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October 26, 2009

Blogging Notes

Donald Pittenger writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* We still want to post contributions by 2Blowhards readers.

As mentioned several weeks ago, my interests in arts and culture are limited and this blog requires wider coverage than I can provide. I will welcome prospective articles about paintings, cars, planes, history and the stuff I like. But we do need solid material covering literature, music, movies and other fields that Michael Blowhard plowed.

So drop me an email (a link is provided on the panel to the left) with topic ideas and a short autobiographical note if you think you might be interested. Please don't be shy!

* Nancy and I hit the road to California Wednesday and will be traveling for about two weeks. Stops include: the Bay Area; Gilroy-Hollister-San Juan Bautista; Solvang and Santa Barbara; and the Carmel-Monterey area.

As usual, I'll bring a computer and will have a camera handy. Posting will be as frequent as I can manage.



posted by Donald at October 26, 2009


What's missing from this site now is M. Blowhard's ability to provoke controversy.

There's no provocation to fight with anybody.

What a loss!

Posted by: Shouting Thomas on October 27, 2009 11:53 AM

ST -- True. And Michael's talent was being provocative in a deft manner. Of course there are other ways of being provocative, and even some that would be compatible with the general tone hereabouts.

I suppose I could be more provocative, but it's not really my nature. This is why I'm hoping that eventually a couple of bloggers will emerge who can offset some of what we've lost.

Oh. And how about a guest post from you?

Posted by: Donald Pittenger on October 27, 2009 12:06 PM


Thanks for the incredible honor of considering me as a potential Blowhard! If only temporarily so.

I will attempt to devise a posting worthy of this august podium.

But, I will never replace the genius of Michael Blowhard. I nominate him for the Blowhard Hall of Fame!

Posted by: Shouting Thomas on October 27, 2009 12:42 PM

I can't imagine Donald posting appreciations of porn. Those got controversies going, but somehow I'm not expecting a lot of those from Donald.

On the other hand, I seem to remember it was a Donald post that generated an all-time record number of comments, fuelled by an extensive set of simultaneous, ah, controversies in the comments section. So Donald, you can get people going if you put your mind to it.

Look forward to the post from ST.

Posted by: PatrickH on October 27, 2009 3:05 PM

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