Monday, January 26, 2009


So, a month ago, I created a facebook account, and found the experience rather enjoyable. Now I'm writing a blog. I'm not exactly ahead of the curve here. Maybe next week I'll buy some sneakers with lights in the heels.

For my first blog post, I would like to air a grievance (this may become a recurring feature). Several years ago I found myself in the habit of creating absurd theoretical franchises. One of my most successful was a proposed competitor to Linens 'N Things, Sheets 'N Shit.
Recently, I was pointed in the direction of this article

Now, I wouldn't have minded too much if The Onion had stumbled upon Sheets 'N Shit on their own--but they didn't. They came up with Linens 'N Shit--much worse, in my opinion.
But the really frustrating thing is how easy it is to google any little pun or clever notion that pops into your head. Someone's already gotten there first. Even the ridiculous band name Rumpelforeskin (my brother Jake came up with this one) turned out to be a real band (now defunct)! Everything's been done, and it's much harder than it used to be to delude oneself into thinking otherwise.

What a downer!

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