Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April Fool's fun, a birthday, link baiting, top Entrecard droppers and my wonderful Toyota

Well, I've got a lot of stuff to go through with this post, so I'll get right to it.

First of all, happy April Fool's day to everyone. I had the ultimate April Fool's day prank ready, but my wife told me I couldn't use it.

Here was my plan -- I was going to turn in my letter of resignation and write "April Fool's!" at the end. My darling wife figured my employer might decide, once and for all, that I'm more trouble than I'm worth.

She may be right.

Speaking of my wife, I've already pulled my April Fool's prank on her. Yes, it's about 11:30 p.m. and I've hidden all the soap in the shower. Why? She takes the first shower in the morning. Heh, heh. I can't wait to hear the yelling.

I considered doing a little something for April Fool's on this here blog. Yes, I was going to find the crummiest, slowest running scripts I could find and stick them here and there on this fine blog. I'm talking about those browser-crashing scripts Java script things that are coded so badly you'd think a drug addict wrote them.

I decided against that, however. I've hit enough blogs running those things to know that those scripts aren't amusing at all.

The Crotchety Old Man was born on April Fool's Day!

It's no secret that Crotchety is one of my favorite bloggers out there. He celebrates his birthday on April Fool's, so make sure to head over to his blog by clicking right here and leave him a comment or two, huh?

Avoid the trite references to his birthday being on a dubious holiday, huh? He's heard them all and is sick of them.

At any rate, happy birthday and many happy returns, Crotchety! Go out and have fun.

Link baiting for fun and profit

Well, fun at least because there's not just a whole lot of profit to be had in blogging, is there?

Regardless, I've decided this world would be much better if people couldn't help but run across references to The Hawg all over the Internet. Indeed, can anyone possibly get enough Arkansas-centric nonsense? I say no -- no, they can't.

To that end, I'm working on building up some reciprocal links so that I can inflict my rambling on even more people than have suffered through it already. I've added some blogs to my sidebar and want to add more. Let me know if you want to trade links and I just may do it. Come on, folks. Let's trade links. Let's get all famous and stuff.

I'll be unveiling a similar link-grubbing endeavor on another blog of mine, Straight Shooting Real Estate, so be on the lookout for that, too. Jeepers!

Top Entrecard droppers for March

Thanks to Entrecard, even a lovable rascal like me can get some traffic to a blog. I appreciate the heck out of those fine Entrecard members who spend a lot of time over here and try to show it by encouraging everyone to pay them a visit. Here are the top Entrecard droppers for March:

1. ik.my

2. Computer Aid

3. The Modern Historian

4. Lisgold

5. Programming Made Easy

6. theysaY

7. Mr. Soleh's Outburst

8. The Way I See It

9. Computer Help and Advice

10. On the Bricks

Thanks, folks!

Bob hates my Toyotas

Ah, here's my favorite post I've seen in quite some time. It seems a retired Chrysler worker named Bob thinks we all ought to buy American cars because we should go out of the way to support our economy. You can read about Bob and his dislike of my Toyotas right here.

I've already beaten this topic to death and won't do it again. You can read about my views on why GM and Chrysler deserve to fail right here if you're so inclined.

Meanwhile, I'll just mention to good old Bob that it's a pretty low-rent tactic to attack someone and not allow him to leave a comment in defense of his position (particularly after you've left a comment on his blog calling him a liar). But considering the kind of trash that's been coming out of Detroit lately, I can't say I'm a bit surprised.


Da Old Man said...

Thank you for the kind words, and happy April Fool's Day to you.
All the best to the Mrs, who obviously has a near full time job keeping you on the straight and narrow.

Danny Thornton said...

The soap idea sounds classic. I can hear the screams now.

The Natural State Hawg said...

Da Old Man -- You're welcome, Crotchety. You have a great birthday.

And, yes, my wife has had her hands full keeping me out of trouble.

Danny Thornton -- Oh, she was mad, mad, mad. She kept insisting it wasn't funny after I told her that her soap hadn't exactly vanished...

arohan said...

Great April Fool's day to you Hawg! I resigned from my job on Mar 30th 2 years ago, maybe I should have waited a day and see how people reacted.

I once tried to leave a comment at Bob's blog and it was never posted. And I was quite polite. Anyway, since we are being shameless here, I want to let you know that I have another article posted on Big 3 at http://www.arohanvalue.com/2009/03/30/gm-and-chrysler-denied-additional-long-term-life-support-us-automotive-industry-needs-a-restructuring/ and why I think they one of them really needs to die if the auto industry is to be saved in this country.

And Thanks for adding my site to your blogroll. I will return the favor


Sherry said...

Fun post!
Happy Fool's Day to you! You're quite a prankster, aren't you?

The Natural State Hawg said...

Arohan -- Thanks for the link and you plug that fine article all you want.

Yeah, Bob doesn't much care for anyone who doesn't share his view of the world. Frankly, I think he's an absolute hoot.

Sherry -- Guilty as charged!

Harrison said...

Bob just don't get it. My Acura was made in the USA in Ohio by Americans.