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Bloviating Zeppelin: "Neutrons For Food" -- It's a Small World After All

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

"Neutrons For Food" -- It's a Small World After All


So there I was. Over at Texas Fred's blog this evening, commenting about the American military when Gayle made an aside comment about Googling one's own website.

I thought: "Yeah right. Like my pisshead little blog factors into anything."

But I Googled the name of my blog anyway. And I got over ten + pages of hits!

One hit made me sit up and immediately take notice. It appeared to come from the United Kingdom. Nah, I thought. That's just not right. Must be a mitsake.

But it wasn't. The UK 's TimesOnline referenced my blog in a January 21st piece regarding "The Week On The Web."

In this net article by Rhys Blakely it was written:

Blogs Attacked

Western online opinion has been “overwhelmingly critical of Russia and China's call for further negotiations with Iran over its nuclear escalation”, slate.com reported.

The Iranians “will work to exploit any rift they can find between the two Asian giants and the West in order to play both sides against the middle”, the Captain’s Quarters blog argued. The Thoughtland site noted that “apart from intensive trade with Iran, China heavily depends on Iranian oil too”.

If not sanctions, what then? “Maybe Kofi can initiate the ‘Neutrons for Food’ programme?” suggested the Bloviating Zeppelin site.

Then my website was referenced.

Holy crap! My winky little blog was mentioned in the same paragraph as the Captain's Quarters blog, a commanding site in the US political realm!

Yes, mine was a relatively older post about Iran (in terms of the internet -- January 17th) but still -- how absolutely strange that I should find my stupid little piece of the Blogosphere referenced by a media powerhouse like the TimesOnline!

I wonder: how did Mr. Blakely manage to travel from the UK, over the Atlantic, across the plains and Rockies to MY blog? What kind of searching must you do to find my post, that day, about Iran, from the (literally!) millions and millions of blogs extant on the web?

I am agog.

This blog thing: how bizarre! The world distilled down to my HP Pavilion zd8000 laptop.

I'm still floored.

5 Comments:

Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

That is awesome!! Congrats!!

I googled mine and was surprised at how much came up too. I found out there is a music group named The Chatterbox Chronicles :-). And some kind of technology called the chatterbox.

The internet, blogs, google, it is all awesome :-).

Sat Jan 28, 08:50:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Cool! The Chatterbox Chronicles!

Isn't it all so weird?

I could never have foreseen that I would be here, now, doing this.

Life is good.

Sat Jan 28, 08:59:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

01 28 06

Blo Zep: Congrats! But you don't surprise me one bit and that is why you always remain at the top of the sidebar for Right Bloggers! I knew that your blog was going places when I came across it cuz you are too much! And I am happy for you too! Lately, you have been putting in a lot of work, so has Miss Chatterbox!!! I especially liked her Reagan Chronicles and I appreciate the suggestion of the DVDS I might rent:) One day, I will bug you with a question about him that I haven't seen discussed. It has to do with Greneda. Keep up the hard work:)

Sun Jan 29, 01:24:00 AM PST  
Blogger Revka said...

AWESOME! Congrats!!
I found out someone was using MSN.com "Iran, Israel war" and got to my blog.. SO i tried it, and couldnt' find my post on it... Interesting, but that is how they got to my blog.

CONGRATS!!

Sun Jan 29, 04:30:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Mahndisa and Rebecca: thanks for the props. I'm still pretty amazed. I guess that's what makes blogging so much fun -- you never really know what you'll find, the info you'll uncover and who you may communicate to or who may be reading you. . .

Sun Jan 29, 10:38:00 AM PST  

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