Saturday, November 06, 2004

wag the blog

Okay, this weblog has been taking up way too much of my cognitive space lately. It is, after all, supposed to be just a hobby and not something I take too seriously. So, I'm taking control of things, rather than letting my blog control me. Among other things, I'm going to try to blog less about politics, not because I don't think about politics a lot, but because blogging about politics in current circumstances is just going to keep getting me more riled up than I ought to be. I'm also going to show no mercy about deleting posts and comments to posts if they end up getting me dragged into some long weird-or-unpleasant discussion that isn't at all enjoyable and makes this all feel like a chore. If this doesn't jibe with your sense of What Blogging Should Be, there are tens of thousands of others out there for you to read, so shoo.

Update, 12:20 pm: Ann disses me. She refers to this post as "Jeremyesque fussing", which is a strange phrasing giving the fussing in question is not fussing-in-the-style-of-Jeremy but fussing-actually-done-by-Jeremy, which would seem to make the phrase "Freesian fussing" more appropriate.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

awwww! you are so cute when you take charge of things.

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Tonya said...
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Anonymous said...

iron clad blogging, iron clad research! thats what my old granny always said anyway

Tonya said...

What about the mullet? Are you still planning to change your hairstyle to a mullet?

(earlier but identical comment removed due to spelling errors)

jeremy said...

Yes, Tonya, I'm working on the mullet. It's harder to pull off when your hairline has receded as far as mine has. (An alternative view is this is precisely when mullets are the most awesomely awesome.)

Anonymous said...

a take charge attitude and a mullet? girls will be lining up for blocks for a piece of you, big boy.

Ann Althouse said...

Aw, I think "Jeremyesque fussiing" is charming! I think it's Woody Allenish. It's not dissing. And I do think it is possible for a person to do something in the style of himself. But purely in terms of sound, "Freesian" is a MUCH better word. Not even counting the alliteration achieved when set next to "fussing." So I will adopt the term "Freesian fussing" for all future it's-not-dissing purposes. But you know, you're fussing in that update, which I fully take to be in itself deliberate "Freesain fussing."

Paul said...

I think instead of talking about politics, you should talk about the lack of support in this country for bringing back Quaker's Corn Bran cereal.

UML Guy said...

I dunno. "Freesian" makes me think of Friesian horses: http://www.fhana.com/Char-n-Use.php. You could benefit, if that makes people think you're a stud. But they might instead think you're a horse's... well, you know. "Jeremyesque" is pretty distinctive.

Erin said...

For a sociologist, does adding an ian to the end of your name secure you a place in the annals of sociological history (Weberian, Durkheimian, Foucauldian - a name so hated it is warranted a special place on Jeremy's word-hating-list)? If so, this is a quintessentially funny way of putting yourself in sociological history, Jeremy. I definitely like Freesian, that's my vote.