Sunday, November 11, 2007

Crap Tablet (edited) (updated)

Here's my latest SJ-R column. I liked it, by then again, I'm a partial to my own musings. If I were to be objective, I'd say that you could probably skip it and not miss much.

Update I was remiss in not linking to another SJ-R article, written by Chris Young and focused on local historian, amateur photographer, and keeper of massive amounts of trivial knowledge, Russ Friedewald and his Springfield Rewind Web site. No profanity was used in the making of that article.

Thanks to everyone who filled out the user survey. I haven't done an extensive analysis of the results yet, but a cursory glance suggests that most of you would prefer that I shut up about music and politics and just provide recipes suitable for a family on a budget. I have to admit, I'm a bit surprised as that's not what I thought BFS was about But I'm nothing if not accommodating so look for a "2,000 Ways to Make Hamburger Helper Work for You" feature to appear on a regular basis.

I'm "this much" closer to having a BFS T-shirt to give away to those who want one, but not everyone. Russ designed several killer logos and we have a shirt in the works.

The Firefighters Club trivia night is next Saturday. It's proven to be the most entertaining of trivia nights and emcee Allen Reyne is a local treasure. If you 'd like to come and compete for second place, click here for details.

I've never embedded a video before, but all the cool people are doing it, so I thought I'd give it a go. This is a totally captivating video by a cool chic goes by the name a' Feist. I'll leave you with this. Look for bigger and better things ahead.

7 comments:

David said...

great video. good song though the ipod commercials have overkilled it a litte. the rest of that album is pretty awesome too.

And if by low rate swill, you mean nectar of the gods and the beer America was built on then yes Natty Light is low rate swill.

when im a hot shot lawyer im gonna be proud to refuse to sell out and drink those hip green bottled imports. Natty pride.

nancy said...

More politics! More music!

M.B. said...

What's a "taplet?"

John said...

Dan,
I thoroughly enjoyed your column this week. I caught it yesterday and thought it was quite good.

Looking forward to those Hamburger Helper recipes. I heard a woman at the grocery store one night explaining to the cashier how she takes some instant macaroni and cheese product and mixes it with browned hamburger and that the resulting mix tastes, "Perty good, almost as good as Hamburger Helper."

Almost as good as Hamburger Helper? Ugh.

BlogFreeSpringfield said...

It's a typo. It's been corrected.

Russ said...

I thought the article was among your best. It was helped, of course, by its placement on the front of Sunday AM along side one of the most compelling and informative pieces ever to appear in the SJ-R.

I only filled out the survey once, but if I need to go back and do it some more to skew the results away from the Hamburger Helper crowd, I will.

Giving away the BFS T's? Wow...this blogging thing must pay well! Sell them for $60 each....but I'll still take one free.

Is it safe yet to call our run at FFLC Trivia Night a "DYNASTY"? Lenny Kravitz would be proud.

Anonymous said...

I thought the article was among your best. It was helped, of course, by its placement on the front of Sunday AM along side one of the most compelling and informative pieces ever to appear in the SJ-R.
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