Thursday, December 18, 2008

fortune 500


blogging is a new art, i believe it. despite the stupidest name in the world ("blog") invented by some beautiful nerd somewhere this stuff is real and important. why and how? i'm not sure, but i believe it will become apparent in either 2 years or 25 years. i think these things are important. i started this thing because i couldn't finish a website and it was free. now it's this other thing, this way to make something every (almost) day, to try to articulate an idea or feeling through photos, words, or links to meaningless amazing youtube videos. nobody can look or everybody can look, it's nothing and the sum of all things. it's weird to be alive in these times. is it any weirder than any other time? at least we have these things we can do. this thing has given me ideas, experiences, friends, and headaches. let's not take it all too seriously, but still allow ourselves to give a shit. i don't know what else i've done 500 times in my life on purpose. (except the 500 push-ups i do every morning. you think this is an accident?) use it or lose it. let it out or let it die. blog muscle.
happy 500th birthday, crooked arm. the blog lives, long live the blog.

13 comments:

melissa said...

hbd

THE BRIAN BELL EXPERIENCE!!!!!!! said...

I agree 100% with you about the art of blogs.

To me.....it reminds me a little of the zine culture of the 90's.

But at the same time its this new thing that just blew the fuck up real quick and no one has really figured it out yet.

Anywho, congrats on your 500th. Crooked Arm is always good to check on the daily.

Linn and I are pretty obsessed with our new daily photo journal.....DAILYSITUATIONS.COM!!!

check it out RIGHT HERE!!!!

It's my new baby.

brianbell

Toddy said...

I'll buy that. It is a constant source of connection and inspiration for me. My troglodyte 20th century brain really hates the techie 21st century fingers though.
But you are right. No getting away.
And it is especially bizarre that some guy who you don't know can just comment however. Crazy.

nathaniel russell said...

bless those dudes i don't know who comment

sorcerer said...

best blog around right here

dontkillsam said...

happy blogday, m'man.

jesse said...

HAHAHJAHAHA bext link ever. yeah dude were friends because of this shit. i love this shit, bilbo blawgins 4 lyf

Scott said...

Well done! Happy 500.

terri said...

can't check in on the regular without chiming in here. live the dream, nat. thanks for showing us the light.

Ingenting said...

I have 1000+ unread posts on google reader, but somehow i manage to check yours everyday.

love your stuff, especially the drawings of your spiritual animals. inspiring!

rob said...

thank you for blogging 500 times! i like to read your blog, it is important!

nathaniel russell said...

shucks. thanks, dudes.

Jamie Watson said...

elvis c. vs. neil young!

so glad you blog. it is something i always look forward to reading.