April 16, 2009

"15 rules of blogging for myself."

An interesting — whoops! — and ambiguously titled list. (Could #16 be: Blog for yourself?)


rhhardin said...

Hardin's rule:

1. List form does not dispel tedium.

hdhouse said...

his #11...short declarative sentences...makes you more authoritative....etc."

and of course he fills a paragraph with 7 word sentences...monkey see, monkey do.

MadisonMan said...

house, you need a better sense of irony.

Sixty Grit said...

Learn English, HD. And pay your fucking taxes, you low-life cheater.

David said...

General Growth Properties, one of the largest mall operators in the nation, filed for bankruptcy early Thursday morning in one of the biggest commercial real estate collapses in United States history.

Bissage said...

A good rule for blog commenting is to refrain from boring people with little stories from your sexual past.

You know, like that time after sex my girlfriend said to me: “I don’t find you at all physically attractive but sometimes when you start touching me I just can’t help myself.”

It was meant as a compliment, I think.

That’s what makes it funny.

Funny and sad.

Or just sad, if you prefer.

John Althouse Cohen said...

Thank you, MadisonMan. Hdhouse, I recommend re-reading that entry.

hdhouse said...

gosh thanks john.

Trooper York said...

#17 Always have a hot chick with big bazonga's in every third post. Or a sandwich, cake or ice cream.

Anonymous said...


1. i blog for myself


2. my handheld computer is congruent to my refrigerator in that it stores my mind's food

then I blog to keep thinking and looking sharp because people are getting dumber all the time, even the doctors and lawyers.

. a psychologist called house, btw, said i was a narcissist. Now i only post pictures of food instead of me just for his satisfaction. He probably can't look at my legs anymore like he did when i was in his office. I wonder if you can make your ipod touch into an app like the thing i have posted below. Oops there i go again giving away ideas for free. Wonder what Dr. House would say. narcissist. overblown idea of self. well, I'll hold my opinion of that ... guy


here ... this is a start for somebody to make a magnetic holder for their ipod touch on the fridge coupled with a device that turns the thing on everytime you touch the door handle. Then it displays overblown pictures of dr house. it will remind you never to go to a psychologist on your lawyers advice or not to get away from that fridge full of beer.


The preponderance of digital photo frames has been a standard rant in this space, and for good reason. Not only are they overproduced and overmarketed in every iteration, from keychains to cubes, but they can also be found in practically every size imaginable.
Yet here's one that may prove to be a good idea despite its original pedestrian concept: a tiny digital magnet for the refrigerator door. Rather than having a virtually useless display all of 2.4 inches and 320 x 240 resolution, we've got a far more practical application. If you're trying to lose weight, you can post photos of your most unflattering depictions as a deterrant to the munches. Or, if you're an optimist, you can program a slide show to track your progress as you shrink down to a manageable size.
And if that doesn't keep you from ripping the door off its hinges, there's always the "Fridge Alert" as a second line of defense.

Will said...

Kind of long-winded and waffley. I take it, from the responses to hdhouse's comments, that it was supposed to be humorous, but I didn't find it to be particularly amusing.

Trooper York said...

Will you just have to realize that HD is senile. He just doesn't get it. Ever. It is sad really. Time for his dirt nap.

Shouldn’t you be dead by now HD?

John Althouse Cohen said...
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John Althouse Cohen said...

"I take it, from the responses to hdhouse's comments, that it was supposed to be humorous, but I didn't find it to be particularly amusing."

Nope, I'm sorry you misinterpreted it. I thought it was pretty clear.

John Althouse Cohen said...

Will: you've given me an idea for a tagline for my blog:

"Jaltcoh: kind of long-winded and waffley"

So, thank you.