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You get the feeling everybody in the blogosphere is just phoning it in lately? Me, too. I mean me, I get that feeling, but also me, I’m phoning it in.

Maybe it’s the Summertime Blues. Maybe it’s this godawful presidential election. Maybe it’s the one-fifth of my skin that’s covered with crusty, weeping pustules that itch like a fothermucker.

Oh! And they gave me some work today. That I have to do! Can you believe?

Anyhow, please enjoy this black and white photograph of a phone, which I nicked off the internet and added a reflection and the words “ring, ring” to with Photoshop.


Comment from iamfelix
Time: August 18, 2008, 5:59 pm

I’ll bet you added “stoataphone,” too …. 🙂

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 18, 2008, 6:19 pm

Got to get up pret-ty early in the morning to sneak one by YOU, Felix.

Seriously, is everyone finding the news and the blogs as boring as I am lately? It’s like nobody’s on their game.

Even my office was deserted today. I suppose a lot of people are taking the week off. Some school districts start back as early as next week, I was told.

Comment from wendyworn
Time: August 18, 2008, 6:26 pm

If it’s ringing at 3am, I wonder who will be picking it up?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 18, 2008, 6:28 pm

The Stoataphone? Why Badgman, of course.

In my defense, I have been drinking.

And taking Bendaryl.

Comment from wendyworn
Time: August 18, 2008, 7:03 pm

I still have an hour at work. I wish I was drinking!! GRR

Comment from Gnus
Time: August 18, 2008, 7:36 pm

I tried to phone it in but I got a busy signal.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: August 18, 2008, 7:42 pm

It’s not just you, your Weaselship… I keep finishing teh innernets and eyeing the two big blocky things in the corner of the room. One is the untouched pile of dusty books, the other the unloved television.

Really not sure about this interweb addiction…

Comment from TattooedIntellectual
Time: August 18, 2008, 7:51 pm

I can’t believe an idiot empty talking head on the tv last night said something about the presidential race heating up. Jesus, we’ve been running this fucking torture marathon for 4 yrs. It can’t possibly heat up b/c we’re all exhausted.

The only remotely political blog I check right now is GCP.

Comment from XBradTC
Time: August 18, 2008, 7:54 pm

I’m exhausted with the political stuff. And yeah, the tubes are dead. There’s a flicker of life about every other week or so, but it has been slow for months.

Comment from Allen
Time: August 18, 2008, 9:37 pm

In Britland doesn’t the phone go “brring, brring?” Might need to recalibrate 🙂

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: August 18, 2008, 9:40 pm

Just as the Internetwebs are dying, WickedPinto returns.

I’d make certain allusions, but I don’t want to be struck dead for blasphemy.

Comment from Lokki
Time: August 18, 2008, 9:55 pm

I’m not gonna raise a fuss

I’m not gonna raise a holler

about a postin’ stuff all summer
just to try to earn a dollar

ev’ry time I call my Badger

to try to get a hot date

my Boss says
“No dice, Weasel,you gotta work late”

Sometimes I wonder what I’m a gonna do

but there ain’t no bloggin’ during the Summertime Blues.

A well Ol’ Mother Nature told me

You go walkin in the woods – You’ll get poison ivy and be itchy all day Sunday.

So Monday
I didn’t go to work
told the Boss I was sick
God says you can’t surf the net,’cause you didn’t work a lick.

(I’m gonna) take two weeks
gonna have a fine vacation
I’m gonna take my problem
to the United Nations !
I called up OBama
but he said, quote
“I’d like to help you, Weasel, but Weasels don’t vote”

Sometimes I wonder what I’m a gonna do

but there ain’t no bloggin during the Summertime Blues.

Comment from bad cat robot
Time: August 18, 2008, 10:00 pm

I found that very same kind of phone in my Shed of the Mysteries. It will make a very handy weapon in the event of zombie attack, since it weighs about 10 pounds and appears designed to be airdropped without benefit of parachute. Even a zombie would chip a tooth on its bakelite glory.

Comment from iamfelix
Time: August 18, 2008, 10:41 pm

Measles make you bumpy
And mumps’ll make you lumpy
And chicken pox’ll make you jump and twitch;
A common cold’ll fool ya
And whoopin’ cough can cool ya
But poison ivy, Lord’ll make ya itch!

