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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Outcry and Angst

(Friggin’ Blogger)

My previous post is really the real one.
This one’s a pain; it’s not any real fun.
Once Blogger Inc. was a boon, not a bane,
But now it could easily drive us insane.

If a rival blog-host would step in, I’d jump ship
But when Blogger works well, it’s so easy - a cinch.
So although I flinch every time I log in,
I’m trying to be patient, I’m trying to be thin.

(Needed something to rhyme but have limited time…)

For now please just look at my June seven poem
Don’t bother with this – did the thing even post?
Come on, cut it out, this was only in jest,
Don’t persist to the end; please cease and desist.

Yet I know this remonstrance will never pan out
Connectivity’s fleeting, and readers, no doubt,
Some in faith, some in fear, will be moved to press on
As long as for now Blogger seems to be on.


PS: If comments exceed those of previous post, I’ll explode with reproach; you’ll be virtual toast.

But I’m temporarily OUTA HERE!

31 Comments:

At 8:23 PM, Blogger Within Without said...

This is actually a double banger.
It is I Homo Escapeons over at Within,Without's enjoying acouple cold ones.

Darius don't you dare take off! Your site is exactly what the blogosphere should be; intelligent, non judgemental and fun. We need you (still can't get the thong image out of my head) to keep on keepin' on. You're the top of the hopper, la creme de la creme, please don't go.

PS enjoyed the poem DUDE! now I'll turn the mike over to within...

------

Hi Darius.

Haven't seen today's earlier stuff leading up to this one we're looking at now, but I will.

I'm newer at this than Homo is (we've been buds since 1979 or thereabouts), but you're one of the most intelligent, open people out there that I've seen and reading what I have has been refreshing and thoughtful.

So I second the motion...don't go anywhere!!!

W, W...

P.S. HE says he'll hunt you down like a dog...

 
At 10:42 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

Darius what happened? Why r u leaving? I enjoyed ur blog alot. Just cos we may not be agreeing on everything, it doesnt mean ur posts r not appreciated and valued. Which loser made u quit?

Keshi.

 
At 11:29 PM, Blogger Hayden said...

woosh. I bitch and moan, you rhyme and post!!!

Google-monster's been eating posts lately.... training us to compose off-line, and cut and paste no doubt. I'm not so patient-

tonight a friend commented casually that something was "BG 2 or 3" meaning 2-3 years before google - I was undone

 
At 1:10 AM, Blogger Benjamin said...

Are you leaving us again, Darius? Please say it isn't so.

I laboured away at Blogger yesterday for many hours before establishing a whole new site at Wordpress (which, I think, also has problems). All seems well with the service today, touch wooden keypad.

 
At 3:54 AM, Blogger Don Iannone said...

Patience my son...LOL.

 
At 5:17 AM, Blogger christabelle said...

yeah darius patience, afterall a patient dog they say eats the fattest bone or dont u want the bone at all! haha.
seriously ur poems r simply tremendous so i refuse 2 belive ure leaving, u c, u dnt hv a choice or do u. ha

 
At 5:27 AM, Blogger Stephen Bess said...

I feel your blogger blues. :(

 
At 5:42 AM, Blogger Darius said...

TO ALL - Appreciate the appreciations! Was actually just planning to step away for several days tops... You ARE making that difficult. (I have this other thing I'm trying to do, actually, so thought as long as Blogger's bonkers I'd focus on that for a bit.)

Which I still need to do...

But for now I'll go back to that previous post myself and try to be brief but to the point because there seems to be some confusion about the term, "reductionism..."

 
At 7:22 AM, Blogger Matthew said...

the post

 
At 7:22 AM, Blogger Matthew said...

count

 
At 7:22 AM, Blogger Matthew said...

increases!

 
At 10:34 AM, Blogger Darius said...

MATTHEW: I can only say that the incisiveness of those remarks is equaled by the depth of this post.

 
At 10:53 AM, Blogger gautami tripathy said...

I know the feeling! Two days back,I had a real hard time trying to post on my blog!

OMG, June 7 it was!

 
At 11:13 AM, Blogger crystal said...

This is why so many turn to WordPress :-)

Don't disappear, Darius!

 
At 11:27 AM, Blogger Pastor Doug Hoag said...

Yeah, what's up with Blogger?
I'd rather sit and play Frogger!
But now that it seems repaired
I will blog again without despaired.

(That doesn't seem quite right, does it? Ah well. Alas, a poet I will never be.)

 
At 12:18 PM, Blogger Darius said...

GAUTAMI: See! You just disproved the existence of Satan, no? Well, I guess you could have just proved that the Guy likes number 7. But number 7 is a "sacred number," isn't it?

