Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What Do You Mean It's Completely Different?

One of the mainstays of the comment section, LimesNow, had a surprise visitor to her blog today. Here's how it came about. A couple of days ago she had done a post on the late soul great Sam Cooke. Today she decided to do a sequel of sorts about another great, Otis Redding. Either this post or the earlier post attracted the attention of none other than Sam Cooke's nephew, who left a comment. You can read what he said over at Lime's place.

LimesNow is understandably thrilled that someone related to Sam Cooke contacted her blog. Fine, Limes, be thrilled. I'm happy for you. I really am.

But I warn you, Limes, don't let it go to your head. You're not the only one capable of harnessing the power of the Internet. Some of my online musings have created such a tidal wave of interest that you and your visitor are mere drops of morning dew by comparison.

For instance, I once mentioned Monty Python on this blog.

And ended up with a lot of spam.

24 comments:

  1. Oh, VERY good, Kirk! You made me chortle. I shall, indeed, be very careful of the names I toss around on my blog for fear of attracting rectangular cans or mystery meat. As for letting it go to my head . . . remember, Kirk, I'm nearly as self-deprecating as you are. My head rarely swells. It has so many holes in it, it can't hold air.

    WV - pessiner. Kirk, Limes is pretty thrilled with the visitor to her blog. Don't go pessiner off by shaking your finger at her.

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  2. Ooops, very Kirk like here: that would be "rectangular cans OF mystery meat".

    WV - allusen. Trying to take the wind out of my sails is allusen proposition today, Kirk.

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  3. I don't believe you'll let it go to your head, Les. If you did, you wouldn't be talking to me now. Thanks for letting me piggy-back on your post.

    Good WVs, too.

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  5. My first reply was worse than the pun. No it wasn't. Groan!

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  6. That's what bloggin' friends are for, Kirk. I thank you for the shout out and I enjoyed observing the short time it took you to cobble a clever post with just some strands of information.

    You know me and WV. If Blogger will just drop a tiny bit of ammunition into my awareness, I'll struggle to come up with something awful. Alas, this time it did not.

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  7. I feel neglected, rejected. I've tossed around plenty of worthy names on my blog, but no nieces or nephews have warmed to my advances. This is really weird. My WV is ungla. Maybe if I had a famous ungla, I would get more attention.

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  8. True story: I DO have a famous (deceased) ungla - or at least a shirttail relative of some variety. One Gene Autry. I've never blogged about him. I might some time. I wonder what sort of attention I'd attract waving Gene around (figuratively)?

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  9. Kirk,

    Stop giving my new friend Leslie a hard time about the folks who comment on her blog!

    Signed,

    A Drop of Morning Dew

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  10. Ha, friend Kirk (and everyone else)! How about that? You see, I am resourceful and my celebrity commenters stand up on my behalf. I e-mailed Erik after closely reviewing his Sam Cooke website and we've been getting to know each other. I guess I won't be getting the can of spam to the cranium, after all! Signed ~ Just Another Little Dewdrop

    WV - losion. It's really dry here in Las Vegas with the wind, so I had to use some . . . well, you know.

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  11. Can I play, too?

    WV-guisell. You guisell have to fill me in on what WV stands for one of these days.

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  12. Ha, Erik! Given that you're a writer, a wordsmith, you'll play it very well. WV stands for Word Verification, the prompt Blogger gives us to legitimize ourselves before we're allowed to comment.

    This time, mine is headi. And it is very headi to meet and dish with new friends online.

    Kirk, did you have any notion of what you'd stir up when you poked fun at me yesterday?

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  13. @Limes, Leslie - what a hoot. Glad you directed me here. A drop of morning dew, indeed.

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  14. @Kass--Welcome to the blog, Kass, and I commiserate with you. I wrote about Ted Kennedy a while back and am still waiting for that invite to Hyannis Port.

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  15. @LimesNow--You might attract Rudolph (Autry introduced the famous Christmas song.

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  16. @Sam's Neph--Welcome to the blog, Sam's Neph. I am a fan of your uncle's work. I especially like "Cupid". As for Leslie, I'm a fan of her work, too, which is why I thought I could get away with a little ribbing. Neither of you are drops of dew.

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  17. Ha, Kirk! You truly started something, didn't you. I haven't laughed so much in ages as I have over the past couple of days.

    WV - hogend. Kirk, I know you must have been a fan of Hogend Heroes!

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  18. But I DEW know that I love you
    And I know that if you love me too
    What a wonderful world this would be

    SEE! Sam Cook used the word dew!

    Um, sort of

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  19. You guys are a lot of fun. Thanks for the laughs and letting me play along!

    WV-ashafise. What Arthur used to offer when asked.

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  20. @Sam's Neph--You have an open invitation to this comment section. Glad to make your aquaintence.

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  21. That's "acquaintance"

    Now, I don't claim to be an A student...

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  22. " . . but, I'm tryin' to be. For maybe by being an A student, baby, I could win your love for me . . ." Wonderful use of "dew", Kirk! Fun having you along, Erik!

    WV - ovedeack. Hmm . . all those years I spent bouncing around in the ocean, we always said "overboard", but I suppose "ovedeack" would do the trick.

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  23. This has been a hoot and 1/2 so what's (wv)snetst?

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  24. @Tag--Maybe nothing. This is the blog's high point. I can't top it.

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