Bran and I were just talking about blogging being less fun due to its commercialization etc, when the original point was subversion of editorial control by the self-publishing part, and of authorial control by commenters, and its being sort of replaced by twittering, facebooking, flickring, and so on, and whether one couldn’t somehow come up with something that had the features of the latter while maintaining the individuality and subversion of the former. No idea.
Comments here are never edited, except for spam and maybe one or two really hateful ones in the TEN YEARS I’ve been doing this, but the unfortunate misunderstanding-based flamewar (in limerick form! yay for metamorphosism flame wars!) in this year’s limerick contest has necessitated a (literally) last-minute rule change. No previous entries will be disqualified, but EXTRA POINTS will be awarded now for entries following the following rules:
Reqiured themes: general bawdiness, redemption, and/or reconciliation. Bonus characters: famous peace activists, famous ventriloquists, escape artists. Bonus languages: Latin, Icelandic. GOOD LUCK.
Some of the limericks already posted meet the new requirements. Do they get the extra points also?
They get extra points, as well as the other entries immediately before and after them.
Mig asked Rod Hull Emu to hide
For in matters of Pax Mig did pride
Á gráum hærum gloggt var kenndur
With his bloggings most tender
But he was Emu O’ Houdini. Woe betide!