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skippy the bush kangaroo



Saturday, July 19, 2003

the meme is out there

we don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

steve gilliard, writing in the daily kos, uses the term "blogtopia" without mentioning (or more importantly, linking to) us.

now, readers of this space know that yes! we coined that phrase! and indeed, we coined the phrase "yes! we coined that phrase!"

and many bloggers have correctly attributed the phrase to us, including, but not limited to, tom tomorrow, and talkleft, and blue streak, and a rational animal, among others.

but we wonder if a meme, like a child, is a success when it leaves the nest and flies on its own out there in the real world (ok, we guess that's really a bird, not a child; we suppose it's confusing to force a metaphor into a simile, but probably not as confusing as irrelevant parathetical phrases in a musing about social intercourse while talking about deconstructing grammar in the first place, n'est ce pais?) (huh?)

in other words, as if we haven't already used enough words on this subject, shouldn't we be happy that our phrase has become part of the blogging subculture, so much so that it's now unattributable, and therefor authentic?

no!

we want the links, and the recognition, dammit! come on, kos, we link to you guys enough! as dr. evil would say, throw us a frickin' bone, here!

it's bad enough that the subs over at eschaton use "awol" without even a nod towards us. we are petulant and spoiled, a very despotic about our words, even more so than the rev. mr. dodson's humpty dumpty, and we will take our words and go home if we aren't placated!

so there!



ok. we have finished our tantrum now, and will return to our regularly scheduled adulthood, currently in progress...
posted by skippy at 12:40 PM |

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