Friday, December 30, 2005
breaking up via blog post
Yes, I've now seen a blog used for the ultimate purpose: to dump a lover.
Will the dumped lover post a comment? Did he read her blog frequently? Will he start now? Blog Soap Operas here we come.
blog dumping = informing a romance partner that it's The End, but doing it in a post on your blog.
How creative and exhilarating. It really cheers me up to see this innovation. Many of my readers probably recall that I hate phone conversations almost as more or much as I despise face-to-face meetings. Problem: you can't revise or link.
I vastly prefer email to telephone. I prefer blog comments, the what I call "slow chat room" aspect of the blog, to vocal/auditory conversation. I like text. I dislike talk. That's my stupid bashful vocal articulation timidity and my derridean deconstructionism rearing their large and rather ugly heads again.
So the chump visits her blog, sees the bad news, and gulps.
Does he soil himself? I hope so.
Now I shut, and you go visit Min Jung Kim.
Check out "annual break up post":
But even more amazing is some of the language in it. Ah, what exactly is "janky shit"? Man, do I love that phrase.
[QUOTE--end of the "break up post"]
No seirously. It’s not me. It *IS* you.
So no hard feelings.
I’m keeping the Cds and the bottle of Scotch.
Your janky shit is on the curb waiting for garbage pickup in the rain.
Friends, this is pure poetry.
"waiting for garbage pickup in the rain" is a nice finishing touch.
[EDIT UPDATE]: Go read Min Jung Kim's post that I blogged about a while back: "Lifecycle of Bloggers", a description of the phases all bloggers go through as they blog with their blogs in the blog-bloated blogosphere.
What is "janky shit"?
[EDIT UPDATE]: Min Jung Kim graciously replies in a comment posted here:
Janky shit = ... everything that one tolerated while within the throes of love during the relationship but would have despised as being owned by anyone else... like for instance, if it were owned by your in-laws or the exroommate who put dogshit in the backseat of your car.
[signed] Steven Edward Streight aka Vaspers the Grate
Posted by steven edward streight at 12/30/2005 02:15:00 AM