Back on February 3, I announced I was shutting down Special Kind of Stupid.
The world mourned, but my mind was made up. My domain and hosting contract was due for renewal, and money in our household was tight. So, I made a difficult decision:
I pulled the plug on Special Kind of Stupid.
However, a few days ago I had a change of heart. Some would say this change was a result of nostalgia on my part. Others would say it had to do with my discovering this domain has a Google Page Rank of 3 and you just don’t throw away domains with page ranks of 3.
We’ll let historians figure out the real reason.
Pay no attention to the following. Special Kind of Stupid is back!
Way back in 2007, I retired a free lil’ WordPress blog and set up the self-hosted specialkindofstupid.com blog you see. I was moving into the big leagues — paying for a domain, which would be able to have whatever custom look I wanted to give it. It was a magical time.
Then Obama became president and ruined everything.
Okay, so not really. The man is the worst, but he has nothing to do with the end of Special Kind of Stupid in its current state. At least I don’t think he does.
No, I just can no longer rationalize paying the yearly domain registration and hosting fees for a blog that is no longer a priority in my life. I still blog. Occasionally. But not enough to warrant paying money out of pocket to do so.
And so, specialkindofstupid.com is shutting down and the old (now new) specialkindofstupid.wordpress.com blog is returning.
Do not shed tears, my friends. Well, I mean, do shed a few. That’s a given. But no more than a hundred or so. For you see, all the posts I’ve written and the comments left me these past 7 years have been backed up. And I have imported them to the old/new blog.
I’ve enjoyed being the master of my own website domain these last 7 years. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. So much in my life has changed during that time. Some of it (let’s face it, I regularly blogged about “real” things) were documented here on the site.
It was a great run. And I thank all of you who took the journey with me.
It would appear “Friday the 13th” came about because a bunch of old dudes a long time ago inexplicably felt the need to combine the unluckiest day (Friday) and the unluckiest number (13) into one “holy crap hide the women and children” day of misery.
Old dudes are weird.
The contempt being thrown at retail stores — Walmart, specifically — for how lots of people acted crazy on Black Friday a few days ago makes perfect sense.
Clearly, these people — shoppers with free will who voluntarily chose to face large crowds on Thanksgiving Day in order to buy tablets, TVs, a DVD of Family Matters: Season One, or whatever it is tickled their fancy — were innocent victims who had craziness thrust upon them by the evil entity known as Walmart.
Back in 2009, I wrote — not one, but — two articles discussing entitlement and the way society bends over backwards to hand things to people they did not earn.
(I’m still waiting to receive accolades for writing the two articles, though. Just sayin’. After all, am I not entitled as a human to have praise thrust upon me anytime I do anything, no matter how “meh” that thing might be? I DEMAND PRAISE AND I DEMAND IT NOW!)
Halloween is here. Which means it’s time for pumpkins, kids in costumes, trick or treating, candy, and the annual outbreak of what Special Kind of Stupid researchers have dubbed “Halloween Skankitis.”
Click here to read all about it.
“Kids, gather around,” a liberal tells his two children after each had bathed for the night, brushed their teeth, and put on their gender-neutral attire so as not to influence the gender role he and she will ultimately embrace.
“It’s time to tell a scary story.”
With all the issues plaguing Obamacare’s new baby, the HealthCare.gov website, the contractors who created it are testifying today in a Congressional hearing. Neither the White House nor the contractors want to accept responsibility for the issues, so there likely will be much finger pointing.
Regardless of who is responsible, there is one indisputable fact: They should hire me to fix the website.
The wife and I watched the movie “Hook” last night. This led me to Tweet the following:
Interesting factoid: Dustin Hoffman was so dedicated to the part of Captain Hook that he chopped off his hand in order to prepare for the role. Not one to be outdone, Robin Williams prepared for the role of Peter Pan by trying on a pair of tights.
Factual? Maybe, maybe not. I mean, who really knows whether or not Robin Williams tried on tights. The Tweet did inspire me to share more movie factoids with you.
To those who haven’t been here in a while (and who can blame you, I went…like…eight months without blogging), the site looks a wee bit different.
The design/layout you knew before is gone. I’m sad to say it was furloughed. Thanks a lot, Obama.
(To those who may be reading this months or even years from now, in October 2013 there was a government shutdown. Many government workers, my brother included, were furloughed. Since the media is blaming the GOP, history books will likely blame the GOP as well. However, you and I know Obama is to blame. Also, Miley Cyrus. Because she’s horrible.)
Anyway, the design you are seeing as of this writing is a child theme based on the free “Twenty Thirteen” WordPress theme. I’ve already tweaked it a bit and will continue to do so until it’s undoubtedly me.
I like how minimal it is. There’s no flash or fluff to get in the way of my content. Which means the success of this site hinges solely on my content…
I should probably consider finding a design with more flash and fluff.
Something in neon perhaps?