Thursday, August 04, 2005


In Which We Bounce Off the Walls (Boing Boing)...


artlad 002

known to the world as Art Lad,

was featured on BoingBoing today!!

I posted his latest entry tonight after he went to bed because I also wanted to set up a Sitemeter counter for him and that sort of stuff bores him into a state of collapse upon the floor.

From the time I created the account to the time I pulled his blog back up to make sure the counter was installed (less than a minute, in other words), he already had over 100 hits. I thought I had screwed something up til I started reading the comments.

He is going FLIP OUT when he gets up in the morning.

Like I am right now.

Thank you, everyone, for treating him so well.

My son. On BoingBoing!

From Somewhere on the Masthead

How exciting is this? Good one dad! I am voting you father of the year right now... :)
It's awesome of you to give your son such a fun blog! Congrats!
See? This is the FUN part of the Internet. This kind of stuff is why I keep logging on.

BoingBoing indeed! Way to go Art Lad!

Didn't take long for your son to eclipse you, MM. ;-)
Boing-Boing! Wow! The truth is, I expected nothing less from such a talented kid!
children ... they can do miracles.
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. Of course Thomas is both! :)

He'll probably get the record for most hits on a new blog.

Hey I had almost 100 hits overnight coming from ArtLad, so I'm sure he's in the 1000s of hits now... I'm basking in the reflective glow of boingboing!
He's hit the big-time now! Congrats on your BoingBoing mention. Awesome!
I don't even know Thomas, but man I'm proud!

What a great launching pad!

Thanks for sharing your sons talents with us MM!
You're son's a cool dude, with a very cool dad. :D Congrats to you both!
The taste of pennies reminds me of losing teeth because it's kind of what blood tastes like. I'm mentioning this here so that it won't get lost in the flood of commentary over there.

You have an amazing son and I hope he continues to enjoy his blog in spite of the fairly impressive audience he's drawing right now.
I'm extremely, horribly jealous, but in a nice way. That anonymous commenter has issues. He's got to pick on somebody his own size, like 3 inches tall.
Mm. The way that s/he insists "Anyone who's ever met a 6-year-old could tell you... No 6-year-old would ever..." makes me think s/he hasn't met quite as representative a sampling of 6-year-olds as ss/he might think.
I don't know what kind of six year olds that anonymous commenter has met when they said no six year old sounds like that. Your son sounds like a smart, articulate young man. My son knows how to express himself as well and he's three years old. My point is, children are very good at expressing themselves and I never doubted the words were coming from a six year old. Good for you for allowing your boy to share his talent with all of us and for being such a wonderful father in sharing with him something that matters to you
I agree with everyone hitting back at the anonymous commenter; any kid with a fantastic writer for a dad can probably put a pretty good sentence together! Congrats to you and your son - fantastic stuff.
Nice MM...
You simply rock.
great kid.
Good for him, Boing Boing? that is awesome!
We work like a horse.
We eat like a pig.
We like to play chicken.
You can get someone's goat.
We can be as slippery as a snake.
We get dog tired.
We can be as quiet as a mouse.
We can be as quick as a cat.
Some of us are as strong as an ox.
People try to buffalo others.
Some are as ugly as a toad.
We can be as gentle as a lamb.
Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
Some of us drink like a fish.
We can be as proud as a peacock.
A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
You can get a frog in your throat.
We can be a lone wolf.
But I'm having a whale of a time!

You have a riveting web log
and undoubtedly must have
atypical & quiescent potential
for your intended readership.
May I suggest that you do
everything in your power to
honor your encyclopedic/omniscient
Designer/Architect as well
as your revering audience.

Please remember to never
restrict anyone's opportunities
for ascertaining uninterrupted
existence for their quintessence.

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose. A
time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,

P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
that the common culture of my youth
is gone for good. It was hollowed out
by the rise of ethnic "identity politics,"
then splintered beyond hope of repair
by the emergence of the web-based
technologies that so maximized and
facilitated cultural choice as to make
the broad-based offerings of the old
mass media look bland and unchallenging
by comparison."

'Thought & Humor' by Howdy
CyberHumor, CyberThought
CyberRiddles for your divertissement!!!
You simply rock.
great kid.
Good for him, Boing Boing? that is awesome!
MM, you kick butt as a Dad. Your kids are very very lucky to have you in their lives. Sure, Art Lad is talented and all, but that's only part of what he's got going for him.

Can't wait to add Art Lad's site to my bookmarked links for daily visits. Maybe he can help to inspire me to finally get my own blog up and running.

Wat to go Art Lad's Dad!
Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?