Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Flabbergastery

Hello. This is the author of Pat O'Neil. I was wondering to myself whether I should write this in character, but I decided it would work better in my own voice. Up until a week ago, I thought no one was reading the ridiculousness that I was putting up here. As of Sunday, I was aware of only three readers. That brought the total of people who had ever read my blog to 8 or so. Then, Sunday evening, I was told I'd been put on a "lamest blog list" on MSN. After some research, though, I discovered that it was actually PC World magazine's 11 Lamest Blog list. At the time, my heart sank a little. I consoled myself with the saying, "There's no such thing as bad publicity," but it did hurt some, I've got to admit. I mean, it's not as if I'm writing erotic One Piece slash fan fiction or anything. However, I was still going to just let it slide.

Then, this afternoon, I find 14 comments awaiting moderation. All of those were posted in roughly three hours. To those who like what I'm doing, thank you. To those who don't, I know this is not for everyone. I would like to make clear up front, and this seems as up fronty as this is going to get, I have no illusions about what I write. I know this is not literature. I am not expecting to change the world with the tale of a guy from Iowa fighting ninjas with an army of hyper intelligent, genetically modified squirrel monkeys with the financial backing of Charles Lindbergh. If you're expecting to find literature on the Internet, you should navigate over to the Gutenberg Project's homepage right now. I suggest starting with the Odyssey and working your way forward in history from there. When you get to Huckleberry Finn, follow Hemingway's advice and quit reading before the boys free Jim. He was right, everything else after that is cheating.

The reason I began The Adventures of Pat O'Neil, and the reason I will keep writing, whether anyone reads it or not, is that our world needs a little ridiculousness. Stand up from your computer and look around you. Our world looks like its falling apart. Our economy is failing because no one was on watch. Much of the time, it seems our government is out to make our lives as unlivable as possible (don't believe me? Go to the DMV. Better yet, try dealing with DHS sometime). Our children have forgotten how to go outside on a nice day and just stare at the sky for an hour or so. Now, when you stack all of that up, maybe we need something we can acknowledge as utterly, totally insane. We can, and I include myself in this, live for a little while in Pat's strange world, knowing that, when the insanity is too much for us, we can step out again. That's why I write it. I need that. I need to know that there is a place that weirdness can have a safe home. A place that weirdness can live its brief life in our heads, make us simply happy, and then blow away like crushed leaves. From everything I've seen in the past couple of years, the natural home for weirdness is the Internet.

I am not ashamed of Pat or my writing. I am not ashamed that it is silly, confused and frantic. I do not feel bad that some people don't like my brand of humor. I've been dealing with that since I was a wee lad. I am going to continue Pat's story because I enjoy it. If you enjoy it as well, you are welcome to come. If you don't, that's all right. Maybe you could try out Dave Barry's blog. He's pretty consistently funny. If that doesn't work out, keep trying, you'll find something you like.

For those who stay, thank you. Now let's fight some Meth Ninjas.

120 comments:

Dan said...

I think what you write is hilarious. Keep up the good work!

Canucklehead said...

I will admit that I found this site for the first time through the lame blog article myself. It sounds like you already have figured this out yourself but I'll say it anyway: wrote what makes you happy and don't worry about what others say. I'm not going to say that your blog is not lame - only because I read the one entry and came in here to comment. You do what you want to do and don't worry about the rest. I'll be back. CHEERS!

Anonymous said...

Right on. Who cares what other people think! At least you are doing something worthwhile with your time, you are not out committing a crime and it hasn't really cost you a dime!

Barty said...

o my freakin goodness...
i found u on tht list...and i was clicking on a bunch of those blogs just for the heck of it and cuz i'm the kind of lifeless loser tht loves lameness...
i was not impressed with most of them, and eventually gave up on the list...but not before discovery your blog...
i have read hardly any of it cuz i haven't had time...
but i love it.
i will be checking back often!
XD

Anonymous said...

I like it!

Anonymous said...

I think that the "lame" list was stupid. I found your blog because of it, but I think you are funny and no one has the right to bash some random stranger's silly adventures. Keep at it!

The Right Rev. El Bonobo Bandito said...

Hey!

Ever figure out which, if any of the three original regular readers nominated you?

