Thursday, March 8, 2007

Refinery capacity

It seems common for bloggers to disappear for weeks or months, then reappear to post a sorry-for-not-posting post. Usually they cite the urgent press of school, career, family, and such. We all empathize, of course.

Our challenge here at the Irony Mine is a bit different, however. We post infrequently because it takes much longer to refine a nugget of irony ore than we originally expected.

There's certainly no a lack of irony itself. Ye Olde Internet Blogosphere is neck deep in irony. The culture around us seems determined to clobber us with ironic nuggets daily, if not hourly. Ya gotta duck to avoid the rocks as they fly by. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert may well have job security that they can pass along to their grandchildren.

It's easy to make jokes for the people who already see the irony around us. We want to go another step. We try to refine all that crude irony ore so that it can be seen by the people who most need to see it.

So please, please pity us! We're desperate for readers and We hope you empathize.

And now, back to the work in progress...

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Definition of anonymous

1. According to Merriam-Webster:

not named or identified;
of unknown authorship or origin

2. According to a remarkable number of blog comments:

At 1:13 a.m. anonymous commenter said...

Hi, blogger, it's me.

At 3:11 a.m. anonymous commenter said...

Hi, blogger. Long time, no email???!!!

At 3:20 a.m. anonymous commenter said...

Hi, blogger, it's me again! Still waiting for that email ...

At 3:29 a.m. anonymous commenter said...

Um, yeah, so how bout that email eh?

At 3:34 a.m. anonymous commenter said...

jeez blogger do u hate all your readers or just me huh? ?? u suck im never readign ur blog again!!!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Perhaps this is why your computer has an 'off' switch

A nugget from blog reader comments:

Your blog sucks.

I know that because I read it every day.