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What I’ve been up to

So, it’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged.  In fact, it looks like the last time I updated was back in May.  I haven’t forgotten about this blog or blogging in general.  Today would’ve been my tenth year on Xanga, but it died.  Well, it’s technically not dead, but who’s really paying to blog there these days?  Anyway, I haven’t been blogging because I’ve been busy, plus I haven’t had much of a muse.  But yeah, the past few months have been busy.  I went from a temp to permanent about the time I wrote my last blog post.  With this promotion comes more money, which means moving to a new place.  Back in August, my girlfriend and I moved into an apartment much, much closer to where we work.  While I do enjoy the new place, moving is such a pain in the ass.  So it took a bit to settle in, but now we are.  In other news, I’ve signed up for an improv class.  It’s been something I’ve been wanting to do for many years, so yeah, I’m a bit excited about it.  With all that said, I hope to be blogging again soon, but it may be awhile until I do.  Until next time, remember to eat more cow.

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Hello once again, WordPress.  Yeah, it’s been awhile.  In fact, it’s been two years since I’ve last graced the site with one of my posts.  Now, the both of you who still follow my blog may be wondering why I’m reviving this site after a two year vacation.  Well, the answer has absolutely nothing with the impending demise of Xanga, which is where I’ve been hanging out.  No WordPress, you aren’t a rebound.  I swear.  So anyway, due to reviving my WordPress, I have been thinking about how people revive their blog sites.  It seems like a lot of blog revivals fit into one of the following:

  • I forgot About my Blog – This seems to be the most common type of blog revival.  Somehow the person with the blog has somehow forgotten that they signed up for it.  Usually involves a forgotten password, as they tend to sign up and then not log in for a long time.  They usually start off a blog post stating that they forgot about the blog, then finish with the actual blog post.  After that, they usually don’t post again for a long time, with of course another post about how they forgot their blog.
  • The Real Life Blogger – This blogger tends to have a busy “real life” and thus has no time to actually blog.  As a result, this blogger will start each of their many revival post explaining how they have a busy life and that’s what’s keeping them from blogging.  Then of course they tend to not blog again for a long time, because their busy lives apparently won’t let them.
  • The Slacker – This blogger knows that it’s been awhile since they’ve blogged, and they claim to have no excuses as to why they haven’t blogged in a long time.  Sometimes they promise that they’ll blog regularly, but they usually don’t keep this promise.
  • Non-revival Revival – Sometimes a blogger will create a new blog post after a lengthy absence and will not mention where they’ve been or what they’ve been up to during that time.  It’s like time stopped for them and they just continue blogging like normal, unaware that so much time has passed.  This is perhaps the strangest type of blog revival there is, mainly because it doesn’t feel like a revival at all.

Well, that’s all I have for my first post in two years on WordPress.  Until next time, remember that if I don’t blog on here for another two years, it means that I either have a life or forgot my password.  Goodbye everyone.

Hello and welcome to another installment of Rob of the Sky’s WordPress site.  Today’s lesson will be about arguing politics on the internet.  Before the invention of the internet, arguing politics was limited to face-to-face interactions, with the occasional argument over the phone with Uncle Betty.  Family picnics were a breeding ground for political arguments, with everyone offering their opinions while munching on Aunt Jim’s killer burgers, so named not because they were super delicious or anything, but because they killed three people during the 4th of July picnic back in 1978.  With the invention of the internet comes political arguments with complete strangers.  No longer are political discussions limited to family events.  After a while, the political arguments on the internets tend to take a certain form.  So without further ado, I present a list of steps that you can use to argue with the best of ’em on the internet:

  1. Choose a side and stick with it. It is rather difficult to argue your opinion about a political subject when you have no opinion.  So pick a position and learn all about it.  There are two main positions: liberal and conservative.  There are sub groups within each side, and you could mix and match the two sides or come up with a completely different side all together, but for the sake of this guide, there are two sides.
  2. Start up a political blog, a political discussion on a message board, or write a political email. Once you got your opinions figured out, it is time to spread them to people who may or may not care.  Now, you may be worried that your opinions might not be too well researched.  However, you don’t have to know diddly squat about having reliable information or an informed opinion.  Anonymously written emails, overpaid political pundits, and Wikipedia are perfectly good sources to use when writing blogs, message board discussions, or emails.
  3. Say “I agree” to like-minded responders. These are true America-loving patriots who love freedom and puppies.
  4. Demonize those with opinions different from your own. These are America-hating terrorists who hate freedom and children.  It is your right, nay your duty, to insult these people who don’t agree with you.  Examples of insults that you can use include socialist, communist, racist, traitor, fascist, enemy lover, freedom hater, ignorant, bigot, and stinky poopy head.  Also, name dropping is a requirement.  There are certain people who you want on your side.  These people include Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln, all the founding fathers, Luke Skywalker, and the Doobie Brothers.  People you want the other side to have include Adolph Hitler, Josef Stalin, Richard Nixon, Osama bin Laden, Darth Vader, and the Jonas Brothers.  Remember, it is only appropriate to get personal.
  5. Blame the main stream media for spreading the opponent’s opinions. The media hates people who think like you and give the ignorant people on the other side their opinion.  After all, the media has a liberal/conservative bias except for Fox News/MSNBC which are the only unbiased news sources.  The main stream media is the reason why all liberals/conservatives are ignorant about how things work in this country, and why only conservatives/liberals know how this nation works, much like the best president ever, Reagan/FDR.
  6. Get people to spread the word. If you are writing an email, ask the people who you send it to forward it to ten people who in turn should forward it to ten people.  If they don’t, the chain will break and no one will know the truth.  If you are on a blog, ask people to link to your blog for maximum exposure.  If you are here on WordPress, become a rec begZ0r.  Whatever, just get the word out.  Again, it is your duty.
  7. Rinse and repeat. Keep on spreading your opinions.

With these seven simple tips in mind, it won’t be long until you, yes you, can argue politics with the best of ’em.  So go, spread the word, have fun, and such.  Until next time, remember that the Doobie Brothers > the Jonas Brothers.