Then Will He Strip His Sleeve and Show His Scars and Say “These Links I Had on Amnesty Day”

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My apologies to the Great Bard. Today is Blogroll Amnesty Day, this year co-hosted by skippy and Jon Swift. According to skippy, we’re supposed to link to five smaller blogs. Below the fold, my five choices, and my mauling of Shakespeare in honor of Blogroll Amnesty Day:


Rev. BigDumbChimp
Drinking Liberally in New Milford
Sorting Out Science
Phronesisaical
Tangled Up in Blue Guy
And don’t forget to check out the rest of the blogroll. Onto to the Blogroll Amnesty Day speech:

He that shall see this day and live t’old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say “To-morrow is Amnesty Day”:
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars
And say “These links I gave on Amnesty day.”
Bloggers forget: yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember with advantages
What links he made that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words
Skippy the Roo, Jon Swift, and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
Be in their flowing cups freshly remembered.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And no Amnesty Day shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered;
We few, we happy few, we band of bloggers;
For he today that links his blog to me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And bloggers in blogtopia (and, yes, skippy invented that phrase) now abed
Shall think themselves accursed they linked not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That linked to us upon Amnesty day

Two things:
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  1. If you think I’m some Red State moron who thinks that blog linking rises to battlefield valor, you’re a dope.
  2. I apologize for the gender bias but you try working in fucking iambic pentameter.
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8 Responses to Then Will He Strip His Sleeve and Show His Scars and Say “These Links I Had on Amnesty Day”

  1. Waht do we do if they don’t come any smaller than us?

  2. Cuttlefish says:

    The form of iambic pentameter
    Or other such metric parameter
    Brings some to their knees,
    Makes others cry “please”,
    And makes Mike a more frequent “goddammit”er
    (I’d have said the same thing in sonnet form, but did not want to show off.)

  3. YAYAYAYAYAY!!!! Let’s get fucking wasted!!
    Here’s my BAD post.

  4. Why, thanks, Mike! I have passed it forward here.
    Tangled Up in Blue Guy.

  5. If you are that small a Blog, John J MkCay, than you link sideways and up. I have, traditionally, linked down and sideways, as well up to Blogs that may have some established readership but I think probably deserve even more than they currently have. There are still some realtively unknown gems out there. And I looked at your stats , John… There are a lot of smaller Blogs than yours.
    I am off to visit some of the Blogs Mike suggested… Well? Other than my own. I have read it already. Thanks for the consideration, Mike.

  6. figurin says:

    Why, thanks, Mike! I have passed it forward here.

  7. yurek says:

    very thanks for article

  8. shall says:

    This story shall the good man teach his son; And no Amnesty Day shall ne’er go by,

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