Changing Direction

Taking cues from my readers and other blogs I follow and interactions on other social media things, it’s time to dedicate some effort to ‘crystallizing’ the aim, intent, and … the SOUL, I guess … of this here Shit Web-Log. It’s time to go the full retard FULL SATIRE.  I’ll probably have to look that up on urban wiktionary or something so I know what I’m supposed to be doing… Why didn’t I do this to begin with? Maybe because I was trying to be all serious, and all things to all people, and maybe I thought I couldn’t pull … Continue reading Changing Direction

The Cloudies! 2014 – 2015

Originally posted on Esme's Cloud:
The Cloudies! Like the Oscars…..but better! (Warning, strong language, potentially bloody awful grammar and descriptions that may leave faint those of a nervous disposition follow (but no nudity I’m afraid)). It was one year ago to this very day that sonmi and the Cloud first alighted upon the blogosphere after wandering in the wilderness for many aeons, knowing not if she would be staying for long, or flying off lightly after a few cautious transmissions. She was here only for the words and it was the words that insisted she remain, at first. Inspiration is here in… Continue reading The Cloudies! 2014 – 2015

I’d Like To Thank God, My Mom, My Casting Agent…

(Photo credit: skulzstudios, via Deconstructing Myths) Hey there dear readers, One of my brilliantly-crafted posts on this here web-log was awarded an award! I noticed a ‘pingback’ in my comments a few days back and must have had my brain seated incorrectly on its mounting bracket that day, because I didn’t think any more of it (even though it had the word ‘Award’ in it… ‘derp’.). Anyway, my post ‘Word of the Moment #1‘ was chosen as one of the recipients of the Jeffster Awards, issue number 33. Cool, huh? Go check out the Jeffsters at the link above, and … Continue reading I’d Like To Thank God, My Mom, My Casting Agent…

Social Media Rules OK

The first rule of social media is: ‘Don’t talk about the rules of social media.’ I’ve been meaning to post something, somewhere, about the ‘rules’ (more like a common-sense philosophy) that I have developed for myself in the world of social media.  When I first started dabbling in SM, on the reviled and adored (by some) facebook platform, it was clear that the interaction framework is self-evident – people post status updates or links and it is entirely up to each user what they ‘like’, ‘share’, or comment on. Before starting to use Twitter (which initially baffled me.  It just … Continue reading Social Media Rules OK

Guest Post: “Answer the Damn Question!”: Australian Man Invents New Game Show That Saves The World

Originally posted on The Big Blog of All the Shit I Know:
Do not adjust the horizontal or the vertical. You are about to enter a realm of radical televisory entertainment presented by AsGrayAsGray. Enjoy at your own foul-smelling peril.  You’ve been slimed. Almost every time I see or hear a politician in an interview, I can be heard screaming “Answer the damn question!” Same goes for business leaders, bureaucrats, CEO’s, media ‘personalities’, company spokespersons, and all the other time-wasters and obfuscators who refuse to participate in any variety of ‘plain talking’. Seems everyone is too scared to just simply speak the truth.… Continue reading Guest Post: “Answer the Damn Question!”: Australian Man Invents New Game Show That Saves The World

Holes In My Global Reach

PREAMBLE: This is meaningless.  Hit your Back button now to avoid. So, I’ve been doing this web-log thing on WordPress for a little while (just under 2 years, in fact), and a cursory bit of analysis reveals where I’m failing in my pursuit of global domination.  There are whole chunks of the world where I have no reach.  I mean, check out all the white-space on that map above… (please ignore the oceans, which are also white – they don’t count.)  Why has no-one from Greenland visited my blog?  Why no Mongolian, Kazakhstani, or Congolese visitors? I have some work … Continue reading Holes In My Global Reach

Social Media ‘Plagiarism’ – a long and aimless rant

Sometimes I can get a little bit precious.  Like now. I’m not the most active blogger or social media user in the place, and I often wonder what some other people are doing with the rest of their lives since they appear to be on Twitter or facebook almost constantly, but I see that it is something they are committing themselves to, for better or worse, and they are sometimes able to post some great original stuff, funny stuff, of-the-moment stuff, stuff that makes me think “oh, you are quick”. On a couple of occasions I have found myself in … Continue reading Social Media ‘Plagiarism’ – a long and aimless rant