Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Whither Thou Bloggest


Whither Thou Bloggest is a quote I found myself ruminating upon the other day. It's derived from the Old Testament, the Book of Ruth I believe, and it means literally:

"What the fuck am I going to do with my suck ass blog!?" 

It's true.  I've been writing this blog almost six years and it continues to be as popular as the slides of your neighbors' 1978 family vacation to Edison, NJ. Let's face it: my blog is the Internet version of the Titanic, except it has a much lousier looking star than that other Titanic.   

I began musing on Facebook that very day as to possible ways to pump up the blog, improve my readership, and get ya to love me!  Here's a few ideas so far:

1) Add a Frozen sing-a-long to every post.

2) Develop a story arc where I become Professor of Quantum Physics at MIT and do significant research in Vector Analysis. Merriment ensues.


3) More dick jokes.

4) Make the character an insecure Jewish Baby boomer.  Oh, wait, that's the shitty premise we're trying to fix!

5) Add special features commentary by director Wes Anderson. 

6) Include Bloopers and Out-takes, especially when I flub use of the pluperfect  subjunctive. LOL!

7) Don't be so Jewish!

8) Instead of a Baby Boomer, I will now be a barefoot freckle-faced boy growin' up along the Mississippi with his best ol' friend Jim (Note: Check copyright availability.)

9) Ladies and gentlemen, Ms. Liza Minnelli!

10) A quick 'n easy dinner recipe in every post.

11) All Flash Fiction will now only be about The Flash.

12) No more fantasizing about hot women. From now on, it's moonlight and Sean Hannity!

11) Adopt warm-hearted "From Our House to Your House" sensibility.

12) Close each post by digging into a large bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. Bon Appetit!  

13) Make the character a blond Nordic gentile with self-confidence. What, you think that's a stretch?  

14) Somewhere in this blog, boys and girls, I've hidden an afikomen! 

15) I marry a woman with a big brood of children, and we follow their sassy adventures!

16) Bake each new fan a chocolate cake. But I won't have time to ice them.

17) I juggle flaming stuff.

18) More car crashes.

19) Add a jingle like "Just sit right back and hear a tale, a tale of an annoying drip!" 

20) Occasional cameos by Mr. Bill Murray!

21) Always leave 'em with the old soft shoe.

22) Sure, everybody loves 17th Century English drama, but if I read one more Beaumont and Fletcher joke....

23) Dick joke translations into the Greek exclusively by James Franco.

24) Develop line of "Nouveau Old, Formerly Cute" cutlery and and transform blog into 24/7 infomercial featuring Tom Bergeron.  

25) Plumb the depths of the human experience and illuminate the angst at the base of the human soul.  And more dick jokes.  

26) Try writing funny, for goodness sakes!

27) Larry King? Here? You'll do anything to stay active, won't you?  

28) I go undercover at Scientology Headquarters and produce a hard-hitting series of posts which prove conclusively and beyond a shadow of a doubt that they ain't bothering nobody.

29)  Add super hot women characters who have just overdosed on female Viagra. Explore endless ways in which they tell Perry "no, we're just not in the mood right now."

30) At last! We catch the renegade dentist and put his head on our wall!
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So, do you have any other thoughts?  All are welcome as I am as desperate for a blog concept as Republican Presidential candidates are for a credible idea.

Oh, and one more thing.  Any of you know Liza Minnelli?

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5 comments:

Perry Block said...

I know you folks have great ideas, but don't all comment at once! It's too much for me to process!

Tracey Delaplain said...

Juggling a flaming chocolate cake while doing a soft shoe to Frozen sound track? Try being Catholic, we have lots of interesting controversies and we feel guilty about more things. Be more insecure, maybe your audience thinks you're becoming too normally Jewish. That's all I've got.

Russell said...

Hire people to read and comment. It's a simple as that, Perry. Do you think I'd come here and comment on your greatness every post if it wasn't for that fat check in my mailbox once every millennium? And by the way, I do a pretty good Liza Minelli

Perry Block said...

You got plenty, Tracey. Watch this space for the introduction of Perry, the Catholic neurotic who can't decide whether he accepts the Nicene Creed or the Apollo Creed or whether he loves chocolate flaming or frozen. If this works out, I'll hire you as my doctor. Believe me, there's plenty of work.

Perry Block said...

What?! You're not getting the check? It must be too fat for your mailbox! Okay, I'll just send you a share of the proceeds from my blog. That will fit in a flea's navel along with 6 sesame seeds and the heart of an agent (per Fred Allen). Oh, and please send a video of your Liza Minnelli. I'll use it on the blog.