Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Culture Kills hits milestone: 300 posts

This is not a clip show. I repeat, this is not a clip show episode. That would be too easy for me, and I promised you all something better than that. I will link to a few things, but really, this is more the story of the story than me trying to sell a couple of my entries to get some more views. I am going to have a favorites section soon.

This blog has only existed for 222 days so far, so I am a little surprised to be writing this entry today. I mean, this is a milestone I didn't think I would reach when I started, let alone so fast, and with so little filler. I can admit that yes, there were posts which I didn't need to make, but I chose to anyway -- well, I didn't need to make any of them, but you know what I mean. For most of the things I've written, I still can't tell you what month I posted them them up because in reality, nearly every entry seems like I just wrote it last month. It feels like I just thanked all my loyal readers in October, but in reality, that was way back in July.

So, let's start this little jaunt with three famous words: in the beginning of this mammoth undertaking, I didn't know a lot of the things that would come up. I didn't know that I was going to be doing a comic every week, or that I was just going to decide one weekend to start giving out an award after hearing a particularly haunting rendition of the Divinyls "I Touch Myself". I had modest goals when I began... simply to enjoy the ride and leave my previous blog's baggage behind, and I did that in the most spectacular way possible.

I could also have never predicted that a little piece on Chinese food containers would end up being the most commented article I would write on this blog, or that I would lament about remakes as much as I have. And the fact that I finally feel secure enough to reveal my real name is another milestone for me.

Sure, I've tried a lot of different design elements, sidebar addons and different web programs, and yet in the end, I always come back to the most basic elements centering on what has been written. So it is that I bid a fond farewell to Cocomment, TornadoStream and all the others that had a place on my blog for a short time. You won't be forgotten... wait, yes you will. I had trouble remembering you just now. And yet, the plaid tartan has stayed. I bet you can all guess what my favorite color is by now eh? How long will the plaid stay? I don't know. That is a question I can't answer.

Sure, I jumped on a few bandwagons... like I got into the hype for Snakes on a Plane in a big way, and we all know how that turned out. OK, I admit it, I tanked that movie. I take full responsibility. I am sorry Mr. Jackson, I killed your movie by supporting it, and I am willing to take the asskicking you will probably want to administer at any time you wish to give it. Though by the same light, I am not sorry if that same brand of advocacy killed Smith. Maybe I should start going positive on the FCC and MPAA... and Jack Thompson too and make the world a better place.

Now do I have regrets? Of course I do. For starters, I wish I would have went with a cooler name. I mean, I had intended to only be Culture Kills... wait, I mean Cutlery until I found a better name, but I just couldn't come up with anything better and then I sort of, well, forgot that I was going to do that. Oops! But looking back now, I just think of the all the possibilities based on some of the things I've talked about:

B.A. Baracus says STFU with that Jibba Jabba!
85% Plagiarism free
Remake it and regret it
The Culture Warrior's foot and Anne Coulter's Ass: A wonderful combination
Everybody gets a cow!
The Young and the Transmundane
The Ego Trip of Ace Duel: Entertainment Commander

or I could have been smart and gone with Rantocracy... that could have worked.

I also should have taken up Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes on their offer to publish the first pictures of Suri for on the condition that I stopped badmouthing Scientology. Now that's a regret and a half. How was I to know they were going to be so sought after. Let's just say I won't make that mistake again. Of course, there are still so many more mistakes to make.

So, in closing, I want to thank everyone who has joined this little journey through the underbrush of the entertainment/pop cultural world. I couldn't have done it without you all. Mem-oor-iEEES....


Mr. Fabulous said...

I am surprised you felt that way about the name. I love the name. It's what first attracted me to the blog.

Happy 300. Here's to another 3000!

Diesel said...

Congratuslations! Yes, that's a typo, but I kind of liked it, so I left it.

As luck would have it, your post prompted me to check how many posts I've done, and apparently I just posted my 100th today. So much for the big celebration I had planned.

I had a good name for a blog the other day, but I can't for the life of me think of it now. Sorry.

MC said...

Mr. Fab: Well, you also have to remember that I can't title a post to save my life, so naturally I second guess the blog title.

diesel: For my 100th post I just mentioned it at the end of that post.

Now, to figure out what I am going to do for April 28, 2007.

Jess said...

Congratulations! Here's to another 300!

Bluesky_Liz said...

The name is just fine. Original, and catchy.

Cheers on 300!

jimmycanuck said...

I've got to agree with everyone else on the name thing MC -- I saw your name in a blogroll and immediately had to see what this place was all about.

Congrats on the big 300 senor! I don't think the current incarnation of f/j is going to make it that far (shame shame shame on me), but I'm glad to see you've pulled it off with flying colors!

MC said...

Jess: thanks Jess :)

Liz: 300 is a lot more than I had at the other place, that's for sure. ;)

Jimmy: You'll get it all working eventually. You're working hard on the redesign after all.

It's Me, Maven... said...

Congrats on #300!!

MC said...

Thanks Maven. :)

Bluesky_Liz said...

Even if you did, it wouldn't be as nice as this one. I've been back there though I don't intend to be as involved as before.

MC said...

Well, it isn't as nice a place to begin with truth be told.

Jeremy said...

congrats MC - there are so many abandoned blogs out there that it's good to see one going strong,

MC said...

I am a glutton for attention, what can I say. ;)