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July 28, 2004

MORE FUN WITH FACT-CHECKING

From Mr. MacMillan of the Washington Post. (See page 2)

Mysteriously,

The Stealth Bloggerette

NOTE: Feel free, Dave Barry fans, to send comments on this column directly to Robert MacMillan.

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Totally cool.

Judi,

I think Robert likes you...

Wow, Dave's even more famous-er!

judi is TOTALLY mysterious. I never expect what her next post will be. I mean, 'naked men'? I NEVER saw that coming!

Wow... Judi has really hit the big time now. I guess now you can hit-up Dave for a raise!!!!

what the heck is VOIP?

So, has anyone won a FREE iPod mini by guessing who that Pop Diva is?

Queensbee,

In technical speak, it's Voice Over Internet Protocol. Don't know if it was used differently. Basically, it's using your internet connection to place long distacne calls at a much lower rate than your phone company can provide.

Queensbee,

In technical speak, it's Voice Over Internet Protocol. Don't know if it was used differently. Basically, it's using your internet connection to place long distance calls at a much lower rate than your phone company can provide.

Not a double post, just correcting a typo.

Brian B: That's the kind of technology we need added to the blog. Imagine if all the posts/comments were read out to you automatically? All you can do now is imagine what the poster must sound like...

I'd like to remind everyone here that I sound exactly like George Clooney. Thank you.


MacMillan a Dave Barry fan?
Is this a mysterious plan?
Critiqued in the Post
As threadbare at most
But now looks like Big Dave is the man!


And Judi too!


MacMillan a Dave Barry fan?
Is this a mysterious plan?
Critiqued in the Post
As threadbare at most
But now looks like Big Dave is the man!


And Judi too!

Ooops!

curious:

No. I'm not hip enough to know who's blue butt that is.

Good one, Elle.

. o O (How did Elle know what I was having for lunch?)

For the record, I got a very nice reply from Mr. MacMillan.

My comment to MR. Mac. Also posted on the MOAT

I want to write to you in support of Dave Barry's Blog and congratulate you in figuring out a way to determine Dave’s support verses your own. This, in its own way, is a unique form of “passive polling”. Put the challenge out there and see how many respond (or “take the bait”).

I would also like to say “Thanks”, and I say this with the backing of all the Dave’s Bloglits, for linking his site in your article.

I must admit that I have not read your original “threadbare” article whose term has acquired such attention. However I can assure you that “threadbare” THIS site is not!

It is the home of MANY a blogger and supports a range of serious to not-so-serious to down-right-hilarious discussions. Mostly, and I say this with pride, they tend to lean towards the not-so-serious direction.

After all, with seemingly sufficient discussion of the serious topics by knowledgeable individuals, who’s available to discuss the not-so-serious to down-right-hilarious ones? Other than we un-knowledgeable individuals?

It’s a tough roll to play, but someone’s GOT to do it!

Who’s going to stand up against Low Flow toilets? DAVE!
Who’s going to point out terrorist using unconventional tactics? DAVE!
Who’s going to take on big interest groups? DAVE!
Who’s going to put Algona on the map? DAVE!

and Who’s going to help him? DAVE’S BLOGLITS!

booger

That is all.

Sincerely yours,
Kibby F5

P.S. If someone put your mailing address in the article by mistake, as a hoax or as a way to get even with you, I apologize for this contribution. However, I do stand by my statements.

SECOND!

What about you, punky?

THIRD!

OK, Fourth. All in favor say

"oo-giddy boo-giddy"

I sent the following e-mail to Robert MacMillan and got an answer in under an hour.

Mr. MacMillan
It's rather funny that you would comment on Dave Barry's blog the way you did. Virtually everyone I know either reads Dave's columns regularly or is at least familiar with his work. On the other hand, though I read the Post online daily, I don't think I've ever even heard your name.

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His response:
That's the great thing about America. And now you have heard of me!

Thanks for reading,
Robert

aye!
but only if she can get my labspecimin back.

Here little lab specimin here boy....

Is it just me, or did the paragraph about Dave get moved from page 2 to page 1???

You're all a bunch of threadbare hoseheads! LONG LIVE THE WASHINGTON POST!! I think I pooped my pants.

Is it just me, or did the paragraph about Dave get moved from page 2 to page 1???

This blogging thing is so confusing!

Maybe you didn't get a reply, Elle, because he was too busy eating lunch? (boogers?)

Here's my non-offensive, rather bland email that I sent:
Is it just my imagination, or is covering the convention actually even more boring than watching it? And since I read your article as a result of Dave's blog, does that mean Dave is covering you covering Sheila covering... oh never mind. I bet there is a Law and Order rerun on somewhere. I'll wander back to "Filter" after the convention to see what it's really about.

Cheers and enjoy the convention,
Gary
a.k.a. Fan of Dave Barry
a.k.a. Not a fan of politico-speak

Here's his reply:
The real bedrock of the universe is indeed "Law and Order." Most people spend a lifetime looking for the answer, when it's obvious that you found it long ago... ;)

Thanks for reading - and I'm certain it's more boring to cover the convention!

R

Is it just me, or did the paragraph about Dave get moved from page 2 to page 1???

whoa, a double post with post in between, must be a time warp.

John and curious:

It doesnt matter if you know who the pop diva is or not (altho i'm convinced it's Brittany).
I accidentalyl clicked on the word Who at the top of the ad, andit immediately said Congradulations!, so i'm sure even the wrong answers work.
Which means, we'll never know....

And i looked into gettgin a free ipod this way, and theywant me to fill out WAY too many surveys and give too much personal (meaning, actual since they have to snail mail you the ipod) info to accumulate one.

Yeah, I'm with you. Elle. IMHO, I thought he was having as much fun talking about Dave as this blog is having talking about him.

And, has anyone noticed that pretty much NOBODY is talking about the convention?

convention?

Frankly, I find it quite offensive that he called us a bunch of "hoseheads." I'm cancelling my subscription to the Post today! Oh, who am I kidding . . . that would be way to much work trying how to go about it. Guess I'll just sulk . . . or sign Mr. MacMillian up for lots of free porn.

That's "too much work trying to figure out how to go about it," but you probably got the gist of it.

Not only has the Barry comment been moved to the first page, it's now the first PARAGRAPH. The influence of the Blog is growing!

Coincidentally, his column can be distilled down to: "There is nothing happening here."

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