I didn't find you via the Lame Blogs article...but a direct post about your Blog on alt.slack

Which lead me to the lame blogs article.

The circle is now complete.

Anonymous said...

If everyone liked the same thing, this would be a very boring world to live in. Yes, I did find this on the lame "lame list" but I found yours the least bit lame. I love interesting writing. If I wanted someone to tell me what I should be reading I would join a certain bookclub that shall remain un-named. (Of course, that doesn't stop me from trying to get my friends to like my fave writers, most of them don't.)
Don't be discouraged, I think this is going to end up in your favor. So just thumb your nose at list and keep up the good work.
Thanks!

aL said...

What does it say about those of us who have such busy, interesting lives that we found and actually READ the "11 lamest blogs" list? Or about the people who compiled said list, for that matter?! I think I've made my point. You are my kind of strange, my friend.

Anonymous said...

You know what's lame? That somebody got paid to research and produce a piece about the lamest blogs on the 'net. I thought my life was pathetic. I personally think your blog is hilarious. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Anyone's liking or disliking what you write is purely subjective, but you already know that. Keep on keepin on.

Anonymous said...

Give em hell Pat, give em hell. I found you on that list through a link on Fark.com, and your blog was added to my favorites right away. MSNBC is on my lamest websites list and this one is on my most awesome list. I want to hear what comes next, and don't care about what the tards at MSNBC have to say. Less MSNBC and more about the Ninja meth plot please. I like your style.

mucky(muck4doo)crophedn

Queen Killjoy said...

I found your blog on the *lame list* too. Don't know why it's there; this is absolutely hilarious. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

u r amazing and i <3 u

Anonymous said...

gawd doode your awesome.
xD

seriously though, you really are.
:D

niffiwan said...

I found you through that article as well, via Fark.com. I think it's probably true about there being no bad publicity, with two exceptions: either if you don't want any more publicity, or if everyone knows you already.

In any case, I think this is something that I might like, so I'm copying+pasting all the entries to a txt file so that I can comfortably read it in bed as an "ebook". I read the first entry and found it quite funny, so I hope I'm right. :)

Trebor said...

If msnbc wrote more like you do, i would make time to read their articles (though i found this through the lame blog list, too. that shows what kind of loser i am...). your blog is great, and, its just that: YOUR blog. post more of what you have and i'll keep reading.

p.s., i randomly tell stories like that that go off on little rabbit tales to my friends sometimes...like the one where my friend mentioned how he thought he was ugly (and was contemplating not asking his lady friend out because of it) and i told him that at his birth, trolls worldwide were notified of this and gathered on some island in the atlantic to build a great pyre to burn themselves alive to keep themselves from having their toes chopped off so they could be thrown at him by all the women of the world who would cower at his ugliness!...or something like that...

Anonymous said...

"...our world needs a little ridiculousness. Stand up from your computer and look around you. Our world looks like its falling apart. Our economy is failing because no one was on watch. Much of the time, it seems our government is out to make our lives as unlivable as possible (don't believe me? Go to the DMV. Better yet, try dealing with DHS sometime). Our children have forgotten how to go outside on a nice day and just stare at the sky for an hour or so. Now, when you stack all of that up, maybe we need something we can acknowledge as utterly, totally insane."


Very much agreed! Good to know there are still some people out there with enough sense to see that.
Write on, Pat!

Anonymous said...

I am glad you were on the lame list, otherwise I would not have found your blog. Keep up the good work!

Jessica said...

There's really not any such thing as bad publicity. I found your blog through the lamest blog thingy on MSN, but I love it! So you have at least one new reader because of it! Keep it up!

Ryan said...

Pssh there's no such thing as bad publicity, I only found this site because of that list, and I have to say, me and my roommate enjoy what you've done here!

Croaker said...

This is absolutely not lame: rather, this is the best sort of awesome. I demand, with whatever authority I hold, that you continue this hilarious, excellent piece of bloggage.

Treeboy and Monkeygirl said...

LOL, your blog is the greatest waste of time since the real peter pan site.(pixyland.org)lol. Atleast your site seems to be creative and drug induced. I can live with that. My brain hurts too much from drugs to read all of it right now at 1:30 in the 'morn with the work day ahead but I will bookmark it and check back later. Like Primus says," you suck". Mean't in the best way.LOL. Off to screw the pooch.

