Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Sharing the love

I am poorly ill.

This, of course, means that I am in the mood to be kind to people* (in the same way that when I am well I am mean). So, your mission is this (and there's no choosing to accept it - I demand that you do as I say, whether you like it or not) :

It's easy. You just go over to the top right-hand corner under my avatar, and view my complete profile. Once you're there, pick something. Film, book, music - whatever. Click through until you find all the other weirdos bloggers with the same one. Now, simply find one who has posted recently (in the last two weeks or so, please, and someone who seems likely to post again), read their most recent post and say something nice** about it. You can do it anonymously if you want, but no nasties please, no matter whether you like the subject matter or agree with the opinions expressed.

Then, all you have to do is come back here, say where you ended up and what you put, and bob's your dad's brother.

* settles back to watch this one die on its arse*

Off you go, then.

* I am feeling much saner than earlier when I was, frankly, murderous. It's a good job that when I meet my new Arch-Nemesis we will both be on a First Aid course.

** Please note that "nice" does not necessarily equate to "sincere". There is no requisite for meaning what you say, just say it nicely.


Blogger violetforthemoment chimed in with...

A chap called Koop from West Lothian likes The Gruffalo too. He has recently had a haircut at a salon with ladies in, which freaked him out a little but was worth it. I have congratulated him on conquering his fear, and resisted the urge to bow to the very convincing arguments of the spambots on the comments thread...

16 January, 2007 20:20  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

excellent, violet. that's the spirit.

anyone else?

16 January, 2007 21:05  
Blogger Melissa chimed in with...

Dammit, woman! All the books I'm clicking on in your profile either link to people who have never posted or to those whose links have gone bad. Back in a bit ... I'm sticking with this.

17 January, 2007 03:55  
Blogger Melissa chimed in with...

I ended up at http://backsliderswine.blogspot.com/. He's just lost a grandfather, and I commiserated. My grandfathers died in 1984 (paternal) and 1988 (maternal) and I miss them both. Thanks for sending me along this path tonight, Surly. It felt good to think of both of them.

17 January, 2007 04:42  
Blogger Kellycat chimed in with...

Clicked on Terrorvision and eventually got www.moretia.blogspot.co.uk who has only one post from 3rd January. Congratualted her on starting a blog and then offered the friendly advice that if she wasn't actually looking for a fake degree or a home loan, that she might find switching on her word verification a good idea.

17 January, 2007 07:16  
Blogger mad muthas chimed in with...

you seem to be the only person in the world who likes 'sad chick lit', so i'm posting here. get well soon!

17 January, 2007 12:52  
Blogger Arabella chimed in with...

I followed the path of Glen Campbell. People who walk the path of Glen Campbell do not blog regularly, if at all. And the Wichita line man is still on the line, you know.

17 January, 2007 14:57  
Blogger Betty chimed in with...

I too followed the Glen Campbell path without much success. There was a scary, ranting Republican bloke with three blogs on there who I didn't have the courage to cmment on.

Btw, that Julian Barnes book you mention on the sidebar is the next on my reading list, mainly because the (true) story happened only a couple of miles from where I grew up, and the police station that was only a street away from me gets a mention as part of the bungled-up investigation.

17 January, 2007 15:15  
Blogger toomuchgrief chimed in with...

No recent bloggers on Kill Bill or indeed on Very Bad Things. Interestingly posted recently appears to refer to anythig after 2004. Will go back and choose some better films....boing boing

17 January, 2007 16:06  
Blogger Homer chimed in with...

I found a pagan astrologer in Michigan who's only just started blogging, but chickened out of leaving a comment, nice or otherwise! Go me, chief wuss of the midlands.

17 January, 2007 16:21  
Anonymous Thursday chimed in with...

I went down the Led Zeppelin route and came across a seething rant by a young American girl towards her father who wished him and his partner dead. I tried to leave a comment along the lines of "Glad you got that off your chest" but couldn't because I'm not a blogger. The thought was there tho' - does that count or do I have to try again?

