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Hi! It’s me! Unless things have changed, Logan airport charges for wifi access, so I wrote this Saturday and I’m timeshifting it forward. WordPress software has this neat feature where you can publish a post with a future date and it won’t appear until the timestamp is good. I don’t use it much; it isn’t often I have anything prepared ahead of time.

I’ve thought about using this function to play a cruel trick on myself. Like future post, “you people suck and my phone number is 401-331-XXXX!!!” to go live at, say, three in the morning. Then stumble off to bed drunkenly and see if my paranoia is sufficient to wake me out of a comfortable stupor in time to stop it. I guess this is what happens when you have sadistic and masochistic tendencies: you are amused at the idea of pwning yourself.

Anyhoo, I thought it would be cool to date this for 9am Tuesday, when my plane is supposed to take off. Then if we have engine trouble and go down in Boston Harbor, y’all can be, like, “oh my god! Stoaty’s last post ever appeared at the very moment the plane went down!”

If I survive, catch you tomorrow from Londinium. If not, feel free to phone in to the networks and claim to be my best friends ever. Somebody might as well enjoy my screaming arc of death.


Comment from Dawn
Time: May 15, 2007, 12:24 pm

Dang I can’t post anything with that stupid caption “Man, I can’t believe you said something that stupid”. I second guess everything I write because it makes me feel inadequate. Anyways, do you think Jerry Falwell’s dire condition would trump any news of a plane crash over London?

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: May 15, 2007, 1:44 pm

Not a chance, IMHO. If it bleeds, it leads. But I’m usually wrong.

(James Earl Jones voice:) “I find this talk of plane crashes over London….disturbing.”

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: May 15, 2007, 2:06 pm

Fear the bat weasel

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 15, 2007, 7:42 pm

The Weasel has landed!

Uneventful flight. Can’t get my stupid wifi working, though. This is on a borrowed connect. Couldn’t leave my minions hanging, could I?

Hanging minions. Ouch. That sounds really painful.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 15, 2007, 7:55 pm

Wow! I usually get two or three spam comments a day. Yesterday I had 41. Today I have 58! What the heck?

Akismet sure is good at pegging them, though.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: May 15, 2007, 8:42 pm

Sounds like your web site might have gotten listed somewheres it shouldn’t. It had to be that Absinthe post. Or the Carbon deficits one. That would really have pee’d off the Greenie Weenies.

Everything’s fine here, Weas’. Jerry Falwell finally went to meet the Man Upstairs in person. I’d like to be a bug on the wall at that meeting.

Fred! made a response video to Michael Moore’s debate invitation. It was…curt and to the point. Alas, Freds! wife was not in it.

Congress’ approval rating is even further into the crap than W’s.

Some guy on YouTube sniffed a big gooey worm up his nose and pulled it out of his mouth.

Some other guy jumped off a really high bridge – thinking he could reach the shoreline of the water. He didn’t make it.

Comment from Lokki
Time: May 15, 2007, 9:27 pm

You’re already on the ground in London? Damn.

I was going to out-mcgoo mcgoo by my rendition of

“Hush my darling, the weasel flies tonight…..”

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: May 15, 2007, 9:33 pm

Go for it, Lokki!

Comment from Leeuwenhoek
Time: May 16, 2007, 1:15 pm

Glad you made it Weasel! BTW If you do take my advice and go to a record shop in London to find ,unreleased in the states, albums from the likes of Clapton, Hendrix or Coltrain. Make sure its a little shop with a guy like Jack Black in “High Fidelity” not one of the mega-music places. London has several of the big music stores. Or it did way back when. They won’t know what your talking about. But the Jack Black guy will hook you up. Cheerio.

Comment from Pupster
Time: May 16, 2007, 6:22 pm

O WEASEL! my Weasel! your fearful trip is done;
The plane has weather’d every rack, now that you’re there, it’s on;
The pub is near, Big Ben I hear, the people all a toasting,
While follow eyes the stoaty walk, the mustelid is daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the pain that he combats
While on the bar his head he lays
Homesick for the cats

Comment from Pupster
Time: May 16, 2007, 6:24 pm

Nice site! Great Work!


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: May 16, 2007, 6:45 pm

Not much happenin’ Weas’.

Watched a turtle harrass a cat or two on Utube. Watched another turtle try to eat a grape tomato. The tomato kept rolling away. Ho-hum.

I’ve been thinkin’ about testing your anti-spam filter by posting obscenities and such. I wonder if it’ll trip on the word “snooch”? Guess not. Well, it should.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 17, 2007, 9:44 am

Yes, pupster…the spam filter ate your pome. I wonder if it’s more of a taste filter, really 😛

Comment from mesablue
Time: May 17, 2007, 10:38 am

Pooch, toonce, teense, taint, spudgie, budgie, smudgie, piffle, tink, pink.

Take that, spam bucket.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: May 17, 2007, 10:51 am


Brilliant….dynamic…..class struggle….pawn ticket….isobutane…..bipartisan.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: May 17, 2007, 11:01 am


Try poetry. It really chokes up the ol’ spam bucket. I have no clue as to why. Pooter synonyms are apparently given a free pass.

Comment from Dawn
Time: May 17, 2007, 1:02 pm


I did not know those were pooter synonyms. Must be a guy thing.

Comment from Pupster
Time: May 17, 2007, 1:12 pm

Taste filter?

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: May 17, 2007, 1:50 pm

Dawn – ‘fraid so, at least most of them. Some were a surprise to me too. I originally thought snooch was snot still in situ i.e. sniffed back up. It sounds like it should be.

Pupster – maybe the filter doesn’t like variations on Wittman, Williams, or Seuss? Next time I’ll try a haiku.

Comment from mesablue
Time: May 17, 2007, 4:33 pm

I was riding the razors edge with those ‘synonyms’.

Anything more obvious would have cost me VICTORY!


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: May 17, 2007, 5:02 pm

You be de man, mesa! I was impressed.

Next, I think I’ll test Akismet with variations on the phrase “…add 2 inches…” That’s gotta set off some alarms.

…meanwhile, Weasel’s blog appears to be infested with Muse-minions. Let’s see….is it…no…uh…yeah!…its 5 then 11 then 5? Got it.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: May 17, 2007, 5:19 pm

Make that…7!

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