(I fret too much that this will be taken with the affected vainglorious tone.)
As Mr. Hembeck so acutely observed today, I find myself in the middle of the blogiverse. It even extends beyond the comic book folks.
I was looking at Steve Gerber's blog the other day when there was noticed by ME something called Technorati. (Gordon's page has it too, but I did not notice it before.) It shows blogs that are linked to his blog, such as MINE. Naturally, I checked to see who was linked to ME, and I found a bunch of these comic bloggers I've only met electronically, all of whom are in the Comic Blog section of MY blog, plus MY friend Lori.
But I also came across a Chris Black, a "Liberal Democrat Councillor" from Rayleigh, Essex, United Kingdom, who linked to something I wrote a couple weeks ago. I think he's Lefty's long-lost cousin across the pond (both named Chris, both with last names that are colors, both liberal). I think we should all write to him and say "Hi."
Last Tuesday, I discovered that it was ME (or I, but let's not get fussy here) who had won Logan's contest. I don't even know what the criteria were, but no matter.
But then Logan caused ME all sorts of distress by asking ME, who's only recently re-entered the comic book word, and tentatively at that, to pick out what he should read from his enormous pile of unread items; and, lo, he actually took some of MY advice!
On Friday, Greg announced that one of the three winners of his contest was ME.
On Saturday, I went to Fred's page and saw that he filled out the Five for Friday poll of the Comic Reporter, so I thought I'd fill out MY choices, which were:
1. Fred Hembeck (the cartoon, not the guy - the guy is WAY too serious)
2. Daffy Duck
3. Smilin' Ed Smiley
5. the main character in the Groening "Hell" strips
Poultry, in general, are funny.
But then then, I realized the responses were attributted to Carol Green, because I was using her e-mail. But the responses were from ME.
Today, Lefty (finally) noted that the winner of his contest was...Greg. But Greg was congratulated by ME.
Anyway, I'm glad I got THAT out of my system. More entertainment next time.
Music, August 1971: Concert for Bangladesh
1 hour ago