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Monday, August 20, 2007

This whine brought to you by a generous grant...

Oh noes! John Scalzi's Whatever is on a two-week haitus. And there's no methadone treatement for that kind of withdrawl! I can, I can, I can feel the shakes coming on now. No Scalzi snark or wit for Two. Whole. Weeks. Not to mention a further delay in the Creation Museum Report. Ayiee!

Oh, the inhumanity. Soon us regulars on the Whatever will be out on the streets trying to score cheap snark replacement comments. Oh sure, they won't be as good as the real thing, but when you need a fix, you don't look too hard in the face of the dealer. By the time John restarts the Whatever some of us will be in the back alleys of teh interweebies living in make-shift virtual cardboard shanty towns. Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross will be bringing in wit by the truck load, and trying to hook us up intervenously to a high protein wit drip. But all their wit comes from China, and is probably tainted with second-hand irony, which as we all know, we don't process as well as the good stuff.

See ya on the other side, John. But, you know, other blogs do the same thing with guess bloggers. This is like when the Daily Show and the Colbert Report go on vacation, what, there's no Jay Lenos (Jay Lenii?) out there to hoist the banner of guest chairing? Or have all the Jonny Carsons gotten wise and don't want the competition?

See what having the Whatever go on vacation does. I'm already in the paranoid phase of withdrawl. Argh!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's OK Steve, you can come by my blog more often. :) I'm not as snarky, but anything will do after a week or so without the Whatever.

Steve Buchheit said...

Ken, I do keep up with your blog, although I don't comment often (but you're in my RSS folder, so I see when you update and read the new entry - I have about 50 or so blogs I keep watch on that way, BTW). Just so you know. And yep, I'm one of those that doesn't like his Vista. Our village is backgrading to XP just as soon as the boxes come in (we don't have enough for a site liscense).

Anonymous said...

Steve, I know you do, you are my only commenter! :) I don't quite read 50 RSS feeds, but yours is one of the lucky twelve or so I do read.

Camille Alexa said...

Embrace it, Steve. Embrace it.

Anonymous said...

Two Friggin' WEEKS! Argh!

On the other hand, I might actually get something done around the house.

On the gripping hand, I'll probably just sit around, unshowered, unshaven, making whimpering noises clicking 'refresh' on the tablet every couple of minutes until Scalzi comes back online.

(Homer Simpson voice) Stupid MT4...

Steve Buchheit said...

Camille, well, I didn't shave today, so I'm embracing it as well as I can. Fortunately for me the Neilsen-Haydens have put up another installment of Mike Ford: Occasional Works which is helping me through it all.

Jim, I just figured that was the retired life. :)