2005-09-20

Metabloggers Missing in Wake of Rita

MIAMI (Reuters) – Noted Ottawa metabloggers, the Elgin Street Irregulars, were reported missing after the vessel they had chartered failed to return to port this morning. The Vendetta set sail for the high seas late yesterday afternoon as the group celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Listed among the missing are: Coyote, 6th Apostle, 4th Dwarf, Agatha, Conch Shell, and the Independent Observer.

The vessel was last reported about 250 km south of Grand Bahama Island. Tropical Storm Rita has battered the region with maximum sustained winds of over 100 kph. Sources with the U.S. Coast Guard have stated that some debris was retrieved from the area but that it is too soon to determine whether it can be linked to the missing ship. A Coast Guard member, who wished to remain anonymous, claimed that a prosthetic leg, typewriter, rosary beads, telescope, and what appeared to be some type of canine fur were pulled out of the warm Atlantic waters near the island of Bimini.

“I’m just devastated,” said Alvin, Coyote’s twin, on hearing of their disappearance. “Though, I do wonder why I wasn’t invited to the celebrations.” The former Chair of the metablog could not be reached for comment.

7 comments:

5th Muse said...

Blog Admin, Alvin, Bob and I are devastated, too. Is there something we can do to help?

bob said...

It's true - it really shouldn't end like this. While forever is probably too long for such a thing to last, the transformation that has begun cannot end so abruptly, without cause, reason, or substantial conflict (i would think a category 1 or 2 storm is nothing for such a seasoned pirate).

And by the 'transformation' you esi's have rolled out, i mean our thoughts on the blogging world and how it has shaped or changed our lives... and, of course, on agatha's face. A dire shame it would be if the sea were to be the only witness to the results of the no doubt uncalled for surgery and true beauty underneath the bandages.

Nip and/or no tuck, i must now play this role to hope i can have some place in averting this tragic end. This is me throwing my life preserver... is anyone gonna grab it?

bob said...

Strange, my other comment only shows up when you click the "1 comments" link on the main page... this is a 'test' to see if it gets bumped up.

Perhaps this is a karmic response to me downplaying what is now a category 4 storm... in any case, my thoughts are with you esi's and all in rita's way.

Anonymous said...

gurgle, gurgle, gurgle . . .

Jugular Bean said...

Awesome! This blog is super interesting! I shall drop in regularly.

I hope all turns out well for the metabloggers.

Anonymous said...

come back dont go where are you... please we need you

Guy Profiles said...

Goodness, how could you have given up on 5th, especially now that she has become so enveloped by a crisis of monetary conscience. Please, organize a fundraiser ASAP! How about a bakesale featuring yummy vagina-shaped ginger cookies!?