Sunday, October 01, 2006

BIT Sunday Week-In-Review & Op-Ed

This week was something of a banner week for BIT, which made an appearance in the Windy City Times' World Wide Weird column under the headline "John Waters Isn't the Only Fucked Up Thing From Baltimore." Here's what "graysong" had to say about us:
The Internet is nothing if not a suppository, er, repository, for single-minded obsessions. Nowhere is this more apparent than that portion of the Internet known as the blogosphere. There, millions of bored teens and twenty-somethings with nothing of consequence to write about, write about nothing of consequence. Many of them restrain their inconsequential ramblings down to the narrowest of topics, like this blog about bags in trees—in Baltimore. Now that’s narrowcasting.
While we're pretty sure that the headline was supposed to make us feel bad, especially considering the dreary write-up, we're kind of proud of that. I mean, who wouldn't want to be compared to John Waters? Now I'm not sure what could of prompted graysong to lay his (or her) fist of fury upon us, but considering the WCT's readership, could it have been our stated hatred of The Divine Miss M? At any rate, Mr. graysong you are now on notice along with Ian Frazier, Australia, and all of the other bag-hating, anti-wind activists of the world.

In other news, BIT was honored this week with the distinction of the Homer Simpson Transmudanity Award, a prize bestowed by self-proclaimed pop culture junkie Matthew Caverhill on a blog deemed the "freakiest (in a good way)" thing he's seen in any given seven day period. The citation began with the following: "John Waters would probably love this week's winner." You see, those who know, know. Bask in the gloriousness this praise:
"[A]s a premise and in execution [BIT] is both so bizarre and yet lovingly crafted that I can't help but be impressed by the depth of this endeavor, especially since this blog has been in existence since March of this year. It is audacious and original."
We here at BIT are smitten with those who are smitten with us.


At 5:47 PM, Blogger verity said...

Amen, brotha Brian on the Divine Ms. M notation. It's alright, though...we understand that not everyone is as enlightened/hip to the plastic fruit as we. Hrmph! ;)

At 7:29 PM, Blogger Omni said...

I think that some of the very best blogs focus on one ultra-specific thing. :-)

At 9:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't stop looking at the bags...Genius!

At 2:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I certainly meant the John Waters reference as a compliment, though in hindsight I realize that I should have used a shot from that episode of the Simpsons where John Waters appeared. That was a missed opportunity.

At 10:29 PM, Anonymous graysong said...

I was a little slow to catch that you actually saw the WCT write-up. Let me make one thing clear: no comparison to John Water's from me is ever an insult. Your site is exactly the sort of "narrowcasting" that keeps me trawling the internets. Sorry that I oversnarked and came across a hater.


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