Thursday, March 19, 2009

That Is A Good Question.

The other day on the Captain Comics Board my friend Rich posed a very good question. If your blog is titled In Purple I'm Stunning 2.0, why is the background color green?

There are several ways I could answer that. I could use a song and dance routine and hopefully distract everyone and slide on by. The problem with that when it comes to singing, I assume you have heard of a person who can't carry a tune in a bucket. I can't even carry the bucket. When it comes to dancing you could compare me with Fred Astaire. Considering he has been dead for 22 years, it is a good comparison. So song and dance is out.

Another idea is to do what politicians do when confronted with a problem like that. First I could accuse Rich of being color blind. Then when he proves he is not I blame my staff. When it turns out I am my staff, then I blame it on a right-wing conspiracy. When the right-wingers complain I blame it on a left-wing conspiracy. I could just keep passing the buck that way.

Since those two ideas aren't working I'll just blame Blogger.com. After all, nothing is anyone's fault these days. Blogger has to be at fault because they provide the forum for us.

In the end there is only one thing to do. After all confession is good for the soul. The answer to that question is I really didn't think about it. When I set up this blog I went with the prepared format that Blogger offered. Since Rich brought it up I have made a few changes, which is why the words are now in purple. I am trying to figure out how to get the background purple. In a couple of weeks I am taking a mini-vacation and when I do I will work on the format a little. I have been meaning to make a blog roll but as you can see that hasn't happened yet. When I take the time off I will get that done.

Since I am talking about the title of my blog, here is a link explaining why it is called In Purple I'm Stunning 2.0. I know several new people have been visiting here and I am hoping to get a few more in the next few days. Of course I may end up scaring them off when they see how much I ramble, but I'll have to take the risk. I knew my friends from the Captain Comics board come here. We have a thread titled What Are You Blogging About Today? I put a link to all my posts there. But a few others, Volly at This Is My Secret Hiding Place, Dana at Amid Life's Crises, and Ben at 1988 Score have been here. They are the ones that I know about. Thank you all for reading. Anyone is always welcome here. Kick your shoes off and stay awhile.

I say more may be visiting in the next few days because Ben gave me a plug on his blog. He and I just completed a baseball card trade and he mentioned anyone trying to put a 2009 Topps set together to contact me. I have some extras and the best thing to do with them is to help someone finish their set and get some cards I need.

One clarification on yesterday's post. I mentioned the Fundalini Pages but haven't been real clear on what they are. It is three pages of assorted gags. 13 people were credited on the last one. The titles of the gags were: Eerie Similarities Between Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama, The Fast Five:Main Duties Of Obama's New Chief Technology Officer, The Yungbluth and the Restless, a cartoon, Melvin & Jenkins' Guide To Public Transportation,(Melvin & Jenkins are two polar opposite young men) Stories Reported by TMZ That Were Later Retracted, How George W. Bush Will Be Perceived By Various Americans, The Solution To Last Month's Mini-Mystery, The Sublime 7: Hillary Clinton's Priorities As Secretary Of State, and a comic strip called Bitterman. Usually there is something that I find amusing, but not this group. The articles change every month. A few, like Melvin & Jenkins are continuing gags, but don't appear every issue.
Mike and Travis both knew that the maple leaf is on the Canadian Flag.
Today's question is Grade 2/U.S. Geography.

How many U.S. States have the word North, South, East or West in their names?

I knew this one. 54-12.

5 comments:

Travis said...

5 states I think

Dana said...

Although I don't always comment, I do always read! You were a good find!

Howard Bagby said...

Dana, I am the same way with you. I read but don't always comment.

Volly said...

Wow - thank you so much for the endorsement and I will do what I can to live up to it.

I like your blog and Dana's mainly for the consistently unselfconscious honesty and variety of topics. The fact that you're geographically within about 15 minutes of me adds a note of neighborliness. :)

Thank you as well for the explanation of the blog title -- all this time I've been reading it incorrectly as "I'M Purple, I'm stunning 2.0." Makes a lot more sense now. I will seek out reruns of B5 if they are to be found, or perhaps rent the DVDs on Netflix.

Cheers,
Volly

Howard Bagby said...

Volly, welcome neighbor. The thing I love about Babylon 5 is if you follow the entire five seasons you get one large story. You can enjoy the individual episodes but put it together and it is great.