March 08, 2005

The strange symptoms of "Blogmute"

I've been struck lately by a solid case of blogmutes, the feeling of sitting there staring at the MT screen and just having nothing to say. I think this is caused mainly because it's an incredibly hectic time at work, with much crap-o-la raining down like manna from heaven. I sat through a meeting today with Chai-Rista, and basically did my best Beavis in the back of the room impersonation.

The other two things causing the blogmutes for me are that 1. I'm engaged in a serious jag of the real writing, trying to finish two articles (a longer and a shorter version on the same topic) that I'm going to deliver as a lecture in a setting that's scaring the crap out of me. The subject is on Thomas Jefferson and the Indian Removal cases of the 1830s, and I can only work so much on this topic without having to set it aside, tip my head back, close my eyes, and say "Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu-Huck!" Anyhoo, there's a chance that CSPAN might carry the whole thing which would be nothing short of hilarious.

The other reason? I'll expound on it later when I feel capable of articulating it clearly. What? That's stopped you in the past?

In the meantime, a hearty YIP! YIP! YIP! to the Cake Eater for doing a fabulous job filling in for Rob, and for the LMC, who is, well, the LMC!

Thanks guys!

Posted by Steve at March 8, 2005 03:51 PM

I know how you feel; I've felt it for a month now. Like there's nothing going on in the world worth blogging about. I've been taking gratuitous shots at O-Dub and verging into weirder and weirder territory of late, because it's like the whole world has gone quiet.

I mean, I don't think I've blogged once about Ward Churchill. He's like a crazy left-wing academic from central casting. But he doesn't excite me. Watered-down Chomsky served with an ounce of ersatz, room-temperature race victimization, mixed in a higball glass and served without either a twist or an olive. Boring.

Not knowing of him, I feel that I could have postulated his existence.

We need an election or a war or something.

Posted by: The Colossus at March 8, 2005 05:14 PM
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