Anonymous said...

I just found this blog through the lame blog list and linked it to two friends going "lame? this sounds awesome!!!" which according to them makes me out of my mind...:)

I seem to be in good company, at least. Keep up the good work!

Michael said...

I found this on the lamest blogs list.
I cant say that I have ever really found something "cool" off of a list, specially off an MSNBC list, pah!
This is pure win.
Pure freaking win.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't have known about the blog without the article. I really enjoyed the read and was LOL at my desk. Which of course made all my co-workers wonder what was going on, so I introduced them also.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend named Pat O'Neil...no joke. And what you're writing is his life story. Word for word.

Anonymous said...

i like your writing and I know friends of mine were talking about meth ninja and squirles at the Thanksgiving table.
keep it up... At least the "lame" article gave you a bunch of readers!

You should go on Good Morning america!

Anonymous said...

Love every minute of it. Think I'll hang around, if that's alright by you.

Brunhilda said...

I love your particular brand of weirdness. I shall be staying. Thanks for the amusement.

garrett said...

to add to my earlier post (which, of course, was anonymous; pick whichever you like and I'll pretend that it was the one) for some reason I'm thinking of Doris Piserchia after reading a bit of you. your work, rather. Spaceling in particular, though she lacked your focus.

el Juano said...

I loves me some crazy train-of-thought writing with squirrel monkeys! Being someone who has a similar fan base of three, I would kill for a "lamest blogger" nod;) Keep doing what you're doing - it's pretty darn funny...

K said...

No such thing as bad publicity.
Keep up the good fight.
Someone has to keep the Ninjas at bay.

Anonymous said...

Saw the article... laughed when I read the sample from your site.

My kind of humor. Looking forward to getting caught up and to new posts!

LEO said...

I found your blog over at the top 13 lamest blog.. But seriously you are a good writer that make me laugh my ass out of the chair!

Keep it up and i will be your constant ridiculous reader.

Anonymous said...

Don't let it get to you hoss,

Obviously this lame list was a blessing in disguise. When I read the excerpt on the MSN site, I thought wow, sounds like my kind of writing. It was the only link I followed from the list, and loved your 02Dec08 posting.

Keep up the great work, now you are going to have a real audience. Nothing like free marketing.

regards,

grooveitover

Anonymous said...

it is interesting, isn't it, that so many people were interested in the "lame" blogs. If they were soooo intrigued to go visit a "lame" blog, that either says that they too are lame, or the blogs really weren't all too bad.

good stuff

Anonymous said...

Please keep it up! I am going to share this blog with my friends, who I know will appreciate your coverage of this oft overlooked topic. If all blogs must be the same, why shouldn't we all dress alike as well!

Colin

James Ruth said...

This is sold. I bookmarked your blog. mine is on Myspace http://www.myspace.com/IamJamesRuth

Topher said...

Hey, I'm sold also, I can't wait to find out what happens next! Are you on facebook?

Dr. JW said...

I just read the lame blog article, and I was crackin up the moment I saw this. That was a touching response you made, and I support you all the way. Because of that article, I have now found you, so you have one more subscriber.
P.S. meth ninjas and squirrels are cool.

Anonymous said...

Your writing is the nice goofy break from reality that we all need. Forget the critics; they're lame for going out of their way to insult and hurt other people. I say, keep the giggles coming!

candice said...

i found your article through the "lame blog" article, too... however, the description of your blog seemed absolutely UN-lame, which is why I clicked the link, and now I'm here to tell you I think your writing is fantastic. :) keep it up!

Patrick said...

Dude, this stuff is great ^_^

Anonymous said...

i was browsing MSN's article about the lame blogs and came across the term "meth ninjas" and it instantly reminded me of robert hamburgers book which was amazingly hilarious. do not quit writing this. i have just forwarded your blog to everyone in my address book.

Heather said...

I agree with Dr. JW --- and your blog is the only one I clicked on to investigate further when reading the article. Awesome you are. :)

Michelle Gartner said...

Oh yeah figthting meth ninjas- there's a movie in there. Pat O'Neil should be played by William Shatner. I wish I came up with this stuff!

