Monday, August 29, 2005

Pretty soon I'm not going to recognize the place

Babble on.

As Andrew has pointed out, PolSpy has joined the swelling ranks of abandoned Canadian political blogs. At least Sean was kind enough to leave a goodbye post in way of explanation:

It was never supposed to be like this. Really.

PolSpy was originally conceived as an online database of quotations from Canada's political leaders. We would have been able to help you track how an individual's position had changed on certain issues over time. Except that a certain asshat never finished writing the code for the back end of the Web application.

In the middle of the project, PolSpy somehow turned into a blog offering political commentary, and everyone had great fun.

For a while.

At some point (when we had passed a couple thousand visitors per day), it started feeling like work and the burnout set in. Besides, how many original ways are there to point out through a song parody, or otherwise, that Paul Martin is an incompetent [Babbler: deleted - family blog]? How many jokes can you tell about Smilin' Jack Layton huffing too much canned compressed air? And if you think Stephen Harper is boring, just imagine how freakin' hard it is to come up with new jokes about him day after day.

Bah. Trudeaupia, Heart of the Matter, The Monger, Occam's Carbuncle, and now PolSpy - all gone.


Babble off.


At 8:49 p.m., Blogger ld said...

Aw, you know they'll be back as soon as say, the Gomery report! And you know, I hear there are newbies popping up everyday, hint hint, nudge nudge, link link - er, I mean wink wink heh heh.

At 10:36 a.m., Blogger Temujin said...

As long as the Babbler ain't goin' anywhere...

At 2:00 p.m., Blogger The Tiger said...

It's hard work! And a time-drain.

And... sometimes, one has to quit cold turkey.

I haven't hit that point yet, mind you.

At 3:27 p.m., Blogger John the Mad said...


No question about the time drain. I end up doing most of my posting late at night when I should be getting some shuteye.

At some point pointing out the incompetence and bad faith of this government does get repetitive, and the capacity of the public in Upper Canada to tolerate Liberal nonsense seems infinite, however, as the saying goes, "It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it."

Besides, the pay and benefits are unparalleled.

Sorry I missed seeing you and other REB folk at the Bishop & Belcher. My smashed thumb needed dressing (self inflicted wound)and family commitments intruded.

Next time for sure.


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