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E-mailFor tonight’s post I thought I’d share with you a strange e-mail that I received the other night. What made it strange was that it was sent to one of the many e-mail addresses I’ve associated with this blog, but since I’ve been finally able to get an e-mail address with my domain, I haven’t used that address and as far as I know it’s not even mentioned anywhere. Go figure.

So who am I to disappoint, right? If it’s an answer you want, it’s an answer Dave will give you.

The e-mail came from Susan, who asked the following:

Hi,
What happens if you dont eat for a month? I don`t know if you are the right person to ask, but any advice/pointers you might have would be very much appreciated. Please point me in the right direction.

Thankyou,
Susan

Well, Susan, thanks for the e-mail. But I think that the answer to your question is simple: you’d die. I mean, unless you’re Gandhi, is there a reason not to eat for a month? He did it for peace (or something) and I doubt you’re that devoted to the ideal of world peace through fasting or starvation. You simply wouldn’t have the intestinal fortitude to do it, methinks. And it would just be stupid anyhow.

Hope that helped.

Anyway, I’m posting this entry from the “comfort” of my garage because last weekend, we decided to shake things up around here. We cleaned up the garage a bit and moved the backup computer into said garage, giving us an extra working space. So far it seems to be working alright: it’s cooler outside, I don’t have the distraction of the cacophony created by the TV, and the dog isn’t sitting by my side staring at me for food. It’s actually a real cool setup.

Except when my asshole neighbor’s phone starts ringing as it did just now, and which starts at about 5 a.m. Oh well; I’ve got my iPod on. And should I ever get more serious about my writing, this will be the place where it happens. Hell, as you can see by this post, I’ve already written more than I normally do!

ranking_roger_150_150x180But wait, there’s more! My fantastic blog host, WordPress, has added some extremely cool features that I have actually been waiting for.

For starters, all entries can now be ranked on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. I’ve already customized them so mouseover the stars and you’ll see what I’ve done.

Also, comments can now be ranked ala YouTube so if you see some crappy or kind words, evaluate them, please! These few additions give my blog more reader functionality which is something I really dig.

See? It’s not always all about me. But sometimes it’s the little things like these that make me happy. Wait, I guess it is really about me if that’s the case. Oh, fuck it.

So look around, go through some older posts or start with this one and get to ranking already! I’d appreciate it and would love to see some numbers on my Stats page (which is an admin function, so there).

Now get busy and have some fun!

Note: In order to access the Post Ranking, you need to be on the actual post and not the main blog page. You will see it at the bottom just below the social bookmarking icons.

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6 thoughts on “Reader E-Mail”

  1. And the gratuitous picture of the black man is because?????? Is he the WordPress host or maybe the man behind the new feature? And by the way, is this new feature available to us losers who use the FREE wordpress.com?

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    1. You have no knowledge of 80s music? That’s Ranking Roger. Get it? Rankings? Oh, forget it đŸ™‚ And yes, these features are free to all WordPress users. Check out the “Ratings” tab under the “Comments” tab on the left in the Dashboard. From there, you can customize and then enable them. It’s good stuff!

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  2. Dear Dave,

    What would happen if I were to stop breathing for–say–ten minutes.

    Any advice you could give me would be greatly appreciated…

    Sincerely,

    David Carradine

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