The Crux of the Biscuit


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Crux of the Biscuit emerged fully formed on Jan 5 2009. The Crux primarily discusses music, makes fun of music, and celebrates music. The Crux also reserves the right to discuss movies, books, and other aspects of pop culture. And if you don't know what the crux of the biscuit is please, for the sake of humanity, educate yourself. Or look for the answer on my banner.


APRIL 15, 2010 10:38PM

A Belated Blogiversary and Lame Retrospective!

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Life is incredibly busy here, and unfortunately I haven’t been able to spend much time blogging, reading, and commenting here on Open Salon. Sorry all.

Anyway, here’s a lazy, self indulgent, and completely unnecessary retrospective post celebrating Crux of the Biscuit’s blogiversary! Which was, um, four months ago. Oops.

Come! Grab your favorite intoxicant and let’s celebrate one year of goofing off!                                    

Now, Crimes Against Rock has been a popular feature here, and we’d like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank our generous guest editors!

Back in May the intrepid and brilliant mistercomedy accompanied us as we explored Kenny Loggins' Top Gun anthem! We went right into the danger zone! It was scary man, and I'm glad I had help! Oh, and we also got naked and played volleyball. It was super bitchin’. Thanks buddy!


MJwycha and mistercomedy (staff writers for Crimes Against Rock) high-fiving after a staff volleyball game

And then we had the honor of former German Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg helping us out here at the Crimes Against Rock office. Known primarily for his opposition to Germany’s entry into Word War One and his love of the rock band Loverboy, Bethmann-Hollweg was great fun to work with.


                      Bethmann-Hollweg: German Chancellor 1914. Big Loverboy fan. 

I’m just kidding! Of course I’m talking about the talented Beth Mann who helped us lay the smack down on craptastic rock songs! Thanks Beth!


And now, in no particular order, here’s some of my favorite pieces over the past year (and four months):

The Discovery Channel is Trying to Kill You—In which we discuss Bear Grylls’ really bad survival advice. Although ironically said advice might be useful if Sarah Palin is hunting you from her helicopter in Discovery Channel’s upcoming “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” RUN!

A Defense of Rush Against Intolerant Liberals—Ahh, the Rush post. The best part about this was the hate mail I got.

Livin’ on a Prayer? Tommy and Gina 23 Years Later—What happened to the heroes of Bon Jovi’s anthem?

What the Hell Won’t Meatloaf Do For Love?—I can’t tell you how much fun I had writing this post.

Rocky Vs. The Karate Kid—Cage match where we determine not which is the best film, but which film WINS!

Sea Shanties, Cross-Dressers, and Women Warriors—For obvious reasons not too many folks read this exploration of the cross-dressing motif in folk music, but I like the way it turned out.

 Is the Free Credit Report.Com Band Breaking Up? - The shocking inside story of the most influential band of the past 20 years!

The Puerto Rican Indian—A long and serious piece. Maybe the most personal I’ve ever allowed myself here.

And of course, here’s my meta post from last year! There's nothing like a hot sticky load of meta! Oh yeah!

Thanks for all who've read!  Stay Safe!

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I've been super busy with work and home stuff, sorry for being scarce all. And sorry for the lame post!
I will get the next Dylan post up later this month though!
It's always great to hear from you. I missed a few of your posts! Look forward to perusing the archives.
Happy anniversary! I would tip my hat, but I don't have one - safety first.
Good to see this. You have been missed.
I've been scarce too! Good to see you're still around, and thanks for the memories.
Glad to see your still around. Of course we understand that life gets in the way sometimes.
My first rule of OS is never apologize for not being around as much. Seems we all throw ourselves into this for months upon discovering the wonderful world of OS before figuring out that, hey, I keep putting words into the machine and no money comes out. Better take care of biz, and come back to play when I can.

Quality is more important than quantity around these parts, and your blog is one of the best in town. If anyone reading hasn't clicked on the links, start with credit report and then Livin' on a Prayer. You won't be sorry.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello. I'll definitely be around more as the school year starts to wind down. I've got a bunch of ideas for posts I'd like to get to.
Looked down your list and read the Puerto Rican Indian story. Very touching. I may have to read all the rest now - tho hopefully they're less harrowing.
Meat Loaf is excellent. Wait, you mean the singer.
Where did the video go?

Great idea - such a smart thing to show us what you liked best - all in one place. A virtual one stop shopping. Going to read Discovery Channel one.
Myriad--thanks. I like that one too, but it's certainly not representative of what I normally do here.

Noirville, jim galt, or whatever you are--yeah man, mom's meatloaf is the best. The singer...not so much.

Beth--It was amazing to discover how much I've written here. The discovery Channel one was one of my first successful posts--I was looking at that one and found a ton of mistakes--I may have had a few too many beers when I wrote that one!

Stella--thanks for stopping by. 5 more weeks of school. I've been buried in schoolwork for the past several weeks. Teaching is exhilarating! Still, I'm looking forward to summer.