Re: Because One Of Them Smells!

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I don't like people touching my blog.


Posted by: susan | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:21 PM
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Nice touch on "her partner" by the way.


Posted by: susan | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:22 PM
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I take my cues.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:23 PM
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What would we talk about when we met in real life, then?


Posted by: tom | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:24 PM
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I thought when you all got together, Yglesias would just go on and on about CAFTA and highway funding.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:28 PM
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You would talk about pork and its relation to beans, inter alia.

Don't thank me, I'm just doing my job.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:29 PM
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Dude, you have no idea. Last time we all got together all those four would talk about was their "blog crushes." It wouldn't have been so bad, but also present was a non-blogger girl who I would prefer not to acquire the impression that I'm a ridiculous dork. Tom proceeded to make things even worse by turning the conversation to the subject of Dragonball Z.


Posted by: Matthew Yglesias | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:33 PM
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Hey, I was perfectly happy to speak about which of the three Dragonball series you and your lady friend happen to prefer.


Posted by: tom | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:35 PM
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Yglesias, I think you blew your own cover when you began a sentence with "So I was watching Star Trek the Next Generation" in her presence.


Posted by: susan | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:35 PM
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I think you may fare better with a girl who enjoys your company because of, and not despite, your ridiculous-dorkosity.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:36 PM
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And, Yglesias, I love you but you were not exactly passing for James Dean until the moment we revealed that blogs exist.


Posted by: susan | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:38 PM
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Damn, Susan is brutal.

(And Bridgeplate is earnest, but we love him for it.)


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:40 PM
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But really Matt, a guy with your prodigious social skillz should have been able to use the conversation as an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your charming but oh-so-dorky friends. A knowing look at the young lady, a well-rolled eye...


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:42 PM
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Also, did you note that Labs was deemed blog crushworthy?


Posted by: susan | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:42 PM
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Woohoo! Labs likes 'em young!


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:44 PM
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The other responses in that thread are lame-o. I think I need to post about this.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:48 PM
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ooh! that's a neat idea. it had honestly never occurred to me. maybe because our interests are all too all over the place. though i guess that could actually make it more interesting. but it'd be too difficult to come up with an appropriately clever name. anyway, what with susan going to georgia, and me moving to chicago, it might be too late at this point. but i do suggest kriston and tommy start a blog called "the mopey boys club" wherein they detail how miserable they are without their beautiful and amazing girlfriends. i would enjoy reading that.


Posted by: catherine | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:49 PM
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Susan's been to a Star Trek convention.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:51 PM
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For the last time: I was friends with a girl who had her 4th grade birthday party at a Star Trek Convention. My only crime is compassion.


Posted by: susan | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:55 PM
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ogged: no kidding, the response are lame! nobody else would give up the goods in a public forum. and yes, FL is a blog hottie.


Posted by: catherine | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:56 PM
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Keep it up, Armsmasher, and you'll be mopey before your time.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:56 PM
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Armsmasher,

Susan's been to a Star Trek convention.

Ya got guts kid.


Posted by: Tripp | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:56 PM
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Someone ought to clarify the rules about blog crushes, because they're problematic to navigate. I hadn't put any thought to it, but my first answer when Susan asked me was Lindsay Beyerstein. I think that sort of got me in trouble, and I felt like I was violating the spirit of having a blog crush, because she's attractive. (But really, she had me at the athiesm.) I didn't know who else to go foróno good linkworthy girl bloggers out there or something.


Posted by: Kriston | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:58 PM
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Admittedly, the truth was bound to come out eventually. I'm now stuck, I guess, on the Bridgeplate Plan. Or maybe I can turn her into a blogger....


Posted by: Matthew Yglesias | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 2:59 PM
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Seriously, though, the sticking point here is that Susan just isn't serious about blogging. She's the only one of the group who only writes for one blog. Lacks real commitment. She doesn't even have a sitemeter!


Posted by: Matthew Yglesias | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 3:02 PM
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i think we also don't have a group blog because of the fact that susan's posts, though more infrequent, would totally just kick us all in the ass.


Posted by: catherine | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 3:03 PM
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This blog-crush thing emerged because Catherine feels that my reading, commenting on and enjoying a specific, other (married!) DC area woman's blog constitutes some kind of serious romantic betrayal.

Since the whole meme was basically designed to get me in trouble, I've decided to decide that it's silly and not worth participating in.


Posted by: tom | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 3:03 PM
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25, 26: both right. There's an extremely dorky zen koan waiting to emerge here...


Posted by: tom | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 3:05 PM
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what! i encouraged it! you're just too pussy to own up that she's your blog crush.


Posted by: catherine | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 3:05 PM
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Okay, I call Ben w-lfs-n for blog crush.


Posted by: susan | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 3:05 PM
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There's now an official blog crush thread.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 3:06 PM
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28: the koan's name is Alameida.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 3:07 PM
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Susan -- excellent choice: he knows Linux.


Posted by: tom | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 3:12 PM
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You know, I was about to ask Susan to blog here when she announced that she was going to civilize other savages elsewhere.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 3:12 PM
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And the crush on w-lfs-n rules her out too.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 3:17 PM
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Anyway, I've seen how you run off women bloggers. Unfogged: where angels fear to tread.


Posted by: susan | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 3:22 PM
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We can't not hire you, you quit.

I didn't think we could shut down Alameida, the blogging machine, but the Unfogged sidebar works powerful dark magic.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 3:25 PM
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he knows Linux

Now I feel silly for just having commented on that post.

I really need that unfogged fellowship now that I'm not forced to spend all my time reading the comments for my job.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 3:49 PM
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Okay, Susan just 'fessed up to me that she used to own Star Trek trading cards.


Posted by: Matthew Yglesias | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 4:49 PM
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Nah, they're too busy about gossiping about thoughtless comments I make here at Unfogged.

I forget that, in this brave new DC world, people who read blogs actually know me...


Posted by: Ezra | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 7:25 PM
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If we start up a blog, we're going to have Sims act it out for us.


Posted by: Kriston | Link to this comment | 08- 3-05 9:50 PM
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(And Bridgeplate is earnest, but we love him for it.)

If I am earnest, I am earnest, and; and not earnest, but. When you learn this, you will attain a greater wholeness of being.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 08- 4-05 7:59 AM
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Bridgeplate is earnest, since we love him for it.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 08- 4-05 8:34 AM
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Re: 40

The DC folks who know you are just jealous of your hot high school girlfriend. Don't listen to them.


Posted by: Joe O | Link to this comment | 08- 4-05 11:03 AM
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