December 08, 2005

I know I promised…

But it’s still just a wee bit too early for the Christmannukazaastivu3Kingsdastice (and Boxing Day!) Version of the Thursday Three. SO, instead of that, we’ll offer up something ENTIRELY unrelated to anything remotely dealing with the high holydays, or shopping, in order to bring you the Non-Sequitur Edition of the Axis of Weevil Thursday Three!

1. What do you think is going to be the next big fad in blogging?

2. Have you ever stolen anything?

3. What is your favorite fish recipe?

Now then, as is always the case, anyone may play along with the quiz, even if you lived or traveled in the Congo between the years 1978 and 1990, or if you are prone to vertigo or peripheral hallucinations. Just leave your answers in the comments below, or a link back to your blog so we can all come look at your answers in person.


1. I think probably what we’re already seeing--a big consolidation. It’s a bit like the car industry around the first part of the 20th Century--a huge amount of small players. Most were gone within a year, even if they might have been just as good, or better, even, than the ones who survived. But just like all those local, built-in-a-foundry cars died off, I think we’re starting to see the same in blogging. The medium is no longer just a playtoy (as were those newfangledy autoMObeels when they were new), but is now being seen by regular consumers as a viable information source.

Just as the Big Three were built from a variety of small, single-marque makers and suppliers, by the end of 2006 you’re going to see a lot fewer “mainstream” blogs, but their traffic will be much higher, and they’ll be more of a group effort by many people. (You know, sorta like a newspaper--whatever those were.)

Of course, there are some, like yours truly, who seem destined to become the Morgans of the marketplace--an oddball vehicle full of richly-crafted ash wood and leather, and hopelessly antiquated even by the standard of when the technology was relatively new. But, oh! So stylishly pointless!

2. Yes.

3. It’s been a long time since I’ve been there, but the Italian Villa in Irondale used to have the best stuffed flounder I’ve ever had. And you Birmingham old-timers will remember the trout almondine at the Ensley Grill.

Boy, am I hungry.

(Oh, and I realize those aren't actually the recipes themselves, just the name of the dish. I looked, but couldn't find anything like the recipie for the stuffed flounder, and the trout almondine is a relatively simple thing. I suppose you could just experiment and come up with something similar.)

Posted by Terry Oglesby at December 8, 2005 08:04 AM

I'm up!

And it looks like I might be first!

Posted by: Sarah G. at December 8, 2005 09:15 AM


Posted by: Terry Oglesby at December 8, 2005 09:24 AM

Yay! Then I can dump it out side and let the kids pretend it's snow! Snow is so9 lame around here, It lasts for 5 hours and then it turns into ice.

Posted by: Sarah G. at December 8, 2005 09:27 AM

Steal this link.

Posted by: skillzy at December 8, 2005 09:41 AM

I'm up, and I have a note excusing me from posting earlier. Had a meeting.

Posted by: skinnydan at December 8, 2005 10:58 AM

This note is signed "Epstein's mother."

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at December 8, 2005 11:06 AM

For the worst answers ever to the lamest Thursday Three ever go HERE.

Posted by: jim at December 8, 2005 11:23 AM

I seem to recall at least nine Thursday Three that were equally bad, and the remainder aren't really that much better.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at December 8, 2005 11:36 AM

Nope I think all that was past was wonderful.

Posted by: jim at December 8, 2005 11:44 AM

Well, then, wait until tomorrow, and this thing will look like a flawless jewel.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at December 8, 2005 12:02 PM

1) First rule -- I'm an observer, not a pundit.

2) Yes, I have, and it shames me everyday, and it was worth 79 cents.

3) Fried pond catfish in Louisiana Seasonings Seasoned Fish Fry.

Posted by: Janis at December 8, 2005 12:33 PM

Lamest ever? Whew, that's a lot of ground to cover and possums to skin.

1. Video blogging, showing news events from a different perspective and that the MSM can not control. While there might be some consolidation as you allude to, as long as there are "communities" with enough interest amongst fellow bloggers, you'll still have the masses putting up posts. Besides, people like to think that what they write is "worthy", even if hardly nobody comes to visit and read.

2. Yes, in my "yute".

3. The fried fish over at Jed's has an interesting coating/crust, but it has been a long time since I've enjoyed it. The last time we went Lady Spud got some "undercooked" barbecue, and the thought of eating pink pork has turned her off to ever returning there.

Posted by: MarcV at December 8, 2005 12:36 PM

For once I'm up at a time when something besides a owl might read it.

Posted by: Tony von Krag at December 8, 2005 12:41 PM

Sure about that fish, y'all?

What do you eat frequently? (Step in, BJB.)

Posted by: Janis at December 8, 2005 12:46 PM