October 14, 2006

Tagged and tired

Shlemazl, the Atheist, who doesn't want to join the Atheist blogroll, because it might offend his believing readers, has tagged me.

1-Do you like the look and the contents of your blog?

I wish I was more design savvy, I just can't be bothered fooling around with that kind of stuff yet. I like to keep things simple anyways. I think my blog is readable and viewer friendly. Notice that I don't have a black background like many bloggers who just don't get it.

2-Does your family know about your blog?

Yes, but I don't think they really care. Except my brother in law. He actually gets my posts.

3-Can you tell your friends about your blog? Do you consider it a private thing?

I've told many friends about my blog. Not too sure if many read it. Or how regularly. Lots of them have real lives.

4-Do you just read the blogs of those who comment on your blog? or you try to discover new blogs?

I try to read as many blogs on my main blogrolls. The one I put together and the new Atheist blogroll. Of course, I go to the blogs of all commenters as well. And if they blogroll me, I blogroll them.

5-Did your blog positively affect your mind? Give an example.

I think my blog helps my self esteem. I find blogging empowering. Not Stalin or Hitler like power, but I do believe that my blog is capable of changing individuals opinions in some cases.

6-What does the number of visitors to your blog mean? Do you use a traffic counter?

I think everyone should read my blog, and I don't feel that great when I have less than a couple of hundred visitors in one day. I use the traffic counter and often visit bloggers who visited my blog from their blog. I also check the Technorati who links me page as well.

7-Did you imagine how other bloggers look like?

Many bloggers post their picture. Probably their best picture from within 15 years ago, but it gives me an idea of what they look like. It really doesn't matter to me though. As far as chick bloggers go, I'm friggin happily married. And I'm not into guys, so I don't care if they look like Tom Cruise or Michael Moore.

8-Do you think blogging has any real benefit?

Yes, I do think that the main issues I cover do matter. Science matters, the War on Terror matters, and the ignorance that certain groups want to teach in the classroom matters. I recently got an offer to do a magazine article out of the blue, which means I can enlighten an even wider and new audience.

9-Do you think that the blogsphere is a stand alone community separated from the real world?

No, I think bloggers are now the voice of the world. I think bloggers represent just about every type of person on this planet.

10-Do some political blogs scare you? Do you avoid them?

Absolutely not. I take no prisoners, and have no problem voicing my opinion anywhere, anytime. Of course, many bloggers can't take me, and bar my ass.

11-Do you think that criticizing your blog is useful?

What the hell could you criticize about me blog? What is wrong with you?

12-Have you ever thought about what happen to your blog in case you died.

Unfortunately, I now know (through the blogosphere) two bloggers who I have had exchanges with in comments who have passed at early ages.
So I know what happens. I doubt anyone will inform my readers if something happened to me though. If I don't make a post with 7 days, I'm probably feeding worms

13-Which blogger had the greatest impression on you?

Are we talking in a good way or a bad way? Elder of Ziyon probably had the greatest impression on me. He seems to put in lots of research to find articles and make points that are not usually found in the mainstream. The posts are timely and very telling.

14-Which blogger you think is the most similar to you.

I do think a lot of my regular commenters agree with me on at least 90% of the positions I take. Atheists who are harsh on Islam, and understand that Israel is on the defensive are those who are most like me. You know who you are.

15-Name a song you want to listen to?

If I want to listen to a song, I listen to it. What kind of question is this? Right now? You want to know what I want to listen to right now? Nothing, I'm going upstairs to watch a movie. God decided to send his wrath upon the town where I live. I had no hydro, phone, internet or TV for 2 days. I spent most of today cleaning up dead branches in my front and back yard. I'm exhausted. Good nite.

I tag anyone who wants to be tagged this time.


  1. Like PopEye might say, I yam whose I yam. No surprises in any of your answers. I've known who you were since the first time I stumbled across your blog. I may accept the challenge,-- if I remember tomorrow.

  2. Damn. Now that's a comprehensive Meme. I'm not grabbing onto that one; it's too much work!!!
    And PS - this picture was taken this summer, promise! (not 15 years ago...heh heh heh)

  3. BEAJ,

    "Shlemazl, the Atheist, who doesn't want to join the Atheist blogroll, because it might offend his believing readers". Are you holding a grudge or what?

    I state that I am an atheist in my profile and I look like a devil; complete with horns and tails.

    I also posted this:


    (check out the links to 10 reasons to be a muslim/jew/christian).

    Those who wanted to be offended have already excused themselves.

    However the atheist cause is not mine. In fact in today's world religion isn't always a bad thing. The US is the most religious western country by a long way; it is also the concerned about morality, the least antisemitic and the most pro-Israeli.

    In the end of the day I just don't care that much whether people believe or not, although I consider it a little silly in our day and age.

    The Tory/Republican cause is close to my heart. I used to be a member of the party in the UK. I know exactly what big government and socialism are all about. That's why I am on the Tory blogroll.

    October 04, 2006 8:57 PM

  4. You know Shlemazl, in the time you took to write out that well thought out response, you could have joined the blogroll.

  5. Cool. I wanna be tagged, so I will accept a tag.

  6. Bunny, I like to stick to facts and world norms.

  7. I've been tagged about 4x this year. I should be given a tag team belt.

  8. What?! You mean Mrs. Bacon didn't clean up the branches for you? She's really slipping lately, the lazy wench.

  9. I still have her in line. We have a crawl space instead of a basement, which took a lot of water and during the power failure because the sump pump is electric and wouldn't work without power. Part of the furnace got wet and wouldn't start, so instead of getting someone over here first to check it out, after talking to a friend, it was concluded that the self-starter on the furnace may need to dry off so I had her crawl down there and hair dry it for around 45 minutes. It worked. The furnace is up and running.

  10. That was an informative read (about you). Thanks Bacon.


  11. BJ, what? The tag answers or my furnace story?

    Mike, tagging is when another blogger mentions in his or her post that you are tagged. It means you are supposed to answer the same questions he or she did in the post, and then tag other bloggers.

  12. It's good to know she's still earning her keep. LMAO