November 1, 2005

Santa Helpful — A Scoop?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 11:00 pm

I got a bit of a kick out of Mr. Santa. Helpful putting the heat on Zonker, Eric and Yours Truly for attending so many blogmeets. He cites The Official Travelocity Blog-Meet Directory (a highly suspect document) in support of his position.

It seems to me that The Official Travelocity Blog-Meet Directory (Did I mention that it is a highly suspect document?) makes its ratings based on air miles traveled, when everyone worth his or her domain knows that the correct metric would be “Hours Spent at Blogmeets” (hereinafter, the “Accurate Metric”). When one considers the Accurate Metric, it is plain that Zonker clearly is the leader in Blog-Meet attendance, with Eric running a close second.

I believe that while Mr. Santa Helpful (himself, an attendee of the Wreckll in Jeckyll all the way from Washington farookin’ state), may have taken his eye of the ball in relying on that highly suspect document, he nevertheless has stumbled onto a Blogstory that has the potential of knocking Avian Flu, Sam Alito, Tom DeLay, Scooter Libby (who?) and even Chuck – the Weasel – Schumer off the front pages.

It is not a matter of serious dispute that Eric holds the position of “Ambassador of the Blogosphere”. After all, it was he who united the Jawja Bloggers (my Peeps) with the Bad Example Family in relatively neutral territory – a regular Henry Kissinger. However, it seems to me that Zonker has his eye on the Ambassador Gig.

I say this, because, when one considers the Accurate Metric, Zonker has out blogmeeted Eric and, what’s more, Zonker has demonstrated that he has the telephone number of every single blogger in the United States (and a few in Europe) programmed into his cell phone. Zonker can track down (and has done so) any given blogger in a matter of seconds from anywhere in the world, and his clever ruse consists of handing the phone to another blogger, leaving the blogger to wonder just who placed the call. He has also taken to showing up in strange disguises.

… Developing.


  1. Thanks for the vote of confidence but Eric’s attended every fest that I’ve attended except NOLA. Plus Eric’s been to other fests (Chicago, Athens, etc.) which I’ve missed. So he’s definitely the Ambassador Of The Blogosphere *and* has managed to out-blogmeet me.

    As for my ability to track down any given blogger in a matter of seconds from anywhere in the world…that’s just the Mullet Power shinin’ through. Everyone lurvs dat mullet!

    ps: the link to “strange disguises” is broken…a fact for which I am profoundly grateful! 😉

    Comment by zonker — November 2, 2005 @ 1:04 am

  2. Thanks, Zonk.

    Fixed the link.

    Sorry, Zonk. 😉

    Comment by Jim - Parkway Rest Stop — November 2, 2005 @ 1:12 am

  3. … heh.. I’ve been everywhere, man, I’ve been everywhere…

    Comment by Eric — November 2, 2005 @ 7:55 am

  4. Hahahahaa!

    Groovy post, Jim, just like you!

    ; )

    Comment by Chrissy — November 2, 2005 @ 7:59 am

  5. Ambassador??…

    … someone once called me the Ambassador of the Blogosphere… I don’t recall exactly who, but the name stuck…. now it seems that Mr. Helpful is picking on me, Jimbo, and Zonker…. so, I suppose some sort of resume of…

    Trackback by Straight White Guy — November 2, 2005 @ 8:24 am

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