Sunday, February 10, 2008

on being popular

the headlines all read
"This Blog Could Be Popular!"
and then it was so.



So SJ and I came up with a silly idea, at 3 a.m. here in the states and presumably at 3 a.m. down under as well, to create a blog that was about nothing. The Seinfeld of blogs. Taking scans or writing haiku about things in our pockets at the end of the day. It meant nothing more than a great goof.

Sure, a sociology student will see the great social commentary about class structure and proven so by the items we carry. The poli-sci people will all claim it to be relevant to our consumerist trends. The metaphysics assholes will tell us we have too much baggage on our physical plains and need to release this baggage in order to create order. Jane and I will tell you that haiku is funny, by it's nature, and silly pics of items in our pockets tends to show that we are inherently still that 6 year old that would pick up a piece of dog poo, if it was shaped funny enough, and put it into our pockets for mom to find on laundry day.

But, we have made the "Blogs of Note" and found ourselves to be popular now. Rad. Now, instead of soapboxing in a blog, because I have never read a blog where-in the writer uses a blog as a political soapbox, never, never ever, I will put a video of a great singer in the U.S.A. His name is david rovics.



55 comments:

Random Chick said...

We do know.

Skanky Jane said...

Nice one, Amen.

kenni said...

congratulations. I never knew one could write a lot about what they find in their pockets at the end of the day. :)

William Wren said...

how extrodinary, revolutioary even

darkman said...

Congrats on making the list.

Terrace Crawford said...

I checked out your blog today. Congrats to you too.

Malone! said...

what a clever blog! If I had my camera ready, I'd share the wrapping of my green tea cough drop from my back pocket.

Ray Anderson said...

thats very neat

Kyle said...

WOW this is a really good blog!! I like the name and it was interesting.. Check out my computer blog:
http://www.computerconcoctions.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

cool blog!

rooloo said...

I'm glad that you find things in your pockets!
I HAVE to go thru my pockets on a monthly basis for coins, or sometimes luckily, cash.
Now I feel like I'm not missing anything at all, thanks to you!
rooloo

Caine Mutiny said...

Have you found any "smuzz" in your pockets yet? Smuzz is the substance that you find in your pockets after laundry

Smuzz is an accretion of lint (including navel lint), laundry lint, paper and sundry items that have been washes, dried and compressed in a pocket.

It is a valuable substance, and could be used as a 'premium' stuffing for items.

Kylee and Michelle said...

Interesting concept :)

chimerastone said...

There's bits of paper and dust in my pockets. What's in your?
I would like to find an actual fossil rather than a pretty pebble.

TeachForTheCommonGood said...

Very nice

darkman said...

Thanks for ur comment.

take me away said...

This blog is funny.
Random, but funny.

Matt C. said...

I've hung out with him a few times, really nice guy.

Nicey said...

I like your style dude, keep on doing what you keep on doing eh

Courtney said...

Kewl site:

Mine is:

www.crownofflowers.blogspot.com

Margot said...

I think it is so popular because people are so weird they like to read about nothing. Its amusing to people myself included!

xoxoMargot

Donald M said...

Congratulations on making the list. All of us bloggers, now mutually envy you! But hey, you must have put a lot of work into your blogs in order to get there. And we will all have to do the same. Oh well, see you on the list.

All The Peoples said...

Hi, I have a new website: www.allthepeoples.com and I would love if you'd post some of your images on the site. We want to publish as many images as possible from all places in the world. Check it out!

The Patriot said...

Are you part of the revolution?

AMEN said...

hey patriot, there is nothing revolutionary about ron paul , hich i assume is hat you mean when you ask. if you mean a revolution of love and understanding and fairness and acceptance, then yes, if you mean the revolution of a rich white man who supports the taking away of resources needed by the poor and putting them into the hands of the wealthy elite, then, well, to quote a holy man...

