thursday, July 17, 2008

Everything is Blog Fodder

Yesterday, the following exchange took place in the comments threads:

Blogger Sub-Tropicaligal said...

.....leaving for France in the a.m.
Peace Out you furniture wearing nutball!

July 16, 2008 10:45 PM

Blogger Nathan said...


Di finally admits that her not-hubby just got a job on a WWII movie and they'll spend the next three months in France.

Di, will you be blogging with an obnoxious accent 'til October?

July 16, 2008 10:59 PM

Blogger Sub-Tropicaligal said...

We'll send you some freedom fries...and BTW help me keep blogging while I'm on a DO you do it? I'm scared.

July 16, 2008 11:33 PM

Blogger Nathan said...

You don't post enough to begin with anyway. You are neglecting your blog and we want more.

July 16, 2008 11:46 PM

Blogger Sub-Tropicaligal said...

Perfect, you've given me fodder for my first entry from the front line...Normandy that is you suckers!

Earlier today, I posted about my intention to post a post and the following ensued:

Blogger Sub-Tropicaligal said...

Well if that counts as a post, then I feel better about starting this job.

July 17, 2008 11:43 AM

Blogger Nathan said...

Posting that you intend to post a post totally counts as a post.

Which all leads me to have the following observations and suggestions for SubTropicalGal, (hereinafter STG).

First, you got a job that's gonna take you to France for three freakin' months to work on a period picture, and you need me to suggest that you might want to blog about it? Holy Crap! I can understand not wanting to jinx the thing by talking about it too early, but even a cryptic sentence saying, "Some potentially awesome news might be in the wind" is a post worthy of posting.

Once you've found out you're really going you should brag to no posts long and short. Tell us as much about the picture as you're comfortable talking about. Tell us what you're frantically having to go through to get ready to leave on such short notice. But keep rubbing our noses in it.

In the alternative, you could have written a post, pasted it into BabelFish to get a French translation (which is likely to be completely mangled), and then posted that! How's that for cryptic...completely incoherent to French and English speakers alike.

If you don't want to post about that, the following all count as viable posts:

I Stubbed My Toe! Youch!

White Castle: Is it food or not food?
(That was an actual thread elswhere that generated hundreds of comments.)

Does anyone know where my green sneakers are?

is blog fodder.

The point is this STG. If I'm going to truly earn not-hubby's enmity for helping turn you into a blog-hopping, comment-whoring, "you go get the groceries, I'm blogging" type of being, you're going to need to amp up the dedication (or obsessiveness if you prefer).

I'm sure there'll be any number of War Stories that happen while you're shooting your War Story...some you can even tell us about.

C'mon STG! We know you can do it. Preferably with pictures.


Eric said...

White Castle is totally food. Nomnomnom.

Nathan said...

It wasn't my intention to start that argument again, but...NOT.

Jeff Hentosz said...

The toe thing was good for a couple dozen comments on that blog as well, you'll recall.

And White Castle is food, just not the food it purports to be. (Which reminds me -- Skyline Four-Way with beans for lunch tomorrow. Yum!)

John the Scientist said...

Much as I'd like to yank Nathan's chain and agree with Eric, my conscience won't let me.

White Castle is mostly lard, which is not a food, but an ingredient used to make food. Those little greasy suckers emerge from the alimentary tract in pretty mcuh the same shape that they entered it.

Nathan said...

And another note to STG,

Please witness how your readers will take one tiny part of your post (that wasn't the main point), and run off with it in the comments.

Sometimes, they'll also start commenting about cookies for no reason whatsoever. They're incorrigible.

Jeff Hentosz said...

Like what's up with Cookie Monster suddenly calling cookies a "sometimes food." I call bullshit on that, right there.

Random Michelle K said...

Not just cookies--chocolate cookies.

Sub-Tropicaligal said...

and like, they sell cookies at White Castle?

Well screw you Nathan, they do at Château Blanc La France.
vive biscuits!

Sub-Tropicaligal said...

les gens qui vivent à Brooklyn et à blog trop, ne devraient pas donner le conseil de vie ..., mais peuvent donner le conseil blog.

Nathan said...



Anonymous said...

Le renard brun rapide a sauté par-dessus le chien paresseux.

Nathan est un idiot fol.

Je pense I' ; d aiment se déplacer en France trop et écrire un roman bizarre mais attachant qui vendra des millions.

Steve Buchheit said...

I believe the blog title was actually, "My toe hurts" not "I stubbed my toe."

Nathan said...

I wasn't actually trying to quote anyone we know...I was just posting the most inane topics I could think of.

Tom said...

Well, since you complained of not being told about the missing "A", I feel it's my duty to let you know her name is SubTropical-i-Gal. You dropped the "i".

Oh no! He dropped her eye! Quick, pick it up and put it back! (5 second rule)

Nathan said...