Monday, September 19, 2005

Extreme Unction is One Year Old

12 whole months of Blogging. Shame I seem to be in something of a visitor trough, though. I just haven't been able to focus single-mindedly on being Super-Funny when the world has felt very much like it's going to Hell in recent times. One part of me wants to be A Political Blogger and disappear into an exploration of my frustrations with where Britain (where I was raised) and the US (where I live now) are heading. But there's sooo many people doing that already, being one more voice in the choir just isn't what makes Extreme Unction great.

Maybe I should offer refuge from THE Bad World and the Bad Men who Control It and return to documenting the irrelevant but somehow compelling madnesses of everyday life.

Anyway, I'm torn between these two options and have felt like two people are writing this blog at times. Happy birthday to both of us.

7 Comments:

Blogger KarbonKountyMoos said...

Happy Blogiversary to Jason and his doppelganger! I love this place.

I can't bear to post about politics.There are so many folks who are doing that so much better than I could. I have no journalistic aspirations. So I blog about the mundane and not so mundane (bizarre) happenings in my life.

11:33 AM  
Blogger HF said...

Congratulations Jason! I don't think you need to decide between those two options hat are actually not that polar in my opninion. I love this blog for your twisted sense of humour, your eye for quirkyness and strange phenomena. But I also value your analytical mind, your fierce sense for injustice and that you never seem to be afraid of voicing your opinion and defending your viewpoint(sometimes with a ferocity that leaves me quite astonished). It would be a shame if any of these things would go missing because you feel you need to model this blog on some pre-existing format. Hell no! Let this continue to be the strange mixture of satire, comedy, left-wing propaganda and literary critique. This is what makes it so unique!

1:52 PM  
Blogger kingfelix said...

hear! hear! herr f!

3:11 PM  
Blogger g said...

Congratulations! Here's some hear hear for hf, except I don't quite get the left-wing propaganda bit. Callin' a dumbass a dumbass -- that's not propaganda, that's just callin' 'em like you see 'em. Keep the honest calls comin'.

5:28 PM  
Blogger kingfelix said...

Yes, Heiko, I wonder if I am truly a propogandist. I have written what I feel are balanced pieces on such things as the London bombings and their aftermath. I am also, which has caused some of my opponents some difficulties, NOT a democrat.

Admittedly, when commenting on some of the personalities in New Labour, i have become personal, but as someone who has been left behind by Blair's lurch to the right, it is not my views that have changed, it's the Labour party's.

So, my self-rating of my propagandist tendencies -> 2/10

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Also, on a tiny bit more serious note, considering I'm working on fictions, etc, I try to avoid the narrow judgments. If I propagandise for anything, it is for the value of the little person inside the vastness of everyday life, and the value that resides in All those Places and Moments that the market has yet to find a way to package and sell. But equally, AND this is vital, at the same time as recognising the above fact, in the next breath you have to forget it utterly and not be stuck endlessly Reacting, but instead, call upon your own reserves, believing such a thing exists, and consider the most basic question -

What shall I do?

7:16 PM  
Blogger L said...

happy anniversary!

11:03 PM  
Blogger HF said...

nonononono !!!! I am ever so sorry for calling you a propagandist. Of course I think you write balanced pieces. And think I should never rush a comment. I think I might have been refering to the "both barrels" post where I felt you were attacking some supposedly upper class person on the basis of nothing but their name. Amusing yes, but with a ferocity that I coulldn't quite understand. But this was indeed the only time where I felt you were stepping over a line (and why shouldn't you take the liberty to do so once in a while). Other than that I largely agree with the politics of Pinhut.

9:12 AM  

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