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Guess I need an intervention…


Blog Guy, can I work for your blog in some capacity?

CLINTON SCANDAL REPORTYou could be an interim intern.

May I ask some questions about the work?

Yes, I will answer your interim intern questions in turn.

What if you catch me stealing?

We will intern you. You will be an interned intern.

What if I stop moving while I’m interned?

If you’re inert, we will inter you.

Really? You inter inert interned interim interns?

Sure. Does interim interning interest you?

What sort of work is it?

Internet research. It’s an interim intern Internet job, unless you become an interred inert interned interim Internet intern.

USAI’ll take it. Who do you want me to do research on?

Pinter. Its an interim intern Pinter Internet job….

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Happy New Year, Blog Guy. It’s me, your editor.

Hey, Boss. So the blog did great in 2010, didn’t it? The number two Reuters blog and 20,000 Facebook network followers… Onward and upward, huh?

VIETNAMEr, well, I wanted to talk to you about that. The publisher has a few ideas for tweaking your content slightly.

A textbook case of stupid?



I feel I have been slighted, and I must speak my bitterness.

Let me back up for a moment. The Washington Post has been reporting on textbooks being used in some Virginia schools which are riddled with errors about history.

textbooks yikes 220The numerous mistakes include the wrong number of states in the Confederacy during the Civil War, the wrong year the U.S. entered World War I, etc.

Where do Republican kids live, anyway?



Johnson, get in my office! I need to talk to you!

Oh no, Boss, what did I do wrong now?

TELEVISION-DANCING/Nothing. I have a great assignment for you. We’re gonna do a whole photo series called, “Republican 2012 presidential contenders: Where the heck do their kids live, anyway?”

Er, really, Boss? I mean it’s a very catchy title, but do you think readers care that much about it?

Love Hmong the Ruins, a very goofy year



After all the various lists of best stories and photos and signs of the Apocalypse and bad fashion and stuff, this blog all comes down to fun.

I just get a special enjoyment from doing some items, and I hope it shows. Sometimes it’s because people do real things that you would never imagine. Other times a photo or germ of an idea just makes me laugh and I take off with it.

Popular museum gets a facelift?


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Blog Guy, since the year is almost over, can you give us a preview of what surprises the Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop has in store for 2011?

goofy biker crop 320You bet. We’re busy gearing up for the start of our huge winter tourist season, with new exhibits and a grand reopening.

Fantasy theater in the round?



Blog Guy, do you have any budget left for those fantasy photos you set up for readers?

Not much, but the year is almost over. What do you have in mind?

fantasy slovenia baby 320Well, I’d like a dog and, um, a guy playing bagpipes.

That sounds pretty easy. Not much of a fantasy.

Yeah, but I want to see them through a round hole in an underground passage at a park in Slovenia.

Seeing the world with strings attached


Blog Guy, you haven’t mentioned your brother, Basil, in a while.

QATAR/I believe you once told us he works overseas, in an expatriate job. He’s an expert at export, as I recall?

No, he’s no longer an expat export expert. Basil left for a career as a folk musician. He moved to the Gulf, to play guitar in Doha.

A great year to be a dumbass!



As you may have noticed, 2010 was quite a year for dumbasses.

It seems like they were everywhere. Celebrities, sports figures, politicians, and just regular dumbasses as well, the kind who might live next door to you.

dumbass sheen 240Until recently the victims of widespread discrimination, dumbasses now seem to be not only accepted, but even in vogue. Look at any “talking head” news show on TV.

Remember to tip your blogger, folks



Blog Guy, you’re an expert on social etiquette. Should I give a gift or a tip to my favorite bloggers at Christmas? Would they be offended because they’re professionals?

Offended? Of course not. After all, you tip other professionals like your dentist and congressman, don’t you?