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!