September 29, 2003

To The Emperor

Emperor Misha has made a terrible mistake and acidentally deleted all comments..I, I said Awwwl comments, y'hear?

The one you left this morning, the one you left last night; last month; last year. They're all gone.

My message to Emperor Misha the 1st & Only:

And I mean: wow.
I can't even muster the energy to capitalize or type an exclamation point.

This is a tragic loss. So much wisdom and salty snark that'll just have to be re-lived the old fashioned way.

Oh well, folks, looks like we'll just hafta sssssssssssay it again!!!!

I'll miss every MUMIA post, and the posts of Lord Spatula. But, honestly, I think I'll miss our recent LC Natasha's posts the most.

And I'll miss all of the considered arguments presented by George Turner, Da Goddess and Lady Two Dragons.
All of the wonderful scribblings of Serenity and Ripper, and Kim and the Mrs.
The beautiful prose of Michelle, and especially the non-idiotarian Mats.

We'll survive. Here's the trick:

Imagine that g-d Himself came to you two years ago and said:
"Mike, I'm gonna let you have a blog -- a really successful blog -- that attracts several hundred visitors a frickin' day:"
(okay, g-d wouldn't say "frickin'" but you get the pitcher.....)

He adds; "You'll be able to read the most amazing, enlightening and fullfilling feedback...comments beyond your wildest dreams; from dissenters and kindred spirits alike. A splendid (and sometimes savagely stimulating) time is guaranteed for all!!
But there's a condition:
On September 29th, 2003, I'm gonna take those comments away, never to be read again.
Whadda ya say?"


"Give 'em to me, Lord." I think I hear. "That's a win-win offer if I've ever heard one! Until September 29th I want. that. blog. And then, uh, I'll take it from there...and promise never again to fuck it up!!"

So many moons and so many memories. It was not for naught: you've made a difference that can't be erased by a slip of the thumb.
Be proud, Emperor; the past is still carried within us. Nothing is lost so long as it's remembered, and so much is memorable!

Yet, for our fallen scribblings, let us bow our heads in a moment of silence.


Aw crap, let's just party!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Tuning Spork at September 29, 2003 11:59 PM

I am not happy. I'm a few days behind on my blog reading, and the comments at the Emperor's are half the fun! Dang!
How do you accidently erase all your comments, anyway?

Posted by: Susie at September 30, 2003 03:06 AM

Mess with the database directly.

I do that for a living. :) Breeds paranoia.

You'll be happy to know that not only are all blogs backed up twice a day, but that all of those backups are archived so that I can recover anything from anywhere no matter what happens.

As I said, paranoia.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 30, 2003 10:09 AM

Thanks, Spork, for the encouragement.

And Pixy, it may well be time for me to start backing up more regularly than I have in the past. Just sayin' 's all :-)

Paranoia is good for ya, I used to say that all the time. I guess I had to be reminded just how true that is.

Posted by: Emperor Misha I at September 30, 2003 12:04 PM

Blessed be the pessimists, for they hath made backups.

Posted by: Ted at October 1, 2003 10:29 AM

The expression "throwing the baby out with the bathwater" takes on new meaning. I will miss those past comments by Natasha, Tuning Spork, Doc Russia and many others, but not the bathwater befouled by Mumia and other trolls.

Posted by: Bloodthirsty Warmonger at October 2, 2003 02:25 PM
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