Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Offspring

     Well Company, we are back and strong as ever. I hope that you thoroughly enjoyed our "Ten Lists in Ten Days" special feature. I know that I did. I should have done one called "Ten Ways to Know Your Blogger has Writers Block." But I digress. If you saw the title and came here hoping that I was going to wax poetic about the super awesome American alternative rock band The Offspring then prepare to be disappointed. I am not writing about them. A lot has happened in the last ten days or so, and one of the more curious things is a flowering of new blogs written by The Company. That is the offspring that I am talking about.
     Now, I am not here to gloat. I am not here to rub it into people's faces that I am an inspiration. I am not here to talk incessantly about how I have spinoffs and you do not. I am not here to go on and on about how I am like the St. Patrick of the blog world, leading people into the world of online web logs as if I were leading the snakes out of Ireland. I am actually here to give some free press to a group of blogs that I consider to be inspired by me, even if the authors do not feel the same. Anyway, here are my spinoffs. If I am Happy Days then these are Joanie Loves Chachi. Well, I guess one of them could be Laverne and Shirley; I will leave it up to you to decide.

1.) Mike-a-Licious. Go read this. It is an open window to the Blogger's heart and mind. Don't be afraid to look or even crawl through like you are one of the thieves on Home Alone. It's worth crawling through, even if you get shot in the face with a Nerf gun before you make it past the drapes. Updated regularly, much more based on every-day events than Big Dave and Company will ever be, and always entertaining, Mike-a-Licious should be a part of your everyday reading, if only for the biting satire and big doe eyes that you can't say no to.

2.) Test for Echo. This is a cool name for a Blog, despite the fact that it is named after the sixteenth studio album by the band Rush. Now, despite the fact that this is a Rush-centric blog I still recommend it. Much more seriously written than most, it is still an entertaining jaunt into the world around you. Especially if that world consists of 80s rock and polo shirts. Just kidding. Read it, you will enjoy it.

3.) Mind Junk. The newest of my little band of followers, this blog features nothing but lists of eight. Everything is in the form of a list of eight. Very entertaining, totally cool without being obnoxiously trendy, and easy to read, Mind Junk is the perfect size. When ten is too much, five is not enough, eight is just perfect. Check it out.

4.) Things That Bother Me A Lot. This an intensely hilarious blog in which the author basically tees off on things that t- him off. Not updated regularly, it is nonetheless worth checking out on a regular basis just so you don't miss something juicy.

     Look at that business. Four roots off the same tree. Each unique and special in their own way. Like snowflakes or hookers. Bottom line, there are four weblogs that are worthy of your time and attention. I read them all, and you should too. They are all entertaining and honestly, most of them are written better than Big Dave and Company as well. So if you are like a literary critic wannabe you can still read them without pulling your hair out. But seriously, click on their name and go check them all out. It will be well worth your while.

1 comment:

Adrianne said...

Thanks for the plug! Unlike my real parents I hope I don't disapoint my fake blog Dad. By the way you forgot to mention that Mind Junk was also very funny. But that's okay fake blog Dad I forgive you. In the immortal words of Will Smith (featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff) "parents just don't understand".