So maybe Satan's not really a bad Guy then. This will be my tongue-in-cheek contention when I get back to the hell theme. I think just one more post on that...

CRYSTAL: Wordpress - what does that mean? Somebody else, I think Benjamin, mentioned this. But when I looked at your blogs, they both say, "Blogger."

PASTOR DOUG: Thank you for likewise bairing your soul, or at least we've aired them. Vented maybe. And you just can't beat that "alas" word when it comes to the highly elevated genre of poetry we're doing here...

 
At 8:23 PM, Blogger crystal said...

Darius, WordPress in another blog service some people use. They have a free version as well as others, and here's their site ... link A couple of my blogging friends use it because Blogger had so many problems.

 
At 10:15 PM, Blogger anonymous julie said...

comment ++

;)

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger Matthew said...

yeesh. 24 comments on the previous post and only 18 on this one. How will we ever arrive at virtual toast!?

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger Matthew said...

Like this, perhaps?

 
At 7:19 PM, Blogger Stacey said...

This was awesome! Darius, you just rock! (But Blogger doesn't).

 
At 2:21 AM, Blogger Ruben said...

Isn't it fun to rant in cyberspace!

 
At 4:05 AM, Blogger MichaelBains said...

LOL! Dude, that's a well-crafted bit o' doggerell.

 
At 7:48 AM, Blogger Darius said...

CRYSTAL: Thanks for the link, I’m definitely considering that…

ANONYMOUS JULIE: Thanks. Do people call you “AJ”? That would sound really cool somehow…

HOMOESCAPEONS, WITHIN, WITHOUT: I just reread your comment. You mean physically you were having a beer together? Sounds like a dangerous blogging experiment… Wasn’t there just a big “blogging convention?” Better not let them hear about this…

MATTHEW, yes, that would be the idea. The problem is, I don’t know how to make good on my virtual threats. I mean, the very concept of “virtual threat” is less than intimidating. Might make for a good band name though.

STACEY, thanks. It's awesome for its genre to be sure...

RUBEN: Yes, that describes it well – the poetic style known as, “the rant.”

M BAINES: Yup, that does qualify it further. I could easily do that – a whole blog devoted to really bad, archaic-sounding verse. Oh if but twere world enough and time…

 
At 11:49 AM, Blogger Within Without said...

Yes, Darius, Homo Escapeons and I, who live in what he calls Whateverpeg, Canada, were indeed having some beer together...as we do virtually every week.

We are quite the pair, us two...he's the philosopher, the out-there idea guy, the loud-mouthed schnook, the guy who knows everything about everything historical, political, geographical, the guy who's up there in the clouds, the jokester, the married man with young.

I'm the single father of two, the down to earth one with his own opinions but not nearly as well-read, I'm his conscience, he's mine, he lives vicariously through me and my single existence of dating and relationships...

And every week, as we have since about 1979 (save for a big chunk of time in the 1980s and 1990s) we get together and tell each other jokes and solve all the world's problems.

And we both appreciate what you do and how you do it, although he's been at this blogging thing a lot longer than me.

Welcome to our world...

 
At 3:07 PM, Blogger marissa said...

Hey, I can't post as "Other" anymore... So I had to make a fake blog to post comments here again. :D I have gotten into the habit of copying what I type here just prior to clicking on the "publish" button, just as a precaution since I've lost so many comments that way. It sucks. Might I suggest getting your own website? Html is actually very easy. But much more time-consuming. That's what I did when I got sick of the blog servers though. :)

 
At 5:49 PM, Blogger Darius said...

MARISSA: Hmm... That's weird. I would have thought the comment moderation feature would have let people post using just an email address...

If people have this problem and don't have Marissa's ability to create a fake blog, please let me know by sending an email to possiblegospel@yahoo.com.

 
At 6:07 PM, Blogger Darius said...

WITHIN, WITHOUT and HOMOESCAPEONS: Sounds like the perfect "symbiotic relationship!"

 
At 10:45 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

good on ya, WB! :)

Keshi.

 
At 4:51 PM, Blogger anonymous julie said...

Darius - no prob. In real life, people call me Julie. In the blogosphere, a couple of people can't keep it straight and say Julie Anonymous or JA (doesn't have the same ring). Then there's A. Julie and occasionally AJ, but mostly Julie. Go with whatever suits you (but please, don't transpose the words!)

I saw your reply to my latest entry (retitled "reference frame") - considering a reply...

 
At 7:18 AM, Blogger Darius said...

KESHI: I need help there. Matthew recently said something I didn't get too, my sister told me it was gaming terminology...

But is sounds positive!

JULIE: Ok - You really write well about being on the water... and no doubt other things as well, but that happens to be what I've had a chance to read so far...

 

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