Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Dead Blogs Don't Wear Plaid

Well, it seems that a particular design choice I've made is arousing a little bit of discussion amongst my BlogExplosion landlords.

Karolczak.com and Aeowolf Online have both noted that I use a plaid background, and seeing how I am just such the ambassador of tastefulness and quite dignity, I just thought I would make this subtle note: it could have been so much worse.

How you may ask?

I have Rodney Dangerfield's pants from Caddyshack and a scanner and I am not afraid to use them!

I have those pants, and I am not afraid to use them

Look at them. LOOK AT THEM! You'd be better off staring at an eclipse of the sun than those things.

I also have ancient dusty tomes on 1970's furniture upholstery, the tilework created by inmates of a 16th century Bucharest mental institution for the colorblind, and Herb Tarlek's wardrobe from WKRP in Cincinnati at my disposal, so a little greenish plaid is the least objectionable thing I could probably come up with for my design. And as my landlords have admitted, it is rather distinctive, even if it isn't necessarily distinguished.

So, I think the plaid is staying. Not forever perhaps, but for the moment.


Jason said...

Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm personally a fan of plaid too (even the band MacKeel's album Plaid ;)

I think you should keep it, it's eye-catching!

Jason said...

perhaps I should change my description from just "gaudy" to "wonderfully gaudy" :P

Rev. Smokin Steve said...

We just bought some property at the Great wall of China... on the good side!

MC said...

jason: I think the plaid was the right move on my part. I mean, it really got me away from the cookie cutter template I started off with. *likes the sound of wonderfully gaudy*

smokin steve: Hey, you get a bowl of soup with that hat?

Schadenfreude said...

Just voted for you in your very first Battle of the Blogs -- hope the power of the gaudy plaid works its magic.

MC said...

I did what couldn't be done. I won!

Mr. Fabulous said...

I LIKE the plaid. It speaks to me.

It says...."plaid".

TJ said...

I have to agree with Mr. Fabulous on this.

Bluesky_Liz said...

Normally I dislike such patterns on a webpage/blog/site, but you seemed to have implemented it quite effectively. It's just the right shade too.

Jezebelle said...

Thanks for stopping by!

I like plaid. Red and blue plaids are my favs.

MC said...

I guess the plaid is now the popular choice as well... which pleases me to no end. ;)

Thank you all for supporting the use of plaid. It will not be forgotten(or the fact that this is now the entry with the most comments I've ever had here at blogspot.)

Mr. Fab: Plaid says more than 1000 words.

TJ: Thanks, and I have to say, your blog rocks!

Liz: When I was making it, I wasn't sure it was going to turn out, but then the right combination of filters/colors materialized and it just sort of fit. I had been looking for a background for a while, and I just tried playing with Painter 7 for a while, and I remembered the weaves they had, and so a background was born.

Jezebelle: Thank you for visiting as well. I will probably be around your little corner of cyberspace a bit more as well.