Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Wind-down (Vol. 1)

Thanks for the kind words, gent, but it goes without saying that I haven't done anything in months that is worthy of mention with the effort that those cats have been putting in. Ain't easy, indeed...





AMagicianNamedGod  I know others, more prestigious and prolific than I, have said it before and better, but I'd like to show my thanks to all the guys at HFTE, Skeevy and his Balog, and, especially, Shitehawk for curating the nonsense that happens here every day. Seriously, it makes the whole experience richer and weirder and more fun, and I know that shit ain't easy. So, cheers.


However, here's a look back at some balogging from better days. We laughed, we cried, we cried because we were laughing...


-The buffoonery really began here. And oh, would it continue...
-Pageviews galore? Pageviews galore.
-Boomroasted!
-Boomroasted again! And, of course, Nickly!
-History!
-More history! (remember: doomed to repeat itself)
-Controversy!


Oh, the times we had before I came along and killed the place! We'll reflect more in due time. Until then, still, it's open.







21 comments:

  1. Labels: #babytobed

    Oh, god dammit.

    [moves 500 feet away from balog]

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  2. Good thing this isn't The Blog: The Down-wind. I'd be gagging on the shitty fumes.

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    1. Oh, man. Without brilliant Anonymous trolls, I'd have no idea that this thing wasn't Pulitzer-worthy.

      +1 hardly seems adequate. Keep fighting the good fight, you masked hero you.

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  3. Wow, there are some comments in those links with my name attached that I have no memory of making. There's at least one I literally don't understand any part of whatsoever. Young, stupid, and incomprehensible. Those were the days.

    And a few links in those threads whisked me away to old-timey Deadspin comment threads featuring Ninja neck-and-towel-snapping. It's become trite to even reflect wistfully on those days, but my god do I ever miss them.

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    1. Like you said, it's trite, but, man, the old days were good.
      My favorite day will always be New Year's 2011. Jezebel posted something stupid called "Fuck 2010", a list of all the things that had gone wrong that year. The Deadspin crew tried to cheer them up with (what else) cats!
      Most of it got deleted, or moved, but ... good stuff.

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  4. This post seriously needs that Green Day song playing behind it as I read through it. I hope you had the time of your life, Skeevy. RIP buddy.

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    1. Hmm.. Phin and The Notorious BALOG both happen to randomly drop in and give kudos to Marv within 10 minutes of each other? That's a bit peculiar, don't ya think?

      Anyway, I agree with both of them. Good job, Marv. It was fun while it lasted.

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    2. The weird thing is that Notorious posted at 4:20. Also, I can assure you I am not him. I may have been plenty of goofy "Guy Whos" around here, but I never was Notorious BALOG.

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    3. +1 to both of you idiots.

      Or all 3 of you.

      Or 4. Fuck.

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  6. MKMUB we barely knew ye.

    I thank you and everyone involved for your efforts. As with most things there were good days and bad days but some of the good days did reach the level of Finest Kind.

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  7. Hey guys, sorry I haven’t stopped by in a while. I see there’s a lot more activity than usual. Looks like the balog’s still going strong!

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  8. So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

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  9. Hey Marv! Bronzy is in Vegas, so I was finally able to sneak out and come play. I brought some toys and figurines!

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  10. A very special thanks to this website. I couldn't have done it without you.

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  11. OOOOOOOH LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK ME LOOK AT ME LOOKIE LOOKIE LOOKITY LOOKITY LOOK LOOK LOOK HERE IS MEEEEE!!!!!!!!

    SELF-SERIOUS SERIOUSNESS. SRSLY.

    PIE TO THE FACE--READY-ACTION-GO!

    GET TO THE HELICOPTER!!!

    ALARUM! ALARUM! ATTENTION ON DECK!

    WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS A HAM! HOW NOBLE IN SEASONING, HOW INFINITE IN DELICIOUSNESS!

    THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID.

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