Thursday, August 21, 2008

Assorted rambles

About a week ago I promised the proprietors of Chrudge.com a review of their site. For a week I mulled over the possibilities, and have finally come to the conclusion that it is in fact a pretty decent site. Unfortunately, it hasn't really inspired any great prose, at least out of this reviewer, so I suppose you'll just have to check it out yourself.

Meanwhile, in other news, I suppose I had better acquiesce to another fan's request and explain why exactly I don't like Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. In fact, contrary to said fan's opinion, I have nothing against the good Rabbi. Sure, I don't agree with everything he says, but that's perfectly acceptable. So all in all, this paragraph, like the one before it, was a bit of a dud.

Third time's the charm, as the sages would have it, and I suppose I'll tell a little story to round off this singularly uninspiring post:

"Fiction is as fiction does," said Joshua, "but it would be nice to someday actually do something real."
"That's a nice thought," replied his friend, "but I'm afraid you're a fictional character, and fictional characters very rarely do anything real."
Joshua contemplated this for a moment, and then his eyes brightened. "If I can do something, not for real, and convince people that it really happened, will that count as something real?"
His friend responded with a "Hmm", and then said, "Perhaps. It's an interesting idea. What did you have in mind?"
Joshua said, "I was thinking of starting a blog. No one would ever know it was me, and I could become famous!"
"No one would ever no it wasn't you. The real problem is, how are you going to do anything if you can't do anything? You're a fictional character for crying out loud!"
Joshua paused, and said, "I'll get back to you on that one."

Echoing Joshua's words, me too.

14 comments:

anti Chrudge said...

problems with Chrudge.com
1. he is unoriginal
2. the site doesn't fit the screen
3. very slow to update

this is just the begining

Anonymous said...

and he has way to many things on it. there is no way that he will be able to keep it relevant and interesting. he should not bite of such a big chunk of chrudge at once!

diff. anon. said...

a lot of his stuff is takeh old.

The Real Shliach said...

Not that I'm defending Chrudge, because he's not paying me to do anything for him, but I would like to point out:

1. He's parodying Drudge; he's not trying to be original.
2. Resize your browser, or buy a new monitor.
3. Maybe if you made some news then he'd have more to put up.
4. Again, he's parodying Drudge. This is what Drudge does. Therefore, this is what Chrudge does.
5. Nu, so it's a little old. Old is good.

YochananG Aust said...

why is everyone saying bad things about Chrudge give him some time and i'm sure he will fix all the problems you guys have.
he is still new in the game

EndOfWorld said...

Nice ending on the post. Great style. Would love to see more posts that I d on't get-that is the mark of genius.

The Real Shliach said...

Really? What is above your intellect is brilliant? Meaning that you're not? You know, self-esteem is very important nowadays. In the interests of helping you along that road, I'd just like to say that I'm sure you're quite the intelligent young lass.

Cheerio said...

ooh, i love joshua! what's his blog address?
are we gonna see more of him? i hope so. i love my fictional characters who desperately struggle to be real.

The Real Shliach said...

Joshua was created when I was in high school. I wrote about twenty stories with him, and enjoyed it immensely. If I'm not too lazy I'll dig some of them up and post them for you to enjoy.

EndOfWorld said...

Shliach: I will ignore your prickly attempt at wreaking my self esteem. But that's only because I want to see more of Joshy.

The Real Shliach said...

Yes, I will try to avoid wrecking your precious self-esteem in the future. BTW, his name is Joshua, not Joshy. Keep that in mind if you ever wish to experience the genius that is his.

EndOfWorld said...

Joshy is a lot cuter and more personable. I like to be able to relate to my figments of imagination.

The Real Shliach said...

Get your grubby fingers off my figment!
In other news, the first installment should be ready tonight.

Cheerio said...

wow, i am moved to tears of joy at the thought of TWENTY OR MORE stories of joshua. (i wonder if the thing about nicknames applies to fictional characters. i'm going to assume it does, and act correspondingly.)