What a year it's been! A crazy roller-coaster ride into a whirlwind of excitement! An avalanche of mystery and intrigue! A cornucopia of mirth and merriment! A plethora of hyperbole and overstatement!
Oh, screw it--who am I kidding? I started this blog for two reasons: 1) It was free. And 2) I was bored. Those motivating factors are still in place.
Permit me some self-indulgence by linking to a few entries that, for one reason or another, I like. It's a good thing I crack myself up.
Suggestions for celebrity baby names
Real BlogSpot blog names, with commentary
I'm writing a review of Catwoman...
The only plausible reason for John McCain's speech at the Republican convention
The Rise and Fall of Freddie the Dog (after a link on Kottke.org to my dog Freddie's blog resulted in something like 18,000 hits there in a week)
The Seven Less-Deadly Sins
Innovative idea for election reform
Thoughts on the election, the day after
Who am us, anyway?
Proposal for Social Security reform
When publishing trends collide
Spoiler alert! (The last one was supposed to be a Passion of the Christ spoiler, BTW.)
Odds on the next Pope
Frank Perdue: Rest in pieces
Benedict, Benedict, Benedict
I know, I know, linking to myself is ridiculously vain.
So, here is the lamest TVB post ever: The Velvet Blog: Year One: A Look Back