Comment from Randy Rager
Time: August 18, 2008, 11:03 pm


I contribute to a political blog, and what do I mainly write about? Food and photos.

Recently overheard at the Rager Employment Emporium:

Dumbass Old Democrat: So what do you think of latest on the election?

Randy Rager: Hang ’em all!

I love leaving that old fart speechless.

Comment from porknbean
Time: August 19, 2008, 12:08 am

I’ve been running around gettin’ the kids ready for school. Last minute crap shopping and packing tonight. Hefty’s tomorrow morning for everything else. Driving the bean spawn to his dorm tomorrow.
I am too busy to pay attention to the tears building in the back of my head right now. I’ll miss my sofa sloth.

Weasel, knock off combining the booze and benadryl

Nicked from one of the sites..

http ://farm4.static.flickr.com/3028/2777251680_bbcf6500bf_o.jpg

Comment from Allen
Time: August 19, 2008, 12:55 am

OK I freely admit I make fun of da Brits. Woohoo the dude that taught me Operations Research.


Comment from MitchT
Time: August 19, 2008, 8:35 am

Feel better, Weas. Calimine lotion may help, no?

Also, the less said about the election, the better!

Comment from dogette
Time: August 19, 2008, 9:25 am

Hi. I found you through … I forget who. Anyway, I agree that the blogs are dull these days and I made the mistake last night of turning on the Olympics only it wasn’t the real channel it was some “extra coverage” channel and they were showing handball. Then it turned out handball wasn’t at all what I thought it was, but it was still boring so I turned it off.

Comment from Jill
Time: August 19, 2008, 9:46 am

“In my defense, I have been drinking. And taking Bendaryl.”

Who are Ben and Daryl and where did you take them?


Comment from Allen
Time: August 19, 2008, 10:32 am

dogette, you were watching handball and found her Ladyship Sweasel? That sounds like an interesting journey. Then again watching weasels play handball would be quite the show.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 19, 2008, 10:42 am

Hello, dogette…oh, twonervousdogs. I’ve seen your paw prints in my logs. Wasn’t that a cartoon on the Cartoon Network or summat? I haven’t turned on my TV in about 3 years.

Do you know, that’s actually true? I’m not one of those “I never watch TV” jerks, either. It’s just…I can’t read with the TV going, so I found myself muting it all the time while I piddled around the web. Until eventually I just left it there yammering away mute. Finally, I came back from Christmas with Badger one year and just…never turned it on again.

I was having fun watching TV on hulu.com though. Except my laptop started booting directly into the BSOD a few days ago, and I’ve been too itchy and languid to try to diagnose it.

Anyhow, I’m sure it’s a busted hard drive. It’s been fizzing and clanking from the moment I bought it (used). Uncle B bought me a new HD for Christmas a couple of years ago. I popped it in, loaded up my OEM version of Windows…and got a message from Bill Gates telling me my copy of Windows had been loaded too many times.

So then I got pissed off and decided to switch to Linux. I like Linux, but I can never get everything to work. So I promised myself if I could get it to a)connect to the wifi and b) play DVD’s and leave it on Linux.

So what do you think are the two things I couldn’t get it to do?

Then I put the shitty, dying hard drive back in the machine and used the new one as an external drive.

Why did I just type all that?

Comment from Jill
Time: August 19, 2008, 11:36 am

Because you love us and you want us to be happy.

Oh…no….wait – that’s something else.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: August 19, 2008, 11:38 am

Slow day at the Weasel works?

Comment from Allen
Time: August 19, 2008, 12:30 pm

Though we might think it’s slow on the internet. Roseanne Barr’s blog provides an insight into the phrase “stone cold crazy.”

It’s fun, check it out.


One I enjoyed: “bit cuticle it’s infected… must get drunk.”

Comment from LemurKing
Time: August 19, 2008, 6:54 pm

Slower than MO-lasses in January… Had this really nifty spike a few days ago then [phut!] nada, nothing, zip, zero, and zilch to get excited about.

Saw the post but I’s too tired to read through the comments (how sad is that, eh?). Let’s pretend like I did and then I can say what I wanted to say: “Hi y’all!”

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Comment from Conservative Belle
Time: September 16, 2008, 11:33 am

Ring, ring. I am actually reading this post and commenting on it from my smart phone (as opposed to all the other dumb phones).

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