Thursday, March 17, 2005

A Helpful Suggestion

I've started a parallel blog for my writing / commentary, entitled A Helpful Suggestion. The premise would be to take a look at real issues, and then offer unconventional (perhaps I'll even go so far to say "humorous") suggestions to deal with the problem.

I'll start with the disclaimer that some of the jokes are a little bit on-the-line. The goal is to get people thinking, but the articles are meant to be taken with one (1) grain of salt, large. For instance, I don't actually believe that feeding African orphans the fat from liposuction is a viable solution to global hunger.

Comments, as always, are appreciated. And if you're interested in doing some writing on A Helpful Suggestion, please let me know. I plan to update it once or twice a week, and will mention updates on the Duke Fistman site.


At 9:15 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comin' to the meetup tomorrow? :) This isn't just a shameless plug: I'd be interesting in writing for your site, too :)


At 8:18 a.m., Blogger Ryan said...

'nee: How's this for a shameless plug?

Kingston blogger's meet-up this afternoon: 5 pm, Kingston Brew Pub.

As for writing on the site, you're more than welcome to. I'll see about how to set up site access... did you have anything in mind, or were you looking for ideas? Wolfowitz heading up the World Bank is something I'd like to get, but if you're not interested, I'd be happy to take that one.

At 1:04 p.m., Blogger JTL said...

Wolfowitz + World Bank = I think my head's going to pop clean off my body.

At 8:19 a.m., Blogger Ryan said...

JTL: Tell me about it... I'm not even sure where to begin in mocking this appointment. So... many... jokes... such... little... time...

Speaking of which, you'd be welcome to contribute commentary to the A Helpful Suggestion as well, were you interested. I know GW takes up a fair bit of your writing time, but the offer's open, should something come to mind.

At 1:48 p.m., Anonymous 'nee said...

For instance, I don't actually believe that feeding African orphans the fat from liposuction is a viable solution to global hunger.

Hey, people actually thought that Swift was serious, too.

Wolfowitz heading up the World Bank? I'm on it.

At 3:16 p.m., Blogger Ryan said...

I've found, with time, that you need to spell these things out. Because otherwise, people will actually take you seriously. I speak from many years of offending people at GW.

Any idea what angle you're going to take on the Wolfowitz thing? I was thinking of "suggesting" either people better suited to run the World Bank or positions more suitable for Wolfowitz's, uh, leadership style.

Not to say that you need to do either or... so long as it contains suggestions of some shape or size, it'll fit the mold. Now to see if I can get you write authority for that blog.

At 11:29 p.m., Blogger JTL said...

Shit, you were serious about the Wolfowitz/World Bank thing. And now I'm reading it on Yahoo, and wow, holy christfuck.

But I guess it's not that much of a surprise, really. The World Bank is already pure evil, so I'm surprised someone like Jack Welch or The Joker isn't already heading it up. (A good book on the WB/IMF, Stop: Think, was written by our very own Paul Hellyer.)

At 2:15 p.m., Blogger Ryan said...

I'd like to see the Joker running the World Bank. At least that would be mildly entertaining, whereas with Wolfowitz it's just plain scary. It's like the girl from The Ring running the World Bank.

I can already see Wolfowitz hissing Seven dayyyyyssss... whenever someone disagrees with him.


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