Blog is a Dumbass Word

Well folks, due to the cajoling of an old friend, I am officially a “blogger”.   As such, my first “blog entry” will be about how much I detest the word “blog” and variances such as:

  • Blogger
  • Blogosphere
  • Blogging
  • Microblogging
  • Blogroll
  • Blogdex
  • Blogskin
  • Blogoteque
  • Blogosandwich
  • Blogaratti

I made a few of those up…I think.

One should probably know that “blog” is a contraction of the words web and log.  Like “Brangelina” , “Bennifer”, and similar contractions that today’s 24-7 media forces upon us because we are an inherently lazy society (more on this another day).

So, we shorten words.  Why?   It’s catchy I suppose.  It’s efficient?  It’s easy? Kind of like the “text speak” or at least that’s what I call it.   You know, when normal, educated adults type LMAO and ROFL and other things that 13 years olds have since mastered.  I hate those truncations as well.  Type the words out.  I type 33 words a minute.  I need shortcuts, but I refuse to use juvenile shortcuts purely because it looks stupid.  There I said it.  Adults that respond LOL and ROFL should be put down.  I particularly hate it when an otherwise normal person uses “4” instead of “for” and “2” instead of “to”.  Really folks?  If you are typing a sentence, throw in a couple of extra LETTERS.  Grow up.

When I see the word “Blog” or any other blogoword, I think of some self righteous person tapping away at a manifesto in their mother’s basement, pining about this or that for 10,000 words or so.  Loving him some him.  Or I think of a well meaning parent, blathering about “little Johnny” and the painting he made with dog poo.  Or I imagine a physician who, fed up with the state of healthcare and the bastards on Wall Street, starts a 3 year rant on why Gold is the new Cisco Systems.

In short, I think of a blogger as a self absorbed person who, in their own delirium, truly believes 1 Million other people give a rat’s ass about what they think.  I guess that is why I put off writing at all.  I doubt anyone will care what I think.   Maybe someone will think I am self absorbed.

Well I am.

My hope is that I can make people think.  Laugh.  Get pissed off.  Something.  Anything.  I will see how it goes.

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About mcbud

I am extremely happily married, I have two great kids, I am the hand of the king at a Registered Investment Advisory company, I am addicted to CrossFit, and I try to write.
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12 Responses to Blog is a Dumbass Word

  1. mcbud says:

    I can’t believe I didn’t mention emoticons. Thanks.

  2. Hey man I was just smoking a doobie and found yer blog while searching for chubby porn. Aint that some shit.

    keepin it real,
    Paul

  3. BHSSIGA says:

    Your “page where your write about stuff” is perfect for you. I didn’t want to offend you by using the “B” word.

  4. Allison says:

    I’m laughing out loud.

  5. Julia says:

    Buddy, this is inspired. kudos.

    • mcbud says:

      Thanks Julia. You look like you are a real pro at it.

      • Julia says:

        ok, i reserved my REAL comments LOL before, cause I knew you wouldnt like 🙂 my loose emoticons, or my case of lower-case mania (hehehehehehe), or my extreme disregard for punctuation (hats off to mr. olson from high school, i WAS—and may still possibly BE—the Queen Of That Grammatical Fart Known Affectionately As The Run-On Sentence. Buddy (you are a treasure, so you get a capital B :), YOU are a complex man living in a seemingly laid-back body. good job! i am struggling. i am goofing off. i like it. keep on doin wut ya do……and I promise not to (ok I can TRY) use no mo (sorry), I mean ANY MORE of that trendy text speak when I comment. It just ain’t (I can still reference my Southern roots, cain’t I?) right, I know. It amuses me, though. And that’s saying a lot, cause you know me—short-attention-span-theatre!
        God Bless You, Buddy! I am proud to know you. THAT is the TRUTH! (purposefully NOT inserting a smiley here, in your honor, sir!)
        ….jtcricket

      • Julia says:

        And by the way, if you were being sarcastic, which is entirely possible, please don’t tell me. I’d rather believe the lie.

  6. Randy says:

    Welcome to Blogapalooza Buddy. Nicely done.

    Randy

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