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Is it good? Im next door at stumptown, maybe I should have it for lunch.

Posted by JCDATSU | December 14, 2007 2:21 PM

Best live blog ever! Soup is my life!

Posted by Amelia | December 14, 2007 2:28 PM

the stranger live blogging novelty has official "jumped the shark". enough!

Posted by joey | December 14, 2007 2:31 PM

Thank god.

I was waiting for it to become official.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | December 14, 2007 2:33 PM

The best mushrooms are the ones all fried up and battered at that fast food burger place on 24th Ave NW just three blocks north of Market Street ...


Posted by Will in Seattle | December 14, 2007 2:34 PM

2:42:03 : notice post in RSS Rreader

2:42:25 : are they really using the liveblog software for a soup review?

2:42:45 : no, I guess it's an old fashioned liveblog

2:43:01 : wonders if this was really liveblogged

2:43:15 : agrees with #3

2:44:20 : types this

Posted by liveblogging my reading of this liveblog | December 14, 2007 2:45 PM

3:01 Read Hedda post

3:01:30 Read "Live Blogging Cafe Presse..."

3:02 Read comments

3:02:15 Agree with #3

3:02:25 Feel depressed that i wasted my time

3:02:45 Try to resist posting own comment

3:03:30 Make up fake name and email address and start writing own comment.

3:04:30 Realize this is taking a really long time. Get moody again about the waste of time. Realize that this is an exercise with no finite end, given this minute by minute format.

3:05 Put gun to head.

3:06 Realize that if I shoot myself I can't hit the "post" button.

3:06:30 Hit "post". Will probably still put gun to head.

Posted by yow | December 14, 2007 3:05 PM

I just had that last night. It was very good.

Posted by Tizzle | December 14, 2007 3:05 PM

eric grandy has jumped the shark.

Posted by patrick | December 14, 2007 3:05 PM

Jumping the shark has jumped the shark.

Posted by kid icarus | December 14, 2007 3:10 PM

@9, that only means I'm just 30 years away from my Arrested Development-style comeback. And in the meantime, I get to make Strong Kids, Safe Kids!

Posted by Eric Grandy | December 14, 2007 3:20 PM

this thread is hilarious.

Posted by infrequent | December 14, 2007 3:25 PM

Pointing out that jumping the shark has jumped the shark has jumped the shark.

Posted by Erik | December 14, 2007 3:29 PM

thankfully, Cafe Presse hasn't jumped the shark...

Posted by michael strangeways | December 14, 2007 3:31 PM

Yeah. You actually have to be *good*, before you can jump anything.

Cafe Presse is just a great place to be seen with hipsters.

Posted by A Non Imus | December 14, 2007 3:36 PM

I have to point out that many, many things on Capitol Hill have shark jumped lately, either by hubris or force: 1200 Bistro, the LGBT Center, Sugar, the entire block on Pine St...and coming soon: tenants in Oddfellows Hall who can't afford the rent hikes and the Copy Center/Piroshki/Jack in the Box block on Broadway...

Posted by michael strangeways | December 14, 2007 3:41 PM

eh, now this thread is just okay. maybe i'll stop checking in on it.

Posted by infrequent | December 14, 2007 3:41 PM

if nobody read these comments would they exist?

Posted by the forest | December 14, 2007 3:58 PM

@16 - you should just come to Fremont or Ballard.

@18 - no. But if you put them in a box and closed it, they would mew pitifully until you opened it to see if they were still liveblogging.

Posted by Will in Seattle | December 14, 2007 4:22 PM

will, i work in fremont....

i hate fremont. nice.

Posted by michael strangeways | December 14, 2007 4:36 PM

4:54pm: Yet again, tells self how this joke is really getting old.

Posted by *gong!* | December 14, 2007 4:54 PM

Ah, but you don't live there. I never said Ballard wasn't nice.

Posted by Will in Seattle | December 14, 2007 5:44 PM

What the fuck does "jumping the shark" mean?

Posted by Katelyn | December 14, 2007 5:59 PM

"Jump the shark" refers to a stage in world capitalism.

Prior to the mid 17th Century Europeans were afraid to land on the habited shores of what is now Southern Africa. Too many sharks there. Also not enough guns!

Then the Dutch landed and called it "jumping the shark." That is a translation of some idomatic expression in Olde Dutch. Originally it meant "out of the fat, into the fire" as once they "jumped the shark" they had to fight and defeat the inhabitants to take land by force and create what later became various pieces that later becamse South Africa.

Today the same thought is expressed as "roll the dice" -- the Dutch actually invented shipping insurance and sometimes would set rates for their insurance syndicates by actually rolling dice in Amsterdam coffeehouses!
It meant "to start a venutre but with knkowledge of the odds."

Anyway, the expression "jump the shark" today has come to mean the moment at which something peaks. No. 1, Fonz did it on Happy Days in an episode in which (in a trivialized version of history) he waterskiied right over a shark to land on the shores o South Africa.

Also once the Dutch settled in there they became bad, nasty Boers, not the cool Dutch as we know them today (talk English, hate Bush, give you pot and sleep with you ! As long as you are not German, anyway, they still have a thing about that).

As we all know, the Boers were nasty racists who later developed the whole apartheid thing (not that the English weren't racis, too of course).

So in the most general sense, "jumped the shark" simply means the moment at which something peaks, then declines.

Economic forces flowing from Europe through the sharks to various Third World nations carry not only current of capital and exploitation but also cause changes in sayings and the language.

Thanks for asking, we all "oughter" know about this.


Posted by Pseudointellectualis Exrhodesiatticus | December 14, 2007 7:42 PM
Posted by duncan | December 14, 2007 7:44 PM

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