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April 06, 2004

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Obsidian Wings: "Flying in All Directions, All the Time, All at Once. And that's just Von."

Hey, we kid because we love!

And by the way, group blogs should have author credits at the top of posts, not the bottom.

I think Ted Rall's given you one:

moderation is death.

Oops, that one belongs to Kos. How about this one:

Democrats want to hear a strident voice echoing their opinions; Republicans want to throw something at those Goddamn commies.

I think it could use some work; Rall always did suck at prose. Still, there's some meat in there somewhere.

Oh. Am I in the wrong thread?

Don't have a copy of Gene Wolfe's _Peace_ on hand, but in it a character says something like, "It was an Irish wind - it blew East, West, North, South, and up and down, all at the same time."

Behold my tepid efforts!

"Obsidian Wings - Moe is lonely"

I went straight from shenanigans to crimes against humanity. - George Carlin

Because these wings are no longer wings to fly
But merely vans to beat the air - TS Eliot

"And by the way, group blogs should have author credits at the top of posts, not the bottom."

I've been meaning to point this out for the longest time.

Although it's an amusing little game to read through a post, predicting by topic and style who TF wrote it.

Okay, I admit that as catchy slogans go, it needs a little work, though.

On the subject of moderation, there's:

"Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains."
- Democritus

and

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue, but moderation in principle is always a vice."
- Thomas Paine

I like the one that's up there now, personally.

If you want quotes on moderation, there's the classic "Moderation In Everything, Including Being Moderate."

Do I get to submit?

I like this one...

There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes . . . and dead armadillos.

Sorry, I gave up moderation for Lent.

There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes . . . and dead armadillos.

Well, I don't hail from armadillo country, but 'round these parts (exurban Connecticut), roadkill is generally on either the left or the right side of the road (i.e. where the cars are actually driving). I suspect that the yellow stripe is safer than anywhere else on the road.

Motto-wise, I'm struggling to come up with a political variation on Monty Python's line "It's like I always say -- there's nothing an agnostic can't do if he really doesn't know if he believes in anything or not".

Obsidian Wings: I dig as binSnow.
Obsidian Wings: sings I won a bid.
Obsidian Wings: On ibid A swings.

Obsidian Wings: prime meridian flings

Full Spectrum, Served Piping Hot

The Dolby® Digital Surround Sound of the Blogsphere -- Featuring Right, Left and Center Inputs with the Ambiance Channel Dialed to 11.

Obsidian Wings: Getting it Right and Wrong Since 2003.

Getting it Right and Wrong Since 2003.

Hey!!!

Hey, it's better than the one I didn't post:

Obsidian Wings: Reason, Insight and Edward


;-)

Heh.

Good thing you didn't post that last one, Mac.

Yeah, Edward would kill me if he saw that.

Whew.

Blahhhh!

...just how cold do you like your revenge, Macallan?

"The Dolby® Digital Surround Sound of the Blogsphere -- Featuring Right, Left and Center Inputs with the Ambiance Channel Dialed to 11."

Shouldn't it be Dobly, in keeping with us going up to 11?

If it's permissible to mutate Mac's:

"Obsidian Wings: This one goes to 11"

"We Average to Zero"

"Central Axis"

"Where the Extremes Meet"

Obsidian Wings: "The New Coke of the Blogosphere"

One more:

Obsidian Wings: "Where regression to the mean is a virtue"

Just jumping in at this stage to say I really like Gary Farber's pseudo-tagline for his site:

Sanely free of McCarthyite calling anyone a "traitor" since 2001!

This one's for Moe:

Obsidian Wings: It Doth Not Sucketh Mightily

Obsidian Wings: More level-headed than Frankenstein's Monster

How about a motto that explains where the he*& the name "Obsidian Wings" comes from?

I'm guessing that...

"Eeny Meeny Miney and Moe"

is out...

Aren't we long overdue for another round of everyone's favorite: Whack Mac for ...{insert any reason at all here}"?

Am I running into some kind of politely undeclared upper limit on entries?

To satisfy the inner geek:

Obsidian Wings: You'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

"Obsidian Wings: Just because those guys on the other side are ignorant, dishonest bastards doesn't mean we can't be friends"

Just for the record, I've never thought of this: "Sanely free of McCarthyite calling anyone a "traitor" since 2001!" as a primary motto or slogan of my blog, though I occasionally run candidates for such a thing through my head.

I just inserted that one day at a point when I was ready to blow my cork at reading one-too-many examples of the word being tossed around, with the ease which is so common in the blogosphere, from both left and right.

I reserve the word "traitor" for someone who has done somethng such as pass atomic secrets to an enemy we are war with, or taken up arms against the U.S. Conviction in a court of law tends to be required as proof.

I think discussion would be healthier if everyone used a description along those lines, rather than "I thoroughly disagree with the terrible thing that person said about our government/country!"

Just another of my oddball beliefs.

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