You say you want a revolution, you better change your mind instead!

the revolution begins not with the support of a candidate but in the actions of the people. voting is a small and mostly insignificant part of democracy. democracy begins when people take the streets back and stand against violence. democracy begins when people take the airwaves back and speak out against oppression. democracy begins and war ends, when you want it.

Taylor Adam Swift said...

powerful song, thanks for sharing!
way to go on making the list!

~im just only me~ said...

btw, you are familiar with G.K. Chestertons essay on what can be found in pockets, are you not?

Exquisite Thoughts said...

What a cool idea for a blog! And that video was phenomenal. If I did a blog like this it would be about what I find at the bottom of my purse. It would probably be rather interesting... I find the WIERDEST things.

harold of cardboard . . . said...

well

im proud of me

i found you before blogger did.

still, thats pretty cool, best wishes while you relish under the limelight

excellent concept

youve been a link at my balrg fer a while now

surfin and searchin and findin new unique sites always a sandwich

well, seeya round

harold

Alex said...

Nice blog. Interesting.
Check mine out at
http://goingdumb.blogspot.com/

Amanda said...

I'm adding this blog to my blogger list. :p

Great concept!

-A

harold of cardboard . . . said...

loink phixxed

thanks for stobbing by my plonet and kind words

you did it

the antis (dadadadadada is still alive!), wins

harold, of cardboard, that is

Claire said...

You defeated your purpose of a blog of Seinfeld proportions by choosing a topic, i.e. things found in pockets, otherwise very fun to read.

Musiq Mayneack said...

hey!

i just read a bunch of your blogs and i was really inspired. they were very personal and had a down to earth feeling. please keep writing!

you kinda inspired me to write my own blog today instead of just being a wall flower all the time.

please check it out and let me know what you think of it!

Your Reader,
Rusty J

mymusicaddiction.blogspot.com

Jex Analytics said...

You rock. Verily.

Are you in Oz too? Then, double that rock comment. Double the "verily" too, you've earned it.

I just checked in my pocket...

A titanium sewing needle stuck in some Blu-tack, a temp tattoo of an eagle one of my kid's gave me because "Eagles are on your America flag Daddy!", a piece of chalk from the sidewalk out front, and two odd legos.

Thank you, I'm adding you to my day from now on.

Brilliant.

Linus said...

This is all good and well, but can you handle the Truth? If so, look no further than my blog. Thank you.

(Yes, posting a completely irrelevant reply to a arbitrarily chosen blog post to push my own blog is a bit peculiar, I agree. But I have poor impulse control. I simply cannot resist.)

S.Ghosh said...

gud stuff

Fab Grandma said...

I love this place. It is always a good thing to have a place to go to to get a laugh.

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Anonymous said...

I love it!

Lethe Primeval said...

Being popular is everything. We may's all well just shoot ourselves in the head without it.

paultshafer said...

classic idea, however, I noticed the image on your most recent post wasn't visible in my browser. anyway, congrats on being named a Blog of Note

Cheers,
Paul
optimalwell.blogspot.com

John Simon said...

http://fishmonks.blogspot.com/

Batman said...

Wow...

This is a freakin hilarious idea for a blog.



Simply amazing.

Patrick Roberts said...

congrats on making blog of choice, well done posting this vid

tiger lilly said...

think this blog is cool and original...
http://tigerpassion.blogspot.com/

Yves Lanot said...

Completely random way of getting popular on a blog. Hey if it works, it works hahah....

Haley said...

Silliest blog ever.
I love it

bouncertone said...

congrats.this blog is really interesting and cool.

Of the War Hammer said...

Wow. What do we do? Where can I start, now that i know?

Excellent blog, wonderful idea.

Random Chick said...

Please add some more posts!

Pink Icing said...

Congratulations!
A welcome diversion....

Aleisha said...

Will the blog fame go to your head? Are we going to see items from Bourgeois pockets now?
I jest. Great idea! Well done you.
Leishblog

Becca said...

Hehe!
its nice to know that everyone finds odd things in their pockets!

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