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Monday, April 25, 2005
If you're gonna write about nationally-syndicated comic strip writers...
...you'd better get your facts straight. Last week, I posted a link to drinkatwork.com. It's a blog and online humor publication written in part by Francesco Marciuliano, the author of "Sally Forth." I made the mistake of calling him "bitter" and "drunken" based on his multi-part series on the lives of comic strip writers.
Apparently, Mr. Marciuliano isn't bitter and is, only every so often, "drunken." He set the record straight in a post from Friday:
"First, allow me to address the following copy from Welcome to the Blog, an aggregation of blog links that very kindly highlighted this site among others:
As they say in big-time publications like Time and Nintendo Power, I "regret the errors." When I ran that link on Thursday I was in mourning and wasn't thinking straight. You see, earlier in the evening, my Onkyo stereo receiver was "murdered" at the hands, er roots, of a lucky bamboo plant. The plant fell over, sending a stream of not-so-lucky water down the back of my TV and onto the receiver. Now the $!@#! thing only turns on and immediately back off when I hit the power button.
I know, I know, what a tired excuse. You've probably heard that one a thousand times.
Nevertheless, I'm willing to admit that I didn't do my homework but is Mr. Marciuliano willing to do the same? I'm not trying to pick a fight with a nationally syndicated comic strip writer but take another look at his comments. "An aggregation of blog links"? That doesn't adequately explain Welcome to Blog's content, now does it? No, sir! This blog is...well, damn. I'm not quite sure either. Is it a blog about Portland, Oregon? Maybe. Is it a pop culture blog? Kinda. Whatever it is, it's not an aggregation of blog links, thank you very much.
At least not yet, anyway.