Blake said...

I know it hurts to be listed in the ranks of Kim Kardashianinamndma-whatever and Paris Hilton, but keep up the sillyness. The writer of the Lame blog list may well have put his or herself on the list...

You do what you want, I'll keep reading, everyone needs some ridiculousness from time to time... I'd put your stuff right up there with Monty Python and others.

YogaforCynics said...

Speaking as one of the masses who read the MS article, I find your writing hilarious....If I were you I'd take being called lame by writers-desperate-enough-for-work-that-they're-writing-stupid-lists-for-MSN as a badge of honor....

Glad I found Pat....

Anonymous said...

Pat, I came across you via the MSNBC lame list, and I quite literally wasted my entire afternoon on Tuesday, 12/2 reading the entire epic of Alistair instead of working.

I also forwarded your URL to about 50 people (and I am diametrically opposed to forwards) with a simple note: "go here, laugh your @$$ off, and if you don't, you're an idiot & should drown yourself."

Point being: while this tale will never receive a Caldecott Medal or Pulitzer, it is perfect fare for when you are sitting in your cube, wanting to choke the life outta your idiot co-workers & need to step back & laugh for a bit.

Needless to say, I am now a subscriber, and look forward to Pat & Alistair's future endeavors.

Anonymous said...

Bless you for July 7, 2008.

Anonymous said...

Less out of character bawwwwwing, more nonsense. people who don't like your blog are probably fags, or old. besides when did people start caring what msn had to say about anything?

sillymakid said...

Dear Pat O'Neil,

Your story is sublime, awesome, relevant, insane, clever, and just downright laugh-out-loud funny! If you can sustain the quality of this vision for at least the length of a two hour movie-worthy narrative, I see BIG things in your future. Can't wait to read the next entry. Your blog is definitely not lame, but I'm glad someone with clout thought so. Otherwise, this raised-on-MontyPython man may have never found out about the army of flying squirrels.

Anonymous said...

i like it very creative :)

sillymakid said...

Why does that dude "Anonymous" keep leaving lame comments on your site? Isn't that annoying you. Can't you block him?

Anonymous said...

dude your blog is anything but lame! those who think so have lost their childlike imagination!

heck yeah...ninjas fighting squirrel monkeys?! gimme some more of that please

you rock, pat o'neil rocks, and this blog is off the hook!

Anonymous said...

Don't knock it Phil - my site gets like 5 hits a day if I'm lucky. Enough people will be sticking around I bet to make it worth the initial bad feelings.

-Sean

Matt said...

Meth ninjas and genetically modified squirrel monkeys are awesome! This blog rocks! PC Magazine just hates fun. Ef them, keep writing.

Nick said...

I, like most of the others, found this site through the lamest blog article. I really didn't think someone with a sense of humor like yours would care what some article said. When I was reading the excerpt they put in there, I started laughing and was instantly reminded of sites like Maddox's Best Page in the Universe and RealUltimatePower. Those guys enjoy the fact that people think their stuff is so outrageous and nonsensical. I haven't had time to actually read through any of the blogs yet since this is the first time I visited, but after reading the top post I felt I should comment and let you know there's millions of people on the internet that share your same weird sense of humor, so keep writing. Mainly, just keep doing it for yourself. Thanks.

Dominick said...

I just discovered your site from the "Lame Blog" article. Screw what those guys think. They're either self-righteous pseudo-intellectual hipster douchebags who think that there is only one kind of funny, and anything else that doesn't fit into their personal mazeway should not be funny for anyone; or they are secret fans of your site, who just used their article to plug you. Either way, they've done you the biggest favor they could by drawing in readers from all over the 'Net with their little critique. Ultimately, you win!

Personally, I think this stuff is great... And if that makes me "lame," the so freakin' be it! Keep writing, my friend. Don't let the bastards get you down.

Anonymous said...

When I read the Pat O'Neil excerpt on the "lame" list I thought, "This isn't lame. It sounds kind of cool." This is NOT a lame blog

kathickers said...

Yeah, found you on the lame blog list, did a spit take, then immediately settled in to read from the beginning. I think this is awesome and I plan on pointing your blog out to several of my students. Thanks, and keep it coming!

Anonymous said...

Your stories are awesome! Keep posting!

