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May 01, 2006

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Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Ilkka at Sixteen Volts has a wonderfully droll (and fearless) way of asking difficult questions. Dirk Thruster admires machines, skewers politics, and assaults pretentions with a lot of shrewd brainpower and rowdy good humor. Are there 2Blowhards visitors who haven't discovered Peter's Iron Rails and Iron Weights? Ostensibly a diary of Peter's commutes and workouts, it's also a vehicle for his (often funny and always dry) observations and musings. There's much Beckettian entertainment to be had from following Peter's adventures in the train and at the gym. Citron, a former clergyman, has a generous, dignified, and impish eye that he runs over politics, people, and retirement life in Arizona. I especially loved his recent posting about how modern entertainment has become so loud.



posted by Michael at May 1, 2006


Michael! Thanks for the gracious comment! I got the most hits in my month's go at blogging. It is one of the most creative gigs in years.

Posted by: citrus on May 1, 2006 8:13 PM

Thanks for the plug, it's most appreciated. I'll point out that I never thought of my LIRR experiences as Bekettian, although that may be due to my relative unfamiliarity with his works; actually, a better cultural reference for the LIRR would be The Night of the Living Dead.

Posted by: Peter on May 1, 2006 9:52 PM

Aww, you guys. I'm blushing now.

Posted by: Dirk Thruster on May 3, 2006 4:10 AM

Thanks for the link and recommendation. It's fun to occasionally see that my writing is not in vain but somebody out there enjoys it.

Posted by: Ilkka Kokkarinen on May 3, 2006 10:56 AM

You guys rock.

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on May 3, 2006 11:46 AM

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