We Can’t Stay Mad At David

It has been twelve hours since David Blaine was encased in a block of ice for violating the spirit of David Blaine’s Blog Spectacular.

We at I, Splotchy feel that Mr. Blaine (or “David”, as we like to call him) has endured his ice imprisonment with both the poise and professionalism one expects from an entertainer of his stature.

David, consider your sentence served in full.

Break through the ice! Break through!

We have only a little over three days left in the Spectacular!

Let’s DO this!

David Blaine Has Violated The Spirit Of The Blog Spectacular And Will Pay The Consequences For It

We at I, Splotchy are sorry to report another bump in the road of David Blaine’s Blog Spectacular.

We at I, Splotchy readily admit that at least part of the blame for the ongoing problems of the Spectacular resides with us. There was the unfortunate miscommunication between ourselves and David Blaine, which resulted in him spending the first week of the Spectacular submerged in water.

And now, it is with regret we point out an error in judgment by the exalted entertainer — a violation of the spirit, if not the letter, of the contract between I, Splotchy and Mr. Blaine.

It was our intent that Mr. Blaine spend two weeks on a one inch square of our blog alone, unaccompanied, and isolated.

Imagine our surprise when we saw Mr. Blaine consorting with his close friend, mentalist Uri Geller.

We have discussed this matter with Mr. Blaine, and he has consented to being encased in ice until we at I, Splotchy have deemed his debt to us repaid.

We hope to have no more technical glitches.

Splotchy Adds Grant Miller To His Blogroll

I have been engaged in a silent but deadly blogroll standoff with Grant Miller of Grant Miller Media. I have not added Mr. Miller; Mr. Miller has not added me.

This escalating cold war of inaction has not been acknowledged by either of us, until now. In fact, I don’t actually know if there really has been a standoff. It’s that silent and insidious.

I am conceding defeat. Mr. Miller, please accept this post as a proof of your victory. You are under no obligation to add I, Splotchy to your blogroll, but please be aware that I have your photograph and a couple of high-end graphics applications, capable of making mustaches and googly-eyes.

While you’re here, you might want to also consider picking up a Meaningless Cherry Award.

Love and Defeat,


Can You Come Out And Play?

Please find enclosed in this post a heartfelt plea to come with me on the playground to swing on the swings, slide down the slide, and kick the kickball around.

I want to have fun. I want YOU to have fun.

I have a nice game where you can have fun, but here’s the kicker. The more people play, the more fun. The less people play, the less fun.

I have another blog, Who’s In Charge Here?.

I’ve been trying to get people to visit there. It’s not about amassing visits on my hit counter, it’s not about generating ad revenue (not having ads is actually a severe handicap on ad revenue). It’s about FUN. F-U-N.

This game is easy and hard at the same time. There is no wrong answer. But arriving at what you consider the right answer can require some effort and thinking on your part.

This is the blog in a nutshell:

Determine a band’s leader by analyzing a publicity photo.

A band’s inclusion on this blog reflects neither an endorsement nor a criticism of its music. This post is merely intended as a spotlight on the inner political workings of a collection of individuals who are in the midst of a cooperative, creative endeavor.

The Process:
You, dear reader, please answer the question, “Who’s in charge here?”

After sufficient discussion has taken place, a verdict can then be passed based on a majority vote.

Where else on the web are you going to be able to vote on Scandinavian death metal band Opeth:

The bootyliciously lovely group Peach Candy

And indie darlings Wilco

The answer is not one single goddamn other place. American Idol? NO WAY.

I sincerely thank all the people that have voted thus far on the bands I have highlighted. To everyone else — won’t you please come out and play?

If You’re Having Difficulty Logging Into Your Blog

The last couple days I have had difficulty logging into Blogger.

It just hangs and hangs. I eventually get in, but not after minutes of waiting for the page to load.

It looks like the main problem is with the site “ssl.google-analytics.com”. Blogger is attempting to reach that server and you’re stuck waiting until it establishes contact and retrieves the files it needs to. It’s sort of silly that this analytics site is the source of the problem, as it, along with Blogger