Today is SF Signal’s birthday! Yay us! At the risk of overlapping JP’s year-end review, I thought I might summarize the past 12 months.
It was another great year here at SF Signal…two years and counting! That’s way longer than “The Man” said we’d last! (I’m not exactly sure who “The Man” is, but I’m sure if he existed and he knew about us, he’d try to slap us down. That’s what The Man is all about: the slapping down.)
Looking back, I would say that our second year was filled with less-than-healthy obsessions. On the very first day of our second year, JP posted about Star Wars (fanboy that he is) and Legos. Unexpected, to me at least, were the follow-on postings of Legos throughout the year.
The movie I, Robot was on our minds at the beginning of the second year, which was some cause for concern because it gave us a reason to continue the trend started in our first year. Our compulsion to make pun of the name “I, Robot” yielded five new posts: “Aye, Robots are our Enemies“, “I, Redux“, “I, Limericist“, “I, Hal Clement” and “I, Name Stealer“. The silliness might have continued, but I guess you could say “I, Got Tired of it”. OK, I’ll stop now. No, really.
Speaking of unhealthy obsessions, my rage over the Klausner Review Collective was somewhat diminished but still evident with a few posts. (Not that I’m counting.) And no, despite rumors to the contrary, Harriet Klausner did not grace our blog with her presence. Not like, say, Pete graced City of Heroes with his presence. Which is to say he lost interest. Again. (Or was it JP’s fiendish plan all along to entice him back to the land of supermodels?)
There were several happenings in the area of blog categories. The new Polls category was intended to be a one-shot gig but has been occurring weekly for 10 months now. Oddly we have yet to create a Cthulhu category although we regularly post on that very topic. Scott performed a serious breach of blog administration etiquette when, on a whim, he created the humor category which, to this day, is collectively less funny than being poked at with a moist but still pointy stick. (I kid!) By way of meaningless and childish protest, I quickly countered with a new Star Wars category which allowed my OCD free reign and resulted in the unceremonious re-categorization of old posts – even ones that only hinted at Star Wars. That’ll teach him.
Speaking of Star Wars (and when don’t we?), we had over 120 posts (!) in the Star Wars category during our second year. Clearly the math, if simple counting can be labeled as such, proves once and for all that we are a bunch of raving SW fanboys. Although Tim has been wearing the label proudly for years (mostly by way of adult Underoos), others (John looks at self) were not so forthcoming. However, this year I was finally able to come out of the fanboy-in-denial closet. It took a novelization (of all things) to do it. Finally I may rightfully join the ranks of our resident uber-fanboys Tim and Scott and partake of their secret Star Wars fanboy costume parties that occur faithfully (and predictably) on Friday and Saturday nights. JP attends those parties too but he does so in protest; it seems he has some issues with the changes George Lucas’ made on the Star Wars DVDs.
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