The Olympics of Blogging
Posted on August 2, 2012
Many Olympic athletes have overcome adversity and stereotypes to achieve their goals. Think about Jesse Owens, the American Olympian who raced in Berlin, 1936, while Hitler looked on with an I-just-ate-a-lemon sourpuss as a black man beat his precious Aryan race again and again.
Similarly, in the world of blogging, the Brits have been called both “proper” and “less fun than watching paint dry.” But, one man has decided to defy all of that. He is Dave Walker and he feels that one should embrace their boredom and NOT try to shed it like some, “jingoist, overly bubbly, American tourist-tragedy.” Well, Mr. Walker has done just that. He has also singlehandedly taken home the gold for the, “DULLEST BLOG IN THE WORLD.”
Don’t yell at me. That’s what he calls it and I think you can see why…
After winning the gold, our reporter Slappy McStacky, caught up with Mr. Walker. He had this to say about his achievement, “People don’t realize how difficult it is to come up with post titles like Opening the Cupboard, or Tidying the Doormat, or Arranging a Sugar Cube, and that’s why my opponents lose again and again.”
Then, of course, there’s the story of 1988 Olympian, Jim Abbott, a baseball pitcher who was born without a hand. Did Jim ever let anything stop him? No. He played baseball. He played baseball well, even with only one hand.
As luck would have it, Steven Bean Levy was born in the same town where Jim Abbott lived. Pushing the fate envelope even further, Jim decided to coach the little league team the very same year Steve became eligible to play.
Olympian Abbot said of young Steve and his abilities, “He was the worst baseball player I had ever seen and the boy had two hands. You would think, from the way he played, that he was born with no hands. Truth is, he was always catching the ball with his face. But, I was his coach. So, I was determined to tell him he could do great things, just not on the baseball diamond.”
It was after that momentous pep talk that young Stevie went home to create hatsofmeat.com. Yes, that’s right, hatsofmeat.com.
Hats of Meat is the world’s largest collections of photographs of HATS-OF-FECKIN’-MEAT. You would think that Steve would win the gold, hands down, in the sport known as, STRANGEST WEBSITE MADE BY A PERSON WITH FULL MENTAL CAPABILITIES.
But, not true. Steve would take home the silver.
The gold would go to yet another Brit who triumphed easily in the Strangest Website Made By A Person With Full Mental Capabilities category with his contribution of:
CELEBRITIES WHO LOOK LIKE OLD MATTRESSES. (thank you, Lyssapants.)
(Yes, this exists. You are, indeed, welcome!)
All of the above are truly Olympians of Blogging and Websiting (which is not really a word) affairs. They inspire us all with their Herculean efforts and sacrifices put forth in the name of the internet and for the disintegration of one’s grey matter.
However, the most uplifting site for any blogger out there, is today’s last featured Olympian in the Olympics of Blogging. It is the gold medal winning website for the sport known as, “MOST OFTEN SCREAMED BY A BLOGGER WHEN THEY CAN’T COME UP WITH A CREATIVE POST IDEA” decathlon for the arts. We’ve all played that sport, but only a few of us have excelled. Simply hit the blue button and have all your blogging emotions played out by Mr. John McEnroe Vader. Link below for your enjoyment.
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