Thursday, June 29, 2006
Best Of 2006 Part 1
In December, I published a post with links to what I thought were my best posts for 2005. As the midpoint of 2006 arrives, I’ve decided that an entire blogging year is a little too long to go without some self-indulgent navel-gazing, so I’ve decided to make my Best Of posts semi-annual. You try to love all your children and its hard to narrow down dozens of posts to a few that are representative, but I’ll try.
Ted Forth, My Hero and Sally’s Hero: Ted Forth, Part Deaux. I really do like Sally Forth the strip and that’s not just because Ces indulges my little tweaking. I probably have one or two more posts on this sly family strip, but I try to pace myself.
Teenage Girl President Casting Call. I’ve also set my sights on Ces’s webcomic with my list of real life actresses that could play Teenage Girl President. Since I’ve posted that tongue-in-cheek list, I’ve been getting LostGoogler® hits for the phrase “casting call” in combination with any of the tweener shows I name checked. Some of the more irony impaired ones leave earnest comments wanting me to help them out get an audition. I think that is WAY more disturbing than any creepy vibe the original post may have had.
National Crappy Comics Competition. While still talking about comics, The NCCC™ is actually 11 posts all strung together over a three-week period. I think I’ve done a pretty good job of cross linking them so that you can start anywhere and follow along, since they aren’t nearly as funny in reverse chronological blog order.
Bradley Cooper On Broadway and Stalking Julia. Both posts are both about my trip to New York to see the poorly reviewed but still profitable Three Days Of Rain. It was a thrill to get Julia Robert’s and the rest of the cast’s autograph. It even got a link from a Dutch blog. While I’m still metaphorically gay for Bradley Cooper, I’m not so sure about some of the LostGooglers®.
Granite Kitchen Countertops. My funny-only-to-me attempt at GoogleBombing® is starting to gain some momentum. Thanks to rashbre, Jane, loudfan, and all you other good sports for indulging me. For the rest of you, a few more incoming links wouldn’t hurt.
Really Desperate Housewife and Brandy’s Back. My two posts about the over-educated Howard County hooker are my favorites. For one thing, there is real content in it. I was the only blog or web source for Dr. Brandy Britton’s alleged new escort service. I would like to think that the more than 200 hits the "Cultured Companion" got from my blog had a part in it eventually going 404. Also, the comments section for that post has taken a life of its own and now serves as a support group and information clearinghouse for Brandy-haters.
Reviewing my archive I realize how celebrity obsessed I appear, having done posts about Melissa Etheridge, Jessica Alba, Johnny Weir, Neil Gaiman, the Clintons and Bushes, and, of course, Angelina Jolie.
I’ve also done a lot of travel related blogging including my three part post about our trip to France in the footsteps of Dan Brown, as well as reminisces about New Orleans and DisneyWorld. As I will make clear soon, there is going to be a more travel blogging later this month. I will continue to post about music, books, bookstores, intellectual property and whatever random thoughts cross my head. And we will try to go for a second annual NaJuReMoNoMo in January. Thanks for reading and giving me an audience.
Blatant Call For BlogWhoring™: What was the favorite post of yours or someone else so far for 2006?