17 January, 2007 16:25  
Blogger tom909 chimed in with...

God that hurt.
I hit on a US sailor in his 20s who is selling his Wii to help pay for his wedding. What kind of bloke in his 20s likes the Sound of Music - wouldn't think he would be getting married would you.
I wished him well in his sale and in his future life.

17 January, 2007 18:03  
Blogger zanna chimed in with...

I followed Robbie Williams (what else?) and found a lady with the same name as my daughter who was in America and it was snowing. (That was her post, that she has woken up to snow) I left her a comment telling her she has a cool name and excellent taste in music. I also told her it wasn't snowing here...she'll think I'm totally sane of course. Wish you better honey.

17 January, 2007 22:00  
Blogger garfer chimed in with...

The Withnailers were decidedly substandard, but I did comment on a Zeppeliners.

I've always prefered the Who, so that woz him told (nicely).

18 January, 2007 01:10  
Anonymous Stu Savory chimed in with...

Spinal Tap fan JS from Sweden also likes Tidningar. Whatever that is.
Although we are not otherwise on the same wavelength, I tried to wich her/him well, but the comments failed :-(

18 January, 2007 05:23  
Blogger crisiswhatcrisis chimed in with...

Bloody hell, Surly. This is much harder than it looks. I followed the Deep Purple route, and there's only one on there who has posted recently: some Indonesian politico-religious poet.

I lost the will to live half way through his post. It was poetry about some dead Indonesian political activist, or something. Still, I left a nice comment saying I'd come because I like Deep Purple, I didn't understand his struggle and I'm an atheist but best of luck with it anyway. I tried to be nice.

18 January, 2007 09:08  
Blogger crisiswhatcrisis chimed in with...

Uh, I think he's actually Filipino, not Indonesian. Whatever.

18 January, 2007 09:10  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...


betty - i heartily recommend the book (this of course means you are destined to hate it, and slag me off on your blog as that stupid girl who liked the julian barnes book and lots of clever people will laugh at me).


thursday and toomuchgrief - try again!!

18 January, 2007 18:28  
Anonymous aimee chimed in with...

I followed Carry on Camping and found
this chap
who, after a few too many beers, agreed to take part in a charity cycle from London to Paris.

I told him that I was impressed by his commitment to a drunken agreement and wished him luck for the race.

18 January, 2007 19:44  
Anonymous Thursday chimed in with...

I can't believe it but I did as I was told. This time, I went down the Motorhead route and came across an American whose Grandpoppaw recently shot himself due to increasing ill-health. I left a suitably commiserating and understanding comment. Can I go now miss? It's the weekend?

19 January, 2007 16:22  
Blogger Inexplicable DeVice chimed in with...

Well, I plumped for The Rocky Horror Picture Show and came across (not literally, you understand) a young gay guy who can't put his contact lense in because he has a stye. I told him to keep pigs in it.

It took me ages to find someone who'd stopped posting in 2004, too.

20 January, 2007 16:02  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

good work, people. IDV, well done you for utterly perplexing that random person.

i'd sort of like to keep this going. this one's going to come back. sorry.

20 January, 2007 16:40  
Blogger Angelina chimed in with...

I went for The Magic Faraway Tree and it took me forever to find anything but in the end I did adn was reminded of loads of Blyton books I had loved as a kid. Well worth the effort!

22 January, 2007 10:39  
Blogger Clare chimed in with...

Hello, I'm new here. I know I'm a bit late, but I thought this looked like fun so I'm joining in nonetheless.

I went to the first person who also liked Best in Show, and he lived here: http://boredandlazy.blogspot.com/

I commented on this post, where he was musing on the fact that he's finished his degree and what a waste of time it was. I told him it wasn't a waste of time cos he's learnt how to skive - very useful in the world of work.

23 January, 2007 12:16  

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