Yes, it’s that time again kids! It’s time for the Carnival of the Vanities! This week’s edition brings us up to two-hundred and sixteen installments in the longest running Carnival in the online world! Yes, the entire online world! The only carnivals out there that predate this one have clowns, elephants and a guy in funny looking pants and a top hat running the whole thing.
Where we don’t have the clowns or elephants, we do have a guy in funny looking pants and a top hat running the show. That’s me, yours truly, Kehaar Hraka. You can’t see my carnival accoutrements but they’re there, I promise. I wouldn’t lie to you.
This week’s Carnival takes place in a time of massive change. The Democrats have won the House of Representatives and appear likely to take over in the Senate as well. Only time will tell if that’s a good thing or not, but it does give us a good segue into this special election edition of Carnival of the Vanities.
Give it thought and I’m sure you’ll agreeThat our candidates need one more “e”.
Actually there are only two or three politically themed posts this week. The first comes from Graham Lester. Where I’m fond of haiku, Graham is more for limericks. In fact, he writes Limericks by the Score. I excerpt one relevant to the election below:
Are they candid? No way!
All the words that they say,
Only ever sound candied to me.
Madeleine Begun Kane
gets into the political poetry act as well with her remake of an old Christmas classic. She manages to cover several seasonal topics at once with Bush and Cheney’s Blunderland (Song Parody)
. Good job, Mad.
From the other side of the fence, Stephen Littau tosses grenades at John Kerry for his latest foot-in-mouth faux pas. As he did in 2004, Kerry did his level best to help out the Republicans as the nation went to the polls. Apparently it wasn’t enough. Stephen rips him a new one in Fisking John F’ing Kerry. I guess Kerry can kiss any thoughts of another presidential run goodbye. I shed a tear.
Even though the Dems appear to have triumphed in the latest election, the rest of the Carnival entries prove that most people just don’t care any more. They have too much else going on in their lives to worry about midterm elections.
Kailani , for instance, is living A Child-Full Life and is perfectly content to do so. Evidently Kalani read a magazine article stating that single, childless people are happier. As a single, childless person, I have to say I’m pretty content but I look forward to children of my own one day. At least, I look forward to children of my own one day. Legitimate children anyway.
Just kidding, mom. I have not fathered any children of which I am aware.
Speaking of children, Doug Payton asks Where’s the Family-Friendly Sci-Fi? Doug decries that innuendo and gratuitous sex included in most television sci-fi today.
Speaking as a single, childless man, those are the only reasons I’ll watch television these days. BTW, I finally gave in and ordered cable. More on that later.
Continuing on in this always family-friendly Carnival, dad talks about How to Take Responsibility for When You’re Four. Dad, we all still ony take responsibility when we get caught. It’s the American way.
Totally unrelated to family, and to anything else I can see, Mark A. Rayner gives us The Dostoevsky Edition of the Lost PowerPoint Slides . The only Doestoevsky I ever read was “Crime and Punishment”. I’m actually still reading it and have been for about five years now. It’s amazing how much can be reduced to three or four bullet points. Good job, Mark.
The rest of the Carnival is most informational and comes from this devoted business blogger supporters.
Jack Yoest gives us his 7 Tips for Mass Marketing and focuses on marketing yourself and your business. His advice? Blog and submit even your must mundane stuff to Blog Carnivals. This is the way to get recognized and find success, wealth and happiness.
Wayne Hurlbert backs him up and writes about how Blog Messages Are Magical and even the smallest thought should be blogged as it can make a difference, especially when submitted to a Blog Carnival.
What are these Blog Carnivals you keep hearing about? I’m glad you asked. Nickel answers Five Questions About Blog Carnivals. Did you know they’re a great way to drive traffic to your blog? It’s true. This blog gets tens, literally tens of visits each week from this Carnival.
Batting clean-up, Leon Gettler says that the era of greed is back in The private equity boom: back to the “greed is good” era. Remind me. When did greed go out of vogue? Before or after Enron?
And Lastly, Riversider asks Do You Care About the River Ribble and Our Green Spaces?. I don’t know where the Ribble is exactly, but I care. I honestly do.
And so do the Democrats, who love and care about our environment and will personally come plant greenery in your yard now that they’re back in power in Congress.The king is dead, long live the king!
That’s it for another edition of the Carnival of the Vanities. Hopefully you don’t wish you had the last fifteen to twenty minutes of your live back. As always, thanks for stopping by. Thanks also to all our submitters and supporters. If you’d like to participate in Carnival of the Vanities, it appears in this space every Wednesday. You can send your post for consideration via the much bally-hooed Blog Carnival.