Sunday, March 11, 2007

This New Expression

Actually, it's not very new. In fact, it's getting so old that even us old people are starting to use it.

I refer to "It Sucks."

So, there's a need for vivid language to express the epitome of badness.
And there's always a need for the younger generation (boy do I sound like an old fogy tonight!) to invent expressions which dismay their elders.
And the meaning of words changes over years.

and so on and so on.

But "It Sucks" is a homophobic expression suggesting that the epitome of badness is how gay men have sex.

And I'm not planning to get used to it.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Poor Spam

Once upon a time, Spam was a sort of canned meat of uncertain origin, the sort of thing that some people tucked in the cupboard for emergencies or took camping.

There's still a website for the salty stuff, but they have lost their name to the forces of unbridaled capitalism and out and out evil.

As I posted a eulogy on our church's Eulogy Blog, I realized that it's the first post to any of my blogs in days and days. One reason for this is that all of my blogging energy is going to closing down comments in the church blogs (post by post...big sigh) becasue they have attracted so much Spam, and all too much of that is, let's just say, not on topics one wants on one's church website.

No comments....kinda takes the fun out of blogging. Poor Spam (the meat product) Poor Me.

Blogger does have good anti-Spam tools, which I've now turned on, so I have no excuse not to attend to this blog more frequently. I'd love your comments!