Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger done did us wrong

There were more than 40 comments on this post that got gobbled up by a giant blogger outage. It was a raucous and provocative discussion. I am very very sorry it was deleted. To those who had posted so many long and thoughtful comments, just because they are gone does not mean they are forgotten (although I attempted a crude recreation of the thread).

As always, thanks to all my readers and particularly those who brave the comment section, be it once in a while or on a regular basis.

Now then, since it's Friday afternoon and there's nothing to be done, here's a pic--call it a love letter from me to Blogger over this debacle.

35 comments:

glittergirl said...

per blogger helpdesk: "We’re nearly back to normal — you can publish again, and in the coming hours posts and comments that were temporarily removed should be restored."

so maybe there's hope for our lost blogs & comments?

Erin O'Brien said...

Dunno. I got the post back, but methinks the comments are gone for good. Who knows. Maybe they'll return somehow. The 40+ comments were the best part of the post!

GRRRR!

Anonymous said...

Hmm Prince?









James Old Guy

Erin O'Brien said...

This is one instance where the term "mustache ride" DOES NOT invoke the usual reaction from me.

That is a mustache, right?

DogsDontPurr said...

Perhaps this was the muse for Aerosmith's "Dude Looks Like a Lady"?

Dan said...

You've never looked better, Erin.

Dan said...

Oh, God - that's not you. I'm sooo sorry. We're ok?

alphadog said...

Good God! Is that thing bound in velvet?
Ah well, fortunately it cannot diminish my own fond velvet memories.

jonas said...

See, this is what happens when I stay away for too long....

I hope they can salvage things. The discussion was good.

Bill said...

I'm pretty sure it's Barbara Mikulski.

Anonymous said...

John Ensign.


RJ

twinklysparkles said...

Often my comments disappear from your blog as I try to go through the end of the process, but on that day I didn't post. Sort of interesting.

So, how do you usually react to the term "mustache ride?"

Signed, Curious Piqued en Mass

twinklysparkles said...

that was supposed to say "Curiosity." But I am challenged in all sorts of ways.

glittergirl said...

yeah, it looks like posts came back, but comments are gone. i know it's a free service, but i HATE the thought of losing.... my "work". those comments (40? amazing!) are a lot of work to cultivate!

Erin O'Brien said...

Here's a crude recreation of the 40 comments from the "Chanting" thread.

Leslie Morgan said...

@ RJ ~ Oh, my friend, please don't get me going on Ensign. When I see him out cycling or playing golf, I want to push him down.

Bill said...

I understand he goes down quite often.

Anonymous said...

Just ask him to help you with your relocation expenses.

RJ

Vince said...

Is the photo one of those 1880 promotional shots for the traveling carnival. It's loaded with odd contradictions least of them is the ?mustache. Socially though, the contrast between the balustrade and the his/her garb is the most profound. The whip is another doosey. It's a dressage whip!!!, leading things off in a totally different direction.

Leslie Morgan said...

@ RJ ~ I don't believe he'd comprehend. He doesn't know about expenses. His parents still pay for everything. I have an anecdote I can't tell and it frustrates me. My company does service work in his home. There are ways that simple men (my technicians) judge a person's character when they go into his home. It seems their ways are a pretty accurate barometer.

Erin O'Brien said...

Yes, I should be engaging and vibrant, but I'm up to my ass getting ready for the vampires.

Carry on dear readership.

Anonymous said...

"I have an anecdote I can't tell and it frustrates me."- Leslie

Erin said if one of our comments ever created a firestorm of controversy involving business contracts with the wealthy family of a former high government official she'd spring for the legal fees. It's her gift to us for providing content for the site contrary to the approach of Arianna Huffington.

RJ

Leslie Morgan said...

@ RJ ~ Ha! Good point. However, I'm much afraid Ensign's Mama and Daddy could outspend even the mighty Erin. Man, I don't want to go to jail. I live in Nevada where frontier justice is not just a dim memory. :~}

Anonymous said...

Besides that you might get a room with OJ.

RJ

Leslie Morgan said...

@ RJ ~ Oh, I hadn't even thought of that! Well, a girl can only hope . . .

Anonymous said...

"your money or your life..." LMAO. (With regrets to the late great Jack Benny.)

BTW, Matt Taibbi is a fucking national treasure.
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-people-vs-goldman-sachs-20110511?print=true

RJ

Contrary Guy said...

IT fail... it happens more than you'd think.

The pic is... interesting. I dub thee Queen of Michigan, oh hirsute one.

Bill said...

Simple men, technicians, are great judges of charater. Truely a backhanded complement.

Leslie Morgan said...

@ Bill ~ Wrong again. Dead, dead wrong. I bow to those men who get things so right by refusing to make them complicated. They don't engage in anything twisted and they don't twist anything. You could take a lesson from them, I'd say.

Bill said...

Huh?

Dudesworthy said...

I totally wrote a fantastic rebuttal to everything, based around the observation that I am in my twenties and recently graduated university and yet we've been in Afghanistan for almost half my lifetime.

Undoubtedly I would have received the online equivalent of a standing ovation, but as disappointed as am to have missed out on that, this picture completely makes up for it.

Anonymous said...

Bill @ 5:48-In addition to being competent, capable and an outstanding, outspoken advocate for her constituents, I find Senator Mikulski to be quite an attractive woman. Any particular reason you singled her out for you witty repartee? Mike R
"calimper"-part of the brake on a damaged automobile

Bill said...

I was preempting RJ. I just thought of her when I saw the picture that Erin posted. Attractive is subjective and I'm sure she has many admirers. Like Mike R.

swine said...

Slick "Rick" Finkelstein-drummer for the now defunked "Barf Smells and the Way We Were"

Dudesworthy said...

Sir Roginald Woolsley - celebrated lead tuba player of the Frumpington Queen's Brass Instrument Velveteen Band. Notorious for his ability to blow particularly deep notes.