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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Another First for Slog

posted by on September 18 at 23:23 PM

We are witnessing the invention of “blog theater,” brought to us by the merry art pranksters of PDL. (Jen gives them some love for their Starbucks/Olympic Sculpture Park art mindfuck here, I write about one of their member’s glass-headstone business here.)

In this post, from earlier today, PDL has taken over the comments thread and is posting the script of a play about George Washington. Sample quote:

I am aware that it would be difficult to burry yourself up to the neck in sand and cut your own head off with surgical precision.
Posted by Earl Yeager | September 18, 2008 10:20 PM 82

Who had the motive?
Posted by Paul Morrison | September 18, 2008 10:21 PM 83

Oh it is a long list Mr. Morrison. The Saudiís, the Roman Catholic church, Hamas, Al Qaeda, a dozen private parties, hell the CIA. Lots of people have motive, but George had the best motive. If he is dead, itís because George wanted to die.
Posted by Earl Yeager | September 18, 2008 10:21 PM

And thus a new art form is born. And you can jump in and be a part of it now.

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kind of like that person that started their own blog in a gawker comments thread.

Posted by josh | September 19, 2008 12:11 AM

Some of the dialogue is fun, but MAN what a rambling story. Nothing happens and nothing is connected to anything else. Is this some sort of meta-thread designed to teach us all a lesson about the futility of posting comments? Or a comment on the lonely ego-driven world that is blogging? Or something?

A fun idea regardless. Props to the freaks who are doing it.

Posted by Gurldoggie | September 19, 2008 12:14 AM

This isn't new. Nerds do this on LiveJournal all the time.

Posted by Sweeney Agonistes | September 19, 2008 6:06 AM

PDL totally owns this town. Take some notes, SBC.

Posted by kid icarus | September 19, 2008 8:25 AM

Fun! I love this sort of stuff.

Posted by violet_dagrinder | September 19, 2008 8:45 AM

That part about mercs 2 is the best

Posted by harold | September 19, 2008 9:11 AM

We already have Chihuly. We need more "artistic" trolls?

Posted by Demolator | September 19, 2008 9:48 AM

labelling this art makes me question the value of art.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | September 19, 2008 10:02 AM

From #4: "PDL totally owns this town."

Way to have your sights appropriately set PDL -- low and within your conceptual reach.

Posted by notSBC | September 19, 2008 10:18 AM


Posted by whatevernevermind | September 19, 2008 10:50 AM

I approve of the idea, but as of yet, it seems a little too much like one of Chuck Palahniuk's more recent novels.

Posted by larryniven | September 19, 2008 11:29 AM

I'm totally in love with this story. Does it continue elsewhere?

Posted by NaFun | September 19, 2008 1:02 PM

Why did they stop? I want to know how it ends!

Posted by giantladysquirrels | September 19, 2008 4:33 PM

I read it a few days ago, and keep finding my thoughts coming back to it. I googled the character's names to see if the story continues in another blog... No luck yet.
I didn't think it was rambling at all. It was using the interviewing to get lots of back story, ahem, into the record.

Posted by Tanuki | September 23, 2008 11:05 AM

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