2008-01-18

Welcome to the Blogosphere, Bank Street Irrelevants

Press Release:

The Elgin Street Irregulars(ESIs), today announced that they welcome the Bank Street Irrelevants(BSIs) to the Blogosphere and extend their friendship and goodwill to this new group who have taken meta-blogging to a new level of meta-meta-blogging. "Some people say Ottawa is not big enough for two metablogs," reported spokesperson Fourth Dwarf:

Bilgewater! says I. Bring'em on, the more the merrier. As my friend, the Chair, explained it to me, while we may have enjoyed our meta-blogging monopoly, it's led to a deadweight loss for our readers.

The Dwarf went on to specifically compliment the BSIs for:

  • Taking obscure self-referential wanking to new heights: "We thought we were good at the obscure SRW, but with posts like My Most Horriblest Day and the Pssst series, we've met our masters."
  • Coming up with such clever and appealing pseudonyms: "Especially 'the Third Elf', said the Dwarf, "who is he exactly, Hermey the Misfit Elf? Hank the Tall Elf? Boss Elf?
  • Responding to criticism with art.
The Fourth Dwarf also clarified the ESI position on various challenges alleged to have been made by the ESIs to the BSIs:
Obviously, we didn't issue any challenges to them. See who can have profiles for all their members first? Would we issue a challenge we can't possibly win? Never! But I'll hear none of this nonsense that the Bank Street Irregulars are a pack of liars. It's surely our old nemeses Minty and Lana sowing discord between us with phony emails or something.

7 comments:

coyote said...

Yup. Just when we thought we were gone so far up our own asses as to be certifiably anatomically impossible, somebody comes along and decides the world needs even dirtier shirts... let's see what they've got.

Heh.

4th Dwarf said...

Did one of you invite the BSIs to Elgin Street or is Minty up to her shenanigans?

zoom said...

Are you guys as excited about going to Bank Street as they are about going to Elgin Street?

coyote said...

From their preparations, we figure they'll become hopelessly muddled by about O'Connor, then go back to the Oak to regroup and get even more muddled there...

zoom said...

I have visions of them trooping along Somerset Street hanging onto one of those daycare ropes.

coyote said...

Hadn't anticipated that. In which case they could break trail as far as Metcalfe. More ominously, when they get themselves all tangoed up in it at Megan's dance-off, she might give 'em points for the bondage motif...

XUP said...

I just want to say that I'm so freakin' glad I gave up my blog because it's taking all my time to try to decipher and keep up with all this stuff. Obscure self-referential wanking, indeed. Will any of you be offering secret decoder rings? I have several box-tops...