Monday, October 08, 2007


Here, in our little village of Left Blogistan,
you might say
every one of us is a blogger on the cuff.

Trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple post
without going broke.

It isn't easy.

You may ask,
why do we keep doing it
if it's so non-remuneratalicious?

Well, we stay because
Blogging is our passion.

And how do we keep our balance?

That I can tell you in one word!


(Click to play, and to sing along. Loud. Because you know you want to :-)

Because of our traditions,
we've kept our balance for many, many years.

Here in Left Blogistan,
we have traditions for everything.

How to do a round-up.

Cat blogging.


"What Digby Said."

For instance, we always keep the the shit they sling in the MSM covered, and always display a little blogroll.

This shows our constant devotion to Kos.

You may ask, how did this tradition get started?

I'll tell you.

I don't know.

But it's a tradition.

And because of our traditions, every one of us knows who he is and what Kos expects him to do.

Who, day and night, must scramble for a living
Feed a wife and children
on six words per post?

And who has the right as master of the A-List
To let the least yield the most?
The papa
The papa

The papa
The papa

Who must know the way to run a proper blog
A quiet blog
A kosher blog?

Who must wham down trolls and run the blog
So Papa's free to read the Holy Book?
The mama
The mama

The mama
The mama

At three I started commenting
At ten I launched a blog

I hear they picked a niche for me
I hope
it's chatty.

And who does Mama have
To help her RSS?
Preparing her to link-love
Or post up as Guest?

The daughters
The daughters


The papa...



The daughters!


And in the circle of our little village,
we've always had our special types.

For instance,

Blue Gal, the matchmaker,

NTodd, the beggar.

And, most important of all, our beloved Digby.

Digby, may I ask you a question?

Certainly, little blogger.

Is there a proper blessing... for Dick Cheney?

A blessing for Dick Cheney?
Of course.
May God bless and keep Dick Cheney
The fuck away from us!

Then there are the others in our village.
They make a much bigger circle.

We don't bother (some of) them
and so far, they don't bother (most of) us.

And among ourselves,
we always get along perfectly well.

Of course, there was the time when he de-listed him
And told him it was just business
When it was really just snobbery.
But now it's all over.
And we all live in simple peace and harmony.

(It really was snobbery.)
(No it wasn't. Blogrolls don't drive traffic!)
(It's not about traffic. It’s about respect!!)

It was...


Dai dai
Dai dai dai
Dai dai dai dum

Traditions, traditions.
Without our traditions,

our lives would be as shaky as


As Rudy at the Apollo!


Anonymous said...

Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!Might you consider "If I Had a Rich Blog", or possibly something from "Cabaret"? I'm pretty sure I have an old 8-track somewhere you could borrow.
The Mama

Anonymous said...

Bravo, d r i f t g l a s s.

Anonymous said...

Mazel tov, Drifty!

Fran / Blue Gal said...

Everybody? We're singing this at salon tonight. Be ready, people! (yeah killed a tree so I can sing loud at kiddy carpool.)

The Minstrel Boy said...

ba da ba da
ba da ba da

(brilliant sir fucking brilliant)

Anonymous said...

Drifty, you've had a bris? ;-)

Phil said...

I remember when my blogroll had two names on it, FDL and Skippy.

Fran / Blue Gal said...

dang bustednuckles yer old skool!

Oh sorry Drifty didn't mean to start an Eschaton-style chat thread here at your place.

Anonymous said...

Great big blog with threads by the dozen
Right in the middle of the town
A big blue blog with real antispam below. . ."

That's all I got. Sorry.

Ghost Dansing said...

very creative

Anonymous said...

Effung Brilliant as usual. Bravo!

joshhill1021 said...

This is simply awesome Drifty. I love Fiddler so it was a fitting tribute indeed. Mazel Tov!!

Distributorcap said...

where is Zero Mostel when you really need him?

Fran said...

Oy so good I could just plotz.

The Minstrel Boy said...

herschal bernardi was the definitive tevye.

Unknown said...

Lefty-tevka, Lefty-tevka...

Jill said...

Awesome! This be some seriously funny shit. If I'm a daughter, I'm Chava, the one who married the shaygets.

Anonymous said...

US Blues, if Driftglass had the brit milah, the mohel would've needed an axe for his izmel.

Unknown said...

You are freakin- fantastic. we all say so, here in the land of the rising sun.

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