Shithouse rat

I'm a bipolar writer in the Naked City. I'm not playing with a full deck. I don't have all my dots on the dice. My cheese is sliding off my cracker. I don't have both oars in the water. I'm a bubble off plum. In other words, I'm crazier than a shithouse rat. These are my stories. Comments--short or long, nasty or nice--always welcome!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Carnival of the Kvetcharati?

This week's Carnival of the Vanities is up at Multiple Mentality. In addition to my latest attempt to shamelessly pimp my blog by submitting my recent, I mean post...on John Lennon, this week you can also find a veritable shitload of links on a plethora of topics--all just a click away! Hoo-hah!


At 1:13 PM, Blogger Nikky Egland said...

John Lennon... ah, I love his music

At 2:13 PM, Blogger elvira black said...

There's a link to a second Lennon post at the Carnival site. Not to kvetch even more, but I don't like the way they described my post, esp since I gave them such a RIVETING synopsis that they could have just cut and pasted in for my entry. Maybe it's time to get off the crazy carnival merry go round.

At 4:38 PM, Blogger dan said...

I took a look.... I think they were just trying to fit everyone into that "firely" theme... And while I like the movie and tv show, I don't know if that did the best justice it could to the breadth of material in the carnival.

I would have used carnival games.

Your post on Lennon could have been the one where you try and get the dime on the plate. Or the hot dog guy. Whichever.

At 7:44 PM, Blogger elvira black said...


I have no idea who or what Firefly is, but I really think the blogger made the post all about him. I think the whole idea sucked, and that's that.

Dime on the plate? Hot dog guy? I think you're just looking for more spankings.

At 10:44 PM, Blogger Neil said...

You may kvetch a lot, but you're our favorite kvetcher...

At 11:25 PM, Blogger Justine said...

kvetcherati - that's brilliant! :-)

At 12:10 AM, Blogger digibrill said...

Read your John Lennon post. He was right. The Beatles were as big as Christ. No point arguing about it.

At 1:29 AM, Blogger !ce said...

I think that Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris should be as big as Jesus currently is in America. They have both covered Beatles songs. Specifically, Emmylou sand "For No One" on her Pieces of the Sky album, and "Here, There, and Everywhere" on Elite Hotel. Linda sang "Good Night" on her lullaby CD, Dedicated To The One I Love.

At 4:51 AM, Blogger dan said...

More spankings?

Why? Did it work?

At 6:32 AM, Blogger elvira black said...


You are my only antidote to kvetching. In my book, you're my anti-kvetch!

At 6:34 AM, Blogger elvira black said...


The thought has crossed my mind to actually start a kvetch carnival. Whaddaya think? Would you guys submit your whiniest, kvetchiest posts?

At 6:38 AM, Blogger elvira black said...


Yes, absolutely--especially at that time. They certainly were an epiphany for me, even at the tender age of six.

At 6:39 AM, Blogger elvira black said...


I think you should consider being an A&R guy for these artists!

At 6:40 AM, Blogger elvira black said...


You are incorrigible...all the spankings in the world wouldn't reform you!

At 9:17 AM, Blogger !ce said...

I once had a reading teacher (7th and 8th grades) who used to use the word "incorrigible." She used to ask me not to use Middle English and the British spelling of words because she was unfamiliar with this and couldn't be sure whether this was intentional or a mistake. I think it's all very interesting. I shan't understand the disfavour thou mayest feel toward this.

At 11:07 AM, Blogger Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

Will check out the links...thanks. After skimming though the comments looks like I need to go there now. (WOW)

I have TAGGED you on my site, let me know if you can't do it. (smiling)

At 2:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Blackie,

Two days in a row! Yes, I'm BACK... About your "kvetch" sessions, I love them! I want to hear it all from you.

Concerning John Lennon-when I was in NY visiting BG back a few years ago, we went to his Imagine Circle in CP. There was a guy with a guitar singing a Paul McCarntney tune. Another guy yelled at him to shut up if he didn't know any songs by John Lennon. BG and I had a good laugh.

About Cable TV-S and I like a few reruns-"Seinfeld", "Coach", and others. We also like our daily dose of "CSI" on Spike TV. We seem to be hooked on anything like
"Forensic Files", or "City Confidential" too. I think we enjoy finding out how the cops catch the bad guys through modern science.

It's way too hard to do away with your significant other in these modern times. Someone will find out what you did by using the microscope, or some other crime-fighting gismo.

You're right about too many shows on at the same time, or channels that have no use in one's life.

I'd say it's still a better bargain at $52/month apprx vs the cell phone bill of over $100! I get much more "bang for my buck" per minute of use at least with Cable TV than with S and B with their cell phones.

Besides, who can beat this deal with your blog for only about $10-20/mnonth! Can't beat that with a stick, right! You get to "kvetch" all you want for so cheap.


At 3:15 PM, Blogger NewYorkMoments said...

OK, I LOVE this:


At 10:40 PM, Blogger elvira black said...


Methinks thou art an incorrigible kvetch (lol)!

At 10:41 PM, Blogger elvira black said...


Thanks for tagging me! I enjoyed doing the weirdo meme.

At 10:48 PM, Blogger elvira black said...


I guess the cable and internet fees are a lot cheaper out there, or maybe you have the basic package. Here the cable companies tack on about ten different taxes to the "price."

Can't get enough of those murder shows. Now that they've got DNA under their belts, it's easier to find the guilty and exonerate the innocent, which is all good.

That story about the guy at Strawberry Fields singing Paul McCartney songs--priceless! I think that's the essence of what I was trying to say, in part.

At 10:51 PM, Blogger elvira black said...


Thanks--I've got to milk this kvetcherati thing by officially starting a new carnival or at least a kvetch


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