April 11, 2007

My Blog Hurts!


Well, well! Our pal Sleepy Beth has tagged us Llamas with a Thinking Blog Award Meme Thingy (or "Thinkie" for short, I suppose). Says Beth of us:

They range from hillarious to insightful to random to strange. And they've become one of the major highlights of my day. (Not sure if that says more about what my days are like or them, but if you don't read them, you should.)

Too, too kind! And thank you very muchly.

Here's the meme post thingy that started this whole sha-bang off. Apparently, if you get tagged, you're then supposed to nominate five other blogs that make you think. I'm handicapped here, both because I would have chosen Beth myself and also because she pinched our pal Lintenfiniel Freakin' Jen as one of other other nominees.

Nonetheless, here are five blogs I read that I can safely say make me "think" on a regular basis. And by "think," I mean that they are all written by such intelligent, insightful people that I feel I have to be at the very top of my intellectual game just to keep up with them and not look like the drooling moron I really am:

Patum Peperium - You cross the divine Mrs. P at your own peril. And did I mention she's divine?

Man About Mayfair - Wing Commander Sir Basil Seal, KCB, etc., the 21st Century answer to Evelyn Waugh.

The Colossus - I've been learning an awful lot about Faith reading him of late.

Naked Villainy - How could any list like this be complete without the Maximum Leader?

The Cake Eater Chronicles - I've admired Kathy's writing since I first came across it. I admire her even more now for her shear guts.

Anyhoo, there you have my nominees. I invite Steve-O, Gary and (if he has a moment) the LMC to contribute their own as well.

In the meantime, as a special treat and lest you think our heads are going to start swelling round here, I bring you this videoclip showing what really goes on inside LlamaButcher HQ:

Posted by Robert at April 11, 2007 01:27 PM | TrackBack

Yeah, I'm a bit irked (not really, of course) that Beth stole you guys first. I'm so late to this meme party that there's no one left to name.

Posted by: jen at April 11, 2007 01:36 PM

Thank you, Robbo, kind words indeed. I think of myself as mock-Chesterton soup, with a side dish of superstition, and probably just as much heresy as insight.

Believe me, I've learned as much or more of faith from you than the other way around, not to mention classical music, parenting, gardening, lit'rachoor, and the finer points of French newscasters, subjects on which you are an object lesson to us all.

Posted by: The Colossus at April 11, 2007 02:22 PM

Are you sure she had the right URL? It could have been a mistake...
Meanwhile Robert, do not put the chemicals down on the lawn this year... makes you stupid!

Posted by: Babs at April 11, 2007 04:26 PM

It will have to come out!

Posted by: mojo at April 11, 2007 04:42 PM

I'm so glad you did not say supine...

Thank you Robbo.

'Til we cross swords again...

Posted by: Mrs. Peperium at April 11, 2007 06:27 PM

Wow. Don't know that I deserve that, but I'll say thanks anyway. I'd throw it right back at you, but alas, no duplication allowed.

Bummer. This could have been such a link whoring fest.

Posted by: Kathy at April 11, 2007 10:21 PM

Robbo, thanks for the links. I followed to the one to The Cake-eater Chronicles and learned about her illness. It adds alot of perspective--no matter how crappy my day may be, I am not facing what she is--if I was I would be hard pressed to face it with the guts she is displaying.

Posted by: LMC at April 11, 2007 11:52 PM

Fret not my Dear Robbo, thousands of years of inbreeding has left me well dressed and really rather stewpid...

Posted by: Sir Basil Seal at April 12, 2007 06:23 PM