Monday, November 07, 2005


I'm slacking, I know.

I actually have a lot to say.

But not a lot of time or energy to say it.

Bear with me. I'll blog something or other soon enough.

Until then, please accept this dashing photograph of Joaquin Phoenix as my token of gratitude for stopping by:


Blogger jenny said...

damn. is it just pure coincident (again??) that we lack energy at the same time? i've been really low for days.

November 07, 2005 11:53 AM  
Blogger barn said...

The only thing I've managed to do lately is change my profile pic to more accurately reflect my ego. Our blog cycles must be synchronized.

November 07, 2005 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly...I'm pretty underwhelmed. This blog sucks.

November 07, 2005 9:44 PM  
Blogger Flamingo Jones said...

Yup. It does. Now shoo.

You know, I'd be more impressed with that if you'd at least gone to the pretense of making up an interesting name. If I was you (which obviously, I am NOT) I would have picked "Wowbagger." Those enlightened few among us would have appreciated that.

November 07, 2005 10:56 PM  
Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

Yes, I do think it's catching. Just the times, I guess. Whatever the reason, I hope everyone returns to top form soon.

And Flamingo, screw the anonymous person. If they have a blog, it obviously wasn't one they felt worthy of sharing. We should laugh at people like that; they are unimportant in life.

November 07, 2005 11:03 PM  
Blogger HappyFunBall said...

Jones, what's up with Joaquin's right eye? Is he trying for the part of Two Face in Batman Just Won't Die?

Yes, that sucked, I'm out of ideas, meself.

November 08, 2005 9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, I was drinking last night when I posted that. It was really mean of me, and I apologize. I don't like how you claim to be "cool all the time," but that doesn't give me an excuse to insult your blog.

Ian, please work on your grammar. "If _they_ have a blog"? I am only one person, thank you. Also, your direction for Flamingo to screw me is uncalled for; sex should be taken very seriously, and I am not sure that Flamingo's sex life--or mine for that matter--is any of your business. Finally, your assertion that I am "unimportant in life" is ridiculous--I am a two-time crossword puzzle champion.

November 08, 2005 10:29 AM  
Blogger Flamingo Jones said...


Your drinking problem is YOUR drinking problem. I couldn't give less of a damn. Karma will eventually bite you in the ass. And then I will try to be nice enough not to laugh.

November 08, 2005 10:46 AM  
Blogger Flamingo Jones said...

Also, I think Ian referred to you as "they" because he couldn't tell if you were male or female. Whereas I sort of assume that you are a "he." No offense to the other "he"s here. It's just that bitchy women are usually more creative.

November 08, 2005 10:54 AM  
Blogger wobbleboard said...

"He or she" is preferable to "they" in this circumstance. Nonetheless, someone who finds much fault with such an insignificant error must have difficult reading *anything* on the Internet. Anonymous, how do you survive in such an uncaring, error-filled world?

(Regarding Joaquin: I've always wondered what's up with the scar. Did he have a cleft lip?)

November 08, 2005 1:03 PM  
Blogger jenny said...

language geek:on
i'm sorry jones for dragging this further, but i must say that having recently taken courses in english grammar, there indeed is a singular 'they' that may not be frequently used, but certainly correct to use. if that was ian's meaning. personally i got the impression he was speaking generally, but i can be wrong.
language geek:off

November 08, 2005 2:13 PM  
Blogger Flamingo Jones said...

I agree with Jenny...Ian's about the most particular person that I know, in regards to grammar. I'll side with him on this ridiculous non-debate.

And no, my fake-boyfriend Joaquin didn't have a cleft lip. It's just a birth scar. And it's hot.

November 08, 2005 2:46 PM  
Blogger Flamingo Jones said...

from a wiki on "singular they"

"Although language purists have long attacked this usage as being grammatically incorrect, singular they has a centuries-long history of use by the greatest authors of the English language, including Jane Austen and William Shakespeare."

"The use of singular they in formal writing is on the rise. This may be due, at least in part, to an increasing desire for gender-neutral language; while writers a hundred years ago might have had no qualm using he with a referrent of indeterminate gender, writers today often feel uncomfortable with this. The solution in formal writing has often been to write he or she, or something similar, but this has been widely condemned both as being awkward and as being overly politically correct. Singular they sounds less obstructive and more natural to many ears than he or she, since it is used natually in coversation with no such conscious motive."

So there. I declare that Ian beats the anonymous asshole in the grammar contest. Imagine that.

November 08, 2005 2:53 PM  
Blogger HappyFunBall said...

But what's going on with his EYE?!? (Not Anon. because who cares about him, but Joaquin, because I'm awfully concerned about him.)

November 08, 2005 3:43 PM  
Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

Jen and Jones are both right on the "they," You Who is Nameless. I have a master's degree in English, and the funny thing about that level of education is that you find that most variations of the English language--from the use of "they" as "he/she" to Ebonics--have deep linguistic roots and are correct even if nobody knows it.

Incidentally, this hoopla distracts from the simple amusing fact that the "they" question came from someone who has not disclosed HIS or HER gender.

November 08, 2005 9:00 PM  
Blogger Flamingo Jones said...

It's scary HFB, I know. But don't worry. I'll take care of him.

(Joaquin, not Anon. Obviously. Anon. gets no care.)

November 08, 2005 10:07 PM  

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