ATTENTION MOUSE CLIQUERS - THIS COULD BE DANGEROUS
According to a recent TV survey, the most dangerous job in the world is logging. I was only half listening when the announcement was made and thought what had been said was, “The most dangerous job in the world is BLOGGING!”
Perhaps what helped amplify my confusion was that I had just read the above “Pearls Before Swine” cartoon. Stephan Pastis, who creates this wonderfully funny cartoon, shows a mouse being throttled for nagging a blogger because he never seems to get any comments. My immediate concern was: What if that cute little nagging mouse had been a member of the Lloyd Thaxton Mouse Clique? AND the blogger had been ME?
I’m kind of new at this, but my limited experience in this potentially dangerous field of blogging tells me the way to assure lots of comments (and to keep mouse throttling down to a minimum) is to pose outlandish and provocative statements that rile the reader enough to pick up pen and pencil (keyboard and mouse) and vent their own opinions by adding equally outrageous comments that would rile others into jumping on the rock band wagon. In other words, to keep our Mouse Cliquers safe, we must get some inciteful comments going.
Here’s one that’s well worth debating:
“Because of SUVs, cell phones, iPods, computers, 500 TV channels, and Paris Hilton, the teen-agers of today are far better off than the teens of the 60s.”
Anyone care to “comment on this?”
… OR, add their OWN annoying, CHALLENGING, disturbing, EXCITING, galling, GOADING, heady, INCENSING, inciting, INFLUENCIAL, inspirational, INSULTING, intoxicating, OFFENSIVE, outrageous, PROVOKING, pushing, SPURING, and stimulating observations?