Monday, May 22, 2006

300th Post and A Request

A minor milestone today, but large enough for me to take note of it. This marks the 300th post on this blog. I have discovered that my feeble mind encounters not a learning curve about web publishing but an line that goes straight up - and I know I have barely begun to scale this wall of knowledge and have miles to go.

For instance, some of you who use an Internet Explorer browser to view this page are getting some garbled layout. Myself, I use Mozilla/Firefox and on that it appears much as I planned for it to look.

That simply means reading lines of code looking for oddities and making sure some images are properly sized, yatta yatta boring stuff here.

On Day One of this Cup of digital Joe, I posted 4 times. but usually I keep it two or three a day. And my mom says I get long-winded and need to alter my style for this medium. Well, I am what I am.

Also on Day One I noted a report from Pew Research which claimed a new blog was created every 5.8 seconds or about 15,000 new ones each day. Getting any readers in such a crowded field has been a little easier than I thought, to be honest, and as I look at readership for this page, I find a line that goes straight up - just like that not-a-curved-line aspect to my education about web publishing.

Large thanks are due to many readers, fellow bloggers and blog groups which have helped me learn to share what I write here - especially the Rocky Top Brigade and more recently Nashville Is Talking (thanks too for allowing me to host the site this past weekend!!)

I still read far more than I write and often take a few days to consider what I've read in order to offer an informed opinion. Hopefully, anway.

Following the idea I stole - er, got - from a fellow blogger, in honor of this post, I'd like you, dear readers, to submit questions about me, your humble narrator, which you'd like to know. If I can get, oh, say 50 to 100, I'll answer them. If I don't get that many, I'm likely to remain obscure and quiet on biographical topics.

Place your question in the comments section or send them to my email address, which you can find in my profile.

Thanks for reading - and as always, there will be more later today!

23 comments:

  1. Expresso, Latte, Regular or Decaf?

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  2. 1. How do you like your eggs?

    2. It is winter of 1874. You are leading the Brady Bunch (including Alice and Tiger) from Provo, Utah to Breckinridge, Colorado in search of gold, when something goes horribly awry. Which Brady do you cannibalize first, and why?

    3. How is my dad?

    4. What do you think they have done with the real John McCain?

    5. Given a choice between doing the right thing for the wrong reason, and doing the wrong thing for the right reason, which do you suppose you would do?

    I will think of more questions and get back to you after work.

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  3. Great start! Thanks!

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  4. Oh, goody, Joe! Congratulations, and I will get back to you with my questions.

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  5. More questions!

    6. You have been elected President of the United States! So, President Powell, what are you going to do about the current health care crisis?

    7. Do you have any recurring dreams/nightmares? Please describe.

    8. You have fallen out the window into a vat of toxic waste, and have transformed into the Toxic Joe-venger, super hero extraordinaire. What is your super power?

    9. When was the last time you cried at the movies?

    10. Whom do you admire, and why?

    11. How many questions do you figure I can come up with before midnight tonight?

    12. Zombies are overrunning Morristown! Which weapon do you grab first?

    13. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

    14. You have come into possession of the TARDIS, allowing you to travel freely throughout space and time. Where and when do you visit first?

    15. Can you roll your tongue?

    16. What question have you always wished someone would ask you (but no one ever has), and what is the answer to that question?

    17. Do you have any tattoos? Please describe.

    18. How is the weather over there?

    19. Regarding the Coherence Theory of Truth, Bertrand Russell maintained that since both a belief and its negation will individually cohere with at least one set of beliefs, then contradictory beliefs can be "true" according to the theory. Therefore, the theory is invalid. Agree or disagree?

    20. Do you like cheese?

    I will get back to you with more questions after supper.

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  6. Cheeky Wee Monkey7:19 PM

    Who does your hair?

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  7. whew! finally a question i can answer without studying.

    more!!

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  8. Okay, here are some of the questions my readers asked me, and which I'll be answering on my list:

    What food irritates the hell out of you?

    Favorite book/CD/drink?

    What song sends you into a homicidal rage?

    What's your favorite movie with zombies in it?

    Who was the last person that you checked their butt out?

    What's the obsession with tits?

    What's your guilty pleasure?

    Would you wear a live madagascar roach decorated w/ jewels?

    What was your most embarrassing drunken episode?

    If you could pick any one person for a hot date from any time in history, who is it? (This one was yours, I believe!)

    The last thing you downloaded?

    Which one is bigger?

    Most disliked very, very popular musical person?

    What are some of your vices?

    Who would you like to see in this year's World Series?

    Have you ever streaked? Or, how many times?

    Also, I would like to add my own:

    Why did you start blogging?

    What keeps you blogging?

    What do the blogs you regularly read have in common?

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  9. So I decided to join in on the fun by answering all of these questions. Does that make me a drama queen????

    1. How do you like your eggs? scrambled with cheese

    2. It is winter of 1874. You are leading the Brady Bunch (including Alice and Tiger) from Provo, Utah to Breckinridge, Colorado in search of gold, when something goes horribly awry. Which Brady do you cannibalize first, and why?
    Cindy, because I'm blonde with curly hair

    3. How is my dad? Umm....

    4. What do you think they have done with the real John McCain?
    His head is in a jar in the Bush household in Crawford

    5. Given a choice between doing the right thing for the wrong reason, and doing the wrong thing for the right reason, which do you suppose you would do?6. You have been elected President of the United States! So, President Powell, what are you going to do about the current health care crisis?
    I'm not Pres. Powell, but I think I would do the wrong thing for the right reason because I live by the rule WWJD (What Would Joe Do.)

