May 04, 2004

Inside Tuning Spork's Head

Well, after months and months of angst I've decided to face the BIG QUESTION that's been on my mind.
Yep, I'm thinking of finally de-blogrolling Rachel Lucas.

Remember that show Inside Herman's Head? I've decided to think out loud as I mull over the pros and cons of de-linking Rachel.
And, I've just decided to use Star Trek characters to voice my inner conflict. (So, it's sort of a cross between Herman's Head and the Projection Therapy that Riker dreamed undergoing in the ST:TNG episode Frame of Mind.)

He-e-e-e-e-re we go-o-o-o-o-o...!:

SPOCK: The question at hand is whether or not to de-blogroll Rachel Lucas?


COUNCELLOR TROI: I'm sensing a great trepidation.

LT. WARF: Now is not the time for "soul searching". We must confront the matter head on!

SPOCK: Shall we examine the pros and cons of de-blogrolling Rachel? That would appear to be a logical approach.

QUARK: Yes. Which would be more profitable; keeping the link, or removing it?

WARF: (fidgitting) We are wasting time, we must act now! She has not posted in months and her main page is blank. De-link her!

TROI: I'm sensing anger.

SPOCK: It does seem that Ms Lucas has given every indication that she will blog no more.

PIKE: beep

SPOCK: It appears that we are leaning toward de-blogging her.

TROI: I'm frightened...

QUARK: Aah, but as the 122nd Rule of Aquisition states: "The emptiest purse can hold the largest brick of latinum."

TROI: I'm confused...

WARF: Grow a spine, Mrs. Riker-r-r-r...!

SPOCK: Quark, you were saying...

QUARK: may be empty now; but if she ever decides to blog again, and we have de-linked her, then we would be tragically on the outside looking in! What profit can there be in abandoning a potential goldmine of sass and impudence?

WARF: Hmmm. We would be dishonoring ourselves horribly... FOR SEVEN GENERATIONS!!! We must fight to keep her blogrolled.

QUARK: I mean, does her link take up that much space?

PIKE: beep beep

SPOCK: And a difference that makes no difference IS no difference.
So, we have decided that the logical course of action is, then, inaction?

TROI: Joy... *sniff* I'm sensing great joy. *sob*

(Warf turns away from Troi in disgust; Quark grins and rubs his hands together in anticipation of the payoff;
Spock just shrugs, raises an eyebrow and sighs as he wheels Captain Pike back to the transporter room...)

Posted by Tuning Spork at May 4, 2004 09:01 PM

Having only been blogging for about 7 months I have to ask - who the hell is Rachel Lucas. And what about her is so important that the characters of Star Trek would decimate the fabric of space and time to debate her continued existence on your blogroll?

I'd say drop the link like a hot phaser on self-destruct. If she ever returns she will be assimilated.

Resistance is futile.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at May 4, 2004 10:17 PM

PIKE: beep

*Snort*snicker*... Bwahahaha!

Posted by: Matt Navarre at May 4, 2004 10:17 PM

Oh, Stephen. Stephen, Stephen, Stephen.


Ah, there you are!

Stephen, Rachel Lucas is to blogging what Julia Child's is to annoying accents. That is, she is a definitive example of the top of the class. Rachel was a definitive rantblogger and she was good. No, she wasn't good, she was magnificent. She is the woman who coined the term "asshat". Yeah, that's how good she was.

She was also a sweetheart. She spent a good chunk of her time helping out newbies (and not-so-newbies too). She discovered some of the greatest names in the current generation of bloggers. Names like "Jim from Snooze Button Dreams". She had one hell of an eye for talent.

To sum up, she's what many of us think of when you say "blogger".

(As opposed to "Blogger", of course. We all think of lost archives and busted permalinks when you say "Blogger".)

Posted by: Jim at May 5, 2004 05:27 AM

Um, Sporkie - Worf's name is spelled with an "o". :-)

Posted by: Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant at May 5, 2004 07:24 AM

D'oh! Guess I was thinking of "wharf". I'm so spellblind sometimes! I'll fix that when I get home tonight...

Posted by: Tuning Spork at May 5, 2004 11:07 AM

So I wasn't the only person who actually watched Herman's Head...

Posted by: physics geek at May 5, 2004 12:39 PM
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