I like to follow-up with comments I leave and often create online relationships with fellow bloggers because of this. Also because of this I generally have an inbox filled with emails from automated comment trackers. For your interest and enjoyment, and also to show that my less-frequent posting is in no way an abdication of my internet obsession, I once again present to you 10 famous* Caleb comments.
*"famous" is used here according to my own personal definition, and in no way represents actual fame or popularity
1. "Pants are overrated."
[http://michellecountrygirl-citygirl.blogspot.com/ start simple, right?]
2. "I know of the emptiness of which you speak. Luckily for me I spread my
addictions out so no single one becomes all consuming. It's strange, but
I feel I set them on each other to keep them from attacking me!
I mentioned my favorite guy in a different comment (Wayne Dyer), and he
has a great quote about addiction that I really like:
"Addictions are never getting enough of what you don't want!"
[from the blog of a friend working on health and weight loss issues: http://hosshornlife.blogspot.com/]
3. "What a Vag! I have friends like this and love toughening them up. I
would have volunteered a free re-write:
I be outta this hizzy fo sho. Goin' to make Mad Bank at a new firm- hope
y'all are jealous! If you want to get sloppy drunk and chase skanks with
me tonight, meet me at the bar.
[http://lastdayemails.blogspot.com/ Funny site compiling emails of departing employees]
4. "You're my kind of crazy.
My gift to nature is to litter. That way, people who want to walk along
ditches and pick shit up have something to do. When they do it, it
increases their awareness and commitment to the planet.
So: Me littering= people thinking about and helping nature= me helping
Also, white on black text makes me want to stab forks in trees."
[http://chunkyknubbynavel.blogspot.com/ funny site that vastly abuses the 'strike-thru' feature]
Live a life of bravery. As you shop for condoms (assuming you're a
sailor), ask people around you what their opinions are. Take several
boxes to the checkout and ask if you can "mix and match."
Maybe even pay for them with loose change that takes forever to count
Why not? Not like everyone isn't doing it!
6. "Wow... guess I'm the lone voice of dissent here!
We all have an image of that 16 year old girl, swerving on the road as
she texts her BFF about nothing at all. We've all seen her- she's
everywhere. Also, like the author, we've all probably sent texts in our
cars before and been safe enough doing it.
Do we really want a law that bans texting? How do you enforce it? How do
you prove someone was texting? What about other habits that are
dangerous while driving? Do we have to create a law for each and every
possible dangerous activity? Laws against eating, drinking, looking out
the window, driving tired, driving distracted, driving past your
bedtime, driving while looking in your glove box, driving while
listening to the radio; etc., etc.
How about we all just say, "the law says you have to be responsible and
in control while driving." Wouldn't that cover it all?
Next you're going to want to force me to wear a helmet and seatbelt
because its "the safe thing to do." Oh wait.
"If you don't have the freedom to make stupid choices, then you have no
freedom at all." - Either my dad or some guy he heard it from"
[http://ks-waiting.blogspot.com/ funny chick about to embark on a legal career!]
7. Don't be afraid of going on one date with a guy you're not sure
about. Free meal and maybe he's better than his profile would suggest. I
can go out and get ladies all week long, but transferring my coolness to
a profile and instigating something totally takes away my mojo. And I
needs my mojo.
PS swear to god- my verification word was 'putout'
[http://lifebeginsat30ty.blogspot.com/ funny and thoughtful gal, recently moved to London]
8. "Love the picture. This guy rocks.
You're right though- with this kind of creativity and snarkiness, I
would have liked to have seen more.
Guess I'll have to go to the Rhino."
[not sure what the hell I was referring to... http://lastdayemails.blogspot.com/]
9. "Well wroted, Matt. Did anyone else wonder what they would do if they
were super-talented, super-famous, super-rich athletes? I mean,
"veritable mountain of stripper flesh" sounds a lot more interesting
than "committed husband and father of two strapping lads not named after
himself." I'd like to think that I wouldn't eat hot-dog buns full of
cocaine and put a 5% spike in world condom sales, but who knows?"
[http://www.mensjournal.com/a-field-guide-to-sports-egos#comment-10683 mens journal- great stuff!]
10. "Local buffet has a giant sign outside that says:
I know, right?"
[my own http://imtellingyourmom.blogspot.com seriously- you need to be checking this out. Probably better organized and more funny than this blog, with monthly updates on anything 'that's what she said' related]
Well there you have it. This is a small fraction of both my comments and the blogs I find, but it's long enough as it is (TWSS). Hopefully you take the time to find some blogs out there that interest you!
Oh, and it must be pointed out that you DEFINITELY have to check out: http://www.hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/
Allie, the author, is an enormously funny and witty chick who writes funny stories with hilariously 5th-grade style drawings.
And for those of you who think a comment-post like this is a cheap substitute for substantive writing, F off. This is a pain in the butt to put together.
PS retook the LSAT this last weekend and once again pillaged the local community.