    7. Do you have any recurring dreams/nightmares? Please describe. I dream of my teeth falling out on the Love Boat with Captain Stubbin singing Karoake

    8. You have fallen out the window into a vat of toxic waste, and have transformed into the Toxic Joe-venger, super hero extraordinaire. What is your super power? WONDER TWINS POWER... ACTIVATE.

    9. When was the last time you cried at the movies? Don't know about Joe, but when Funeral Blues was recited in Four Weddings and a Funeral yesterday on free Showtime

    10. Whom do you admire, and why? Tits because she is so cool and Russ Feingold

    11. How many questions do you figure I can come up with before midnight tonight? 7

    12. Zombies are overrunning Morristown! Which weapon do you grab first? Moonshine and a Moon Pie

    13. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Karamel Sutra

    14. You have come into possession of the TARDIS, allowing you to travel freely throughout space and time. Where and when do you visit first? The Watergate Hearings

    15. Can you roll your tongue?
    Yes

    16. What question have you always wished someone would ask you (but no one ever has), and what is the answer to that question?
    Are you too sexy for your shirt.

    17. Do you have any tattoos? Please describe.
    Okay, Joe. We've done this.

    18. How is the weather over there?
    Sorta nice

    19. Regarding the Coherence Theory of Truth, Bertrand Russell maintained that since both a belief and its negation will individually cohere with at least one set of beliefs, then contradictory beliefs can be "true" according to the theory. Therefore, the theory is invalid. Agree or disagree?
    I like Eggs.

    20. Do you like cheese? Of course

    Now to my sweetie in Crime ...Tits!!!!

    What food irritates the hell out of you?
    Hamburger Helper and those big peas that pop in your mouth

    Favorite book/CD/drink?
    To Kill a Mockingbird/Anything by John Coltrane/Bass

    What song sends you into a homicidal rage?
    Billy, Don't Be Hero

    What's your favorite movie with zombies in it?
    Shaun of the Dead/Night of the Living Dead (first one)/One by an Italian Director(Dario, I think) where the zombies ran really fast and everyone died.

    Who was the last person that you checked their butt out?
    No one loves my butt

    What's the obsession with tits?
    She is a Guru and Goddess
    What's your guilty pleasure?
    Cowboy Bebop
    Would you wear a live madagascar roach decorated w/ jewels?
    No

    What was your most embarrassing drunken episode?
    Woke up in California leaving Nashville in a '72 Winnebago with three people I didn't know very well and played guitar for a deaf girl (did you know I don't play guitar???)

    If you could pick any one person for a hot date from any time in history, who is it? (This one was yours, I believe!)
    Umm...Sort of get sidetracked on the sex thing ... like so many
    The last thing you downloaded?
    Hellsing
    Which one is bigger?
    Oppression
    Most disliked very, very popular musical person?
    Toby Keith

    What are some of your vices?
    OOps...sort of still smoking although I did avoid for four weeks.
    Who would you like to see in this year's World Series?
    CARDINALS
    Have you ever streaked? Or, how many times?
    Twice .. shut up


    **And Tits adds her own**
    Also, I would like to add my own:

    Why did you start blogging?
    Joe started blogging in 1964.
    What keeps you blogging?
    He is the conscience of America
    What do the blogs you regularly read have in common?
    Well Tits and I like porn?

    NOW FOR JOE from ze Coma ...
    When did you become a super hero?
    Who is your favorite Buffy character?
    When did you decide journalism was for you?
    When did you realize that Bush was an ass monkey?
    Why don't people just act kind to each other?
    When was the last time you ate sushi?
    Is Nietzhe dead?

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  10. Jesus, that was long.
    Had some Bass.

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  11. Post-supper inquiries:

    Did you take money from Jack Abramoff?

    Stephen Colbert: Great Pseudo-pundit, or the Greatest Pseudo-Pundit?

    What was the name of your first pet, and what kind of animal was it?

    Everyone has "the one that got away." What would you say to that one if you had the opportunity to speak with her?

    Do you consider yourself a feminist?

    What is your favorite curse word? (apologies to James Lipton)

    When you were a lad, what did you most want to be when you grew up?

    Who let the dogs out?

    What's the deal with Sulu?

    If you could choose five people, living and dead, with whom to share a meal, which five people would you choose?

    At the above dinner party, what meal would be served?

    What is your least favorite movie?

    Do you believe in god?

    For $5 million, would you perjure yourself before Congress?

    I can't think of any more right now. Happy birthday, Arthur Conan Doyle!

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  12. I'm may have to just make a post what Newscoma answered for me to Tits!

    and odd isn't it, how questions for Tits are still applicable to me anyway ...

    MORE!! howls of laughter!

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  13. I love when Newscoma drunk-posts!

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  14. heh heh ... can be most liberating!

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  15. I know for a fact that JP wanted to be Superman when he was a wee lad.
    Make him tell you his Superman story, and how he almost lost his arm.
    OK. In the next few months I WILL be down in your neck of the woods, Newscoma.
    You will be drinkin' with BooBoo, Rebel and Me, yes?
    We ought to fly Tits in, make it a real party.

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  16. for the record, I was being Spiderman . when I almost chopped off my hand, not my arm.

    do they allow drinkin in West TN?

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  18. Yes... Spiderman... duh... I knew that...

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  19. Editor,
    I will buy you the beer of your choice at any juke joint you choose.

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  20. Where's the damn plane, already?

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  21. not to mention MY ticket!!

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  22. It's girls gone wild, JP.
    You have to arrange for your own transportation.
    And you should probably bring a bodyguard.
    And your Spidey suit.

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  23. Ooh! That sounds like fun!

    *giggles*

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