Nika said...

My name is not Pat O'Neil, but I'm pretty sure your genius writing is a very precise and exquisite reflection of my life. Sounds like my biography at its best.
You're a magnificent and unique writer, the greatest kind of 'strange'.

I'm falling in love with you and your sharp wit.

Your blog seemed out of place on the "lamest blog list", it should rather be on the "best blogs ever list". That list will make you famous, though. Looking forward to see you on some talk show next week>:)

Anonymous said...

There's no such thing as bad publicity. If I hadn't read the lamest list, i'd have missed you. Now...on to Kim Kardashian!

loyda said...

congrats on getting famous.

i'll read your stuff, it sounds great.

Anonymous said...

I too found you on the lame blog list, I must say you are at a far different level then the others online. Even then, this is a blog, for people to make fun of blogs is ridiculous, especially judging their quality like that. Blogs are meant to escape all that. good luck!

Laura said...

I got to your site through the lame blog article. I also did not check out every site on that article...because a lot of them really are lame. But, I like your writings. So thank you for making ridiculousness. It's very entertaining.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog on the lame list too. It immediately jumped out at me as being amazingly creative and funny and that's why I followed the link. I want to read more about these crazy adventures.

The note about grizzly bears appearing the same as poisonous swamp bears. haha. awesome.

Just to put into context who your readers are... I'm a 28 year old college educated, urban professional working in NYC. and this kind of blog is exactly what i need. It'll make dreary days at the office go by quicker. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Hilarious blog! Keep up the good work, and keep having fun! :)

jasona said...

Personally, I love it! Your's was the one blog on MSNBC's article that I thought they got wrong... the fact is that you're being creative, and damn funny.

Anonymous said...

. Go pat go! - The quote they posted on that "lame" list was so funny. It cheered me up at my lame job.."meth ninjas" I had to write that one down. I will most certainly follow the story and cheer Pat on through his advetures..

Argonnite said...

If you weren't on the "lame" list I wouldn't have found you. You're in my bookmarks now.

Joe Fool said...

Like everyone else her, I found your blog through MSN's list of lameness. I laughed pout loud when I read the provided snippet. So, I decided to check and see if your blog was still active and it is! I like a little lameness now and then, after all L. Frank Baum wrote goofiness all the time, look where it got him!

Anonymous said...

Fah. What does PC World know? The writers of the article are pudgy, unhygenic know-it-alls who are bitter that nobody in the office wants to eat lunch with them. Your blog is original, funny and quite good. I was brought here by the "Lame blog" article, but I'm here to stay. P.S. More zeppelins.

Anonymous said...

You started off with a fan base of 3. I wonder what your fan base is now?

amir said...

hey, i'm not the only one who thinks squirrel monkeys are cool...Awwwsummm

seriously, mad blog, funny stuff.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what you fan base is now? Also, now is the time to throw up those google ads to make a little extra cash!

Dani said...

3 to 77 :) looks like you have more readers than you thought

if more people had an imagination like yours the world would be a much more interesting place. Keep it up, I enjoy reading your blog ^^

Flashmaster K said...

Great work! Please keep it up otherwise Ill have to actually do something when I go to work, and finding a cure for cancer can be SO boring

John said...

Added to favorites!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through the 'lamest blog' list too. The entry that they quoted actually looked pretty good, too! I don't get what they think is so lame about your blog anyway. I've seen a lot worst stories that have been considerd 'good'. Keep up the good writing!

brikee said...

Found your site through the list too and it was the only blog that was worth going to. Hilarious stuff! It made me laugh out loud!

Arielle said...

Good stuff. Keep it up! Its nice to know there are people with an imagination. You know what whould be fun? Pat O'Neil shirts! People would probably buy them. Then you would have created an internet joke like Leroy Jenkins or Chuck Norris. Who knows how far it might go? You might get mula too!

Anonymous said...

i absolutely love you blog! i write really ridiculous silly stories and poems as well (and i mean really crazy random)... but i write and illustrate them for my younger sister. i'm glad someone else has a wacky weird fun sense of humor like mine! i'll probably end up reading pat o'neil's adventures to my sister so she can enjoy them as well!

Anonymous said...

brilliant

Timaeus3 said...

