September 04, 2003

War! Recap

If you care enough to want to keep it continue for a history lesson on the BlogWar.

Remember that game "telephone" where you'd start out with a story and by the time it got repeated a few times, it was something else entirely?

There have been different attempts to explain the history of the BlogWar. Since this is a History and Stuff kinda site, I figured I should scribe the "definitive" history of my side of the Great BlogWar of 2003, in handy timeline format. All times are blog's local time.

8-12-03 10:59 a.m. I declare war on Frank J..
8-12-03 9:53 p.m. Frank J. announces he will announce new procedures for BlogWars.
8-13-03 2:53 a.m. I recruit Kevin for my nefarious plans. Ted coins the name Axis of Naughty. The Axis is born.
8-13-03 10:00 a.m. The Axis of Naughty boasts 6 members.
8-13-03 9:07 p.m. Terrified by my war against him, Frank J. diverts attention by declaring war on Instapundit.
8-14-03 7:30 a.m. The Axis has ten fully titled members. Organized, they begin propaganda and logo-making.
8-14-03 7:26 p.m. Frank J blathers on about his war, and tries to extend an olive branch to me.
8-15-03 12:30 a.m. I swat the olive branch from Frank J.'s paw.
8-15-03 5:55 p.m. Frank J rejects my terms of surrender. The War rages on.
8-18-03 7:30 a.m. It is decided Frank J is a marmoset. I also call Tuning Spork "dead sexy."
8-18-03 1:33 p.m. The Axis advertises on IMAO. $10 for a one week ad.
8-18-03 5:09 p.m. Disheartened by how badly his war is going, Frank J gives himself monkeypox and disappears for two weeks.

This is pretty long. Let's shorten it up a bit...

I declare my support for Glenn Reynolds. Frank cries. In exchange for the removal of his polls about me and a permalink, I withdraw my support for Glenn Reynolds and stop calling Frank a monkey. I start calling him Ethel. Approximately a month after starting his war, he finally gets his act together and gets a logo...which the Axis had on the second day. In exchange for a permalink from Wizbang I let the Glenn-supporters use the Axis name...since everyone was confused about it anyway. Ethel refuses to update my permalink when I move, so I start calling him chimpish, etc. Which is not technically calling him a monkey. He's just monkey-like.

The End (for now).

Posted by Jennifer at September 4, 2003 01:10 AM

Frank is a punk monkey, and I have proof.

Posted by: Ted at September 4, 2003 08:49 AM

Ethel is a punk monkey, and I have proof.

Posted by: Ted at September 4, 2003 08:50 AM

Want me to delete the 1st one for ya? :-)

Posted by: Jennifer at September 4, 2003 08:51 AM

I wondered how you got on Kevin's permaroll without link-whorage.....

Posted by: Susie at September 4, 2003 10:22 AM

Link whorage of a different sort.

Posted by: Jennifer at September 4, 2003 11:52 AM

Nahhhh, if people think I stutter, I get handicap parking.

Posted by: Ted at September 4, 2003 04:52 PM