CSN:AFU Week Twenty-Four
Fear The Seeds Is Back From Purgatory… IT LIVES!!!
Those left from my original “posse” might… remember that I started with three blogs. Back in 1999, I had my features, creative and personal writing jammed into one blog and the arguments from one area bled over into all the others. It wasn’t fun. So, having learned the lesson, last November — along with “CSN:AFU” and “[my other blog]”, I started “Fear The Seeds” to be my feature-writing and discussion blog. But writing features is time consuming and I gotta have my Littlest Hobo and Froot Loops.
So, after only five posts, 2258 hits and 122 responses, I closed FTS down to concentrate on CSN:AFU, which has been a lot more fun. But there are still things I can’t do, or don’t feel comfortable doing, on [my other blog] or Cultural… so, I’m going to use FTS as a place to expand on some ideas I’ve recently written aboot on [my other blog]. Basically it’s going to be a photo site — both recent and from the past — but with the memories attached to them and whatever technical stuff I can put together… I should probably also mention that I was the photo editor for one magazine and the primary shooter for a (smallish-n) national newspaper. So, if you’re interested, the New FTS is called “photo graphic F.T.S.“, and I’ve already started posting.
More Importantly Nita Dropped In…
and tagged me with an “Intellectual Blogger Award.” Before you laugh at the idea, she thinks I deserve it… Nita’s a professional (capital J) Journalist who has worked with many newspapers including the Times Of India. Through her blog — “A Wide Angle View Of India” — she’s right in the middle of the most important cultural movement on the planet, and she’s covering the associated issues with insight, intelligence and wit. Nita has been in my “Five Blogs I Visited Most This Week” list for twenty four straight weeks, so that’s how I feel aboot her, and her writing. Thanks Nita.
Five Strangest Search Terms Used To Find CSN:AFU
4) Sarah Galashan Jewish
3) want to become a polygamist
2) manic depressive redheads
1) pubic aroma
Honourable Mention: flickr mohareb pictures
Top Five CSN:AFU Posts Since Last Friday:
1) CSN:AFU Monday’s Top Three News Stories — July 02/07
3) Greatest Hits: Canadian Inventions — ‘Basketball’
4) Canada: Offering A Safe-Sex Environment Where Humanity Can Fuck Itself Back Together Again
5) The First Ten Things You Need To Know Aboot Canada
Honourable Mention: Short Cuts: Canada’s Gay Anglicans Were Sacrificed For Politics Not Religion… Just Like Jesus And Marc Hall
The Five Blogs I Visited Most This Week
This Week In General:
There is nothing more frustrating, as a… blogger, than to have your material debated upon in a forum you have no access to, except being able to watch the debate without being able to participate. Worse yet… this one’s taking place in Spanish. Someone in Madrid picked up a post I wrote on [my other blog] aboot five months ago aboot how the myth of ability in manic depression is extremely dangerous, because once someone with Bipolar Disease starts believing the myth their chances for recovery drop substantially.
The group doing the debating are using lots of emoticons, so I don’t think it’s a mensa group. The actual stated manifesto of their group is to promote the belief that Manic Depression adds to a persons creativity instead of what it actually does, prevent its host from leading a healthy life. Manic Depression is a disease that must be managed, or else it’ll kill you slowly or kill you quickly.
Fucking Punks. The last time this happened it was an anti-medication group. Every once in a while you’ll read aboot how insane it is that anorexics are enabling each other on blogs and websites… yeah.
Anyway, this week I made the decision to start eating healthy and it’s going great so far. Tonight I had a few fried potato wedges, two chicken legs and some gravy and that’s the least healthy thing I’ve eaten all week. Otherwise its been whole wheat bagels, bananas, apples, fish and yummy crab meat, orange juice and 1% milk. I’m actually eating a few, albeit small, meals everyday instead of one crappy meal ten minutes before going to bed… this is a huge change for me. What else… oh yeah, my teeth are clean, two of three fillings were filled and, apparently, I have the tooth bone density of a person nearly twice my age. Good times.
This Weeks New Posts:
CSN:AFU Monday’s Top Three News Stories
— July 23/07
Shootings and murders across Canada in an incredible weekend of violence, and a pedophile gets an incredible deal from a Crown Attorney. A Canadian bureaucrat admits to defrauding the Department of National Defence of $100 million. GM opens negotiations with the UAW: The outlook for the American car industry could be really bad if these negotiations go wrong… Huge fires in Idaho and Utah and massive flooding in Texas. No reports of plague… Surprisingly Britain can’t float.
Greatest Hits: Canadian Inventions — ‘Basketball’
James Naismith credited a game he played as a child called “duck on a rock” as his inspiration for “Basket Ball”. Duck on a rock was played by throwing small rocks at a larger one, which was laid out on a tree stump or another stone, in an attempt to dislodge it or make it fall. One player tries to guard the large rock, and if the large stone is dislodged everyone scrambles to get their stones back… basically you line up a bunch of kids who then pitch stones at each other. In 19th century, rural Canada this was an exciting way to spend an afternoon. Not quite as exciting, however, as beating each other with sticks, which inevitably became hockey.
More News, A Movie, And Smiley Faces For Everyone
Crab meat, cream cheese on a whole wheat bagel with a big glass of milk… mmm.