I like your color scheme and layout. Add some more pictures with your stories and maybe even some videos or audio files... I assume you have a great accent! :)

Anonymous said...

I know who I am going to nominate for "Lamest Computer Magazine." Did those goobers even read this blog? It went over their heads.

Anonymous said...

You know, I have to agree with what someone else has already said. That stupid "lame list" was a blessing in disguise. You got free publicity and it looks like it worked to your advantage. When I read the partial entry they used for their "proof" of how lame your blog was, I cracked up and HAD to check out your page. It's pathetic that they've chastised someone for being creative. Heck, if some of the other blogs they listed are anything like yours, then they'd be worth checking out...

Allison said...

Start finding an agent, and writing MSN a thank you note. You could probably get a book deal.

Cheers man, this stuff is pure gold.

Anonymous said...

only came to ur blog b/c I saw it on the MSN list of lame blogs.
There is no such thing as bad publicity.
I have to say though..Meth Ninjas???

Kenny Knows Sports said...

Congrats man. I think you've "made it"

Definitely the best blog they listed, youre going to be able to sell some ad space for sure.

On your next post, can you give all us "newbies" a course on where the stories at right now some sort of "cliff notes" or a good place to start reading?! Thanks!

d~rad said...

its like.. someone got inside my head and wrote down all my thoughts!!

keep it up pat o'neil


!!!

Josh said...

hey, man, don't worry about the haters, you're doin what you do, and I'll tell ya it put a smile on my face, and I plan on comin back to read more, and I figure as long as your puttin smiles on peoples faces, you're doin more of a service than anyone who takes the time to hate on you for it, so keep it up.

P.S. Please pardon my run-on sentence.

Anonymous said...

Lame? Absolutely NOT! Your stories are brilliant - and very, very funny. I am a writing instructor at a small college in Maryland, and the lack of imagination in much of the student writing I see is simply staggering. Many students complain that they just don't know what to write about - often they can't even CHOOSE a topic, much less make it interesting or entertaining. If I came across any stories of this imaginative caliber at work, I think I might literally jump for joy.

So: Let the cubicle drones concern themselves with J-O-B-S and improving the economy. (Or with MSN's other hard-hitting story today: "Warning: Celeb Bikini Shots Ahead"). I, on the other hand, would prefer to keep abreast of more worrying issues, like meth ninjas and the evil machinations of Clan Platypus. You're doing important work, man. Rock on.

Anonymous said...

I, too, found this blog through the aforementioned article, and I think the blog is cute! It is much more interesting than the typical blog with posts about your boring everyday happenings.

I think the person who wrote this "lame blogs" list is your average brain-washed-by-society guy who still thinks that everyone should follow the "norm." They don't realize that some of us just want to stick to our nonsense and escape from that norm. They probably don't even have a sense of humor if they really took this seriously.

Personally, I like being a bit weird, and I'm not going to change just to appease people (in fact, I usually do it just to spite them; people taking me seriously amuses me more than anything!).

I'm also going to recommend this blog to one of my friends. I think he'd be a great fan of it (he loves ninjas and crazy things of that nature too).

Keep up the posts! Believe me, there are a lot more people who support you than you think.

Anonymous said...

I found you from the Lame List as well, although I don't understand why you were there. No matter if people love or hate it it's like any form of art - it should be respected for the creativity. Personally I love it, and the world needs as many laughs as it can get.

Colton said...

Pat O'Neil, what you're doing is very brave. The more publicity you get, the more courage your work requires of you, as you found out with this "lame blog" issue. It is true that even publicity of a downlooking nature can bring faithful readers to your writing, so don't get too discouraged! You have many creative and entertaining ideas. Even if you are writing for just yourself and one other person over the internet, it is important to this world.

Thank You.

HedgehogsRunningAmok said...

I will be linking back to you so that my three readers will be able to enjoy your writing. Keep up the Good Fight and kick Meth Ninja Butt!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!

Anne-Marie said...

I read the excerpt on MSN and I started laughing after a long day at work. I think that's a good thing. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

I believe your entire purpose was to create a ridiculous blog that lands you on the 11 worst blogs list, and then use that coerced position to spread your message to the world.

Guess what, it worked.

