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May 24, 2008

Why I still blog at the AoSHQ

I know what you're asking. Russ, why do you still persist in blogging here? I realize that my niche is somewhat, uhm, specialized, consisting mostly of the perspective of an Iowa voter who loves him some bacon. I'll never match Ace with respect to bringing "teh funnay", Dave In Texas has the moronblogging down cold, LauraW covers "News of the Weird" and lolcats like nobody's business, JackM handles celebrity stalking and poetry, Mallor gives the last word on legal issues and issues that affect the gay community (NTTAWWT), and the issues that they don't catch get caught by Drew, Purple Avenger, krakatoa, and the rest of the open blogging crew. Where's the place on a big multinational blog conglomerate for a simple Iowa farm boy?

Well, if history has taught me anything, it's that anything can happen. After all, the presumed Democratic nominee for president in 1968 was RFK, and look what happened to him. You never know when Ace will succumb to a bad bottle of Val-U-Rite, and there's all sorts of other calamities that could befall the starting lineup of co-bloggers. Auto-erotic asphyxiation, a long prison term for running a jenkem production lab, a bizarre gardening accident, and being mauled by a wounded hobo are all incidents that could end up decimating the AoSHQ writing staff. Hell, Dave IS from Texas, so he's almost certain to die in one of those incidents where the victim yells to his buddies "Hey, check this out!" eventually.

No, I MUST keep plugging away, if only to be prepared for the day that I have to provide three posts a day worth of content to keep the AoSHQ running smoothly (at least as smoothly as you can run on munu servers, but that's another matter). It's like I said back during the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll, when I covered the throng of Paultards and the sparse crowd of Fred! volunteers without regard to the constant sniper fire and the annoying falling anvils that could have taken me out many times that day: "If I've got to put myself in harm's way to cover this story for all the morons out there, then let's go do it." I'm just a small cog in the AoSHQ machine, but I take pride in my place.

Well, maybe I'm not the smallest cog. I'm a little bigger than LauraW physically, but she's wiry. And she's skilled in the weirdling ways.


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