I stumbled on the page through the list, and within the first few moments I had already had a good laugh and taken a step back to look at the world in a different perspective. Bravo.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to drop you a line of encouragement. I agree with you: the world needs ridiculousness! I am a rational adult prone to boughts of existential angst and ridiculous is the only thing that can keep me looking on the bright side. You're fighting the good fight! Keep writing!!

S.A. Hunter said...

I love how you tell your stories. Have you considered doing your posts as a podcast? I think these would be even better that way.

TJ said...

I actually found your site through the lame blogs list on MSN as well. Like you said, there's no such thing as bad publicity. I find this story both hilarious and disturbingly enthralling, lol. Keep it up, I'll be reading!

Marcela Roberts said...

103 comments? I'd agree... even bad publicity is good publicity.

I haven't read your work yet, but regardless of whether I like it or not, I applaud the reason you're doing it and that you will keep doing it.

I'd put this on the "Best Use of Blog" list. ;)

Anonymous said...

Don't let them get you down. You're doing great, fun stuff here.

Yay!

Anonymous said...

like everybody else i found you on that msn thing...now we know why paris hilton makes so much money...there is no such thing as bad publicity...but needless to say of all the "lame" sites i laughed till i almost cried at what you wrote and for that you must be commended for i am not easily amused...it takes all kinds to make the world go round so just to say thank you for your kind....

Anonymous said...

I think you're awesome. I'm not into squirrel monkeys or anything... But I am into staring at the sky for an hour or so..
Keep doing what makes you, and obviously many other people, happy.

Scott said...

I learned of your blog via the lamest list...I think they couldn't be more wrong! We need more theater of the absurd, and I have added it to my very short list of blogs I read. Now, that being said...don't let your newfound fame ruin you! Keep up the good work!

Froggie Girl said...

I too found you from the 11 lamest blogs, and I have to say, you are a breath of fresh air. O.K. maybe not SO fresh, there might be a tinge of grease or donuts, but either way you rock my socks. I saw this and laughed so hard I nearly peed my pants. I am an avid role player, and reading your blog made me remember some of the more outrageous campaigns I have had.
Meth Ninjas. OMG too funny, I need a shirt with that on it.
Please do not let the closed & small minded, up-tight, blocked people ruin your vibe. Keep doing what you do, we, the free spirited folk, love it!!

Anonymous said...

I think this is the funniest creative writing project I've seen in a long time. Good Job.

the Deck said...
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the Deck said...

nothing but praise... i have been to this land of Meth, i married a chick from there and im glad to know that someone is doing their part to keep that area safe from the Ninjas. not sure why you got lumped in with rosie and kardashian and the lame marketing attempts... i, too, write the nonsense and urge you to keep going.
if you have the time check out:
www.smokingonthedeck.blogspot.com

~life is short, point out the ridiculousness~

Anonymous said...

i like the picture and the country-western theme. it is funny to look and and read. perhaps you could post more pictures, or maybe audio readings of your stories. thank you for your attention

Kitty said...

Write on!

Broseph said...

This is an Adult Swim cartoon waiting to happen. Well done, buddy, well done.

Anonymous said...

This blog has brightened my entire week... My coworkers probably think I'm a lunatic cause I've been laughing my a$$ off in my cubicle for days now. Btw, I would also pay good money for a meth ninja t-shirt...or, even better, a girlie tee with a cute (but deadly) Squimonk on it! (I bet the little guys would be really good at making t-shirts, if they didn't think it was an insult to their intelligence. If so, well, there's always Cafe Press.) Can't wait for the next installment!

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John said...

I don't think this blog is lame. Strange maybe, but definitely not lame.

It's a nice escape and like you wrote, a bit ridiculous, which is what we all need from time to time.

Anyways, keep it up. I like the ideas of the squirl monkeys.

Perhaps the meth ninja's will counteract them with cyborg-enhanced super-spy-assassin lemurs

(lemurs is right-darn nasty critters and iffen ya get their dander up, they can cause quite the commotion and possibly death. combine them with cybernetics and ya have a veritable cornupia of death dealin' waitin' ta happen.)

Abraham said...

Great stuff. Thank you for what you do. Keep it up.

CW2 Abraham Jacquot
U.S. Army
Camp Taji, Iraq